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Who We Are:

  James Creek Outfitters was established in 1996
by owner and guide Chuck Elder.

We are the Longest Running Snow Goose Guide Service in Pennsylvania!

  Our equipment is top notch with the latest in decoys and blinds.

  Our guides are passionate about waterfowl hunting and will work hard to make sure you have the best possible time while hunting with us. 

What We Offer:

  At James Creek Outfitters, we offer Guided Snow Goose hunts during the Spring Snow Goose Conservation Season.  We hunt privately leased farms near Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area – a waterfowl refuge that annually stages 150-200,000 snow geese during their return trip to the arctic tundra.  Because of our close proximity to the refuge we are able to take advantage of the birds as they move throughout the day from the security of the refuge to nearby fields to satisfy their ravenous appetites.
We also guide for Snow Geese in the Finger Lakes Region of New York - the staging area when the birds leave Pennsylvania.

  We hunt the majority of time in agricultural fields utilizing spreads of
Snow Goose decoys.
  You will hunt from layout blinds which are carefully concealed with surrounding vegetation.  We have found the layout blinds offer the most comfortable hunt while still being able to easily move or shift as weather and field conditions dictate- often during the same day. 

There are times however, that you may hunt "Old Style" in white suits
laying in the decoys. Certain conditions may dictate that this style of
hunting will be the most productive
 

Costs:

  Costs for guided Snow Goose hunts are $150.00 ($125.00 for Jr hunters under the age of 16) for a half day hunt until 1 PM. (2 PM after spring move to Daylight Savings time).  "Sunset Option may be instituted on the day of the hunt to run hunt until sunset for an additional $75.00 ($50.00 for Jr. Hunters). 
A $50 deposit per person is all that is needed to reserve your spot with JCO. 
The remainder can be paid upon your arrival for the hunt.

Party Size:

We prefer parties of six hunters. 
We reserve the right to fill the party to six if slots are available.
 
We do this to help conceal the blinds and hunters and
to provide you with the most productive hunt possible.
Of course, unique circumstances are always
considered – call us if you would like to discuss.
If your party is less than 6 people, we may assign others to hunt with your party.

Accommodations:

  In Pennsylvania we have worked with
The Four Seasons Motel for years.
  It is nothing
fancy but it is clean and convenient to the morning meeting place.

If you book there and tell them you are clients of James Creek Outfitters, you will get a discount on the room(s). It is also easy to find:
3 miles North on Pa route 72 from Exit 266 of the Pa Turnpike.

There are other motels in the area as well and if you can’t get
a room at The Four Seasons Motel let JCO know and we
can get you that info at the time booking your trip.

Our staff stays at The Four Seasons so it makes it nice to hook up
with your guide the night before the hunt.
Lodging locations for our New York hunts may vary based on exact locations of the hunts in the region. Please coordinate directly with your guides for location and lodging contact info.

What to Bring:

  Our new clients often wonder what items to bring on their Snow Goose hunt.  We have compiled a list of a few items that you may want to consider to make your hunt more enjoyable.

- Appropriate clothing –we recommend dressing in layers.  Camouflage clothing is best with particular attention to your upper body, especially your face.  We recommend a face mask.

- Food and drink (no alcohol please).  We will start the day at a local convenience store, so you can stock up on any items you may have forgotten.  We recommend bringing lunch to the field.

- Camera & Binoculars

-  Shotgun & Shells

- All Licenses, including your PA or New York hunting license,
Pa Migratory Bird Hunting Permit,
Snow Goose Conservation Permit and Federal Duck Stamp.

When hunting New York, you must also register with the New York HIP Program.

- Large Coolers, Plastic Bags and Knives to clean your birds. 
Federal law requires one fully feathered wing to remain during transport
to your home.  Bird cleaning will be the hunter’s responsibility.

- Any further questions please check our
'Frequently Asked Questions Section'

Contact: Chuck Elder James Creek Outfitters
1013 Acorn Lane
James Creek, PA 16657
(814) 599-1034
jcohunts@centurylink.net

"Our goal is to have birds in your face all day long!"


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