NC Tundra Swan Hunting

North Carolina holds roughly 75% of all the Atlantic flyway Tundra swans and it also winters more swans than anywhere else in the world. The combination of the Pamlico Sound, Lake Mattamuskeet NWR, and rich agriculture fields, provides ideal habitat for these large birds. Dare To Hyde has access to many fields and impoundments and our guides are constantly scouting so that you-the client-has the best opportunity to take that trophy swan when you arrive to hunt with us. All of our hunts are done over swan decoys and our guides are very knowledgeable when it comes to hunting these birds. As stated above, your hunt may take place in a field or in an impoundment. Even during a field hunt, waders are recommended as the fields can be saturated with water but are not always necessary.


Tundra Swans in an Impoundment


Duck/swan combination hunts are available. We will generally duck hunt an impoundment in the morning and then hunt dry fields for swans in the afternoon.




Father and son Swan Hunt


In order to manage the population, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission issues approximately 5,000 permits every year to the general public. Obtaining one of these permits is the only way one can hunt swans here in the state of NC. Applications will start being taken July 1, 2018 for the 2018-19 season. The deadline is October 1, 2018. Please copy and paste the attached links below into your URL for more info on applying: