Fowlplay Waterfowl's goal is to show you, the hunter, a new and enjoyable experience on the water. We will be going after some of the world's most beautiful species of waterfowl - divers! Not only are they the most beautiful, we bet that after a weekend of hunting with us you will believe that they are second to none when it comes to gunning. 

We are committed to waterfowl for today and tomorrow. We hunt and believe in conservation so that our future generations can enjoy this wonderful pastime for years to come. Here at our facilities we raise and breed some of the world's most rare and threatened species of waterfowl. By captive breeding, we can ensure there will always be a healthy bloodline of birds that could be reintroduced to the wild if the need ever arose. In addition, we build and maintain hundreds of nest boxes every year to promote safe and secure wild breeding hens. 

After the hunt be sure to ask your guide about our afternoon and evening predator hunts. Predators are the number one cause of the drop in waterfowl population numbers.

Hunting divers is Fowlplay Waterfowl's specialty, but we will do what ever it takes to please you, the client. Our hunts take place on the historic Ohio River, tributaries, great lakes and inland lakes. We also have limited select dates for sea duck hunts on the shores of the Atlantic in Massachusetts, and spring snow goose hunts in the fields of Central Illinois.

Hunts are conducted from shore blinds, layout blinds, layout boats and from our tender boat. We do hours of scouting every week to put you where the birds are. We use anywhere from 50 to 300 decoys to mimic the current migration habits at the time of your hunt. 

Species you can expect to target include, but are not limited to, in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky:
  • Redhead
  • Canvasback
  • Greater and Lesser Scaup
  • Goldeneye
  • Buffelhead
  • Common, Red-Breasted, and Hooded Merganser
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Canada, Ross, Blue, White Fronted, and Snow Geese
  • Sandhill Crane (with a Special Permit) in Kentucky

Species you can expect to target include, but are not limited to, in coastal Massachusetts:
  • Old Squaw
  • Common Eider
  • Surf, Black, and White-winged Scoter
  • Canada Goose
  • Brant

If there is a particular bird listed or not listed that you are looking for be sure to let us know before you book, so we can plan your hunt around the right time and area for that birds' migration.

We want you to have a safe and great time. You will arrive as a client and leave as a new friend! You will be treated as a member of the family; after all that's what waterfowling is supposed to be all about.

Canada Goose
Hooded Merganser
Black Scoter Pair
Red-Breasted Merganser
Common Eider
Common Goldeneye Drake
Atlantic Brant
Scaup (Bluebill)