This information is designed to help answer most frequently asked questions by our guests. If you still have questions after reading this information sheet, please feel free to ask any of our staff members. We hope your stay with us is as enjoyable as possible.
Day before your hunting trip: Check in is at 5:00 PM. When you arrive check in at the office. Dinner is served at 7:00 PM in the Dining Room. The managers will meet with you at dinner and give you a breakdown of how the next morning will go.
Day of your hunting trip: That morning, the managers will wake you up 2 hours before sunrise. A Buffet Breakfast and coffee will be served in the Dining Room. You will leave to go hunting after breakfast. Your guide will drive you to the location you will be hunting. You will then take a short boat ride to the blind. The guide will pull the boat right up to the blind. This hunt requires no waders or hip boots. Hunters will step from the boat into a sunken fiberglass blind and never get their feet wet. After the hunt, hunters will return to the lodge for some Cajun gumbo and potato salad. You would then get your stuff ready to head home. Once everyone is completely out of the room, you will then go check out in the office.
What to Bring: Hunters will supply their own gun and shells for the hunt. 12 gauge guns recommended with modified or improved choke. Shells are for sale in “The Dock Shop” here at Hackberry Rod & Gun. If you are bringing your own, we recommend 1’s and 2’s for duck hunting. Ankle or knee boots, rain gear and plenty of warm clothes are recommended. Ice chest if possible. If not, they are also available to purchase in the Dock Shop.
Beverages: Water is provided in the blind. You are welcome to have alcoholic beverages anywhere on our premises but they are NOT allowed in the blind. We do not provide alcoholic beverages.
Dock Shop: Our gift shop will be open from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM. You can find souvenirs, fishing and hunting supplies, toiletries, ice chests, etc. You may purchase items at the time you get them, or you may put them on your “tab”.
Lodging: All rooms are fully furnished with linens and towels. If for any reason, you need more towels, please let us know. We ask that you please do not take any of the towels on the boats or use them to clean guns.
Fishing off the Dock: Our dock is available for fishing in the evenings during your stay. We also have lights on the dock for fishing at night.
Tipping: We are often asked about tipping and what is a fair or good tip. Most hunting enthusiasts know that tipping hunting guides and the lodge staff is customary, but not mandatory. Our guides usually receive the tips directly from the guests. Our guides average $100 per trip/per day. Our Kitchen staff (Cooks & Servers) and Housekeeping pool their tips and divide them equally. Average tip per day per guest is $10. All tips may be put on your “tab” if you wish.
Comments: We encourage you to tell us any comments you may have, both positive and negative. We feel this is the best way we can make improvements to making your visit here the best it can be.
Thank you for choosing HR&G and remember….
“Ya Shoulda Been Here Yesterday!”