Being at the juncture of the East and West branches of the Central Flyway, HFF never has a poor waterfowl hunting season ... some are simply more spectacular than others.

With over a hundred miles of coastline along the Laguna Madre, three fresh water waterways, innumerable ponds, tanks and flooded areas, HFF is a water fowlers paradise.

Waterfowl hunting is a Texas tradition that is hard to justify to someone who has never experienced it. Waterfowl hunting is about much more than just shooting unsuspecting ducks or geese in the worst of elements. Its about being there, immersing yourself in the moment, absorbing the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and feelings of the great outdoors, enjoying fellowship with close friends and family, making memories for another days telling.

Whether it's from a traditional duck blind with decoys, calls and a good Lab, or jump shooting the tanks and ponds with a buddy, it is not uncommon to take several different species of waterfowl in the same outing, bag your limit, and be back to the lodge in time for breakfast.

A Small Sample
of the Species of Waterfowl
at HFF


Northern Shoveler


American Widgeon

Northern Pintail

 Green-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal

Blue-winged Teal 

Mottled Duck 




Lesser Scaup


 White Fronted (Specklebelly)


Lesser Canada 

Black-bellied Whistling Duck 

Rudy Duck 


Sandhill Crane

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