Waterfowl Hunter Client Check List

After you book a guided waterfowl hunt with Northern Flight Guide Service we will send you a confirmation letter and checklist of important gear you will need (also listed below). Along with a checklist we include a map on how to get to Woodland Resort and a fact sheet that you will need to fill out. The fact sheet lists the names and addresses of the hunters in your group. We are required to maintain a client list by law and we use the information to pre print bird tags for your group.


Northern Flight Guide Service’s Pre-Hunt Checklist


What To Expect: 

We normally have our clients arrive the night before the booked hunt and get checked into their unit at Woodland Resort, have a great evening meal, and go over the game plan for the next days hunt with their guide. The next morning, your group will be picked up early and leave for the hunt. You have the option to hunt Ducks, Snows, blues, or Canadian geese, and Sandhill crane. Depending on your preference, your guide will do his best to get your group into your preferred bird of choice. Your guide will go over the best opportunities that he feels are available for the days you are here.

Guns and ammunition:

-Note from Outfitters: You have taken valuable time and spent good money to hunt with our guide service. Ammo is not a place to cut corners. Quality shells are worth the money and will make your hunt that much better. Don’t buy cheap shells please! You will thank us after the hunt!

Woodland Resort stocks a variety of Hevi shot, Winchester, Federal and other quality ammo manufactures. You are welcome to pre order ammo from Woodland and have them awaiting you when you arrive. Contact Woodland at 701-662-5996 ext. 1 or email [email protected]

Goose hunting:
12 3″ or 3 1/2″ steel #1, BB, or BBB is suggested

Duck hunting:
20 or 12 Ga. 2 3/4″, 3″, or 3 1/2″ steel # 3,2,1, or BB is suggested

Bring what you love to shoot! Ammo is also available at Woodland Resort

Any brown style camo will work in North Dakota. We recommend Optifade Marsh, Max-5, Shadow Grass Blades, or standard brown camo. Please avoid any green style camo patterns like Mossy oak etc.
Camo facemasks are a must.


  • Good boots, remember it can get cold at 5:00 AM.
  • Various layers of clothing to match seasonal temperature variations.
  • Cooler for bird storage (trip home).
  • Personal care items.
  • Facemask


  • Headlamp
  • Waders for afternoon duck hunting, or for muddy field conditions.
  • Duck decoys if planning on hunting on your own in the afternoon.
  • North Dakota waterfowl hunting license.  For nonresident licenses please choose zone 3.
  • Federal duck stamp (not available at resort, this can be on your home state license).
  • Gun cleaning rags.
  • Dog owners will need to bring proof of vaccination.