Yes, I have hunted with Daniel and/or his guides both for duck and goose and in fields, shore blinds and from boat and offshore blinds. Daniel and his guides like to accommodate youth hunters and in fact participate each year in the youth only waterfowl day. There are alway multiple species of waterfowl in the area and usually there are plenty to be seen. However some days more fly than others and this cannot be controled. There are a number of chain hotels in Easton that would put you within minutes of his hunting areas as well as restaurants and diners.
Accommodating guides? Britt, Daniels is VERY selective in his guides. The only things he can really can control are his guides and his equipment. No one can control if you are going to get your limit on a particular day. What actually counts the most is the EFFORT that the guide puts out to see that you have a good experience. Keep in mind that the guides sets up the decoy rig, meets the hunter, makes sure that their logistical need are met, manages the blind for everyone's safety (and the dog's), calls, and hopefully brings waterfowl with in shooting range of the blind all while keeping a pleasant and positive attitude. His guides do this very well and as far as I'm concerned are not tipped well enough!
I have hunted with Daniel and/or his guides for 5 years (I think, maybe 6) both for business entertainment purposes and private. I would estimate that to be at least 25 outings. Would I hunt with him again? I think the above speaks to that.
~ W.M. of Bel Air, Maryland
We did a 2 day hunt with them just after Christmas. Although they
specialize in Duck/Goose hunting, they were able to accommodate myself and
my son for a couple days of afternoon deer hunting as well. Overall I
thought they were top tier, and would readily use them again. Actually, I
have already told several fellow hunters about them, so I expect next season
several of them will use their services.
~ S.B. from Washington, D.C.
I will absolutely hunt with Daniel again. He earns his money and so do his other guides. Real accomodating. We were supposed to be on the shore line back in November and the day before, the weather took a turn for the worse. He called me up and offered to reschedule, because he didn't think the birds were gonna cooperate. I already had the day off work, so instead of cancelling, he put us in a pit out in the field. He and his guys spent that evening in the crappy weather, scouting the fields and setting the decoys out. Consequently, we shot our limit and had one of the best hunts I've ever had!
I got invited to do a snowgoose hunt with a different guide and we shot 2 birds with 10 hunters. I will say that that guide didn't work half as hard as Daniel and his guys do.
My group of guys go to Daniel because we always have a good hunt. I first went to him because another guy invited me. Now, he's my guide. I live on the Chesapeake Bay and there are dozens of other choices around for me, but I like going to him because we have fun and get our birds. The fact that I could roll out of bed and be on the water in 5 minutes, but instead, choose to drive 2 hours down there should be proof enough.
I give Daniel my highest recommendations. Can't wait for next season! It's always been a good hunt and the only reason I don't hunt with them more than 2-3 times a year is because my wife won't let me!
In case you're questioning my response, I have no relation to Daniel or any of his guys. He met a friend of mine at the Decoy Festival in Havre de Grace a few years back and that's how I got hooked up with his service. I did have fun last year at the pig roast he threw for his clients and I'm looking forward to going to that again.
~J.R. from Havre de Grace, Maryland
Great to see you today. We had a great day, despite the slow duck and geese movement...all of which nobody can control except Mother Nature and God. Nevertheless you folks did a wonderful job and we had some late afternoon success resulting in a couple more. Thanks again for the hospitality and great work. I will be touching base soon regarding dates for next year as soon.
~ S.H. from Atlanta, Georgia
What can I say guys -- I'm still in awe! That was one
heck of a morning and some great shooting! A special thanks goes to
those who invited me. I'm humbled to have hunted with some of the
best guides in the waterfowl business on this day. I'm sure the memories
will stay with me for the remainder of my life, even if I live to
~ R.G.G. from Owings Mills, Maryland
Would like to thank you for an AWESOME hunt!! I never thought I'd get tired of seeing canvasbacks....lol. You said we'd shoot our Cans and boy did we ever. Your staff was the BEST and just all-around great guys. YOU PUT US RIGHT ON THE BIRDS. Did I mention we also shot our 5 man limit of geese, along with our 5 man limit of Cans, plus chances at mallards,blacks,and buffleheads. Cant wait for next year.
~ B.P., from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
I wanted to say thanks one more time for a great couple of days I had a blast it's been a long time since I have been Goose hunting and your guide is one hell of a caller. If you could pass along this information to everyone it would be appreciated, as colleague is entertaining two of our largest customer and after hearing me talking about my trip he thought it would be cool to take them to do the same thing.
~ S.W., from Baltimore, Maryland
I would like to extend a big thank you to you and Nick from Ray, Stan, Scott, and myself for a very enjoyable morning. We probably didn't mention ahead of time that we really wanted to shoot "Cans" because that is something you don't usually have control over. However, other than one Bufflehead, those were the only ducks we shot at and were able to "limit out" on them and geese. The geese were an "added bonus" and kept us occupied between the duck flights. Scott and I were able to shoot our first drake Canvasback and probably need to visit a taxidermist. Thanks again for all your hard work during the summer and during the season to make our hunt successful. Please keep us in mind if you do a mailing for next year or e-mail me your news letter if possible. Hope you get to relax after the season and thanks again for providing your professional service. Thanks, the "Lancaster County Guys".
~ P.N., from New Holland, Pennsylvania
I was down there this past weekend goose hunting with the Weitzel group. Had a wonderful time and shot our five man limit even with weather. We could tell that you guys strived for success. I have some guys that would be interested in getting down there for geese before the season ends. Do you have any dates open for 4 guys?
~ J.R., from Washington, D.C.
Just wanted to say thank you for all of your help! All of us had a great time this past Saturday goose hunting, and definitely plan on coming back next season hopefully more than once. The experience my brother had (who has never hunted before) was great and he is thinking seriously about getting into hunting. Hopefully we've converted another non-hunter! I know some of the guys were wondering if you had anymore days open the rest of the season. If you do please let me know and I will pass it on to them so they can schedule another hunt if possible. Thanks again for all that you've done for us and we'll definitely see ya next season.
~ R.W., from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Great job putting hunt together on for us and beating the unseasonal ice. The diver shoot was great and truly a treat since we don't get to take that variety of birds here in NC. Getting geese to decoy that close created some wicked pictures too. Thanks again and for everything.
~ G.E., from Greenville, North Carolina