The 2016 Deer Hunting and Turkey season dates are filling up fast. Don’t let someone else claim your hunting dates, CALL NOW AND SECURE THEM!!!
If you are looking for the best guided whitetail deer and turkey hunting in North Carolina (with lodging and meals), you have come to the right place!
Blue Dark Outfitters prides itself on catering to guided hunts, especially parent child hunts and offers a generous deer limit based on the length of the hunt.
What a great turkey hunting season we had! Check out the new pics in the turkey hunting gallery. We also had the pleasure of making new friends with John O’Dell from Drury Outdoors and his father John O’Dell Sr. Read John O’Dell’s article about hunting with Blue Dark Outfitters!
Welcome to Northeastern North Carolina, home of Blue Dark Outfitters. We are located in Northampton Co., near Woodland, NC. If you are searching for the best (deer or turkey) guided hunting experience in our area, then you know that northeastern North Carolina is home to some of the best whitetail deer hunting in the country. In the 2012-13 season, 2333 antlered buck deer were taken just in this county alone.
Blue Dark Outfitters offers guided hunts for whitetail deer and spring turkey gobblers on land that has been managed, farmed, and hunted by the same family for generations. In addition to grain fields, the terrain includes swamp bottoms, hardwoods, pine blocks, and marshy areas. We can accommodate groups of 4 to 6 hunters and cater to father and son hunting experiences. Hunting for Blue Dark Outfitter guides has been a family tradition, taught and shared by father to son and then father to son (daughters too!) We would love to help you build a memory and a deer or turkey hunting experience of a lifetime with your family.
The Hunting Lodge
Our hunting lodge is nice cozy farm house conveniently located on the hunting grounds. The house has three bed rooms, family room, living room, fully functioning kitchen and a full bathroom (linens and towels are not provided – this is due to state law). We are able to accommodate 4 to 6 hunters at a time and will provide three meals a day. In the morning we will start off with a continental breakfast. For lunch, you will be served soup and a sandwich. Then in the evening, you will be served a home made meal.
Typical Whitetail Deer Hunt
Prepare to wake up early, well before “blue dark”. Your guide will wake you, and discuss the morning deer hunt over a continental breakfast. You will then be taken to your deer stand site and either dropped off or walked in upon request. After the morning deer hunt we will begin retrieving hunters around 11:00 a.m. Harvested deer that are easily collected will be taken back to the lodge shed to be gutted and hung. Lunch will consist of soup and sandwiches. You may then take an afternoon nap before heading back out around 2:00 p.m. for the evening deer hunt. Hunters will be retrieved from the evening deer hunt at the end of legal hunting hours. Deer harvested during the evening hunt will be picked up with the hunters and returned to the lodge. Hunters will be served a hot southern meal at the lodge or at a local establishment after the evening hunt unless you opt out.
If a wounded/dying deer requires tracking, we will attempt to retrieve it during the midday break or after evening hunting. Please keep in mind that not all wounded deer can be recovered. We will make our best effort.
Please find the deer hunting Moon Phases here
2016 Deer Hunting Season
Bow September 10 – October 30
Muzzle Loader October 1 – October 14
Gun October 15 – January 1
2016 Bear Hunting Season
November 12 – November 19
December 12 – November 24
Typical Turkey Hunt
Semi – Guided Turkey Hunts
Guides will wake up the hunters early, well before the first bird utters a chirp. After a continental breakfast, you will be dropped off in a location known to hold roosting birds. After drop-off, you are on your own, free to do your own set-up, listening, and turkey calling. You are invited to bring your own decoys and tent blinds. We also have these items available for your use upon request. Hunters are retrieved from the morning hunt around 11:00 a.m. and returned to the lodge for a soup and sandwich lunch. You will have the opportunity to nap before the afternoon turkey hunt or just relax. You do have the option to hunt all day. The afternoon turkey hunt will begin with drop-off around 2:00. Pick-up is after the end of legal shooting hours. All harvested birds are dressed and packed according to the hunter’s specifications.
Guided Turkey Hunts
These hunts follow the same schedule as above unless the hunter wishes to stay out all day. A guide is with you for the entire turkey hunt. This style of hunt will be spot and stalk or out of ground blinds. Be prepared to “run and gun!” while chasing the gobbles. Decoys and blinds are provided with guided hunts.
2016 Spring Turkey Hunting Season
Youth April 2 – April 8
Regular April 9 – May 7
At no time shall a hunter leave his position to track a wounded animal. He must wait for the assistance of the guides.