Harlequin AKA “Blue Ducks”
Jewels of the Pacific Northwest, the harlequin duck is one of the most prized waterfowl species. A unique sea duck– the blue plumed harlequin combined with dramatic white stripes, spots and red flank feathers are a sight to behold. Wintering harlequin duck populations average approx. 10,000 birds in Salish waters thus wildlife managers and sea duck hunters are conservative with harvest rates. Here in Washington we have a unique opportunity as the only state within the lower 48 to hunt these birds with consistency. Local populations of wintering harlequin ducks on the Olympic Peninsula are the highest in the state and opportunities are very good for our hunters. Our guide services focus on each of our hunters taking a prime drake over the hand carved harlequin decoy rig on their hunts with us.