SummerDuck Outfitters - Duck Hunting in Kansas

Independence, Kansas

About SDO

Who We Are

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Nestled in the Flint Hills of Southeastern Kansas, SummerDuck Outfitters (SDO) is a full service waterfowl outfitter for the experienced waterfowler, or someone new to the sport. We hunt privately owned farms that consist of cut beans, milo or corn and the watersheds or farm ponds near them. SDO does not over hunt the ground we have. SDO will not hunt more than two groups of hunters daily. You will enjoy the many different ways we hunt.....dry field hunting is a big thrill as swarms of ducks and geese try to " bomb" you all at once. And then hunting big spreads of decoys on a 100 acre watershed or a couple dozen decoys on an acre farm pond.

This year at SDO, we are installing 2 permanent waterfowl impoundments and partnering with one of the largest farmers in the area for access to another one. So all said and done, we hunt just about every scenario possible to get you on birds.

Hunters will not need waders. Our guides handle all the wading chores. Your steady gun dogs are welcome. Just bring your waterfowl gear and you are all set. At SDO we strive to bring you the best waterfowl experience you can get at an affordable price. 

We offer comfortable lodging that assures you get the rest you need for a journey into Central Flyways fields and waters.

Joe Summer, CEO and Owner, SDO

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Joe Summer is a life-long waterfowl hunter. He began waterfowling at the age of 8 and has not slowed down since. Guiding and hunting with some of the best-recognized duck hunters of his era, Joe's experience has proven that attention to detail and having repeat customers leads to a great waterfowling experience.    

Having hunted some of the most sacred public ground along with the most prestigious private ground, Joe considers the grounds of Southeast Kansas as good as it gets – providing ample dry field and water hunts for both ducks and geese.   

We have experienced guides that know each and every situation waterfowlers may experience in the Central Flyway, and the capability to adjust as weather or conditions dictate. We WILL provide you with the hunt of a lifetime.  

Trevor Bays, COO and Head Guide

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 Trevor Bays is from up-state New York and grew to love the outdoors at a young age. He took his first gobbler at the age of 7. By age 13 he began chasing waterfowl and quickly became one of the most well-know waterfowl hunters in New York. Trevor began to venture to new states with equal success. In 2016, Trevor completed his single season grand-slam – mostly on public ground.   In 2014, Trevor began hunting with Joe in Kansas and became a full-time deer, turkey, and waterfowl guide. Trevor makes sure he is equipped with top-of-the-line equipment creating one of the most impressive decoy spreads in Kansas. Utilizing A-frame blinds, ice eaters, and well-trained dog, Trevor invests to make sure the clients enjoy their time spent with SummerDuck Outfitters.    “Trevor is an accomplished duck and goose caller, and excellent master of camouflage – paying attention to the fine details to put the birds right in your face”, said Joe Summer, owner of SummerDuck Outfitters. “He’s one of the only people I have been around that is willing to work as hard as I would myself.”   Trevor is truly passionate about the sport of hunting and has grown to be extremely talented in the field. He and his dog, Della, strive to get it done.   

What Our Customers Say

Dr. Chuck Stoer

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"I grew up in Louisiana and have duck hunted all my life, and hunting every year with Joe is the only duck hunt I take out of my busy schedule. Joe has a lot of small ponds and lakes leased and puts us on ducks! The hunts are easy and we get to see and shoot decoying large puddle ducks. He's a great caller and outdoorsman who we get along with great. I'd recommend his hunt to anyone who likes this hunting style." 

- Chuck Stoer, Gainesville FL

Troy Broussard

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"I've hunted the past two seasons and the duck and goose hunting has been good, to absolutely awesome. The guides work very hard to meet your needs and requests for the hunt of a lifetime. I prefer to shoot late season mallards and giant Canada geese. The January hunts have proven to be the ticket for me and my party. This year I'm booking two different hunts and also going to try my luck with an early season bow hunt for a Kansas bruiser. Joe Summer offers a good experience with a good price. I can't wait to get back to Kansas. Thanks, Joe, for putting up with us boys from Texas.

- Troy Broussard, Texas

Ryan Hall

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"A jam-up hunt full of black skies and cold snacks.  Joey-P will shoot you straight, give you the hunt of a lifetime and you'll have plenty of fun and laughs along the way."

- Ryan Hall, Marshall TX

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