You don't need a guide in MD or NJ. I hunted ducks in both states for many many years. I hunted out of a Barnegat bay sneak box, all the guys I hunted with in MD &NJ had them. I will say, I nevr went out in big salt water alone because too many thing can go wrong. However, both states have water fowl management areas and a whole lot od bays and rivers where you can hunt. We would go down in the off seasons and scout new areas we were thinking about hunting, spoke to people, found access points and places to stay that were hunter friendly. You don't have to join a club. Talk to Goose hunter on this site, he hunts NJ, I believe he may be down there now waiting for ice out. Buy maps of the state land marshes and waterfowl areas, go scout well before the season. Half the fun is finding new areas.
Last edited by Woods walker; 01-12-2018 at 11:11 AM.