Henning’s Guide Service offers exclusive guided goose and duck hunting on over 10,000 acres of private rice farms and impounded marsh property in the Thornwell, Welsh, Bell City and Choupique areas of Louisiana. All four locations are well known for quality goose and duck hunting, along with exceptional waterfowl habitat. With the completion of construction of the Thornwell Oaks Hunting Lodge, hunters have the opportunity to book either a fabulous Louisiana day hunt or overnight hunt at the Lodge with Henning’s Guide Service.

Depending on the conditions, your experienced and enthusiastic guide will take you to where you will have the best chance to bag your geese and duck limit. Although no reputable guide service will guarantee you a limit on your hunt, we guarantee our guides will work hard and use their expertise to give you the best hunting experience possible. You will be hunting out of well brushed and clean pit blinds in our rice fields, and brushed platform blinds in the impounded marsh property.

Hunts of a Lifetime


Our hunts book up fast, so act now to reserve your hunt.

Our hunts are booked on a first come, first served basis so book your hunt early. Henning’s Guide Service offers teal hunts during the special blue winged teal season during the last two weeks of September. In November, we offer specklebelly goose and duck hunts as appropriate until the season's end in January for ducks and February for specklebellies.


Day hunts are available for those that wish to drive in the morning of the hunt. Hunters meet their guides at a designated time and meeting place the morning of the hunt. Every guided hunt includes calling, decoys, transportation to and from the blind, and trained retrievers. Our day hunts are limited to four (4) persons per guide with a minimum of two (2) hunters (except teal hunts have a minimum of three (3) hunters). All hunters will have the opportunity to hunt specklebelly geese or ducks depending on the conditions.


For the hunters wishing an overnight experience, consider booking an overnight hunt at our beautiful Thornwell Oaks Hunting Lodge. The Lodge is located in Thornwell, Louisiana and overlooks thousands of acres of Henning Farm’s rice fields. Surrounded by beautiful live oak trees, the 8,500 square foot Lodge has 7 bedrooms (2 queens per bedroom) with private bathrooms. Upon entering the mudroom/half kitchen area at the back of the Lodge, you have access to your individual locker allowing space for your guns, boots, hunting apparel and other hunting equipment. Two large gathering rooms with wood-burning fireplaces, big screen televisions, and card tables are available for your enjoyment. A spacious, separate bar area, “Gator Bar”, with it’s own television is fully stocked with all necessary set ups (liquor must be provided by the hunter). A variety of complimentary beers and wines are included in our overnight packages. A large dining area is anchored by a 13-foot dining table comfortably seating 14 guests. Our chef will treat your palates to a wonderful culinary experience. The overnight hunt will include appetizers in the afternoon after the hunters have arrived, to be followed by a delicious dinner prepared by our chef. The next morning you will be awakened by the Lodge staff at the appropriate time. A continental breakfast and coffee will be available to the hunter before he leaves for the hunt. The hunt will include calling, decoys, transportation to and from the blind, and trained retrievers. All hunters will have the opportunity to hunt specklebelly geese or ducks depending on the conditions. Upon completion of your hunt, all the hunters will gather for a breakfast brunch and share their hunting experiences.


What Our Clients Say:

“These guys are great! If you are ready to put the hammer on some speckled belly geese look no further than Henning's Guide Service.”

"What a weekend! We can’t wait to go back!”


Contact us today to book your hunt.