This season, for obvious reasons, books fast and early! Those who have hunted with us in previous seasons know the importance of reserving dates in advance. They have also come to appreciate the factors that make our hunts successful, such as our staffs dedication to the task. Our staff utilizes over 50,000 private acres during the fall, and daily scouting routines are necessary to ensure that nothing is overlooked. In order to consistently provide big volume shoots, there is much homework to be done!
The outlook for this season is good! We are already seeing the beginning of a successful hatch, with chicks appearing with the parent geese, as well as adult birds still incubating, sitting on their nests! These birds will provide the gunning for the first 8-10 days of our season. By mid-September, molt migrators will begin to arrive, providing a fresh supply of geese to our area! Weather is still a deciding factor with our success, and it is a factor that we cannot control. Those who hunted with us last year can attest to the fact that we are able to adapt to any circumstance to provide the best gunning experience that can be physically produced! The 2015 season was a true test of our abilities, with temperatures in the 80's and even 90's throughout the month! At times it seemed as thought the bird movement had come to a complete halt, but even with the stale bird movement we still produced results and pressed forward when others gave up!
Our September calendar is already filling up with both new and repeat clients. New calls are coming in each day inquiring about these hunts and the outlook is that we will be catering to more hunters this year than ever before! We have expanded our resources yet again this year as to fulfill the demand and high popularity of this season with yet more huntable acreage, and additional staff members that will not only assist with hunts, but will be our "boots on the ground" scouting each and every day! You can rest assured that when opening day arrives, the BRVO staff will be well prepared, and fully capable of producing the big volume shoots we are known for! From all of us at Black River Valley Outfitters, good luck and we hope to see you this upcoming season!
- Capt. Ben Roggie