Attention Waterfowl Hunters! - If you are booking a goose hunt and your party is under 8 people, we may mix your group with another to achieve 6-8 shooters in the field. If you do not want to be mixed with another group please specify when you book. If you are booking a duck hunt, and your party is greater than 4 people, we may split your party into 2 groups so each hunter may have the best opportunity to shoot. Single hunters add $75 per day for waterfowl hunts.
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Hunt Policies: Our Policies are subject to change at any time, without notice.
Dog Policy: Your dog may accompany you on your hunt ONLY IF IT IS REQUESTED BEFORE YOUR HUNT and if the following requirements are met! Any special equipment (i.e. dog blinds, vests, etc) must be provided by the hunting party. Dogs will remain on leash/lead at all times until the guide instructs the handler/owner that it is ok for the dog to work and retrieve. Dogs must be fully trained, well mannered, and obedient. On any given day, having your dog in the field is a privilege and will be at the guides discretion, NOT yours. We are here to take hunters hunting, we are not here to train or serve as a training experience for your dog. If your dog breaks uncontrollably, barks or whines uncontrollably, acts aggressive towards hunters/guides/other dogs, will not heel when commanded etc, you will be asked to kennel your dog for the remainder of the hunt. A MINIMUM PARTY OF 6 IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR DOG TO ACCOMPANY YOU ON A GOOSE (FIELD) HUNT, MINIMUM PARTY OF 3 IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR DOG TO ACCOMPANY YOU ON A DUCK HUNT, NO EXCEPTIONS!
At Black River Valley Outfitters, our guarantee is that we will do our absolute, very best at putting you in the best possible location for obtaining whatever species of bird you seek. Our goal is to not only make your trip successful, but to make it a fun experience that you will never forget. A credit card and Non-Refundable deposit is required for all New York & Pennsylvania hunts.
Note - All “Deposits” collected in advance and before the hunt, are for services rendered BEFORE the hunt. These are not “hunt” payments, nor are they guide or balance payments and cannot be used as such. Credit card information will remain on file until final balance payment has been made.
Total remaining balance, for all persons in the hunting party and for any and all consecutive days being hunted, is due 48hrs BEFORE the morning of your first trip unless otherwise specified. Your hunt will not begin before a full and final payment has been made. Our guarantee is that we will do our very best to put you on a successful and memorable hunt or trip. We also do not “over book” hunts, so that we have proper time between groups and hunts to properly and thoroughly scout for each group, and each hunt. However, we cannot change things that are out of our control such as weather, hunting pressure etc. that is just hunting. We do our very best when scouting before your hunt, and will have “backup” locations pre-scouted if at all possible before each hunt to help ensure a successful hunt. If we, for any reason, have to cancel your hunt, we will reschedule your group for a different day. Any deposits for hunts that are canceled by the client or clients party for any reason will not be refunded. Cancellation of a hunt within 30 days will result in 25% of your total balance for your group being charged to the card on file. Cancellation within 48 hrs of the day of the hunt will result in the remaining balance being charged to the card on file. This includes partial cancellations, where 1 or more persons from your group do not show up or participate in the hunt. (i.e.- If you reserve & pay deposit for 4 hunters, but only 3 show up on the day of the hunt, the balance for the 4th person is still due within 48hrs of the hunt.) We will do everything we can to reschedule you or your group if possible, but hunts cancelled by the client(s) or for reasons that are out of our control (i.e. weather, unsafe conditions, unforeseen equipment repairs or failure etc), are non-refundable. Safety is our primary concern on any given hunt. In the event that any hunter conducts him or herself in an unsafe manner the guide will escort the hunter back to the vehicle. In the event you are asked to leave the hunt by your guide for any reason, the balance is still due and the deposit is non-refundable. We also hunt in accordance with State and Federal law. Each hunter is responsible for shooting their limit, and only their limit. You may not shoot another person’s limit including the guides! Tags will be provided, and birds will be tagged and in the possession of the hunter to whom they belong until said hunter leaves the field. ANY VIOLATION OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAW, WILL RESULT IN YOUR GUIDE CONTACTING STATE AND/OR FEDERAL DNR OFFICERS. ANY UNPAID BALANCES DUE, WILL STILL BE COLLECTED BY YOUR GUIDE! IF YOU CAN’T KEEP IT LEGAL, HUNT WITH ANOTHER OUTFITTER!
All waterfowl hunts will run until 11:00 am, or until the bag limit is reached, whichever comes first. Spring turkey hunts will run until noon or until a bird is killed, whichever comes first. If this doesn’t work for yourself or your group, or if you would like to participate in an afternoon or evening hunt, please ask and we will do our best to fulfill your requests! Please do not hesitate to ask any questions, or make any special requests prior to or after booking your hunt, as we strive to do our very best in tailoring our hunts to your needs!
Lodging, bird cleaning/storage/disposal, meals, car rentals, license, federal waterfowl stamp, and gratuities are NOT included in the hunt.
Gratuities for your guide are customary and greatly appreciated. Our guides spend a lot of time putting miles on both vehicle and foot to deliver a quality hunt that will be remembered for a lifetime. A 10-20% gratuity is customary and we ask that you please keep this in mind and thank them accordingly.