Attention Waterfowl Hunters! - If you are booking a goose hunt and your party is under 6 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 3 people, we may split your party into 2 groups so each hunter may have the best opportunity to shoot. Single hunters add $25 per day for waterfowl hunts, with exception of diver hunts in which single hunter pays for the maximum capacity of the boat.
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Hunt Policies: Dog Policy: Your dog may accompany you on your hunt ONLY IF IT IS REQUESTED BEFORE YOUR HUNT! If you bring a dog without making us aware of the fact, then (for many reasons) your dog may not be allowed to accompany us on 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!
We have discounted rates for hunters under the age of 18, as well as for military. The Pleasant Night Inn hotel in Carthage NY has agreed to provide our clients with discounted rates, and for hunts conducted in the Finger Lakes region of the state, we have hotels at both North and South end of the lakes that have agreed to provide our hunters with discounted rates during their stay. Please ask for a list of hotels and motels that provide discounted lodging for BRVO hunters!
At Black River Valley Outfitters, our guarantee is that we will do our absolute, very best, at putting you on the best possible location for obtaining whatever species of bird or fish 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 $100 per person per day Non-Refundable deposit is required for all New York hunts, and a $50 per person per day NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required for all Pennsylvania hunts unless otherwise specified upon booking. Remaining balance is due before the 1st day of your trip. 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 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 cancelled by the client or clients party, for any reason, will not be refunded. Cancellation of a hunt within 48 hrs of the day of the hunt will result in an unpaid balance due, and a bill for the unpaid balance (for each person in the party) will be mailed to the person that reserved the date(s). (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.) 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, 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 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. We ask that you please keep this in mind and thank them accordingly.