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Black Lab Outfitter,

Hunting & Fishing


The San Luis Valley is highly regarded for the exceptional duck hunting known to be found in this region.  However, dark geese are often found in good numbers on the numerous barley, wheat, and alfalfa fields.  Our private properties are scattered throughout the valley and include duck hunting opportunities on the Rio Grande, as well as on the abundant protected sloughs and potholes.  In addition, we also hunt the agricultural fields from layout blinds for mixed bags of ducks and geese.  All of our hunts are decoyed (no jump shooting) and hunters typically have opportunities to harvest mallards, pintails, widgeon, gadwall and teal.

Our main objective at BLACK LAB OUTFITTER, LLC, is not only to provide the client with a successful hunt or guided trip but also to share wildlife knowledge gained through multiple years of experience on the habits  and techniques used to fool the waterfowl and the fish resulting in the complete outdoor excursion.

Our numerous properties provide us the flexibility to move around and control hunting pressure versus hunting on the same worn out holes day after day.  In an effort to stay mobile, we typically hunt from layout blinds and smaller permanent blinds.  We've found that sacrificing some of the comforts of the "five-star" permanent blinds for the mobility of smaller, less obtrusives blinds allows us to consistently keep our clients on the birds.

Fly Fishing

Mark Engler, owner of BLACK LAB OUTFITTER, LLC,  is currently head fly fishing guide at Duranglers Flies and Supplies, located in Durango Colorado.  His guided fly fishing trips can be tailored to fit your specific fishing needs.  Mark specializes in fly fishing for trophy Northern Pike on Navajo and Vallecito Reservoirs.  Also the Small Mouth Bass fishing can be quite good too.  The  many rivers and streams in the Durango area, including the San Juan River below Navajo Damn of northern New Mexico, can provide many opportunies to catch trophy trout on a fly rod. Be sure to ask about our "Cast & Blast" for the unique opportunity to experience the ultimate in duck hunting & fly fishing all in the same day!


    Single Gun (HALF DAY):  $300.00      
    Two or More (HALF DAY): $200.00 (Per Individual)


Full Day Pike & Bass Trips: $450.00
      Float & Wade Trips for Trout-Prices vary  (Call to inquire)

(970) 946-3634

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