Doyle’s obsessive chase for waterfowl started on the banks of a small river in Virginia with his father and brother Tyler. The early flights of wood ducks and mallards he saw that morning pulled him into the world of waterfowl forever. At the age of 20 Doyle started guiding hunts in Saskatchewan Canada where he learned how to hunt everything from snow geese, to field ducks and sand hill cranes. For the next few years he would guide in Canada as well as Arkansas and eastern Virginia. In 2019 Doyle had the opportunity to start his own outfitter in Saskatchewan, Wild Valley Outfitters. Where him and his team spend 60 days every fall exposing hunters to some of the finest waterfowling in North America.
Born and raised in North Carolina. The outdoors has always been a part of my life ever since a young age. I enjoy anything outdoors but waterfowl hunting is my main passion. I was introduced to photography and videography a few years back which has made my love for the sport grow even stronger. My favorite aspect of the sport is watching my dogs work while capturing it all on camera.
Barrett is an Arkansas native who is passionate about enjoying all that the Natural State has to offer. He works in the real estate industry focusing on recreational and agricultural properties; plays in the flooded timber in the winters and on the beautiful lakes in the summers; and he loves living in the Greenbrier area with his wife, their three children, and the best black lab a man could ask for named Huck. He hosts a hunting podcast called “Off The X” with his two best friends, and he’s still chasing that perfect Pintail to mount for his man cave.
From the moment I could hold a gun, I was hunting. I have always grown up hunting, but towards the end of high school I really leaned into it more and made it one of my greatest hobbies. From chasing, quail, deer, and waterfowl, I was going every chance I could. My true passion has always been for waterfowl hunting. It has guided me to breathtaking locations, fostering lifelong connections and allowed me to indulge in my greatest joy.......training dogs. I get more joy out of watching a good dog show off the work I poured into it more than anything else.
Capt. Travis Stauch has made a career out of his passion for hunting waterfowl. He started in assisting and guiding to now owning and operating outfitters, Travis has spent nearly 3 decades chasing birds. His love of hunting has taken him all over North America honing his craft with various settings and setups across the flyways. From flooded fields in Maryland to pit blinds in Illinois and Kansas cattle ponds, open water hunts in Texas, field hunting in Pennsylvania with big river hunting in his home state of Virginia as the foundation. The dry field duck hunting in Saskatchewan is where his heart remains for chasing waterfowl. His dedication to the sport has extended into teaching others through seminars and calling lessons. becoming a state champion duck caller and starting a call company.
Farmer, family man, and avid outdoorsman; whose passion for everything hunting and fishing was taught and passed on by his father. Memberships with quail unlimited and pheasants forever also helped forge a longstanding desire to share the great outdoors with others and the value of conservation. He is happily married to his sweet southern belle Jessica, where they have a small family farm in the Shenandoah Valley.
Growing up on a farm in south side Virginia, I was introduced to hunting at a young age. Spending time outdoors quickly became my favorite pass time. These days, managing for wildlife, especially ducks, has become what my life has revolved around. Being able to see the benefits from my actions and photographing the memories is an opportunity I'll never take for granted.
Waterfowl hunters in particular know the hard work and dedication it takes to put together the type of hunts we all dream about. Virginia is home, and that’s where I learned that to have success in the fall, the work starts in the summer. We train dogs, build blinds, and work on impoundments. When fall rolls around we prep the decoys and gear, start networking with our buddies, and spend countless hours in our trucks trying to find the next duck honey hole or that big goose feed. When all the hard work is said and done, and the time to pull that trigger finally comes, I’m proud to be shooting with Otus.
From the first goose hunt he filmed in Virginia with Doyle Weaver, he knew he was going to be hooked for life. He has hunted ducks all over the east coast and Canada and has loved every minute of it. Whether he has a camera in his hand or a gun, waterfowl is his passion and is always looking for new was to capture the greatest sport on earth, waterfowling.
Hello my name is Michael Larsen, I’m from Savannah NY, I’m the owner and head guide at Final Flight Waterfowl LLC, born and raised here In fingerlakes region, I grew up hunting alongside my father at a young age. Growing up with the Montezuma national refuge in my backyard, a breeding ground for migratory birds, hunting was unavoidable and it’s all I have ever really known and enjoyed. In 2011 I started Final Flight Waterfowl LLC and it has since grown into a well known and respected outfitter service for ducks, geese, and Turkeys. To me it’s my life work and it’s all I think about. It’s something admirable that got to what it is today through countless hours of hard work and relentless efforts and thoughts going into it. I have chased these birds from the prairie potholes of North Dakota to the rice fields in Arkansas, it’s truly a passion of mine. I have met some unbelievable people through chasing these birds around that have changed my life, all of them share that same interest with me. When I’m not under a sky of birds you can find me under a welding helmet or at the gym, I enjoy and appreciate every aspect that waterfowl hunting has showed me, I look forward to continue to put these OTUS firearms to the test on the daily.
I grew up in a duck hunting family, and it remains a big part of my life today. I live for those cold crisp mornings, the smell of a two stroke motor warming up, and the sound of whistling wings. I grew up in, and still live in Arkansas, so flooded timber is naturally my favorite place to hunt.
-Co-Host for Off the X Podcast
-Owner of Pond Creek Duck Calls
My Name is Nick Walter. I am 27 years old and I am absolutely obsessed with everything waterfowl. I have been guiding waterfowl hunts in North and South Dakota since 2016. Whether its early season honkers, November greenheads or spring snows, I chase them all. When I’m not out in the field with clients, you can
find me chasing the migration anywhere along the central flyway with my dog Chili.
“My name is Luis Barrett, I am 20 years old, and from Neosho, Mo. I currently own 2 businesses, a hunting outfitter, and a landscape company. I have had a passion for hunting and business for as long as I can remember. A lot of my background in the hunting industry stems from my experience as a photographer and videographer in the outdoor industry. At the age of 18 I started Split Wing Outfitters, and have been building that ever since. I love collaborating with brands that build awesome products, so I am excited for this opportunity with Otus Arms.”
Born and Raised in Southern Virginia I grew up following my fathers footsteps to every pond and block of woods that he would take me . A deer hunter and fisherman at heart from an early age, I grew obsessed with waterfowl the first time that ever I stepped foot in a small beaver swamp and never turned back. I’ve been blessed for the last nine years to chase these birds and meet so many good people along the way. The best part of the hunt for myself is watching my black lab Jeter do what he loves.
Waterfowl hunting and shotgunning has been a part of my life since I shot my first duck at the age of 10. I have been blessed to have hunted along the front range of Colorado and Nebraska for 30 years. The memories made in a pit, blind, or field are priceless and something that is in my blood. I really enjoy the comroderie that this passion provides. Having such an appreciation for the sport has taken me to all parts of our great country chasing birds. From sandhill cranes in Texas to flooded timber in Arkansas to the corn fields of Nebraska and lakes of Colorado I enjoy meeting new people and sharing my passion with them. Now as a father of two boys, I feel like it is my duty to submerge my boys into the sport as well. Being able to pass this on to them is so important in an age where hunters are a dying breed. It is truly something that isn’t taken for granted. No bad days waterfowl hunting!!!
Yet another good ole boy from Virginia whose passion for all things outdoors has led him to burn rubber and a hole in his wallet across the country. From an early age to the present day Lane has spent his time chasing what truly brings his mind the most clarity, the thrill of the hunt. As an 11 year old from the mountains in an area where waterfowling was a tradition held by very few he decided to encompass himself into the lifestyle with the help of his family, friends, farmers, and a couple borrowed decoys. Fast forward to the age of 17 where he was armed with a lucky phone call from a trusted friend that broadened his horizons into Canada. That experience taught him the ways of gunning birds in the West and set him up to guide hunts in Arkansas, Saskatchewan, and the shores of Eastern Virginia over the next couple of years. Nowadays he spends most of his time setting his sights on just about every critter that crawls, every turkey that gobbles, and every fowl that flys. Eagerly awaiting the next endeavor.
I have been hunting ever since I was a youngin. Growing up it started with shooting ground hogs on grandads farm, then that progressed into whitetails and then the true passion, birds. I guide waterfowl in the fall with Wild Valley Outfitters. When I’m not doing that, I’m cattle farming or running our mercantile, while waiting on turkey season.
Captain Justin Driscoll is a very passionate outdoorsman when it some to both hunting and fishing. Justin has used his passion for the outdoors to make it a career operating a waterfowl outfitter in southwest Georgia, No Limit Waterfowl, along a fishing charter in Panama City Beach, Florida called Florida Panhandle Charters. He loves sharing his passion and allowing others to experience the outdoors through his work. Born and raised in Athens, Georgia, his career in waterfowl hunting has taken him all over the country which lead him to Lake Seminole where he now offers trophy hunts for the king Canvasback. While the canvasback hunting is his job, he still enjoys hunting other places across the country. He always looks forward to his yearly hunt in Oklahoma for greenheads with his best friend Michael Sanders with Landrun Outdoors LLC. While a career in the hands of mother nature and wild animals can be stressful at times, he would not trade it for the world from the experiences and memories made to the people he has met along the way.
Growing up in Eastern Virginia, Connor spent most of winters waterfowl hunting the coastal marshes of the tidewater region. When Connor began training his first retriever in 2014 he had no idea the doors it would lead him through. in 2019 he started what is now CoastLine Kennel’s, a Full time dog training facility located in Virginias Northern Neck. Since then he has devoted his entire life to training and campaigning the hunting retriever.
Brad Long is a Custom Home Builder from Virginia and a partner in Wild Valley Outfitters Saskatchewan. He started hunting as a young man mostly chasing deer and turkey, when introduced to waterfowl he immediately fell in love with it. Since then, he’s met lifelong friends and had the opportunity to hunt some beautiful places all across North America. One thing for sure, when hunting in the elements, a reliable shotgun is paramount. That’s why Brad’s Otus SMX 12 always goes where he goes.
Mark grew up in western Virginia, waterfowl hunting with his father Wayne, floating the river for Woodies and Greenheads on the Shenandoah River. Over the years, Mark has enjoyed hunting big game and waterfowl with his sons, all over the state of Virginia and parts of Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. Mark and his wife Carol have 4 sons and 5 grandchildren, and he looks forward to passing his love for the outdoors on to the future generations.
Growing up in South Dakota, it seemed like there was always an opportunity to get outdoors! Ever since I was little, my father taught me the ropes of being a hunter, whether it was flushing pheasants, glassing for whitetails, or calling for turkeys off the roost. I was immersed in a so-called melting pot of hunting seasons. It wasn’t until my high school years that I discovered waterfowl hunting through an invite from a couple of friends. Hearing the whistling wings and seeing the art of duck calling led me to a true passion for waterfowl hunting. Over the past six years, I have had the privilege to work as a content creator for industry-leading companies in the outdoor space capturing the moments that create my greatest passion, hunting.
For as long as I can remember, the outdoors has consumed my life. Before I could talk, I was in a duck blind with dad in our home state of Arkansas. Waterfowl has always been my first passion in the outdoors and capturing these moments is what I love to do. Whether I have a shotgun or a camera in my hand, you can bet there will be a smile on my face if I am in the woods.
The outdoors have always played a huge role in my life , from an early age i was always on go for the next hunting adventure. Growing up in Fayetteville NC waterfowl hunting was not predominant. My love for waterfowl hunting grew throughout my teenage years. Starting an outfit has been a dream come true, getting to share the experience with great clients is something special!
Tyler grew up in Central Arkansas with a shotgun in his hand. His father instilled the love for the outdoors and shooting at an early age. Shooting for the 4-H sporting clays team in high school Tyler learned he enjoyed the inner workings of shotguns. He has been a waterfowler for 20 years hunting all over and in a variety of habitats. For his day job, Tyler is Project Manager for Wellons Land, a real estate group that buys, sells and develops premiere waterfowl properties in Arkansas. During hunting season you can find him in shin deep water next to a tree and in the summer he's in the same bottoms working to make the next season better for clients. In his spare time, Tyler owns Trinity Gunworks of Arkansas and is a co-host of Off The X Podcast with two of his best friends and hunting buddies. Tyler lives in Greenbrier with his wife and two daughters who love spending time with their guy in the outdoors too.
Taner is a native of Northeast Arkansas, raised in the fields and woods he began hunting at a very early age. Tagging along with his dad and grandfather from the time he was 4 years old and killing his first duck at 8. Since then, Taner has been hooked on everything hunting. From September 1st Taner starts his year in Missouri, dove hunting the watermelon fields in the Boothill. He then goes back home to hunt honkers and dove in his home state before the start of early teal season, from there it is waterfowl in the northern states and Canada to Whitetail in October to Arkansas waterfowl season. After the lull in February Taner takes off across the country in chase of gobbling turkeys, starting in South Florida in March and working his way to the wide open ranges of Montana by May. Hunting nearly 140 days a year, Taner stays immersed in the outdoor experience for nearly half the year.
I grew up and live in Southwest Michigan. I was very fortunate to grow up in a family that loved the outdoors and hunting. I was introduced to waterfowl at a young age and was instantly hooked. My passion eventually led me to the contest stage and guiding hunts, after retiring from that the challenge itch still needed to be scratched so I picked up a camera. Fast forward 2 years and now I shoot content for several well known brands in the waterfowl industry and also chase birds during the spring migration with the camera and big lens.
Wouldn't trade this passion for the world and enjoy every moment of it.