Chariton Valley Outfitters
The reason why we started this business was to provide serious trophy hunters with the opportunity to hunt in South central Iowa and North central Missouri. Access to land that other outfitters would not be able aquire. Marvin Swan’s family has been in south central Iowa for 150 years. He has heritage and an outstanding reputation in this area, something other outfitters cannot claim.
All of our guides live where we hunt. They are local people who spend time watching and patterning the animals. They are connected to the area with family and friends that keep them informed on what is moving where, and at what time. The more eyes out there to get information, the better, so we can place you where you need to be. They are all very successful hunters and are the most experienced and professional guides in the state.
Many times an outfitter will employ guides from out of state to “guide” you to animals in a place that they have not scouted, have not patterned and hope they “guess” right when it comes to putting you in the right place at the right time. This practice decreases your odds of success more than you could imagine. ” A blind squirrel will find a nut sooner or later”, is not the way you want hunt for a trophy animal.