Captain Ryan Gingerich, founder and head guide, of Gateway River Outfitters, LLC in Clarksville, Missouri. Gateway River Outfitters offers guided waterfowl hunts in Northeast and southeast Missouri where the goose hunting is exceptional and the duck hunting is world class.
Capt. Ryan has been hunting and fishing all of his life. Spending much of his childhood roaming the hills and howlers of east central Missouri. Ryan cut his teeth bow hunting for deer. Shooting several through his youth, he became bored chasing tail and was introduced by his younger brothers to duck hunting. His love of duck hunting is now evident as he never misses a single day of the season.
During the early part of his professional career he was a widely sought after horse behaviorist and rehabilitation specialist. He is a published author, award winning television host and producer. After 20 years in the horse business he retired, never one to sit idle, he turned his attention to training hunting retrievers. Ryan’s program creates solid performing retrievers through consistent repetition, reinforcement and learning theory. Ryan uses no force or intimidation to train. Instead he uses the latest techniques in learning theory coupled with solid principles from the British school of training. Ryan is one of a few elite trainers endorsed by the Orvis Company to train hunting retrievers.
As a true outdoorsman, Capt. Ryan has hunted all over the United States. From Sea Ducks on both coasts, to teal and wigeon in the bayou’s of Louisiana, and mallards and geese up and down the Mississippi river flyway. He is also a fly fishing guide in the southwest region of Florida where he guides for tarpon, reds, snook, and sea trout. Whether you are looking for a duck hunt, goose hunt or a guided fly fishing trip Captain Ryan Gingerich and Gateway River Outfitters is the service of your choice.