As stated, you can do it yourself. However, keep in mind you are on the Niagara River and it is big, heavy water. Also know that you will be hunting within feet of an international boundary (canada) all of which leads me to tell you to get a guide your first trip. If you have a boat, bring it and take it out after you get the feel for the river drifts with the guide on day one. If weather permits, the lake is the best shooting and allows 360 hunting most of the time while in the river you are restricted really to straight upriver or straight downriver unless you are a cowboy. Launches in Lewiston, NY for the river and Youngstown, NY for the lake. Have fun and dress warm.