In 1975, Mark Rongers
and Greg Bires bought their first layout boats.
Mark Rongers, Tom Reder, and Greg Bires
Mark M. Rongers
CEO and founding member of the MLB
Thirty years of duck hunting experience; started purchasing cork decoys and layout boats 25 years ago.
Originator of the quote; "God has granted a Waterfowler only so many duck and goose seasons.
must use them wisely".
Mark is a member of Delta Waterfowl, the NRA, and Ducks Unlimited, and currently serves on a DU chapter committee.
President of the Central Indiana Chapter; founding member of the MLB
, Greg and Mark
started hunting ducks together 30 years ago.
Began waterfowl hunting and pheasant hunting with Mark
along the marshes near their neighborhood in the East Glen Park section of Gary, Indiana.
first double, killed from a layout boat over 24 seasons ago, was a banded Drake Greater Scaup and a Drake Redhead.
was immediately hooked.
First member to carve cork decoys, and over the past 20 years he's
made a most impressive rig of his
Future CEO of the MLB
(he who has the most toys wins) and son of Mark M. Rongers
been around all aspects of Waterfowling since his
birth 26 years ago.
could identify every species of Duck or Goose since he
was 3 years old.
talents as BB gun technician at age 8 when he
accompanied the MLB
on their weekend trips to Hutchins Lake in Fennville, Michigan, and shared a bunk with his
dad at the cabin the MLB
rented there from 1975 until 1987.
also stands to inherit arguably one of the largest collections of Waterfowling equipment ever assembled.
The thing Mark
likes about him the best.. he'd rather hunt out of a layout boat on the Broadwater than hunt in a marsh any day.