Joe grew up in Tucson, Arizona hunting deer, elk, and waterfowl. He
moved to Colorado in 1985, and lives in Longmont with his hunting
buddy Grizz. Joe has been a guide in Alaska for moose, caribou, bear,
and fishing. He has guided hunts for elk in Wyoming, Turkey in South
Dakota and Kansas, and currently guides in Colorado for elk, turkey,
and waterfowl. Joe believes that you get out of a hunt what you put
into it, and you will not find a harder working guide than Joe, he is
well known for his Death Marches that he puts his elk hunters through.
If the elk are in the area Joe will find them no matter what it takes.
Joe averages 200 days a year in the field guiding hunters. He has been
involved with the Hunter Outreach program with the Colorado Division
of Wildlife for several years. Joe says that we need to keep our
hunting heritage going and pass it on to our youth, if we don't the joy
of hunting will be lost forever. For many years Joe has donated
several hunts a year to Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever for
their fund raising banquets. Joe's drive and passion for hunting is
Grizz is Joe's partner in the field. Professionally
trained with lots of energy and drive for Geese.
For Mark there are two seasons. Goose season, and dreaming of
Goose season. Mark was born in Tennessee and has lived in many
parts of the country, where he hunted ducks and geese since 1983.
Since 1999, Mark has hunted here in Colorado for waterfowl and big
game, and has learned the tricks to get birds in close. Calling and
decoying are his favorite things to do, and It's the challange of fooling
the birds into landing right where you want them to that drives Mark to
continually improve his skills in the field. In 2003 Mark joined the
Colorado Division of Wildlife as a volunteer for the Hunter Outreach
Program. This program takes youth and women into outdoors, and
teaches them life long skills in the field while hunting waterfowl,
upland and big game species. Mark has a true passion for sharing his
knowledge of the outdoors and looks foward to showing you a great
time in the field when you hunt with him and Woods and Water
Belle is Mark's partner in the field, and has shown great drive and
desire in her rookie year. Belle started the 2012 season at just 13
months old, and quickly showed her might in the field. She had over a
130 retrieves in her first goose season.
Paul was raised in Colorado and has been hunting Canadian Geese
since the age of 8. His first hunting experience has become a life
passion. Paul has traveled many states to pursue this passion of
hunting not only Canadian Geese but Snow Geese and Ducks as well.
Paul enjoys the people he meets who have the same love for
waterfowl hunting as he does. Listening to their stories, sharing some
of his own and learning from every experience. Paul is a young man
full of passion and drive. It's rare that a young hunter like Paul comes
along, with so much drive and passion for hunting waterfowl. We at
Woods and Water Outfitters are pleased to have him on our team.
Jake grew up here in Colorado hunting waterfowl with his dad. From
the first hunt he has the passion and drive to become a waterfowl
guide. Jakes drive to hunt waterfowl is beyond a passion, its a way of
life for him.