First Successful Hunt
Joe’s first harvest came in the fall of 1996 in the swamps on the edge of Sonoma Lake in Calhoun county. He remembers every detail of that day. Joe had hunted for 9 days straight without even seeing a whitetail. He was frustrated and ready to give up. That night changed his life as a 2-year old 6-point came in at 30 yards. Making what felt like an impossible shot, Joe successfully harvested his first bow kill.
The next year he upgraded his equipment and jumped in deeper. In 1997, he shot his first respectable buck at 30 yards and was hooked on big whitetail from that point on. Joe continued hunting with friends and family in southern Michigan until 2001.
In 2001, Joe moved to Florida where he met his beautiful wife and partner Deb. Florida hunting was like nothing he had ever seen. Thick swamps and agricultural fields were an amazing site to this Midwest boy. Feral hogs, turkey and whitetails fueled his hunting passion. Countless hogs, two amazing whitetails and several predators were added to his collection. As his passion for hunting grew so did his desire to immerse himself into it even more.
In 2010, Joe booked his first guide hunt in Missouri with Pro Outfitters. It was there that he met Brad Gannaway and discovered what it was he truly wanted to do. After harvesting his first pope and young buck he returned to Florida driven to become an outfitter. He started guiding hunters on feral hogs and predators with success. In late 2014, through divine intervention, he was introduced to Tim Thomason of Nature Blinds and a Texas Hunting Guide.
A Life Changing Whitetail Hunt
In December of 2014 Joe joined Tim on a south Texas whitetail hunt that changed Deb and Joe’s life. With two monster whitetails under his belt and a new fire inside he returned home, and after many months of praying and planning moved to Kerrville, Texas. In 2016, after working for Nature Blinds for a year, Deb and Joe purchased an existing Texas hunting guide and outfitting business. Since 2014, Joe has strived to bless his clients and hunters with the best that Texas has to offer.
Together Joe and Deb have been blessed beyond belief. Having shared hunting camp with the likes of Mike Stroff of Savage Outdoors T.V. Joe has personally guided and hunted with living legends like Mr. Tom Miranda, Ton Jones, Mr.Larry Weishuhn. Joe has guided several hunts featured on network television, such as D.S.C Trailing the Hunters Moon, Tom Mirandas Territories Wild , Almost Heaven Outdoors T.V, and Mountain Top Outdoors T.V.
Joe and Deb know that God has blessed their journey and are excited to share it with all of you. They are thankful to all of the people who have had a hand in their success as they’ve moved forward. They know they cannot do what they do without all of you. You all are special and mean the world to Deb and Joe. May God continue to bless everyone involved .