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 nine days straight with out even seeing a whitetail 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 and successfully harvested his first bow kill.
That 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 till now. Continuing his quest hunting with friends and family in southern Michigan till 2001.
In 2001 Joe moved to Florida where he met his beautiful wife and partner Deb Reed. Florida hunting was nothing like he had never seen the thick swamps and agricultural fields were amazing to a Midwest boy. Feral hogs turkey and whitetails fueled his hunting passion. Countless hogs and two amazing whitetails and several predators were added to his collection. As his passion grew for hunting his desire to immerse himself finding he wanted more.
In 2010 he booked my first guide hunt in the 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.
In December of 2014 he joined Tim on a south Texas whitetail hunt that changed Debs and his life. Two monster whitetail under his belt and a new fire inside he returned home and after many months of praying and planning moving 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 they have been blessed beyond belief. Having shared hunting camp with the likes of Mike Stroff with Savage Outdoors T.V. Joe has personally guided and hunted with living legends. Mr. Tom Miranda, Ton Jones, Mr.Larry Weishuhn. Joe has guided several hunts featured on network television, D.S.C Trailing the Hunters Moon, Tom Mirandas Territories Wild , Almost Heaven Outdoors T.V, and Mountain Top Outdoors T.V.
God has blessed our journey and are excited to share it with all of you. Thank you to all of the people who have had a hand in our success as we move forward we can not do what we do with out all of you. There are many that I have not mentioned but you all are special and mean the world to Deb and myself. May God continue to bless everyone involved .