He has been guiding in this section of the river for over 15 years and with little area hunting pressure and the best leases in the area it was not hard to see why over 90% of JJ’s customers have been with him for over 8 years and why he has a 95% return rate over the past 3 years. Thus most all of JJ’s hunters have their dates locked in a year in advance.
The last thing I had to clarify with JJ was, being on the border of Wyoming and Nebraska, what do most of his hunters do for licenses being from out of state. Of course JJ laughed this was an easy one. He stated that usually those hunters traveling longer distances stay for a 2 – 3 day hunt. JJ has them buy a $60.00 (2 day) non-resident Nebraska license up front and then they buy a $20 daily Wyoming license as needed during the trip from the local gas station. That gives JJ the flexibility to move his hunters in between states to make sure they are where the birds want to be. And best of all, during most all of JJ’s hunts, his hunters are able to harvest a full limit of 5 greenheads and 3 or 4 Canada geese per day (depending on the state they are hunting that day). I had no question in my mind that after everything JJ showed us and told us was completely legit with the complete set up he had, along with the vast number of waterfowl in the area, this was truly a gem of a western region waterfowling Mecca!
So here was the big question on my mind going into this hunt, would JJ’s fall waterfowl hunting operation compare to his world class caliber spring snow goose hunting operation that I had experienced 8 years ago in Nebraska when JJ first came on board as an Official HuntTheNorth.com endorsed outfitter and the answer is an astounding YES!!! After our hunt with JJ there was no doubt in my mind that he had earned the right to be named The HuntTheNorth.com 2013 Outfitter Of The Year!!!