Pro Staff

Jonathan O'Dell

Jonathan O’Dell
Small Game Biologist – Game Branch
Arizona Game and Fish Department

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Jared Nelson

Jared Nelson
Upland Bird Guide
Fly Fishing Guide(602) 291-1420

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Video Footage by Jared:
– Mearns’ Quail – Lots of birds, lots of shooting
– A Walk in Quail Country 2017 – Arizona Quail Hunt

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Jason Wright

Jason Wright
Thundering Aspens

Jason has been a professional upland bird hunting guide and dog trainer for 15 years, and is the second generation Owner of Thundering Aspens Sportsman Club in Mesick, Michigan.

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Chris Butz

Chris Butz, Esq.
Wingshooting & Fly-fishing Guide, Gundog Trainer and Yak Whisperer
Bespoke Sporting Ltd and Gill’s Pier Outfitters

As a sporting lifestyle evangelist, Chris has been chasing fin and feather across the Midwest for almost 40 years.  His passion is leading others outdoors to preserve our national heritage of the sporting lifestyle in the family.  As a recovering lawyer, Chris enjoys his days afield guiding clients on their next unforgettable sporting adventure that might include instructing sporting clays, training their gundogs on his private shooting/hunting preserve, getting after grouse and woodcock, chasing fish on the Lake Michigan flats or eating a yak burger from his herd Gill’s Pier Ranch.

You can get in touch with Chris at 231.486.0528 or the following: or

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Michael Sperry

Michael Sperry
Chukar fanatic and board member of the Nevada Chukar Foundation.
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Kevin Johnson II

Kevin Johnson II
Quail hunting fanatic, Conservationist, Quail calling and quail call design enthusiast.

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Fritz Heller

Fritz Heller
Grouse Commander
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Tim Kisieleski

Tim Kisieleski
Real life – manages a commercial glazing company outside of Boston. After hours, Licensed New Hampshire guide.
Avid coverdog trailer; Honorary kennel boy at Wildapple Kennels and Guide service; Gear aficionado and a Quill user since 93!Contact through :
Quilomene/Q5 Grouse Commander New England Birddog Club Woodcock Limited of New England Tim Kisieleski

Zak Tayer

Zak Tayer

Zak Tayer has been a wildland firefighter for the US Forest Service since 2006.  One of Zak’s main driving factors to making fire his trade of choice is the seasonal nature of it. As soon as fall rains and winter snows put fire season to bed; Zak is in the field. Zak and his small munsterlanders, Blitz and Angus, spend every winter touring the American west. A typical year will include hunts in Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and New Mexico. When not travelling, Zak lives in a small town in Northeast Oregon called Joseph; where he can hunt the Snake, Grande Ronde, and Imnaha river drainages.

Between his passion for bird hunting and his duties at work; Zak spends well over 200 days a year with a pack on his back. His insight is a valuable addition to the Q5 prostaff.
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