I'm Jeff Colwell, owner/head guide of Front Range Guide Service. I am a Colorado native and have been hunting waterfowl here on the Front Range for over 30 years.
My waterfowling start began at the age of 7 years when I went on my first duck hunt right here on the Front Range of Colorado. Now at over 40, I have watched a transformation of this area over the years that many have not witnessed. Years ago migration paths were different, and wintering geese were fewer and farther between. Until I reached the teen years, our resident population of Canada geese was much smaller, and goose hunting opportunities were spread across a much smaller area.
I was fortunate to have been raised in Loveland, only a few short miles from the spot where our local flock was started. Back in those days, duck hunting was better, and goose hunting at times was more of a "opportunity". Back then goose decoy spreads were not as common on the Front Range, and Lamar, Co. was known as the hotspot. This evolution of goose hunting grabbed my heart and soul, and created the zeal for the sport that I still have today.
The love for the outdoors has led me in many directions including guiding, sporting goods retail, tournament bass fishing, calling competitions, judging, and hunting and fishing across the U.S. and into Canada.
There came a point in life where I needed a top priority, and that is where my beautiful wife Debbie and my two wonderful children came in to play. They, along with my parents and close personal friends realized that I also had another high priority, and helped me start my dream company known today as Front Range Guide Service. Hopefully I will get to share that zeal for the sport I still have with you this season.
Folks I'm Danny Kahler and I grew up north of Denver and now live in Ft. Collins. My whole life I have been involved in what we all can't get enough of in the Colorado outdoors. At age 4 I was never left behind by dad when it was time to hunt and fish and I couldn't get enough of it!
The outdoors have always been a huge part of me, it's just who I am. Waterfowl hunting is as good as it gets in my world. At 16 years of age I became a guide and found I could help bring others the same experiences that made me obsessed with the sport. I take pride in what I do and believe one can only get out of something what they put into it, so I give it my all, everyday. To stay on top we have to know how to adapt and I have seen the ways we hunt waterfowl change over my life alone. It's the challenge that I love so much about it. I hope to join you in the field soon.