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Jeff

Jeff Colwell

Owner/Head Guide

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.

Danny

Danny Kahler

Guide

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.

Matt

Matt Sandersen

Guide

Hey there, my name is Matt Sandersen, and I have an addiction to the outdoors. I was fortunate enough to be raised right here on the Front Range where outdoor opportunities are endless. My early years were spent chasing bass, trout, and anything else that swims that would take a bait. As I got older I was introduced to waterfowl hunting by some friends and I have been completely consumed by the sport ever since.

I firmly believe that if you want to consistently kill birds that you must put in the work. There are those days that it seems that birds will just fall into your decoys, then there are also the days they seem stale and two steps ahead of you; I prefer the later. I am obsessed with perfecting the craft of getting birds in close no matter what the circumstances. Some days you win and some days you lose but like anything in life if you put in the work the results will follow.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to share my passion for fly fishing serving as a guide on the North Fork of the South Platte. I love the chance to connect with people and teach some new tricks when the opportunity arises. I am thrilled to have another opportunity to share my love for the outdoors as a part of Front Range Guide Service and I hope to see y'all in the field soon.

Tracy

Tracy Peter

Guide

My name is Tracy Peter. I have a hunting and fishing addiction. From the time I was a very young child, my granddad would take me hunting every weekend to provide meat for the family.

When I was 13, I had my first goose hunting trip with my Uncle Toby. I will never forget hunting in a pit in Kirwin, Kansas. We sat in the pit and had 10 dozen tires cut into four pieces and painted white bottoms for our decoys. What a great time! I have been hunting geese since and still love it.

While we lived in Windsor, CO, I had to pay big lease fees to hunt and so we bought a recreation home in Trenton, NE. I started hunting geese, turkey, pheasant and deer on State property with our son who was just 4 years old at the time and diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder. We have since made great relationships with farmers that let us lease many acres located around Swanson Reservoir and adjacent lands. We are located in the Central Flyway Zone and the waterfowl hunting is awesome!

In the mean time I meet Jeff Colwell. I believe God put him in my life for a reason. We have had an opportunity to create Swanson Valley Recreation and have some of the best Canadian goose, Snow goose, duck, turkey and deer hunting in Southwest Nebraska.With Jeff by my side, we have taken this and created an opportunity for young and old to enjoy. Our son has become a responsible young hunter and is growing into a fine young man and will continue the tradition that I experienced as a kid. We would like to share the same experience with others as we continue to grow guided turkey hunts.

 

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