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My whole life has evolved around hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors. I love looking back at all the pictures of myself growing up. Most are with the critters that somehow always outnumbered the people I knew. My sophomore year of high school my family started A2Z Taxidermy and we moved to Junction to establish the business shortly thereafter. That first summer, conveniently swimming at the local river, I met Cody. He pretty much instantly became my whole world. Much of Cody’s youth was spent outdoors as well. His favorite past times were, hunting on his family’s place here in Junction for whitetail or taking a pole to any body of water to fish for bass. Most of our dates were out in the pasture predator hunting or me showing him the many different animals we offer hunts on. After graduating high school, Cody went to work for my dad, and I officially became the secretary for the taxidermy end of things. We welcomed our first spitfire of a daughter, AdaMae, into the world in 2018. Finally, I convinced Cody to settle down, and we married in 2020. Our second daughter, Nora, was born in 2021.
Hunting has taken a spot on the back burner as my schedule stays full being a mom, wife, and secretary for the taxidermy shop. Cody enjoys guiding hunters part time, and hunting for himself when the chance presents itself. As time passes, we plan to travel international and expand our trophy room. Grow our daughters to be avid hunters and As well as continue to help grow PBGSO and manage A2Z taxidermy. One day we hope to have a house on the beach, continue the taxidermy end of things, and do fishing charters for my parent’s business Circle C Charters.
I grew up in the northeast, but I’m as avid a hunter as it gets. Having shot my first big game animal when I was nine, I fell in love with hunting and never wanted to do anything else. In spite of my autism, I’ve had the drive to pursue my goals and aspirations. These pursuits led me to hunt all over the world, harvesting amazing trophies. I have hunted the big five in Africa when I was sixteen, on one 21 day safari in South Africa and Zimbabwe. That was only the beginning of my hunting career. Since I love hunting so much I wanted to make it everything, including my career.
When I first came to Pope brothers I was a client on a hog hunt bought from an auction. I had such a great time I came back twice. After learning about their guide school, I signed up and became part of the team. After completing Texas Gide School, I got offered a position to stay and guide for Pope Brothers. Since joining the crew in 2018, I made it my mission to ensure every client has an awesome time. Most importantly, giving them an awesome time in my own way. Over the years one method of hunting has stuck out to me over the others; hunting with hounds. I’ve hunted mountain lion, black bear and wild hogs with dogs and loved it every time. I didn’t grow up doing it like most, but that doesn’t stop me. My hopes are to give clients as great a time as I get when hunting with my own pack of well trained dogs.
Hey! My name is Toby Lee! I am from Hobbs New Mexico! though I’ve only been guiding hunts for close to 10 years I have had a love and passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors since I was a little kid! I am professional bull rider and also have a taxidermy business in Hobbs where I reside!! I’ve been fortunate enough to guide hunts In multiple western states with opportunities to hunt numerous different species! I am extremely thankful for the opportunity Pope brothers outfitting and A-Z taxidermy have both given me to guide hunts as well as helping mount animals in their Shop part time!!! If you are looking for a dream hunt or somewhere to get away and relax while being outdoors as well as quality taxidermy work this is the place to be!! I am a big people person and love seeing my clients smiles when they harvest a trophy! Whether it’s me behind the trigger or a client I am like a kid taking his first animal! I get just a worked up and happy as my clients do while I’m watching the show play out!
My name is Jeffrey Austin and I was raised in West TX on 18,000 acres. Growing up in the country gave me an extreme respect for the outdoors. This is where I found my passion for hunting and guiding. After high school I enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and I am currently still active duty with over 22 years of service. The Coast Guard has given me the opportunity to experience the outdoors and hunting while living in 9 different states and 2 tours oversees. I try and take leave during the peak hunting seasons to come home and guide every year and have been doing so for over 8 years now.
I married my wife Melissa in the summer of 2012 in South Carolina and we have a two amazing children. I introduced my daughter Ashlynn to hunting at the age of four when she shot her first buck. She is now completely addicted to hunting and looks forward to opening day of deer season each year. My 5 year old son is addicted to fishing currently as we live in south Florida but is very interested to get more experiences hunting ever since he harvested his first buck last year at the age of four.
I have been lucky enough to hunt on multiple continents and numerous states and being able to guide hunters on their trophy of a lifetime is my goal and something that I am very passionate about. Making sure that you have the best experience possible each and every time you hunt with me is something that I strive to attain. I have less than 2 years left in the military before I retire and head back to Texas and guide full time. I look forward to spending time with all my clients around the fire in the future. Happy hunting!
I grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and acquired my hunting and outfitting skills from my mentor, my father. Whilst he was an avid hunting and wing shooter, and together we hunted and walked the fields of Africa through this he taught me about the magnificent fauna and flora around us. Qualifying as a Professional in April 1996 I was excited to pursue my dreams as a hunting guide. I have been fortunate to have travelled extensively throughout Africa and North America where I have built up a solid safari network and knowledge, enabling me to help my clients achieve exactly what they are after.
I am passionate about hunting, guiding and conservation, and when a potential client gets to meet me they will see it. I love to have a good yarn about what they want to achieve and how best I can showcase our magnificent wildlife and nature to them. I have hunted with clients from all around the world and from all walks of life. We as a family moved to Texas in August 2018. With my passion for hunting and guiding I was looking for an opportunity to join an outfit here in Texas and keep doing what I do best. Texas having all the beautiful exotics animals from around the world and there own native species I was excited to get involved.
I have guided Rifle, Black powder and Pistol hunts as well as Bow Hunters from all over the world in 6 countries in Africa and North America. I have also guided top bow hunting celebrities for gold medal trophies with bow and arrow. In North America I guided many clients for Whitetail deer, exotics and bird shooting.Together with my passion and your enthusiasm, I will make sure you will return home not only satisfied but wanting to come back for another legendary hunt!