Jim Breck Bean

Owner and Founder of High West Outfitters

I‘m Jim Breck Bean, owner and founder of High West Outfitters. I was born and raised on a ranch in the Trans-Pecos region of far West Texas. I now make my home in the heart of the Big Bend just outside of Alpine, Texas. Hunting, Ranching, and Rodeoing is a natural way of life to me, as I’ve been involved in the three since I was a toddler. I hunt over 250 days out of the year, guiding and scouting for 300+ booked clients each season. HWO is an all low fence operation specializing in all species that in habit the Trans-Pecos region along with a select few exotics. When I ‘m not in the mountains chasing game you can find me on the back of a horse in the arena or on the family ranch.  

I take great pride in my hunting ethics, and live for the success of myself and my clients. I have hunted nearly every mountain range in West Texas, and have harvested & guided some giant animals in the past. Assisting hunters reach their hunting dreams has been a passion of mine since I was just a young kid, I started guiding hunters on the family ranch when I was just a very young boy. I took part in my first Desert Sheep hunt at just 11 years old! I love the great outdoors, and have a high respect for the conservation of our game. I have been blessed to have personally hunted Africa, Canada, Mexico and several states the U.S. I have also been lucky enough to take part and handle several big hunts outside of HWO for our clients.

 
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Jasper Klein

Guide

I’m Jasper Klein, operations manager at High West Outfitters. I was born and raised on a large cattle ranch nested at the base of the coveted Chinati Mountain range, where I worked alongside my two younger brothers and parents. I learned a love for hunting, and the outdoors at a young age guiding large game and chasing predators around the ranch. At 18 I migrated North to Wyoming, where I spent 3 years chasing elk through the wilderness. I now make my home in Alpine, TX. where I will raise my young daughter and continue to hunt and guide at High West Outfitters. While not hunting, one may find me working cattle or swinging a rope somewhere. I look forward to sharing my passions with you on your next adventure!

 

Tye Vick

Guide/Owner Desert Taxidermy

My name is Tye Vick, owner and founder of Desert Taxidermy. I make my home in Marfa, TX where I run my taxidermy business and raise a family of two girls and one boy, alongside my wife Lyndsay Vick. Our shop is located in Alpine, TX. Hunting and guiding has been a passion of mine that dates back to my high school years. I previously managed wildlife on a few large ranches and I now share my knowledge with the clients of HWO on a part time basis. I have been guiding for HWO since 2011, where I worked full seasons for 4 years. I now guide part time as I’m in the shop full time bringing dream animals back to life. I look forward to sharing many more seasons with the clients of HWO, and continuing to chase big game through the heart of the Trans-Pecos Region!

 

James Barton

Guide

I’m James Barton, 31 years old from San Antonio, Texas where I reside with my future bride Billie Jean Fay. My love for hunting, and guiding the Trans-Pecos has dated back to my teenage years sparked by my father. I have spent the last several years of my life roaming several different ranches across the vast mountainous region chasing Mule Deer and Aoudad. I have also chased several species of exotics across the hill country and southern regions of Texas. Pronghorn have carried me over the state lines chasing the coveted speed goat. 12 years of my life have been dedicated to capturing game for Sendero Helicopters of Bandera, Texas. I gladly now share my knowledge and experience with the great customers of High West Outfitters, and look forward to having you on your next adventure.

 
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Creed Cade

Guide

My name is Creed Cade. I grew up in Iraan, Texas. Working cattle and helping my family maintain our ranch south of Sheffield. After graduating, I was drawn to the beauty of Alpine. I rodeoed for Sul Ross State University and completed a masters of resource management. When I was not going to rodeos, I managed a few ranches around that area. Living in alpine, you need many influential people, that’s how I met Jim Breck Bean and was offered a spot on this amazing team.

 
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Tanner Klein

Guide

My name is Tanner Klein. I was born and raised in the High Desert Mountain Region of West Texas. I grew up roaming the Chinati Mountains and the Chinati Caldera, both on foot and horseback. My two brothers and I worked alongside our parents on a large cattle ranch, working cattle, training horses, repairing fences and anything else that needed to be fixed. While working on and living off the land, I developed a love for the land and the wildlife it supports. My passion for hunting evolved as I learned to respect management practices, which pairs the challenge of finding the right animal with getting a good shot. I have hunted white-tailed deer, including the Coues white-tail; elk; aoudad; mule deer; antelope; mountain lions; game birds; and several species of exotic animals. I look forward to joining Jim Breck’s outstanding team at High West Outfitters this fall and guiding clients to the “right animal” and getting them get the “right shot.”

 
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Steven Ryan

Guide

Hi, I’m Steven Ryan. I was born and raised on Tejon Ranch; the largest privately owned ranch in California. My childhood was filled with running hounds, hunting and fishing. I started guiding when I was 18 years old. I have guided wild pigs, mule deer, turkey, antelope, black bear and elk. For almost two decades I have been blessed to have spent 200 plus days a year guiding and developing friendships. Although I have never measured success in inches I have guided or been a part of over 30 free range bull elk scoring 380 to 442 inches. The past two years I have also guided deer in Sonora Mexico. My passion for pursuing desert mule deer has led my family and I to West Texas for the next chapter of our lives.  See you hunt camp!!!

 

Josh Coffey

Guide

Josh Coffey is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He has hunted big game across most of Texas and in parts of Colorado and Washington. Josh grew up in Round Rock, Texas and started hunting at a young age with much influence from his dad and uncle. At 13, his uncle suggested the idea of becoming a Hunting Guide, after that there were no further questions as to what he wanted to do. Since then he has mentored many on their first hunts and to their first deer. At 17, he was hired on a hunting ranch in the Texas Hill Country where he guided many clients on Whitetail hunts. He also took opportunities to guide hunts across Texas. Josh has a tremendous passion for wildlife and hunting and takes much pride in providing the greatest hunting experience to clients. If he is not guiding or hunting for himself, he is planning his next outdoor adventure.

 
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Jennifer Reed

Camp Cook

I’m Jennifer Reed from Winnsboro, Texas, I am the camp cook for high west outfitters.  I love cooking and serving others with a smile. My goal is to give all of our clients the best Texas food from grilled jalapenos to my homemade salsa, and finish off with banana pudding.  I enjoy catering to each clients wants and needs to make the the most enjoyable and exciting experience. Let’s make memories.

 

Janna Stubbs

camp cook

I‘m Janna Stubbs, camp cook for High West Outfitters in the beautiful mountains of the Chihuahua Desert. I’m proud to share my passion of cooking for the clients of High West Outfitters. I try to accommodate to the special dietary needs and wants of each hungry hunter. Each meal is prepared with fresh, wholesome and healthy ingredients. From grilled bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos to my delicious pecan pie, I want you to have the best memorable experience of good ole-fashion cookin. Homemade goodness made with love is how I like to serve up smiles at our table.

 

BlackJack

Hi, I’m blackjack the HWO mascot & professional blood tracker. I’m a 2017 model jack Russell. I love to sniff out blood of wounded animals & ride on the ranger with my dad Jim Breck. When I’m not running up the mountains of the Trans Pecos, or down in the canyons, I enjoy being the entertainment/star of camp. I typically get in trouble a minimum of twice a day, but when it is game time it’s on and I’m all business. I hope to not have to be your assistance in retrieval, but when needed I’m always ready to go. I will point out every bird and rabbit we see during your hunt, and keep you well entertained!