Our Staff

Fielding- is a native Texan born in Kerrville in 1940. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin in 1964 with a degree in biology & agriculture. He was employed as a biologist with the Wildlife Division of the Texas Parks & Wildlife department for 40 years. Fielding has worked numerous regions of Texas conducting dove, quail, turkey & deer surveys for recommending seasons, bag limits & permits issuances. His last 20 years as an employee with Texas Parks & Wildlife he worked as a Technical Guidance Biologist in Central & West Texas. Now as a retired State Biologist he is involved in private consulting concerning deer management. He has prepared wildlife management plans for over 450 ranches that involved over 1.8 million acres and has been working alongside The Kana Family since 1991.

Rex- was born and raised in Oklahoma, graduated from Oklahoma State with a bachelor in range management, and moved to Texas in 1965. He served in the army during the Vietnam War. He spent 32 years with the USDA Department of Agriculture working alongside us and other ranches helping with brush control and fencing. After retiring, Rex joined our guiding staff and has been helping us for over a decade. He is not only the most knowledgeable guide you will come across, but you’ll leave here feeling like you made a new friend. If we could clone a guide, Rex would be the man.

Gary & Karen - are both native Texan and longtime family friends of the Kana Family. When they retired, they decided to leave the hussle & bustle of Houston and unwind in the Texas Hill Country. Karen helps out part time when needed. Gary has been our ranch hand and a guide for almost a decade. They are the most fun loving, entertaining, optimistic human beings you’ll ever come across. You’ll want to book more hunting days with us just to hang out with them.

Dustin- was raised in East Texas and has always had a passion for the outdoors. He moved to the Hill Country in 2008 for an opportunity to pursue a career in the outdoors. Dustin works fulltime as a harvester for Broken Arrow Ranch, which provides America’s finest restaurants with high quality free-range venison. Dustin breaths, eats and sleeps hunting which makes him an excellent part-time guide for us. He is extremely knowledgeable, not only with whitetail, but a variety of exotic game. Dustin is the personification of the Texas “good ole boy” who will help you harvest a trophy of a lifetime.

Kelcie-was born on the Texas coast and moved to the Hill Country at a young age. As a child, Kelcie spent many weekends and holidays exploring the hills on the West Kerr Ranch. She knows every nook and cranny of these woods. She is extremely educated in wildlife management, a fulltime taxidermist, and has been a guide for two decades. Her passion is hog hunting and she has spent many sleepless nights chasing those critters. Kelcie is easy going, enjoys taking kids out for their first hunt, and would rather be but hunting & fishing than doing anything else in the world.

Ashley- like Kelcie, was raised spending every spare minute of time on the ranch. After graduating High School, she decided to pursue a degree in Child Development at Texas Tech University. However, after graduation, Ashley quickly realized that the ranch is where she needed to be. Ashley became the public relations representative & booking agent in 2002. She was also a fulltime guide up until her son Cutler was born in 2010. She now helps out part-time with guiding. If you want to book your next hunt with the West Kerr Ranch, Ashley will be your first introduction to our friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff.

Chris M- grew up in the Houston and graduated from University of Texas with a finance degree. He now lives in San Antonio with his wife and two young boys. Chris is well versed in rifles and ballistics. He enjoys being outdoors and strives to make sure our hunter's have a great over all experience and successful hunt.

Chris F- is a Central Texas native, raised in the Austin area. With family in West Texas from San Angelo to Odessa and Lubbock. After serving in the Air Force he settled in Houston and graduated from The University of Houston with a Business degree (emphasis in Spanish studies). After extensive travel in Europe, Mexico and Central America Chris began to guide river rafting trips in Costa Rica and worked at Purgatory Ski Resort in Durango Colorado. His love of adventure and people has drawn him to the hospitality industry where he has worked for over 30 yrs. Now happily married with three energetic children(all boys) Chris has settled again outside of Austin, in Bastrop County. He and his wife Jillian now own the Cedar Bend Event Center in Austin and he guides here at the West Kerr Ranch on a regular basis.

Cass- was born in raised in the Texas Hill Country. He has been hunting since he was a young boy and enjoys every opportunity to guide another fellow hunter. Cass started guiding for us several years ago and we’ve been very impressed with his expertise. He is family oriented, patient, works well with others and is very helpful with first time hunters.

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