Guides

Ryan Waldrep Outfitter Assistant & Guide

Having been raised hunting and fly fishing, the outdoors have always been a big part of who I am.  Whether it be calling for turkey in the Spring, casting to wary trout in the early Fall, or rattling in a big buck in late November — I love nothing more than spreading the joy that being in the outdoors brings.  

After working on a wild quail hunting property in South Georgia for 6 years, I decided to head to the mountains and found my way to DB Bar D.  As an Outfitter Assistant & Guide, I strive to create the most enjoyable & memorable experience possible, all the while teaching stewardship, respect for the resource, and conservation practices to ensure that this beautiful resource can be enjoyed for generations to come.

Harrison Davis Youth Hunting Guide

Harrison is Jason's oldest son. Harrison has a big heart and is wanting to reach out to other youth who wish to learn more about hunting, the outdoors, and agriculture. Harrison is one of the most knowledgeable people on the farm. 

I am excited to be a founder of DB bar D Outfitters. My two younger brothers and I eat, sleep, and breathe farming, hunting, and fishing. We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful community that is rich with opportunity for growth, but still remaining true to its rural heritage. I am excited to grow up in this wonderful community and look forward to getting a great education and giving back the opportunities that have been given to me. I look forward to sharing my favorite hunting and fishing spots with you here at DB bar D Outfitters.

Phillip Heatherly Big Game Guide

Phillip Heatherly is an experienced guide focusing on bear, deer, and turkey hunting. Phillip is an expert woodsman who works hard to get guests onto the game they are pursuing. Phillip also guides on bear hunts in other parts of the state which gives him irreplaceable knowledge.

Scott McJunkin Fly Fishing Guide

Scott McJunkin is one of the most experienced fly fishermen on any river in our region. We love Scott's wonderful personality. Scott goes the extra mile to make sure that his guests have a memorable time. Scott is great at giving lessons also. Let Scott take you on a trip.

Mike Cowan Fly Fishing Guide

Mike Cowan is a very special person. Mike has years of experience which makes everything he does look easy. Mike is able to instruct people of every age. Mike has skills with drift boats to give you several options of fishing in the mountains. 

Danny Massie Upland Manager

I am a native of Western North Carolina. I attended A.C. Reynolds High School and Western Carolina University. I am a proud grandfather of nine grandchildren. I started bird hunting over twenty five years ago and just love it. I have been guiding bird hunts for about ten years. I have guided regularly at River Bend in South Carolina and Broad River Farms in Rutherford County. My dogs are English Pointers and an English Setter that are well trained and a joy to hunt over. I own Bee Ridge Quail Farm which raises about 1,400 Bobwhite Quail each year. The birds are flight conditioned so you will have the opportunity to hunt birds that fly as fast as a wild bird.

Chris Webb Training Officer

Chris Webb is one of our top guides and serves as our training officer. Chris brings decades of experience in fly fishing, guiding, shooting, and instructing. We are happy to have Chris aboard our team.