Guides

Kyle Vaughan Outfitter Manager & Guide

As far back as I can remember, fishing and hunting with my family and friends are some of my favorite memories.  I cannot think of anything else I would rather be doing than sitting in a stand waiting for deer to walk through or drifting flies anticipating a trout to take.  After working in the banking industry around Atlanta for 13 years and guiding fly fishing trips for 8 years, I moved to WNC to pursue my passion for guiding and start a career in the outdoor industry.  I am fortunate to be able to share my passion for the outdoors through my role as Outfitter Manager and Guide at DB bar D. We are committed to providing a memorable outdoor experience and preserving those experiences through various conservation efforts for future generations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Michael Miranda Fly Fishing Guide

Michael Miranda is a true asset to our company. Michael comes to us with experience from the saltwater of South Florida. Michael is the manager of The Horse Shoe Farm as well. He can make your entire vacation be memorable. Michael is patient and a great instructor. 

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. 

Dustin Turpin Fly Fishing and Upland Guide

Dustin Turpin is a man of many talents. Dustin is well known in the wingshooting community and grouse hunts regularly. Dustin has many years of fly fishing experience in mountain streams. We respect Dustin tremendously. He also works full-time as a firefighter protecting the public and saving lives. Thank you for your service Dustin.