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I have had the honor of having Mike Fifer (CEO of Ruger Firearms), members of the NYPD, a Mayor of Tijuana, and several hunters from the FBI, CIA, and The Pentagon, a group of Chicago Firefighters, a Top Gun Pilot, 9 Time World Champion MMA Fighter, and a lot of “regular Joe’s” as clients in the past. I am proud of my operation.  I have found that by providing a list of ALL of last year’s clients, inquirers know they are getting a complete representation of my clients and not just names and numbers of the happy clients that have been hand picked by me to tell you how great I am. I would encourage you to phone many of these guys and ask them any questions that you feel are important in making your decision to hunt with me. If you are satisfied with their answers, give me a call and we will go ahead with setting up your hunt.

You should not consider booking a hunt with an outfitter before you speak with all of the hunters who have hunted at the same time and place during the previous season. It is important to know ahead of time what you are getting for your money. It is important to know the name of the individual who will accompany you in the field. I am proud of the attention I give my clients before, during, and after the hunt. **Most importantly, don't consider booking a hunt with anyone that is not willing to give you the names and numbers of all the clients from the previous season.**

Email me right now at and I will provide you with the list of ALL of my clients from last year.  You will receive a return email containing the names shortly.

June 1, 2013


I just wanted to thank you for another great hunt. I was hoping lucky 7th trip would get me that 1,000 yd shot but I will just have to live with 868yds until we can try again. I have hunted all over the country with and without a guide. The trips with you are always the most productive and my group would not consider using a different guide. The one year we waited too long to get our dates lined up and you couldn't do it, we used a different guide and the trip was a nightmare. You have never failed to put us on targets even when there was bad weather in the area. We're too old and fat to field hunt pheasants any more but the years we combined prairie dogs and pheasants with you were great. Please feel free to use me as a reference any time.

Craig D. Porter
President and Chief Instructor
NSCA Level 3 Coach NRA Training Counselor



Unless other arrangements are made, I will be your guide. In a perfect world, an employee would care about the business as much as the owner. Unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world. I do all of my own guiding unless other arrangements are made. It is comforting for you to know that the guy who is cashing your check (me) is the same guy who will accompany you in the field (me). I put my reputation on the line every time I cash a check. If you have ever paid a lot of money for a guided hunt only to be sent out with a sub-par(drunk/lazy/brother-in-law that just lost his job/etc) guide, you will know why this is so important.  If you haven't ever experienced being assigned to a poor guide, you will probably take your chances until you do.....then you will insist on hunting with the owner.


Contact Information

Please call or e-mail me with any questions or to get a list of ALL my clients from last year.
Jim River Guide Service
Willie Dvorak
432 Railway Avenue
Mellette, SD 57461

Phone: 605-887-3561