J&M Whitetail Outfitters: Destination Kansas is a hunting outfitter primarily focusing on whitetail but we also offer turkey, waterfowl, quail and coyote hunts. I, Steven Freese, am the sole owner and lead guide of the outfit, aided by my wonderful wife Deanna who will be heading up all of the day to day lodging and cooking operations. We have two sons, Joey & Mason. They are so precious to us and we are thankful to be able to share this adventure with our children.
At the center of our business plan is the absolute satisfaction and accommodation to our clients with the goal of developing lifelong friendships with each one. Hunting is not just a job, it is my passion- one God has blessed me with the ability to pursue and share.
OWNER & LEAD GUIDE
Owning a business such as this is a dream come true. I take great pride in everything I do and therefore you can be assured that I will work very hard to make sure you are pleased with your hunt.
Our desire here at J&M is to create lifelong memories and lasting friendships. It's more than just a hunt.
Hunting has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have a great respect for nature and am especially passionate about hunting Whitetail. Learning their patterns and behaviors, and then eventually being able to take down an old mature buck; There is no other feeling like it.
Being in the outdoors is how I was raised. I can remember going deer hunting with my Dad from a very early age. I am passionate about chasing all types of game but the whitetail deer is where my roots were planted. Chasing and learning about these animals isn't just a hobby for me, it's part of who I am.
I couldn't be more excited to work with J&M Whitetail Outfitters. Steven and Deanna have been good friends for several years and I enjoy getting to share in the same passion. I get just as excited when I get the call from a client saying they just shot their biggest buck ever!
Working for Steve and Deanna has been such a blessing. As an avid deer hunter for well over 25 years I'm now able to share my experiences of hunting whitetail in a whole new way. I get to take my passion and use my knowledge in helping each and every client achieve their whitetail trophy. Whether I'm working the land, setting stands, or helping a hunter chase down a trophy deer I put in all my efforts. Seeing the success of a client brings me as much joy as if it were my own!
LODGE & OFFICE MANAGER
Blessed to be able to work alongside my husband as he pursues his dream. And doubly blessed that we can have our children grow up in the process with us. Joey & Mason (J&M) are our purpose...Proverbs 22:6
One thing we can promise here at J&M is that you will not go hungry! I grew up eating great home-cooked meals and sitting at the table together as a family; and for that I am thankful! It brings me joy to cook for my family and friends!
May all who enter as guests leave as friends!
We operate on 16,000+ acres of long term, private leased, highly managed, prime habitat in Chautauqua and Elk counties . Our ground consists of a mixture of mature timber, cedars, river bottoms, oak flats, brushy hedgerows, agricultural fields, crop grasses...the entire Kansas experience. We focus on growing and managing for some of the countries largest free ranging, fair chase whitetails.
Our whitetail season kicks off in September with muzzleloaders, a time when you can still catch velvet bucks in their bachelor groups on summer feeding patterns. From there, we transition right into archery through October and into the always exciting Kansas rut of November. The end of November brings on our two week rifle season taking us into December, which is never a dull time. We finish up chasing big bucks with our cold late season archery hunts through the end of the month.
With the end of our rifle whitetail hunts, we begin turning our eyes to the skies for the wide array of waterfowl that pass through our properties. Our ground offers multiple ponds, lakes, rivers, and grain fields to hunt over- so we can be where the birds want to be. We also open up for the hunters who chase the flush of a covey of quail, as our ground is home to many birds. April brings our turkey hunters into camp. Kansas offers a two bird limit, and we have Easterns, Rios, and Hybrids roaming our land. Due to the wide predation, we are allowed to hunt and trap coyotes year round- so we always have something to offer our friends.
Whatever you choose to hunt, we do hope that you choose to hunt it here with us at J&M Whitetail Outfitters: Destination Kansas.