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.
We operate on 13,500+ 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.
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.
LODGE & OFFICE MANAGER
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; something I learned to appreciate early in life!
It brings me joy to cook good meals for my family and I am happy to be able to share that with our guests as well! We have family recipes from around the country and I always look forward to learning new recipes that our guests like to share with us!
WATERFOWL & WHITETAIL GUIDE
I cannot remember a time when I did not want to be in the outdoors enjoying all that it has to offer. My love for the outdoors soon led me to hunting and fishing. That is where I feel most myself and truly blessed to enjoy the outdoors.
My passion for hunting really kicked off when I trained my first gun dog, Blu. This led to countless hours afield, many new travels, new friends and amazing memories.
I look forward to what the future holds and this great opportunity to share my love and passion for the outdoors with everyone that joins us and becomes a part of the J&M family!