Meet Our Guides
Ranch Manager and Hunting Guide
Jared Bannon… Native to North eastern New Mexico, life long hunter and guide… Jared has worked the Mesa Country since the day he could stand on his own two feet, with his family, and for the past 8 years with Cotton Mesa. He and his wife have a true passion for the outdoors and the ranching lifestyle.
Travis Carter….Business and Wildlife Management…Graduate of Texas State…12 years hunting and guiding on Carter’s Country Ranches in Texas and Colorado….Hobbies are fishing and the latest technology.
Jeff Jones…Animal Science Major Sam Houston State…Guiding elk, mule deer, and white-tail hunters since 1995…Guided elk hunts in Angel Fire for over 12 years…Favorite hobbies are hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors with wife, Debbie, and son, Hunter.
Conner Doherty, 10 years guiding and outfitting on his family’s ranch, The Doherty Ranches…One of the founders of Folsom, N.M….Main hobby, Team Roping.
Cody Anderton…Ranch raised in Tex-Line, TX…Managed and guided ranches in southeast Colorado for 10 years…Hunted and trapped in Texas and Colorado whole life…Favorite hobbies are fishing, team roping, and horse care.
Rickey Root….Finance Major graduate, Lamar University. 10 years guiding and hunting at Apache Springs and Sombrerito Ranches. Waterfowl and fishing guide for more than 10 years. Hobbies are fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.
Armando "Kiro" Garza
Ranch and Hunting Technician
Armando “Kiro” Garza….Texas Tech University attendee, with a major in Agriculture. Affiliated with the Carter ranches for the best part of 30 years. Hobbies are western history and wildlife.
Former Ranch Manager and Consultant
Wally Mitchell…25 years experience at Cotton Mesa management and elk hunting logistics
Justin Carter…Entrepreneurship & Supply Chain Management graduate from Texas Christian University. Hobbies include outdoor recreation and reading.
Tad Krueger… Northeast culinary school graduate…Worked catering services and country clubs…Served dignitaries including President Bill Clinton…Specializes in Southwest style cooking… Favorite hobbies are hiking the mountains and going to the beach.