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Tenderfoot Outfitters
Your premier connection to Colorado’s spectacular West Elk Wilderness and your Rocky Mountain Adventure of a lifetime.
Gunnison Country's Best Adventure Outfitter Award 2005-2011
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Meet the Staff
Fred Stinson Fred Stinson - owner
– Gunnison, Colorado -

This guy lives to guide hunts. Fred successfully guided his first hunter to a great 6x6 bull in 2004 and hasn't looked back since. His extensive knowledge of the mountain comes from numerous hours spent in the saddle riding and exploring the high country. Obsessed with his hunter’s success; be prepared to pack meat if you’re hunting with this guy.

Kendal Butts - owner
– Gunnison, Colorado -

Diverse in skills and knowledge, Kendall loves to share the heart of the West Elks with his clients and inspire others to find the joy and beauty in the great outdoors, just as he does. Whether on a horseback ride, in the cook tent whipping up back country cuisine, or guiding a hunt, he cares for the interest of the clients. Kendall is an outstanding chef and connoisseur and prepares some for the best home cooked meals you'll ever eat in a wilderness camp. He's also been know to guide a hunt or two, and knows how to get it done on the mountain.

Kendal Butts, Owner

Tal Underwood Tal Underwood
- Saint George, Utah -

The “Old Mountain Goat” has over 20 years experience guiding in the West Elk Wilderness for Tenderfoot Outfitters. Tal has been the subject of numerous magazine articles and has appeared on several TV hunting shows. This guy is an excellent guide who knows these mountains like the back of his hand, and how to get meat on the meat pole.

Tyler Hanson, Gunnison Colorado Tyler Hanson
- Gunnison, Colorado -

A fourth-generation Gunnison Valley cowboy and rancher, as well as an accomplished rodeo cowboy, Tyler grew up in the mountains chasing cattle and running into herds of elk and learning where they go throughout the four hunting seasons. Hunting has always been a passion, whether he's hunting himself, or guiding clients. He's always eager to share with others what he was privileged to grow up doing his entire life.

Daryl Davis
- Gunnison, Colorado -

Fairer, horse trainer, prize winning roper, and guide, Daryl does it all. He helps shoe our string of mountain horses and has trained several of them to be the top notch trail horses they are today. He also knows how to get around on the mountain as well, and has guided several successful elk hunts.

Daryl Davis Hunting Guide

Brett Redden Hunting Guide Brett Redden
- Gunnison, Colorado -

Born and raised in the Gunnison Valley, Brett's a cowboy and rancher that grew up riding in the West Elk Wilderness. Our string of mountain horses live year round on his ranch on Ohio Creek Road. He's one of the hardest hunting, nicest guys you'll ever meet, and it's a pleasure to spend time with him on the mountain.


Steven Devorss
- Gunnison, Colorado -

Riding the West Elk Wilderness is nothing new for this guy. He's seen every inch of it from the back of a horse while herding his cattle on the summer grazing range. Elk seem to find those secluded spots where the grass is greener and Steven knows where those spots are as well. Be prepared to cover some miles and see a lot of elk country if you hunt with this guy. He also has a few lion hounds and loves to tree a cat or two in the winter.

Steven Devorss Expert Trail and Hunting Guide

Casey Clark Hunting Guide Casey Clark
- Gunnison, Colorado -

Born and raised in a hunting family right here in Gunnison, Casey has taken his passion for hunting and the outdoors to the next level and made it his profession. He's a licensed guide in Alaska where he guides Brown Bear and Dall Sheep hunts. He's also guided hunts in New Zealand, and he guides elk hunts for us every fall. If you get this guy for a guide, you better be ready to hunt hard!

Levi Dick, Gunnison Colorado Hunting Guide Levi Dick
- Gunnison, Colorado -

A Colorado native, Levi lives for the challenge of the hunt, and is known for his extensive solo back country hunts in the Rocky Mountains. With his skills, instinct, and proven track record on finding elk you’ll understand why clients come back for more. Levi guides like he’s the hunter, so be prepared for close encounters, a lot of action, and try to stay calm when the opportunity arises. Nicknamed Jim Shockey Jr. of the West Elks, this elk killin’, bear fightin’, moose callin’ guide will definitely give you a huntin’ experience you’ll never forget.

Garrett Butts
- Gunnison, Colorado -

Born and raised in Gunnison, Garrett is an avid outdoorsman and athlete. From an early age, he's enjoyed all things outdoors - skiing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, soccer, hunting, and fishing! He got his first elk with a rifle at age twelve, but is most passionate about archery hunting. At age six he started helping Tenderfoot with the horses, riding with guests, and helping around camp. Now at sixteen, he's Kendall's right hand man and chief wrangler! He grew up in the West Elk Wilderness, learning the ways of outfitting, and exploring the vast high country. Don't let this young man's age fool you.

Garrett Butts, Trail and Hunting Guide

Tanner Perkins Tanner Perkins
- Gunnison, Colorado -

Tanner has spent every summer he can remember exploring the mountains of Colorado and loves horseback riding, fishing, biking, hunting, skiing, and hiking the high country. Whether it's setting the hook on a monster brown, or a late night packing out an elk, Tanner has done it. He shot his first duck at age nine, followed by his first 9 point buck at age ten, and was officially hooked on hunting and the great outdoors. He loves the feel of a tight line, the reward of a long hard hunt, and the smell of camp coffee in the morning. At sixteen Tanner is ready to put his passion for the outdoors to work.

Andrew Posavad
- Parker, Colorado -

Born and raised in a hunting family, Andrew is an avid outdoorsman and athlete. He enjoys all things outdoors – hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, rodeo, skiing and playing lacrosse.  He started hunting small game at age 8, shot his first elk at age 12 and his first mule deer buck at age 13.  He has guided waterfowl hunts in Northeastern Colorado and several friends and family on successful deer and elk hunts in the Colorado Rockies.  He is passionate about finding elk and sharing his love of the outdoors with others..

Andrew Posavad, Parker Colorado

- Gunnison, Colorado -

This little fellow started running the trails with Fred when he was eight months old and hasn't stopped since. A classic Blue Heeler he came out of a shelter in Ridgeway, Colorado and is one of the luckiest dogs in the world. He loves to herd horses and chase any cattle out of camp that dare to trespass there. He's even been known to herd a few kids around camp in the summer. A friend to everyone and everyone's friend, he'll greet you with a handshake when he meets you. He loves to spend time in camp, and it sure wouldn't be the same without him.!

Buster the trail dog