PRO STAFF

Pro Staff:

  • Dave Gates

    Dave Gates

    Dave was born in 1948, at Mitchell, South Dakota, and hunted and fished from the time he was 10 years old and his dad moved the family out into the country south of town.  He worked while he was in high school at a mink ranch, doing everything that needed to be done all the way ...

  • Steve Gates

    Steve Gates

    Steve is a 5th year senior at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, going for majors in computer science, computer engineering, & electrical engineering, with a minor in math. Internships: L-3 Communications, defense contractor: was tasked with streamlining communications with (17) different operating systems, including their unmanned drones. Job completed Summer of 2013 took an internship ...

  • Carl Stonecipher

    Carl Stonecipher Bio

    Carl Stonecipher, is a retired dentist from Rapid City, SD with 14 trips to Africa under his belt, and counting: game taken include bull elephant, male lion, (2) leapords, (10) cape buffalo, (4) zebras, roan, (2) sable, Red Duiker, East Africa Duiker, Common Duiker, Blue Duiker, Steenbuck. Mule deer 27” spread, whitetail 160” total points, 15 ...

  • Dave Einerwold

    Dave was born in South Dakota, and grew up in Aberdeen where as a youngster he would get up at 4:00 AM and pedal his bike to Wylie Lake and go fishing, get home, clean fish, and get to school.  Dave moved to Pierre when he was 18 years old where he live for 4 ...

  • Karl Castor

    Karl Castor Pro Staff

    Karl has been a pheasant hunter for over 50 years, and was part owner in a pheasant preserve near Newell, SD for 15 years until it started to take too much of his time. Karl is currently the local president of the Black Hills chapter of Pheasants Forever and has held this post for 12 years. ...

  • Travis Vaad

    Travis Vaad Elk Hunting

    Travis Vaad grew up on a cattle ranch and worked as a professional pheasant hunting guide in central South Dakota for many years. He now lives with his wife, Jenna, and children Nissi, Judah and Josiah in Oacoma, SD, where he works for The Thunderstik Lodge as the outdoor operations manager. His life passions are ...

  • Paul Gates

    Paul Gates

    Paul was born August 13th, 1989, in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Paul has played sports all his life starting with soccer, from there little league baseball (on Rapid City All star team in his 12 year old season), on to the Pony League (City champs in 14 year old season) on to the State tournaments. ...