#teamxfo Senior Guide Hunt Profile: Steven James
Meet #teamxfo Big Game Hunting Guide Steven James.
Steven is married to his best friend and has 4 beautiful children. He spends as much time in the mountains with his family as he can, from camping, scouting, shed hunting, fishing and hunting.
Steven has 25 years of hunting experience, going back to when he was a kid tagging along with his dad. He has been guiding friends, family and clients for a decade, and full time for the past 7 years.
He is an avid Archery Hunter and his favorite animal to pursue is Elk. Steven has been a volunteer and leader for many conservation orgs such as the RMEF, Ducks Unlimited and NWTF. He, along with Guide Scott Bergera, has also been a judge at the World Elk Calling Competition.
Steven is also an Ambassador for Operation: Pay It Forward, a non profit that helps Veterans heal by getting them into the outdoors and away from their everyday stress. Steven is also a Veteran himself.
Steven says, " I became a guide because for as long as I can remember, it was one of my life goals. I wanted to become military, a dad, a husband and a guide. I had accomplished the first 3 starting at the age of 17, so becoming a guide was the final chapter. I enjoy guiding more than I do hunting for myself. It's tough work but worth every step of the way. I love the reactions each client has when they finally notch their tags and that is what keeps me going year after year."
We are glad Steven is on board with XFO and excited to see where the future takes him with the outfit!!