While the ownership of the outfitter has changed, much of everything else remained the same. The same guides are retained, the original house remains, and although some new hunting locations have been added, the traditional spots are still being utilized by the hunting staff and guides.

All of our guides are experienced professionals. Each of our guides has been escorting and providing quality hunting experiences to various levels of hunting enthusiasts for years and are intimately familiar with the area. Safety, as well as quality of the hunt, is of prime importance to us, and in no way will the safety of our guests be compromised for any reason. Our goal is to provide a safe and memorable hunting experience for our guests.

No matter what choice of equipment you choose, our guides can accommodate the hunters choice. As the guides are all bowhunters themselves.

Hiland Outfitters is owned and operated by Tom Kessel II. The Kessels have operated Hiland since 2002, and worked/hunted with the previous owner since 1988. Tom takes great pride in the business and has a strict criteria for his guides and staff. With years of guiding and worldwide hunting background Tom has incorporated what he has learned over the years into the outfit. 


All of Hilands guides have been trained by Taxidermist Jerry Kessel in the proper techniques of field care and caping of game heads.  This ensures proper care of your trophy to be delivered to your taxidermist. 

Hiland Outfitters History