Brandon mendoza

I am a full-time Firefighter/EMT in Emporia, KS . I have two daughters (Avery & Ember), and a great wife, Denise, that supports me in all that I do! She is a vital part of Tornado Alley Waterfowl and I couldn't do it without her! I work 10 days a month at the FD, so that leaves a lot of time to hunt. I have been avidly pursuing waterfowl for the last 23 years.  My waterfowling obsession has taken me to Canada, Arkansas and all over the state of Kansas. In my trips to Canada we have competed in several goose shoot competitions. My team has been fortunate enough to place first several times as well as consistently placing in the top five. Hunting waterfowl with a good dog makes the hunt so much more fun and productive and is something I greatly enjoy. Our dogs are valuable conservation tools that we utilize in every hunt; they can find downed game better than any human ever could. The off season allows me to further train our TAW dogs so they can continue to better their retrieving skills. Whether I am hunting competitively or guiding for clients, I put in nothing less than 100% to produce excellent results.  I take my waterfowling very seriously and will go to extremes to get you on the X.

Jose Aranda

 

I am the owner of Aranda’s Bodyshop & Auto Detailing in Emporia, KS.  I am 40 -years-old. I have one child, Liam who is one. I have been doing all types of hunting since the age of 10, but for the past 19 years waterfowl hunting has been my passion. I am a member of Ducks Unlimited. I am fortunate to have been able to hunt geese and ducks from Canada to Arkansas and all over Kansas. I have been in several goose hunting competitions in Canada where my team has been very successful. We have won several and placed in the top five many times. I spend a lot of time on the back roads scouting to get our clients on the X, as well as maintaining open water in many of our waterfowl hot spots when the temperatures get below freezing. When our hunting season is over you can catch me on the water fishing and working to make the next hunting season more memorable than the last. I hope I get the chance to share some of our great hunting here in Kansas with you next season.

 

shawn wood

As much as I would like to say I hunt for a living, it's unfortunately the furthest from the truth. Monday through Friday (and sometimes nights and weekends if disaster strikes) I work as a Lineman's Apprentice for a power line construction contractor as I finish up my apprenticeship under Local Union 304. Luckily, I can combine family time with hobby time since my beautiful wife Kaylee who wants nothing more than to join me on my outdoor adventures. We can't wait for the day that our beautiful daughter Mila, and our son due in November, can join us in the field and share the same passion we enjoy so much. Having grown up hunting and fishing, I have learned to enjoy everything about spending time in the outdoors, chasing the smell and the excitement of a hot shotgun barrel at first shooting light.   Throughout the years, with great help and expertise from Brandon and Jose, I have worked to hone my skills to help put you on the birds. Whether it's greenheads falling into the spread at break of daylight or honkers landing on top of you in a feed field, I thoroughly enjoy helping you make memories that last a lifetime, with a hunt you will never forget!

Everett Adkins

I am 45 years old and self employed, doing construction and remodeling. I was raised in the Flint Hills of Kansas. I first started hunting pheasant and quail in my youth. When the upland hunting took a downward trend, I was introduced to waterfowl hunting.  Since that time, many days and miles have been spent on the back roads of Kansas scouting and hunting with family. As my network grew, I started hunting with a great group of friends that went on to create Heartland Waterfowl, which currently airs on the Sportsman channel. My time spent with Heartland Waterfowl has lead to many journeys up and down the central flyway. The relationship with those friends lead me to Tornado Alley. The Tornado Alley team shared the same passion and dedication to succeed as HW. A great friendship was formed through those shared hunts and seasons. I spent last season learning the ropes of guide life with Brandon and Jose.  Hunting with this large group of friends put new meaning into how waterfowl hunting is defined to me. I truly enjoy sharing the sport with others either through a camera lens or the smiles from the blind. To hunt with either of these two groups takes nothing short of 110% dedication to be successful in finishing birds right in front of the blind. I look forward to sharing the unforgettable moments of Kansas waterfowl hunting with all. 

Landon Hughes

My name is Landon Hughes. I am 25 years old and have been chasing waterfowl for the last 10 years. Up until this season, I have been in professional baseball. I was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 7th round in 2017. During each off-season during my baseball career I would avidly pursue waterfowl. Being from Marietta, Georgia this meant long trips multiple times a year to hunt waterfowl. I have hunted all over the Mississippi and Central flyways. Once baseball ended for me I knew the only thing in my life that got me out of bed the way the white ball did was hunting waterfowl. My true passion is in the outdoors. There is nothing like being in a hole in the woods watching massive groups of mallards cup over the decoys. I strive to provide the most memorable hunts I can to anyone who sits in the blind with me. Whether that is my best friend or a total stranger. During the  off-season you will find me chasing bass all of the state of Georgia and anxiously awaiting the next waterfowl season. I can't wait to get you all on the most memorable hunt you have ever had.