Alaska Professional Hunters Association

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Alaska Professional Hunters Association
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President - Sam Rohrer

Sam Rohrer was born and raised on Kodiak Island. He was born into a guiding family and has been involved in all aspects of the business since his early teens. He has been fortunate to have the opportunity to guide in many different areas of the state. He received his Assistant Guides license when he turned 18 in 1998 and his Registered Guide license when he turned 21 in 2001. Currently Sam resides in Kodiak with his very understanding wife Sarah and their three kids. They own and operate a big game guiding, sport fishing and wildlife viewing operation on Kodiak.

Alaska Professional Hunters Association - APHA Board

Secretary - Deb Moore

Deb was raised in rural Arizona and grew up loving all things outdoors. She spent many years in large cities until the day she decided to simplify her life. That decision led her to Alaska in 1998. It was love at first sight and she knew instantly she would never leave. Deb comes to us with plenty of business management experience and is enthusiastic about the guiding business as well as the conservation of our wildlife.

BOD - Sameul T. Fejes Jr.

Sam was born and raised in Alaska. He entered into the guiding industry in 1978 as an assist guide. In 1981 he received his registered guide license and established Fejes Guide Service Ltd. that same year. Sam holds a commercial pilot license both land and sea with an instrument rating and has operated and holds an air taxi certificate, and holds a 100 ton Master coast guard license. Sam has been active with several conservation groups SCI, DSC, Conklin foundation, Shirkar Safari and the Kodiak Bear Trust Fund. Sam has also raised 3 children that have experienced the fishing and hunting that Alaska has to offer and hopes that their children can experience the same...

Assistant Secretary - Cabot Pitts

Introduced to the outdoors at a young age, Cabot's passion has always revolved around hunting and fishing. Cabot worked in Alaska as a packer in his off months while attending Virginia Tech as a student and collegiate swimmer. After graduating with a degree in Geography and a focus on Aerospatiale and Environmental Analysis, Cabot realized he wanted to fully pursue an outfitting career in Alaska. He has since then obtained his registered guide license and now runs Alaska Wild Wind Adventures where he currently holds an exclusive concession on the Alaskan Peninsula for brown bear and moose. Residing in Wasilla, Cabot hopes to help preserve and keep the hunting and fishing tradition alive for future generations to come.

Vice President - Wayne Kubat

Wayne moved from Minnesota to Alaska in 1976, started flying and guiding soon after, and obtained his registered guide license and opened Alaska Remote Guide Service in 1986. He has been a professional member of APHA since then and a master guide for several years now. He guides for brown bear, dall sheep and moose and also markets a popular video guide on calling and hunting moose. Wayne keeps active in wild life and guiding issues through the Alaska Board of Game and Big Game Commercial Services Board processes. He and his wife Marilyn live in their hangar/house on Jacobsen Lake near Wasilla, and Marilyn's help is vital to both businesses.

BOD - Joe Schuster

Joe Schuster has performed as a guide, outfitter and transporter throughout much of Alaska since 1990. Currently conducting big game hunting efforts mostly from Galena in the northwest portion of the state, Anchorage is home where he, wife Kay and three children Olivia, Elena and Slade operate Sportsman's Air Service.

BOD - Dan Montgomery

Dan was born in a small town in eastern Washington and grew up hunting and fishing. He moved to Alaska in 1982 and got his assistant guide license in 1985 and received his registered guide license in 1993. That same year he started his own guiding business Alaska Trophy Adventures. He has since earned his Master license and also holds a commercial pilot license for both land and sea. Dan has lived in Southeast (Juneau),the Arctic(Kotzebue) and now lives in Wasilla.

BOD - Jeff Burwell

Jeff began his guiding career in 1989 at age 18. Jeff has lived in Hoonah, Copper Center and currently resides in Wasilla with his wife of 24 years and two young boys. He supports his family from the bounty of Alaska's Natural Resources as a commercial fisherman and Master Guide. Jeff hopes to selfessly serve the APHA Board to protect our right to these resources and our "way of life".

Treasurer - Lyle Becker

Born and raised in a small town in central Ohio, Lyle grew up hunting, trapping, fishing, and dreaming of one day moving to Alaska. After commercial fishing in Bristol Bay several summers during college, he moved up permanently in 2006 with the goal of trapping and one day owning a guiding business. He received his Registered Guide license in December of 2008. Lyle is a board member of the South Central Chapter of the Alaska Tappers Association, and resides in Anchorage with his wife Alexandra.

BOD - Alisha "Mutts" Rosenbruch-Decker

Mutts was born and raised in an Alaskan guiding family in Southeast Alaska, daughter of two Master Guides. From an early age, she spent every moment possible in the field, and never strayed from her desire and drive to be a Hunting Guide. She is the only active female Master Guide in the State of Alaska (she is the 2nd female Master Guide in the history of the State, with her Mom being the first-ever female Master Guide, now retired). Hunting is her passion, and absolutely defines her - and Mutts has hunted all over the World. Now, mother of 2 young boys, she and her husband Zach are continuing the legacy of excellence in their now second-generation guide operation, Glacier Guides, Inc., started 47 years ago by Mutts' parents, Jim and MaryAnn Rosenbruch. Passionate about wildlife, their habitat, and the ability to pursue wild creatures in wild places, Mutts is grateful to be on the Board in an effort to help ensure we will all be able to continue to pursue our hunting heritage and traditions, not only for our lifetime, but for generations to come!

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