Like most people with a passion for the outdoors, Wes grew up running around South, Central and West Texas hunting and fishing and spending as much time outdoors as possible. After spending almost 10 years in commercial construction, with the last 3 of those years moving to Austin, TX and opening and running the Austin branch, Wes was headed home from a 7 day elk hunt in Colorado and knew it was time for a change. He had been guiding and running hunts since he was 16 and had always dreamed of owning his own outfitting business so he formed Double Diamond Outfitters in November of 2005 and the rest as they say “is history.”
HOMETOWN: Comfort | TX
ON HUNTING: I love to hunt any and everything, but people ask me all the time “What’s your favorite animal to hunt?” If I was forced to pick just ONE, I’d have to say sheep…ANY sheep! I know, sheep is really a species, and not an animal, but I’m a sheep nut.
Every spring you’ll find me out in West Texas volunteering with the Texas Bighorn Society working to build/repair guzzlers for the desert bighorn, as well as all the other critters of the high desert; and in June you’ll find me at the Texas Bighorn Society Roundup raising money for desert bighorn. I LOVE the hunt of the desert bighorn, but with limited tags, I get my “sheep fix” by hunting free-range aoudad in West Texas.
ON PNUMA Hunting over 250 days a year I have to have clothing that works in all different climates and conditions. Pnuma's gear checks all the boxes and makes my job easier. The fit, functionality and innovation behind Pnuma is great plus, it doesn't hurt that they're a Texas company too.
I feel like hunting is in my blood. It's a huge part of who I am. The adventure, the places you go, the people you meet and the bonds you form are unmatched.