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Dean Tlougan

Dean Tlougan

I have been an avid hunter since I was a teenager. Goose hunting became a passion of mine early on. I got an opportunity to guide for the first guide service that opened in Rochester in 1982, at the prime age of 19. I guided for 5 years for that service. Being out every day of the hunting season taught me quickly how to kill geese in any situation.

In 1996 I took over the Rochester Goose Hunting from Mark Leitzen and have been on my own ever since. I also enjoy turkey, deer and pheasant hunting very much with any free time that I get.

As owner of Premier Flight I've tried to incorporate a fun learning experience for our clients and create the best opportunity to harvest geese on a daily basis. I take every hunt personal and want to show people the best hunting experience possible.

Brian Roeker

Brian Roeker

I have been an avid waterfowl hunter since the day I picked up my first shotgun ! I spent many of my younger days retrieving birds for my father as he taught me about this great sport. I guide hunts every year from Arkansas to South Dakota . I enjoy watching the birds work in close just as much as taking the shot . Hunting Canada geese is in my blood, they are my favorite species to hunt, there's nothing better then a foggy morning with a flock of giants breaking through into the decoys!!! I also enjoy archery hunting and fishing in my spare time!!! Hope to see you out there soon!!!

Scott Threinen

Scott Threinen

Scott grew up hunting around the goose rich area of rochester, he started guiding at the age of 15 and nine years later still enjoys taking people out hunting. Besides spending more then 120 days in the field hunting from Canada to Tennessee each year, Scott is also an accomplished goose caller and is evolved in contest around the country.

He holds 19 major calling championships including the 3 Minnesota state titles, the World Team Championship three runner up finishes at the World Championship, and the 2008 World Live Goose Calling title. In Scott's words, "I believe Premier Flight is by far the most dedicated group of hunters I've seen, from safety, field location, and professionalism you won't find a better outfitter around".

Brendan Tlougan

Brendan Tlougan

I was 7 years old when my dad started Premier Flight and some of my earliest memories involve painting wood silhouette decoys, loading up trailers full of big magnum shells and Bigfoot decoys, and helping to get the fields ready once the crops were cut. 

I have been fortunate enough to spend many days in the field with some of the best waterfowl hunters in the country. I try to utilize this knowledge and experience to give our clients the best hunt possible each and every day I am in the field no matter the conditions. Some of the best parts of waterfowl hunting for me is being part of a persons first hunt or first bird (especially kids), teaching and exchanging knowledge, and taking a moment during each hunt to appreciate the opportunity that we have as outdoorsmen. 

Aside from goose hunting I also enjoy deer hunting, and turkey hunting in the spring is absolutely phenomenal. I fish a lot during the summer and have been chasing Muskies for the past few years now.

Looking forward to seeing you in the field!

Troy Martin

Troy Martin

My Name is Troy Martin and I have been guiding for Dean for 3 seasons with 2021 going to be my 4th. My dad got me into hunting at a young age and I was immediately hooked. He used to be a guide as well and I always told him that one day I'll be a guide too, and here I am.

I absolutely love the calling aspect of goose hunting and have worked hard to become a proficient caller. I enjoy watching the birds react to different types of calls and I like to experiment with unique noises and see if I can find the golden note for the day. Looking forward to seeing you out there!

Dale Luginbill

Dale Luginbill

Jim Mattson

Jim Mattson

I have over 30 years waterfowl hunting experience, and have been guiding goose hunters in the Rochester area since 1993. I enjoy fishing, hunting and camping with my family in my spare time.Premier Flight is the Best in this area, no other guide service has better fields and quality guides than us. We strive to make each hunt a memorable one for you, let us do the work so you can sit back and enjoy the hunt.

I would be glad to give a few goose calling tips as well, I'm a two time Minnesota goose calling champion, two time Grand National goose calling champion, IWA North American goose calling champion and the Minnesota Regional goose calling champion. Please stop down to hunt with us this season you will be glad you did.

Brian

Brian "STRETCH" Anderson

I am an avid waterfowl hunter, but my forte is hunting Canada geese. I hunt all over the state of Minnesota and have hunted Canada. I have been with Premier Flight for three years and have loved every minute of it. I enjoy teaching others about waterfowl hunting so come on out and hunt with us. Hope to see you in the field.

Steve

Steve "Smitty" Smith

Steve "Smitty" Smith has been guiding for 18 years. He is the previous owner of Folding Feathers Guide Service in Rochester before joining Premier Flight's team of guides. With a true passion and knowledge for hunting Canadian Geese, you will find Smitty to be just as entertaining with his many stories of shots missed and the ones that just should have never gotten away. Huey is my black labrador of 12 years who is always happy to see the birds fallin'. In the off season you can find him guiding the Blue Goose launch on Lake Mille Lacs Hope to see you this fall in the blinds.