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.
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 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".
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. The best parts of waterfowl hunting for me is experiencing 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.
Looking forward to seeing you in the field!
My name is Troy Martin and I've been guiding for Premier Flight going on 4 Seasons. The Reason why I hunt is because my dad got me into it at a young age and I was hooked from there. He used to guide and I always told him one day I'll be a guide too, and here I am.
One huge reason I love goose hunting is the calling aspect of it. How the birds react to different types of calls and all the weird noises you can make on them. Looking forward to seeing you in the field this year!
I have been an avid waterfowl hunter since I was 18 years old. I truly love to be spending time in the fields or on the water chasing birds. I love getting out setting up a spread and watching hard work come together. I enjoy guiding because you never know what is going to happen and who you are going to meet. Some of my favorite hunts are with the growing youth of the sport. Nothing excites me more than getting a flock of birds in close and watching our youth hunters shoot their first goose or duck. I enjoy meeting new people and Hunting. There is no better way to connect and meet new people than to do it doing something you love to do. Waterfowl hunting is my passion. Everyday I am in the field I am using knowledge learned to try to give our hunters the best experience I can. The goal is to give the hunters a story they can share with their friends and family about their experiences with us.
I am a father of three wonderful children, and I have a super supportive wife. My Children have developed a passion for hunting as they grown up. My oldest is just starting to hunt and loves to be out there by my side. Just remember there is always a chance and in waterfowl hunting you must be present to win. Looking forward to having the opportunity to make memories and share stories with you.
See you in the field
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.
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.