History of RGG

Russ - Basin Deer 2005I am native to the eastern plains of Colorado; I grew up 14 miles north of Byers. I have always been drawn to the open spaces and the wild places. I was blessed with the opportunity to grow up on a ranch and found plenty of chances to sneak out with my Dad and uncles and chase the local game. When I was 5 years old I started carrying a bb gun and shortly there after I shot my first rabbit. I remember taking my hunter safety class three times, once when I was old enough, and then again with my sister, and the final time with my younger brother it never bored me. I shot my first Antelope when I was 12, one shot with my Dad’s 243. My Uncle Dutch took me Elk hunting when I was 14; I have never been that cold in my life. December found uncle and I up the Troublesome Creek with about 20 inches of snow on the ground, and a temperature of -38 below it was cold. That was all that stood between success or failing my first mountain hunting expedition. To this day I have not tasted a better elk steak!

I started guiding hunts when I was 14 with my black lab Buddy. I have as much fun taking someone on a hunt as I do hunting myself. My first hunting experience with a guide did not come until I was in my twenties and after that I realized that would be a good job for me. I take a great deal of pride in knowing the land and the game we are pursuing. I hope everyone who hunts with me leaves with memories that last them for ever, and many years after there hunt the memories are as vivid as the day they left.

Russell MacLennan

Russell’s Gun & Guide
303-644-4300 / 303-817-8736
A member of the Colorado Outfitter’s Association
Licensed in Colorado and New Mexico.