EXPERT GUIDES

Steve Znamenacek

Steve Znamenacek

Owner

Steve grew up in Nebraska with a strong connection to his family’s farm developing a passion for the the outdoors, and for hunting both big and small game. This led Steve to focus his attention on natural resource management and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from the University of Nebraska. Since, he has worked diligently for over 20 years in wildlife management, moving to Steamboat Springs in 1996. For the past 18 years Steve has worked as a District Wildlife Manager with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in the Steamboat Springs and Hayden areas.  Steve has worked closely over this time with Wolf Mountain Ranch and Lonny Vanatta where he developed an excellent relationship with the ranch owner and staff.

Lonny Vanatta

Lonny Vanatta

Guide/Founder

Lonny grew up in Steamboat Springs in the 1960s where he became one of the most accomplished alpine ski racers on the US Ski Team and on the Pro tour. He was inducted to the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame in 2018. Lonny has been in the outfitting business for 30+ years in Northwest Colorado. An accomplished hunter, Lonny has taken over 100 animals with a bow including 17 that qualified for Pope & Young record books. In 1989 he took a world record Stone Sheep. Lonny completed his “grand slam” of sheep in 2013. His passion for the outdoors and hunting shows in every facet of the business that he built, to the property that we hunt. It would be hard to find any other outfitter who puts the effort into hunter satisfaction as Lonny.  As Lonny says, “We don’t do this for the money, we do it for the lifestyle.”

Kirk Gardner

Kirk Gardner

Guide

Kirk grew up on the Western Slope of Colorado and has spent much of his life camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing in Northwestern Colorado. Through a diverse career path Kirk has worked in law enforcement for the last 19-years, and has earned many accreditations including his Master Firearms Instructor certification. Kirk’s hobbies include building guns, ammunition reloading, and long-range shooting. His enthusiasm for hunting started at an early age, and he is an accomplished archery and rifle hunter of all types of North American game.  Come hunt with Kirk and One80 Outfitters and share in his passion to make your big game hunt the most exciting and memorable you’ve experienced.

David Schwanke

David Schwanke

Guide

David grew up on his parent’s ranch in Clark, CO, where his passion for the outdoors began. An avid outdoorsman, David’s early years were filled with adventures in the woods with his father, hunting, fishing, backpacking, snowmobiling and biking. Ever since he was old enough to harvest his own elk and deer, he’s been hooked on the sport and has guided big game hunts for over 10 years. David is a Master electrician and has an electrical contracting business in Steamboat.

Silas Cammer

Silas Cammer

Guide

Silas is a Routt county native and has lived in the Steamboat Springs area for 36 years. He grew up in Clark Colorado on a family ranch running cattle, hunting both big and small game and fishing. His passion for hunting and the outdoors began at a very young age, shooting his first game at age 13. Silas enjoys everything the outdoors has to offer from hunting and fishing, to camping, backpacking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, ATV’s, traveling, all surrounding spending time with friends and family. He has been guiding big game hunts since 2002 and it is the highlight of each year. When he is not guiding, he is a Certified Automotive Technician in Steamboat Springs.

Andrew Crockett

Andrew Crockett

Guide

Andrew was born in New Hampshire where at the young age of 10 he discovered, with his father’s help, his passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Andrew pursued these interests through attending the Colorado Outdoor Adventure Guide School where he became certified in big game hunting, fly fishing, horsemanship, video and photography, map and compass, and orienteering. In 2011 Andrew moved to Steamboat Springs Colorado, where he met his beautiful ‘Aussie’ wife Jenna, which they now call home. Andrew continued his pursuit to make his passion for the outdoors his career by guiding snowmobile tours into the Routt National Forest and currently as a hunting guide with One80 Outfitters. When Andrew is not hunting, you’ll find him hiking, snowmobiling, fishing, or skiing.

Nick Ross

Nick Ross

Guide

Nick started bowhunting for elk in 1990 at 16 years old. Lonny was the ski racing coach for this young hunter and 25 years later asked Nick to guide for him at Wolf Mountain Ranch. Nick thought guiding with such great people on Wolf Mountain Ranch was too good to say no. Nick lives in the Yampa valley with his wife Julie and his daughter Zoe. Nick’s goal is to get hunters as close as possible for a clean harvest of an elk.

Adam Grimes

Adam Grimes

Guide

Adam is a Colorado native who has lived in Steamboat for 32 years and grew up just a few miles from Wolf Mountain Ranch. An avid outdoorsman, Adam loves hunting, fly fishing, camping, white water rafting and snowmobiling. Adam has been hunting since he was a young boy and has been a guide for the last 6 years. Adam lives in Steamboat with his wife Brittany and their 2-yr old son Brycen and is the assistant General Manager at the Ore House at the Pine Grove restaurant.