Field and Stream Authorities Of The Carolinas

Field and Stream Authorities
Field and Stream Authorities

The best guides, captains, trainers, and more in Charlotte and the Carolinas.

Ramsay Mead
Paddle Core Fitness

Guide Ramsay Mead (exercise psychologist) , pilots you through a paddle boarding experience of a life time at Paddle Core Fitness. Through overcoming,Crohn’s disease, Mead has realized that the mind, body and spirit are connected together in intricate ways. Mead fell in love with Paddle boarding back in 2007 and has made it a lifestyle ever since. By combining the concentration of mental and physical strength, paddle boarding can bring the body back to its original balanced state.  Ranging from beginner to advanced paddlist, this great sport invites everyone to try it.

Kelsey Briggs
Kelsey Briggs Eventing

Kelsey and her horse, The Gentleman Pirate, have trained with eventing legend Bruce Davidson Sr. and Olympic short-listed rider Tiffani Loudon-Meetze. Kelsey actively trains and competes client horses, with a true talent for starting and bringing along youngsters, retraining off-the-track Thoroughbreds, and working with “problem” horses. Kelsey accepts horses in training at her private far south of Charlotte and is available for lessons and training on and off the farm. She is also trained as an equine massage therapist.

Captain Dan
US National Whitewater Center

Outdoor opportunities abound at the 400 acre center. From ziplining to mountain biking and more, adventure awaits. However, the whitewater rafting is its namesake for a reason. The rafting is exhilirating by itself but when you toss in the eccentric over-the-top exhuberance of one of the best guides in the business, the experience doesn’t get better.Known simply as Captain Dan, he amps you up and keeps you entertained all day with his fun attitude. Get ready to get wet, clank your paddles, and have a blast.

Jamie Holcombe
Water’s Edge

Based out of Charleston, SC, Waters Edge offers two boat options to its charter guests, a 31’ Contender and a 60’ Cape Hatteras. They specialize in both fishing charters and spectacular harbor cruises. Captain Jamie Holcombe has captained on a massive amount of water from New England to Key West, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico and Honduras and knows the Southeastern waters about as well as a person can.

Zeb Blake
Fork Farm And Stables

Zeb calls the Fork Farm and Stables in Norwood, North Carolina home base and no one knows his way around the Carolina crop fields of the Piedmont or the habits and behaviors of Gentleman Bob better. Zeb and The Fork provide guidance and an opportunity to experience traditional upland game hunting with all the luxuries and amenities that one could want whether or not you are an experienced or novice shooter. Zeb is also an expert bird dog trainer and can either provide dogs to point and flush or you can bring your own depending on your preference.

Paul Rose
Carolina Bonefishing

Paul Rose is a professional fly fishing guide in Charlotte. He is an expert on this area’s waters including the Catawba River and its tributaries and lakes. Paul stresses the many surprising flyfishing opportunities that are just minutes from the city and its popular attractions. The “Carolina Bonefish” or the common carp thrives here giving fly casters a long season and the chance to deliberately catch a very worthy opponent. If you’re looking to hone your saltwater skills close to home or want to prepare for your next trip for redfish or bonefish in the saltwater you need to get in touch with Paul.

Allen Brothers
Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve

Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve is located just East of Lumberton, NC in a small town called Bladenboro. The Allen Brothers Preserve has an amazing reputation among waterfowl hunters, all due to its guided trips. While in Bladenboro, guides will put you in the blinds and over decoys so you can enjoy shooting low and fast flying mallards.

Up Close Outfitters

Up-Close Outfitters offers one of the most unique guided deer hunting adventures in North Carolina. They specialize in challenging hunts for big woods bucks that roam the vast national forests of Western North Carolina. Hunting deer over corn and bean fields will seem like cheating after experiencing a hunt in this rugged and trying terrain. Up Close is the only federally permitted guide business to hunt the Pisgah National Forest and their permit enables them to hunt 56,481 acres in Western North Carolina.

Chip Gentry
Hawk Manor Falconry

Chip is a master falconer and President of the NC Falconer’s Guild. He is available to guide and instruct recreational falconry hunts for a variety of different prey animals like rabbits, quail, and squirrel. He is known to hunt with several different species of raptors including Harris Hawks, Red-Tailed Hawks, and Aplomado Falcons. In addition to recreational hunting, Chip owns a company called Hawk Manor Falconry. He also does educational programs at schools, and demonstrations.

Dave Pressly
Appalachian Angler

Dave is one of the best trout guides in the state, if not in the entire Southeast. His ability to teach beginners the sport combined with his ability to hone the skills of intermediate or advanced fly fishermen makes Dave a precious commodity in the guide world. He will put you on fish.