The Team

Front Range Guide Service | Guided Hunts

MEET THE TEAM

Jeff Colwell
OWNER

I'm Jeff Colwell, owner/head guide of Front Range Guide Service. I am a Colorado native and have been hunting waterfowl here on the Front Range for over 30 years. My waterfowling start began at the age of 7 years when I went on my first duck hunt right here on the Front Range of Colorado. Now being over 50, I have watched a transformation of this area over the years that many have not witnessed. Years ago migration paths were different, and wintering geese were fewer and farther between. Until I reached the teen years, our resident population of Canada geese was much smaller, and goose hunting opportunities were spread across a much smaller area. I was fortunate to have been raised in Loveland, only a few short miles from the spot where our local flock was started. Back in those days, duck hunting was better, and goose hunting at times was more of a "opportunity". Back then goose decoy spreads were not as common on the Front Range, and Lamar, Co. was known as the hotspot. This evolution of goose hunting grabbed my heart and soul, and created the zeal for the sport that I still have today. The love for the outdoors has led me in many directions including guiding, sporting goods retail, tournament bass fishing, calling competitions, judging, and hunting and fishing across the U.S. and into Canada. There came a point in life where I needed a top priority, and that is where my beautiful wife Debbie and my two wonderful children came into play. They, along with my parents and close personal friends, realized that I also had another high priority, and helped me start my dream company known today as Front Range Guide Service. Hopefully I will get to share that zeal for the sport I still have with you this season.

Colton Colwell
Head Guide

I'm Colton Colwell, Jeff's oldest son and guide for F.R.G.S. I have been hunting geese since the age of 4 and have developed a strong passion for not only waterfowl, but guiding that is nothing short of an obsession. My passion for hunting will no doubt be evident whether hunting Canadas, snows or ducks.I strive to hunt the moment, and take pride in my work, therefore you will get my 100% everyday, things I can control will not be the reason for a tough day in the field. Hopefully I will get to share that passion with you in the field this season.

Marc Moorhead
Guide Nebraska operation

My name is Marc Moorhead. I was born and raise on a farm in western Nebraska. My wife and I own and operate the family farm, along with my dad. Growing up within miles of both Platte Rivers, many warm water sloughs and several reservoirs there were always plenty of waterfowl in the area. At an early age I was introduced to waterfowl hunting by my dad, a diehard goose hunter. I have been obsessed ever since. Over the last 20+ years I have hunted waterfowl throughout Nebraska and Colorado. The last few years I have been lucky enough to have my seven year old son tag along with me sometimes. I also enjoy hunting ducks, deer, elk and dove. When it’s not hunting season, you will find me on the water fishing! I am always excited to share my passion of waterfowl hunting with everyone from the hardcore hunter to someone’s first goose. I have taken many people on duck and goose hunts in Nebraska over the years and joined Front Range Guide Service in the spring of 2020.

Matt Sanderson
Guide

As a Colorado native, I have been hunting and fishing this great state for 30 plus years. I have over a decade’s experience as a guide for both fly-fishing and waterfowl hunting. I love introducing others to what I am passionate about daily. I’m thankful to be working for Jeff at FRGS, and view them as the most reputable waterfowl outfitter in the state. Mable (my black lab) and I are looking forward to seeing ya’ll in the blind soon!

Owen Lockner
Guide | Photographer |Film Director

Hi folks! My name is Owen Lockner. I was born and raised right here in Windsor Colorado. I am blessed to be able to witness the fowl migration here on the Front Range every year. Growing up I have always had a growing passion for the outdoors. I got into waterfowl hunting when I was 16 right here on the Front Range with Front Range Guide Service. I went on my first Canada goose hunt with my life long friend and now fellow guide Colton Colwell. Waterfowl hunting has provided me with many great relationships and memories. Ones that I strive to continue and pass on now with guiding.
Some things about me, my passion is waterfowl hunting, my favorite fowl to chase is the Canada goose. I love outdoor/waterfowl photography and videography. God, family, and friends are my foundation in life, which gives me strength to wake up and chase my passion everyday.

Brody Sheldon
Guide

I am Brody Sheldon, born and raised in Colorado and began hunting with my Dad at 7. Geese, ducks, doves, and turkeys. He started the obsession and guided me into what is now a deep passion for the sport of hunting. We chased waterfowl around Colorado and nearby states, annual turkey trips to Kansas and the annual Canada snow goose and Crane trip. I had the opportunity to guide in Texas for a year. I crave what each hunt brings, the passion, camaraderie and friendships, experiences and memories, living in that moment. I will give my all to bring that experience to you.

Forrest Carpenter
Guide

Forrest grew up chasing geese along the Front Range of Northern Colorado. As a Colorado native he has spent the past 20 seasons hunting our area. In those 20 years he has guided for 12 years locally, as well as in West Texas for 7 years. He loves not only duck and goose hunting, but also competition calling. Forrest has won 2 World Goose Calling Championships (Junior World 2005, World Live 2011), 3 Colorado State Goose titles, 3 Colorado State Duck titles, and has placed in the top 10 in the World Duck Calling Contest. He and his wife Brooke live in Berthoud, and Forrest spends his summers flying DeHavilland Beaver floatplanes for a fishing lodge in remote Western Alaska. We are proud to have Forrest as an addition to the Front Range team on a part time basis.

Luke Egging
Guide

I’m Luke Egging, I am a Colorado native who grew up in the high country. Fortunately, my dad introduced me to the outdoors at a very young age, a fly rod in my hand at 6 years old, and successfully harvesting my first turkey at 10. But my true love for hunting evolved when I shot my first duck at 12 years old on a high country creek, I knew I was hooked from that moment on. I have been guiding waterfowl and fly fishing for the past 8+ years. My devotion to guiding and showing others what I truly love will come to the forefront on your next hunt, I look forward to showing you what makes waterfowl hunting in Colorado so special. You might even hear a good dad joke or two.