About Us


     Magnum Guide Service has been publicized in various magazines such as Field & Stream, Texas Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Big Game Adventure and Safari Magazine. Private publications such as the North American Hunting Report, and newspapers from the Dallas Morning News, The Austin American Statesman, to the Brownsville newspaper, have featured our services. Jim has been guest speaker on the National Award winning Wildlife Report with host Marty Malin, on KLBJ Radio in Austin with Russell Tinsley, and for Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church Annual Sportsman's Banquet. Both Jim & Melony have been featured on local TV stations as well as the Outdoor Channel's "Hunting Across America". Magnum Guide Service is also endorsed by the North American Hunting Club!

       Making your trip a memorable and successful experience is our number one goal. Our guides, cooks, and other staff members are experienced professionals who will not only make every effort to help you bag your trophy but will also work side by side with you to help insure a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable adventure. Through careful ranch selections, extensive game management programs, seasoned guides, and dedicated hunters with good marksmanship, our hunters have always maintained a very high success rate on all game pursued.
    Our equipment is top of the line. Meals that we serve are tasty. The hunting camps have a warm feeling of camaraderie and many friendships are made that last for years to come. We are very proud of what we provide and hope that you too will become a part of our family of friends.


Magnum Staff

Donnie Kovar
Donnie has an Associates degree from Blinn Junior College and has been guiding whitetail and turkey hunts on a part-time basis with MGS for 11 years. He also guides pronghorn antelope hunts in New Mexico. Donnie is currently a Plant Operator for DCP in Sonora, TX.  He is licensed in New Mexico and also certified in First Aid.
J.P. McGuire
J.P. is currently working for the San Angelo Police Department, and is going on 29 years with the Law Enforcement. He guides whitetail, turkey and predator hunts part time for MGS and has been with Magnum for the past  9 years. J.P. also guides pronghorn antelope hunts in New Mexico.  He is licensed in New Mexico and also certified in First Aid.
Gerald Farris
Gerald is retired from the Killeen Independent School District after teaching and being a truant officer for 29 years. Gerald has worked part-time with MGS for the past 9 years guiding a variety of species, including deer, turkey, exotics and predators. He guides antelope hunts in New Mexico and has traveled to Alaska and hunted brown bear and caribou, as well. Gerald is also an exceptional cook, specializing in homemade pies. He is licensed in New Mexico and also certified in First Aid.
Casey Kovar
Casey is currently a student at Angelo State University studying business. Casey has guided many successful hunts for MGS for the past 10 years. Casey also is a licensed guide for our antelope hunts in New Mexico. 
Russ Wagner
Russ lives in Pennsylvania where he owns and operates Top Calls, which sells Quality Handcrafted Game Calls. He was crowned Pennsylvania’s State Turkey Calling champion in 1985. Top Call products have been used successfully in the field and on the calling competition stages across the United States. Russ has been guiding spring turkey hunts with Magnum Guide Service for the past 12 years. Russ also guides whitetail hunters for MGS in Texas along with MGS antelope hunters in New Mexico .
Neil Grant
Neil graduated from Southwestern University and is the owner of The Outdoorsman, a West Texas sporting goods store. He has guided spring turkey hunts for MGS for the past 12 years and has 3 young boys and a daughter that love the outdoors as much as Neil does. He is licensed in New Mexico and also certified in First Aid.
Steve Scragg
Steve currently works for Dupont Company and lives in Charleston, WV. Steve has been guiding turkeys for MGS for the past 8 years and he is also on the Pro Staff of Top Calls in WV.
Glen Rathfon
Glen currently lives in Pennsylvania where he is a sales representative for Top Calls. Glen has been traveling to Texas for the past 12 years to guide turkey hunts for MGS.
Rick Skiles
Rick currently lives in West Virginia and has traveled to Texas for the past 10 years to  guide spring turkey hunts for Magnum.  Rick is an excellent  turkey hunter and is a “3 Time West Virginia State Turkey Call Champion”.
Craig Kovar
Craig graduated from firefighting academy at Texas A&M in College Station, TX. He currently lives in Snook, TX and works for Saint-Gobain Corporation. Currently guides whitetail and turkey for MGS. Craig is a volunteer fire fighter in his local community.
pic 1 Donnie Mathis
Donnie has worked as a Federal Game Warden at Ft Hood, TX for the past 23 years. He has been a guide for the Ft Hood Whitetail Deer hunt program for 34 years and has guided part time for Magnum for the past 8 years during our turkey season, as well as the New Mexico antelope hunts. Donnie is a certified scorer for whitetail deer, mule deer and antelope for the Texas Big Game Awards Program. He has been in the outdoors hunting or fishing all of his life and really enjoys guiding.
pic 1 Travis Honeycutt
Travis graduated from Guilford Technical College with an Associates Degree in automotive technologies. He soon retired his wrenches to pursue his passion of the outdoors. He now runs Asheville Anglers Guide Service out of western North Carolina and has been guiding fishing trips for 4 years. He has hunted whitetail, eastern turkey, black bear and samll game in the Appalachians for 10 years. He is also first aid certified.
Caroyln Kiesz
Carolyn currently lives in Christoval, TX. She moved from Long Beach, CA in 2005 and has worked in medical offices for 30 years. Carolyn loves to cook, read and enjoys meeting new people. She is an excellent cook and a wonderful addition to the Magnum Team.
corie Corie Williams
Corie joined the Magnum Team as our office intern, 2008. Corie assists Magnum with various computer and office tasks.  She was born and raised in Eldorado and is currently a Senior at Eldorado High School. She plans to attend Texas Tech University after she graduates and is a pleasant asset to the Magnum office.

Barbara Arendt
Barbara currently lives in Eldorado, TX and joined the Magnum Team during the 2007 spring turkey season.  Barbara is a certified massage therapist, as well as the secretary for the First Baptist Church. She enjoys cooking for her family and spending time with her three grandkids. She is active with the Angel Food Program and the local "Brushy Top Cowboy Church".
Michelle Wagner
Michelle traveled to Texas on her vacation to help out in the kitchen during the 2006 spring turkey season.  Michelle lives in PA and is also married to the owner of Top Calls, Russ Wagner.  We are fortunate to have such a great husband and wife team work at Magnum.  
sandy Sandy Rathfon
Sandy currently lives in PA and joined the Magnum Team in 2004. Sandy is a great cook and loves to hunt and fish with her husband, Glen, who is a Spring Turkey Guide for Magnum.  
Vicki Soll
Vicki currently lives in Rocksprings, TX and is originally from San Antonio, TX. Vicki has been a part of the Magnum Team for the past 4 years. When she is not cooking for hungry hunters, Vicki enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband, horses, longhorns, mules, dogs and 2 old goats!
cynthia Cynthia Davis
Cynthia recently retired from Imagecraft Exhibits after 25 years as office manager and bookkeeper. She is now very active in volunteer work, counseling four granddaughters, and hunting and fishing with her husband, she has found "that maybe work was not so bad!" Meeting new friends, entertaining and a great love for cooking make Cynthia a perfect fit for the Magnum Team.
cynthia Mike Davis
Mike is President and part owner of Imagecraft Exhibits in Austin, Texas. Although busy with sales and daily chores, he still finds time for hunting and fishing. He recently became a licensed New Mexico Hunting Guide and will be guiding hunts for Magnum in New Mexico for pronghorn antelope. His outdoor adventures have taken him to Alaska, Wyoming, New Mexico and of course, Texas. Many days have been spent with MGS hunting whitetail and mule deer, elk, bear, turkey, ducks and geese. With a fondness for outdoor cooking and entertaining new friends, Mike has found a place with the Magnum Team.
Dora Arispe
Dora started working for Magnum in October, 2005 and is in charge of cleaning and maintaining all of the lodges.  Dora also helps Melony in the kitchen and takes very good care of all the animals while we are away.  She is a native of Eldorado, TX, has 3 sons and 1 daughter and is a Registered Childcare Provider. 
Marielena Escobar
Marielena started working part-time for Magnum in October, 2005.  She is in charge of lawn maintenance, assists with maintaining all of the lodges and is also does some cooking.  Mary has been working at the Schleicher County Medical Center for the past 9 years as a cook's helper and has 2 sons.
Red Cross First Aid and CPR Training
Magnum Guide Service associates maintain yearly First Aid and CPR certification for your safety and peace of mind.


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United States 325-853-1555 (lodge) Central Time Zone
International 001-325-853-1555
Fax 325-853-1556
E-mail jroche@magnumguideservice.com
Address 707 N. US Hwy 277, Eldorado, TX  76936


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