"Over my years as an outfitter and a sportsman, I have experienced many changes in the hunting industry and unfortunately not all those changes are good. Not only are honest, hard working outfitters and sportsmen increasingly under pressure from anti-hunting forces, they are also having to decipher wildlife laws that in some cases are becoming so complicated, and grey, that even a Judge wouldn't know what is right and what is wrong!
The fact is, hunters are running afoul of the laws through no fault or intent of their own. Now, for the first time, there is an organization that is addressing the legal issues faced by all members of the hunting community. I encourage all of my fellow outfitters and sportsmen to consider becoming a member of Outfitter Protection Services so we can present a unified front as ethical and committed representatives of our sport. "
"As someone who has dedicated my life to the outdoor industry, I can say with confidence that I know when I see a great product. As the founder of Canadian Mountain Outfitters and Asian Mountain Outfitters, I have had the opportunity to arrange and guide hundreds of hunts all over the world. I personally know Jesse Ryder and I have hunted with him. I appreciate his passion for the hunting and guiding industry and it is not a surprise that he has put his skills an attorney to work for us.
I have been made aware of several scenarios over the years whereby guides and hunters alike have been put in difficult positions by ever changing and complex game laws. OPS has offered a simple and economical way to avoid many of the potential pitfalls faced every season by many of the outfits around the world. In my opinion OPS offers a service that every outfitter should use to protect their business."
"I have been in the guiding and outfitting business for 40+ years and I highly recommend OPS. I personally know Jesse Ryder and he has been one of my Brown Bear guides on the Alaskan Peninsula for many years. The hunting industry has needed help in many areas for a long time and Jesse has recognized that need and is putting his main career as an attorney to work for us. I encourage every sportsman to take advantage of what OPS offers and stand united as committed and ethical representatives of our sport! My outfit is committed to offering a discount to every hunter who is an OPS member at the time they book a hunt with us."
"As a lifetime sportsman and an Alaskan Outfitter, I am deeply concerned about the future of our way of life. Hunters and outfitters alike are increasingly finding themselves in legal trouble, many times because of serious misinterpretations of our game laws. I personally have been subjected to overzealous prosecution of laws that are unclear in their intent and meaning. As a result, my business and my livelihood have suffered tremendously. Many of my colleagues in the industry have also been targets of the same type of legal woes and have been forced to fight alone to survive. It IS time we stand together as ethical and committed members of our community. I personally know Jesse Ryder and I encourage everyone who ventures into the field to join his organization. I am a member and I only wish he had created OPS sooner!!!"