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John Howell grew up hunting and fishing on his family ranch in Nebraska. He has always had a passion for the outdoors and sports, especially football. While attending Colorado State University on a football scholarship John continued his involvement with the family ranch as his love for the outdoors grew stronger.

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Dismal River Outfitters
8276 Sand Dollar Drive
Windsor, CO 80528

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Dismal River Outfitters
36660 Riverside Drive
Mullen, NE 69152

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My First Bow Hunt

posted February 23rd, 2010 by John

So here I am, at Dismal River Outfitters in Western Nebraska, place called Sand Hills. It is mid November 2009 and this is my third time here. Dismal guys run awesome outfit, this is one of the few places that makes me feel like home. Very nice and friendly people, comfortable and clean lodge, beautiful area surrounding Dismal River. I  have always felt so good here. And I’m in for a surprise this time. read more »

Filming Elk Hunt at Dismal River

posted February 23rd, 2010 by John

I remember when the TV host Dirt King invited me to hunt elk to Sand Hills, Nebraska back in 2006. I was little curious about hunting elk in Nebraska, but I trust Dirt.  Any hunting experience with him so far was successful and lots of fun. I am quite busy at work, so I can’t afford to take 10 days off and backpack in the mountains hoping to find elk. I am on a tight schedule and the pressure is on when shooting TV show. It is not about what the hunter sees and does, it is about what the camera can capture. It is an important show as I am using CZ 550 Ultimate Hunting Rifle in .300 Win Mag, new product for the year. read more »