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About Us

About us

With humble beginnings as a Wyoming big game outfitter and fly fishing guide service in 1980, Five Star Expeditions has grown and evolved into one of the most respected and experienced hunting & fishing consulting agencies on the planet.


True to our roots, we continue to operate our Wyoming outfitting business today, consistently producing some of the best big game hunts and fly fishing trips available in that great state. And like many of our clients, we discovered early on that there were lots of other wonderful places in this world for hunting, fishing and exploring.


The lure of far-flung destinations and exciting sporting adventures was in our blood and by the late 80’s we were regularly arranging trips for our growing list of clients and accompanying them on these great adventures. We have hunted, fished and traveled throughout all of North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. Currently, we represent a worldwide network of the very best outfitters, guides, lodges and professional hunters in more than 38 countries and on 6 continents.


For many of us, hunting & fishing trips are a serious commitment of both time and money. As avid sportsmen ourselves, we fully understand this and that’s why we’re so careful with every trip that we book; every customer that we serve; and every outfitter that we represent. While we are a gathering of professional outfitters, guides and sporting travel consultants, we are first and foremost outdoorsmen. Quite simply, if you aren’t truly passionate about hunting, fishing and outstanding customer service, there is no place for you at Five Star Expeditions.


The sporting travel industry is very dynamic, with things constantly changing and new venues flourishing, as others wither and decline. We keep in constant contact with our outfitters and regularly receive comprehensive reports from the many clients that we send afield each year. Our hands-on experience as professional outfitters and guides, along with our regular participation in personal hunting and fishing adventures, allows us to objectively evaluate destinations and operations.


These great resources enable us to stay on top of the continuous shifts in our industry and provide our clients with current and pertinent information. We put you in the best place, at the best time and with professionals who we fully trust. No other sporting travel agency can match us for hands-on experience, passion for our cherished sports and knowledge.


Unlike some of the giant corporate agencies, or even some of the bigger lodges & outfitters, we are not burdened with annual revenue goals or monthly sales quotas. We are professional outfitters, guides and consultants – not salesmen. We are here to consult with you and provide the very best possible advice and service that we can.


If we don’t have a trip that meets your goals, desires, interests and budget, we will tell you that. We would much rather walk away from a booking, than to put you in a place or a time that we wouldn’t want for ourselves. All of our expert consulting and service is free to you, our valued customer. You will always pay exactly the same price booking through us, as you would by going directly through the outfitter. We never, ever mark trips up or add fees to the outfitter’s regular pricing. If discounts or specials are offered, we will always pass these savings along to you.

Mission statement

Our goal is not to build the biggest business or make the most money, but rather to take the utmost care of our loyal customers and foster long-term relationships with the outfitters that we so carefully choose to book for.


Our business model is quite simple:  we will always stress quality first and foremost - period!  We will only represent the very best outfitters and destinations available, and we will book our clients there on the best possible dates.  If you're shopping for quality, you've come to the right place!  We never, ever add a commission or any increased cost to our hunting & fishing trips.  You will always pay the same booking through us, as you would by going directly to the outfitter.  If you're shopping for price, you should probably look elsewhere, however, if you are looking for the best trips that money can buy, we're the outfitter and consulting service for you.

Our pledge is to always treat people fairly and as we would like to be treated ourselves. Our values of honesty, integrity and excellence of performance will be our guiding light. We firmly believe that if we consistently provide outstanding customer service; represent the very finest of outfitters and pay strict attention to even the smallest of details; the business side of things will take care of itself.

- Ed and Mark Beattie



We are proud members and supporters

of the following organizations:


  • Safari Club International

  • Dallas Safari Club

  • Ovis/Grand Slam Club

  • Wild Sheep Foundation

  • Wyoming Outfitters Association

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

  • Ducks Unlimited

  • Pheasants Forever

  • Lander One Shot Foundation

  • National Rifle Association

  • International Game Fish Association

  • Trout Unlimited

We are proud to be on the Pro Staff and highly recommend products from the following companies:


  • Sitka Gear

  • Leica Sport Optics

  • Kuiu Hunting Gear

  • Simms Waders & Outerwear

  • Ross Reels

  • Sage Fly Rods

  • Winston Fly Rods

  • Smith Optics

  • Filson

  • Schnee's Boots

  • Kenetrek

  • Leupold 

  • Hoyt Archery

  • Swarovski Optics

  • Christensen Arms

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