Our Staff

Our professional guides and staff are committed to making sure you have a successful hunt. We offer 2-on-1 and 1-on-1 hunter/guide ratios, based on your personal preference. Most of our guides have been guiding at Banded Peak Ranches for years with some having guided on the ranch for well over a decade.

They know the country, the animals, and the techniques to put you in bow or rifle range of a trophy animal. Our chefs and staff ensure you are comfortable and well-fed at camp guaranteeing your hunt experience is a once-in-a-lifetime, epic adventure.

Our year-round ranch managers, Tim Haarmann and Seth Schaner, steward the ranches for improved forest health, wildlife habitat, water quality, and overall ecological sustainability. Wildlife are our top priority!  

Frank Simms, Outfitter

For over thirty years, Frank Simms has been a true fixture in the field of world-class commercial big game outfitting. He has hunted from northern Alaska to southern Africa, and as a third-generation New Mexican, Frank has been involved in the ranching business in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado all his life. In 1994 he founded Rio Brazos Outfitters, Inc., which is now the official operational representative for Banded Peak Ranch Outfitters. It is a true honor to have Frank on the BPRO team and his professional reputation is more than deserved.  


Tim Haarmann, General Operating Manager & Camp Boss (Low Camp)

Tim Haarmann has 30 years of experience in natural resources management. He serves as the Ranch Manager of the Banded Peak Ranch and the General Operating Manager of BPRO.  He has a PhD from the University of New Mexico in Biology with an emphasis in Ecosystem Ecology. Before coming to the Banded Peak Ranch, Tim worked in New Mexico as Ranch Manager on the 89,000 acre Valles Caldera National Preserve and at Los Alamos National Laboratory and was responsible for projects in natural resources management and planning, wildlife management, and forest/fire management. Tim coordinates all aspects of the hunts and is meticulous about providing our clients with an uncompromising hunt.



Randy Slaughter, Hunt General Manager 

Randy has been a professional hunting guide for 17 years and is well known throughout these parts. Randy serves as the Hunt General Manager for all three ranches.  Randy and his team "the wolf pack" of guides are dedicated to seeing that your hunt on our ranches is as memorable as possible. Randy strives to do everything within his power to ensure you have the quintessential high-country adventure.  


Seth Schaner,  Camp Boss (Upper Camp)

Seth has been working on the ranches for almost a decade. Over the years, he has developed a broad knowledge of the upper ranches and has a true passion for the land. His on-the-ground experience as both the Ranch Manager of Catspaw Ranch and hunting guide makes him the ideal Camp Boss.   Seth works closely with BPRO leadership to provide a once-in-a-lifetime hunting experience in one of the wildest corners of the Rockies.