A fifth generation Coloradoan, Hoss Port was introduced at an early age to hunting, fishing, surveying, livestock and agricultural operations through family businesses. Hoss gained ranching experience working on his father’s Colorado cattle ranch branding cattle, maintaining fences and equipment, managing ranch personnel, lease agreements and facilitating complex shipping schedules.
Following high school, Hoss attended Professional Guide School in Montana, becoming one of the most accomplished guide graduates and quickly developing a passion for the business of outdoor recreation. Already an accomplished rifleman, archer and fly-fisherman, Hoss became a fly-fishing guide for Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge; for a private ranch; on the Yellowstone River inside Yellowstone National Park and in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. He later guided domestic and international clients who shared a common love of open land, big game and the great outdoors on both archery and rifle, elk and deer hunts by horseback to remote spike camps along the west fork of the Madison River. He fine-tuned his knowledge of land, game and water resources and built a stellar reputation for honesty, integrity and professionalism. Gaining the trust and confidence of his clients to arrange and lead large game hunts paved the way for a smooth transition into the ranch real estate business where reputation is a ranch broker’s best asset.
In addition to guiding in Montana, Hoss currently guides big game hunts for his family-owned outfitting business in South Park as well guiding clients on other private ranches all over Colorado. He has personally traveled and hunted all over the United States from California to Maine, Texas to Alaska, and north to Canada. He has travelled to South Africa and Zimbabwe, filming exotic and dangerous game hunts for television.
Hoss has worked as a surveyor, an outfitter, and has owned and operated successful pipefitting and construction companies – acquiring extensive knowledge in mapping, building, mechanics, and client service. His first-hand experience with every aspect of business operations, land ownership and the western lifestyle – from personnel to livestock operations, land surveying, hunting and outfitting – make Hoss one of the most experienced ranch real estate Brokers to represent recreation and sporting properties in the western United States.