Hunt with the Best Hunting Guides in Southern Illinois

Jason Johns

Owner, Boneyard Outfitters

Hello, my name is Jason Johns. I have been a professional fishing and hunting guide for over 20 years. I fish all lakes in Southern Illinois including Rend Lake and Lake of Egypt, and have guided clients from all parts of the United States.

I grew up in Whittington, Illinois and have hunted and fished the Rend Lake area my entire life. The family farm is now under water on the South end of Rend Lake. We will catch crappie on that spot if you come in the summertime. My son, Lucas is my first mate and my pride and joy! He is my inspiration to make this business better than ever. When you are a guest of the Boneyard, you will be treated like family.

I own and operate Boneyard Outfitters and Boneyard Fishing. Our Boneyard Lodge provides quality overnight acommodations for our hunters, making us the only full service fishing and hunting guide outfit in Southern Illinois. I spend all my time on the water or in the woods to ensure that every trip you have to Southern Illinois is memorable. .

I also work with fundraising for worthy causes and constantly try to inspire young people to embrace the art of fishing and hunting. I also work with both the Democratic and Republican politicians in the area on celebrity guide trips and fundraising events. From time to time I film TV shows and write articles with Don Dziedzina (Chicago Tribune Outdoor writer, Owner/producer of Illinois Outdoor TV, and host and producer of Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show), Jeff Lampe (Owner of Heartland Outdoors Magazine), and Dale Bowman (outdoor editor of Chicago SunTimes). Dave Watson, TV Celebrity and host of Matthews TV, filmed a deer hunting show at the Boneyard in December of 2011 and came back again in the Fall of 2012 to film another show which will be airing soon. I have also guided and worked with other legendary outdoor writers like Bobby Whitehead, Curt Hicken, and Don Gasaway. Dan Stefanich, another well-known Midwestern outdoor writer and photographer, is an avid outdoorsman and frequently hunts, fishes and guides for us here at the Boneyard.

Meet the rest of our incredible Guide Staff — some of the best outdoorsmen in Southern Illinois. Their goal is make sure our clients have an amazing hunting or fishing experience at The Boneyard. We hope to see you in camp soon!


ScottJason Hobbie

A Southern Illinois native, Jason Hobbie grew up hunting the hills and hollows of Franklin County, Illinois. Having taken many record book bucks, his track record speaks for itself. Jason's an exceptional woodsman and knows where the big bucks live. He is constantly checking trail cams, and if needed he’s moving deer stands based on current deer patterns. Jason has earned a reputation as a premiere hunting guide and works his tail off to put our guys and gals on big bucks. He's got a great sense of humor and a deep passion for hunting, which means you're going to have a great time. And he's got mad turkey calling skills. When you hit the timber with Jason, our longbeards had better run for cover!




ScottScott Sevenski

Scott Sevenski is another member the Boneyard Guide staff. With over 21 years of local hunting and fishing experience, Scott knows his way around the Rend Lake region. He has an easy-going personality and always works hard for our hunting and fishing guests. He wants to make sure every Boneyard client has an awesome experience. He takes into consideration the client’s needs to make sure the hunting situation matches their physical capabilities. And when you drop that big buck, rest assured Scott will be there to get him back to camp and on the meat pole!




ChadChad Holman

Chad Holman has killed more wild turkeys than the founding pilgrims. His calling skills are unmatched and each season he has big longbeards strutting into the laps of our hunters. Chad is also a Champion breeder of Brittany Spaniels and has won numerous field trial championships. They have won 12 National Field Championships with three generations of dogs. You can say the outdoors is in his blood. Chad is the owner of Holman Kennels






DanDan Stefanich

With twelve seasons under his belt at the Boneyard, Dan knows the habits and patterns of the deer and turkey well. He's been deer hunting for close to 40 years. But he loves nothing more than helping our clients put some bone in the dirt. And once you put your buck on the ground, Dan will bring it back to the lodge and turn it from trophy to tablefare in about 20 minutes using only his filet knife. Read more about Dan at