If you are new to Rooster Sporting, welcome. If you are already one of our customers, welcome
back. We're working hard north and south of the border to find the best materials, engineer our
designs to work, and detail our products so they last a long time. We make most everything you see
here, so there is no where else to place the blame if they go wrong. I'm proud to say they rarely do.
I grew up in the South shooting in cypress breaks, sunflower fields, and hedge rows only to move
out West and learn to hunt in sage grass, rock faces, and mesquite bosques. I'm not used to it yet.
I still keep one eye out for rattlesnakes, but I think the oldtimers do too. One thing I have learned
is that hunting is work - no matter where you are. Your gear needs to be light, dry, and comfortable.
I like to think our designs fit the bill. They are simple, with some of the bells and none of the whistles.
When shooting targets, the designs need to be even sharper. They can't get in the way. The best
compliment we've ever received was a gentleman who said our vests were like wearing no vest at all.
A lot of work goes into that.
You'll see some new things in our line that might seem out of place, like handerchiefs and soap.
A typical men's handkerchief is good for about one blow. We make ours out of napkin weight linen.
Our soap is just good scrubbing soap - no scent added. These are the things that make a difference.
We're not big, so don't expect customer service to answer 24/7 - but we can custom tailor or
tweak our designs to fit your needs if you'll give us a little time. We hope that's a fair trade.
- Jaye Wells
William Henry Jackson, 1843-1942
The photos you will see throughout this edition of our catalogue are the work of William Henry Jackson. Shortly after the Civil War, Jackson began
exploring and photographing the West for the Union Pacific Railroad, then later as part of the Hayden Geological Survey. His images of the West
were the first to give most Americans evidence of the incredible beauty of the land that previously, they had only known through written descriptions
and sketches. His photographs were used to convince the public, and more importantly Congress, that the Yellowstone needed to be preserved. - JHW