About Us


Who We Are & What We Do

Memories of growing up and learning to hunt with my father shaped the proud Texas dad I am today. I wanted to grow a company that connects outdoorsmen to their craft and offers affordability for everyone. It is my dream to pass on a respect and love for hunting & fishing to future generations, and that's why a family-friendly operation is what we strive to offer.  

We seek, at times, the solace of the majestic outdoors, the thrill of the hunt, and urge for the water. 

We are a South Texas Hunting and Fishing Outfitter, we will find you the best rates and give you options based on what you're seeking. We offer a full service guide service and specialize in native Texas game and exotics. We look forward to taking you, your clients, friends and relatives out on their next adventure.

For our Landowners, Guides and Outfitters:

TXHCON will work to help maximise your hunting and fishing business in the Outfitting and Guide Industry. We work with guides, professional hunters and personalities, outfitters, and landowners to help market and sell your hunts and your brand. Please call us to set up a consultation.


Michael Mansfield TXHCON Founder and CEO

Michael Mansfield is a United States Marine Corps combat veteran. He fostered a love of the great outdoors as a child and has enjoyed hunting and fishing his entire life. He has spent most of his career in business, sales and consulting. Michael lives with his wife, Kasey, and they have two young boys.

Michael Specializes in Upland Game, Whitetail, Axis, Exotics, Dove, Quail, Duck Hunting. 

You will find most weekends and during part of the year with partner Jack Gerstein, guiding and hunting. We can not wait to take you on your next adventure. Call and book today.


Jack Gerstein: WASO Founder and Owner/ TXHCON Partner

Jack Gerstein has been a long player in the hunting and outfitting business for over 10 years. Having cut his teeth in almost all types of hunting situations, Jack is a pro when it comes to exotics and whitetail. He has successfully guided and hunted some of the best in the industry to include Blaine Anthony the Bear Whisperer and Brian 'Pigman' Quaca. His company is Whack and Stack Outfitters is considered one of the very best in South Texas and TXHCON welcomes his friendship and partnership.  Jack can been seen during the fall months guiding and leading duck hunts out of Corpus Christi with TXHCON Owner Michael Mansfield. 

Our Pro Staff and Guides


Justin Nichols: Professional Guide

Justin has grown up hunting and fishing his whole life, a native of Baytown TX, he is well versed in multiple types of game and fishing guiding. Specializing in. whitetail and exotics and feral hogs, Justin brings a fresh and vibrant life to the industry.  A huge fan of duck hunting and red fish fishing you can find him in his spare time with his friends and loved ones or out in the field or on the bay. 


William "Doc" Shockley: Pro Staff

Doc is a combat veteran who served in the United States Army as a combat medic. Doc has always fostered a love of hunting and the outdoors as a child and grew up hunting quail and mule deer in Lubbock TX at his families ranch. Every year their entire family goes to the ranch for opening day for Dove Season for a huge family hunt, this is a tradition that he is passing onto his boys. Doc is married to his wife Reagin, and they have 3 sons Jace, Will, and Hunter. Doc Specializes in Dove, Quail, Mule, Whitetail and Axis and Exotics.


Sam Hare: Pro Staff

Born and raised in some of the best wild quail country in the state of Texas. Sam's family can trace his roots that  go back to the republic of Texas, in the early 1800's 

"As far back as I can remember we always had bird dogs. I’ve spent countless hours training dogs and hunting with my grandfather as well as my dad." Now at 45 years old I’m still doing what I and my family have always loved. Sam specializes in tasing and training bird dogs, as well as guided scaled, bobwhite, gambles quail, Pheasants and many different types of Upland Game Birds.


Chris Flannigan: Owner Winged Republic Outfitters/ TXHCON Partner

Chris Flannigan was born and raised in Tennessee, but soon established a home in the great Republic of Texas. He attended Texas State University and gained his passion for hunting from his grandfather, a Sergeant Major and expert marksman in the United States Marine Corps. Chris has been hunting migratory birds over the last 15 years in the Texas regions and has a desire to share this great sport with others.

Chris has an enormous  amount of knowledge in the Migratory Game Birds particularly ducks and dove species. Chris is also in charge of the seasonal dove leasing for TXHCON and WRO. 


Simon Fowler: Owner and Guide WPWG NZ/ TXHCON Partner

Simon is the outfitter, guide, and host at Wild Places Wild Game. He was born and bred in the South Island of New Zealand and it was inevitable that Simon would develop a passion for hunting, given his families long history as hunters. With over 20 years of hunting experience, he is a true Kiwi (New Zealand) hunter. As well as having an intimate knowledge of South Island wilderness areas, Simon is a skilled and highly experienced hunter whose focus is on safety and enjoyment of the outdoors.