Tim Rief, raised in Omaha and Auburn, Nebraska has decades of hunting experience. Rief was
first taught the respect of hunting by his father and grandfather. "Grandpa always emphasized
good hunting was a result of good conservation, and to follow the game regulations and
rules..... 'It’s not about the harvest, it's about the experience'." Rief's grandfather first taught him
to hunt Upland. Later Rief learned the love of hunting using dogs. By his early teens, Rief had
expanded his hunting experience to include pheasant and ducks. "It was that first waterfowl
experience on the Mississippi Flyaway that I knew I was hooked! I was amazed that you could
decoy a group of wild birds right to you." Soon after, Rief's family moved to Arkansas, the
perfect environment to enhance the waterfowl experience.
By his late teens, the Rief family had moved back to Nebraska and started a propane company.
Tim served as vice-president of the family owned business for the duration of its operation.
During that time, Rief ran and operated a dog kennel and established Sappa Creek Outfitters.
Here he was the sole owner and operator, guiding upland, waterfowl, deer, and turkey for
roughly a decade. When the family decided to close the business, Rief closed the outfitting club
and began his career with UPS, but never quit hunting for himself. After retirement, Rief moved
back to Arkansas to establish NE AR Ducks Club which has now been reconstructed into
Overall, Rief has over 35 years experience guiding waterfowl, pheasant, turkey, and deer.