The Crew at Fowl Lifestyle Outfitters

Meet Your Guides

Tyler Helton


Tyler has been duck hunting since around the age of 5 & he decided to open the doors of Fowl Lifestyle at the age of 21. There isn’t an aspect of that he doesn’t enjoy throughout the entire year when it comes to operating a guide service.

This fall will be his new pup, Lucy’s third season. He has high hopes for her & the many seasons they will share in the future.

He is married to his high school sweetheart, Karley, & together they have son, Jace who is four years old & a younger daughter, Tessa.

Tyler also owns & operates West Tennessee Land Solutions, LLC which specializes in forestry underbrush removal & recreational land management. He & his wife also own & operate Dogwood Bed ‘n Biscuit which is a high-end K9 boarding facility. He has a BS in Agriculture from the University of TN.

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Evan East


Evan has been hunting waterfowl for 20+ years & it has grown into his main passion. Having hunted waterfowl in over 10 states, from marshes to timber to flooded fields, he enjoys the thrill of finding success in any situation, while having a great time in the process.

Evan has been hunting the fields of SEMO for years & is looking forward to showing everyone what it takes to finish birds close! He takes ever aspect of a hunt very seriously, but enjoys having a good time along the way.

You will always find his black lab, Clyde, by his side no matter the conditions they face. Clyde has the most dialed in On/Off switch we’ve ever seen!

Evan is married Hannah, who he met while guiding in Missouri. Evan went to college & played baseball at Auburn University. In the off-season you’ll find him doing carpentry work & building custom homes in south Alabama, but duck season never leaves his mind.

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Niko Dias


Niko started hunting with his dad at the early age of 4 & never looked back. Over the years, his love for water fowling grew tremendously. Growing up in the small state of Delaware, he has traveled all across the U.S. to pursue waterfowl in various terrains & states.

In his home state, the hunting scenarios vary from flooded corn & tidal marshes as well as out into the Atlantic Ocean chasing brant & sea ducks.

Niko will do whatever it takes to ensure you have a great time in the blind with him, no matter the situation.

In the off season, you can find him on the water, whether it be working on the back of a charter boat or out fishing with his family & friends.

Logan Deaton


Logan has been hunting waterfowl since he was around 8 years old. He quickly fell in love with everything surrounding waterfowl just like our entire crew.

He has hunted in most parts of West TN & Northwest TN extensively as well as SEMO. He will make sure you have a great time in the flooded fields & Timber of Southeast  Missouri.

Logan is currently studying Ag Business at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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Hunter Buffington


You will be hard-pressed to find a guide anywhere that is more willing & determined to put you on birds like Hunter. No matter the conditions, Hunter will do whatever it takes to kill ducks.

He isn’t with us everyday of the season like some of the crew, but when he is in camp, we are more than confident that his group is in good hands each day of their trip. This upcoming season, he will have a new pup, Maverick, beside him in the pit!

Hunter is married to his longtime sweetheart, Lidia. They recently welcomed a new baby boy, JD, to their family. He works in the courier service whenever he isn’t in the duck blind.

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Matthew Meketi


Matt has been duck hunting for as long as he can remember. Whether it’s the swamps of West Tennessee, dry fields of North Dakota, or the flooded Ag fields of Southeast Missouri, he knows how to kill birds day in & out.

Matt’s pup, Ripp, will be going into his third season this fall with him.

Matt plays a crucial part in everything that encompasses Fowl Lifestyle every day of the year. There’s a good chance you’ll get to spend some time in the blind with him this winter if you come join us for a hunt!

He is married to his college sweetheart, Jan & they recently had a little boy, Clay. Matt has a BS in Agriculture from the University of Tennessee & works in the surveying industry during the off-season.

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Dakota Ealey


Dakota never meets a stranger which makes him invaluable in a public relations style business. He is going to have a great time in the blind with every group no matter the conditions, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to do everything possible to put you on birds!

You’ll always find him having an enjoyable time or making someone in the blind laugh & if you get a chance to hunt with him there will never be a shortage of stories!

Dakota is married to his wife Ali & they have a son, Henry, & a daughter, Millie. Dakota has a BS degree in Turf & he works in the golf course & turf industry.

Ryan Saine


Ryan was there from day 1 with Fowl Lifestyle, from the earliest stages of the dream until the fulfillment of that dream. Life took him a bit further south to chase his dream of training hunting dogs to their fullest potential while also working another full-time job, but that doesn’t mean his mind is any less focused on FLO.

He is a critical piece of the team both during the off-season, for bookings & pre-season work, as well as during season to keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.

Ryan is married to his longtime sweetheart Lannah, & together they have a son, JR, & a daughter, Brooklyn.

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