Marvin N. James

11/17/1960 ~ 02/26/2015 

                                                          A note from Davey
I was born and raised in the heart of Arizona where my passion for the outdoors and hunting started. I have always loved the outdoors and I never thought in a million years I could actually have a career doing what I love. With the support of my wife and kids, I have enjoyed many hunting seasons building lasting friendships, hunting hard and making trophy animals a reality. 

I got my start as professional guide working full time for the late Marvin James of James Guide Service. Marvin was a hunting icon in the southwest and it was truly my pleasure learning from one of the best. Together we have harvested many trophy animals along the way and I plan to continue that legacy for many years to come. Marvin wasn't just my boss, he was my close friend and I will miss his optimistic perspective no matter what the situation is. I thank him for all of the valuable lessons he taught me, from how to be a good guide, to what it takes to be a successful outfitter. He has left me with a priceless gift and I plan to honor the legacy he left behind.   

What we are all about

David Mathews Outfitters is owned and operated by David Mathews or "Davey" as most people in the hunting industry know him by. He is an outdoor fanatic that enjoys taking people hunting with one goal in mind, harvest the biggest critters in the woods! We are a true trophy outfitter and we strive to please everyone. We provide quality one on one hunts with experienced guides who know the animals and the territory.​​​​​