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The “Sportsmen’s Voice” of Northern California

The Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen’s Association (NCGASA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization representing 3,800 members. Our organization is comprised of professional guides and sportsmen & sportswomen who have come together to protect our hunting and fishing opportunities in the North State. We work closely with other conservation and habitat organizations to preserve land and waterways in order for future generations to be able to hunt and fish. We actively lobby for hunting rights and advocate for our state to raise more fish.

The organization is comprised and operated by nine elected Board of Directors. The directors are elected to a three-year term. The term alternates between two guides and one sportsman or sportswoman every other year. A President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are appointed to the Executive Committee. Note: There will always be an equal number of sportsmen and professional guides on the Board.  The organization also appoints regional program managers (RPMs). These RPM managers represent NCGASA in their local community on any fisheries issues, wildlife issues, or to represent professional guides in their respective region. Email us for more info., at:

Below are the sportsmen and women representing NCGASA.
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James Stone

Executive Board President – Guide
(530) 923-9440

James Netzel

2022-2024 Executive Board – Guide
(888) 975-0990

Open Seat 1 – Guide



Open Seat 2 – Guide



Paul Nederveld

2022-2024 Executive Board Treasurer – Sportsman
(916) 390-4698

Jason Thatcher

2019-2022 Board of Directors – Guide
Fly Fishing, Sacramento and Trinity Areas
(916) 997-2765

Open Seat 3 – Sportsmen/woman



Scott Hambelton

2019-2022 Board of Directors – Sportsman
(916) 997-3949


Aaron Zanocco

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Feather River and Yuba River
(530) 751-7466

Anthony Cox

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Northern California Lakes
(408) 891-0983

Rob Decosta

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Hunting Division
(530) 513-1389

Brian Clemens

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Sacramento Area, Fly Fishing
(530) 354-3740

Chris Schertz

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Redding Area
(530) 356-8426

Jason Wingham

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Sacramento Area
(530) 774-0519

Darrin Deel

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Fly Fishing Division
(530) 228-0432

Lori Franco

Administrative Assistant – Sportswoman
(530) 632-7174


Kenny Priest

Regional Program Manager – Guide
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties
(707) 496-8671

Tracy Mack

Marketing Assistant and Mad River Steelhead Derby Event Coordinator, Humboldt County – Sportswoman

Alisa Kelly

Administrative Assistant – Sportswoman



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