(Jackson, Wyo.) - Jason Reinhardt is a 4th generation Wyoming native, an avid outdoorsman and a life-long entrepreneur. This all has come together for his newest venture, Wolf Den Safaris
But it didn't come easy...
In 2008, Reinhardt started a trucking business for the oil and gas
"We were pro-energy because we had to be. That was our livelihood," he
After years in business, Reinhardt began to see the writing on the wall.
"Business was good for quite a long time, but things started to spiral
downhill. I picked up on that and sold out as quick as I could and thank
god I did, because it wasn't a month after I did that guys were trying to
get out and couldn't sell their equipment," he said.
That was 2014. Following the end of his time in the oil fields, he has
started a few other companies including a pressure washing business under
the name Colter's Ridge Inc. This spring, he decided he wanted to combine
his love for Jackson Hole, the outdoors and his passion for animals to
start Wolf Den Safaris .
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*Jason Reinhardt. h/t Jason Reinhardt / Pitchengine Communities*
"It is just what I love to do. We decided that it is time to incorporate
that into a business where we can share our love and passion for the
outdoors with other people," said Reinhardt. "I have been here for more
than 30 years and know this country l like the back of my hand from Alpine
to Mammoth Hot Springs."
"There is not an animal with fur and fangs in the valley that I don't know
its migration habits, its mating customs, what kind of food it eats, where
it goes to bed, when it goes to bed and its relationship with predators,"
The newly launched business will take people on day-long wildlife safaris
to view small mammals, elk, moose, foxes, wolves, and grizzly and black
bears. Along the way, the guests will also see Old Faithful, the Lower
Falls and the Geyser Basin.
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"Along the trips, we will pull over and I will show you something that you
wouldn't see yourself if you were driving," Reinhardt said.
On top of watching animals with the naked eye, Reinhardt is sponsored
by Vortex Optics, so high definition binoculars and spotting scopes will be
used to enhance the wildlife viewing.
"We are offering a family atmosphere. We are going to be providing that
attention to detail that people don't think about when they come out here
on vacation," he said.
Wolf Den Safaris is up and running for tours this spring and summer and
Reinhardt is optimistic about the future.
"We want to provide for our family so we can stay in this area. We are
excited about it, we are scared and nervous, but it is going to work," he
For more information on Wolf Den Safaris, visit http://wolfdensafaris.com.
*Feature Photo: Jason Reinhardt and his family. h/t Jason Reinhardt /
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