To glorify God through outdoor experiences with our team, our guests and our community.
To renew the spirit of each guest through unique outdoor experiences and unrivaled customer service.
To honor God through our work
Starting with honesty and principles, building towards trust and sincerity
The details matter
History of the Two Hats:
It has been said, that for many hunting is a passion. For the Bettis Family it surpassed the passion level and turned into a way of life. Spanning two generations, with the third generation growing in the wings, the hunting business is what this family does. This is not limited to just the hunters in the family either. As a family business, the entire family has been part of the various operations we’ve been apart of from the front office to hostess positions. Over the nearly 60 combined years of professional hunting experience we have under our belt, we have never stopped learning, both from pioneers of the industry and from the mistakes we made along the way.
During the 1970’s we cut our teeth outfitting in Northern British Columbia learning from Gene Overton. Our time with Gene taught us, ultimate success was to bring your hunter back to base camp safe, employ only the best, and to know and acquire the best equipment for the job. During the late 80’s and early 90’s, outfitting in Michigan, we learned how the passion of hunting whitetail deer grips so many in the United States. Guiding in Alaska under Keith Johnson we learned a warm place to put your head at night was paramount to a hunt and good food always kept spirits high. At the turn of the century, still outfitting in Michigan, we learned the importance of experiences created between a hunter and an outfit are in being considered a success. All the lessons we have learned over these past years have culminated into the Two Hats
I believe it was born in me, in my blood so I didn’t have a choice. Hunting has been my family core since before I could walk so it would only be natural I would resonate with the love and respect of God’s great outdoors and especially the animals, that my family exemplified for me.I have watched and walked alongside my father as well as may others passionate in this field, all who have taught me much. I am very grateful for this as my foundation.The Hunting industry is challenging and intriguing to me. I enjoy every aspect, from the wildlife management to customer service to strategic business thinking.
Growing up in the small Texas town of Winnie, Skipper Bettis roamed the swamps and rice fields hunting small game, ducks and geese. At nineteen he was taken on his first whitetail hunt in the Texas Hill Country. After harvesting his first deer, Skipper caught the big game hunting fever. In 1975, Skipper’s dreams of the wild North began to materialize as he traveled to the Northwest Territories to become a guide/outfitter. He settled in northern British Columbia where he spent the next ten years developing the 3.5 million acres of Turnagain River Outfitters into a successful hunting concession. Seeing the demand for trophy Northern White-tailed Deer, he relocated to the Michigan area and began developing the Sanctuary in 1986.
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