Will Drake is one of the “oldest” guides at Nine Mile. Actually, he has worked for Nine Mile since 1999. Because he lives in Pennsylvania, he guides when there is a need that he can accommodate. But he knows the ranches, especially the one at Nine Mile. He works as an archery guide or a rifle guide, and on years when he’s not guiding, he often times comes to Colorado as a hunter with Nine Mile or RTS Hunting. He says that he enjoys meeting people from all over the country who often times become lifelong friends.
Will owns and runs Drake Insurance Inc. but hunts whitetail in Pennsylvania. Much of his time is spent with his family, coaching his sons in hockey and following all three kids to all their activities. He says his own father was and is his greatest influence – for family, work, and hunting.