John Vaca began hunting at the age of 18, and was guiding professionally by the age of 21. Having run his own guide service for 17 years, John gained an intimate working knowledge of the sport of waterfowl hunting and calling. He decided that this was the way in which he wanted to spend his life, working in the field he loved most, Water fowling. John has held hunting permits in 35 states and 6 Canadian Provinces. John is also a successful bow hunter and big game hunter. (Elk, Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Antelope, Wild Turkey, and Black Bear)
John started contest goose calling in 1998. His contest wins include: Ducks Unlimited Canada Goose Calling Championship, Kansas Grand Slam Open, Sumner Open Goose Championship, Rocky Mountain Team Championship, North Star Nationals Team Championship, Ducks Unlimted Canada Team Duck Calling Championships, Many other top 5 finishes on the professional calling circuit (including 2nd in the 2004 US Open).
John is a full-time employee of Vista Outdoor where he is the National Pro Staff Manager for all of the VO Brands including Bushnell, Primos, Final Approach, Savage, adn Federal Ammunition, managing and scheduling over 150 staff members for events all over the North American continent.. John is a Pro Staff member for Realtree, Primos, Final Approach, First Lite, Bushnell Performance Optics, and several other nationally known companies..
John continuses to conduct hunting seminars and promotions all over North America including Canada. He regularly appears at venues such as Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, Sportsman's Warehouse, and speaks at the various National and International Hunting Events across the country. John has also appeared in and contributed to over 50 national publications including Petersons's Hunting, Deer and Deer Hunting, Wildfowl, Outdoor Life, Waterfowl Hunter, Ducks Unlimited, and Sports Afield to name a few. Having been involved in productions such as: Primos's the TRUTH About Hunting T.V. Series, Shawn Michael's McMillan River Adventures, the Take Em video series, Realtree's Fallin' Skies 4, 5, 6, Babe Winkleman's Outdoor Adventures, Straight Talk Goose CD, and the Fowl Play 2, 3, 4, 5video series. John has becomve a household name to waterfowl hunters everywhere.