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Army Trained. Combat Tested. Farmer Approved.

The JAGER PRO® Hog Control Team

The JAGER PRO® team trains and implements Integrated Wild Pig Control® strategies to farmers, landowners, plantation owners, extension agents, wildlife biologists, government agencies and academia to accomplish 100% removal of entire sounders at one time. Upon military retirement, we simply adapted our mission from a two-legged enemy to a four-legged invasive species using the same technology, strategy and tactical precision.

Rod Pinkston

Founder & CEO

Rod Pinkston earned his living as a Soldier for 24 years. He retired from the United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Olympic Shooting Team at Fort Benning, Georgia after his Soldiers won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The 2008 Games were the first time U.S. shooters earned four shotgun medals in the history of Olympic shooting.
Rod lived in Germany during two separate Army tours for a combined total of seven years and earned the coveted “Jagdschein” shooting European boars in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Research and knowledge gained from working with German Jagermeisters and Forstmeisters helped him develop more efficient feral swine control technology and methods for the United States. Employing retired Soldiers, JAGER PRO® is the first private company to develop military-grade technology and methods to harvest 100,000+ feral swine annually in the United States.
Rod is a member of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association, inventor of the M.I.N.E.® (Manually Initiated Nuisance Elimination) Trapping System (five approved patents), creator of thermal hog control methods in the United States and host of the “JAGER PRO®” television show on RFD-TV. His remote-control trapping and thermal shooting footage were the first to appear on national television and YouTube. He is an expert of the latest high-volume hog control methods and technology in the industry and author of the Integrated Wild Pig Control® Training Manual.
National speaker at the below venues:
• 2008 National Conference on Feral Hogs in St. Louis, MO
• 2009 Wildlife Damage Management Conference in Albany, NY
• 2010 International Wild Pig Conference in Pensacola, FL
• 2011 Wildlife Damage Management Conference in Nebraska City, NE
• 2012 International Wild Pig Conference in San Antonio, TX
• 2013 Wildlife Control Technology Conference in Cleveland, OH
• 2013 Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Conference in Oklahoma City, OK
• 2014 International Wild Pig Conference in Montgomery, AL
• 2014 Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Conference in Sandestin, FL
• 2014 Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course in Starkville, MS
• 2015 Wildlife Damage Management Conference in Gatlinburg, TN2
• 2015 Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council Conference in Orange Beach, AL
• 2015 Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Conference in Asheville, NC
• 2016 International Wild Pig Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC
• 2016 Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Conference in Baton Rouge, LA
• 2017 Wildlife Damage Management Conference in Orange Beach, AL
• 2018 International Wild Pig Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
• 2018 Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Conference in Mobile, AL
• 2019 Wildlife Damage Management Conference in Starkville, MS

Clint Housel

Office Manager

Clint Housel retired as a Company First Sergeant after 22 years of service. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal (BSM) & Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB) in Afghanistan during a 24 hour engagement against enemy forces without any friendly casualties.

Clint served in 1st Ranger Battalion, 4th Ranger Training Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Infantry Division, 2nd Infantry Division (Mechanized), 19th Infantry Division and 25th Infantry Division (Light). He is a graduate of Ranger School, a Master rated Jumpmaster (Airborne), Pathfinder and Air Assault schools.

Clint became the director of camera operations in 2014 after performing feral hog control missions with JAGER PRO® since 2012. Clint took over as the Office Manager in 2024.

Chris Monhof

Manufacturing and Logistics

Chris Monhof is a native of Columbus, Georgia and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in 2009 after 22 years of service. He was deployed 44 months in support of three Operation Iraqi Freedom missions. As an Artillery Targeting Officer, he made strategic decisions in relation to thermal ground reconnaissance and air to surface strikes on enemy targets.

Chris served in 1st Armored Division, 2nd Infantry Division, 3rd Infantry Division, 24th Infantry Division, and III Corps Artillery. He is a graduate of Central Texas College and holds a Certificate in Emergency Management.

Chris owns Southern Hog Control, LLC and has a lifetime of experience shooting wild hogs in the swamps and backwoods of Fort Stewart and Fort Benning, Georgia. He has been conducting thermal hog control missions with JAGER PRO® since 2009.

Keegan Gross

Warehouse Manager

Keegan Gross joined the JAGER PRO® team in June of 2022. He spent his last 6 years in Law Enforcement where he was part of a joint Narcotics Task Force. He later became a Sergeant of over the Patrol Division, a S.W.A.T. Team Operator, and a Field Training Officer.

He moved to the Columbus area 5 years ago from Upson County, married his wife and just recently had a beautiful daughter. Keegan grew up just miles from the Flint River and spends most of his free time outdoors.

Lance Dement

Trapping Operations

Lance Dement retired after a 24 year Army career and served at the US Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) for 20 years. He earned a position on the US Olympic Team and won the US National Championships in 10 meter running target and 50 meter running boar. Lance also competed on the USAMU Service Rifle team, winning the 1000 yard Wimbledon Cup (scope) and Leech Cup (iron sight) and was a firing member on five record setting teams. He was awarded the Presidents Hundred Tab, International Distinguished Badge, Distinguished Rifleman Badge and Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge. He is a member of an elite group to have earned all three distinguished badges.

Lance taught thousands of Soldiers Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM), Squad Designated Marksman (SDM) and Train the Trainer (TTT) courses to raise the standard of the Army’s marksmanship proficiency. He is a graduate of Airborne School, Ranger School and Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC).

Lance became the Director of Trapping Operations in February of 2012. He is the owner of Killin’ Time Outfitters LLC, specializing in nuisance wildlife control and removal. Lance has been Trapping and Shooting hogs on Fort Benning for the past 15 years.

Cody Letson

Camera Specialist

Born and raised in Georgia. Cody graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in the field of Education. A dedicated educator with over fifteen years of experience working with students in and outside of the classroom. In 2015 he was recognized by the State of Georgia as a teacher ranked in the top ten percent of public-school teachers in the state. Outside of the classroom as a Track and Field Coach he led his team to win the city championship in 2010.

In his free time, he enjoys hiking and being in the great outdoors and volunteering for the local Humane Society. Cody maintains an auxiliary animal shelter where he trains animals and prepares them for the adoption. In 2023 Cody joined JAGER PRO®’s Camera Department where he plans to utilize his experiences to provide the quality customer support that JAGER PRO® is known for.

Nicole Scrivener

Marketing Manager

Nicole Scrivener, Marketing Manager, comes to us from Canada, where she was born and raised. She has spent the last 18 years living in the United States as a dedicated military wife and mother. Her and her family have lived in the Columbus, GA area for the last seven years and decided to retire here after her husband’s 21-year military career. Along with a marketing degree, Nicole has extensive retail management and customer service experience, having spent more than 5 years managing a fast paced, specialty retail store. She has been working for Jager Pro since 2021 in the camera department. She will bring a fresh approach to the marketing department.

Chris Robinson

Creative Media

Chris Robinson is a 20-year broadcast media veteran with experience in consulting, management, marketing, television production, social media, and integrated media technologies.

He holds master certifications from Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, Blackmagic Design, and Google.

He began his creative career with Raycom Media in Columbus, Georgia as part of the production team responsible for newscast graphic creation. He was then promoted to Production Manager making him at that time the youngest manager in the company and the first African American manger in Raycom Media history.

During his tenure as Production Manager, he earned both Bachelor of Science in Business and Master of Business Administration Degrees. He was then promoted to Regional News Operations Manager for the southeastern region. He has been at the forefront of various high school and college media programs lecturing on both levels.

He currently lectures as part of the University System of Georgia teaching new media concepts and visual production. Through his media production nonprofit, he regularly holds workshops and client consultations to help organizations utilize integrated media as a targeted messaging tool.

Chris loves working with technology and mentoring new creatives however, he is most excited about finding innovative ways to tell stories.

Art Tucker


Art started his career utilizing his Criminal Justice degree serving over ten years as a Special Investigator with the Muscogee County District Attorney’s Office in Columbus, Georgia. He then transitioned into the private sector as a Corporate Security Investigator for Powertel, a regional cellular phone company. In 2001, T-Mobile acquired Powertel and Art was promoted into the position of Manager of Investigations where he led a group of investigators and analysts conducting investigations regionally in the Southeastern United States as well as all outsourced call center investigations and shipping theft investigations companywide.

After eight years, he left the cellular business to apply his legal experience and lifelong love of hunting and all things outdoors for a new career in the Outdoor Industry at Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, better known as Realtree. As a Licensing Account Manager at Realtree, Art managed the business development, relationship building and account management for many high-profile brands such as Nike, John Deere, Carhartt, Old World Industries/Peak Automotive, Nikon, 5.11 Tactical, as well as several prominent brands under the VF, Jarden, Wolverine Worldwide umbrellas and many more. After a very successful almost twelve-year career at Jordan Outdoor’s, Art took all of this experience and knowledge and founded his own consulting business, The Two Nine, LLC. This venture affords Art the ability to choose his clients assessing where his expertise can most effectively benefit their growth and needs. Art’s first two clients were Outdoor Industry Veteran Michael Waddell and his Bone Collector™ Brand. This was soon followed with client’s three and four with fellow Bone Collector’s Travis “T-Bone” Turner and Nick Mundt.

In August 2019, Art was introduced to JAGER PRO® Founder and CEO, Rod Pinkston. After several meetings, both agreed that there were synergies worth pursuing with Rod inviting Art to start consulting with JAGER PRO®.

He is very honored and excited to be working with a group of such well-respected and experienced retired soldiers.

Ginger Burkhart


Ginger Burkhart, is our bookkeeper. She and her husband retired in Ellerslie, GA after 21 years in the military to be with their family. She was a teacher for over 25 years and then decided to go into the accounting field.

Ginger’s hobbies include traveling with her husband and 2 dogs, fishing and cooking. Ginger really enjoys working with numbers because they are always right.

Chad Defrates

In Memoriam (1/29/78 - 1/10/21)

Chad DeFrates retired from the Army after 20 years of military service. He was assigned at Fort Benning, GA as a Calvary Scout Instructor for 6 years. Chad also served with the 101st Airborne Division, the 4th Infantry Division, and the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment, with a total of 48 months of combat experience.

Chad was an avid outdoorsman and accomplished hunter from his youth, becoming interested in feral swine during his time stationed at Fort Hood, TX from 2007-2012. His Sniper and Recon training were an asset while honing his skill and knowledge of feral swine while stationed at Fort Benning from 2012-2018 as well.

Chad joined the JAGER PRO® team in 2018. He was an experienced operator of the M.I.N.E.® trapping system and accomplished shooter with multiple thermal optic and firearm configurations.

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