Dillinger River Outfitters (DRO) is an outfitter and guide service based in the Dillinger River drainage of the world famous Alaska Range. Bordered on the east by Denali National Park, with over 3 million permitted acres to hunt, and nearly 100 miles from the nearest road, DRO is sure to exceed your expectations of true Alaskan wilderness.


Specializing in remote fly-in hunting, our knowledgeable guides and staff are passionate about the pursuit and determined to ensure you a safe and successful experience. DRO works to understand each client’s expectations and individual abilities and offer a personalized experience tailor-made to match. We understand the investment and trust you place in us, and take great pride in sharing with you the Alaskan adventure you have dreamt about.

Aaron DeRose – Owner

From Alaska and Africa, to Kyrgyzstan and the mountains of Colorado, Aaron is an accomplished hunter and guide with 30 years of experience. Born in Colorado, Aaron grew up chasing primarily deer and elk. In his twenties, the road of life led to Africa, becoming a Professional Hunter and outfitting successfully there for 13 years. After returning to the states, Aaron started a commercial coatings business, which he has grown into a very successful company. Aaron’s passion for hunting and desire to share that with clients led to the formation of DRO in 2018. He lives in Grand Junction, CO with his wife and son who he shares his knowledge and outdoor passions with.

Dayton Madison – Alaska Operation Manager

Dayton was born and raised in northwest Colorado and grew up hunting and fishing with his dad, a Colorado Game Warden. He attended the University of Wyoming and has a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Management. Dayton has been guiding deer and elk hunters in Colorado since 2008 and was a licensed outfitter in Wyoming offering pronghorn antelope hunts before moving to Alaska in 2014. Dayton and Aaron began hunting and guiding together in 2009 when he travelled to Africa. He lives in Palmer, AK with his wife, acting as camp manager, pilot, and guide, Dayton is a key asset to the DRO team.