Les Johnson

Les Johnson with his CZ-712 ALS  12ga Semiauto Shotgun

About Les Johnson and Predator Quest

Les Johnson has been on a quest since childhood, a quest that has honed his skills as an outdoorsman and given him a rich life pursuing his true passion – predator hunting.

Born and raised on a south-central Nebraska farm, Les experienced nature first-hand. Before he could drive, he was hunting with his trusty .410 single-shot. Summers were spent fishing local farm ponds and running bank lines on nearby rivers. However, it was winter that fueled his fire. Trapping with his grandfather, Herbert “Fox” Johnson, introduced him to the coyote and gave shape to his passion, his quest to best the cunning coyote – the Predator Quest.

While attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, pursuing a degree in Animal Science, a good friend asked Les what his goal was in life. His reply?

“I want to be one of the best coyote callers in the world.”

With that goal in mind, he was soon standing in the winner’s circle, securing the Triple Crown Championship of coyote calling in 1999. As the first and only coyote caller to win all three major championships (Midwest, National and World Championships), let alone the first and only to win all three in the same year, Les secured his place in coyote-calling history.

From the many friendships made in the competition calling arena, the idea for Les’s first coyote calling video was born. Predator Quest: Quest for Coyotes was cut in 2004, showing the predator-hunting world what Les could do outside the competition halls. The action-packed video was just the first public step in Les’s quest, but it is certainly not the last. As an ambassador of predator hunting, Les plans to bring the adrenaline-fueled excitement of predator hunting to the public through more videos, appearances and a television show dedicated to the Quest.