Richard Hodges, Owner of Patriot Wildlife, and his wife Julie have lived in Collierville for 14 years. Growing up across the Mississippi in Searcy, Arkansas, Richard learned to hunt, trap and farm from his grandparents. He was raised with a no excuse, no quit mentality that has been instilled into his character and his career. This character brought him to serve 12 years in the United States Army, serving three years in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Once his military career ended, Richard began work with a Wildlife & Damage Repair Management company. Feeling instantly dissatisfied with their Methods and work ethic, Richard decided to start Patriot Wildlife to give his customers something better, honest, fair approach.

After engrossing himself in hours of learning and research and constantly figuring out different ways to solve the issues of Wildlife Management, Richard opened for business in 2016.

He continues not only researching but educating those in Wildlife Management by teaching classes at the NWCOA conference in 2018 regarding the proper way to seal off homes.

Richard and Julie have three children, Stephanie an elementary teacher at Sycamore Elementary and Sean and Hunter who are finishing High School at Collierville High.

Richard’s family, life experiences and previous career have given Patriot Wildlife its moto;

Efficient, Ingenuitive, Ethical Wildlife Control