Westside Outdoorsman owner Jon Hays was born and raised in Willows. After attending college and proudly serving as a United States Marine, Jon returned to Willows and opened the Westside Outdoorsman in1987, with a mission to fill the needs of the local community of hunters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts.

An avid hunter and fisherman himself, Jon’s community activities include the Willows Kiwanis club, Glenn County Fish and Game Commission, Glenn County Veterans, American Legion post 34, State Fish and Game instructor, Willows Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Forest Service Resource Advisory, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge working group.