Taylor operates a fishing guide business, Crappie Xtreme, which offers fishermen guided tours of Rend Lake, and he operates Southern Illinois Outfitters — guided hunting tours. Just recently, Taylor started Southern Illinois Concealed Carry LLC, offering conceal carry classes in Jefferson and surrounding counties. A new facility is under construction near Rend Lake.
“I had been thinking about this for months. I want to take a chance to see if I can make a living working for myself,” Taylor said.