They are everywhere and they are becoming progressively shittier.
The only 3 reasons to have a beard are as follows:
1.) you have a profession that requires you to spend a significant amount of time outdoors in the wind, rain, cold, and snow. This does not include fishing guides, but does include most hunting guides. The beard, in this instance, serves a purpose. It is a highly effective way to keep your face warm, and is therefore warranted.
2.) you actually look good in a beard. This applies to maybe 5-10% of men under the age of 40 who have a beard, and perhaps 30% of those in there 40s. You think you look good with a beard, your lying girlfriend tells you she likes your beard, and actually it's a shitty beard and you look like a gay lumberjack. Shave the fucking thing.
3.) you are over 50 years old, in which case, you can do whatever the fuck you want. It may still be a shitty beard, but who cares. You're not trying to be someone you're not by growing a beard like these young, confused hipsters. You be you.