I grew up in Northeastern Iowa on the edge of the Mississippi River. I wasn't raised hunting but got my start in archery using a borrowed bow. I shot my first deer in 2007 and was instantly hooked and haven't looked back.
Being in the Army I have been stationed all across the US and hunted pheasant, quail, deer, bear, elk, hogs, and turkey in several states. In 2016 I bought and trained my first tracking dog for big game recovery and by the end of our first year we had recovered 24 deer.
I hold both a Pro-Guide and Whitetail Herd Management certification from the Colorado Outdoor Adventure Guide School as well as a nearly complete bachelor's degree in wildlife management. I am a member of the United Blood Trackers and hold both their AA and UBT1 tracking certifications as well as a member of the Alabama Blood Trailing Network.
I frequently volunteer and run youth hunting/archery events as well as provide tracking serviced for Gold Star youth and Veteran hunts through FT Benning and Bow Team 6 nonprofits.
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