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FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR NOVEMBER 17, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Eric RuhlandEric Ruhland
St. Paul, MN

Hunting Companion:
 
Maverick- Yellow Lab
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Waterfowl & Upland Hunting 
Member Of:
Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited
 

BIO OF HUNTER:

 

I am a full time veterinarian and owner of St Paul Pet Hospital in Saint

Paul Minnesota where I live with my wife, son, and lab Maverick. I grew up in Central MN on a large family farm where my curiosity for the outdoors took off. I am an avid conservationist and along with Upland Bird hunting, enjoy fly fishing in the Midwest. I am also passionate about Water Conservation and water management practices in the State of Minnesota.

Hunter Of The Week Eric Ruhland

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

Whitetail deer hunt in Wisconsin

MOST RECENT
MEMORABLE HUNT:
 

 

This past fall we hunted the northern badlands of ND. Sharptail numbers were absolutely incredible. I have never seen flushes of 40-80 birds at a time. Simply amazing. Limits of Pheasant and Sharptail daily.




FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR NOVEMBER 10, 2014
Matt Roach
Maple Grove, MN

Hunting Companion:
 
Tukkaa - German Shorthair
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Waterfowl & Upland Hunting 
Member Of:
Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge

BIO OF HUNTER:


Love to hunt them all, not an expert at any level so it feels like a new experience every time I go. Feels good to spend time with the old man while he is still willing and able as well.

Hunter Of The Week Matt Roach

MOST RECENT
MEMORABLE HUNT:


After taking a number of years off (for kids and big game hunting) it was
nice to dust off the snow geese decoys and join my father and good friend up in Saskatchewan to help manage the white geese population. We had good weather, great land owners, and old friends to make it a memorable trip. 

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

Missouri Mallard Hunt 




CONGRATULATIONS TO RAY HANCEY OUR BIG WINNER! 
RAY WON THE $100 PRIZE PACK FOR OCTOBER!

If you would like to be eligible for November's prize pack, simply
CLICK HERE and fill out the short entry form!




FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR OCTOBER 20, 2014
Kenny Kunz Hunter Of The WeekKenny Kunz
Denver, Co


Hunting Companion:
 
NA
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Elk & Waterfowl Hunting 
Member Of:
Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge, Rocky Mtn Elk

BIO OF HUNTER:

Hunted all my life, small game in CA, birds, turkey, pig, and then was introduced to big game in Utah, Idaho, WY, and CO. Love it all!
Kenny Kunz Hunter Of The Week

MOST RECENT
MEMORABLE HUNT: 


Double elk kill on private land in Southern CO with my brother-in-law no more than 20 yards from each other.

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

Colorado Ducks and Geese!




FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR OCTOBER 13, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Ray HanceyRay Hancey
Stayner, Ontario

Hunting Companion:
 
Hunter - Yellow Lab
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Waterfowl Hunting 
Member Of:
Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge, D.U.

BIO OF HUNTER:

When I turned 10 my dad gave me his 22/410 and that day I went out and shot a squirrel and fell in love. Been addicted ever since. Now I hunt waterfowl, deer, moose and coyotes and ground hogs. I can't wait till my little guy gets into it and I can show him the experience my Dad showed me.
Hunter Of The Week Ray Hancey

MOST RECENT
MEMORABLE HUNT:


My Dad and I got 3 bucks in all of 30 min hunting white tails at our farm in Ontario. We were 500 yards across a field from each other when I heard him shoot. At that time I was watching another buck come in. After about 20 minutes of waiting for a shot, I heard Dad shoot again, which is when my buck stood right up and gave me a shot. And down he went. That's one hunt I'll never forget.
 

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

Moose Hunt In Quebec



FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR OCTOBER 6, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Colton WientjesColton Wientjes
Watertown, SD

Hunting Companion:
 
Kirby - Black Lab
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Waterfowl Hunting 
Member Of:
Dakota Sportsmen Inc
BIO OF HUNTER:

I have been addicted to hunting since I watched my grandpa and brothers bring wild game home when I was way to young to hunt, or even thing about hunting. I have been hunting since I was 12 here in north eastern SD. I have been on some unforgettable hunts for waterfowl, from piles of snow geese to dove hunts that we shoot a 5 man limit in 45 minutes. I was born with the drive to hunt thanks to my older brothers. Nothing is better than watching a flock of mallards or geese feet down coming into the decoys, knowing you fooled the whole flock of them.
Hunter Of The Week Colton WientjesMOST RECENT
MEMORABLE HUNT:


Recently, I found a wheat field here in north eastern SD that the birds were hitting on a regular basis. It was tough to get all the brothers together for a hunt, but we got 3 of us together and our Dad to hunt with us that Sunday morning. We didn't make a huge dent in the population that morning but we managed to get 10 ducks and 18 geese with one of the wearing a federal band. But the best part of the hunt was comradery of all us brothers and father during the hunt. I wouldn't trade it for any hunt I have been on!
NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

2015 Waterfowl Hunt In Canada



CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVE MCKINNIS OUR BIG WINNER! 
DAVE WON THE $100 PRIZE PACK FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER!

If you would like to be eligible for October's prize pack, simply CLICK HERE and fill out the short entry form!




FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Dan JohnsonDan Johnson 
Hammond, WI

Hunting Companion:
 
NA
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Waterfowl Hunting 
Member Of:
Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge, D. U. Pheasants Forever
BIO OF HUNTER:

I grew up in central South Dakota with some of best pheasant hunting in the country only a few miles out of town. We spent as much time as we could chasing birds and bow hunting the Missouri River bluffs for Whitetails and Mule Deer. Being able to spend time with my Dad and brothers hunting, has provided me with some of the best times I could imagine. I'm now looking forward to getting my two boys into the field as soon as they are big enough!
Hunter Of The Week Dan Johnson

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

Black Hills Mule Deer Hunt

MOST MEMORABLE
RECENT HUNT:

My father and I recently experienced an awesome duck hunt in southern Illinois with Jim Knope of Gander Hill Goose Club. We hunted on the club's impressive managed duck hunting property for two days in great weather and comfortable blinds. We harvested Mallards, Gadwall, Ringbill, and a gorgeous drake Widgeon that I am having mounted. Jim was a blast to hunt with and I was able to finally go on a duck hunt with my Dad we had been planning for multiple years. Can't wait to go back!

HUNTED WITH:

Gander Hill Goose Club
Outfitter: Jim Knope
http://www.ganderhill.net/




FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Dave McKinnisDave McKinnis 
Blair, NE

Hunting Companion:
 
NA
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Big Game Hunting 
Member Of:
Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever
BIO OF HUNTER:

I started hunting around the age of 12, my grandfather and dad would take me pheasant hunting. At the age of 16 I started hanging out with some friends that like to deer and duck hunt. We would go out before school and bag a bunch of ducks. The weekends we would archery hunt deer more than ducks. I really fell in love with archery hunting and still love to get in the deer stand as much as I can.
Hunter Of The Week Dave McKinnis

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

My biggest adventure now is just trying to get my sons and grandsons nice bucks.

MOST MEMORABLE HUNTING EXPERIENCE:

I have approximately 540 acres with a river that runs through the middle of the property that my sons, I and a few friends hunt on. We can hunt deer, turkeys, pheasants and ducks and geese. The trapping is also excellent. Every day is an adventure when were on this land. I enjoy spending time before the season starts just getting everything ready for the hunting season. Putting food plots in, getting stands and blinds ready. Once the hunting seasons start I enjoy hunting with my sons, grandsons and friends.



FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Brandon JensenBrandon Jensen 
St. Croix Falls, WI

Hunting Companion:
 
NA
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Waterfowl Hunting 
Member Of:
Ducks Unlimited, Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge

BIO OF HUNTER:
 

I started hunting waterfowl my senior year in high school and became instantly addicted. It is an obsession that rolls around every fall. My favorite part of waterfowl hunting isn't actually harvesting the birds, but watching the birds work into the decoy spread. That sight of ducks and geese with their wings cupped and their feet down makes me feel that sense of accomplishment. I have hunted WI, MN, SD, and ND. My next major destination is going to be Canada.
Hunter Of The Week Brandon Jensen

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

September early teal season in Wisconsin

MOST RECENT
MEMORABLE HUNT:

My most recent memorable hunt happened this past spring in South Dakota with Goose and Duck Smackers during the spring snow goose conservation season. It was the first time I had been spring snow goose hunting and it is an amazing experience. I will be going again for sure. The amount of birds that you see is phenomenal. The highlight of the hunt was dropping the first bird of the second day which was an adult banded snow goose!

HUNTED WITH:

Goose And Duck Smackers Guide Service - Outfitter Brian Cahalen
www.gooseandducksmackersguideservice.com




CONGRATULATIONS TO KRIS KLICK OUR BIG WINNER! 
KRIS WON THE $100 PRIZE PACK FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST!

If you would like to be eligible for September's prize pack, simply CLICK HERE and fill out the short entry form!




FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR AUGUST 25, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Kris KlickKris Klick 
St. Louis Park, MN

Hunting Companion:
 
NA
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Pheasant and Duck Hunting 
Member Of:
D. U. Pheasants Forever

BIO OF HUNTER:

I got into hunting actually before I was legal to carry a gun. My dad and grandpa had always hunted different game in Minnesota, so it was just natural for myself to get into it. I remember sitting in my dad's deer stand with him when I was 10 years old. From there I got my Firearm safety certificate and started out with small pheasants hunts. I then got into hunting ducks and geese in western MN. Most recently have been focusing on Grouse and Pheasant. Hunting has always been a great way to get together with old friends and family that share similar interests.

Hunter Of The Week Kris Klick

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

September grouse hunt in northern Minnesota

MOST RECENT
MEMORABLE HUNT:

Last March I got the chance to hunt Pheasants at Wings of Thunder Upland Hunting Lodge in Kimball, SD. I have never seen so many birds in my life! Everything about this hunt was top notch. The lodge was very nice and clean and the staff was great and accommodating. They have a all kinds of land and we never went to the same place twice over the two days. I highly recommend WOT.

HUNTED WITH:

Wings Of Thunder Lodge - Outfitter Brad Donald

www.wingsofthunder.com



FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR AUGUST 18, 2014
Dan Wennerlind - Hunter Of The WeekDan Wennerlind 
Castle Rock, CO

Hunting Companion:
 
Brandy- Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Waterfowl Hunting 
Member Of:
NRA, D. U. Pheasants Forever, Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge
BIO OF HUNTER:
 
I grew up hunting with my father in western Minnesota for ducks, geese and pheasants on Marsh Lake. After graduating with a degree in Wildlife Mngmt I got my first guiding gig at a duck club in Fergus Falls, MN. From there, I became a waterfowl hunting guide every fall for the next few years. Then a light bulb went off and I started a company called HuntTheNorth.com. This has allowed me to travel the continent hunting with the top outfitters across the country as well as hunting most all species of game- big and small and pursue the passion that I grew up with. My true passion is bird hunting and watching the dogs work- whether that be pheasants in cattails or ducks over a marsh. Working and handling the dogs is just as much fun for me a s pulling the trigger. I believe in the true ethics of hunting and eating everything that you shoot. As well as honoring the game we harvest. I believe the ability to hunt is a true gift from the Lord and should not be taken for granted or wasted by not utilizing the game harvested. I recently started a new challenge for duck and goose hunters called the Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge and am very excited to see it take off and add to the enjoyment of the sport for many other die hard waterfowl hunters! For more details on that see: http://www.waterfowlerschallenge.com/
Dan Wennerlind - Hunter Of The Week

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

Sage grouse hunting in September in Wyoming with 2014 HTN Outfitter Of The Year Jason Ostrander of Grey Reef Wingshooting

RECENT MOST 
MEMORABLE HUNT:


My most recent memorable hunt was a spring turkey hunt in Kansas. I had an opportunity to harvest two Rio Grand gobblers and had a blast hunting with my good friend Mike Adams of Bucks Bulls and Beards outfitters. One of the big toms came within 2 points of reaching the Kansas Trophy Gobbler Award. I had a blast on the hunt with Mike and learned a lot about hunting from a true expert!

HUNTED WITH:

Bucks, Bulls And Beards Outfitters - Outfitter Mike Adams

www.bucksbullsbeards.com 


FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR AUGUST 11, 2014
Rick Janes Hunter Of The WeekRick Janes
Castle Rock, CO


Hunting Companion:
 
Tilly- Golden Retriever / Border Collie Mix
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Big Game Hunting 
Member Of:
Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, NRA, Rocky Mtn Elk
BIO OF HUNTER:
 
I started hunting at an early age in Minnesota. Mostly upland birds, squirrels, rabbits, and ducks. Took an interest in bow-hunting in my late teens and enjoyed many successful years harvesting whitetails and one black bear. Moved to Colorado in 1998 and the game changed. I believe that hunting is a privilege and gives us an opportunity to be good stewards of the resources we should be thankful for every day.
Rick Janes Hunter Of The Week

RECENT MOST 
MEMORABLE HUNT:


My most recent memorable hunt was a late season pheasant hunt in South Dakota. Have never seen as many birds and we had a tremendous crew of guys and dogs. It was truly a wingshooters dream.

HUNTED WITH:

Wings Of Thunder Lodge - Outfitter Brad Donald

www.wingsofthunder.com 

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

2015 Wyoming Whitetail and Pronghorn



FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR AUGUST 4, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Brandon CrowleyBrandon Crowley
Lino Lakes, Minnesota

Hunting Companion:
 
Flyin Solo Right Now
Favorite Type Of Hunting: 
Waterfowl Hunting 
Member Of:
Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, NRA, Ultimate Waterfowlers Challenge

BIO OF HUNTER:

I
 love to enjoy the outdoors with friends through hunting and fishing. I reside in Minnesota and it offers an abundance of wildlife and lakes to fish. My future goals / hunts include an elk hunt in Colorado 2015 I'm looking very forward to.

HunterOf The Week Brandon Crowley
NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

Colorado elk hunt in 2015

RECENT MOST
MEMORABLE HUNT:

My most memorable hunt in the recent years was with Big Sean's Outfitting in Western Wisconsin hunting early Canada Geese. The hunt consisted of a cattle pasture that was a great spot for running traffic. Little did we know that morning, the early migration had started and that pasture soon became an "X" in a matter of hours. We ended up with our limits in 35 minutes and celebrated over an early breakfast at the nearby café.

HUNTED WITH:
Big Sean's Outfitting- www.bigseanscalls.com




CONGRATULATIONS TO JOE KAUL OUR BIG WINNER!
JOE WON THE $100 PRIZE PACK FOR THE MONTH OF JULY!

If you would like to be eligible for August's prize pack, simply CLICK HERE and fill out the short entry form!




FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR JULY 28, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson
Moundsview, Minnesota

Hunting Companion: 
Black Lab
Favorite Type Of Hunting: 
Goose Hunting 
Member Of:
Ducks Unlimited

BIO OF HUNTER:

I have been hunting waterfowl for as long as I can remember with family and friends. For the last 8 years I have been guiding waterfowl throughout the country. I m already excited about the upcoming hunting season again!

Hunter Of The Week Matt Johnson

RECENT MOST
MEMORABLE HUNT:


Killing a collared Canada goose with a few buddies on my dog’s first official hunt. The goose was still alive so my dog was a little timid with it, so I walked out to grab the bird and was shocked when I saw the collar.


NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

Minnesota early Canada goose season




FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR JULY 21, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Joe Kaul

Joe Kaul
Lakewood, Colorado

Hunting Companion: 
Dano- Golden Retriever
Favorite Type Of Hunting: 
Upland Bird Hunting 
Member Of:
Pheasants Forever

BIO OF HUNTER:

I have recently started to really enjoy hunting upland birds. Pheasant hunting with my Son and my dog and some buddies on a nice fall day has become a favorite pastime and something I look forward to each year.
Hunter Of The Week Joe KaulRECENT MOST
MEMORABLE HUNT:


Earlier this year we enjoyed a fantastic pheasant hunting trip at Wings of Thunder in Kimball, SD. The set up was great with a lot of variety in the terrain including wooded areas, tall grass, rolling hills and creek beds. We harvested hundreds of birds each day and enjoyed world class facilities in the evenings. What made this hunt special for me was the chance to get my dog out into such a pheasant rich environment and get him on lots of birds.

NEXT TRIP PLANNED:

Lake trout fishing on Lake Granby, CO.




FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR JULY 14, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Cole Niebauer

Cole Niebauer
Stuart, Nebraska

Hunting Companion: 
Maggie - Lab Retriever Cross
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Big Game- Elk Hunting 
Member Of:
UNL Wildlife Club, UNL Archery Club

BIO OF HUNTER:

When I was little I could always remember sitting with my dad while archery hunting whitetails. One time he let me rattle for him. I called in a little 4x4 buck. From that moment on I was hooked! When I turned 12, I took my hunter education and bow hunter education courses. My passion for the outdoors has carried on and I am a certified hunter education instructor in the state of Nebraska. I am also working on getting certified as a bow hunter education instructor. My girlfriend took one of my hunter education classes and passed. I took her back home for the late season where she could shoot a doe with a rifle. With many early mornings and walking the Sandhills she ended up with a 3 1/2 year old doe. I couldn't be any more proud not only as a boyfriend but a mentor and an instructor. Hunting has been and will be a big part of my life. I am currently attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife. I plan to become a wildlife biologist, so that I can further my passion and promote hunting to the generations to come.

Hunter Of The Week Cole Niebauer

MOST MEMORABLE RECENT HUNT:

My most memorable hunt was a archery elk hunt I took with my dad to Colorado in 2013. This was a self guided hunt on private land with one of our friends who has family in that area of Colorado. This was a 5 day trip over Labor Day weekend. We hunted hard once the season opened up until the last day of the trip. No game was harvested but just the experience, made it all worth it. This hunt meant a lot to me because it was with my dad. He is the reason I

am hunting today. We have talked about archery hunting elk for years and this was a great opportunity for both of us.

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

Nebraska firearms season with my girlfriend




FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR JULY 7, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Jeff Stading

Jeff Stading
Eagle, Nebraska

Hunting Companion: 
German Shorthair Pointer
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Big Game- Whitetail Deer
Member Of:
RMEF, Pheasants Forever, SCI, AKC

BIO OF HUNTER:

Being a cornhusker means you like football and you love to hunt and fish! I am fortunate to be able to do both. I love the preparation and the time shared with family and friends that goes into bow hunting whitetails and the chess game played leading to the sacred flight of the arrow! Opening day of upland bird hunting is like Chistmas in fall for my dog and I. It is a family event that we look forward to each year.
Hunter Of The Week Jeff StadingMOST RECENT
MEMORABLE HUNT:


A foggy morning in October when I was blessed with a 163 5/8 inch whitetail deer we called Boomer. We had seen him on the cameras and had placed stands in core areas we knew he would frequent during the rut and then stayed away until pre-rut started. rattled him out of his bed and watched him walk to me where he stood behind a tree while I was at full draw for an eternity waiting for him to take that last step...
NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

Nebraska Whitetail Hunt



CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRIS VRTISKA OUR BIG WINNER!
CHRIS ONE THE $100 PRIZE PACK FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE!

If you would like to be eligible for July's prize pack, simply CLICK HERE and fill out the short entry form!



FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR JUNE 30, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Chris VrtiskaChris Vrtiska
Eagle, Nebraska


Hunting Companion: 
Yasha – St. Usuge Spaniel
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Big Game- Deer / Elk
Memb
er Of:
Quail/Pheasants Forever
NWTF, NRA

BIO OF HUNTER:

When I turned 14 I was old enough to get my first deer permit. I hunt all over. I have hunted upland birds from KS, NE and through the Dakotas, Idaho, Wyoming and grouse in Minnesota. Moose in Alberta, waterfowl in NE, Dakotas, and Canada.

Hunter OF The Week - Chris Vrtiska

MOST RECENT
MEMORABLE HUNT:

This spring my brother and I drove over to Iowa to hunt turkeys. Before we even set up camp,  we saw two large old toms. The next morning, the timber rumbled with dozens of toms gobbling, I had at least 8 birds in play around me. Five minutes after shooting time I had my choice of two old toms. The bird I chose had 1 1/2" spurs and weighed 24 pounds. Ten minutes later, my brother shot a tom less than 100 yards from

where I was set up, 1.25" spurs and weighed 23 lbs. It was a short hunt, but those hunts don't always come along often and we appreciate them when they do.

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

Antelope Hunt In The Sandhills Of Nebraska




FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR JUNE 23, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Jon HarlanderJon Harlander
Amery, Wisconsin


Hunting Companion:
Pete – Golden Retriever
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Big Game- Deer / Elk
Member Of:
Pheasants Forever, DU

BIO OF HUNTER:

I enjoy going hunting with my friends and family. I have found satisfaction in making sure they are successful before I harvest an animal. Pictured below is a photo of my father who I was able to get a really nice Eastern Tom for this past spring. In fall I hunt a little bit of everything. I have really gotten into trophy whitetails and elk. But I still like to hunt ducks from time to time.

Hunter Of The Week Jon Harlander

MOST RECENT
MEMORABLE HUNT:


Last fall I had a great time archery hunting in southwest Colorado for Elk. Our group of four hunters harvested a really nice 6 x 6 bull. This has become an annual trip for me and I'm looking forward to going back this fall in September!

NEXT HUNT PLANNED:

Colorado Archery Elk Hunt





FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR JUNE 16, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Dan RexDan Rex
Audubon, Pennsylvania

Hunting Companions:
Cooper- Yellow Lab / Mazie- Black Lab
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Big Game & Upland Birds
Member Of:
Jakes Country (NWTF JR)
BIO OF HUNTER:

I got my hunting license two years ago, my first hunting was on PA state game land 145 for pheasants with my uncle who is my hunting mentor. I was successful in this hunt and every pheasant hunt since limiting out every hunt, which has been over ten different hunts. Now I have started hunting everything there is during every season. I love it, it is such a big part of my life now, I'm always out hunting. I have had successful deer, dove, pheasant, crow, ground hog, squirrel, rabbit, and many other successful hunts. Wild game meats are my favorite ever now. I absolutely love deer meat and I make pheasant soup that is amazing.

Hunter Of The Week Dan Rex

Most Recent Memorable Hunt: 

On November, 5 2013 I shot my first deer. I was harvested on a private property in Perkiomenville PA. I shot it with my 2012 Horton Havoc cross bow. The shot was a perfect heart shot. This was and still is the best day of my entire life. I'm 16 and this is still I'm my opinion my best accomplishment ever.

Next Hunt Planned:
Opening day of archery doe in September.



FEATURED HUNTER OF THE WEEK FOR JUNE 9, 2014
Hunter Of The Week Kelly WarrenKelly Warren
Portland, Oregon


Hunting Companion:
Grizz (Black Lab)
Favorite Type Of Hunting:
Waterfowl & Big Game
Member Of:
Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
BIO OF HUNTER:

I started hunting waterfowl with my dad and grandpa before I could walk. Both of them taught me the biology of the game we hunted and that it is a hunter’s responsibility to gain knowledge of the animals we hunt and beyond all else show them proper respect. These lessons were a foundation for my hunting career. I am fortunate to hunt an average about 50+ days and my passion for waterfowl hunting continues to grow. Big game archery hunting has been something that peaked my interest later in life but I am finding just as addicting. A significant part of hunting for me is about the challenge. The challenge of getting game as close as possible for a clean shot, using calls that you practice religiously, testing your body physically in the terrain that your quarry live. Other important aspects of hunting to me are family, friends, memories, the rewards, and experiences learned to be a better hunter. I have spent most of my years in college and graduate school researching, learning and understanding game and game management. Interaction with these game species has made me appreciate these species more and it is now my career to manage many of these species. Nearly all aspects of my life carryover into hunting; my job as a wildlife coordinator, wildlife photography, managing family property for waterfowl, training for hunting, and much more. I have been on waterfowl hunts for 25+ years and have been hunting big game for 15. My passion for the outdoors and hunting is only growing!
Hunter Of The Week Kelly WarrenMost Recent Memorable Hunt:
This was one of the worst duck years on record in Oregon. However there were a few hunts that were the exception. The most memorable hunt of the year was during an ice storm with my Dad. I split a 20 yard hole in five inch thick ice with a maul, set up a few dozen decoys and the mallards came. This was the day we had waited for all year. They decoyed beautifully in small groups, pairs, and singles. The day ended with fourteen mallards and a goose. The reason this hunt sticks out is b
ecause of the hours of ice breaking and because a memorable hunt with Dad can't be beat!
Next Hunt Planned: Archery Elk Hunt In August!