At a very young age I was raised to appreciate the outdoors and everything that Mother Nature has to offer. When still in diapers I acquired an interest in archery and toted around my stick and string everywhere I went and to this day that hasn't changed one bit! I strive to better myself in the hunting community and to also help those that are looking for the insight that they wish to acquire when it comes to hunting.
I plan all my own hunts and I am very proud of being a "Do It Yourself" bowhunter. Spending weeks on end in the middle of the backcountry makes me feel right at home. I look forward to my treks into the wilderness to see what new things I can learn about Mother Nature, myself and my wild game that I pursue.
I am very fortunate to have gained the support of PSE Archery, Wac'em Archery, America's Best Bowstrings, Scott Archery, Custom Bow Equipment, Scorpion Venom Archery Products, Nikon Optics, Mossy Oak, Onestringer Arrow Wraps, Russell Outdoors, Montana Decoys, S4 Gear, Rokslide, Tenzing, and Crispi USA. I support these companies to the fullest and believe in their products and services that they have to offer. I am the Regional Pro Staff Manager for Montana Decoy for the Dakota’s Region where I put together the best team possible to represent Montana Decoy. I am also a member of the Rokslide staff started by David Long. On this website I am a Field Editor and Pro Staff member and relay my experience to readers through written expression and photographs. I also use these same skills to do free-lance writing for various magazines.
I have been hunting for over 25 years and have over 30 Pope and Young and 5 Boone and Crocket animals under my belt mostly using archery equipment. I also hold the top four world records for SCI Non-Typical Merriams turkeys in the archery category. I take extreme pride in the knowledge and experience that I have gained pitting my wits against that of my wild prey.
It is hard to pick a favorite animal to hunt but hunting animals that are very vocal and interact with your techniques are a lot of fun. That makes elk and turkey very fun for me but mule deer, whitetail, and antelope hunting are right there holding the “fun factor” as well. 90% of my hunting is done by spot and stalk. That type of hunting really pits your knowledge and experience against that of your prey on their terms. It levels the playing field more than any other type of hunting in my opinion. My hunts are demanding and I demand a lot from the gear that I use. Having strong, well built, gear and products is a must. Products that give you confidence is the field is needed ten-fold!
I am married to my lovely wife, Camillia and we have two beautiful children; Emmalynn and Jackson. I will teach them many of the same things that I was lucky enough to learn from my late father.
Until recently I worked full time for the SD National Guard as a Program Manger, because of budget cuts my job was one of them to go. I am still engaged as an Officer in the National Guard and will always do my part to keep each and every one of us free and able to do what we want, when we want. Freedom isn't free but I will do my best to uphold the code of the military and our allies in force.
I am currently pursuing a new venture of starting a small business that will sell archery, hunting, and outdoor gear at competitive prices. Trigger Addiction is the name of our company and we have just kicked off our website at www.triggeraddiction.com. There is still a lot of product that needs to be added from various companies. I will only be selling and spotlighting products that I have used in the past and that I know are products that I can stand behind. This will give the customer a better feeling about what they are buying and the service that they are getting. I am looking for this business to grow and expand into a store front and a fully fledged indoor archery range in the future. Time will tell.
Jared “J-Rod” Bloomgren
Roy is a serious bowhunter that has consistently arrowed big game animals for well over 30 years. Not only is he a senior member of his state archery organization (California Bowmen Hunters) he is also a regular member and official measurer for the Pope & Young Club as well as the and Boone & Crockett Club. His ability to hunt several western states each year has enabled him to arrow over 100 big game animals throughout his bowhunting adventures. Of those, over 25 have been entered and accepted either into the Pope & Young Club, Boone & Crockett Club, and/or the respective state's record book system. Several of his bowhunting adventures have been published in national bow hunting magazines along with periodic articles on bowhunting ethics and fair chase. Roy feels very blessed and credits much of his success to the love and support of his wife, Anne, and two children Cody and Makayla.
I live in Manila, Utah, with my lovely wife, Devon, and our three kids Ashton, Kamryn, and Kalen. I am 29 years old and have been hunting since I was 14 years old. I grew up on a cattle ranch at the base of the Uinta Mountains so hunting has always been a huge part of my life. In 2000, I moved 50 miles away to Green River, Wyoming, to be closer to my job. Two years ago, my wife and I chose to move our family back to my hometown so we could be closer to the great outdoors and all over favorite hobbies. I work at OCI Wyoming, a trona mine just outside of Green River, as an underground miner operator.
Since moving to Utah, I’ve taken two nice mule deer with my Hoyt, one that scores 178 P&Y, and I hope to add a third wall mount this upcoming hunting season. I’ve taken many nice deer in Wyoming over the years, including one that scored 194 ½ B&C. I enjoy 3D target shooting as well as small game hunting with my bow. I am a frequent participant in local coyote derbys where I have found much success.
My name is Barry Banks. I am 32 years old and live in northern Utah. I am married with 3 girls that share my passion for the outdoors. They come with me whether I'm fishing, hunting, or just scouting for the next big game. One of our favorite times as a family is the actual hunt. I have worked in a pro shop part-time for the last 3 years. I have hunted Colorado where I successfully harvested an exotic ram. My goal one day is to hunt Wyoming. I have harvested many animals in my 15 years of hunting. Twice I reached a Pope and Young score. One of my greatest moments was last year when I took a hundred and sixty inch mule deer with my family hunting with me. They saw everything. I look forward to each summer to scout and each fall to hunt.
“Bowhunting has been a part of Jeremy’s life since he got a bow for his 8yr old birthday and it didn’t take long until he was able to harvest his first rabbit with that bow.
Jeremy was born, raised and is now raising his own family in Kanab, Utah. While growing up Jeremy’s father Robert always took the time to take him hunting every year without fail. Now Jeremy is doing the same with his kids. With his sweet wife Holly they are raising four children of their own. Children include two boys, Wyatt and McCoy as well as girls Allie Jo and Jaydee.
In just his 30′s Jeremy as harvested some tremendous trophies with his bow and arrow. With over 35 big game harvests to his credit, 16 exceed the minimum requirements for the Pope and Young all time record book.
Jeremy’s love for the outdoors and mule deer has gotten him into photography. He has taken some incredible images over the years and his work is frequently used in many publications. To see some of his work visit his site at www.muleyphotos.com.
Jeremy simply loves to be in the outdoors with his camera, however come August you can bet he will be in Southern Utah chasing large velvet covered antlered mule deer with bow in hand.”
My name is Brock Oldenkamp and I live in southern California. I have a love for bow hunting. My dad got me my first bow at 11 years old. I didn’t start hunting until I was 12 years old but I didn’t kill my first big game animal until I was 16. I love to go hunting and it my lifestyle! I shoot a lot of competition. I love to just get outside and fling some arrows whether it is at a squirrel or a deer or even a foam target I love it all. My older brother got me interested in bow hunting and ever since I’ve flung my first arrow I’ve been hooked! In all my spare time I like to get out and shoot my bow, go fishing, or play a sport. I mostly hunt in California, and I go with my brother to Arizona every year! Hope to someday kill a mule deer that scores 180+ and a elk that scores 380+. I count down the days until fall cause that’s when I get to chase those elusive mule deer!!!!
My name is Bryon Stinson and I was born and raised in Wyoming. I have been married for 7 years and have 2 little girls. I have been hunting for 19 years and have taken many trophies (elk, whitetail deer, mule deer, antelope and turkey) with archery equipment. My grandpa taught me to shoot a bow when I was 10 years old. He started my love for the outdoors and hunting, which I hope to pass on to my own kids. I have had the opportunity to hunt Wyoming, Nebraska and Kansas.
I have served as President and Vice-President of the local archery club. I am currently sponsored by Martin Archery through our local archery shop. I enjoy not only hunting, but competing in indoor competitions and outdoor 3-D shoots in Wyoming and Colorado. I spend 50-60 days in the field hunting every year. I am currently an electrician to support my family and hunting addiction. My goal is to make a career of hunting (while staying married).
Cindy has been hunting for over 30 years now. She has been bowhunting since 2000, and in that time, has arrowed over 65 big game animals. During this past decade, she’s had the opportunity to try out many types of broadheads, and she now knows that Wac’Ems are the one and only broadhead for her. She knows that when she wants to get the job done, the only broadhead for the job is a Wac’Em. Last fall she arrowed a Canadian Moose, a Rocky Mountain Elk, and a Utah Mule deer, all with Wac’Ems.
I have been hunting my whole life, and bow hunting for almost two decades. I found Wac'Ems in 2004 and never considered using any other head after that. My wife Cindy and I hunt all the western states and Canada. We have taken multiple elk, mule deer, bears, caribou, blacktail, whitetail, Coues deer, moose and wild pigs, all with Wacems. This ain't an add for WAC'EMS; it's just the way it is. They're razor sharp, durable and fly like a dream; every thing I demand in a broadhead. We're here to stay!
My name is Cody Burns; I am 34 years old and have been hunting for 22 years. I am married and am the proud father of two kids that love to spend time in the outdoors with me.
I love to hunt and if I can I hunt it with a bow. Whether its jack rabbits, coyotes, big bucks or bulls it’s just more of a thrill to hunt them with archery tackle. If I had to pick a favorite animal to chase it would be a big ol’ muley buck and I have been fortunate enough to harvest a number of deer and elk with archery gear.
To say I am passionate about bowhunting is an understatement; it is a year around commitment! I spend allot of time shooting in 3d shoots, scouting, researching out of state hunts, staying in shaped for the hunts and helping others get into the great sport of bowhunting.
With all this time invested I have to trust the gear that I hunt with and recommend. I trust Wac’em broadheads! They fly straight, spin true, are scary sharp and as super tough.
My Name is Dave Dillon and I live in the heart of the Thumb of Michigan. I am married to a very understanding wife and have two children. I am a Process/Manufacturing Engineer for a small automotive parts supplier. I started hunting Whitetail Deer at a late age of 19. I didn’t grow up in a family of hunters so I developed my passion for whitetails on my own. My love is Bowhunting whitetails in the fall and trying for those crafty long beards in the spring. I have been fortunate too harvest some really nice deer two of which are in the books. If I’m not in the woods hunting I can be found scouting, practicing, or trying to plot out the next season. My children are old enough to start going along with me and I enjoy taking them and trying to teach them the code of hunting. My daughter is bound and determined that she will be in the field with me in the fall after her 10th birthday. God willing I will be enjoying my favorite pastime for many falls to come.
Good Hunting, and God Bless,
As long as I can remember, I have always loved spending time in the outdoors and shooting archery with my dad and two brothers. I started fishing avidly when I was younger, but when I got a couple good buddies who wanted to hunt, I shot my first big game animal and it was all over. Hunting has been an obsession since I was young, but once I turned fifteen it became an addiction.
To me, there is not a better adrenalin rush than having a bow in your hand, a tag in your pocket, and watching a big game animal inch its way closer for a shot. I have to thank my wonderful wife and two daughters for putting up with all the hunting and yearlong scouting; I know it couldn't be done without their support. When you love the sport as much as I do, there is no end of season. When one season ends, it's time to start scouting for the next, even when it's eight months down the road.
I am currently living in Dolores Colorado, in which I consider the heart of the best big game hunting that this country has to offer, a short distance to hunt four different states. I am the co-owner of a custom bowstring business (Piranha Custom Bowstrings) I am aslo a pro staffer for DIYbowhunter.com, I attend multiple 3D shoots a year while also going to every Sportsman show I can, when I am not building strings you can count on me being out in the field in search of my next trophy.
All of us as sportsmen need to do all that we can to support what we do and make sure we put back in what we take out. Bow hunters are a dying breed and we are the only ones who can make sure that the tradition lives on, so it is especially important to get the younger generation involved in what we love so much!
: I am an avid bow hunter that enjoys the outdoors and hunting with my family and friends. I am a college archery instructor where I focus on more than just shooting. I teach the students proper bow maintenance, differences between equipment and just about everything necessary to be completely comfortable with archery for the rest of their lives. I also teach bow hunter education for the state because I feel it is important to pass on the hunting tradition that I hope my children and grandchildren will enjoy. I am 34 years old and received a PhD. I had options to go back east to teach college, but chose to stay in the northwest because of my lifestyle. My wife is a bow hunter as well and each September we hold our annual elk camp where my family and friends join us. My oldest daughter who is eight years old shoots a bow, my 5 year old boy shoots a bow, my two year old girl can do an elk call and my expected son will likely do all of the above. I travel to different places to hunt. Last year I shot my antelope in Wyoming, and my elk in Idaho. This year I shot a bear in Alaska and have entered in Wyoming and Idaho for hunts and will likely hunt Montana for an elk also assuming I harvest my Idaho elk early enough. I have shot most all the makes of bows and have been sponsored by numerous companies over the years. I prefer wac’em broadheads because of their accuracy. They shoot exactly like my field tips and are extremely sharp out of the package.
Hank Altman is a 43 year old avid hunter. His wife of 13 years and three children support his passion for hunting. Hank hunts on land in New York State that has been in his family for generations. After harvesting a 9-point whitetail buck at age 16 he’s been hooked ever since, and is teaching his children the skills it takes to be an ethical hunter.
Hank hunts Whitetail deer, Turkey, and small game, with occasional trips out-of-state for Wild Boar. He uses only Wac’em broadheads because they provide a quick, clean, humane kill and reliable accuracy.
Hank does his own bow-tuning and arrow building, and spends the off-season honing his archery skills practicing with broadheads. He’s harvested game within only a few yards of the shot, and considers that to be a goal that all bow-hunters should aspire to.
Born and raised in central Ohio, Adam Hays was destined to be a whitetail hunter. "My father was a bowhunter, and when I was four years old he stuck a small fiberglass bow in my hands, 39 years later I'm still flinging arrows!" After graduating high school in 1985, Adam worked in the construction field for nearly 20 years before leaving a successful career with Columbia Gas to work in the Hunting Industry full time.
Adam got his start as a freelance videographer for Wolf Creek Productions in the early 90's, hunting and filming for the American Archer and Outdoor America. Adam then went on to work in production, spending two seasons producing Hunting on the Horizon for Skyline Camouflage, then went to work for Lone Wolf Treestands where he produced Whitetail Addictions for four years. In 2009, Adam landed a prestigious spot with ESPN legend Tom Miranda, working as a field producer for Dominant Bucks on the Outdoor channel. Recently, Adam joined the team of Intrepid Outdoors on Versus.
Adam is a die hard whitetail hunter, with over 30 years of bow hunting experience and 29 Pope and Young class whitetails to his credit. As one of only two hunters in the country to have three whitetail bowkills to top the 200" mark, Adam's goal is to be the first to harvest four! Adam has also harvested elk, moose, caribou and black bear, and hopes to add more big game animals to his trophy room. Not having any children of his own, Adam has introduced his four nephews to the outdoors and enjoys filming their hunts as much as his own!
My name is Buel Needs, I am a 23 year veteran of the U.S. Army and just returned from deployment. I currently live in Nebraska and have been hunting small game, deer, turkey, antelope since age 13. I didn’t get into archery much until 1998. I had been very successful with rifle and shotgun, but wanted to challenge myself more. Those first few years of trying to learn form, release aids, my equipment, etc. almost made me give it up. In 2001, I harvested my first whitetail doe with a bow and I was hooked for life!!! I began trading bows almost every other year (drove my wife craze) and would test every new gadget that came out every year. Since 2001, I have harvested 24 turkeys, 17 whitetails, 2 mule deer and 4 antelope from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas and South Dakota. Now that I am retiring from the army in 2012 and will be moving to Iowa with my wife and kids…lookout Iowa Giants.
J D Parel
My name is Jed Parel. I am 24 yrs,. old and I live on the Big Island of Hawaii. . I work as an auto technician. My passion is bowhunting and enjoying every thing of what mother nature has to offer and spending time with family and meeting new people and helping them with bowhunting.
I have been hunting ever since I was about 10 years old and since then the outdoor has played a big part of my life. I have taken many animals from goats to deer with my bow and glad to see that I have a broad head I can trust. My goal is to spot/stalk mule deer and elk and hope to meet some of the fellow wac'em shooters in the future. Thanks, Wac'em!!!
My name is Charlie Wanty, I'm a 21 year old junior enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, an avid outdoors man, and a person who truly loves to help others out in any way possible. I am involved in numerous clubs and organizations to help pass down the knowledge that I have been fortunate enough to learn from others. Here are a couple examples of what I am involved in; I am head wrestling coach for my hometown's youth club (on my 3rd year), a 3rd year Learn-To-Hunt NWTF-Waupaca, WI Longbeards chapter mentor, white-tail hunting mentor, I volunteer at a local archery shop, and I'm an assistant wrestling coach for a very elite traveling club coached by an 3X Olympian. These are just a few of the many social groups I am currently involved with. Humbly saying, for my age I consider myself very looked up to in a lot of aspects in my life for my great success in what I have done.
I have grown up in a family that hunting was a huge part in. Hunting was where most of my family memories happened. My dad passed away in August 2011. When I'm hunting or doing anything in the mountains I feel the closest to him. I have killed 4 deer, two of them with a bow and one turkey.
My name is Troy Sider, I am 22 years old and I live in southern Ontario and I have been hunting for 6 years. Bow hunting has been a passion of mine from day one and I hunt everything I possibly can with my bow right from big game such as deer and bear right down to small game such as rabbit and squirrel. I live and hunt in extremely high pressure area and although I have not taken any true monster animals I have been very fortunate to experience the success I have had. Along with bow hunting I am also really enjoy 3-D archery and usually participate in several indoor and outdoor tournaments every year. When I am not hunting or scouting I can be found riding around on the quads, fly fishing local streams and pond or just spending time with family and friends.
My name is Thad Save and I am 35 years old. I began hunting at the age of 15 with family members and have been enjoying it ever since. From the walk to the site, climb of each tree and the wait for each deer sighting it is hard to say which stage of the hunt I love most. I record most of my excursions when I can.
Although I have hunted in many places I most enjoy hunting at the property I lease in Hudson, MI. It’s on this property that I have taken the largest buck in my collection. With the combination of my PSE Bow and my Wac’em Broadheads I never have to worry about tracking the deer far.
Sharing in my passion are my two children. I have a son and daughter who I hope will follow in my footsteps as they grow up.
I have been bow hunting for more than10 years. I have always had a deep passion for the sport I have fortunate enough to be coached by others and to be a coach to other interested in the sport. I have experienced working in the field for a little more than a year at Dicks Sporting Good in the archery department. I have never shot 3d tournaments but would be interested in participating.
My name is Jared Crapo and I live in St.Anthony ID I am 34 yrs
old and have been married to my beautiful wife Becky for 12 yrs now. I
have 2 beautiful daughters that are starting to get into archery as well. I
have always had a passion for being in the outdoors and my family
loves it as well. I have been hunting for about 20 yrs and bowhunting
for around 11yrs now. Bow hunting has become almost an obsession with me,
thats all I think about and any more. I shoot leagues in the winter
and hunt year round, I have also been on the Board of Directors for
our local UPPER SNAKE RIVER BOWMEN archery club for 6 yrs now. We put
on 3-D shoots all summer long and we usually have around 200-250
shooters per event. I have been using Wac'em Tritons for 3 or 4 yrs
now and as far as I am concerned they out perform any other brodhead
that I have shot. It would be an honor for me to be associated with
such a great company. Especially as a Pro Staff member!
My name is Jared Wilding, and I am 39 years old. I have been married for 16 years, I have a beautiful, caring wife and two beautiful daughters who mean everything to me. I began hunting with my father when I was old enough to walk and I have never stopped. We still hunt together whenever we get the chance. I began archery hunting at the age of 14 and have always loved it, always striving to be the best and to learn from every adventure. Hunting has become my passion. I am always looking forward to my next hunting opportunity, to spend time with friends and family enjoying the great outdoors. I am trying to get my girls involved in the sport of hunting and teaching them what it means to be a hunter.
I enjoy hunting all types of game. I have been fortunate enough to harvest numerous different animal with my archery equipment; Elk, Deer (whitetail and Mule deer), Antelope, Coyotes, Turkeys along with many other small game species. I typically hunt in Idaho, but have also hunted in Wyoming and small game in Utah. I do not consider myself to be a trophy hunter but I do take pride in being a very ethical hunter.
I am currently a member of the Southfork Archery Club, Upper Snake River Bowman and NRA. I am very active in the archery community, competing in numerous 3D and Indoor shooting events throughout the year. When I am not competing in archery shoots, I am usually hunting or thinking about hunting.
I have been a member of the Mountain Archery and Stone Mountain (Dakota) Bowstrings shooting staffs for the past 4 years. I have shot Mathews bows for the past 12 years and have not found any other bows that shoot any better for me.
Throughout the years I have tried many different types of broadheads some good and some not so good. I have shot Wac’em Broadheads for the past 3 seasons and have found that there accuracy is unmatched. I really enjoy being able to shoot my field points all year for practice and then put on a Wac’em Broadhead and have them both hit in the same place. I have also found that my 100 grain Triton 3 blades are very durable and dependable having never lost an animal with one.
I am 35 years old, I am a physical education teacher from Wisconsin, and have been archery hunting since I was 11. I have mainly bow hunted for whitetails in Wisconsin, but have recently gotten into hunting turkeys with a bow and two years ago was able to take my first black bear with archery equipment. I am an avid small game and rifle hunter as well. Even though I have not shot a lot of really big bucks or have traveled out of Wisconsin to hunt, I still enjoy the challenge that archery hunting brings. Along with the challenge I love the peacefulness of sitting in a tree and relaxing dreaming of that once in a lifetime opportunity.
In the past 4 years I have gotten my wife involved in archery hunting, my 6 year old son has been shooting since he received his first bow on his 3rd birthday, and my 4 year old son started shooting this past summer. I have really enjoyed the fact that my 2 little boys are enjoying archery and going into the woods hunting or looking for sheds. As I mentioned I am a physical education teacher and I love introducing young students to the sport of archery. I believe it is a great outlet or pastime for a lot of young boys and girls that actually teaches them many life lessons.
Website: Hercamoshack.com (In construction – dealing with hunting products for the woman hunter)
I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. It was great but I needed to get out on my own and live a little. So shortly after high school I joined the United States Coast Guard. I was shipped off to Cape May, NJ for boot camp in February of 2002. I was then sent to Ketchikan, Alaska where I spent two years sailing the bearing sea and the Gulf of Alaska conducting mostly fisheries boarding’s and law enforcement. I also had the opportunity to hunt sitka blacktail deer and black bear while I was on tour up there. I got married in May of 2003 to my beautiful wife Sheree, and then we packed up and moved to Washington State. Much of the same there as far as my job is concerned, really long hours and crazy sea conditions. I spent my free time their fly fishing for huge steelhead, and trying to arrow the very elusive Roosevelt Elk. On September the 11th 2006 I did just that! Taking a very nice public land bull with my bow/arrow and Wac’em Triton 100gr broadhead, to date the hardest hunt I have ever been on! I also was able to harvest a mature black bear and a couple Columbian Blacktail deer as well. In 2007 I was sent to Ludington Michigan were I completed a four year tour. This was my first exposure to hunting whitetail deer, and I hit the ground running. I hunt in an area with really high pressure and very few mature bucks. But I still managed to arrow a really good deer for my area. I also joined the Pere Marquette Chapter of Ducks Unlimited as a committee member in 2008. We conduct restoration projects, public events, charity events etc. It has been a blessing for sure. I am now Stationed in Manistee Michigan which is about 20 miles north of where we bought a house while I was stationed in Ludington. Very good for us! We have a two year old son “Carter” and just found out we are expecting out second baby as well. I have been very fortunate in meeting people and hunting across the country. DIY hunts are my specialty! I have harvested six elk with my bow, two different species. Four different species of deer (whitetail, mule deer, Columbian blacktail and sitka blacktail deer) black bears, and several small game animals. I live to bow hunt, and I am continually seeking a new challenge. A couple of years ago I got into target shooting and have actually done very well thus far. I have taken first and second place in some local shoots, and I plan on taking on some larger shoots this summer. My faith is also very important to me. I am proud to say that I have a relationship with the lord and hold myself to very serious standards. Everything that I do must be glorifying to my savior. I don’t preach hard to people and ram things down their throats. I will however spread the gospel when given the opportunity.
I am 45 years old and have passionately loved the sport of hunting since I was 5; I started hunting with a bow when I was 14. I am an avid outdoorsman – hunting, fishing, and trapping. My dad and other family members encouraged and passed along the love of the sport to me, I in-turn am passing it along to my daughters as well as others. I enjoy mentoring inspiring hunters of all ages through NYS Youth Hunts and private hunts.
I participate in various 3D tournaments and leagues year round.
My archery kills include several bear, white tail deer, and turkeys.
I have been shooting the WacEm Archery products for over 7 years. There performance is like no other. The accuracy and flight is unmatched; they penetrate better than any other product available.
Growing up near buffalo, NY, I have been an avid outsdoorsman since the age of 3. I remember going along with my dad and riding the deer out as he did all the work. Although I have only been a bowhunter for the last few years, I am hooked. After missing the first couple of deer (that tree appeared out of nowhere), I finally connected with a nice mule deer in UT, my first successful bowhunt. Since then I have moved back to my home state of NY and have taken many whitetails. I went through plenty of sub-par broadheads that would not hold together until I found the Wac-Em Tritons, and now I will never switch. I am looking forward to another elk hunt in UT as soon as I can pull a tag as well as trying my luck with archery gobblers in the spring. I also can’t wait to take my son who is 1 ½ as soon as he is ready.
I am 32 years old, I live and hunt in AZ, I am in my 10 years full time as a firefighter. My passion is bow hunting,I have taught children and adults how to shoot and problem solve while on the range or in a blind. I am a self taught bow hunter, so far for 2012 I have taken a coues deer and a Coatimundi. I train all year in the off season with both physically and mentally for that next archery hunt. I have a passion for just being out in the high mountains , listening and feeling that cool breeze awaiting for that next trophy to come walking buy my stand. Wac'em broadheads have shown to be true, they fly straight and achieve devastating holes.
This is a buck I named Dozer , He came in that morning and did not pose a good ethical shot so I passed, Well patience was the key , Dozer showed up again a 1630 hrs giving me a great broad side shot at 27 yards !
This second Picture Is a Rare Coatimundi, We are only aloud 1 a year, I took this amazing animal at 32 yards with a wac,em broadhead( triton 100 gr)
This second deer was at the very end of hunting season last year, I had a 23 yard shot, the deer ran 70 yards , Being up here in the cool air at 8000 feet in elevation is a dream but yet very physically demanding.
John Macko grew up in Westchester County, New York and now resides in Connecticut with his wife and two children. He started hunting at an early age but over the last decade his passion has grown into a genuine addiction. John is partner at a financial services firm that helps companies manage their billing and debt, and not by coincidence, his national client base allows him the opportunity to hunt several states each fall.
He is also a partner with Lone Wolf Holdings, LLC (Archery Products) and has been responsible for maintaining sponsor relations and development for the television show Whitetail Addictions.
John generally hunts alone and his friends often joke that he literally disappears each fall only to resurface sometime in January. He is on several archery pro-staff’s including Carbon Express, and being one of the original staff members for Lone Wolf Treestands and Limbsaver products. John has had an articles published in magazines, including Field and Stream.
John has taken many book whitetails, including a late season 16-point buck which was fortunately captured on video and shown on Whitetail Addictions (Volume 1). Two of his bucks, a 42 yard shot on 150” 10 pt., and 300 lb. plus 155” bruiser at 37 yards, were some his longest shots to date, and he attributes them to his confidence in his broadhead, the Wac’em 100 grain Triton. His latest buck, a 187” 14 point with a 23” inside spread, left a blood trail beyond anything he had ever experienced and further committed him to Wac’em.
Having missed his first few Pope & Young Buck opportunities, he attributes his successes to learning from his missed opportunities and mistakes, reducing self induced pressure (helped by the birth of his children and support from his wife), thinking outside the box, and doing whatever it takes to get it done!
This Monday, August 16, 2010 I was lucky enough to arrow this bull Tule Elk at 50 yards as one of the 5 archery tag holders for this zone in California. On the 3rd evening of my hunt, I spotted him bedded down with his cows and snuck to within 150 yards. I was able to call his cows past me and arrowed him as he brought up the rear of the herd. I found him just 50 yards from the site of the shot. The arrow passed clean through both lungs for a quick kill and short trail. It was a magical experience for this once in a lifetime hunt!
You will notice he was a scrapper and broke both of his first browtines. Regardless, he still will hold a place of honor on my wall and in my freezer.
My name is Justen Antillon and i just want to say thank you to wac'em broadheads for taking part in my sucess for 2010. I took a local 3x3 in southern california with my AO tag with a wac'um braodhead at 55 yards. It was during the rut and a friend am i had tried to get on this deer for about a week, it was raining and the does were everywhere. I got myself to about 20 yards away from him when i got winded, and the group of deer busted me, i gave it a second and and started to doe bleat to stop the lead doe to get her attention, then i grunt at the big buck to get his attention. With some luck the buck wanted to fight and the buck started to come back down on the right line, i waited until he came in range and gave me a 55 yard shot and i took it. i hit him right in the pocket and let me tell you the wac'em did the rest, he ran about 40 yards and piled up, i felt like a little kid in a candy store when i put his horns in my hand. The second buck was my out of state but in Az, he is a 135 forky that i took with my 100 grain wac'em. My uncle had turn me on to wac'em and that is who i had been with on this trip. We were about 4 days into the trip and chasing big bucks all around us, we saw this buck and i put on the stalk, i got within 45 yard of this big boy and waited for about a hour for him to get up with about 10 does bedded around him, i once again put on the grunt call to stand him up and get his attention and it worked again to perfection. I waited for the clear shot and let the wac'em go and put it through the front shoulder and into the back hip crossing the pump station perfect i couldn't believe the penetration the broadhead produced for me. The buck took off and i waited with my heart pumping. We follow the awesome blood trail for about 60 yards and there he was the biggest buck i have ever taken and the tears came out. Once again your broadhead did the job.
- Since I was a young man I always could be found shooting a bow. I grew up in Corning NY and dreamed of giant whitetails. When I was a senior in high school I started calling outfitters in KS and I had a job lined up as soon as I graduated... I guided for a year and then I met Jesse and Ginger Morehead... I became a camera man for them and I got to tour the country with them shooting tournaments and filming the show.
I live in Fernley, Nevada and love bowhunting. I would go on every Mule Deer and Antelope hunt with my dad I could from a very young age. I believe my first hunt was when I was 18 months old. I killed my first deer when I was 13, and the next year I took up Archery hunting. I have loved the sport ever since! My first bow kill was an Antelope in Northern Nevada.
I started hunting when I was about 7. I grew up hunting deer and pheasant with a shotgun. Nine years ago I took to the woods with a video camera and would rattle in bucks and film them. The following year I traded the camera in for a bow and since then it's been the only weapon in my hands. Since I started bow hunting I've harvested a mature tom every spring and have harvested a 154,153,148 a few other smaller bucks and countless does. In the offseason I enjoy shed hunting with my labs, attending outdoor/trade shows, and bowshoots. This year some fellow hunters and I have decided to trade in the small family video camera for some cannon hd cameras to get our hunts on film and have some fun with it and make a dvd. It's safe to say I eat, sleep and breathe bow hunting.
Thom Andrews hails from Indiana in America’s Mid-West. He started hunting whitetail deer when he was 14 years old and has been hooked ever since. After many years of honing his skills, he decided to try to land a Pro-Staff position. In 1998 he approached Harold Knight of Knight & Hale Game Calls.
After several long conversations about hunting and hunting tactics, he was asked to come down to the Knight & Hale headquarters in Cadiz, Kentucky, for a formal interview with Harold Knight and David Hale. Passing this interview, Thom was put on the Pro-Staff and remaining there for 2 ½ years.
Also in 1998, Thom decided to try his hand at outdoor writing. Fast-forward to 2011, and Thom finds himself with Deep Countree Hunting Productions as a full staff member, as well as a pro-staff member for U-Slide Bow Holders.
My name is Mike Coefer i am from central nj. I started hunting when i was ten with my father and cousins. I started with small game then onto deer. I have been bow hunting now for 15 years and now getting the chance to share the outdoors with my kids. I also host wounded warrior shoots every year with all proceeds going to wounded vets. And if you want an awesome broadhead Wac Em should be your choice they fly just like my field tips and the blood trails are insane.
I am a Kansas State University graduate
(class of 1984) with a bachelor of
architecture degree. A senior associate
with HMN architects of Overland Park,
Kansas. I practice health care and justice
architecture that our firm is recognized
for, managing projects that range in size
from 3 to 25 million dollars construction
In 1989 I was injured in an accident and
shattered the humerus bone in my left
upper arm. After four hours of surgery,
two plates and thirteen screws, I went to
the recovery room where my family was
told I may lose as much as 20 degrees of
movement in my left arm. I worked hard at
physical therapy and regained the majority
of that back. I am very thankful to be able
Archery and bowhunting are my escape and
I’ve actively participated in the sport for
over thirty years. My wife Thalia has been
supportive of my interest and our
daughter, Sloane, will occasionally even
shoot with her Dad.
I took this buck in SE Kansas on the 23rd. I was shooting the Triton 3 blade
100 gr. 30 yard shot with a 60 yard recovery.
I took this management buck yesterday evening. I was using the 100 gr 3 blade Triton. The shot was 19 yards with only a 60 yard recovery. Great product as always!
Shannon Housend was born and raised in South Louisiana. He was in introduced to hunting at the age of three by his father and his grandfather, from then on the thrill of being in the outdoors has grown tremendously. Being an avid hunter for most of his life, it's become more than a hobby; it’s a passion that has no ending. Having a friend take him under his wing and show him how to pattern animals, blend in and be in their environment is gratefully appreciated and never forgotten. Anyone can talk about how it's done, but the only way you will learn and get that true high of having an animal so close you can hear the breath, is to learn from experience. Shannon learned how to bow hunt through trial and error. He spends a lot of time in the field hunting, studying Whitetail deer behavior, and battling with the elements that South Louisiana deals out. Whether it's hunting, fishing, or watching his kids play sports or just enjoying the breeze, Shannon always puts his family first. The most important thing in the world to him is having that family bond, that's where it all starts. He spends time with his wife Bonnie, son Gavin, and his daughter Erin. As a family they also hunt together and spend alot of time in the outdoors. He also spends time traveling to outdoor shows giving seminars and competing in duck calling contests, and some archery competitions. He is employed full time by Monsanto Chemical as a Maintenance Planner. In his spare time Shannon believes that the knowledge that was given to him as a young man should be handed down to the younger generation teaching them to become safe and ethical outdoorsmen.
Shannon’s affiliation with Wac'em Archery would be an honor and a privilege. The opportunity to interface with people and pass on what he knows works for him makes him humbled. If he can help someone by showing them facts rather than just talking about it, it will mean something to that person. Whether he's hunting in Louisiana or in Illinois, Wac'em Brodhead's will always be on my arrows.
My name is Tim Jordan. I have worked for the State of West Virginia for the past 15 years as a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist. My job is essentially to evaluate and prescribe adaptive equipment for clients with disabilities so that they may safely return to driving.
I have been an avid hunter since childhood, beginning in the squirrel woods with my uncle. I began hunting whitetail deer in 1989 when my future father-in-law invited me on a deer hunt. Once I began bow hunting for whitetails 12 years ago, this became my passion to the exclusion of all else. I have won many local, regional and national 3D tournaments and recently became a Regional Representative for the West Virginia Bowhunter’s Association. In that capacity, I assist in promoting the sport of bowhunting in the most ethical and professional way to both children and adults.
One of my primary interests in bowhunting has been evaluating the design, function and terminal performance of broadheads. This is the second time I have applied for your staff shooter program. Obviously the Wac ‘Em Triton has made a remarkable impression on me as a consistent, accurate and superbly designed head.
I finally filled my archery tag this spring! I had 3 hunters from out of state that had to get their birds first... luckily I got the best bird out of the group! BTW I swithced to the new Hoyt carbon element bow and website shows Mathews.Thanks, Ryan Ulmer
My name is Cory Ennis and I have been bowhunting off and on for over 25 years and more so now since my two boys are 15 and 12 years old. My oldest son already has two deer to his name and my younger son starts this year. We enjoy camping, fishing, dirt bike riding, shooting rifles and especially enjoy shooting our bows. We love to shoot the 3D shoots and getting out chasing deer around. Archery is something my boys and I really enjoy doing together and my wife also loves the outdoors and fully supports what we do. She also is an avid hunter whos passion is shooting birds and sporting clays.
I have always had an intense interest in archery since the age of twelve. At that age is when I took down my first deer. Although I had other interests, I always found my way back to the stick and string, in my early years. I was hunting in rural areas. In the past fifteen years, I found a new interest in urban deer hunting. Starting a business called Whitetail Solutions, Inc., a deer repellant company, gave me an in with urban properties that held great numbers of deer and monster bucks. I currently run a business called Quantity Deer Management hunting nuisance deer in the urban areas. It gives us the opportunity to hunt twelve months out of the year. I’ve only had the chance to hunt Whitetails, turkeys, and black bear and other small game, but am hoping to have an opportunity to hunt many other big game species.
I’ve changed through the years trying different equipment, but still am a passionate finger shooter. Even through starting a family, new hip and running businesses, I have brought down hundreds of animals. I think that hunting is a great way to stay on the straight and narrow and feel that if more youngsters were introduced to the hunting way of life, we would not have so many problems with youth today.
Thanks Wac’Em for a great Broadhead. Remember pick a spot and shoot straight!
I spotted him from about a mile and a half away chasing a doe. He went into a draw and never came out ,so the stalk was on! I was down in the draw and just when I thought I was in the right area of where he went into.. a doe spooked up above me, so I froze! The stare down began, after about 15 minutes she took off, so I stayed in that spot and slowly looked around and then I seen this buck looking up at the fleeing doe, I realized he didn’t even know I was there, so I lowered myself to find more cover then the buck laid back down I was only about 80 yards from him but he was in some thick stuff and there was no chance for a shot! I was pinned down nowhere to go, so the wait had started!
He had a hot doe with him and then I noticed he had two smaller bucks with him also hanging back. The big buck decide all was good and started to take a nap, so I pulled out my camera and took some pics of him. He was sleeping ,eyes shut, head practically on the ground.. he was beat!
I had been practicing all summer out to a 100 yards, so if I could; I would! At 80 yards no problem, but I had to wait him out because of how thick of junk he laid in! I watch him for honestly little over 3 hours, then the smaller bucks started pushing the doe around a little too much for the big boy to handle so he got up,
Game-on!! He went and check the doe out, down in the draw and I couldn’t see him anymore? All the deer started to come out of the draw away from me.. but no big boy??
I waited. Then I thought he’s not moving with them, he must be coming out my side so I moved along the draw, bow ready, then just as I made it around.. THERE HE WAS! 20 yards from me !!! We both froze, he was staring at me and I was staring at him! I had no shot. Five minutes he didn’t move neither did I, other than the little shakes, he could see. My heart was pounding out of my chest!! Then he finally thought something was just not right, he flipped around and went back in the draw.
I lost sight of him, I thought I didn’t really spook him, and I knew he wanted to go in my direction so thought he was going to go up the other side of the draw and continue his route, so I grabbed the range finder and ranged the trail that was on the other side of the draw.. 55yards! So I sent my HHA to 55 and was ready, two seconds later up he came out of the draw and he was on the trail across from me, I pulled back!
Then he stopped behind a stupid bush! Then another stare down! I couldn’t hold it so I let down, then after a few minutes he moved back I drew again, I settled in, made him stop and let that Wac’em 100gr Triton fly! CRACK! He flipped around, back down the trail.
I lost sight and thought what was that sound? I thought I had I good shot? So left the area so I wouldn’t push him out. Marked the spot and began the walk back for more help. Grabbed my buddy JC and his dad we found the buck only 50 yards around the bottom of the draw. The entry shot was perfect went behind the front shoulder ,then lung but it caught the other shoulder, that was the “CRACK” I heard!
It busted right through the back shoulder!! At 62 pounds 55 yards he had no chance!
The name fits perfect…”WAC’EM”
My name is Joshua Newel. I am 34 and live in Kemmerer, Wy. Ihave a beautiful wife Jessie and two little girls, Arya 3 and Nettie 1. We love to be in the outdoor whether it is camping, fishing, hiking or hunting. Archery has been a big part of my life. I bought my first bow when I was 14 and have been involved with archery ever since. I work at a proshop for 2 years while finishing college. I have been hunting since I was 14 and archery hunting since I was 17. I bowhunt mule deer and elk every year in Wyoming, and plan on making a yearly trip to Texas for a pig hunt. Every deer, elk and antelope I have taken in Wyoming has been fair chase on public lands. Hunting is a very big part of my life and am very excited to get my wife into bowhunting and can’t wait until my girls are big enough to start hunting. I guarantee they will have a bow in their hands. I worked for a proshop for 2 years while finishing college and love my time there. I dream of someday owning my own proshop. I have shot many different broadheads and nothing compares to the Wac’em broadheads. My first elk taken with a Wac’em was a 60 yard shot. I got a clean pass through and the elk went less than 30 yards. You can’t ask for anything better than that.
I am from lafayette indiana & have been a union carpenter for 27 yrs . I am married & have a beautiful 12 yr old daughter . I have shot competitive archery for 10 yrs . I am a avid bowhunter & have been fortunate to harvest many animals with my bow . I have tried many broadheads that are on the market . I started using the wacem exit 100 grain about 5yrs ago & personally feel its the truest flying broadhead available . Since i have started using them my success after the shot has been 100% . I have personally introduced them to guys who swear a fixed blade broadhead wont fly straight shooting 310 fps . Now they have them in there quiver & there buddies have them in there quiver . I have been a prostaffer for the last 3 yrs for you & your broadhead & proud to shoot the best broadhead on the market . Keep up the great work , keith smith .
I was introduced to Archery hunting in High School and fell in love with it instantly. I am a licensed guide and I am owner/operator of Arizona Hunting Adventures and have been offering big game hunts since 1994. When I’m not guiding I spend time hunting several states out west, participating in archery tournaments, racing Mountain bikes and raising an incredible family. Promoting archery and archery hunting has become a major part of my life and nothing excites me more than chasing big bulls and bears around the woods.
I am a member of the PSE Gorilla Squad and am currently sponsored by PSE, Carbon Force, Vibracheck, and Winners Choice Custom Bowstrings.
My name is Larry Johns; I am 57 years old and have been blessed with having the opportunity to raise three amazing children and currently experiencing a second chance with introducing our youth into the outdoors, having been given seven grandkids to enjoy the outdoors with. Hunting has always been a passion of mine and it has been my mission to introduce each of my kids and now my grandkids to this awesome heritage which I have had the pleasure to participate in. I have been an active hunter since my first deer hunting trip in Northern California with my father in 1968. As is the case with most young hunters my hunting began using a rifle for small and big game and a shotgun for hunting birds. As I progressed as a hunter it became apparent that I wanted more from my hunting experiences. With a need to become a better hunter, one that focused more on the experience than the harvest, one that needed to learn the stalking skills of early hunters I moved from a rifle hunter into the world of archery in 1973 and never looked back.
I own and am the President of “Inner Visions Consulting and Management Group LLC”, a consulting & management service specializing in Non-Profit Wildlife Organizations design and management. Through my company I am currently serving as Administrative Manager and Event Coordinator for the Safari Club International Bow hunters Chapter, a worldwide bowhunting chapter dedicated to bowhunting and bowhunters . Working with this group has given me the opportunity to work alongside some of the industry’s leading archers and companies, helping to make me a better archer. Seven years ago I was approached to join the pro Staff at WAC’EM and have considered it an honor to continue this relationship over the years. I can honestly say their broadheads have been a contributing factor to my archery success; their perfect balance and ability to establish clean harvest time after time make them my broadhead of choice.
On recent trips to Africa I was once again assured that WAC’EM broadheads were the right choice. I was successful in harvesting many plains game species including Kudu, Waterbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Wart Hog, Zebra and even a Giraffe, each with great penetration and quick clean kills. The blood trails where necessary were easy to follow and in most cases the broadheads were easily re sharpened and available for use again.
I look forward to a continued relationship representing WAC’EM and would highly encourage you if you are not already a WAC’EM broadhead user, to become one today. You won’t be sorry!
I grew up in Northern Minnesota where hunting was a passion for many people. Currently, I live in Central Minnesota and am married with two children. I am a business owner of a company called Antler Attakk, which distributes various deer management products throughout the United States and Canada.
I started hunting at a young age and quickly developed a true eagerness and spirit for the outdoors. I have been fortunate enough to have the experience of traveling around the country in pursuit of a variety of game. I have hunted species such as elk, deer, antelope, bear, waterfowl and a variety of exotic game animals. Spending time at my hunting property in Central Minnesota and managing wildlife throughout the year as become an important part of my life.
I have a strong desire to introduce the outdoors to others. This has been a desire of mine since I was very young. Once people have the opportunity to experience the outdoors, I feel they will realize all the great benefits nature has to offer. I would like to share with them what lies in the Heart of the Hunter.
Lee Jean Fugitt
Lee Jean Fugitt was born June 21, 1985. At the age of 25, he has been shooting archery for 13 years. Throughout that time, Lee has taken 17 big game animals and numerous small game animals with his bow as well as competed in several archery competitions. Shooting both compound and recurve bows, Lee has been able to rack up an average score of 410-440 in 45 target shoots. As a member of the Granite Mountain Archers for the past 5 years, Lee has competed in many GMA shoots and has finished in the Top 5 at every event.
Lee’s wife and two kids are his first priority, but with the involvement they have shown in the sport, archery already has been, and will continue to be a great family activity for the Fugitts. Since being taught to shoot by Lee, his wife Sarah, has competed twice in 2011 and received 1st in both competitions. It seems as though archery runs in the family with the Fugitts.
Although archery started out as a hobby in Lee’s life, he has hopes of someday making it a career. Whether it be traveling out of state for competition or hunts, opening his own archery shop, or conducting archery workshops, archery is his passion, which would make it a career worth fighting for. In the past 5 years, Lee has introduced 10 people to the sport of archery, all of whom continue to shoot.
Lynn Buswell - Owner Jagermister Outfitters LLC, Blitzkrieg Custom Game Calls, Guide, and Consultant with over 30 Years experience hunting the area's wildlife. Lynn is known as " Iowa 's Premier Waterfowl Outfitter". Lynn is an accomplished Duck/Goose/Turkey caller. Lynn has an unlimited understanding of deer and their movements with 22 P & Y bucks to his credit and 5 gun kills netting over 150" .All taken in Iowa ! Lynn is a full time outfitter and spends most of his time hunting/guiding and producing quality Game Calls. He also spends time with his 5 children, and donates and guides youth hunts all seasons. Born and raised in the area, Lynn 's hunts are guided in "His own backyard." He has been guiding Full Time since 1996. He is member of
Hevi-Shot,,Wac Em Broad Heads,Dakota Decoys and Blitzkrieg Custom Calls Pro Staffs. Lynn is also on numerous Field Staffs. He is also an Avery, Leopold and Rhino Blinds select Guide/Outfitter and is sponsored by many companies. Lynn is know Nationwide for his quality hunts and commitment to his clients.He also owns Outdoor Marketing Specialist’s, Blitzkrieg Custom Calls,Co Owns Silly Girlz Logo Wear And Non Scents and is the Co founder of a Non Profit Conservation group, Hunter's for Iowa, Inc.
I don't usually stand by a product will love so to say.... usually for me "what ever works" is fine for me. I will say 120% love Wac'em triton 100grain broadheads! I will say it even put a smile on my face when I went to your website to find an email, to tell you all that you have a great product, to see you was in Utah! I am proud to be from and live in Vernal Utah. I have not wrote a bio but let me know if you need another prostaffer and I will type one out. In all the pictures I used the triton broadhead on just in the last year. All three kills with pass threw shots. Doe and turkey from tree stand and bear from ground blind. You can see the amount of blood on my bow and quiver from the turkey as I carried him out. My 2011 utah spring bear made the P&Y books with a 18 7/16 head thanks to one awesome broadhead! Thanks for the great product!
My name is Mark Lefevre, I am an avid archer, hunter, outdoorsmen, husband and father. I have been involved in archery for over 16 years and am excited about the advancement and popularity the sport is gaining now. I love the challenge of archery and enjoy helping others develop their skills to become actively involved in the sport. I have recently spoken with representatives from my children’s school to try and establish a children’s archery club for the White Mountain region.
I strive to participate in as many archery events as I can either as a participant or a spectator. I have recently attended the following archery events: Sunrise 3-d Shoot, Bowhunter Happening and other local shoots. I plan on attending several more archery events in the year to come and would be proud to represent your products.
I visit many different archery shops on a regular basis throughout the state. I enjoy speaking to different professionals regarding a variety of new and old products. I would be willing to demo or bring news about your products to help promote sales.
I am currently on staff with the following companies: Eco3 Outdoors, Wicked1strings, Smooth Stability, Spot Hogg, Maitland USA, Norway Industries, Ridgerunner Slings, Vapor Trail, Harvest Time Archery, Big Green Targets, True Spot Scopes, Bow Rattler, Archery Lessons Online and U-slide. I would like to add your company and represent your products at the events and archery shops I attend.
My name is Marty Mills and I live in Milan, Illinois. Milan is a small town in northwest Illinois located near the Mississippi River. Bowhunting has been a passion of mine for over 30 years. I harvested my first deer with a bow in 1982; that special day will be forever ingrained in my memory. Over the years, numerous whitetails have fallen to my arrow. I enjoy tent camping, while hunting the farmland and river bottoms of the mighty Mississippi River. Occasionally, I’m fortunate enough to harvest a nice buck, but rather classify myself as a regular deer hunter.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. This may account for my intrigue in the technical side of archery. About six years ago, I was determined to seek out the best shooting fixed blade broadhead. After testing a vast range of broadheads on the market, I discovered none of them compared to the unbelievable accuracy and quality of a Wac’em Broadhead. Since my discovery, I have never looked back. My hunting arrows will always be tipped with Wac’em Broadheads!
To represent the outdoor industry to the best of my abilities whether it’s through work or my own family and hunting adventures through out my life.
Pro Staff Experience
Professional whitetail guide from 2005-2010 with Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, and the Whitetail/Turkey Manager for the lodge from 2006-2010. Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is operation is a fully guided outfit in Pike Co, IL, which is known its whitetail hunting.
I pro staff for Sitka Gear, Wac Em Broadheads, Victory Arrows and Ben Pearson Archery. All of these companies I believe in, their quality and commitment to the archery industry giving me no reason to leave.
Throughout the years I have came in direct contact with several hundred whitetail hunters a year, and believe I can become a vital asset to your operation due to the passion I have for my career and connections to the outdoor industry.
I have harvested several trophy class whitetails including a 171” gross scoring whitetail, 157” gross scoring whitetail and several 140” gross scoring whitetails, along with several turkey harvests with a bow. However I do not believe you have to be classified a trophy hunter to represent or even enjoy the outdoors. If you are out there and love every minute of it, to me you are a sportsman.
My name is Matt Lawson; I am 30 years old, live in northern Utah and live for Bow hunting big velvet Mule Deer and the Majestic Rocky Mountain Elk. I love and live to hunt. I have Bow Hunted for 17 years now and I got my first bow when I was 12 and it has been my passion ever since. The most important part of my life is my incredible wife and my four young boys who love the outdoors and love to follow their Dad around the mountains.
Hunting for my family is not just a hobby it is a very real part of our lives. I am so lucky to have a wife who supports me in all of my crazy Bow Hunting endeavors.
To me there is nothing better than having a Bull Elk screaming and looking for me in the pine/aspen forests of fall knowing that maybe I might get a shot. Nothing better!
When I am not hunting or thinking and dreaming of hunting I am just like every other average guy working very hard to put food on the table for a family that I love! I tend to believe that when someone is passionate about something as much as I am about Bow Hunting it tends to make them successful and to me success is not always in the kill, though without the kill none of us would be doing it or would we?
I am a Christian, husband, father, and hunter. I grew up rifle and shotgun hunting whitetails and small game in Kentucky. At age twelve, my older brother introduced me to bow hunting and years later I proudly harvested my first buck, to say that I was hooked on bow hunting would be an understatement.
One specific time in the woods I was hunting Squirrel when I heard the loudest racket I could imagine. I counted around 40 Turkeys flying in the Tree Tops above me and I was hooked, Soon after I struggled to teach myself everything I could about hunting, I bought books and videos to learn how to turkey call and watched them until they were worn out. Success was slow and places to hunt were tough to find. I am involved in making my own Wooden Pot, Box, and Diaphragm Turkey calls.
Bow hunting and calling Turkeys has become more than a hobby, for me it defines me. Being a team director and member of Predators edge prostaff it has allowed me to share my love for the outdoors with others, creating some of the greatest friendships and taking me to some of the most spectacular places across Kentucky. The true blessing in this is that God has given me a wife two daughters and a son that are fast becoming accomplished hunters themselves to carry on the tradition.
My name is Michael Herrera I was born in raised in Taos new Mexico. I have done most of my hunting back home until I moved to Colorado in 2009. I have hunted deer elk n bear and now that I live in Colorado my hunting opportunity have opened up with more hunts and different species. I am not a life long archery yet I am 22 years old and still have a lot to see and learn but I am proud to represent Wac'em every year in and out of the field.
I started bowhunting when I was in college in 1981. For two years I used compounds, aluminum arrows, and bear razorheads. Then I spent about 16 years shooting traditional archery, using both wood arrows and aluminum arrows. Then, in about 1998 I started shooting compounds again (Hoyt). I went to Easton ACC arrows.
I try to do as many hunts as I can each year, including antelope, mule deer (when I can get a tag), elk, and whitetails.
This year I plan on doing a Canadian Bear hunt in June, Wyoming Antelope in August, Colorado Antelope in August/September, Colorado Mule Deer in September, NM elk in September, KS whitetails in November, and a Mule Deer in either NM or AZ (with a little luck in drawing a tag).
I am 38 years old and live in Idaho Falls, ID. My interests include Bowhunting and Target Archery, along with camping, fishing, riding motorcycles and everything else outdoor. My sponsors include Wac’Em Archery, Mountain Archery, Stone Mountain Bowstrings, Spot-Hogg Archery and Hoyt Bows.
I started hunting with my Dad at about 10 years old and have been Bowhunting for the last 16 years. I hunt Bear, Turkey, Antelope, Elk and Deer. Whitetail Deer hunting has become my favorite with Elk hunting a close second. I harvested my first Pope and Young Whitetail with a Wac’Em Triton in 2007. I have been fortunate enough to harvest Elk, Deer and Antelope, all with an arrow tipped with a Wac’Em. Also, I have been very involved competitive archery for the last 6 years or so. I compete at most of our local shoots and some national tournaments including the World Archery Festival in Vegas and the Western Classic Trail Shoot in Redding, CA. I stay busy competing and hunting for most of the year.
I’ve been shooting Wac’em broadheads for 5 years now and have harvested nine animals with them. I shoot Wac’Em because they’re tough, perform great in the field, and they never let me down.
My name is Randall Limb. I was born in the great state of Utah.
As a child I was always interested in the outdoors. Hunting with my Dad and Uncles, four wheeling, fishing and camping were our weekend activities.
As I have gotten older I have gained a great passion for the outdoors, and love to spend my free time with my family doing the same things I grew up doing. I have been married to my sweet wife for just over eleven years, and have three amazing children.
I am an avid bow hunter, and love the thrill of getting as close as I can to such amazing animals. Especially bull elk! Having something that big at 15 yards sure keeps the heart strong. I have harvested 2 pope and young animals and many other great animals as well. I am a dedicated hunter here in the state of Utah, which means I spend some of my free time doing conservation projects to help our wildlife.
Besides hunting mule deer and elk, I have a great passion for shed hunting …well… I would actually call it an addiction. I really enjoy putting a ton of miles on my feet, trying to find the big set! It is so much fun, especially when I can do it with my family. It is so great to hear them yell with excitement when they find one. I am excited to be a part of the Wac’em family, and look forward to representing them in the most professional manner possible.
Hunting has been a part of my life since I was born. After graduating high school I began working as a hunting guide in Montana and New Mexico in the fall and pursued a degree in Marketing during the spring and summer at the University of Nevada, Reno. My dream since I can remember has been to be a hunting outfitter and at the age of 22 (three years ago) I started my own Outfitting business, Montana OutWest Outfitters (www.montanaoutwest.com) in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. My business has been featured on Realtree Monster Bulls and I have even appeared on Outdoor’s 10 Best: top elk destinations episode, talking about chasing elk in Montana.
For the last two years I have been a staff writer for Real Hunting Magazine. I have worked my way up and am now the editor, designer and partial owner of the magazine. I have also had my own articles as well as articles written about my hunts appear in Muley Crazy, Hunting Illustrated, Trophy Hunter, Wild Sheep, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited, Outdoor Life Online, and Rack Magazine as well as other numerous online articles and newspapers.
As far as hunting goes it is year round for me and even though I am a guide and outfitter I find plenty of time to hunt for myself. I apply for and hunt in almost every western state. From August through December I hunt almost every single day either for myself or with clients and even manage to pull off a few hunts in January and the spring. This past year I harvested three mule deer with a bow (Nevada, California, Montana) and one that is the number five typical in SCI taken with a bow ( 202 1/8 typical SCI, 211 5/8 Gross P&Y, 181 3/8 Net P&Y). I also harvested a bull elk and trophy antelope with my bow, not to mention a 372 velvet clad bull elk with my rifle. The season before that I harvested two mule deer (Nevada, Montana) a black tail and a Coues deer to finish out my deer slam as well as an elk. Three of the deer were taken with a single Wac’em Broadhead. Most seasons I harvest around three to five quality animals from three or more states. In my hunting career I have chased and taken desert bighorn sheep, dall sheep, elk, bear, mule deer, antelope, Coues deer, whitetail deer, and black tail deer but my true passion is trophy mule deer and elk hunting with a bow in hand. All of my hunts are unguided and often times solo hunts (aside from dall sheep). On top of taking my own animals, I guide clients, friends, and family to countless trophy animals every year with both a gun and bow.
my name is Rick Miller,i am 43 years old and I live in Michigan, I am an engineer for a tool & die company, have been married for 16 years and have 2 beautiful daughters. I have been bowhunting for 28 years and enjoy it more every year, I have shot many Michigan whitetail and turkey and in recent years have been traveling west to hunt mule deer and elk, I am also a shop shooter and help out as a bowtech for Xtreme Outdoor Products,
I shoot indoor league in the winter and 3-D in the summer to keep tuned up for hunting season, i have been using Wacems for about 4 years and i think they are the best flying head i have used, they are also very tough, i have bent up a few blades but have never damaged a head. I would love to have the opportunity to shoot for Wacem.
My name is Ritch Miller and I have been archery hunting for 25+ years. I live in the Monroe, WI, which is located just north of the Wisconsin-Illinois border in central Wisconsin. I hunt primarily whitetail deer and turkey here in Wisconsin but have also taken a Black bear in Wisconsin and a Merriams turkey in South Dakota. My passion is bow hunting and now my son who just turned 12yrs old also shares my passion for archery. This past year was the first year that I used Wac ‘em Broadheads and I absolutely fell in love with them. I was able to kill a whitetail doe in the fall of 2010 but did not get an opportunity to kill a buck that meets our QDMA standards for our area. I also took a turkey this spring with the wac ‘em triton 100 at the distance of 3yds! Complete pass thru and the bird died within 15yds of the shot.
I'm married with three boys. I've been hunting since I was seven years old and I killed my first deer at 12. I've hunting in twelve different states and have also hunted Mexico and Canada. My favorite animal to hunt is the whitetail deer and it doesn't get much better than Kentucky. Happy hunting and good luck this season.
Hello my name is Robert Poor. I currently reside in Southern Arizona. I work on a Wildland Fire Crew. This is beneficial due to our busy time being the summer, leaving hunting season open for me to pursue big game of the west. I grew up in an extremely active hunting household; if there was an open season… we were chasing something. My father was the local bow mechanic for as long as anyone can remember. I was raised bow hunting, rifle hunts were an oddity in our home. I hunted small game from the age of 6 up and Big Game since I was 10. We competed at the local and state level 3D archery, and even shot the Las Vegas Indoor. Although I still like to tinker with target bows and competition, my focus has always been big game. On any given season I’m either hunting or assisting partners on their hunts. I’ve even been known to purchase rifle tags to provide another opportunity to bow hunt (legal in Az). I have worked with the National Wild Turkey Federation in their efforts to restore the Goulds Turkey populations for future generations. My favorite animals to pursue are Coues whitetail, Desert Mule deer, Elk, Antelope, Black Bears, Turkeys, and Javelina. Of those, I’m most often chasing the elusive Coues whitetail. My proudest moments hunting were the taking of 2 Pope and young bucks in 3 months (one of them during a rifle season with my bow). I really enjoy backcountry backpack hunts. I introduced my wife to the sport of archery and take her with me whenever her schedule allows. I currently shoot a Hoyt Katera XL, Easton Axis arrows tipped with the Wac’em Exit 125.
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