I started hunting when I was 10 years old. I bought an old Darton bow, with money from working on a farm. I could barely pull it back but it was my bow and I was incredibly proud. From there I continued to hunt and never stopped wanting to learn and grow my skills as a hunter.
Fast forward 17 years and my passion for hunting never faded. Now with a full-time job working for the railroad. A wife and 2 kids with another on the way. It’s harder to make time for hunting. But I still make it a priority. I make a huge effort to get my wife and kids involved in anything I do involving the outdoors. Trying to instill my passion for the outdoors in them as much as I can.
I feel like I have just scraped the surface of what I can accomplish in the outdoors. I have had success but all that success came from hard work. I have so much to learn and have a hunger to keep gaining my knowledge and skills in the outdoors
Ryan Nelson (Homey)
I was 11 years old going on my first evening whitetail hunt when my dad dropped a mid 160’s, his biggest, and seeing how electric the atmosphere became the moment he pulled the trigger, it was something I wanted to dive head first in. Started bow hunting 4 years later as nobody else bow hunted in my family I got one as soon as I could drive myself. As now I have gotten older, wiser, I still have an unprofound love for hunting. Now I am able to get my wife her first deer, raise my 2 boys in a house that eats venison. Introduce them into a passion of mine and letting them capture their own experience, is something that I now long for. It’s a challenge to hunt as much as I want to but being a Dad is the best trade-off. I have accomplished a little in this chess match with the game I have pursued, but have learned so much about them since I watched my dad pull that trigger.