Growing up in the Ozarks of southern Missouri and growing up with a hunting family provided me with great opportunities to explore, enjoy, and hunt the great outdoors. I have a father who taught, and still teaches me, a lot about the outdoors. He would let me roam the countryside, creeks, and pasture land. My dad taught me respect for the animals, nature, and safety. That is where my love for the outdoors came from, my dad. I have since grown up, found the most amazing wife and mother to our 2 boys. To which I am teaching them the same things I have been taught and learned on my own. Being with them outdoors and teaching them everything I know is the biggest joy in my life.