Thursday, January 5, 2012

I am avid outdoorsman, hunter and gun maker. I am 41 year old single parent with two sons and a passion for anything outdoors. I was raised in the hardwoods of Southern Illinois, and now resides with my son in Missouri, where we hunt and fish as much as possible. I went to college at Rend Lake College, Ina Illinois. I relish the chance to spend time in the woods no matter the season, or the weather, whether its spring turkey, fall deer hunting, or winter duck and goose hunting I am always ready. My passions have taken me across the US chasing anything with fur, feathers, or antlers. Oh and did I mention, I'm a large man, 350+ pounds??  I have hunted in several states including Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, and Colorado. I have harvested Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Turkey, Quail, Doves, Pheasants, Waterfowl, and Wild Boar. Planned future hunts include: Boar in Texas, Elk in Colorado, and Black Bear somewhere.

I love teaching children and new hunters the joys the outdoors have to offer and the challenges and rewards that hunting can bring. Whether it’s with a bow or a gun, I love the challenge of the hunt and the many memories from the field I have shared with friends and family, and the traditions passed from generation to generation.
Follow my adventures though the woods and life. I may be large, fat, chunky, etc, etc, etc, but I still get out and enjoy the outdoors. Some question my sanity when I tell them I use a climbing stand and climb 20 feet in a tree, but rest assured i'm quite sane and I enjoy the outdoors to the fullest.
Hopefully through this journey, not only will I show the hunting world that just because we are larger than the norm we still love the great sport of hunting, but show you some tricks of the trade from the perspective of the Rotund Huntsman.


  1. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say!