I started Hunt the Wild to share my outdoor thoughts and experiences with the world. I was born and raised in Southern Indiana and have been hunting, fishing and roaming the outdoors since I was a young child.
My hunting buddies call me BR. I was born and raised in Florida and have been hunting and fishing the backwoods and swamps of Florida for over 50 years.
I'm a proud Texan and outdoor enthusiast who resides on the gulf coast. Rather it be hunting, fishing, just enjoying the beach with my wife, I take advantage of all the amenities the lone star state has to offer.
I was first introduced to hunting by my dad at the age of 9 years old, back in 1977. I have been hunting ever since and expanded my hunting experience at age 12 by upland game hunting and waterfowl hunting mostly in Utah. At the age of 20 I was shot at by another rifle hunter and immediately put down the rifle and have exclusively been archery hunting ever since.
During all these years of hunting, I became passionate about a number of other outdoors sports, thanks both to my dad, my children, and friends, including drag racing, motocross racing, running marathons and long distance relay races, mountain bike racing, coached baseball, and most importantly, I passed on the passion to my 3 children (two sons and a daughter) who are grown and are partners in all these archery hunting, sports, and outdoor activities.
I love the Do It Yourself world of hunting and thanks to my co-creator of the Make It Happen Outdoors Podcast, Kent Beckstead, there is never a dull moment for us!
I was born into an outdoors family and grew up fishing the mountain streams and lakes for trout. I’ve been hunting upland game, waterfowl and small game since the age of 12 and at 16, I killed my first elk. Archery hunting is my true passion.
As a young man my adventurous and competitive spirit led me to racing mountain bikes and competing in running races from 5k to ultra-distances. I have an amazing and patient wife of 30 years who puts up with all my crazy outdoor adventures. We have two children.
My daughter and son are also very passionate about the outdoor lifestyle. Proud co-creator and co-producer of the Make It Happen Outdoors Podcast.
I proudly wear the badge of adult onset hunter starting just nine years ago. I was raised in an outdoors family with fishing, clamming, and crabbing but decided to start hunting to have a full understanding of my environment and my food.
These days, I hunt both big and small game in multiple states, but mostly you'll find me kicking dirt in my home state of Oregon. I love slinging for steelhead, foraging mushrooms, and I'm always on the hunt!