The last 35 years has been a great ride and I hope I'am just getting started.From the many Whitetail hunts to South Africa and in between I have been blessed.On Oct.11 2010, I lost my best hunting buddy my Father to brain cancer even though he is gone me and my son will carry on the great sport of hunting he loved so much.One thing I would ask if you love this great sport we call hunting please don't put down other hunters just because of the weapon they choose to hunt with.We as hunters and gun owners have to stick together to protect the sport we love.May all your hunting seasons be filled with great memories !!!!!!!!
WS - 1373 Park Rapids
I come home with an honestly earned feeling that something good has taken place. It makes no difference whether I got anything; it has to do with how the day was spent. (By the one and only Fred Bear)
I owe everything I have experienced to the one man who took the time to introduce me to the outdoors. I remember all the sacrafices, teachings and patience my father passed on to me. I pledge to pass on what I have learned to those around me and my own kids, so that they too can have the incredible life I have been fortunate enough to live!-Over 25 years experience in chasing whitetails -Can't hunt, talk, or plan enough for whitetail's on any given day!
i'm lucky to now have 4 bow whitetail slams. i bow hunt usually just deer and turkey and i also self video my hunts. i have been videoing and self videoing for the last several years. All 16 of the whitetail slam bucks were bow harvests and 13 were self videoed. all 4 of this 3rd and 4th whitetail slam were self videoed bow harvests. and also all 4 of these last bow whitetail slam buck entries was taken in the 2017 deer season.
WS - 3529 Ocala Florida
A good hunter remembers something I heard long ago-- Aim to be careful and be careful to aim. A quote from Annie Oakley, I feel so old, that I think I dated her in high School.
Hi Gang, I've been huntin' since way back when (killed my first deer, a spike, here in Florida in 1960) and have made my living in the outdoor industry as a guide, outfitter, and taxidermist( since 1966). Spent 6 months working hunt camps in Africa. I currently guide professionally for Osceola turkeys and ' Gators. Anyhow I set a personal goal long ago and that is to harvest one of all 16 huntable subspecies of whitetails in the USA. I currently only need six more, Columbian, Carmen Mountain, Avery island, Bull Island ,Hilton Head Island and Hunting Island whitetails. These are my next goals!!! I hunt mostly with my favorites, a Pre 64 model 70 in 264 Win mag with a Simmons 44 mag scope. ( best scope ever,has not changed zero in 20 years and gets beat around) or my "toy gun" a Winchester model 94 30/30. The "toy gun" was custom modified for me with a 16 inch barrel and Remington early model 742 sights. The boys I hunt with named it the "toy gun" because its so short " Its so little it must be a toy gun, why don't you get a real gun?" Well it carries almost 40 notches in the stock. But I also hunt with a bow and muzzleloader too . I have the access to hunt-- Florida (Seminole) ,Florida coastal (Gulf) and Virginia ( Southeast) for those interested... My web site is foxystaxidermy.com Contact me and Let's get something to skin!!! Foxy
I grew up in Stone Harbor, New Jersey and started Marlin fishing with my uncle when I was nine years old. I have been gut hooked ever since. That same year dad took me duck hunting in the marsh behind the house, again, gut hooked also to this day. After high school I went to North Carolina to taxidermy school. After graduating returned home to complete Maritime training school to get my Captain's license while working on my uncle's lobster boat. For many years I was a commercial fisherman. I had two different taxidermy businesses, one in New Jersey, the other in Virginia. I just do some of my own work now. I have run sport fishing boats since 1982 from Cape May, Palm Beach and the Bahamas. I still run a 52 foot Viking out of Cape May, New Jersey. Through my fishing career, I have physically caught every billfish accept for the black marlin, still on my bucket list. Having completed several turkey slams, I still want the Gould's for the Royal Slam. I have completed the North American Grand Slam of Waterfowl, talk about challenging! My goal with waterfowl is to have every bird, not just the 40 that make the slam. I am aware of about 20 more and I have already collected five. Some of the remaining will be more like expeditions. I have 5 of the Super Slam 10 and all the deer but one, which is booked next month. I will complete the Super Slam 10 and the Ultimate Whitetail Grand Slam. My goal is to continue and achieve the Super Slam 29 also. I am a professional fisherman who always wanted to be a professional hunter. As all can see, I have a passion for Grand Slams.
I started hunting doves in Maryland at 11 years old on my grandfathers farm. This expanded to waterfowl within a couple of years. My deer hunting experience started when my younger brother took me up to Pennsylvania when I was a sophmore in college at The Citadel, where I was on the rifle team. He had me climb a pine tree where I sat for 4 hours. I didn't see or hear anything. My next hunting wasn't done until my father bought a farm in Chesapeake City, Maryland (around 1975). At first I hunted geese and ducks that would come into our fields and pond. Then, at around 37 years old, my brother again got me to go deer hunting on the farm. My first deer was a very fat doe weighing 201 pounds. Over the next 20 plus years he and I shot many deer. Not every year was blessed with success but we enjoyed every minute of it. In 1997 my mother passed away followed by my father in 1999. I retired in 1999 and moved to Florida. We sold the farm in 2001. I, then, took up hunting all over. In addition to Maryland, I have deer hunted in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Nebraska, Montana, Mississippi, Florida, Kansas, South Carolina, Saskatchewan and Mexico. I still get that "rush" when a deer walks into view and luckly "buck fever" still comes after the shot.
All my life I have been and still am an avid hunter (wife claims fanatical ). I started with hunting small game at an early age (thanks to my Dad) and continue to enjoy all areas of hunting. I have been very blessed with good health and a lot of luck and I have many trophies. My passion lies in the pursuit of the whitetail buck. I recently (Nov 2013) took a large 180" Northern woodlands whitetail in Wisconsin and only need a coues deer to complete the Ultimate Slam. Watch out Mr. coues deer, I'm looking for you.
Chad SAVAGE Lenz has been a guide since the early 1990's, a career that came not only as second nature to him, but a natural progression, as he had always taken friends and family on hunting and travel adventures. Today Chad is a professional hunter; his passion is guiding, outfitting and hunting for all species around the world. Chad grew up near the Alberta Rockies spending most of his time living the western lifestyle near horses and cattle ranches in the west. He has been an avid outdoorsman, hunter and guide for most of his life. He has always been very successful in the woods, honing his tracking and outdoor skills to new levels, and as such, his early hunting buddies gave him the nickname "SAVAGE". Chad has been addicted to the wilds since elementary school, taking big game animals with archery equipment and rifles in his early teens.Chad is "Living the Dream" and has had the privilege to explore some of western Canada's great wilderness as well as some worldly exotic locations in his life's quest. Experience and skill has been developed over the years to add to Chad's natural ability to find what's he looking for no matter the terrain or obstacles that may hamper the quest.Chad SAVAGE Lenz has spent countless hours and days in Alberta's West Country, Northern British Columbia, Yukon, and North West Territory discovering for himself and his clients what these remote locations have to offer. Chad has also been fortunate to be able to chase his passions in the Arizona desert, Texas, Idaho and many other states, as well as Old Mexico. Off the North American Continent Chad has traveled to Africa, Australia, and Asia and he has plans to see the rest of the world!There are those that live the dream and those who just dream, life is too short to say "I wish I would have..."I have been lucky to have shared many an adventure with Tom M and proud to call him my friend!
Started bow hunting in 1966. Hunted with a bow only since 1974. My wife Vicki and I owned and operated an archery shop for 20 years. We now are on an adventure to take a whitetail in all 45 states that have a stable heard. The limitations I have set for myself are. Do it yourself bow hunts,on public land. As of 08-30-14 its been my fortune to have take a whitetail in 20 states, 18 of those were bucks.
WS - 4032 Cheyenne
When one is at home....he dreams of adventure. When one is on an adventure.....he dreams of home.
Our family moved to Wyoming in 1994 and a whole new world was opened up to me. I went on my first whitetail deer hunt in Nebraska in 1995 and I have been hooked ever since. Of all the big game animals I've hunted, I think the deer is my favorite and the whitetail has claimed a special place in my heart. I have deer hunted in over 20 states and my goal is to pursue deer in every state in the US as well as Mexico and all Canadian provinces.
WS - 16651 Lambertville
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character! (quote by Theodore Roosevelt)
I can remember the first time I went hunting with my Uncle Bob on the opening day of small game season at 14 years of age. We were hunting for pheasants in November 1966 and I harvested my first “Cockbird”. At that time New Jersey still had native Pheasants along with Ruffed Grouse in our area of Hunterdon County. On the other hand Whitetail Deer were not as abundant as they are today and it was somewhat of a big deal to get a buck during the deer season. My first deer was a 2 pt. half rack buck that I harvested not very far from my school which was actually closed for the opening day of “Buck Week”. I can still recall every event that happened during the day, from oversleeping along with my 90 year old excited grandfather helping me with his station wagon to pick up my deer and then hanging it in the” Wagon House” at the farm.In the last 48 years, I have travelled to South Africa, 4 Canadian Provinces and 14 different States including Alaska in the pursuit of game. The Whitetail Deer still remains at the “top of my list” as being the most challenging and highly respected game animal. Hunting to me has always been a “great life experience” from the fantastic places I have seen to the many different people that I have met, even the characters that we talk about from time to time! We always seem to have a story to tell about one particular deer hunt or another especially at “Deer Camp”.
I am now 73 years old and physically disabled from having Bronchiectasis and a damaged immune system made worse by a type of TB and MRSA.I started hunting white tail deer when I was 14 years and was living in Orr's Island Maine. This was back in the mid 1950's when shooting a 140+ white tail in Maine was nearly impossible. Long seasons and poaching had reduced deer numbers in Maine to fewer than 60,000 animals. This is compared to about 400,000 deer population nowadays.I moved to Washington state when I was 18 years old to be stationed at Fort Lewis in the US Army. Since than I have lived in Washington, Georgia, Texas, Utah and California and have worked overseas in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. I have hunted in (11) states and (2) Provinces. Many of my deer kills are in mule deer states and I have probably killed 3-5 times as many mule deer as I have white tail deer.I guess I am fortunate to have killed four different sub species of white tail deer as I have lived mostly in the west for the past years since the 1970's. My whitetail slam was 10 years in the making. I still have not killed a Northwestern WT, despite nearly 20 years of living in Washington state.Most of my deer have been killed with a rifle, my Winchester Super Grade Model 70 , .270 Winchester. I have never hunted from a stand and stalk all of my deer, the old fashioned way. I have also killed deer with several other bolt action rifle calibers I even killed whitetail with my .32 Win Spec, Model 94. I have never killed a deer with a bow but have killed a couple with a revolver where legal.
Adventure bowhunting is my passion. Traveling to new areas and hunting unique big game species is exciting and it's a challenge to capture the bowhunts on video. Whitetail SLAM is a great idea and I plan to finish my ULTIMATE WHITETAIL SLAM as soon as possible.
WS - 244 Brooklyn
If you bow hunt for the kill and not the experience, you will be disappointed more times than you will be satisfied.
Range Land Manager* Chief Planner for Hunting Land Consultants* Outdoor Writter* Author of The Whitetail Hunter's Blueprint
Hunting and the outdoors is my true passion. I've been hunting since age five, when my dad, uncles, and cousins would drag me through the briar patches throughout southwest PA chasing cottontails! Yep, I was the "dog". All I ever wanted to do was hunt and hunt everything. Growing up in PA, whitetails have always been my holy grail. Whether I'm hunting with a rifle, muzzleloader, or my bow you can find me on stand come the fall/winter months. Now that stand could be in the woods of PA, WV, OH, KS, and on and on... or even Canada, but you'll eventually find me (just look up)!