KENNETH HARRIS

Ken Harris was born in Southern Indiana just ten miles from the Lincoln farm in Indiana.  There he learned to hunt and fish on his grandfather’s small farm.  His mother’s youngest brother taught him to fish the farm ponds with a cane pole, catch snapping turtles with a trot line, and how to clean both for his grandmother to fry up.  His father took him down to Kentucky to his paternal grandfather’s place in the country to learn how to shoot on visits.  He also shadowed his uncle to learn how to varmint hunt for groundhogs which were a perennial pest in the soybean fields.  Although his mother wouldn’t let him handle a gun on his own till sixteen, Ken quickly cut his teeth hunting squirrels in his grandfather’s pig lot, pigeon creek and Ohio River bottoms, and along farm fence rows.  At 22, he graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Forestry, and enlisted in the Army at 23.  In 2002, Ken finally returned to Kentucky and began to teach science in Jefferson County Public Schools to include Wildlife Forensic Science, Chemistry and Physics.  Over the last ten years, he has successfully hunted elk, deer, and wild turkey in Kentucky.  He is an avid fly fisherman for trout on Otter Creek, and is working to take his first Kentucky Black bear to add to his two bears taken in Canada

KARISSA RUSSELBURG

Hello my name is Karissa Wagoner. The love of the great outdoors is a passion of my family’s and I. Every chance I get to be in the woods is a blessing. We have 2 young children to pass on our tradition to who can’t wait to be apart of the hunt and journey.  That to me is what it is all about. Our hunting future and being with family and friends

Kevin Riehle

Growing up I spent for time in the woods and in the water than I did on concrete. My dad taught me to not only enjoy the outdoors but also to respect it and to give thanks for our harvests. I got my first gun when I was 12 years old, I single shot H&R Topper model .410. The next day we were off on my first rabbit hunt and I haven’t slowed down since. All though I grew up hunting it would be 33 years later before I got my first deer. An 11 point monster buck taken on opening day, a story that was highlighted in a Primos commercial for “The Can”. The very next year I picked up bow hunting and now I find myself anxiously waiting for the first Saturday in September. It is my quest now to pass along the heritage and traditions of the outdoors to the next generation of hunters and conservationists.
To quote President Theodore Roosevelt:
“In a civilized and cultivated country wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.  the excellent people who protest against all hunting, and consider sportsmen as enemies of wild life, are ignorant of the fact that in reality the genuine sportsman is by all odds the most important factor in keeping the larger and more valuable wild creatures from total extermination.”

MIKE TURNER

Hello I’m Mike turner,I was born and raised in Oldham Co. KY. Hunting has been apart of my life,for as long as i can remember ,its honestly away of life.           I’m always looking foward to next season.I have been blessed to be apart of  KYSA ProStaff , Mossyoak ProStaff , and a BSA Archery instructor. Enjoy life, and take part in the Great Outdoors

JODY BETH WALKER

Hi y’all! My name is Jody Beth Walker and I was born and raised in Southeastern Kentucky. I was introduced to the outdoors way of life at an early age and come from a long line of hunters and fisherman. I recognized the beauty of Mother Nature and the sense of healing that being outdoors provides from an early age. I feel more connected to God when I am outside and living in the moment of all of his creations. I am extremely passionate about the outdoors and respect all living things. My hunting experience goes beyond the harvest, and are more centered toward the hunt and magic that only the great outdoors provide. I harvested a trophy buck this last season and will treasure that moment forever. I utilize both bow and gun and have been known to catch some impressive fish as well. I pass on this tradition to both of my girls. There is no experience; like the outdoor experience!

BRAD TILLER

Hey everyone, I’m Brad Tiller.  I’m new to this team but right away they make you feel like family. Thank you. Myself, I grew up deer hunting with my father when it was buck only. I was just big enough to barley make my way through the woods when dad would always take a sleeping bag for me to sleep in…lol. These days I’m open to hunt anything legal. Turkey’s are a blast to hunt, but if you get the chance to experience a waterfowl hunt id say go for it. I’m just getting back into my beagles so I hope I can share some of those moments. I always enjoy learning new tricks and tactics or sharing what I’ve learned. I really enjoy experiencing a young avid hunter’s first harvest, It’s like for an instant you are reliving your’s also. I hope everyone likes what I bring to the table. “Good ol country boy huntin”