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About Melissa

Melissa was born in late 1972 in Tokyo and when she was a small child moved to a rural area of South Dakota.  She grew up hunting and fishing in every free moment with a father who was an avid outdoorsman.   She was by his side whenever possible, his little tomboy, and developed a love for hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.
By her early teens when most girls were looking at prom dresses,  Melissa was afield with her father taking many mullies and whitetails.  Regrettably, she left the west to pursue an education in South Carolina, where she obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with a specialty in nuclear pharma.  While living in Charleston, she had her own boat and spent many hours fishing, but had little access to the shooting world.  It was only after relocating to Northern Virginia that she again had time for these activities and exposure to the hunting community.  This resulted in the release of pent up desires to hunt and fish.
New to archery, she has become an excellent bow hunter, an accomplished duck hunter,  and enjoys spending every moment she can steal away from work chasing whitetails from Illinois to Texas, and elk in Southern Colorado, Idaho, and New Mexico.  What she may lack in experience, she makes up for  with desire and attitude.

 

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About Lonnie

One step into Lonnie’s home illustrates his passion for the sport.  His walls are decorated with a collection of trophies: a half-albino squirrel, Snow Geese, Canadian Geese, a Mallard pair, a Sika deer, and his newest edition, a coyote from Kansas.
Lonnie was born and raised in White Hall, Maryland.  At a young age, Lonnie discovered his passion for the outdoors and  hunting with his father.  It all started with a squirrel, grew with deer hunting, and became an all out obsession with waterfowl.  During the season, Lonnie can be found in the field with his canine companion, Gunner.  In the off-season, he trains and keeps his chocolate Labrador retriever in top shape, specifically tuned for waterfowl retrieving.  Annually, the pair travels with a group of close friends to Kansas and North Dakota for a waterfowl hunting experience like none other.
Along with his love for hunting, Lonnie has developed a strong interest in videography and enjoys documenting every hunting trip on film to share his experiences.  Through the crosshairs of a scope or a lens, Lonnie has a natural eye for the perfect shot.

 

About Wilson

As an avid outdoorsman, Wilson has spent the majority of his 58 years hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, photographing, and exploring the great outdoors.  For more than 40 years, he’s been fortunate enough to traverse the wild and remote places of North America, serving as both guide and outfitter.  For 26 years he has operated several outdoor resorts across the country.  His vast experience helped him hone a great knowledge of the creatures he pursues and the environments in which they live, as well as a true appreciation of nature’s delicate balance.
Appearing in his first outdoor television episode in 1977 as a champion duck and goose caller, he has since filmed and/or appeared in over 27 different shows ranging from NWTF’s Turkey Call Television, National Geographic Explorer, Bass Pro Shop Television, North to Alaska, Primos, and many others.  In addition he has produced, edited, and appeared in numerous print, video and television ads for many hunting, fishing and outdoors products.  To his credit, he has never endorsed a product or service he himself does not believe in or does not use in his own outdoor endeavors.
Over the years, Wilson has consulted to a variety of agencies and government officials.  Overlooking any partisan or special interest views, he has always attempted to present the facts as they are, regardless of who was asking the questions.  Having spent more time in the field than most do in a lifetime, he has been privileged to test and develop outdoor gear and products for numerous manufacturers.
Believing the outdoors has provided him with a life he is both blessed and privileged to live, Wilson gives back whenever possible.  He is a diamond life member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, a life member of the National Rifle Association, a life member of Buckmasters, a life member of the Foundation of North American Wild Sheep, a bronze life sponsor of Ducks Unlimited, a life member of the Federation of Fly Fisherman, and a life member of Trout Unlimited.  He is a major contributor to numerous other world, national, and local conservation organizations and donates hunts, charters, vacations, art, and time to these various causes.
Stewardship of the forests, marshlands and fields he owns and leases, is of the utmost importance.  He regularly enhances his properties for wildlife…that is all wildlife, not just the game species residing there.  Nest sites and structures and numerous food plots are added each year.
Wilson’s stock portfolio of over 165,000 wildlife images have graced many publications, calendars, and websites, as well as educational arenas, visitor centers, and schools.  Each year his photography classes taught throughout the country instruct aspiring and professional photographers alike in the most intricate methods of capturing nature and wildlife.  Additionally, by regularly speaking to schools and civic groups, he attempts to give a voice to proper and sound wildlife management, helping to protect the heritage of our outdoor sports.
Wilson has hunted and fished since childhood.  First small game in the woodlands of central Virginia where he grew up, then waterfowl, and later most of the big game species of North America including many giant whitetails, record book Big Horn Sheep in the Wind River range of Wyoming and Boone and Crockett black bear in Manitoba.  He himself has taken 27 bull elk, many of them with a bow. and has called numerous others for clients throughout the Western United States.
Whether it’s through a lens of a camera or a rifle  scope, he spends most of his life outdoors expanding his knowledge of the creatures he pursues.