Meet The Heavy Hitters
– President and Co-Founder – Current City: Durham, NC –
Born and raised in Oregon, he started hunting and fishing as soon as he was able to hold a gun and a fishing rod. Not one person in his family didn’t hunt. Introduced to the great outdoors at an early age gave him the passion to get out and enjoy the opportunities bestowed upon him. Like the rest of the family before him, he was a boyscout where he learned survival education and love for conservation. Carrying those beliefs until this day, he loves to hike through the woods, scouting and enjoying all that mother nature has to offer. Jeff prefers to archery hunt his big game. “There is something about being close to the game you kill. As savage as it sounds, you have a connection with the animal. With adrenaline pumping and the feeling you get of accomplishment for all the hard work you put in is very gratifying. It’s a lot harder than pulling a trigger.” says Jeff. For over 20 years Jeff has been hunting Oregon’s back countries and mountain ranges for big Bulls and Bucks, out East for Whitetails and Pigs and as far north as Alaska for Grizzlies and Moose.
When big game season ends, he is hitting up rivers and lakes for waterfowl and Eastern Oregon for varmint and predator hunting. Jeff is one of the rare hunters that doesn’t always go for the trophy. He says “sometimes you just have to get the job done. Sometime you need to thin out the herd of bad genes. I’ve killed deer that are not antler trophies but massive bodies and that to me was just as rewarding after a long day of hiking If you aren’t hiking and putting in work, then you aren’t hunting.” When Jeff isn’t hunting and fishing, he is usually hanging out with his wife Eli, dogs and his new born daughter Ellis, working out or coming up with something new in the kitchen. His role models and idols are Theodore Roosevelt, Barry Sanders and Fred Bear. Hometown:Bend,Or
– Co-Founder & Pro Staffer - Current City: Tigard, Or –
Glenn has lived his whole life in Oregon. While doing so he has spent time living on nearly every terrain Oregon has to offer. Glenn grew up in the small town of Glendale in Southern Oregon, and finished high school on the coast in Waldport. He has also spent a few years in the Beautiful mountain town of Bend, and now resides in Tigard, a suburb of Portland Or. Glenn enjoys all kinds of outdoors activities but his passion is fishing and especially hunting. If you are to ask him what his favorite type of hunting is, you will get a two part answer. He loves bow season for elk. For him, he explains hunting elk with a bow is as close to being spiritual as he will get .
Glenn says, “Nothing makes you feel more alive than a bull elk bugling just a few yards in front of you.” However; that being said he will also tell you he loves duck hunting for the pure fun of it. Duck hunting’s great because unlike elk hunting there is no pressure or stress to get meat in the freezer. The best part is the comradery that you get in the blind spending time just B.S.’ing with friends, and watching his dog Kona work. Glenn is an old school hunter in the fact that his first priority is the gain of the meat. He is not one to pass up on an animal simply because his antlers aren’t the biggest. He knows the animal you pass up for the trophy might just have you making trips to the grocery store all year. Glenn will tell you his ultimate goal and or dream is to have the trophy buck or bull on the wall at then end of the season. However he also says “If you are hunting just for a trophy then you are hunting for the wrong reasons.” Most all of Glenn’s hunting knowledge and ethics has been passed down from his father Ron and Uncle Kelly.
His favorite tv shows are MeatEater with Steven Rinella because as Glenn puts it “Finally a program that will show you that hunting is hunting, not farming.” He also loves survival shows such as Man vs. Wild, Man Woman Wild, and Dual Survival. On more than one occasion Glenn has been heard saying. “If I didn’t have bills to pay I would love to be dropped in the middle of no where, with nothing but a knife. Just to see what I’m made of.” Hometown: Glendale, Or
Pro Staff /Field Producer – Clatskanie, Or
Jake was born and raised in a small town in Eastern Oregon. Growing up hunting and fishing the rivers and hills surrounding his hometown of La Grande, Jake’s love for the outdoors grew into a passion that leads him to this day. Jake got his first bow when he was 9, and by the time he was 14 he had his own full service archery repair shop set up inside his family’s property. Jake eventually moved to Walla Walla Washington where he designed bows for Martin Archery Inc., and traveled the U.S. representing the company at various industry trade shows and tournaments.
Jake has hunted all over the country, from Oregon to New York and destinations in between. Mule deer, white tail, Elk and Bison have all fallen to his well placed arrows, but Jakes favorite animal to pursue are Turkeys. Jake goes on to say that “Spring is my favorite time of year…and turkeys are the perfect animal to chase…They are plentiful, mobile and vocal…April is like a second September!” In recent years Jake has spent considerable time and effort introducing and fostering the hunting heritage with many first time, youth and handicapped hunters. Jake killed his first pope and young animal when he was 16, and continues to share the outdoor tradition with his daughter Isabella.
Jake began filming in 2006. He attended Eastern Oregon University pursuing a degree in film production and has worked with Martin Archery Inc., Archerytalk.com, Probowreviews.com, Ted Nugent, Trophy State of Mind TV, Titan Outdoors as well as others, on various outdoor film and media projects. Hometown: LaGrande, Or
Pro Staff – Clatskanie, Or
He was born and raised in the Northwest. Although Oregon is his state of residency you would think by talking to him there isn’t anywhere he hasn’t hunted, fished, or traveled to. Brad has worked as a full time Guide, Cameraman, Seminar Speaker, Archery Technician and Prostaffer for many years in the outdoor industry. He is a Veteran of the United States Navy and is a huge supporter of many Organizations that support and work with Veterans and the outdoors. With calling wildlife as a huge part of Brad’s passion, He has several calling competition titles in Elk, Turkey and Waterfowl in both team and individual competitions. Brad also has a huge passion for fishing and spends his free time with friends and family fishing the Columbia River, Pacific Ocean and Snake River for Salmon, Steelhead, Trout, Sturgeon and most all Panfish. As anAvid Archery hunter, Brad enjoys hunting most all big and small game, but you can surly bet you have his undivided attention when you start talking Roosevelt and Rocky Mountain Elk, Mule and Blacktail Deer, Waterfowl, and Big Ol’ Gobblers. He also has been fortunate enough to harvest several Pope and young qualifying animals.
Brad feels very fortunate to have accomplished so much in his outdoor career. He has found it to be the biggest reward and accomplishment of all to be able to share it with his 3 kids, Elizabeth, Easton and Timber Ann. As a huge believer in “take a kid hunting” He has mentored many kids in the outdoors and wouldn’t give it up for the world. Every year he participates in the mentored youth program and will tell you “Getting our youth involved in hunting and fishing is so very important for the future of the outdoor lifestyle, animals, and their habitat, not to mention the health of our kids”. He will also express to you and could never give enough thanks to all his friends and family who have supported him. Brad is Proud to be apart of the “Heavy Hitters Outdoors” Team and is committed to bringing you the most action packed outdoor television show that will keep everyone on the edge of your seats!! Hometown: Clatskanie, Or
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