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Chad Hoover

Q: If you could spend the day with anyone doing anything who would it be and what would you do?

A: If I could spend on day on the water with anyone and doing anything it would be with my grandpa and we would be jigging for white perch (crappie to the rest of the world)

Q: What sound fires you up?

A: The sound that fires me up is the sound of an slide release on a firearm (from my military career), the sound of drag burning, turkey pitching in from the roost or a big buck grunting.

Q: What’s the best day you have had (hunting or fishing)?

A: The best day that I have had hunting or fishing is when my son Austin (then 5 years old) struggled all day and then pulled off a 5 pound largemouth on a frog and went home grinning from ear to ear.

Q: Where is your favorite place?

A: That place that was hard to get to, few would put in the work to get to and the anticipation of the outcome is unknown. That is my favorite place.

Q: What do to continue to stay at the top of your game?

A: Study, prepare and remember what is was like to dream about the opportunities that I have before I had them.

Q: Who do you admire?

A: I admire the anglers that find little success but keep grinding, keep hustling and keep working to find what they are looking for. It is easy to keep digging when you are doing well, I admire those that scratch, bite and claw for every inch and keep putting in the work.

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Hunter Barfield

Q: If you could spend the day with anyone doing anything who would it be and what would you do?

A: If I could spend the day with anyone, I would spend it with Michael Waddel! In my opinion, he exemplifies a true outdoorsmen. The way he incorporates his family and friends In his daily life and business shows he stays true to the people that mean the most to him despite being one of the most well known names in the Hunting Industry. I would love to go on a Turkey Hunting trip with him and hangout doing what I love the most, chasing those thunder chickens around the woods! 
 
Q: What sound fires you up?

A: The sound that fires me up the most has to be listening to an approaching Gobbler fire off a deep thunderous gobble, or the cracking of the leaves and breaking of the limbs from a big buck who is chasing a hot doe through hardwoods! 
 
 
Q: What’s the best day you have had (hunting or fishing)?

A: The best day I've ever had has to be Killing my first Deer with a Bow! He was a 10pt I harvested in Ohio on the opening weekend of Bow Season! To this day he is the biggest buck I’ve ever killed and my first filmed hunt! I’ll never forget the way my heart felt like it was busting through my scentlock camouflage and my pulse pumping so loud I could hear it. The perfect double lung shot on my biggest buck was a true testament to the years of practice I put in. After a short 40 yard tracking job, I was rewarded with my biggest buck and blessed with a clean kill to feed the families of many! 
 
Q: Where is your favorite place?
A:  My favorite place to be is anywhere outdoors. It truly is my peace and serenity! Like they always say, “a bad day in the woods or on the water is always better than a good day at work!” When I’m out there with Nature I feel small, and it’s extremely humbling to be a part of what God created for us to be able to hunt and fish! 
 
Q: What do you do to continue to stay at the top of your game?
A: To stay at the top of my game, I’m constantly picking the brains of other hunters and fishermen with more time and hours put in the outdoors than I. Experience is the best teacher and that is something only time can give you. The older hunters and fisherman, I found are always willing to share experiences they have been through. Whether it be in person asking questions to Wildlife Biologist, reading articles, social media videos, or hunting videos, I am constantly researching and creating my own innovative way to navigate the woods or water by using pieces of others advice to be my own Hunter and Fisherman! 
 
Q: Who do you admire?
A: I admire anyone who has protected and served our country that has allowed me to live freely and do the things that I love to do the most, hunting and fishing. They have sacrificed their lives for me to be able to do so, and I am forever grateful and appreciative!

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Roger Cravens

Roger currently resides in Bentonville, AR with his 2 sons, Bryce,15, and Parker, 11.  He is a Fishing and hunting guide and an Army Veteran.

Q: If you could spend the day with anyone doing anything who would it be and what would you do?

A: My dad and my sons and take them fishing

 

Q: What sound fires you up?

A: Quail and pheasant exploding from cover

 

Q: What’s the best day you have had (hunting or fishing)?

A: Watching 5 clients (plus me) catching 90 keeper Crappie off a 2 slip dock on Beaver Lake with Crazy Crappie Prototype Baits

 

Q: Where is your favorite place?

A: Outdoors on a boat or in a tree stand

 

Q: What do to continue to stay at the top of your game?

A: Exercise and practice and learn from other experts in the industry

 

Q: Who do you admire?

A: My Mom and Dad

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Roger VanRanken

Roger was our First Ambassador he served us well throughout the R&D process. When it comes to Roger vs. a steer, Roger was a force to be reckoned with. To this day he still holds the team roping doctrine arena record time for the OCA Range Roundup at the Lazy E Arena. Roger has killed more coyotes then parvo we can assure you of that. Roger has ripped lips in just about every pond in South Central Kansas. Roger was a hardworking ranch hand, leather neck, and outdoorsman that did everything perfect because why do it twice. We will miss having Roger around but his pride in perfection and the outdoors is in every product we produce.

Q: If you could spend the day with anyone doing anything who would it be and what would you do?
A: I’d spend the day fishing with all my brothers on grand lake for bass. My Sister Anita will be there as well on the bank with my wife Tonia.

Q: What sound fires you up?
A: The crack of a primer.

Q: What’s the best day you have had (hunting or fishing)?
A: My best day was with my daughter Samantha we were pond hoping and just slayed them, but really any day on the water is a good as the next.

Q: Where is your favorite place?
A: A cedar with a north wind in the gyp hills.

Q: What do to continue to stay at the top of your game?
A: Reading and rip some lips because you just can’t beat being out there trying new stuff.

Q: Who do you admire?
A: Kevin VanDam , Denny Brier, Edwin Evers, Jason Christie, and Al Pennock.

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