Head Hunting Guide
Growing up in the country on a dairy farm, hunting, fishing and the outdoors became my world at a very young age! Once I was old enough, my parents bought me my first bow and taught me the importance of hunting and what it meant to the family farm. After my first couple years of bow hunting and taking several animals, I decided that this was not just my hobby, but a way of life that was going to stay with me.
We now live in Carmi Illinois, where I work as a guide for Campbell Illinois Whitetails and enjoy every minute I get to spend with hunters from across the country doing what it is we love to do.
Like most, I was introduced to this way of life from my father. At a very young age, I was fortunate enough to harvest my first deer, “a buck with my bow”, which sucked me into an obsession that quickly turned into much more. Deer hunting lead to turkey hunting, and turkey hunting lead to calling. Little did I know, I would not only enjoy the sport of calling as much as I did hunting, but I soon realized that I had a natural talent for it and began to call competitively throughout the country. Over the course of about 8 years, I traveled nationally and won multiple state competition’s, which opened up door after door for me, eventually leading me to Campbell Illinois Whitetails. I now live in Carmi, Illinois and work for Campbells full time. For the better part of the year on their farm, which gives me plenty of opportunity to keep track of our deer herds and the farms we hunt, as well as the ability to know these farms inside and out. It is my job and my pleasure to make sure you enjoy your time with us and get an opportunity at a buck of a lifetime.
My story may be slightly different than most. As a kid, my inspiration into the deer hunting world came from my cousins. They were big deer hunters and we were all around the same age, so it was a natural fit to all have the same hobbies. It was something I loved to do in my younger years, but as life goes, when families start splitting up and people go their separate ways, the sport slipped away from me as well. It wasn’t till years later, after having a family and my children growing a bit older that I realized I was missing something…..Quiet time spent 20 feet up in a tree! When I got back into it, I jumped in with both feet and dumped all my passions into spending time in the woods once again. Now, with the opportunity to be working with Campbell Illinois Whitetails and Guiding hunters on their dream hunts, my passions have grown that much more. Each day spent with a hunter, around camp, in a deer stand or dragging his or her trophy to the pickup, is a day well spent in my book..Can’t wait to see you at the lodge!
The girls that work at Campbell Illinois Whgitetails are as down to earth as you can get for around a deer camp. They will be your food and lodging connoisseurs, serving and or packing all meals and roaming about throughout the day to help keep your stay as clean and comfortable as possible. Being they are all wives and daughters of the men that work for Campbells, it makes for a great family fun atmosphere that wil leave you feeling like you’ve known us for years.