Name: Trevin Kreier
Hometown: Portage, WI
# of years hunting: 17
Specialty: Bowhunting Whitetails
Why I hunt: There are many reasons why I hunt, but mainly it’s to spend time in the great outdoors. It’s more than a passion, it’s a way of life. For more, check out the blog Why I Hunt.
Name: Brian Schnell
Profession/Occupation: Student at UW-Madison majoring in Dairy Science/ Pre-Vet Medicine
Hometown: Valders, WI
# of years hunting: 6
Why I hunt: I hunt because it is a family tradition. I enjoy spending time outdoors and the challenge of harvesting wild game. I enjoy eating it too!
Name: Jared West
Hometown: Grafton, WI
Profession/Occupation: Student at UW-Madison
# of Years Hunting: 10
Why You Hunt: Hunting to me is one of the most important things in my life. The relationships I have built through hunting can’t be matched by many activities. I started out hunting with my father, and it has become our favorite thing to do together and the subject of most of our conversation. I have also become much closer with lots of friends through hunting. Although hunting is definitely a social activity, it is also my favorite way to escape the chaos of the city and spend a little bit of time alone with my thoughts. I also really enjoy the fresh, organic meat that hunting provides for me. Through trial and error I have learned many valuable culinary skills by preparing wild game. There is a huge feeling of pride when you can take something full-circle, from scouting to actually hunting to harvesting an animal to the preparation of the animal into food. Overall, it isn’t about whether or not I bag an animal; It is about the tremendous joy I get from being in the wilderness with friends, family, or by myself and taking some time to enjoy nature. It’s an addicting experience, and I couldn’t imagine my life without hunting.
Name: Ryan Blasiak
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Profession: Student at UW-Madison
# of years hunting: 4
Specialty: Waterfowl Hunting
Why I Hunt: To spend time outdoors and enjoy nature.
Name: James “Jimbo” Neitzel
Profession/Occupation: Student at UW-Madison majoring in Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Hometown: East Troy, WI
# of Years Hunting: 10
Specialty: Fish spearing
Why I Hunt: To connect with nature.