Jerry is a lifetime hunter and fisherman who grew up in central South Dakota. Nestled in the midst of prime pheasant, duck, and goose country, Jerry spent his teen years bird hunting - from getting ready for ducks and geese at dawn, to pounding the CRP for pheasants mid-day, and back to the farm pond for more waterfowl action at day's end.
Jerry is an all year outdoorsman. In the fall, you can find Jerry in a tree stand or ground blind after his favorite target, trophy whitetail bucks. Of course he doesn’t leave his shotgun too far behind and he also manages to sneak in a few pheasant hunts. Wintertime sees Jerry calling for coyotes and spring brings the pursuit of turkeys. Summer is saved for camping with the family, but he manages to sneak in a few days of prairie dog hunting in western South Dakota.
Jerry enjoys more than just hunting, his eyes really light up when you talk managing habitat or planting a foodplot for trophy deer, turkey, and pheasant. In addition, trail cameras provide a year around source for his outdoor addiction. Jerry puts gear to the test, not only through his own pursuits of game, but also through guiding others. Jerry started and owns an outfitter, Great Northern Hunting Company, through which he has guided hunts for deer, pheasant, ducks and geese in Minnesota and South Dakota.
The picture shows me with a nice bear that I took in Alberta during the spring of 2009. It was a 6 foot bear and weighed in at 200 pounds with a 17 inch skull. I took this bear on Day 2 of a seven day trip. During those five remaining days/nights, I went after a 7.5 foot bear. On day 3, we saw his fresh track in the snow at our setup spot - we had just missed him a few hours prior. Unfortunately I luck wasn't on my side with a second bear. However, I still had a great first bear harvest and it was an incredible and fun trip.