Bill’s adventures have taken him all over the world. He has harvested moose, elk, caribou, mule deer, whitetail deer, javelina, wild boar, turkey, antelope, mountain lion, bear and alligator using a bow with many making the Pope & Young and Boone & Crocket record books. International hunting trips to Africa and New Zealand have produced cape buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, (Big 5 in Africa with a bow and arrow), sable, kudu, gemsbok, gold medal red stag, sika deer, Thar and chamois. Bill has taken over 50 different species with a Bow and Arrow. Turkey hunting is a passion of Bill’s. Well-known for his superior calling abilities and hunting tactics, his records of success include 18 NWTF grand slams, including two with a bow and two world turkey slams. An avid bird hunter, Bill has traveled to Canada, Mexico and Argentina in search of waterfowl and upland hunting adventures. Bill is also a tournament archer. He has won seven IBO National Team Championships, four IBO Individual State Championships and Individual World Champion.
Bill is on a number of the elite Pro Staff of some of the leaders in the hunting industry, which includes over 45 years with PSE Archery, 29 years with Elite staff of Mossy Oak, America’s Best Bowstrings, Bohning Archery, Rocky Boots, Quaker Boy Gamecalls, Carbon Express, B3 Archery Products, High Tower Products, Feradyne Outdoors, Jackie’s Deer Lures, Oak Ridge Hunting Blinds, Millennium Treestands, HECS Outdoors, Morrell Targets, Lakewood Products, and Ozonics.
Distinguished by his deep understanding of wild game and passionate craftsmanship, Smokey McNicholas has been a professional trapper for over two decades. Deep in the undulating hills of West Virginia, he meticulously creates his unique lures and baits.
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Joe was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania where he tried his hand at night calling at a very young age. He was only 14 when he called in and killed his first grey fox. From that point on he was hooked and now 40 plus years later he still targets predators willing to come to the call with their eyes glowing from his now “much better” red lights – still feeling that same passion he felt back then. Although he has upgraded his hunting equipment and changed his style, the concept is still basically the same.
In 2012, Joe started his own predator light company Night Eyes, LLC.
Several years after starting his company Joe retired from a 28-year career in Law Enforcement where he was a certified firearms instructor. He has given seminars on calling predators at night throughout the northeast United States and has written several night hunting articles. Joe has been also featured on the Pursuit Channel.
Joe finds coyotes are much more challenging to call in than fox and feels every coyote called in and killed is a trophy. Joe says: “The ever-wise coyote is without question an excellent teacher and he is still teaching me even today.”
Joe is always willing to provide hunting strategies to those who are willing to listen. He feels very privileged to have been instrumental in helping get thousands of new hunters started into the night hunting sport and he loves to hear their success stories that follow. Night hunting still calls to Joe as strongly today as it did on that first fateful night-time fox hunt, many years ago.
Boasting over 32 years of fishing experience in Ohio, Captain Josh McQueen is a seasoned angler and an accomplished guide you can trust. His passion for the art of fishing has led him to navigate the waters professionally for 14 impressive years, honing his skills as a fly-fishing expert for one of the Midwest’s largest fly shops.
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