I grew up in Oregon the youngest of six kids. Deer and elk hunting each year was are only family vacations. I am married with a son and daughter and two step-sons. All in college now! I'm lucky to have had opportunity to hunt most of the western states at least a little. I was raised a meat hunter so sometimes I have a hard time holding out for the big ones, but I'm getting better:) I love the adventure of hunting new places!