Chris Enyeart all my children have been exposed to the outdoors and hunting. All have been successful at harvesting whitetail deer.
Easton shot his first buck this year in the Iowa youth season. My oldest son (Emmitt) has taken the passion to a new level by starting Extreme Element Outdoors. I have lived to see the transformation and progression of the hunting industry. I recall as a kid being able to access hunting land in exchange for a little work and offer of the harvest.
I realized quickly upon moving to Texas that acquiring access to quality hunting ground had become increasingly more difficult and not without cost.
I experienced the same challenges after a move to a suburban Ohio community. Although the passion never subsided, our move to Iowa offered more opportunities for access to private property and an increased quality of public property.
It has always been my dream to own a piece of property for hunting. That came true a little over a year ago when we purchased a 120-acre parcel in SE Iowa. It is here that we’re learning the practice of land management to improve the habitat for whitetail deer. It is here where I’m exposing my children to all that hunting has to offer recognizing only a small portion of that is harvesting a deer.