|Chris has had numerous Base Camp leases over the years from Kansas to Ohio, which is where he is originally from. He began hunting in 1975 as a middle schooler hunting rabbits, pheasants, and grouse on a friend’s farm and he’s been hooked ever since. When he was growing up, deer hunting in Ohio was not what it is today, so they would go to Pennsylvania. As he explains, “Ohio deer hunting now is phenomenal. I attribute the change to the Division of Wildlife, which now does a better job of managing the deer population than they did years ago. I think they recognize that it pays of financially for them.”
Chris has had an interesting career path. As an attorney in private practice for the last 13 years, he sometimes gets involved in hunting related cases, some with national exposure. “I’ve won cases in Nebraska, Kansas and Utah where ethical hunters who inadvertently purchased the wrong tag had to forfeit their game. In one case, I got a B & C deer back for him.”
Chris explains his career path, “I have a degree in Natural Resource Management. As a child, I saw 2 game wardens helping a hunter track a wounded deer. I was amazed at all the tricks they knew for finding the deer. I told Dad that I wanted to be a game warden. I started out at Ohio State and finished my degree at Colorado State. I worked as a Federal Park Ranger for the US National Park Service for 10 years. In my role, I often worked with the US Attorney’s office on drug related cases. I gained respect for prosecuting attorneys and decided to go back to get my law degree. After graduating from the University Of Denver College Of Law, I worked for the D.A.’s office before going into private practice as a defense attorney. The best part of my job is now having time to hunt! “
His most memorable hunt…taking his 2 daughter’s out to hunt when they were 6 and 8 and watching them get their first doe. .. “of course, I had to pull the trigger, but their enthusiasm was priceless”.
Well done, Chris!
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