For so many passionate Americans, time itself is measured by the coming and going of each new hunting season. What’s held in the same esteem as the season of today, is the hope and thrill of looking forward to the next. We wait patiently to hear the same old stories. We crave the simplicity of life at camp, and the camaraderie we share with those we know will meet us there, year after year. These moments are more than tradition. They define us. Who we are. What we can learn from each other. What we can share. These moments live within us all.
Those who have built these treasured traditions are forever connected. Linked to one another by respect for their fellow hunter and their commitment to the land we share. For 150 years, millions of these kindred spirits have been bound by a single name. Winchester.
Legends aren’t created overnight. It takes character, sweat, and purpose. Much like the courage of a young boy who’s just moments away from pulling the trigger on the first deer he’s ever had in his crosshairs. Like the little girl who isn’t so sure about skinning her first rabbit, and the dad who thought of grandpa with a smile when he showed her the way. For the thousands who have held tight to their first Winchester rifle, knowing that their eyes have just been opened to an exciting world of endless possibilities.
Winchester is more than a cartridge, more than a rifle. More than a buck pole, more than a packed blind. More than a tight group, more than a perfect morning in the woods. It’s a way of life. A life that has the stories to back it, and a bright future ahead. A life to be proud of. It’s the Winchester Life.
Husband. Father. Thrill Seeker. Hunter. I can’t unscramble a Rubik’s Cube...but man do I enjoy a good craft beer. I can’t tell you how to #BeAlive...but I can show you my version...I’m a die hard hockey fan who wets a fly line any chance I can get. I live off the adrenaline and the solitude I find in the most remote corners of the world. Essentially, those two things charge my batteries. For me, it’s not about the end game, it’s about the journey. I’ll do my duty to pass it on so that hopefully, you can experience the same in your very own way. Cheers.
Family man. Gym nut. Big brother. Hunter. When I’m not chasing big game in Alaska, I enjoy a sunny day round of golf back home in Michigan. I’ve never hit a hole in one, but I did shoot a golf ball out of the sky with a 10mm Glock. First shot. To #BeAlive is my life’s greatest pursuit. I can go from fingerless gloves and a skull cap to high and tight and lookin’ alright. Thanks to my wife. I take my responsibilities as a father very seriously. That’s why my shelter construction skills quickly translate to mastery in the art of fort building. I’ll spend the rest of my working life trying to help you find your own definition of #BeAlive. Here’s to you.
Gabe was born and raised in Southeast Iowa, his roots run deep in some of the most fertile soil on Earth. He’s been on board with Whitetail Properties since the company was founded in 2007. Working as a Land Specialist, Gabe has excelled to being one of the most premier real estate agents and hunters in his territory. It’s opened many doors to new experiences for Gabe, including appearances on Whitetail Properties TV and the cover of North American Whitetail magazine. Gabe does not take lightly where his blessings come from, the good Lord above and his wonderful natural resources in Iowa.
Melissa Bachman is an accomplished hunter with a unique ability to share her love for the great outdoors and all things wild with her passionate fans and viewers.
Nikki Boxler grew up on one of the largest dairy farms in Western New York and continues to reside there today. It's this pristine setting that has shaped her love for the outdoors...a passion that drives her to spend as much time hunting and fishing as possible. Nikki credits her Dad for introducing her to hunting at the age of 14 and she quickly embraced the lifestyle. “One of the biggest reasons I fell in love with hunting was the camaraderie and the bond I experienced between fellow hunters. I vividly remember how special it was when we would all gather and grill venison after a successful day of hunting.” Boxler states. “One of my goals is to get more women and young girls involved in the outdoors because I know firsthand that being active in the outdoors can change a person’s entire perception on life.”
Born in the fertile whitetail country of Iowa, Paul now lives in legendary Pike County, IL. He has lived the outdoor lifestyle in the Midwest for nearly his entire life where he’s turned his passion for the outdoors into a career as the executive producer of the award winning Television Program Whitetail Properties TV and the Vice President of marketing for Whitetail Properties Real-Estate. Now his goal is to spread the word, to share what is possible when someone can own and manage a great hunting property, to grow and hold giant whitetails.