About Us

We are outdoor enthusiasts, that use and test gear.

Meet our Editors

Randy Johnson is one of our Lead Editors.

Randy has spent a large portion of his life hunting, exploring, backpacking, and guiding sheep hunters in the mountains and desert plateaus of Utah. He has been characterized as a “legend” by many who know him and is famous for his “marathon backpack trips” into the heart of some of the most remote and rugged canyons in southern Utah. He was inducted into the inaugural Full Curl Society’s Hall of Fame in 2010 and has helped countless sheep hunters take trophy rams with his outfitting business, HIGH DESERT WILD SHEEP GUIDES. He has a true passion for quality OUTDOOR GEAR that will hold up to the challenges of Mother Nature.

Cameron Meier is one of our newest Editors, Cameron, like our other Editors is a Professional. He works as a CPA in Oregon.  Cameron lives is western Oregon and loves the outdoors.  He has  recently gotten into hunting after playing baseball in college.  He loves hunting Roosevelt’s and Black tails and needs good performing gear in the rainy Northwest.  He loves working out in the off season to get ready for fall hunting.

Jacob Long is a professional firefighter and knows the meaning of quality gear. He lives in Western Colorado and is a avid hunter. He has taken some nice animals with bow, muzzleloader, and rifle in his home state. He also enjoys backpacking, climbing 14ers, Mt biking, cross-fitting, shed hunting, and scouting year round to be a fit and knowledgeable predator.

Reed Miller lives in Idaho. Reed is a gear JUNKIE. He loves Coyote hunting, outdoor photography, and Long Range Shooting. Reed has recently been one of the finalists in a National Geographic photo contest.
Reed is our Idaho based specialist, and our Photography specialist. He has sold many outdoor photos, and is considered one of the very best in the industry.

Jake Thorson has been an outdoor maniac before and after serving our country in Iraq 2003-2005, (thanks Jake!) He is also a real gear NUT. Jake specializes in bow hunting, and loves shooting Bows, and especially Hoyt Bows. Jake has harvested many quality animals, and been part of hundreds of hunts. Jake spends at least 2 days per week hiking and testing gear. Jake has a great family and lives in Utah.

Cory Mclaughlin Is our newest editor, and will focus on Water Fowl Hunting.
Cory McLaughlin is a co founder of Team Deadfowl. He is also our Lead West Coast Editor. He and the rest of TDF hunt waterfowl in the most hardcore conditions Mother Nature can throw at them. Cory is also an avid archery hunter. His day job is a correctional officer. He is happily married and has two young daughters. The outdoors are a huge part of his family dynamic. If he is not hunting he is camping, fishing, and just being outdoors. With as much time as Cory spends out in the elements it goes without saying that he uses great gear. It’s not about name brand or cost. It’s about reliable gear and the never ending quest for the best!

Tanner Christensen is our Utah based outdoor editor. Tanner has a great passion for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, rock climbing, etc…Tanner does it all. He is an engineer at a large software company, and working on a masters degree. Tanner is an outdoor nut.

Tyson Cannon is a Mule Deer fanatic. Tyson has killed several mule deer in the 200 inch range, all with his bow. He is a USER of gear.

Rod Steele is one of the best known Mule Deer and Elk guides in the west. Rod’s knowledge of the Henry Mountains, Boulder Mountains, and many other units is second to none.

Darren Wolz lives in Utah and loves to hunt and fish. He takes trips to Alaska every year chasing Salmon. He bow hunts Utah and Idaho regularly. Darren is an Mechanical Engineer by trade. His engineering background gives him a unique perspective on how things are built and should be built. Darren has harvested an outstanding BC Moose, and several trophy Mule Deer.

Ryan Gasser lives in Birdseye Utah. Ryan loves hunting and the outdoors. He spends lots of time in his home state of Utah, but also ventures out to Wyoming and South Dakota on hunting adventures. Ryan took a HUGE bear in Utah last year. This bear will place very well in BC, and in the Utah record books.

Shane Nelson lives in Southern Utah. He is an outdoor NUT. He spends the winter hiking and looking for sheds, and the falls hunting big game. Shane loves the Dutton Elk Unit in Southern Utah. He has harvested several trophy animals and really uses Gear.

Eric Woolsey is a good friend of Shane’s, the two of them spend weeks on the trail and in the mountains every year. Eric also loves the Dutton Unit and probably knows the area better than anyone. He spends time helping the young kids in his family enjoy the outdoors. Eric is also a shed antler fanatic, this means he uses gear and needs good gear.

Chris Neddo is one of the toughest pound for pound guys you will ever meet. His background as a college athlete serves him well, as he is a hiking machine. He loves the big nasty mountains near Salt Lake City Utah. He spends time in those mountains hunting and hiking.

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