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February 2009 Member Profile

This Month’s Member Profile comes to us from Altus Oklahoma by way of The United States Air Force.  He’s Staff Sergeant Chris Maynard and we’d like to ask him a few questions:

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Pictured Above: Staff Sergeant Chris Maynard in Iraq

HH: Tell us a little about your hunting background?

SSgt Maynard: I grew up in Northern California; I only had a Crossman 760 Pump master BB gun so I would hunt the ground squirrels. That was about it for my youth.  I was about 24 when I went dove hunting for the first time and I was hooked after that. I went on a deployment to Afghanistan and when I got home I bought my first deer rifle and went deer hunting for the first time. It was a great experience. I have only got one deer so far but now being stationed in Oklahoma rifle hunting is almost impossible on most of the local public land. So I bought a bow and started learning that.

HH: What is your favorite type of hunting and why?

SSgt Maynard: Deer with archery tackle. Even though I have not had any luck, I can’t say that I have not had a blast. I had the perfect opportunity at a shot but with the inexperience I didn’t have my release in the loop all the way and at ¼ draw it slipped and shot my arrow about 15 feet in front of me.

HH: What advice about this type of hunting can you relay to the members of Heritage Hunters?

SSgt Maynard: It takes a lot of time and patience to learn so if you don’t get that perfect shot off just take a deep breath and know that there will be another chance in time. I really don’t have any professional advice for anyone other than know your equipment and its boundaries. Don’t take the shot if you have to think twice about it.

HH: If you could hunt anywhere in the world for any type of animal, where and what would it be for?

SSgt Maynard: I would love to go back to Montana and take another one of those big ol’ mule deer that are so famous. I have never been anywhere where hunters are welcomed by the farmers and land owners without a price. That makes it a great place to hunt!

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HH: How did your Fall Seasons turn out?

SSgt Maynard: My fall deer archery season was a bust but fun. I had to cut it short though. My wife was offered an opportunity to go on a women’s only NRA hunt so I had to stay home and save some money but it was well worth it.

HH: What are your plans for the 2009 Seasons (Turkey / Deer)?

SSgt Maynard: My plans for the 2009 seasons are to hunt! I think that I will do deer – archery and try some rabbit and hog hunting.

HH: Can you tell us the story behind your HH forum screen name?

SSgt Maynard: It’s quite simple really; I’m proud to be a Staff Sergeant in the worlds best Air Force!

HH: How are you passing on / or intend to pass on the Hunting Heritage?

 SSgt Maynard: I am doing my best at passing on what I know to my wife who has never picked up a gun before we met. Now she is my little deer slayer!

HH: What’s the best thing you like about TheHeritageHunters.com?

SSgt Maynard: This place is like a family. We all share the same interests and when one has a question, another always has the answer. People here make it enjoyable to ask a question about anything without feeling like you just asked a stupid question. The giveaways make it fun as well.

One Response to “February 2009 Member Profile”

  1. jimmy k jersey whitetails Says:

    great story. god bless america.

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