From the time Joe was 2 or 3, he would run out the farmhouse screen door with a toy pistol, a baseball bat “rifle,” a rubber-suction-tipped bow and arrow, or a stick he had dragged into the house from the day before. He would pretend to shoot ants, birds, squirrels, the horses in the corral, and he scoped the cows in the pasture with his two small hands raised to eyes like binoculars. Eventually he outgrew the toy weapons, but not his quenchless love of hunting and baseball. With the loving influence of his family, Joe has grown to be an All-American young man. He was a bull rider in the High School Rodeo Association (HSRA), won a scholarship to play collegiate baseball, currently studies business and marketing, and has grown into a good bowhunter with a reverence for God, Country, and the great outdoors. When he isn’t working as a hunting retail specialist at his local sporting goods store, he cooks.