“My dad exposed me to hunting at an early age when he was a guide for a hunting farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore; the farm was treasured by many people from all over the states and not to mention some famous celebrities. I got to harvest my first whitetail at age 12, it was a 100lb doe on the farm that my dad guided, and that’s when I was taught the traditional family values that hunting was simply a way for me to spend more time with my dad, family and friends.
Living in the state of Maryland my passion for hunting has grown, and over the years I have learned management techniques, food plot preparation, and various hunting strategies, along with a lot of time in the tree stand. To me hunting is about appreciating the special feeling that comes from spending quality time in the great outdoors from hunting with bows, shotguns, rifles to black powder.
Now I have the passion to travel out of state to challenge the hunting addiction of different big game from Canadian bear, Oregon elk, to Newfoundland Woodland Caribou, but my love is still for mature whitetail bucks.
When you walk into my house you will see how much the great outdoors means to me, through all the hours, preparation and joy that goes into hunting I see all that I have encountered with my family and friends that proudly hang on my wall and sit on the floor from all my trophy bucks, bears, turkeys, ducks, geese and of course my wife’s 8 point buck. I am thankful to be married to my wife who understands my passion for the outdoors and stands behind my love for hunting. We have been married for 28 years and I had the pleasure to take her on her first deer hunt on our farm in Dorchester County, where she harvested her first 8 point buck sitting in my tree stand (by herself I might add), words can’t explain how excited I was to be there when she experienced the feeling and the thrill of her first hunt. We have 1 beautiful daughter Diana and first granddaughter Rylee and our new additions Hayden and Harlee, who will come to appreciate the love for the great outdoors.”—Butchie Perry