Russell was introduced to the world of hunting at the young age of 5 years old when his father gave him his first BB gun. He grew up exploring the ranch, tracking game, and learning about the outdoors. That love for hunting and the outdoors has become a career for the past 14 years. Along with his family, he runs Colorado’s premier dog training facility and upland bird club. He is also a licensed outfitter and spends his falls guiding big game hunts in eastern Colorado. While hunting is his livelihood, he’s passionate about educating and encouraging new hunters. He teaches hunter safety for the State of Colorado and has sponsored youth hunting events for several organizations. He believes that today’s modern sportsman needs to be an advocate for hunter’s rights, conservation and involved in education in order to continue our hunting heritage.