Mike Reeber's passion for the outdoors started over two decades ago in the hardwoods of northern New York state. At age 8, he began hunting Whitetail's and turkey every chance that he could. Not long after harvesting his first deer, he took up an interest in archery and spent most of his time bow hunting during the fall season from then on. Mike's obsession with bow hunting has stayed with him to this day and he enjoys every opportunity to keep engaged within the bow hunting community.
Whether he's gearing up for his next bow hunt, fine tuning his groups during the summer or trying out a new broadhead, Mike's always thinking about something bow hunting related. When he's not out chasing Whitetail or Axis, you can probably find him calling in strutting gobblers during the springtime, thinning out the coyote population or enjoying a sunny day in the dove fields. He also enjoys preparing wild game in the kitchen and loves sharing his creative culinary twists on classic game recipes.
Keep up with his latest adventures on his Twitter @NE_Bowhunter or Instagram @MikeReeber. Mike is also a contributing writer for the Texas Trophy Hunters Association.
Based in Texas, Jerald Kopp is President of 1st Light Hunting Journal. His articles cover a variety of topics about hunting and the outdoor lifestyle. Jerald is an avid outdoorsman with deer hunting and whitetails being by far his greatest passion. He was introduced to hunting and fishing at an early age and has been enjoying it for 40+ years. In 2005, he established the Empowerment Outfitter Network (EON) – a faith-based non-profit organization that provides hunting opportunities for disabled and terminally-ill children and youth. When not hunting, he spends his time traveling and enjoying life with Amy, his wife of over 30 years. Jerald and Amy have two adult daughters and a son-in-law.