20 Realtree Pro Staffers with Their First Deer

By author of Brow Tines and Backstrap

What Was the Story of Your First Deer?

Realtree is proud of the fact that they have the best pro staff in the industry. The men and women who represent Realtree camo are second to none and not only represent the brand but also live and love the hunting heritage. They’re real. They’re genuine. And they’re just like you — outdoorsmen and women who love to hunt and fish. Here are just a handful of Realtree’s pros and their first deer. What was the story of your first whitetail?

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1 | Don Kisky

Here is Don Kisky of Whitetail Freaks with his first deer — a nice, big doe. Reckon he was proud of that deer? We think so.

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2 | Kandi Kisky

This is Don’s better half, Kandi (also of Whitetail Freaks), with one of her first deer with a bow. Pretty good buck, eh?

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3 | Tyler Jordan

Tyler, son of Realtree Founder Bill Jordan, is pictured here with his first buck. There’s no memory like that of a first deer, especially when it involves family and friends.

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4 | Graycen Jordan

Bill’s daughter, Graycen, poses with a great buck. Check out that smile.

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5 | Colton Jordan

Not to be left out, the little man got the job done on this great buck, too. I’d say from the looks of that grin, he enjoyed the hunt.

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6 | Dodd Clifton

Dodd Clifton, a vital member of the Realtree marketing department, killed this buck when he was a child. He did the first-deer ritual right with all of that blood on his face.

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7 | Fred Eichler

Fred Eichler of Easton Bowhunting is known for his incredible capabilities with a recurve bow. His instincts are unparalleled. Interestingly enough, according to Fred, he literally ran this deer down as soon as he shot it. Luckily, the deer fell dead just before he got to it. Since then, he lets them lay a little longer before taking up the blood trail.

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8 | Michael Hunsucker

Here is Michael Hunsucker of Heartland Bowhunter with his first buck with a bow. Not a bad first one, either.

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9 | Shawn Luchtel

Michael’s hunting partner, Shawn, also gets it done with the bow. This is him pictured early in life with a great buck.

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10 | Randy Birdsong

Rowdy Randy of HeadHunters TV has been eat-up with hunting for a long time. Here he is pictured with his first buck. 

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11 | Cody Kelley

Cody Kelley of Small Town Hunting is a serious deer hunter. And I’d say he was pretty happy with the buck pictured here.

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12 | Michael Lee

Michael Lee of Backwoods Life loves to hunt. He even lived it when he was a boy, too.

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13 | Daniel McVay

Daniel McVay of Buckventures poses with his first deer. He’ll never forget that memory.

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14 | Brandon Danker

Brandon, also of Buckventures, proudly shows off his buck. 

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15 | Kip Campbell

Kip Campbell from Red Arrow is full of energy and passion for the outdoors. Here he is with a spike buck he killed as a youngster.

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16 | Kyle Barefield

It’s hard to beat the story of a first deer. Here is Kyle Barefield of The Resistance TV with his first one.

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17 | Cragg Fitz

Cragg of Trained Assassins poses with his first buck. A nice deer.

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18 | Kyle Wieter

If you kill it, you eat it. Pictured here is Kyle Wieter of Adrenaline helping to field dress his first deer.

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19 | Josh McDaniel

Pictured here is Josh McDaniel with his first deer. Looks like he enjoyed himself.

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20 | Nikki Boxler

Nikki Boxler is a great deer hunter. Here she is with a nice buck.

Editor's Note: This was originally published on August 2, 2017.

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