Hi. I’m Lee Schneider, and I’m the oldest of the gang. I live in Wisconsin and have been involved in the outdoors all my life. My father got me started hunting and fishing at a very young age, and it became an obsession as I got older. I’ve been in the outdoors for almost 50 years, and have been gun and bowhunting for over 40 years. I have spent many hours afield learning about the different animals I hunt, and have been blessed to have many successful hunts. Through the years I have been involved in helping start our local deer management group, planting food plots and testing different types of forage for deer/turkeys, and testing hunting and fishing products. I have been filming my hunts for 9 years now, and have a number of deer and turkey kills on film. I fished professionally for walleyes for 8 years, and fished on Lake Michigan for rainbows, kings, and lake trout prior to that. I also fished muskies for many years, but don’t get out as much as I’d like to for those. I also sturgeon spear on Lake Winnebago during the winter. I was involved in the start up of a program to take kids fishing locally also. Other outdoor activities include four wheeling, predator hunting, and bear hunting. My plans are to take an elk hunting trip out west sometime in the future. I don’t look at a successful hunting or fishing trip by what you bring home anymore. It’s who you share it with and the fun and memories you make while doing it. Through the years I have had the privilege to introduce the outdoors to a number of youth and women, and now am looking forward to expanding that to the physically handicapped as well.
Hey my name is Eric Schmitz and I'm 23 years old. I was born and raised in northeast Wisconsin where I grew up hunting and fishing with family and friends. I've been hunting for 11 years and hunt pretty much every critter I can. Pursuing everything from deer and turkeys to bear and coyotes, I also enjoy small game and upland bird hunting to stay sharp. I'm also learning taxidermy in my spare time. During the off season I like to hit the trails on snowmobiles and ATVs. I look forward to introducing youth and physically disabled people to the outdoors and sharing the experience with everyone!
Hello all, my name is Brian Gilbert (41 years old) and I currently live in Wisconsin. I am a huge outdoorsmen and I try to spend every free moment in the outdoors either camping or hunting. I started hunting at a young age hunting pheasants with my dad and family and my hunting addiction just went crazy from there. I love getting other people out in the field and experiencing hunting and the beauty of the land that we take for granted all too often. I’m also a military army veteran, service connected. I have seen the damage first had that our soldiers have experienced not only physically but mentally as well. I believe that getting them out in the field and sharing experiences with them that they may not get to have will help them in their recovery. I know it has for me; it just makes things melt away the day to day problems and the internal/mental pain even if it’s just for a brief moment. I hope to see ya in the woods..
Hi! My name is Cheryl Liebe and I currently live in Greenbush, WI with my husband Scott, and my sons Shawn and Tyler. I grew up in Sheboygan county and I have to say it has some of the most beautiful scenery in Wisconsin. I am also a volunteer firefighter and first responder for my community. I enjoy turkey hunting and bowhunting with my husband, but my passion is being behind the camera! I currently shoot with a Nikon D3000 and a Canon SX40. I had my first bow at the age of 12, which I still have today. The company that I work for has an annual photo contest where employees are encouraged to submit photos. I am proud to say that I have won the people’s choice award and won the scenery portion twice. A couple years ago my husband purchased a Mathews Mission Craze for me…which had to be pink and black!!! I enjoy being in the outdoors, whether it’s hunting, canoeing or hiking.
I am from South Central PA, I am 25 years old and have been hunting and fishing since I was 12. I spend a lot of time in the woods working on food plots and other habitat enhancements. I enjoy taking younger generations hunting and fishing for their first time and getting them hooked on the great outdoors. I enjoy hunting whitetails, turkeys, small game, black bears, migratory birds, and predators. I spend some time fishing for trout, bass, and catfish but my favorite is my annual trip to the outer banks shark fishing. I have a wonderful wife that enjoys hunting and fishing as much as I do and a boy that I look forward to passing down this tradition to.
My name is James Meyer and I was born, raised, and still reside in East Central Wisconsin along with my wife Trish, two children Danielle and Mitchell and my Dog Nash.
Like many, my passion for the Outdoors began as a child Hunting and Fishing with my Dad. While I enjoyed Deer Hunting, my first true passion was Waterfowling. In 1988, when the hunting in Wisconsin was still limited to only a small region in Southwestern Wisconsin, I was invited on my first Turkey hunt. To say I was hooked is an understatement. Twelve years later I
mentored my first student in what was one of the first Turkey Learn to Hunt programs in the State, a program I continue to participate in because I truly believe in the idea that we cannot keep what we have unless we give it away.
Besides my affliction with hunting Turkeys in the Spring, I enjoy time spent in the Fall with my Dog and friends chasing Pheasant both here and in South Dakota as well as Ruffed Grouse in the North Woods and I look forward to sharing these experiences with you all…
I do not hunt for the joy of killing, but rather the joy of living and the inexpressible pleasure of mingling my life however briefly with that of a wild creature I respect, admire, and value.
My name is Shawn Johnstone and I’ve been hunting for 35 years. I live in Plymouth, WI with my wife Debi. When we are not out fishing for walleyes or crappies with our grandkids, I’m out scouting and hunting the thousands of acres of public land in the Kettle Moraine forest. I’ll hunt just about anything but my passion is bow hunting for turkeys and whitetails. I try to mentor at least one person per year, many times filming their first kill. I’m always out filming wildlife and hunts and I look forward to sharing these experiences with all of you.
My name is Zach Haas, I grew up in and around Wisconsin my whole life where my father, Dan Haas, taught me everything there is to know about being an ethical and responsible outdoorsman. I currently live in Rosendale, WI with my beautiful wife Hailey Haas and my two wonderful children Wyatt and Summer. I grew up on a small horse farm in the country with my parents on the outskirts of Eden, Wisconsin. I graduated from UW-Stevens Point where I obtained a bachelor degree in biology and water resources. I used my degree to become the Director of Operations and Senior Aquatic Biologist at Wisconsin Lake & Pond Resource LLC, which is a private pond and lake consulting firm based in Eldorado, Wisconsin. In addition I operate my own land management business, CreekBottom Land Management where I consult hunters across the midwest on how to improve their properties for wildlife. When I get free time I enjoy hunting. fishing, spending time with my family, indoor/outdoor archery, and of course land management.
Anytime I hit the woods to film I strive to show the true side of hunting. With every up comes many downs which all help shape us as hunters. Through my film I want to show everybody out there that hunting isn't just about shooting that huge buck every time. If you shoot a mediocre buck, but are proud of it, then you shouldn't look down on yourself but rather enjoy the opportunity and learn on how to improve your success through proper deer and land management practices. The enjoyment you get out of the sport and the fun you have with your hunting and fishing friends is the best part about being outdoors and I want to make that my focus to Boot-trac Adventures viewers and fans!
Hi, my name is Shawn Barber. I was born and raised in Sheboygan County near the Kettle Moraine Forest. My first experience hunting was with my dad at the age of five. My dad, along with our black lab Jordan, took me along pheasant hunting. Ever since then I've always been doing something in the outdoors, whether is turkey, deer, pheasant, predator or duck hunting. I shot my first turkey and buck at the age of 12. My biggest deer was a 6-point buck. My favorite part of the year is when duck season opens. As you can tell my true passion is duck hunting. If I'm not out wading in the water, I'm out looking for the next place to duck hunt.