Joel’s bowhunting career officially started when his older brother came home with a bow. Not to be outdone, he and his best friend ordered bows and the three of them spent a wonderful season learning about hunting with the feathered shaft. No deer were harvested that first year, but they had perhaps some of their most enjoyable hunts. Since that first season Joel has enjoyed many hunts for whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, black bears and turkey.
One of his other hobbies, fishing, led to a career as a fish biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for many years. Joel also enjoys following one of his Brittany spaniels on the trail of a rooster pheasant.
Having been a bowhunter ed instructor since the early 80’s, Joel says it is a pleasure to serve on the Board of the National Bowhunter Education Foundation. The Mission of the NBEF is sound and he wants to do his best to ensure that the Foundation continues to benefit bowhunting in the future.