View Full Version : A introduction...so to speak


04-12-2013, 06:30 AM
With a little downtime between shed season and turkey season (and me being a little short on writing material), I thought now would be a good time to share A Little More About Me. I have always been a big fan of the Drury Outdoors videos and my favorite parts have always been the footage that shows Mark and Terryís everyday lives and extracuricular hobbies. The intent of this post, is to let you see another aspect of my life. I hope you enjoy viewing this post as much as I did creating it.


For starters, Iím 32 years old and I was born and raised in Fairfield County, Ohio. I have lived here my entire life and donít plan on ever leaving. Iím married and live near Bremen, Ohio with my wife Nina. Nina and I have been together for about 5 years, married for the last two. We bought a small farm outside of Bremen, in the summer of 2011. We have lived there since and wouldnít trade our simple life for anything.

My wife was born in Ohio, but has lived in Germany most of her life. Much of her family still lives in Germany and thus, we regularly travel to the mother land to visit her family and enjoy German vacations. Iím very lucky to have a wife that supports me and my hunting addiction so much. Also, a wife that has introduced me to a life and country I never thought I would know first hand.


We have no children, but we do have a 4 year old, registered yellow lab named Booner the Whitetail Ranger. Nina brought him home when we were just dating in 2009. Many times, I joke and say ďBooner is the glue that holds us togetherĒ. Itís amazing how much we love that dog. I have spent many hours training Booner as a shed hunting dog but his training has only landed me two, unassisted/retrieved sheds and both, I probably would have found without him. Mainly, he is a family pet and he is spoiled rotten most of the time.

For a living Iím a career firefighter and paramedic. I have 10 years of full-time service, split between two departments. Currently, I work for the City of Lancaster, Division of Fire. This is, and always has been, my dream job. Itís a very rewarding job, where I am able to help people almost daily. I work a shift that consists of 24 hours on, and 48 hours off. Its a great schedule that allows me ample time for family and hobbies. For anyone that is career searching, I strongly recommend this career path.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/medicsnoke/UnsavedPreviewDocument_zps747b18eb.jpegI started the idea of Boonerís Acres Guide Service in 2009 while swapping hunts with other forum members. The idea then progressed into buying a farm and starting fully guided hunts in 2011. I donít claim to operate a Hadley Creek and I donít ever intend Boonerís Acres to be a large guide service. Its a very small, family ran operation, with very personal service. It allows me to meet hunters from across the mid-west and share my passion for hunting while making some money that I use to make improvements to my farm.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/medicsnoke/LOGO1_zps869ddf66.pngHosting hunters in camp that share an intense compassion for hunting comes very easy to Nina and I. In fact, we love hosting dinner parties, cook-outs and bonfires, and if weíre not hosting hunters in camp, itís what we can be found doing many nights any other time of year. We are people persons! We immensely enjoy hanging out with friends, evenings out to dinner at our favorite restaurant (Roosters in Lancaster, Ohio) and campfires at our farm with friends are my idea of a perfect evening

I drive a 4 wheel drive, Toyota Tacoma with access cabÖ..color white (my favorite color for trucks). In the last year, Iíve out grown that little truck and I am in need of something much bigger. Hopefully soon, I can update this post with my new truck. Toyota is all Iíve ever owned, so making the switch wont be easy, but I like the looks of the Chevy 2500 HDís.

Overall Iím not a sports fan but do enjoy the occasional baseball game. The easy going and relaxing atmosphere of a ball park is always a great time. Every year, Nina and I attend a few Columbus Clippers games (a minor league baseball team in Columbus, Ohio) and a couple Cincinnatti Reds games. One of these days the Big Red Machine will rise again!

A few other random things. I love coffee! I drink it morning, mid-day and always after dinner. Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons and Iím not a fan of hot weather. Salt and vinegar chips and a Diet Mt. Dew on a summer day makes warm weather bearable. Iím not partial to any particular beer but tend to gravitate toward seasonal brews. I listen to country music 90% of the time. Eric Church, Justin Moore, Chris Cagle, Garry Allen and Easton Corbin are some of my favorites. I also like Pink and Justin TimberlakeÖ..thats kind of embarrassing isnít it? I used to be a gym rat but have fell off that wagon in the recent years. I hope to work on making fitness an important part of my life again soon, but their just seem to be enough hours in the day. Thats takes me to my last topic.

Iím a workaholic. Itís hard for me to pull away from working on my farm house. When I do, enjoying anything outdoors is where youíll find me. Hunting, fishing, trapping, arrowhead hunting, shooting, morel hunting, 4 wheeler riding, hiking and just plain scouting are all things I enjoy.

I hope you enjoyed this little break from the normal and peek into my personal life.

04-12-2013, 08:51 AM
Great bio for you and your family! Thanks for sharing it with us!

04-12-2013, 09:28 AM
That's funny, I always had the impression you were an old timer from reading your posts on AT.

04-13-2013, 05:00 AM
That's funny, I always had the impression you were an old timer from reading your posts on AT.

and thats why I made this post. Thanks for the replies guys.

04-13-2013, 06:57 AM
Yay, another coffee lover! I also drink it morning, noon and night.

Nice write up.

04-13-2013, 05:25 PM
Thanks for sharing man.

04-13-2013, 07:46 PM
Hey, Nice Rack Corey,...What do they score? :pickle:

04-13-2013, 07:53 PM
Great picture of booner in the bed of your truck..... :smiley_coolpeace:

Huckleberry Finn
04-13-2013, 08:58 PM
Hey, Nice Rack Corey,...What do they score? :pickle:

Pope and Young, at least.

04-13-2013, 10:15 PM
Hey, Nice Rack Corey,...What do they score? :pickle:

That was one of the funniest compliments I have read in awhile. :smiley_clap:

04-14-2013, 07:22 AM
Nice bio , thanks for posting, really enjoy reading your posts and stories.

Full bore
04-15-2013, 01:39 PM
That was one of the funniest compliments I have read in awhile. :smiley_clap:

Funny indeed! Nice right up Corey.