Donnie and Tammy have
been around hunting for most of their
Donnie was a young hunter venturing out
with family and friends to hunt various
animals with a rifle, shotgun or bow.
Donnie had invited Tammy to go hunting
with him many times but she always
declined to go.
Being persistent Donnie as again
November 2002 and Tammy agreed to go out
for an evening hunt.
Nestled in a tent blind on the edge of a
open field, Donnie informed Tammy about
the deer he as been patterning.
He knew where the deer come from, where
they cross the filed and were they will
and if everything worked out they would
be only 17 yards in front of them before
Like clockwork the deer did just that
and Donnie arrowed a nice Texas Hill
Country buck with his wife by his side.
This episode changed
their lives forever! Now Donnie, Tammy
and their boys are hitting the woods
together as a
family every chance they get.
After a few hunts
together their two youngest boys were
toted to the woods as well. Colby and
Alec have been in
camouflage and hunting blinds from
young age of 18 months.
3-D tournaments led the way for more
times shooting bows and being outdoors.
Colby and Alec both have become rather
good on the archery range and shooting
In fact Colby became so proficient with
his practicing that at the
age of eight he arrowed his first deer
with his bow.
During the off season everyone enjoys
going to 3D competitions to
keep their shooting skills honed.
Donnie is a natural when it comes to
shooting traditional equipment as well.
Donnie, Tammy and Colby have
numerous first place finishes
and countless top three finishes in
their 3-D divisions.
It is no doubt
that the family has a special interest
in bowhunting, being together in the
woods, around the campfire or teaching
archery to others.
As Donnie and Tammy
continued their archery passion they
became interested in teaching archery.
Tammy became a National Archery in the
Schools Basic Archery Instructor Trainer
(BAIT) and Donnie became a Basic Archery
Together they have
brought the sport of archery to well
over 2500 kids since they began teaching
archery in schools and summer camps.
Donnie and Tammy are always willing to
talk to those people that are interested
in getting into bowhunting and share
what they know to help a beginner out.