This is a deer I called Studley. He was my target buck that year and I was fortunate enough to harvest him on my first encounter.

Drew Ramage (Member) – I grew up hunting small game and deer with my Dad in Western Kentucky.  Once I turned 16, I was in the woods every free moment and I still am to this day. The time I’ve devoted to my pursuit of whitetails is mind blowing and I‘ve learned a lot over the past 25+ years.  I am married to my wonderful wife Shae and we have two blessings from Heaven in a boy named Ross and our daughter Riley.  I work at Signet Federal Credit Union as a loan fficer and in my free time I’m thinking about Whitetails.

I hunt private land in Western Kentucky ranging from 20 acres to 80 acres in size.  I may not have huge tracts of land to hunt, but do everything in my power to stack the odds in my favor.  I have neighbors that share the same hunting values I do, plus the cover and food that Whitetails desire.  My success rate has been very consistent for the last few years and I have been lucky enough to harvest my target buck the last four years.

Hopefully, I can share the knowledge I have gained in a way that is applicable to your hunting situation.  We all have our reasons for why we hunt, but one thing is certain, we are drawn to whitetails.


Dale's Second Bird

Dale Wilson with his second bird of the season.



Dale Wilson (Member) – I have been hunting and fishing for 50 years and one of my fondest memories was at age 11.  I remember walking to a farm pound half a mile from my house at daylight and catching a 6.5 pound largemouth, it was so exciting.  I hunted quail, rabbits and squirrels with a pellet gun until I got an Ithaca shotgun at age 12.  My Papa took me hunting and fishing a lot during my teenage years and I was hooked.

At the age of 14 I started bow hunting with a recurve bow, but didn’t harvest my first deer until I was 16.  I can tell you one thing, I missed a bunch before and after my first kill.  In the early 80’s I started shooting compound bows and me and my two buddies hunted Ballard every weekend.

I have spent countless hours in the woods hunting all kinds of game.  In 1981 I started hunting turkeys and had to go to Crittenden County because they did not have a turkey season in my area.  This was my first hunt for turkeys and I got one and have been hooked ever since.   I’ve hunted deer and turkey all over LBL in Kentucky and Tennessee.  I don’t claim to even be close to a “Master” hunter, but I have gained a lot of knowledge of woodsmanship over the years.  Most of my hunting now is with my grandchildren and I love it.  Hopefully, thru Drawn To Whitetails I can share some things I have learned over the years to help others be successful.

I am married to my best friend of 40 years, Debbie (Matheny) Wilson.  We have three daughters, Kelly, Sara and Sheena. and are blessed with 7 grandchildren.  I am employed by Northwind Services as a Radiological Control Technician at the old PGDP in Paducah, KY.  I was a taxidermist for 25 year, but now I own and operate Wilson Archery at 525 Stacks Lane, Wingo, KY.  My wife is self-employed as a cosmetologist at Salon Elite in Mayfield, KY.  I am really excited about our journey as D2W, God Bless and Hunt Hard.