STYRKA AMBASSADORS are the masters of the hunting and shooting world. These are the folks that push products to the limit. Men and women that strive to be the best at what they do and need their equipment to perform to that same level of excellence. Seasoned outdoor and shooting professionals.

STYRKA Ambassadors

Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell has been a lifetime hunter and had a successful career in guiding and outfitting for waterfowl hunting before beginning a career in outdoor television. Mitchell has produced extremely popular outdoor television in the upper Midwest for over a decade and is a renowned angler and hunter. Mitchell has hunted and harvest big game all over North America. Some incredible hunts include; Dall Sheep, Yukon Moose, Canadian Moose, Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear and Prong Horn but Mitchell’s absolute favorite hunting is whitetails with a bow close to home.

Dean Partridge

Born and Raised on the family farm near Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Dean Partridge began following his father, and learning about hunting whitetail deer at a very young age.

This quickly turned from a pastime into a fascination, to a complete lifestyle with Dean taking close to 30 pope and young whitetails, and several Boone and Crockett archery Whitetails. While still living in the Saskatoon area with his true loves, wife Rochelle, daughter Taylor and son Magnus, Dean Produced the first 100% archery Whitetail Video to come from Canada, Full Draw Whitetails.

Becoming involved in the outdoors television industry it was quickly noted that there was a large gap in the programs available, there was no dedicated Whitetail programs that showcased the deer themselves. A crew of experienced whitetail hunters second to none was assembled to complete this task, to bring viewers exciting over the shoulder trophy Whitetail action, and this was the birth of Dean Partridges Canadian Whitetail.

Lights Out Outdoors

A show that provides an outdoor experience that is not only entertaining, but also relatable to our audience. Through our stories, we want to educate others, promote our sport and hope to provide a positive influence in our community and industry. We strive to get the youth involved and encourage everyone to share our enthusiasm for the outdoors.

Heartland Heritage Outdoors

Hailing from Hebron, Kentucky, Heartland Heritage Outdoors is a tight-knit team of hunters who are motivated to keeping the great sport of hunting alive and well.

The HHO Crew produces a hunting and fishing TV show and hunting videos that not only teach beginners and seasoned hunters how to prepare, track and execute the perfect hunt, but more importantly, we show how much fun hunting is for people of all ages.

Field Ambassadors

Heather Olson

Heather Olson grew up in a small rural mountain town in Northwest Montana where her undying love for the outdoors started. Growing up, her father would take her along on his various hunting, fishing, camping trips, and also flying in his Super Cub. It was his excitement, passion and knowledge in the outdoors that really inspired her. As she grew older, this quickly turned from a fascination to a lifestyle as she realized that it’s ok for women to be outdoorsy, too. Heather is very active outside year round, but one of her favorite things to do is to look for trophy shed antlers with her husband, Adam, in the mountains of Montana, where it is not uncommon for the couple to put on 10+ miles of hiking in a day. She also excitedly looks forward to hunting season so she can try to beat her personal best 150” class mule deer buck. Ultimately, she wants to continuously learn, grow and become a better outdoorswoman. She hopes to inspire other women to get out and not be afraid to follow their passion in the outdoors.

Curtis Broadnax

Curtis Broadnax is a Professional Archer and the current 2017 Junior Outdoor World Champion, Vegas 2016 young adult championship division winner, and his first professional win was Gator Cup 2017. He got into archery when he was 5 having toy bows and then started hunting with a compound bow at the age of 6. He decided to start shooting competitively in 2015 and has been doing it ever since. He turned pro in 2017, and his biggest win was in Argentina with the US Junior World Team and as a team won Bronze and Individual Gold. We are excited to welcome Curtis to the team!

Crystal Gauvin

Crystal grew up in Ohio and considers herself a Midwesterner through and through. She has been very competitive and athletic from a young age. Her journey with the bow started when her husband Rich challenged her to a duel in the yard. Naturally she doesn’t back down from a challenge and picked up a bow, and easily beat him. So her husband decided winner was best of three ends. After continuing for an hour Rich had not won a single set. This is when they decided to go to a range together. She started out with the recurve bow, but after struggling and not enjoying it she switched to the compound bow. After doing well locally she decided to try her hand at the national level tournaments, and ended up placing 4th at the US Open final event of the season.
In August, nine months after getting her bow, she was offered the opportunity to go Pro, and she was able to win her 1st International Archery competition the 2013 Indoor World Cup in Morocco.

Now she is the Number 2 world ranked archer, and the Number 1 in the US.

After some thought she has switched back to the recurve bow in hopes of one day making it to the Olympics.

Anthony Montoya

Anthony is originally from Pagosa Springs, Colorado but has recently moved to Phoenix, Arizona to chase desert mule deer and cous deer. He loves the outdoors, and grew up hunting, camping, and fishing the area streams, lakes and rivers.

Anthony has also been involved in the archery business since 1986, when he started doing shows in Vegas for High Country Archery, Muzzy Broadheads, and Beman Arrows.

As soon as Archery Season opens you can find him chasing bugling bulls and big velvet mule deer with traditional equipment, as well as chasing mule deer with his Tribe Halo longbow or one of his custom made Bob Lee recurves.

Roger Medley

Roger Medley, owner of, while in the U.S. Air Force received a bow in trade for a flying lesson – a passion for archery and hunting was ignited. This passion for the outdoors grew and now sharing lessons from the field with others runs deep in his core. Being a Colorado State Archery Champion, seminar speaker, archery coach, published writer, “gear reviewer” keeps Roger busy sharing proven tips and tactics for harvesting big game. His greatest hunting passion is chasing elk with his bow in the backcountry of Colorado!

As the President of the outdoor/hunting ministry – High Country Ministries – Roger says, “it’s a privilege reaching out to youth and adults with western big game hunts, seminars and instruction. Leading an organization that, since 2002, makes a personal and lasting impact in the lives of over 130 Father & Kids through the years is beyond description!”

When it comes to life and hunting, Roger lives by his motto – Off The Beaten Path… No Regrets

Tim Strickland

It started in the mountains and foothills out west with the pursuit of elk and mule deer. It continues to this day, as Tim Strickland likes nothing better than to outfox whitetail bucks, bears, red stags and other big game around the world.
Tim’s quest for archery challenges then drew him into the world of competitive shooting. His mark in that arena is considerable: two world and ten national titles.
As Tim’s success in archery grew, so did his love of the sport. He felt compelled to help others have success shooting a bow. It started on a small scale, instructing local youth. It ended on the biggest stage of all, where archers coached by Tim received Olympic gold. His desire to share his wealth of archery knowledge continued, as he was privileged to author the shooting curriculum for the National Archery in the Schools Program.

Austin Manelick

Born and raised hunting and fishing in Alaska, Austin has always called the last frontier home. With an early affliction for filming he took to the mountains with camera, rod, and rifle. His passion for the outdoors, conservation, and being a role model for the next generation of sportsman can be found in his films, articles, and his social media stories. Austin is an Advisory committee member of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, founder of Mission_Alaska, Penn State Alumni, and proud husband to Jordan Manelick.

Chris and Brittney Hirsch

Chris has been involved with some sort of archery since the age of 11. Many of his early adventures were just shooting and preparing for bow hunting in Northern Minnesota. As time went on the desire to compete in tournaments and help other archers has grown. Over the last several years he has not just enjoyed the archery world as a casual past time, but as a career. He has spent time working in pro shops, traveling as a sales rep and even working in one of the largest archery facilities in the world as a coach. The desire to learn more about archery and bow hunting is a constant drive for him. One of his favorite things is to help new and current archers learn to shoot better.

Brittney is a native to Colorado and has enjoyed the outdoors her entire life. Growing up in a town with no stoplights for 100 miles, activities in the backcountry were plentiful.
Before meeting her now husband, who is an avid archer, she grew up rifle hunting mule deer and elk. Chris introduced her to archery and she quickly found passion for the sport. Beyond
just shooting, Brittney enjoys getting physically prepared for hunting in the mountains and becoming a better outdoorsman. From participating in indoor and outdoor tournaments to bow
hunting, shooting a bow has become a year round activity.

Richard Hawkins

Richard Hawkins, has been hunting for almost 40 years. He started out gun hunting whitetails, but within a couple years fell in love with bow hunting. This led to going to 3-D shoots in the summer, and this led to bigger and bigger tournaments all throughout the 90’s.
Some of his accomplishments during this time include but are not limited to getting 1st place in the Budweiser classic in 1991, 1st place and high score of Ohio Archers State Championship. MBR in 1993, 1st place team for the consecutive years of 1994-1995 for IBO World Indoor 3D Championship, and finally 5th place for ASA Semi-Pro Shooter of the Year.
Currently he is focused on hunting out west, where he is a guide at Budge’s Flattops Wilderness Lodge in Colorado.

Evan Bungum

Evan Bungum grew up in a small rural farming community, where he dreamed of one day having his own TV show, since then his dream has grown into Backyard Pursuits TV where he shares his knowledge of outdoor activities with others. Faith. Family and Hunting are the backbone of Backyard Pursuits TV and Evan’s ultimate goal as an outdoorsmen is to have a positive influence on others and to encourage them to get out and enjoy God’s creation.

Ross Freedman

Ross Freedman was born and raised just north of Boston, Massachusetts. He is a freelance outdoor blogger who has been a resident of Colorado for over 8 years. Ross is a family man who enjoys living the Western lifestyle. When he is not working or at one of his son’s sporting events, he is in the field, on the river or one the course. Ross is fast approaching veteran bird & big game hunting status, while also evolving as a fly fisherman. The fall and winter have replaced spring & summer as his favorite times of the year

Jason Chapman

Jason Chapman, owner of C-n-C Archery Pro Shop, avid hunter and archer.  Jason, along with his wife and two daughters, compete in national and local 3D archery tournaments.  In the fall, Jason spends as much time as he can chasing big whitetails in the woods surrounding his Wisconsin home.  He is excited to introduce his oldest daughter to the sport of bow hunting this fall.  Jason enjoys offering quality equipment to his customers and also introducing newcomers to the shooting sports.  He is a Level 1 USA Archery and NASP certified instructor as well as a 4H archery instructor.

Lexi Keller

Lexi Keller was born and raised on a small hobby farm in Wisconsin. Lexi was around the hunting and shooting environment from the beginning and at age 8 she started shooting leagues with her father.  In 2011 Lexi attended her first USA archery JOAD training camp in Virginia with some of the nation’s elite level coaches. Immediately she started personally training with a level 5 coach and within a month she had qualified for her first World Archery Championships event. This would be the beginning to many more World Championship teams, World Cups, and National championship events, including the 2012/2014/2016 Indoor World Championship teams, 2013 Youth World Archery Championships, 2015 Senior World Championships, and 2015/2016 on the World Cup series team, with more to come.

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