At the young age of 8, he was introduced to hunting and fishing by his father Jack and his uncle Bill. During Steve’s school years, he worked on local family farms doing small and odd jobs, which gave Steve spending money and lots of extra time to hone his hunting and fishing skills. In 1982 Steve graduated from High School in Washington, Iowa. Not long after graduating high school, Steve took a position at Tyson, the well known fresh meat company, as a hog buyer and has been in Tyson’s employ since. Through out Steve’s life, his passion for the outdoors has grown. He spends countless hours running trail cameras, planting food plots, scouting deer and listening to the howl of the Coyotes on silent sunset nights. In 2003 Steve and his good friend Roger Corry started a small outfitting business in Van Buren County Iowa. Through the outfitting business, Steve became more aware that the Iowa Coyote population was on an upward climb. With an over abundance of farmer complaints and live stock loss to the Coyotes, Steve and Roger felt it may be the right time to train hound dogs to help control the booming Coyote population. Steve has turned the love of training dogs, and controlling Coyotes into his second career. Presently, between the hunting parties, they have over 60 dogs and thousands of dollars of GPS tracking equipment and computers. The sport of hunting Coyotes has gone hi-tech. Steve thanks his wife Lynn, as she allows him to enjoy his hunting sports and supports him all the way. You actually catch Steve and Lynn during the early morning Iowa sunrises just after deer season…chasing those Coyotes with that undeniable sound of howling hound dogs close on their trail.