Hunter is 36 years old and has lived in Central Arkansas his whole life. From a very early age, Hunter was outside with his family every chance he could get. From bass fishing to deer hunting, his passion for the outdoors runs deep. However, Hunter has a very unique story that could have kept him from ever experiencing his love of nature.
At 9 months old he was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Extremely high fevers and infections nearly took his life. After months in the hospital Hunter was sent home with lifelong effects of the sickness. Both his legs are amputated below the knees, he has no fingers on his left hand and partial fingers on his right.
However, that was not the end of Hunter’s story! He was determined to live a normal life. Through God’s grace and lots of hard work and support, he did just that.
Growing up Hunter realized that he would never be extremely competitive in “normal” sports, but something about tournament bass fishing caught his eye. At the age of 14 he had a boat before he had a truck and started fishing local tournaments. He found success through the years and realized tournament fishing would be a great way to scratch his competitive itch. He slowly fished his way through the local and regional levels of bass fishing until all of his hard work and dedication paid off. Hunter was invited to fish the National Professional Fishing League in 2021 achieving his dreams of fishing a national tour. He has fished 2 years on tour and is looking forward to 2023.
Hunter has been married to the love of his life, Andrea, for 9 years. They have 2 young daughters, Kinley and Kassidy. Church is their first priority and they love spending time with their friends and family. Hunter also enjoys hunting. When not fishing or hanging out with the family thats where you will find him. His love of hunting is strong. Especially for whitetails. He spends his winters in multiple states chasing deer and finds it as a nice “reset” from the tournament scene for a couple of months.