I started The Will to Hunt in March of 2011. I really started it to do something for myself. I was spending all day and most evening buried in spreadsheets and emails and needed to have a reason to spend my time doing something else. Working all week with little vacation time I figured I could extend hunting some by writing even when it wasn’t hunting season or legal hunting hours. It gave me a way to take hunting further than just what I did when I had time. My intention wasn’t really to do much other than write about my experiences with anything that involved hunting. The site and I just grew from there.
Part of what I wanted to do was tap into the audience for great stories and advice through social media and the blog itself. While I’ve been hunting most of my life I’ve only been bow hunting for a few years and to be completely honest have only killed one deer with a bow. The Will to Hunt has really been a way for me to grow and learn either from research or from one of the amazing people I have met through the site. I don’t claim to be an expert but someone that is constantly growing and learning in archery and bow hunting. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last year and a half or so working on the site and it has definitely made me a better archer and hunter. I’ve had the opportunity to talk with and learn from some of the best hunters out there and hopefully that will lead to more of my own successes. In turn I hope that leads to a lot more cool posts on the PSE blog with me standing over a nice animal holding a PSE Bow!
On that note, I’m very excited to be shooting a 2012 PSE Vendetta this year. I just got it recently and I’m very impressed. It’s smooth, fast and quiet. As a bow hunter that’s all that really matters to me. It’s a big upgrade from the 7 year old bow I was shooting and I can’t wait to christen it with a little deer blood. After setting it up I was dialed in at 20 in about a dozen arrows. I’ve never set up and been comfortable with a bow as quickly as I have the Vendetta.
As for who I am aside from the blog, we’ll get into that a little more in my next posts but my blog is really me. I’m the same guy I am on the blog. Just your regular hunter who puts in as much time and effort as he can to chase deer. I’m not always successful, obviously, but I have a great time learning from and sharing those experiences.
Will Jenkins is creator of TheWilltoHunt.com and Harnesses For Hunters. He’s an avid outdoorsman who enjoys sharing his experiences through his blog. He also writes for Bow Adventures e-Magazine and is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association.
Will lives in Central Virginia with his wife and two kids. He hunts in Virginia and Maryland but has dreams of heading west to hunt Elk and Mule Deer.