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Pro Staff Bios - Hunter's Specialties Website

Mitch Hagen

Mitch Hagen began bow hunting in 1987 at the age of 15. His respect for the outdoors and the challenges of bow hunting big whitetails with a camera began at age 19.

From 1999-2002, along with good friend Steve Snow, Mitch co-produced and edited their own production series "Pure Adrenaline". Their work eventually brought Mitch and Steve to Hunters Specialties in 2003 where they began to film hunts for Primetime Bucks DVD series and HS Outdoors TV.

Having taken nearly 30 Pope and Young whitetails in front of the camera, Mitch also feels equally fortunate to have filmed many more than that working behind the camera. His love for bow hunting and the challenges of hunting with two guys in a tree brings equal respect for both the cameraman and the hunter.

Mitch has also worked with Don and Kandi Kisky's "Whitetails, Taking it to the Extreme", Pat Reeve's "Driven TV", Realtree’s "Monster Bucks", and "In Pursuit", with Greg and Jake Miller. Mitch is proud of being a part of the Hunters Specialties team for over ten years now and is looking forward to many more.

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Carl Drake

Carl Drake has been a member of the Hunter’s Specialties Field Pro Staff for over 15 years. He is also a full time firefighter/paramedic with the Carmel Fire Department in Westfield Indiana.

Carl is a three time calling champion in Illinois, Ohio and Indiana in the owl hooting division. He competes annually in the Grand National Calling Contest at the National Wild Turkey Federation Convention and has placed as high as 5th twice. Carl currently heads up the Hunter’s Specialties calling team.

He has appeared on a number of TV shows and in DVD’s by Hunter’s Specialties as well as Realtree Outdoors.

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Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo

The First Couple of hunting TV, they are the ones that started the craze of couples and families hunting together. They have been educating, entertaining and sharing their hunting experiences since the mid 80’s, airing for over 13 years on the Outdoor Channel and WILD TV.

This couple has done it all, from owning a archery pro shop, outfitting for elk, deer & bear, producing numerous video & DVD titles, traveling for years doing seminars and appearances; no other couple in the history of our sport has done more.

Their lists of awards and recognitions are second to none: Winners of the Outdoor Channel’s coveted Golden Moose Fan Favorite Hunting show, Reader’s Choice Fan Favorite hunting show numerous years in a row, WILD TV Grizzly Award for Favorite Hosts and the list goes on…

With almost as many animals as Noah’s Ark they have proved their prowess. Yet throughout all their success they have stayed humble and realize the bigger picture. We all need to put aside the egos and personal opinions and just stick together and promote hunting to the entire family.

”It doesn’t matter the size of the animal, but rather the adventure, the memories and whom you share it with!” …. Ralph Cianciarulo

From Alaska to Africa and everything in between Ralph & Vicki have done it all. They love deer hunting but the wilderness adventures captivate their souls and they have become known for these WILD & CRAZY adventures that millions have come to expect from them year after year.

Follow “America’s Favorite Hunting Couple” Ralph, Vicki & RJ Cianciarulo on facebook, twitter,

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Steve Cobb

Pro staffer Steve Cobb of Union, South Carolina harvested his first buck at age 13. From that day on, he was hooked on hunting. While deer hunting takes up a large portion of his time, turkey hunting and turkey calling became an addiction that Steve just could not shake.

Steve won the South Carolina Junior Calling Championship five years in a row. He is still active on the turkey calling circuit where he has placed or won in over 75 competitive events. He is a seven-time South Carolina State Turkey Calling Champion.

Steve loves to compete on the stage but when spring rolls around the judges he looks for are in the woods. During the spring he takes a lot of friends hunting, exposing them to a great experience in the outdoors. Steve is very active in the NWTF where he is usually a guide for the annual South Carolina JAKES Hunt Of A Lifetime.
Steve is also a member of the Bass Pro RedHead field staff. He also enjoys designing new turkey calls and field testing new products. When he is not turkey or deer hunting he is sharing his knowledge with others at various seminars, trade shows, JAKES events or Women In The Outdoors programs.

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JR Keller

JR Keller was born in Pennsylvania, but his family soon moved to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where he grew up chasing elk and turkeys. The old saying that dreams can come true is a quote that rings true, that is with hard work, dedication and, of course, some good old fashion luck has a role as well. Growing up the son of a Pennsylvania turkey hunter and living in the land of milk and honey is how JR would describe his childhood in the mountains of Colorado.

Having a father who was an avid turkey hunter, the passion carried on to JR. He was driven to master the art of calling in the wily wild turkey to shotgun range. After successfully calling in and harvesting his first turkey at the age of 12 there was no turning back. This lead to competition calling, where he had success at a state level and then ranking on a national level as well. JR’s calling success on stage led him to the opportunity to take a Pro Staff position with Hunter’s Specialties at the young age of 14.

Calling turkeys was just a stepping stone to the full on excitement of calling in rutting bull elk every fall. From the day he arrowed his first bull elk at age 16, there hasn’t been a September when he isn’t chasing elk. After the rut is over JR switches to waterfowl hunting and enjoys calling birds in to the gun.

After spending 12 successful years chasing critters in front of the camera and having two newborn sons at home JR made the decision to take some time from his full-time hunting career to be with them. While passing on his addiction to the outdoors to his sons is a daily regimen, the family also has a whole new plate of seasons involving baseball, football, and basketball.

With less time in the field, JR has more time to help Hunter’s Specialties with product development. He was instrumental in helping bring products such as the Mac Daddy elk call and the Bull Hooker to the market.

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Stan Potts

Stan Potts has hunted for over 40 years harvesting numerous whitetails, 4 of which are 200-class bucks.

Stan hosts the new Mathews' Dominant Bucks on Outdoor Channel; co-hosts North American Whitetail TV on Sportsman Channel, Fox Affiliates; Wild TV and Hunt Masters TV on Outdoor Channel. He also appears in Pro Hunter Journal and Whitetail Country on ESPN; and HS Outdoors on Outdoor Channel.

Stan has given hunting seminars all across North America and has been the subject of many feature magazine articles. His hunting successes have been documented in North American Whitetail magazine, Bowhunter magazine, Illinois Game and Fish magazine and several other media sources.

He has appeared in several hunting videos including Drury Outdoors Power Calling, Realtree's Monster Bucks and Hunter's Specialties Prime Time series.

Stan hunts 100% wild whitetails on public and private property and is well known for his expertise in treestand placement and patterning big mature bucks.

When not in pursuit of whitetails, Stan loves hunting elk, moose, grizzlies, mule deer, antelope and turkeys.

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