Pro Staff

Gold Level Pro Staff

  • Joe Knipp

    I live in North East Pennsylvania. I am the father of two beautiful children. I’ve been deer and turkey hunting since the age of 14. I started waterfowling to spend more time with my children. My children have the same passion for waterfowl as I do. Waterfowling has consumed our lives; we count down the ... Read more...
  • Travis Doxey

    My name is Travis Doxey I got my love for the outdoors at our family cabin in the mountains of Utah at a early age fishing and shooting BB guns. I shot my first duck when I was twelve and started hunting with family and friends every chance I got and love it. I was ... Read more...
  • Toby Williamson

    Toby Williamson at the age of 10 was introduced to the world of Waterfowling. By the age of 16 Toby had taken his first hunting party. He currently lives in Federalsburg, MD on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with his two children, Harvey and Sophie. For 8 years Toby worked for an Orvis Endorsed Waterfowling & Wing Shooting Facility. In 2002 he ... Read more...
  • Tim Anderson

    My name is Tim Anderson and I live in Northwest Indiana, just minutes away from Lake Michigan as well as some of Indiana’s best Fish and Wildlife Areas. My dad introduced me to the outdoors when I was young by taking me fishing whenever possible. As I grew older I fell in love with hunting and ... Read more...
  • Josh Trainor

    Josh began hunting at the age of ten. For years, he hunted everything, but waterfowling became his obsession. Josh is  the owner of Full Limit Outfitters which specializes in waterfowl hunts in New Jersey and Manitoba, Canada. He spends all season long either guiding waterfowl or hunting with friends. When he is not in the field, ... Read more...
  • John Manning

    My name is John Manning and I am a proud member of the “Team Strait Meat” family. I live in south-central Minnesota near Mankato. I have my father to thank for my addiction to waterfowling. Approximately thirty years ago my father brought me on my first goose hunt in Rochester Minnesota and my eyes have been ... Read more...
  • Jayson Wilt

    Captain Jayson Wilt began his waterfowling career in 1987 at the age of 12 along the Susquehanna River in Central Pennsylvania and on Maryland’s famed Eastern Shore. Even as a young boy Jayson had a great passion for pursuing waterfowl. Jayson has managed to keep waterfowling a year round activity through contest calling and conservation ... Read more...
  • Donnie Forsyth

    Donnie Forsyth is 49 years old , and is Co-Owner of Fowl Skies Outfitters in Waurika,Oklahoma. Donnie has over 40 years of Waterfowl Experienceand is proud to be a part of Foiles Migrators, Day in and Day out the best in the industry. Read more...
  • Dominic Hébert

    My name is Dominic Hébert and I was born on September 26, 1974 in Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada. I still live there and I’m very proud to be a Campi Valencien. I’m a French elementary teacher. I work now as vice-president for my Teachers Union (Syndicat de Champlain).I grew up hunting ducks on the Lake St-François ... Read more...
  • Chris Davanzo

    Chris Davanzo is from the finger lakes region of New York where he owns and operates Fish & Feathers Outfitters. Living in Western NY provides Chris as well as his business ample opportunity to chase many different species of waterfowl. From his door step he can hunt mallards in flooded timber or dry corn fields, ... Read more...
  • Brian Kalkbrenner

    Brian Kalkbrenner spent his childhood growing up in eastern Missouri and in the heart of the Mississippi flyway, waterfowling was in the blood of Brian from the start. Brian started at age 8 hunting all over Missouri and spending countless hours in the blind watching and learning the art of waterfowling from his father and ... Read more...
  • Barney Faletti

    My name is Barney Faletti, and I live in Braidwood, Illinois with my wife and two children. I work as a butcher/manager at our family’s store Faletti Meats. I have over 35 years experience hunting and guiding all over the United States and Canada. I have been on Foiles’ pro staff since 2001, and feel truly ... Read more...

Pro Staff

  • Hunter Askins

    My name is Hunter Askins I’m 16 from Owensboro, Kentucky .I only have a few passions in life and they are God, Family, Hunting, Football and Baseball. I began Competition Calling only 3 yrs ago and have won Grand National Champion last year and finished 6th at the Worlds. I live for hunting and want ... Read more...
  • Joe Bachmann

    My name is Joe Bachmann and I am a proud member of “Team Strait Meat.” I live in the state of North Dakota in the town of Williston about 100 miles south of Regina, Canada. I am 25 years old and have been heavily addicted to waterfowl hunting since I was 13 years old. What ... Read more...
  • Jeff Steffen

    My father got me into hunting around the age of twelve with chasing pheasants. I really got more involved with hunting after I graduated high school when my friends and I had more time to chase ducks and deer in Southern Wisconsin. My father in-law took me on my first goose hunt and that was ... Read more...
  • Troy Hane

    My name is Troy Hane.  I grew up in western Iowa, and am currently residing in Onawa. I have a great addiction to waterfowl, and am honored to be part of “Team Strait Meat”.  My obsession with hunting started at a young age tagging along on whitetail deer and pheasant hunts with my father.  As I grew into my ... Read more...
  • Tony Steelman

    Hello, my name is Tony Steelman.  Northern California has always been my home and it is where I live with my lovely wife, Lisa, and my two children.  I was raised in a family that was always hunting or fishing and it has remained passion of mine.  This passion inspired me to start my own ... Read more...
  • Stephen Formann

    My passion for waterfowl hunting started when I was 7 years old hunting with my grandpa. My first duck hunt I never shot a duck but there was something about being out in nature away from all the commotion that I wanted to keep doing. Ever since my first duck hunt I fell in love ... Read more...
  • Shawn Beck

    I was born and raised in north central MO where I started waterfowl hunting with my dad at the age of 6. Grew up hunting swan lake and fountain grove as well as several private hunting spots. I enjoy hunting all types of game from rabbits to deer I started contest calling in 2008 my ... Read more...
  • Scott Swift

    Works at Roush-Fenway as tire specialist for # 99 Carl Edwards. Grew up hunting with my dad and mainly hunted rabbits and squirrels . Got to go duck hunting at an early age with dad and been hooked ever since. Now that I’m older and travel for a living I get to go to a lot ... Read more...
  • Paul Krott

    I was born and raised in Erie County, Pennsylvania. I was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age by my Father and quickly realized it was my passion in life. I enjoy hunting, competition calling, fly fishing and fly tying. I started waterfowl hunting around the age of 16 and it instantly became an ... Read more...
  • Mitch Malley

    My name is Mitch Malley. I was born and raised in Calhoun County, Illinois. A river lies on each side of  the county making duck and goose hunting hard not to love. I live for duck and goose hunting and anything that involves waterfowl. Good luck out there fellow hunters and remember to take a ... Read more...
  • Kenny Hill

    I grew up in Western Maryland and have hunted since the age of two, but did not start goose and duck hunting until the mid 80’s. I have been married for 28 years and have one daughter. I live in Trappe on the Eastern  Shore of Maryland,  which is considered “the goose hunting capital of ... Read more...
  • John Beebe

    Hailing originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin John finds himself residing on the south shores of Lake Erie  now. Hunting everyday he can and training and running retriever’s year around. John’s guided waterfowl hunts from Canada to Mississippi and been with FMI since 2000 and look forward to many more years of fun and friendship with ... Read more...
  • Joe Doris

    I am an avid outdoorsman who also loves to pursue Whitetails as well as pheasant, coyotes and waterfowl. I also enjoy competing in bass tournaments throughout central IL during the offseason. I have been a staff member with Foiles Migrators for 8 yrs. and enjoy working shows and meeting fellow waterfowlers. Read more...
  • Jeremy Finan

    Jeremy Finan lives in Southeast Pennsylvania in the Heavily Goose populated Lehigh Valley.  He started waterfowl hunting at an early age with his Dad and friends in entral Pennsylvania and New York Finger Lakes.  Competition Turkey calling started his love of the stage, but then he moved up to the big stage with FMI in 2004 at the age of 15.  He won ... Read more...
  • Jeff Riverin

    What could I say about me? Ok, let’s get started! I live in Saguenay/Lake St John region, Province of Quebec, Canada, which is a Canada goose, Greater Snow Goose and Black Duck mecca. I’ve started calling ducks and geese at the age of 9 and waterfowling at the age of 12. In addition ... Read more...
  • Hans Hengesteg

    Hi my name is Hans Hengesteg. I live in Northwood, Iowa which is about 6 miles from the Minnesota border. I started hunting at the age of ten which was mostly deer and pheasants and killing coyotes. I did also duck hunt from time to time I wasn’t that big into it until ... Read more...
  • Devin Schumann

    I grew up in Western Maryland and have hunted since the age of two, but did not start goose and duck hunting until the mid 80’s. I have been married for 28 years and have one daughter. I live in Trappe on the Eastern  Shore of Maryland,  which is considered “the goose hunting capital of ... Read more...
  • Chuck Hammon

    Born and raised in the Rushcreek Watershed District of Fairfield County, Ohio is where my passion for hunting started. I reside in Lancaster with my wife Stephanie and my three children, Adrienne, Chase, and Katie. Although nothing gets my blood pumping more than big Canadas in a cornfield, I also enjoy turkeys in the spring and ... Read more...
  • Chris Shoots

    My name is Chris Shoots and I have been a member of the Strait Meat Team for over 6 years. Born and raised in N.W. Missouri and now living in Central Texas. I have been chasing birds for over 20 years. I travel with my job covering North and South America but getting ... Read more...
  • Andy Dennison

    My name is Andy Dennison I served 10 years Active Duty U.S. Coast Guard as an Avionics Electrical Technician and Flight Mechanic.   I owe all my success to my wife and three great kids; I couldn’t do it without their support. Originally from Kansas, I have been hunting since I could walk. “It’s all about ... Read more...
  • Carson Mefford

    My name is Carson Mefford, I live in Pike County, Illinois. I am a Heavy Equipment Operator but another passion of mine is waterfowling. I have been a part of the Foiles Staff for 7-8 years now and it has been a great experience. From going to competitions all over or going to five day ... Read more...
  • Brian Fritz

    I’m Brian Fritz(FRITZEE) of Norwood-Young America, Minnesota. I have been hunting nearly my entire life, but waterfowl hunting is my favorite sport. I am very busy during the school year officiating Varsity Football, Varsity Boys/Girls Basketball and High School Baseball, But love putting in my time With my Great FMI Family at all of ... Read more...
  • Ben Meillier

    My name is Ben Meillier and I am a proud member of the Foiles Migrators Team. I grew up in Albert Lea, southern Minnesota. Our hunting ground was the south metro all the way down to the Iowa border. I have hunted for 22 years and have enjoyed every second!  Ever since I was young, I always wondered ... Read more...
  • Adam Sultenfuss

    My name is Adam Sultenfuss and I am from Centreville, Md. I grew up hunting ducks and geese on Maryland’s famed Eastern Shore. I started waterfowl hunting at an early age with my dad. Though we had a 7 year cut in our Canada goose season the passion for it grew. Whether its Canada geese ... Read more...
  • Adam Henninger

    At 29 years old I have been waterfowl hunting for thirteen years.  I grew up in Western IL outside a town called Rushville which is where I have just recently migrated back toward after getting my B.S. and M.S.degrees from the University of Illinois in Agriculture.  I have a beautiful wife and two girls. Growing up in that area ... Read more...

Field Staff

  • Brent Askins

    My name is Brent Askins, aka FMI “Sergeant in Arms” and I am 46 years old. I’m from Owensboro, Kentucky and I have a few passions in life including God, Family and Hunting. I have been very blessed when it comes to the waterfowl world mostly because of my only son Hunter who is on ... Read more...
  • Tyler Ridgway

    My name is Tyler Ridgway, I am from NE Oklahoma from a small town called Foyil. Waterfowl is the only thing on my mind during and off season, whether it be building habitat in the summer heat or fooling ducks and geese in the dead of winter. There is only one Call Company I ... Read more...
  • Trenton Addis

    Trenton Addis, 21 years old Raised by grandparents in West Central Illinois. Started waterfowling when I turned 6 with my grandfather hunting the waters of the mighty Mississippi. I started calling when I was 11 years old winning my first contest at K&K Hardware. I got out of calling for a while I went to ... Read more...
  • Steve Raulerson

    My name is Steve Raulerson I am 39 years old I live in north central IL, I am glad to be on Foiles staff. I have been hunting since I was 10 years old. My first hunt was with my dad on the Mazon Creek and I was hooked! My family knows I’m pretty ... Read more...
  • Stan Guse

    I have been waterfowl hunting since I was 12 years old. I have been guiding waterfowl hunters since 1997 in Canada and the U.S. I spend my summers at my fishing resort in NW Ontario, where I have been since 1987. My life literally revolves around hunting, fishing and the outdoors. ... Read more...
  • Scott Curlowicz

    Hunting both ducks and geese, I have accumulated over 20 years of waterfowling experience around my Northwest Pennsylvania home. I also enjoy archery hunting deer every fall, and chasing turkeys in the spring. Some of my other interests include wildlife photography, playing darts, and raising and training my retrievers. When I’m not in the field ... Read more...
  • Scott Peterson

    My name is Scott Peterson and I have been born in raised in Colorado. I am a junior at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. and I am majoring in Construction Management. I could not ask to be anywhere else because I am in the heart of Colorado’s best waterfowl hunting. My addiction for ... Read more...
  • Nathan Poorbough

    Growing up in southwest PA, I was introduced to hunting at a young age. I began deer and turkey hunting at the age of 12 and couldn’t get enough. I continued to find more ways to try and fuel my passion for the outdoors. By the age of 16 I began waterfowl hunting with my ... Read more...
  • Robert Brody

    Robert has hunted waterfowl since he was 12 years old . He was taken by a good friend of the family that introduced him to ducks and geese in Sumner, Missouri. From that day he has chased waterfowl to a passion that has included his wife Julia to hunt by his side. He has ... Read more...
  • Ryan Gingerich

    Captain Ryan Gingerich, founder and head guide, of Gateway River Outfitters, LLC in Clarksville, Missouri. Gateway River Outfitters offers guided waterfowl hunts in Northeast and southeast Missouri where the goose hunting is exceptional and the duck hunting is world class. Capt. Ryan has been hunting and fishing all of his life. Spending much of his ... Read more...
  • Justin Miller

    May name is Justin Miller, I am 29 years old and live in Ont, Canada. I am an infanteer in the Canadian armed forces and have been serving for 10 years. I started waterfowling 8 years ago and haven’t looked back since. When I am not in the field chasing birds, I am ... Read more...
  • Matt Kelly

    My name is Matt Kelly, and Hunting waterfowl has been a passion of mine for the last 7 years. I live in Southeast Kansas, and this is where the majority of my hunting takes place. We enjoy several different types of waterfowl hunting here, from public marshes to grain fields, and over water of various ... Read more...
  • Jared Orn

    My name is Jared Orn. I live in north central Minnesota. I grew up with hunting in the family at a young age. My father started me out deer hunting. Growing older I started getting more into different kinds of hunting. I eventually got into waterfowl hunting in my early teen years. After shooting my ... Read more...
  • Gabe Okins

    Gabe Okins resides in Fargo, ND along the divide in the Central and Mississippi flyways. This allows for great migration action with great pushes from Canada bringing successful falls each year. Although being from Minnesota “The Rut” is also a big factor in his fall schedule chasing monster bucks down on the riverbottom back ... Read more...
  • Derik Buckles

    I was introduced to hunting at the age of 8. That’s where it all started was with a simple squirrel Hunt. I was hooked! It grew from there I was deer hunting by the next fall and turkey hunting by spring always asking my cousin to take me! At 10 that’s when I found ... Read more...
  • Daniel Stone

    I was born, and raised in Belleville, Ontario, Canada which is located on the Bay of Quinte. The Bay of Quinte is known as the Walleye Capital of the World and is also famous for the old bloody X of the migrators. If they were flying we were shooting and if they were ... Read more...
  • Conner Brown

    My name is Conner Brown; I am born and raised in Miles City, Montana. I have been hunting big game for about 14 years now and waterfowl for four. This fall I will be doing some guiding and hope to launch Flocked Up Outfitters in the fall of 2015. I have an AAS in criminal ... Read more...
  • Cazzie Casanova

    Born and raised in Adrian 15 minutes away from recreation game area. I’ve hunted deer since my teenage years with a couple of friends. Out of five brothers and six sisters I was the only one that picked up hunting. After introduced to my cousin, I then switched to waterfowl. I was about 25, so ... Read more...
  • Buster McConnell

    My name is Buster McConnell, I am 20 years old and I live is west central Illinois. I have been hunting waterfowl for 6 years and my favorite type of hunting is in a pit. My favorite duck call is the Strait Meat Mallard and my favorite goose call is the Crime Scene. Read more...
  • Brian Carter

    My name is Brian Carter, 36 years old and I’m married with a son. I’m a 6th generation lobsterman and a 4th generation waterfowler. I started hunting with my dad and killed my first duck at 6 years old. My son is hunting with us also when his schedule allows. Three generations of Carter men. ... Read more...
  • Brad Geffert

    My name is Brad Geffert and I live in the Finger Lakes Region in upstate NY. I have always had an interest in outdoor activities since a very young age. I would tag along with my dad hunting, trapping, and fishing every chance I could. When a friend got us interested in waterfowl hunting I’d ... Read more...
  • Blake Peterson

    My name is Blake Peterson and I was born and raised in Colorado. I currently am a senior at Metropolitan State University studying Business. On my free time you can find me hunting all the time, fishing, snowboarding, camping, and ridding anything with a motor. My true Love and passion is hunting though I have ... Read more...