We’re joined by Jake and Lona Downs in this episode to discuss life and hunting. Jake is a very successful stick bow hunter and has structured his life around being able to hunt. We talk about how Jake and Lona balance their family and work lives to be able to go on multiple hunts each year. A few things talked about were money management, seizing opportunities, lay-away hunts, starting kids in the outdoors and a little off topic hunting talk.


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Jordan Budd was born and raised on her family's cattle ranch near Rushville, Nebraska. Growing up on the ranch provided numerous opportunities for antelope, mule deer, whitetail, turkeys, and predators. Having always rifle hunted, during high school she bought a bow and taught herself archery and every since has been hooked. Videography and photography has also been a passion of hers since high school, and in 2014 she was brought onto the show Best of the West TV as a field producer and editor, filming hunts during spring and fall throughout the West and other regions including Alaska, Canada, and New Zealand. She now lives in Cody, Wyoming and works full time for the show. She thoroughly enjoys the backpacking life while testing out gear, scouting the high country, taking photos and just enjoying the time around wildlife and being in the outdoors. She loves writing articles and making videos to pass on what she has learned to benefit fellow hunters heading into the field.