Hi, my name's Jerry Braden. I'm a 37 year old father of 5, born and raised in Greenup County, Kentucky. I am a welder for Ashland Fabricating and Welding, full-time. When season is in I am hunting as much as I can, non-stop. Hunting for me and my family isn't just a hobby, it's a way of life. I have hunted for as long as I can remember, but I got my first deer when I was 11 years old. I proudly have already gotten all of my kids to understand the thrill of hunting and now I know they will carry on this lifestyle. I'm very excited about being a part of the Antler Addiction team. The knowledge that I've gained over the past 27 years is that it not only takes the hard work from harvesting an animal, but also the hard work and dedication to have a successful hunt, and I hope to pass that on to all of the hunting fanatics like myself.
Hi, I'm Robbie Mershon out of Greenup, Kentucky. I'm a father of three & husband of one. I'm a full time heavy equipment operator until the rut when I become a part time family man, and part time heavy equipment operator. I found my passion for hunting growing up on a farm with my grandpa in Southern Ohio. When we wasn't putting in hay, or working on the farm my grandpa was teaching me good hunting ethics while shooting groundhogs in the summer or squirrels in the fall. Thankfully, I had a mentor to teach me the love of hunting. The excitement I had as a kid from exploring the outdoors to the buck FEVER that paralysed me the first time a five point stepped in bow range.The one constant in my life has always been hunting..Now at forty years old I get the same heart pounding, nerve racking feeling when a deer, turkey or even squirrel steps in range for my son..I'm excited to join Team Antler Addiction so I can share and hopefully pass some of my knowledge on to a bigger audience through my hunting experiences to come.
I guess you could say hunting has always been a family passion for me. I started squirrel hunting with my Dad when I was 8 and went on many hunts with my uncles, cousins, and father-in-law as I got older, it really has been more about the people I share the moments with than the hunt itself. I was blessed to share the proud moment of harvesting my first buck at 13 with my Dad! I can still remember how I felt the excitement building as my father-in-law called in my first turkey. The only memory I am sure will top these, will be sharing the moments with my own sons during their first big harvests.
I have a beautiful and supportive wife, Felicia, who never discourages my time in the woods, and three young boys. (Regan, Landon, and Kamden)
I am very excited to be part of the Antler Addiction team and can’t wait to hit the woods again. One thing I have learned in my 23 years of hunting is that there is NO CURE.