On this episode of The Western Rookie Dan talks with Zach Schroeder, a Minnesota native who’s passion for playing football had to take a back seat to his love for the outdoors.
Zach is a 22 year old outdoorsman that grew up in the small town of Paynesville, MN. Zach has been hunting since he was 5 years old, it started with a bow for his birthday and then his first bb gun which he used to chase chipmunks with on his grandma's property. Before long he started tagging along on deer, turkey and duck hunts with his dad. Zach had a lot of success in the woods from age 11-14 and then football started and hunting got pushed aside. Zach and his buddies tried to get every bit of hunting in while they weren’t on the field but it was limited to Saturday and Sunday after games. Now that Zach is in college he decided to quit football to give himself more time to go hunting. Zach and Dan discuss the transition from sports to the outdoors and the preparation that is going into Zach’s first western hunt.