In a bowhunting career spanning 37 years, across 28 states, 11 Canadian provinces/territories and 9 countries, Curt Wells has pursued 31 species of big game exclusively with a bow and arrow, 27 of them successfully.
Curt sold his first magazine article to Bowhunter magazine in 1985, then became a regular contributor, and was named Equipment Editor in 2003. In 2004, Curt began hunting on camera and writing scripts for Bowhunter TV and was named co-host of the show in 2009. That same year Curt authored his first book, The Modern Bowhunter – Geared Up!, and served as Editor of the Pope and Young Club’s Bowhunting Records of North American Whitetail Deer, Third Edition. Then, in 2010, Curt was named Editor of Bowhunter Magazine, a position he holds today.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mike Carney cut his bowhunting teeth on burly Buckeye-State whitetails, and he has taken numerous Pope-and-Young-class whitetails across the Midwest. This accomplished stickbow shooter has also matched wits with all sorts of North American game, from antelope and mule deer, to elk and moose, to black bears, wild turkeys, and flying Asian carp, just to name a few. Not only is he an avid bowhunter, but he has chosen to do it the hard way as a traditional archer, hunting with both recurve and longbow. Mike currently keeps watch over big whitetail bucks from his home outside Peoria, Illinois, where he lives with his wife Heidi and his daughter Lauren.