|Sportsman Classification: Professional|
|Hunter, 46 years|
|Fisherman, 46 years|
How Rich got his start…
Rich grew up hunting, fishing and camping all over the United States as well as his own back yard. He first learned to fish with his Dad, Norman in a 12′ aluminum boat. Spending time on the Lakes in Maine with His Uncle Rodney (Master Maine Guide), and down to Florida on the St John River with His Uncle Walter Young (Florida Park Ranger Superintendent), these special people and places started an Example and Love of the Outdoors that has carried through out His Life to Present Day. Rich is a Christian and believes in being self sufficient and providing for his family from field to table surviving from all that our Natural World offers. Genesis 27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison
Having frequent summer trips to Florida, Rich spent time monitoring Manatees with Radio Tracking transmitters, Bass Fishing, and monitoring park activity with his Uncle Walter. Blue Spring Park, St John River,Hontoon Island, Manatee Springs are some of special places he had spent most summers exploring and learning from his mentor, Walter Young.
Starting as early as 8 years old on Ambajejus Lake, Rich spent summer days perch fishing and evenings fly fishing at Nesowadnehunk Lake with his Uncle Rodney. When fall arrived, accompanying his Uncle in Trapping, Hunting Partridge and Deer was enjoyed in Maine’s Back Wilderness. A family past time started his Love and Passion for Maine’s unspoiled Wilderness. Learning Maine’s Woods, Lakes, Remote Ponds, Rivers and Streams became an obsession that brought him to follow his dream of becoming a Registered Maine Guide. Combining His love and Passion of the Outdoors, Customer Service and Teaching, anyone sharing an Outdoor adventure with Rich will have a trip of a Lifetime. With His Life Partner and Supportive Wife Maryanne, they are living in the beautiful town of “Bradford”.
Rich, Maryanne and their two children Amanda and Annarose live on a small farm they named “Twin Maple Farm”. When He is not on a trip, He can be found teaching a class on Fly Fishing, Firearms, or working the farm.