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Kansas, The Land of the Giants

November 17, 2015
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As late October arrived, I found myself packing my truck and bags, shooting multiple shots a day, hard angles, quartering to and away, and broadside, and spending countless of hours watching the weather and reading midwest magazines. It was time to head to Kansas, my first ever Midwest trip, and I was jacked! The timing could not be any more perfect, the does were going to be coming into heat any day now, the bucks were cruising, and I felt like I could not be more prepared.
Hunting middle Georgia my whole life, I have been blessed to take some above average deer, where they scored 120-140″ and weighed around 150-170 on foot, and now I was traveling to a state where aa 160+ could walk out under your stand at any given second. Jonathan Matthews and myself chose to hunt with Dan Cross of JD Outfitters located in Ellis, Kansas with properties in Units 1,2,3,&4. When we arrived, Dan showed Jon and myself the properties we would be hunting, he showed us stand locations, enter/exit locations, and the predicted deer movement. We checked the trail cameras and were immediately blown away by the amount of shooters that were in the location. We were jacked!
On our first sit we saw a 170″ half a mile away, and the week just got better and better. Every sit we saw shooters, and passed good 3-4 year olds, we were just waiting on the right one, and that came on the last evening. At 4:30 I noticed some does running into the alfalfa field, and seconds later I heard grunting in the cedars and here came a shooter. He was pushing does all evening and bedded down 150 yards away with a doe teasing me. After throwing everything but the kitchen sink at him, I knew he was locked down with this doe, and the only way I would ever get a shot at him was if she led him right to me. As he chased them across the alfalfa field and into the wheat field a half a mile away I just knew the evening was going to be over with and I was eating a tag soup until next year. Right before camera light was over with I noticed some does coming from my right to the left and I couldn’t believe it, there he was head to the ground and dogging does right my way. He provided me with a 50 yard shot, and the arrow found it mark and he piled up shortly after. He ended up weighing close to 300 lbs, and scored 145″ my biggest buck to date. This trip was one to remember and this hunt will hold a special moment in my heart! This is a trip I highly recommend taking, you will not be disappointed.

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Jonathan Matthews Co-Host/Producer of Lethal Mission TV My name is Jonathan Matthew and I am 34 years old. I am married to my beautiful bride Amanda Matthews and I live in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. I am a Custom Home Builder and love building peoples dream homes. But my real passion is bowhunting whitetails . I have been hunting most my life and nothing compares. I love going out into Gods cr eation and trying to harvest one of His most majestic creatures. My dream has always be en to film and hunt. I am blessed to be a part of a group of people who share the sam e passion as me. Not only does this team love the outdoors and all it has to offer. We love the Lord as well. I can�t think of a better way to spend my life than to try and make th is world a better place by showing them the love God shows us through filming and shar ing our outdoor experiences. Follow us as we pursue our next Lethal Mission. Josh Anderson Host/co-producer Born and raised in the footsteps of my father and Grandpa, I was always outside, soaking up the good lords creation. My name is Josh Anderson praising God and hunting is what I do. I accepted Jesus Christ into my life on August 28, 2004, he is always number one, and is the one I will always serve and send thanks too, failure or success. I put God first in each and everything for I do, without him we are nothing, with him we are everything. He led me to fall in love with hunting at an early age. Ever since I could walk I would be sitting in my grandpa or father's lap in a deer stand or tractor I was listening, waiting, watching, and learning. You could find me out in the backyard hunting squirrels, rabbits, and birds as a little kid. If it moved, walked, or could be hunted I was hunting it. I took a deep passion to hunting at an early age, and have always had the desire and motivation to host my own hunting television show. Hunting, Videoing, Sharing, and touching lives through my Christian faith and filming are what I want to be known as. Hunting is my passion, my love for the outdoors is contagious, and my savior Jesus Christ guides me and drives me to do what I do. Ainsley Cash Co-host/producer My name is Ainsley Cash. I was born on February 29, 1996 and growing up I always had a strong bond with The Lord and my family. No matter what I faced, whether I was in school, participating in sports, or hunting, I knew I could always turn to my parents and the good Lord for guidance. On December 11, 2005 I committed my love for The Lord and knew right then and there where I was going to spend my eternal life. My Jesus died on the cross to save not only my sins, but also the entire worlds sins, whether they are believers or not. With hunting I want to pursue not only living the dream that every bow hunter/huntress wants to live, but I also want to give back to people whom deserve it. I want to strive to make my own charity fund to help out those who are in need. Whether it be the homeless, the abandoned, or someone who may even be lost with their faith. I want to have the ability to share my testimony with not only my friends and family, but also the entire world. By doing this I plan to share my faith and testimony through the way I feel most comfortable, and that is being in the outdoors, and being able to show the world some of God�s most beautiful creations. In trying to pursue this wild and crazy dream I have, I expect myself to exceed the high goals and expectations I have set for myself along the way. Hunting is my passion. The Lord is my savior. My family is my support system. And without these three adorations my life would be meaningless. I know this is my calling and I feel as if The Lord wants me to put my shy self in front of a camera and express my love and faith for him while hunting. Alex Hamilton Co-host My name is Alex Hamilton, I'm 25 years old and I was born and raised in Owensboro Kentucky. I was introduced to hunting by my granddad when I was 12 years old. I started hunting on my own at the age of 14 and killed my first deer at age 15. I am an avid bow hunter and bow fisher. I enjoy hunting most all game but turkey and whitetail are my favorite. I have come a long way since shooting my first deer and hope to take my love for the outdoors to a new level in the hunting industry.