Crew

We are a dedicated crew of hunters, anglers, outdoorsmen, and conservationists. We believe in supporting the people and groups who protect our sporting heritage. We strive to share knowledge and insight. We are Hunt Bums.

Casey Hartwell

Founder 

When not hunting, Casey spends his days overseeing brand management for one of the largest eyecare and eyewear companies in the world.

Additionally, Casey is the Principal at Zephyr Haus, a cutting edge brand and marketing strategy consultancy.

By night, Casey puts his passion and knack for creative direction to use, building out and managing Hunt Bums, and its respected properties.

A native Californian, Casey is a diehard Pacific Flyway waterfowl hunter who also enjoys pursuing dove, deer, turkey, and just about anything else with four legs or feathers.

Casey lives in Elk Grove, CA with his fiancee, two stepsons, and a lazy dog with a crooked mouth named Zephyr.

Dru Yoder of Hunt Bums Duck Hunting

Dru Yoder

Senior Writer

A true hobbyist at heart, Dru is constantly consumed with the many joys of life!

A native Pennsylvanian, transplanted to California in 2012 for a career in the automotive field, Dru has dove headfirst into the great California outdoors!

When not chasing Waterfowl in the winter, or the various species of sport fish in the summer, Dru and his wife spend many days exploring the Sierra Nevada mountains and lakes.

In addition to the normal 9 to 5 job Dru is also the sole proprietor of Yoder Boats. Yoder Boats is a company that produces quality made customizable hunting and fishing boats for the North American outdoorsman. They specialize in boat customization geared toward the hunting outdoorsman!

Dru resides with his wife and their energetic little Goldendoodle, Lilly in the Central Valley area in California.

Jason allen

Senior Writer

Jason isn’t just a writer for Hunt Bums. He is also a safety trainer for the largest roofing distributor in the country.

Additionally, Jason is the owner/operator of Ackley Outdoors 

Born and raised in the great state of Idaho he has plenty of opportunities to get out in the wild to enjoy hunting and fishing. His passion is hunting waterfowl, but he is no stranger to chasing deer, elk, turkey, or the occasional predator.

Jason resides in Nampa, ID with his wife, two children, and his Labrador Retriever, Ackley.

Matt heden

Senior Writer

Matt is a Bay Area native who spends his weekdays in the world of Search Engine Optimization and then his weekends hunting and fishing. Born and raised in California among a family who didn’t hunt or fish, he’s had to learn things on his own or through the help and guidance of a select few.

During the winter months, you can often find Matt hunting the public refuges around California for waterfowl. All other times, Matt will be split between chasing deer, turkey, bear, pheasant, dove and the occasional pig or two. Matt has a passion to see young and first-time hunters begin and grow in becoming true outdoorsmen.

When he’s not hunting or fishing, you can find Matt helping businesses grow their online presence via digital strategies and Search Engine Optimization as the Owner/Operator of Digital Oak.

Shane hickey

Senior Writer

Born and raised in rural Newfoundland, Canada, living off the land has been a way of life for Shane since he was a boy.

Shane fished the Summers and hunted through the Falls. At 8 years old he was gifted his first shotgun and .22 from his late grandfather. At 12, his first rifle was a .308.

Being the only son in the family, and having a father who worked away from home most of the year; it was Shane’s duty to hunt rabbits, partridge, ducks, turrs, caribou, and moose for the family.

Shane has spent his life in the wilderness and on the North Atlantic Ocean; hunting and fishing to provide for the family.

 It doesn’t hurt that his lady supports his hobby and loves to pack up and get away from the city to enjoy the tranquility of cabin life. She doesn’t come on the hunts, but when called on the radio to tell her we’re heading back, she always has a hot meal on the table! She’s a keeper!

Sitka and Browning are my go-to’s for gear and guns and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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Are you a hunting fanatic? Do you have a passion for getting outdoors and sharing your knowledge and experience with others? If so, we’re always looking to add talent to the crew. If you’re interested in learning about how you can get involved with the Hunt Bums crew, drop us a line.

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