I grew up hunting the pheasant fields and fishing the plentiful lakes of Wisconsin with my father. I picked up a bow during my senior year in college and for the past 18 years, I have been pursuing my passion for bowhunting. Midwest whitetails hold a special
place in my heart, but I have also hunted elk, antelope, mule deer, bear, turkey,African eland, hartebeest, blesbok and ostrich with a bow. I also enjoy rifle and shotgun hunting elk and deer as well as all types of upland birds and waterfowl. I also picked up bowfishing last year and look forward to catching fish with stick and string across the country.
When it comes to my passions, fishing comes in at a close second to hunting. From float plane trips into the Canadian bush in search of monster pike and walleye, to fly fishing under Montanaʼs Big Sky, I never pass down an opportunity to wet a line. Top water bass fishing is another favorite of mine. This past year I had the amazing opportunity to go tiger fishing on the Crocodile River in Africa.
When I am not in the woods or on the water, I design skulls for art galleries and
retail stores across the country. In 2007, I launched my website www.paintedskulls.com
where you can see various designs from painted and beaded to pheasant-feathered
skulls. From antelope to zebra skulls and every skull in between, I love bringing the outdoors into my artwork. I also do custom designs for clients; it is so much fun to hear the exciting story behind every hunt or adventure.
I am currently hosting my own hunting and fishing show called SKULL BOUND which features a strong conservation message on every episode. From bowhunting Africa to fly fishing under the Big Sky, our show is aimed at encouraging viewers to partake in our own countryʼs heritage of hunting, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. Conservation is another one of my passions and I am currently a member of Safari Club International, Pheasants Forever, National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Horns N Heritage, Sportsman For Wildlife, and Deer Quality Management Association. I often donate skulls for their annual fund raisers and banquets which gives me the opportunity to see the money raised go right back into conservation. Itʼs my goal that SKULL BOUND portrays the undeniable fact that hunters are true animal lovers,
stewards of the land and passionate about protecting and conserving our countryʼs
wildlife and habitat.
I have been freelance writing for hunting websites and magazines since 2006 and my articles have appeared in Bowhunter Magazine, Predator Xtreme and a variety of other outdoor blogs. I am a contributing writer for Womenhunters.com as well as
Bowhunting.net. I am also Prostaff member sponsored by Prois Hunting Apparel, Commando Hunting Products, HCO, Green Energy Solutions, Strut & Rut Energy Drinks, HuntingGPSmaps, AMS Bowfishing, Trophy Takers, Nosler, and Wiley X Eyewear.
Articles by Jana Waller