The Chasin’ Whitetails youth movement

The Chasin’ Whitetails youth movement

The #eachoneteachone initiative has caught on bigtime here at Chasin’ Whitetails…

We have taken that mentality from our hunting and fishing adventures and brought it into the office.

We recently added several “young guns” to our staff to provide articles, videos and a younger approach to getting outdoors, We are looking forward to seeing these guys grow as both young adults and outdoorsmen.

Please help us welcome them to the team.

COLE ANSTADT  (@coleof_thewild)

My name is Cole Anstadt and I’ve recently signed on with Chasin’ Whitetails Media as a writer and social media content producer. I am a sophomore at Liberty University studying history with a focus on geography. I am a part-time high school lacrosse coach and I volunteer at the local animal shelter.

I took a rather long hiatus from the outdoors as I chased after my dream of playing college lacrosse. In addition to the regular Spring season I was playing travel lacrosse in both the Summer and the Fall. I also played on an indoor team over the Winter. Unfortunately, right before my senior season I tore my ACL and some things went in a different direction.

While rehabbing from my surgery I started to get back into being outdoors. I love to hunt (which I picked up from my father) and I love to fish (which I picked up from my grandfather). I also like photography, hiking, and I’m trying to learn to cook. I’m hoping to use the Chasin’ Whitetails platform to encourage people to get outdoors and to enjoy the experience!

CONNOR HARKINS  (@cmharks)

     I was born and raised in South Central Pennsylvania and have been in love with all things outdoors since I took my first steps. Beginning at a young age, I quickly found a passion for fishing,

Over the years I explored the waters around my home and eventually that led me to a new passion; filming. I quickly found a bridge between these two interests and started to document me and my friends’ fishing excursions. First by posting short videos on Instagram and then starting my own YouTube channel.

After nearly 2 years of fishing-cinematography experience I have become confident with filming and editing fishing of all sorts. I fit fishing and filming into my daily schedule as much as possible. I enjoy documenting the beauty and tranquility of the great outdoors while also providing an exhilarating, captivating narrative of fishing adventures for my audience. By joining the Chasin’ Whitetails Team, I hope to bring his passion for the great outdoors and film-making to the forefront of the industry. I am eager to produce content for outdoor companies, my friends and people that share a passion for the wilderness.

MAX CRUMLICH  (@funkyflyfisherman)

Hi everyone, my name is Max Crumlich, and I am one half of the duo from the “Funky Fly Fishermen” Instagram page. I grew up spending the weekends on a bass boat with my parents. My mother and father have both been fly fishing for over 20 years now, and at the age of 15 I decided to pick up a long rod myself.

From the first time I caught a bluegill, on my father’s six weight rigged with an old wooly bugger, I was hooked. I began researching and learning different casts and tactics, and not long after that I started tying my own flies.

I am a sophomore in college (with a double major) and I’m also a part of the men’s lacrosse team at my school. Even with my busy schedule, I still find time to spend a few hours on the river or at the vise. There is no place I would rather be than on the Susquehanna River, in the dog days of summer, throwing bugs at smallmouth bass.

Joining the Chasin’ Whitetails team is an exciting opportunity for me that pairs my studies with my love of fly fishing. Being a part of such a great group of guys, who love the outdoors as much as I do, is going to bring my passion to the next level. I can’t wait to share my personal experiences with all of you, providing useful tips and tutorials along the way.

NOAH KEISTER  (@funkyflyfisherman)

     Hey, my name is Noah Keister I am a part of the Instagram duo known as “Funky Fly Fishermen”. I started fishing at the young age of two years old and haven’t stopped since.

Throughout the years, I began to get bored with the same old soft plastic lures and eventually decided to buy a fly tying vice and a fly rod. I wanted to learn a new skill/craft to add to the adventure of fishing and I quickly learned fly fishing was it.

I grew up roughly fifteen minutes outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania which means there was little water around me that was not fished on a daily basis. Those experiences are what lead me here. Urban fishing is becoming more and more prevalent in the fishing community. I want to help show people that, although streams or creeks may be fished heavily, there is still an opportunity to catch fish and enjoy the things we love the most.

I have joined the staff at Chasin’ Whitetail to offer a new view of modern fly fishing in Pennsylvania through the series known as “The Road Side Angler”. Throughout the series, I will be offering suggestions, tutorials and even my own personal tricks to help guide the urban fly fishermen in the right direction to getting connected with the waters around them.

Look for these guys to appear all throughout the Chasin’ Whitetails site. They will be appearing in The Roadside Angler, Life Afowl and a couple new additions that we will be announcing soon. Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram.

Just a reminder #eachoneteachone doesn’t need to end the moment that you come out of the woods, dock the boat or step out of the stream. Give these guys (and the rest of their generation) a chance…they are the future.

Pete Anstadt

Grateful son to two amazing parents, big brother to an awesome sister, husband to the woman of my dreams and proud father of the greatest son in the world. Mediocre waterfowl hunter, novice fisherman, aspiring cook and recently retired high school lacrosse coach. I'm looking to improve my physical health and to find a way to turn my "work brain" off through exploring my love of the outdoors, spending more time in the field or at the sporting clays course and expanding upon my admittedly limited cooking abilities. I look forward to the chance to share my successes and to poke fun at myself when I fail miserably with anyone crazy enough to read my posts.

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