Ben Rising

Ben has lived in Ohio his whole life. He grew up in a rural country setting where he learned to trap, hunt and fish at a very early age from his father and family friends.

Ben was taught early on by working on local farms , sawmillls and helping his dad and grandfather that hard work was how you achieved goals and that laziness in anything wasn’t good! If your going to do something do it right !!! Ben has molded this attitude into his pursuit of Whitetail deer and anything else that his tags are good for.

Ben started logging at the age of 16 and started his own logging business at the age of 20 . He married his childhood sweetheart Melody in 1998 and they have 4 boys and a girl.

Ben started filming in 2002 for Drury Outdoors and continued till 2013. He has since started Whitetail Edge and has appeared on Bone Collector also .

Ben and Melody started Wicked Ridge Outfitters in 2012 in Ohio and continue to own and manage this brand name whitetail destination for fair chase hunts.

Ben’s passion is this Whitetail Edge show! He truly wants to help others learn how to Pursue and successfully harvest the deer your after.  Ben has written many articles on mature deer and has harvested many upper end deer including 2 bucks over 200″ and 9 from 173-194 with his bow .

Ben and family attend NewPointe Community Church in Millersburg, Ohio and love camping and baseball .

Kenny Bevans

I joined up with Ben and Whitetail Edge in August 2019. I was with Ben and Drury Outdoors since 2008. I was Ben’s cameraman up until he left in 2015 upon which I stayed with Drury’s as a full team member until last August. My passion, along with chasing whitetails, is the pursuit of catching mother nature in all her glory thru time-lapse photography. I’m thrilled to be back with Ben as he is a true friend and brother!

Cody Griffin

I was born and raised in Southeastern Ohio and formed a passion for the outdoors at an early age. Whether it was working on the farm, hunting, or fishing I just wanted to be in the outdoors. I was fortunate enough to harvest my first whitetail when I was twelve years old, which was 135” ten point, and from that moment on I was addicted to whitetail hunting. My love for bow hunting started when I bought my first compound at the age of 16. Since then, I have been very blessed to have harvested some great whitetails, my biggest being in 2015 scoring 189 4/8”. I am truly obsessed with chasing and harvesting mature whitetails, but in the off season I enjoy turkey hunting, musky fishing, farming, woodworking, and spending quality time with my wife Emily and our three daughters Addysen, Kaydance, and Kenslee.

Holden Holland

I was born and raised in Southeast Ohio and grew up in the woods my whole life after my father introduced me to the sport. I developed a love for the outdoors at a young age and became addicted to bow hunting after I killed my first buck at age seven. Even though my passion is hunting mature whitetail, I also enjoy turkey hunting, musky fishing, and coyote hunting in the off season. In 2012 I married my wife Kaelee Griffin. The Good Lord has blessed us with a son, Landyn, and daughter, Lynnlee, and we are currently expecting our third child, another boy, due to arrive in May. We currently live in Lower Salem, Ohio on our farm and run beef cattle.

Paul Jansen

I am Paul Jansen and love hunting whitetail deer. I have been married for 19 years to wife Carie and have 2 boys Gage and Bryer that love hunting and fishing ATVs and anything outdoors. I have been hunting for 25 plus years. Deer and turkey are my passion.

If I could hunt deer 24 -7-365 I would, I love the challenge and you never know what will walk out of the woods. I self film a lot if not all my hunts along with the boys hunt also. I just love being outdoors. Deer and turkey are on my mind all the time.

Dewaine Jones

Dewaine and Jessica Jones are from Elk Garden Wv a small town in the hills of West Virginia. They have 2 sons Sammy and Hunter. They love God and love spending time together in the outdoors. Dewaine starting hunting at a very young age and he introduced Jessica to hunting when they started dating and they love doing it together!

Jessica Jones

Dewaine and Jessica Jones are from Elk Garden Wv a small town in the hills of West Virginia. They have 2 sons Sammy and Hunter. They love God and love spending time together in the outdoors. Dewaine starting hunting at a very young age and he introduced Jessica to hunting when they started dating and they love doing it together!

Kyle Kinsey

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Corey Meinke

As a boy I was not brought up in a hunting household. At the age of 12 I bought my first bow, patterned 3 does coming into the neighbors corn field every night, and killed one from the ground opening day. And so began a wild ride! My son, Hunter, and my wife Jacoby are the most important parts of my life, but I live, eat, sleep, and breathe whitetails 24/7/365. I find nothing more satisfying than patterning specific bucks and giving them a place on my wall once they reach maturity!

Torry Miller

Born into a non-hunting family in southeastern Indiana, I began chasing whitetails over 20 years ago. My
first bow hunt from a climber, three does walked right underneath me and I was hooked for life. Since then, I’ve read every magazine article, studied every film and watched every show I could find on hunting whitetail deer. Even though I enjoy chasing turkeys in the spring woods, nothing works my heart into a frenzy like hunting a mature buck with a bow.

I grew up on the family row crop farm, that I still run today. My family also owns two farm equipment dealerships I manage, and I am a Certified Land Broker for Mossy Oak Properties Indiana Land & Lifestyle. My wife Genna and I raise our adult son, and two toddlers for love of God, country, and the
outdoors. While many nice bucks hanging on my wall, my favorite hunt occurred just this past spring. I was able to take my 5-year-old daughter on her first hunt. No turkeys, but many smiles and memories were made.

Melody Rising

Ben married his grade school crush Melody in 1999 and together they have four sons and a daughter. Melody has also smashed some awesome bucks with her bow on film. She is currently a successful real estate agent and land specialist for Whitetail Properties. Melody has supported Ben through thick and thin and been the glue that has made Wicked Ridge Outfitters stick together and continue to grow.

Chad Spangler

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David Stuckey

I am 41 years old. I am a retired Army Infantryman. I have two children, Taylor and Gaige and I have been married to Stacey for 20 years. I enjoy hunting Whitetails, Turkey, and fishing. I grew up in Southern Ohio hunting pheasant and rabbits, then became obsessed with deer hunting when I harvested my first buck at nine and arrowed my first deer at twelve. Since then hunting is my passion and outdoors have become my life.