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 . 

Tim Woods

An all-around, diehard outdoorsman with a particularly strong case of whitetail fever. Born and raised in prime whitetail country in Northeast Ohio, Tim is a true whitetail strategist. His hunting and camera skills helped him win the Drury’s “Dream Season 5: Land of the Giants”.

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.

Travis Hake

Travis grew up in south central Pennsylvania. Following in his fathers foot steps, he hunted anything and everything that was legal to hunt. Years later, after a stint in professional baseball, Travis started documenting his hunts through the lens of a camera. Ten years later, he is still infatuated with the filming aspect of hunting and the challenges that come with that. Along with his passion for hunting, are his wife, Noelle, and kids, Kinsey and Traeger.

JD Piatt

JD resides in Ohio with his wife Robin and youngest son Zander. After raising 4 children, JD understands the value of hard work and determination to provide for his family. JD is the 2008 World Champion Coyote Caller. His tremendous success as a proven expert in predator hunting has lead to his relationship with ICOtec , manufacturer of electronic predator calls, where he serves as Customer Support Manager. JD also manages a team of pro staff and helps the company with product promotion. Don’t be fooled with all of his predator history, he also is an accomplished Whitetail hunter with a fine library of quality hunts under his belt. JD strives for perfection with his expert videography, post production editing and professional hunting capabilities.

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.

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.

Thane Piatt

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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 fiance 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!

Kyle Kinsey

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Wes Feldner

I’m a city-slicker turned country-boy who’s still relatively new to hunting. I’ve enjoyed spending time the last couple years behind the camera working with Ben and the team to produce Whitetail Edge. Every once in a while you’ll catch me on film but, for the most part, you’ll find me on my laptop designing graphics and the developing the website.

Javin Mullet

Javin Mullet and his wife Sheryl live in the small town of Sugarcreek OH, where he grew up most of his life on the small family farm. His love for the outdoors started at a young age with his dad during Ohio’s week long gun seasons. This quickly progressed to an obsession of spending time in the woods hunting deer and turkeys. At the age of 16 he bought the most expensive camera he could afford and hit the field filming with his cousin Michael Mullet. This led to a passion for outdoor film and brought him to where he is today. He enjoys filming for others and just spending time outdoors with family and friends.