Messages from Mark

Messages from Mark

Mark DeYoung, Hunter Nation CEO


Fall is in the Air

Fall is in the Air

September 2019

Fall is in the air and hunters everywhere are tuning up bows, crossbows, rifles, shotguns and other gear. I have been practicing my shooting skills for a public land mule deer hunt this fall where the country is rugged and the shots can be long.  I am also looking forward to pursuing elk, pheasant, and waterfowl with my son and extended family members. This is an outdoor tradition that in our family is being passed down from fathers to sons and daughters.

Here at Hunter Nation we support and defend All hunters and All methods of hunting. We encourage multi-generational hunting traditions and introducing new hunters to our sport and to our commitment to wildlife conservation. Hunting is a long-standing personal and family activity and is part of our traditional American values of family, conservation, self-reliance and rugged individualism.  Teddy Roosevelt said, “Hardy outdoor sports like hunting, are in themselves of no small value to the National character and should be encouraged in every way. Men who go into the wilderness, indeed, men who take part in any field sport with horse or rifle, receive a benefit which can hardly be given by even the most vigorous athletic games.” This says a lot about hunting and the character building benefits it can have for sportsmen who engage in ethical hunting.  It also clearly identifies hunting and hunters as core to our Nation’s character.

Many hunters take our sport and lifestyle for granted and assume it will always be available to them and their posterity. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hunting is under attack and hunters are being portrayed as ruthless, heartless killers. These false narratives must be addressed and hunters must unite to defend their sport, natural food source, and self-reliant lifestyle.  Hunter Nation invites you to join us in our efforts to support ALL hunters, encourage wildlife conservation, and sustain our traditional values of God, Family and Country.

This fall we are offering a chance to win a special Hunter Nation hunt hosted by our friend Donald Trump Jr.  This fantastic hunt will take place in December in Pennsylvania where a lucky Hunter Nation winner and Don will pursue whitetail deer at a beautiful and unforgettable location. Visit and enter to win this hunt and the chance to enjoy a true hunt of a lifetime this fall.  Proceeds from this hunt sweepstakes support Hunter Nation’s mission to support ALL hunting and ALL hunters and work to ensure abundant herds and flocks of game.

Thank you being a member of Hunter Nation. Together we can win the fight to preserve and protect our hunting heritage.



Mark W. DeYoung

Hunters are America’s Conservationists.