Bob grew up in western Indiana hunting woodchucks and fishing for bass and panfish from an early age. Shooting rats in the local prison's dump with his Dad, was his introduction to hunting and the start of a lifetime passion for the varmint hunting. In those years, crows were not as numerous in the area but they would respond to his questionable mouth calling and the old timey paper marche decoys that he employed as a schoolboy over a classic Winchester Model 12 pump in 20 gauge. He attended and graduated from Indiana State University with a basketball legend - Larry Bird - before moving to Texas in 1977 to start a career in accounting and marry his college sweetheart. Forty-five plus years later with 3 grown kids, he is still happily married to the same wonderful gal and only recently retired from the same great company!
Lone Star Phil
After living in a couple of midwestern states, Phil obtained a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and moved to Texas. He is happily married, a father of three sons, has been a licensed CPA since 1980 and has been an executive with a private technology firm for almost three decades.
Matt was born and raised in north east Texas. He grew up patrolling his family's ranch for game animals as well as varmints. At age 15, he discovered a copy of Dick Mermon's Crow Shooting Secrets in his school library. The book opened his eyes to the world of crow hunting, and he has avidly pursued the pesky birds ever since. In 2006, Matt joined forces with Gadget Bob and Lone Star Phil, and became a key member of the Texas Crow Patrol.