Wade will never forget the first time he went predator hunting. He was very young; his dad was running a old wooden mouth call in the tune of rabbit distress. He sat with his brother, and they chuckled at the sound as young kids will do. As he turned on that old metal-cased spotlight and lit up the eyes of a bobcat slinking into the sound source, he’ll never forget the amount of excitement that accompanied. Ultimately, the young boys screamed at dad to shoot and scared off the bobcat. It still made a impression on him more so than his avid whitetail hunting brother and dad.
What is it about outsmarting a predator on its turf that excites Wade so much? He predator hunted a lot during high school with little understanding until he met a gentleman who was very serious about the sport and begun to learn. Occasionally, he would have success. It wouldn’t be until much later that predator hunting would ultimately save his life.
“I had grown more and more interested in predator hunting the more I did it. Eager to reach out to others whom may have been doing it longer than myself, I took to the world wide web. After joining a few forums I had seen a common trend. No one liked to help anyone. It was like a sickness. Bad info and hard feelings. About that time Facebook had started allowing its members to create groups. A place where folks with similar interest to go to share these interests. I told my current girlfriend that I should start a group for new predator hunters. SO, JUST LIKE THAT Texas predator HUNTING was born. I would have 2 main rules: have manners and help folks. These were things that I was taught growing up, and I wanted to make sure others would posses these same types of manners. As I learned myself thru hours of research into my prey and hours and miles on the field, I would relay these exploits to my members. All the while growing the group full of others like myself. We would become one of the greatest groups on Facebook, I believe. I’ve since made predator hunting and helping others a life goal and passion. TPH has grown to a large number of members. I have traveled around giving free seminars and helping folks out in time of need thru our tight knit community. The sky is not the limit when you have goals to work towards. Thru it all mine has been simple: love what you do. I love to predator hunt. Day or night, cold or hot there’s nothing like fooling a big old bobcat into coming to your call and ethically dispatching it. Ive hunted all over and plans are to hunt the entire US and possibly more. I’ve shared stands with legends and novice hunters alike. Enjoying each and every one.”