Growing up in south east Michigan close to the shores of Lake Erie, Ryan’s obsession for everything outdoors and especially waterfowl hunting set in at an early age. The most memorable times of his childhood were spent in the woods or on a lake with his grandfather listening to how they used to hunt “years ago” and how they used to do more…with less. It was a challenge then and a challenge now. This challenge is what drives him to pursue waterfowl and become a better hunter day in and day out, learning to speak the language and understand the habits of waterfowl. As part owner and operator of Muddy Dog Outdoors, Ryan enjoys traveling and filming hunts with friends and family as well as hunting the familiar home waters of Lake Erie. Enjoying the Fowled Reality of it all that not every hunt needs to be a successful one, but every opportunity to hunt is a good one. He also enjoys walleye fishing in the spring and summer, turkey hunting, and spending as much time outside as possible with his daughter, Adrianna, making new memories answering the questions “what’s that?” and “why?” and watching her develop a love for the outdoors just like daddy.