Nick and Kelsey, North Dakota natives, with a love for the pastures and farm fields of North Dakota and the hunting opportunities this land provides. Along with kids, Adi and Ryder, hunting has become a way of life for the family. We hope to share our love of North Dakota and its wildlife with you, and to encourage hunting enthusiasts to engage their entire family, young and old.
Kelsey has been an avid deer hunter since her early teens, when her father, Marland, introduced her to hunting the rolling pastures and farm land near the family farm. Her younger years can be explained in a high school graduation photo complete with her camo, rifle, and deer mounts!
She later met her husband Nick, who grew up in Minnesota hunting primarily waterfowl. Kelsey and Marland introduced Nick to deer hunting over the years and new-found passion. The result is a combination of bucks n ducks for years to come!
Together Nick and Kelsey, along with the kids, Adi and Ryder, can be found in a tree stand or duck blind on any given day in the fall.
20 Questions w/Nick & Kelsey
- Where are you from? Where do you live now?
Nick: I am from Moorhead MN and currently live in West Fargo ND with my wife Kelsey and Two children, Adison and Ryder with a third due February 2019.
Kelsey: I grew up on a farm near Tolna, ND. The farm is still a second home to all of us!
- If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Nick: I would love to live in Southern Iowa.
Kelsey: I love North Dakota. I would probably keep my home base here but I could definitely take extended vacations to Wyoming and Florida.
- What’s your favorite animal to hunt and/or fish to catch?
Nick: Favorite animal to hunt is whitetail deer and I love catching walleyes.
Kelsey: Favorite animal to hunt would be whitetail deer. Favorite fish to catch would be Northern Pike in Northern Saskatchewan. They are huge!
- What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Nick: I wanted to be a farmer or a professional hockey player.
Kelsey: A teacher
- What’s an ideal weekend for you?
Nick: Depending on the time of year, the ideal weekend is spent at the farm watching the sunset, looking over fields scouting for whitetail deer. Preparing stand sets, scouting new land and being with the family.
Kelsey: Kayaking the Sheyenne River
- What’s your favorite sports team?
Nick: New England Patriots
Kelsey: GREEN BAY PACKERS!
- What’s your favorite beer?
Kelsey: Blue Moon
- What’s your favorite gun/bow?
Nick: Hoyt Bow
Kelsey: Tikka .270 & Hoyt Bow
- What’s your favorite wild game meal?
Nick: Elk Burger
Kelsey: Fresh venison backstrap! It means there was a successful hunt!
- Favorite music genre? Artist?
Nick: Country Music, Brantley Gilbert
Kelsey: Country! Jason Aldean
- Dog or cat person? Breed? Name of pet?
Nick: Chocolate Lab.
Kelsey: Dog for sure, we had a golden retriever named Tucker.
- What drives you?
Nick: To be the best
Kelsey: My husband and kids.
- Who are your heroes?
Nick: My wife. She’s amazing.
Kelsey: My family
- What would you name your boat if you had one?
- Where’d you go to college?
Nick: Minnesota State University Mankato and The University of North Dakota
Kelsey: NDSU & MSCTC
- What TV character would you be?
Kelsey: I have no idea. I don’t watch much tv other than Dateline and Wheel of Fortune! Maybe Vanna White?! J
- What’s your favorite day to hunt?
Kelsey: Opening day of the North Dakota rifle deer season in early November. It’s always a blast with family and friends!
- What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?
Nick: Moved to a big city with no job. Yes, I would do it again, because it is the reason I am where I am today and it was the best decision I could have made.
Kelsey: I can’t think of anything off the top of my head. I’m kind of a chicken!
- What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Nick: Lazy people
Kelsey: People who don’t use their blinkers when driving!
- What’s your favorite piece of Legendary Whitetails apparel?