Extraordinary HIIT Your Mark with Tyler Skowronski

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Every hunter has their principles before they brave the woods and set to shoot. Founder of HIIT Team Outdoors, Tyler Skowronski is breaks down what HIIT stands for and why it is crucial for every hunter. A believer that hunting molds anyone as a person, find out how he shares his outdoor experiences while promoting the ethical enjoyment of the outdoors. Moreover, catch Tyler’s first bow-hunting experience and public land hunting in New York last fall, as well as take home some golden nuggets on how to start with archery hunting.

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Extraordinary HIIT Your Mark with Tyler Skowronski

We’re heading out East and we’re going to connect with an alumnus of Whitetail Rendezvous, Tyler Skowronski. Tyler, welcome back to the show.

I’m super stoked. I’m happy to be an alumnus of Whitetail Rendezvous.

HIIT, what’s that all about?

HIIT is the platform that I developed. It’s a way for me to promote the ethical enjoyment of the outdoors. It’s an acronym also. HIIT stands for Honor, Integrity, Instinct and Tradition. Those are four words that sum up what the outdoors means to me, how I take to the outdoors, and how I engage in the outdoors. All four of those are things that mean a lot to me and how I’ve grown up to be the hunter and outdoorsman that I am now.

Hunting’s under pressure. It’s under attack. How do you see what you’re doing help to combat that?

Those are moral guidelines or things that I go to the field with. Even if you look at the first one, honor. I was an athlete all the way through when I was young until I got through college. I always had an athletic background but I transferred that, especially after a little bit in college to make sure that I train at the gym. I take that same practice when it comes to practicing my bow or shooting my gun because it’s our job in honoring the animal. You’re also trying to make sure that when you decide to make that shot that you’re going to give them the fastest, most ethical kill that you can because that’s what they deserve. You’re taking their life and that’s a heavy thing to take onto your shoulders. People that don’t support hunting don’t see that side of it. They think that it’s a murder act or something like that. We need to honor the game that we take and try to make it as peaceful as it can be because their lives are nourishing us. They deserve our respect to come as prepared as possible in those situations.

I hear you say, “Honor the hunt or honor the harvest in the game that we’re chasing.” What are the things do you feel that hunting mold you as a person?

We could probably talk a whole hour on that question but everything from understanding the fact that when you go into the woods, you’re taking a weapon. There are a lot of responsibilities that fall on your shoulders with that aspect. You need to be safe for yourself. You need to be safe around other people that might also be engaging in the outdoors. You have to be well-rounded in knowing the weapons so that when you go take an animal’s life, you are ethical in doing so. Building that structure, especially at a young age, even more so but I know a lot of people that are getting into it or starting later in life, which is fine too. That develops you to be a more thoughtful person because you understand that there are consequences with your actions. In hunting, where our consequence is we’re taking a life even though that’s the intent. You learn to respect that. Respect is a big thing. Respect and honor, you can use them interchangeably but by learning those things through hunting, it allows you to convey that in your daily life too.

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It helped mold you as a man. We don’t have a lot of opportunities to challenge our character or build our character. Athletics does that but there’s none better than the outdoors. That could be spending time hiking, fishing or the outdoors. Spending that time in the natural state was very important to me. It’s been very important to you and it’s helped mold you as a person.

You sparked me to think of even seeing it this way. When you go into the outdoors, it’s totally different from the mainstream. Nowadays, people are so used to knowing that if I do A, B is going to be the result and that’s the end of it. If I click call on my phone, it’s going to call my mom. There are many things like that that have happened with this technological era that people are scripted and they know what’s going to happen. Getting into the outdoor world, even if you’re out hiking and engaging in the outdoors in general, you never know what’s going to happen. If I step on that log, is it going to break? How am I going to handle that situation? If it rains, am I prepared? Problem-solving skills are developed even in engaging in the outdoors, which is another thing some people lack nowadays. It can be beneficial as a young person or anytime in life to learn those things.

You’re out in the woods, hiking, fishing, camping, hunting and all of a sudden, you slipped on a rock and broke your ankle. You don’t have cell service. What are you going to do?

My father and my grandfather also have military backgrounds. I don’t want to say I’m cheating in knowing that I grew up being prepared for those situations. In my situation, if I broke my ankle, I’m all by myself. Let’s assume we’re ten miles back because we’re out camping or hiking. First thing I would do is, I will try to find a stick that is close by so I can do some splint to add structure to the ankle. I’m going to have to get myself out or get myself to a point where I have to have cell service to help myself get help.

I would have to try to figure out if I can put any pressure on it whatsoever, if not, find something that’s going to allow me to have structure. Maybe another branch or if I have a trekking pole already, anything like that. My third thing would be, I would look at the gear that I have and see what is the most important because the more weight you have on, the worst it’s going to be for putting pressure on your foot. I would get rid of some stuff that I might not need in order to get myself out, knowing that I can always come back for stuff if it’s not important.

The biggest thing that I’ve been taught is don’t do anything. Assess the situation and figure out what resources you have and say, “This is all I’ve got. I’ve got a broken ankle. I can’t put any weight on it. I’ve got to splint it. I’ve got to crawl or somehow get a crutch.” I’ve got do the best I can and get out of there or get back to where I can get some semblance of opportunity to rescue if that’s building a fire and attracting attention or whatever you need to do. You know how to do that. Young people nowadays don’t know how to do that.

There’s this other guy that I met on Instagram named Collin and he’s starting a program called Activate the Hunt and that’s for much younger people. He was asking me if I want to help and be a mentor on it. I was telling him I’d be down for that. I’ve met some of the people that are engaging with him and I’ve talked to them. Even little stuff like when I go in the woods or when I hunt public land, most of the time it’s anywhere from a mile to two miles from the parking area, depending on what property I’m on and all these different kinds of things.

What state are you in again?

 

I’m in Western New York. I’m not anywhere near the crazy city but I’m about an hour North of Pennsylvania on the Western side of New York.

Are you near Buffalo?

Yes, just outside of Buffalo. Even simple stuff like that, I’ve never been lost in those woods. I know most of them like the back of my hand but I always have a small first aid pack. It’s got some gauze, bandages, rubbing alcohol and a lighter. I take the old film dispenser bottles with the caps on them and the linen trap from my laundry. You stuff as much of that in there if you can because it keeps getting packed down really small. That thing, if you hit it with a spark, it immediately lights up. I have tinder right away if I ever need it. I’ve never had to open it and use it. If I’m bow hunting, I don’t have a bullet to cut open. If I’m gun hunting, if it was a real survival situation, you don’t want to use a bullet that you might have to use in a different situation. Little stuff like that that people don’t think that way anymore. I had the benefit of being raised by an awesome family that made me think that way and God forbid I ever have to use any of those skills. At least I’m confident that I have them if I was ever put in that situation.

You can get cotton balls or lint and roll them in petroleum jelly.

I’ve heard people say that before too. It holds a longer flame.

It won’t flash on you. On every trip, I’ve got two or three, no matter if I’m going to be a quarter mile from my car.

There’s no reason not to. There are many small things like a flint stick or a lighter. They always say, if you’re even watching survival shows, fire is such a mental thing to help people get through difficult situations. My little survival kit, I can put it in my back pocket. It’s a little bit bigger than my wallet. Even if you’re only a quarter mile from your truck, there’s no reason to put yourself in a worse situation if, God forbid, anything happens.

I broke my ankle. I’m not moving so I can crawl around. I know I can build a fire. I get all the fire started. I lay that out and wait for someone to come down because they see smoke and they go, “There shouldn’t be smoke there,” then they will come down and you’re out. If you have to stay the night, you get a fire, it keeps you warm and it is comforting. Eons of time ago, fire was the life of the Inuits and the people that came across the land bridge. They used to carry coals with them in pouches to always have fire. What we’re talking about is skill craft and Tyler is into that. When you talk about the integrity of the hunt, explain that a little bit more and why that is important for a hunter.

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Integrity correlates and not exactly be defined as but is having strong moral guidance. When I look at it that way, it’s important to have integrity and use that as a way of saying you need to stand up for what you believe in. Stick up for it. With the hunting community being under fire, we need to understand why we’re doing it. If someone asks you, “Why do you hunt?” “I like killing stuff.” That’s not going to go over well with someone that doesn’t understand our lifestyle. I enjoy talking to you because you’re like me. You enjoy hunting for more than just the killing aspect and that’s what people need to see. People need to know why they’re doing something and you’d better stick up for everybody to express why we’re passionate about the outdoors and be able to have a strong argument for people that don’t support our lifestyle. Some of my greatest conversations have been with people that don’t support hunting but are open to listening. Because of that dialogue, they might never ever get into it. Hopefully they do, but at least, they have an understanding of our life. They won’t be the advocates against it as much.

I like to call it common ground. You meet a middle ground or a common ground where you’re willing to agree to disagree but you have a meaningful conversation rather than emotional conversation.

Meaningful conversations rather than emotional argument back and forth where nobody’s going to win. I’ve had those too. Don’t get me wrong. There are some people that don’t want to listen. In my personal life, some of my most exciting or memorable conversations have been with anti-hunters. I call them anti-hunters, the people I’ve talked to in person. There are people that I’ve talked to on social media that straight up their first comment is telling us how horrible people we are. I’ll send them a message because I’m not trying to make them look bad in the comment section or something.

That’s not what it’s about. I’ll send him a message and have a longer conversation about it. It ends with them thanking me for the information I gave them in enlightening them on why I am passionate and many others are still passionate about the outdoors. They have a better understanding of that conversation instead of an emotional argument. It went a lot further for us as an outdoor community rather than getting into an argument, trying to make them look bad in the comments section, and trying to flex your muscles over social media.

In my opinion, we are our own worst enemies when it comes to social media. I have few and far between but I get them, some I delete, and others, it depends on the day. I’ll private message them and go, “You don’t even know me. How can you even say that? You have no idea who I am.”

With developing the platform and the name that I came up with, I tried to take that onto my shoulders even more. There are times when hunters wanted to be like, “I don’t want to deal with this person right now. They’re blowing me up for no reason. I didn’t do anything wrong.” In doing that, I’ve taken it on my shoulders to make sure that I take every chance I have to enlighten those people. I would love to see them get involved and there are people that have asked me to guide them in certain directions after our conversation because they want to even get into shooting archery. They don’t want to hunt but they want to shoot archery so I’ll help them out in any way I can. I’ve looked up at bow shops in Bozeman, Montana to try to figure out where this person can get hooked up and try to help them out. If I’m going to promote a lifestyle that is all these things, I should also help out those people that don’t understand it and try to bridge that gap.

It’s not easy. One part I love about Whitetail Rendezvous and what’s happened with this journey is here I am, 70 something years old and here you are, twenty-something years old. We’re having a meaningful conversation that age doesn’t matter. It’s what our passion is and what we’re passionate about. That brings me to your next thing. Instinct, what’s that about?

That one is cool and is easier for people to relate to even if they’re newer. For me, it’s not about the instincts that I might have or that you might have because we’ve been doing it long enough that we already have them. The most exciting conversations to have are with the people that are newer at it. They’re finally tapping into some of those little things and learning on top of it. I like to correlate the instinct part also with learning. When you learn how to tap into those instincts and you learn how to put a couple of different things together, that’s where people start to enjoy the outdoors. If people go out with the sole intent of killing and not learning about the game that they’re going after, learning about the terrain or learning how to prepare yourself, you and I both know whitetail hunting, you could hunt early season and it could be 60 to 70 degrees depending on where you are.

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You could get into the late season and it can be subzero. Learning how to prepare yourself for all those different situations and trying to forecast how you think the hunt’s going to go, which we know it’s never always exactly how we want it to. The instinct is not only following the instincts that we all have, whether you think you have them or not. If you look back at the cavemen and hunter-gatherers, it’s in everybody. Whether or not you want to tap into it, it’s there. Anybody can do it. It’s doing that piece while also allowing yourself to learn and be open to what Mother Nature has to teach you are the two pieces of that instinct part of my platform that I’m excited to talk to people about.

How old were you when you first went hunting with your grandfather or father?

I’ve only been hunting with my grandfather a couple of times because he moved to Illinois before I was born. I haven’t had the opportunity to do too much deer hunting with him. I have done some pheasant hunting but my first memories of hunting in general would be when I was knee-high to a grasshopper and standing next to the deer my dad shot. I liked a red rider and a sucker in my mouth, taking pictures and poking the eyes. The first time I ever went hunting was definitely bow season because my mom had a big to do about making sure that I was old enough and that I was safe around guns and stuff like that even though I wasn’t shooting. It’s bowhunting first. I was probably nine or ten years old the first time I ever went out hunting. In New York, you couldn’t carry any type of weapon until you are twelve. You could small game hunt and then fourteen, you could start bowhunting for whitetails. I was much younger when I first started going hunting with my dad. There’s a big learning curve there because even though I wasn’t hunting, I was learning stuff from my dad the entire time.

Is that fifteen years, twenty years of hunting experience?

Over fifteen or sixteen years.

What are the biggest things that your dad taught you about hunting?

I’d say that you can veer down to pass with that question. In the one sense, he taught me a lot of things about tracking, reading deer sign, understanding the terrain, how deer moves through the terrain, identifying travel corridors, and what an actual deer trail is. As a kid, you think it’s mud going through the woods. He taught me all those things but the bigger thing that he taught me, he always jokes that I took it to the next level with HIIT was honoring the game and all that stuff. That was one of the first things that he told me when we were going out hunting, “You’ve got to be quiet. We’re going to take a life, that’s what we’re here to do. We’re going to do it so that you, me, mom and your brother can eat. It’s not always easy and it’s okay if your emotional doing it because that shows you have a heart.”

I’ll be the first one to admit that I love hunting. I love getting game and being able to provide for my family. That goes back on that tradition piece because it’s always been in my family. As far back as you can find pictures, there are people that have been hunting in my family. There’s a piece of me that’s lost with every animal that I take because there’s a strong connection between living and taking life. That’s something that my dad developed in me from a young age and I truly appreciate it. I couldn’t thank him enough for it and I tried to every day. That helped develop me not only as a man but as a hunter and respecting the game that I’m going after. You could break down all of those different pieces again and say how that developed from that one thing that he always tried to teach me as a young kid.

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Did you hunt last season?

I’m out as much as I can.

How did you do? Tell us about the 2018 season.

2018 was a weird year because the piece of public land that I do most of my hunting on is 1,500 acres. I got lots of ground that I can cover for New York. I hunt that the most with my dad. We camp at a campground of people that we’re buddies with. We basecamp out of there and go to that state land. There are a couple of other pieces we can hunt but there’s this area that I call the Heaven Ridge. We talked about it, not with that name, in our first podcast. I harvested my first big buck at the time and I harvested a nice black bear up there all on this ridge. In the last few years, I’ve harvested seven deer out of the same stand on that ridge.

I don’t tell anyone where it is. I even brought my buddy up there. That was the cool thing. My buddy, Cody, is a super big waterfowl hunter. He got me into waterfowl hunting when I was in college. He was a freshman when I was a senior. We’ve been best friends ever since. He had taken me out duck hunting a couple of times. I kept telling him, “You’ve got to skip the duck hunt. You’ve got to come deer hunt with me. I want you to get a deer.” We ended up hunting up in the Adirondack region together which was awesome. There was no heat and he wasn’t ready.

I was in a sling hammock and that was an awesome hunt. We didn’t get one. He ended up coming out with me later after he had harvested his first deer with the bow back at school. I was super stoked for him for that. That was probably one of the highlights of my season. He finally came down. He had a doe tag still. Not that you can manage public land, but I’ve gotten to the point and I have nothing wrong. These two deer, I’m probably prouder of than my shoulder mounts that are in the house. That’s my first archery buck and my first gun buck.

I’ve got nothing wrong with people shooting small deer but I’ve gotten to the point where I just enjoy being in nature. I’m okay with passing those deer. I’ll be the first one to pick someone up and spin them in circles. If they’re excited, I’m excited. That’s all I care about. I had been waiting all season. I had passed up on a bunch of deer that size and smaller button bucks and spikes. I brought my buddy up onto the Heaven Ridge. He was super excited because he had never been there. We sit down and it breaks light and he’s texting me.

I brought him up and he was 200 yards away from me down this trail. I was where the ridge pinches a little bit more in my favorite tree. He would have been in that tree if he didn’t already shoot his buck. I would have wanted him to shoot one before me anyway. He was texting me and telling me, “I see a four-pointer or maybe it’s a six point. It might even be bigger than that.” I’m looking through the trees back towards him and there’s a logging road. The way that the terrain features work, this logging road is up on top of the ridge. It’s the funneling point and it’s an easy place for them to travel. As we know, that’s where deer want to be if they can be.

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I looked down and here comes this buck. I looked at it and I was like, “That’s a big body on that deer. I wonder how big their rack is.” He keeps getting closer and it ended up being an eight-pointer. I was like, “I’ve got my best friend at camp, my dad’s at camp, I’m shooting this thing.” He comes in at seven yards and it was one of those perfect crisp quiet November days. Two hundred yards away, my buddy could hear the impact hit this deer and double lunged them. He took off. My buddy could hear him crashing and it was open hardwoods. It was not even a thicket. He wasn’t bombing through stuff. He came over and he was all stoked. I got that deer with the bow.

I didn’t take any does down there. I didn’t have a doe tag. He’d come back opening weekend of gun hunting for deer season up here in New York because he skipped duck hunting. He wanted to come out with me again. I was like, “We’re going to get you your first public land deer. We’re going to do this.” Long story short, the morning didn’t pan out anything. He walked over to my stand and we were sitting there and he looks out in the distance and he was like, “There’s a tail right there.” I thought to myself, “We’re not going to go stalking deer.” Public land hunting in New York is chaos because there are many people. My dad and I had found that you’re better off sitting all day because you never know what guys are going to start walking around. That’s when you tend to see some of the best deer movement.

You get into those little pockets where nobody is. Those deer try to get away from everybody else that’s walking around and by the time they get to you, they’re relaxed again and you’re ready to rock. That’s how this ridge is most of the time. He saw this deer and he was like, “Should we go stalk them?” I was like, “If you want to go stalk them, let’s go stalk them.” We walked over and it comes to a point there because they were moving from left to right, I was like, “I want you to go all the way to the right until you see that next ravine.” It was probably 100 yards between the two of us. I said, “We’ll both walk this way and that way. If I see anything over here, if they didn’t move as far as we thought they did, they’re going to run towards you and not towards me.” I wanted him to get a deer.

We started walking and suddenly when I looked over, he was jumping up and down, looking at me. I ran over there and he shot a spike. He said as soon as he got where I told him to get to, he started walking in and he looked up and this spike was trying to tend a doe and pushing other does around. He threw the right pull up and shot there and dropped him. He went rolling down in the ravine. We did the whole prohibition style, put them on a log and tied him up. He played college lacrosse so we’re in good shape and we were coming out of this steep gully and we were dying. We finally got the thing out. We were all high five and he goes, “By the way, I’ve got to leave.” I was like, “What do you mean you’ve got to leave?” He was like, “I’ve got a big test at school on Monday. Now that I’ve got a deer, I should probably leave and study for it.” I was like, “I’ve got your deer out of the woods. Are you not even going to stay for the whole opening weekend? Go ahead. I know you’ve got to do good at school and I don’t blame you.”

I went back up to the same spot the next day. I was sitting there and there were these two dogs, which I saw a few years ago. It was a boxer and something else. I didn’t know whose dogs they were but they were running deer around. I could see the deer out in front of them. The dogs would come up two minutes later and the deer would go all the way over and the dogs were sniffing and stuff. They kept pushing all these deer around and I was about to get out of the tree stand and move to a different spot. I told myself, “Sit for five more minutes. Your dad said he’s going to call you at noon, so you’ll sit until then and make a game plan.”

I looked up and this gorgeous nine-pointer was coming right off of the South phase of this ravine where I know they bed that’s why I set up this way. He came up and I almost brought my bow. I kept telling myself I want to take a deer with the bow during the gun season in New York because most of the time, especially on public land, they’re scared. It would be difficult and it’d be fun to try. This buck came in, I probably shot him at 40 yards but he was walking towards me. As long as I didn’t spook them, I could have shot him with my bow because he was walking right towards the base of my tree. I was super excited because it was probably the best video I’ve ever gotten. I put it all together and put it on my YouTube channel. I slammed him.

If somebody wants to see it, what’s your channel?

My YouTube channel is the same as my Instagram. It’s titled HIITing The Dream. It’s a little play off of living the dream because being able to engage in the outdoors and share all these awesome stories with awesome people like you is how I live my dream. I ended up getting that buck. If I listened to what I was telling myself to do, I would have completely missed the opportunity, but waiting that extra five minutes for my dad to call played out perfect. This buck came up and I shot him. He ran 40 yards behind me and died on camera. I got everything on film. It was a super awesome thing. I’ve never taken a nice buck with a gun. All the deer I’ve ever taken had been with a bow, the good ones because that’s when you have the least amount of pressure.

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In New York, as soon as the gun season starts getting there, after opening day, it drives everywhere, especially on public land, people start doing deer drives all the time. It gets hard to try to find those spots because the thicket covers where they’re going to do the deer drive so you can’t go there. You try to get away from someone and then all of a sudden there’s another guy. It’s so saturated with hunters come gun season that’s typically when I’m not even the most excited to hunt. I love bow hunting so much. I was super stoked to finally get that deer and I did a European mount on him. I got to pick it up from my buddy’s house. We were finishing them up. My other buddy, he bought a property and he got his first nice buck on it. He was excited about that too.

Are you a turkey hunter?

Pretty much anything, whether I’m good at it or not, anyone can make their decision on that. I love the outdoors so much that anytime I can engage in the outdoors, I’m going to do it. My brother, his fiance, and my girlfriend, we went up into the Adirondack region and there’s one lake that’s connected to then by a little river system to a remote pond. We kayaked all the way into it with our dogs and camped for a week and anything that’s outdoors. I’ve either tried it or do it every year. I got another turkey on that same property. This one was on private property here closer to home.

What are you doing for work these days?

I’ve got a job with the municipality. I work for the town. Before that, I was an arborist. I climbed trees, cut them down and pruned them. I’ve floated around a little bit. Out of college, I worked for an asbestos remediation company. We project monitored for other companies that were moving it. Making sure they were doing everything by the law and everything was super clean. I’ve dabbled in a little bit of everything. My dad says, “It’s always a good thing to be a jack-of-all-trades, even if you’re a master of none.”

Thinking and talking about hunting, what advice would you give somebody that wants to get into hunting and wants to stay with archery hunting.

One piece would be to choose your weapon, as you said, archery hunting. My bow is probably one of the more top of the line ones but it’s also because I do three tournaments all the time. I trained to hunt event where I shoot my bow. I’d put many arrows through my bow. I got to buy a couple dozen a year because I blow them up shooting and hitting each other. You don’t need to spend that much money on a bow. You need to get yourself into something that you feel comfortable shooting and enjoy shooting. I tell people all the time, “I love Hoyt but you don’t have to shoot Hoyt.”

If you can find a trade show or if you can find a bow shop close to you that carries multiple brands, go and shoot multiple bows, see what feels the best. They’ll walk you through the steps of how you anchor. There’s no reason to be nervous about it because they’re going to be excited to get you into a bow anyway. Buy one that fits your budget because if you spent too much money and then you don’t get into it, it is going to ruin the whole experience for you. I tell people, “If you’re going to spend any money though, spend it on your weapon and everything else can come second.”

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I grew up buying all my camo clothes from Walmart, the cheapest stuff you could buy. That and hand me down clothes is all I wore for probably almost the first ten years of my life. You don’t need the big fancy camo to get into hunting. As you move up, you’re probably going to want to because what I’ve realized is the more expensive stuff is more comfortable. It’s not so much even the pattern all the time. They’re made better and more durable. Spend your money on getting yourself into a piece of equipment that lets you enjoy shooting it and enjoy getting out there and practicing. Let the other stuff fall as it may as you get deeper into hunting in general.

The second thing would be to learn your game. Choose one thing to start with, don’t try to throw everything on your plate right away because if you try deer hunt, turkey hunt, duck hunt, goose hunt, all at once, there’s a lot of learning curve with all that. It’s not to say that you can’t start getting into them all pretty quickly after but get your feet wet and get in there. If you’re going to choose deer, learn how deer moves, understand where you’re hunting. If you’re hunting ag fields, understand that the deer are going to bed in a thicker area and move out to the ag fields at night to feed. Start to understand that because understanding how one animal moves is going to teach you so much more about the other animals anyway, that there won’t be as big of a learning curve in the beginning when you start another type of hunting. That will help you enjoy that as well.

Learning your game and how they can interact with the typography or the lamb that you’re hunting will help you be more successful. It will help you enjoy it more because you’re going to feel like you’re engaging in the outdoors and not sitting out there and wondering. Especially with social media, some people take a step back and they’re like, “This guy’s on social media and he shot three deer already. I haven’t even seen one.” If you take that opportunity to engage in the outdoors and try to learn about what you’re going to do more so than aimlessly walk into it, you will be able to enjoy it more, have more success and overall to be a better experience for you.

Tyler, how would somebody get ahold of you if they want to reach out to you?

My social media is probably the best way. It’s @HIITingTheDream on Instagram. You can directly message me there and on Facebook, it’s HIIT Outdoors. You can message me there as well. People have asked me questions for where to get a bow in a state that I’ve never been to. I’m more than willing to help people out for any questions they might have or any concerns you might have. On either of those you can. There’s a link to my email on my Instagram so you could do that as well.

Thanks so much and I look forward to watching your progress and staying with you. Tyler, thank you so much for being an alumnus of Whitetail Rendezvous.

Thank you so much too. I appreciate it.

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About Tyler Skowronski

WTR Tyler | HIIT OutdoorsH.I.I.T stands for Honor Integrity Instinct Tradition.

HIIT is a platform I started to share my outdoor experiences while promoting the ethical enjoyment of the outdoors.

As I met more people, expressed my love for nature and rich traditions, outdoorsmen and woman jumped on board. WE as an outdoor community need to come together more often as a team to aid in the conservation of our natural world.

HIIT Team isn’t a group of guys, it’s everyone who loves the smell of fresh air, the gobble of a turkey, the sound of a trout stream in spring or the sight of autumn leaves underfoot. Embrace the lifestyle and that’s how you, as we like to say, HIIT Your Mark