Closing the Distance Staff
Chris Friday
Converse, Louisiana
Years Hunting: Started hunting squirrels in San Miguel Bottom in NW Louisiana with my Pappy when I was 8 yrs old. I shot my first deer when I was 10 yrs old with my Uncle Yank. Even though it was a doe, I remember the rush; buck fever doesn't always mean it has to be a buck!! At the age of 15, my buddy and I started bow hunting, and the fire still burns strong today.
Years On Staff: Been filming hunts for the last 20 years, but over that last 5 years, have been filming for a social media site I started with the help of a friend of mine, Wade Britt. The 2016 season will be my first with Closing The Distance. Both Wade and I have wanted to team up with a program that's entertaining while being informative; we found a perfect match, and are excited to see what the future holds.
Behind the Scenes: I've been married to my wife, Lisa, for 20 years; it was truly love at first sight. We've been blessed with 2 children; Sarah Beth is 14 and Drake (aka Buckshot) is 11. It's a blessing to have a family that enjoys the outdoor lifestyle, and I'm extremely blessed to have a wife that is both tolerant and supportive. We dedicate a lot of time and resources each and every year. In my experience for the most part, you get out of it what you put into it!!! Often times, when posting on our social media site, we end the post with #workhardplayharder. The Bible even refers to reaping and sowing, so we work hard before season, so we can play harder during season. Sometimes it's a grind, especially when targeting mature whitetails, but it's a labor of love. If we're not hunting, then we're fishing, and you'll find us somewhere on Toledo Bend every weekend and some during the week during the late winter, spring & summer. I work for Ashlar Medical in Business Development, so my schedule is often times flexible. Most importantly, I love the Lord, and have been blessed in so many ways. Serving the Lord, enjoying His creation and time spent with family are priorities in my life. I'm not sure what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.
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