My name is Kent Danjanovich, and my wife, Sherie and I live in the small town of Santa Clara in the southwest corner of southern Utah.
The great outdoors is important to all of us. Even for those that do not choose to hunt and fish, the opportunities that lay themselves out before each of us are truly a blessing. And for those that do choose to partake of the harvesting side of things, well, it is even more special and important.
I have been involved in the outdoors all of my life. The fond memories that my childhood captured with my dad and brothers in the field and on the water have truly molded my life, and now more than 50 years later, I am lucky to be part of the outdoor industry as co-owner of the Sportsman’s News, which as you know is the official monthly publication of Sportsman’s Warehouse.
Ten years ago, I was on assignment in Alaska at a fishing lodge. As fate would have it, I just happened to be paired up with Jon Leonard, the then president of the Utah Chapter of the NWTF, on a few adventures that week. By the end of the trip, a new chapter had been created for the southern part of Utah!
Now when it all began, I will have to admit I really didn’t know what I was in for. I had been a supporter of just about every outdoor conservation group in the state, and I am for the most part still to this date. But, it didn’t take me long to figure out the NWTF was the group I really wanted to work with. I found that this organization was truly at the top of the list for looking out for all of our hunting heritage and preservation of its resources.
Today, the efforts that our organization puts forth are even more important. With ever growing populations throughout the country, encroaching into critical wildlife habitat, those efforts that we make to continue the outdoor heritage we all love and embrace are critical not only for present day, but for generations to come.
I am not really a campaigner, but in this case, the cause is a worthy one and I would very much appreciate your support. With the great success out west in enhancement and preservation of wild turkeys and other wildlife species, a voice from the west will greatly benefit the cause, as this opportunity doesn’t present itself very often
Thanks for listening, and I hope to be representing you and all of the wonderful outdoors-men and -women throughout the country when this process is complete.