Team Member: Hunter Langston
Hey y’all, my name is Hunter Langston and I’m from small town Powhatan, Virginia. As soon as I could walk, my dad put a gun and a fishing pole in my hand and began to teach me about the outdoors and how to appreciate the wild. When I was about three years old my dad started taking me along on hunts. It became more than a passion for me, hunting with my family became part of me. I killed my first deer when I was seven. I was hunting with my grandpa while my dad was pushing through the woods trying to get the deer on their feet. He pushed a great big doe right to me. I will never forget the excitement on both of our faces when I brought the deer back to the club to show him, and he hugged me. We were both so proud.
I remember every hunt I have ever been on with my dad, and not just deer hunts. He called in my very first gobbler on a beautiful spring morning, he taught me to duck hunt, and even on just simple squirrel hunts. I love every minute I have gotten to spend with my dad in the woods and I am thankful for him teaching me everything he knows. I wouldn’t be the man or the hunter I am today without him.
My dad bought me my first bow when I was twelve, and bow hunting became a whole new obsession and by far my favorite weapon. I would rather have my Mathews in my hand, no matter the game, than I would a gun.
I moved to the Blue Ridge area to attend Bridgewater College as a full-time student in pursuit of my business degree. Thankfully, my cousin and AAH team-member, Kyle, lives just up the road in Staunton and he showed me a lot of places to hunt in the area. After about a year hunting up here with Kyle, he introduced me to Ryan, who asked me to join the AAH team.
Being a full-time student admittedly limits my time in the woods, but I jump at every chance I get to get away from society for a while, sit up in a tree, and just watch the world go by. I love the peace and quiet of the outdoors. The calm is only bested by the rush of adrenaline I get when I get to watch a big buck make a scrape or chase a doe, or see a strutting gobbler gobble his head off. These little things might sound dumb to some people but that rush will always be one of my favorite feelings.
When I am not hunting, I enjoy being spending time with my girlfriend and my friends. She supports my hunting addiction and motivates me to get through my school work, I don’t know what I would do without her. My tip to every hunter, is find a partner that loves to hunt just as much as mine does and supports you through anything, because she is a keeper.