Meet the Team
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Our goal is to make you a better hunter! From advanced tactics to hunt mature WHITETAILS to the beginner just starting out or just anyone that enjoys hunting!

 

We are just normal working class guys that love our families, believe is Jesus and will bleed for the USA!

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Ben Rising

Ben has lived in Ohio his whole life. He grew up in a rural country setting where he learned to trap, hunt and fish at a very early age from his father and family friends. Ben was taught early on by working on local farms , sawmillls and helping his dad and grandfather that hard work was how you achieved goals and that laziness in anything wasn’t good! If your going to do something do it right !!! Ben has molded this attitude into his pursuit of Whitetail deer and anything else that his tags are good for. Ben started logging at the age of 16 and started his own logging business at the age of 20 . He married his childhood sweetheart Melody in 1998 and they have 4 boys and a girl. Ben started filming in 2002 for Drury Outdoors and continued till 2013. He has since started Whitetail Edge and has appeared on Bone Collector also . 

Ben and Melody started Wicked Ridge Outfitters in 2012 in Ohio and continue to own and manage this brand name whitetail destination for fair chase hunts. Ben’s passion is this Whitetail Edge show! He truly wants to help others learn how to Pursue and successfully harvest the deer your after. Ben has written many articles on mature deer and has harvested many upper end deer including 2 bucks over 200″ and 9 from 173-194 with his bow . Ben and family attend NewPointe Community Church in Millersburg, Ohio and love camping and baseball . 

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Kyle Kinsey

Kyle kinsey have have 2 beautiful boys jaxon and acen and my beautiful wife Amy .I grew up on an active crop and beef farm as a kid in central Ohio we still currently live on the farm. I lost my father at the age of 5 so my grand father is the one to introduce me to hunting and trapping. It was just small game hunting never did deer hunt with my grandfather then a great family friend Rick weather wax stepped into my life and introduced me to archery and deer hunting that’s where my passion came from when it comes to whitetails. He taught me everything he knew about killing deer how they moved where to hunt and stand placements my step father also taught me a lot about the out doors when it came to hunting small game trapping and fishing as well And then eventually I got him into bow hunting and returned the favor. years went by got older did the college thing and didn’t hunt for a few years and then finally moved back home and I was right back into it and eventually Ben and I made a connection and he introduced me to filming I had always watched and dreamed about maybe one day I could be in the out door industry in some form well thanks to Ben I am He took the whitetail knowledge I had learned over the years and just fine tuned it and now it’s just second nature wihen trying to get on a mature buck!!

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Kenny Bevans

I've been chasing whitetails since I was 12. Cutting my teeth on public land with my family in southern Indiana and then our family farm in southeastern Indiana. In 2008, I started filming Ben Rising with Drury Outdoors which led me into being a full team member with them. Ben left to start Whitetail Edge and I followed him a few years later. My passion, along with chasing whitetails, is capturing time lapses and anything with nature on film.

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Cody Griffin

I was born and raised in Southeastern Ohio and formed a passion for the outdoors at an early age. Whether it was working on the farm, hunting, or fishing I just wanted to be in the outdoors. I was fortunate enough to harvest my first whitetail when I was twelve years old, which was 135” ten point, and from that moment on I was addicted to whitetail hunting. My love for bow hunting started when I bought my first compound at the age of 16. Since then, I have been very blessed to have harvested some great whitetails, my biggest being in 2015 scoring 189 4/8”. I am truly obsessed with chasing and harvesting mature whitetails, but in the off season I enjoy turkey hunting, musky fishing, farming, woodworking, and spending quality time with my wife Emily and our three daughters Addysen, Kaydance, and Kenslee.

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Holden Holland

I was born and raised in Southeast Ohio and grew up in the woods my whole life after my father introduced me to the sport. I developed a love for the outdoors at a young age and became addicted to bow hunting after I killed my first buck at age seven. Even though my passion is hunting mature whitetail, I also enjoy turkey hunting, musky fishing, and coyote hunting in the off season. In 2012 I married my wife Kaelee Griffin. The Good Lord has blessed us with a son, Landyn, and daughter, Lynnlee, and we are currently expecting our third child, another boy, due to arrive in May. We currently live in Lower Salem, Ohio on our farm and run beef cattle.

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Dylon Gandee

I’ve been hunting since I was 8 years old along side my brother and father. I grew up watching big buck killers on tv and vcr tapes and knew it was something I wanted to pursue as I got older. I fell in love with bow hunting and when I started to video hunts it became a whole other obsession. Documenting my hunts became second nature and I fell in love with taking a video camera to the woods. I met Ben rising in 2013 and worked for him at his outfitting business Wicked ridge outfitters and Ben and family treated me like I was part of their family. I left the outfitting business and started a family and returned to what I am passionate about along side the rest of the whitetail edge team. I give all my glory to my lord and savior Jesus Christ.

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Chad Spangler

I started hunting Whitetail’s at the age of 10. I shot my first buck with a gun when I was 13 and I thought I was hooked. That same year I started shooting a bow and at the age of 16 I had my fist encounter with a Pope and Young buck. Needless to say my adrenaline was so high I couldn’t get my bow pulled back for a shot. After that moment I have been absolutely Whitetail crazy. I have taken numerous Pope and Young bucks over the years and managed to take a 207” in 2017. I have now moved to Iowa to fill my final dreams of Whitetail Hunting. I’m so excited to share all of my future hunts on Whitetail Edge!

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Tim Thacker

Born and raised a Kentucky boy but have ended up settling down in Ohio. I have 3 amazing kids and a wife I wouldnt trade for the world. I have been bowhunting since I was 10 years old and am driven by my desire to harvest targeted mature whitetails. I have been blessed to have been able to harvest several trophy whitetails and can't wait for the next one and the next one and the next one...............

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Dewaine Jones

Dewaine and Jessica Jones are from Elk Garden Wv a small town in the hills of West Virginia. They have 2 sons Sammy and Hunter. They love God and love spending time together in the outdoors. Dewaine starting hunting at a very young age and he introduced Jessica to hunting when they started dating and they love doing it together!

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Torry Miller

Born into a non-hunting family in southeastern Indiana, I began chasing whitetails over 20 years ago. My

first bow hunt from a climber, three does walked right underneath me and I was hooked for life. Since then, I’ve read every magazine article, studied every film and watched every show I could find on hunting whitetail deer. Even though I enjoy chasing turkeys in the spring woods, nothing works my heart into a frenzy like hunting a mature buck with a bow.

I grew up on the family row crop farm, that I still run today. My family also owns two farm equipment dealerships I manage, and I am a Certified Land Broker for Mossy Oak Properties Indiana Land & Lifestyle. My wife Genna and I raise our adult son, and two toddlers for love of God, country, and the

outdoors. While many nice bucks hanging on my wall, my favorite hunt occurred just this past spring. I was able to take my 5-year-old daughter on her first hunt. No turkeys, but many smiles and memories were made.

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Shane Hamer

I started hunting deer, turkey, small game at a young age. I also have a passion for fishing and trapping as well. I've started a career as a Union Boilermaker in 2007, which has allowed me to pursue many outdoor adventures.

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Paul Jansen

I am Paul Jansen and love hunting whitetail deer. I have been married for 19 years to wife Carie and have 2 boys Gage and Bryer that love hunting and fishing ATVs and anything outdoors. I have been hunting for 25 plus years. Deer and turkey are my passion.

 

If I could hunt deer 24 -7-365 I would, I love the challenge and you never know what will walk out of the woods. I self film a lot if not all my hunts along with the boys hunt also. I just love being outdoors. Deer and turkey are on my mind all the time.