Born to a hunting family, Steve Ecklund grew up in the remote parts of northern Ontario, Canada and the thrill of the hunt has been a lifelong obsession since a very early age. He is a nationally recognized archer as winner of the 1999 gold medal at the Canadian national 3D Archery championships.
Steve decided to focus on his hunting career at the pinnacle of his shooting talent. One of few Canadian Cabela’s ambassadors, he has earned an unparalleled reputation as a fair chase hunter. Although he is an archer at heart, he enjoys all hunting opportunities, including black power and riﬂe hunts.
This year, Steve has realized that not only is hunting his passion, but also a motivational life saver. Recently Steve was diagnosed with cancer, treated, and now in remission. Steve was well enough to travel to Alaska in seek of a Dall’s Sheep for Season 6 of The Edge. It was in Alaska that Ecklund “slapped cancer in the face and made some great friends along the way.”
Recently retired 5yr CFL veteran, 100th Grey Cup Champion, and Washington State Alumni, Joe Eppele has moved back to his hometown of Squamish, BC, to reconnect with his childhood pastimes of hunting, fishing, and foraging in the coastal mountain ranges surrounding Squamish. Utilizing the same intensity and focus that he used during his athletic career, Joe enjoys overcoming the physical and mental demands of the hunt with the ultimate goal of finishing every season with a full freezer. As a proud conservationist, Joe believes it is essential to pass these traditions on for generations to come.
Eric Gryba considers himself a jack-of-all-trades. It’s an apt description considering that the 6’4 29-year-old is not only a professional hockey player but also an avid hunter, angler and wannabe grillmaster. He approaches every aspect of his life off the ice with the same drive that fuels him on the ice. Eric’s philosophy of ‘never stop learning’ is self-evident as he pursues his passion for the outdoors while embracing a truly field to table lifestyle.
Never stop living. Never stop
learning. Never stop grilling!