glennelliott

Glenn was introduced to airgun hunting at a very early age by his father growing up in Chattanooga TN. His dad gave him his first airgun, a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun,  in 1968 at the ripe age of 4. He was known to never leave his room or be seen throughout the neighborhood without his trusty Red Ryder. In 1972 at age 8 Glenn was upgraded by Dad to his first Crosman airgun, a Crosman 760 Pumpmaster.   After his father’s death in 1974 Glenn would spend many hours in the woods with his airgun as a way to connect with his Dad and re-live the hunts they experienced together the same way Glenn does to this day. In 1980 Glenn bought a Sheridan Silver Streak .20 pellet gun and the local golf course squirrel population would never be the same.

Airgun hunting was put aside in the late 80’s as college life took priority and Glenn focused on getting his Animal Science degree from The University of Tennessee. Out of college he took a job in Grand Rapids Michigan for 12 years were he fell in love with bowhunting whitetail and eventually turkey as the local turkey population started to explode.

Glenn was also a professional stand up jet ski racer in the 90’s and was ranked as high as number 7 nationally. It was on the jet ski racing circuit in 1997 where he met his wife to be, Daniela, and subsequently moved to California in 2000 so they could be together full time.

It was in California where Glenn took all of his bowhunting whitetail knowledge and applied that to bowhunting turkey while also filming every hunt he went on. After 12 years of bowhunting turkey Glenn was tired of wounding the occasional Gobbler and having to chase it down and knew that there must be a better way but shotgun hunting just didn’t seem like a challenge after going after them for so long with a stick and string. Glenn knew pellet guns were legal in California for turkey but was very skeptical and not sure it if would work. In 2010 Glenn saw the new Remington Nitro Piston .22 in Cabella’s and knew he had to have it and give it a try on turkeys. He ordered the gun 2 weeks before the spring season and had just enough time to get it broken in and sighted in for the opener. After taking that first gobbler in 2010 with his Nitro Piston and dropping it in its tracks Glenn was hooked and knew immediately he had found the holy grail of turkey hunting.

After 5 years of Pellet Gun Turkey Hunting, Glenn now  truly feels that hunting turkey with an airgun is not only the most challenging form of turkey hunting but also the most deadly.   Glenn often explains how airguns offer less chance of wounding a turkey when compared to both bow and shotgun hunting when done properly by taking only headshots within range. Waiting for a good close headshot makes airguns the most exciting form of turkey hunting and results in a clean miss or clean kill with less chance of wounding.

Glenn has hunted turkey exclusively with Pellet Guns since 2010 and his hunts can be seen on youtube under “Pellet Gun Turkey Hunting Television”. Glenn’s long term goal is to one day be the host of his own TV show focused exclusively on Airgun Hunting different species all over North America and showcasing the growing sport of Airgun Hunting.

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