Turkey hunting is one of the closest connections we can have between nature and our food.
Jesse St Andre is a Maine native and a true New Englander. From growing up hunting the North Country to his current stomping grounds turkey hunting in Connecticut, Jess brings us along on his journey of removing store-bought meat from his family’s diet. Wild turkey is among those varieties of table fare for him and his family.
Jesse explores his unique love for the Eastern wild turkey in particular. The idea of engaging a single animal in a sequence of calling right to the dinner table is one that cannot be easily summarized. It is one of the most human experiences we can have in our modern world.
“In order to get the full experience of your connection with nature and that food source, it just doesnt get any tighter than with a wild turkey . . . ”
Jesse is part of the Northwoods Collective (parent company to Morning Thunder). He serves as the R3 advisor as well as brand manager of the Urban Deer Complex. You can find Jesse all over the country hunting all sorts of new meat for his freezer. He is also a passionate trapper and gatherer, further evidence of his pure love for all things wild.
A.J. DeRosa is an American filmmaker and the Founder and Creative Director of Northwoods Collective. While he is most widely known for the award-winning Project Upland series, he made his first mark in the hunting industry as the critically-acclaimed author of the cult classic The Urban Deer Complex and, more recently, The Urban Deer Complex 2.0. A.J. expanded his work toward the larger mission of recruiting and welcoming millennial hunters by conducting and applying cutting-edge market research across the Northwoods Collective brands. Now a passionate bird hunter, you can find A.J. following Grim, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, through the uplands with his wife, Sabrina, and oldest son, Marty McFly.