Todd Berkenpas lives in northern Illinois and has been bow hunting since 1992. Todd has 3 kids that are very active in school and sports. His youngest son Ty has become an avid hunter and has been on previous MW episodes. His daughter Brooke has recently gotten into shooting and is excited to join in on the action. Todd works for a manufacturing company in Rockford, Illinois and has recently become a Muddy Direct sales associate.
Todd mostly hunts northern IL, however, you may catch him and the kids heading to Iowa (his home state) whenever they get the chance to go.
2013 should be an exciting season. Brooke will begin her hunting experience and Todd should have the opportunity to draw and Iowa gun tag. Ty will get his driver's license so keeping up with him will be a challenge! Whether chasing turkeys of going after whitetails, this should be a fun year.
In northern IL, they will be putting in some micro food plots to attract and hold the deer in a few strategic locations. Last season they had some sightings of decent bucks, so this summer will be spent finding them back with trail cameras in hopes of intercepting them this season. Getting Brooke a chance at her first deer will be a priority.
Rich Fry is the founder of Hunt ' n' Fry' m Productions. He has been hunting deer in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin for over 35 years, and has been filming with Todd for the last decade. Rich lives in northern IL with his wife Patricia, son Matthew, and daughter Jenna. The Fry children also love to hunt and will be regulars on the show. Rich does all his hunting on private land in northern IL which has gently rolling terrain. There are pockets of cover between crop fields and subdivisions to hunt. This habitat can hold some dandy bucks!
Wisconsin terrain is much different than IL. It has steep hills with big sections of hardwoods and plenty of ag fields. The team hunts this during gun season only
Both areas have good numbers of mature bucks, so join Rich and Todd as they chase some of the bucks this season.