Born and raised in Texas, Blake fell in love with the outdoors at an early age. As a youngster he would spend summers in the backwoods of Alabama, sitting in a flat-bottomed boat with his grandpa, learning how to cast a line. In the winters you could find him with his dad back in Texas, enjoying those sunsets, and chasing the ever-elusive whitetail buck. Over the years, Blake’s outdoor obsession has led him all across the country. Some of his fondest memories came from fishing trips in the Florida Everglades and elk hunts high in the Rocky Mountains. With over 25 years of experience, Blake is excited to share his passion as writer on the Wide Open Spaces team.