Get to know your West-Central Indiana Recreational & Farm Land Professional, Patrick McFadden
“I grew up on a livestock and grain farm in rural northern Tippecanoe County, Indiana. I still reside in Tippecanoe County with my wife Elaine. We have two grown children, TJ, 24 and Sylvia, 22. When I am not at work, I love to trap “critters” and hunt small game, upland birds, whitetails, and especially wild turkey. When I am not hunting, I love to chase smallmouth bass and walleye on the Tippecanoe River or just spend time in my jet boat.”
Continue below to read Pat’s story on hunting with his friend, Jamie.
I have had many great experiences in my 40-year hunting career with my family and friends and I cherish each one. One weekend this year was exceptionally special! I invited my great friends, Ryan and Jamie, down from Michigan to deer hunt in early November. They have been to my properties before but Jamie was never comfortable hunting by herself. Being new to the sport of bow hunting, she was not confident enough in her ability to make the right decisions at the right time. Last year I hunted with her in double lock-on stand setups and we just could not “seal-the-deal” on an Indiana buck. Fast forward to this year, I convinced her that she should hunt alone, she did and she loved it! As the hunt progressed through the weekend, she was seeing many deer and I could tell she was gaining confidence in herself. The last morning of the last day, she connected on her first bow buck! I was so proud of her and to be honest there was a tear in my eye when Ryan and I walked up to share the moment. After the hugs and high fives were over, we relived the moment through her words. It was so awesome to hear the excitement in her voice and I will never forget that day! I would encourage everyone to share your hunting knowledge with new hunters and take them hunting! It definitely brings joy to this seasoned hunter!
If you, or someone you know, are looking to buy or sell land in West-Central Indiana, contact Pat McFadden by phone at (765) 490-0385 or by email at Patrick.McFadden@basecampcountry.com