Our Crew
Carl Drake
  • Hoyt Carbon Spyder
  • Beman ICS Hunter arrows
  • Hunter Safety System
  • NAP Killzone Maxx Broadhead
  • NAP Apache Carbon Arrow Rest
  • Truglo Archers Choice Range Rover site
  • Thermacell
  • Rocky Boots and Gear
  • Hunter Specialties Scent Away
  • Thompson Center Muzzleloader
  • Ameristep Stands
  • Tenzing Packback
  • Realtree Camo

Carl Drake - Indiana

My favorite hunt was when my son harvested his first turkey here in Indiana at the Big Oaks youth turkey hunt. The turkey came strutting in from behind us and walked 10 yards besides us right into out decoy set. My son Josh took the 15 yard shot with my TC muzzleloading shot gun. Waiting for the smoke to clear we finally saw feet and spurs reaching for the sky. He ended smoking a 25lb gobbler with 10 inch beard.

I live in the Indianapolis area where I have been a Firefighter for the City of Carmel Fire Dept for 23 years now. I am also a tactical medic for the Carmel SWAT team. I have also has a passion for the outdoors since I was a kid and shot my first squirrel with a 22 rifle. After my dad passed away when I was a senior in high school I taught myself how to turkey and deer hunt by watching hunting videos of guys in the industry like Eddie Salter and Greg Miller. Got my start in the industry by honing my skills as a competition turkey caller.  Placed 3 times in the top 5 at the Grand Nationals in the owl division. I continue to grow as hunter and a conservationist and promoting this great sport and passing it on down to younger generations. I have also created the Bid Oaks youth turkey hunt from idea and it has grown in to Indiana's state wide youth turkey hunt we have today.

I have found myself expanding my hunting adventures to predator hunting and to hunting game in exotic places. I have had the awesome opportunity to harvest several animals in Africa, New Zealand and Canada.
I love the traveling to new placed and hunting different game. I look forward to every chance I get to share my experience and sharing hunting tactics with people  at trade show or seminars I am doing in store events.

Working with great people who all share the same passion always make this industry a great place to work and hunt in. That is why I count it an honor to become a part of the Posse here at Archers Choice and look so forward to great time yet to come