Having spent my entire life in the Appalachian Mountains, I have always had a connection with the outdoors. Over the years, my love for hunting, conservation, and exploration has grown tremendously, and it has become my passion. The terrain here in Appalachia is not as forgiving as other regions. The mountains are steep, the forests are thick, and many places are not easily accessible. That is why hunting here requires months and months of preparation and hard work to harvest a trophy buck. Nonetheless, I have grown to love where I’m from and couldn’t imagine calling any other place my home. My name is Troy Burgess, and I am an Appalachian Range Hunter.