Jana Waller

I grew up hunting the pheasant fields and fishing the plentiful lakes of Wisconsin with my father. I picked up a bow during my Senior year in college and for the past 18 years, I’ve been pursuing my passion for bowhunting. I hold a special place in my heart for Midwest whitetails, but I’ve also bow hunted elk, antelope, mule deer, bear, turkey, African eland, hartebeest, blesbok and ostrich. From elk and deer to all types of upland birds and waterfowl, I also enjoy rifle and shotgun hunting. I also picked up bowfishing last year and look forward to catching fish on stick and string across the country. Fishing comes in at a close second when it comes to my passions. From float plane trips into the Canadian bush in search of monster pike and walleye, to fly fishing under Montana’s Big Sky, I never pass down an opportunity to wet a line. Top water bass fishing is another favorite of mine and this past year I had the amazing opportunity of tiger fishing on the Crocodile River in Africa.

When I’m not in the woods or on the water, I’m designing skulls for art galleries and retail stores across the country. In 2007 I launched my website www.paintedskulls.com where you can see various designs from painted and beaded to pheasant feathered skulls. From antelope to zebra and every skull in between, I love bringing the outdoors into my artwork. I also do custom designs for clients and it’s so fun to hear the exciting story behind every hunt or adventure.

I’m currently hosting my own hunting and fishing show called SKULL BOUND which features a strong conservation message on every episode. From bowhunting Africa to fly fishing under the Big Sky, our show is aimed at encouraging viewers to partake in our country’s heritage of hunting, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. Conservation is
another one of my passions and I’m currently a member of Safari Club International, Pheasants Forever, National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Horns N Heritage, Sportsman For Wildlife, and Deer Quality Management Association. I often donate skulls for their annual fund raisers and banquets which gives me the opportunity to see the money raised go right back into conservation. It’s my goal that our show SKULL BOUND portray the undeniable fact that hunters are true animal lovers, stewards of the land and passionate about protecting and conserving our country’s wildlife and habitat.

I’ve been free lance writing for hunting websites and magazines since 2006 and my articles have appeared in Bowhunter Magazine, Predator Xtreme and a variety of other outdoor blogs. I’m a contributing writer for Womenhunters.com as well as Bowhunting.Net. I also Prostaff and am sponsored by Prois Hunting Apparel, Commando Hunting Products, HCO, Green Energy Solutions, Strut&Rut Energy Drinks, HuntingGPSmaps, AMS Bowfishing, Trophy Takers, Nosler, and Wiley X Eyewear.