Meet The Team
Drew Blake is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where he achieved a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Environmental Technology & Management with a minor in Environmental Science. Drew currently oversees all aspects of Action Packer Outdoors and hopes to begin spreading the APO brand by attending outdoor expos and shows throughout the North Carolina.
Drew grew up hunting deer, turkey, and small game on family land with his father. While spending this time with his father, Drew was taught his knowledge and passion for the outdoors and conservation. From that time Drew knew inside that he would one day contribute to the environment and the hunting and fishing industry. Since then Drew and his father spend every opening morning of turkey season, together, waiting for that first gobble. Now Drew primarily focuses on duck hunting which he primarily hunts with his father and a few close friends on public lands in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Outside of hunting he enjoys freshwater and saltwater fishing. Outside of spending time hunting and fishing Drew enjoys gardening and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and sons, Colt and Jamison.
Drew's Outdoor Experience
Field Staff - SouthBound Calls
Pro & Outfitter Program - Sitka
Michael is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and currently resides in Lawndale NC. Michael has been married to his wife Courtney since 2014 and their first child arrive two short years later. Their son Colton enjoys any outdoor outing with his dad and takes a blue bill decoy with him everywhere he goes. Michael is from the historic town of Mount Airy, NC, and was raised hunting and fishing alongside his father and uncles. Michael’s father started him out in a corn field at the age of four dove hunting. This began Michael’s lifelong enjoyment and passion for the outdoors.
Michael pursues whitetail deer, waterfowl, dove and Eastern wild turkey. His pursuit of these species regularly takes him from his home is western North Carolina to the east coast of North Carolina. His main focus is targeting waterfowl during their winter migration. Michael has successfully hunted waterfowl in both the Carolina's and Arkansas while pursuing whitetail deer and Eastern wild turkey throughout the Carolina's.
Michael is a firm believer in giving back to nature and does his part by being a Life Sponsor of Ducks Unlimited, alongside his wife. He took this dedication one step further by serving four years as an Area Chairman for North Carolina Duck Unlimited before becoming a District Chairman in Western NC.
Michael's Outdoors Experience
ProStaff - Action Packer Outdoors
Ducks Unlimited District Chairman