Darrell Stiennen

My Path…

I started down this archery road later than most.  I was 25 and working a job in logistics when my buddies and I got the great idea to get after deer with bows.  I did not grow up hunting and my father had not either, we had hunted upland birds a few times but I would not say at any point we really got after it.  I started shooting a bow just like everyone else, with more questions than answers.  I have always jumped into my interest’s hungry and this one seemed to grab ahold of me stronger than most. I had become disheartened with some of the work that was done on my gear so decided to figure it out for myself.  Before long I was helping out in a local bow shop and was free falling down the rabbit hole.  Hunting turned into shooting 3D to get better at hunting which turned into shooting indoor to get better at 3D.  Before long I was traveling the country competing while shooting for Mathews Archery factory staff.  I do not travel to compete these days as Select Archery keeps me quite busy.  What began as a curiosity has become quite literally my life and livelihood.