About Us

Hi! We're Rick and Jenny Wheatley. We met at a horse stable in Anaheim, California, in 2009 and realized that we had the same passion for the outdoors and fell madly in love among the horses. Naturally, Rick bought me my first shotgun– as any loving man would do– and the rest, as they say, is history. We now reside in Omaha, Nebraska, where we continue to hunt, fish, forage and cook.

For collaborations and media inquiries, please contact us at rickandjen[at]foodforhunters.com. We are regular contributors to Game & Fish, Bowhunter, North American Whitetail, In-Fisherman and Petersen's Hunting magazines online. We've also done work with Weston Supply, Le Creuset, Traeger, MeatEater, and Walleye Direct. 

If you're in need of recipes, photos or other outdoor-related content, we'd would love the chance to work with you.


About Rick
To begin, my father was from Nebraska.  He came out to California during World War II as a soldier with the U.S. Army.  Once here, he met my mom, she being a native Californian who had never even left the state.  Long story short, they fell in love, married, and started raising a family here in the Golden State. I was born the 4th of 5 kids, and we grew up just 5 miles away from Disneyland. And so we'd go back to Nebraska every other year or so for family vacations. 

I really looked forward to these trips. Even as a child, I felt more at ease in the country than in the city. I yearned to go back to Nebraska any chance I could. There, I could fish, shoot, and just run around anytime I felt like it. I love the open spaces, the wildlife, and just the peace and quiet that the country can bring. As an adult, I returned to Nebraska every year on my own to hunt and/or fish with my cousins, with whom I feel closer than just being cousins. In 2013, Jenny and I made the big move. Living in Nebraska has really allowed us to expand Food for Hunters.

We started this blog to share with you our love of hunting, fishing, cooking and dining on the bounty that our wild lands provide. We love hearing from our readers-- it brings a smile to my face knowing that we are doing something that people can relate to and that we have a common bond, an understanding of what hunting and fishing brings.

I hope that you keep coming back to our blog and become an active part of it. We welcome you and do appreciate your visits. Like family, you are always welcome to stop by, chat and share recipes and anything else that you may like to. Help us take care of our wild places, and let these beautiful animals that we chase keep us connected to our roots as hunters and providers to those we love.   

About Jen
I did not grow up around hunting. Until I met Rick, I had no idea that it was something that people still practiced. But I do enjoy cooking, and I am a writer and photographer by trade. Though hunting wasn't a part of my formative years, I've always had a connection with the outdoors.

Outdoor highlights of my life so far: 

At 16, I made it to the top of Mount Whitney with my Venture Scouting crew. A couple years later, I traveled to Alaska to kayak 62 miles in the Kenai Fjords with the Girl Scouts through an Outward Bound program. I've earned my Silver and Ranger awards through Venturing.  

I took up horseback riding at 19 and fell in love with it; I can't talk about myself and not mention horses.

I met Rick shortly after my freshman year in college, and as fate would have it, I was catapulted into the world of hunting and wild game cooking. In November 2011, I traveled to Nebraska with Rick and shot my first deer.

I graduated from UCLA with a degree in American Literature and Culture in 2012. In January 2013, I moved to Nebraska to accept the position of regional editor at Nebraskaland Magazine. Today, I continue to edit, write and photograph with Nebraskaland as associate editor. To view my portfolio, visit: https://www.jennwheatley.com/