Eric Hrudka


Eric is from a small town in Valders, Wisconsin. This is where he started his hunting passion. His dad Allen, who is in the conservation Hall of Fame and one of the founders of Wisconsin Deer Hunters Association, got Eric into hunting and land conservation. You could say it’s in his blood! Eric has hunted all his life, from squirrel hunting to Black Bear hunting and everything in between.


He has been with his wife Kristin since 1995 and have two children, Grace and Cole, who frequently join him on his outdoor adventures. Currently, Eric is an operator engineer with Vinton Construction, where he has been employed since 1997. When Eric is working 65+ hours a week during the summer, he is thinking about hunting and taking his family members and kids hunting. Showing them land conservation is what it's all about.


When November rolls around, it's all hunting every day for Eric. His passion is whitetails and he has taken several Pope and Young bucks. Eric brings in some of the highest filming experience in the OTS Outdoors team, having been on national TV for two years hunting and filming. He knows the hard work and dedication that is needed to succeed, so much so that he also runs his own outdoor production business, Wild Ways Outdoors.


Eric is a serious hunter. Whether it is whitetails, turkeys, elk, or bear his enthusiasm, dedication, humor, and respect for nature shows through in each one of his hunts. "I am very excited to work with Over the Shoulder Outdoors and look forward to sharing it with everyone!"