About Us

Rocky Ridge Outdoors

We are an energetic group, dedicated to marketing and the care of the businesses involved in our adventure. Our team is composed of typical Canadian families who use our outdoor heritage to teach ethics and values to our family and friends. Rocky Ridge Outdoors hosts are everyday families that live and love everything the outdoors has to offer!

Rocky Ridge Outdoors Cast

Burke Schmid

With two growing teenage boys who love their meat, it is a part of life for the whole family to get involved in hunting season. From the field to table, they do it all themselves. Now that both boys are of legal hunting age, it is a real family effort to fill the deep freeze. Nothing is more satisfying than to have the family come together for something they all enjoy and get to reap the rewards at the dinner table throughout the year.

Burke has been hunting for more than 30 years and it is more than something to do, but a real passion. Now that the family all hunts together, he gets as much or more enjoyment just to be there with the family hunting and spreading the knowledge. As the boys are getting older and more independent, nothing is more rewarding than to watch your kids succeed in something that you love to do so much yourself.

Joel Schmid

Joel’s real passion is archery; not just archery hunting but competition archery. When hunting season rolls around he is fine tuned and ready to kill as he shoots all year round. At the age of 16, Joel has been very successful in his hunting career and wants to push the archery season to his limits. He has been successful in harvesting two elk and a black bear with his bow at the ripe age of 16. The rifle is no stranger in Joel’s hand either, so when the archery season ends he is a true marksman for his age and has had great success with the rifle.

Cal Schmid

Cal will come along and hunt when he can, but if he has his choice he will be shooting the puck at the hockey rink or throwing the ball around in the ball diamond. He is the athlete and loves his sports, but still enjoys hunting. This past year was his first legal year to hunt and he sure contributed. Cal put his time in to harvest a nice whitetail buck opening day, and then a couple of weeks later partnering with his mother and shot a fine Mule Deer buck.

John Van Langen

John’s happy place is the Great Outdoors. He has spent time hunting, fishing and in the outdoors since a very young age. John has an intense passion for the woods. He has been hunting for 35 years and has harvested some very impressive trophies, while making incredible memories. He was fortunate enough to have lived in the Yukon for almost 10 years, and was able to harvest many impressive Dall Sheep, Moose, Caribou, Grizzly and also a Mountain Goat.

He now focuses on his kids’ hunting and continues to pursue his dreams with them. His kids have been incredibly blessed with a Dad who truly embraces life and finds complete joy and inner peace in the outdoors. He has passed that on to both Taylor and Ben. It’s impressive to see the work, time, effort, respect, and patience that John, Taylor, and Ben put in. John is mentoring and building the future of their hunting heritage.

Taylor Van Langen

Taylor’s entire world is the outdoors. John has been taking Taylor out since she was a baby, and Taylor has a tremendous passion for hunting, fishing, hiking, and all outdoor activities. She has been fortunate to harvest a few animals in her short time hunting. Taylor has a dream of making a name in the hunting world for more females, She believes that hunting is about making memories with family and friends that will last a lifetime. John is Taylor’s biggest supporter and mentor. Taylor dreams of following in her dad’s footsteps, hunting the world, and experiencing all that life has to offer.

Ben Van Langen

Ben has been interested in the outdoors and hunting since he was a little boy. His favorite toys were trucks, animals, and hunting figurine sets from hunting stores. One of Ben’s favorite memories was spending 5 days in a wall tent hunting moose with his Grandpa, Uncle, and Dad at the age of 6. When Ben was old enough to hunt himself, he started hunts with his Dad and Sister and the competition was on! Ben is in Grade 10 this year and plays competitive hockey. Hockey is his first love, with hunting and being outdoors coming a close second. He shot his first Elk in December of 2019 and is now a self-proclaimed “Hunting Addict!”

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About Us

Rocky Ridge Outdoors

We are an energetic group, dedicated to marketing and the care of the businesses involved in our adventure. Our team is composed of typical Canadian families who use our outdoor heritage to teach ethics and values to our family and friends. Rocky Ridge Outdoors hosts are everyday families that live and love everything the outdoors has to offer!

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