Born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio, Shane began hunting at a very young age and hasn’t stopped since. He has been fortunate enough to hunt from Texas to Newfoundland and has harvested everything from squirrels to Moose.
Shane is no stranger to the woods, his favorite animal to hunt would have to be the whitetail deer. He has several Pope and Young bucks ranging from 130″ to his largest to date buck , a 180″ giant in 2009. In 1994, Shane went on his first turkey hunt and needless to say , He was hooked!!!
With a new found skill of sounding like a turkey, he tried his luck in his first turkey calling competition in 1999, where he won 1st place in the amateur division. It wasn’t until 2005 when he realized there was an opportunity of a career in the hunting industry through this sport. Shane competed at the National level for the first time in 2006. His accolades include a National Championship win in 2007 and 2011, he was the first ever National Head-to-Head champion of 2011, a World win in 2008 and he has been the Ohio State Champion for the past 8 years consecutively since 2006.
Shane gives a great deal of his time in Spring seasons to introduce young hunters into the sport of turkey hunting. He participates in many specialized hunts including St. Jude’s Kids Hunting for a Cure, NWTF’s Wheeling Sportmen and NWTF’s JAKES events to name a few. He has taken his passion and knowledge of turkey hunting and established what is known today as Hendershot Game Calls. There is nothing better than being in the woods sharing time with friends and family members and doing what you love to do and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon!!!!