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Jim Kinsey

Before I introduce myself, I would like to thank the entire Compton membership for allowing me to serve as the Archives Director for the last four years. I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed serving on our Compton Board. It is very hard to believe that my fouryear term is almost up. When I was asked if I would be interested in running again, it was a definite YES answer. The best part serving on your board for me is hands down the people you meet. I really enjoy meeting so many likeminded people that have so much in common with each other.

My name is Jim Kinsey and I live in Gregory Michigan. My wife Veronica and I have been happily married for almost 39 years. Veronica is a beloved and well- respected principal at a local Catholic elementary school. Veronica and I have two adult children. Our son Jimmy is an accomplished automotive engineer and an officer in the Navy. Our daughter Candice is a higher education administrator at the University of Michigan. Probably the best gift that Veronica and I have ever received aside from our own children, was the gift of our grandchildren. Our granddaughter Caylee is 6 years old, and our grandson Cooper is 3 years old. They are truly the light of our lives. I retired 5 years ago from a 30+ year career in the drinking water field. Retirement

did not last very long for me, and I took another job that is so much less stressful.

I absolutely love out-of-state bow hunts and this new job allows me so much more opportunities to do so. I have been a proud traditional bow hunter my entire life. Sometimes I have a hard time believing that I have been shooting traditional equipment over 55 years. I lost my lifelong hunting buddy and Father 10 years ago and I thank God daily for my father’s gift of his passion for the outdoors. I am making it my mission in life to pass on my passion for traditional bow hunting to whoever would like to share the same passion.

Because of my father Glenn’s gift, I have been very fortunate to have hunted all over the United States and Canada. I often think about all the miles traveled and the lifelong friends that I have made over my hunting career. I believe that you must give credit to where credit is due. I give my credit to my father who took time out of his busy schedule for his children, showing them the gift of the outdoors.

Throughout my hunting career, I have belonged to several state and national bowhunting organizations and continue to do so. I am currently a measurer for the Pope and Young Club, Boone and Crockett Club as well as your current Compton Archives director. I truly have a passion for measuring the North American big game species of animals, not for the inches of antlers, but for the people you meet and the stories that they tell. I am a firm believer in collecting data for the protection and promotion of traditional bowhunting.

I have made many life-long friends just from measuring animals to be entered into the books. I look forward to the next story to be told and strongly believe that it should be told.

If the membership allows me the honor to serve another 4 years as a board member, I am more than happy to serve the membership in any positive capacity that I can. I look forward to wearing out more pairs of boots traveling many miles to promote Traditional Bowhunting and the many campfires yet to be shared. I thank you for the consideration to once again serve our awesome Compton Traditional Bowhunters organization. Enjoy every moment of the journey.

Jim Kinsey

Jim Kinsey
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