Lance Homman - Abilene, KS
Lance Homman was born and raised in north central Kansas where he continues to live with his wife and two children. A graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology, Lance spent his academic years studying the behavioral development of great horned owls and other raptorial species as a way of developing and implementing foster parenting programs for other endangered species. Some of the work he took part in and the information learned has been used in restoring the California condor, peregrine falcons and establishing a breeding population of golden eagles in western Kansas. Lance was first introduced to coyote hunting by his father and grandfather using greyhounds at the age of three. In the more than three decades that followed, Lance progressed from chasing coyotes in trucks to pursuing them on horseback, on foot, trapping, snaring and, finally, to his one true hunting passion - calling all predators. Having had his first story published in February, 1995, Lance is now a Field Editor for F+W Publications Trapper & Predator Caller magazine, appears regularly in Predator Hunting magazine, and has contributed to Predator Extreme, Fur-Fish-Game, Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine, and Taxidermy Today. During the winter months, Lance spends all his free time calling coyotes and bobcats in central Kansas, assists in planning the Kansas Predator Challenge each January and February, and spends the remainder of the year writing, doing taxidermy, and crafting custom predator calls.