Like many of you, I was born to hunt.

I grew up in a small town in northern Nevada. Being the only boy with six sisters, I quickly became my Dad’s lifelong hunting partner. My earliest childhood memories revolve around chasing big bucks in the rugged mountains, calling in screaming bulls, and begging my father to take me to the archery range when he got home from work. As I grew, so did my love for hunting.  

Flash forward a couple decades.

In August of 2019, I was back in my old stomping grounds in northern Nevada chasing big velvet bucks. On the last morning of the season, I spotted the buck I was after-- a big, tall four-point. As the buck bedded down, I dropped my pack, took off my boots and slipped on a pair of wool socks. To make a long story short, by the time I got into shooting range, my feet were bruised and aching. I took one ill-advised step and to my dismay, the buck busted. After six long hours of stalking, all I had to show for my efforts were a dirty pair of wool socks, two sore feet, and a burning memory of the four-point bounding out of sight.

As time went on, I continued to replay my stalk over and over again in my head. My ill-advised step, that ultimately blew my stalk, was a result of my tired and aching feet. I knew that there had to be a more effective and comfortable way for stalking other than my $9 pair of old wool socks. I began to research different types of stalking shoes; everything from stalkers you slipped over your boot to leather moccasins. After long hours of research, I was not satisfied with any of the current products that were on the market; they were either too expensive or lacked the features that I wanted.

Realizing that there was not a product on the market that had everything I was looking for in a pair of stalkers and knowing that I could not be the only one facing this dilemma, I decided to take the road less traveled and make the stalkers myself. I spent the next 9 months designing, prototyping, and manufacturing hunting stalkers. Thus, Silent Pursuit was born.


Feel free to contact me at cody@silent-pursuit.com. I would love to answer any questions you may have or hear about your recent hunting stories.

Cody Nielsen