“Let them go, let them grow” is a phrase that hunting duo Lee & Tiffany Lakosky from the outdoor/hunting television show, The Crush with Lee & Tiffany, have learned to live by! It’s not easy to let a big whitetail walk away, but when you know he has the potential to grow into something that isn’t just big, but is a true awe inspiring monster buck…it takes the sting out a little when you sit back and watch him disappear back into the woods. Lee Lakosky says, “To get a GREAT buck you have to pass on a really GOOD buck. It’s not about the size of a buck’s rack, but rather the age of the deer when it comes to managing your herd.” The Lakosky’s philosophy for managing their land and farms has proven to be a winning one, but it has taken years of blood, sweat, and tears to get them to where they are today.
Both Lee & Tiffany started from humble beginnings in Columbia Heights, MN. They met as teenagers but didn’t realize their joint affinity for the outdoors, or for each other, until both were attending college. Tiffany had done a lot of fishing in Northern MN growing up, but had never been hunting before. Lee had been hunting in Minnesota for 7 consecutive years without laying eyes on a single buck, but he remained patient and it didn’t deter his love of hunting. Good things definitely come to those who wait! At the beginning of their relationship, Lee was working at an archery shop and Tiffany decided she wanted to get involved in the sport that Lee loved so much. As fate would have it, Tiffany is an absolute natural with a bow. With plenty of support from Lee, Tiffany took down her first buck, a MN six-point, and was hooked!
Lee & Tiffany share their private lives, their hunting hits & misses, and their hearts with the outdoor enthusiasts of the world. In return, the hunting industry as a whole and their ever growing fan base has shown them a lot of love. Tiffany says, “my favorite thing, is to see the next generation come to meet us at an outdoor show. Little boys & girls come through line with their families and these kids are SO excited about hunting…it’s just awesome to see them light up when they tell us about their first buck, turkey, or even a squirrel!! It means so much to me when women and little girls tell me that they never thought they could hunt, and then they see Lee and I on TV having so much fun out there and they think if she can do it, so can I!”
Through all of their success, The Lakosky’s have stayed true to themselves, and to each other. Lee often reflects on how far they’ve come…”I never in a million years thought that we would get the opportunity to do what we do for a living. It truly is a dream come true! There is not a day that goes by that I don’t count our blessings.” Either way The Crush with Lee and Tiffany might make you laugh, will certainly entertain you and will definitely make you wish along for the ride with this energetic young couple.