MISSION

Our mission is to help hunters hunt smarter and remember the past.

We make keeping a hunting journal very easy for all hunters at any skill level. Our journal platform allows hunters to keep a personal comprehensive log of all useful information in real time or post hunt. TrophyTracks will keep track of the date and time, the locations hunted, and current weather conditions automatically. The only thing a hunter will need to keep track of is animals observed, harvests, adding field notes, or uploading relevant pictures. 

Over time, by keeping a good journal in the field and integrating it with trail cam pictures, you can begin to see patterns and trends in animal activity. Hunters can use this data to analyze and predict the best days, times and locations to hunt in order to be in the right spot at the right time. 

The ability to remember and recall events in the past is something we all cherish and want to pass down through generations. The trouble of course is remembering it. With TrophyTracks, hunters can keep unlimited journal entries - from scouting logs to hunt logs and everything in between. As a hunter, you choose the level of detail you want to include in your journal entries. You can look back in time through all previous journal entries to find keywords, dig deeper into each location you’ve hunted over the years, easily find pictures, and reminisce about the past. 

When it comes to hunting, chance prefers the prepared man. Preparation and a dose of luck are the key ingredients to success, but one thing is certain - by blending an understanding of deer behavior, interpreting the wind, and learning the lay of the land, a great game plan can be formulated. Use Trophytracks to maximize your chances of success in order to bag that “trophy” of a lifetime.

THE TEAM

Dan Hansel | Founder & CEO
Akhil John | Co-Founder and CTO
Phil Manning | Data Analytics
Alan Van Art | Software Development
Alan Aumiller | Software Development & UI/UX
Nicholas Roberto | Design and Digital Marketing

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Dan is from Central Pennsylvania and has been an avid hunter and outdoorsman since a very young age. He said his dad would always tell him to, “write down some details on an index card” when he got back from the woods in order to keep track of your scouting adventures or hunts. Over time this became difficult to do and oftentimes forgotten. He thought to himself, there has to be a more efficient way to keep track of all this.

In 2017, Dan set out to create an “electronic” journal - since we all carry phones with us nowadays and have access to many devices, why not create an app that allows hunters to keep a good journal very easy? He took this idea to the Happy Valley Launchbox at Penn State University and began producing an app called TrophyTracks. 

Dan has over ten years experience in the Information Technology field. Creating an app is something he’s never done, but he understood how to build it, why to build it, and how important the data could be to hunters. Over the past few years, Dan and his team created a mobile application that can be used by any hunter, anywhere. 

The future is bright, there is nothing quite like this app on the markets, and users began flocking to the app as soon as it hit the app stores. Dan and his team will continue to add features, solve problems, be there to create awareness, and build what hunters want and need.

By combining Dan’s love for hunting and the outdoors to his professional background in technology, he found his true passion and obsession. Helping hunters hunt smarter, remembering the past, being in the right spot at the right time, and passing down stories and memories through the generations is the ultimate goal.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Dan is from Central Pennsylvania and has been an avid hunter and outdoorsman since a very young age. He said his dad would always tell him to, “write down some details on an index card” when he got back from the woods in order to keep track of your scouting adventures or hunts. Over time this became difficult to do and oftentimes forgotten. He thought to himself, there has to be a more efficient way to keep track of all this.

In 2017, Dan set out to create an “electronic” journal - since we all carry phones with us nowadays and have access to many devices, why not create an app that allows hunters to keep a good journal very easy? He took this idea to the Happy Valley Launchbox at Penn State University and began producing an app called TrophyTracks. 

Dan has over ten years experience in the Information Technology field. Creating an app is something he’s never done, but he understood how to build it, why to build it, and how important the data could be to hunters. Over the past few years, Dan and his team created a mobile application that can be used by any hunter, anywhere. 

The future is bright, there is nothing quite like this app on the markets, and users began flocking to the app as soon as it hit the app stores. Dan and his team will continue to add features, solve problems, be there to create awareness, and build what hunters want and need.

By combining Dan’s love for hunting and the outdoors to his professional background in technology, he found his true passion and obsession. Helping hunters hunt smarter, remembering the past, being in the right spot at the right time, and passing down stories and memories through the generations is the ultimate goal.