Growing up in Michigan, Janis started hunting with his dad, at around 8 years old, just tagging along. First it was duck hunting, standing alongside his dad and doing the duck call. Then he’d sit with him deer hunting as well.
At 14, he was on a “youth hunt,” and he bagged his first buck when he least expected it. “There were these thousands and thousands of acres of public land that I hunted my whole life with my dad and never saw a deer,” Janis said. “We sat in this blind that’s been there forever, and I’m thinking I’m not going to see anything, and this 8-point comes walking by out of nowhere.” Jeff plays professional Football in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns.