Fellow hunter and my friend, Shon Simpson (former editor for Eastman’s Hunting Journal), needs our help. I want to encourage everyone in the hunting community to give what you can!
Shon and I became good friends when I worked at Eastmans, We hunted and laughed together a bunch! He is a great guy and loving father and husband!
Shon is the proud father of two beautiful children, the most compassionate husband, loving brother, son and friend, and has proudly impacted countless others.
To so many, Shon is known as an avid archer, builder, fisherman, hunter, friend, and father. Shon has opened his heart and home to so many that love him and will continue to do so for the rest of his life.
Shon’s friends are hosting a benefit to help offset a portion of the financial burdens following Shon’s recent accident, allowing Shon and his wife Julie to focus on his recovery.
Shon’s recovery can be tracked at http://www.shonsimpson.com
Well I just got to Texas after almost two weeks of Turkey hunting in three states! First I took Pete Angle of Under Armour hunting in Montana to kill his Merriams on his quest for a single season grand slam. We got it done despite birds that didnt want to cooperate and Pete being very ill! I then drove my truck to Trev’s house and caught a flight out of Denver to go to Cleburne TX for a PBR. I flew out of Fort Worth at 7 AM Sunday, Met Trev at the Denver airport and we headed east to North Central Kansas to meet up with JT Harden and Jason Irish of Hardcore Hunting TV. JT, Jason and I were going to hunt at David Schotte’s Blue River Whitetails and Trev was to run Camera for me. We had tornado force winds for two days but did manage to get on some birds with Irish killing one and missing two and JT doubling one evening in 45 minutes! I finally managed to crawl to within range of a big Tom strutting for some hens and with JT running camera and calling killed a double bearded Rio. The very next morning we set up on a field where the birds were coming to after the roost and had a great show that ended up with me smoking a giant Eastern as he came to the call. I also killed a coyote while we were set up one morning as he was stalking the same birds we were and I dont like competition! We had a blast on this leg of the hunt, got to spend some time with JT and Irish and laid down some good footage for a future episode of Hardcore Hunting TV! We then took off and headed 70 miles East to Hiawatha KS to be a part of the Kicking Beards event for the Kicking Bear Charity, but you’ll have to read Trev’s blog for the rest of the story!!
Deer Hunting Videos are what we at Outback Outdoors love to watch and produce, during the rut Team OO went to Kansas and crawled up some trees to capture some great archery Whitetail hunting action. You will even notice a couple of surprises and bonus hunts thrown into the mix, like teaming up with our good buddy JT Harden of Hardcore Hunting TV (airs on the Pursuit Channel) and here is a preview of our upcoming Whitetail webisode that will be going live soon!
After the Archery Trade Show was over, Team OO was eating breakfast this morning when fellow Badlands Team members Anthony Dixon and Shawn (Launch) Monsen of FMP (Full Moon Production) wandered into the cafe and joined us. It was a ton of fun talking, catching up, and laughing about the different stories of our last season, this industry we love, and particularly the ATA show.
These guys are not only great guys but good friends and GREAT bowhunters! I love talking bowhunting with other passionate accomplished archery addicts! And here is a hint… don’t be suprised if in 2010 you see some cross promotion with Outback Outdoors and FMP, can you say … BOWCAST AT THE BIRD???
The Archery Trade Show in Columbus, OH wound down today and team Outback Outdoors’ had the chance to hang with the archery industry’s greatest entertainers and product manufacturers.
Last night at an informal meet and greet the Outback Outdoors team enjoyed exchanging stories with the likes of Pat Reeves and Nichole Jones (Driven TV), Ryan Klesko (former major league baseball player and owner of Hardcore Hunting TV), Michael Waddell (Bone Collectors and Realtree Roadtrips), and Lee and Tiffany Lakosky of The Crush TV Show.
Today we finalized a bunch of Outback Outdoors’ 2010 sponsors and made some exciting plans for the upcoming year… stay tuned!
Hunting video downloads are available here. Push the play button on the video player and once the video starts to play, push pause. The video will then take a few minutes to download. Once the video is about half way loaded on the Download status bar, push play again and you should be able to play the video all the way through depending on your internet connection.