Turkey Hunting – Kansas Thunderchicken Roadtrip a Great Success!

Turkey hunting in Kansas was a ton of fun and although I didn’t have internet access (except for my phone) to keep everyone up to speed I did my best to keep our Facebook page up to date.

Rocket Ryan and I just returned home from an 8 day run in Kansas where we joined JT Harden and Jason Irish with Hardcore Hunting TV on an Under Armour Turkey hunt with Blue River Whitetails and Dave Schotte. Rocket was the Under Armour Athlete hunting and I was behind the video camera. Rocket killed 2 great toms (but I will let him tell you that story in his blog) and we fought horrible weather with some crazy wind and rain.

Overall between JT Harden, Jason Irish, Preston Schotte (the outfitter’s son), and Rocket Ryan turkeys hit the ground. We had a great time and we at Outback Outdoors have made a new outfitting friend in Blue River Whitetails and the Schotte family!

Next we cruised east to Hiawatha and Kicking Bear’s Kicking beards 2. This even was a fund raiser for Ray Howell’s Kicking Bear camps, a non-profit organization that exposes troubled kids to hunting and fishing with a mentor. Through a text messaging campaign Kicking Beards brought various hunting TV hosts and industry professionals together with hunt winners to share and video a hunt together and shoot a fun pop-up 3D target course.

On this hunt we met Jarod Crider of Locked Horn Outfitters (who provided the hunts) and I was up to bat. I was fortunate enough to take a nice tom by ambushing him in a tree row as Rocket manned the camera. Jodi Smith who was the huntress that won the hunt from Florida was also able to take her first tom at the very last second with Mike Miller (aka. the Turkey Assassin) before having to catch her flight for home.

Kicking Beards was a lot of fun for all and we made some new friends and were able to hang out with some old ones. Overall I think we killed 26 or 27 longbeards and had a lot of laughs for a GREAT cause.

Enjoy the pics…

Hosts Pictured left to right in back are Tom King (Bighorn Outdoors), David Langston (Hunter Safety System), Ray Howell (Kicking Bear), Trevon Stoltzfus (Outback Outdoors and Hardcore Hunting TV), Casey and Chris Keefer (Back Country Quest TV), Heath Painter (Sportsman of North America), Frank Giacalone¬† (Hunting with the Judge), Mike “The Turkey Assassin” Miller (Hunting with the Judge), and Jimmy “Big Time” Miller (Jimmy Big Time) Front Row – Hunt Winners

Trev – Team Outback Outdoors

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