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The 5 Most Popular Hunting Shows of All Time

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Hunting shows have come a long way over the years.

We all love watching some of the greats go out there and do it big. Whether we’re watching Steven Rinella trekking across Alaska or Brian Quaca exterminating feral hogs in Texas, it’s fun to visualize what a big-time hunt would look like.

While there a number of shows that have had long runs, there are some that’ve especially resonated with American viewers. These shows typically either travel all over the world, or stick to one general area. However, they all have their own, unique appeal.

How would you rank these shows?

5. Winchester & Drury’s Natural Born

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Drury Outdoors

The Drury Outdoors team joined forces with Winchester years ago to form a show that merged a “natural-born passion” for hunting with the American tradition carried by Winchester. The show developed an audience impressive in both size and loyalty, and it’s still a household name in hunting entertainment. In this show, you’ll see big-time turkey hunts in Wisconsin and Texas, as well as heart-stopping deer hunts in the plains of Iowa. These guys travel all over to bring you the best hunts!

4. Archer’s Choice With Ralph & Vicki

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ArchersChoiceMedia.com

There are many who firmly believe archery is the only way to approach deer hunting. And, those people have more than likely heard of Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo. This show brings fair-chase hunting to a new level, focusing on the different challenges of bowhunting without the help of high fences. These two actually got their start in the industry with an archery store, coincidentally called Archer’s Choice Pro Shop in Berwyn, Illinois. While they were right in the middle of Midwest deer country, they also outfitted for elk and black bear.

3. Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector

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BoneCollector.com

Over the years, Waddell has steadily become one of the most popular deer hunters in the industry. His laid-back, humorous personality is one that keeps viewers coming back. With co-hosts Nick Mundt and Travis “T-Bone” Turner by his side, Waddell tries to tackle every method of hunting, using rifles, shotguns, bows and muzzleloaders.

When the show premiered in 2009, its premise was to reinvent outdoor television. Looking back, it’s safe to say it did just that and then some.

2. MeatEater

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There are few people in the hunting industries as easy to watch as Steven Rinella. Not only is this guy a great hunter, but he’s a world-class cook. After each of his harvests, he always shares another cooking tip about how to get the most out of the meat. Similarly, he dedicates full episodes to cooking segments, where he’ll give an entire rundown on how to turn your harvest into five-star table fare.

Where Rinella really stands out, however, is in his wisdom. No matter how successful he is with each episode, he seemingly always finds away to make it worth the viewer’s time. You’ll never leave an episode feeling shortchanged, yet it shows the reality of hunting. If every episode was basically part of a highlight reel, you wouldn’t get the rawness that makes this show so addicting.

Having three seasons on Netflix certainly helps with publicity!

1. Jim Shockey’s Outdoor Adventures

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Jim Shockey has been on the forefront of the hunting community for decades. He’s known for embarking on some of the most rugged backcountry hunts the world has to offer.

He’s written three books and published more that 1,000 articles in some of the industry’s most popular magazines, such as American Hunter and Outdoor Life. His work in writing, guiding and wildlife videography and photography alone have won him awards, but his time on television is what elevates his career to another level. He’s won a ton of awards with his television productions, claiming 15 Golden Moose Awards from 2009-15.

He’s produced more than 50 DVDs, and also hosts “Jim Shockey’s Uncharted” on the Outdoor Channel. However, “Jim Shockey’s Outdoor Adventures” has become the engine powering his enormous brand.

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Hunting shows have come a long way over the years.

We all love watching some of the greats go out there and do it big. Whether we’re watching Steven Rinella trekking across Alaska or Brian Quaca exterminating feral hogs in Texas, it’s fun to visualize what a big-time hunt would look like.

While there a number of shows that have had long runs, there are some that’ve especially resonated with American viewers. These shows typically either travel all over the world, or stick to one general area. However, they all have their own, unique appeal.

How would you rank these shows?

5. Winchester & Drury’s Natural Born

hunting shows
Drury Outdoors

The Drury Outdoors team joined forces with Winchester years ago to form a show that merged a “natural-born passion” for hunting with the American tradition carried by Winchester. The show developed an audience impressive in both size and loyalty, and it’s still a household name in hunting entertainment. In this show, you’ll see big-time turkey hunts in Wisconsin and Texas, as well as heart-stopping deer hunts in the plains of Iowa. These guys travel all over to bring you the best hunts!

4. Archer’s Choice With Ralph & Vicki

hunting shows
ArchersChoiceMedia.com

There are many who firmly believe archery is the only way to approach deer hunting. And, those people have more than likely heard of Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo. This show brings fair-chase hunting to a new level, focusing on the different challenges of bowhunting without the help of high fences. These two actually got their start in the industry with an archery store, coincidentally called Archer’s Choice Pro Shop in Berwyn, Illinois. While they were right in the middle of Midwest deer country, they also outfitted for elk and black bear.

3. Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector

hunting shows
BoneCollector.com

Over the years, Waddell has steadily become one of the most popular deer hunters in the industry. His laid-back, humorous personality is one that keeps viewers coming back. With co-hosts Nick Mundt and Travis “T-Bone” Turner by his side, Waddell tries to tackle every method of hunting, using rifles, shotguns, bows and muzzleloaders.

When the show premiered in 2009, its premise was to reinvent outdoor television. Looking back, it’s safe to say it did just that and then some.

2. MeatEater

hunting shows

There are few people in the hunting industries as easy to watch as Steven Rinella. Not only is this guy a great hunter, but he’s a world-class cook. After each of his harvests, he always shares another cooking tip about how to get the most out of the meat. Similarly, he dedicates full episodes to cooking segments, where he’ll give an entire rundown on how to turn your harvest into five-star table fare.

Where Rinella really stands out, however, is in his wisdom. No matter how successful he is with each episode, he seemingly always finds away to make it worth the viewer’s time. You’ll never leave an episode feeling shortchanged, yet it shows the reality of hunting. If every episode was basically part of a highlight reel, you wouldn’t get the rawness that makes this show so addicting.

Having three seasons on Netflix certainly helps with publicity!

1. Jim Shockey’s Outdoor Adventures

hunting shows

Jim Shockey has been on the forefront of the hunting community for decades. He’s known for embarking on some of the most rugged backcountry hunts the world has to offer.

He’s written three books and published more that 1,000 articles in some of the industry’s most popular magazines, such as American Hunter and Outdoor Life. His work in writing, guiding and wildlife videography and photography alone have won him awards, but his time on television is what elevates his career to another level. He’s won a ton of awards with his television productions, claiming 15 Golden Moose Awards from 2009-15.

He’s produced more than 50 DVDs, and also hosts “Jim Shockey’s Uncharted” on the Outdoor Channel. However, “Jim Shockey’s Outdoor Adventures” has become the engine powering his enormous brand.

NEXT: CAN-AM DELIVERS THE PERFECT HUNTING ATV

WATCH

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Pocket Shot Releases the new kid-friendly Junior Arrow Kit

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ATLANTA – Dec 6, 2018 – Pocket Shot introduced the new pint-sized Pocket Shot Junior Arrow Kit, featuring a small, circular slingshot kit that’s proportionately-powered for little ones. Thanks to the patented circular design, the Junior Arrow Kit is a snap for kids to handle and aim. The pouch is easy to pull, but without too much torque. Its versatile, circular design allows users to load and […]

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ATLANTA – Dec 6, 2018 – Pocket Shot introduced the new pint-sized Pocket Shot Junior Arrow Kit, featuring a small, circular slingshot kit that’s proportionately-powered for little ones. Thanks to the patented circular design, the Junior Arrow Kit is a snap for kids to handle and aim. The pouch is easy to pull, but without too much torque. Its versatile, circular design allows users to load and […]

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Hunter Profile Podcast | Justin Walsh

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2015 Buck - 1

 

Today we talk with Justin Walsh, a Wisconsin native. Although Justin is not new to hunting, he is new to bowhunting. Listen as Justin talks about how he has been learning from his mistakes, how he approached this bow season, and how he was able to be successful on his first archery buck.

See pictures below!

Thanks for listening,
Dan (DFW)

 

This map show everything one needs to know about where Justin was hunting.

This map show everything one needs to know about where Justin was hunting.

 

The drag.

The drag.

 

First arrow Justin ever released on a deer.

First arrow Justin ever released on a deer.

 

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2015 Buck - 1

 

Today we talk with Justin Walsh, a Wisconsin native. Although Justin is not new to hunting, he is new to bowhunting. Listen as Justin talks about how he has been learning from his mistakes, how he approached this bow season, and how he was able to be successful on his first archery buck.

See pictures below!

Thanks for listening,
Dan (DFW)

 

This map show everything one needs to know about where Justin was hunting.

This map show everything one needs to know about where Justin was hunting.

 

The drag.

The drag.

 

First arrow Justin ever released on a deer.

First arrow Justin ever released on a deer.

 

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Nugent: Happy Birthday Hunt To Me

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Nugent: Happy Birthday Hunt To Me

As Ted celebrates 70 this year, there are no words to adequately describe his deep appreciation for time spent with wonderful people who all share the hunting lifestyle and heritage.

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Nugent: Happy Birthday Hunt To Me

As Ted celebrates 70 this year, there are no words to adequately describe his deep appreciation for time spent with wonderful people who all share the hunting lifestyle and heritage.

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