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Rawhide Season 2: Bear Hunt

After a very successful season in respects to Bear hunting through ’16 (harvesting two good bears in New Brunswick with my father and a 21-inch skull in Quebec..) I was convinced that there was NO topping this success in season 2 of Rawhide. While we may not have shot a bigger boar this year (I mean, come on, 21 is pretty tough to beat when you’ve got all of 5 days to film a full show) this year’s bear hunt was, quite honestly, the “funnest” hunt of my life. After a very successful season in respects to Bear hunting through ’16 (harvesting two good bears in New Brunswick with my father and a 21-inch skull in Quebec..) I was convinced that there was NO topping this success in season 2 of Rawhide. While we may not have shot a bigger boar this year (I mean, come on, 21 is pretty tough to beat when you’ve got all of 5 days to film a full show) this year’s bear hunt was, quite honestly, the “funnest” hunt of my life.

Now, for starters, allow me to ‘T’ up the situation; 5 days of hunting, Paradise Hill, SASK, my good buddy and the Canadian Country Music Awards’ Male artist of the year for ’16 & ’17, Brett Kissel, Bretts’ uncle, Derrick Germain (whose even more fun than BK himself, I may add..), and one of my favorite outfitters on the globe; Buck Paradise Outfitters. For anyone who’s had the pleasure of hunting with Grant Kuypers and the Kuypers clan before at Buck Paradise, you’re well aware that the best part of the hunt (which is almost ALWAYS successful) is the evenings and time spent mixing and mingling with the other hunters in Grants unbelievable “Man Cave.” This time was no exception and with the group of characters that we had in our group combined with some pretty solid country music, I can guarantee that this episode is not one that you’re going to want to miss when it airs in April of 2018.

Perhaps the only downfall of this adventure was that BK was quick to point out the fact that we didn’t need to be in the stands until around 3-4pm…Leaving us an abundance of time to play a little golf. Well, I Jordan Walsh strongly, strongly dislike golf. Picture yourself walking through a valley, stalking a great big bull elk only to crest the peak and realize that he was much closer than you anticipated. You just bumped your trophy bull and Perhaps the only downfall of this adventure was that BK was quick to point out the fact that we didn’t need to be in the stands until around 3-4pm…Leaving us an abundance of time to play a little golf. Well, I Jordan Walsh strongly, strongly dislike golf. Picture yourself walking through a valley, stalking a great big bull elk only to crest the peak and realize that he was much closer than you anticipated. You just bumped your trophy bull and your 4-hour stalk is now over before the fun even started. THAT is how I feel about golf. But, I decided to oblige and play 9 holes. After all, how bad could it go? HA…When April rolls around, you’ll see…

The hunting was phenomenal. Uncle D hammered a beautiful, chocolate colored boar the first evening. My bear came right down to the last minute (which has seemingly been a theme for me this year, too) but was totally worth the wait. Having harvested a big boar last year, this season’s goal was to try to bag a color phase. I don’t think I could have got any luckier than being blessed with the boar that I was fortunate enough to harvest. From beers with buddies to bullets with bears, one hell of a good time was had by all. Oh, and we may have found some time in all of this to have a little shooting competition too and while there’s no doubt who probably won that (me) there are some clips that you are NOT going to want to miss 😉 Perhaps the only downfall of this adventure was that BK was quick to point out the fact that we didn’t need to be in the stands until around 3-4pm…Leaving us an abundance of time to play a little golf. Well, I Jordan Walsh strongly, strongly dislike golf. Picture yourself walking through a valley, stalking a great big bull elk only to crest the peak and realize that he was much closer than you anticipated. You just bumped your trophy bull and your 4-hour stalk is now over before the fun even started. THAT is how I feel about golf. But, I decided to oblige and play 9 holes. After all, how bad could it go? HA…When April rolls around, you’ll see… The hunting was phenomenal. Uncle D hammered a beautiful, chocolate colored boar the first evening. My bear came right down to the last minute (which has seemingly been a theme for me this year, too) but was totally worth the wait. Having harvested a big boar last year, this season’s goal was to try to bag a color phase. I don’t think I could have got any luckier than being blessed with the boar that I was fortunate enough to harvest. From beers with buddies to bullets with bears, one hell of a good time was had by all. Oh, and we may have found some time in all of this to have a little shooting competition too and while there’s no doubt who probably won that (me) there are some clips that you are NOT going to want to miss 😉

JW

New Brunswick Black Bear..”Just Hunt”

One of my favorite hunts from season 1 was undoubtedly our New Brunswick Black Bear hunt.

With my father, Mark, being originally from the Miramichi, NB area, I saw this as a unique opportunity to bring him along for a one-of-a-kind, father/son episode.

With it being just my 2nd filmed hunt, the nerves were high. Our first show did NOT go successfully and, I’ll admit, I knew in the back of my mind that if this one did not work out, that this whole “TV thing for Jordan” may be short lived.

The hunt looked promising with our guide, Lary Matchett, having all sorts of trail camera pictures of big, mature boars. I was certain that we would have a bear on the ground within the first couple of days. Boy, was I ever wrong! I didn’t even SEE a bear throughout the first 2 days.

Dad? Well, he seemingly got the lucky stands and was littered with bears. It seemed like every bear on the planet, from Brother Bear, Winnie the Pooh to the Bear in The Big Blue House were showing up for dad. But, zero for this guy.

Fortunately, dad cashed in on a beautiful, New Brunswick bear on day 4 (after being just a taaad picky). As happy as I was for him, that definitely did NOT help the nerves. We took the next couple of days to visit family, do some fishing on the Mighty Miramichi River and just take in the activities that go with the old man visiting “home.”

With just 2 days left to hunt, I returned to the blinds determined to seal the deal and drop my personal first ever Black Bear. The “family time” and time spent fishing were crucial in me being able to relax and remember that at the end of the day this hunt was supposed to be fun and about so, so much more than a TV show.

Thankfully, with a new found mindset, I was able to play the waiting game right down to the wire and cash in on my very own New Brunswick Black Bear just in time! It was at this point that I really realized that, if I just took it easy, acted naturally and didn’t worry about completing an episode, things came together much easier and far better than constantly being on edge for both myself and the show’s sake.

This really helped set the table for the remainder of the season, and was a huge reason why season 1 of Rawhide was so successful for myself and everyone else involved, too!

Looking back, I’m sure glad I realized this early on and was able to “Just Hunt” as we headed out on 10 other adventures through 2016!

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Shot Show 2017

What a trip Shot Show 17 has been! I gotta tell ya, this place is CRAZY! Now, I know a lot of outdoorsman dream of coming down here and checking out all of the coolest gadgets in the industry and rub elbows with the Shockey’s & Drury’s of the world. You kind of feel like a kid in Disneyland. But, 12.5 miles worth of booths set up in the bottom four floors of the Venetian/Palazo hotel, combined with 85,000 people makes for some serious chaos.

It’s sort of like 4 days of the outdoor industry’s version of Wall Street. Picture the scene from “Wolf of Wall Street” where Leo DiCaprio has just finished chatting with Matt McCauneghey and the clock hits 9am on his first day on the job..Millions of “stock brokers” trying their best to impress the industries finest and earn their business. You meet a whole world of interesting folks and learn so, so much about the products and the industry itself.

For a young guy like me, it can be Particularly consuming. Having been here last year, too, certainly helped as I was well aware of what we were headed in to. However, you have to be on the tip top of your game at all moments. You never know who you could run into around that next turn. Through it all, I’ve had an absolute blast here at the Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been a tremendous trip and there is undoubtedly some cool things in store for WildTV, The Edge, Canada Hunts & Rawhide as the WildTV team cruises through the calendar year of 2017!

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