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Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Jan. 01 2008,2:18)]Great insight Tim!
Do you think you would enjoy running a business that involved the hunting or fishing industry? Can you take a hobby or interest you are passionate about and turn it into a business or would that take the passion out of it?
In 1998 I started a Hobby called Darkwoods Outdoors and a video series calles Real HUntin' like a said it was a hobby and sponsors in the industry are the hardest to get, because every bozo with a hunting license and gun thinks they know it all and talk big stories about nothing. I killed my first deer at the age of 9 with a bow it was 1974 and deer were not here like they are today. I know Ted Nuggent ( he is just crazy), Bill Jordan (knowing bill isn't saying much I do congradulate him on his clothing line sucess but as a hunter he can't hit the broad side of a barn if he was standing inside it, if you only knew, lol) Harold Knight and David Hale are great guys. Most of the others are copycats and only follow what others have done and taught and try to make it their own. So basicly it is these copycats that have ruined the business. Will Primos and Cus Strickland are like Knight & Hale they are pioneers of the game call industry. The young bozo's working for them are a joke. If you only knew what and how they get all this video of these hunts you would be toltally shocked and laugh your butt off. All they show is Hunter in tree stand hunter shoots BIG BUCK and then they are the greatest hunters ever. It is all a lie! for the most of it.
I am a
Master Instructor for the Kentucky Dept of Fish & Game for the Hunter Education Program.
Instructor for the Archery in School Programs.
Certied Instructor for LONG range rifle. Sniper Quilified.
(One Shot, One Kill)
Instructor for Women of the Outdoors
Kentucky State Champion in 2000 IBO (Archery) High Score shooter.
Ohio and Indiana State shooter runner up in 2000
Fifth District High Score Shooter long range rifle
National IBO top 10 5 straight years. 98-02'
The list goes on and on.
My son shoot left handed and shot 40-40 3 straight time during rifle quilifing and shot 39-40, 40-40 and 38-40 shooting right handed, had 1 missfire and 1 jam on the last set. Not bad shooting at 300+m open hard sights 30+ croos wind and having someone standing over them yelling.
My list of cridentials goes on and on.
So as a hobby I only do videos and game calls for family and friends. I have a website that runs Oct through Dec. and April to June. http://www.darkwoodsoutdoors.com
Mostly for family and friends they get a kick out of it. I was listed and still am as a Producer on the Sportsman Channel. In 1999 I logged over 145 days afield taping hunts. In 2000 I logged over 200 days of hunts (Turkey & Deer combined) and since then I have cut back to only taping family hunts. It is more fun to just have it as a hobby. So yes it does take away from it if you let it.
Probably more info then asked for.