First Deer Harvests of Outdoor TV Hosts - Part II
By: Lynn Burkhead
Remember your first deer harvest? Our deer hunting show hosts sure do
Read part one of "First Deer Harvests of Outdoor TV Hosts".
Chasing deer is a passion for countless hunters each fall. And no matter when, where and how we hunt whitetails and mule deer each season, that passion can almost always be traced back to a singular event early in our hunting career.
Because of that, we asked some of our MyOutdoorTV, Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel television show hosts to tell us about their first hunts.
What follows in this Part Two story are the answers that they gave:
Dan Braman (Wildlifers): “I grew up on a ranch in Texas, so I don’t remember not hunting deer. It was sometime around the time I went hunting with my dad in 1975. I was five years old and super excited. We found a buck on the ranch and dad gave me the green light (to shoot). One shot from my .222 rifle and it was over. I’m not sure who was more excited, dad or me.”
Rob Fickling (Beyond the Divide): “Being in Australia, my hunting experience in the Northern Hemisphere is limited. I’ve never hunted whitetail before, although we do have a wild population nearby in New Zealand. It’s the only species I am yet to hunt there, so it’s on the to-do list. As far as North America, I have never hunted whitetail but my first deer hunting experience was the wild Fallow deer we have in Tasmania, which is an island state to the south of the Australian mainland. They have a one month season there in April, and after years of asking my cousins to let me join them, I finally got an invite. I got to take a small buck on the third day of the hunt, which was only one day before the season closed. It was a very memorable experience (for me).”
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