Tim Andrus, host of Rush Outdoors has a great passion for hunting whitetails.He will go anywhere for them. He has made over 50 trips across the west, midwest, and so on to cover 18 states and 5 Canadian Provinces. Tim has been with Realtree since 1996 and is looking forward to many years to come. Tim is also a moderator for Realtree's forum in the Pro Staff Room.
Clayton Schick grew up in a fishing and hunting family in Melville, Saskatchewan. After high school he took his love for the outdoors to the next level and pursued a guiding career. He currently guides for Wollaston Lake Lodge, one of North America’s top lodges and trophy pike destinations, where he has been featured on Babe Winkleman Television, In-Fisherman TV and Uncut Angling. When he isn’t guiding, he’s chasing big fish all over North America – lake trout, pike, walleye, carp, sturgeon, tarpon, goliath grouper… It’s an addiction.
When fishing in Saskatchewan, Clayton hunts for giant walleye and massive pike, while seeking new ways to catch them and challenge his own angling ability. Clayton’s newest passion is helping people become better anglers by teaching them not only how to hunt for trophy fish but how to properly handle and respect them as well.
Clayton looks forward to being in the outdoor industry for years to come, helping people achieve their fishing goals and catch their fish of a lifetime!
Cody was born and raised on the family farm, located in central Saskatchewan. For Cody riding horses and working cattle was the way of life and continues to this day.
When Cody turned twelve, he asked his best friend Shane if he and his father would take him hunting for the first time. It was during that first hunt Cody fell in love with the sport of hunting.
By the time Cody turned fourteen he was an avid bow hunter. Up to this point no one else in his family hunted, and he needed a guardian to hunt with until he was sixteen. Luckily for him, his 75 year old grandmother was kind enough to come out and spend countless hours in the blind sitting quiet as a church mouse as Cody waited for my prey to pass us by. At the age of sixteen Cody considers himself a diehard hunter and loved to entertain everyone with hunting stories. At that point Cody decided to buy a video camera and try to capture those rare and exciting moments on film. Cody filmed as an amateur for a couple years before getting the opportunity to take his cinematography to a new level.
In late October 2001, Jim Shockey was starting a hunting television show on the Outdoor Channel and needed a full time cameraman/editor, he offered Cody the job. Cody agreed to the life changing opportunity, and started living every hardcore hunters dream!!! Cody spent six years with Jimy and his show, traveling to over 15 different countries, enduring some of the most fascinating moments in the wild! Throughout that experience Cody I received numerous awards such as
The Golden Moose Awards for Best Camera Work, and The Outdoors Writers of Canada Award for The Best Television Show (for which he did the camera work and editing).
In the early spring of 2008 Cody’s dream of producing his own outdoor television show became a reality and created the series
Live 2 Hunt. Cody became the host, cameraman, editor and marketer of his own show television show, which was a little overwhelming to say the least! However Cody realizes the opportunity for a person to do something that they love, every single day of their life, is a rare gig, so the work seems minimal.
Although being raised as a city girl in Saskatoon, Kelsy has always felt more at home in the country. She has always gravitated towards the outdoors, horses, fishing, and hunting and now these passions have become a lifestyle for her since joining the Live 2 Hunt team.
Kelsy feels the province of Saskatchewan offers some of the best opportunities to hunt s wildlife in Canada.
Kelsy enjoys every moment in the field, whether she is hunting or just a spectator. She admits that she would trade a second of it for anything.
Fred Eichler is owner of Fulldraw Outfitters. When he is not guiding hunters he splits his time between hunting, wildlife photography, freelance writing and trapping. He is the Traditional Editor for Bowhunter Magazine. His articles and photos have appeared in Bowhunter, Bowhunting World, Buckmasters, North American Hunter and Traditional Bowhunter magazines. He has also written a book titled, “Bowhunting Western Big Game”. He was the first person to harvest all of the 29 North American species recognized by Pope and Young with a recurve bow. He is the host of Easton Bowhunting TV and Predator Nation on the Sportsman’s Channel. He resides in Aguilar, Colorado with his wife Michele, their three boys, ten hounds, one Chocolate Lab, one Golden Retriever, ten horses, twenty-five cows, twenty chickens, one goat and an ugly cat.
Other random info about Fred:
He worked at Bear Archery in Gainesville Florida and managed an Archery shop in FortCollins Colorado. He has been bowhunting for 32 years, besides bowhunting his otherpassions include wildlife photography, trapping and predator hunting.
John & Jenn Rivet lives revolve around everything outdoors. They live in Northern Alberta where they own and operate Livin the Dream Productions. They are parents of 4 awesome children, Big Game Outfitters & guides, Hunting & Fishing Products Manufacturer, have been featured in many hunting and outdoor television shows, avid outdoors enthusiasts, love to go camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, basically every moment they can be, they will be outdoors in Gods great creation! John & Jenn have been in the outdoor industry for a combined 45 years!
They have taken many personalities, country singers, TV celebs on hunting adventures. They've had the honour to hunt with Buck Commanders/Country Singer Luke Bryan, Trent Willmon, Bone Collectors Nick Mundt & T-Bone, UFC & Comedian Joe Rogan, Saskatchewans own Cody & Kelsey, editors of Outdoor Life Magazine, Feild & Stream, Peterson's Magazine, and numerous men & women from blue collar families to multi million dollar executives.
John was raised in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, making fishing tackle, selling live bait and prospecting. Jenn was raised in rural northern Alberta, camping, fishing, trapping, farming, shooting, driving ATV's, playing sports and started hunting when she was 15. They're outdoor roots run deep, it runs in their veins! They try to keep their heritage and family traditions running strong and are passing them onto their children.
John & Jenn also are proud partners with Hoyt Bowhunting, Spothogg Archery, Wasp Archery, Montana Decoys, Tract Optics, Traeger Grills, Thermacell, Trophy Taker, UA Hunt to name a few. These are some of the finest companies in the Outdoor Industry and we love to be partners with. They hunt & fish because they love to eat! Their lives revolve around food! John & Jenn live off of everything they harvest and because of they're passion for cooking, they are doing a Wildgame Gourmet Cooking for Hoyt & Traegar Grills. Check them out on Instagram @johnnyrivet @girlguidejennrivet or at livinthedream with John & Jenn on Facebook
Rich and Sandi Mellon are the hosts of Trapping Inc TV Series, two top rated shows airing on Wild TV. Trapping Inc. is a glimpse into the world of real trappers - and friends - not the contrived people and situations of Hollywood reality TV series. This TV series is about real people living, working, and trapping in the wild. Rich and Sandi have a registered trapline in Northern Alberta. They live the life in a remote cabin. There is no power, other than a generator, and they heat with wood that they cut. The bathroom renovation this year meant Sandi got a new outhouse. It's tough out there; Mother Nature puts on a show every season and they wouldn't have it any other way.