That’s right, some of the guys from Primal Instinct tv will be at the Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sport Show this weekend! Be sure to stop by our booth and say hello. You can get the scoop on some of the adventures that will be airing as part of the upcoming second season! Wilson and Scott will be there along with other members of the cast and crew. More than likely, they will be sporting these awesome Primal Instinct hats. Right now they are only available for sale at the trade shows, but they will soon be available for order online. However, you can enter to win one right now! All you need to do is 1. Go to our facebook page and “like” us (if you haven’t already done so), 2. Share the link posted there with this picture of the hats, and 3. Leave a comment under the picture of the hats….we love hearing from our friends and viewers!
Hope to see lots of you in Philadelphia this weekend! And stay tuned for Season two of Primal Instinct to begin in July of this year on NBC Sports Outdoors!
Ok, so this is not Wilson, Scott, April, Lonnie, or Dave today. I’m one of the cogs in the machine of Primal Instinct tv, but today I’m hijacking the blog:)
Last weekend, Wilson appeared at the Louisville RV, Boat, and Outdoor Show on behalf of Primal Instinct to promote the show and teach a few turkey, duck, and goose calling seminars. Since the rest of the crew was unable to join him for the weekend, I went along to man the booth when he was out and just help with things in general.
It was a big show with a great attendance. This has primarily been an RV and boat show in the past, but they have been building the outdoor portion of the show over the past couple of years, so there really was something for everyone. It was fantastic to get to meet and talk to people who watch the show and hear their feedback. However, I was surprised by what turned out to be the best part of the show, for me anyway, and I think also for Wilson. It was the kids. There were lots of kids in attendance and they really could not care less that Wilson is on TV, but they were fascinated with those cool calls spread throughout the booth, and you should have seen their faces when he would show them the sounds he could make with them. It usually started with one child asking questions. Anytime a child asked, Wilson would blow the calls, and anytime he blew them, we ended up with a booth full of kids and adults alike. It was a game for the kids to guess what animal the call was for by the sound it made. I loved that two different little boys guessed the elk bugle to be an elephant!
Several of the kids were hunters themselves. They had already started in the sport with their Dad (or sometimes their Dad and Mom). Most of the time when you asked the kids what they like to hunt, the response was deer or turkey, however, we talked to one six year old who responded that he wanted to hunt bear and caribou! Let me tell you, he was quite knowledgable for his age. The kids were just astonishing. One of the best things was seeing that they got out and did something with their parents or other family members.
We have a video of Wilson teaching duck calling techniques posted on our Facebook page if you would like to see it. Although it is impressive, I have to say that his lesson with the kids topped it, but unfortunately, I was not prepared with the video camera at that time:( However, we do have some stills that we took in our photo booth of Wilson with many of the kids (which you can see at the end of this post). We made prints on the spot for Wilson to sign that the kids could take home with him.
All in all, it was a good weekend, and I think that Wilson might have an effect on at least one young life, hopefully more. I can’t get it out of my head when one little boy learned that he had just heard a world champion duck caller his response was, “You’re really standing right here?”. Priceless.
The Primal Instinct crew finished up the 2010-2011 hunting season in northwest Manitoba with an excellent hunt with Duck Mountain Outfitters. As the 2011 spring black bear season was closing in, excitement was building with just four days left to hunt. Unfortunately, two of those days the forecast called for heavy rain so we knew we were in for an adventure. Despite the rain, as bears aren’t nearly as active in inclement weather, we still saw quite a few. Once the rain cleared, the bears were on the move and we were seeing an average of ten to fifteen bears a night!
Duck Mountain Outfitters supplied excellent food, lodging, and company and the hunting was second to none. Truly, a full service organization. We woke up to a wonderful breakfast and returned to camp to find a delicious dinner laid out on the table. Tom at Duck Mountain Outfitters ran an first-rate operation and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a trophy black bear. Check out their site for more information.
We ended up having a number of close encounters and killing a total of four nice bears. Make sure you catch the episode when it airs on Versus starting this fall!
With the 2011 spring turkey season coming to an end, the Primal Instinct crew headed to Ohio for the closing weekend. With bad weather in the forecast, we kept our fingers crossed in hope that the weather would hold off. To our surprise, the weather cooperated and we got all of our hunting in. We ended up getting to hunt out of the blind turtles for the first time and they worked awesome. The crew got some cool footage of one of the biggest gobblers I have seen, coming all the way in to ten yards and we got some pretty entertaining kills. I got to use some of our long awaited new equipment and got some pretty cool shots using it . Overall, it turned out to be a great trip and should turn out to be an even better episode.
The Primal Instinct crew is gearing up with 2011 Spring Turkey Season. It is our plan to film at least two “Grand Slams”, one with a bow and the other with a shotgun. We have a full itinerary to start out in Florida for the osceola in mid-March, then swing up to South Carolina and back home to Maryland for the eastern. We will take a quick jolt to Texas for the rio and finally shoot back up north to Nebraska for the merriam.
We hope to capture on film two complete ‘grand slams‘ this season, along with additional kills form our other team members and guests.
Unlike most Turkey episodes, we intend to have numerous kills and close encounters filmed in a stunning 24p cinematic look. Be sure to stay tuned to learn more about the skills and success of this adventure.
THE BOWTECH DESTROYER AND RAMCAT BROADHEAD DID IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!! Although the season was coming to an end, we managed to squeeze in one last hunt that proved it’s never over till it’s over.
Born on July 17, 1973 in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Scott’s father introduced him to the sport of hunting as a young child. By the age of twelve, he had harvested his first whitetail and from then on he has been addicted! He began to work in the archery business at the age of sixteen and opened his own pro shop at the age of twenty. With his passion for the sport growing with age, he began hunting and guiding throughout the country. This became a turning point in his life and the drive to harvest trophy class animals set in. He loves the challenge of spotting a giant whitetail in the summer and attempting to harvest him in the fall. There is no greater reward for Scott than watching a plan come together after all his hard work. He has since harvested over one hundred whitetails in his lifetime, with his largest killed in Ohio scoring 187 inches. He has six others that all score over 150” and plenty that fall into the 120”-150” class. Most of the success was attributed to land leases across the Midwest that he shares with friends. They work together as a team with the same goals to grow and harvest mature bucks and does by practicing quality deer management food plots, trail camera monitoring and shed hunting fills the void in the off season. Scott also enjoys hunting other big game, especially elk, with his biggest bull with a bow grossing over 365 inches. Some of the other trophy class animals he has harvested include black bears, moose and turkey throughout all parts of North America, and a caribou grossing over 375” in Quebec. This would not be possible without the support of his wife Susan and daughter Samantha that he misses when he is gone. They are very encouraging and understand that hunting is his passion!
Melissa was born in late 1972 in Tokyo and when she was a small child moved to a rural area of South Dakota. She grew up hunting and fishing in every free moment with a father who was an avid outdoorsman. She was by his side whenever possible, his little tomboy, and developed a love for hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.
By her early teens when most girls were looking at prom dresses, Melissa was afield with her father taking many mullies and whitetails. Regrettably, she left the west to pursue an education in South Carolina, where she obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with a specialty in nuclear pharma. While living in Charleston, she had her own boat and spent many hours fishing, but had little access to the shooting world. It was only after relocating to Northern Virginia that she again had time for these activities and exposure to the hunting community. This resulted in the release of pent up desires to hunt and fish.
New to archery, she has become an excellent bow hunter, an accomplished duck hunter, and enjoys spending every moment she can steal away from work chasing whitetails from Illinois to Texas, and elk in Southern Colorado, Idaho, and New Mexico. What she may lack in experience, she makes up for with desire and attitude.
This will keep you updated on all the best features that Primal Instinct has to offer as we travel, shoot, and test out some of the newest and best hunting products of the industry.
One of the greatest aspects of this show is the diversity of our hosts and co-hosts. They all have unique backgrounds in photography and videography that will create visually compelling content that will keep you coming back for more!
Take a look at our first slideshow!