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Deer Hunters Wanted.  

Sep 3, 2016

Michael Waddell never planned to be on television. He was like any other kid growing up in rural town USA.  He hunted small game like every other kid. He fished for bass like every other kid.  In fact, Michael says you we're considered odd if you didn't do these things.   It wasn't until Michael became more passionate than others about certain aspects of the outdoors that he was noticed by the founders of Realtree. But even then it wasn't about being on television, it was more about being a guide and cameraman for those who already had their television host jobs locked down.   It wasn't until Michael pitched an idea for a new show to the Realtree decision makers that he got his break. However, he never intended to be a host, it was just an idea.  The rest is history.  Michael Waddell prefers to be humble and gracious at all costs, despite his hectic lifestyle. He says that hunting is when he actually gets to relax and the rest of his life is absolutely chaotic (which makes sense being one of the most popular hunting personalities in America). We discuss the origins of the Bone Collector and early season deer hunting tactics.


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  • We are Closing In, Hunting in Fruit of the Looms
  • Michael Waddell's Mentor Michael Pitts
  • You Were Weird if You Didn't Hunt
  • I Never Had a Goal of Being on TV
  • An Advisory Staff and Free Camo
  • $100/day to Guide Dale Earnhardt
  • Can you Run a Camera? And $18,000 a Year
  • A Political Bubble and National Television
  • I Didn't Mean Me
  • Go Through the Door If It's Open
  • The Development of the Bone Collector and Gregg Ritz
  • Jeff Foxworthy and T-Bones Nickname
  • The Incomplete Deer Hunter
  • Being Gracious and Humble Always
  • Difference Between Arrogant and Confident
  • Early Season Deer Hunting Tactics
  • Strike Quick, Strike Hard, Hunt Smart
  • Records Year to Year, Old School VS New School
  • Last Minute Tree Stand Placement Techniques
  • Out of State Hunting, Learning the Property, and DIY
  • You Need to Listen to Others to Be a Better Deer Hunter
  • You're Not Better than the Guy Hunting in His Backyard
  • Ground Blind Tactics, Don't Over Thing It
  • Carbon Technology and Scent Containment
  • Facebook Fan Questions for Michael and 10 Rapid Fire Questions


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