I guess dreams do sometimes come true….
What kid, loving the outdoors, and growing up in the late sixties, didn’t wish they could be Kurt Cowdy on the “American Sportsman”. I was glued to the TV set and could not wait for the new episodes each week. Well, that long-time dream has become true…
As a long-time Bowsite member, I am attempting to jump into the world of outdoor TV. As a co-host of a new hunting TV show called “Pure Hunting” to premiere/air on the Sportsman Channel tomorrow night, Wednesday, March 28 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm EST. I welcome you to join myself, Willi Schmidt and Brad Billingsly on a journey that has taken two years in the making. It’s been a hard road but we finally have gotten over the first hurdle with many more to come.
You can join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PureHunting and follow us through our first six episodes on the Sportsman Channel.
I hope everyone will enjoy the show and I welcome any and all comments.
And no, I can’t quit my day job….but, that would be another dream come true.
Chris Nowak, “Nowork”
Sounds exciting, usually hard work pays off.
Few people know how much works goes into such things. The best ones make it look easy I guess.
Good to see a bowsite guy do well. I'll try and catch the show, but right now only get TOC..... =D
It's VERY difficult to be successful on Sportsmans Channel. So enjoy the ride and don't let the business taint your love for the hunt.
Even if you are on for only a year - enjoy it!
Let me know if you are interested in having us as a gear Sponsor for your Show.
Best of Luck, Jeff (Bowsite Sponsor)
Thanks for all the kind words and support. We know we are treading in the public water now and know we may not please everyone but we have really tried to make it as real, true, and down to earth as possible.
The theme of the show is attempting to find the last, great, places to hunt that the average hunter can afford. Most of the hunts take place on public land, DIY, with tags purchased like we all do; either over the counter or limited lottery drawn tags. We use guides primarily where it is by regulations, otherwise we are on our own. The hunts include both archery and gun for black bear, elk, mule deer, and whitetails. We are looking to include moose, antelope, and pigs for next years show. The wild card would be if one of us draws a sheep or goat tag or some other limited lottery type tag. We do have a couple, hard luck non-kill shows, but hey, that is pure hunting.
We attempt to put you there right along side us during the hunt; try to minimize spine interviews, and let the hunt tell the story. We try to let the camera's roll all the time to catch all the funny stuff, hard luck stuff, and whatever unfolds during the hunt. And yes, we have some very funny things that have happened that I'm sure all of you will be able to identify with.
Attached is a link to a nice article about Pure Hunting in today’s Denver Post by Scott Willoughby.
Thanks again for the support and I hope you enjoy tonight’s debut!
Chris Nowak - Nowork
Sportsmans Channel has a good business model where you have to get all the advertisers and fill the ad space othewise it comes out of your pocket.
Most don't know that and think having a show on TV is just filming and throwing it on air. It's MUCH MORE than that.
The financial risk is big and many end up with lots of debt after a year of good content but lack of ad dollars.
Thats not how many networks operate but this definitely takes the burden off of the channel and puts it back on the shows.
It's a tough road for many but some find a way to make it work. I wish the best for you!
Someday we will have to do some more late season wy bull elk hunting
Thought I would throw out my .02 worth to the other bowsiters. I've hunted with Chris a little before, and he is the real deal. Hunts very hard and does it the right way. On top of that he is a great human being
Hope it's successful for you.
Looked like good footage, included a lot more than just the last bit pursuit and kill scene, which I enjoyed.
Best of luck with the season and I'll stay tuned.
The pizza was unexpected. Ryan didn't bring me anything 4 years ago! Oh well, I guess people do special/nice things when a camera is involved. Ryan is a good guy, although I hope his future clients don't expect pizza on all his drop camps.
Chris Nowak - "Nowork"
Great job; Terry L. Zink
Still liked the show and wish you luck.