We have the pleasure of welcoming three of the men behind the magic of The Western Hunter TV & The Western Hunter Magazine, father and son Chris & Mark Denham & Producer & Co-Host Nate Simmons. Chris shares the journey of starting Western Hunter Magazine to beginning the TV show that is now in it's 6th season. The three also share many adventures they have shared together, some behind the scenes moments and their favorite episode they have done so far. The group also discusses the future of print & digital media and what the future holds for the show & the magazine. They also talk about their videographer Randy Rockey and how hard he works to get the best shots. They share many stories about Randy going the literal extra mile to get just a few seconds of video and how amazed they are by his passion for hunting even though he is not a hunter.

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:58- Intro Chris Denham, Mark Denham & Nate Simmons from Western Hunt expo in Salt Lake City, Utah.

4:23- Western Hunter. The group talks about The Western Hunter Brand and how the whole thing came together. Chris talks about the early days of the magazine when it was called Western Hunter Optics and how that evolved into Western Hunter Magazine and then the TV show. - http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/the-western-hunter

8:07- Nate talks about what inspired him to start the TV show & why he thought it would stand out from the other hunting shows out there. They also talk about how so many western hunters can relate to the show & why it is so important for the group to be real & natural.

15:27- Favorite Episodes. Nate shares his favorite moment with his dad that was the last episode with him before he passed away. Chris talks about his most interesting hunts in which he found amazing sheds and also was able to harvest beautiful animals. Mark shares his favorite episodes including "Father Time" & "Meat & Memories". - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT_aEP0X8x1MX-l8HZ2vvQA

23:22- The three talk about their videographer Randy Rockey and how hard he works to get the best shots. They share many stories about Randy going the literal extra mile to get just a few seconds of video and how amazed they are by his passion for hunting even though he is a non-hunter. - https://vimeo.com/thewesternhunter/about

28:48- How Nate got into hunting. Nate talks about how hunting has always been a part of his life since he was a young boy. He shares his fondest memories of hunting with his dad & uncles as a kid and how it is now coming full circle with having kids of his own. The group also talks about how amazing it is to hunt with their children and how much having children changes your life.

37:43- Upcoming shows. Mark talks about the newest seasons and what you can expect to see. They also talk about the process of story telling in TV and how impressed Mark is with the talent Randy & Nate have for creating amazing stories & episodes that are exactly how the hunt went. 

43:05- Mark talks about his father. Mark shares how amazing it is to see the many accomplishments his dad has had in the hunting industry and how proud he is to be able to have hunted with him since he was four years old. They also talk about the difference between hunting solo and hunting with your friends and family.

48:36- The Outdoorsman, Western Hunter & Wilderness Athlete Family. Chris talks about all the companies that are intertwined with Western Hunter and how amazing it is to be one giant mixed family. - https://outdoorsmans.com - https://wildernessathlete.com

53:32- The Super Subscription. Chris talks about the launch of the new Super Subscription where for just $39.95 you get 6 print magazines (1 every other month), access to the digital copy & access to all 5 seasons of the TV show on their VHX channel. - https://westernhunter.net/products/new-super-subscription

54:12- Wrapping up & closing information. - https://www.instagram.com/thewesternhunter - https://www.instagram.com/western_hunter_magazine

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