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Gary Thompson -- Mercury Marine Pro Team Member

Fishing the Pro Bass Circuits is demanding, heading out to fish at first safe light (5 to 6 am depending on the time of year) and weighing in at 3:00 pm can make for an exhausting day. After weigh in there is nothing like a cold refreshing drink and nothing keeps the drinks cold all day in the cab of the truck like a 22 quart Canyon Cooler. When I fish the 2 day Lucas Oil events at Lake Mead I count on my 75 quart Canyon Cooler to keep my waters, gator Aid and lunches cold and fresh for the four days I’m there. I add ice, pack the cooler and head to Lake Mead knowing that I will not have to add ice during the trip.

Nadine Ellen Keris -- Bowhuntress

My love and passion for bow hunting stems from my love for the outdoors, and growing up in rural north Florida. It also comes from the primitive art of bow hunting and feeling as one with your bow as you pull it back and feel the arrow release with the pull of the trigger. I also love the adrenaline rush you get from being on a hunt it cannot be compared to anything else in the world. There is also something to be said for the passion and dedication spent all year that goes into the harvest of whitetails, tracing wild hog, and calling in a large Osceola turkey. For me it's just not a love for bow hunting it is a lifestyle.

Mike Pelletier -- Host: HARDCORE Pursuit

The host for HARDCORE Pursuit, one of TV's hunting shows, has been an avid outdoorsman since he was 10 years old. His dream came true when his friends from HCP asked him to host the show, thinking that now he really has an excuse to be in the woods 24/7 – 365 days a year! He’s totally dedicated and seriously addicted to the outdoors, trophy big game hunting and chasing migratory fish. With nearly 30 years of hardcore hunting and fishing experience, he’s really starting to perfect his skills and make the most out of his time afield.

Eddie Salter -- "The Turkey Man"

Eddie Salter began hunting at the age of eight near his home in Evergreen, Alabama. After learning turkey-hunting techniques from his father and grandfather, Salter called-in and harvested his first gobbler at the age of 10. Salter began participating in competitive turkey calling and amassed an impressive list of titles, including seven Southeastern Open Turkey Calling Championships, six Alabama State Championships and two World Open Championships. Named one of the top-10 sportsmen in the U.S. in 1986 and 1989 and with almost four decades of turkey-hunting experience, Salter is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on turkey hunting. He’s appeared on ESPN, TNN, The Outdoor Channel and ABC’s 20/20 TV show and in numerous hunting videos and television commercials for Hunter’s Specialties and has been featured in many outdoor magazine articles and radio interviews.

Leigh and Travis Creekbaum -- Hosts: "The Chase"

Travis Creekbaum was born in Texas and after growing up listening to his Uncle Jim talk of his tall tales in the woods, Travis had the ambition he needed to get all he could out of the great outdoors.Leigh was born and raised in south Alabama and developed a passion for the outdoors after marrying Travis in 2004.Travis & Leigh started their TV venture in 2009 where they joined forces with the Campbell Outdoor Challenge. Scent Blocker’s The Chase w/ Leigh & Travis was born a few months later and is now one of the top TV shows airing on The Sportsman’s Channel.

Gabriel Gray -- Founder of SOAR (Save Our American Rivers)

I learned at a young age how to respect and live off the land. I began rodeoing at 12 years old and spent the next 15 years of my life traveling from rodeo to rodeo exploring every inch of this country as best I could. Living on the unique North Florida coast I got to experience paddleboarding in so many different aspects. As I grew in the sport, witnessing the many advantages of stand up paddle boarding (SUP), my wife and I decided to open a small ‘mom and pop’ SUP lesson and eco-tour business called Walkin’ on Water Paddleboards. In 2013 I started a grass-roots project called Fight To Save Our American Rivers (SOAR). This project’s goal’s are to spread awareness for the waterways around us, and emphasize importance of clean water on a national and eventually global scale.

Matt Brooks -- NoMo Fishing

As a member of the Hobie kayak fishing team, Matt Brooks can be found fishing the waters of Lake Guntersville with his Pro Angler 14 and his 35 Canyon ice chest in search of trophy bass and slab crappie, at the gulf searching for redfish, trout, and whatever else will tighten a line, or in a tree stand bowhunting trophy whitetail. He is married to his best friend, Jennifer and has two boys, Jaylon and Jaron. Matt is also the lead pastor of LifePoint Church in Albertville, AL.

Craig Ramsey - Big Animal Down Hunting

Growing up in Arizona, Craig’s family liked to camp and fish spending many summers in the White Mountains fishing Big Lake. As a teenager Craig picked up archery with his dad and started shooting competitively around the state for many years. During the first years of archery the camping trips turned into archery shoots and bowhunting. Craig has more than 30+ years of hunting experience. He has harvested several record book animals which include Mule Deer, Couse Deer, Elk, and Antelope. He has also harvested many other animals such as Javelina, Turkey and some exotics. He is married to his wife Shelly who is also a hunter, and his son Dustin has taken 10 big game animals from the age of 10. Hunting is his passion, Bowhunting is his obsession!