The white-tailed deer are still the stars of the show, but No. 1 rated outdoors program on NBC Sports heads into 2015 with a top-flight cast of hosts.
IOLA, Wis.— Veteran deer hunters Mark Kayser and Gordy Krahn will join the top-rated Deer & Deer Hunting TV show when it returns to NBC Sports later this year. The show will not only feature a prestigious lineup of hosts, it also will include some of the best whitetail behavior footage aired on television.
Now entering its 11th season, Deer & Deer Hunting was the No. 1 prime-time hunting show on NBC Sports for the most recently completed season. An extension of America’s first and foremost whitetail magazine, D&DH TV focuses on hardcore whitetail hunting tactics, deer hunting behavior, biology and research. The objective of each episode is to educate whitetail enthusiasts so they can become better hunters and land managers.
This year, the show will be co-hosted by four of the most recognizable whitetail authorities in North America:
Mark Kayser: Kayser is one of the country’s most respected whitetail hunters on television. He obtained a journalism degree from South Dakota State University and worked with the South Dakota Department of Tourism. Kayser has been published in nearly every major outdoor publication on the market and has also had a long career in outdoors television with credits on Whitetail Revolution, The Versus Whitetail Challenge, Ultimate Big Buck Zone, North American Hunter, Tales of the Hunt, and scores of others.
Gordy Krahn: Krahn is an avid rifleman and bowhunter with more than 40 years of experience. Now editor for Deer & Deer Hunting, he grew up in a small community in northern Minnesota where he spent his youth hunting and trapping. He has hunted big and small game across the United States and Canada as well as South America, Mexico, Africa and most recently Russia, where he killed a giant coastal brown bear. As editor-in-chief for North American Hunter magazine for 15 years, he co-hosted its North American Hunter-TV and Tales of the Hunt TV shows.
Steve Bartylla: Bartylla is one of North America’s most experienced trophy whitetail hunters and private-land deer managers. With more than 20 years of professional experience, Bartylla has devised successful deer hunting and management plans for large and small properties across the country. A full-time outdoor journalist for more than 30 years, Bartylla’s work has appeared in such magazines as Deer & Deer Hunting, North American Whitetail, Buckmasters and Whitetail Journal. He has also authored numerous books on deer hunting tactics and land management techniques. Bartylla’s national deer hunting seminars have attracted more than 100,000 attendees over the years.
Dan Schmidt: Schmidt has appeared on D&DH TV since its inception. He is editor-in-chief of Deer & Deer Hunting magazine, where he has been on staff for more than 20 years. He is an expert on whitetail behavior and hunting tactics, and has also specialized in the study of deer biology, physiology, scientific research and herd management. Schmidt, who is also host of Deer Talk Now, was recently named in a Twitter poll as one of the “Top 10 Tweeters in the Hunting Industry.” He is a voting member of the Archery Hall of Fame and a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association.
About Deer & Deer Hunting
Deer & Deer Hunting gives outdoor enthusiasts who hunt white-tailed deer must-know information, from deer behavior to rut predictions. The brand’s magazine success spawned the outdoors television shows Deer & Deer Hunting TV, aired on NBC Sports Outdoors; Land of Whitetail aired on The Pursuit Channel and Destination Whitetail airing on The Sportsman Channel. Deer & Deer Hunting also produces groundbreaking software programs, numerous books and educational media. Visit www.deeranddeerhunting.com for more information. Deer & Deer Hunting is an imprint of F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company.