Three of Deer & Deer Hunting
's own are among the most-liked personalities in the hunting industry, according to a national online poll by Outdoors Magazine
Editor Dan Schmidt was selected as the seventh most favorite hunting personality. Contributing Editor Charles Alsheimer finished in ninth place. More than 900 people took this installment of the Outdoors Magazine
Public Opinion Poll (POP).
Taking home the most votes was rock-and-roll legend, hunting advocate Ted Nugent. Nugent, who has also been a longtime D&DH
contributor, garnered 24 percent of the vote. Second place went to legendary Northeastern deer hunter Hal Blood. Rounding out the Top 10 were: the Benoit Brothers, Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo, Michael Waddell, Tiffany Lakosky, Schmidt, Mark and Terry Drury, Alsheimer, and Bill Jordan.
Also receiving votes were Larry Weishuhn, Lee Lakosky, Tom Miranda, Dick Scorzafava, R.G. Bernier, Chris Brackett, Bob Foulkrod, Cameron Hanes, Stan Potts, Neil Dougherty, Cindy Garrison, Toxey Haas, Haley Heath, and Bob Humphrey.
"This initial poll was designed to gauge the public's perspective concentrating on the role of television and celebrities in the sport of hunting," said James C. Austin, president of Elk Publishing. "Respondents were allowed to select up to three personalities they considered to be 'favorites.' Rankings are based on a culmination of these numbers."
D&DH continues to lead the pack. Click here to order Dan Schmidt's book
Whitetail Wisdom. Click here
to check out Charles Alsheimer's book Strategies for Whitetails.