While the phrase “hunt of a lifetime” may be thrown around rather loosely, Mitch admits that this truly was a hunt of a lifetime kind of experience. Not only was he hunting elk in New Mexico, but he was also hunting with legendary outdoorsmen, the crew from Primos Hunting. “Primos Truth About Hunting” on Outdoor Channel Tuesdays at 7:00 pm ET and Sundays 9:30 pm ET. With temperatures in the high 80’s, the weather wasn’t ideal, but Mitch says there was plenty of rutting and bugling action as well as great encounters. Mitch says he is a big turkey and whitetail hunter but had never hunted elk before. While he had seen elk and had encounters in the field, it was never with a bow and license in hand, so he wasn’t sure how he would react. He recounts the first morning of the hunt where after a failed attempt to call in a bull, they headed for a water hole and along the way they spotted a big 330-inch bull. Mitch says he dropped down behind the only tree around and knocked up an arrow as the team assembled around him and Will Primos acted as a spotter behind him, calling out the yardage as the bull moved in. At about 40 yards the bull jumped out and stood broadside where Mitch says he hadn’t drawn back yet and wasn’t able to do so without blowing his cover. As the bull moved Mitch says he was able to draw back, but ultimately didn’t end up with a shot opportunity because the bull caught their wind or sensed something amiss. Even without punching the tag, he says it was a fantastic experience. He’ll also highlight a cool encounter they had with a large herd of 200 plus elk that were moving thru to their evening food source as Mitch and the team were hiking back to their vehicles.
Increased Access to Great Outdoor Content with OSG:
Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) has a lot of things happening right now. They have been diligently working behind the scenes to create a way for people to better access the immense amount of content they have available. Mitch says OSG’s websites and digital assets are being rolled out right now on new platforms making it easier for those who are seeking information to search topics and find all relevant videos and articles from the extensive library of content they have across all brands. For the consumer, Mitch says that means OSG is a global leader in content for the outdoor space – hunting, shooting and fishing. These new platforms will help them deliver content to where ever viewers, listeners and readers are, and in whatever format they want. New offerings from OSG include the new MOTV web site, Android app, iOS app, Apple TV app, Amazon Fire TV app, and Roku channel. Plus, MOTV will soon be available on Amazon Prime Video, as well. Mitch says there has been about a week delay in the Amazon launch because of the volume of amazing content they are delivering, which is a huge win for viewers who want to see it. However, from a bigger picture this is also advantageous for educating and bringing new people to the sport. The outdoor industry isn’t exclusive but rather inclusive and eager to bring in new comers. For those who might live in urban areas or haven’t ever experienced outdoor hunting, fishing and shooting sports, the availability of content makes it easier for them to learn. There is something for everyone. Whether you are a turkey hunter, deer hunter or want to see hunting adventures from the opposite side of the globe, they have it all. Mitch talks about the popular series “Wild Boar Fever” and how it continues to outperform expectations and draw in viewers who are intrigued by the educational aspect, the hunting style and the marksmanship required for these driven boar hunts. With great content pouring in all the time and new series that will be launching after the first of the year, there are a lot of exciting things happening at OSG. In addition, they are gearing up for awards season where fans will be able to go online and vote for their favorite hosts, hunts, shows and more, in the annual Outdoor Sportsman Awards.
Tune in as we talk incredible New Mexico elk hunting and great outdoor content with Mitch Petrie, VP of Programming at Outdoor Sportsman Group.