ABOUT THE HOST - COLORADO BUCK
Raised in a hunting family, I was brought up in a magical world as a young boy who simply loved to be outside. I was introduced to hunting largely by my uncles C.A. and Teed Goforth. Both accomplished houndsmen, they guided for bear and mountain lion in Northern California and Southern Oregon. I began guiding hunters back in the early 70's, with my first successful hunter at age 12, all by myself. I still remember that great feeling of accomplishment. From that day forward, I’ve never wanted to do anything else!
Once I was away from my uncles, my faithful and always devoted Mother took me hunting! The alarm going off at 5am and hot black coffee was the norm for me and mom each hunting season. As a teenager, I supplied the family with the meat supply almost entirely.
I’ve guided for many different outfitters throughout the Rockies and in Texas. I ran bear and mountain lion hunts for other outfitters with my hounds and became quite well known as one of the best houndsman around. With each outfitter I worked with, I learned the goods and the not so goods of the outfitting business. In 1985 I felt it was time to put that knowledge to better use and I started my own outfitting business - Rocky Top Outfitters.
I made my living hunting bear and mountain lion with my hounds, but I also enjoyed hunting elk, mule deer, sheep, antelope, whitetail deer and hogs. I ended up on one of the best elk ranches on the planet - Cielo Vista Ranch – where I was blessed to have the opportunity to guide hundreds of clients to some of the biggest elk of their lives.
For years I filmed my bear and mountain lion hunts and enjoyed some success selling VHS tapes of my hunting adventures. I did my first TV show with David Hale and Harold Knight of Knight and Hale game calls, it was their first elk hunt and David took a 363 Bull! From there I began hosting other TV shows which returned some great results and success. After being prodded constantly, I decided to start my own show with the help of some dear friends and hunting clients Sam and Ruth McCuin. The show, "The Outfitter", progressed and won several awards - Best Editing, Viewer Favorite Hunting Show, and the most rewarding Viewer Favorite on Camera Personality.
This opened up hunting opportunities around the world and out of those opportunities a new show was born, ”Where in the World is Colorado Buck”. Today the show has been seen and viewed by millions and millions and millions of viewers. It is currently available in a dozen countries around the world, and continues to grow and become bigger than ever. Our social media continues to have a vertical climb and the upcoming 2018 season is bringing some of the best shows yet to be seen from around the globe. Colorado Buck is featured as a worldwide big game hunter in pursuit of exotic species that most only dream about and some have NEVER heard of.
The success that I have been fortunate enough to have can be accredited to a wonderful support group of family, cameramen, editors, friends, sponsors and most of all... God.