Chris Joslin is from Rosebud, Missouri and has been bowhunting Whitetails for over 25 years. You won't find a better solo-camera hunter than this. "I currently serve on the Pro Staff for Knight & Hale and Mossy Oak. My Passions are Turkey hunting, competition turkey calling, and bowhunting whitetails. I hung up the deer rifle many years ago and have hunted exclusively with archery equipment every since. I am married and have 2 daughters and have since become more of a weekend warrior style hunter. The majority of my hunting is done on small tracts of land that I have acquired permission on over the years. My favorite time of year to hunt, besides the rut, is late December after the Missouri Firearms season has ended and bucks have returned to their pre-rut patterns. It’s this time of year that I feel like I have the woods all to myself."
Drew Boring and Kyle VanHoveln are young Illinois Bowhunters who have already taken some great whitetails.They are the newest members of the Buckmen staff and their dedication to capturing hunts on film has now been taken to a higher level. Both come from hard working families and hunting giant whitetails is something that has been a family tradition.
Steve Braddy lives in Northern Indiana on Lake Michigan. "I'm married to my beautiful wife Michelle. I'm a retail manager by trade, but my true passion is the outdoors. When I'm not competing in fishing tournaments around the great lakes, I'm chasing turkeys and trophy bucks. I've been a bowhunter for over 20 years and feel you can never stop learning about these fascinating animals. I'm very happy to be a member of the Buckmen TV show and hope to share some of the techniques that have made me successful in this sport."
Ryan Sellers lives in southern Illinois and works at Continental Tire. "I live with my wonderful fiancé and our 4 year old daughter. My passion in the outdoors began when I was 8 and my grandpa took me deer hunting for the first time. Since that moment, hunting mature whitetails has become an obsession of mine. This year is going to be exciting being a part of the buckmen team. My partner Alva Buchanan and I will be working hard to try and provide lots of footage and God willing hopefully a safe and very successful season."
Kevin Boyer is the co-owner in a Food Plot Seed company called – Real World Wildlife Products. His hunting career started some 40 years ago at the age of 10. In the early 90’s Kevin began to carry a BIG VHS video camera with him to film and document all wildlife. This gave him accurate documentation as bucks grew to maturity. "What once was my personal goals for hunting has now became my goal to share with others. A lot of the hours I have spent in the woods filming hunts with my younger brother Travis, as you will see through out this show as brothers, we don’t cut each other much slack. I owe my success as a hunter to the support from my family and especially to my wife and daughter and the Good Lord from Above."
Steve Stoltz is the host of Buckmen. Steve is a full time firefighter and is known in the industry as “the working man's deer hunter” making him the perfect leader for this “working man” television series. His success in the television and video field has made him one of the top whitetail authorities in the United States, not to mention he is also a 3x WORLD Turkey Calling Champion and a NWTF Grand National Champion of Champions. With a wall full of Pope & Young class whitetails to his credit and known as highly talented seminar speaker, it's no wonder he is also one of the top outdoor personalities in the industry today.
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Chris Kossmeyer lives in St. Louis, Missouri and has a farm in North-Central Missouri. Chris and Steve spend a lot of time filming for each other in Iowa and Missouri and also travel to some new territory together. "I have been married to my wife and best friend Karla for 30 years. We have four adult children; Samantha, Cortni, Joshua and Nicholas. I refer to the girls as my two angels and the boys as Beavis and Butt-Head! Seriously!
We have been managing the farm for whitetails for nearly 15 years and we take great pride in our efforts and the results. I started hunting and fishing at an early age with my father. It quickly became a lifetime passion and pursuit. I've been fortunate to hunt and fish all over the world but still consider chasing mature whitetails as the ultimate challenge. Each whitetail is unique which offers an opportunity to match skill, lessons learned, patience and humility with the true masters of the woods...mature whitetails."
Alva Buchanan lives in southern Illinois and has worked at Continental Tire for 27 years. I have been married to my wife Tisha for 25 years and have a wonderful family. I love hunting mature whitetails and I look forward to the new adventure of filming while hunting and all of the surprises that may come with this new endeavor. I'm excited to be a member of the Buckmen TV show and hope for a thrilling season.
Chris Anderson is part owner and the Editor/Producer of Buckmen. Chris also owns RCA Video Productions. He and his wife Richay film each other on their hunts when Chris is not in the edit room ! Chris also works for Jason Mitchell Outdoors- Passion of the Hunt TV Show. Chris's many years of in field producing hunts throughout the world makes him the perfect talent for this show. He is the workhorse that will go to any length to get the job done.
Chris Parrish is the Asst. Brand manager of Knight & Hale Game Calls. He is a multi time NWTF Grand National and World Turkey Calling Champion and a National Pro Staff Member of Mossy Oak Camouflage. Chris is one of the most successful turkey callers in the history of the sport. He also is a dedicated family man and a highly talented whitetail hunter. Chris's expertise makes him one of the leading outdoor industry personalities in the business.
Matt Fryer from Kansas and Marion Kopf from Texas are the newest team members. They were the top producers during the Season 1 Search for Production Teams. Both are no stranger to producing high quality on film whitetail hunts. They are also members of Mathew's Dominant Bucks TV Show. Telling the story and the lessons that each mature buck taken is something that this team is very good at, and they make perfect fit for Buckmen !