Alex Lang - Sedalia, MO
John VacaNumber of years hunting: 35 Hunting: John has been hunting since the age of 18, and was guiding professionally by the age of 21. Having run his own guide service for 17 years, John gained an intimate working knowledge of the sport of waterfowl hunting and calling. He decided that this was the way in which he wanted to spend his life, working in the field he loved most, Water Fowling. John has held hunting permits in 35 States and 6 Canadian Provinces and is also a successful bow hunter and big game hunter. (Elk, Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Antelope, Wild Turkey, Black Bear) Contests: John started contest calling in 1998. His contest wins include:
- Ducks Unlimited International Canada Goose Calling Championships,
- Kansas Grand Slam Open,
- Sumner Open Goose Championship,
- Rocky Mountain Team Championship,
- North Star Nationals Team Championship,
- Ducks Unlimited Canada Team Duck Calling Championships,
- Many other top 5 finishes on the professional calling circuit.
Nick HoffmanPick a place on the globe. Find a species to hunt or fish in that place. Find out what makes that place tick. Nick's Wild Ride, with host Nick Hoffman, takes viewers on a unique journey as Nick digs deep into the food, culture, music, history, and heartbeat of a location as he hunts and fishes.
This isn't a head-to-an-outfitter-and-hunt kind of show. It's acutally the antithesis of that. It's as much about the travel and adventure as it is about the hunt and canvassing the globe to find interesting places, compelling people, vibrant cluture, and good food. Follow Nick on his quest to find non-typical species in non-typical places and soak up whatever craziness comes his way in the process.
Each episode leaves the viewer asking, "where will Nick end up next week?"
Now in production of it's second season (which will begin airing in July 2017 on Outdoor Channel) Nick's Wild Ride has won critical acclaim for it's distinctive entertaining style and dynamic pace. Season 1 was nominated for 3 coveted "Golden Moose" awards in 2016.
THE HOST: Most people know Nick Hoffman as 1/3 of country trio THE FARM, or they may know him as the award-winning dynamic fiddle player who has backed up some of music's biggest stars. Or perhaps they recognize him from the many cameo appearances he's made on outdoor TV. However people know him, they've never seen him quite like this. Although he has spent years on stage in the spotlight new and old fans alike will enjoy seeing a side of Nick that showcases his love for travel and the outdoors.
Alex Lang - Sedalia, MO"At an early age, my passion for the outdoors began to show. Like most hunters, I killed my first birds over early FA decoys. Those are memories that will last forever! Alex hunts mostly public land in Missouri and Arkansas having the most durable and dependable gear is needed! Final Approach products have yet to fail me!"