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Troy MCCormick Deer hunting

Troy McCormick
Troy worked for the Department of Natural Resources in Indiana for ten years, both as a naturalist and state park manager. He was the naturalist for Tippecanoe River State Park, Interpretive Coordinator for the Division of Reservoirs, Assistant Manager of Shades State Park, and the first park manager of the Falls of the Ohio State Park.

Troy started his own museum consulting and exhibit design company, Natural Concepts, in 1994, and has worked with more than four dozen visitor centers, nature centers, and museums throughout the Midwest.


But, above all else, he is a hunter. Hunting across the United States for whitetails, wild boar, elk, mule deer, and black bear, he enjoys new challenges and new hunts.

Troy works with video production projects for his museum clients and produced hunting show segments for a television show in 2003 and 2004 called "Spotlight on Southern Indiana." He now works behind the camera as well as in front of the camera. Troy is the executive producer and editor for Indiana Outdoor Adventures. He is an active member of Hoosier Outdoor Writers, NWTF, Academy of Model Aeronautics, and Professional Society of Drone Journalists.



Pro Staff

Ken McBroom
As an outdoor writer and photographer for magazines, newspapers, and his own blog, Rambling Angler Outdoors, Ken spends 200+ days in the woods, or on the water, pursing big game and big fish each year.

You may have seen some of his articles in publications such as Midwest Outdoors, Bass Angler, Hatches Magazine, and Tri-State Outdoor News. They cover subjects including Trolling for Cappie, Pre-Spawn Smallies, Small Baits Big Catfish, Alaska's Dolly Varden, Public Land Bowhunting, and Dutch Oven Omlets.

Ken loves Alaksa and over the course of 14 years has reportedly fished every major river and stream in that state!

Originally from Lynchburg, TN, Ken now calls Indianapolis his home. He is a combat Veteran of Desert Storm, and works as a mechaninc on Rolls-Royce engines for 737 jets, and helicopters.

Ken is a regular on the USA Bassin trail and fishes in the FLW Bass Fishing League, Hoosier Division. He is the 2016 President of the Hoosier Outdoor Writers Association, and is heading up sales and sponsorships for IOA.

 


 

David Blake
Living the life of a trapper in Montana for most of his life, and growing up hunting elk and mule deer, David returned to Indiana in the mid 90's. He owns the Old Goat Trading Post and Peaceful River Campground in Bloomingdale, Indiana (just down the road from Turkey Run State Park in Parke County).

David professionally tans animal hides, makes traditional 18th century fur trader and Native American clothing and implements, and creates an amazing "Spirit Hide" from deer, elk, and buffalo skins (IOA episode #45).

His love of hunting and fishing has grown to take on the challenge of filming his hunts and you'll be seeing David in several upcoming episodes of IOA about bass fishing, frog gigging, trapping, and he helped film episode #54 about making maple syrup and the sugar shacks of Parke County.

Spirit Hide
Shaved deer sculpture with hand painted background on a whitetail deer hide.
Visit www.oldgoattrading.com

 


 


Luke Blake
Born to the outdoors, Luke thoroughly enjoys fishing for bass, especially smallmouth bass on Sugar Creek. You might find him on a float trip in his kyak, wading into undisturbed fishing holes, or camping on sand bars during an overnight canoe trip.

Luke grew up in Montana, with his Dad taking him into the back country fishing for trout and hunting for mule deer. The Blakes returned to Indiana more than a decade ago and Luke easily modified his hunting techniques to whitetail deer and traded trout flies for bass lures. He has developed a love of spear fishing and has admitted to stalking giant, Northern Pike in his day dreams.

Luke recently added a GoPro Hero 3+ video camera to his hunting/fishing paraphanelia and we look forward to sharing some of his outdoor adventures in future episodes. He has already appeared in episodes #51, #61 and #74.

 


 

Jeremy Robinson
His name is Jeremy, but everyone knows him as “Worm.” It’s a long story! Jeremy loves to spend time in the outdoors with his family and friends. He is all about hunting fishing, camping, and shed antler hunting.

Jeremy is an Indiana Hunter Education Instructor, President of the Switzerland County NWTF Chapter, and a member of the Mossy Oak Pro Staff team. While he claims the wild turkey as his wild game of choice, he spends days upon days sitting in a tree stand with his bow, gun, and video camera during the deer hunting seasons.

Most of the time when you see Worm out in the woods, he's usually calling turkeys and filming hunts with his wife, Sara, one of their five kids, or a good friend.

 



Mac Spainhour deer hunting

Mac Spainhour
A native of Clarksville, Indiana, Mac recently retired as an Indiana Conservation Officer after more than 27 years. His responsibilities included enforcement of fish and wildlife laws, boating safety, state and federal laws, and drug enforcement. Mac now teaches a class in criminal justice at Prosser School of Technology.

Mac is very experienced at being interviewed and speaking to the camera. His many years as the Public Information Officer for District 8 conservation officers have honed his on-camera skills. As an avid member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, he spends as much time hunting in the spring as he does in the fall.

 


 

John Heingartner
John is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Fort Wayne, and started hunting and trapping at the early age of 10 years old. After some time away from the woods (family and work responsibilities), John harvested his first whitetail buck and wild turkey in 2003. After that it was "Game on!"

A self taught videographer, John started like many hunters by filming his hunts and his son's hunts just to capture memories in the woods. However, the hobby has grown into filming and editing outdoor hunts and videos for YouTube and now Indiana Outdoor Adventures.

 



Cole Fisher
Cole has been an active member of the Mossy Oak and Slongs Fishing Lures Pro Staffs for the past five years. He has always been involved in the outdoor world and is an avid hunter and fisherman. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Louisville in Mechanical Engineering, and minored in College Fishing. He was a member of the University of Louisville’s L'Raisin Anglers and was elected president his senior year by his fellow team members. While fishing in college, Cole was able to network and build life long relationships with a number of successful individuals within the fishing industry.

When he is not out spending time on the water pre-fishing for a tournament, or studying maps, he enjoys spending time hunting or 4-wheeling.

Cole is currently an application and design Engineer for KCC International in Louisville KY and also holds positions at Bass Pro Shops in Clarksville IN as a fishing team member, and he DJs on the weekends with Spin-A-Round Sound DJ Service.

 




Bo Spainhour
A native of Clarksville, Indiana, Bo loves sports and the outdoors. Having played football in high school and college, Bo's interest in hunting and everything outdoors led him to become an Indiana Conservation Officer, working in Clark County. Bo enforces hunting, fishing, and trapping regulations and serves as a wildlife officer. When off duty you'll find him out turkey or deer hunting, maybe doing some ice fishing, spending time with family and friends at football, softball, and basketball games.

Bo was been part of the "Spotlight on Southern Indiana" series and now works with us in the field as part of the Pro Staff for Indiana Outdoor Adventures. He recently joined Mac and Troy on a wilderness hunt in the mountains of Idaho (IOA Episode #55).

 

   

 




Mick Rutherford
Mick is from southern Indiana and has been hunting, fishing, and trapping since he was a small boy tagging along with his father and grandfather. He enjoys hunting deer, turkey and small game, but his passions are fur trapping and coonhunting with his blue tick, Violet. Mick is an Indiana Conservation Officer in Clark County and has been a C.O. for 21 years. He worked several years near Indianapolis, but has spent the majority of his career in southern Indiana.

Mick has been involved in a wide range of outdoor interests including bow fishing, wade fishing in Blue River, digging ginseng and artifact hunting. Troy first filmed Mick trapping muskrat and beaver in 2003 when we were producing Spotlight on Southern Indiana and we’re looking forward to following him on some of his trap lines as a Pro Staff member of IOA.

 

 




Doug Clark
Born and raised in Muncie, Indiana, Doug grew up hunting with his father (Ray Clark) and Troy. With whitetail deer at the heart of his love for hunting, he also enjoys wild boar and exotic game hunts and has travelled to Texas, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, and Louisiana to broaden his hunting experiences.

Doug works as a purchaser and inventory control manager for Willco Wholesale Distributors, an HVAC company in Muncie.

He is a graduate of Ball State University and spends all of his available free time out of doors, coaching his son in little league, playing softball, and, of course, hunting and fishing.


Junior Pro Staff


Hunter Robinson
You have seen Hunter on the show deer hunting and turkey hunting, and I guarantee you'll be seeing more of him in upcoming seasons. This young man loves to spend time in the woods hunting with his Father, Jeremy Robinson.

A student in Vevay, Indiana, Hunter is an avid outdoorsman that enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping. His Dad will have him running the video camera soon I'm sure!

 


Indiana Outdoor Adventures is produced by Natural Concepts, Inc., of Jeffersonville, Indiana. If you have any questions about the show, or any of our episodes, please contact troy@naturalconcepts.net or:

Natural Concepts, Inc.
3604 Sea Pine
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(812) 284-4207

 

 

 

 

 
     
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