Spotlight on Predator Pursuit with Host Cal Ferguson
New Berlin, Wis. –-(AmmoLand.com)- This brand new show is hosted by predator experts Jeff Thomason, Todd Woodall and Cal Ferguson.
They will push the envelope of predator hunting as we know it and show viewers some unorthodox hunting situations. Footage includes night hunting with compound bows and crossbows along with hunts from Africa to Canada and all the way back to Texas. Beginning December 28, Predator Pursuit will air Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m, Saturdays at 8 a.m., and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Recently the Sportsman Channel had this interview with Predator Pursuit’s Cal Ferguson:
Q: Who was your hunting/fishing mentor?
A: Hands down, my Dad has been my biggest influence. I think he could tell from the first time he took me out calling coyotes that it sparked something in me that would always be there. He taught me how to hunt ethically, efficiently, and always make it fun. I’m using his same formula to teach my boys.
Q: How did you get started in the hunting /fishing industry?
A: I started 4F Outfitters at 17 and have made my living as an outfitter for the last 12 years. I’ve had many shows hunt with me, which gave me the opportunity to learn first-hand how things work. Several years ago I met Jeff Thomason and Todd Woodall of the Predator Pursuit DVD series and started filming with them on a regular basis. From there we decided to start Predator Pursuit TV.
Q: What’s the biggest mishap that has happened while filming an episode?
A: We were filming a night hunting episode out in West Texas and it was about three o’clock in the morning. In the process of loading up to head to the next stand, Todd left the camera next to the truck. As we drove off, the truck knocked it down and the back tire ran it over. We had no idea until we got to the next stand. Luckily only the tripod and shotgun mic were damaged. It was day one of a five day trip and our back up camera was already in the shop.
Q: What was your most memorable catch/hunt?
A: I hunt with my wife, Becca, and two boys Cade and Brock probably 50+ days a year. We’ve had some pretty awesome days calling coyotes together as a family. We also take an annual family trip hog hunting that is probably my favorite trip of the year. It would be impossible for me to pick one hunt that I would call my favorite but it would definitely be one with my family.
Q: Tell us your favorite hunting/fish joke.
A: Two guys stop at a farmer’s house to ask permission to hunt his property. The farmer agrees to let them hunt and offers to show them around the place so they will know what land is his. The farmer had an old mule that was on death’s doorstep. As a joke, he asked to borrow one of the men’s rifles and tells them that his sorry, no-good neighbor keeps letting his horses and mule in his hay meadow to graze and he’s had enough. The farmer jumps out of the truck and shoots the mule, all the while cussing his neighbor. As soon as the farmer shoots he hears two more shots from the other side of the truck. When he looks to see what is going on the other hunter jumps back in the truck and says I got two of his horses let’s get the heck out of here!
Q: What were the worst conditions you ever fished/ hunted under? How did it effect the outcome of the trip?
A: As an outfitter I’ve had to hunt in some pretty sorry conditions. As far as filming for Predator Pursuit, we had a hunt scheduled in the Texas Panhandle to film for four days with Mike Dillon of Fox Pro. The first day was decent, the next two days it snowed so hard you couldn’t see fifty yards and the wind blew 40-50 mph. We hunted as much as we could when the snow would let up enough. Finally on the last day the snow let up and even though the wind was still howling we got some of the best predator footage in the snow I’ve ever seen.
Q: What are people always surprised to find out about you?
A: My age, I’m only 29 years old, yet I’ve been outfitting for 12 years. When I have new hunters show up in camp they always seemed surprised when we first meet face-to-face. Of course, I’m barely tall enough to ride most roller coasters and hardly look old enough to vote, that could have something to do with it.
About Sportsman Channel:
Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel is the only television and digital company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States, delivering the most educational and entertaining hunting, shooting and fishing programming. Acquired by InterMedia Outdoors Holdings in 2006, Sportsman Channel is now a part of the nation’s largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. For more information, visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com.