Saturday, 10 a.m. ET
USA –-(Ammoland.com)- On this week’s Hollywood Hunter on Sportsman Channel. Freddy Harteis guides good friend John Yeager for his first 6×6 bull elk. But first, this Pennsylvania flatlander has to get used to the terrain and Freddy’s “fitness” program of hiking five miles daily scouting.
They head to the backcountry, but a combination of a full moon and waning light doesn’t make for a dreamy elk hunt.
Tune in to Hollywood Hunter on Sportsman Channel Saturday, October 4 at 10 a.m. ET.
Sometimes a hunter can do everything right – and still the animal will find them first, which is exactly what happened for Freddy and John on the first day.
“Its always a hunt. No matter how good we are as hunters, these animals consistently beat us; and that’s why we keep coming back for more,” said Harteis.
With the full moon out, the animals are feeding at night, which means little movement during the day. Plus, it seems every time they get close to an animal for a shot, Thunderpants, Freddy’s cameraman, puts the brakes on as he can’t catch any of it on film.
Eventually they come across a monster 6×6 bull elk, in the dying light of course. And John connects with a perfect shot.
“I’ve hunted a lot of different places in my life, but Harteis Ranch is the top of the line, premier place. Coming out here gives me something to look forward to every year,” said Yeager.
“Dad always said ‘teamwork makes dream work’ and that’s exactly what we did between Thunderpants spotting this elk before either John or I did and then John connecting with the perfect shot. It made for a great show,” concluded Harteis.
Don’t think this is another show about an urban hunter trading a suit for camouflage. Harteis grew up hunting in Pennsylvania and was always along for the ride while his father harvested North America’s most-desired big game trophies. Now, Harteis is able to showcase his family’s ranch with world-class elk and mule deer episodes. Los Angeles has never seen a better advocate for this industry as he rallies new blood to learn about the hunt.
Tune in to Sportsman Channel’s “Hollywood Hunter” Saturdays at 10 a.m. ET.
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About Hollywood Hunter and Harteis Ranch:
From the glam of Hollywood to the rustic outdoors, The Hollywood Hunter follows big-game hunter Freddy Harteis and his celebrity wife, Jeannie Mai, (Fox Network’s, “The Real” premiering in September) as Freddy teaches the big city what hunting can be about, a thrilling adventure that gives back. City slickers, partners, and charities join in to build lifetime memories to showcase the hunt is more about the experience. Established in 1995, the Harteis Ranch is nicknamed, “Ranch O Bella Vista,” which translates into “Ranch of Beautiful Views.” With 9,000 square feet with all the accommodations of an exclusive resort, the Harteis Ranch has expanded to a hunter’s paradise, which includes first-class hunting cabins, a butcher shop, 30 plus ponds, over 20 miles of improved dirt roads and many other environmental considerations to improve the quality of habitat for the elk and other wildlife that call the Harteis Ranch home.