#471 Steve Rocco – Producer & Host Keystone Wild Outdoors TV

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Putting your hunting experience on camera is one way to keep the hunting tradition alive. Coming in this episode to share how he has been doing that is Steve Rocco, president and producer of Keystone Wild Outdoors TV. Steve shares with us how he and his team started the company and the challenges they faced getting it up off the ground. Imparting great lessons that came out from his hunts, he then discusses scent control, the importance of planning out your hunts, and how deer are becoming smarter and sharper.

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Steve Rocco – Producer & Host Keystone Wild Outdoors TV

We’re heading out to Pennsylvania, and we’re going to connect with a good friend Steve Rocco. Steve is the President and Producer of Keystone Wild Outdoors TV. Steve, welcome to the show.

Bruce, how are you doing?

I’m doing a lot better. Thank you for your kind words and prayers when I was going through my bumpy ride. When we look at what you’ve done you were talking about the different shows and the Hunt Channel and Pursuit Channel and eyes on the Sportsman Channel. Let’s talk a little bit about your journey. It was some years ago you and I talked, and you were starting this filming journey. Let’s share with the reader what your journey has been like.

It’s been unreal. The last few years definitely been great. We started Keystone Wild Outdoor in 2016. We did have all intentions of filming and attempting to get on a network. We were figured we would launch a show to try to showcase everything on YouTube. First off I was able to hook up with Mitch Florence from the Hunt Channel. He walked us through the steps of getting involved. We premiered in New Year’s Eve on December 31st of 2016. That went well. We ended up being the number one show on the Hunt Channel, the most viewed show in our quarter. I believed it held tight the entire year. We’re airing on Saturdays at 8:00 PM on the Hunt Channel as well. I talked to Greg Sugg from the Pursuit Channel and signed a 27-episode contract to air on the NRA Freedom Friday. We’re excited about that.

How did you get to this point? All sudden you’re signing contracts for real money. Tell us about the journey because a lot of guys and gals out there say, “I’d like to be where he is.” What were some of the bumps, twists, turns, and curves in the road?

Everyone wants to get involved in the outdoor industry. Maybe you want to get involved for all the wrong reasons. Whether it be to make money or whatever. It turns out you end up spending more of it than anything else, to be honest. With us having the capabilities of being able to film and learning that whole thing because the camera angles are important. You’re able to tell a story with a camera. It can be the most difficult thing. One thing that I was self-taught at, I was able to put together was the editing side of it. Everything else that goes with this industry. You got to have a complete production to be able to put anything together to get out there to the public. I was able to do that in-house here so it’s made a little bit easier for us. We’ve had a lot of great people along the way that locally their involvement is to help whether it be trading off exposure for hunts or whatever. It might be with a lot of help along the way in helping us market a Pennsylvania-based outdoor show.

When you started, how many guys did you have filming? Was it just you and somebody in the other set? How did that all work?

What’s one thing that we almost don’t hold the truth to is we’ve only done probably a few hunts with an actual camera guy. We’ll see how that works here is that it gets a little crazier. It was my brother and I and my good buddy Dennis that started KWO and it turned out okay. We’re taking our cameras out with our camera arms. We’re setting them up in a single set trying to film and that’s all well and good. There’s a lot of guys I know they able and successful doing that and we’ve had multiple successful harvests on film that are self-filmed. It’s but we’ve come to learn that having a camera person, having somebody film you where you can solely concentrate on the harvest and on the hunt it definitely puts together a better production in my opinion. To answer your question, we went out as far as budget-friendly as we could in camera equipment and got microphones. We went from the weekend warrior of trying to hunt on the weekends and in the evenings after work and film as much as we could.

You got all this product in the can. What do you do with it now? You got some good shots, bad shots, you get aero, you get kill shots, and you get all this. Who puts it all together?

When we first started, I guess that was the last thing on our minds at first. Luckily, I was spent a lot of time doing a little bit of multimedia stuff when I was a little bit younger. I can’t say I’ve got away from it whenever I got older but more in-depth, we got that. I wanted to go out with a video camera and film my hunts and put them together. After we got everything put together and realized, “We either need to pay someone to do this or I need to take classes and learn how to run this software to be able to put this stuff together.” That’s what I ended up doing.

It’s one of the coolest things about that is if you’ve ever messed around and even put some short clips together. Not only when you get to go through the footage again, but you also get to relive the hunt starting from scratch and to put a production together. It’s satisfying. I’ve expanded enough to where I’ve gone out and these networks do provide you with commercial time to sell to help pay for your production. I’ve gone out and I’ve been able to film commercials for local business and put them together, build them and see people’s reactions to be able to come work at them on a little bit higher scale. It’s another thing it adds where you’re addicted to hunting and get to film your hunting season and see it over again. The whole editing side of it, there’s a lot of satisfaction in that as well.

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It takes a lot of time though to do the editing.

It does. I’ve come up with a system here. When we first started, it was more of a guy that had folders full of footage with dates on them. You’re hunting turkey season, you’re putting stuff on your hard drive and you get into late December and into the late season, you forget what’s there. When you’re trying to build these shows depending on when your borders are when you’re airing them and you’re thinking, “I got to put a turkey hunt together and put it out there.” Instead of me going back and being like, “I’m going to go through here and watch 200 clips of me calling on my brother or a bird struck 200 yards away.” I’ve come up with a system now.

I have to say it’s partially because of what we’ve learned with filming too. We’re able to put the story together a lot better and how we’re not taking random clips while they were filming either. We have a regimen when we get out there. When we’re going out there and we’re filming getting to the stand set up or whether it be morning intro or recap. Whether it’s a successful hunt or a non-successful hunt, we have everything in place where we can easily put a story together that’s going to make sense in the long run. It makes it a lot more attainable for me to access it how I’m setting it up and where I can build these shows so they make sense and doing a lot quicker than when we first started.

It isn’t easy, but the rewards are there and as everybody knows, millions of people watch the Hunt Channel, Pursuit Channel, the Outdoor Channel, all these channels and so there is an opportunity. You have to be willing to work hard. You’ve got your film company going and you’re working and you’re hunting. You said you’re going to go hunt four different states? Where are you headed to this spring?

This spring we go after the turkeys. We definitely got locked down here that we’re going to hunt in Pennsylvania hard like we always do here. Head over to our bordering state of Ohio where we’ve been doing a lot of deer hunting. I’m going down to see Joey Yusko in South Carolina to do some lowland turkey hunting. We’re also hoping to either hit Florida or Georgia for some turkeys as well. As far as the whitetails go, I will be back down Pennsylvania. Will be back in Carolina doing bowhunting. We will be in Ohio at Crazy Horn Outfitters with Mr. Mike Grimmett, potentially doing some West Virginia hunting as well.

It’s fun when you can start doing those things and seeing a different country and meeting up with different folks. How are the deer different in those various States or maybe they’re not?

The only difference you’re going to see and it blew me away when we initially went to Ohio, Pennsylvania. Anyone of the locals is going to know that the big difference is whether it be as far as the game laws go Pennsylvania has a shorter bow season. Its high-powered rifle season comes in late November. One thing that’s noticeable is when the game commission implemented an antler restriction many years back. You’re starting to see a difference in the deer now, but I don’t know if it was the laws that were implemented earlier. You see some big deer killed here in PA. I don’t want to take that away from anybody but it’s something else when you cross that border to Ohio. It’s the laws they’ve implemented and it’s the is the pure genetics that’s in that state that there are some monsters there.

We’ve laid our eyes on them and a couple of our guys in the past few years were able to take some deer over 160 inches. It’s unbelievable. It goes the same with down the South. My good buddy, Joey, films with us as well. He’s on the team. He showed me some deer that are down there that I would have never thought were in the Carolinas and there it’s impressive. It’s one thing I can say to anybody here in PA. I’ll take anything away from Pennsylvania. If you have the opportunity even to go out hunting on public property in Ohio, try it because it’s going to give you a different look of the whitetails that are in driving distance.

Let’s talk about the misconception of what scent control is and isn’t.

We’ll go from a learning experience here. This goes to stand set up and stand placement. Before we learned anything, you never thought before that a deer was going to wind you and you never played the wind when you were a younger kid. When I was small I get off the school bus but my camera on and go up and up above our house and hunt. We have all these things that are implemented. All these apps we can use to our favor. I can jump on my HuntWise app and see which way the winds are blowing and the three different tree stand sets I have in Ohio. I got Ozone. I have these fields sprays, the camos that I’m wearing that can flat-out make me invisible. There are certain things that can hurt you is well with that. For example, I’ve been burned before. Having a stand placement where I’m walking over a mile to it. We’re talking early season postseason.

It’s well and good to use Ozone and spray down prior to accessing the stand. After you walk a mile in 55-degree weather carrying a backpack, your bow and everything, there’s a good chance that you’re sweating. One thing that I would probably do and one thing I would advise you is that you carry some scent elimination with you as well for your stand there, even you’re using Ozonics or anything in the stand. Concealing yourself from where you’re accessing your property to where you’re accessing your stand is definitely crucial to keep those mature deer in the area.

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You want to not let the buck to you when you’re in the stand and approaching your stand. How did you say that?

We’ll go back to the trail cameras, how crucial they are to it. We have stands set that not only are odor important but the feeling of the site as well. There are stands you’re going to want to hunt first thing in the morning and that are it. There’s a stand you’re going to want to hunt in the evening and that’s it. In my personal opinion, you get to where these deer when you’re still trying to kill them on a pattern you throw something in there and it changes it. They’re going to know. There might be a smaller box that might not affect them at all. From what I’ve learned from experience, these bigger deer you have to plan it outright. It can’t be you get lucky with a rifle maybe here and there but we’re talking bowhunting close encounters with big whitetails. You have to watch how you’re seen, when you’re seen, and your scent.

Touching back on figuring and setting your stand up with the wind and hunting in uncertain wind situations, you want to have a game plan together accessing it. The easiest way to access it and the quietest way to access it you could and that’s avoiding. You can have the best tree stand set in the world. If your shortest walk is through a bedding area, you might as well stay at home. I’m a bigger guy and I’m carrying 40 pounds of camera equipment with me. I’m carrying my bow. Depending on if it’s cold out I might be carrying an extra layer close with me. Everybody wants to get up stand quick and get up in it and get set up. It’s like I go back to the sweating process of it. You might have to stop, you might be sprayed on, and you might stop and keep your body temperature down, your heart rate down so you’re not sweating as bad.

That’s a lot to learn and to consider in stand sets. When you are thinking about stand sets especially in Ohio where you don’t hunt there all the time you go in and you come home. What are the determining factors about where you are going to set your stands?

One of the biggest things that that I’ve seen is we do a lot of water research as far as scouting the property and washing our scent while scouting it. We do a lot of research with the topos and as far as access points go. I’ve never hunted a state before where you could hunt over a food source. We did not start doing that until later and the seasons here. When all the agriculture went down, we were hunting in ten and twenty below zero. We were at Ohio, it’s not by any means flatland. It’s like West Virginia. Your access points are few and far between so that goes back to, I might have stand set that I can get to my climbing this half a mountain. It’s going to take me 45 minutes that I can get in in the morning. We’re going back in November where the leaves are off the trees going to be loud getting in there in the morning. It might be a maybe a better evening spot.

There’s another spot that the only way you’re going to access it is you’re going to get through it by hugging a fence row through a 100-acre open field. I don’t want to walk through there at 5:00 AM and blow all the deer out of the field either. I would be a lot more comfortable getting in there a couple of hours earlier and at 1:00 PM setting up for an evening hunt. It goes back to using the apps that are at your disposal and playing wind is a big thing in my personal opinion. It makes a big difference and even if you’re using it for access for travel corridors getting in and out when you’re hunting close to those bedding areas.

This sure has a lot to learn. Many of them I’ve been guilty of it too. I get there and I’m running late. The best thing to do if you’re running late is to go have coffee. It doesn’t work.

I am sure you have to there have been times where I’ve been late. I’ve been so flustered that I was late and it snows. You’re no sooner in setting up in a tree and there he is. There have been times where I’ve lost it too where they weren’t paying attention to where and what time it was and they were too early too.

It’s a fun adventure. That’s what a guy told me, “Bruce, you’re never going to know it all. Every year is a new chapter and make sure you enjoy it.” Do you keep a journal?

I do not. That’s a good idea. I had someone bring it up to me and I’m honestly considering it. If you think about it, I know you’re a strong influence on social media as well. That’s the only thing other than the footage that we have to look back. They look at the pictures and they’re supposed to say, “I’m looking to picture of an elk that I filmed a guy shoot a year ago.” I should carry something with me to write down the memories of it. It’d be pretty neat.

You talk about apps on our phones. We can find out the wind direction barometric pressure. Is it raining snowing or sleeting? What’s going to change all these things on the weather side and we can watch deer movement. We’re sending it the XXX stand and we know it’s right near the saddle. We know the wind’s coming from the northwest and we never see anything within the northwest wind. Wind switches around the southwest and we’re covered up. It’s like, “Who let these guys go?” You think about it because we know where our stands are we know everything about what we’re doing, but that little piece of the puzzle. You wake up in the morning and say, “What’s going on?” You check your apps and you check all the weather stuff and you go, “I’m not going to the box stand today. I’m going to the concussion stand today because everything’s lining up. The dates are right the moon’s right, the weather’s right. I’m going to go to that stand.

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What happened before with those conditions on that stand you saw a deer. Did you kill one? I don’t know. It definitely had action. If we kill the deer every time we went outside on the stand, it would sure as heck be illegal. That isn’t true there are some states where you can shoot one deer a day. God bless you guys. Where I hunt it’s one and done. We can go a lot of does but as far as bucks, it’s a one and done with our bow and one and done with a rifle.

Think about that, readers, it’s a healthy thing and you can keep all that information right on your smartphone. You don’t have to have a piece of paper and a pencil. You can have it all right on your smartphone. That’s one thing that I’m going to spend some time especially I know a couple of honey holes for elk. I’m going to see what the conditions that they’re going to be there are? What are the conditions they’re not going to be there? The same things go for whitetails. It’s exactly the same thing. We better the hunters. Readers, if you want to chime in this reach out to me at WhitetailRendezvous@gmail.com. Let’s chitchat about it because there’s somebody out there that wants to talk about putting together an article or a blog.

Let’s get together and throw our heads together and make something work. More people should do it because there are tremendous hunters. There’s no question about it. They’re rockstar hunters and nobody knows their name and they go out and kill Boone bucks every single year or pretty close to every single year. They’re in the right place, in the right State and non-pressured deer. All those factors factor in but to still do it is amazing to me. What are your thoughts?

I completely agree with you. You continuously run into these guys that will see if he shows or they’re showing you pictures of these deer. I can tell you right now anybody that has the thought that because you have a show that’s on a national network that you’re the best hunter. I can tell you that’s the honest truth right now that we’re not. We’re fortunate to be able to do this stuff and I tell you there’s a lot of people that I run into that continue to kill big bucks every year. I try to get on these guys and pick their brains and what they do. Some of them have some crazy tactics and you can learn a lot of stuff from them. There are pre-smartphone and pre-trail cameras. Going back to these guys, they know a patch of woods like the back of their hand. They know the genetics of the deer they’re hunting. They’re doing their homework with a spotting scope watching all those boxes and knowing what’s there and getting their inventory the old school way and it works out for them.

I met a guy and asked, “If you ever thought what it would be like if we didn’t have trail cameras and we weren’t digesting those bucks before we saw them alive out of the stand.” He goes, “I would have killed more deer quicker knowing.” He said, “I’d catch myself spawning them before I even see him and then I see him on the hook. I’ve already got my mind made up.” Him saying that impacted me a little bit. It was like, “This guy’s got a great point.” The trail cameras help us pattern. We can learn a lot from them, but it’s going back to, we all want to kill big deer. It’s one of those things that we didn’t know what inches were on a whitetail until we got into this industry a little deeper. That’s the one thing our show we try to go back to our roots a little bit. If the animal excites you there’s not a whole lot of opportunity for the working class guy or gal here in our state and the animal gets you wound up. There’s no reason that you shouldn’t take them.

I would agree with that. I always have found this axiom for myself. I don’t care where I am hunting. If that animal turns my crank excites you, gets me fired up. I’m going to shoot them. I don’t hunt where they say, “If you want to kill 140 you’re going to pay the price.” The places I hunt. It’s your hunt and your money, your deer. Knowing that if you kill a young deer, by young meaning two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half years old. He’s not going to grow into the Boone and that he would be in three or four years. Point taken. It’s amazing how we all got so wrapped up in the end and bone on top of the head. I love seeing 160. I’ve never shot at 200. I’ve seen him. I’ve never had an opportunity. I would love to have that on my wall. At the same hunt if I end up with a 140. I’m happy with it. We got to get over ourselves a little bit. We’re competitive but let’s get over ourselves. Let’s enjoy the hunt.

I agree with you 100%. You see a lot of internet social media shaming on people taking deer that they’re proud of. The only reason they’re posting them is to get a positive reaction. You see a lot of people that downplay the event or you know make them feel shameful for what they did it. They buy that license as everybody else does. If it’s taken ethically and legal by any practice, if it makes you happy that’s what it’s all about. I’m not saying hunting is a dying breed but here, it’s definitely in our state you can see the difference by the children that aren’t involved. You hate to see a younger kid put a picture up of his first deer. Whether it be a spike or a four-pointer or whatever and you have something to give them a hard time saying it should have passed on it and let it grow.

I remember Dan Smith. He took his kids out during fall and I can remember his daughter. She got her first spiked buck or a fork horn buck. Dan from Deer & Deer Hunting couldn’t have been prouder if that thing was the new world record. It absolutely didn’t matter. His daughter got her first deer.

It is being able to experience that with them. We’ve been fortunate to be able to do that beyond some hunts and capture that emotion involved. The size of the rack or even if there’s a rack there whether it be a doe or not. That excitement is something that I don’t know if it’s activated something in you and you remember when you took your first animal. It’s something special and it definitely should not be downgraded by anyone.

If you’re not long-distance scouting on your deer herd wherever you’re hunting now. I guaranteed it’s harder on public land but you still can do it. You get out some long glass sit up on your truck. You get to get the mount on your window and you sit there for a couple of hours and watch the deer filter in filter out. You can get as much data as any trail camera can. Trail cameras work fine and you get into the timber and all this. I’m not against trail cameras, but if you have a situation where you can watch deer from a distance, they’re completely clueless. They don’t know you’re half a mile away, so you’re not bugging them. You can watch these deer and you can watch the transition zones or staging zones, access points and entrance points and all these types of things. You can figure, “Has anything changed?” No, it’s the same but you’re spending quality time watching deer as opposed to a trail camera 24/7 doing its job.

I used trail cameras and they work in some places along the Buffalo River that I couldn’t do anything but have a trail camera in there. Given that back in the people that I hunt with setting them up that way and they tell me what’s down in that area and what they’ve seen the census. There’s a lot of places. People hunt in Kansas little time people hunted everywhere and there are places that you can sit, set up, watch and see what happens. Steve, your thoughts?

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I completely agree with you. First off, it’s a little bit of satisfaction being able to see them where they’re coming out. There’s yet to be a patrol cam but I’ve seen that has directed me as far as what direction they’re approaching that camera for sure. It eliminates a lot. Also, because there are people that abuse the trail cameras and they’re pulling SD cards out of them every two weeks. We get back to the scent portion of it, you might have a picture of a big deer on it for the first couple card poles and you’re going in and tennis shoes and pulling the camera out and he’s gone. The bigger deer are too smart for that. That’s how we were brought up ruses we got a set of binoculars and we hid in a tree line and we watched fields. We learned how the deer were patterned where they were hanging out and that’s how I never put feet out to do inventory on herd after season until I got probably into my later teens the 20s. When the buck started their growing horns. We were looking at whatever characteristics we look at. There’s a lot of good things about them but I do agree that there are some situations where you can obtain inventory and see what deer there. They can be done in a little bit more of an enjoyable way. It’s being able to watch the deer in their natural habitat.

Steve, what’s a piece of gear, hardware or clothing that you bought that you used last fall and why’d you buy it?

I’ll be honest with you. There’s a company that I had hooked up with it called SlingIt Customs. It’s a company that was involved with Creek Archery. They’re one of our headline sponsors, a good buddy of mine Chris DiPerna, was bow shopping in Yukon or Ruff Dale, PA, did an open house. What they are is like the survival fort stuff that he makes stuff with. He made me a bow sling and a set of straps to hold my binos. The bow sling came in extremely helpful. Not only was I able to carry my bow with it. I was able to carry camera equipment with it. I literally used it to wrap around the tree and hang a tree stand with it with the bow below me. Another thing another piece of gear was heater bodysuit. That was this was the first year that I never wore one we had that cold snap in after the second rifle season in Ohio as of right now you can be hunting with a bow out. We’re going in with wind chills at twenty below zero and having that heater bodysuit in that type of temperature. It made me capable of sitting out in it and gave me a shot at taking the deer I was after.

I’ll second the heater bodysuits, all-day sits, late-season, Iowa. I stayed in the tree and I did have a didn’t have a furnace with me. I didn’t even use the heat pack. I’ve had the bodysuit and my normal gear and it worked for me. That’s all I can say. If you’re going to do all day sits in tough rough weather, it’s worth the investment.

They absolutely are. I am a believer that’s one thing for sure whenever I was wearing it. It was fifteen below and I didn’t have gloves on. I knew that they were the real deal.

You’ve done some things with Wounded Warriors. Let’s talk about what you did with some guys some outfitters up out there in PA.

We put together a contest. We called it the 2017 Keystone Wild Outdoors Dream Hunt. What we did is we did the contest using Facebook. You’re allowed to enter whoever you wanted. We didn’t put any restrictions on it. The way you entered was you wrote why this person should go hunting and you give a little back story of what they’ve been through. Long story short, with that the gentleman that was picked, the winner ended up being a local guy here. We had entries from everywhere from ten miles away from me to the United Kingdom and Australia.

All over the place, people were entering this contest. The guy that was picked and his name is Shawn Keefer, an army veteran who is still suffering from terminal brain cancer. We got hooked up with an amazing group of people, Jack and Mary Anne Munal, and Jason and Emily Hughes. They own Phoenix Mountain Outfitters. They’re located up by Punxsutawney a few hours past us here. They put together and donated a hunt for them and brought us all up for the weekend. They donated the deer that he harvested. They put it together as an unbelievable experience. Shawn was never able to take a deer before so when he was put on this caliber gear. We were going up looking for a 140-inch whitetail, we had listed the contest that is what we are expectations as far as going up.

The deer that Shawn ended taking was under 200 inches, I believe he was right around 197 with some change. Phoenix Mountain Outfitters did it by the goodness of their heart and put it on for him. We had a lot of great people that we put together a GoFundMe and we were able to buy Shawn a bow and got him some camouflage and cross boots. We got him all set up hunt and he’s hooked now. He loves it. He went out after that he killed a doe behind his house and now he’s hooked.

What a great story. To kill that quality class of buck is great. I bet he would have been happy with would whatever he got to experience the people and in the adventurer and take his mind off things.

The biggest thing that we are getting back to the experience of it and the whole nature of the hunt in the camaraderie. Being at that camp with his cousin that called me that entered him in the hunt. We were able to go out there and hang out whether it was beautiful and shoot our bows while we weren’t hunting. It was a great experience something that we will definitely never forget. We’re going to try to do it again. We’re going to put another hunt together. Shawn enjoyed it so much he wants to be involved in this hunt as well. We’re looking forward to it.

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Let’s get him on my show. We can do an on the scene right from the lodge. We’ll get the hunter and we’ll put them up. We’ll have some fun with him explaining and sharing his hunt. I’d love to be part of that. That’d be great.

We could definitely work it out, absolutely.

He has the files so he could do whatever but I’d love to be involved in something like that because you get to the roots of why we hunt and why we do some of the things that we do.

We’d love to have you a part of it too. To be able to showcase what these guys are doing as well. We were able to film Shawn’s hunt and it’s airing. It’s a two-part hunt. For him, that was another cool thing about it were not only he got his buck back here. I talked to him on the phone and everything hit the same time where the shows are coming out it’s full he gets to relive that and have that here hanging on a wall there for him to look at something special.

Anything you want to share with our readers across North America?

I’d like to thank everybody for their continued support with Keystone Wild Outdoors. We couldn’t do it without you. It’s overwhelming the feedback we get from everybody watching the show and the people that we reach in different parts of the country and in different states that have seen it. It’s something special. We’re going to keep trekking and not stop. Keep going after it and our plan is to keep having fun, go out there hunting and trying to put together the best TV show we can for everybody to watch.

How do people get a hold of you? I know you have Facebook and then you’ve got your TV channels. Let people know where they can find you.

I have a personal Facebook under Steve Rocco. You can message me through Keystone Wild Outdoors Facebook as well. I’ve started a production company that’s launching on Facebook. It’s called Crab Town Media. Open to all inspiring producers. Launch from getting started to anybody that’s trying to get on a bigger network whether it be Pursuit Channel, the Outdoor Channel. I can help you with your pending sponsorships. I can help you walk down that air time and get you started. You can message me through Crab Town Media as well.

On behalf of thousands of readers, Steve. I’m excited to see where you’re going and I can’t wait until we catch up the next time. Thank you for being a friend and all the support that you’ve given away to Whitetail Rendezvous.

Thank you, Bruce. It’s a pleasure as always. I’m glad to hear you’re doing good. It was great talking to you.

In the next episode, we’re heading down to Georgia. A great Georgian fact, we’re going to connect with Tanner Edenfield, a Tennessee young man that’s done a lot already in the outdoor industry. He’s been published in Outdoor Life, North American Whitetail, and many state agency-level magazines. Plus, he’s a DIY filmer of his hunts and one thing I like about Tanner, he lives, sleeps, and breathes whitetail hunting down in Georgia. He spent over 60 days in a stand and he’s hunting for mature bucks. He’s not only hunting for any buck, he’s hunting for one specific buck. He takes them does and does some management hunting also. Every year, he pinpoints his hit list, gets his top three and goes to work. Some years he doesn’t close the deal.

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