monster buck classic dates january 24-26, 2014

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Profesional Hunter Appearances

Michael Hunsucker

“A Different Breed of Hunter” is their tagline on their hit TV show Heartland Bowhunter that airs on The Outdoor Channel.  A Grain Valley, Missouri native there is nothing in the world that Mike enjoys more than chasing big, mature whitetail deer. He has been hunting ever since he could shoot a rifle and has been addicted ever since. After only a few rifle seasons, Mike realized that he could not limit himself to 10 days in the Missouri hardwoods – he had to pick up a bow. After taking his first P&Y whitetail at the age of 16, he never looked back. Since then Mike has taken numerous trophy whitetails with archery equipment and has documented a majority of them on film. To Mike, it is more than just hunting; it is a way of life. From scouting nearly every day in the summer to shed hunting in the spring, Mike is in the field nearly every day of the year.

Jessie Duff

Recognized as one of the most accomplished competition shooters in the world. Competing – and excelling – in five different shooting disciplines, Jessie has won both world and national championship titles, included among them are the prestigious Bianchi Cup and the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships. Over the last couple years Jessie has been a fixture in the shooting sports industry representing her many sponsors, chief among them Taurus.

In addition to her numerous duties for the Taurus Shooting Team, Jessie, along with husband Matt, co-hosts the popular Friends of NRA television show on the Outdoor Channel, where the couple help promote the fun and excitement of the shooting sports to legions of new shooters.

Matt Duff

Matt Duff is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals that grew up in Alligator, Mississippi, along the banks of the Mississippi River, hunting deer, ducks and turkeys with his father, who Matt credits for making him into the avid outdoorsman he is today.  Matt particularly took a liking to bowhunting at an early age and now that the sun has set on his 13 year Professional Baseball career, Matt has taken his passion for bowhunting into the hunting industry as a business owner and outdoor TV personality.  As an owner and co-host of Major League Bowhunter the hit TV show that airs on The Outdoor Channel, Matt spends time working on business aspects for the company as well as time in the field chasing big whitetails. He and his wife Jessie Co-host the Outdoor Channel TV show Friends of the NRA as well.

Theresa Vail

Miss Kansas 2013
Miss America Top 10
Miss America America's Choice Winner

She became the first Miss America contestant to openly display tattoos during the swimsuit competition in the Miss America 2014 pageant, where she placed into the Top 10 and won the "America's Choice" award. She is currently a pre-dental senior at Kansas State University and a mechanic and section leader in the Kansas Army National Guard Medical Detachment who is a crack shot, can handily skin a deer, is an expert with a bow and arrow, and sports a couple of tattoos. And to top it all off she speaks Chinese!

“Empowering women to overcome stereotypes and break barriers. We all face challenges in society.”

“My dad took me hunting with him and it saved my life.”

Dan Thurston has a leading role in the Outdoor Channel hit tv show Drury's Bow Madness that airs on Thursday nights. His humorous approach to hunting whitetails with his bow has made him a series favorite among viewers. Dan is a Kansas native and lives in Emporia. He will have a seminar time slot as well as be in the Mossy Oak Properties of the Heartland booth to meet and greet his fans. You don't wanna miss him!

Zac Cooper's title "Little Man, Big Dreams" best describes the 16 year old boy wonder. If you want to inspire the youth of today to dream big you absolutely don't want to miss this opportunity to meet Zac. You will be amazed! Zac will also be available all 3 days in his booth for autographs.

Sam Barnhart founder of Huntline TV:
HuntlineTV debuted, with the first season ever released on television, on the Hunt Channel in 2013. We produced 12 original episodes with 19 buck kills, 3 coyotes, 16 turkey kills, and 4 1/2 hours of original programming-- an action packed season for sure! This season we will be airing 3rd and 4th quarters again with our new season 3 material from this past fall, and we are looking forward to expanding into the outdoor industry. HuntlineTV is produced across the heart of the Midwest (Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Illinois) and beyond with 3 bull elk on our upcoming season 3 in 2014!