LISTEN as Big Billy checks in with our Field Reporters in the woods and on the waters. Marty, Chris, Judy & Todd will share their observations, insight & experience as they cross the country and sometimes the world in pursuit of that next big harvest & catch!
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"JUST LIKE YOU, WHEN WE'RE NOT IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS, WE'RE THINKING ABOUT IT"
Raised in the great outdoors by his grandfather, Marty Baker grew up appreciating everything in nature. He started hunting small game as a young boy and quickly graduated to hunting larger animals. Marty has hunted all over the United States, Mexico, Canada and Africa. Whether it’s Pronghorn in the Panhandle of Texas or Eland on the Eastern Cape of South Africa, Marty’s expertise in hunting is uncompromised. He is respectful of wildlife and it’s habitat, land owners and their rights, as well as game laws and firearms.
Fishing since he can remember and learning to hunt with a Savage bolt action .410 at age seven, Chris Garcia hasn't had a bad day in the outdoors in over the last 30 years. A former Dallas/Fort Worth sports radio personality, Chris has been fortunate to hunt and fish from the rivers of Alaska to the coast of Florida and everywhere in between. As a Field Reporter, Chris will share his insight on South Texas whitetails, Midwest game birds and red-fish and trout outings on the Gulf coast. Chris is happily married and when not on the water or in the field, makes his home in Dallas and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Judy Rhodes is founder of DIVA WOW (Women Outdoors Worldwide), the largest women's only outdoor organization. Judy is an interior and exterior designer by profession. "I have decorated many an exciting home throughout the world from curb to cabana." Judy, daughter of an East Texas Rancher learned the outdoors the old fashioned way, from her parents...they lived it! A Red Ryder B-B gun was her first firearm of choice. Judy has been hunting and an active part of the outdoors since she was four years old.
Judy is proud of being a part of Who's Who Executives Worldwide Member, member of Smith & Wesson Celebrity Team as lead shotgun shooter, and 2011 High Over-all Hollywood Celebrity Shoot. Judy teaches over 400 women to shoot shotguns and handguns throughout the United Sates annually. "My passion runs so deep in the outdoors that I want women to 'discover their outdoor passion'." Her motto is, "Women Helping Women...Women Teaching Women...Women Supporting Women". Her leadership in shooting, hunting and civic organizations led to many major stories throughout the world. All the while, Judy has been to Africa 19 times, in addition to Spain 9 times, Argentina, Scotland, United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico, as well as all over the U.S.A.
Judy gives a lot a credit to her husband of 39 years, Sam for all the encouragement and support to carry the banner high of introducing women to the outdoors DIVAstyle.
Todd has been in the great outdoors all his life. He was introduced to hunting, fishing and camping by his grandfather very young in life. He has passion for all wing shooting and bow hunting. Todd is involved in teaching his passions to kids, not only his own but others. One of his proudest moments is when that spark is established in today’s youth. He and his wife are leaders in the single parent ministry at their church. This gives kids an opportunity to camp out that may never have that chance.
He has worked for Bass Pro Shops since 1998 in several different positions. This has provided him many opportunities to meet some wonderful people and share experiences with others. He has hunted all over Texas as well as Colorado. It doesn’t matter if he is hunting waterfowl with his lab, Thunder, or bow hunting with kids, or hitting his favorite fishing hole. He just loves being in the great outdoors and sharing those experiences with others, the sharing with others is the best part.
The outdoors for us is a family event, without the support of his wife Shelly I would not be able to be who I am. She is his rock!