Brantley Gilbert: Naming Deer

Our Backwoods brother Brantley Gilbert gives us a lesson on naming deer while in the stand with Michael Lee.

Backwoods Life Renews With Sportsman Channel for 2017

December 14, 2016 – Hahira, GA

Backwoods Life hosts Kevin Knighton and Michael Lee are proud to announce they have re-signed with Sportsman Channel to air season 13 of Backwoods Life in 2017. Beginning July 2017 through December 2017, the duo will bring more award winning outdoor programming to the network. “It’s been a heck of a ride over the past 13 plus years”, says host Knighton, “we’re glad to have this deal done and we look forward to bringing you more of our great adventures across the country”.

Backwoods Life will still be in their prime time slot at 7:30pm ET on Sunday evenings in the much anticipated Realtree block of shows. “We are proud to air in the Realtree block each year, they are like family to us here at Backwoods Life. Bringing season 13 the Sportsman Channel is going to be a lot of fun for us all”, says Lee. Season 13 will also be brought to you by Hawke Sport Optics at the presenting partner.

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VIDEO: Sunday Morning Message 11-27-16

Great message from Davie this morning in the Georgia woods.

Backwoods Life 11.12: Kansas and Kentucky Deer Hunting

Backwoods Life episode 11.12 is all about the Whitaker Family and their love for hunting! They hit the woods in Kansas and Kentucky each year looking for whitetails to fill some tags.

First Tags Filled for 2016

Backwoods Life crew members fill their first tags of fall on some great bucks!

Hawke Remains Title Partner Through 2018

The Backwoods Life crew is busy this Fall filming for season 13 of the popular hunting TV show that airs on Sportsman Channel and Wild TV.  Show hosts Michael Lee and Kevin Knighton are excited to announce that Hawke Optics will continue as the Title Partner of Backwoods Life through 2018. During the 2011 season Hawke joined as the show’s official optics sponsor and their quality optics have helped the crew over the past 5 years seal the deal on filling many tags across the United States and more. Hawke Sport Optics was founded in the United Kingdom over 15 years ago and the company established the US headquarters in Indiana in 2007. A family-owned business, Hawke’s head office is based in Suffolk, UK and the company now has presence in over 60 countries. Hawke has proven its staying power, becoming a force in sporting optics worldwide and strives to provide customers with innovative products tailored to meet their specific needs.

 “We have had great success while using Hawke binoculars and scopes over the past several years.  You can’t be the quality for the price point, they really have something for everyone’s budget”, says Lee.  

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Realtree Remains Official Camo for 2017

The Backwoods Life crew is wide open filming for the much anticipated season 13 coming in the Summer of 2017.  While filming, one thing you will see on all of their hunts is Realtree camouflage helping seal the deal across the country.  From the Northeast to the Southwest, Realtree has a pattern that will help you hide from any game animal you are after.

Backwoods Life co-host, Michael Lee says, “Everyone at Realtree is really like family.  Each and every person there genuinely cares about the relationships and how everyone can grow together.  Not to mention how great their patterns work for us. We proudly wear the Realtree logo and hold our heads high.”

Realtree has grown their product line to include over fourteen different camouflage patterns to help you stay hidden in any landscape.  As camouflage has grown in popularity over the past several of years, it can now be found on everything from swimwear to bedding, and even formal wear.  The Realtree website is very versatile, in that it offers everything from the latest hunting reports from around the country, to an online store for a variety of Realtree products.

“Realtree is more than a camo pattern, it’s really a way of life.  Items all over the Knighton house are in Realtree, not just my camo clothing”, says Backwoods Life cohost Kevin Knighton.

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