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John O'Dell

Hunting Partner: Dave Reisner

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA

Spouse: Suzy O'Dell

Children: Madison, Jacob, Macy and Ella

Education: Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration

Occupation: Vice President of Customer Care for J.Crew

Interests: Spending time with family, coaching soccer, playing softball / flag football, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Animal Specialties: Turkey, whitetail deer and other big game

John grew up in the great whitetail state of Iowa. His passion for hunting began as a young child, while accompanying his dad and grandfather as they pursued pheasants in north central Iowa. John harvested his first turkey at age 14 and has been a self proclaimed turkey hunting addict ever since. Like many people he began deer hunting as a teenager just trying to harvest "any" deer. Over the past several years however, he has become a firm believer in QDM and as such, does his part to be a good steward of the land. This entails the harvest of does and only taking mature bucks out of the herd.

John met Dave Reisner in middle school and they have been friends and hunting partners ever since. After a successful run at competitive turkey calling winning both State and Open turkey calling competitions John joined the MAD Calls Pro Staff in 1993. During the same year he became part of the Drury Outdoors/Impact Production team. Since 1993 John and Dave Reisner have been the longest tenured and most productive team in Drury Outdoors history capturing more than 100 hunts on video during that time span. They have been regulars and appeared on all of the major Drury titles including Dream Season, Whitetail Madness, 100%Wild, Longbeard Madness, and the Big Game. John and Dave were the winners of the first ever season of Dream Season TV based on audience voting. In fact they have been a part all three Drury Outdoors TV shows on the Outdoor Channel since their inception including Wildlife Obsession, Dream Season and most recently are part of the cast of the hot new show Bow Madness.

John feels fortunate to have the opportunity to capture hunts on camera each year across North America. During the past few years John has been blessed with a number of accomplishments, such as becoming a state and open turkey calling champion, harvesting/filming pope and young class whitetail deer, and harvesting/video taping multiple grand slams during spring turkey season. John says his most memorable hunting experiences thus far have been filming his wife Suzy harvest her 181” 13 pointer for Dream Season 11 and harvesting a 190" Mule Deer with a bow in Alberta, Canada for the Big Game volume 1. John feels fortunate to be affiliated with such a great company and treasures the friendships that he has forged with other team members throughout the years.

When John is not hunting and filming for Drury Outdoors, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, playing softball, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, coaching football, coaching soccer, doing hunting seminars, and trying to educate/introduce others to hunting and the outdoors experience.

April 2017

Location: Algar Safaris Patagonia Argentina
Weapon: PSE Carbon Air 32 ECS & Dream Season RDX 365 Crossbow
Animal: Free Range Red Stag & Fallow Deer

March 2017

Location: SOE Hunts with Mike Stroff in TX
Weapon: Winchester Model 70 270 and Winchester Deer Season XP 140 grain ammo
Animal: Black Buck Antelope

March 2017

Location: SOE Hunts with Mike Stroff in TX
Weapon: Winchester Longbeard SX3 12 guage and PSE Carbon Air ECS 32
Animal: 2 Rio Grande Turkeys

March 2017

Location: South Texas
Weapon: PSE Carbon Air ECS 32
Animal: Double Beard Rio Grande Turkey

November 2016

Location: Southwest Iowa Outfitters
Weapon: PSE Carbon Air
Animal: 157" 8pt drop tine whitetail

October 2016

Location: South Texas
Weapon: PSE Carbon Air
Animal: 171" 10pt Whitetail buck

April 2016

Location: South Texas
Weapon: Winchester SX3 Turkey 12ga. Winchester XR #4's
Animal: Rio Grande Turkeys

April 2016

Location: New Mexico Trophy Hunting Adventures
Weapon: Winchester SX3 Turkey 12ga. Winchester XR #4's
Animal: Merriam Turkeys

April 2016

Location: TX
Weapon: PSE Dream Season Decree
Animal: Rio Grande Turkey 1.5" Spurs

December 2015

Location: Kansas
Weapon: PSE Dream Season Decree
Animal: 183 3/8" Whitetail

October 2015

Location: South Texas
Weapon: PSE Dream Season Decree
Animal: 201 & 7/8" Whitetail

September 2015

Location: Trophy Hunting Adventures New Mexico
Weapon: PSE Dream Season Decree
Animal: 7x6 343" Bull Elk

July 2015

Location: Sonora TX
Weapon: PSE Dream Season Decree
Animal: Axis Buck

May 2015

Location: Black Bear Island Lodge, Saskatchewan Canada
Weapon: PSE Dream Season Decree
Animal: 7ft PnY Black Bear

April 2015

Location: Texas Hill Country
Weapon: 12 Gauge Shotgun Winchester Longbeard XR #5's
Animal: Triple Bearded Rio Grande Turkey (all over 9")

April 2015

Location: Brushy Hill Ranch South Texas
Weapon: PSE Dream Season Decree
Animal: Rio Grande Turkey 11" beard 1.5" spurs

March 2015

Location: Patagonia Argentina Algar Safaris
Weapon: PSE Dream Season Decree
Animal: 331" 21 point red stag

November 2014

Location: Texas Hill Country
Weapon: Winchester Model 70 .270
Animal: Mature 8pt Whitetail

September 2014

Location: South Texas
Weapon: PSE Omen Max
Animal: 160 1/8" 6.5 year old 10pt Whitetail

September 2014

Location: New Mexico Trophy Hunting Adventures
Weapon: PSE Omen Max
Animal: 145" Velvet Mule Deer

September 2014

Location: New Mexico Trophy Hunting Adventures
Weapon: PSE Omen Max
Animal: 330" bull elk

June 2014

Location: Texas
Weapon: PSE Omen Max
Animal: Axis Deer

April 2014

Location: North Carolina
Weapon: Shotgun
Animal: 2 Turkeys

March 2014

Location: Texas Hill Country - SOE Hunts Part1
Weapon: PSE Dream Season DNA
Animal: 2 Rio Grande Turkeys

November 2013

Location: Texas
Weapon: PSE Dream Season DNA & PSE Smoke Crossbow
Animal: 156 1/8' 7 1/2 Year Old & 137" Whitetails & 2 Javelina

March 2013

Location: Argentina
Weapon: PSE Dream Season DNA
Animal: 356" Red Stag
Video: Bow Madness TV

March 2013

Location: Argentina
Weapon: PSE Dream Season DNA
Animal: 300" Red Stag
Video: Bow Madness TV

November 2012

Location: Iowa
Weapon: PSE Dream Season EVO
Animal: 160" Whitetail
Video: Bow Madness TV

September 2012

Location: Manitoba, Canada
Weapon: PSE Dream Season EVO
Animal: Caribou
Video: Bow Madness TV

September 2012

Location: Manitoba, Canada
Weapon: Thompson Center Pro Hunter
Animal: Caribou

June 2012

Location: Texas
Weapon: PSE Dream Season EVO
Animal: Axis Deer
Video: Bow Madness TV

November 2011

Location: Kansas
Weapon: PSE Dream Season EVO
Animal: 150 4/8" Whitetail
Video: Bow Madness TV

October 2011

Location: Texas
Weapon: PSE Dream Season EVO
Animal: 140" Whitetail
Video: Bow Madness TV

September 2011

Location: Kentucky
Weapon: PSE Dream Season EVO
Animal: 142 2/8" Whitetail
Video: Bow Madness TV

May 2011

Location: Canada
Weapon: PSE Dream Season EVO
Animal: Bear
Video: Bow Madness TV

November 2010

Location: Iowa
Weapon: PSE Omen
Animal: 135" Whitetail

October 2010

Location: Quebec
Weapon: Thompson Center
Animal: Caribou

November 2009

Location: Iowa
Weapon: PSE Omen
Animal: 136" Whitetail

May 2009

Location: Florida
Weapon: PSE Bows
Animal: Hogs
Video: Bow Madness Season 2

November 2008

Location: Iowa
Weapon: PSE Dream Season X-Force
Animal: 135" 10 pt. Whitetail
Video: Bow Madness Season 2

December 2007

Location: Iowa
Weapon: Thompson Center Pro Hunter Muzzleloader .50 Cal
Animal: 148" 11 pt. Whitetail
Video: Dream Season 11

November 2007

Location: Iowa
Weapon: PSE Dream Season X-Force
Animal: 130" 10pt. Whitetail
Video: Bow Madness Season 1

October 2007 - Suzy O'Dell

Location: Iowa
Weapon: Thompson Center Muzzleloader
Animal: 181" 13 pt. Whitetail
Video: Dream Season 11

September 2007

Location: New Mexico
Weapon: PSE Dream Season X-Force
Animal: 6x5 Bull Elk
Video: Bow Madness Season 1

December 2006

Location: Iowa
Weapon: TC Pro Hunter Muzzleloader
Animal: 152" 14pt. Whitetail

October 2006

Location: Illinois
Weapon: Bow
Animal: 133" 9pt. Whitetail
Video: Dream Season 10

November 2005

Location: Iowa
Weapon: Bow
Animal: 150" 9pt. Whitetail
Video: Whitetail Madness 9

October 2005 - Suzy O'Dell

Location: Iowa
Weapon: Thompson Center Muzzleloader
Animal: 150" 10 pt. Whitetail
Video: Dream Season 9

October 2005

Location: Iowa
Weapon: Thompson Center Omega
Animal: 130" Whitetail
Video: Dream Season 9

October 2004

Location: Iowa
Weapon: Bow
Animal: 130" 8 pt. Whitetail
Video: Dream Season 8

January 2004

Location: Alabama
Weapon: Bow
Animal: 8 pt. Whitetail
Video: Dream Season The Television Series: Season 1

November 2003

Location: Wyoming
Weapon: Rifle
Animal: 172" Mule Deer
Video: Big Game 3

October 2003

Location: Texas
Weapon: Bow
Animal: 140" 10pt. Whitetail
Video: Dream Season 7

September 2001

Location: Alberta
Weapon: Bow
Animal: 190" Mule Deer
Video: The Big Game