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Cast Bios

Mark Drury

Mark has dedicated his life to bringing the outdoorsman the highest quality products available today. His competitive edge comes forth whether he is in the field hunting trophy whitetail or       the elusive wild turkey. As a competitive turkey caller, Mark has captured no less than six different world titles in his more than 150 wins. He is still involved today in creating many new products for the M.A.D. Game Calls line. It can be said however that his truest passion lies with land management and ensuring the quality of a healthy animal population on his farm. Laying down a successful deer harvest on videotape with his daughter Taylor may be his biggest thrill of all. He and brother Terry have dedicated their entire careers to bringing that excitement into the viewer's living rooms year in and year out.

 

Terry Drury

Working with his father from early on in a family owned Construction Company, Terry became interested in a career as a general contractor. In 1986, he ventured out on his own to become owner of T. Drury Contracting, Inc., specializing in real estate development and commercial contracting. Thanks to a highly motivated and hardworking team he has been able to pursue an additional career in the Hunting Industry. Terry's love for the sport of hunting along with his brother Mark's, led to the development of Drury Outdoors in 1989. His belief in the ethics of hunting and high regard for safety in the woods is a key factor in this 100% Wild 100% Fair Chase Series©. Terry feels that a major component to any great hunting team, and part of the success of Drury Outdoors, is the gratification that comes from capturing their love for the sport on videotape, and the pride they take in the quality of their products.

 

John O'Dell and Dave Reisner

Dave and I met in middle school back in the early 80's. We immediately relaized we shared a passion for the outdoors so we began hunting and fishing together. I lived on the edge of town so Dave would ride his moped to my house with his trusty .410 single barrel shotgun strapped to the side so that we could go hunting together. I was with Dave when he shot his first rooster pheasant and I called in his first spring gobbler more than 20 years ago. This past fall I called in his first archery bull in NM. Needless to say we have been on countless hunting adventures together and in 1993 we started capturing our hunts on film for Drury Outdoors. We have become a part of the DOD family and are now the longest tenured Team in Drury Outdoors. We are also co-hosts of PSE and Drury Outdoors Bow Madness. We feel truly blessed to be part of the best Team in the outdoor industry and our passion for hunting and filming is burning as much now as it was the first day we started.

 

Eric Bothun and Lee Novotny

Eric and Lee have been hunting together since their early years. Eric is the older cousin, so he is usually the ring leader. Lee doesn't mind not listening when being told what to do. They share a passion for harvesting animals with bow and arrow. Eric has been hunting with Drury Outdoors for about 12 years and Lee about 5 years. Since they are related they are not really afraid to tell each other what is on their mind. Of course, they do not always agree; what fun would that be. But in the end, they have each other's back and will continue heading into the field together. Eric and Lee have traditionally focused on whitetails and more whitetail hunting, but elk fever is creeping in and they hope to get more opportunities to harvest monster bulls with their PSE's. As time passes and lives change Eric and Lee will always find a way to balance busy schedules and their responsibilities at home to find their way into the tree with a bow, a camera, and Angry Birds.

 

Justin and Jared Lurk

Jared and Justin's love for, and understanding of the outdoors have been growing ever since harvesting their first whitetails as young boys under the supervision of their father John. Jared recognized at an early age that he needed to supplement his hunting knowledge by actively participating in the sport as well as reading magazine articles and watching outdoor videos. Since then, countless hours have been spent a field - watching, learning, videoing, taking Reconyx pictures of and understanding the sought after game. Justin, on the other hand, spent countless hours enjoying the another side of life….socializing, telling jokes, cheerleading for the Missouri Tigers, and laying out by his pool. The brothers where set on different paths, until the fall of November of 2006. Justin took a week's vacation and joined Jared in the southern Iowa whitetail world of GIANTS … and since joining forces - the rest, as they say - is 'video' history. They enjoy their active role on the Drury Outdoors team and will continue to lend their time, talents and work ethic to future television productions.

 

Rick Malik and Dan Thurston

Rick grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and has been hunting since the age of 12. In his early years, Rick loved to hunt small game and be among the masses hunting whitetail deer in Pennsylvania. Rick has been a part of the Drury Outdoors family since the late 1990’s. He was part of the Dream Season 1 production and now the Bow Madness show since its inception. Rick met Dan Thurston in his early days with Drury Outdoors. They established a fast friendship and have been on many hunts together. They have lived the Bow Sadness and Bow Madness hunts from Kansas, Wyoming, to the northern bush of Alberta Canada. First and foremost, the two have fun on every hunt, and have been fortunate to have some amazing trips together. Rick lives in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with his wife Karen and three children, Madison, Luke and Kolbie. He serves as the Sr. Vice President of Sales for a Medical focused company. Rick loves to bow hunt anything, especially whitetails and western big game. When Rick is not working and spending time in the outdoors, his main passion in life is his family.

 

bric steward and Brandon Jennings

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Bric and Brandon may be the latest additions to the Bow Madness team, but these two are undisputed veterans of the whitetail woods. Both have several big bucks and big adventures under their belts and we are excited to see what insights they can provide our cast this season.