Episode 5 Season 2 "Bears and Bucks" features two great hunts from field staffers Mark Henson and Joe Dansby. Mark is a pastor from Kansas and Joe does foundation repair in Oklahoma. Mark has been filming hunts for over 10yrs and brings a wealth of knowledge and "maturity" (he is the oldest guy on the staff) to the group. Mark is also an avid bike rider and travels to several competitions a year and nearly always places near the top in his age division. Mark has been to Canada several times and actually has a full body mounted bear in his office at his church. Mark headed back to Canada to try his hand at another bear. It didn't take him long to find a nice shooter and run an arrow through him. This was the first bear hunt to be featured on FDO. What you might not know is that Mark had several close encounters with wolves while in the stand as well. We have provided some behind the scenes footage of Mark in the stand with a pack of wolves howling just out of sight. A bit scary.
Joe's hunt is back in his home state of Oklahoma and early in the season Joe was getting some great pictures of some really nice deer. Joe was able to pattern a buck and with the help of a pile of Buck Blitz arrow a really nice early season whitetail in Oklahoma. What you might not know is that on the video the shot looks great, and it was. But this buck managed to carry himself several hundred yards in some thick underbrush before Joe was able to recover him. This was Joe Dansby first kill on the show in his 2nd year filming for FDO. Joe had several other shoot bucks on camera but wasn't able to hunt much after that due to a tick bite that had him hospitalized at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City four nearly two weeks. How about that for behind the scenes! When Joe isn't hunting he is noodling. Yep, he is one of those crazy people and he is really good at it.
The interviews for this episode were shot at the Great Plains Kubota Dealership in Edmond, OK. Great Plains is a local sponsor of the show and a great Christian owned company that we are proudly partnered with. The devotion at the end was centered on God's timing and featured Psalm 27:14. Waiting for the Lord can be hard but God many times wants to teach us through the journey. God's timing is always perfect. If you misses Episode 2 of Season 5 just click and watch below, it's a good one!