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Benny Spies proudly represents the average outdoorsman, weekend warriors, the part-time hunters, the valuable majority which, outdoor television fails to recognize.
“The EveryOutdoorsMan is the 9-to-5 working, blue collar, outdoorsman who was born and raised enjoying the outdoors. It’s the person who dreams of hunting on the weekends with their buddies while glaring through the office window during the work week. Like me, these same people dream of the moment, which at some point during the thousands of hours spent in the field, they just might get a shot at a Boone & Crockett whitetail. And if it actually happens, hit or miss, the adventure will live forever in a story that’ll be told a million times in a thousand different ways. This is the everyman hunters’ reality.“ – Benny Spies.
Hunting is about real people driving beat-up vehicles into their favorite spot an hour before sunrise, all jittery on anticipation and caffeine. Hunting is about small towns and the characters met there. It’s about ducks flying overhead and profanities flying below. It’s about inside jokes and tomfoolery and shenanigans and yelling “ROOOOOOSTEERRRRR!” It’s about enjoying life with friends and family, creating memories and stories with real people doing real things.
So saddle up folks! Benny and his crew continue to entertain America with exciting adventures in this fresh, energized reality show that gives an authentic look at how America truly enjoys the outdoors. ‘Gun It with Benny Spies presented by Leupold’ isn’t another one of those outdoor shows where everyone is whispering in the woods while waiting for a trophy to appear. This is just a good ‘ol boy out enjoying what he loves to do with his family, friends and random people throughout small town USA. Sometimes things go right and sometimes they don’t! As we all know, that’s just how things go.
'Gun It with Benny Spies presented by Leupold' is produced by Watermarc Productions, LLC & Ditch Panther Productions, Inc.
'Gun It’ theme song written & performed by Jimmy Herman & Chris Hennessee.
Benny Spies - America's
After 11 years of persistence and perseverance, my dream of creating and hosting a TV show became a reality. I’ve earned degrees from both South Dakota State University and Florida State University and had excellent TV experience working behind the scenes for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, in the Page Program for NBC and in production for PBS and VH1 before moving back home to South Dakota to create my own outdoor show. It wasn’t easy, but after years of “no’s”, I finally heard a “yes” from VERSUS. 'Gun It' premiered in 2010 and ran for three seasons on VERSUS / NBC Sports Network. Beginning in 2013, 'Gun It with Benny Spies presented by Leupold' moved to its current home on Sportsman Channel and I couldn’t be happier! I’m currently a contributing writer for Outdoor Life magazine and also co-hosted a special on Animal Planet and was a field host on Sportsman Channel’s Amazing America with Sarah Palin. My passion is to share my love for the outdoors and give the world an honest representation of how the majority of Americans enjoy it. Few people have the opportunity to travel the world and hunt and fish wherever they want. I’m no different. To me, it’s not about the high-dollar game hunt or having the best gear money can buy. It’s about going out and doing things the way I was taught – gettin’ dirty, pullin’ the trigger and sometimes casting a thousand times to catch one fish. It’s about enjoying timeless adventures with friends, family, and the people I meet throughout the small towns I travel. Most importantly, it’s about having fun! And, I’m damn good at that.