‘Gun It with Benny Spies’
January thru June 2018 on Sportsman Channel
Wednesday 7:30 AM
Friday 1:30 AM
Saturday 9:30 AM
Benny Spies proudly represents the everyman of the outdoors, weekend warriors and the part-time hunters, which are the valuable majority that the outdoor media world routinely ignores.
The EveryOutdoorsMan is the 9-to-5 working, blue collar, outdoorsman who was born and raised enjoying the outdoors. He’s the person who dreams of hunting on the weekends with his buddies while glaring through the office window during the work week. 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.
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, tomfoolery, shenanigans and yelling “ROOOOOOSTEERRRRR!” It’s about enjoying life with friends and family, creating memories and stories with real people doing real things.
Benny’s journey started by earning degrees from both South Dakota State University and Florida State University to which that led to securing excellent TV experience working behind the scenes for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the NBC Page Program and production for PBS and VH1 before moving back home to South Dakota to create his own outdoor show.
'Gun It with Benny Spies' premiered in 2010 on VERSUS / NBC SPORTS NETWORK and ran for three seasons. Beginning in 2013, 'Gun It with Benny Spies' moved to Sportsman Channel where the series ran for four seasons. His dream expanded to writing a monthly column in Outdoor Life magazine for 4 years. He also had the privilege of co-hosting a special on Animal Planet during 'Monster Week' and was a field host on Sportsman Channel’s 'Amazing America with Sarah Palin.'