Tom Nelson is host of Dead Down Wind’s The American Archer. A life-long resident of Grand Ledge, Michigan, and an avid archer, Tom has been shooting a bow and arrow for almost 40 years. He was also recently recognized by the Michigan Bow Hunters Association as a Master Bowhunter with 35 years of experience. During these plus 3 decades of bowhunting, Tom has taken over 300 big game animals representing over thirty different species. He has bowhunted in 27 states, 8 Canadian Provinces, Mexico, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, New Zealand and Europe. Tom brings his passion for archery and bowhunting into millions of homes each week as host of the award-winning The American Archer TV show now in its 14th season on The Outdoor Channel. Tom is also a regular guest on ESPN Radio and A.M. Outdoor Radio. He writes a monthly bowhunting column for Michigan Out-of-Doors magazine and has written numerous (over 200) articles published in magazines such as Bowhunter Magazine, Western Bowhunter, Hunting the West, Safari Magazine, etc. On May 3rd, 2008, Tom was presented with the BOWHUNTER OF THE YEAR award by The Michigan Bow Hunters Association. Tom is also one of several Cabelas Ambassador Pro Staff members. He is the national spokesman for the ASL Cancer Fund and the Hunt for the Cure Foundation. Tom makes his home in Grand Ledge, Michigan, where he lives with his wife Beth who is also an accomplished bowhunter/archer.
Shawn Michaels is Co-Host of MRA Hunting – Shawn Michaels MacMillan River Adventures. The only thing that rivals Michaels’ passion for performing is the love of his Family, Faith and the Great Outdoors. Michaels has often told people that his first encounter with Almighty God took place in a deer blind. It was this encounter that would transform his life and the lives of his family forever. With the decision to home school their children, the love of God, family and country would be the hallmark of the outdoor lifestyle Shawn and Rebecca would adopt for their family. Shawn and Rebecca met Keith Mark and his wife Jeanne at the 2010 SHOT Show and the two quickly realized it was more than just “coincidence.” Two families with the same “core” value system, not just in talk, but in practice, quickly formed a friendship that they firmly believe will stand the test of time. It was this bond that led Shawn and Keith to bring MacMillan River Adventures back to Outdoor Channel. The two outdoorsmen make no bones about their agenda; they are going to promote their love of God…their family…and the great outdoors – each one in their own riches and glory.
Keith Mark is Co-Host of MRA Hunting – Shawn Michaels MacMillan River Adventures. Anyone who knows Keith Mark will agree that his love of hunting is what best defines him. Although skilled in all hunting disciplines, Keith has specialized in bowhunting for more than thirty-three years and is fast becoming one of the most recognized hunters in the sport today. Keith has personally taken many trophy animals and has successfully hunted virtually every North American big game species, including moose, antelope, caribou, turkey, whitetail, elk, mule deer, mountain lion, wild boar and bear. Keith also owns and operates MacMillan River Adventures Outfitters in the Yukon Territory, Canada.
Co-Host of Yeti’s Ultimate Hunt television, a four-time award-winning show about hunters, cancer, Icons and more, Rob is a member of the Pope & Young Club, Boone & Crockett Club, a lifetime member of Ducks Unlimited and many other organizations. As Chairman for the ASL Cancer Shoot for nearly twenty years, Rob is responsible for starting the fundraising efforts for Dr.’s Saltzman and Leonard, and is partly responsible for bringing this groundbreaking research to human testing. He has successfully raised nearly $12,000,000 to kill cancer. Rob lives in Wisconsin with his wife Lori, and daughter Sara, and their Arabian horses and minis. He is an accomplished sporting clay shooter and upland bird shooter, as well as an accomplished archer. Rob will be doing radio and television for 2012. Watch or listen for Rob’s insights. Rob’s focus…kill cancer! He welcomes your help.