Randy birdsong had a dream at an early age of hopefully securing a career in the outdoor industry. Determined to fulfill this dream he bought his 1st video camera at 16 and started filming as much as possible. Lucky enough he got a chance at his dream when he began hunting and filming for Don and Kandi Kisky on Whitetail Freaks which is also on The Outdoor Channel. After finishing a degree in Finance at Southern Illinois University Randy was faced with a choice of either to continue in the Outdoor industry and try to make a full time career of it or give up the dream and start an office job in finance. He rolled the dice and came up with the concept of HeadHunters TV a show designed to give an inside look at what it takes to produce an Outdoor television series. With the help of Nate Hosie, Stephen Phillips, and Jon Skidmore the team was assembled.
Bow-Mathews No Cam 28.5/70
Broadhead-Muzzy Trocar 100
Release-Tru-Fire Chicken Wing
Bow Accessories- Archer Xtreme
Pack-Game Plan Gear Full Rut
Scent-Wildlife Research Center Special Golden Estrus
Gun-Beretta A400 Xtreme
Clothing-Scent-Lok HeadHunter Suit
STEPHEN "SCOOBA" PHILLIPS
There‘s more to the show than just pushing record on a cruising buck or strutting gobbler. It’s about the story of how we got to that point and Phillips is one of the guys behind the camera capturing those moments. Growing up and working behind the scenes on various church and school productions, Phillips combined two of his favorite pastimes, hunting and running a camera. After producing a few videos for families with the Catch-A-Dream Foundation, Phillips moved on to a summer internship with Primos Hunting Calls where he met up with Troy Ruiz. Keeping in touch with Ruiz over the next couple of years seemed to pay off when Ruiz needed a cameraman and Headhunters TV was becoming a reality. Building story lines and getting the shots needed to complete sequences are Phillips‘s specialty. The long hours of setting up and shooting every inch of the day can be exhausting. But Phillips says, "There’s no better feeling than to see a project come together and I’m privileged to be a piece of that puzzle called HeadhuntersTV."
Camera: Sony NX5U -Camo: Realtree AP
Appearal: Scent-lok HeadHunter Suit -Treestand: Millenium