Shannon Vandivier is the Producer of “West of Texas” on Sportsman Channel, Mondays, 8 p.m. ET. Shannon says that he, and host Stephen West, really try to offer a unique perspective and tell different stories than you find on most hunting shows. In the remote southern spaces that they hunt, Shannon concedes that it is very challenging. While working hard and filling tags is certainly a part of the hunt, that isn’t all of it. Instead, they are trying to capture a more complete picture of the place, the people, the wildlife, the land, conservation and more. Many of the places that host Stephen West explores in “West of Texas” are sparsely populated, overlooked locales that offer a glimpse at what the “old west” may have been like. When people think about Texas hunting, they often envision private land, high fences and feeders. That certainly does exist, Shannon says, but it’s not the only kind of hunting in Texas and they try to highlight the less seen experiences that people may or may not realize are available. When it comes to telling the stories of people, Texans love the land. The majority of Texas is privately owned, and some people dislike the lack of access. However, Shannon says the real story is in the people who do own the land and feel a deep pride of ownership. It’s the people that live there every day that truly value the resources the most and for that reason they make very compelling cases for why more time, effort, money and research should be done to preserve natural habitat. It is those stories that they try to feature on “West of Texas”. Shannon says he loves the outdoors and can’t get enough of getting up close to animals and watching them. Documenting, not only the hunt, but the wildlife as well as the land and habitat that supports those animals is important. Listen in as Shannon Vandiveir, Producer of “West of Texas” joins The Revolution to talk about the remote Texas hunting experience, conservation and more.
Be sure to watch “West of Texas” on Sportsman Channel, Mondays, 8 p.m. ET. Follow host Stephen West on social media to stay in touch with the “West of Texas” hunting adventures. You can also check out the awesome work that Shannon Vandivier does at Cold Collaborative Films.
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