"Army Buck Hunters" is a competition series that is centered around soldiers who also happen to be very skilled, avid outdoorsmen. These highly competitive service members compete in a bracket format against their fellow soldiers in marksmanship competitions. The winners of those marksmanship competitions are rewarded with big game hunting opportunities on the G4 Ranch in Bigfoot, Texas. First round winners get to go on a management doe hunt and second round winners get to go on a buck hunt. The third and final round determines which contestant is crowned national champion and that person is rewarded with a trophy hunt where they are able to hunt axis deer, black buck or an exotic species. Now in its third season, Carlton talks about the unique format of the show and highlights a new element that has been added for season three that brings more strategy to the competition and could work for or against the soldiers.
A great aspect to this competition, Carlton says, is the ways in which they are able to give back and support the community by donating all of the meat from those hunts to a local nonprofit called Trinity Oaks. Speaking to the mantra of Army Buck Hunters, "Support. Defend. Hunt.", Carlton says this kind of service to the community and outreach is just one of the ways they fulfill the "Support" pillar in their mission.
Not the only show of its kind, Carlton says that "Army Buck Hunters" was created as a spin off of a program from Army Bass Anglers called "Force on Force" which showcases bass anglers instead of hunters. These shows give a face to the men and women of the United States military and provide an opportunity for viewers to get to know them and hear their stories. The shows also give the competitors the chance to get outdoors, compete, have fun and experience the camaraderie that is found among service members. Be sure to watch "Army Buck Hunters", Sundays at 7:00 pm ET on Sportsman Channel.