Georgia on My Mind

Today’s blog comes from Michael Lee of Backwoods Life. Working with some of the largest names in the outdoor industry has molded the three hosts into some of the most entertaining and marketable faces out there. The guys have grown to new levels over the past years and are proud to say they are average folks living a dream. Welcome to a new show, a new adventure, and a new life………..the Backwoods Life!

In what we do, we are very fortunate to get to hunt all over the country and see some amazing places and things.  With all the travel and work we put in, it’s always a great pleasure to spend some time at home in the woods.  It’s even better to get a few kills on film on your “home turf” and spend time in the woods with your family and friends.

Michael Lee from the Backwoods Life with one of his Georgia bucks.

I’m from the great state of Georgia, born, raised, and still live here.  We have our family farm here, some leased property, and friends with nice places to hunt.  When I first started in outdoor TV we primarily filmed here in my home state on private land.  Many said we would never make it, and that is was impossible to make good TV shows hunting in Georgia.  Hopefully we have proved them wrong as we are now in our ninth season on TV and many, many shows have been filmed right here. So I guess we have done the impossible?

Hunting with my father is one of my favorite things to do.  His passion for the outdoors and excitement for the hunt is unmatched by anyone I have hunted with.  Not to mention he’s a ham on camera!  If it’s sitting in a tall pine waiting on a deer or a hog, he’s the man that will wait them out and get the job done.  I’ve known him to hunt the same stand for days and days on end to fill a tag.  I guess that’s where I get my desire from.

Michael Lee’s father with a hog he took on their land in Georgia.

Growing up I didn’t have many friends that hunted like I do now.  It wasn’t the “cool” thing to do, but thank God now it is what millions enjoy doing.  They say hunter numbers are declining, and I have no argument for that, but with all that I interact with, I’d say hunting is alive and well in our society today.  With mainstream media touting Swamp People and Duck Dynasty, I think we really are on the right track for the future.  Regardless if anyone watches any TV show or steps out into the woods, you can bet one thing. I’ll be up one of those Georgia pines this fall on many occasions, good Lord willing.

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