Buckventures’ The Woodsman is about four individuals, Daniel McVay, Brandon Danker, Brandon Adams, Buddy Groom trying to make their life work in the hunting industry. Buckventures was founded over a decade ago with the principles of sharing passion for the Lord and hunting big bucks. There are many responsibilities when it comes to making partners happy, (good footage, photos, big bucks). At the same time, trying to harvest the biggest buck possible is not always feasible, yet this remains the goal. Being knowledgeable of the wildlife and land is vital to success, not only in taking the animal but also within the industry.
Brandon Adams co-hosts Buckventures’ The Woodsman. Brandon is the editor/producer for
Major League Bowhunter. He grew up farming and playing sports in school in central
Oklahoma. Being outdoors trapping, noodling, fishing, and hunting was a year round pastime
for Brandon as a child. The joy of outdoor sporting led him to pursue a career in outdoor
television. After being accepted to BVO’s Pro Staff in 2006, Brandon began filming Jeff
Danker full-time in 2008. Aside from filming many great bucks hitting the ground, he also has
put a few of his own in the truck. These include a 192” Kansas muzzleloader buck in 2009,
and a 170” Kansas bow buck in 2013.
Daniel McVay co-hosts Buckventures’ The Woodsman. Daniel is acting land manager for
Buckventures and Major League Bowhunter. He grew up in West Virginia, and was hunting
with his father by age four. At age seven, Daniel was hunting deer and squirrel on his own
with an old single shot 410. His first deer was taken when he was seven, and the obsession
with hunting began at age ten when he harvested his first buck. Taking his love for hunting to
a new level, Daniel started guiding elk, mountain lion, bear, and deer hunts in Montana,
Idaho, New Mexico, and Illinois. He joined the Buckventures Pro Staff after guiding Jeff
Danker on an elk hunt, and discovered they share common interests. Daniel’s priorities are
God, family, and hunting; in that order.
Buddy Groom-co-owner, co-host Buckventures’ The Woodsman. He was raised in a Christian
home where his father was a minister of music. Professional baseball was Buddy’s job for 19
years, with 13 of those years in the Majors. He was introduced to hunting by a former
teammate, and loved it ever since. He travels the Midwest during hunting season, and
maintains a healthy relationship with his bow and rifle. Buddy believes that life is what you
make it, and that praising the Lord in all things is the only way to be.
Brandon Danker co-hosts Buckventures’ The Woodsman. Brandon is a field producer for Major
League Bowhunter and films Chipper Jones. He also co-owns a roofing company with his
father Eldon. He grew up with his older brother, Jeff, in Chandler, Oklahoma. Brandon’s
talent as a horseman was evident at an early age, and he is still actively team roping in
rodeos when he isn’t hunting. Hunting is second nature to him as it is with most men in his
family, and he will sit through a snow storm in Kansas just for the pure joy of being out in the
elements to hunt whitetail bucks.