Big country, big whitetails, big hearts and big family ties – Bullets & Broadheads is a true grit, real story, Texas country hunting-outdoor show. For generations, the Hendrick family grew up harvesting trophy wildlife from the far stretches of Texas underbrush. Today, Michael, Sonia, Michael J. and Mckenzie share those traditions in search of their next monster whitetail. Texas is big country, where the hunts are wild, the people are a dose of southern comfort and family blood comes first. The Hendricks bring Texas living, community and conservative hunting to viewers across the nation.
Raised in the backcountry of Texas, Michael started his career shooting rabbits, squirrels and learning to hunt with his father and grandparents. At the age of 12 Michael harvested a 21 point non-typical whitetail buck. Determined to do it again, Michael took every opportunity to observe, research and hunt whitetails. In 1998, his hard work and perseverance paid off when he downed a free range 199 inch gross Pope & Young non-typical whitetail buck. Michael Hendrick still holds the Texas State Record. He has also harvested several Boone & Crockett bear and antelope as well as numerous other Pope & Young animals.
Owner and operator of Hendrick Outdoors, H & H Hunt’n, Hunters 4 Christ and Huntnleases.com, Michael has been featured in industry magazines and newspapers from around the country.
Wife, mother, huntress, Cabela’s Pro Staff, and one of Sportsman Channel’s top women hunters- Mrs. Hendrick is downright dangerous. She started her big game kicks when she scored a 110 lb North Texas alligator gar with fresh manicure and a recurve bow. Sonia loves to hunt waterfowl, big game, and upland bird. Whether she’s under the brush head to toe in Badlands camo or helping with dinner in boots and jeans, Sonia is a Texas sweetheart through and through. In 2013 Sonia was selected by The Sportsman Channel for a photo shoot with some of the top women in the industry. Sonia is also one of the leading female pro staff members for Cabela’s & Badlands Packs.
Born to hunt , Michael J. (MJ) harvested his first season of big game animals at the age of 5 – including a 9 foot alligator. Since then Michael has had numerous animals qualify for Pope & Young, Boone & Crockett, and Trophy Game Records of the World, including a 34″ Gold Medal Free Range Axis Buck and a Gold Medal Sika Deer. Michael J. is a genuine, outgoing, southern gentleman. He plays HS football, hangs with his friends and has an uncanny ability for hunting waterfowl and predator hunting.
McKenzie may be the youngest Hendrick, but she brings up the back with a fire and friendliness sharper than any huntress west of the Mississippi. She is a true country girl that loves her Grandma, meeting new people and going hunting with her family. Kenzie started shooting a compound bow at the age of 6 and harvested her first big game animal, a wild hog, with a crossbow on national television.