The Producers of the Award-Winning Heartland Bowhunter present, Heartland Waterfowl! Executive Producers Michael Hunsucker and Shawn Luchtel have teamed with passionate Midwest waterfowl hunters Ronnie Philips and Logan Burditt, who have pieced a quality team that have enthralled themselves with the HB concept. This successful concept offers a waterfowl show unlike any other in the industry. Like HB, Team HW tells a compelling story though creative filming and honest experiences, while incorporating and promoting the true ethics of waterfowl hunting and endorsing the sport to women, children and those less fortunate. As Heartland Bowhunter has strived to be one of the most watched outdoor television programs available, it is of the same mindset that Heartland Waterfowl incorporate professional production guidelines and expectations to motivate this team to be the very best in the industry!
Heartland Waterfowl clearly identifies the foundation of what makes this team unique. “HW” showcases a genuine and authentic waterfowl hunting experience, creatively through the lens of the camera. Each episode highlights the team’s passion for scouting, while working together to strategize the most affective approach to the hunt. However, these guys have no shame in showing their mistakes and struggles, easily relatable to the passionate waterfowl hunter. As a product of the Award-Winning Heartland Bowhunter, HW strives to feature a unique format and high standard of production quality to outdoor television.
Team HW chase early season honkers when they travel to Western New York to meet up with good friend Chris Davanzo of Fish & Feathers Outfitters. Lake Ontario offers the HW Team a new experience when they set hooks on King Salmon to wrap up the trip.
Team HW heads north of the border on a 24 hour drive to the waterfowl mecca of Saskatchewan, Canada. Completely dependent upon themselves, the guys freelance the entire trip in pursuit of several waterfowl species. The guys attempt to catch the migration as they battle a variety of weather condit...
The HW Team heads north North Dakota in October to catch the migration. Instead they catch many obstacles that present one of the most challenging trips of the year. However, the guys regroup and persevere with a second trip to North Dakota that they’ll never forget.
Team HW accepts the invite to hunt ducks with their good friends from Lifetime Decoys in South Texas. Leaving the Midwest in mid-November, the warmer temperatures and Texas hospitality spoil the guys in their pursuit of little brown ducks.
The HW Team receives an invite to hunt Mallards in SE Kansas with Roy Carter. The guys arrive during a strong cold front and a new flight of birds. So the guys head to the flooded timber, break ice and make it rain with a green noggin’ grind-up!
The HW Team heads back to where it all started for them as waterfowlers by chasing the Mallards are Canada Geese in their own backyard. This is where they fired their first shotgun, blew their first duck call and killed their first waterfowl. Join Team HW as they go back to their roots.
Team HW spends 2 weeks in North Dakota with conditions not conducive for hunting ducks. Fluctuating temperatures, cloudy days and south winds presented it's challenges that first week. Then the guys gain some traction after scouting a pea field.
The first trip of the season brings Team HW to North Dakota for the early honker season. Late summer heat and thunderstorms, mixed with some walleye fishing and goose hunting, the guys certainly had their work cut out for them.
November 1st, 2015 in North Dakota will forever be a memorable date and location for the guys of Heartland Waterfowl. These Kansas City boys fight the challenging hunting elements with the taste of sweet victory.
Team HW steps outside of their comfort zone on this trip. Avery Pro-Staffer, Vance Stolz and son Tyler introduce the HW Team to running traffic on honkers in the foothills of Colorado, before finishing up in Wyoming.
The Missouri goose season is in full swing and the HW guys have the luxury of sleeping in their own home and chasing these birds on their home turf. However, one particular field called the “Killing Tree”, offers some of the best hunts of the year.
The HW Crew puts the finishing touches on Season 3 by heading to Oklahoma to hunt with Wings In Flight Outdoors. With the Speck season closed, they guys are challenged with high Speck numbers congregated with Lessers.