Beyond the Hunt - Rick and Julie Krueter
Seasoned hunters deeply understand that pulling the trigger or releasing an arrow is only one small part of the hunt. Hunting is about much more than that passing moment when the trophy is finally secured. Preparation, pursuit and perseverance always go BEYOND THE HUNT. Rick and Julie Kreuter will take you there. Rick and Julie take the team approach in their show -- BEYOND THE HUNT. Join them as they walk you through all the activities and work involved with an adventurous whitetail journey or big-game hunt out west. Experience all of the pre-hunt activities such as selecting and preparing proper gear; practicing outdoor skills; growing food plots; and analyzing terrain to identify prime setup locations. During the hunt, Rick and Julie bring you along on exhausting stalks and exhilarating vigils. Come full circle as Rick and Julie recount effective strategies used in their hunt all the while continuing to celebrate and remember the hunt. BEYOND THE HUNT emphasizes family-friendly adventure as the cornerstone of Rick and Julie’s show. The extreme challenges and unpredictable elements dished out by nature are also an important aspect of the program, as is the crucial importance of conservation which earned the show the Outdoor Channel’s 2009 Golden Moose Conservation Award. Join this talented down-to-earth team every Thursday on the Outdoor Channel as they use natural surroundings to take down North America’s most challenging game. Rick Kreuter grew up in Wyoming in the heart of big game country, and he knew at an early age that he was hopelessly hooked on the outdoors. He joined his dad on hunting trips at age seven and the rest, as they say, is history. He got his bowhunting baptism with his dad’s Fred Bear recurve, and he’s never lost his love of bowhunting with traditional archery tackle. A veteran archer with decades of guiding, outfitting and hunting experience to his credit, Rick is just as comfortable taking down trophy game with a high-tech compound bow as he is with a simple stick-and-string setup. In addition to the outdoors, athletics have always played a key role in Rick’s life. He has a degree in physical therapy and believes that physical conditioning is key to enjoying consistent success on western big game. A true outdoorsman with equal parts passion and experience, Rick is truly living his dream by sharing his adventures each week with fans of his hit new show Beyond the Hunt", which he co-hosts with his wife Julie. Julie Kreuter is a country girl in every sense of the word. Raised on her family’s ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska, Julie’s rural upbringing sparked an insatiable interest in the outdoors. She spent her younger years working cattle, driving a tractor and helping out with other ranch duties. Her family taught her to respect the land and the game she pursued, but it wasn’t until she met her husband Rick that she caught the bowhunting bug — and she wasted little time earning her stripes. Her first bowkill was a 150" whitetail that she arrowed without the aid of her husband! And just like Rick, Julie earned a degree in physical therapy, and believes that being in great shape will ultimately lead to enhanced hunting adventure. She’s among the outdoor industry’s most recognized huntresses, as she and Rick entertain viewers each week with their hit new show BEYOND THE HUNT on the Outdoor Channel.