Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Whitetail Rendezvous Podcast

I love the outdoors and the industry that has been forged around the pursuit of outdoor adventures.  Recently, I became acquainted with Bruce Hutcheon of Whitetail Rendezvous.  It is a podcast featuring new episodes six days a week to enlighten those of us who find hearts on fire when we hunt, fish or be outside.  I was thrilled and delighted when he invited me to be on a podcast.
You can listen to it here:
Episode # 181 Scott Anderson Handicapped Outdoors on iTunes & Stitcher  
I told Bruce that when the podcast went live I wanted to include an interview with him and let me be straight with you, Bruce is an amazing man with an amazing story.  Nothing breeds success faster than necessity.  At the tender age of 17, at his high school graduation, his Dad approached him and said, "Good luck!" and just like that, his dad was gone and he was on his on.  Any normal person would have cratered over something like this and use that moment as an excuse for every future failure.  But that ain't Bruce!

He was an excellent football player and went to University Wisconsin - La Crosse as a track standout.  He served in the Coast Guard and later returned to college to complete his Bachelor's degree.  He later obtained an MBA degree and has done very well in the corporate world.

In the outdoor world, he has been published by as well as the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA).  He has hunted in multiple provinces in Canada and the United States.  His first podcast was with none other than Bill Gorman, the grandson of legendary L.L. Bean.  His second ever podcast was with the first lady of hunting, Brenda Valentine an honorary member of the Board of Directors for the National Wild Turkey Federation.  Before his first podcast aired on August 30, 2015, he had 100 episodes recorded and "in the can".

All of these accolades are amazing but what I love and respect most about Bruce is his focus on growing others that sets him apart.  In an industry that can be difficult to break into, he does a great job of finding interesting people who are living their passions in the outdoors.  He then brings their stories to the world in a 30 minute podcasts.

Here is a guy who has done more after retirement than most people do their entire careers.  His "Live Life" mentality is contagious!  Keep living Bruce and thanks for your incredible podcasts.

Be sure to visit Whitetail Rendezvous for a free e-book on food plots for your deer herd.


  1. Bruce is an awesome guy! I could talk to him for hours , he shares the same passion and love for the Outdoors that I do!

  2. Bruce Hutcheon is a man that other men should strive to be. A heart of gold and a vigor for the outdoors second to none. With an astounding hunting career in the bag already there is no slowing this guy down. He is a part of my life and I'm very thankful. Love working with Bruce and to be honest , we're just getting started. Mike Grandstaff- Whitetail Stalker