Ep. 402 “Good Sports” – Tennessee Valley Uncharted
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Ep. 402 “Good Sports” – Tennessee Valley Uncharted

August 10, 2019


>>ARE WE READY?>>YEAH.>>WHOA! WHOA, THAT WAS AWESOME!>>I’M ERICK BAKER. YOU MAY KNOW ME FROM “TENNESSEE UNCHARTED,” BUT NOW I’M EXPANDING MY HORIZONS TO EXPLORE THE ENTIRE TENNESSEE VALLEY. AND I’M BRINGING MY FRIEND AERIAL NICOLE ALONG FOR THE RIDE. ♪ THERE’S A PLACE ♪ ♪ YOU’VE NEVER BEEN, ♪ ♪ IT’S RIGHT WHERE ♪ ♪ YOU WANT TO BE ♪>>WHILE SOMETIMES WE’LL JOURNEY TOGETHER, OTHER TIMES NOT, WE HOPE TO TAKE YOU TO PLACES YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED OR WHERE YOU’VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF GOING. ♪ UNCHARTED ♪ (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)>>LET’S GO!>>AERIAL AND I GET TO DO SOME PRETTY COOL THINGS ON THIS SHOW, WHETHER IT’S SPORTS, RECREATION OR EXPLORATION, WHEN IT COMES RIGHT DOWN TO IT, THE PEOPLE WE MEET ALONG THE WAY IS WHAT STICKS WITH US. HARD-WORKING PEOPLE THAT ULTIMATELY ARE ONLY COMPETING WITH THEMSELVES TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD, TO MAKE OTHERS HAPPY, AND TO SPREAD THEIR PASSION WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WE’VE TITLED THIS EPISODE “GOOD SPORTS,” BECAUSE TODAY WE HAVE NO SCORE CARDS, NO WINNERS OR LOSERS, JUST GOOD OLD FASHIONED SPORTSMANSHIP, FUN AND INTEGRITY.>>GUNTERSVILLE LAKE IN NORTHERN ALABAMA IS A BASS FISHING HAVEN, AND THESE TWO FELLAS WERE GOOD SPORTS TO TAKE ME TO A FEW OF THEIR FAVORITE SPOTS. BETWEEN HOOKING A FEW FISH AND JUST CHATTING ON THE BOAT, I LEARNED THIS BODY OF WATER DIDN’T BECOME A FISHERMAN’S PARADISE ALL BY ITSELF. (LINE CASTING)>>Y’ALL GOT WAY MORE ZING THAN I DO. (CHUCKLES) GOTTA PUT MY BACK INTO IT.>>THERE YOU GO.>>AH, PRETTY GOOD, RIGHT? PRETTY GOOD. I MEAN, JUST LOOKING AROUND, KINDA THE FIRST THING THAT’S EASY TO NOTICE THAT I’VE NOT SEEN IN A LOT OF OTHER LAKES IS ALL THE GRASS THAT I’M SEEING.>>YEAH, THIS IS A, THERE’S A COUPLE DIFFERENT TYPES HERE. SO THIS IS EELGRASS HERE.>>OKAY.>>AND THIS IS EURASIAN WATER MILFOIL AND IT’S AN INVASIVE. AND THE OTHER DOMINANT GRASS THAT WE HAVE IS HYDRILLA.>>SO NOW, JUST TO TALK ABOUT THIS, THIS IS A BIG PART OF WHAT MAKES THIS LAKE SO GREAT, RIGHT? I MEAN, THIS IS HABITAT.>>IT DOES PROVIDE HABITAT FOR THE FISHERY.>>WE MANAGE THE VEGETATION JUST FOR ACCESS. ON THE MAIN CHANNELS A LOT OF TIMES, WE’LL USE A MECHANICAL HARVESTER TO ACTUALLY MOW THE GRASS. IT’S KIND OF LIKE USING A LAWNMOWER, BUT IT CREATES LANES SO PEOPLE CAN HAVE ACCESS FROM ONE SIDE OF THE LAKE TO THE OTHER OR THE MAIN LAKE TO A CREEK OR AN ABATEMENT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.>>SO IF YOU GUYS WEREN’T DOING THAT, PEOPLE WOULD BE GETTING CHOKED UP AND COULDN’T GET FROM…>>IT WOULD BE HARD TO NAVIGATE.>>IT WOULD VERY DIFFICULT TO GET IN AND OUT.>>AND MORE DIFFICULT TO FIND A SWEET SPOT FOR FISH, I BET.>>THAT’S WHY I LIKE TO TALK TO THEM.>>OH, YEAH! SEE, START WHISPERING TO THEM. ALL RIGHT!>>AWESOME. (CLAPPING) WHOO.>>NICE LITTLE LARGEMOUTH.>>NICELY DONE.>>YEAH.>>THE FISH ARE PRETTY MUCH THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE FOR THE RESERVOIRS. AND AS LONG AS YOU HAVE GOOD WATER QUALITY COMING IN, THEN YOU END UP WITH FISHERIES LIKE WE HAVE. SO SEVERAL OF OUR RESERVOIRS END UP IN THE TOP 25 EVERY YEAR, AS FAR AS BEING RANKED AND SOME OF THOSE…>>GUNTERSVILLE BEING ONE OF THOSE, RIGHT?>>RIGHT.>>GUNTERSVILLE IS FAMOUS FOR BASS FISHING. AND I MEAN, THERE’S PROFESSIONAL BASS FISHING TOURNAMENTS HELD ON GUNTERSVILLE AND SEVERAL OF THE OTHER RESERVOIRS THROUGHOUT TENNESSEE VALLEY EVERY YEAR. THE TENNESSEE RIVER AS A WHOLE BRINGS IN ABOUT $11 BILLION A YEAR TO THE ECONOMY. AND A PART OF THAT…>>MILLION OR…?>>BILLION.>>BILLION!>>BILLION WITH A ‘B’.>>DANG!>>PEOPLE ARE COMING, THEY’RE FISHING, THEY’RE EATING, THEY’RE STAYING IN HOTELS.>>SO THE HEALTH OF THIS WATER’S VERY IMPORTANT TO YOU GUYS BECAUSE YOU WANNA KEEP PEOPLE COMING, KEEP PEOPLE HAPPY, RIGHT? KEEP PEOPLE CATCHING.>>WE GOT INTO THE BUSINESS OF CONSERVATION, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT WE LOVE. IT’S NOT LIKE WE’RE DOING A JOB, A LOT OF TIMES. WE’RE OUT HERE DOING THINGS THAT WE ENJOY AND TRYING TO PROTECT AND IMPROVE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC.>>WHEN WE’RE OUT LOOKING AT THE RESERVOIR, WE DON’T LOOK AT JUST THE FISH COMMUNITY. WE LOOK AT THE INSECTS, THE BENTHICS THAT ARE ON BOTTOM. WE’LL LOOK AT SEDIMENT, WE’LL LOOK AT CHLOROPHYL, DISSOLVED OXYGEN.>>YOU KNOW, WE GET TO BE DETECTIVES. WE TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MIGHT BE CAUSING AN IMPACT, IF THERE IS AN IMPACT, AND THEN WE GET TO SOLVE THAT.>>UH, KINDA HARD TO CONCENTRATE.>>YEAH, I KNOW. I THINK THE FISH ARE CALLING FOR US.>>LET’S SEE HOW CLOSE WE CAN GET.>>IT’S MAKING ME WANT TO CAST FASTER.>>OOH!>>MAN, THAT WAS MY FAVORITE. (LAUGHTER) WHAT JUST HAPPENED? WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT?>>IF YOU ARE JUST NOW TUNING IN, I JUST HAD THE BEST CAST OF THE DAY. UNFORTUNATELY, THOUGH, THE LINE IS HERE AND THE BAIT IS WAY OVER THERE. JOHN, I’M SORRY, MAN.>>IT’S GONNA COST YOU.>>UH OH.>>IT’S GONNA COST YOU.>>DO YOU ACCEPT HUGS?>>I DO, I ACCEPT HUGS. (LAUGHTER)>>OH MY GOODNESS, THIS IS HIM. THIS IS HIM.>>OH!>>COMING IN HOT.>>HA HA HA!>>WHOO!>>ATTA BOY.>>WELL, WE COULD DO A HERO SHOT TO COMMEMORATE THIS TRIP.>>I LIKE IT, I LIKE IT. WHOA! WHOA, THAT WAS AWESOME! GREAT DAY, YOU GUYS. NICE. SO PRETTY. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)>>LOVE IS IN THE AIR, EVERYBODY. AND HOW DO YOU SPELL LOVE? I SPELL IT “BBQ.” HELEN’S BARBECUE, TO BE PRECISE, AND I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO FILLING MY HEART AND MY BELLY WITH SOME LOVE. LET’S GO SAY HELLO.>>FOR YEARS, I’VE HEARD IF YOU’RE ANYWHERE NEAR MEMPHIS, THIS DETOUR IS A MUST.>>I’M LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY NAMED HELEN.>>AH, YOU JUST FOUND THEM.>>AND A SURPRISE, BECAUSE HELEN IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL BIG AND BURLY PIT-MASTER. A RARE FEMALE IN THE BARBECUE BIZ, HELEN TURNER TURNS OUT WORLD-FAMOUS PULLED PORK IN HER BROWNSVILLE, TENNESSEE SMOKE-FILLED HAVEN. AND SHE’S A GOOD ENOUGH SPORT TO LET ME JUMP RIGHT IN AND MAKE SOME SANDWICHES FOR THE CREW.>>BEST BARBECUE IN TOWN.>>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. BEST BARBECUE IN TOWN. HOW’S THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?>>OH, THAT MAKES ME FEEL MARVELOUS.>>YEAH?>>YEAH.>>YEAH, I’VE BEEN READING ABOUT YOU IN MAGAZINES AND EVERYTHING, SO.>>REALLY?>>OH YEAH.>>SO YOU KNOW THAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD THEN.>>YEAH, GOOD. ‘CAUSE YOU’RE MAKING OTHER PEOPLE FEEL GOOD.>>I MAKE THEM HAPPY.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>SHOW YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE THAT I DO MAKE HAPPY.>>DENMARK. WHOA! MAN, LONG ISLAND. I BET THEY DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT HIT THEM.>>MM-MM.>>HA HA!>>NOT UNTIL I GOT TO THEM.>>THAT’S RIGHT. WHEN WE WERE DRIVING IN, I SAW ALL THESE PEOPLE SMILING. I WAS LIKE MAN, WHY IS EVERYBODY SMILING? WHY IS EVERYBODY SMILING?>>’CAUSE I SMILE. AND THEN I MAKE THEM SMILE.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>ONCE I GET THEM A SANDWICH, AHH.>>(LAUGHS) IT’S HARD NOT TO. ALL RIGHT, I GOT MY PAPER.>>OKAY, PUT YOUR PAPER OVER THERE. THIS IS YOUR CHOPPING BOARD.>>OH, I’M SORRY.>>THAT’S ALL RIGHT.>>DO I NEED TO PUT GLOVES ON?>>NAH. YOU WASHED YOUR HANDS, RIGHT?>>I DID.>>OKAY. GET YOUR BUN.>>ALL RIGHT.>>GET YOUR SLAW.>>HOW MANY PEOPLE GET TO COME BACK HERE AND MAKE THEIR OWN SANDWICH.>>NONE.>>I’M PRETTY LUCKY.>>YOU ABOUT THE LUCKIEST ONE.>>(LAUGHS) THAT SMELLS AMAZING!>>I BELIEVE YOU CAN HANDLE IT OVER THERE. YOU KNOW WHAT KIND OF SAUCE YOU WANT, DON’T YOU?>>UH, I DO. I’M A SWEET AND SPICY KIND OF GUY.>>OKAY, SPICY IS IN THAT RED BOTTLE.>>OKAY. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)>>THE RED IS THE SPICY.>>I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO LICK MY FINGERS WHILE I’M IN THE KITCHEN, GOTCHA.>>NO.>>THAT’S HOW A SANDWICH IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK, RIGHT? WITH EVERYTHING FALLING OFF THE SIDES AND, YES. I’M GONNA WRAP IT UP. WRAPPED UP IN THIS IS A PIECE OF HEAVEN, OF HELEN’S HEAVEN RIGHT HERE. HELEN’S BARBECUE, BROWNSVILLE, TENNESSEE. ONE DOWN. UH, I’LL MAKE SOME FOR THE REST – YOU GUYS HUNGRY? YOU HUNGRY? YES? HUNGRY?>>YEAH, YOU GOTTA MAKE THEIRS TOO.>>WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?>>ALL OF IT. REALLY AIN’T GOT A BEST PART, IT’S ALL OF IT. ALL OF IT GOTTA BE GOOD.>>NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN SAY THAT.>>YEAH.>>EVEN ON THE HOT DAYS WORKING THE PIT?>>HOT DAYS, BAD DAYS, ALL MY SWEATY DAYS, ALL MY CRYING DAYS, TEARS IN MY EYES.>>STILL GOOD.>>I’M STILL GOOD.>>MAN! I THINK IT’S TIME TO EAT, GUYS. WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>IT’S NOT ALL BARBECUE HERE, THOUGH.>>I WANT A GOOD BITE, BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS SOME BOLOGNA. SOME SMOKED BOLOGNA, RIGHT? HELEN? SMOKED BOLOGNA. GROWN UP EATING BOLOGNA. ONE OF MY DAD’S FAVORITE MEAT SUBSTITUTES. SUPER EXCITED. CHEERS. THANK YOU, HELEN.>>MAN! THAT’S DELICIOUS.>>IS IT DELICIOUS?>>IT IS. BETTER COME TO HELEN’S NOW ‘CAUSE I’M ABOUT TO EAT EVERYTHING IN HERE.>>AND AIN’T BIG AS A FLY.>>HA HA!>>NOW THAT I’VE TASTED THE MAGIC, I GET TO SEE WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS.>>THIS IS MY SMOKEHOUSE. I COME IN HERE EVERY MORNING. WELL, MY HUSBAND, I’M NOT GONNA LEAVE HIM OUT.>>ALL RIGHT.>>FOR 22 YEARS, HE’S BEEN COMING MAKING MY FIRE ON HIS WAY TO WORK.>>WOW.>>THEN I COME IN AND PUT THE SHOULDERS ON, GET EVERYTHING GOING.>>AND THEN THE SHOULDERS STAY ON FOR, YOU SAID 12?>>ANYWHERE FROM 10 TO 12 HOURS.>>SO IT’S A WAITING GAME, RIGHT? PATIENCE?>>PATIENCE. OF COURSE, YOU GOTTA COME OUT HERE AND TURN ‘EM AND DO… YEAH, IT TAKES PATIENCE.>>YOU WANT ME TO SHOVEL HERE, I’LL SHOVEL SOMETHING WHILE WE’RE IN HERE.>>SHOVEL YOU COME COAL. ♪ GONNA MAKE SOME PEOPLE HAPPY ♪ ♪ GONNA GIVE ‘EM SOME BARBECUE ♪>>WOW, THAT IS HOT! OH, YIKES! (COUGHING) MAN, HELEN.>>YEAH. (LAUGHING)>>PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT HELEN IS WORKING IN HERE, Y’ALL. WHOO! ALL RIGHT. I’M EARNING MY SANDWICH HERE TODAY. EARNING MY SANDWICH.>>MM-HMM.>>IS THERE ANYTHING YOU DO THAT’S UNIQUE AND SPECIAL?>>THE ONLY THIS IS…>>THAT YOU CAN TELL US, I GUESS.>>I CAN TELL YOU THIS. I DON’T DO ANY SEASON. I DON’T DO ANY RUB.>>NO RUB.>>NO RUB, NO SEASON, NO NOTHING.>>OKAY.>>ALL I DO IS PUT IT ON AND LET THE SMOKE.>>LET THE SMOKE DO THE WORK.>>LET THE SMOKE DO THE WORK. YOU KNOW, I HAD ONE WOMAN ASK ME FOR THE RECIPE FOR MY SAUCE. I TOLD HER THAT’S ONE THING I DON’T. I’LL HELP YOU WITH ANYTHING ELSE, BUT THAT’S ONE THING I DON’T GIVE OUT.>>OKAY. DO YOU SELL THE SAUCE, THOUGH?>>I SELL THE SAUCE.>>OKAY.>>ANYBODY THAT WANTS THE SAUCE, I’LL SELL IT, BUT YOU CAN’T HAVE MY RECIPE.>>IF YOU’RE FEELING DOWN, IF YOU’RE FEELING LOW, COME SEE HELEN.>>AT HELEN’S BARBECUE. (LAUGHS)>>THAT SHOULD BE… THAT’S A WRAP! ALL RIGHT, NOW I’M READY FOR MY THIRD SANDWICH. LET’S BRING IT IN. I’M JUST KIDDING.>>OH, MY LORD.>>WELCOME TO PARADISE, EVERYBODY. THE BASS PRO SHOPS AT THE PYRAMID. LET’S GO CHECK IT OUT. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)>>THIS IS THE BOAT SECTION. KEEP ON, KEEP UP. OVER THIS WAY. EXCUSE ME THERE, LITTLE FELLA. I’M LOOKING FOR THE ARCHERY SECTION. DO YOU KNOW WHERE I MIGHT FIND THE ARCHERY SECTION?>>THERE’S SO MUCH TO LOOK AT HERE AT BASS PRO, BUT I’M HERE TO TEST OUT A FEW BOWS BEFORE I MEET UP WITH SOME ARCHERY CLUBS FOR A GROUP SHOOT. AND STACY BURNS IS GONNA HOOK ME UP.>>I HAVE SHOT BEFORE, BUT IT’S BEEN OVER A YEAR SINCE THE LAST TIME I SHOT A BOW, SO.>>OKAY. DO YOU KNOW YOUR LENGTH, DRAW LENGTH OR ANYTHING?>>I DON’T.>>ALL RIGHT, SO I’M GONNA MEASURE FORM THE CORNER OF YOUR MOUTH TO THE DIP IN YOUR HAND, OKAY? SO JUST TURN THIS WAY LIKE YOU’RE FIXING TO SHOOT A BOW. JUST HOLD IT OUT.>>OH, I’M…>>THIS HAND.>>YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.>>ALL RIGHT, SO I’M JUST GONNA MEASURE… FLIP IT OVER. 25. PULL IT BACK. OKAY, YEAH, THAT FITS PERFECT. HOW DOES THAT FEEL?>>FEELS GOOD. FEELS LIKE I’M GONNA MISS A LOT OF STUFF WITH THIS BOW.>>DO YOU WANNA TRY TO SHOOT ONE?>>I SURE CAN, YEAH.>>DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?>>UH, WHAT AM I AIMING AT?>>WELL… (LAUGHTER) I USUALLY AIM FOR THE LITTLE BLACK DOT THAT’S ON THE WALL RIGHT HERE. DO YOU SEE THE WHITE BLOCK AND THEN THE LITTLE BLACK DOT? DO YOU SEE WHAT I’M LOOKING AT?>>UH, HOW ABOUT DO YOU WANT TO SHOOT ONE FIRST?>>I WILL.>>SHOW ME WHAT TO SHOOT AT.>>I CAN.>>I’M GONNA SEE HOW A PRO DOES IT AND MAYBE SOME OF YOU ARE, MAYBE SOME OF YOUR PROFESSIONALISM WILL RUB OFF ON ME. (BOWSHOT) OOH! THAT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS RIGHT ON IT! (LAUGHTER) DANG! LET’S GO SEE. CAN WE…ALL RIGHT.>>SURE.>>OH MAN, WHAT A SHOT. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) (BOWSHOT)>>SNAP! YEAH. LOOK AT HOW GOOD I DID, YOU GUYS. I JUST SHOT IT. I SHOT THIS AND IT LANDED RIGHT HERE. THAT’S WHERE I WAS AIMING TOO.>>GOOD JOB.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THE COMPOUND BOW DOES HAVE MORE TECHNOLOGY FOR GREATER ACCURACY, BUT WE’LL BE USING RECURVE BOWS LATER TODAY.>>NOW THIS IS HARDER THAN A COMPOUND BOW, RIGHT? I MEAN, BECAUSE WITH THE COMPOUND BOW, YOU’VE GOT SIGHTS AND…>>IT’S EVERYTHING. YEAH, WITH THIS…>>I MEAN, THIS IS LUCK?>>YES. (LAUGHTER) LUCK AND PRACTICE, THAT’S IT.>>I LIKE LUCK. LUCK AND PRACTICE, OKAY. WELL, HOPEFULLY WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK, GET SOME STACY MAGIC ON ME.>>OKAY, WHEN YOU PULL IT BACK, SLIGHTLY SLANT IT THIS WAY TO WHERE THE ARROW STAYS ON THE RISER.>>OKAY.>>AND ONCE YOU GET IT ALL THE WAY BACK, THEN YOU CAN SET IT UP.>>OKAY. READY?>>READY.>>SO PULLING IT BACK, SET ON THE RISER.>>YEP.>>AND THEN, THAT’S NOT REALLY AIMING, RIGHT?>>NO, YOU’RE JUST… (ARROW CLATTERS)>>THAT IS WAY HARDER. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU COULD TELL BY THE NOISE, IT DEFINITELY DID NOT HIT THE TARGET. UNLESS THE TARGET WAS THE FLOOR-ISH.>>WHEREVER YOU’RE AIMING, AIM UP JUST A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE IT’S GONNA DROP. IT’S GONNA COME DOWN, GONNA FLOAT DOWN. THERE YOU GO. AT LEAST IT STUCK. (LAUGHS)>>IT DID, THAT WAS WAY BETTER THAN THE FIRST ONE.>>IT’S CLOSE.>>IT’S REALLY CLOSE. YOU GUYS DON’T EVEN HAVE TO LOOK AT IT. IT’S LIKE… (LAUGHTER) IT’S REALLY CLOSE. WELL THAT, THANK YOU SO MUCH. YOU ARE A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND NOW I’M ARMED WITH THE CONFIDENCE…>>READY TO GO.>>TO GO AND MISS THINGS OUT IN THE REAL WORLD.>>SHOW US WHAT NOT TO DO OUT THERE. (LAUGHS)>>I’M PERFECT AT IT. AND IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO, DEFINITELY COME SEE STACY AND SHE’LL HOOK YOU UP.>>YES.>>ALL RIGHT, AWESOME. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)>>WOLF RIVER BOW HUNTERS AND THE LOST TRIBE TRADITIONAL ARCHERS OF TENNESSEE SHARE TIME FOR MONTHLY BOW HUNTS AT HERB PARSON’S LAKE OUTSIDE OF MEMPHIS. TODAY THEY’VE SET UP A SPECIAL 3D SHOOT TO SHOW ME JUST HOW FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND FUN THIS SPORT CAN BE. I FEEL LIKE I’VE GOT THE LOOK DOWN THOUGH, RIGHT? I LOOK LIKE A, I LOOK LIKE A SHOOTER.>>I SUGGEST YOU PUT ALL THREE FINGERS UNDER HERE JUST LIKE THAT.>>ALL RIGHT.>>AND PULL BACK, SIGHT DOWN AND LET HER GO. (BOWSHOT) LOOK AT THAT. HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING.>>YEAH, ALL RIGHT! THAT’S GOTTA BE AT LEAST 100 YARDS OR SO. ALL RIGHT. MAN, I FEEL AWESOME, BILL. CAN I GET A HIGH-FIVE FROM YOU? LET’S GO SHOOT SOME STUFF, BOYS. LET’S GO!>>STACY’S TIPS SEEM TO HAVE WORKED. SO SUE BIGHAM HAS GRACIOUSLY VOLUNTEERED TO BE MY GUIDE FOR THE REAL TARGETS.>>SO WHAT AM I ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE. KIND OF GIVE ME A RUN DOWN.>>YOU’RE GONNA GET YOUR LAUGHS, BECAUSE WHEN WE MISS, WE LAUGH AT EACH OTHER.>>GOOD, ALL RIGHT.>>OF COURSE, SAFETY IS A VERY BIG ISSUE WITH ARCHERY. I’M SURE YOU KNOW THAT.>>YES MA’AM.>>WHEN SOMEBODY’S STANDING UP SHOOTING, THEN EVERYBODY’S BEHIND THEM. WE JUST ENCOURAGE FAMILIES TO BRING THEIR CHILDREN OUT, GET THEM AWAY FROM THE TV AND ALL OF THIS STUFF.>>AND GET THEM OUT HERE.>>YEAH, OUTDOORS. LET THEM SEE NATURE.>>YEAH.>>AND HERE WE ARE AT OUR FIRST TARGET.>>OH.>>TRADITIONAL PEOPLE USUALLY SHOOT FROM THE BLUE STAKE.>>OKAY.>>THEY USUALLY PUT US A LITTLE CLOSER. MOST TRADITIONAL TARGETS AREN’T MORE THAN 20 TO 25 YARDS. COMPOUND TARGETS ARE WAY OUT THERE.>>RIGHT.>>SO HERE WE GO.>>SHOW ME THE WAY.>>ALL RIGHT.>>IS THIS A NATIVE SPECIES TO TENNESSEE IN FRONT OF US HERE?>>(LAUGHS) YEAH.>>ALL RIGHT, WE’LL LET YOU GO FIRST THEN. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) (BOWSHOT)>>OF COURSE, THE GOAL IS TO TRY TO HIT THE TARGETS.>>OKAY. SO IS THAT ALL YOU’RE GOING TO TELL ME? THE GOAL IS TO TRY TO…>>HIT THE TARGET.>>OKAY NOW, SO YOU HAD YOUR BACK FOOT ON THE THING.>>ON THE STAKE.>>OKAY.>>PULL IT STRAIGHT BACK. THERE YOU GO, PERFECT. (BOWSHOT)>>GOOD SHOT.>>HEY! (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)>>WELL, MAN! THIS IS AWESOME! I HIT THE FIRST TWO. NOWHERE TO GO BUT DOWN FROM THERE, RIGHT?>>WHILE HITTING THE TARGETS FELT REALLY, REALLY GOOD, THESE TWO GROUPS HAVE SHOWN ME WHAT TRUE SPORTSMANSHIP IS ALL ABOUT: FUN, FRIENDS AND FAMILY.>>I’M AN ARCHER, I FEEL LIKE. RIGHT?>>YOU DID EXCELLENT.>>YOU DID GREAT TODAY.>>I’M PUMPED UP. I REALLY AM EXCITED AND I MEAN, TODAY WE SUPER FUN.>>YEAH, THAT’S WHAT ARCHERY IS ALL ABOUT IS FUN, YOU KNOW. THAT’S, BOTH OF OUR CLUBS ARE FAMILY-ORIENTED.>>RIGHT.>>AND WE WANT ANY KIDS THAT CAN WALK ALL THE WAY UP TO ELDERLY PEOPLE THAT CAN STILL WALK.>>ARCHERY IS FOR EVERYBODY.>>ARCHERY’S FOR EVERYBODY.>>AND IT’S JUST FUN. TURN IN THE SCORE IF YOU WANT TO. YOU SCORE YOURSELF.>>RIGHT.>>YOU SHOOT, THEN YOU COME OUT, HANG OUT, EAT SOME BURGERS AND HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND TELL LIES ABOUT DEER HUNTING.>>(LAUGHS) IT’S A COMMUNITY, RIGHT? I MEAN, THAT’S WHAT, I DEFINITELY GOT THAT FEELING.>>IT’S FOR EVERY TYPE OF PHYSICAL ABILITY TOO, YOU KNOW. I MEAN, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A TOP ATHLETE TO SHOOT ARCHERY AND HAVE FUN.>>AND I LOVE THE HISTORY AND THE HERITAGE THAT’S CONNECTED TO IT AND I MEAN, THIS ISN’T TOO FAR OFF FROM WHAT THEY WERE DOING…>>A PRIMITIVE WEAPON, RIGHT.>>YEAH, I MEAN, YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS AGO. SO IT’S HAVING THAT CONNECTION TO THE PAST IS REALLY INTERESTING. I WANNA THANK Y’ALL. I FEEL LIKE I’M MORE ON TARGET THAN I’VE EVER BEEN. (LAUGHTER) SO NOW IF ONLY I CAN CARRY THIS INTO MY EVERYDAY LIFE, YOU KNOW, AND STAY ON TARGET. AND JUST THANK Y’ALL FOR AN AWESOME AFTERNOON.>>IT WAS OUR PLEASURE.>>WHEN I GO BACK TO KNOXVILLE, I GOTTA FIGURE OUT HOW I CAN GET INVOLVED IN SOMETHING LIKE THIS OVER THERE.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>(WHISPERS) OH YEAH. I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M SEEING THIS. THIS IS A RARE SIGHT, FOLKS. A RARE SIGHT INDEED. OKAY. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) (BOWSHOT)>>I GOT HIM. (CHUCKLES)>>YOU SAY SO MUCH BY SAYING NOTHING AT ALL.>>AND NOW FOR A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT KIND OF HUNT, AERIAL AND I ARE HITTING THE STREETS OF MEMPHIS.>>WHOO, IT’S GONNA BE 90 BY TWO. SO WE ARE GOING TO SWEAT ON THIS SCAVENGER HUNT.>>YEAH, LET’S SWEAT! SWEATING TO THE BLUES IN MEMPHIS.>>OKAY.>>SO YOU HAVE IT DOWNLOADED.>>YEAH, I’M GOOD. I GOT IT PULLED UP HERE.>>OKAY, SO THIS IS, WE’RE ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING CALLED A BIG CITY HUNT.>>I’M REALLY EXCITED.>>WHICH IS A DOWNTOWN SCAVENGER HUNT.>>YEAH, IT’S LIKE A MOBILE SCAVENGER HUNT, SO YOU CAN DO IT ALL FROM YOUR PHONE AND IT’LL TAKE US TO NEW ADVENTURES.>>YES. ASK QUESTIONS THAT WE HAVE TO ANSWER AND TAKE PICTURES.>>PHOTO CHALLENGES. AND THEY SAY IT’S A REALLY GREAT WAY TO EXPLORE A NEW CITY OR AN OLD FAVORITE ONE BECAUSE I’LL SHOW YOU NEW THINGS.>>NEW CITY FOR YOU, OLD FAVORITE FOR ME.>>I FEEL LIKE IT’S A PERFECT COMBINATION.>>LET’S GET HUNTING.>>ALL RIGHT, LET’S DO THIS.>>ALL RIGHT.>>SO, BLUES HALL OF FAME FIRST.>>BLUES HALL OF FAME.>>THAT’S WHERE WE’RE STARTING.>>WHAT UP, BB? KEEP YOUR SEAT, NO, NO, NO, KEEP YOUR SEAT. ALL RIGHT, SO WHERE BETTER TO START A SCAVENGER HUNT OF MEMPHIS THAN THE BLUE HALL OF FAME?>>I AGREE.>>WHICH IS WHERE WE ARE, YES.>>OKAY, HERE WE GO.>>”A BLUES GUITAR LEGEND SITTING ON A BENCH OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM. WHO IS IT?”>>BB KING.>>YEAH. NO, IT’S LITTLE MILTON! LITTLE MILTON!>>OH, NO!>>OOH, IT’S LITTLE MILTON. (LAUGHS)>>WHO’S LITTLE MILTON?>>THIS GUY RIGHT HERE.>>ALL RIGHT, “BLUES PUT MEMPHIS ON THE MAP, BUT THE CITY’S LASTING LEGACY IS ITS FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS. WITH THE BLUES MUSEUM ON YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER, WALK ALONG MAIN STREET AND MAKE A LEFT ON BUTLER AVE, AND THEN YOUR FIRST LEFT ON MULBERRY, YOU’LL FIND THE LORRAINE MOTEL.”>>APRIL 4, 1968, MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS ASSASSINATED HERE AT THE LORRAINE MOTEL. NOW IT’S HOME TO THE NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM.>>ALONG ON MULBERRY, LEFT ON HULING, RIGHT ON MAIN. (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)>>WE’RE GOING THE WRONG WAY?>>UH… LET’S GO BACK THIS WAY. “TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR TALLEST AND SHORTEST MEMBERS TOGETHER.” WE’RE LOOKING FOR THE ORPHEUM AND I MEAN, IT WOULD BE A WHOLE LOT EASIER IF THEY HAD LIKE A BIG SIGN OR SOMETHING TO WHERE WE COULD SEE IT.>>THIS IS CRAZY.>>ALL RIGHT, STILL ON OUR WAY.>>WE’RE GETTING CLOSER, THOUGH.>>LUCKILY IT HAS A HUMONGOUS SIGN OUT FRONT. LET’S DO IT. HOW’S IT GOING? HIGH-FIVE, ALL RIGHT! OH! WHAT ABOUT A PICTURE OF US?>>THAT’S TRUE. OH, IT’S AGAINST THE MURAL. (CAMERA CLICKS)>>BACK TO THE HUNT. MAYBE THIS WAY, I DON’T KNOW. (LAUGHTER)>>I WISH WE HAD MORE TIME TO SHOW YOU ALL THE HOT SPOTS WE HIT, BUT YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP AND DO A BIG CITY HUNT ON YOUR OWN. I PROMISE YOU YOU’LL HAVE A BALL AND LEARN A FEW THINGS ON THE WAY.>>ALL RIGHT, QUESTION. “HOW MANY CHARACTERS ARE DEPICTED IN THE STATUE, BE IT GOD, BOY OR BIRD.” OH CRAP, WE GOTTA GO. (WATER FALLING)>>THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, ELEVEN. IS IT ELEVEN?>>ELEVEN OR, WHAT’S, WHAT ARE THESE IN THE MIDDLE?>>UH, I DON’T KNOW.>>SEVEN SECONDS! HURRY!>>12. OH!>>WE MISSED ONE. SO OUR SCORE’S 1243.>>YEAH, I FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT THAT. IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME.>>TOTALLY, GREAT JOB TODAY.>>GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP IS OFTEN A METAPHOR FOR LIFE. ALL THE GREAT PEOPLE WE MET TODAY SHOW UP WITH PASSION, VISION AND A PLAN. JOHN AND SHANNON, WE NEED MORE HEROES LIKE YOU TO PRESERVE, PROTECT AND APPRECIATE THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF THIS MAJESTIC TENNESSEE VALLEY. HELEN, YOUR HARD WORK AND LABOR OF LOVE FILLS BELLIES AND HEARTS ALIKE. THEN THERE ARE THE STACYS, BILLS AND WALTERS, AND MORE WHO PASS ON THE SKILLS AND THE LOVE OF SPORTS AND RECREATION TO OTHERS. TO BORROW A QUOTE FROM THE GREAT KNUTE ROCKNE, “ONE MAN PRACTICING SPORTSMANSHIP IS FAR BETTER THAN 50 PREACHING IT.”>>THE SCAVENGER HUNT IS COOL. SO MUCH HISTORY AND CULTURE. LIKE, I JUST THINK IT’S GREAT. I WOULD WANT TO COME BACK WITH A BIG GROUP OF PEOPLE AND MAYBE DO LIKE A CHALLENGE THING. LIKE IF YOU GOT TWO TEAMS GOING ON, LIKE THAT.>>AMAZING RACE SCAVENGER HUNT.>>YEAH.>>ONE, TWO, THREE. (CAMERA CLICKS) (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC) CLOSED CAPTIONS BY CAPTIONLINK
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  1. “Wolf River Bowhunters” at Herb Parsons lake is a great place for family and friends. I enjoy going there to shoot My compound bow. I think they have around 22 to 24 or so targets to shoot at while walking in shade. I will go back again.

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