The opening scene of Season 1 portrays everything we thought was special about Battle of the Bow. The thrill of the hunt. The excitement that followed the shot. The camaraderie between cameraman and hunter. Andrew Dittman summed it all up for us in the first 10 seconds after downing his buck in the opening scene of the Series.
In this Episode, 10 teams discuss what hunting means to them, why they signed up for the show, and what they expect in the upcoming Wisconsin bowhunting season. We get an understanding of the contest, the process of filming a hunt and end with a great early season Wisconsin bow hunt in Western Wisconsin.
Show segment 1:
Darren Ekholm and Nick Lucente: Anderson Ford
Jake Hinrichs and Travis Anderson : Select One Mortgage
Jordan Zimmer and Michael Brunner: Hotter + Plummer
Bill Bergo and Becky Bergo: Nelson Plumbing
Nick Johnson and Wade Fusco: Bow Brothers
Michael and Jordan filmed their mock hunt and discussed how they would film a hunt this upcoming season. Filming hunts was not something
Show segment 2:
Andrew Dittman and Ethan Ash: A1 Archery
Terri Lee and Kale Williamson: HuntingLife
Travis Dietzler and Garret Hines: Pierce County Meats
Brock Sotona and Jeff Sotona: Team Sotona
Blake Brenner and Luke Fleming: Original Black Pine
Show segment 3:
Western Wisconsin bow hunt
Battle of the Bow Episode 01 wraps up with Mark Brunner and Jared Melstrom (BOTB show crew members) venture out on opening day to take a deer out of Jared’s food plot. It was the first time they have tried to film a hunt together.
Memorable quote: “Hour and fifteen minute long season.”
Show segment 4:
Battle of the Bow wraps up with a preview of the season to come.