Kevin Tate and Dustin “Shed” Whitacre hunt both whitetails and mule deer in the cold sandhills of Nebraska. Hunting both species of deer is very different adding an interesting twist to the hunt. “The best way to describe an obsession with the outdoors is to look at the toughest parts of it…. You don’t know how you’re going to make the next step, but you do,” said Tate. “What happens is you’re faced with something you can’t look away from. Those are the times you remember. Those are the times that make you obsessed.” “It’s like a chess match. When you win that game, it’s the ultimate. It drives you,” said Whitacre.
The Obsessed | Nebraska Whitetails and Mule Deer
The Obsessed | Toxey Haas Duck Dreams
Duck Dreams features Mossy Oak founder Toxey Haas as he prepares for duck season. This episode begins with July planting and wraps up with a successful January hunt with his sons. “People won’t believe the things you do for ducks,” Haas shares as he prepares a crop duster to seed his property during a July planting. “I’ve become more obsessed as a gamekeeper than with hunting,” said Haas. “The point is to hunt and take people hunting, but without being a gamekeeper first, nothing happens.” When it comes to the word “obsession,” Haas explains that the definition is personal: “It’s something you love so much that is a huge part of your life and makes you get the most out of your life. We’re lucky enough to get to spend that time outdoors.”