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WILDCraft Entertainment Announces the Cast for Season One – WILDCraft: South Africa

Columbia, SC November 28, 2018 – WILDCraft Entertainment announces the cast for Season One – WILDCraft: South Africa; a new video series that will debut on Amazon Prime Video in September 2019. The series will take the viewer along for the journey of a lifetime with a group of hunters where the hunt is only part of the story. The cast will include Joe Arterburn – Petersen’s Hunting freelancer, Adam Heggenstaller – Executive Editor American Hunter, Richard Mann – Field & Stream contributor and freelancer, and renowned photographer Alfredo Rico.

The team will hunt from a remote tent camp with Fort Richmond Safaris for free-range kudu and other species. At the end of each day they’ll share their experiences, successes, and failures, around the campfire. This production is the first to effectively meld print and web editorial with a full-length video series about hunting. The gear and tools of sponsoring manufacturers will be highlighted and seamlessly blended into all facets of the production. Lace up your boots, and join the adventure with WILDCraft.

WILDCraft Entertainment has created sponsorship packages that go beyond traditional product placement. Sponsors will receive social media marketing videos and sponsor’s products will be placed in the hands of, and field-tested by, top hunting editors in the industry. SIG Sauer has signed on as title sponsor and Mossberg will be sponsoring the firearms category. Surefire, SKB Cases, and Versacarry have also come on board as Season One sponsors. Companies interested in participating in Season One, should contact WILDCraft direct at info@wildcraftentertainment.com

The Cast

Joe Arterburn

Joe Arterburn is a freelance writer whose work appears in national outdoor magazines and websites. He is a contributing writer and “Offhand Shots” columnist for Outdoor Life and also contributes to Petersen’s Hunting, Wheels Afield and Gun Digest, among others. He is also editor of Hunter’s Handbook, the official publication of the International Hunter Education Association-USA. He has hunted and fished throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Africa. Arterburn, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was a reporter for daily newspapers prior to working at Cabela’s, mostly as Corporate Communications Manager. A Nebraska native, Arterburn lives in Sidney, Neb., with his wife, Cathy. They have three sons, Hunter, Jack and Sam; and two grandsons, Cogan and Lincoln.

Adam Heggenstaller

Adam Heggenstaller is the Executive Editor of American Hunter, an Official Journal of the National Rifle Association with a monthly circulation of nearly one million member-readers. Heggenstaller has held the position since 2014, having previously served on the staff of Shooting Illustrated, another NRA Publications title, for 10 years. At American Hunter, Adam oversees technical reviews of firearms, optics and ammunition, assembles a department of practical how-to tips, works with dozens of contributors in generating feature content, and helps support the magazine’s companion website, AmericanHunter.org, and its related social media properties. Adam grew up hunting squirrels and whitetails in central Pennsylvania, and while he now chases game and adventure around the world, he still savors the tradition of hunting near home. He strives to give his two children as much opportunity to hunt and roam the woods as he had as a boy.

Richard Mann

Born and raised in West Virginia, Richard has hunted from the Montana Mountains to the green hills of Africa. He has a military, law enforcement, firearms instructing, and competitive shooting background, and is the author of Rifle Bullets for the Hunter, Handgun Training for Personal Protection, Shooter’s Guide to the AR, Under Orion, and The Scout Rifle Study. Richard also edited the Cartridges of the World – 13th Edition. Richard contributes to Field & Stream and Outdoor Life, and several other gun and hunting magazines. He also works as a consultant for a variety of manufacturers, and spends a month on safari in Africa every year. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland – his shooting range in West Virginia – with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids, and a very protective Rhodesian ridgeback.

Alfredo Rico

Alfredo Rico is a freelance writer and photographer from Brentwood, California. In 2009, he started his career in the firearms industry as a photographer, contributing photos to many of the popular newsstand publications. Over the years, he has become a passionate student of the gun, a writer, and a hunter. His work regularly appears in Guns & Ammo, AR-15, Rifle Shooter, Precision Rifle Shooter, Personal Defense, and many other publications. His memorable hunts include, hunting iguanas in the soaking humidity of Puerto Rico, chasing the elusive Aoudad in Texas, and dove hunting in Argentina. This WILDCraft adventure will be Alfredo’s first visit to Africa.

A gathering of sponsors will be hosted at SHOT Show to kick off the new series. Pre-Production will commence February 2019, and production will begin in May 2019. Post-production will commence at the end of principal photography in June, with an anticipated series release date of September 2019.

For more information about WILDCraft Entertainment, visit: www.wildcraftentertainment.com

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One Response to “WILDCraft Entertainment Announces the Cast for Season One – WILDCraft: South Africa”

  1. Papa6 says:

    Really looking forward to this!

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