Questions Surround Sportsman Channel’s First Episode of “Shed Wars” As Reality Tumbles Face First with RealityJune 1, 2015
Episode Three Airs on Thursday, June 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
NEW BERLIN, WI (June 1, 2015) – When the first episode of Sportsman Channel’s Shed Wars (Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT) concluded, viewers were left on the side of a trail in the Rocky Mountains with The Rack Pack (Josh Yandle and Justin Lottman) wondering how they were going to scale the dangerous Rocky Mountain ravine in the pitch dark with limited light available or be forced to spend the night in the wilds.
Talk about a cliffhanger!
When viewers returned for the second episode, expecting to see how Yandle and Lottman managed to escape the danger-filled scenario, the scene was curiously absent of explanation.
How and why?
Reality collided with “reality” when a member of the True Sight Media production team – cameramen Forest Cox – fell 35 feet down the side of the mountain ravine while trying to shoot the scene – in the dark – for episode two. Cox’s fall resulted in the camera getting destroyed but, luckily, he was not seriously injured. The hearty cameraman did suffer a bruised spine, sprained wrist and swollen ankle but managed to return the next day to shoot more episodes.
“This was a case where the reality of ‘reality-based’ television came into play in a very dangerous scenario,” said Tyler Lindsay, senior producer for Shed Wars. “Losing the storyline of Josh and Justin was the least of our worries that night when Forest fell. In fact, Josh and Justin carried the injured cameraman to safety. Amazingly, Forest returned to the top of the mountain the next day to continue shooting more scenes for future episodes.”
Sportsman Channel’s new original series Shed Wars follows the adventures – sometimes dangerous – of five teams vying to compete for the skyrocketing demand for antler sheds in the Rocky Mountains. The underwhelming supply of sheds – with high demand – has turned the opening of shed season into one of the fiercest competitions the great outdoors has ever seen and sometimes life threatening. The five teams provide viewers a glimpse into what it takes to survive the entire shed hunting cycle. Through months of preparation and challenging Rocky Mountain terrain, they risk it all in the pursuit of the ultimate pay day.
Catch a sneak peek: http://bit.ly/1DUkHgW.
Teams take great risk for what they hope will be an even greater reward. The four other teams include:
- Bone Daddy – Brady “Bone Daddy” Dixon (Fruita, Colo.) is always convinced the next big score is just around the bend. Dixon is relentless in his pursuit for the next record breaking shed set. Love him or hate him, it is his way or the highway.
- Fish – Fish Fisher (Bozeman, Mont.) has a long history of shed hunting. With the good book at his side, he is out to share the message and stack some bone.
- Team Grenda – Bush pilot Tana Grenda, her brother Tom and husband Adam (Bonners Ferry Idaho), are all about having the upper hand. With ATVs, snowmobiles, dogs and an airplane at their disposal, they can overcome any obstacle standing in their way, and claim the hardest to reach shed piles.
- Iron Man – Justin “Iron Man” Greshko’s (Edwards, Colo.) obsession with antlers keeps him awake at night. With the agility of a mountain goat and the veracity of a bear, there is no mountain that can contain him.
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