When WildLifers TV was born, sponsorship was truly the very least of my worries. In my mind, at that time, we would be one of a precious few television shows that also owned and operated several successful hunting businesses. Few television show hosts have the experience we have in hunting across the globe. We are also blessed with the capability of having private land access that we can offer our sponsors hunting trips as a simple thank you for their trust in us. Aside from the aforementioned things, we have always been steadfast in our resolve to produce truly great shows with a cinematic feel and above all realism. If ever in forty – eight years I have been wrong, this assumption was the time that I was the most wrong in my entire life.
If someone walked up to me and demanded that I give them the exact number of companies that we have talked to about partnering or sponsorship there is absolutely no way that I could do so. Suffice it to say that, the number is huge and the result for the most part has a constant. That constant is a continuous answer of “we’ll call you back” and then, they never do so. To me this is one of the many things wrong with the outdoor industry. I personally would rather have a straight up NO then the typical waste your time answer. I realize that outdoor television is in a rut and that those who have found success have no reason to reinvent the wheel. But, one thing about any business is that things change.
We are in this for the long haul and failure hasn’t ever been nor will it ever be an option. Companies should be more open-minded when it comes to new ventures because some of them could be a true benefit to their business. I find it preposterous that there is a cookie cutter answer for every meeting that transpires. There have a handful of companies stick their necks out there and come on board with us. I challenge all of you that have never called us back to call the companies that we are with. I challenge you to ask them where we have failed a single time to deliver what we said that we would deliver. I challenge you to find a single speck of dishonesty, disloyalty, distrust, or any other negative aspect of our business plan. We are here to stay, we are good at what we do, and we will deliver.