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#5696350 - 04/12/15 04:15 PM "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article
DustinsProjects Offline
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Registered: 07/21/08
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Just posted today and many fellow hunters and fisherman have asked me to write it so here it is!

http://www.dustin-warncke-tv.com/WP/so-you-want-to-be-pro-staff/
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#5697740 - 04/13/15 02:06 PM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
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#5698196 - 04/13/15 05:37 PM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
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I got a gig as a field tester / pro-staff for Walls when they decided to get into the hunting clothing market. Was a fun gig for 2 years, then my designer contact there got laid off and they decided they'd just knock-off other folks products rather than get input and develop their own.
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#5708961 - 04/20/15 04:27 PM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
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Wow. My goal with the article is to help people who want to get started in the outdoor industry a good beginning point.
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#5709489 - 04/20/15 10:32 PM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
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I'll speak for myself in saying when reading your article it does not make me want to pursue a career in your field. A lot of what makes me not watch these shows anymore is all the promotion of products that is obviously all about the sponsorship received.

I havn't noticed anyone on this forum starting a topic asking for this information. Maybe I missed it......but I think your lack of response and positive comments speaks for itself.

No disrespect intended. I believe you have good intentions.


Edited by Pitchfork Predator (04/20/15 10:33 PM)
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#5709536 - 04/20/15 11:54 PM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
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The callmakers get all kinds of requests, pro staff is one of them. My answer yes, if you buy a call I will put you on my pro staff, no money, no pay, nada. If you want a cap, it is $12, if you want a T shirt, I will let you know what it costs when I order some. Actually it has been a year or so since the last request, I must be sloughing off a little. rofl
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#5709706 - 04/21/15 08:20 AM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
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Eastmans' printed an article in their mag on one of my hunts. Sent me a cap that had "Eastmans' Pro Staff" on it. I am now an official expert. Not! smile
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5709745 - 04/21/15 08:38 AM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
tShawnB Offline
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Good article. I wouldn't mind being a "pro staffer"; however, there are so few products for hunting that actually work or improve hunting success that I don't see that happening and no way would I push some smoke and mirrors. Most of the stuff that does work doesn't need the pro staff push as most hunters I know are smart enough to figure it out. I would take a gig with Remington, Swarovski, Leica, etc... if it meant some free stuff though!
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#5709760 - 04/21/15 08:52 AM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
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That's the problem with "repping" products. They pick you (in fact, most go out begging for them). You don't get to pick them.

Even Boddington says he hates it. Won't name names but says about half of the stuff that has sponsored him is not up to par. (For him, a nice way of saying junk.) I thought it amazing he could say that in his books and still get sponsors.
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5709766 - 04/21/15 08:57 AM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
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Registered: 01/08/09
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Loc: Texas
A few years back some guy was on this site trying to push his amazing deer mineral attractant.

I volunteered to put it out at my place a report the results, a proposition he gladly agreed to and sent me free samples.

2 months later, I hadn't gotten 1 picture of a deer hitting the stuff. The pigs did, but I think the sweet smell of it may have actually driven deer away. He wasn't happy with my report, but the game camera didn't lie.

No way I could push stuff that didn't work and waste people's hard-earned money. Not worth it for a little free gear.

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#5709775 - 04/21/15 09:04 AM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
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bang Been trying ta get sponcered by Equate, Hemorrhoidal Cream for whin that Big One Pops-Out . Like on here, been pud on de ignorance list flag
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#5709779 - 04/21/15 09:08 AM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
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What is worse with these Pro-Staff and Sponsored product lines is the hunting shows Pro-Staffers on how they promote these sponsor items. I personally seen these Pro-Staffers kill an animal then take a lot of different pics with that same animal with all their sponsors products. Might have killed the animal with a rifle and took pics with that rifle. Then take pics with a bow, a muzzleloader, crossbow, cover scent products, camo clothing(and even change camo a time or two),etc. Had one guy tell me about a very well know bow hunter that killed a Blackbuck sitting in a ladderstand in t-shirt and shorts on. Killed the Blackbuck then put on two differents kinds of camo clothing to take the recovery pics.
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#5709796 - 04/21/15 09:20 AM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
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That's just downright fraud IMO.
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5709798 - 04/21/15 09:22 AM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: DustinsProjects]
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It is and they do it just to keep their $ponsor$ on board.
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#5709799 - 04/21/15 09:22 AM Re: "So You Want To Be A Pro-Staff" Article [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
What is worse with these Pro-Staff and Sponsored product lines is the hunting shows Pro-Staffers on how they promote these sponsor items. I personally seen these Pro-Staffers kill an animal then take a lot of different pics with that same animal with all their sponsors products. Might have killed the animal with a rifle and took pics with that rifle. Then take pics with a bow, a muzzleloader, crossbow, cover scent products, camo clothing(and even change camo a time or two),etc. Had one guy tell me about a very well know bow hunter that killed a Blackbuck sitting in a ladderstand in t-shirt and shorts on. Killed the Blackbuck then put on two differents kinds of camo clothing to take the recovery pics.


That's just part of the game. If you want new gear the next year, you dang sure better send them nice pics wearing this years gear.
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