Meet The Pro:

Tony Smotherman

Hometown:
Arrington, TN
Claim to Fame:
TV Personality and Host of The Travelin' Hunter

About Tony Smotherman

Long known as the Travelin' Hunter, Tony comes to this title honestly, averaging 15,000 miles in the spring and fall in search of big game. Traveling to hunt is his passion, and has been his way of life for over the 20 years.

Tony's career has included numerous professional associations with some of the most respected companies in the outdoor industry. He has also been a mainstay on both TV and various entertainment and educational video productions such as the safety and instructional DVD's included with every Knight Rifle sold during the Iowa Company's final 6 years.

In addition to his hosting responsibilities, Tony has also been the commercial spokesperson for several products that he used and trusted throughout his hunting career to date.

Commercial endorsements were created for Barnes Bullets, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and The National Wild Turkey Federation, and is the public face for bear hunting for Newfoundland Tourism. He has also completed many commercial spots for his sponsors throughout the years.

Tony is also the spokesperson for the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Foundation as well as a member of its Board of Directors. Tony is a National Pro Staff member and makes regular public engagements for Realtree, Scent Lok, CVA, Bergara Barrels, Bushnell, Power Belt Bullets, Durasight, and Quake Industries.

Along with all of his other duties, Tony is also considered a notable land management and real estate expert, currently working with LandGuys in west central Illinois.

Land management has played a large part in Tony's career as he also owns a land maintenance company in his home state of Tennessee where he strives to create a better natural environment for the benefit of both the land owner and the critters that inhabit the ground.

The proof of his dedication to the environment can be seen in his commitment to his own personal land holdings in both Illinois and Tennessee which consistently yield trophy animals. Video and television isn't Tony's only venue however.

He has been an award winning outdoor writer for over 20 years as well as the owner and editor of his home state's largest outdoor publication, Tennessee Outdoor News, for the last 10 years.

Tony is often contacted to be quoted as an expert on various editorial pieces by others in the outdoor writing community. He has also been awarded the highly coveted title of "Tennessee Outdoor Communicator of the Year" by the Tennessee Wildlife Federation.

Tony is a much sought after public speaker, offering regular seminars, workshops, and motivational speaking engagements each year through out Tennessee and the south.

As anyone who has ever met him can attest, Tony is also the author of untold numbers of southern witticisms, and if you don't believe that, he will quickly tell you it is the truth just like 40lbs of dough makes a big biscuit.

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