Millet’s ‘WildSide’ is coming to WILD TV, Canada’s biggest outdoor network in 2015. The WildSide is a new reality show featuring Millet’s Jeff Stevenson and Tanner Bennett. The show will showcase the outdoor exploits of the duo, along with friends Matt Bellrose of Edmonton, Cody Farmer of Beaumont, Jason Lamarche of Berwyn and Jason Schmutz of Fort Saskatchewan otherwise known as ‘Team WildSide’. Rounding out the team are Gunner Stevenson and Griffen Bennett. The two year old Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are brothers from the same litter. Stevenson and Bennett train their dogs in the Pipestone Creek area by Moonen Heights in Millet.
Adding interest to the show, wives Annali Stevenson and Melanie Bennett will be weighing in on what it’s like dealing with their husbands and their obsession with the outdoors.
Maximum Limit Productions responsible for ‘Fur Harvesters’ and ‘Maximum Limit Fishing’, two of WILD TV’s number 1 rated shows, will be documenting the adventures and mishaps of the team as they explore their home province of Alberta. October 16th the team left to film the series pilot, a goose/duck hunt, north of Sedgewick Alberta.
Brothers-in-law Stevenson and Bennett both grew up hunting.
“Tanner hated me when I first started dating his sister,” says Stevenson. “Really the only thing that struck a chord between us, was our passion for the outdoors.”
Watching the two interact now, it’s apparent it was successful.
The WildSide has no plans to be a traditional hunting show. “The majority of hunting shows are 20 minutes of a guy sitting in a tree stand. We want to show the whole experience from beginning to end, what happens,” Bennett says.
The goal is to show the average outdoorsman’s experience and the camaraderie of the team through hunting, fishing and enjoying the back country of Alberta.
Thanks to Ben Turner Photography of Leduc for the photos.
If you would like to keep tabs on the team and see the promo for the WildSide pilot check out the Facebook page for the show The WildSide.
Next week the Wives of the WildSide get their chance to chime in.
Pictured: Jeff Stevenson of ‘The Wildside’ has, “no plans to be a traditional hunting show.” Photo submitted