Wives Of The WildSide

Pipestone Flyer

Having an opinion on your husband’s obsession and voicing it is one thing, having a crew filming you doing it, is quite another.

Appearing on The WildSide as a foil to their husband’s antics, Annali Stevenson and Melanie Bennett provide viewers with their take on Team WildSide’s adventures. As any wife of a hunter knows, hunting doesn’t end with a season. If they aren’t hunting, their talking about and planning the next trip.

When asked if they had any conditions when they were approached to appear on the show, the pair are quick to bring up their request for a nice comfy chair. For the first episode, they had to sit on a stool perched on a box. “Not really the most relaxing place to sit,” notes Annali. “An actual chair would be much better.” Rounding out their list of demands is a cat for Melanie, and Annali would like her car cleaned.

The wives could be considered the most important members of Team WildSide, picking up the slack at home while the rest of the Team are away on their adventures.

Asked about the domestic skills of the husbands, the pair point out the irony of hunters being brought to their knees by a diaper. “Tanner does do laundry though,” Melanie says “his hunting gear once a year, because he’s afraid I’ll use detergent.”

In the interests of fairness, the pair think that the wives going away on a trip while the guys stay at home with the kids could be an entertaining twist. “But we’d go somewhere nice and relax, not like the places the guys go,” says Annali. Melanie agrees adding, “It would be good for the guys to trade places and take care of home and the kids.”

Having the wives input on the show will be entertaining for the women going through the same thing. Though the two like to give their husbands a hard time, make no mistake, these wives are fully supportive of Team WildSide. Any slagging they subject the guys too is light hearted and the wives at home are sure to understand.

Just to be on the safe side though, I would get the chair for the wives, it’s easier to be nice when you’re not afraid of falling off a stool.

You can also follow Team WildSide on Twitter, Tanner Bennett @WSOutdoorsT or Jeff Stevenson @WSOutdoorsJeff.

Just Posted

County of Wetaskiwin approves lots at Dorchester development

Lots located at Pigeon Lake golf course have strong interest says developer

UPDATE Hwy #2A north of Millet open after head-on collision

UPDATE Two drivers suffer serious, non-life threatening injuries on Hwy #2A

Wetaskiwin Leaders of Tomorrow youth awards kick-off

Nominations now open for Wetaskiwin youth leaders awards

Writer says government’s Bighorn campaign full of dishonesty

Bighorn plan is to destroy land, not protect it

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America

Edmonton Police advise delays expected for Tuesday pro pipeline convoy

A pro-pipeline truck convoy is expected Tuesday morning on the Anthony Henday in Edmonton

Jason Kenney disputes expense allegations while MP

Questions over his residential expense claims from his time as a cabinet minister in Ottawa

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Kamala Harris opens U.S. presidential bid in challenge to Trump

The 54-year old portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign

Woman offers luxury Alberta home for just $25 and a flair for the written word

Alla Wagner ran into health problems, which forced her to list the 5,000-square-foot estate at market value

46% of Canadians $200 or less away from financial insolvency: poll

45% cent of those surveyed say they will need to go further into debt to pay their living and family expenses

Most Read