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Meet The Host(s)


Bill Sherck

Bill Sherck

Telling outdoor stories comes naturally to Bill Sherck. Television viewers know him better as “The Man About The Woods”; A five-time Emmy Award-winning outdoor reporter and show host. Bill’s earned just about every award in the business for his unique style of storytelling.

Viewers can catch Bill’s work on several of the country’s most popular outdoors television programs, including The Flush and Destination Polaris on the Outdoor Channel, Due North Outdoors and Backroads on Fox Sports Networks, and Minnesota Bound on NBC affiliates throughout Minnesota.

Bill also waxes about his weekly adventures on “Fan Outdoors” a production of KFAN radio. Sherck enjoys sharing his stories with conservation groups, teaching as part of fishing and hunting seminars and also fishes/guides for various charity and celebrity tournaments.

Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Bill’s family eventually moved to Minnesota where his father and grandfather taught him to fish and hunt. After graduation from St. Norbert College in 1994, Bill went to work in the television business. He reported local news throughout the Midwest and eventually Fox News. In 2001, Bill turned his focus to outdoor television. He’s been at it ever since!


Ron Schara

Ron Schara

As a writer and television personality, Ron Schara has been sharing the great outdoor experience with readers and viewers for over four decades. He's a story teller who often relays the wonders of nature through the lives of others. Over the seasons, Ron's stories have been enjoyed by millions of outdoor enthusiasts who share Ron’s passion for the outdoor lifestyle.

Ron's soft spoken but direct delivery and appealing on-camera image have made him a popular resource as on all-purpose, outdoor/naturalist commentator.

Ron's knowledge and understanding of our natural surroundings is more than just a journalist's assignment. Born in Postville, Iowa, he grew up loving the outdoors in northeast Iowa's ruggedbluff country. He graduated with degrees in journalism and fish/wildlife biology from Iowa State in 1966 and he has never veered from his ambition.

Whether writing a newspaper story, talking with his radio and television audience, or appearing before a live audience, Ron Schara likes to use colorful storytelling to create an experience for his audience. The results speak for themselves, as Ron's full service television production company has won dozens of awards including regional Emmy Awards.

Viewers can catch Ron's stories via several of the country's most popular outdoor television programs, including, "Minnesota Bound" on NBC, "Backroads with Ron & Raven" on The Versus Network, "The Outdoor Beat" on ESPN2, "Legends of Rod & Reel" and "Pheasants Forever Television" on Outdoor Channel, and "Due North Outdoors" on the Fox Sports Network. Ron also hosts "Outdoors Live", and "Minnesota Outdoors" – both weekly radio programs on WCCO 830 in Minneapolis.


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