Joe Thomas first made a name for himself in the outdoors as a professional bass angler. His notoriety and personality soon evolved into a career as a TV host on Outdoor Channel. As an avid archery hunter Thomas followed his passion and diversified his career as host of a popular Midwestern hunting show, "Stihl's Reel in the Outdoors". For the past four years, Thomas has hosted a popular Outdoor Channel prime time hunting series, "High Places". Joe continues pursuing his lifetime goal of harvesting all 29 North American big game animals.He is rapidly closing in on that goal having taken 26 to date and amazingly nearly all with a bow! 16 of which have qualified for the Pope & Young record book.