Meet The Host
Telling stories comes naturally to Bill Sherck. Television viewers know him better as the “Man About The Woods”, a 22-time Emmy Award-winning outdoor reporter and show host. Bill’s earned 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 Made For The Outdoors, The Flush, Minnesota Bound and Due North Outdoors.
Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Bill’s family eventually move to Minnesota where he learned to fish and hunt. After graduating 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 2002, Bill tuned his focus to outdoor television. He’s been at it ever since.
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.
Travis Frank has worked in the outdoor world
for over 15 years. At age 16 he started a fishing business, guiding
clients from all over the country. Driven by a passion to share stories
from the outdoors, Travis joined the Ron Schara Productions team in the spring
Travis is the lead producer and co-host of The Flush, striving to keep the great stories and adventures fresh
for all upland bird hunting enthusiasts to enjoy. He’s also the lead
producer for the Outdoor Channel hit series, FOXPRO Furtakers, now in its 5th
year of production and Due North Outdoors on Fox Sports Networks. Travis
is a featured reporter for Minnesota Bound, Due North Outdoors, The Flush &
Aside from producing television, Travis appears
as a regular guest for outdoor radio shows on WCCO and KFAN Outdoors. His
outdoor photography has been showcased in many national publications, along
with freelance articles written to grow the sport of fishing and hunting.
Travis has a passion to hunt, fish and teach
others about the great outdoors, so he remains a part-time fishing guide on
Minnesota’s waters. When he’s not chasing a story, or a trophy fish, he
soaks up as much time as possible with his wife and two boys.