Seven Central Florida women demonstrate how they deal with nuisance animals on "Hog Dawgs," a series on Sportsman Channel.
"The bulk of it was shot this summer. The girls wear tank tops," said executive producer Jackie Porter. "If you're from Orlando, you know how hot it is in summer."
Shooting locations included spots around Orlando as well as Tampa and Jacksonville.
"The heat index was like 110," Porter said. "I'm not going to ask those gals to put on long sleeves pants and shirts. They were all raised in Florida. That's their normal attire."
The five-part series will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27-31. The women work for the company Hog Dawgs, which Porter founded with her husband, Ray Finn.
The series identifies six of the seven women just by their first names: Melissa, Margarita, Mallory, Samantha, Amanda and Jessica. The seventh star is Porter.
The channel described the lead figures as "skilled and dedicated huntresses" who are busy "corralling feral pigs, alligators, snakes and coyotes on a daily basis."
"What you will see in this week long stunt is not just an adrenaline rush. It's how the women of Hog Dawgs were raised," Finn said. "The danger is real, and the action is nonstop."
The women use knives, bows, shotguns and rifles to remove the animals from farms and ranches.
The show was in production about five months. "We tried to keep it under the radar. There are so many reality-type TV shows," Porter said. "We wanted to stay low-key until the Sportsman Channel announced."
You can learn more at the show's website hogdawgs.com or on its Facebook page. The show has a casting call up for a second season.
"The women of 'Hog Dawgs' are skilled and tested outdoors women who have grown up on the farms and ranches of the Southeast United States and know how to handle notorious predatory animals," said Graig Hale, a Sportsman Channel vice president. "Sportsman Channel viewers will get an up-close-and-personal look at the women of 'Hog Dawgs' and find out what makes their motors run when it comes to nuisance animal control."
Hog Dawgs, the new television show debuting on Sportsman Channel, October 27th-31st, 2014 commissioned an original theme song. Ralph Case, of McCall Creek, Mississippi is a veteran country song writer/artist. Ralph wrote the theme song, performs the vocals, and is accompanied by Daniel Legg and Ben Legg, on instrumentals. Owners of Hog Dawgs, Boss Man Ray said ”Ralph is a talented musician and he is a country boy, he gets it!” Boss Lady Jackie chimed in “He understands the lifestyle Hog Dawgs team members thrive to pursue. As soon as he saw our demo reel he started writing the lyrics.” Hog Dawgs is a reality/lifestyle show servicing the ranch and farm industry, targeting nuisance and predator animals. Based in Florida, Boss Lady Jackie leads the female cast of seven attractive, tough female team members and Boss Man Ray leads the 4 male cast team members. Produced by Take The Shot or Not Entertainment and Town River Productions; directed by veteran director/producer Brian McNamara.
The Hog Dawgs show rig pulled up with their official mud truck and airboat. Heads turned as the cast arrived in the Team Hog Dawgs coach. Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic had the backdrop of a beautiful blue Florida sky. Inside Bass Pro Shops Outpost hundreds of Bass Pro Shop customers also took advantage of the indoor event to shop the Fall Hunting Classic savings and to Meet & Greet the cast of the new TV show airing 7pm-8pm, October 27-31st on the Sportsman Channel. It did not take long for the Hog Dawgs gals to settle in for a fun filled afternoon. They took part in the daily fish feeding high atop the giant indoor fish tank. Then it was off to sign more autographs and photos with customers. Hog Dawgs assisted with the cooking demo of venison, when asked if they had killed this deer, they replied “this must have been the one that got away, we’ll get him next time.” Hog Dawgs cast member Captain W. King, FWC, retired, started off the seminar on Florida Coyotes. He explained the coyote’s habits, breeding and their hunting skills. It did not take long to gain a crowd. The coyote caller attracted everyone in the store. Cast members Jessica, Mallory and Margarita demonstrated the electronic caller they use on ranches. Boss Lady Jackie explained the elusive habits of coyotes and the difficulty to hunt this predator. After the seminar, there were plenty of photos and more autographs. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Bass Pro Shops-Tallahassee, FL welcomes you to visit their store. Hog Dawgs is produced by Ray Finn, Jackie Porter and Brian McNamara.
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