Max Rowe is a Virginia native, having lived most of his life in or near Middlebrook, VA, which he currently calls home with his wife, Erica. At the age of five Max Rowe could be found outdoors hunting or fishing, whenever he got a break from doing chores. He spent his early years learning and honing his woodsmanship skills deep in the Allegheny Mountains of Highland and Bath Counties, VA under the tutelage of his father and his friends. While in his twenties, Max began traveling the country in pursuit of spring gobblers and whitetail deer, both of which remain his greatest passion. It was during his time hunting in the Alleghenies that Max developed a cover scent for deer hunting, leading to the birth of a scent and game call business, BTD Scents & Game Calls. Soon after, Max turned his attention to making turkey calls and never looked back. In 2003, Max began co-producing Just Kill’n Time TV with co-host Buck Buchanan. Later, Max sold BTD Scents and Calls to devote his full attention to outdoor television.
Just Kill’n Time has been nominated for and won several awards and is praised by fans for its honest and forthright portrayal of the outdoor experience. Max’s passion for the outdoors has resulted in many quality adventures, each with its own unique outcome. Max loves to use these experiences to relate a lesson learned while adding good ole boy humor and fun into the mix. Max enjoys traveling, and meeting people while sharing knowledge and experiences with fellow sportsmen. Having no children of his own, Max loves to take young people hunting. “Helping to ensure the youth of our great nation have the chance to experience the world through a hunter’s eyes” is my main goal, says Max. “I believe that hunting teaches responsibility, an understanding of the finality of a choice, and respect of life. These are the foundations that self respect, character, and morality are built on.” Max firmly believes that getting more folks involved in outdoor activities is a major step in creating a strong, thriving society in our great country.
“You will never understand until you have shared it,” Max says, referring to witnessing the “first” for a hunter new to the sport, when you are sharing and capturing the events and emotion as they unfold in nature. “You can see it in the look in their eyes, or the tear on their cheek. Making and sharing memories that’s what I do, that’s what I love! A young man, while standing on the head of his first gobbler, once asked me how he could ever repay me for the experience of that morning. I told him the simple truth. When the time is right and you will know; take a young person and share what you have been a part of today!”
Buck Buchanan resides in Mount Jackson, Virginia, with his wife and fellow hunter, Pam. He was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley and grew up hunting the mountains with his dad. His dad got him into hunting and fishing at an early age, and Buck has been chasing animals around those ridges and through those mountains ever since. Buck’s major passion in life is hunting and the outdoors. He enjoys getting new people and youngsters into the sport of hunting and fishing. Buck believes he wouldn’t be where he is today, and he wouldn’t be the person he is today if it hadn’t have been for the outdoors when he was growing up. He thinks it’s something about being in the woods or sitting along a creek bank somewhere that everyone should get to do at least once in their life. Then they can see firsthand why he likes the outdoors, and the peace and beauty that comes along with it.
Buck has been in the outdoor industry now for many years. He had owned a camouflage company with his two brothers for several years before getting into the TV industry more than 10 years ago with his partner Max Rowe. Buck and Max partnered to start a hunting show called Just Kill’n Time TV. The show has grown every year since they started, and is becoming a household name. Whether Buck has a camera man with him, or is filming himself, he never hit the woods without a camera. He loves to capture his experiences in the woods, so he can share them with everyone else. He hopes that one day everyone gets to experience the outdoors just as he has all his life. Buck knows that once you get the taste of it you will be hooked for life just as he is. Hunt Hard and Be Safe.
Gerald started videoing hunts in the mid 90’s with an old VHS camera and got hooked on it. In 2003 he started filming for Southern Outdoor Experience TV Show. He stayed with that show for eight years. Later, the show name was changed to Savage Outdoors. He stayed two more years with that show. Gerald got a tip from a friend that a nearby TV show in Virginia was looking for pro staff guys to join their team. He called Max and Buck and the rest is history. Gerald regularly joins Buck or Max, hunting and filming, as well as going into the field on his own for Just Kill’n Time.
Tom Estep lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where he shares all things outdoors with his wife, Kristi, and four children, ages 17 to 21. He’s been hunting the woods of Mount Jackson, Virginia where he was born and raised for as long as he can remember. Tom and Buck grew up together and share many fond memories of days spent in the woods, along the river bank of the Shenandoah, or on the ball field. As avid outdoorsmen, Tom and Buck are both passionate about educating the next generation of hunters & Youth Day has become one of their most anticipated days of the season.
Daniel Wright lives in northwest Georgia with his wife, Amanda, and son, Raylon. He has been an avid hunter all his life, and feels his time spent in the outdoors has molded him into who he is today. He grew up hunting and fishing the mountains and valleys of Northwest Georgia. These days you can find him chasing whitetail deer, turkey, and coyotes throughout the country, but everywhere he goes he reflects back on what he learned in the woods of northwest Georgia. Now that he has a young son who is “ate up” with the hunting passion, Daniel’s focus has changed to sharing with Raylon the things he’s learned about hunting and life.