24: Gus Congemi, Bowhunter & Host of Live the Wild Life

24: Gus Congemi, Bowhunter & Host of Live the Wild Life

August 07, 2018

"I gave myself three years. If this show wasn't profitable in three years, then I probably didn't belong on television. I kept it real. I was honest. And it's working out pretty well."

- Gus Congemi, Host of Live the Wild Life

Networking and relationships can take you a long ways. 

Today we’re talking to a guy who will time and time again echo this statement. Make sure you don’t just have talent, you better build some relationships along the way.  

I wasn’t too familiar with Gus Congemi, the host of the show Live the Wild Life, until I started working with Arcus for GoWild. And really, I hadn’t had a chance to really dive into his content until recently when I started preparing for this chat.

What I found was I really liked Gus’ content and Gus. As a hunter, he’s very different than a lot of the personalities out there. And his show has a lot to like about it. Somewhere in watching four or five episodes for prep, I kind of forgot I was prepping and just found myself along for the ride.

If you aren’t familiar with his show, I’m willing to bet some of you have seen a famous shot of Gus staring down a 10 foot tall brown bear with his bow in hand. It’s an epic photograph and even better story. Gus is going to tell that tale and quite a few more. Enjoy it. 

Check out Gus' show, Live the Wild Life.

Restless Native is brought to you by Houston Safari Club Foundation

This episode of Restless Native is brought to you by Houston Safari Club Foundation. GoWild is working with Houston Safari Club Foundation, and you know about some of the conservation efforts this group participates in.

This is an amazing organization, that is not only funding conservation efforts, they’re helping kids further their education, learn how to get outdoors and actively tackle R3 efforts.

Houston Safari Club Foundation has put $2.1 million into scholarships for hunters. That is, they are paying for scholarships to kids who are proven outdoors enthusiasts with hunting backgrounds. These are future decision makers and educators. They tackle Hunter Recruitment first hand with outdoor programs that have introduced hundreds of students to hunting experiences and career opportunities.

Houston Safari Club Foundation has also provided $3.5 million in hunter-funded programs for habitat and wildlife improvements, anti-poaching and outdoor education.

Members can connect with individuals from diverse fields, sharing a passion for hunting. Go back and listen to Joe’s interview if you missed it—he talks about all kinds of amazing events they host for these efforts.  

Members also enjoy an active community, with monthly events and of course, the annual convention where members gather to socialize and share experiences.

Learn more: hscfdn.org.

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