Bow hunters film locally for ‘Ultimate Hunting’ show

Sue Kraft, Lifestyles Editor
Myles Keller inspects some antlers at the Spirit Water Inn in Minnewaukan, ND, on Friday, Sept. 10. Keller and fellow bow hunter Rob Evans will be back in Minnewaukan later this month to film a segment for "Ultimate Hunting," a weekly show featured on the Outdoor Channel.

Some of the best bow hunting in the state takes place right here in the Lake Region — and soon outdoor enthusiasts from throughout the nation will get a sneak peek at the abundant hunting opportunities in North Dakota.

Last weekend, Hall of Fame bow hunter Myles Keller visited the area with Rob Evans, author and avid hunter.

The duo set the groundwork to film a segment later in the season on bow hunting whitetail deer.

The hunters stayed at the Spirit Water Inn in Minnewaukan. They arrived Friday and immediately began setting up tree stands and clearing brush for the upcoming shoot.

The show, “Ultimate Hunting,” will air on the Outdoor Channel on Jan. 1.

“I'm the host of the show, along with Michelle Eichler,” Evans explained. “Myles is one of the hunting icons featured on the show.”

Evans said he met the owner of the Spirit Water Inn, Glen Delorme, at Cabela's in East Grand Forks, MN, and the two began talking about hunting in the Lake Region.

“I got his card and thought, I'm going to see if this guy's for real,” Evans recalled. “And he was.”

The hunters plan to return later this month to actually film the segment, but shot some clips of visiting musician Aaron Tippin while he was at the lodge and took video of several local residents and the landscape.

While in the region, the two noted, they have met some great people and tried some great food — including a soup called “Bullets and Bangs” that was made by Glen Delorme, Sr.

“I could be down on the south tip of Florida and I would drive up for Bullets and Bangs Soup,” Keller said.

Evans agreed that hunting isn't the only reason they choose to return to a certain location.

“I like going to new places and experiencing them, but a few are near and dear to my heart,” he said. “Some places are special not because you kill stuff, but because of the experience there.”

Ultimate Hunting is featured every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. on the Outdoor Channel.