Bob Foulkrod

Current Highlights

  • Member of the RedHead Pro Hunting Team
  • Host of Rackmasters
  • Host of Winchester Legends
  • Host of King of Bucks by Bass Pro Shops
  • Gore Tex Outdoor Adventures
  • Member of the Archery Hall of Fame
  • Teaching my grandkids what I've learned and spending time with them
  • Home: Troy, PA
  • Family: Sheila (wife); David Foulkrod (son), Natashia Blasz (daughter), Jessica Kovac (daughter)
  • Hobbies: Hunting — I'm a stickler for planning, I spend more time planning and preparing for the hunt than the hunt itself. I like to take things and make them better, improve the product.
  • Rifle/Bow Preference: Both — I like to use anything that bangs or twangs and is legal for hunting.

Career Highlights

  • Biggest Kill: I've shot all nine species of the whitetail, but an elephant would be the biggest
  • Greatest Hunting Achievement: I've gone from staying in igloos hunting polar bears to hunting jaguars in Paraguay. I've hunted on seven continents and have taken every large game I have ever wanted.
  • Favorite Hunting Moment: My first deer — I was actually hunting with my mother; my grandson's first turkey — we got a double together

"Son, you have to learn by other people's mistakes, you're not going to live long enough to make them all yourself" — Father

Deer Tips

One tip on all game would be noise pollution is worse than scent pollution. I can learn to play the wind, but not unnatural noises. It's how you lead the road, no Velcro, metallic noises, anything that would alert a mature deer.

Biography

Bob Foulkrod has hunted from sweltering Africa to the frigid North. Bob is known as one of the premier hunters in the world and is a strong advocate of archery education. Inducted into the Anderson archery International Bowhunters Hall of Fame in 1993, as well as the International and National Hall of Fame and has had the opportunity to guide several key figures in the sport. Bob received "first issuances" for bowhunting licenses in the N.W. Territories and Labrador. Bob is the founder and instructor of the Bob Foulkrod Bowhunting School of Troy, PA, along with being certified for the PA Bowhunter Instructor program. He appears on many hunting videos and TV shows, including Bass Pro Shops and Winchester Legends. Bob writes for leading magazines as has his own online magazine at www.bobfoulkrod.com.

Doing what no other sportsman in history has ever accomplished, Bob completed the Obsession Quest over a five-year period. He took eighty species and was all captured on video. This included the list for North America, SCI's list for the World Slam on turkeys and Africa's legendary Big Six. Don't forget his spring and fall seminars on how to hunt those mountains and stay successful. Stay connected on Bob's Facebook page.

"You are who you hang around with. You hang with positive people you become positive, you hang with negative people, you become negative." — Mother

My Hunting Info

  • Years Been Hunting: I can't remember not hunting! I'm 64 now and I started following my Dad around when I was old enough to walk.
  • Professional Affiliations: Started with Golden Eagle Archery and current days sponsors, Winchester Firearms, Winchester Ammo, Bass Pro Shops, Swarovski, Ram Trucks — that's just a few
  • Hunting Strength(s):
    • Understanding game and knowing what they are going to do before they know what they are going to do.
    • Understanding wind current
    • It doesn't make a difference what I use; I try to practice and perfect on all weapons — not just one.
  • Favorite Technique: Spot and Stalk
  • Favorite Game to Hunt: Wild Sheep
  • Favorite Hunting Gear: It would all depend on the particular game I am hunting. Hunting gear is about knowing what game I'm going to hunt and helping design and test products from Bass Pro Shops/RedHead
  • Favorite Places to Hunt: Whitetail — it would be Kansas, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania for the Grandkids, any place that puts me into an adventure hunt
  • Favorite Season to Hunt: Probably fall, when the foliage changes, there is something that kicks in with change in the season
  • Favorite Time to Hunt: This also changes with the season — early season, I'm hunting at dusk. If it's pre-rut, I'm going to hunt mid-day. I like the cooler weather than I do the hot weather. It changes with the season you know, can't pin it down to one specific thing.
  • Favorite Way to Hunt: Spot and Stalk
  • Favorite Gear: Something that would help me spend the night in the woods — firestarter, headnet — makes a difference on how you pack, can you spend the night in the woods.

Some Things I Never Leave Home Without

Never leave home without telling my immediate family that I love them because there is always a possibility I may not return — especially on some of the adventure stuff that I do.