Warrior Outdoors

   

 

Warrior Outdoors’ mission is to honor our country’s veterans and first responders’ patriotism and their sacrifice.  The hosts of Warrior-Outdoors, country singer Dustin Wilkes and Warrior-Outdoors co-founder Andy Wickman along with the Founder of Warrior-Outdoors, Bobby Wiggins; take great pride in recognizing the dedication of our guest heros and look forward to exploring the respected traditions of hunting.

It is our honor to take a hero on a guided and recorded hunt that may be featured on Warrior-Outdoors TV show and website.  Each hunt will capture our guest, guides  and hosts gearing up, setting out; and if all are well prepared and we are lucky, we can tag our target animal.

Our military veterans, fire fighters, police, ems who chose, on a daily basis, to put their lives on the line to defend our freedom and help others are all eligible. We feature weapons in the AR platform while following the local laws and safety requirements set by the DNR or the guides.   Warrior Outdoors understands our right to harvest animals  and  will continue the traditions of safety and respect handed down through generations of hunting.  Warrior Outdoors goal will always be “One shot one kill.”

About Bobby Wiggins...

Bobby Wiggins is the founder of Warrior Outdoors.  After graduating high school in 2001, he went to school at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC.  He graduated in 2004 with a diploma in Automotive Engineering and NASCAR Technology.

In 2005 Bobby enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  He went through boot cam at Paris Island, SC.  Upon completion of boot camp, he went to Camp Legeune, NC to complete his combat training.  The next step was to go through MOS school where he became a certified diesel mechanic.  From there he went on to serve with the Foreign Military Training Unit and the Marine Special Operations Advisor Group, which is under the Marines Special Operations Command.  Bobby taught classes on field expedient repairs and recovery on Toyota vehicles, Polaris ATV’s, and various up armored personnel carriers.  Unfortunately, his time in the Marine Corps was cut short as two weeks before his deployment, he was injured during training.  In 2008 he was discharged from the Marine Corps with the rank of Corporal.

In the four years since being discharge, Bobby has married his high school sweetheart, Shanna, and has taken the time to get back into hunting wild game.  Bobby has also taken the time to promote Georgia, as well as other states on the east cost, as a fantastic area to hunt.  Bobby started Warrior Outdoors with the mission of honoring our country’s service veterans’ patriotism and their sacrifice.

About Andy Wickman...

Andy Wickman has been a serial entrepreneur for over twenty years. With extensive sales and marketing experience, as well as projections and strategizing. He embarked upon his first business adventure at age twenty two.  Andy started a dating service (a legitimate job) and learned many valuable business skills and hardship pitfalls from this experience.  While this business was in the start-up phase, he also started an advertising company (to help the dating service).  He was able to sell the concept to the Former Governor of Alabama Fob James to raise the startup capital.  After the harsh lessons of life taught him about failure and he was forced to close both businesses, he took some time to learn more from others.  Andy has always had multiple jobs and was in restaurant management and sold homes for Jim Walter Homes.  Andy then went into the transmission business for a small independent company and then became the manager for the largest Mr. Transmission in Alabama. Yet, his passion of own his own business could not be stifled.  Andy went on to start his own transmission business called Angels Transmissions.  While this business was operational, he started a motorcycle shop “Spirit Cycles & Paintball.” Realizing that motorcycles and paintball are much more fun, in 2008 he closed the transmission business to focus all his efforts on the motorcycle shop.

In June of 2013, the sale of the motorcycle shop will be finalized and he will be able to list this accomplishment as a true success.

In January of 2013, Andy decided to have a mid-life crisis. While deciding  what he wanted to do when he grew up, he met Singer/Songwriter/Actor Dustin Wilkes. They formed a incredible friendship that budded into a business agreement. Andy then took on the Title of Artist Manager for Dustin. As his personal manager and confidant, Andy is responsible for the development of the Dustin Wilkes brand in all areas of development from here on out. Andy now serves as a decision maker for the day to day business operation or Dustin’s Label and Publishing Company.

Andy is a hunting fanatic, and adrenaline junky. He proudly serves as head mechanic on the four-wheelers of the Monster Jam Series.  He loves riding motorcycles of any kind, dirt or street and four wheelers. Andy is an avid paint baller and keeps his kids active in everything he does.

About Dustin Luther Wilkes...

Singer/Songwriter/Actor Dustin Luther Wilkes was born in Commerce, Georgia. Like growing up in “Mayberry”.  Dustin had a classic southern upbringing. Dustin grew up watching his father shake hands and conduct himself like a perfect southern gentleman and over all good man.  Watching his father behave this way in both business and personal situations is what Dustin credits as to how he loves his fans. Dustin never meets a stranger talking to everyone he meets and the fans love him for his open and loving personality. When fans come to his meet and greets, Dustin has been know to go through several boxes of sharpies as he signs, hugs, and takes pictures with the fans as long as they want. He loves them.

Just like Elvis, Dustin truly loved his mother and did not heal quickly from her passing. It had been almost a year and a half after her death when Dustin decided to run from his pain. 1999 Dustin enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  By the time Dustin’s Marine Corps tour was over he had been tagged the “Singing Marine”.  He wrote the national campaign song for the United States Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Foundation. After touring around the Country for a year and serving as a representative for the foundation, Dustin’s song and his efforts had raised over $350,000 for the foundation.  He was also able to pass out toys to needy children from four tractor tailors that were full of toys from his efforts. The following week Dustin was awarded the much-coveted Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal and was recognized as the only marine in military history to receive the award for writing a song.

Nothing stops a relentless dream chaser.

The rest of this story moves pretty fast. After spending eight months as a bouncer and bar back, a moment of being at the right place at the right time paid off.  One night Dustin started to notice that the crowd got really thick, and when he turned around, Kid Rock, Pam Anderson and Hank Williams JR. were standing there to greet him. Kid Rock and Pam Anderson were getting married right there during his show. Turns out they had searched Nashville for the right place and the right show to crash and Dustin was what they were looking for. You can follow this story in PEOPLE MAGAZINE, CELEBRITY GOSSIP, EXPOSAY and many other celebrity coverage forms.

One evening in 2006 Dustin’s cheap prepaid cell phone rang and it was a lady from the William Morris Talent Agency. Dustin was being invited to audition for the USA Networks Hit TV Show NASHVILLE STAR. Dustin was a top performer and made it on to the show as one of the top ten finalists. Dustin’s songs have been played on over a thousand radio stations world wide, he continues to fill seats in venues across the country with his powerful vocals and impossible to ignore stage presence. He frequently writes with a very long and distinguished list of hit songwriters and artists from Nashville. Dustin’s song have been recorded and released by many independent artist and have been put on hold six times by major artists.  Dustin is a talented voice over actor and has recently played lead and supporting roles in independent films across the south. Dustin finds his solace by spending time with his beautiful wife and best friend Kristal their five children.


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