After making headlines for her big game hunts, Kendall Jones premiers a YouTube series sponsored by a major hunting brand.
Kendall Jones, the Texas Tech cheerleader who took tons of anti-hunting heat for her exotic big game hunting exploits posted on her social media profiles, is now starring in her own YouTube series Kendall Jones: Game On!
Sponsored by Remington, the show depicts Jones and her friends and family experiencing the great outdoors in various locations, hunting, fishing and shooting their way into YouTube fame. The firearm company will provide guns and ammunition for hunts ranging from alligators to prairie dogs.
The first episode has premiered, and it highlights a Louisiana gator hunt. Take a look and see what you think.
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The hunt was a success, complete with kissy-face selfies.
Jones’ YouTube channel’s description says she’s a “20-year-old huntress, athlete, and adventurist born and raised in Cleburne, TX…This channel is about sharing my experiences and love for the outdoors among the various other things I enjoy doing. Growing up hunting and fishing with my Dad, its [sic] something that I’ve been passionate about my whole life. In a predominantly male-driven sport, I think its [sic] important to show that girls can hunt, shoot, and fish too!”
Jones likely learned a lot from the anti-hunting backlash for her quest of the African Big 5 (Cape Buffalo, African Elephant, African Lion, African Leopard, White/Black Rhino), which was explained as conservation-based and meant to help efforts to maintain and protect Zimbabwean wildlife. Harsh online comments, 40,000 signatures on a petition asking for her Facebook page deactivation, and even death threats haven’t stopped her from pursuing her passion.
The support from hunters and conservationists has been just as strong.
More often than not, a YouTube series like this is a prelude to bigger and better things, and we’re betting an outdoor network show isn’t too far off in Jones’ future.