"Huntin', fishin', lovin' every day" could be the mantra for these famous folks who love to spend time outdoors. Despite some online criticism, these celebrities are known for sharing their love of pursuing wild animals on social media in thoughtful, ethical ways, while serving as positive role models for hunters and anglers. Whether they post a shot of a big buck they harvested or showcase a day spent catching bass with their kids, these famous names are helping to set a good example for hunters and anglers through their actions, advocacy, and enthusiasm.
Mike Fisher, Retired NHL Center
"You can never hunt enough!" That's what Fisher told Wide Open Spaces during an interview last year. The husband of Carrie Underwood had a long and successful professional hockey career in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators.
After that he teamed with his brother Bud and jumped head-first into the clothing industry with a line of hunting apparel called "Catchin' Deers."
The humorous gear has proven a hit. Fisher and his brother have also taken to making funny hunting videos to promote the brand. In the process they've come up with original characters like "The Vegan Hunter" and "Rut Daniels, the greatest archer who ever lived." Not only is he promoting hunting, but he's having a lot of fun doing it.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Former Professional Wrestler/Actor
The charismatic former professional wrestler helped put the WWE (formerly the WWF) on the map. He then successfully dove-tailed the name he'd built in wrestling into an acting career. In his rare downtime, the action star loves to fish.
Keep in mind this guy has hundreds of millions of Instagram followers. The fishing community is fortunate to have an ambassador like Johnson that promotes fishing in such a positive light.
Chad Mendes, Retired UFC Fighter
The former two-time NCAA All American wrestler went onto a successful career in mixed marital arts, fighting in World Extreme Cagefighting and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Mendes retired from professional fighting in 2018 and began focusing full-time on a career in the hunting and fishing industry.
Mendes has his own guide service called Finz and Featherz. What makes this guide service unique is how hands-on Mendes is with it. The hunts are usually with Mendes himself. They also tend to include other professional UFC athletes and various other celebrities.
He has also started his own clothing line and his YouTube channel is full of top-quality outdoor content. He doesn't focus on just the harvest, but also the cleaning and meal preparation aspects too.
Bo Jackson, Retired Professional Baseball and Football Star
Jackson, a former professional baseball and football player, is the only professional athlete in history to be named an All-Star in two major North American sports. Jackson's elite achievements in multiple sports have given him the reputation as one of the greatest athletes of all time. These days he can be found pursuing wild game with his buddies at Relentless Pursuit.
Andy Janovich, Fullback, Denver Broncos
Andy Janovich raised a few eyebrows when he said he drives a battered 2000 Dodge pickup with 138,000 miles on it. Turns out, he's just a thrifty country boy that many hunters can relate to.
"About the only things I spend money on are Busch Light, chew and hunting gear. It's plenty for me. It suits me," Janovich told ESPN.
While that statement may have had some people scratching their heads, his down-to-earth country style won him tons of new fans in the outdoor world.
Chris Pratt, Actor
Chris Pratt, who has had notable roles in the Jurassic World franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy and more, has been vocal about his love for fishing and hunting. The actor reportedly spent lots of time fishing on the set of "The Magnificent 7" remake during his downtime.
Pratt has explained his philosophy about hunting and fishing in numerous interviews. Hunting isn't about the harvest, he said, but about being in the outdoors and enjoying nature. Pratt has more than 43 million followers on Instagram.
Luke Bryan, Country Music Artist
Country music superstar Luke Bryan is a die-hard hunter and fisherman and he's not afraid to show it. Bryan is a member of the Buck Commander team and you can watch his hunting adventures both on the Outdoor Channel and YouTube.
His song "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day" pretty much sums it up.
Adam LaRoche, Retired MLB First Baseman
Sittin with my man @huntergarstin in Illinois. Life is good! pic.twitter.com/1BbLOLxnKr
— Adam LaRoche (@e3laroche) December 13, 2014
Adam LaRoche retired from the MLB in 2016 and he now spends his time as a member of the Buck Commander team, having harvested many nice bucks on camera.
These days, when he's not enjoying time afield with friends and family, he's often working with his E3 Ranch Foundation which raises money for a variety of causes.
Most notable here is his work with veterans, who he invites to his Kansas ranch where he gives them personalized outdoor experiences and a chance to connect with other vets and heal from their experiences while serving the nation.