Harvesting Trophy Class Bull Elk on Public Lands
Presented by Schmidt Happens Outdoors
Friday at 10:00 am • Room 150 G
This is our sixth year going public with our company called Schmidt Happens Outdoors. We’ve produced three full length, two hour hunting DVD’s, over a dozen highlight, films, and are in the process of producing this year’s DVD called Schmidt Happens Outdoors Volume 4. After extensive research we believe the market for hunting big game on public lands is growing rapidly. Showing the public how to harvest, film, and enjoy the great outdoors is what we focus on.
Tim Schmidt and Ben Schmidt were born and raised in Butte, Montana, hunting, fishing, trapping, and loving everything that the great outdoors has to offer. Currently, they are 30 and 33 years of age with over 23 years of hunting/fishing/outdoor experience under their belts. Tim and Ben grew up very close to the mountains, so hunting was instilled within at a very young age. After graduating college (both bachelor’s degrees in business management) and harvesting over 30 bull elk between the two of them (bow hunting and rifle hunting), Tim and Ben realized that we had the skill and knowledge to take their company to the next level. So in 2010 they started Schmidt Happens Outdoors. Along with all the elk, the two hunters have also harvested many other big game species including black bear, antelope, and whitetail/mule deer. They’ve had the privilege to film mountain goat hunts, bighorn sheep, and moose as well. Tim and Ben have also spent countless hours trapping, fly fishing, and loving every aspect of being ethic conservationist in the great outdoors.
What sets Tim Schmidt and Ben apart from the average hunter/fisherman/outdoor enthusiast, is their drive and determination to capture the best footage as possible so they can educate the public while respecting Mother Nature and the lands that our ancestors walked before us. The photos and videos speak for themselves when they say they are the best at what they do, period! The mission of Schmidt Happens Outdoors is to educate, entertain, and wow audiences through raw, DIY public lands hunting.
Time and Ben pride themselves in fair chase, real footage, no hoax pursuits. Most of the emphasis is on education, filming, stalking, and harvesting trophy big game/fishing, on public lands, all in a safe, professional, fun matter. Tim and Ben’s hunts are non-guided. They take pride in doing everything themselves from editing, producing, writing, organizing, and managing the business. Recently Tim and Ben have written two articles for Eastman’s Bowhunting Journal (issue 91 2105, and issue 98 2016), they were featured in four episodes on the Pursuit Channel (aired spring 2016), and are now expanding their hunting tour around the U.S. to educate and speak to thousands each year.