The days of Hollywood’s love affair with the outdoors are long gone. While hunters, shooters and outdoorsmen were portrayed as heroic, noble figures in the films of yesteryear, you’re more likely to see some urban yuppie cast as the protagonist in today’s blockbusters.
However, there are still some celebrities who prefer to spend their time in a tree stand or ground blind when they aren’t on some soundstage, in front of a microphone or packed in a stadium full of tens of thousands of rowdy sports fans. While there are some big names you’d expect to see taking down a big buck—Uncle Ted, for example—but others may catch you off guard. Here are 10 of the most surprising bowhunting celebrities.
- Even though his MLB career spanning over 15 years is officially over, Chipper Jones is still one of the most respected baseball players of any generation. He's also a passionate bowhunter, hosting Major League Bowhunter with Matt Duff and Jeff Danker. He's done some work with the boys at Buck Commander, and oh yeah, he was pretty good at baseball too, widely regarded as one of the best switch hitters the game has ever seen. Great guy, great bowhunter and on our list as one of the most awesome celebs you'll likely come across.