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is a small company and a small industry.” If he did not take the
opportunity presented to him to work for the company, someone else
could have gotten the job.
“Other students were envious. I’d leave, then come back and catch up
on my work,” says Boulware with amusement.
Graduating May 4, 2002, he started working full time for Heartland
Productions the next day.
He opened his own business in 2006. A native of Hatton, Mo., he
recently relocated his business from the St. Louis area to Callaway
County and renamed it Hatton Productions.
He has recently created a new show, “The Chase with Leigh and Travis
Creekbaum” of Birmingham, Ala. The show was scheduled to begin its
second season in April on the Sportsmans Channel, an HD network on
Dish and Direct TV.
Boulware has had the opportunity to travel all around the United States
and to other countries, including South Africa, Tanzania, Nambia,
Canada and Mexico. He has shot video of white-tail deer, turkey, elk,
moose, black bear, water fowl, various kinds of fish, leopards and
buffalo to name a few.
Hunting buffalo was “by far the most intense hunt,” he said. He had
to get within 30-40 yards of the mammoth-sized animals because the
weapon was a bow. Shooting with a bow requires a closer range for
more precision, which in turn puts those hunting the animal in a
precarious position.
One of Boulware’s favorite locations to hunt is Alaska, where he has
filmed hunts for moose and brown bear. “It’s the most peaceful and
beautiful place on Earth,” he said.
In Arizona, New Mexico and Oregon, he enjoyed filming hunts for elk.
Hunting elk is “a blast” and elk are one of his favorite to hunt because
“they have antlers like a deer, but you call them in like a turkey.”
Boulware has also been to Mexico about 15 times, as well as
Washington and Montana. In the Midwest, he has hunted “a lot of
white-tailed deer and turkey.” Of all of the animals he has hunted, he
says his favorites are “elk, deer, moose … I like antlers.”
His most recent hunt included a 16-day trip to Hawaii and then Guam.
Not bad for a kid from Hatton, Mo.
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