Who Wm. Hovey Smith is and What He Does On The Web

  It is a comparatively simple life on the Web if you are a one-topic guy, but unfortunately that is not me. For those who only consider single topics,  they only have one blog on that topic and run with it. I wish I could, but this mind of mine gets more excited about broaching new topics and doing different things. The list that follows will help you find out what this Wm. Hovey Smith, Hovey Smith, The Backyard Sportsman, The Gun Whisperer, guy is all about.
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         Backyard Deer Hunting.com – This blog.  This is the blog that I post most often. This contains materials on guns, hunting methods, recipes and other outdoor-related topics. I write this blog from personal experience. If I have not physically “been there and done that” it will not appear here.

        Hovey’s Outdoor Adventures Radio Show Blog Each radio show will have a posting here detailing the contents of the show with added information on the guests and associated topics and references. This is also a location for listeners to comment on the shows. New shows will be broadcast on the Internet Sportsman starting in September, 2011, and the old shows re-run.  

        The Backyard Sportsman Radio Show Blog This blog is restricted to materials that appeared on my VoiceAmerica Sports radio show, “The Backyard Sportsman.” In it you will find a summary of the show topics and a live link to listen to any episodes that are archived on the channel.  The original 12 shows are still available on Apple’s iTunes, and are to become also available on the Interstate Sportsman, along with occasional new shows that feature a more informational content. Listeners may also comment on the shows using this blog.

        Southern Home Bestuary.com  I live with an  near a very large number of creatures in and about my 1790s home.  When I come across something that I believe would be of general interest, and useful for people to know,  I will post an entry here.

        Backyard Deer Products.com In the vein of low-cost, effective hunting products, I post what I consider to be the best products in this category. In this blog I set a top price of $300. If someone would like for me to consider a product, I will need a sample and will post it on this blog if I really think that it is worthwhile. I produce a brief video for this product at a cost of $500 to the sponsor that is posted with the review of approved products. The sponsor is also free to use the video in any manner they wish.

        A Visit From Auntie Thresa Claus.com  This is a new Christmas story that is available in short story, screen play and stage play versions. The one-act play uses a cast of eight and is designed for small stage productions. It has a running time of about 30 minutes making it ideal for production as part of a larger Christmas program. The short story version will be introduced with a reading on the Nov. 5, 2010, episode of the VoiceAmerica Sports, The Backyard Sportsman Internet radio broadcast.

 Radio Shows

The Backyard Sportsman  was originally  broadcast on VoiceAmerica Sports radio at 10:00 AM, Eastern time on Friday mornings. In September, 2010 these old shows will again be aired on the Interstate Sportsman along with at least occasional new episodes. This hour-long show features Hunting, Hunting Equipment, Wild Game Cooking and Home Business segments. Thirteen episodes were aired in 2010 and these are available on Apple’s iTunes. These shows are Google searchable, available 24/7 and present basic hunting information. This series of shows takes new, or inexperienced, hunters through small game, deer and big game hunting along with offering tips on low-cost methods, equipment, game processing and cooking. The general theme of these shows is much along the lines of the author’s book: Backyard Deer Hunting: Converting deer to dinner for pennies per pound.

To listen to any show go to iTunes and select the  episode you want to hear. 


Hovey’s Outdoor Adventures is an outdoor show based on a story-telling format. In it the first segment will introduce an outdoor-related topic, the second segment will often feature a guest (or me) telling a story on how this product (information or technique) was used in the context of an actual hunt. A third segment will frequently feature cooking and the concluding segment will be a story told by me that relates to the general topic. This is a fun, informative show that will often feature the unusual, unexpected and will frequently challenge commonly held opinions.  This show will first aired in November, 2010 and is continuing to date.   Clicking on the following link will take you to the show page: http://webtalkradio.net.shows/hoveys-outdoor-adventures/ these are also available from iTunes.


YouTube Videos

At last count I had more than 90 videos up on YouTube. These include “Backyard Deer Hunting Video Clip,” Backyard Squirrel Hunting,” “Backyard Bear Hunting,” “3-min Cleaning and Cooking a Wild Turkey,” “Swan Hunting,”  20-part series on “Starting your Outdoor Business,” a 7-part series on “The Modern Percussion Revolver” and others to come. Use the following link to “Backyard Deer Hunting Video Clip” to get you quickly to this one and my other YouTube Products. These include cooking as well as gun and hunting-related videos.

Books To place orders go to www.hoveysmith.com.

Backyard Deer Hunting: Converting deer to dinner for pennies per pound is a one-volume book that tells the reader what he really needs to know to successfully hunt deer and other game. It includes instructions on finding a place to hunt, getting licensed, obtaining inexpensive hunting tools, game killing, game processing and 50 recipes that anyone who can turn on a stove can cook. It is available in hard cover, soft cover and in all E-book formats. This book is available from all on-line dealers or can be ordered from your local bookstore.

Backyard Deer Hunting: The Video This hour-long DVD is presently in the final stages of production. The DVD captures more of the subjects than I cover in my book Backyard Deer Hunting: Converting deer to dinner for pennies per pound, but cannot do justice to all of the topics mentioned in the book or provide the 50 easy-to-cook recipes. Check at www.hoveysmith.com for price, availability and order instructions.

Crossbow Hunting is the only title that is exclusively about hunting with modern crossbows. This book includes definitions, a brief history of the development of the modern crossbow, selecting the appropriate crossbow for individual users, hunting tips, crossbow hunting stories from around the world and concludes with chapters on cleaning and cooking wild game animals.  Rather than featuring only one maker’s crossbows or focusing only on high-price products, all varieties and price ranges  of crossbows are considered for all age individuals.  

Practical Bowfishing is the only book in print that covers the exciting sport of taking fish with a bow an arrow. Typically the fish species taken are carp, gar and suckers that can provide some good tasting family meals. Carp is the largest single source or protein consumed on earth. From clean waters the five species of exotic carp are an excellent food fish and gar yields two strips of boneless mild-flavored meat. No other sports can be done almost anywhere, almost anytime, yield an unlimited amount of game and improve the fishery at the same time at a very low entry costs. Chances are, you already own a bow that you can rig for bowfishing.

Hovey’s Outdoor Adventures: X-Treme Muzzleloading is in the final  stages of production and will be available in Winter, 2011. This book relates some of my more interesting adventures with muzzleloading guns including hunts with muzzleloading rifles, shotguns, smoothbores and pistols for dangerous game, big game, waterfowl and small game.  These hunts took place in the U.S., Europe and Africa over the past 50 years. Detailed information on the guns and loads is given.

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    I have a writing opportunity for live-in interns. Occasionally, I will accept an intern for a 3-month stay here at Whitehall. This is like working for a very demanding grandfather who also happens to write, do films, do books and have a radio show. During this stay we learn from each other. I help you and you help me. You learn not only how to perfect these crafts, but also aid in keeping an 1850s house and yard going, us fed, ect. This is a very demanding internship, but at the end of it you will have learned as much as I can teach you about the particular aspects of modern media production and marketing that interest you.

    This is a 14 hour a day, 5 day a week job, with frequent week-end tasks. I will feed and house you, but there is no pay. When you leave you will have a solid portfolio of your own work and a plan of how to make your craft into a profitable business. The more experience that you can bring with you, the better the outcome will be. You will have a chance to work on your own project/s two days a week, and I will help you with them.

    I have an open life on the Web. Look at what I do and see if you want to be a part of it. I am an outdoor guy who hunts, kills and eats deer, wild hogs and other creatures. If you are repulsed by this, then obviously this opportunity is not for you. Adults, men and women, may apply. If, after serious consideration, you think that this may be for you, send me your resume via E-mail to hoveysmith@yahoo.com. I will usually reply in about a week.

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