Local archer, Lexi Smith, has been tearing up the archery world this year in her attempt to perfect her craft. In April of this year she took 2nd place in the Paris National ProAm and on June 28 she’ll be competing it the ProAm in Metropolis, Illinois.
As much as she loves target shooting, she said her passion is hunting. This past year she worked hard and it showed. She was able to harvest several game animals through her hard work and dedication.
On Oct. 8, 2017, she harvested a bobcat while attempting to protect an orphaned fawn that hung around her stand every hunt. She was so happy to be there to protect her fawn, but the big surprise came when the producers of the hunting show “Outdoors Reward” saw the video and contacted Lexi about airing her video.
Lexi said she was beyond excited. The icing on the cake came when she was able to Facetime with Lea Morse to tell the tale of the bobcat. Lea was previously on the “American Hoggers” television show on A&E and now has the new “Outdoors Reward” show with her husband, Jeremy.
Lexi was able to talk hunting with a woman she watched on TV for years; One of the women hunters who has inspired her to hunt and for her it was a dream come true.
Following the taping, producers informed Lexi that she will have a 3-minute segment on the show. It has always been her dream to have her own hunting show and for Lexi, she sees this as a step in the right direction.
The outdoor industry can be a very competitive industry and is often overrun by huge egos, but not the Morse family. Since the recording, Lea has remained in contact – providing encouragement and support. For Lexi, this has been a confirmation that there are good people who truly care about others and has set a positive example for how she should chase her goals.
Lexi’s feature will air on Farm and Ranch TV (www.farmnranch.tv) on July 1, 2018. Make sure to check it out as this young lady follows her dreams.
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Posted by Outdoors Reward on Wednesday, June 13, 2018