Legends of the Outdoors2022-04-11T11:45:44-05:00


This organization was founded to honor the men & women who have played an integral part in setting the standards and guidelines in the outdoors industry.


Legends of the Outdoors “Legend Paul Alpers”

Legends of the Outdoors "Legend Paul Alpers" -- Continuing our time on Lake Arkabutla we join Paul Alpers in Como MS. Paul’s dream and goal in life was to have a business that would involve working with people in the outdoors. In 1996 his dream came true. Paul was approached to be an owner of Crappie USA. For seven years he worked with many people young and old introducing them to tournament fishing and new techniques. In 2003 Joe Miller and Paul founded a new company called Crappie Masters along with Bass Pro Shops and started a new adventure with a tournament trail that had a guaranteed purse of 10000 dollars. This excited the anglers. There were 132 teams that showed up from 16 states. History was made in the crappie fishing industry. In 2008 Paul started and hosted Crappie Masters TV which helped increase sales and exposure for our national sponsors and introducing many new techniques to crappie anglers throughout the US. Join us as we learn what makes Paul a legend of the outdoors.

Legends of the Outdoors “Legend Darrell Van Vactor”

Legends of the Outdoors "Legend Darrell Van Vactor" -- In this weeks episode we stay on Lake Arkabutia in Como MS. We spend time out on the water with crappie legend Darrell Van Vactor. Darrell is the operations manager for Crappie USA tournament trail the oldest crappie tournament trail in the nation. A 2014 hall of fame inductee Darrell Van Vactor is synonymous with crappie fishing. Join us as we have a conversation with Darrell and learn what makes him a legend of the outdoors.

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