The BEAST is owned nationwide. We proudly recognize some of those who have purchased from our BEAST line. Some of them well known and some who are just like you…love hunting or hunting vehicles and have to own the best on the market. From Chicago to Nashville…baseball players, country super stars, national/world archery champions, TV hosts, even the Bassmaster champion next door…all owners and operators of the BEAST hunting vehicle. Even a 200 time tournament winner relies on his BEAST when he’s trying to “bag the big one”. These are a few of the faces of our supporters.
Rhett Strickland-Co-founder & President of AVES Hunting & Chief Production Officer/Director of Public Relations at Spread Crushers TV
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College-He studied Landscape Design and Grounds Management. He was raised in Pike County with six brothers and sisters. Raised with great morals, he and his siblings were taught that Faith and Family are always first. His father was very active in their lives starting them out playing ball and hunting at a very early age. He says that it was the love of the game that taught them the most. Today, he enjoys creating new designs and products with hunters in mind at AVES Hunting. You can also find him at Spread Crushers TV where he’s Chief Production Officer/Director of Public Relations.
Phillip Culpepper- Realtree Video Producer
Phillip has been with Realtree since 2002, but he’s been a hunter since he was five years old. He can be found behind the camera during deer hunting season for Realtree. However, during the spring, he can be found mostly in front of the camera. He is an avid turkey hunter or as Steve Hickoff referred to him in his blog Q&A with Realtree’s Phillip Culpepper, a “turkey hunting machine.”
Larry Stewart-Project Manager at AM Construction, LLC
Larry Stewart’s love for the outdoors started over 25 years ago when his dad started taking him hunting on a large farm in Western Kentucky. At the young age of 13 he was able to harvest a once in a lifetime buck. His passion grew from there and it has not stopped. Once he finished college at Auburn University he was able to devote all of his free time to learning everything there was to know about mature whitetail bucks. He has traveled all over the Midwest and Southeast chasing monster whitetail. He even managed to harvest a European Mouflon Ram on Hawaii’s Big Island during a vacation with his very supportive wife. Along the way he developed a love for outdoor photography and videography. Maybe one day you will see his work on TV. Until then he spends all his free time raising his two kids and traveling with his wife. Larry has been an avid Beast customer for over 6 years and could not be happier with its performance.
Kelvin Wilcox-Owner of Vapple Products
Born and raised in South Ga, Kelvin has hunted all of his life. In 2013, he started a company called Vapple. His company has been blessed to continue to service the outdoor industry with its line of products.
Having said that, the older he gets the more he needs mobility to get from place to place. He has been fortunate enough to have Beast 48 manufacturing facility only 30 minutes down the road. Kelvin says, “I have driven every buggy out there and without a doubt, my Beast 48 hasn’t let me down going on 6 years now.”
Nelson Rhyne-Owner of Southern LED Lite
Nelson is the owner of Southern Lite LED as well as a seasoned photographer. He is an avid turkey and duck hunter. Southern Lite LED is the main supplier of our LED lights. Their lights are the best quality of lights in the industry.
Gordon Beckham – Professional Baseball Player- White Sox
University of Georgia-He finished college with 53 home runs, the most ever by a player at the University of Georgia.
Beckham was selected eighth overall in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago White Sox. On October 20, 2009, Beckham was named the Sporting News’ 2009 American League rookie of the year, as selected by a panel of 338 major league players, 22 managers and 31 general managers and assistant general managers. On October 26, 2009 Beckham was voted the American League Rookie of the Year by the MLBPA, which is voted on in September by every player on a major league roster.
Lorrie Morgan was barely a teenager when she made her first major appearance in 1975 singing “Paper Roses” with her dad, country star George Morgan on the Grand Ole Opry. Since that fateful night, Lorrie has never looked back. Her whirlwind life and career has engrained in her a confident sense of self that shines through on her latest recordings like the late afternoon sun glows through the stained-glass windows of the Ryman Auditorium.
When her father passed away in 1975 Lorrie didn’t miss a beat in carrying on his legacy. She took to the road with her dad’s band and toured the country, keeping his memory alive and winning countless fans along the way. The music industry soon recognized that Lorrie’s star was on the rise and in 1984 she made history when at age twenty-five she was the youngest person ever to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
It wasn’t long before she was offered a recording contract with RCA and later with sister label BNA, and a string of hits began. Timeless country standards like “Five Minutes,” “Something in Red,” and “Watch Me.”
Lorrie has sold over 6 million records worldwide but she has a lot left to do. In addition to her new recording projects, she maintains a rigorous touring schedule is currently at work on several new business endeavors. She’s living up to her reputation as one of country music’s premiere singers, and she’ll be entertaining us all for a long time to come.
Justin Martin continues to be a top finisher at national and world championship archery events. The idea behind “The Season” came from the conjunction of his love of hunting with his years of production experience.
“Too many people see the pro hunters on TV today and don’t really relate to them because the guy watching TV doesn’t get to hunt every day, all day or get to go to some of the remote locations that these guys do. I want to use my platform as an accomplished archer to show the guys and girls watching my show that I have a real job, real life and real responsibilities—just like they do. Along the way, we will get to hunt some really cool places and have a lot of fun all while taking care of business and family at home,” said Martin.
You can watch The Season with Justin Martin on Outdoor Channel from July to the end of December on Saturdays 8:30 pm ET, Tuesdays Noon ET, and Mondays at 2:30 am ET.
Professional Bassmaster & the founder of Hamlin & Associates, Tom Hamlin, has been servicing the Independent Dealer Market for over 38 years. His experience is carried over to all of the Hamlin & Associates sales force.
Robbie Purser started shooting skeet at the very young age of six. He was a fast learner. Over the year he has accumulated an impressive list of shooting titles including:
1980 World Skeet Champion
1991 and 1998 ￼￼￼NSCA Champion
Zone 4 Champion
Quail Unlimited Champion
Four-time Ducks Unlimited Champion
2002 Sportsman Team Challenge Champion
ESPN Great Outdoor Games Gold Medalist
He is also a twelve-time All -American Team member, member of a Team USA and a ten-time Georgia State Champion. Robbie has more than 200 tournament wins to his credit.
Currently sponsored by: Browning, Fiocchi Ammunition, Pure Gold Chokes, Electronic Hearing Protection, and Devalt Industries.