LAST UPDATED: May 8th, 2015
Just a few years ago a young man from Michigan began the greatest journey of his life. He left everything behind to pursue a dream, and it was simple. He wanted to capture real life bowhunting on film, and not just the brief few moments before a deer is taken, but to document the entire process we hunters endure in order to capture those precious moments. With this, White Knuckle Productions (WKP) was born. Owner and creator, Todd Pringnitz, sat down with us for a few words on WKP’s soon to be released 4th edition in a series of videos with these intentions.
BH.Com: What makes your videos so different from others out there?
Todd: Our passion for whitetails never really ends, it always continues into the different seasons throughout the year. Shed antler hunting, spring scouting, summertime glassing for velvet bucks, late summer scouting, and treestand set-ups are as important to us as the time we spend on-stand each fall. We show it all in our videos – the highs, the lows, and the true reality of pursuing and hunting trophy deer.
BH.Com: How was the 2009-10 bow season for you and your dedicated team?
Todd: I am very thankful for the many opportunities that WKP has had in the field thus-far in our season.? I think I can speak for our entire team, and most-everyone else I’ve talked to; this was a tough year for many.? We were VERY fortunate to take advantage of the opportunities that were presented to us this past season.? I haven’t seen the numbers of bucks that I’ve seen in the past, but I did manage to have many encounters with mature deer at close-range.? From that, I was very fortunate to get a shot at my #1 hit-list buck "Tuner" right off the bat on October 27th.? That took much of the pressure off my season and I was able to better-enjoy my rut knowing I had already killed the buck I was after.
BH.Com: In your videos you sometimes can appear to be a very intense hunter. Are you that way?
Todd: Anyone who hunts hard knows the frustrations that are a big part of the hunt.? When the hunting’s good – so is life.? When the hunting is slow, I’m not a very nice guy to be around!
BH.Com: You should see our staff in November.
Todd: I can only imagine. I know a few of them.
BH.Com: Late season hunting is upon us, we know you still have some more tags left. Are you done or still hard at work on another buck?
Todd: I still have two unfilled tags that I’ll be toting around the field until I hopefully fill one or both of them.? Never killing a late season buck here in Iowa, I’m very anxious to get back in the field.? I have a few big deer that I’d love to see in a couple weeks.? All I can do is my best, so hopefully that is enough!
BH.Com: We hope so too, Todd. Good luck out there, we know it’s cold.
White Knuckle Productions newest video is set to hit the streets before March. As always they are 100% fair-chase, 100% self-guided, and 100% bowhunting. Below you will find just a short tasting of the whitetail (both bucks and does) that were taken throughout the 2009-10 seasons, and will be featured in this, their latest, video. Bowhunting whitetail deer is this devoted team’s life, they go behind the hunt and beyond the kill.
Todd Pringnitz and his Iowa buck known simply as "Tuner".
Clinton Fawcett's Illinois buck.
Bruce Ripka's Michigan buck.
Timmy Thacker's Kentucky velvet buck from public land.
Justin Zarr's Illinois buck.
Bowhunting.Com will be carrying the new WKP video, which is set to hit our shelves this March!