Red Rising TV


Eric Hale, Host

Eric grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and literally lived outdoors. His family spent a lot of time chasing whitetails and wild turkeys as well as catching big rainbow trout in mountain streams and smallmouth bass in the great New River. Eventually Eric began to drag a camera with him to record everything him and his friend Chris Ward did. Eric and Chris began filming professionally in the outdoor industry in 2003. They were cast on the television hit series "Dream Season" and "Bow Madness". From there, they started a new television series "Legends Of The Fall" on Outdoor Channel. Now, Eric Hale is ready to share his passion of hunting on a new series called "Red Rising" airing on Sportsman Channel. Eric continues to work as a state parole officer and has been a volunteer fireman for the city of Galax, which is the town he has lived in for 17 years. Eric lives for the outdoors and loves the chance to take his family on new adventures every day.

Jason Bowers, Host

Jason was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. At an early age, Jason discovered a passion for hunting and the outdoor way of life. Jason has been filming outdoor television for ten years now. He got his start on "Dream Season, Working Man", and then became a member of "Whitetail Fix" for two seasons. Jason's love of adventure in the outdoors fuels his passion to share the journey of the real stories of hunting, whether good or bad. Among being an avid outdoorsman, Jason is also a realtor, insurance agent, an auctioneer, and a volunteer firefighter.

Chris Ward, Host

Some of Chris Ward's greatest memories as a child were hunting with his dad and grandad in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He has always loved everything about the outdoors and hunting quickly became one of his greatest passions. Chris began filming with Eric Hale professionally with Drury Outdoors in 2003. After six years they branched out and started "Legends of the Fall" on Outdoor Channel where they remained for five years. Like the seasons, Chris and Eric felt it was time for a change and wanted to try something new, something different, which was to tell stories with their hunts and let the viewer live the hunt through them whether it was good or bad. The answer was to join Jason Bowers on "Red Rising" which will be airing on the Sportsman Channel. Chris hopes that their love of the sport and the outdoors in general will shine through. Chris still has his day job as a probation and parole officer for the state of Virginia as well as owner/auctioneer of the Dawn Auction Company. Chris is excited to start this new venture in the outdoor industry and looks forward to many hunts, for many years to come.nd a volunteer firefighter.