Huntin' On Empty - My daughter's new TV series

Commercial Real Estate Agent with Purchase Realty Group 41499

Huntin' On Empty. My daughter wandering across the country shooting stuff in a TV series. Who'd a thunk it.

PaintballSeveral years ago, the boys from our church youth group had come to our house one Saturday morning to play paintball in the woods. It was raining. They played in the rain. None of the boys cared much if it rained, just as long as it didn't pour down all the time. Meanwhile, my daughter, Traci, called her mom to say, "I'm going to cancel my trip to the mall because it's raining."

Pretty decent illustration of the difference between boys and girls. Pretty decent picture of Traci before she morphed into the big game hunter.Huntin on empty traci hatcher

Traci's husband, Mark Hatcher, grew up hunting, being a guide and about everything else related to hunting. His business, Big Buck Properties, sells hunting land. Traci, on the other hand, was a school teacher and a Realtor in my office, well, until she heard the word "camera." The rest is history. Now, she's an acomplished bow hunter with numerous trophies, and an excellent marksman.

Traci & I recently took training together to get our concealed deadly weapon carry permits. If that's not redneck, I don't know what is. Some guys would probably be embarrassed having a daughter who shoots a gun better than they can, but I was just proud to know her.

Huntin' On EmptyLast fall, Traci & Mark took off in an RV and spent four months driving across America with two camera crews filming a reality TV series called Huntin' On Empty. The premier was this past week.

The series is real-life husband & wife team traveling and shooting stuff, with the good and the bad all out there in front of God and everybody. Traci said the first episode is when they still liked each other ;)Huntin' On Empty

The picture on the right is from the first day of moose hunting, when Traci shot a huge moose, and is probably in "the good" category.

The reviews have been great, and people who commented on Huntin' On Empty's Facebook Fan Page said it is a different kind of hunting show. They all liked it.

Traci HatcherI missed the first episode, because I was on my way home from high school church camp on a bus with 43 teenagers. The bus even had Direct TV, but the driver couldn't get it to work.

It was fun, though, just being able to tell everybody on the bus that we were missing my daughter's TV show.

It seems like only yesterday when she was having tea parties with Barbi.


Huntin' On Empty is on the Pursuit channel, Direct TV 608, Dish 240, if you're a hunting enthusiast and want to watch the rest of the series. I'm going to have to catch up on Tivo.

UPDATE - Here's a link to Episode 6 online for those who want to watch Traci shoot that huge moose, but don't have Direct TV or Dish ;)

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Donnie McKinney CCIM

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Comments (3)

Howard and Susan Meyers
The Hudson Company Winnetka and North Shore - Winnetka, IL

Congratulations to both you and your daughter on her great success.

Jul 04, 2011 11:08 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Donnie- how exciting!!! I'll have to look for it on our cable system.  My husband used to hunt (I'm from Texas) and was on a lease down in South Texas near the border.  He took me with him once to practice with my gun and I did shoot the heck out of a cactus!!!

Jul 10, 2011 08:30 AM
Donnie McKinney
Purchase Realty Group - Paducah, KY
Donnie McKinney CCIM, Purchase Realty Group

Howard/Susan, thanks. It's fun watching things develop.

Kathy, sorry it isn't on cable, yet. Maybe the ratings will boost it up ;) I revised the blog to include a link to the 2nd episode online, in case you want to take a look at it.

Aren't cacti a protected species in Texas? lol

Jul 10, 2011 04:19 PM