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Event Info Introduction

Event Info Introduction

Welcome to the online home of the All New Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Reality Challenge. If you’re new to the TOC, let us fill you in. If you’re an old pro by now, you’ll want to follow along, as many things have changed!


First, a bit about the event: It’s called the “Total Outdoorsman” Challenge for a reason. We’re not interested in finding the hunter who can shoot the tightest groups, or the angler who can catch the biggest bass in the lake. We want the outdoorsman who can do it all. And then some. Like cast a fly rod into a stiff wind. Or thread an arrow into a tight spot. Or bust clays with a side-by-side. Or maneuver an ATV in the mud… with some personality. Can you do all of this…under pressure? If you can, then we’ve got over $25,000 worth of cash and prizes for you, including a Yamaha ATV and Tracker Boat.


This is the ninth year of the TOC, but unlike no other. Outdoorsmen will go head-to-head in shooting, casting and outdoor skill challenges to see who can out shoot and out fish their fellow sportsmen. The action is right around the corner with the Qualifier events taking place at 3 Bass Pro Shops and the CMA Music Festival in May and June. Click here for a list of the participating locations.


Sportsmen will compete in archery, air rifle, and bait casting. If they meet the minimum score they will move onto a TV screen test, administered by the Field & Stream staff. Finalists will be selected based on their screen test and will be notified by early July. The championship will take place in the Springfield, MO area.


This October, the TOC will air on the Outdoor Channel as a nail-biting 13-episode reality TV series. You won’t want to miss it! That’s about it for now. If you have any more questions, you can ask at our Q&A tool. And while you’re at the website, be sure to check out the TOC Blog and our Answers Tool for event news, and hunting and fishing tips. Who knows, those tips might just help you become the next Total Outdoorsman.