As a young boy, Will Primos couldn’t wait until he was old enough to tag along on Primos family duck hunts. In 1963, an 11-year old Will crafted his first duck call, and the rest is history. From that first effort evolved what is now heralded as the most accurate, most reliable call on the market, the legendary Primos Hunting Call. Today Primos Hunting makes calls for every variety of game species in North America, along with blinds, trail cameras, and hundreds of other hunting products. In 1986 Will produced his first video, “Spring Turkey Hunting with Primos.” Dozens more videos followed over the years, with popular series focused on hunting deer, elk, turkeys, predators, waterfowl, and a variety of big game. Will’s weekly TV show, PRIMOS TRUTH ABOUT HUNTING, made its debut with Outdoor Channel’s original slate of shows, and quickly became a fan favorite. While the team still hunts far and wide, this season finds Will and company getting back to their roots, hunting whitetails in the Mississippi Delta and Mississippi River bottomlands, just as he did in his youth.
After graduating from Ole Miss, serving as a Marine Corps officer in Vietnam, and working as a business executive in New York, Jimmy Primos returned to his home state of Mississippi, joining his cousin Will to help him run Primos Hunting. Jimmy’s love of hunting has taken him from Canada to South Africa and many points in between, but he always comes back to the familiar bayous and hardwood bottomland close to home. Besides his regular appearances on Outdoor Channel’s PRIMOS TRUTH ABOUT HUNTING, Jimmy travels widely for outdoors shows and other industry events. He serves on the boards of the Archery Trade Association and the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports. Jimmy also enjoys working with veterans and Wounded Warrior groups, as well as introducing young people to the sport that has meant so much to him.
After playing with a Turkey call Anthony’s grandad made he attempted to build his first call in his dad’s woodshop at the age of eleven and thirty-seven years later the passion for making a better one is still burning inside of him. He has built thousands of them and always feel like the next one will be better. That usually comes after being outwitted by some big gobbler or watching a group of ducks break just out of gun range. That’s what keeps him fascinated with making calls. He was hunting before he was big enough to hold a gun up, but to him it has never been about trying to kill something. Spending time on a farm with his grandparents and understanding that God provided animals as a food source and they were to be respected and only taken as needed. With his passion for outdoors and spending time in the woods he spent a lot of time around deer, turkey, ducks, squirrels and lots of other animals that made sounds. As he started buying calls, he quickly realized that they were difficult to use, and they definitely didn’t sound like the animals he grew up listening to.
As soon as he was able to walk, Greg was in broken into hunting, alongside his father, either chasing quail and watching dogs work or watching the sunrise with turkey gobbling on the roost. As he got older, ducks, deer, and squirrel were added to the list of game to chase in Mississippi in both the hills and throughout the Mississippi River Delta. Later in life, after graduating from college at Mississippi State University and starting a family, he was able to add elk to his list of game. Nineteen years in the outdoor hunting category has allowed Greg to be a part of some of the best and most innovative products in the industry, being involved all the way through design, development, manufacturing, meeting with accounts and to working with the end user. Being an avid outdoorsmen and having a family where his wife, son, and daughter all spend their free time in the outdoors helps in understanding how important quality products that perform are to the customer.
Jason was immersed in the outdoors as a toddler when his dad first started taking him hunting and fishing. His love for deer, turkey and elk hunting grew into a passion that eventually guided his professional career. Since graduating college in 2001, Jason has made his living working with archery and hunting equipment manufacturers including Vibracheck, Easton Archery, and most recently Primos Hunting. As the prior head of Product Development for Primos, Jason knows and understands the ins & outs of manufacturing quality products as well as what serious hunters need to be successful. When he’s not out chasing whatever critter is in season with his three children or shooting his bow, Jason’s now leading the charge for the Primos sales team and working hard to get our products in the hands of our loyal customers.
Troy Ruiz is a native of south Louisiana has had a lifelong addiction to the outdoors. And it all began hunting and trapping everything the bayous of Louisiana had to offer. At the early age of 9 the deer hunting bug hit him in a mighty way, and with the invention of the Polaroid camera and then the compact camcorder Troy began using pictures and video to share his experiences with friends and family. Troy’s love for the outdoors and sharing it with others through the lens of a camera and into your TV is what keeps him going. It’s the passion of hunting and the outdoors and keeping it TRUE to the core that Troy loves to share. And in sharing this passion, he can only hope that it may spark the interest of others to view God’s grand creation in such a way that those watching can’t help but believe that there truly is a God who loves you and me…