The host, Alan Probst, has experience in two parts. First, a deep family tradition that traces back to his Great-Grandfather who was a hunter, trapper and lure maker. Secondly, his own outdoor experiences over the last 30 years have taught him a tremendous amount of outdoor knowledge as well. After running his first trapline at the age of seven, it has been all about the outdoors since. Alan was a Bio-Chemistry Fisheries Science major in college before embarking on a ten year professional baseball career (1992-2001) with the Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, and NY Mets. He is now the owner/operator of Alan Probst, Inc. which has produced seven different outdoor television programs as well as many different national and regional TV commercials.
The company has fully produced the Wild Pennsylvania TV show for the last three years after changing the name of the All Outdoors TV show from the previous six years. He also currently hosts/produces the F&T’s Freedom Outdoors TV show which airs nationally on the Pursuit Channel. He previously produced the North American Trapper TV show, the Sportsmen’s Outdoor Strategies TV show, the Hunt Doctor TV show and the Hlathini Safari’s African Adventures TV show. The combined reach of these programs was over 200 million HH’s and broadcasts aired on DirecTV, Dish Network, Versus, The Men’s Channel, Lone Star Network, ICTV, Sportsman Channel, Pursuit Channel, Canadian WildTV, ROOT Sports and FoxSportsNet.
Alan has also written professionally for the Pennsylvania Outdoor Times on a monthly basis as well as periodic features for other national publications such as Fur-Fish-Game. All of the Alan Probst, INC. broadcast television shows look to educate the public and maintain an outdoors approach that will give outdoorsmen and women a voice to be heard. Alan lives his life by a code and that is to “Never take from nature…just take what nature gives you!”