The show is being filmed in upstate New York at the Lucky Star Ranch until May 28. The show is hosted by Jody and Doreen Garrett of Otis Technologies. Various sponsors also provide prizes at different levels of the elimination competition.
Randolph said she is not sure what the competition will hold. However, based on last season, she thinks there will be shotgun, horseback, fishing and archery competitions. Paintball may also be included.
In getting ready for the show Randolph and her daughters, Savannah and Kyndall, have been perfecting their archery skills.
“I just started shooting a bow at the end of January, and so I’ve been going to 3D archery tournaments,” Randolph said.
She has also entered local handgun and other gun competitions.
Her daughters have also helped her prepare by helping her set up sporting clays. Randolph has also learned how to ride and control a horse in preparation for the show. Kyndall said she hopes that horseback riding will be incorporated into the competition, so that the practice will pay off.
Many others in the local outdoor sports industry have also helped her prepare.
Randolph was a fan of the show during the first season. When the last episode put out a call for contestants, Randolph’s husband said she should apply. To apply, she wrote a short description of herself. She was chosen to got on to the next level, in which the show’s producers asked potential contestants to write about their favorite outdoors experience. Randolph said she wrote about a bird hunt that she had gone on. In December, she received an email from the show naming her as one of the six contestants.
Many of the contestants have connected through Facebook.
Randolph’s love for the outdoors is not new. She said she was always a tomboy when she was growing up
“Me and my neighbors, we played all summer,” she said “I was outside from morning until night. And I still love it.”
This love of the outdoors is something she is trying to pass on. Many students from North Lee Elementary School, where Savannah goes to school, and Park View Elementary, where Randolph works as cafeteria manager, know her by name.
“It’s exciting to be a positive influence on so many young children to get outdoors and get active,” she said.
She said one of the hardest parts of being a part of the competition will be leaving her family.
Another difficult part will be not telling anyone what happens after the show begins airing episodes. It is scheduled to be a a weekly program.
Randolph grew up in Bradley County and graduated from Bradley Central High School.
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