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Caudle (left) and Williams

TV show gives back

By Michael Butler

Brett Williams and Steven Caudle had no intentions of becoming television stars, but they landed a weekly outdoors show.

"Brett and I took a hunting trip up to North Alabama." Caudle said, "The funny thing about it was they filmed our hunt. That's what really got the ball rolling. We started to film our hunts."

The duo produce the footage for "DoeNation Outdoors," a program that airs on Tuesday nights at 8:00 on WBIH. It can be seen locally on Spectrum Channel 21 and DirectTV/Dish Channel 29.

"100 percent of what Steven and I harvest goes to the Elmore County Food Pantry. A Plus Processing in Eclectic processes our deer and any dropped off in our name for free for the food pantry," Williams stated. "A processor in East Tallassee, Skinning Shack, has teamed up with us. All meat donated over there will go directly to the Tallapoosa Food Pantry through the Carrville Baptist Church. It's a way for us to serve the community. The Lord's blessed us more than we deserve."

As for being on television, Caudle jokes that there are "tens" of fans.

"The feedback has been positive," he said. "We like the idea of getting the word out that people can donate to their local food bank. We talk to local churches. It's an opportunity to share our faith and what we're doing."

Caudle is married to Kendra (King), who graduated from Tallassee High School. Williams married Jacie (Schieferstein), another THS graduate. The two have brought their families into the limelight on the show.

Kendra Caudle

"My son shoots an eight-point," Williams said of one episode. "Steven's wife, Kendra, has two episodes. She had never hunted. We got her out there and she got pretty excited about it."

"She heard TV was involved," Caudle quipped.

Tallasseeans Jake Crain and Pat Love are also appearing on shows.

"Jake and Pat were a huge pickup for us. Fortunately, (they've) filmed for years. Those guys are phenomenal. They know what they're doing. They jumped right in there with us. We had to give them a few words to say. They took off with and have done great."

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