October 19, 2017

Sportsmen for Cagle: The Bone Collector, Michael Lee, and noted GA outdoorsmen lead Cagle’s coalition


Casey Cagle, the Republican leader for governor, today announced the launch of his Sportsmen for Cagle coalition. Having grown up in rural Hall Co., Cagle has always been an avid outdoorsman and has consistently fought to expand youth interaction with the natural environment.

“I am humbled by the incredible team of noted Georgia outdoorsmen that we have joining us in this endeavor,” said Cagle. “We have two world-famous outdoor TV hosts from Georgia, a former Atlanta Brave, a professional bass angler, owners of Georgia’s premier hunting and fishing outfits, and Georgians that have accomplished great outdoor feats and held vital positions in protecting our natural environment. Sportsmen for Cagle is going to be a wild success!”

“I don’t normally get involved in politics,” said host of hit TV show Bone Collector, Michael Waddell. “But, Casey and I share a great passion. He is a tried-and-true sportsman who understands the issues that are important to us. I am excited to support Casey and look forward to hitting the woods with him soon! I encourage all those who love the outdoors to get involved with Sportsmen for Cagle.”

“I am excited about Casey’s involvement in preserving God’s creation and involving our youth in outdoor activities,” said Michael Lee, host of Backwoods Life. “I encourage our Sportsmen and Sportswomen to get involved with this coalition to continue spreading our vision of highlighting hunting and fishing as important past-times that teach our youth about outdoors and conservation for the future.”

“Since I moved to Georgia, I have been a big supporter of Casey’s,” said former Atlanta Brave Ryan Klesko. “I am excited that he is engaging Georgia’s wide-spread outdoor community. He and I care about protecting and preserving Georgia’s natural resources for future generations – and from time to time we do a little hunting and fishing ourselves.”

The leadership team of Sportsmen for Cagle includes:

  • Dr. J. David Allen – Founding and Emeritus Chairman of Georgia Natural Resources Foundation (Walton Co.)
  • Bo Barrow – Owner: Barrow Gun Shop (Taylor Co.)
  • Chad Barrow – Owner: Barrow’s Timber Company (Burke Co.)
  • Dr. Richie Bland – One of select few to accomplish the Archery Super Slam (Carroll Co.)
  • Matthew Bowling – Treasurer: Georgia Tech Ducks Unlimited (Gwinnett Co.)
  • Chuck Gaskin – Owner: Dorchester Shooting Preserve (Liberty Co.)
  • Abby Jackson – Owner: Blackhawk Fly Fishing (Habersham Co.)
  • Ryan Klesko – Former Atlanta Brave and avid outdoorsman (Jones Co.)
  • Michael Lee – Host of acclaimed TV show, Backwoods Life (Lowndes Co.)
  • Aaron McWhorter – Vice Chairman of DNR Board (Carroll Co.)
  • Tim Smith – Owner: Southwind Plantation (Decatur Co.)
  • Jay Striker – Former marine and professional bass angler (Fulton Co.)
  • Chad Tanner – Owner: Tannenwood Outdoors (Washington Co.)
  • Michael Waddell – Host of hit TV show, Bone Collector (Meriwether Co.)

To participate in this coalition – contact [email protected] or sign up right here!