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Discovery Channel Reality Stars to Appear at JALC Hunting and Fishing Days

Danny Bob Saylor

Danny Bob Saylor

BY STEVE O’KEEFE
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE - John A. Logan College officials have announced that two stars of the Discovery Channels new reality show, Porter’s Ridge, will appear at the college’s annual celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days Sept. 28 and 29.

Elvis Larry Martin and Danny Bob Saylor will join fellow cast member and long-time Hunting and Fishing Days presenter, Jeff “the Bear Man,” at the college’s 26th annual celebration.

Porter’s Ridge is a new series from the creators of the hit series Duck Dynasty. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Indiana, far from big city life, the show follows the characters of the small town. This isolated, tight-knit community lives by its own set of rules. The Ridge is a place where a guy can have a yard full of pet grizzly bears, use dynamite recreationally, and hold family demolition derbies. According to the Discovery Channel’s Web site, the code of life on the Ridge is simple: respect the Lord, love your family, and watch each other’s backs.

Event organizer Dwight Hoffard said that Hunting and Fishing Days already had a natural connection to the show.

Jeff "The Bear Man"

Jeff "The Bear Man"

Elvis Larry Martin

Elvis Larry Martin

“Jeff ‘The Bear Man’ and his late bear, Brody, have been an integral part of hunting and fishing days for a long time. So when Jeff said he was coming back with his new bear Bob he said he could bring along a few friends too,” Hoffard said.

Jeff, who lives in Porter’s Ridge, appears regularly on the show. Martin and Saylor will appear throughout the weekend with Jeff and his bear, Bob, who also appears on the show.

John A. Logan College’s celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days is in its 26th year and offers a kid’s fishing hole, hunting and fishing seminars, Dock Dogs Competition, 3D archery, calling competitions, and a host of other activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.