THE GIVEN RIGHT

OUR TEAM

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About The Given Right TV

Hunting always has, and continues to be, integrally woven into the fabric of American society. Hunting is not a privilege, but a God-given right. The Given Right TV show hosts, Kenneth Lancaster and Mark Heck travel the globe, celebrating our God-given right to hunt in each and every episode, and portray the passion we all have for this sport that we love so much. Never apologize for your God-Given right to hunt!

Host, KENNETH LANCASTER

A veteran in the hunting industry, Kenneth Lancaster has become a household name, synonymous with big game hunting and a love for the outdoors. Spending 13 years as a member of the Primos Truth About Hunting team, Kenneth was a regular face on the TV show and appeared in numerous DVDs. In 2009, Kenneth joined up with the Bone Collector Team and long-time friend, Michael Waddell. To this day he remains as one of only two pro staff members on the Bone Collector team. Additionally, Kenneth has appeared as a guest on an impressive lineup of shows including Realtree Roadtrips, Bone Collector, Monster Bucks, and Swamp People.

If you have followed Kenneth through the years, you know he lives by the words “Never apologize for your God Given Right to Hunt.” Being a son of a trapper and the grandson of a commercial fisherman, Kenneth has the outdoors running through his veins; which is why in 2013 Kenneth fulfilled the lifelong dream of starting his own show called “The Given Right.” During his career Kenneth has traveled throughout North America harvesting multiple big game animals, but his true passion is turkey hunting and calling.

Even after years of traveling throughout the country, Kenneth values his southern roots and is proud to call Mississippi “home.” Often times he finds his favorite hunts take place close to home with his girls; wife, Holly and two daughters, Gracen and Briley. Kenneth has always been known as a fun loving family man that does not always have to kill the biggest animal to enjoy hunting, but you will never catch him without a smile on his face and bow or gun close by.

Host, MARK HECK

Mark grew up in the hills of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Mountains in a coal-mining and farming family, where he was raised in the backwoods hunting tradition.

A shy teenager, Mark passed up a college wrestling scholarship and instead obtained a nursing degree. He worked forseveral years in hospital administration and psychology. Life changed the day he started his own refrigerated transportation service company, initially based in the Philadelphia/New York corridor. Today, with 57 operating locations, managing over 75,000 shipments a month, it’s the largest company of its kind in the US and one of the biggest in the world. Next, Mark started a technology company providing remote tracking and monitoring of containerized fresh and frozen cargo shipments around the world.

Applying the same business principles, Mark now has a number of hunting properties where he has set up a high-end QDM program. He enjoys all aspects of hunting and pursues his passion all over the country with the same zeal he had as a kid in the backwoods of Pennsylvania.

Mark has a beautiful family with three daughters and a loving wife.

Host, LADEN FORCE

Raised on his family farm in northern Missouri, Laden Force cut his teeth on bowhunting eastern turkeys, whitetail deer and a few small game species. Since graduating from the small town Knox County High School to pursue college football, Undergraduate, and Graduate degrees (in AgriBusiness and Business Administration), his education and passion have driven a career of 17 years in the outdoor industry. 
 
Laden is joining the The Given Right as a new Host alongside of Mark and Kenneth, as well as joining the Xpedition Enterprises team as the Vice President of Sales of the Chessfight Media division. Prior to coming on board, Laden held outdoor industry capacities in sales, marketing, product development, and media with leading companies such as Remington, Zeiss Sports Optics, Bowtech, and the Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG). Most recently, he worked as the Publisher/General Manager of the Outdoor Sportsman Group brands of North American Whitetail, Gun Dog and Wildfowl, leading brand and staff development. Additionally, he earned the opportunity of becoming the brand’s Producer and Host of North American Whitetail TV on the Sportsman and Outdoor Channels. 
 
He is an avid outdoorsman who thrives on pursuing game with his bow, successfully harvesting several North American species. A passion that Laden is now passing down and sharing with his young family. He has been lucky enough to move back to small-town northeast Missouri, where he and his wife, Jordan, are raising their three boys, Stone, Wilder, and Zee.
BEHIND THE SCENES

field producers

Every team member plays an important role in keeping The Given Right TV moving forward. From field production, to social media and relationship management, this team keeps us moving forward!

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Kurtis Blosser

Field Producer, Editor

From the first time he held a bow at 2 years old, his parents instilled in him a passion for hunting and the great outdoors. Thankful for them never pulling on the reins, but instead allowing him to pursue his passion without hesitations. Fast forward to the first time he picked up a camera and that fire was reignited and he knew that he had found his calling. Kurtis has been lucky enough to be producing in the outdoor industry for a little over 6 years now and he has loved every minute of it.

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Tyler Weaver

Field Producer, Editor

Tyler's passion for the outdoors derived from his father. Shortly after graduating high school, Tyler got his first freelancing gig with world renowned hunter and author J. Alain Smith. Tyler spent the next 3 years traveling the globe with J. Alain, filming hunts on 5 of the 7 continents. During this time, he also met Mark Heck and  9 years later he’s still Mark’s right hand man and producer of The Given Right.

If Tyler isn’t on the road with Mark or Kenneth, you can bet he’s probably out chasing long-beards or whitetails in his home state of Virginia. Tyler is happily married to his high school sweetheart, Annie.

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Administrative Staff

Chris Cobbett – EVP of Xpedition Enterprises 
Chris.Cobbett@xpeditionenterprises.com

Laden Force – Vice President of Operations
laden.force@xpeditionenterprises.com

Mason Waddell – Director of Social Media
mason.waddell@xpeditionenterprises.com

Tyler Weaver – Senior Production Manager
tyler.weaver@xpeditionenterprises.com

Reid Faught – Director of Business Development 
reid@huntcampcompany.com

Ryan Hawkins – Director of Marketing/Programming
ryan@huntcampcompany.com

Missy Cobbett – Executive Manager of Xpedition Enterprises 
Missy.Cobbett@xpeditionenterprises.com

Jr. Pro Staff

We know that the heritage of hunting, managing land, and enjoying the outdoors needs to be passed down to future generations. The TGR team is proud to have a brand new program, Jr. Pro Staff, to do a little bit of our part to help.

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Tate Ryan

I am sixteen years old, and I live on the scenic Upper Iowa River near Dorchester, Iowa where I help with all aspects of the family farm. We raise cattle and I show Registered Simmental cattle through 4-H. Hunting has always been a passion of mine. I met Mark Heck many years ago and have established a great relationship with him and his team. I look forward to showing young hunters how exciting and rewarding hunting and the great outdoors are.”

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Dakota Howe

I have been working on my family farm since I was a kid, and still help on the farm when I am not working my full time job. One of my interests would be to eventually take over the family farm or start up a small farm later in life. I began hunting at a young age when my father introduced me to shed hunting and let me tag along squirrel hunting, finding morel mushrooms, and eventually when I was old enough he started taking me deer hunting. In my early teenage years some very close family friends introduced me to turkey hunting and it very quickly became my favorite hobby.”

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Isaac Jueneman

I have two sisters and one brother. My family is very close and we like spending time together. We really enjoy the outdoors, from hunting, riding 4-wheelers or going to the river. I enjoy sports of all kinds. I have been hunting for about 5 years now. My favorite things to hunt are deer and coyotes.”

From the first time he held a bow at 2 years old, his parents instilled in him a passion for hunting and the great outdoors. Thankful for them never pulling on the reins, but instead allowing him to pursue his passion without hesitations. Fast forward to the first time he picked up a camera and that fire was reignited and he knew that he had found his calling. Kurtis has been lucky enough to be producing in the outdoor industry for a little over 6 years now and he has loved every minute of it.

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Dayne Howe

I live on a farm in Waukon, Iowa and I like to do a lot of different things during all of the seasons. In the spring I like to shed and mushroom hunt. During the summer I enjoy playing football outside and swimming. In the fall I like to hunt and have bonfires with my family and cousins. In the winter I like relaxing inside where it is warm and celebrating all of the holidays.

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Dalton Howe

A few things I really enjoy about the outdoors are hunting, fishing, and mushroom hunting. I really enjoy turkey hunting. Waking up early in the morning to the birds chirping and fresh air is really enjoyable for me, and it’s fun listening to turkeys gobble. In the spring I love going out looking for morel mushrooms with my family. They are really good! In the summer when it’s a nice day and I don’t have work to do, I like to go fishing sometimes by myself, but a lot of times with my siblings. In the fall I go deer hunting and I always enjoy seeing what deer come out. You never know what could happen, a nice buck could come out at any time and it’s just fun waiting for that moment.”