NEW CASTLE —
“He was retired and he had time,” Pierog said. “He taught me the ethics, that you don’t shoot an animal unless you are going to eat it, and that it’s important to have fun, too.”
Today, Pierog also would like to help interest the younger generation in the sport. And he has been successful with his own children. Daughter Teagan “has to wipe the camo paint off her face before she goes to cheerleading practice,” he grins. He added that most of her Christmas list consisted of camo and hunting gear, and that she has bagged a turkey for each of the last three years. She will be featured in the Jan. 12 episode, which will be called “Daddy’s Girl.”
Son Caleb also is an enthusiastic hunter and a great help in the production company that Pierog operates, “Callin’ the Shots Outdoor Television.”
Pierog says one of his efforts is to get more young people involved. His group offers to take children of nonhunting parents out to enjoy the sport, hoping to interest a new generation in hunting.
Pierog has produced several hunting DVDs, and his “Callin’ the Shots” series is available at Gander Mountain, Tic Toc in Mount Jackson and at several area gun dealers.He also produces commercials and films weddings.
His website is www.callintheshotstv.com and it includes a link to his Facebook page.
Pierog is still seeking sponsors, although he already has several major ones including Talkin’ Stick, a game call business in Ellwood City; Migrator Mayhem, a goose call company from Greenville; andl Wad Wizard of Dodgeville, Wisc., which sells choke tubes for shotguns and other products.