Chance Brake and Sidney Smith
A pair of Caney-area teenagers aren’t quite ready to host their own show on the Outdoor Channel. But Chance Brake and Sidney Smith are cutting their teeth in the outdoor television market with their own YouTube channel devoted to all-things outdoors.
Brake, a freshman and Smith, an eighth grade student, at Caney Valley Jr.-Sr. High School are avid outdoor enthusiasts, spending their after-school hours with a shotgun, bow, or fishing reel in hand. They’ve taken their love of their outdoors to the internet, where the duo has created a series of videos on their own YouTube channel.
Called BS Boys Outdoors (B as in Brake and S as in Smith), the channel shows the two teenagers offering their advice on hunting, fishing and cooking wildlife. YouTube viewers can watch Smith explain how to disassemble and clean a shotgun—or how to catch and clean rabbits.
Want to learn how to trap a coyote? BS Boys Outdoors has prepared that Video. Need to know how to prepare deer meat for an evening meal? You can watch Chance fry deer back straps (with fried mushrooms as a culinary complement).
“We love hunting and fishing,” said Chance. “And we just thought it would be neat to offer our take on how to enjoy the outdoors.” Brake and Smith also said they were recently interviewed by KVOE, Phil Taunton’s radio show , an Emporia radio station, which caught wind of the Caney teenagers’ online outdoor channel.
The ease of using a hand held video camera—combined with some easy-to-use computer software—allow Brake and Smith to create their videos in little time, they said.
We’ve got more ideas for upcoming videos,” said Sid.
Besides taking outdoor sports to an online level, they are also taking their love of fishing to a level of generosity. BS Boys Outdoors will sponsor a benefit catfishing tournament on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, for Garrett Battige, a Copan teenager who has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
We’ve never sponsored a tournament on our own, but we know people who love to fish will enjoy that weekend , and it’s going to a good cause,” said Chance. We understand the members of the TV show “Mudcats” will be participating.