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Kip Campbell of Red Arrow

Kip's personality is outgoing and contagious. You can't be around him without appreciating his energy and enthusiasm and his sense of humor and positive outlook on life. Are you wondering if he likes cats? Or what his favorite song is?

Coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi as a kid, until I tasted Coke for the first time...is there really still a debate on this? :)

 

Favorite breakfast?

Chip beef gravy over biscuits with bacon and eggs.

 

Chocolate or vanilla?

Vanilla

 

Biggest pet peeves?

People who ask me if I "caught" anything on my last hunting trip, dull knives, and people who talk about their cats and/or show pictures of them.

 

Least favorite animal?

Cats

 

Favorite animal?

My wife...

 

Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?

Big bear because it's hard to kill bees with a 10mm handgun

 

Song of the day?

"Stranglehold" by Ted Nugent.

 

First fight you ever got in? Why?

I know this wasn't my first one, but this one time, I punched out my cousin Beau in the middle of a family reunion because he stole a note that a girl wrote to me and started reading it to everyone....classy.

 

Favorite band of all time?

That's an impossible question for me to answer...there are too many amazing bands. Favorites of mine though are, but not limited to:  Allman Brothers, The Band, ZBB, Everwilde, Led Zepplin, Blackberry Smoke...I could go on all day.

 

Is it ok for guys to wear pink?

Under no circumstances.

 

Favorite childhood cartoon? Coyote and Roadrunner, but I was always mad because I wanted to see the coyote win just once.... I guess the Acme Company doesn't carry Hoyt bows because it would've been pretty easy when the Roadrunner stopped to eat the seeds, the Coyote could've double lunged him on the spot. Yea, I know....these are the kinds of things I waste my time thinking about!

 

What movies could you watch over and over and still love? The Outlaw Josie Wales, Anchorman, Lone Survivor, Man on Fire and many more.

 

If you could fist fight one person (living or dead) who would it be?   I could do the obvious thing and steal Ed Norton's answer of William Shatner, but .......first of all I think it's important we establish the difference between someone who you just want to knock out versus someone who you think would be interesting to go hand to hand with....so based on that definition I would fight Will Ferell but only if he stayed in character as Ron Burgundy. If you want to throw down in fisticuffs I've got Jack Johnson and Tom O'Leary right here.

 

 

What would you be most worried about during a Zombie Apocolypse?

Making sure we got good video of all the kill shots and running out of arrows!

 

Dumb thing you've done on a hunting trip?

Skinning a deer in -4 degree temps in Iowa which resulted in cutting my finger to the bone and severing a tendon. Another time I got in knee deep water with an 11 foot angry alligator.

 

Best prank ever performed?

This is the best and worst prank. Best because it was the most effective and the worst because it was a horrible thing to do.... When I was 7 years old, there was a giant hole dug out for a septic tank in our back yard. Before they put the tank in, it had filled up with rain water. I threw a cinder block into it, yelled for help and then hid behind a tree. When my mom came frantically running around the corner, saw the hole full of water and no me....I jumped out and yelled "April Fools!" Funny part was I had just learned what April Fools was and I thought it was going to get me a pass on scaring my mom to death. My mom didn't find it nearly as funny as I did and beat the tar out of me...which taught me the valuable lesson that mean practical jokes are not funny.

 

Did you play sports in high school? College?

High school: Football, track, lacrosse. College: Lacrosse

 

Have you ever made someone cry?

Yes and if you have made it to 30 and haven't made a couple of people cry you need to take more of a stand on some issues!

 

Normal bedtime? (hunting season, non-hunting season)

I never sleep. Me and Chuck Norris stay up telling war stories.

 

Best costume for Halloween when you were a kid?

Ninja turtle...made it myself. Raphael, he was the coolest. Green sweat pants, red knee pads, cardboard shell, duct tape and spray paint. It was awesome. I made the cover of White Trash Magazine that year.

 

Legos or Lincoln logs?

Both.... Legos for a city. Lincoln logs for your hunting cabin

 

Best trait?

Honesty

 

Worst trait?

Dishonesty and people who act like they don't know Hoyt is the best bow on the planet.

 

Do you sing in the car?

All the time.

 

Have you ever eaten food off the floor?

Uh, yea.....not directly off the floor but I have used the 5 second rule....who hasn't.

 

Can you touch your tongue to your nose?

Affirmative.

 

Ever won a spelling bee?

 No, I was asked to sit down before they started.

 

Ever cried because you were so happy?

Yea when my kids were born.

 

Best room for a fireplace?

EVERY ROOM

 

Have you ever owned a pair of converses?

Heck yea, Chuck Taylor and I go way back!

 

Favorite dessert?

Apple Brown Betty and Monkey Bread

To get to know Kip even better, tune into his show, Red Arrow, on The Outdoor Channel on Sunday nights. You'll enjoy some great hunting, a good time in camp, and a show that will be sure to become one of your favorites.


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