Country Bucks TV Show on A&E
Country Buck$ Comes to Reality TV
Country Buck$ on A&E
On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, A&E launched the new show "Country Buck$," starring the Busbice family, founders of Wildgame Industries.
The Busbice family on "Country Bucks" (photo courtesy of the A&E Network
Cast Members on Country Buck$
Wildgame Industries was founded by brothers Ryan and the younger Matt Busbice. Other cast members include Joe Buck, Big Bill, T-Carr, Uncle Hard Buck and his wife Beth.
Other than Ryan and his brother, Matt, characters on the show include their father, Big Bill, who often finds himself getting roped into the harebrained antics of his brother Hard Luck, much to his wife Beth's chagrin.
Trusty ranch manager T-Carr is often caught between Bill, Ryan and Matt. The family's pet deer, Bella, is also the source of much trouble.
About the Busbice Family Business: Wildgame Innovations
Ryan and Matt are the founders of Wildgame Innovations, which they started in their home 12 years ago. Their first invention was a deer feed block that they developed on their stove. In little more than a decade since he began the company in the Acadiana region, Ryan Busbice has moved headquarters to New Roads and has opened additional locations in Baton Rouge, Texas, Illinois and Asia.
The family business is now a multi-million dollar wildlife sporting empire with 2,400 products, including trail cameras, electronic game calls and the well-known Plano tackle boxes, and 12 major outdoor brands.
The Busbices also have a hunting show "Wildgame Nation" on the Outdoor Channel.
Willie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" visits with the Busbice family on "Country Bucks" (photo courtesy of the A&E Network
Country Buck$ Filming Location
The show takes place on the family’s 55,000 acre ranch close to Olla in northeast Louisiana, in LaSalle Parish.
The show's filming location is near the town of Olla, Louisiana, east of Winnfield, and south of West Monroe as shown in the map below. Olla is the home to about 1,600 residents.
Read more about the TV series on the A&E Country Buck$ website.
Map of Olla Louisiana Area, Filming Location of Country Buck$
The Movie & Film Industry Comes to Louisiana
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Louisiana is a popular setting for the movie industry, and several hit reality TV shows on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, A&E, CMT, and other cable networks.
The Bayou State has become an exciting location featuring a diversity of towns and subjects for reality television for three main reasons: 1) tax credits and incentives, 2) mild year-round weather, and 3) interesting, likable, real-world characters.
According to a report prepared by the Louisiana Office of Entertainment Industry Development, Louisiana has had five consecutive years of economic growth in the film and music industry.
The report also recognizes Louisiana as ranked third in film and television production nationwide behind only California and New York.
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