Originally from North Florida, Hal Martin was introduced to deer hunting in North Florida and quail hunting on plantations in South Georgia. As the child of an Air Force father, Hal lived in Kansas where he learned to hunt turkey, pheasants and quail in the nearby states of the Midwest. Hal relocated to Northwest LA around 1980 where he is a member and President of Palmetto Farms Hunting Club along with fellow Old School Outdoors founders Greg, Dennis and Max. This is where he began his primary passion of waterfowl hunting. Hal begins most years in Canada and then duck hunts in Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, as well as North and South Louisiana. Hal was introduced to Wyoming Elk hunting by Dennis, and has also hunted various game in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay as well as many other states back home.
Max “Sharptime” Sharp grew up in Blanchard, Louisiana. He has three children and currently resides in Bossier Parish, Louisiana.
Max enjoys hunting, fishing offshore, general aviaition, sporting clays and anything else that has an element of adventure. He’s hunted waterfowl from Canada to Louisiana, and he serves as the president of the Palmyra Hunting Club on Davis Island.
Tune into the whole Old School Outdoors gang every weekend on the Sportsman Channel or on local station KPXJ.
Greg “Ghall” Hall was born in Gilliam, Louisiana in the Red River bottoms of northwest Louisiana. He graduated from LA Tech University in 1974 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. When he and his wife Becky aren’t in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, they enjoy spending time at the family’s Double G Ranch in Val Verde County, Texas.
An avid hunter, outdoorsman and reloader, Greg has hunted every year since 1972 in his favorite deer-hunting state, Texas. His hunting adventures range from Louisiana to the plains of Africa and the dove fields of Argentina.
Dennis Branton’s passion for hunting was ignited at age 10 when his uncles took him deer hunting. Later, Dennis’s next door neighbor introduced him to duck hunting. His passion for the outdoors was so strong that he graduated with a degree in Wildlife Management in 1977. Finding time to hunt was difficult while working in the oil and gas industry, but Dennis managed to share his love of hunting with his son and daughter.
Dennis has hunted elk in Wyoming and New Mexico, bagged waterfowl in Canada, stalked plains game in Africa and fished in the Cayman Islands.