Wm. Hovey Smith - Author of Backyard Deer Hunting
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January, 2017 saw the culmination of my launch of a new company,Hovey's Knives of China, where we take ancient designs from Chinese and other world cultures as inspiration and make modern kitchen knifes from them. These knives have been shown at the International Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2016 and 2017. Formal production began in January, 2017, with the first bulk order being shipped in June. More than a dozen different designs are now being offered.

YouTube Video production begin in 2014 and by 2017 there are over 600 videos on the Hovey Smith Channel and another 60 on the Hovey's Knives of China Channel. These have received almost 3,000,000 views by 2017. 

New activities in 2012 include the publication of a new book X-Treme Muzzleloading: Fur, Fowl and Dangerous Game with Muzzleloading Pistols, Rifles and Smoothbores and publication of all of my outdoor titles in E-Book versions, including Practical Bowfishing which has a new chapter "Hunting across North America" and updated supplier information.  Although I continue to sell copies of this out-of-print book for $20 from this website, others are charging from $55 to over $200 for used books. The E-book versions of all of these books are less expensive than the printed versions, but lack the large number of photos that I include in the soft-cover versions.

My radio show, "Hovey's Outdoor Adventures," will start hour-long broadcasts in November, 2010. This show is entertainment based compared to the information-heavy "Backyard Sportsman." "Hovey's Outdoor Adventures" will use the storytelling format to relate product information and hunting tips in a very practical way while providing entertainment and fun in the process. Unlike the "Backyard Sportsman" which was a live broadcast, the new show is pre-recorded which allows it to be produced at any location, anytime. Both shows will be archived on Apple's iTunes and may be listened to 24/7 or downloaded to portable devices.