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Norman couple's "His & Hers Outdoors" show growing in popularity

Could Jon and Stacy Sissney become the next “Duck Dynasty?” “His & Hers Outdoors” airs every Sunday morning on the Dish Network and will join the Pursuit Channel in January
by Ed Godfrey Published: July 19, 2013

photo - Stacey Sissney and Jon Sissney pose for a photo at  H&H Shooting Sports, Friday July 19,  2013, in Oklahoma City. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Stacey Sissney and Jon Sissney pose for a photo at H&H Shooting Sports, Friday July 19, 2013, in Oklahoma City. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

In real life, Jon Sissney is a mechanic. His wife, Stacy, is a stay-at-home mom.

On television, the Norman couple is “His & Hers Outdoors,” an outdoors show that airs every Sunday morning on Dish Network's Hunt Channel (Channel 266) and will join the Pursuit Channel in January.

“It's kind of like a secret identity,” Jon Sissney said of “His & Hers Outdoors.” “During the week it's a grind. On the weekends, we are out doing stuff.”

Jon Sissney, 37, owns Red Dirt Auto, an auto repair shop near I-40 and Council Road, but his passion is the outdoors.

Jon introduced Stacy, a Wisconsin native, to hunting, and for the past 13 years they have been sharing outdoor adventures together.

He taught her to shoot a bow, and now Stacy is a championship-level archer. Last weekend, she won the Archery Shooters Association Texas state championship in the women's hunter division.

The couple was meeting fans Friday at the H&H Shooting Sports Complex as part of the store's annual Summer Expo. Stacy, 40, says she is still shocked when she gets recognized at Wal-Mart.

“It's happening more and more,” Stacy said. “You get a look like, ‘I know you from somewhere.'”

Three years ago, the couple started filming their hunts to memorialize them. They later decided to make a television show about their hunting and fishing adventures, even though they had no experience in the business.

They called some people who used to be in the industry for advice on how to get on television. Their first show appeared on the KSBI-TV three years ago, and they admit it wasn't very good.

“Hated it,” Jon said.

“Horrified,” Stacy said.

“We had that deer in the headlights look,” Jon said.

“I didn't think I sounded anything like I hear myself,” Stacy said. “I stared and stuttered. The hunting part of it was all right.”

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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