There is not a lot of spare time in the household of Tim and Candace Crick.
The Chandler couple own and operate a plumbing business in Edmond. They have five sons ranging from age 6 to 16.
And, they produce an outdoors television show featuring their family and six other couples from Oklahoma and Texas, all sharing their passion for hunting and fishing.
“Each couple has their own niche,” said Candace, an Edmond North graduate and national finalist last year for both the Extreme Huntress and Prois awards for female hunters.
Episodes of “Vital Obsession TV” will feature deep sea fishing, hog hunting in Texas, bear hunting in Idaho, moose hunting in Alaska and more.
Few outdoors television shows feature entire families hunting and fishing together, she said.
“So that is our goal with this show,” she said.
Tim and Candace Crick and the rest of the “Vital Obsession TV” staff will be appearing at the Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo, scheduled Friday through Sunday in the Travel and Transportation Building on the state fairgrounds.
The Cricks own Clearwater Plumbing in Edmond but live in Chandler, where they can more easily pursue their favorite pastimes, hunting and fishing.
Tim, who grew up in Crescent, always was a hunter. Candace, however, became one so she could see her husband and boys more often.
“It was a way for me to spend more time with my husband and kids, having more family time and doing things together they actually enjoy,” she said.
Both Tim and Candace are deadly with a bow. Both compete in 3D Archery tournaments where Tim was a national Archery Shooters Association champion in the novice class last year.
The Cricks are gambling that “Vital Obsession TV” will find an audience among the crowded field of outdoor programming.
“We have paid for everything pretty much out of our own pocket,” Candace said. “We are pretty much financing a lot of it.”
And their lives have gotten busier since they launched the show last July.
“This is just how we spend our extra time together,” Candace said. “We always make time for that (hunting and fishing) anyway.”
If you go
What: 27th annual Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo
When: Friday, noon until 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Where: Travel & Transportation Building, State Fair Park
Admission: Adults $10. Ages 12 and younger receive free admission. Half-price for anyone wearing a military uniform.