Team Drop Zone TV is the brainchild of veteran Outdoor Channel personality Hal Shaffer and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion crew chief Greg Zipadelli. Since their first encounter on a hunt in Kentucky seven years ago, the duo are now close friends who share a common passion for the outdoors. Team DZ is never staged or simulated - it truly is what it is: a half-hour of fun, excitement and priceless knowledge for hunters of all skill levels thrown in as icing on the cake.
Blazing the trail as only Zipadelli and Shaffer can, the Team DZ hosts introduced a revolutionary new concept in outdoor television hosting gatherings called “DZ Block Parties” in select towns they visit. As they travel the country in search of trophy big game, Zipadelli and Hal get up close and personal with their rabid fans during block party events - not to mention give away a good Southern helping of prizes from their impressive list of sponsors.
On-screen, Team DZ features breathtaking footage shot in high definition by the experienced DZ production team. In each episode Greg, Hal and crew bring to the viewer true life adventures that bring you the best of North American hunting and outdoor entertainment. Each week Outdoor Channel viewers will also get insight into the mind and life of one of NASCAR’s most successful and celebrated crew chiefs.
So get ready, you’re about to enter the drop zone! Drop Zone airs each week exclusively on Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader in Outdoor TV.
Hal Shaffer, born the son of Harold and Faye Shaffer in the state of Alabama, has lived a life of adventure from an early age. He took his first buck at the age of 13 in the southern wood of North Carolina...
Born in Elkins, West Virginia, now resides in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with his wife Kathy, and a father to son, Gavin.
Jud’s passion of hunting started at age 6. It was then he learned to become goal driven in all areas of life. He became a success in business as President of Jud Kuhn Chevrolet. Jud was instrumental in the growth of his Church from a handful of people to 2,600 regular attendee’s, in just 6 years. In 2009, Jud was introduced to Greg Zipadelli and quickly joined the management team of Team Drop Zone TV and assisting in the day to day operations.
My interest in hunting began at an early age. My father sustained a spinal cord injury during his service in the Vietnam War, and our father-son time was spent together hunting and fishing. My interest soon grew to be my passion, and I am now an avid bowhunter. My current goal is to obtain every animal in the North American 29 with my bow.
I have hunted the high peaks of Alaska and Canada, the Islands of Tiberon and Kodiak to the deserts in Mexico chasing all species of sheep. I’ve been within 10 yards of a grizzly bear with only my bow in hand. I’ve hiked and camped through all kinds of terrain waiting for the perfect shot. Hunting tests a person both physically and mentally and I’ve been challenged by all variety of landscape and animal. You don’t always return from the wilderness with your trophy and that is a part of the game.
I learn new lessons on each hunting adventure, I’ve met some of the best people in my life and I’ve developed a greater sense of who I am through my love of bowhunting.
I got my start in the outdoors hunting whitetail deer with my father and brother in my home town of Connecticut. This led me into hunting every season since I have been introduced to the outdoors. I also learned my way around the lakes and ponds in a bass boat. As my interest turned to bigger game I began to travel throughout the New England states to hunt deer with my buddies all over the east coast eventually, my passion for hunting brought me to western states such as Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado. I have also hunted the western Canadian Province of Alberta many times in my travels and hunting adventures I have taken numerous big game animals and made many more friends around the campfire. Hunting, fishing and the outdoor lifestyle have come to define me!