The Road to Reality
A strange name, an unmistakable voice, and an explosive and energetic on-screen personality have created a dramatic fan following as the "Pig Man" burst onto the scene with a self-confidence capable of revolutionizing outdoor television programming as we know it.
Born in Mexia, Texas just a few hours South of Dallas, Brian Quaca was raised in the footsteps of his Dad, Tom "Dapper" Quaca, as an avid outdoorsman. In the midst of his adolescence, non-indigenous pigs were quickly becoming a problem in Central Texas. Locals in the Mexia area distinctly recall the Brian Quaca they knew as a willing and able teen motivated to self-eradicating their oversize pest problem even from a young age. Fearless as though he seemed, neighbors would call upon Tom “Dapper” Quaca to send his boy over with every intention of taking care of business. And so the young man’s eagerness for hog-driven adrenaline rushes began as a delicacy compared to the deer and turkey hunts he had been used to. This was his specialty, and people acknowledged him because of it. His desire to find more efficient and accurate ways to handle the growing pig population eventually led him into a trade of a riflesmith.
Fresh out of trade school, Brian Quaca quickly gained a reputation as a respectable riflesmith who could turn an average rifle on ranchland into a superior and deadly-accurate weapon capable of stopping any animal in its tracks. As he quickly approached a total rebuild count of 100 guns, his clients were captivated by the high-energy hunts he engaged himself in. It didn’t take long for a few return customers to request the rifle and the riflesmith on their next hunt. Guiding his clients in Texas on these monster hogs he spoke of, they witnessed first-hand the intensity Quaca possessed during his missions to capture or kill pigs at all costs including his own personal injury. It was a man willing to persevere as if each client would make or break him. In the late 90s, these clients and their associates began booking hunts with the man they call “Pig Man”. His days as a part-time used car salesman and part-time riflesmith were quickly drawing to an end. And so the brand and character began to develop into the outdoor personality we know as "Pig Man".
Word got around the outdoor industry about a gentleman in Texas who had an unforgettable name which made people ask who, who is this Pig Man? Invited to partake in some contract TV work for Wolf Creek Productions, Pig Man appeared as a guest on several TV shows prior to beginning his own. As his notoriety as an individual and his reputation as an excellent marksman and archer grew, Pig Man began slowly easing his way into attracting high-profile clients to his private ranch in Groesbeck, TX. Triple-Q Outfitters was spawned as a result and continues to be his home base to this day.
2009 presented Pig Man with a unique opportunity to film a pilot for his own show. Having grabbed the interest of some of the most elite companies in the industry, Leupold’s Pig Man: The Series was put into full gear during the fall of 2009 with its first episode airing in January of 2010. Season 1 (2010) included all the ups and downs of a typical hunting series with storylines drawn in an effort to provide insight into the background story and lifestyle of the Pig Man. His local stakeouts, his unique group of friends, and his methods for taking game were a commonplace for hog hunters in the South gaining him a reputation for being authentic in every sense. To cap off his rookie season on The Sportsman Channel, Pig Man was named the 2010 Sportsman Channel Host of the Year. In addition, Pig Man: The Series received a Bronze Telly Award, a highly coveted award signifying excellence in outdoor programming.
Season 2 lead off much of the same with more carnage and more action, and 2011 dawned a more confident and experienced Host and Hunter. His hunts became more adventurous and raw, including a wild bovine charge in New Zealand and a night-vision thermal hunt in the peanut fields of Georgia. One thing remained constant - his aura on screen and ability to capture the audience. In 2011, Pig Man backed up his 2010 effort by once again being named the 2011 Sportsman Channel Host of the Year. Season 2 marked Pig Man's first ever Silver Telly award, the highest honor, along with his first award involving newly-formed production house Track Ten Productions.
As he continues his trek through Season 3, the level of respect as a serious and proficient hunter continues to rise as does his fan following as an entertainer. With new ventures around every corner, including aerial helicopter hunts, and trips abroad to Africa and Argentina, one thing is for certain: the project pedal is floored and fans will see Pig Man when he's at his best: Oakley shades, square-toe treads, black hat down, and wide open in the Cummins 6.7L with wild game on the brain.