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Dean Trumbley

Dean Trumbley

Dean Trumbley is a former professional biologist and a proud father of five children. Dean grew up in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada and started hunting and fishing at a very young age with his father and grandfather.

Dean is no stranger to the hunting and fishing industry as his grandfather Smokey Trumbley was a hunting/fishing celebrity on TV, radio and in the newspapers from 1970-1980’s. As a biologist (trained in both wildlife and freshwater fisheries), Dean has conducted over 75 studies and also worked at the federal and international levels including a 3-year period with the Canadian delegation on the United Nation’s – Convention of Biological Diversity.

As one of the Hosts for Federal's Trigger Effect, Dean brings a unique skill set to the show as an accomplished research level biologist with a strong complement of professional big game guiding and life-long hunting experience.


Kent Michie

Kent Michie

Hunting by the age of 10, Kent’s family heritage is one of hunters and trappers. Kent pursued his Wildlife & Fisheries degree on a hockey scholarship he received to North Dakota State University. After graduating with his degree Kent started his 27-year professional guiding career in western Canada.

During that time, Kent also used his education to work as a field biologist for multiple studies. Co-founder of Thunderboyz Production Inc, Kent also keeps himself busy with his business Lone Wolf Taxidermy. He remains deeply committed to conservation as a longtime member of Safari Club International, Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited and Canadian Wild Turkey Federation – to name a few – alongside his lifelong friend, Dean Trumbley.

Kent is also a volunteer Fire Fighter in his local community and active as a board member for his local wildlife club. For Kent, hunting is not a hobby but instead a passionate lifestyle.


Our Story

Our Story

Towards the end of Dean and Kent’s careers as biologists and big game guides the concept of Trigger Effect was born. The boys wanted something that not only highlighted their experience as life long hunters but also their passion for wildlife biology and conservation.

Now showing Season 8 on TV in North America, Dean and Kent have stayed true to their passion. They expanded on their vision by working with Lethbridge College’s Environmental Sciences department as well as working with the largest hunter driven conservation organization in the world, Safari Club International.

Trigger Effect has filmed well over 100 episodes throughout the world with quality hunting and wildlife biology as the focal point to create an entertaining yet educational experience for the viewer. This provides an amazing foundation with life-long hunters & experienced TV Hosts, for partners to showcase their products and services.