Young Zac Cooper is Part of the Browning Family.
Release Date: 10/9/2009
Zac getting kids off the couch and into the outdoors.
Little Man, Big Dreams.
Zac Cooper, Friend of Browning.
One thing we all enjoy is a youngster who has an infectious enthusiasm for hunting. That describes Zac Cooper.
This little guy is a lot older than he looks: he is a full 13 years old. But when you speak with him, listen to one of his speeches or look at the hunts he has been on you would think he has been out in the field for decades. Currently Zac is working on his debut hunting DVD titled Little Man, Big Dreams. It is a two-year collection of hunting and fishing trips that put Zac's exceptional hunting skills on display. He grew up around hunting, for sure. His dad, Chad Cooper, runs Cooper's Taxidermy Inc., in Pace, Florida. Zac has been around wild game his entire life. This fact is apparent in an early photo (at right) showing Zac helping with the butchering at age two. There is nothing about hunting and the hunting lifestyle that Zac shys away from -- he loves preparing and practicing and planning, loves the hunt, and he loves to take care of the game from skinning to butchering. Plus, he has a special gift for talking about all this once the hunt has ended.
Browning is proud to have Zac join the Browning family and to work with us to promote hunting and shooting as a great American family tradition.
A little about Zac's dream:
Zac's dream is to use his talents for hunting and public speaking to have a positive influence on today's youth. He wants to plant the seed that dreams can be reached. He may be young in years, but he is clear in his understanding of what makes him different and effective as a spokesman for young people. He believes in safety first when it comes to firearms and hunting. But even more than that he believes in traditional values like showing respect to all people, speaking to adults with respect, thanking people, loyalty, honesty and trying to be a good example to others at all times. He encourages young people to live with strong moral values and to dream big. In his life experiences this attitude has opened many doors and opportunities. And it has made his dream possible of sharing his love of the outdoors and his formula for success with other kids his age. In the process, many adults are awed by his example as well as his keen knowledge of hunting and his proven successes.
Zac has been using Browning rifles and shotguns since he was . . . well . . . a kid. His favorite shotgun is his grandfather's little "Sweet 16" Auto-5. Can you see why we at Browning are so proud to welcome him as a Friend of Browning? We look forward to seeing him on more hunts and in more places wearing the great Browning Buckmark logo. We are sure you and your family will enjoy it as well.
Zac shown checking out a new Browning X-Bolt at the Browning headquarters in Morgan, Utah.
One of Zac's earliest trophies.
We Support Youth Hunting
Browning is proud to provide great rifles and shootguns for young people who hunt and shoot. In addition to great product, right now there are great programs (like Browning Growth Insurance) and special discounts for 4-H and S members.
The Browning Micro Line of firearms:
Youth-sized hats and caps:
Nothing beats "Growth Insurance" when buying a Browning:
Offer extended: click for details on youth promotions from Browning.
Take note of these appearances just in case he is in your area.
Just a sampling of Zac's schedule in the last few years.
August 2009 -- Guest speaker, University of Florida Outdoor Expo
July 2009 -- Guest speaker at Quality Deer Management Association Convention, Louisville, KY
April 2009 -- Guest speaker at the Sportsman's Spectacular, Pensacola, FL
2008-09 -- Honor student and Class President of the 7th Grade at Central High School
2009 -- Current Vice President of his class and honor roll student
2008 -- Perfect FCAT Test in 2008 -- Level 5, State of Florida
2007, 2008 -- One of top three students in the Tropicana Speech Contest
August 2008 -- Guest speaker, University of Florida Outdoor Expo, Milton, FL
June 2008-present -- Pro-staff Member, Outdoor All-stars & Ol’ man Treestands TV Show
2008 -- Live TV appearance BLAB TV, Pensacola, Fl
2008 -- Hosted archery seminar for youth at U of Florida Outdoor Expo
Dixie Deer Classic in Raleigh, NC. March 5-7 2010 ( Keynote Speaker )
Beulah Festival. Pensacola, FL, March 19-21 (Meet and Greet)
QDMA National Convention in Louisville, KY. July, 9-11th 2010 ( Keynote Speaker )
Turkey and Deer Expo, Birmingham, AL, July 16-17th (Meet and Greet)
University of Florida, Wildlife Expo "Milton Florida Campus", July 31st (Keynote Speaker)
NWTF Bow, Blast & Cast Jake's Day Event Florida/ Alabama State line.... August 28 2010 ( Keynote Speaker )