Veterans of the Outdoors.

Since its television debut in 1997, American Archer has been hosted by long-time bowhunting authority, Tom Nelson. A lifelong Michigan resident, Tom has been shooting bows and arrows for almost 50 years. He has been the host of AA since 1997. Tom is a passionate bow hunter and an ambassador for any activity that utilizes archery equipment. He has taken more than 300 big game animals, representing over 30 species. Tom has hunted with his "stick and string" in 29 US states, eight Canadian provinces, and Mexico, as well as South Africa, Namibia, France, and New Zealand. In an average year, Tom spends about 100 days on the road pursuing his passion. Joining Tom in 2019 will be co-hosts Andy Morgan and Joe Thomas.  After 21 seasons on Outdoor Channel, America’s leading outdoor-themed cable network, American Archer has built a large and loyal audience.   With an anchor time slot of 11:30AM ET on Sunday morning, American Archer has been one of the most popular shows on Outdoor Channel for many years and is a favorite of bowhunting enthusiasts. 

Joe Thomas competed for 25 years as a professional angler on the Bassmaster Tour and is host of two long-running television series: Ultimate Match Fishing and Reel in the Outdoors.  Joe is equally passionate about hunting and is one of the few to have accomplished the North American Super Slam, which he completed in 2017. Joe hosted the long-running hunting series, Outdoor America on Outdoor Channel in 2017 and 2018 and has 18 entries in the Pope and Young Record Book.  


Andy Morgan also makes a living as a professional angler, competing on the FLW tour, where he holds three AOY titles, and has 21 FLW Cup appearances, with 73 top-10 finishes. That puts him in an elite club! When he’s not on the tour, Andy spends most of his time archery hunting and water fowling. In fact, Andy co-hosted the successful hunting series The Hit List presented by Moultrie, for five seasons on Outdoor Channel.

American Archer Team Members