Bill Gorman, great-grandson of legendary outdoorsman and pioneering outdoor retailer Leon Leonwood Bean, serves as Hunting & Fishing Product & Media Advisor at the legendary retail chain's headquarters in Freeport, Maine. He's as comfortable in camo as he is in business casual.
An avid outdoorsman, Bill has traveled the globe and logged countless miles in search of trophies, adventures and lasting memories with family and friends. Whether he's in pursuit of red stag in Austria, Dall sheep in Alaska, cape buffalo in Zimbabwe or whitetails in Kansas, he enjoys the journey of each adventure as much as the destination.
A motorcycle aficionado and licensed pilot, he holds a degree in business and aeronautical sciences, spent several years flying planes and helicopters, worked as a flight instructor and has lived in South America. When he's not in a deer stand, at the rifle range or strategizing L.L.Bean's diverse outdoor product lineup, he can be found cruising the open road on his Harley-Davidson Springer.
Bill sees L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors as his opportunity to help fans enjoy all the action and thrill of the hunt, while conveying the importance of conservation, respecting wildlife and appreciating the journey and friendships made along the way.
Bill heads to Oregon to join his buddy David Trinchero of Western Oregon Outfitters in search of a trophy Colombian Whitetail. Watch all the action on this exhilarating hunt.
From his humble beginnings to becoming the founder of the worldwide resource for all who love the outdoors, discover the legacy of hunting outfitter and enthusiast Leon Leonwood Bean, Bill's great-grandfather.
Join Bill and former MLB player Mike Timlin as they attempt to harvest a monster whitetail in the harsh weather, rugged terrain and subzero temperatures of Canada's frozen north. See if they bring down this elusive trophy or walk away empty handed.
Bill heads to Germany to put Merkel's new state-of-the-art rifle, the R.X. Helix, to the ultimate test - taking down a wily Red Stag. See how the rifle and Bill perform under pressure in this exciting episode.
This year's drought in Wyoming has caused the antelope to be even more cautious and wary, making it exceptionally difficult for Bill to sneak up on them. Watch every thrilling moment as Bill attempts to take his first antelope with a bow.
Bill goes back to Kansas where he enjoyed great success whitetail hunting with his rifle at Tall Tines Outfitters. He now wants to harvest a trophy whitetail with his bow, which proves to be a challenge - one that he's been itching to tackle.
Bill and longtime friend, Chris Paradise of Mossy Oak, test their calling and shooting skills on the wiliest waterfowl Ohio has to offer. Watch to find out if they're skillful enough to limit out.
Bill travels to the H.E. Sproul Ranch in Fort Davis, Texas for the exciting opportunity to hunt some wild, wary mulies and take home a trophy worthy of the iconic American West.
It's very cold on the top of the world. But that's where Bill and Dean Capuano of Swarovski Optik need to go to take down a trophy Muskox. And it won't be easy. Watch these two battle the elements across the frozen tundra in their search of this elusive prize.
Bill is joined by L.L.Bean Hunting and Fishing Developer Kevin Murray and Product Designer Kurt Heisler for some exciting hog hunting in Florida. They'll put their shooting skills to the test while helping cull a destructive herd running rampant over a tract of Florida land.
Whitetail hunting is one part skill, one part luck and a whole lot of fun. Join Bill and his guide Donald on an adventure through Canada's wilderness in search of the perfect whitetail trophy, and see what situations these two manage to get themselves into along the way.
With some bulls tipping the scales at 1,000 pounds, the Nilgai (Hindi for blue bull) is a trophy coveted by every big-game hunter. Bill is joined by hunting buddy Tom Floyd on the King Ranch in Texas to see if Bill can close the deal on this majestic beast.
Bill takes his daughter, Samantha, to Canada for her first black bear hunt. Watch as he passes his skills, knowledge and passion for the outdoors on to her in hopes she can bring home a trophy of her own.