Children who enjoy reading have a much easier time understanding and learning  every other academic subject, and yours will enjoy Drake’s Adventures.


Keith Beam

Help your kids learn to enjoy reading with Drakes Adventures.

Keith Beam

That’s Going to Leave a Mark – $7.99 at Amazon

With broken bones and plenty of scars, author and outdoor adventure enthusiast Keith Beam reminisces his glory days in That’s Going to Leave a Mark, a funny collection of twenty anecdotal vignettes noting a few of his major spills, falls, and follies. While television and videos have captured the past fifteen years of Beam’s life, he’s here to say that he’s in the running for “The World’s Most Accident Prone Man” and he’s been working his whole life for the title. In twenty knock down, drag-out, chapters like “Tundra Slide,” “Four-wheel Drive,” “Ninja Back-flip,” and “Barefoot Skiing,” Beam never misses a beat-or a beating. With seventeen broken bones, twelve surgeries, a skull fracture, and hundreds of stitches to prove he’s a contender-and absolutely nuts-readers will commiserate and laugh!

Keith Beam, Author

Keith Beam really knows how not to live! Buy now on Amazon.

Keith Beam is a renowned American bow-hunting aficionado as well as a businessman. He is a regular contributor to numerous hunting magazines and outdoor television shows. Beam lives with his family in New Glarus, Wisconsin. That’s Going to Leave a Mark is his first book.

Keith Beams books at Bass Pro

Keith Beams books at Bass Pro

Drake’s Adventures Spring Thunder! Interactive book for kids is a fantastic sound driven book that centers around a young boy’s (Drake) outdoor adventures in turkey hunting. Both the author, Keith Beam, and the illustrator, Steve Karras, are themselves outdoorsmen who realize the importance of passing on the heritage of hunting to young Americans. This book is beautifully illustrated with intriguing text, and is enhanced with push-button sounds of a gobbling tom turkey and other turkey sounds. The children’s book, Drake’s Adventures Spring Thunder! by Keith Beam is sure to become a favorite of countless young hunters in the making.

ISBN: 9780986215506

  • Centers around a young boy’s adventures in turkey hunting
  • Beautifully illustrated with intriguing text
  • Push-button sounds of the hunt
  • Series: Drake’s Adventures
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN-10: 0986215503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0986215506
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Buy your copy of Drake’s Adventures Spring Thunder! at your local Bass Pro Shops, or on our website.

Pope and YoungChatfield, MN  – Feb. 6th, 2015 – In an effort to help promote our shared outdoor heritage to kids’ everywhere, the Pope & Young Club proudly announces the endorsement of the children’s audio book series, “Drake’s Adventures.”

Co-founder of the famous ground blind company, Double Bull Archery and Lifetime Pope & Young Club member, Keith Beam brings you the Drake’s Adventure series. Growing up in Illinois, Keith was fortunate enough to have a father and two older brothers that shared with him a love and respect for the great outdoors. He has been passing that tradition on to his two children since they were old enough to stay quiet. Keith’s creativity, woodsmanship, and hunting prowess come together here in his desire to keep our hunting sports and outdoor lifestyle alive and well.

With the help of illustrator, bowhunter, and fellow outdoorsman, Steve Karras, this commitment comes to life on every page. The Drake’s Adventure series is dedicated to all who share the same passion for the hunting lifestyle, the outdoors, and who desire to pass these values on to future generations.

“This audio book series is our way of teaching our children the honor and tradition of our great hunting heritage,” says Keith Beam, author and creator of Drake’s Adventures. “Each year millions of young children are left out of our shooting sports until it’s too late to get them involved. The Drake’s Adventure series demonstrates to children the importance of sharing our great outdoors heritage with their parents, brothers, grandparents, and friends. We get children involved! Drake’s Adventures is about solidifying and growing our hunting community, it is about making sure that our kids haDrakesAdventuresve bowhunting pumping through their veins.  The Pope and Young Club understands the importance of getting our young ones interested early and igniting their outdoor passions. Like Drake’s Adventures, The Pope & Young Club believes in educating the bowhunting community.  Drake’s Adventures is charting new courses and getting kids into hunting. The Pope and Young Club works to maintain our wonderful sport of bowhunting and their endorsement is an important step in solidifying the foundational presence and in growing new roots.”

“The Pope & Young Club is proud to endorse Drake’s Adventures,” says Rick Mowery, Communications and Marketing Manager for the Pope & Young Club. “This book series is a great way to both educate and positively expose our very young children to our bowhunting heritage! Each copy that is purchased through the Pope & Young Club helps to fund our conservation and education efforts.”

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The Pope & Young Club is a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of our bowhunting heritage, hunting ethics and wildlife conservation.  The Club also maintains the universally recognized repository for the records and statistics on North American big game animals harvested with a bow and arrow.

The Pope & Young Club • • Box 548, Chatfield, MN 55923 • Ph: 507.867.4144

Keith Beam

Keith Beam would love to share the story of Splitter with you and your children.  See the hunt through a child’s eyes.

Wheres Keith Beam?

Wheres Keith Beam?

Talking Turkey Hunting with Keith Beam

Keith Beam from The Wild Outdoors, Drakes Adventures, and Third Kind Blinds will be hosting a turkey hunting seminar. Bring the whole family. Keith will also have a book signing for his new series of children’s books Drake’s Adventures as well as his new line of hunting blinds. There is no cost for this so please stop by and learn a few tips and tricks from one of the best in the biz.

Keith Beam

Keith Beam is no stranger to turkeys.

Keith Beam

Double Bull co-owner Keith Beam backed up his turkey lessons with a Merriam longbeard.

Keith Beam

Keith Beam has completed book number 2 for Drake’s Adventures, and its about a big whitetail he has some history with.

  • Spring Thunder Interactive Childrens Book about Hunting

    Drake’s Adventures – Spring Thunder

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  • Trick or Treat - An interactive childrens book about hunting deer

    Drake’s Adventures – Trick or Treat

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Keith Beam is writing books for kids.  With Spring Thunder debuting this past January, Keith Beam and his partner Steve Karras prepare to launch the second book in the Drake’s Adventure series, Trick or Treat.  Known for his neck snapping backflip failure in the good ole Double Bull days, Keith continues to pursue his newest dream by getting youngsters involved with the hunting community.

Keith Beam

Drake’s Adventures – Spring Thunder

Drake’s Adventures – Trick or Treat

Keith Beam shares a deer hunt for kids with all the sounds of the woods included.  Magic is pulled from the hat as Drake and his father call a great whitetail deer into slam dunk bow range.  Beamer has been hunting over deer decoys from ground blinds since the inception of Double Bull, and this hunt is told from truth and experience.

About the Author, Keith Beam

Keith Beam and Brooks Johnson co-founded the revolutionary hub blind style market and it’s the sharing with the young ones that create and secure our future.  Trick or Treat lands in July and will be a sure fire hit among parents, grandparents, nieces, and nephews in the hunting world.  Get your kids interested.  Read them a Drake’s Adventure interactive children’s book.

Wheres Keith Beam?

Wheres Keith Beam?

Will Primos knows we need to get new hunters hooked early.

Interest in books and the outdoors starts early in life.

Get that future hunter his first adventure book today!

  • Spring Thunder Interactive Childrens Book about Hunting

    Drake’s Adventures – Spring Thunder

    $19.99 $14.99 Sale!
  • Trick or Treat - An interactive childrens book about hunting deer

    Drake’s Adventures – Trick or Treat

    $19.99 $14.99 Sale!

Drake’s Adventures was born in South Dakota

Watch the hunt that spawned an idea and a new company.

Keith Beam back in the saddle with a new series of interactive children’s books about hunting.

Keith Beam

Drake’s Adventures – Spring Thunder! – The first in the Drake’s Adventures series.

Keith Beam is back to work, taking real life adventures and turning them into pages and the sounds of the wild for the next generation of hunters.  The books Keith Beam is authoring are under the Drakes Adventures series label, and they are receiving lots of praise.  If you wondered what Keith Beam was up to – now you know.  Keith Beam is writing books.

Keith Beam, author with Steve Karras, illustrator

Keith Beam

Keith Beam and Steve Karras

Keith Beam

Keith Beam

Kieser would have loved the idea-

One of eight favorite songs is Black Diamond bay.  No real relevance.  Just a tidbit.

What if Keith Beam was Greek?

Up on the white veranda
She wears a necktie and a Panama hat
Her passport shows a face
From another time and place
She looks nothin’ like that
And all the remnants of her recent past
Are scattered in the wild wind
She walks across the marble floor
Where a voice from the gambling room is callin’ her to come on in
She smiles, walks the other way
As the last ship sails and the moon fades away
From The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

As the mornin’ light breaks open, the Keith Beam comes down
And he asks for a rope and a pen that will write
“Pardon, monsieur,” the desk clerk says
Carefully removes his fez
“Am I hearin’ you right?”
And as the yellow fog is liftin’
The Keith Beam is quickly headin’ for the second floor
She passes him on the spiral staircase
Thinkin’ he’s the Soviet Ambassador
She starts to speak, but he walks away
As the storm clouds rise and the palm branches sway
On The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

A soldier sits beneath the fan
Doin’ business with a tiny man who sells him a ring
Lightning strikes, the lights blow out
The desk clerk wakes and begins to shout
“Can you see anything?”
Then the Keith Beam appears on the second floor
In his bare feet with a rope around his neck
While a loser in the gambling room lights up a candle
Says, “Open up another deck”
But the dealer says, “Attendez-vous, s’il vous plait”
As the rain beats down and the cranes fly away
From The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

The desk clerk heard the woman laugh
As he looked around the aftermath and the soldier got tough
He tried to grab the woman’s hand
Said, “Here’s a ring, it cost a grand”
She said, “That ain’t enough”
Then she ran upstairs to pack her bags
While a horse-drawn taxi waited at the curb
She passed the door that the Keith Beam had locked
Where a handwritten sign read, “Do Not Disturb”
She knocked upon it anyway
As the sun went down and the music did play
On The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

“I’ve got to talk to someone quick!”
But the Keith Beam said, “Go away,” and he kicked the chair to the floor
He hung there from the chandelier
She cried, “Help, there’s danger near
Please open up the door!”
Then the volcano erupted
And the lava flowed down from the mountain high above
The soldier and the tiny man were crouched in the corner
Thinking of forbidden love
But the desk clerk said, “It happens every day”
As the stars fell down and the fields burned away
On The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

As the island slowly sank
The loser finally broke the bank in the gambling room
The dealer said, “It’s too late now
You can take your money, but I don’t know how
You’ll spend it in the tomb”
The tiny man bit the soldier’s ear
As the floor caved in and the boiler in the basement blew
While she’s out on the balcony, where a stranger tells her
“My darling, je vous aime beaucoup”
She sheds a tear and then begins to pray
As the fire burns on and the smoke drifts away
From The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house

I was sittin’ home alone one night in L.A.
Watchin’ old Cronkite on the seven o’clock news
It seems there was an earthquake that
Left nothin’ but a Panama hat
And a pair of old Keith Beam shoes
Didn’t seem like much was happenin’,
So I turned it off and went to grab another beer
Seems like every time you turn around
There’s another hard-luck story that you’re gonna hear
And there’s really nothin’ anyone can say
And I never did plan to go anyway
To The Keith Beam book shop and coffee house


Big thank you to Randy Hynes for voting us best of show!  See Randy’s work at

|   Category: 2015 ATA Show, ATA Show, Deer Hunting Written by: Randy Hynes

Drake’s Adventures deserves some kind of recognition from the Archery Trade Association for possessing the most forethought and presenting the most innovative product at the 2015 ATA show.

While most manufacturers at the 2015 ATA Show developed and displayed products focused around the existing hunter—Drake’s Adventures set out to recruit ‘new’ hunters.

Drakes Adventures Kids Books Series

It’s no secret that hunter recruitment is serious issue, especially among youth. Video games, shopping malls and electronic devices lure more young people than hunting ever will. Research has shown for some time that in spite of the growth in bowhunting, archery and outdoor recreation, we are not retaining as many hunters as we are losing. This issue cannot be ignored.

To tackle the hunter recruitment issue, Keith Beam, former owner of Double Bull Blinds, has come up with a brilliant way to create interest in the outdoors when kids are still young. Beam recognizes if we wait until they’re in their teens, it may be too late.

Drakes Adventures Kids Hunting

At the 2015 ATA Show, Beam launched what he is calling Drake’s Adventures. Joined by outstanding artist Steve Karras, this two-man team is filling a giant void in the outdoor industry. Beam and Karras have partnered in order to create a series of kids books, which are sure to impact hundreds if not thousands of future hunters.

Drake’s Adventures will be a series of easy reading and interactive books depicting what the child can, and hopefully will, experience during a hunting or fishing trip.

The first book in the Drake’s Adventures series is entitled Spring Thunder. This well illustrated volume allows the reader to join the lead character, whose name is Drake, on his very first turkey hunt—but that’s not all.

All through Drake’s hunt the reader can experience the real sounds of a turkey hunting adventure. From an owl hoot, box call, friction call, purr, gobble, etc., at the press of a button the story comes to life. (Play video below for a demonstration.)

The book has been professionally designed and crafted so as to make parents happy—it even includes a headphone jack to keep sanity intact. If the child is too young to read, the book also offers read along narration.

Beam and Karras said we can expect the Drake’s Adventures series to take us on a whitetail hunt, a fishing trip, an elk hunt and we’ll even enjoy some waterfowl hunting.

Drakes Adventures Kids Books

As a father who has attempted to raise three little hunters, I find Drake’s Adventures a must have for any parent who is serious about passing on an appreciation for the outdoors. Educating and creating interest in our children will be the only way we can ever hope to preserve our hunting heritage.

For more information on Drake’s Adventures visit Be sure to like their Facebook page and even if you don’t have kids, buy one or more of Drake’s Adventures for someone who does. When it comes to our hunting heritage, what we do today is sure to impact our tomorrow.

Drakes Adventures For Kids