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The Way It Was follows Sid McCullin and Lynn Beaty as they share their hunting knowledge with the next generation of outdoorsmen. Lynn and Sid’s friendship was established in 1970, after a slight altercation on the college football field. The two players did not know each other at the time, but after the dust settled, the two became lifelong friends. Sharing the same core values of faith, family, hard work, and a strong passion for the outdoors has led to 47 years of hunting experiences together.  Sid and Lynn’s vision for The Way It Was is to teach others the way things were when they were learning about the outdoors, and to positively impact a society that is filled with instant gratification and technology. The Way It Was demonstrates that a strong foundation of faith, family, and outdoor traditions can still impact a person’s life for the better, just as it did when they were growing up.
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Sid McCullin
Sid “Goat” McCullin was born and raised in Ruston, Louisiana, where he grew up fishing and hunting. Sid went to Louisiana Tech where he received his degree in forestry. After graduating, Sid got into the oil industry by maintaining well sites, and he has been doing that ever since. Sid now spends a lot of his time managing land for whitetails up in Kansas so his family can enjoy more of the outdoors.
Lynn Beaty
Lynn “Pa” Beaty was born in Bossier City, Louisiana, on April 10, 1952 and has lived in Haughton, Louisiana, all of his life. With a degree in forestry from Louisiana Tech, Lynn started Beaty Logging in March 1977. Lynn has always enjoyed being in the outdoors whether it was for fun or for his job. Pa has been an avid hunter all of his life and now he enjoys bringing his kids and grandkids to his farms in Kansas, so he can show them that the way it was back then can still be enjoyed the same as the way it is today.