Background information
Films: Open Season
Open Season: Scared Silly
Species: Human
Shorts: None
Games: Open Season: The Game
Voice: Gary Sinise (film)
Darryl Kurylo (video game)
Trevor Devall (Open Season: Scared Silly)
Other information
Gender: Male
Alias: The Hunter
Friends: Lorraine
Ed and Edna
Quote: "Hello, Goldilocks."
Fate: Defeated by Boog and the wilds, then is taken away by Bob and Bobbie's RV (Open Season)

Shaw is the main antagonist of Open Season and Open Season: Scared Silly. He is Boog's arch-nemesis, Beth's arch-rival, the hunters' leader and boss, and Ed and Edna's leader, boss, and best friend.



Nothing of Shaw's past is known.

In Open Season

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Shaw arguing with Beth

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In Open Season: The Game

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In Open Season: Scared Silly

Open Season Scared Silly Shaw

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Shaw is a paranoid, mean-spirited, rude, hateful, violent sociopath. He has no regard for any life other than his own and is thus, a selfish, greedy, arrogant, vain, careless, and overall evil person. This is shown in the first film by his sadistic, heartless, and insensitive mounting many forest animals on his cabin wall and how he drove his truck recklessly to try and kill Elliot, almost hitting several people along the way.

He is very opprobrious, so he has no regards for the law, hunting in a national park and firing his gun into a crowd, despite being told by Gordy not to. This resulted in Shaw almost getting arrested by Gordy, but he managed to make a clean escape.

Open Season Shaw with Lorraine

Shaw with Lorraine

Shaw has a bizarre love for his gun Lorraine, talking to it and even offering it a blanket so it would not be cold. This proves he is a bit mental as he believes his own rifle to be a living being.

After a series of incidences, he begins to develop the paranoid belief that animals are becoming as smart as humans and are planning to overthrow mankind and take over the world.

In Open Season: Scared Silly, it is revealed that he has been longtime friends with Ed and Edna, who also serve as his henchmen. It is also revealed at the end that he is allergic to hornets.


Shaw has brownish-black hair and amber-brown eyes. He has a large hooked nose, a hunter-type mustache, and a developing beard.

Shaw wears a copper-colored vest with a pinkish salmon under shirt with reddish pink plaid type shirt with rolled-up sleeves. He wears blackish-brown hunter boots.


  • "(Singing) You could say I'm in love! You could say I'm insane! But no one understands me like my darlin' Lorraine! (Imitates electric guitar riffs) Ha ha!"
  • "Looks like you're goin' from one grill to another. (Laughs)"
  • "Oh! The girl scouts are here!"
  • "What? It ain't my fault! He ran right in front of my truck!"
  • "Listen, girl scout! They're dumb animals! I'm just respectin' the natural order: Man on top, animals on the bottom! But your bear-- now, now, your bear is special. He belongs somewhere in the middle. Between two slices of rye, smothered in gravy!"
  • "But Gordy! (Almost losing his temper) Gord-- that bear leaned over and untied my buck! Didn't ya see that?!"
  • "My buck! My truck!"
  • "God Bless America! I hope the Bald Eagle hasn't turned!"
  • "Maybe old Shaw is crazy, but I have seen the future."
  • "Homo say what?"
  • "I didn't realize I was talkin' to a bunch of wack jaws!"
  • "Don't trust him. Pets are double agents. The moment ya turn your back, he'll shiv ya!"
  • "Dang it, bear! There ain't nowhere you can hide from me!"
  • "Somebody's been eatin' my candy bar."
  • "Somebody... forgot to FLUSH!"
  • "All right, Lorraine. Let's kiss this bear good night."


  • Shaw is similar to Amos Slade from The Fox and the Hound: Both are hunters who are enemies with the protagonist's owner. As well, they are both the main antagonists of their films.
  • He is also similar to Victor Quartermaine from Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Both villains are hunters, have no respect for animals, and want to kill the heroes. However, Victor has a much friendlier and likable personality compared to that of Shaw's.
  • Shaw is the reason for the war between the animals and hunters.