Sportsman Channel Weekly Programming Highlights

From Kansas to Kentucky to Kodiak Island and Beyond

DENVER (June 30, 2016) – “Realtree Hunting Camp Tuesday” and “Big Game Wednesday” highlight two prominent evenings on Sportsman Channel during the week of July 4–10. Tuesday and Wednesday programming will showcase popular television shows, as well as a long time hit series on Sunday.

First up, Realtree Hunting Camp Tuesday airs Realtree’s Monster Bucks as they hunt in the state of Kansas. It’s a big hunt for the guys with David Blanton procuring his biggest whitetail ever. Then, Duff and Chopper on Major League Bowhunter set out for big velvet bucks on their recently acquired piece of land in Kentucky.

The following evening, viewers will experience Big Game Wednesday airing Big Deer in its second episode of a two-part special where Mike Hanback and Big Deer producer, Justin Karnopp, foray into Kodiak Island, Alaska for stellar hunting. Then, Mathews Dominant Bucks features a day in the life of Cory De Sousa as he shares tips and tactics for mature buck hunting – which he demonstrates through two successful buck hunts. Sunday morning, Winchester Deadly Passion heads to Argentina, also known as a wing shooters paradise. Melissa Bachman and a few good friends make the long trek to paradise for doves, ducks, pigeons and perdiz.

Highlights for June 4–10:

About Sportsman Channel

Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Skylar Isdale | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 720.485.0446 | skylar.isdale@thesportsmanchannel.com

Outdoor Channel Weekly Programming Highlights

Four Ducks in a Row, Friday Nights Goin’ Country and Fresh Content All Week Long

 DENVER (June 30, 2016) – “Four ducks” take a “wild ride” through “uncharted” surroundings in hope of avoiding a “crush” during an “all access” excursion with Lou Tuminaro (aka “The Gunfather”) during Outdoor Channel’s second week (July 4-10) of programming in the third quarter.

Monday evening starts out with Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED heading to Croatia, “the land of the dragon,” for a mountain sheep hunt that also sees him taking on the mighty Bora winds during his journey. Then, the network has its ducks in a row with back-to-back-to-back-to-back episodes of Duck Dynasty continuing to air every Monday night. First, Willie and Korie invite Jase and his kids to spend the weekend with them while Jase’s house is being renovated and his wife, Missy, is out of town. Next, the guys relocate to Godwin’s house due to an infestation of termites at the warehouse. Then, John Luke and Sadie visit the dentist to have their wisdom teeth removed generating plenty of embarrassing videos. Lastly, following a minor car accident caused by Willie, Si rents a mobility scooter to get around because he insists he’s in too much pain to walk on his own. Later in the evening, The Gunfather airs back-to-back episodes. First, Lou passes down a Tuminaro family tradition by helping Little Louie work on his new 10/22 rifle. In the following episode, a renowned shotgun company drops in to see if Lou’s shop is right for their brand.

Later in the week, Friday nights have gone country! First up, Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors features Craig on a hunt in Hawaii as he chases the Vancouver bull through the mountains. Then, in the second episode of Nick’s Wild Ride, Nick has elk on his mind as he visits the place where men become men in eight seconds or less. Wrapping up the evening is Friday Night at the Movies airing the 1970 classic film – Patton, featuring Academy Award® winner George C. Scott as General George S. Patton, a brilliant and controversial American general during World War II. Closing out the week, Crush with Lee and Tiffany travel to Colorado to hunt bugling bulls on the Hill Ranch.

Highlights for July 4–10:

About Outdoor Channel

Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Skylar Isdale | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 720.485.0446 | skylar.isdale@thesportsmanchannel.com

The Outfitters Built by Ford F-Series Returns for Fourth Season Exclusively on Sportsman Channel – July 3 at 11 a.m. ET

DENVER (June 29, 2016) The Outfitters Built by Ford F-Series, an adventure outdoor series exclusively on Sportsman Channel, returns for its fourth season beginning Sunday, July 3 at
11 a.m. ET
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The Outfitters Built by Ford F-Series includes outdoor experts, Captain Conway Bowman and Fred Eichler, as they take viewers into the lives of professional guides, their gear, crew, and how they make their living under grueling conditions. From the swamps of Florida to the coastal mountains of California, The Outfitters provide an inside look at the wild, often dangerous, and always thrilling lives of the toughest guides, captains and outfitters.

Sportsman Channel’s world-renowned outdoor experts Captain Conway Bowman and bowhunting authority Fred Eichler return for Season 4 to host the 13-episode, half-hour series. This season, the guides each take on multiple challenges – from Bowman flexing an archery bow and Eichler trying his hand with a fly rod in the first episode, to Bowman trying for a record mako shark off the coast of California and Eichler tracking the revered Thule elk through the coastal California mountains.

“Conway and I definitely put our F-Series trucks through it all in this season as we travel from Florida to California and everywhere in between searching out the best guides in the business,” said Eichler. “Fans are going to really enjoy our season debut and seeing me with a fly rod in my hand is not only out of place, but proves that whole ‘old dog, new trick’ line.”

The Outfitters Built by Ford F-Series is an exclusive partnership between Ford and Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media.

“As America’s truck leader, Ford is proud to support The Outfitters and all of the outdoor enthusiasts who rely on our F-Series trucks,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “The new
F-150 is the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever, ready for adventures from coast to coast and everywhere in between.”

The partnership includes a number of complementary elements, including TheFordOutfitters.com, a comprehensive website with relevant, entertaining content, a robust social presence, and the “Truckin’ to Texas” sweepstakes, offering outdoor enthusiasts a chance to win a 2017 Ford Super Duty truck and an all-expense paid trip for two to the legendary King Ranch in Texas.

“This season is all about Fred and me pushing ourselves – and we discovered the best guides in each category for that job. Since we are guides, too, we know what a tough job they have and we are lucky to highlight these adventures in some of the most remote areas of North America,” exclaimed Bowman.

Learn more about this season’s adventures – and what the hosts each like the best about their Ford F-Series trucks at http://thefordoutfitters.com 

About Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media

As a premiere destination for the most avid outdoors enthusiasts, Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Integrated Media division is widely recognized for its strong special-interest multichannel brands, including Petersen’s Hunting, Guns & Ammo, In-Fisherman, North American Whitetail, Game & Fish and 10 other leading magazines that reach more than 26 million readers. Its network of 17 websites, including BassFan.com, attract more than 38 million annual unique visitors, and hundreds of TV episodes of original branded hunting, sport shooting and fishing programming that airs on Outdoor Sportsman Group’s broadcast entities. Visit http://outdoorsg.com for more information.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 201,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com. 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Skylar Isdale | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | skylar.isdale@thesportsmanchannel.com

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Jessica Enoch | Ford Motor Company | 313.594.7933 | jenoch@ford.com

Nick’s Wild Ride

Outdoor Channel Unveils New Travel and Outdoor Adventure Series, “Nick’s Wild Ride,” Starring Award-Winning Fiddle Player and Country Music Artist Nick Hoffman

“Nick’s Wild Ride” Debuts on Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m ET / 6:30 p.m. CT on the Outdoor Lifestyle Cable Network

NASHVILLE & DENVER (June 27, 2016) – This summer, Outdoor Channel is premiering the highly- anticipated, new travel and outdoor adventure TV series, Nick’s Wild Ride, starring award-winning fiddle player and country artist, Nick Hoffman. The half-hour, 13-episode series will make it’s debut on the network Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT.

Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 1.39.32 PMHoffman, a former member of Kenny Chesney’s band, is a member of the country music trio THE FARM. He has also performed with music superstars Sara Evans, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, John Mellencamp, Trace Adkins, Steve Miller, James Otto, and more.

Produced by Watermarc Productions and Ugly Duckling Entertainment, Nick’s Wild Ride is unlike other hunting or fishing shows. The Nowthen, Minnesota native and Nashville transplant goes beyond hunting and fishing to explore the music, food, culture, history and heartbeat of each stop he makes along his journey. The show’s aim is to reveal fascinating places and captivating people around the world.

Viewers will follow Hoffman as he explores interesting locations, hunts and fishes for unusual species, and dives into the culture of each place he visits. The first episode takes Hoffman to Louisiana, where he learns from locals how to make hot sauce. The host then travels the Mississippi River and hits the swamps to hunt turkey and catch crawfish. From hunting waterfowl in Nebraska and checking out the best microbreweries in Denver to spending time in the Argentine Republic capital of Buenos Aires to hunting javelina in Mexico, get on board with Hoffman to see where this wild ride ends up.

The series is part of Outdoor Channel’s Friday night “country” programming roster, which includes the return of new episodes of Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors, the debut of Nick’s Wild Ride, along with a slate of classic and modern western cinema blockbusters.

Watch the trailer for Nick’s Wild Ride here and tune in to Outdoor Channel on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT to catch the riveting new series.

Viewers can join the conversation by using: #NicksWildRide. Follow the series on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Nick Hoffman:

Growing up in the country-side of Nowthen, Minnesota, award-winning recording artist, musician, and songwriter Nick Hoffman not only developed a passion for the outdoors, but also learned to play the fiddle at the young age of four. Hoffman is most commonly known as former long-time member of Kenny Chesney’s band for over 12 years and most recently as member of country-trio THE FARM. In 2012, Hoffman won the Country Music Association’s esteemed award for Touring Musician of the Year. Performing alongside many artists including Trace Adkins, Sara Evans, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn and more, Hoffman has established a fanbase of his own. Combining his passion for music, his affinity for travel, and his love for the outdoors, Hoffman is excited to premiere his new travel/hunting television series “Nick’s Wild Ride.”

About Outdoor Channel:

Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

For Nick Hoffman:

Heather Blankenship | Lone Star PR | 615.739.6597 | heather@lonestarpr.com

For Outdoor Sportsman Group:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Nancy Zakhary | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.986.6667 | nancy@braincomm.com

Major League Fishing Inspires Competition that Raises More Than $25,000 for United Way in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (June 23, 2016) – Outdoor Channel’s Jack Link’s Major League Fishing announced today their support of the 17th Annual Muransky Companies Bass Classic. The fishing tournament raised more than $25,000 for the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley by implementing the rules of the Major League Fishing tournament and leveraging the league’s official Brecknell digital scales.

The Muransky Companies Bass Classic took place on June 4 on Evans and Pine Lakes in Ohio. This year’s event, which had more than 171 pros competing in the open water competition, was inspired by the rules of Major League Fishing’s “no limits” fishing format. Under the new format, anglers immediately weigh all the “scorable bass” that they catch, and then release back into the water. The bass were scored by volunteers from local universities, high schools and fishing clubs. The new format led to a record 462 bass scored, totaling a weight of 1,097 pounds.

“Major League Fishing is proud to have inspired the 17th Annual Muransky Companies Bass Classic, which raised more than $25,000 to benefit the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley,” said Jim Wilburn, General Manager at Major League Fishing. “It is a win-win for us, anytime we get the opportunity to work with a great cause like United Way and also promote our great sport of bass fishing.”

Major League Fishing filmed a portion of its Major League Fishing GEICO Selects in Youngstown last year, which is currently airing. The Major League Fishing television series is the highest-rated fishing program in the industry. Both Jack Link’s Major League Fishing and Major League Fishing GEICO Selects appear exclusively on Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Outdoor Channel and World Fishing Network.

“After witnessing Major League Fishing in action last year, we knew the ‘no limits’ style of the tournament would be the perfect addition to our event,” said Jack Wollitz, Tournament Director of the Muransky Companies Bass Classic. “We look forward to continuing this new tradition for years to come as we raise funds to benefit the local community.”

About Jack Link’s Major League Fishing

Major League Fishing is a partnership of some of the world’s most talented, influential professional bass anglers and Outdoor Channel. The series airs on Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Outdoor Channel and World Fishing Network. For more information, visit www.majorleaguefishing.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Outdoor Sportsman Group

Outdoor Sportsman Group is comprised of the world’s foremost media and entertainment brands for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It includes three leading multichannel networks: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network. The Group also consists of a number of established integrated media assets: 15 outdoor magazines including Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhunting and Florida Sportsman, and 19 top websites, including BassFan.com. Additionally, Outdoor Sportsman Group includes television production operations, Winnercomm, as well as aerial camera businesses, SkyCam and CableCam. For more information, visit www.outdoorsg.com, check out our MOTV app and download it here: My Outdoor TV app. #AdventureToGo

About Outdoor Channel

Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors

About World Fishing Network

World Fishing Network is North America’s only television network, online and mobile platform dedicated exclusively to fishing and outdoor enthusiasts with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. Available to cable, satellite and telco subscribers throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, our lineup includes a selection of the best North American and international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe. For more information, please visit WorldFishingNetwork.com and follow us at Facebook and Twitter.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646| tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Nancy Zakhary | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.986.6667 | nancy@braincomm.com

Kathleen Hopkins | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.986.6667 | hopkins@braincomm.com

Gunny Time with R. Lee Ermey

LISTEN UP, SWEETHEART!
America’s Drill Instructor Returns for Season Two of “GunnyTime With R. Lee Ermey” on Outdoor Channel

LOS ANGELES & DENVER (June 23, 2016) – He’s an 11-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He’s starred in more than 60 feature films. And he’s a weapons enthusiast. He’s R. Lee Ermey – a.k.a. The Gunny – and he’s leading the charge in the second season of GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey on Outdoor Channel. The show will make its return to the network on Wednesday, June 29 at both 7:30 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET.

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The fiery half-hour series produced by Rogin Entertainment is centered on weapons and weapons technology – past, present and future. While consulting with top-notch experts, Ermey will get a chance to scratch his itchy trigger finger as he demonstrates some of the most historic and high-tech pieces – from the famous Finnish Lahti L-39 anti-tank gun used during the Second World War to the Milkor M32A1, a multi-shot 40mm grenade launcher used by the Marines today. He also test-drives and boards a variety of weaponized vehicles, such as the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) – a U.S. Navy ship where he got to play with a Phalanx CIWS. Engaging stories are tied to the pieces of weaponry and ground combat vehicles in each of the series’ 10 episodes. Also on display is Ermey’s indomitable in-your-face drill instructor persona.

Join the one-of-a-kind R. Lee Ermey as he tries out some of the baddest and most powerful weaponry known to mankind. Along for the ride throughout the series will be the crew from Dillon Aero; the Maricopa County SWAT team in Arizona; firearms expert Kenton Tucker; WW II weapons historian Gary Archer; Team GLOCK Captain and former U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Shane Coley; legendary Vietnam-era U.S. Army sniper Ed Eaton; Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL; Aaron Cohen, a former Israeli Defense Forces operator; Tori Nonaka, Team GLOCK member and a three-time USPSA National Champion; Kirsten Joy Weiss, YouTube sensation and noted performance shooter; and Capt. Rogers and the crew of the USS Makin Island.

The Gunny is best known for his unforgettable performances in films like Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, which he received a Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. Ermey also has starred in critically acclaimed television series on HBO, TNT, Showtime and History Channel. In addition to his storied film, broadcast and Marine Corps careers, Ermey’s impressive resume also boasts a 12-year reign as a GLOCK spokesman; has brand engagements with Victory Motorcycles, KA-BAR Knives, Tru Spec Apparel and Creedmoor Ammunition; and has appeared in campaigns for companies ranging from Coors Light to GEICO. He also works with the Young Marines Youth Organization and makes numerous personal appearances on behalf of the military and law enforcement.

Watch the trailer for GunnyTime with R.Lee Ermey here and tune in to Outdoor Channel on Wednesdays at both 7:30 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET to catch the second season of the explosive series.

Viewers can join the conversation by using: #GunnyTime. Follow the series on Twitter and Facebook.

About R. Lee Ermey:

Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor nominee, and Boston Society of Film Critics Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor in director, Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”, R. Lee Ermey, after more than 25 years in the business, is one of the most successful and talented actors in film and television today, having starred or appeared in over sixty feature films. He served 11 years active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. Ermey has been the spokesperson for GLOCK for over eleven years. And, he is also currently the spokesperson for Victory Motorcycles, KA-BAR Knives, Tru Spec Apparel and Creedmoor Ammunition.

About Outdoor Channel:

Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Nancy Zakhary | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.986.6667 | nancy@braincomm.com

Kathleen Hopkins | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.986.6667 | hopkins@braincomm.com

Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks Bring in Summer with Sizzling Adventure, Lifestyle Series, Movies and Marathons for Q3 Lineup

DENVER (June 23, 2016) – Summer means new, original sizzling, outdoor adventure and lifestyle series, Friday night movies, fishing galore and fall hunting season prep on Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks (Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network). With original premieres and new episodes from returning series across all three networks, viewers also can expect the most original outdoor programming focused on their passions beginning on Monday, June 27. 

“Summer not only means barbecues and backyard fun, it also is a time for viewers of our Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks to start gearing up for the fall hunting season,” said Jim Liberatore, CEO and President of the Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks. “Our programming in the third quarter of this year promises to provide viewers with exciting outdoor adventures, tips on preparing for hunting season, classic movies and marathon coverage of some of our most popular programs.”

OC_Dropped_300x250_PremieresDateTimeOutdoor Channel is heating up the summer with a fresh slate of programming that chronicles the dynamic outdoor adventures of the network’s esteemed talent. Duck Dynasty is once again leading Monday nights – riding a wave of success on that night – and will be followed by the new Outdoor Channel series, DROPPED. Friday nights have gone “country” with the return of new episodes of Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors and the debut of Nick’s Wild Ride, along with classic and modern western cinema blockbusters.

  • Duck Dynasty (Mondays at 7 p.m. ET/PT): The Robertson crew returns to Outdoor Channel, the exclusive syndicated home of the hit A&E series. Tune in on Mondays to see the fourth season of the popular unscripted show, featuring patriarch Phil, business-savvy Willie, Willie’s wife Korie, his brothers Jase and Jep, Vietnam vet Uncle Si, and the rest of the Duck Commander crew. And you can catch Willie on new episodes of Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour (Saturdays at 10 a.m. ET).
  • Beginning Monday, July 11, Duck Dynasty will be followed by the new Outdoor Channel series DROPPED (Mondays at 9 p.m. ET). The show follows the Keefer brothers, Chris and Casey, as they try to escape the Arctic. DROPPED brings viewers face-to-face with the harsh reality of only being able to eat what they can hunt – a true test of mind, body and soul.
  • “Country” Friday Nights:
    • Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors (Fridays at 7 p.m. ET): Country music sensation and diehard outdoorsman Craig Morgan returns to the network to give viewers an all-access, backstage pass to his travels, as he and his crew pursue big game, big thrills and big laughs across North America and beyond in a quest for ultimate hunting adventures.
    • Nick’s Wild Ride (Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ET): Join host Nick Hoffman, member of the country music trio THE FARM and a former member of the Kenny Chesney band, on a unique journey deep into the food, culture, music, history and heartbeat of a location while he hunts and fishes. Hoffman’s unique perspective will treat viewers to a completely different type of outdoorsman.
    • Other new series coming to Outdoor Channel include: NOMAD (Saturdays at 12 p.m. ET) and Youngwild (Sundays at 10:30 a.m. ET).
    • Outdoor Channel also will air movies throughout the quarter on Fridays at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET, including Patton, starring George C. Scott, Karl Malden and Stephen Young; The Horse Soldiers, featuring John Wayne, William Holden and Constance Towers; Tom Horn, with Steve McQueen, Linda Evans and Richard Farnsworth; and All the Pretty Horses, starring Matt Damon, Henry Thomas and Penelope Cruz.
  • Other Outdoor Channel fan favorites returning with new episodes are:
    • GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey (Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET): Follow R. Lee Ermey as he delves into the world of weapons and technology, past, present and future in the second season of GunnyTime. While consulting with top-notch experts, Gunny will get a chance to scratch his itchy trigger finger as he demonstrates some of the most historic and
      high-tech pieces.
    • Gun Stories presented by MidwayUSA (Wednesdays at 11 p.m. ET): Hosted by actor and gun enthusiast Joe Mantegna, the series offers a history of firearms, from the heart of the design through its use on the range.
    • Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED (Mondays at 5:30 p.m. ET): Experience the mystery, suspense and adrenaline of the highly-acclaimed series starring Jim Shockey. From the windy Caucasus mountain ranges – located between the Black and Caspian Seas – to the dark jungles of Paraguay, Jim seeks the most amazing and unforgettable places, people, and wildlife that exist today. Jim is also back with his daughter Eva Shockey on new episodes of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures (Sundays at 8 p.m. ET).

Also this summer, Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” — where the American Spirit and the Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Hunters’ orange paints the television schedule with beloved hunting shows taking the spotlight. Favorites return to the screen, such as MeatEater with Steven Rinella and MCMILLAN…but new players are also making their way onto the field with Cabela’s Instinct, The Lindsey Way, #Hunter, The Outfitters Built by Ford F-Series and The HUNT.

  • Cabela’s Instinct (Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. ET): Hosts Mark Peterson and Tim Herald take viewers across high seas and over the tallest peaks in search of outdoor experiences that drive them. They go beyond hunting in their quest for something more by assimilating into cultures and personalities that make these exotic locations so special. From Pakistan to Alaska and more unique locations in between, Peterson and Herald hunt for adventure and a deeper understanding of some of the most sought-after game species in the world.
  • The Lindsey Way (Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. ET): Father and son, David and Jeff Lindsey, manage their lands and hunt as a family in pursuit of first-class whitetails. This series will capture their preparations and strategies as they look to match wits with these mature bucks.
  • #Hunter (Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. ET): Join host Olivia Reeve as she takes viewers on Reeve Family adventures including hunts around the world, tips, tactics and educational segments.
  • The Outfitters Built by Ford F-Series (Sundays at 11 a.m. ET): Fred Eichler and Conway Bowman are two expert sportsmen on a mission with Ford trucks to find North America’s top outfitters. This exciting adventure program gives viewers an inside look at the wild, often dangerous, and always thrilling lives of the toughest and best guides, captains and outfitters in the hunting and fishing industry.
  • The HUNT (Sundays at 10 a.m. ET): Join renowned deer hunter Greg Miller and the rest of The HUNT team as they travel far and wide in chase of the whitetail. Along with his son Jake, Greg takes you behind the hunt, with tips on how to predict the next move, behavioral analysis of whitetails, and how to get the most out of your time in the field.

World Fishing Network wants to share what the professionals know, which is why “Secrets of the Pros” on Wednesday nights beginning at 8 p.m. ET should be considered required viewing for all anglers. Expect educational episodes from well-known teams, such as Lake Commandos (8 p.m. ET), FlatsClass (9 p.m. ET), Fishing University (9:30 p.m. ET) and Critical Concepts (10:30 p.m. ET), to name a few. Also, Monday nights are home to “Bass Mondays” (8 p.m. ET) for shows dedicated to beguiling bass. Other features include:

  • World Fishing Journal (Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, August 7 at 11:30 a.m. ET): Exclusive to WFN, World Fishing Journal focuses on story driven features based around the fishing community and industry.
  • Will Billz (Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. ET): Season 1 kicked off on Sportsman and now moves to WFN. The show follows three elite fishing teams as they compete in the “Quest for the Crest” and a cash purse in excess of $2 million.

Other Q3 Network Highlights include:

  • Outdoor Channel
    • Drury’s THIRTEEN (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET): Season 3 stars Terry, Mark, Matt and Taylor Drury, along with Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox and former MLB all-star Jim Thome
    • Raised Hunting (Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. ET): Season 3 features David, Karin, Easton and Warren Holder
    • Crush with Lee & Tiffany (Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET): With dynamic duo Lee and Tiffany Lakoksy
    • Ultimate Match Fishing (Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. ET): Featuring fishing legends Joe Thomas, Fish Fishburne and Mark Randolph
  • Sportsman Channel
    • MeatEater with Steven Rinella (Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET): Returns with eight new episodes in August. Rinella will deconstruct and master any hunting technique; track and pursue prey and procure his own food, which he will turn into a mouth-watering fireside meal
    • Brotherhood Outdoors Marathon (Saturday, September 3 at 5-7:30 p.m. ET): From the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, the marathon showcases the skills and passion of everyday union sportsmen and women
    • Bownanza (Tuesday, September 13 through Friday, September 16 at 8-11 p.m. ET): No matter if recurve or traditional, the bows come out for a weeklong bow hunting extravaganza. Plus a bonus “best-of” marathon Saturday, September 17 from 5-8 p.m. ET
    • MCMILLAN Marathon (Saturday, September 24 at 5-8 p.m. ET): A hilarious, yet very real glimpse into the life of outfitter, guide, rancher, hunter, farmer and family man – Tom McMillan
  • World Fishing Network
    • Major League Fishing Cup 5 Marathon (Sunday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET): It’s an entire tournament of fishing wrapped up into a seven-hour block of action from the Shell Rotella Challenge Cup
    • Grand Slam Fishing (Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET, starting July 7): Returns with seven exclusive new episodes and angling icon Darren Cleave showcasing extraordinary fishing, as he tries to break longstanding records, as well as visiting some of the most sought after and dangerous fishing spots in the world
    • Fly Rod Chronicles (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET, starting July 5): Join the crew as they capture the essence of what has been coined “Reality Fly Fishing” 

About Outdoor Sportsman Group: Outdoor Sportsman Group is comprised of the world’s foremost media and entertainment brands for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It includes three leading multichannel networks: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network. The Group also consists of a number of established integrated media assets: 15 outdoor magazines including Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhunting and Florida Sportsman, and 19 top websites, including BassFan.com. Additionally, Outdoor Sportsman Group includes television production operations, Winnercomm, as well as aerial camera businesses, SkyCam and CableCam. For more information, visit www.outdoorsg.com, check out our MOTV app and download it here: My Outdoor TV app. #AdventureToGo

 

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Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Shareese Thompson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6639 | sthompson@thesportsmanchannel.com

Skylar Isdale | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838| sisdale@thesportsmanchannel.com

World Fishing Network Weekly Programming Highlights

Angling Galore! Baiting Alabama Bass and International Fly Fishing Films

DENVER (June 9, 2016) World Fishing Network will continue to lure viewers in with fresh and exciting programming during the week of June 13–19.

First, Timmy Horton Outdoors airs the first episode in a two-part special in which Timmy heads to Muscle Shoals on Wilson Lake in Alabama to teach the audience how to properly set up and use electronics for fishing bass.

Then, a special presentation of the International Fly Fishing Film Festivalä will air on Tuesday and Sunday, featuring six short films – Secrets, Landed, The Bermuda Love Triangle, Distracted, Sensei and In Search of Grande. These films come from filmmakers all around the world who capture the adventures, intensity and lifestyle of fly fishing.

Highlights for June 13–19:

About World Fishing Network: World Fishing Network is North America’s only television network, online and mobile platform dedicated exclusively to fishing and outdoor enthusiasts with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. Available to cable, satellite and telco subscribers throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, our lineup includes a selection of the best North American and international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe. For more information, please visit WorldFishingNetwork.com and follow us at Facebook and Twitter.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Skylar Isdale | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 720.485.0446 | skylar.isdale@thesportsmanchannel.com

 

Sportsman Channel Weekly Programming Highlights

Man and Beast Collide in Father’s Day Marathon of “Relentless Pursuit”

DENVER (June 9, 2016) – Sportsman Channel highlights four trailblazing television programs that bring life to the #IamSportsman* lifestyle throughout the week of June 13–19.

First up, Savage Outdoors airs Part 2 of Mike Stroff hunting with Gundahoo River Outfitters in northern British Columbia. The first episode was nothing but bad weather, grueling climbs and going home empty handed. In this episode, the crew heads out again to procure a Stone Sheep. Will they be successful? Then, Jim Shockey’s The Professionals are always after huge, dangerous land beasts. In this episode, they travel to the coast of California in search of giant mako shark.

On Saturday, The Edge airs the second episode in a two-part special of Steve Ecklund in the Canadian Rockies stalking Bighorn sheep. Viewers will witness an epic bowhunt that presents challenges from every angle. Then, Relentless Pursuit Father’s Day Marathon airs six back-to-back episodes of the bowhunting series. The marathon follows Tim Wells on his adventurous hunts for deadly Cape Water Buffalo – with nothing but a spear.

Highlights for June 13–19:

About Sportsman Channel

Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

* Sweepstakes ended on January 17, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Skylar Isdale | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 720.485.0446 | skylar.isdale@thesportsmanchannel.com

Outdoor Channel Weekly Programming Highlights

Family is Everything on Outdoor Channel with Robertson Shenanigans in “Duck Dynasty” to Weekend Getaways in “Away” to a Father’s Day Bonding Trip in “Gridiron Outdoors” 

DENVER (June 9, 2016) – Outdoor Channel invites viewers to join the family with novel and exciting programming airing the week of June 13–19.

Viewers keep “quacking” up with four episodes in a row of Duck Dynasty airing every Monday night. First, when the guys uncover an old table while cleaning out the warehouse, the day turns into a ping-pong tournament. Next, after attending a local radio show as a guest, Willie sees an opportunity to host a show of his own. Then, Willie is gifted with an invaluable samurai sword that he tries to keep out of the hands of Jase and the gang. Lastly, a field trip to a donut shop results in an eating contest between Jase, Si and Jep.

Viewers will settle into Friday Night at the Movies showing the 1957 film – 3:10 To Yuma, where a broke, smalltime rancher, Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put Ben Wade, a captured renowned outlaw leader, on the 3:10 train to Yuma. Evans runs into trouble when Wade’s gang tries to free him. Then, Away presented by Go RVing airs the third episode in the four-part mini-series in which the Bowmans, a family of outdoor enthusiasts, have discovered that a travel trailer is the perfect RV for weekend getaways from their home in San Diego. The Bowmans set course for their favorite camping spot in the mountains to see what’s biting and then hit the beach for more fishing.

Next, Major League Fishing features the top finishers of the Shell Rotella Challenge Cup as they describe exactly how they found success in Lake County, Florida. Viewers should tune in next week for the 2016 Challenge Cup Championship. Finally, Gridiron Outdoors closes out the week with the second episode in the two-part special. With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s fitting to see two-time Super Bowl quarterback, Jeff Hostetler, go on an Arizona hunt with his sons.

Highlights for June 13–19:

About Outdoor Channel

Outdoor Channel has been taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Sportsman Group and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Skylar Isdale | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 720.485.0446 | skylar.isdale@thesportsmanchannel.com