Category Archives: Fishing

In-Fisherman Senior Editor Steve Quinn Named to Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum

DENVER (July 13, 2016) In-Fisherman Senior Editor Steve Quinn will be inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum as a Legendary Communicator during ceremonies held during the 2016 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) show in Orlando, Florida.

The recent addition of the Legendary Communicator category of the Hall of Fame honors individuals who have developed a unique means or avenue to introduce or maintain interest in the sport of fishing.

“This honor is the apex of a career spent serving and educating anglers of all ages,” said Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media CEO and President Jeff Paro. “Steve has spent his entire career in the field and waterways of the world teaching others about fish and the environment they inhabit with his unique style and storytelling abilities. It is an honor to see him inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.”

Quinn, a resident of Brainerd, Minnesota, has served as an editor for Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media’s In-Fisherman magazine for 28 years. He has served as co-chair of the External Affairs Committee of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) – charged with communicating fishery research findings to anglers and general public, has chaired the Public Affairs Committee of the Minnesota Chapter of AFS for seven years, while also serving on other committees of the parent society and its local chapters and has been a member of the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Conservation and Communications committees.

Before joining the magazine, Quinn served in the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for five years. The native of New York City earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) and was awarded a master of science degree in fisheries biology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame is the international headquarters for education, recognition and promotion of freshwater sportfishing. The Hall of Fame is located in Hayward, Wisconsin and opened its doors in 1980.

 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.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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

World Fishing Network Weekly Programming Highlights

Featuring Gentle Giants and Friendly Foes 

New Episodes Airing Week of February 22-28

DENVER (February 19, 2016) – World Fishing Network will air new episodes of two popular television series that bring viewers to the forefront of life in and out of the sea. Viewers will experience what it’s like to be mere feet from a giant, while continuing to relive the Major League Fishing Summit Cup from behind the scenes. Catch all the action the week of February 22-28:

 Inside Sportfishing (Fridays at 9 p.m. ET): This episode gives viewers an up-close, personal and exclusive look at Catalina’s gentle giants by viewing the mating habits of the magnificent black sea bass. On the brink of extinction, these beautiful fish are making an astonishing comeback. Viewers experience these gigantic fish, weighing more than 500 pounds, in their natural spawning habitats from a few feet away. To view the series, click here: Teaser

Major League Fishing All-Angles presented by General Tire (Saturdays at 4 p.m. ET): This week’s episode features the final “elimination round” of the Major League Fishing Summit Cup. Greg Hackney caught so many fish in one of three fishing periods during the day of competition, it could be considered one of the greatest periods in all of MLF history. Viewers also witness tensions rise between longtime friends, Boyd Duckett and Gary Klein, as they battle each other for the one qualifying position left in order to move forward in the competition. For a peek at the series, click here: Promo

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 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:

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

Shareese Thompson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 917.242.7333| sthompson@thesportsmanchannel.com

 

World Fishing Network Weekly Programming Highlights Featuring Fierce Competition and the Unknown of Mother Nature

New Episodes Airing Feb. 7-14

DENVER (February 5, 2016) – This week, World Fishing Network airs new episodes of two riveting television series. Viewers are brought to the frontline to see what it takes to be a fisherman and experience the true power of nature.

The following highlights World Fishing Network’s programming beginning Sunday, February 7:

 World Fishing Journal (Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET): As California prepares for the fifth consecutive year of a drought, will the largest El Nino on record save the dry state? Also, see kayak fishing’s popularity boom like never before. For a sneak peek, click here: Promo

Major League Fishing All-Angles presented by General Tire (Saturdays at 4 p.m. ET): The series premiere of MLF All-Angles brings viewers the first day of competition on the Mississippi River featuring Jeff Kriet and Kevin VanDam reliving old rivalries. When the sun finally starts shining, Bobby Lane tries to make an epic comeback. For a sneak peek, click here: Promo

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 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:

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

Shareese Thompson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 917.242.7333| sthompson@thesportsmanchannel.com

 

World Fishing Network’s “World Fishing Journal” Features Sisters on the Fly and Heated Debates in Nova Scotia on Sunday, January 3 at 11:30 a.m. ET

DENVER (December 28, 2015) – From a bandwagon of women in trailers traveling the nation to a heated debate about a river’s ecosystem in Nova Scotia, two captivating stories unfold in this week’s episode of World Fishing Network’s World Fishing Journal on Sunday, January 3 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

When an unusually large group of vintage trailers make their way through town, it becomes clear “Sisters on the Fly” have arrived. Women from all walks of life are flocking to this organization that encourages them to leave their comfort zone and explore activities in the great outdoors. There are only three simple rules to join the largest women’s outdoor adventure group: no men, no kids and be nice!

This growing, 6,500-member organization travels in trailers gaining followers and supporting good causes. Just a quick glance at someone’s personalized trailer and viewers will have the individual figured out. From avid fishers, to lady-bug lovers, to cat fanatics – you name it, they’ve got it.

Camaraderie, sharing a common interest for being outdoors and “having more fun than anyone” is what it’s all about in this sisterhood of sassy trailers.

“We get women outdoors and into activities that they normally wouldn’t try,” said Nicole Cassity, sister number 5578. “We give them a safe environment to try these incredible events and know that they have immediate friends that are going to rally around them and cheer them on.”

Viewers also will be whisked away to the riverbanks of Shubenacadie River in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, where controversy ensues over a corporation’s plan with the water source. In order to give natives cheaper rates on natural gas, the corporation wants to use the river in a way that could possibly endanger the striped bass in their spawning grounds.

For the time being, continuous protests have halted the plan. Tune in to find out the details of how and why.

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 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 | 303.615.8838 | sisdale@thesportsmanchannel.com

Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media Launches Rigged & Ready Powered by RAM

RRlogoNEW YORK – (June 3, 2015) – Just in time for spring and summer fishing fun, Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media today announced the launch of Rigged & Ready Powered by RAM — an innovative new online program aimed at putting anglers onto the hottest places to fish this season.

 

Powered by a custom website designed especially for RAM Trucks,

In-Fisherman.Com/Rigged-Ready makes finding the best places to fish simple by dividing the United States into five easy-to search regions. Within each region users will discover: top fishing destinations, local angling legends and weather information, regional fishing tips, gear recommendations and recipes for the best-tasting, local fish dishes. A special section highlights the 2015 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman pickup with models built especially for fishermen.

“Through our unique opportunities and diversity as a media company, there is no one in the outdoor space that can fully engage outdoor enthusiasts through all channels of media like the brands included in Outdoor Sportsman Group,” said Jeff Paro, CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media. “We are using our vast original editorial, channel and digital content to assist RAM Truck’s reach to the outdoor audience like never before. Our goal is to give a leg up to anglers planning their spring and summer trips to discover a whole new way to enjoy the outdoors this season.”

The website’s bold, new design is fully optimized for mobile devices and delivers best-in-class fishing content in an easy-to-navigate format that comes to life through breathtaking imagery. And for those in search of the perfect pickup, special regional truck tips help users choose the best RAM 1500 Outdoorsman pickup for their needs – whether they are seeking power to trailer heavy boats, built-in storage compartments to secure favorite rods and reels or the latest in onboard electronics to keep them connected 24/7.

Additionally, the site offers a seven-night fishing adventure package for two people to Nosara, Costa Rica. Learn more at http://www.in-fisherman.com/rigged-ready/sweeps/

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.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Kevin Donley, Detroit Account Manager, Ram Rigged & Ready, 248.798.4458

Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network Serve Thanksgiving Dinner on May 4 at “Hunt.Fish.Feed.” Event in Chicago

Cable Operators: Comcast, Suddenlink, Mid-Continent and more also lend a helping hand

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 29, 2015) – Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Networks division (Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network) is teaming up again with multichannel video programming distributors (MVPD) – Comcast, Suddenlink, Mid-Continent and other cable operators, as well as the organizers of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s (NCTA) Internet & Television Expo (INTX) – to host its first Hunt.Fish.Feed. event of the year in Chicago. Volunteers from INTX, the three networks, NCTA COO Dane Snowden, as well as MVPDs, will be on hand to lend support, help prepare and serve a special “Thanksgiving in May” lunch at Pacific Garden Mission on Monday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

SportingChef-320x200Local sportsmen and women, through the National Wild Turkey Federation, donated the turkey for the meal. The May 4 event, which Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has officially proclaimed Hunt.Fish.Feed Day in the City of Chicago, will serve more than 700 needy Chicagoans. Throughout its seven-year history, the Hunt.Fish.Feed. program has served more than 25,000 meals to less fortunate members of society in more than 40 cities.

“As we start a new year of our Hunt.Fish.Feed. program, it is only fitting that we celebrate with a ‘Thanksgiving Day’ meal that includes our great partners at Comcast, Suddenlink, Mid-Continent and NCTA/INTX,” said Steve Smith, executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing, Outdoor Sportsman Group. “The Hunt.Fish.Feed. program continues to be a tent-pole event in our endeavors and we are very proud that our partners are teaming with us to help call attention to the problem of hunger in the United States.”

“It is especially important to recognize the hunger issue in months not ordinarily associated with the tradition of Thanksgiving,” said Pastor Phil Kwiatkowski, president of Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. “It is gratifying to know the Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network – have chosen to celebrate Thanksgiving with us in May.”

Monday, May 4

Pacific Garden Mission

1458 S. Canal Street

Chicago, IL 60607

Serve Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Serving more than 700 men, women and children the Thanksgiving-themed meal of herb roasted turkey* with cranberry and apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad and dessert.
  • Volunteers from cable operators Comcast, Suddenlink, Mid-Continent, as well as NCTA/INTX, will be on hand to help serve the meal.

 

Since 2007, Hunt.Fish.Feed. has visited more than 40 cities across the country in an effort to raise awareness about hunger in America and find a solution with dedicated sportsmen and women actively participating to end this problem. Hunt.Fish.Feed. has targeted some of the highest homeless populations in America, including: New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Denver, Orange County, Las Vegas, Houston and Washington, D.C.

 

Invited Guests include: National, State and Local dignitaries have been invited, as well as NCTA COO Dane Snowden and Scott Leysath, host of “The Sporting Chef” on Sportsman Channel.

 

Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks can be found on the following providers in the Chicago area: Outdoor Channel on Channel 330 (HD) on Xfinity, Channel 396 (SD) on DISH Network and Channel 606 (SD) on DIRECTV; Sportsman Channel is found on Channel 252 (HD) on Xfinity, Channel 395 (HD) on DISH Network and Channel 605 (SD) on DIRECTV; and World Fishing Network is found on Channel 426 (SD) on Xfinity and Channel 394 (SD) on DISH Network.

Join the conversation about Hunt.Fish.Feed. online at http://facebook.com/huntfishfeed.

About Outdoor Sportsman Group

Outdoor Sportsman Group is a division of KSE Media Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) and the corporate management entity for KSE’s outdoor-related multichannel network, publishing and digital media assets. The Group is comprised of Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and a 50 percent interest in World Fishing Network; 15 market leading outdoor magazines, such as Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhunting and Florida Sportsman; and 17 top websites, including BassFan.com. The division also includes KSE’s television production operations, including Winnercomm.

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 received by nearly 40 million U.S. households – 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, and download our iPhone and iPad app. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors

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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 34 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 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. World Fishing Network’s programming lineup includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe, World Fishing Network offers a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows that appeal to a broad and diverse audience. Anchored by one of the top fishing websites, WorldFishingNetwork.com, the network’s multimedia platforms also include mobile portals for iPhone, iPad and Android, enabling anglers to stay connected wherever they go. World Fishing Network and World Fishing Network HD are available to more than 58 million cable, satellite and telecommunications households throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

For more information click: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network.

*Turkey donated by the National Wild Turkey Federation – Midwest Chapter

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MEDIA CONTACT:  

Tom Caraccioli, Sportsman Channel, P: 212.852.6646; tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Sportsman Channel’s “Attack of the Bass” Presented by Can-Am Returns Saturday, April 11 at 8 a.m. ET

Programming Stunt Includes Seven Hours of All Bass Fishing Action

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 6, 2015) – Get prepped for fishing season by tuning into Sportsman Channel’s Attack of the Bass presented by Can-Am on Saturday, April 11 at 8 a.m. ET. No place on TV will provide more hard-hitting bass fishing action and expertise – just in time for the fishing season – with a three-hour block from 8-11 a.m. ET and continuing at 4-8 p.m. ET with new content.

aotbTune in for greats like: Bill Dance, Shaw Grigsby and the In-Fisherman staff, as the crews show viewers how to fish for bass in any water, any condition, any time.

Attack of the Bass presented by Can-Am will air on Saturday, April 11 with seven hours of bass fishing programming at 8-11 a.m. ET and continuing at 4-8 p.m. ET.

Sportsman’s lineup includes (all times eastern):

8:00 a.m.King of the River – Andre goes for striped bass at the mouth of the Petit Pabos River. He meets Rene, a local guide, at the crossing of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the mouth of the Petit Pabos River where they find great action.

8:30 a.m.Extreme Angler TV – What starts out as a calm overcast morning in July, turns into a cool northern wind, which gives the smallmouth bass a ‘lockjaw.’ This quick change forces Karl to abandon his original game plan in order to keep catching bass on a day when they don’t want to eat.

9:00 a.m.One More Cast with Shaw Grigsby – Shaw enjoys the privilege of introducing Iraq War veteran Alex Brown to some of Florida’s best bass fishing on a near-secret body of water known as Lake X. It’s a rare fragment of Old Florida, wild and unspoiled.

9:30 a.m.Gypsy Anger with Ray Van Horn – Ray Van Horn and guest Scott Martin fish Scott’s home lake for largemouth bass on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

10:00 a.m.Strike King’s Fish Hard – Fisherman Mark Zona aka “Z-Train” is more like a full-blown locomotive in the beautiful waters of northern Michigan. Pursuing smallmouth bass with Strike King’s Mark Copley, the typical Zona energy is full steam ahead near Traverse City as the two prove that early November can be a great time for smallmouth.

10:30 a.m.Lake Commandos – Mark McQuown of Garmin shows host Steve Pennez his “East Coast” toughness.

4:00 p.m. – Bill Dance Outdoors – Bill Dance joins his friend, Captain Mike Tipton, in eastern Florida for some unusual air boat bass fishing.

4:30 p.m. – Bill Dance Outdoors – There always will be a few bass in the shallows that can be caught. That fact probably accounts for all the recent attention the shallow swimmer crank bait is getting. Today’s show answers questions about this super lure that will up the odds greatly for bass fishing success.

5:00 p.m. – In-Fisherman TV – The In-Fisherman staff reveals some of the season’s hottest lures, as they double-rig for world-class smallmouths, use swimmer systems for weededge walleyes, and rig weighted swimbait hooks and craws for shallow largemouths.

5:30 p.m. – In-Fisherman TV – The In-Fisherman staff use sight-fishing tactics for smallmouth bass, reveal the hottest jig trailers for largemouth bass, and buzz up some of the biggest muskies.

 6:00 p.m. – Strike King’s Fish Hard – Near Traverse City, Michigan is some of the best waters in the country for chasing world-class smallmouth bass. Mark “Z-Train” Zona and Strike King’s John Barns attempt to utilize a technique almost never used in those northern waters…the umbrella rig.

6:30 p.m. – Strike King’s Fish Hard – While the rest of the country suffers frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall, FLW Tour angler Mark Rose is heating up the fishing waters of southern Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

7:00 p.m. – One More Cast with Shaw Grigsby – In the deep, clear currents of the St. Lawrence River in the North Country of New York State, often a bait is needed with the weight and compactness to go down and stay there. Shaw works it all out with his buddy Brian Jensen, who’s armed with his digital-mapping app.

7:30 p.m. – One More Cast with Shaw Grigsby – On some typical public bass waters in the South – warm, shallow, and weedy – Shaw reveals one of the hottest weapons in his arsenal: the square-lipped crankbait. With its erratic “hunting” action, this special lure triggers strikes from lunkers when other baits get the old ho-hum. Shaw hangs ’em, they run and jump and then burrow in bales of hydrilla.

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 KSE Outdoor 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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Tom Caraccioli, Sportsman Channel, P: 212.852.6646; tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

 

DISH Offers Free Preview of Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network Beginning April 2

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 1, 2015) Sportsman Channel and sister network World Fishing Network will be available to DISH customers as a free preview beginning April 2 through May 5. The preview will be available on DISH in high definition and standard definition on Channel 395 (Sportsman Channel) and standard definition Channel 394 (World Fishing Network). Customers can visit www.dish.com/preview for more information.

Sportsman and World Fishing Network free previews are being offered as part of Dish’s Outdoor Sports Package promotion that is available for only $4/month. To order, customers can call: 800-333-DISH (3474) or go to mydish.com/outdoorsports. DISH also provides Sportsman Channel as part of its America’s Top 250™ programming package.

DISHFreePreviewPR-320x200 Sportsman’s lineup is devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans and revels in the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American spirit and great outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. The free preview takes DISH subscribers out to the field and into the blind to showcase great outdoor content and deliver entertaining and informative Sportsman Channel programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. April’s network lineup includes: Iditarod 43: The Deep Freezea dramatic two-hour special about the 2015 Iditarod Sled Dog Race (premiering April 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT); an exciting new show unlike anything ever seen before on television – Apex Predator (premiering April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT); the return of award-winning original series Saving Private K-9 with new host, American hero Lt. Colonel Oliver North (debuting April 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT); three-part 10th anniversary special of Easton Bowhunting TV (April 3, 10 and 17 at 10 p.m. ET) and the arrival of Attack of the Bass (April 11 at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET) with seven hours of all-bass action.

“DISH has had a long relationship with Sportsman Channel, bringing the best in outdoor entertainment into our customers’ living rooms,” said Josh Clark, DISH’s Vice President of Programming. “We’re pleased to offer the channel to all DISH customers over the next month.”

World Fishing Network is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. During the free preview, viewers will have a chance to see Bill Boyce’s Cali (April 4 at 12:30 p.m. ET), Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi (April 5 at 12:30 p.m. ET), JP DeRose Breaking Boundaries (April 4 at 11:30 p.m. ET), as well as WFN exclusive program Timmy Horton Outdoors (April 11 at Noon ET), and more.

About DISH: DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.978 million pay-TV subscribers, as of Dec. 31, 2014, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.

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. World Fishing Network’s programming lineup includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe, World Fishing Network offers a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows that appeal to a broad and diverse audience. Anchored by one of the top fishing websites, WorldFishingNetwork.com, the network’s multimedia platforms also include mobile portals for iPhone, iPad and Android, enabling anglers to stay connected wherever they go. World Fishing Network and World Fishing Network HD are available to more than 58 million cable, satellite and telecommunications households throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

 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 KSE Outdoor 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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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 MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli, Sportsman Channel, P: 212.852.6646; tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Hayne Ellis, World Fishing Network, P: 720.873.5030; hellis@worldfishingnetwork.com

Ride Shotgun for the Season Finale of Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” – Thursday, March 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (March 9, 2015) – This week’s back-to-back episodes of Amazing America with Sarah Palin bring new life to old pastimes and traditions. Field hosts Jerry Carroll and Tara Conner learn how taxidermy, bass fishing and even one couple’s wedding vows are revitalized…with a unique twist. Ride shotgun on the road to amazing for the hour-long season finale on Thursday, March 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.    

aasp-finaleCarroll, no stranger to adventure, travels to Mosinee, Wis. to meet up with the owner of Custom Robotic Wildlife. The company combines the art of taxidermy and technology to create life-like mounts and decoys. The custom decoys are requested by hunters, as well as law enforcement, that use them in the fight against wildlife crime. Carroll gets the inside scoop on how the technology is built and an opportunity to see the decoys in action.

“Remote decoys are something to see…or not,” quipped Carroll. “They’re so much like the ‘real deal’ you wouldn’t know the difference.”

Carroll’s outdoor adventures continue, as he heads out on the water, where he learns what it takes to operate a cutting-edge patrol boat with a California game warden.

Viewers will then meet Modesto, Calif. native Lloyd Gomez, a man with a passion for break dancing, street style and…bass fishing. Dubbed the Bass Brigade, he and his crew put a new spin on dropping lures, as they scour the Los Angeles area for the best fishing spots around. This week, the enthusiastic anglers assist Conner in the pursuit of a trophy bass.

And the season finale concludes with a bang, as Carroll introduces the nation to Denise and Danny Salgados. Brought together by a mutual love of fishing and shooting, the happy couple is ready to renew their wedding vows – after 13 years of marriage – in an unforgettable way. Carroll awaits the arrival of the Salgados at a gun range/wedding chapel in Las Vegas, where he’s got a few surprises for the renewed newlyweds. And the day isn’t complete without a little explosive cake downrange. Viewers will have to tune in for a slice of what else is in store.

“You know me, I’m up for anything,” reflected Carroll, the one-time wedding planner and officiator. “Give me the opportunity and I’ll help make it one heck of a shotgun wedding.”

Amazing America with Sarah Palin airs exclusively on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.

About Pilgrim Studios: Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios produces a wide variety of unscripted and scripted programming for television, including hit series Fast N’ Loud, Misfit Garage and Street Outlaws for Discovery; Ghost Hunters for Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Down East Dickering for History; Swamp Pawn for CMT; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Raising Whitley for OWN; David Tutera’s CELEBrations for WEtv; Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna: North vs. South for National Geographic Channel; Amazing America with Sarah Palin and Saving Private K-9 for Sportsman Channel; Bring It! for Lifetime; Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe for CNN; and the recently launched My Big Fat Fabulous Life for TLC. The company also produced the breakout movie Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives for Discovery’s 2013 Shark Week, as well as the movie Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine and the special Megalodon: The New Evidence for the channel’s Shark Week 2014. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim has produced the pilot Recovery Road ABC Family, recently picked up for a full season. The company’s original movies for Lifetime include Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In ItalyAbducted: The Carlina White Story, which earned a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture; and the crime thriller Stalkers.

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 KSE Outdoor 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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Sportsman Channel Features Noted Nashville Songwriter on “Bill Dance Outdoors” – Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. ET

NEW BERLIN, WI (February 26, 2015) – When Dallas Davidson isn’t writing hits for country music superstars, he is out on the water, fishing pole in hand, enjoying the great outdoors. On this week’s episode of Bill Dance Outdoors, Davidson fulfills a childhood dream and joins the host for an action-packed, educational bass fishing experience in Tennessee. Bill Dance Outdoors airs Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel.

billdanceSeventeen chart-topping hits written for the likes of Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Lee Brice, and numerous songwriting awards, make up Davidson’s lyrical repertoire. But Davidson is an outdoorsman at heart. His love of fishing began at an early age – in part thanks to Dance. Davidson has been a fan of the show for as long as he can remember. Childhood dreams come true for him, as he joins Dance for a long-awaited bass fishing adventure.

“My mother used to call me Dallas Dance,” admitted Davidson. “Because I was obsessed with Dance’s show and I was obsessed with fishing. I wanted to be a fisherman before I wanted to write songs.”

Bill Dance Outdoors airs Sundays at 3 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel.

 Learn more about Bill Dance Outdoors on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/billdance and Twitter https://twitter.com/@Bill_Dance1.

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 KSE Outdoor 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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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