Category Archives: Fishing

Sportsman Channel’s “MeatEater” Indulges in a Jungle Feast on February 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Part Three of Steven Rinella’s Bolivian Jungle Hunt Brings Additional Surprises

NEW BERLIN, WI (February 17, 2015) – Hunting laws and regulations in the United States are vastly different from those of the rain forests in Bolivia. This is precisely the environment Steven Rinella finds himself while walking through the loud and eerie jungles of central Bolivia on the final episode of Sportsman Channel’s three-part MeatEater special. Despite the language barrier, Rinella has developed a rapport with the indigenous tribesmen during several days of hunting and fishing. The goal and challenge is to harvest a bounty large enough to feed the local tribe and end Rinella’s journey on a successful note.

meat-eater-finale Audiences can watch Rinella’s experience unfold on MeatEater – airing exclusively Thursday, February 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The host often talks and writes about his profound respect for how indigenous people harvest their food by any means necessary. The final episode of his South American adventure offers a vivid ‘A to Z’ account of how local tribesmen hunt and prepare for their collection of local foods. For the most part, Rinella has been a hunting spectator in the jungle thus far on his journey, but this episode may call on his skills.

“Bolivia was an eye-opening journey,” said Rinella. “Hunting is more than a lifestyle here – it’s a matter of survival, and to be able to hunt with individuals who have maintained a constant connection to the land for many years made this a special trip I will cherish and never forget.”

MeatEater airs exclusively on Sportsman Channel on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

About Steven Rinella: Steven Rinella is an avid outdoorsman, writer, and television personality best known for his ability to translate the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences. He is the author of The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine, the award-winning American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, and most recently, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter. He is a correspondent for Outside magazine, and his writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, O the Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, and more traditional hunting and fishing publications like Field and Stream and Petersen’s Hunting.

About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009, Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, and has created original content for CNN, PBS, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, HLN, History, and Travel Channel. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker/Pretty Matches for AOL On Originals); the two award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef (PBS) and MeatEater with Steven Rinella (Sportsman Channel); and The Getaway (Esquire/NBC). Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.

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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Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 117; rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

Sportsman Channel’s “MeatEater” Travels to Jungles of South America for Life-Changing Event on February 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Part one of three-part Series finds Steven Rinella in Unchartered Territory

 NEW BERLIN, WI (February 4, 2015)Sportsman Channel’s Steven Rinella is a well-traveled outdoorsman and has experienced countless remote hunting locations in his lifetime – but he does not often encounter a trip to the jungles of South America. Do not miss Rinella’s unforgettable journey to uninhabited areas of Bolivia on MeatEater – airing exclusively Thursday, February 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

meateaterThe environment throughout the villages around the river system is raw and untamed. A new adventure in foreign territories can bring uncertainty and a level of excitement. Rinella learns different hunting and fishing techniques from the locals, but also takes an introspective look into his personal food gathering beliefs and how they compare to those of the local tribes.

“I entered this adventure with no expectations and gained a new respect for how the indigenous tribes survive,” said Steven Rinella. “I don’t think it’s a stretch to say I was out of my comfort zone in this environment, but that’s one of the reasons I took the trip. This three-part series will be an eye-opening experience for our viewers.”

MeatEater premieres exclusively on Sportsman Channelon Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

About Steven Rinella: Steven Rinella is an avid outdoorsman, writer, and television personality best known for his ability to translate the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences. He is the author of The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine, the award-winning American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, and most recently, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter. He is a correspondent for Outside magazine, and his writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, O the Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, and more traditional hunting and fishing publications like Field and Stream and Petersen’s Hunting.

About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009. Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, including the two Emmy Award-winning series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. Zero Point Zero has produced television series and specials for CNN, Travel Channel, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, Sportsman Channel, The Weather Channel, and Bravo.   Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.

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:  

Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 117; rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

New York Giants Defensive End Justin Tuck Sacks Big Game in Argentina on Sportsman Channel – Friday, Oct. 4 & 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Giants All-Pro featured on Bowhunter TV in Two-Part Special from Argentina

New Berlin, WI (October 1, 2013) – While New York Giants All-Pro defensive end Justin Tuck is roaming the gridiron in the coming weeks for Eagles and Bears, Sportsman Channel will showcase Tuck’s off-season adventure in Argentina where he bowhunts in search of big game during an exciting two-part series on Bowhunter TV on Friday, October 4 and 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Tuck, an avid bowhunter when he’s not tormenting opposing teams’ quarterbacks, travels to the southern hemisphere with Bowhunter TV host Mike Carney to take advantage of Argentina’s red stag roar and a wide variety of other big game in the country’s Cerro Colorado foothills and mountains. Tuck likens bowhunting to football, and uses his All-Pro football skills when he finds himself face-to-face with a massive water buffalo at pointblank range.

“The key to football is patient aggression…the same in bowhunting,” said Tuck. “You’ve got to be patient because sometimes the animals just don’t follow our plans and script. You have to understand your time is going to come. When it does, you have to be ready to execute.”

The show not only showcases Tuck’s nose-to-nose encounter with a water buffalo, but he also executes an impressive spot and stalk hunt for a trophy axis deer and a fallow deer from 35  yards. Not to be outdone, Mike Carney demonstrates the perfect spot and stalk on a fallow deer as well. The hunting conditions are not always ideal, with heavy winds and difficult terrain, but Tuck and Carney make the most of their opportunities.

Tuck also will participate in a live Twitter chat (https://twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl) on the October 11. The All-Pro lineman will answer viewer questions about the show and discuss his experience in Argentina.

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel, and Sportsman HD, is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to sportsmen and sportswomen in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 32 million U.S. television households and is available in HD. Visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com, follow on Twitter, @SportsmanPR (twitter.com/SPORTSMANPR) and Like on Facebook, facebook.com/sportsmanchannel

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MEDIA CONTACTS:  

Tom Caraccioli, Sportsman Channel, P: 212. 852.6646; tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 117; rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

 

Big Fish and Successful Tips Highlight In-Fisherman on Sportsman Channel – Saturday

New Berlin, WI – (April 12, 2012) – Get your bait and tackle ready for a memorable adventure of fast and furious fishing and practical tips! Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American sportsman, is all geared up to bring audiences a full thirty minutes of consistent “bites” on In-Fisherman.  Host, Doug Stange and other top-flightstaffers patrol the fresh waters of the upper-Midwest in search of HUGE walleyes and “giant” catfish. Catching fish in large quanities and showing viewers how to execute with the best tackle will be showcased during this MUST watch episode. Viewers can watch the non-stop action on Saturday, April 14 at 8 p.m.

The walleye fishing begins in overdrive on Prairie Lake in North Dakota as Stange trolls through the dirty waters and “pitches” the new Rapala Clackin’ Minnow lure for timber walleyes. In six to eight foot waters, the fish start biting early and often as Stange reels in an 18-25 inch fish. A few moments later, a 22-inch walleye bites and gives a battle that will leave audiences impressed with the execution of the Clackin’ Rap.

“There’s nothing quite like pitching a new lure, and the Clackin’ Minnow was certainly a big hit,” said Doug Stange, Host of In-Fisherman. “This lure is very effective and I really enjoyed using it as I caught several big walleyes that put up a good fight. I believe we shouldn’t mess with success – especially when you come across a good lure.”

The fishing action continues on the Red River in Grand Forks with new bait and new species. Dr. Rob Neumann and Captain Brad Durick are fishing for catfish during autumn months. The men begin using “Lazer Trokar” hooks and the results are immediate as both guys reel in 6-8 foot catfish. After changing bait to “suckers,” the bites kept coming as Durick fought an 8-foot “ugly stick” catfish that will leave viewers in awe!

To learn more about In-Fisherman visit, http://www.in-fisherman.com/

Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/InFishermanTV

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel, and Sportsman HD, is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities.  Sportsman Channel reaches more than 31 million U.S. television households and is available in HD, visit http://sportsmanhd.com for more information. Visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (www.twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl) and Like on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sportsmanchannel

Press Contacts:

Michelle Scheuermann, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 111; mscheuermann@thesportsmanchannel.com

Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 117; rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

 

In-Fisherman Ice Fishing Guide Demonstrates the Secret to Catching Trophy Panfish on Sportsman Channel

New Berlin, WI – (November 17, 2011) – The search for LARGE pugnacious panfish and crappies begin with the team from In- Fisherman Ice Fishing Guide exclusively on Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman. The staff contends with some of the biggest perch and crappies ever captured on TV. Ice anglers from across the country will not want to miss this episode as anglers will discover successful baiting techniques with wax worms and beyond. If you are looking for better ways to catch big fish, this episode is a CAN’T miss.  Watch the non-stop, ice-fishing action of In-Fisherman Ice Fishing Guide on Saturday, November 19 at 7 p.m. EST.

The Roy Lake area of South Dakota is home to some of the biggest yellow perch in the state. Jeff Simpson, Digital Director of the InterMedia Outdoors fishing group,and his father, Dick, execute and land several large “prairie jumbos” (yellow panfish). Jeff and Dick fished with great success, both landing fish exceeding 15 inches.

“Viewers will enjoy how we catch trophy fish on large bodies of water,” said Jeff Simpson, added. “The bait options are different for every angler. I usually prefer to use minnow heads for fast action, but wax worms and maggots also work well. This episode will provide several presentation wrinkles for our viewers.”

This captivating episode also dives into presentation strategies for catching large crappies. In addition, the team gives viewers their “secrets” for fishing large bodies of water and finding panfish forage. These tips and more, consistently lead to more success on the ice.

To learn more about In-Fisherman Ice Fishing Guide, visit http://www.in-fisherman.com/ice-guide-tv  Follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/InFishermanTV

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities.  Sportsman Channel is now available in HD, check with your local cable or satellite provider. Acquired by InterMedia Outdoors Holdings in 2006, Sportsman Channel reaches 27 million U.S. television households and is a part of the nation’s largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. Visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (www.twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl), become a Fan on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sportsmanchannel and download Sportsman App at www.itunes.com/appstore

 

Press Contacts:

Michelle Scheuermann, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 111; mscheuermann@thesportsmanchannel.com

Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 117; rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

 

In-Fisherman Wins Best Series – Education from CableFAX Program Awards

New Berlin, WI – (November 16, 2011)   In-Fisherman, notably the longest running and most watched fishing series on television, won another trophy for the mantel: Best Series – Education from the CableFAX Program Awards. The awards were recently held in Hollywood, Ca. In-Fisherman beat out two HGTV programs to win the top spot. The CableFAX Program awards is devoted to cable’s top shows, people and entertainment icons.

CableFAX said of In-Fisherman,  …”it’s so good that the show has produced 42 seasons. That is not a typo! This really is a go-to place for the hardcore fisherman (or fisherwoman), tackling everything from lures to sound and vibration for big fish. We can’t promise that merely watching will guarantee hooking a whopper, but it might give you some new ideas for casting your line.”

“The entire In-Fisherman staff is humbled by this recognition,” said Steve Hoffman, publisher of In-Fisherman. “Helping people catch more fish and have more fun on the water has been our constant mission for more than 40 years, and being recognized as a television leader in education is the best praise that we could hope for.”

Famous around the world for tackling every species of freshwater fish, the distinguished In-Fisherman staff leads viewers on unforgettable journeys to the best fishing spots in North America and beyond. Variety is the key to the success and popularity of In-Fisherman, as the talented team captures the best fishing action on television.

To learn more, visit http://in-fisherman.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/InFisherman and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/in-fish

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities.  Sportsman Channel is now available in HD, check with your local cable or satellite provider. Acquired by InterMedia Outdoors Holdings in 2006, Sportsman Channel reaches 27 million U.S. television households and is a part of the nation’s largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. Visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (www.twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl), become a Fan on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sportsmanchannel and download Sportsman App at www.itunes.com/appstore

 

Press Contacts:

Michelle Scheuermann, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 111; mscheuermann@thesportsmanchannel.com

Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 117; rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com