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Season 7 of Leupold’s Pigman: The Series Debuts with Once-in-Lifetime Maine Moose Hunt

DENVER (February 10, 2016) – One of the hardest species tags to draw is a moose tag in Maine, but that doesn’t stop Brian “Pigman” Quaca of Leupold’s Pigman: The Series from getting it done. Season 7 of Pigman: The Series finds Quaca with a new best friend in Maine since that friend added him as the hunter on a Maine moose tag. Now, all Quaca has to do is draw back his arrow on a 1,000-pound bull. Easy, right? Season 7 of Leupold’s Pigman: The Series debuts exclusively on Sportsman Channel Sunday, February 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

pig-moose-in-maineClick here for a sneak peek: http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/pigman-the-series/

Season 6 of Leupold’s Pigman: The Series was a year of recovery and reflection for Quaca after a horrific highway accident in December, 2014 that left him recuperating more than hunting. Season 7 finds him back with a renewed sense of self and a new motto tattooed on his arm: Vsetko Umiera , which is Slovic for: “everything dies.”

“Vsetko Umiera means to live through it and don’t forget where you came from – and to appreciate some of the things I took for granted. That’s not going to happen anymore,” said Brian “Pigman” Quaca.

One of Quaca’s dreams is to bowhunt for moose and the best chance of getting one is Maine. Except for the nearly 20-year wait to draw a tag. But Quaca made a new friend: Seth Legere, firearms manager for Kittery Trading Post, during a recent visit to Maine. And Legere offered to add Quaca’s name as a subpermittee to his draw, which means if Legere’s name is drawn, Quaca can be the hunter. “I still can’t believe Seth did that for me. Unbelievable. I can never repay Seth for what he did. I might have to give him a lifetime of pig hunts in Texas,” said Quaca.

It takes all of the five days allotted for the hunt and miles of walking, and calling, and walking. Quaca has two close encounters, but one bull caught wind of the hunters and immediately left while the other bull was just a baby. Will Quaca be able to add his name to the moose board in town? Or will the dream of a moose kill by bow stay that way for another 20 years?

Also, coming up in Season 7: Pigman heads to Colorado for an antelope hunt with Fred and Michele Eichler where Quaca is still adjusting to his new bow set up. Plus, Quaca receives redemption when he’s invited back to Africa for a daytime bush pig hunt. Will success find him this time?

Learn more about Pigman: The Series at http://Facebook.Com/PigmanTV on Twitter http://Twitter.com/SmokinPork on Instagram http://instagram.com/pigmantv and online http://PigmanTV.com

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About Pigman: The Series: Set deep in the heart of Texas, Leupold’s Pigman: the Series takes viewers on a wild ride with its ever unpredictable and crazy Host/Executive Producer, Brian ‘Pigman’ Quaca, at the helm.  Now in its seventh season, Pigman: the Series has earned rank as one of Sportsman Channel’s top-rated shows by entertaining the masses with a plethora of hunts and locations.  Of course Pigman’s pursuit of pigs are always his love and passion, but don’t think he isn’t capable of sharing the love to any species who dares to step out in front of his sights. Pigman: the Series is Executive Produced by four-time Sportsman Channel Host of the Year, Brian ‘Pigman’ Quaca, in association with Luce Change Productions and Duality Filmworks. Learn more at http://PigmanTV.com

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Season Five of Winchester Deadly Passion Returns Sunday 11:30 a.m. ET on Sportsman Channel

MINNETONKA, MN; (January 8, 2016) — Season five of Winchester Deadly Passion with host Melissa Bachman returns to Sportsman Channel Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET with a combo antelope – mule deer hunt in Colorado. This early season outing has Bachman bowhunting for antelope and velvety muleys – and even with the pre-rut bachelors running together, this spot and stalk challenges her. Tune in for great footage of big buck muleys on Winchester Deadly Passion, on Sportsman Channel Sunday, January 10 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

 

Watch a sneak peek here: http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/winchesters-deadly-passion/

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“Over the years I’m always trying to figure out what hunt is best during what time of year. Late August and early September is a tough time, but I’ve discovered big, velvety mule deer and I’m going after them with Joey Menegatti of Story Creek Outfitters,” said Bachman.

Bachman and Menegatti begin their hunt over a watering hole for antelope. But sitting in a hot blind for 12 hours can test any hunter’s patience. “For some reason, the antelope weren’t even coming in to the watering hole. You need great patience and be mentally tough to sit in a hot blind for this long,” stated Bachman. So the crew switches gears to something more physical – spot and stalking muleys.

Even spot and stalking isn’t a guaranteed way to get a buck as Bachman and Menegatti find themselves within arm’s reach of one opportunity after another. “Viewers I think will appreciate the effort that goes into a spot and stalk bowhunt this early in the season – you have to be patience as maybe one in seven stalks actually works,” concluded Bachman.

 

Learn more about Winchester Deadly Passion at http://MelissaBachman.Com on, Instagram at http://Instagram.com/Melissa_Bachman and http://Facebook.Com/WinchesterDeadlyPassion

 

About Winchester Deadly Passion: Every good hunter needs a solid role model, and Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester Deadly Passion, fits that bill perfectly with a unique ability to share her love for hunting with passionate fans and viewers. Winchester Deadly Passion is 26 weeks of non-stop action and pure entertainment as Melissa travels the globe going head-to-head with everything from world-class red stag and thousand pound gators to Boone and Crocket whitetails and thunderous bull elk. With rifle, bow or shotgun in hand, Melissa’s fast-paced, in-the-moment hunting style will keep you on the edge of your seat, while her expertise and decades of experience give viewers useful tips and strategies they can use afield.

 

About Winchester Ammunition

The iconic Winchester brand celebrates 150 years of legendary excellence in 2016—a historic milestone representing a steadfast commitment to the hunting and shooting sports traditions and future generations of sportsmen. A world leader in delivering innovative products, Winchester is The American Legend, a brand built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its loyal customers. Learn more about the history of Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or connect with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.

 

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Outdoor Channel Acquires Cable Syndication Rights to Air A&E Network’s Hit Show “Duck Dynasty”

Duck-Dynasty-Photo-3NEW YORK (December 17, 2015) – While Duck Dynasty® continues to thrive with original episodes on A&E Network, the Robertsons have found a new syndicated home –
Outdoor Channel. Outdoor Channel has acquired the cable syndication rights to air the first six seasons of Duck Dynasty, the most-watched unscripted series in cable history, beginning on January 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET. The announcement was made today by Jim Liberatore, CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks.

Outdoor Channel’s acquisition includes 71 episodes from the show’s first six seasons. The Robertson family return home to Outdoor Channel – where they got their television start with Duck Commander and where brother Willie Robertson currently stars on Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour – and will begin Duck Dynasty’s cable syndicated run with season one in January.

The Robertsons – brothers Phil and Si, along with Phil’s sons Willie, Jase and Jep – own and operate the Louisiana-based duck calling business “Duck Commander.” With Willie serving as CEO, the family has turned their signature beards and idiosyncratic personalities into a multimillion dollar business brand and iconic television series. Established in 1973, the company has grown from a “mom-and-pop” operation that creates fabricated duck calls and decoys out of salvaged swamp wood to a multimillion dollar sporting empire.

“We are excited about acquiring the first-run cable syndicated rights for the first six seasons of Duck Dynasty for Outdoor Channel and can’t wait to bring those episodes to our viewers,” said Liberatore. “As with any hugely popular television show that has been syndicated, we know fans of Duck Dynasty will flock to Outdoor Channel to relive the fun that started America’s love of the Robertson family.”

“Duck Dynasty” is produced for A&E Network by Gurney Productions. Executive producers for Gurney Productions are Deirdre Gurney and Scott Gurney. Executive producers for A&E are

Brad Holcman and Laurie Sharpe.

Check local listings or visit www.OutdoorChannel.com/ChannelFinder to find Outdoor Channel in your area.

 

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, and download our iPhone and iPad app. #WhatGetsYouOutdoors

 

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Go Big or Go Home on Sportsman Channel “Big Game Wednesday”

NEW BERLIN, WI (June 16, 2015) Sportsman Channel’s Big Game Wednesday presented by Wildgame Innovations is filled with big adventure, big bucks and big talent as the network presents its primetime slate of North American Whitetail, Destination Whitetail, Mathews Dominant Bucks, Buckventures’ The Woodsman, Big Deer TV and Bowhunter TV. The saying “go big or go home” has never been clearer when talking about Wednesday nights on Sportsman Channel.

The following is what viewers will see: https://youtu.be/QV57Ikuep48

Big Game Wednesday:

 

8 p.m. ET – North American Whitetail: Hosted by legendary whitetail deer hunter Stan Potts and North American Whitetail magazine Editor Pat Hogan, North American Whitetail TV is not just about the hunt or the kill, but the process of growing, managing, holding and harvesting mature bucks year after year.

8:30 p.m. ET – Destination Whitetail: Host Lauren Rich and Brittney Glaze showcase the people, places and ways to hunt whitetail throughout North America…confirming no two whitetail hunters are the same. Along the way, the series takes a look behind the hunt to discover what makes each destination and its inhabitants so unique.                                                 

9 p.m. ET – Mathews Dominant Bucks: Join whitetail hunting pro Stan Potts and his team of Solo Cameraman Producers as they dive into the what, where, when, why and how of big buck hunting.

9:30 p.m. ET – Buckventures’ The Woodsman: Buckventures’ The Woodsman showcases four individuals making their life’s work in the hunting industry. There are many responsibilities when it comes to making partners happy (good footage, photos, big bucks) while trying to harvest the biggest bucks possible.

10 p.m. ET – Big Deer TV: Meet the Big Deer TV team – Mike Hanback and Eddie Stevenson – two great hunters with only one thing on their mind…big deer. They are out to prove when it comes to hunting monster bucks they are the best in the world.

10:30 p.m. ET – Bowhunter TV: Executive Vice President and Group Publisher Mike Carney and Editor Curt Wells provide running commentary in every episode. Mike and Equipment Editor Tony Peterson provide “Tech Talk” equipment insights; Pro Shooter Levi Morgan shares “Perfect Shot” archery advice; and all-world bowhunter Randy Ulmer closes with his popular “Dead On” segment. No matter the level of bowhunting experience or interest, Bowhunter TV has something to help viewers become better archers and bowhunters.

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 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’s “Shed Wars” Rage On Thursday, June 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (June 16, 2015) – Justin “Iron Man” Greshko and Team Grenda face daunting obstacles in this week’s episode of Sportsman Channel’s Shed Wars. A spring snowstorm sweeps through the Rocky Mountains causing “Iron Man” more trouble than he bargains for and the Grendas are in for a surprise when Adam struggles to land their bush plane. Shed Wars airs exclusively Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.

Shed-Wars-Justin-Greshko-320x200Greshko risks driving onto muddy roads to reach a location he has never shed hunted before. The unpredictable weather brings sheets of snowfall and after deeming the remainder of his trek too dangerous, he decides to head home. The spring snow takes its toll on the roads, and Iron Man’s vehicle won’t budge in the mud – leaving him stranded.

As the shed season progresses, Adam and Tana Grenda continue to fly their bush plane to easily locate antlers from the sky. But this week, the couple realizes their once helpful tactic could become dangerous. “The wind must have switched to a tailwind and we were moving way too fast across the ground to land,” explained Adam Grenda. “I came in too hot and I [couldn’t] get the plane to land. We [were] going to overshoot and run into the fence at the end.”

Viewers also will catch a glimpse into the buying and selling of sheds, as Fish prepares to meet with “Antler Man” – one of the most well-known antler brokers in the country. Fish’s pile of sheds weighs in at nearly 4,000 pounds, but he worries tensions will rise if they can’t see eye to eye on pricing.

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

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Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 102, skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

Sportsman Channel’s “Shed Wars” Take to the Sky Thursday, June 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (June 8, 2015) – The heart of shed season has arrived and Team Grenda (Adam and Tana Grenda) could not be more excited. In this week’s episode of Sportsman Channel’s Shed Wars, the Grenda’s put their pilot’s licenses to good use on an aerial journey to shed hunt from a bush plane. Back on the ground, Brady “Bone Daddy” Dixon finds himself in an unexpected race for time. Shed Wars airs exclusively Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.

By combining Team Grenda’s two passions – flying bush planes and shed hunting – they become an unstoppable team. Adam and Tana Grenda work together to pinpoint sheds from the sky, marking the coordinates with their GPS and tracking the antlers once they are back on the ground. It is an expensive endeavor, reserved only for the heart of shed season. Team Grenda hopes to discover as many antlers as they can from the sky, without losing their bearings once on the ground.

“Your prospective from the sky is so different,” said Tana Grenda. “But that’s why we mark it on our GPS, because if we see it in the air, there’s no way to find it on the ground and try to navigate your way around.

While Team Grenda hopes to gain an advantage over the other competitors from the sky, remaining teams continue their search for antlers on the ground – including Brady “Bone Daddy” Dixon. The intense hunter brings out his ATV for a more efficient antler hunt, but discovers even the most unsuccessful day can bring more shed hunting woes. While out scouting, Bone Daddy loses his ATV keys with only a moment’s notice to decide if he will continue to search or walk back to his truck as nightfall quickly closes in.

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

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Pigman: The Series Shares Emotional Road to Recovery in Two-Part Episode of “Pigman Rising” Sunday, June 7 on Sportsman Channel

Special Guest Ret. Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris Attempts to Take Pigman on First Hunt Since Accident

 NEW BERLIN, WI (June 2, 2015) – “These are the two hardest episodes I’ve ever filmed,” states Brian “Pigman” Quaca in the opening sequence of a special two-part event called “Pigman Rising” on Pigman: The Series, Sunday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

“I am not sure if I was ready to come back. I may look a little different – I am still healing, but trust me in my heart I’m exactly the same. And you definitely don’t want to miss these two shows,” continues Quaca. The conclusion of the two-part event is on June 14 at 8 p.m. ET. Quaca also will host a Twitter chat during the episode and fans can ask questions using #PigmanRising and following @SmokinPork.

BrianPigmanQuaca-320x200On Dec. 26, 2014, Brian “Pigman” Quaca nearly died in a horrific automobile accident on a snowy road in Colorado. The violent crash left Quaca critically injured, with devastating injuries that included 11 skull fractures, bleeding on the brain, cracked ribs and blood in his lungs. In this two-part episode, Pigman and his dad, Dap, go into great detail about the circumstances surrounding the accident, Quaca’s fight for his life and the numerous obstacles he has overcome – including severe nerve damage and significant vision loss.

Viewers will follow Quaca along one of numerous doctor visits, acupuncture treatments and more as he, and Dap, struggle with their new reality.

Seeing his son struggle, Dap finds Ret. Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris who has lived to tell his near-death story in his book Steel Will. While on patrol in Iraq in 2007, Harris’ Humvee hit an IED. That blast cost Shilo his ears, part of his nose, some fingers and over one third of the skin on his body – as well as three of his best friends.

“For me the physical scars will heal quickly,” stated Harris. “But there’s an internal, emotional and mental healing that goes with this. That’s why I’m here to help. (Brian) is going to realize just how strong he can be. He’s not broken. This is a new chapter in his book.”

What Dap doesn’t realize is Harris is there not only to help get Pigman back out on his first hunt since his accident, but also to help heal the emotional wounds inside Dap and the entire family.

“I love getting out hunting,” concluded Harris. “I know how therapeutic it is. I am hoping to encourage Brian to get out there to do what he does best – to kill pigs.”

Learn more about Pigman: The Series at http://facebook.com/PigmanTV on Twitter http://Twitter.com/SmokinPork, Instagram at http://Instagram.com/PigmanTV and online http://PigmanTV.com and www.youtube.com/PigmanTheSeries

About Pigman: The Series: Set deep in the heart of Texas, Leupold’s Pigman: The Series takes viewers on a wild ride with its ever unpredictable and crazy Executive Producer and four-time Sportsman Channel Host of the Year, Brian ‘Pigman’ Quaca, at the helm.  Now in its sixth season, Pigman: The Series has earned rank as one of Sportsman Channel’s top-rated shows by entertaining the masses with a plethora of hunts and locations.  Of course, Pigman’s pursuit of pigs is always his love and passion, but don’t think he isn’t capable of sharing the love to any species who dares to step out in front of his sights. Pigman: The Series is Executive Produced by Brian Quaca and David Luce in association with Duality Filmworks. David and Daniel Holechek serve as co-producers. Learn more at http://PigmanTV.com

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 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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Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 102, skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

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Questions Surround Sportsman Channel’s First Episode of “Shed Wars” As Reality Tumbles Face First with Reality

Episode Three Airs on Thursday, June 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (June 1, 2015) – When the first episode of Sportsman Channel’s Shed Wars (Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT) concluded, viewers were left on the side of a trail in the Rocky Mountains with The Rack Pack (Josh Yandle and Justin Lottman) wondering how they were going to scale the dangerous Rocky Mountain ravine in the pitch dark with limited light available or be forced to spend the night in the wilds.

ShedWarsTeamAdrenaline-320x200Talk about a cliffhanger!

When viewers returned for the second episode, expecting to see how Yandle and Lottman managed to escape the danger-filled scenario, the scene was curiously absent of explanation.

How and why?

Reality collided with “reality” when a member of the True Sight Media production team – cameramen Forest Cox – fell 35 feet down the side of the mountain ravine while trying to shoot the scene – in the dark – for episode two. Cox’s fall resulted in the camera getting destroyed but, luckily, he was not seriously injured. The hearty cameraman did suffer a bruised spine, sprained wrist and swollen ankle but managed to return the next day to shoot more episodes.

“This was a case where the reality of ‘reality-based’ television came into play in a very dangerous scenario,” said Tyler Lindsay, senior producer for Shed Wars. “Losing the storyline of Josh and Justin was the least of our worries that night when Forest fell. In fact, Josh and Justin carried the injured cameraman to safety. Amazingly, Forest returned to the top of the mountain the next day to continue shooting more scenes for future episodes.”

Sportsman Channel’s new original series Shed Wars follows the adventures – sometimes dangerous – of five teams vying to compete for the skyrocketing demand for antler sheds in the Rocky Mountains. The underwhelming supply of sheds – with high demand – has turned the opening of shed season into one of the fiercest competitions the great outdoors has ever seen and sometimes life threatening. The five teams provide viewers a glimpse into what it takes to survive the entire shed hunting cycle. Through months of preparation and challenging Rocky Mountain terrain, they risk it all in the pursuit of the ultimate pay day.

Catch a sneak peek: http://bit.ly/1DUkHgW.

Teams take great risk for what they hope will be an even greater reward. The four other teams include:

  • Bone Daddy – Brady “Bone Daddy” Dixon (Fruita, Colo.) is always convinced the next big score is just around the bend. Dixon is relentless in his pursuit for the next record breaking shed set. Love him or hate him, it is his way or the highway.
  • Fish – Fish Fisher (Bozeman, Mont.) has a long history of shed hunting. With the good book at his side, he is out to share the message and stack some bone.
  • Team Grenda – Bush pilot Tana Grenda, her brother Tom and husband Adam (Bonners Ferry Idaho), are all about having the upper hand. With ATVs, snowmobiles, dogs and an airplane at their disposal, they can overcome any obstacle standing in their way, and claim the hardest to reach shed piles.
  • Iron Man – Justin “Iron Man” Greshko’s (Edwards, Colo.) obsession with antlers keeps him awake at night. With the agility of a mountain goat and the veracity of a bear, there is no mountain that can contain him.

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 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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Sportsman Channel’s “Apex Predator” Soars on Thursday, May 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (May 4, 2015) – With eyesight estimated to be eight times greater than a human’s, and a wingspan up to seven and a half feet wide, it is no wonder Remi Warren, host of Sportsman Channel’s original series Apex Predator, is fascinated by the Golden Eagle’s attributes and ability to hunt. This week’s episode takes Warren inside the mind of the massive bird in an attempt to mimic its predatory style using modern optics in pursuit of the elusive Mexican Coues deer. Apex Predator airs Thursday, May 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

ApexPredatorRemiWarren-320x200Humans have long been fascinated by a bird’s ability to fly, and the coveted “bird’s eye view” it provides. It is an advantage birds like the Golden Eagle use on their quest to survive – to discover and devour prey. Warren hopes to gain that advantage, but before heading out into the mountains of Mexico, he must learn what it takes to obtain vision so powerful, medium sized prey become visible from up to two miles away. Warren has the opportunity to use modern optics to assist in his hunt, but he lacks the luxury of flight and the ability to dive down to the ground at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour. Warren journeys to higher ground, but when a Coues deer appears, will the apex predator reach his prey in time?

“Even as a hunter who uses optics and hunts like this a lot – I learned something new,” admitted Warren. “I got up high in the mountains, I glassed, I tried to keep as true to the way the eagle would spot things as I could. I’m thankful that I learned this lesson and I feel pretty darn excited about everything I got to experience.

Follow along with @RemiWarren and @ApexPredatorTV on Twitter for a LIVE tweet throughout Thursday’s episode of Apex Predator at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

 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 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.

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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