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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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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

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

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.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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

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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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

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

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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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

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

 

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.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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

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

Sportsman Channel’s “Apex Predator” Stands Tall – Thursday, April 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 27, 2015)Remi Warren, host of Sportsman Channel’s original series Apex Predator, considers the Great Blue Heron to be one of North America’s most underappreciated predators. With its long legs and ability to strike like lightening when a prospective fish draws near, they are one of the continent’s most productive and successful hunters. In this week’s episode, Warren will attempt to adopt the massive bird’s predatory strategies by navigating the edges of Michigan waterways on stilts.

Apex Predator airs Thursday, April 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

apexpredator-blueheronIn an attempt to gain the perspective of the distinctive Great Blue Heron, Warren uses stilts to search Michigan waters for fish with a spear in hand. The view has its advantages, but Warren finds the refraction – a drawback the heron has adapted to – makes it difficult to know how far below the surface of the water his potential fare swims. Unaccustomed to the balancing act required to remain upright on stilts, after hours in the water, Warren begins to question his ability to hunt as a heron.

“It’s pretty tough hunting like the heron because these fish are pretty deep,” explained Warren. “Where I’m seeing them on the surface of the water isn’t actually where they are. I’ve got the current, water refraction and the depth all working against me. The hardest part is just knowing when to strike.”

Follow along with @RemiWarren and @ApexPredatorTV on Twitter for a LIVE tweet throughout Thursday’s episode of Apex Predator, beginning 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 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:

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

Sportsman Channel’s “Apex Predator” Runs with Wolves – Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 20, 2015) – Intrigued by the Grey Wolf’s physical ability to hunt, Remi Warren, host of Sportsman Channel’s original series Apex Predator, explores what it takes to run with wolves. He will test his own strength and endurance by attempting to run down a herd of elk with a bow – as a wolf. When his physical strength isn’t enough, he must enlist the help of his brother and the director and cinematographer of Apex Predator, to form a wolf pack. Warren leads the pack in this week’s episode of Apex Predator airing Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

Wolves are well designed hunters and in order to hunt like one, Warren must learn the physical attributes he needs to successfully execute the wild animal’s hunting techniques. Warren heads to the local professional sports and fitness training center to learn the science behind his own physical strengths and weaknesses in comparison to a wolf. Warren discovers he is extremely fit and agile – for a human – but his physical strengths cannot compete with a wolf’s natural ability. Warren uses his newfound knowledge to use the tactics of a wolf on a bowhunt for elk. When he realizes physical fitness isn’t enough, he devises a new plan and forms a wolf pack with his brother and members of the Apex Predator team.

apexpredator-300x169“It’s amazing how quickly bonds can form when you’re engaged in a shared task like a hunt,” said Warren. “I think I have a little taste of what it really means to be a wolf. You live as a pack, you die as a pack and you succeed and fail as a pack.”

Follow along with @RemiWarren and @ApexPredatorTV on Twitter for a LIVE tweet throughout Thursday’s episode of Apex Predator, beginning 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 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’s “Apex Predator” Hides in Plain Sight in Season Premiere – Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 7, 2015) – Cold-blooded alligators have highly attuned hearing, night vision and an uncanny ability to blend in with their surroundings. These are attributes Remi Warren, host of Sportsman Channel’s original series Apex Predator, will attempt to emulate. Warren meets with experts and learns what it takes to become a “lie and wait” predator – blending in with the environment, silently pinpointing prey and striking without warning – on a hunt for wild pig.

Apex Predator premieres on Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.

There is no better way to understand how an alligator hunts then to become one with its environment. In order to do this right, Warren meets with gator biologists and a human performance specialist to discover what it means to remain “hidden in plain sight” and to practice conserving energy. Though Warren can’t compete with an alligator’s 2,000 pounds of bite force, he begins a hunt for wild pig from the depths of a Central Florida swamp – alligator style.

apexpred“By being at eye level to the water and looking at the world through the lens of the alligator, it’s really pushed my own personal boundaries on what it means to be close and to be patient and to be stealthy,” said Warren. “As a hunter, that’s what I strive for and that’s what I take away from this lesson. I learned what it means to have to be patient. If I took that into every avenue of hunting it would overall make me a better hunter.”

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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MEDIA CONTACT:

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