Category Archives: Hunting

Big Deer with Mike Hanback Honors U.S. Veteran with Whitetail Hunt Tomorrow Night on Sportsman Channel

 New Berlin, WI – (October 16, 2012) Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for the American Sportsman, brings audiences an episode every American can be proud of watching on Big Deer with Mike Hanback tomorrow night on the network. After receiving a heartfelt viewer e-mail, Hanback feels compelled and moved to extend an invitation to Captain Zane Keen of the U.S. Army to a whitetail hunt in his home state of Virginia. Captain Keen expresses a strong interest in the show and in his country and the end result is something Hollywood directors dream about. Watch Big Game Wednesday tomorrow presented by Wildgame Innovation with Big Deer with Mike Hanback at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

From the moment Captain Keen receives a whitetail hunting invitation from Hanback, he is thrilled and begins preparing for his trip from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Virgina. The first few days are mixed with positives and challenges as the two men discover a lot of deer movement, however, not a great deal of “shooter bucks”. The weather elements are also standing in the way with serious rainfall and windy conditions. The pressure is palatable on the final day of the hunt and Captain Keen makes his move on a big whitetail. After moving to within 200 yards, he lines up his rifle and connects on a massive non-typical buck which makes the entire camp ecstatic!

“All of a sudden, I hear a gun shot and I have a good feeling about the result,” said Hanback, host of Big Deer with Mike Hanback. “As I approach Zane and see the huge non-typical buck, I begin to beam with pride and excitement for Zane and his journey on this great hunt. He’s been through a lot in life and this is just a small token of my appreciation to Zane and all of the great men and women that serve our great country.  Zane is an American hero and I’m proud to have him on our side and call him a friend.”

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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

 

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Ryan Nolan, 262.432.9100 ex 117; rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

 

 

Bowhunter TV Celebrates 100th Episode on Sportsman Channel – Friday

New Berlin, WI – (October 2, 2012) Sportsman Channel; the leader in outdoor television for the American sportsman is honored to bring viewers the 100th episode of Bowhunter TV.  The milestone programs host, Curt Wells is shining the spotlight on Bowhunter’s most outrageous bears, bucks and bulls of all time . Audiences will not want to miss the 100th episode of Bowhunter TV on Full Draw Friday, October 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The Bowhunter TV crew is proud that in addition to all of the teaching moments they’ve squeezed into episodes over the past eight years – they’ve also captured some of the most unforgettable, in-your-face animal encounters ever recorded. If you want to see an action-packed half hour that details the most incredible and exciting hunts by the Bowhunter crew – don’t miss this memorable episode!

“Viewers will be treated to five-yard, teeth-popping standoffs with monster bears with recurve and compound”, said Mike Carney, co-host of Bowhunter TV. “The action continues with amazing bull elk near and far; mega-toad whitetails from across North America; and a series of trophy moose kills culminating in one hunt that nearly cost our cameraman and host their lives! This show is must-see TV that results from eight seasons of hard work, great fortune, and tons of well-placed arrows.

In addition to these memory-making hunt sequences, in the regular “Tech Talk” segment Mike Carney and Equipment Editor Tony Peterson reveal the game-changing use of in-the-field ozone, World 3D Champion Levi Morgan shares “Perfect Shot” tips on balancing your bow and the incomparable Randy Ulmer teaches proper techniques for shooting at high elevation. Join us as we celebrate eight years of Bowhunter TV!

Follow Bowhunter TV Twitter at https://twitter.com/BowhunterMag

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

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Ryan Nolan, 262.432.9100 ex 117; rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

 

New Series Big Deer with Mike Hanback Rolls Out Exclusively on Sportsman Channel

Hunting BIG Deer is the Game and Mike Hanback Delivers Epic Hunts on June 27  

New Berlin, WI – (June 20, 2012) – Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is honored to introduce exclusive new series Big Deer with Mike Hanback, presented by Cabela’s. The show’s mantra focuses on what is great about being an American Sportsman: Hunting hard, having fun and respecting the game.  Big Deer with Mike Hanback debuts Wednesday, June 27 at 8 pm ET/PT during the premiere week of “Made in America,” which kicks off 575 hours of new content across 100 different series for the network’s Q3 lineup.

Season one brings passionate hunts and two of the toughest hunts in Hanback’s life as a hunter. Hanback and the Big Deer team research, scout and hunt for the biggest bucks in any given area, using a variety of options, from tree stands to blinds to stalking and rattling.  Viewers can expect heart-pounding action in this new reality-driven series and the team will ensure hard and fair adventures throughout North America.

“Everything that is good, genuine and honest in the deer-hunting world, that is what Big Deer is all about,” said Hanback. “We will focus primarily on hunting whitetail deer across North America. This exclusive new series will prove to be the most outstanding show on television for the whitetail enthusiast. We have several must-watch locations this season, including Nebraska, Eastern Colorado, Maine and South Dakota.”

“Mike is one of the most respected and well known hunters in the outdoor hunting space,” said Graig Hale, VP of Business Development at Sportsman Channel. “Sportsman Channel is very excited to introduce Big Deer with Mike Hanback to our extensive lineup of impressive whitetail programming. I’m confident our viewers will enjoy Mike’s journeys across North America.”

Big Deer with Mike Hanback is not all about big racks. Mike Hanback is known and respected by millions of American hunters as a regular, down-to-earth guy who appreciates all that deer country has to offer – the sights, smells and sunrises. The camaraderie of hunting friends – old and new – and connecting with hard-working deer hunters across the U.S. and sharing their amazing big-buck success stories is all about the Big Deer experience.

Don’t miss Big Deer with Mike Hanback and 21 other brand-new series starting June 25 for Sportsman Channel’s exciting premiere week, “Made in America.”  The network’s Q3 lineup includes 575 hours of new content, including 22 brand-new series and 70 returning series with all-new episodes, featuring the network’s battled-tested hunters, legendary anglers and top experts.  The campaign, which bows June 25, is a multimillion dollar, multimedia effort that will garner in excess of 200 million impressions. For a sneak peek of what’s to come, visit http://bit.ly/MnAcXR for videos and snippets and http://bit.ly/JX45ug for print creative.

Watch Sportsman Channel on DISH (available in HD), DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS or check your local cable listings. Additionally, go to http://theSportsman Channel.com and enter your zip code in our channel finder.  Don’t have Sportsman Channel? Contact your cable operator today to request it.

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

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sportsman Channel

Ryan Nolan, 262.432.9100 EXT: 117; rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

A First for Petersen’s Hunting; All Four Hosts Join Together at “Deer Camp” in South Texas

New Berlin, WI – (September 23, 2011)Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is taking viewers of Peterson’s HUNTING Adventures, presented by Federal Premium, on a management hunt that combines jaw dropping excitement with memorable humor. For the first time in the five season history of their show, all four hosts from Petersen’s HUNTING Adventures join together for an unforgettable management deer hunt in South Texas. Hosts Craig Boddington, Kevin Steele, Mike Schoby and Greg Rodriquez made the most of this unique five-day hunt by harvesting three impressive bucks. You can watch this one-of-a-kind reunion on Sunday, September 25 at 8:30 pm EST.

The weather was a slightly on the warm side for good deer movement, however when it was all said and done, the big “winner” of the group was Rodriquez as he tagged a 12-point buck with his rifle. Generally, there is an 8-point max on a management hunt, however this particular ranch allowed10-points or better – as long as the buck was at least five and half years or older. Steele and Schoby also enjoyed success as they each “bagged” a buck from their stands.

“The idea behind the Deer Camp episode was to get myself and my co-hosts Craig Boddington, Mike Schoby and Greg Rodriquez on a hunt together for the first time,” said Kevin Steele, co-host. “One deer camp, four hosts, five days – what could possibly go wrong? Deer Camp is our salute to a time-honored tradition among American males. It pre-dates poker nights and tailgate parties.”

Not only did this prodigious group harvest three impressive bucks, but they also tagged one javalina and one hog – both with a ten point crossbows.

This memorable hunt would not be complete without some good old fashion “shenanigans” between friends. One example of their fun will show Schoby’s whitetail deer pencil puppet head that dangles outside the blind while the camera is recording. Another moment of levity came when Boddington and Steele sing “kumbaya” around the camp – just a couple of many funny moments in Petersen’s Hunting. 

Petersen’s HUNTING Adventures is in its sixth season on the air as one of America’s favorite hunting shows. Travel the globe in search of the world’s most sought-after big game trophies with Petersen’s HUNTING experts’ Craig Boddington, Kevin Steele, Dick Metcalf, Mike Schoby and Greg Rodriquez.

To learn more about Petersen’s HUNTING Adventures visit, http://www.petersenshunting.com/tv/ Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HuntingMag Become a Fan on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/PetersensHuntingMag

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

North American Whitetail Presented by Arctic Cat Celebrates 100th Episode on Sportsman Channel – August 24

NAW TV’s Centennial Salute Looks Back at Memorable Hunts

New Berlin, WI – (August 24, 2011) North American Whitetail has hit the century mark! Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is honored to air the 100th episode of North America Whitetail presented by Arctic Cat on Wednesday, August 24 at 9 p.m. EST. The cast of North American Whitetail will celebrate their centennial show by looking back at some of their most unforgettable and all-time favorite hunts and special segments from episodes past.

North American Whitetail presented by Arctic Cat is an iconic brand print magazine and TV show that is produced by InterMedia Outdoors (IMO).  IMO is the largest media company in the outdoor-enthusiast category.

The entire staff at InterMedia Outdoors congratulates North American Whitetail for this great accomplishment. This truly sets the standard for “best-in-class” outdoor TV and I look forward to working with Gordon, Stan and the rest of the crew for another 100 episodes,” said Jeff Paro, InterMedia Outdoors CEO.

“As the old saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun,” said Stan Potts, co-host of North American Whitetail. “We have a wonderful time hunting and producing this show and I think our energy and expertise show through on the TV screen. To have the opportunity to work with Gordon Whittington and Dr. James Kroll (“Dr. Deer”) is truly humbling and I feel fortunate to have Sportsman Channel as our platform.”

This classic collection of North America Whitetail episodes leads viewers on some of the most heart-pounding trophy adventures from the farm lands of the Midwest, to the big woods of Canada and arid ranchland of Mexico. The team from NAW will use bow and gun in a variety of tactics and score big on free-ranging bucks.

“When we began videotaping our hunts in 2003, we really didn’t know what the public response to out TV show would be,” said Gordon Whittington, co-host. “The show has obviously been a huge success, both with the deer enthusiasts and the hunting industry. We’re proud to be sharing this special 100th episode with viewers on Sportsman Channel.

Whittington added, “Everyone involved in the production of North American Whitetail presented by Arctic Cat is focused on making it informative, inspirational and entertaining. As we reach this milestone in our history and look back at some of our favorite moments from over the years, it reminds us how much fun it really has been.”

Great fair-chase hunting for trophy bucks is the theme of North American Whitetail presented by Arctic Cat. Co-hosts Stan Potts and Gordon Whittington, along with Dr. James Kroll (“Dr. Deer”), Duncan Dobie, Kandi Kisky and Don Kisky, share the thrill of hunting big deer on their terms. Also in each episode are the “Muzzy Moment,” “Dr. Deer’s Whitetail World” and “Big Buck Profile.”

To learn more about, visit http://www.northamericanwhitetail.com/tag/north-american-whitetail-tv/ and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NAWhitetail and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NAWhitetail

InterMedia Outdoors: InterMedia Outdoors, Inc. is the largest media company in the outdoor-enthusiast category, exclusively serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts, with the largest network of websites dedicated to hunting, shooting and fishing; a portfolio of 15 magazines including powerful brands such as Petersen’s Hunting, North American Whitetail, Guns&Ammo, In-Fisherman, Fly Fisherman, and Florida Sportsman; syndicated radio programming;  23 market-leading television productions, the largest library of outdoors television programming and Sportsman Channel, the only television network dedicated exclusively to hunting, shooting and fishing.

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