Give Thanks (and Racks) During Sportsman Channel’s ‘Racksgiving presented by Mossberg Firearms’

November 17, 2017

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Hunting Marathon Airs During Thanksgiving Week, Beginning November 20

DENVER (November 17, 2017) – A family tradition as much as sitting down around a turkey, Sportsman Channel continues with its annual hunting pilgrimage with Racksgiving presented by Mossberg Firearms. The event showcases five nights of unmatched big game hunting shows celebrating hunters’ success – and misses – beginning November 20-22 and again November 24-25. The excitement begins at 8 p.m. ET during the week and at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25.

With 15 hours of programming during Thanksgiving week, the best rattling, grunting and decoying will take place in hope of providing a bountiful harvest. For more details and show schedule, visit

Racksgiving has become an annual event we all look forward to as much as turkey and the fixings,” Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks Vice President of Programming, Mitch Petrie said. “We hope our viewers enjoy sitting down in front of the television leading up to and after their Thanksgiving meal – and leftovers – and enjoy watching our dedicated holiday programming as much as we do.”

Racksgiving Special Programming:

Monday, November 20

MeatEater (8 p.m. ET) – Helen Cho and Brittany Brothers, integral parts of the MeatEater production team, are back hunting whitetail deer in Wisconsin on the famed Duren farm with Doug Duren and Steve as their guides.

The Western Hunter (8:30 p.m.  ET) – Nate’s dad, Dennis, hunts for big public-land bulls during Arizona’s late rifle season.

Pure Hunting (9 p.m. ET) – Willi Schmidt hunts for mule deer in his home state of Colorado.  He takes advantage of a landowner tag to hunt with friends who have a lease in central Colorado.

Into High Country (9:30 p.m. ET) – Jason Matzinger hunts his familiar Montana hunting grounds in November for rutting mule deer.

Sheep Shape (10 p.m. ET) – Look back into the Sheep Shape archives in celebration of the crew’s most memorable hunts.

Long Range Pursuit (10:30 p.m.  ET) – The long-range revolution is alive and well in Africa. Aaron Davidson takes his twin boys, Derec and Danner, to experience the wonders of hunting South Africa with Carl van Zyl and John X Safaris.

Tuesday, November 21

Realtree’s Monster Bucks (8 p.m. ET) – David Blanton relives some of his favorite hunts.

Major League Bowhunter (8:30 p.m. ET) – Matt Duff and Brandon Adams hunt MLB's new lease in northwest Oklahoma.

MCMILLAN (9 p.m. ET) – Tom McMillan ventures to southeastern Colorado to one of the most game rich areas he’s ever hunted in.

Whitetail Properties (9:30 p.m. ET) – Prescribed burning is the best way to achieve dense ground level cover. Perez proves the worthiness of controlled burns.

Savage Outdoors (10 p.m. ET/PT) – Mike and Jamie were able to already fill their tags on Grigsby Farm giants, but Uncle Randy still has his tag to fill.

Whitetail Fix (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) – Chuck Weldon isn't playing games this time around, as he chases a buck called "Pokemon" on his home turf.

Wednesday, November 22

North American Whitetail TV (8 p.m. ET) – Haynes Shelton hunts the Alabama rut; Dr. James Kroll explores the definition of a "management buck" and Pat Hogan discusses scent control at home.

Rival Wild (8:30 p.m. ET) – Chris Keefer gets a change of scenery when he leaves Fort Rival to see what bucks are moving in Missouri. Back in Kansas, Casey Keefer is hot on the trail of “Sundown.”

Mathews Dominant Bucks (9 p.m. ET) – Learn the Dominant Buck tactics of Missouri buck hunter Mitchell Green.

BuckVentures: The Woodsman (9:30 p.m. ET) – Jeff Danker attempts to persevere through a tough Oklahoma deer season and shares cherished time in camp with his father, Eldon.

Bowhunter (10 p.m. ET)Bowhunter Editor Curt Wells heads for his favorite Kansas deer haunt and runs smack into lockdown…but he's got a plan to beat it!

Adrenaline (10:30 p.m. ET) – It’s sweet November and the Midwest rut is lighting up as rookie bowhunter Linda Sanchez gets a taste of adrenaline in her home state of Illinois.

Friday, November 24

Relentless Pursuit (8 p.m.  ET) – Sydnie Wells takes you deep into the flooded timber for monster grassies.

Fulldraw Adventures (8:30 p.m.  ET) – Jamie Hayes and friend travel to western Kansas where they intend to unleash an arrow on a few Midwestern brutes.

PSE’s The Wild Outdoors (9 p.m.  ET) – It's all about getting the youth out and trying to harvest a deer.

Hardcore Pursuit (9:30 p.m.  ET) – Travel North with Mike and Ryan as they head up to Saskatchewan to battle the bone-chilling elements of hunting the rut with Lucky Man Outfitters.

Outback Outdoors (10 p.m.  ET) – Adam Wells sets off on a two-state adventure in search of harvesting two elusive and mature whitetail bucks.

Whitetail SLAM (10:30 p.m.  ET) – Join Dr. James Kroll to the Gulf Coast to chase the toughest bucks in North America. The bucks rut here from July to February and live in a hot, overgrown, swamp habitat.

Saturday, November 25

Outback Outdoors (5 p.m. ET) – Adam Wells sets off on a two-state adventure in search of harvesting two elusive and mature whitetail bucks.

Respect the Game (5:30 p.m. ET) – Larry McCoy joins Philip Vanderpool at Powder River Outfitters to hunt Montana whitetails.

ConQuest 200 (6 p.m. ET) – Head to south Texas with "The Deer Professor," Doug Roberts, as he crossbow hunts with TV show host Mike Stroff from Savage Outdoors.

Whitetail SLAM (6:30 p.m. ET) – Dr. James Kroll heads to the grasslands of the high plains for whitetails.

Rival Wild (7 p.m. ET) – Chris and Casey Keefer continue to cross paths with familiar bucks on the Kansas 4K.

Outfitters Built by Ford F-Series (7:30 p.m. ET) – Fred Eichler faces new challenges as he tracks giant mule deer in the rugged mountains of southern Utah with Red Creek Outfitters.

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