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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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Michelle Scheuermann, BulletProof Communications, LLC, P: 651.964.0264; michelle@bulletproofcomm.com

 

 

 

 

Tragedy Strikes on Outdoor Channel’s Original Series “Carter’s W.A.R.” on Monday, January 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

DENVER (January 7, 2016) – Ivan Carter, host and conservationist, investigates a disastrous attack in this week’s episode of Outdoor Channel’s Carter’s W.A.R. (Wildlife Animal Response) presented by Nosler on Monday, January 11 at 9 p.m. ET.

On the banks of Africa’s Zambezi River, Carter works tirelessly to examine a crocodile attack that has left the waterway’s inhabitants in chaos. This immaculate creature, with innate killer instincts, continuously clashes with its co-habitants – the villagers.

“The wild land and the wildlife are becoming less and less,” admitted Carter. “There are bound to be clashes along the way and, unfortunately, some end in tragedy.”

In some areas of the river, several hundred people a year go missing. Carter and his team investigate to find out why. This week’s episode tries to unravel these questions as Carter continues to reveal truth of the daily life and death struggles between local villagers and the wildlife habitat they share the land with.

To to find Outdoor Channel in your area, check local listings or visit: www.OutdoorChannel.com/ChannelFinder. Engage social media using: #CartersWAR.

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 more than 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

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Shareese Thompson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6639 | sthompson@thesportsmanchannel.com

Skylar Isdale | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | skylar.isdale@thesportsmanchannel.com

OUTDOOR CHANNEL AND SPORTSMAN CHANNEL UNVEIL NOMINEES FOR THE 16TH ANNUAL OUTDOOR SPORTSMAN AWARDS

Michael Waddell and Tom McMillan to Co-Host;
Taya Kyle, Willie Robertson, Eva Shockey and More Among the Presenters;
Legendary Rock & Roll Musical Guest and Kristy Lee Cook to Perform

 

scaDENVER (January 5, 2016) Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel, part of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks, today announced the nominees for the 16th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Awards Powered by RAM (OSA). The OSA serve as the hallmark event to recognize the outstanding programming created by Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel’s talent and production teams during the previous year.

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at The Venetian in Las Vegas during the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual industry gathering, the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference. In addition to the 15 awards outlined below, a coveted Fan Favorite Host(s) award for Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel will be handed out that night, as voted on by thousands of the networks’ biggest fans.

“After more than a year as a unified force created to super-serve passionate audiences that are dedicated to the growing outdoor lifestyle in America, Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks is pleased to come together to honor the very best in outdoor television,” said Jim Liberatore, CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks. “With so many remarkable shows on Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel that are brought to life by the incredible work of our talent, producers, directors, writers, camera crews, editors and others, 2015 was truly an extraordinary year for our industry and I look forward to presenting these lauded accolades.”

This year’s awards show will be emceed by Michael Waddell of Outdoor Channel’s Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell and Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector, along with Tom McMillan of Sportsman Channel’s McMILLAN.

Kristy Lee Cook, country singer, seventh place American Idol finalist and co-star of Sportsman Channel’s The Most Wanted List, is kicking off the ceremony with The Star-Spangled Banner. The star-studded gathering also will include a special musical performance by a legendary rock & roll singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music helped shape a generation.

Among the Outdoor Sportsman Awards presenters are Taya Kyle, wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most prolific sniper in American history and frequent Outdoor Channel guest star; Krissy Wejebe, daughter of the late legendary angler and Spanish Fly star Jose Wejebe; Willie Robertson, star of Duck Dynasty and Buck Commander protected by Under Armour on Outdoor Channel; Eva Shockey co-star of Outdoor Channel’s Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures; Louie Tuminaro, host of Outdoor Channel’s The Gunfather presented by Brownells; Jana Waller, star of Sportsman Channel’s Skull Bound TV; David and Karin Holder of Outdoor Channel’s Raised Hunting; National Rifle Association Vice President Pete Brownell; and Bass Pro Shops Director of Conservation Rob Keck.

This year, the Outdoor Sportsman Awards will be streamed live at www.OutdoorChannel.com/OutdoorSportsmanAwards, starting 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. Live updates from the awards ceremony will be posted on the networks’ respective Facebook and Twitter platforms. Viewers can join the conversation by using: #OutdoorSportsmanAwards. Moreover, key moments from the OSA red carpet will be available live on Periscope. Check the networks’ Twitter feeds for direct Periscope links.

And the nominees for the 16th Annual Outdoor Sportsman Awards are…

BEST OVERALL:

  • Bow Madness
  • Crush with Lee & Tiffany
  • Driven with Pat & Nicole
  • Drury’s THIRTEEN
  • GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey
  • Hunt Masters
  • Huntin’ Fool
  • Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED
  • MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories
  • NRA All Access
  • Raised Hunting
  • Trev Gowdy’s Monster Fish

 

BEST NEW SERIES – OUTDOOR CHANNEL:

  • Alaska’s Ultimate Bush Pilots
  • Blue Water Savages
  • GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey
  • Major League Fishing’s GEICO Selects
  • The Reluctant Outdoorsman
  • Shootout Lane

 

BEST NEW SERIES – SPORTSMAN CHANNEL:

  • Apex Predator
  • Guidefitter TV
  • Huntin’ Fool
  • Lake Commandos
  • Red Rising
  • Shed Wars
  • Sheep Shape

 

BEST DEER HUNTING:

  • Adventure Bowhunter with Tom Miranda presented by Mathews
  • Bow Madness
  • BuckVentures’ The Woodsman
  • Crush with Lee & Tiffany
  • Easton Bowhunting TV
  • Heartland Bowhunter
  • Hunt Masters
  • Major League Bowhunter
  • Name the Game
  • Raised Hunting
  • Winchester Deadly Passion
  • The Zone

 

BEST BIG GAME:

  • #PROJECTELK
  • Archer’s Choice with Ralph & Vicki
  • Chris Brackett’s Fear No Evil presented by Mossy Oak
  • Crush with Lee & Tiffany
  • Driven with Pat & Nicole
  • Hank Parker’s Flesh & Blood
  • Hunt Masters
  • Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED
  • Sasquatch Mountain Man
  • SWAROVSKI OPTIK Quests
  • The Western Hunter
  • YoungWild

 

BEST BIRD HUNTING:

  • American Birdhunter
  • Arrow Affliction presented by Mossy Oak
  • Avian-X TV
  • Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors
  • Crush with Lee & Tiffany
  • Gun It with Benny Spies
  • Pure Hunting
  • Ram Outdoorsman
  • Relentless Pursuit
  • World of Beretta

 

BEST FISHING:

  • Dave Mercer’s Facts of Fishing
  • The Habit
  • Hook N’ Look
  • IGFA Angler’s Digest
  • Lake Commandos
  • Money Fish
  • The Obsession of Carter Andrews
  • The Outfitter’s Built by Ford F-Series
  • Out Da’ Bayou
  • Penn’s BigWater Adventures
  • Stihl’s Reel in the Outdoors with Joe Thomas
  • Trev Gowdy’s Monster Fish

 

BEST SHOOTING SPORTS:

  • American Rifleman
  • GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey
  • Guns & Ammo TV
  • Handguns and Defensive Weapons
  • MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories
  • NRA All Access
  • NRA Gun Gurus
  • Ruger Inside & Out
  • Shooting Gallery
  • Shootout Lane

 

BEST GENERAL INTEREST:

  • Fight to Survive
  • The Habit
  • Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED
  • MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories
  • Mossy Oak’s Hunting the Country
  • NRA All Access
  • NRA Gun Gurus
  • Out Da’ Bayou
  • The Reluctant Outdoorsman
  • Sasquatch Mountain Man
  • Under Wild Skies
  • Western Extreme

 

BEST COMEDY:

  • Apex Predator
  • Arrow Affliction presented by Mossy Oak
  • Backwoods Life
  • Buccaneers & Bones
  • Larysa Unleashed
  • Modern Fishing with Jared Jeffries
  • Primos TRUTH About Hunting
  • Relentless Pursuit
  • The Reluctant Outdoorsman
  • The Sporting Chef
  • Whitetail Fix presented by Bear Archery
  • Winchester Deadly Passion

 

BEST COMMERCIAL:

  • Bushnell Elite Test
  • Cooper Firearms
  • Gold Tip
  • Huk – Moneyfish 1
  • Legendary Whitetails – Not Again
  • Leupold Optics – CDS
  • Minn Kota – Ulterra
  • Nosler
  • RAM Trucks – Stay Inside
  • ScentLok – Keefer Bros.
  • Silencer Shop – Elephant
  • Streamlight
  • Under Armour
  • Yeti – Rambler Happy Hour

 

BEST GRAPHICS:

  • Blue Water Savages
  • Dave Mercer’s Facts of Fishing
  • Dream Season The Journey
  • Drury’s THIRTEEN
  • Fight to Survive
  • Guns & Ammo TV
  • Lake Commandos
  • Nock on TV
  • NRA Gun Gurus
  • Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show

 

BEST SHOW OPEN:

  • Alaska’s Ultimate Bush Pilots
  • Apex Predator
  • The Best Defense
  • Big Boys TV
  • Blue Water Savages
  • Bow Madness
  • Dog Soldier TV
  • Driven with Pat & Nicole
  • Heartland Bowhunter
  • Hollywood Hunter
  • Pigman: The Series
  • The Reluctant Outdoorsman

 

BEST SOUND DESIGN:

  • Arrow Affliction presented by Mossy Oak
  • Avian-X TV
  • Conquest 200
  • Dirt Trax TV
  • FOXPRO Furtakers
  • MeatEater with Steven Rinella
  • MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories
  • Red Rising
  • Trev Gowdy’s Monster Fish
  • Wardens

 

BEST VIDEOGRAPHY:

  • Dirt Trax TV
  • Chris Brackett’s Fear No Evil presented by Mossy Oak
  • GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey
  • Hunt Masters
  • Huntin’ Fool
  • Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED
  • Magnum TV presented by Western Powders
  • Red Arrow
  • Savage Outdoors
  • Trev Gowdy’s Monster Fish
  • Western Extreme
  • YoungWild


FAN FAVORITE HOST(S) – OUTDOOR CHANNEL:

   Chris Brackett – Arrow Affliction presented by Mossy Oak and Chris Brackett’s Fear No Evil presented by Mossy Oak

   Craig Morgan – Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors

   Jim Shockey – Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED

   Lee and Tiffany Lakosky – Crush with Lee & Tiffany

   Michael Waddell, Travis “T-Bone” Turner and Nick Mundt – Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector

   R. Lee Ermey – GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey

   Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo – Archer’s Choice with Ralph & Vicki

   Shawn Michaels and Keith Mark – Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures

   Ted Nugent – Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild

   Willie Robertson, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Tombo Martin, Adam LaRoche and Ryan Langerhans – Buck Commander protected by
Under Armour

 

FAN FAVORITE HOST(S) – SPORTSMAN CHANNEL:

   Benny Spies – Gun It with Benny Spies

   Brian Quaca – Pigman: The Series

   Doug Roberts – Conquest 200

   Jana Waller – Skull Bound TV

   Jason Matzinger – Into High Country with Jason Matzinger and #PROJECTELK

   Melissa Bachman – Winchester Deadly Passion

   Michael Lee, Kevin Knighton and Woody Sullivan – Backwoods Life

   Randy Newberg – Fresh Tracks with Randy Newberg

   Steven Rinella – MeatEater with Steven Rinella

   Tim Wells – Relentless Pursuit

 

To view winners from last January’s event, please click here for Outdoor Channel and click here for Sportsman Channel.

 

About Outdoor Sportsman Group: Outdoor Sportsman Group is comprised of the world’s foremost media and entertainment brands for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It includes three leading multichannel networks: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network. The Group also consists of a number of established integrated media assets: 15 outdoor magazines, such as Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhunting and Florida Sportsman, and 17 top websites, including BassFan.com. Additionally, Outdoor Sportsman Group includes television production operations, Winnercomm, as well as aerial camera businesses, SkyCam and CableCam.

 

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 has 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. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

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Media Contacts:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212-852-6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Nancy Zakhary | Outdoor Channel | 212-986-6667 | nancy@braincomm.com

Kathleen Hopkins | Outdoor Channel | 212-986-6667 | hopkins@braincomm.com

World Fishing Network’s “World Fishing Journal” Features Sisters on the Fly and Heated Debates in Nova Scotia on Sunday, January 3 at 11:30 a.m. ET

DENVER (December 28, 2015) – From a bandwagon of women in trailers traveling the nation to a heated debate about a river’s ecosystem in Nova Scotia, two captivating stories unfold in this week’s episode of World Fishing Network’s World Fishing Journal on Sunday, January 3 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

When an unusually large group of vintage trailers make their way through town, it becomes clear “Sisters on the Fly” have arrived. Women from all walks of life are flocking to this organization that encourages them to leave their comfort zone and explore activities in the great outdoors. There are only three simple rules to join the largest women’s outdoor adventure group: no men, no kids and be nice!

This growing, 6,500-member organization travels in trailers gaining followers and supporting good causes. Just a quick glance at someone’s personalized trailer and viewers will have the individual figured out. From avid fishers, to lady-bug lovers, to cat fanatics – you name it, they’ve got it.

Camaraderie, sharing a common interest for being outdoors and “having more fun than anyone” is what it’s all about in this sisterhood of sassy trailers.

“We get women outdoors and into activities that they normally wouldn’t try,” said Nicole Cassity, sister number 5578. “We give them a safe environment to try these incredible events and know that they have immediate friends that are going to rally around them and cheer them on.”

Viewers also will be whisked away to the riverbanks of Shubenacadie River in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, where controversy ensues over a corporation’s plan with the water source. In order to give natives cheaper rates on natural gas, the corporation wants to use the river in a way that could possibly endanger the striped bass in their spawning grounds.

For the time being, continuous protests have halted the plan. Tune in to find out the details of how and why.

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. Available to cable, satellite and telco subscribers throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, our lineup includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe. For more information, please visit WorldFishingNetwork.com and follow us at Facebook and Twitter.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Skylar Isdale | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | sisdale@thesportsmanchannel.com

Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks Pack Adventure in Top Shows, Movies and Talent in Q1 Programming Schedule

Outdoor Channel Acquires Syndicated Cable Air Rights to Duck Dynasty

DENVER (December 21, 2015) – Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks are responding to the diverse interests of today’s sportsmen and women by packing their first quarter (Q1) programming lineups for all three networks – Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network – with adventure, exceptional lifestyle experts and top talent, such as Ivan Carter, Steven Rinella, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, Louie Tuminaro and Ted Nugent, to name a few; proven shows -syndicated cable airs of Duck Dynasty; and iconic movies with Joe Kidd and more. With original premieres and more than 1,300 new episodes from returning series across all three networks, viewers can expect the most original outdoor programming focused on their passions beginning on Monday, December 28.

“The new quarter and beginning of 2016 promises to be the start of a programming bonanza for the three networks of the Outdoor Sportsman Group,” said Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks CEO and President Jim Liberatore. “We have been committed and have successfully increased ratings, brought new viewers to the network over the past two years and will continue building on that trend with the premiere of original series Carter’s W.A.R., as well as the newly acquired cable air rights to the first six seasons of Duck Dynasty. Other shows on Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network continue to solidify our position as the world’s largest aggregator and content provider of outdoor lifestyle programming.”

Outdoor Channel – with programming focused on outdoor adventure featuring rugged, dangerous and exciting shows – is unveiling a new compelling original series, Carter’s W.A.R. and has acquired exclusive syndicated cable air rights to the popular Duck Dynasty. These programs join a roster of several returning TV series, including: The Gunfather presented by Brownells, Flying Wild Alaska and Wardens presented by Streamlight as tentpole programming for Q1.

  • Carter’s W.A.R. (Wildlife Animal Response) presented by Nosler (Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT): This Outdoor Channel original series tells the untold story of wildlife detective, conservationist and professional hunting guide Ivan Carter, and his quest to save his homeland – Africa. From heavily armed poachers butchering elephants for their tusks to the slaughter of rhinos for their horns, Africa’s most precious resource is in peril. Can one man expose the truth and make a difference?
  • Duck Dynasty (Mondays at 7 p.m. ET/PT): Duck Dynasty follows the Robertsons, a Louisiana bayou family living the American dream as they operate a thriving business – Duck Commander – while staying true to their core values and outdoor lifestyle. They may look like your typical family – except for the beards – but with the antics of patriarch Phil, business-savvy Willie and the rest of the Duck Commander crew, including Willie’s wife, Korie, his brother Jase and Uncle Si, a Vietnam vet, the group is certainly anything but ordinary. Outdoor Channel will air the first six seasons of the series beginning January 18.

 

  • The Gunfather presented by Brownells (Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT): The Tuminaro family is back for Season Two. The Gunfather revolves around the life of Louie Tuminaro, a tough-talking New Yorker who moved his family from the Big Apple to the small town of Hamilton, Montana in pursuit of his lifelong dream: opening the greatest gun shop in the West. That dream is now a reality called the Custom Shop, a firearms sales and restoration business.
  • Flying Wild Alaska (Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET): Also back for a second season on Outdoor Channel is Flying Wild Alaska. The show follows the unconventional Tweto family, who rule Alaska’s most dangerous skies through the operation of their family-run airline, Era Alaska. Watch as they battle unforgiving Alaska weather and terrain to transport life’s necessities – champion snow dogs and medicine for sick children – to the isolated rural inhabitants of the Bering Sea coastline.
  • Wardens presented by Streamlight (Mondays at 11:30 p.m. ET): When your job is protecting our most precious natural resources in some of the nation’s most remote areas, there is rarely a dull moment. The sixth season of Wardens chronicles the lives of Conservation Officers in Montana and highlights the men and women who protect
    public lands.

 

Sportsman Channel’s lineup – highlighting programming that appeals to the hardcore hunter and angler – features outdoor lifestyle, adventure, travel, food and survival. With fishing returning to the minds of outdoorsmen, Sportsman Channel is responding with new fishing adventure television series, Wild Billz and Lake Commandos, among numerous other fishing shows already on the docket. Plus, the New Year means the highly-anticipated return of MeatEater and the new adventures of Steven Rinella and crew. Plus, don’t miss the new series Made for the Outdoors to get the inside scoop on how the most popular outdoor brands are made.

  • Wild Billz (Saturdays at 11 a.m. ET): What kind of person does it take to battle rough oceans, elite competitors, the fastest fish in the ocean and achieve success on the world’s largest stage in billfishing? Wildbillz follows three teams – 4 Aces, Liquid and Vitamin Sea Too – as they compete in the “Quest for the Crest,” a high stakes sailfish series off the Florida coast. Pride, ego and a cash purse in excess of $2 million will drive these teams to unimaginable limits.
  • MeatEater (Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT): Host Steven Rinella continues to explore, hunt, and cook in some of North America’s most pristine landscapes. He shares his experience and insight about living off the land as he continues two life-long journeys – the pursuit of a huge public land mule deer and the hunt for his first and only grizzly bear. Other highlights include an impassioned defense of the American pronghorn, a deep dive into a traditional Virginia dove hunt and a return to the big woods of Wisconsin for deer camp on
    opening day.
  • Lake Commandos (Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. ET): Each week on Lake Commandos, host Steve Pennaz and an expert guest break down new water while trying to out-fish one another.
  • Made for the Outdoors (Sundays at 7 p.m. ET): Made for the Outdoors throws open the factory doors to show how the most popular brands of outdoor gear are made. Americans are passionate about their outdoor gear – each year spending billions of dollars on the products they use most. Hosts Bill Sherck and Lindsey Hayes dig into the production process, starting with the raw materials and ending with a finished product at work in the field.

 

 

Whether saltwater or freshwater, a local honey hole or abroad, World Fishing Network has what fishermen and women want with all new episodes of fresh fishing content, including Major League Fishing All Angles and World Fishing Journal.

  • Major League Fishing All Angles (Saturdays at 4 p.m. ET): This new series tells the story of Major League Fishing from a whole new perspective. Viewers have seen the game from the boat – now they’ll see all the intensity and winning techniques. It’s an exclusive look at the game that can only be told by the MLF family.

 

  • World Fishing Journal (Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET) World Fishing Journal chronicles current stories in the fishing world. This month we follow the California Water Crisis. California’s water drought threatened to dry up the state’s rivers. With the impending El Nino set to strike, higher than normal water levels and possible flooding would lead to a crisis of epic proportions. Tune in to find out if El Nino will affect fisheries on the West Coast.

 

Other Q1 Highlights include:

 

  • Sportsman Channel
    • Explore the passion of archery through the eyes of PRIME Pros presented by PRIME bows (Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET).
    • Produced by the creators of Pigman: The Series, Just Junie can harvest it, drag it, skin it, gut it and cook it up all with a heavy dose of country-girl attitude (Sundays at Noon ET).
    • Several series are moving over to Sportsman from Outdoor Channel including: Jay Gregory’s PSE’s Wild Outdoors (Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET), Chris Bracket’s Arrow Affliction (Fridays at 10:30 p.m. ET), King of the Spring (Fridays at 7 p.m. ET), Steve West’s Hunting Adventures (Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET), Larry Dahlberg’s The Hunt for Big Fish (Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. ET) and Jackie Bushman’s Classics (Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET).

 

  • World Fishing Network

World Fishing Network will highlight several shows including: Timmy Horton Outdoors (premieres Monday, January 4 at 8 p.m. ET); Robson Green Extreme Fisherman (premieres Saturday, January 9 at Noon ET) and South Bend’s Lunkerville (premieres Monday, January 11 at 9 p.m. ET).

 

About Outdoor Sportsman Group: Outdoor Sportsman Group is comprised of the world’s foremost media and entertainment brands for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It includes three leading multichannel networks: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network. The Group also consists of a number of established integrated media assets: 15 outdoor magazines, such as Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhunting and Florida Sportsman, and 17 top websites, including BassFan.com. Additionally, Outdoor Sportsman Group includes television production operations, Winnercomm, as well as aerial camera businesses, SkyCam and CableCam.

 

About Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media: As a premier destination for the most avid outdoors enthusiasts, Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Integrated Media division is widely recognized for its strong special-interest multichannel brands, including Petersen’s Hunting, Guns & Ammo, In-Fisherman, North American Whitetail, Game & Fish and 10 other leading magazines that reach more than 26 million readers. Its network of 17 websites, including BassFan.com, attract more than 38 million annual unique visitors, and hundreds of TV episodes of original branded hunting, sport shooting and fishing programming that airs on Outdoor Sportsman Group’s broadcast entities. Visit http://outdoorsg.com for more information.

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Shareese Thompson | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6639 | sthompson@thesportsmanchannel.com

Skylar Isdale | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838| sisdale@thesportsmanchannel.com

 

Sportsman Channel’s Mike Schoby Retraces Epic Lewis and Clark Expedition in Annual Petersen’s “Border to Border” Mini Series

The 5-Part Adventure Premieres Exclusively on Sportsman Channel on December 20 at 9 p.m. ET

DENVER (December 18, 2015) – One man retraces the treacherous journey paved by two explorers’ long ago in the five-episode, mini-series of Petersen’s Hunting Adventures: Border to Border beginning Sunday, December 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

Mike Schoby, show-host and outdoorsman, follows the footsteps of Lewis and Clark from more than200 years ago in an epic journey beginning in St. Louis then Lolo pass, all the way to the Pacific Ocean. A voyage in the 19th Century meant encountering the unknown, but Schoby takes on his own unexpected obstacles as he hunts bison, squirrels, sheep and elk throughout his expedition.

“This was a really neat experience. It’s a part of Americana that I don’t think enough people get to experience,” Schoby said after a successful bison-hunt in South Dakota. “Bison are a tough, hardy animal that really symbolize the American West.”

The five episodes will air consecutively every Sunday following December 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel. Join Schoby in his trek across the West, bringing life to an old adventure in a modern world.

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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Skylar Isdale | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 303.615.8838 | sisdale@thesportsmanchannel.com

 

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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Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Dan Silberman | A&E Network | 212.210.9114 | Dan.Silberman@aenetworks.com

 

Outdoor Channel’s Original Series “Carter’s W.A.R.” Takes Viewers to the Front Line in Africa’s Fight for Survival, Conservation and Wildlife Animal Response on Monday, December 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Ivan-Carter-Photo-1DENVER (December 14, 2015) – Having grown up in the bush of Africa, native son of Zimbabwe, Ivan Carter, is taking it upon himself to call attention to and help correct the wrongs he has seen – and continues to see in his homeland – with the Outdoor Channel original series Carter’s W.A.R. (Wildlife Animal Response) presented by Nosler. Carter’s W.A.R. airs exclusively on Outdoor Channel and will premiere on Monday, December 28 at 9 p.m. ET.

 

Carter, host, is a conservationist, professional hunting guide, photographer and leading voice of the conservationist movement in the “Birthplace of Humanity.” His goal is to spread his message around the world. A tireless advocate and educator, Carter is committed to telling viewers the untold story of his quest to save his homeland in Carter’s W.A.R.

 

Africa is dying. From heavily armed hordes of poachers who butcher endangered elephants and rhinoceros, to the exploding birthrate of Africa’s population; the continent is in a constant conflict to symbiotically provide for its people and habitat. And the two are at odds. The confines of the land are bursting at the seams and Ivan Carter is on the front line trying to save Africa and advance the ideology of conservation as a life-saving process and solution.

 

For a sneak peek, click here: Premiere

 

Carter’s W.A.R. is an example of how one man with a message can help change the world in which we live,” said Jim Liberatore, CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks. “Ivan Carter is one man trying to educate the world about the importance of conservation and how we all can help accomplish that goal globally.”

 

Ivan-Carter-Photo-6Carter will take viewers on a journey through the bushes of Africa where he confronts the wildlife transgressors trying to destroy its awe-inspiring habitat for tusks and horns. Carter’s W.A.R. also will help viewers understand the constant struggle the people of Africa endure just to fetch water from the nearby river and the importance and duty of conservation practices. It is a life and death struggle everyday and Ivan Carter will tell those stories and more.

 

“This show is more about how we – as members of the world community – can help educate people unfamiliar with the daily life hardships of the African people,” espoused Carter. “Africa is the birthplace of civilization and we are working hard so it does not become the deathbed.”

 

Check local listings or visit www.OutdoorChannel.com/ChannelFinder to find the network in

your area. Engage social media using: #CartersWAR.

 

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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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Tom Caraccioli | Outdoor Sportsman Group | 212.852.6646 | tcaraccioli@thesportsmanchannel.com

Nancy Zahkary | Brainerd Communicators | 212.986.6667 | nancy@braincomm.com

Sportsman Channel Original Series “Sheep Shape” Champions Adventure and Triumph in Season Premiere Thursday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (June 19, 2015) – Cancer. The loss of a leg. Childhood abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These are challenges four hunters – Chad Hall, Rick Carone, Kelsie Burford and Patrick Scrogin – must wrestle with as they embark on another life-altering journey during the 12-episode Sportsman Channel saga Sheep Shape exclusively premiering on Thursday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 3.10.39 PMBy finding solace in the great outdoors, these daring hunters continue to reflect and attempt to overcome personal obstacles while on a high mountain hunt for sheep, mountain goat, bear and caribou. Hunting locations including: Alaska, the Yukon and Northwest Territories serve as the backdrop for this rugged and unforgiving test of endurance, stamina and will to overcome. The terrain is tough, but the hunters will train to prove they are tougher.

Co-produced by Reel Wild Creative and Rusted Rooster, catch a sneak peek of the Sportsman Channel original series here: http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/sheep-shape/ and tune into the season premiere of Sheep Shape, featuring back-to-back episodes, Thursday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

“Sportsman Channel’s Sheep Shape stays true to our viewers’ passionate outdoor lifestyle,” explained Mitch Petrie, vice president of programming for Sportsman Channel. “The show also brings aspects of unexpected life challenges and ultimately creates compelling television that hunters and non-hunters will find relatable.”

Four hunters battle separate life challenges. Together, with the help of their trainers and coaches, they will work to accomplish one common goal: dominate a North American high mountain hunt. The physical requirements of the hunt are brutal, but the mental and emotional obstacles these hunters will face, at times, far outweigh the physical.

High mountain hunts are not for the weary. And training must be taken seriously. The hunters will hit the gym and go into the field to prepare themselves for the most challenging hunt of their lives. The terrain is taxing but the emotional and mental obstacles the hunters will encounter could make or break their hunting success. Viewers will witness the struggle between personal life challenges – including cancer, war injuries, childhood abuse and bullying – and the fight to defy the odds and conquer fear on a hunt of a lifetime.

“High mountain hunts aren’t just about the harvest – it’s more about the blood, sweat and tears it takes to get to that mountain peak – to hike through that shrouded valley,” said Burford. “It’s about knowing, despite whatever challenges you may be facing in other aspects of your life, you are more than capable of accomplishing a grueling training regimen, or a hunt you’ve been dreaming of for years.”

For a closer look, meet the hunters:

Chad Hall (St. Petersburg, Fla.) – At 19 years old, Hall was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. The disease caused his knee to be completely replaced and he lost parts of his quadricep muscle, femur and tibia. The replacement resulted in having to learn to walk again with more than 1,000 days of physical therapy and a few more surgeries under his belt. Hall never looked back and has set his sights on training for one of his lifelong dreams – to hunt wild sheep.

Rick Carone (Cary, Ill.) – After playing four years of professional baseball in the Chicago White Sox minor league organization, Carone became heavily involved in the outdoor lifestyle. In 2014, Carone’s life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. His fight against the disease has become powerfully inspirational and the entire outdoor industry has come to the prayerful aid of this outdoorsman.

Kelsie Burford (Helena, Mont.) – Having dreamed of playing college basketball, Burford experienced sexual abuse and bullying as a child that took her dream away. She has battled PTSD, suicidal thoughts and depression before reaching this point in her life. For half of her life she let others dictate her life and let them win. Meeting Johnny (her husband) and hunting has empowered her to pursue her athletic abilities in a way she never thought existed.

Patrick Scrogin (Cibolo, Texas) – While serving as an Army Chief Warrant Officer in Iraq, engine failure caused Scrogin’s helicopter to hurtle toward the ground. In the six seconds it took for the helicopter to touch down, Patrick leveled the aircraft out of a 75-degree bank turn and saved his and his co-pilots’ lives. Though he had nine fractured vertebrae, an above-the-knee amputation, a crushed pelvis, nerve damage and a partial amputation of a middle finger – Patrick was ready to get back in the air to learn how to fly with a prosthetic leg.

“What struck me about Chad, Kelsie, Patrick and Rick, is their ability to take the cards they’ve been dealt, and really work to achieve something they’ve all wanted to do for years,” said Chase Reatherford, lead editor for Sheep Shape. “Capturing their ups, downs, and everything in between will hopefully give viewers – people who may be dealing with similar challenges – the confidence to say ‘I can do this,’ and a glimpse into what it takes to pull off a hunt of this caliber.”

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

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.

 

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