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Sportsman Channel’s “Border to Border” Travels to The Last Frontier in Series Finale Sunday, February 8 at 9 p.m. ET

NEW BERLIN, WI (February 4, 2015) – The extraordinary 6,500-mile DIY hunting journey from New Mexico to Alaska comes to an end, as Petersen’s Hunting Adventures’ Mike Schoby enters “The Last Frontier” – Prince of Wales Island, Alaska – for the series finale of Petersen’s Border to Border. On a quest for the elusive Sitka blacktail, and with salmon and crab to catch, Schoby and guests experience a fitting end to a memorable 8-part transcontinental hunting expedition. Schoby’s quest from New Mexico to Alaska concludes Sunday, February 8 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively on Sportsman Channel. View the promo for this week’s episode here.

btbFor the DIY hunter, angler and forager, Alaska is a paradise riddled with challenging landscapes inhabited by an abundance of wildlife. After traveling through six states and one Canadian province, Schoby and his wife Dory are more than thrilled to take advantage of all the Island has to offer. With the assistance of good friend and fishing guide, Rob Endsley, crab and the highly sought after Sitka blacktail are on the menu for the team’s final meal.

“This trip had its ups and down for sure. I mean, anytime you travel 6,500 miles and spend 45 nights in a tent, there are sure to be some trying times,” admitted Schoby. “But, overall, it was an incredible experience and one that makes me extremely proud of our public land hunting heritage. Very few other places have it as good as we do right here in America.”

Petersen’s Border to Border showcases intense hunts, while providing a platform for sparking interest in DIY hunting. Follow along by visiting http://www.petersenshunting.com/border-to-border/​ for details on each hunt, exclusive photos, extensive gear information and how-to guides.

Tune in to Petersen’s Border to Border Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. Stay tuned for a series recap beginning February 15.

Learn more about Petersen’s Hunting Adventures at http://www.petersenshunting.com/tv/petersens-hunting-adventures/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PetersensHuntingMag and Twitter https://twitter.com/@HuntingMag.

About KSE Outdoor Group – Publishing & Digital Media

As a premiere destination for the most avid outdoors enthusiasts, KSE Outdoor Group’s publishing and digital 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 KSE Outdoor Group’s broadcast entities. Visit http://IMOutdoorsMedia.com for more 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 CONTACTS:  

Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 117, rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

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

Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” Takes the Ultimate “Survival Trial” on Thursday, February 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (February 3, 2015) Survival Trial is a competition that requires grit, determination and physical endurance – attributes that can be seen in this week’s episode of Amazing America with Sarah Palin. Field host, Jerry Carroll introduces viewers to a vast cross-section of proud Americans who walk more than 200 miles on foot with 50-pound backpacks for up to 72 hours. Carroll is a willing participant and discovers the course is not for the faint of heart. Experience the ups and downs on Thursday, February 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

Catch a sneak peek:http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/amazing-america/

aaspThe wilderness offers abundant beauty, ruggedness and, in many cases, hidden dangers. Field host, Tara Conner travels to Maine to get first-hand training on wilderness rescue. The Wilderness Rescue Team is a group of volunteer first responders who bravely face arduous challenges to aid those in peril. Conner is placed in a mock rescue scenario that illustrates the real-life consequences that adventure-seekers could potentially face.

“I am amazed and impressed by the number of people who enter the Survival Trial,” said Jerry Carroll, field co-host of Amazing America with Sarah Palin. “I picked up one of the backpacks carried by the participants and nearly fell over it was so heavy. Viewers will be inspired by these exceptional Americans.”

Amazing America with Sarah Palin airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.

About Pilgrim Studios: Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios produces a wide variety of unscripted and scripted programming for television, including hit series Fast N’ Loud, Street Outlaws and #BikerLive for Discovery; Ghost Hunters and The Wil Wheaton Project for Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Down East Dickeringfor History; Orange County Choppers and Swamp Pawn for CMT; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Raising Whitley for OWN (Pilgrim also produced the eight-part documentary Lindsay for the network); David Tutera: Unveiled for WEtv; Wicked Tuna and its new spin-off, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South, for National Geographic Channel; and Bring It! for Lifetime. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim’s original movies for Lifetime include Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In ItalyAbducted: The Carlina White Story, which earned a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing In A Motion Picture; and the crime thriller Stalkers.  Among Pilgrim’s current scripted projects is the pilot Recovery Road for ABC Family, starring Samantha Logan.

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 CONTACTS:

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

Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 117, rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

Sportsman Channel’s “Guns & Ammo” Fires up for Season 13; Moves to 9 p.m. on Monday Nights

Series premieres Monday, December 29 during “Lock and Load Monday”

NEW BERLIN, WI (December 17, 2014) – Craig Boddington and Kyle Lamb, hosts of Sportsman Channel’s award-winning Guns & Ammo, kick off a new season with more gun talk and firearm know-how. Decades of firearm experience return for the season premiere of Guns & Ammo on Monday, December 29 at a new time – 9 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel.

Guns-and-Ammo-tvlogoGuns & Ammo, a staple in Sportsman Channel’s Monday night “Lock and Load” programming lineup, is returning for its 13th season. Boddington and Lamb provide viewers with knowledge and insight into the quickly-advancing firearm industry. Guns & Ammo also introduces three new engaging show segments: “Banking on Beretta’s M9/M92,” “Rifle Revolution” and “Suppressors: Silence is Golden.” Each segment aims to provide more gun reviews, tactical information and expert advice from military veterans to law enforcement.

Viewers will learn how to get the most out of one of the biggest semi-automatic pistols, and checking in with well-respected gun manufacturers to learn more about upcoming firearm models and how they handle. The men also welcome knowledgeable guests including former special ops Tom Beckstrand, who offers interesting perspective on one of the most accurate firearms on the market today. Boddington and Lamb continue to provide a “one stop shop” for all things firearm for another season of Sportsman Channel’s Guns & Ammo.

“We’re always thinking of new ways to engage and connect with our passionate viewers. And adding new segments is a great way for us to do that,” explained Boddington. “For more than 12 seasons we’ve been able to cover a number of diverse gun-related topics and provide insight on hundreds of firearms but we’re not done yet.”

Learn more about Guns & Ammo at http://www.gunsandammo.com/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GunsAndAmmoMag and Twitter https://twitter.com/@GunsAndAmmoMag.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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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MEDIA CONTACTS:  

Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel,P: 262.432.9100 ex 117, rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

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

Sportsman Channel’s “Bowhunter TV” Returns for Season 11; Moves to 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesdays

Series premieres Wednesday, December 31, and anchors “Big Game Wednesday”

NEW BERLIN, WI (December 17, 2014) – In a new season of Sportsman Channel’s Bowhunter TV, Host Mike Carney, Bowhunter magazine Editor Curt Wells, and Producer Danny Farris deliver more action-packed bowhunting adventures from across North America. The hunters share unique hunting opportunities and experiences, bow-and-arrow know-how, and on-the-ground insights helping to solidify Bowhunter magazine as the sport’s journal of record and an absolute staple for hardcore hunting archers since 1969. Taking advantage of the opportunity to air mid-week on an evening dedicated solely to the pursuit of big game, Bowhunter TV now premieres at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesdays on Sportsman Channel.

bhtv-openAs part of the network’s “Big Game Wednesday” lineup, the series will spotlight fair-chase bowhunts for America’s most popular big game species – whitetail deer, Rocky Mountain elk, and north-country black bears, to name a few – as well as other unique pursuits. Whether it’s applying elk-hunting strategies to the West’s high-country turkeys or spot-and-stalk tactics to ambush spawning Midwestern carp, there are plenty of unique pursuits in store. In addition, every episode brings you can’t-miss advice from resident experts – via Carney’s “Tech Talk” gear segment, pro archer Randy Ulmer’s “Dead On” shooting segment, and Wells’ “Moment of Truth” hunting segment.

The first episode premieres on New Year’s Eve at 10:30 p.m. ET. Wells, Equipment Editor Tony Peterson and TV Editor Derek Mleynek visit bone-dry Southern California in search of big hogs and Columbian blacktail deer. “Every season offers unique adventure and challenge,” said Wells. “This year Mother Nature was particularly challenging, running the gamut from historic drought conditions to record-setting cold and snow, but we persevered and, as usual, our bowhunting friends made the wild weather, wild places, and wild ride all worthwhile.”

Learn more about Bowhunter TV at http://www.bowhunter.com/tv and on Facebook https://wwwfacebook.com/BowHunterMag and Twitter https://twitter.com/@BowhunterMag.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 117, rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

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

No Guides, No Roofs, All DIY Hunting – Mike Schoby Travels “Border to Border” on Sportsman Channel

The 8-part transcontinental hunting expedition from New Mexico to Alaska

begins December 21 at 9 p.m. ET

NEW BERLIN, WI (December 16, 2014) – A journey from New Mexico to Alaska is most efficiently traveled via airplane. But Petersen’s Hunting Adventures’ Mike Schoby believes there is a better – more painstakingly rewarding – way to make the 6,000-mile journey. Schoby and his guest hosts put all preconceived notions of what it means to “rough it in the wild” aside, as they embark on an 8-part transcontinental hunting expedition by land with just basic provisions, minimal gas money, hunting gear and the will to survive. View the trailer for Petersen’s Hunting Border to Border here.

border-to-borderSchoby’s quest from New Mexico to Alaska begins Sunday, December 21 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

Born in Seattle, Washington, Schoby grew up hunting blacktails and Roosevelt elk on public land. While the Pacific Northwest still calls to him, over the span of 25 years he has hunted most of the United States, several Canadian provinces, Mexico, South America, multiple African countries, Europe, Asia and New Zealand. He has authored five books on hunting, ranging from predator calling to DIY western big game. Schoby is the Editor of Petersen’s Hunting magazine.

For the eight weeks, Schoby sets out to accomplish a seemingly unattainable feat – traveling cross-country for 45 days, living off the land and rekindling the adventure of do-it-yourself hunting. Each episode documents Schoby’s day-by-day travels and experiences through six states and one Canadian province. The hunting quest begins on the New Mexico/Mexico border and heads north through Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, The Inside Passage (U.S./Canadian border), to Alaska.

The idea that nothing worthwhile comes easily permeates each leg of Schoby’s journey, with three daunting stipulations to guide the expedition. Schoby must never spend the night under a roof; no guides, all DIY hunting and fishing with public-attainable tags and licenses; and Schoby and his guests must survive on what they harvest, and the basic provisions in their kits. Money is limited and – with only a tent to sleep under (sometimes nothing at all) they often endure the full wrath of the elements.

Petersen’s Hunting Border to Border showcases intense hunts and a few humorous moments, while providing a platform for sparking interest in DIY hunting. From deserts to high mountain passes, the landscape Schoby and his guest hosts travel is vast and challenging; the level of difficulty, often extreme; and the need for self-assurance, paramount. All of which bring an element of danger to the journey. Follow along by visiting   http://www.petersenshunting.com/border-to-border/​ for details on each hunt, exclusive photos, extensive gear information and how-to guides.

“One would think taking on an endeavor of this caliber might be impossible,” said Schoby. “But the goal was to prove that it’s an attainable feat – DIY hunting across the United States. Every hunter isn’t going to go to this extreme, but we hope to provide enough information to get even the most skeptical of hunters out in the wild, eating what they kill and bringing the adventure aspect back to hunting.”

Petersen’s Hunting Border to Border is an engaging way for the network to broaden the scope of outdoor television,” explained Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming and production at Sportsman Channel. “This series goes beyond everyday hunting and fishing in a way I think viewers will truly connect with and enjoy.”

Tune in to Petersen’s Hunting Border to Border Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.

Learn more about Petersen’s Hunting Adventures at http://www.petersenshunting.com/tv/petersens-hunting-adventures/  and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PetersensHuntingMag and Twitter https://twitter.com/@HuntingMag.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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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MEDIA CONTACTS:  

Ryan Nolan, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 ex 117; rnolan@thesportsmanchannel.com

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