Category Archives: Hunting

Sportsman Channel’s “Apex Predator” Hides in Plain Sight in Season Premiere – Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

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

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

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

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

About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009, Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, and has created original content for CNN, PBS, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, HLN, History, and Travel Channel. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker/Pretty Matches for AOL On Originals); the two award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef (PBS) and MeatEater with Steven Rinella (Sportsman Channel); and The Getaway (Esquire/NBC). Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of KSE Outdoor Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

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

Illinois Painter Goes for Monster Muleys on Sportsman Channel’s “Brotherhood Outdoors” on Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m. ET

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 1, 2015) – On Sunday’s episode of Brotherhood Outdoors presented by Bank of Labor, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance member, Steve Lefaver, leaves his comfortable home in Montgomery, Ill. for the rustic, chilly surroundings of Lewiston, Mont. in search for his first monster muley. Tune in to see all the action on Brotherhood Outdoors on Sportsman Channel on Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m. ET.

See a preview of the episode here.

brotherhoodoutdoorsLefaver is the Director of Apprenticeship and Training for Painters District Council 30, Local 448 in Montgomery, Ill. After a challenging start to hunting in crowded public lands in the Chicago suburbs, Lefaver is beyond excited to hunt in Big Sky Country with Brotherhood Outdoors’ hosts Daniel Lee Martin and Julie McQueen. “Once I heard Julie McQueen’s voice asking if I would be interested in filming a hunt with her and Daniel Lee in Montana, I was super excited – and I didn’t necessarily believe it at the time!” exclaimed Lefaver.

Once he laid tracks on the nearly 7,000 acres of Bear Paw Outfitters, Lefaver’s excitement grew – and so did the cold. “I’m not used to covering this much land to track deer as we usually sit stationary in a treestand waiting for a deer to cross our path,” said Lefaver.

Learn more about Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Brotherhood Outdoors and how to be a guest on an upcoming show at http://brotherhoodoutdoors.tv

 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 CONTACT:

Shannon Kolpin, Sportsman Channel, P: 262.432.9100 x102; skolpin@thesportsmanchannel.com

DISH Offers Free Preview of Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network Beginning April 2

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 1, 2015) Sportsman Channel and sister network World Fishing Network will be available to DISH customers as a free preview beginning April 2 through May 5. The preview will be available on DISH in high definition and standard definition on Channel 395 (Sportsman Channel) and standard definition Channel 394 (World Fishing Network). Customers can visit www.dish.com/preview for more information.

Sportsman and World Fishing Network free previews are being offered as part of Dish’s Outdoor Sports Package promotion that is available for only $4/month. To order, customers can call: 800-333-DISH (3474) or go to mydish.com/outdoorsports. DISH also provides Sportsman Channel as part of its America’s Top 250™ programming package.

DISHFreePreviewPR-320x200 Sportsman’s lineup is devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans and revels in the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American spirit and great outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. The free preview takes DISH subscribers out to the field and into the blind to showcase great outdoor content and deliver entertaining and informative Sportsman Channel programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. April’s network lineup includes: Iditarod 43: The Deep Freezea dramatic two-hour special about the 2015 Iditarod Sled Dog Race (premiering April 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT); an exciting new show unlike anything ever seen before on television – Apex Predator (premiering April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT); the return of award-winning original series Saving Private K-9 with new host, American hero Lt. Colonel Oliver North (debuting April 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT); three-part 10th anniversary special of Easton Bowhunting TV (April 3, 10 and 17 at 10 p.m. ET) and the arrival of Attack of the Bass (April 11 at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET) with seven hours of all-bass action.

“DISH has had a long relationship with Sportsman Channel, bringing the best in outdoor entertainment into our customers’ living rooms,” said Josh Clark, DISH’s Vice President of Programming. “We’re pleased to offer the channel to all DISH customers over the next month.”

World Fishing Network is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. During the free preview, viewers will have a chance to see Bill Boyce’s Cali (April 4 at 12:30 p.m. ET), Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi (April 5 at 12:30 p.m. ET), JP DeRose Breaking Boundaries (April 4 at 11:30 p.m. ET), as well as WFN exclusive program Timmy Horton Outdoors (April 11 at Noon ET), and more.

About DISH: DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 13.978 million pay-TV subscribers, as of Dec. 31, 2014, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.

About World Fishing Network: World Fishing Network is North America’s only television network, online and mobile platform dedicated exclusively to fishing and outdoor enthusiasts with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. World Fishing Network’s programming lineup includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe, World Fishing Network offers a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows that appeal to a broad and diverse audience. Anchored by one of the top fishing websites, WorldFishingNetwork.com, the network’s multimedia platforms also include mobile portals for iPhone, iPad and Android, enabling anglers to stay connected wherever they go. World Fishing Network and World Fishing Network HD are available to more than 58 million cable, satellite and telecommunications households throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

 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:

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

Hayne Ellis, World Fishing Network, P: 720.873.5030; hellis@worldfishingnetwork.com

Sportsman Channel Presents Iowa Decoy Domination on “Winchester Deadly Passion”on Sunday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m. ET

NEW BERLIN, WI (April 1, 2015) – Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester Deadly Passion waited four years to finally get her whitetail tag in Iowa, and with the rut in full swing, now is the time to put her decoys to work to bring home a bruiser. Tune in to see if Bachman makes the most of her time in Iowa on Winchester Deadly Passion on Sportsman Channel on Sunday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

See a preview of the episode here.

deadly“Regardless of where you are hunting, when your day starts with deer coming from every direction, you know things are going to be go well,” said Bachman. “I had bucks coming in from one way, does with their mouths open from another – it was amazing to see.”

Bachman’s decoys were put to the test as buck after buck came in to put on a show just beneath her feet. “Bucks in the rut don’t want to lay down or be still, they want to either get in a fight or find a doe, and I’m going to use that to my advantage,” said Bachman.

After several bucks came in to Bachman’s area responding to her grunt calls, they ended up either not being shooters or just out of bow range. Bachman extended her trip to the next morning to see if she could perfect her decoy domination and finally bring in a bruiser.

Learn more about Winchester Deadly Passion at http://melissabachman.com and http://Facebook.com/WinchesterDeadlyPassion

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 CONTACT:

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

Sportsman Channel Claws Its Way to the Top of the Food Chain with Original Series “Apex Predator” – Premiering Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (March 31, 2015) – It took man thousands and thousands of years to become an apex predator – the predator residing at the very top of the food chain. On Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Sportsman Channel premieres an exclusive, original hunting series unlike anything ever seen before from Zero Point Zero Productions – Apex Predator.

For a sneak peek of what’s in store for the season, click here.

apexpred300 Throughout this Sportsman Channel original series, host Remi Warren will try to take viewers into the minds and souls of some of nature’s most predatory animals and give new meaning to the expression “becoming one with nature.”

Whether wading through alligator-infested waters or using the power of modern optics, Warren will meet with experts and professionals to learn about animals and their adaptations, design tests and trials to emulate primal hunting tactics, and challenge himself through intense hunts…animal style. Not only does Warren go into the wild to embrace the environment – he becomes one with it, showing audiences what it takes to legitimately become part of nature’s dynamic food chain.

“This show will give viewers a very unique glimpse into the minds of a predator, and how those skills translate to Remi’s approach,” said Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming and production for Sportsman Channel. “He is able to explain and execute this approach in a way that entertains and educates the audience in a very compelling fashion.”

Each episode of Apex Predator focuses on three distinct phases: research, training and a free-range hunt test in which Warren puts his practice into action. First, Warren identifies the animal or tactic he wants to learn and then taps into the knowledge of real-world experts in the fields of biology, physiology and ecology to help understand how animals have evolved into amazing predators. With the assistance of expert help, he designs high-energy training regiments to adopt and embody the traits of these animal hunters. The final step in the process requires Warren to hunt like an animal, resulting in experiences and knowledge that help him in his quest to become the Apex Predator.

Apex Predator is a very different type of hunting show,” admits Warren. “The show combines the adventure of difficult hunting with an opportunity to learn about hunters that came before us. I do my best to understand the thinking of a predator and ‘become’ many different animals in the wild throughout the process.”

About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009, Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, and has created original content for CNN, PBS, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, HLN, History, and Travel Channel. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker/Pretty Matches for AOL On Originals); the two award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef (PBS) and MeatEater with Steven Rinella (Sportsman Channel); and The Getaway (Esquire/NBC). Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of KSE Outdoor Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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 MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Sportsman Channel’s “Easton Bowhunting TV” Returns with Three-Part 10th Anniversary Special – Friday April 3 at 10 p.m. ET

NEW BERLIN, WI (March 30, 2015) – Charging leopards, beastly grizzlies and massive polar bears are just the tip of the arrow for Sportsman Channel’s Easton Bowhunting TV. The series returns Friday, April 3 at 10 p.m. ET with a three-part 10th anniversary special highlighting the history of Easton and Easton Bowhunting TV, including host Fred Eichler’s wildest and most memorable hunting moments.

Easton Bowhunting TV airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel.

easton300Eichler showcases 10 years of ferocious wild game, hunting adventures and educational experiences in Easton Bowhunting TV’s 10th anniversary special. The three-part special includes footage of Eichler’s journey across the country to harvest the Super Slam® – all 29 big game species native to North America. Whether it’s a charging bear or coming within a few feet of a snarling leopard, Eichler proves the great outdoors’ unpredictability leads to great adventure.

“I’ve had some of the most incredible, heart-pounding hunting experiences over the last 10 years,” admitted Eichler. “You learn a lot filming an outdoor show, and every now and then you come face-to-face – literally – with less than ideal circumstances, but it’s all part of the hunt.”

Learn more about Fred Eichler and Easton Bowhunting TV on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fredeichlerpage and Twitter https://twitter.com/@FredEichler.

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:

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

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

 

 

Blake Shelton and Guy Fieri Spend Time Turkey Hunting on Sportsman Channel’s Avian-X TV on March 7 at 7 p.m. ET

Special Episode of Avian-X Featuring Blake Shelton and Guy Fieri Part of Sportsman Channel’s Annual “Talkin’ Turkey” Series Block

 New Berlin, WI (March 3, 2015) – What do Guy Fieri and Blake Shelton have in common? It is their love of turkey hunting (and eating them). Watch a special episode of Avian-X TV featuring Fieri and Shelton spending time clucking, gobbling and cooking up turkey on Shelton’s ranch on March 7 at 7 p.m. ET.

talkinturkey2This special Avian-X TV episode is part of Sportsman Channel’s overall series block Talkin’ Turkey presented by Avian-X, which begins at 4 p.m. ET on March 7 with non-stop turkey action.

For a sneak peek of this special episode and more: click here.

Head to Facebook for a live Facebook chat from 4-8 p.m. ET Saturday night with Matt Morett, Josh Grossenbacher and all the guys from Avian-X TV at http://facebook.com/AvianXTV

The Avian-X cameras go inside Shelton’s annual Oklahoma Turkey Camp, which according to Shelton, is his tenth annual hunting trip with Matt Morett, co-host of Avian-X TV. But this time, Shelton also invited Food Network star and renowned chef, Guy Fieri, to join their flock.

“Everybody comes to camp with their own responsibilities and skill set. My skill set is I can cook – and yes, I had to cook, as there was no food here. I wasn’t sure what Blake intended for us to eat, but I have to feed the boys as we have to be up early tomorrow,” said Fieri.

“I’ve been a fan of Guy Fieri for a long time and having him in camp and eating his food was just unbelievable,” said Fred Zink, owner of Zink’s Calls and co-host of Avian-X TV. “He and Blake decided to have a turkey hunting competition so I paired up with Blake, which I think gave us the home field advantage and we don’t have to camouflage frosted, yellow hair like the other team did.”

Everyone gets a chance at the wary birds during the hour-long episode, but the truly unique time was between Shelton and Morett as they headed out for their annual hunt. “No doubt in my mind that Morett is a world champion turkey hunter. He’s a woodsman….and a master at calling in jakes…,” said Shelton with a smile.

For full schedule and videos visit: http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/.

Talkin’ Turkey presented by Avian-X schedule is as follows:

March 7

4 p.m. – Hillside Thunder Longbeards – Grand National Calling Champion Hunter Wallis and Champion Caller Josh Grossenbacher find themselves in the middle of the action in Pennsylvania and New York.

5 p.m. – The Buckeye Beatdown – Watch the spring turkey woods evolve in northeast Ohio as Gunar Zink and Brian Buurma start the season chasing early season longbeards.

6 p.m. – Longhorn Longbeards – Fred Zink is in the Longhorn State spending time in the turkey woods at the Mossy Oak Rio Round Up.

7 p.m. – Neon Light Longbeards – Welcome back to Blake Shelton’s Oklahoma Turkey Camp, where there is 100 percent chance of good times, lots of laughs and guaranteed #FLOPPAGE.

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 is Clucking and Gobbling with “Talkin’ Turkey” Special Episodes on February 28 & March 7

America’s Favorite Game Bird Returns with Avian-X TV and Features Two Episodes with Country Music Star Blake Shelton 

New Berlin, WI (February 24, 2015) Sportsman Channel’s Talkin’ Turkey presented by Avian-X returns for the fourth year just in time to get hunters ready for the spring turkey season. Tune in for all the clucking and gobbling on February 28 at 4 p.m. ET and March 7 at 4 p.m. ET to watch eight hours of non-stop turkey action featuring special episodes of the original series, Avian-X TV, starring Matt Morrett. Additionally, the episodes will feature unique turkey tips brought to viewers by the Avian-X crew.

talkinturkeyViewers won’t want to miss a special episode on February 28 at 7 p.m. ET featuring country music star Blake Shelton along with NASCAR drivers Clint Bowyer and Elliott Sadler turkey hunting with the Avian-X crew. Shelton is featured again on March 7 at 7 p.m. ET as the Avian-X cameras go inside his annual Oklahoma Turkey Camp.

“Here at Avian-X we are so proud to partner with the Sportsman Channel to bring the ultimate in turkey hunting across the country during our two weekend Talkin’ Turkey marathon,” said Morett of Avian-X. “If turkey hunting runs through your veins like it does through ours…don’t miss it!”

For full schedule and videos visit: http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/.

Talkin’ Turkey presented by Avian-X schedule is as follows:

February 28

4 p.m. – Southern Comfort Longbeards – Host Matt Morrett travels to Florida and Alabama to begin the turkey season.

5 p.m. – Snowy Strutters – Join Matt as he finds himself chasing longbeards in the middle of a Kansas snowstorm.

6 p.m. – The Power of Decoys – Matt is in LA…and we ain’t talkin’ Hollywood! Watch the struggles and success as the crew hunts some of the toughest turkeys in the country in Lower Alabama.

7 p.m. – Country Music, NASCAR and Turkey Huntin’ – Join country music star Blake Shelton with Morrett as they sweet talk a bunch of Oklahoma Rios. Then, Blake joins his adrenaline junkie NASCAR buddies Clint Bowyer and Elliott Sadler for some turkey hunting action that is not to be missed.

March 7

4 p.m. – Hillside Thunder Longbeards – Grand National Calling Champion Hunter Wallis and Champion Caller Josh Grossenbacher find themselves in the middle of the action in Pennsylvania and New York.

5 p.m. – The Buckeye Beatdown – Watch the spring turkey woods evolve in northeast Ohio as Gunar Zink and Brian Buurma start the season chasing early season longbeards.

6 p.m. – Longhorn Longbeards – Fred Zink is in the Longhorn State spending time in the turkey woods at the Mossy Oak Rio Round Up.

7 p.m. – Neon Light Longbeards – Welcome back to Blake Shelton’s Oklahoma Turkey Camp, where there is 100 percent chance of good times, lots of laughs and guaranteed #FLOPPAGE.

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

“Savage Outdoors” Four-Part Mini Series in Alaska Begins Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel with Tracking Caribou

First Episode Begins with Caribou Hunt in the Brooks Range –

Remaining Episodes Focus on Bears

 NEW BERLIN, WI (February 23, 2015) – Mike Stroff of Savage Outdoors is no stranger to tough hunting conditions, and certainly won’t turn down an adventure. For the next four weeks on Sportsman Channel, Stroff and crew find themselves facing beautiful – yet difficult – terrain that gets them face-to-face with a nine-and-a-half foot bear. Tune in to Savage Outdoors exclusively on Sportsman Channel for Part One of the series on Tuesday, February 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

SavageOutdoorsAlaska-300x300“What do you think of when you think of Alaska?” asks Stroff. “Unique, rugged, tough – it is a place to experience things you’ve never experienced before – it’s truly the last frontier.”

In the first part of the series, Stroff pursues caribou, which are abundant in the Brooks Range, but that doesn’t mean they are easy to hunt. “You can’t chase them, you have to get in front of where you think the herd might be tomorrow or the next day to even have a chance at them,” said Stroff. “They are so inquisitive. Some of them have never even seen a human before.”

The remaining three episodes, scheduled to air March 3, March 10 and March 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, find Stroff and his crew in a predator control unit where bears are abundant. Stroff brings his bow out for the remaining episodes for both brown and black bears and, eventually, the crew find themselves up close and personal with a nine-and-a-half foot bear.

“This bear footage is like nothing we’ve ever filmed before,” effused Stroff. “Not only did we get to see many bears, but we snuck in very close to them so I could get the best shot off with my bow. It will be a real treat for viewers.”

Savage Outdoors airs exclusively on Sportsman Channel on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

 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 “MeatEater” Turns Show Producers into First Time Hunters with Montana Hunt on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Steven Rinella Indoctrinates Two Female Hunters on Wild Adventure

 NEW BERLIN, WI (February 23, 2015) – Brittany and Helen have worked on the production side of MeatEater for two years and have built up a strong desire to hunt for the first time. That desire becomes reality on Sportsman Channel after Steven Rinella secures two cow elk tags in Montana’s Sweet Grass Hills. Between hunters’ safety, shooting practice and training in the woods, the women are ready to face the unknown challenges of a spot and stalk hunt. Viewers will see the ups and downs unfold on MeatEater – airing exclusively Thursday, February 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

meateaterseasonfinale-300x234Brittany and Helen are city dwellers from New York City and have only watched hunting from a distance on their television screens. Upon arrival in Montana, Mother Nature greets the team with the harsh reality of whipping winds and cool temperatures. Both ladies are able to locate several herds of cow elk, however, topography and other elements may stand in their way of a successful result.

“I am always happy to introduce anyone – male or female – to the outdoors,” said Rinella. “As our pastime grows and the number of curious onlookers become larger, we need to be ready to educate them to our lifestyle. This particular hunt has been a long time in the making and I’m happy we could make it happen.”

MeatEater airs exclusively on Sportsman Channel on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

 About Steven Rinella: Steven Rinella is an avid outdoorsman, writer, and television personality best known for his ability to translate the hunting lifestyle to a wide variety of audiences. He is the author of The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine, the award-winning American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, and most recently, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter. He is a correspondent for Outside magazine, and his writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Glamour, O the Oprah Magazine, Men’s Journal, and more traditional hunting and fishing publications like Field and Stream and Petersen’s Hunting.

About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009, Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, and has created original content for CNN, PBS, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, HLN, History, and Travel Channel. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker/Pretty Matches for AOL On Originals); the two award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef (PBS) and MeatEater with Steven Rinella (Sportsman Channel); and The Getaway (Esquire/NBC). Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of KSE Outdoor Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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