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

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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.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  

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

Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” Experiences a Hunt of a Lifetime – Thursday, February 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

NEW BERLIN, WI (February 23, 2015) – After a wish-granting foundation denied Tina Pattison’s son the opportunity to fulfil his dying wish – a moose hunt, she took matters into her own hands and founded Hunt of a Lifetime, with a mission to provide terminally-ill youth with the opportunity to live out their hunting dreams. Field host Tara Conner visits the foundation and joins two brothers, battling terminal illness, for a whitetail deer hunt of a lifetime on this week’s episode of Amazing America with Sarah Palin airing exclusively on Thursday, February 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.

AmazingAmericaWithSarahPalinHuntofALifetime-300x168Hunt of a Lifetime works to ensure children dealing with terminal illness have the chance to experience hunting adventures like never before – including two young brothers, both suffering from muscular dystrophy. Conner embarks on a hunt for whitetail deer with the duo, whose inspiring story and vibrant personalities shine through in the field.

“It is a humbling and awe-inspiring experience when you meet people who have a mission and stick to their guns without backing down,” said Conner. “These are kids who just want to live normal lives, and getting to experience the outdoors is a huge part of that.”

Bravery and inspiration continue as field host Jerry Carroll visits Kevin Shea, a volunteer firefighter, whose love of hunting inspired the founding of Hero Hunt Club. Shea helps provide affordable hunting trips around the country to firefighters and police officers. Carroll teams up with Shea to hunt with a few of New York’s bravest firefighters.

Amazing America with Sarah Palin airs exclusively on 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, Misfit Garage and Street Outlaws for Discovery; Ghost Hunters for Syfy; The Ultimate Fighter for FOX Sports 1; Down East Dickering for History; Swamp Pawn for CMT; Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s and Raising Whitley for OWN; David Tutera’s CELEBrations for WEtv; Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna: North vs. South for National Geographic Channel; Amazing America with Sarah Palin and Saving Private K-9 for Sportsman Channel; Bring It! for Lifetime; Somebody’s Gotta Do It with Mike Rowe for CNN; and the recently launched My Big Fat Fabulous Life for TLC. The company also produced the breakout movie Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives for Discovery’s 2013 Shark Week, as well as the movie Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine and the special Megalodon: The New Evidence for the channel’s Shark Week 2014. In the scripted realm, Pilgrim has produced the pilot Recovery Road ABC Family, recently picked up for a full season. The company’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.

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 “MeatEater” Indulges in a Jungle Feast on February 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Part Three of Steven Rinella’s Bolivian Jungle Hunt Brings Additional Surprises

NEW BERLIN, WI (February 17, 2015) – Hunting laws and regulations in the United States are vastly different from those of the rain forests in Bolivia. This is precisely the environment Steven Rinella finds himself while walking through the loud and eerie jungles of central Bolivia on the final episode of Sportsman Channel’s three-part MeatEater special. Despite the language barrier, Rinella has developed a rapport with the indigenous tribesmen during several days of hunting and fishing. The goal and challenge is to harvest a bounty large enough to feed the local tribe and end Rinella’s journey on a successful note.

meat-eater-finale Audiences can watch Rinella’s experience unfold on MeatEater – airing exclusively Thursday, February 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The host often talks and writes about his profound respect for how indigenous people harvest their food by any means necessary. The final episode of his South American adventure offers a vivid ‘A to Z’ account of how local tribesmen hunt and prepare for their collection of local foods. For the most part, Rinella has been a hunting spectator in the jungle thus far on his journey, but this episode may call on his skills.

“Bolivia was an eye-opening journey,” said Rinella. “Hunting is more than a lifestyle here – it’s a matter of survival, and to be able to hunt with individuals who have maintained a constant connection to the land for many years made this a special trip I will cherish and never forget.”

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.

To find Sportsman Channel in your area click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  

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

Sportsman Channel’s “MeatEater” Travels to Jungles of South America for Life-Changing Event on February 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Part one of three-part Series finds Steven Rinella in Unchartered Territory

 NEW BERLIN, WI (February 4, 2015)Sportsman Channel’s Steven Rinella is a well-traveled outdoorsman and has experienced countless remote hunting locations in his lifetime – but he does not often encounter a trip to the jungles of South America. Do not miss Rinella’s unforgettable journey to uninhabited areas of Bolivia on MeatEater – airing exclusively Thursday, February 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

meateaterThe environment throughout the villages around the river system is raw and untamed. A new adventure in foreign territories can bring uncertainty and a level of excitement. Rinella learns different hunting and fishing techniques from the locals, but also takes an introspective look into his personal food gathering beliefs and how they compare to those of the local tribes.

“I entered this adventure with no expectations and gained a new respect for how the indigenous tribes survive,” said Steven Rinella. “I don’t think it’s a stretch to say I was out of my comfort zone in this environment, but that’s one of the reasons I took the trip. This three-part series will be an eye-opening experience for our viewers.”

MeatEater premieres exclusively on Sportsman Channelon 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, including the two Emmy Award-winning series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie. Zero Point Zero has produced television series and specials for CNN, Travel Channel, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, Sportsman Channel, The Weather Channel, and Bravo.   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:  

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

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

Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox Highlights BOWHUNTING 2015 New Gear Guide

bhglogoHARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb. 3) – Gary LeVox, lead singer of country music supergroup Rascal Flatts, appears on the cover of the Petersen’s BOWHUNTING 2015 New Gear Guide, on sale today at newsstands across the country.

The issue also includes an exclusive cover story detailing LeVox’s passion for bowhunting and deer management. LeVox is a member of the Mossy Oak pro staff, and his appearance is tied to Mossy Oak’s recent launch of the all-new Break-Up Country camouflage pattern.

“A lot of people in my position are musicians who became hunters. I was a hunter who just happened to become a musician,” LeVox said. “Music is truly what I do, and hunting and the outdoors is truly who I am.”

bhg-gary-levoxLeVox is also participating in a special Country Superstar Sweepstakes in conjunction with the New Gear Guide. The sweepstakes – co-sponsored by Mossy Oak, SCENTLOK and Bowtech Archery – gives readers an opportunity to win prizes that include a customized Epiphone Les Paul electric guitar autographed by LeVox, two Bowtech Prodigy bows and three complete sets of SCENTLOK hunting apparel. All prizes feature Mossy Oak’s new Break-Up Country camouflage.

The Country Superstar Sweepstakes continues through Feb. 28. To enter, go online to www.bowhuntingmag.com/country

The 2015 New Gear Guide also features photos and details about more than 270 all-new bowhunting products in nine categories: Bows; Crossbows, Arrows & Broadheads; Bow Accessories; Treestands & Blinds; Attractants, Calls & Decoys; Field Wear & Packs; Optics & Scouting Gear; and Useful Tools.

“Our annual New Gear Guide has a well-earned reputation for being the year’s first and most comprehensive collection of new bowhunting products,” Editor Christian Berg said. “And for 2015, we’ve kicked things up to a whole new level by incorporating country music icon Gary LeVox and giving readers a chance to win great gear that will help them be more successful in the field. We couldn’t be more excited about this special issue.”

 

Contact:
Editor Christian Berg
717-695-8097
christian.berg@imoutdoors.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.

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