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John Riggins Heads to Maryland’s Famed ‘Eastern Shore’ for BIG Geese for Riggo on the Range

John Riggins Heads to Maryland’s Famed ‘Eastern Shore’ for BIG Geese for Riggo on the Range

Sportsman Channel

Sportsman Channel

New Berlin, Wis. --( The temperatures are biting, but that did not deter or prevent “Riggo” from finding and plating several delicious Canadian geese on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is bringing viewers on a waterfowl hunt for the ages on Riggo on the Range. After twenty-five years, Riggins reunites with an old hunting friend for an unforgettable hunt that yields several geese for the dinner table. Not only is “Riggo’s” culinary skills on display, but he also makes everything easy for the viewers to repeat at home! The action begins on Saturday, April 20 at 11:30a.m. ET/PT.

After an early rise, Riggins and friend/guide, Mike Harris set their well-positioned duck decoys and wait for the geese start moving closer. The teams’ patience pays off as they begin making their shotgun shells count as they drop a handful of birds from 40-50 yards. The following day, the men produce another fruitful harvest and meat for the grill. The next stop is getting the birds cleaned and it’s off to the kitchen and the grill for “Riggo’s” recipe of Tandoori Goose.

“It has been a long time since I have been waterfowl hunting and this turned out better than I expected,” said John Riggins, host of Riggo on the Range. “I like options so I made a traditional Tandoori marinade and the spicy version for the waterfowl. Viewers need to be very careful to not over cook the birds on the grill. I was more than pleased with the outcome and so was my palette.”


About John Riggins
John Riggins is a well-known NFL Hall of Famer and former professional football player in the National Football League. Riggins received numerous awards throughout his career, including recognition as the Jets’ Most Valuable Player in 1972 and 1975, a Pro Bowl appearance, MVP in Super Bowl XVII with the Redskins, and the Bert Bell Award for the Professional American Football Player of the Year. Riggins ended his career with the Washington Redskins, playing from 1976-1979 and again from 1981-1985. Though he spent his professional life playing football, Riggins has always had a passion for the outdoors and has hunted all over the globe. His love of hunting stems from watching Harold Ensley on “The Sportsman’s Friend,” a Riggins family television favorite while growing up in Centralia, Kan. Riggins played college football at the University of Kansas, where he majored in journalism. Please visit for more information, or follow Riggins on Twitter: @Riggo44.

About Sportsman Channel:
Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel, and Sportsman HD, is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to the sportsmen and women in the U.S., delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 32 million U.S. television households and is available in HD. Visit, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl ( and Like on Facebook,

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