Sportsman Channel Announces Strongest Programming Line-Up Ever

Sportsman Channel Announces Strongest Programming Line-Up in Its History
More than 100 Shows on Tap including Exclusive New Series, Returning Critically Acclaimed Series.

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New Berlin, WI –-( Sportsman Channel announced today their strongest programming lineup ever consisting of more than 100 total shows on tap for Q4, including four series premieres and all-new episodes for the network’s most popular returning original series.

Breaking the Surface, Predator Nation, Country Boys Outdoors and Wingshooting USA are new series debuting next week on the network. The critically acclaimed shows Tactical Impact, Arrow Affliction, Personal Defense TV, Ice Fishing Guide and Patagonic Waters. return with all new episodes.

Breaking the Surface, Predator Nation, Tactical Impact, Arrow Affliction, Ice Fishing Guide and Personal Defense TV are all produced by parent company and outdoor media powerhouse InterMedia Outdoors, Inc. (IMO). The network’s Q4 lineup also features shows from independent production companies and seasoned producers.

“With over 100 high-quality shows representing our three programming pillars of hunt, shoot and fish, we couldn’t be more proud of our fourth quarter line-up,” said Willy Burkhardt, President of Sportsman Channel. “We continue to provide sportsmen with an unrivaled viewer experience through a combination of popular, long-standing series such as Personal Defense TV and Patagonic Waters and dynamic, mold-breaking shows such as Arrow Affliction, Tactical Impact, Predator Nation and Wingshooting USA. With IMO’s unparalleled programming resources, as well as original programming from dynamic independent producers, Sportsman continues to be the true sportsman’s source for hunting, shooting and fishing programming, both in terms of quantity and quality.”

Start with the camaraderie of the hunt and then cross “Dog Whisperer” with “A River Runs Through It,” and you’ve got Wingshooting USA, produced by Scott Linden Outdoors for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). The show is focused on the fun of wingshooting and the dogs that make it possible. The show is interactive offering viewers the chance to “Win a Shot on the Show” for a youngster or to support habitat and conservation issues by sending a ton of dog food to a breed rescue club. Wingshooting USA airs Saturday nights at 11 p.m. ET, beginning Oct. 3.

Predator Nation is the ultimate showcase of man vs. beast, matching award-winning host Fred Eichler against predators at the top of the food chain, while putting himself in heart-pounding, dangerous situations. Eichler travels the world tracking the most ferocious of nature’s animals, giving viewers an up-close and personal glimpse behind the strategy, gear and process of hunting predators. Predator Nation airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET, beginning September 29.

On Country Boys Outdoors, host Jon Brunson teams up with the starting center for the Chicago Bulls, Brad Miller, to bring viewers hunts from all over the world. From New Zealand to backyard Illinois bowhunting, the guys take viewers on one wild adventure after another. Country Boys Outdoors airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ET, beginning Oct. 2.

Breaking the Surface showcases the angling exploits of two of the finest female anglers in the world—Kim Bain-Moore and Diana Rudolph—each highly skilled in quite different fishing disciplines. Gear fishing techniques rest with Bain-Moore, the first woman to ever compete in the 39-year history of the Bassmaster Classic, and long-rod expert Rudolph showcases her mastery of the tools of the fly-fishing trade. Breaking the Surface airs Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. ET, beginning Oct. 3.

New Shows for Fourth Quarter

  • Country Boys Outdoors: Friday, 7:30 p.m. with re-airs
  • Breaking the Surface: Saturday, 9:30 p.m. with re-airs
  • Wingshooting USA: Saturday, 11 p.m. with re-airs
  • Predator Nation: Tuesday, 8 p.m. with re-airs
  • Returning Original Series; All New Episodes:
  • Personal Defense TV: Monday 10:30 p.m. with re-airs (fourth season)
  • Tactical Impact: Thursday, 10 p.m. with re-airs (second season)
  • Arrow Affliction: Friday, 10:30 p.m. with re-airs (second season)
  • Ice Guide: Saturday, 10 p.m. with re-airs (second season)
  • Patagonic Waters: Saturday, 8 p.m. with re-airs (fifth season)

Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel is the only television and digital company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States, delivering the most entertaining and educational hunting, shooting and fishing programming. Sportsman Channel is currently available in 17.3 million homes. Acquired by InterMedia Outdoors Holdings in 2006, Sportsman Channel is now a part of the nation’s largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. For more information, visit

InterMedia Outdoors, Inc. is the largest media company in the outdoor-enthusiast category, exclusively serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts, with the largest network of websites dedicated to hunting, shooting and fishing; a portfolio of 15 magazines including powerful brands such as Petersen’s Hunting, North American Whitetail, Guns&Ammo, In-Fisherman, Fly Fisherman, and Florida Sportsman; syndicated radio programming; 23 market-leading television productions, the largest library of outdoors television programming and Sportsman Channel, the only television network dedicated exclusively to hunting, shooting and fishing.