Finalists Announced for Sportsman Choice Awards

Finalists Announced for Sportsman Choice Awards
Final Round of Viewer Voting is On!

Sportsman Channel
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New Berlin, WI –-( Following the tabulation of more than 10,000 votes—a record participation level—Sportsman Channel announced today the finalists for each category of the 2009 Sportsman Choice Awards.

By casting your votes over the last month, Sportsman Channel viewers have narrowed the field to just five finalists in the following categories: Best Hunt Show, Best Shoot Show, Best Fish Show, Best Combination (hunting and fishing) Show and Best Show Host(s).

Today marks the beginning of a fresh new round of voting. You are encouraged to log on to to cast your ballot, regardless of whether you voted in the first round or not. Winners in all categories will be based exclusively on the opinions and the votes of VIEWERS! Voting ends December 14 with finalists announced thereafter.

The finalists for the 2009 Sportsman Choice Awards are as follows.

  • Best Hunt Show: Arrow Affliction, Heartland Bowhunter, Predator Quest, Shoot Straight with Chad Schearer, Wired Outdoors
  • Best Shoot Show: American Rifleman TV Classics, Guns & Ammo TV, Personal Defense TV, Tactical Arms, Tactical Impact
  • Best Fish Show: Addictive Fishing, Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming, Ice Men, In-Fisherman TV
  • Best Combo Show: Alan Warren Outdoors, Backstage & Backroads with Daniel Lee Martin, G3 Sportsman, HuntFishCook, Midwest Outdoors
  • Best Show Host(s): Alan Warren with Alan Warren Outdoors, Chris Brackett with Arrow Affliction, Fred Eichler with Predator Nation, Keith Warren with Best of Keith Warren’s Hunting Adventures, Les Johnson with Predator Quest

In addition to these five categories, Sportsman Channel has added four new award categories designed to celebrate the exciting video imagery shown on the channel every day:

  • Best Hunt Clip
  • Best Shoot Clip
  • Best Fish Clip
  • Best New Series

The nominated clips were required to be one continuous sequence from a single episode that aired in 2009.

The nominees for Best Clips are:

  • Best Hunt Clip: Family Traditions with Haley Heath, Hunting with the Pros, Own The Zone TV, RNT-TV, Whitetail Properties
  • Best Shoot Clip: Africa with Craig Boddington & Ivan Carter, Handguns, Personal Defense, Tactical Arms, Tactical Impact
  • Best Fish Clip: Breaking the Surface, Fishing 411 with Mark Romanack, Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming, Hardcore Pursuits, In-Fisherman Ice Fishing Guide

The Best New Series category eligibility will be based upon shows that have never aired on Sportsman Channel prior to 2009.

The winners in all Sportsman Choice Award categories will be crowned in January during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas.