Outdoor Channel Reveals Winners of 10th Annual Golden Moose Awards
America’s Leader in Outdoor TV Recognizes the Best in Outdoor Talent, Programming & Production of 2009
Las Vegas – -(AmmoLand.com)- WHAT: Outdoor Channel America's leader in outdoor TV, today announced the much anticipated winners of the 10th Annual Golden Moose Awards at a ceremony held last night during the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) in Las Vegas.
An outdoor industry favorite, the Golden Moose Awards honors the talent, production teams, graphics and design teams and hosts behind Outdoor Channel’s best-in-class programming. Outdoor Channel handed out 20 honors at this year’s ceremony, including several “Fan Favorites” determined by over 15,000 viewers voting online at www.OutdoorChannel.com during a four-week period.
WHERE: Approximately 2,000 outdoor industry leaders, TV personalities, media personnel and lucky fans attended the awards ceremony at the famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.
WHO: The celebration was hosted by Michael Waddell of Outdoor Channel’s “Bone Collector” and “Realtree Road Trips,” and featured a spirited rock music performance by Ted Nugent from the network’s “Spirit of the Wild” program.
The Golden Moose Awards was sponsored by Budweiser, the great American lager. Together with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Budweiser selects nominees for the Budweiser 2010 Conservationist of the Year award presented at the event. This year’s “Bud Conservationist” recipient was the late Jim Range, one of the country’s most influential conservationists and founder of the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. His brother, John Range, accepted the award on his behalf.
And the Golden Moose goes to…
Best Overall Production | Winner: Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Nominees: Benelli Presents Duck Commander, Hunt Masters, Bone Collector, Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures, The Crush with Lee & Tiffany, The Best of the West, Bow Madness , Leupold's Big Game Profiles, On Your Own Adventures , Whitetail Freaks
Best Big Game | Winner: Bone Collector
Nominees: Hunt Masters, Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures, The Crush with Lee & Tiffany , On Your Own Adventures, Realtree Roadtrips, Limbsaver's Addicted to the Outdoors, In Pursuit with Greg Miller, Ultimate Hunting, Bone Collector, Biologic & Drury's Wildlife Obsession
Best Fishing | Winner: Bill Dance Saltwater
Nominees: Penn's Big Water Adventures, Classic Patterns, The Crush with Lee & Tiffany, The Jackie Bushman Show, Bill Dance Saltwater
Best Bird Hunting | Winner: Benelli Presents Duck Commander
Nominees: Benelli Presents Duck Commander, Outdoors 10 Best, Pheasants Forever, Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild, Benelli's American Bird Hunter
Best Turkey | Winner: Realtree Road Trips
Nominees: Bone Collector, On Your Own Adventures, Realtree Road Trips, Muzzy's Bad to the Bone, The Choice
Best Conservation | Winner: Beyond the Hunt
Nominees: Pheasants Forever, Beyond the Hunt, Knight & Hale's Ultimate Hunting, Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures, Leupold Big Game Profiles
Best Educational / Instructional | Winner: Bass Pro Shops Next Generation
Nominees: Bass Pro Shops Next Generation, The Best of the West, Gold Fever, On Your Own Adventures, In Pursuit with Greg Miller
Best Videography | Winner: Benelli Presents Duck Commander
Nominees: Benelli Presents Duck Commander, Bone Collector, Limbsaver's Addicted to the Outdoors, The Crush with Lee & Tiffany, The Stihl Dogs N Logs World Championship, Hunt Masters, Destination Polaris, Tracks Across Africa
Best Sound Design | Winner: Hunt Masters
Nominees: The Best of the West, Whitetail Freaks, Hunt Masters, Benelli's American Safari, The Crush with Lee & Tiffany
Best Graphics | Winner: (Tied for 1st) Hunt Masters & Bass Pro Shops Next Generation
Nominees: Bone Collector, Hunt Masters, She's Beyond the Lodge, Bass Pro Shops Next Generation, Full Frame
Best Commercial | Winner: Benelli – “Vinci”
Nominees: Benelli – “Vinci,” The Best of the West – “Gunwerks LR-1000,” Duck Commander – “Carry-Lite Decoys,” Knight & Hale – “Pack Rack Tease,” Remington
Best Blooper / Outtake | Winner: Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Nominees: Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures, Inside Outdoors TV, Limbsaver's Addicted to the Outdoors, The Jackie Bushman Show, Realtree Roadtrips
- Fan Favorite Best Overall | Winner: Benelli Presents Duck Commander
- Fan Favorite Best New Series | Winner: (Tied for 1st) Benelli Presents Duck Commander & Bone Collector
- Fan Favorite Best Hunting | Winner: Benelli Presents Duck Commander
- Fan Favorite Best Fishing | Winner: Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Fishing
- Fan Favorite Best Host | Winner: Lee and Tiffany Lakosky for The Crush
- Golden Moose Honorary Award – Outdoor Adventure | Winner: Savage Wild
- Golden Moose Honorary Award – Off Road | Winner: Destination Polaris
- Golden Moose Honorary Award – Shooting Sports | Winner: Impossible Shots
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