Big Deer with Mike Hanback Honors U.S. Veteran with Whitetail Hunt on Sportsman Channel

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New Berlin, Wis. –-( Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for the American Sportsman, brings audiences an episode every American can be proud of watching on Big Deer with Mike Hanback tomorrow night on the network.

After receiving a heartfelt viewer e-mail, Hanback feels compelled and moved to extend an invitation to Captain Zane Keen of the U.S. Army to a whitetail hunt in his home state of Virginia.

Mike Hanback Honors U.S. Veteran with Whitetail Hunt
Mike Hanback Honors U.S. Veteran with Whitetail Hunt on Sportsman Channel

Captain Keen expresses a strong interest in the show and in his country and the end result is something Hollywood directors dream about. Watch Big Game Wednesday tomorrow presented by Wildgame Innovation with Big Deer with Mike Hanback at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

From the moment Captain Keen receives a whitetail hunting invitation from Hanback, he is thrilled and begins preparing for his trip from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to Virgina. The first few days are mixed with positives and challenges as the two men discover a lot of deer movement, however, not a great deal of “shooter bucks”.

The weather elements are also standing in the way with serious rainfall and windy conditions. The pressure is palatable on the final day of the hunt and Captain Keen makes his move on a big whitetail. After moving to within 200 yards, he lines up his rifle and connects on a massive non-typical buck which makes the entire camp ecstatic!

“All of a sudden, I hear a gun shot and I have a good feeling about the result,” said Hanback, host of Big Deer with Mike Hanback. “As I approach Zane and see the huge non-typical buck, I begin to beam with pride and excitement for Zane and his journey on this great hunt.

He’s been through a lot in life and this is just a small token of my appreciation to Zane and all of the great men and women that serve our great country. Zane is an American hero and I’m proud to have him on our side and call him a friend.”

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