Sportsman Channel Talent Including ‘The Gunny’ R. Lee Ermey to Appear at 143rd Annual NRA Meetings

Network’s Coverage of the Annual NRA Meeting Includes NRANEWS Cam & Co. Daily Shows, Booth and Talent Presence, and Unique Promotion of “Breakfast with the Pig” with Brian “Pigman” Quaca

Sportsman Channel Talent Including 'The Gunny' R. Lee Ermey to Appear at 143rd Annual NRA Meetings
Sportsman Channel Talent Including ‘The Gunny' R. Lee Ermey to Appear at 143rd Annual NRA Meetings
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New Berlin, Wis. –-( Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for American sportsmen and women, is bringing in the big guns for the 143rd Annual NRA Meeting & Exhibits with appearances by “The Gunny” R. Lee Ermey, Brian “Pig Man” Quaca, Melissa Bachman, Matt Hughes and others to headline the network’s stage (#7455) April 25-27, 2014 in Indianapolis.

Additionally, NRANEWS Cam & Co. will televise its show live from Indianapolis. Host, Cam Edwards, will sit down with guests – Marty Daniel of Daniel Defense, Matt Hughes will discuss his new show UNCAGED, Tim Schmidt with USCCA and more – as Cam explores the stories, people and places behind the headlines that affect the lifestyle of people who love to hunt, shoot and fish.

Actor and former Marine, R. Lee Ermey is the host of the new series Saving Private K-9 premiering May 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Ermey is well known for his role in the movie, Full Metal Jacket. Saving Private K-9 highlights military dogs’ battlefield training, heroic accomplishments and relationships with their handlers – as well as their impact on those who have worked with them.

Attendees are encouraged to stop by Sportsman’s booth (#7455) and Bass Pro Shops (#8072) for a chance to win “Breakfast with the Pig,” as in Brian “Pigman” Quaca, for a special bacon-filled breakfast on Saturday, April 26. Two winners plus their guests will get to sit down with the “Sultan of Swine” himself to hear tales from his Texas adventures. Plus, three runner-ups will receive a $100 Bass Pro Shops gift card and 10 will receive a Sportsman Channel t-shirt. Entries will be accepted on Friday at the Sportsman Channel booth #7455 and Bass Pro Shops booth #8072. The drawings will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at the Sportsman Channel booth. Winners must be present to win.

NRA’s popular talk-radio show NRANEWS Cam & Co. will televise direct from the show floor on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25. NRANEWS Cam & Co. is the one and only news-talk series on television that can authoritatively address the issues that are vital to more than 80 million American sportsmen and sportswomen.

Sportsman Channel personalities will be present in the booth signing autographs and available to answer attendee questions. See full schedule of Sportsman Channel’s activities below.

Friday, April 25 (all times Eastern)

  • 11 a.m. – Mike Stroff, Savage Outdoors – giving away Savage Outdoors T-shirts and hats
  • 1 p.m. – Larry Weishuhn, Trailing the Hunter’s Moon
  • 2 p.m. – Melissa Bachman, Winchester Deadly Passion – giving away Winchester bandanas and posters to the first 200 guests.
  • 3 p.m. – Randy Newberg, Fresh Tracks with Randy Newberg
  • 5 p.m. – Brian “Pigman” Quaca, Pigman: The Series
  • 6 p.m. – Special episode of NRANEWS Cam & Co. on Sportsman Channel airing from the exhibit floor

Saturday, April 26 (all times Eastern)

  • 12 p.m. – “Gunny” R. Lee Ermey, Saving Private K-9
  • 1 p.m. – Benny Spies, Gun It with Benny Spies
  • 3 p.m. – Cam Edwards, NRANEWS Cam & Co
  • 4 p.m. – Matt Hughes, UNCAGED
  • 5 p.m. – Andy Ross, Maximum Archery – giving away CDs of his latest album, “Cold Dead Hand”

The 143rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in the center of downtown Indianapolis on April 25-27, 2014. With more than 600 exhibitors covering over 400,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, educational seminars, celebrities, and fun-filled special events, bring the whole family and learn something new. Spend the day exploring products from every major firearm company in the country, book the hunt of a lifetime in the exclusive outfitter section, and view priceless collections of firearms in the gun collector area. Attendees also will see knives, wildlife art, shooting accessories, hunting gear, ATV's, and much more.

About Sportsman Channel

Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. The leader in outdoor television, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that embraces outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and reveals it through unique, surprising and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of  “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. The network also is dedicated to promoting our nation’s military heroes and veterans, as well as providing a voice for conservation throughout the United States. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at; Facebook, (; Twitter ( and and YouTube (

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