Panel of Experts Address ‘Whitetail State of the Union’ on Sportsman Channel

Whitetail SOTU
Two-part episode features top experts addressing the
current and future state of whitetail deer
Sportsman Channel
Sportsman Channel

New Berlin, Wis. –( Problems facing whitetail deer populations are numerous and profound all across America; and sportsmen and women are the ones on the front line discussing, researching and eventually solving these issues. In conjunction with Whitetail Properties, Sportsman Channel presents Whitetail State of the Union, an in-depth, two-part special addressing the current and future state of whitetail deer in the United States. The Whitetail State of the Union two-part special airs exclusively Tuesday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 30 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.

Sportsman Channel’s Whitetail Properties continues the network’s dominance in whitetail programming, by gathering a panel of top-rated professional deer hunters, scientists, doctors and wildlife biologists to answer important questions about the ecosystem, and problems surrounding whitetail deer. The men discuss topics including: whitetail population as a whole and in specific regions, problems whitetails are facing with disease and predator control, as well as relative and cost effective solutions.

The “Dream Team” panel of experts includes the following individuals and organizations:  Dr. James Kroll, Ph.D., widely known as “Dr. Deer;” Karl V. Miller, Ph.D., University of Georgia’s Deer Lab; Grant Woods, Ph.D.,; Will Primos from Primos Hunting; Midwest Whitetail’s Bill Winke; the Quality Deer Management Association; North American Whitetail and Whitetail Properties.

“What really separates Sportsman Channel in the outdoor space is not only the sheer amount of whitetail programming, but the versatility in how it’s presented,” said Graig Hale, vice president of business development for Sportsman Channel. “Whitetail Properties’ Whitetail State of the Union is a unique approach to addressing real issues within the whitetail community.”

“What we really want viewers to come away with is the scope of the problems whitetail deer face and what we can do to solve these problems,” said Paul Sawyer, co-founder of Whitetail Properties. “What better way than to gather some of the most-respected people in the outdoor industry, who have first-hand knowledge and experience researching whitetail deer. This is something I’d like to see us do annually.”

The educational and informative two-part Whitetail State of the Union address will take viewers through hot topics in wildlife and game management, and serve as a call to all hunters to stay informed and take action against any threat to whitetail deer.

Sportsman Channel’s two-part Whitetail State of the Union premieres Tuesday, September 23 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT and concludes the following Tuesday, September 30 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.  

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