Premieres Thursday, May 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
New Berlin, Wis. –(Ammoland.com)- A skyrocketing demand for antlers, and an underwhelming supply, have turned the opening of shed season into one of the fiercest competitions the great outdoors has ever seen. Five teams in Sportsman Channel’s new original series Shed Wars provide a glimpse into what it takes to survive the entire shed hunting cycle. Through months of preparation and challenging Rocky Mountain terrain, they risk it all in the pursuit of the ultimate pay day.
The season premiere of Shed Wars airs Thursday, May 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Sportsman Channel.
Sportsman Channel’s Shed Wars puts the focus on a booming market for antlers. They are a rare find, making their discovery all the more worthwhile. So worthwhile, those who seek them endure weeks at a time in the wild under harsh conditions – often in dangerous locations – including the Rocky Mountains. Five teams, comprised of brave men and women, will experience the adventure of antler season with a goal of bringing in the best sheds for the most money.
Teams diligently prepare in hope of heightening their chances at success. Preparation includes: scouting and tracking herds, training antler dogs, prepping high-tech gear and off-road equipment; and their greatest challenge – prepping for weeks of survival in the blistering winter winds of the mountains. But the season does not end there, as prospectors must fine-tune their haggling and negotiating skills to – hopefully – cash out the day’s find with potential buyers.
“Shed Wars is a unique take on a hunting season many of us never get to see or experience,” said Marc Fein, vice president of programming and production for Sportsman Channel. “The competitive nature of the show adds to the suspense, and viewers will really get a sense of who these characters are, and be able to relate to them along the way.”
The teams take great risk for what they hope will be an even greater reward. Viewers will experience the triumphs and perils along with each team member, learn their stories and follow along on a journey to rack ‘em up and rake it in.
- Bone Daddy – Brady “Bone Daddy” Dixon (Fruita, Colo.) is always convinced the next big score is just around the bend. Dixon is relentless in his pursuit for the next record breaking shed set. Love him or hate him, it is his way or the highway.
- Fish – Fish Fisher (Bozeman, Mont.) has a long history of shed hunting. With the good book at his side, he is out to share the message and stack some bone.
- Team Grenda – Bush pilot Tana Grenda, her brother Tom and husband Adam (Bonners Ferry Idaho), are all about having the upper hand. With ATVs, snowmobiles, dogs and an airplane at their disposal, they can overcome any obstacle standing in their way, and claim the hardest to reach shed piles.
- The Rack Pack – Josh Yandle and Justin Lottman (Dotsero, Colo. and Avon, Colo., respectively) make up this two-man team. These fearless men will always attempt to go the distance and take on even the most dangerous terrain.
- Iron Man – Justin “Iron Man” Greshko’s (Edwards, Colo.) obsession with antlers keeps him awake at night. With the agility of a mountain goat and the veracity of a bear, there is no mountain that can contain him.
“The Shed Hunting industry is one of the most unique and unpredictable enterprises in North America,” said Tyler Lindsay, Shed Wars series producer. “It’s a lot of fun to tell the story of such a unique subculture in the outdoor industry.”
About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of Outdoor Sportsman Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique 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. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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