Sportsman Channel Shows Earn Multiple Telly Awards

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DENVER (Ammoland.Com) – Sportsman Channel’s Big Deer TV, hosted by Mike Hanback and Petersen’s Hunting Border to Border, hosted by Mike Schoby, recently won silver and bronze Telly Awards in the “TV Programs” category at the 36th Annual Telly Awards.

Big Deer TV received a silver Telly in the “Entertainment” subcategory for their show “Dream Buck for Krista.” Border to Border received a silver Telly in the “Videography” subcategory for their show “New Mexico Antelope.” Border to Border also received a bronze Telly for that same episode in the “Entertainment” subcategory.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive these awards for our television series,” said Mitch Petrie, vice president of programming. “Mike Hanback and Mike Schoby, along with the entire Outdoor Sportsman Group staff take great pride and careful planning to create such unique series. We work with a superb internal production and editing staff – so hat’s off to everyone for their winning efforts.”

Big Deer TV also won a bronze Telly in the “Editing” subcategory for their work on the “Acts of Valor” episode and another bronze Telly in the “Videography” subcategory for their episode “The Shed Hunting Obsession.”

“We have a very talented group of producers, writers, videographers and editors and these awards are especially gratifying,” said Mike Hanback, creator and host of Big Deer TV. “These awards are testament to their hard work and commitment to make Big Deer TV a top-level hunting show.”

Other Sportsman Channel series winning bronze Telly Awards include: World of Beretta, Bowhunter TV and The Outfitters Built by Ford F-150.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this year’s Telly Awards has been one of the most successful and competitive in the long history of the Telly Awards.

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, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.