Denver, CO -(AmmoLand.com)- Jana Waller, host of Sportsman Channel’s “Skull Bound TV,” received the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Communicator of the Year Award at the 40th Annual NWTF Convention in Nashville, Tenn. during recent ceremonies.
“Skull Bound TV,” part of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks’ Sportsman Channel, has aired on the outdoor lifestyle channel for five seasons and Waller has continually shared hunting and conservation issues with her audience.
Waller is known for regularly inviting wounded veterans from Wishes for Warriors and other organizations to join her on filmed hunts. She also pens articles for Turkey Country magazine and is an NWTF spokesperson.
“I am a lifetime member of the NWTF because I believe strongly in their mission to ‘Save The Habitat. Save The Hunt,” said Waller. “To be recognized as Communicator of the Year is such an honor. The list of previous recipients contains people whom I have tremendous respect. This award is very humbling and a highlight of my journey in the hunting industry.”
“Jana is one of the most thoughtful, unique and passionate hosts we have on Sportsman Channel,” said Mitch Petrie, vice president of programming for Sportsman Channel. “Her recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation is well deserved.”
The NWTF selected this year’s award winners based on how their work strengthens the ‘Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.’ initiative. Waller takes time during each episode of “Skull Bound TV” to discuss the important role that hunters play in preserving our hunting heritage and conserving wildlife and habitat. She also encourages her viewers to join the NWTF and other conservation organizations.
“Jana is a great spokesperson for the NWTF and the entire outdoor tradition,” said George Thornton, National Wild Turkey Federation CEO. “She uses her platform to educate a broad audience about the importance of preserving our hunting heritage, a hunter’s role in conservation and the ethical pursuit of wild game.”
Past NWTF Communicator of the Year Award recipients include: Brenda Valentine, Steve Rinella, Tom Fegely, Ron Schara, J. Wayne Fears, Grits Gresham, Jim Zumbo, Jim Casada, Glenn Sapir, Col. Tom Kelly, Ronnie ‘Cuz’ Strickland, Kevin Howard and Ray Eye.
About Outdoor Sportsman Group:
Outdoor Sportsman Group is comprised of the world’s foremost media and entertainment brands for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It includes three leading multichannel networks: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network. The Group also consists of a number of established integrated media assets: 15 outdoor magazines, such as Guns & Ammo, Petersen’s Bowhunting and Florida Sportsman, and 17 top websites, including BassFan.com. Additionally, Outdoor Sportsman Group includes television production operations, Winnercomm, as well as aerial camera businesses, SkyCam and CableCam.
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.