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Sportsman Channel and Comcast Partner with Illinois Fishing Event to Host Hunt.Fish.Feed Event for Fifth Year

June 18, 2013

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Sportsman Channel and Comcast are teaming up to host a Hunt.Fish.Feed event in Chicago on Tuesday, June 25, serving a special salmon dinner at Cornerstone Community Outreach.  Sportsman Channel TV host and Executive Chef Scott Leysath and special guest David Draper, who pens the “Wild...

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Sonia Hendrick to Headline Cabela’s Ladies’ Day Out this Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas

April 4, 2013

Sonia Hendrick to Headline Cabela’s Ladies’ Day Out this Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas

Cabela’s Fort Worth will celebrate the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors with Ladies Day Out, this Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. This annual event encourages ladies to try out the latest outdoor apparel, camping gear, personal firearms and other supplies.

Ladies in attendance will have an opportunity to meet local Cabela’s Pro Staff celebrity and current TV host, Sonia Hendrick. Sonia brings to the event her hunting experience and will share what it takes to be successfully in the field and being a full time mom. Sonia will be available for photos and autographs beginning at 10a.m. and host a Q & A session at 1p.m.

Hendrick has proven herself as a threat to be reckoned with on any game animal she pursues, The Texas Native and mother of 2 is part of The Sportsman’s Channels promotion for Today’s American Sportswomen

“Ladies Day Out is a celebration of women in the outdoors,” said Melissa Barry, Cabela’s marketing manager. “Cabela’s is proud to offer women not only the gear, but also to share the expert knowledge and experiences our Outfitters have that will prove crucial when pursuing their outdoor passions.”

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation Firearms Retailer Survey Report, 2011 Edition, 61 percent of retailers surveyed saw an increase in female customers in 2010 over 2009.

With more than 5 million women participating in shooting sports, an increase of 46.5 percent since 2001, this growing demographic will enjoy classes including:

Intro to Ladies Handgun and Air-soft Range
Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The Bells of Broadheads – Intro to Archery and Range Time
Saturday 10:00 a.m.

Boats, ATVs, Trailers and More – Towing 101
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.

A Texas Style BBQ for Ladies Only for the record books.
Saturday, 12:00 p.m.

From House to Huntress -Sonia Hendrick
Saturday, 1:00 p.m.

Women seeking to expand their knowledge and expertise in other areas, such as outdoor cooking, fly tying, orienteering and wilderness survival, also will be able to choose from a variety of classes.

Classes will be taught by local experts and are free of charge.

Product specialists and industry experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide recommendations while offering suggestions to help ladies make the most of their next outdoor adventure.

All ladies in attendance will be eligible to enter the Cabelas Fashion Challenge. Dress the best mannequin and take the entire outfit home.

For a complete schedule of Ladies Day Out events, call 817-337-2400. Cabela’s Fort Worth is located at 12901 Cabelas Drive Fort Worth, Texas 76177 for additional information or to shop online, visit www.Cabelas.com.

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VP Biden Serves Wild Game Dinner to Sportsmen

March 8, 2013

Joe Biden Serves Wild Game Dinner to Sportsmen

Vice President Joe Biden surprised some members of a Delaware hunting club when he dropped by their benefit dinner on Monday. According to Politico, the event took place in the Leispic firehouse where the Whitehall Neck Sportsman Club was holding a benefit dinner. About 420 people sat down to a meal of wild boar, goose and muskrat while the VP handed out rolls from a tray and signed autographs. The stop was not planned.

However, Delaware Online reports that the visit was not that out of the blue. The president of the club, George Wilson, said that Biden had come to the dinner for years during his time in the Senate.

“He hardly ever missed when he was senator,” Wilson said. “It was just an honor to have the vice president of the United States there. He was very personable.”

Biden’s son Beau Biden was there as well and said that his father was glad to come.

“He missed seeing his friends,” Beau Biden said. “He was happy to be there. The reality is the (gun control) issue didn’t come up. We were visiting with friends who we’ve’ known for my entire life and most of my dad’s life who are sportsmen from all over the state.”

The night ended with a raffle for 9 shotguns.

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Louisiana Homeless Shelter Forced to Waste 1,600 Pounds of Venison

February 27, 2013

Louisiana Homeless Shelter Forced to Waste 1,600 Pounds of Venison

Nearly $8,000 worth of deer meat was discarded at a Louisiana homeless shelter. It was not spoiled or tainted, and to the employees of the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, seemed to be perfectly edible. So why was it dumped?

According to CBS Houston, it was because the state health department did not recognize Hunters for the Hungry, a charity that uses hunter donations of meat to feed the needy.

“We didn’t find anything wrong with it,” Rev. Henry Martin, organizer of the homeless shelter, told KTBS. “It was processed correctly, it was packaged correctly.”

The meat was hunter-taken, which the health department deemed unacceptable because “there is no way to verify how the deer were killed, prepared, or stored.”

The department released a statement that said a complaint was lodged against the mission for using deer meat last month. A health inspector was then sent to evaluate the situation and found roughly 1,600 pounds of venison at the location. It was decided the meat could be potentially unsafe even though it was processed at a reputable slaughterhouse in Bellevue. The venison was then destroyed in a process called “denaturing” so animals could not eat the waste after it was thrown out.

“They threw it in the dumpster and poured Clorox on it,” Martin told KTBS. “Not only are we losing out and it’s costing us money, the people that are hungry aren’t going to get as quality of food, the hunter that’s given his meat in good faith is losing out.”

The Louisiana chapter of Hunters for the Hungry could not be reached for comment.

“While we applaud the good intentions of the hunters who donated this meat,” said the department on their Facebook wall, “we must protect the people who eat at Rescue Mission, and we cannot allow a potentially serious health threat to endanger the public. The State Sanitary Code laws exist to protect all residents of our state, and while sometimes these laws may not be popular, they allow us to ensure the public’s health and safety, and must be followed.”

The Department of Health and Hospitals deactivated its Facebook page for a day due to the level of protests from residents after the story broke. Currently, the agency is working with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to address the future of hunter donations. Discussions will include any changes to legislation that will allow the department to recognize hunter-taken meat as approved foods.

Update: KTBS reports that Foster’s Farm has agreed to donate 1,400 pounds of chicken meat to the mission to replenish their supplies. The Louisiana Cattleman’s Association also stepped in with a $750 check.

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Scott Leysath is ‘Eating Crow’ on Dead Meat— Sunday Night on Sportsman Channel

February 7, 2013

Scott Leysath is ‘Eating Crow’ on Dead Meat— Sunday Night on Sportsman Channel

The phrase ‘eating crow’ is about to enact a literal meaning as Scott Leysath is going to change a popular myth about the black-flying scavenger.  Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for the American Sportsman, is taking viewers to the Deep South for an unforgettable journey of Dead Meat.  Leysath and his friends will give viewers an ‘A to Z’ education on harvesting and preparing crow for consumption in Georgia and South Carolina. Tune in for an epic hunting and culinary adventure with Dead Meat on Sunday, February 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Crow’s are typically associated with death, scavenging, bad luck and leaving a foul taste in your mouth when eaten. Leysath’s first stop is Milledgeville, GA where he and his fellow hunters set up their blinds for a successful crow hunt that yields forty birds. Cleaning out a crow does not include the usual steps of most birds and Leysath is happy to diagram the basics of preparing the bird for consumption.  After consuming the crow, Leysath travels to South Carolina to the Charleston Bay Gourmet restaurant to seek out the advice from another chef on preparing a crow for a different flavor.

“I must admit, after trying the crow with breadcrumbs in Georgia, it was fairly neutral in taste and a little chewy,” said Scott Leysath, Host of Dead Meat. “When my friends in South Carolina got their hands on the meat, they add their own twist and let a few customers sample the meat which garners more than a few interesting expressions.”

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Dead Meat Samples Mud Hens & Pigeons on Sportsman Channel— Sunday Night

February 1, 2013

Dead Meat Samples Mud Hens & Pigeons on Sportsman Channel— Sunday Night

The San Joaquin Delta (Sacramento, Ca. area) is the hunting location while coot and pigeons are the targets on the menu for the next episode of Dead Meat airing exclusively on Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for the American Sportsman.  It’s a rare sighting to see Host Chef Scott Leysath hunting in his backyard of Sacramento, but he makes the most of his time at home with the assistance of his hunting and restaurant friends. Food is often a crucial part of this “Super” weekend and the meals Leysath lines up will not disappoint. Tune into Dead Meat on Sunday, February 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

American Coot, or more commonly referred to as Mud Hens, are first on the menu. After a successful hunt with his friends, Leysath brings the birds back to a local restaurant for cleaning and preparation. Viewers are sure to be surprised by the techniques incorporated by Leysath’s friend Mark Morais as he aims to bring out the best flavor for the patrons to sample.

“I think there is a certain unflattering perception when it comes to consuming Mud Hens or Pigeons,” said Scott Leysath, Host of Dead Meat. “My objective is to show people it’s easy to hunt these birds and yes, they can also be very flavorful to eat. I think viewers will be shocked to find out what our taste testers think of these birds.”

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Pellegrini, Shaw Headline Wild Game Cooking Lineup at National Pheasant Fest 2013

January 14, 2013

Pellegrini, Shaw Headline Wild Game Cooking Lineup at National Pheasant Fest 2013

Conservation and cuisine collide at Pheasants Forever’s 30th anniversary celebration

Wild game chefs Georgia Pellegrini and Hank Shaw will be featured speakers on the Wild Game Cooking Stage at Pheasants Forever’s upcoming National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic presented by Cabela’s. The event comes to the Minneapolis Convention Center February 15, 16 and 17th. The cooking portion of the show is presented by Gander Mountain.

Pellegrini and Shaw burst onto the cooking scene in recent years with innovative perspectives, radically changing the way many people think about the environment and where their food comes from. Pellegrini’s adventures were chronicled in her latest book Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time, while Shaw is the author of the award-winning wild foods website Hunter Angler Gardener Cook and the book Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast.

“Conservation and cuisine intersect each day on our dinner plates, so it’s important to build a connection between wildlife habitat conservation and what we eat,” says Bob St. Pierre, Pheasants Forever’s Vice President of Marketing, “Food is also what brings us together, the center of every celebration, and we can’t think of a better occasion than National Pheasant Fest and Pheasants Forever’s 30th anniversary to celebrate the fruits of our habitat efforts.”

Georgia Pellegrini – presenting Saturday at 11AM, 1PM & 4PM

“My passion for good food, for simple food, began at an early age, on a boulder by the side of a creek as I caught my trout for breakfast. I grew up on the same land my great-grandfather owned and worked…This connection to the land and the deep satisfaction one gets from manual labor stayed with me…I decided it was time to really get at the heart of where our food comes from and head to the source—Mother Nature. I bought a shotgun and set my sites on the cutting edge of culinary creativity intent on pushing the boundaries of American gastronomy.”

Hank Shaw – presenting Friday at 6PM, Saturday at 10AM & 2PM and Sunday at 11AM & 1PM

“I write. I fish. I dig earth, forage, live for food and kill wild animals. I drink bourbon, Barolo or Budweiser with equal relish and wish I lived by the sea. Or on a mountain. Or in the middle of the Great Plains, with nothing but shortgrass prairie as far as the eye can see. I spend my days thinking about new ways to cook and eat anything that walks, flies, swims, crawls, skitters, jumps – or grows. I am the omnivore who has solved his dilemma,” Shaw says, “My hope is that the website and my book will help open new vistas in the world of hunting, foraging and fishing both to newcomers and to those who’ve spent decades in the fields, forests, marshes and oceans of this great country.”

Lenny McNab – presenting Friday at 4PM & 7PM, Saturday at 12PM & 3PM and Sunday at 12 PM & 2PM

Also presenting on the Wild Game Cooking Stage is Lenny McNab, the Executive Chef at Kessler Canyon, a world-class resort. This celebrated cowboy cook and talented entertainer is renowned for his delicious farm to table recipes and exuberant personality.

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Sacramento’s Scott Leysath Serving up Wild Game at International Sportsmen’s Expo

January 10, 2013

Sacramento’s Scott Leysath Serving up Wild Game at International Sportsmen’s Expo

Have you ever tried rabbit-rattlesnake sausage, elk or wild boar delights? Now is your chance to indulge! Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for the American Sportsman, is proud to announce the ‘Sporting Chef’, Scott Leysath, is appearing at the International Sportsmen’s Expo in Sacramento on Friday (1p – 7p PT) and Saturday (12p-6p PT), January 11-12., at the Sportsman Channel booth #2128. Attendees are invited to chat with Chef Scott about many of the wildest critters he has hunted and consumed on his widely popular TV show, Dead Meat (Sundays at 8:30 ET/PT).

Northern California hunters and anglers know Leysath from the past 20 years as the resident fish and game chef on KFBK’s Outdoor Show with Bob Simms every Saturday morning. Leysath wears many hats, including: Cooking Editor of Ducks Unlimited, California Waterfowl Magazines and the auther of two cookbooks. He calls Sacramento home, but spends more time scaling the country in search of the creatures less eaten. This is a rare hometown appearance!

Event Details:

  • International Sportsmen’s Expo, California Expo, State Fairgrounds, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA – Sportsman Channel booth #2128
  • Scott Leysath, “Sporting Chef” – Serving up samples of Rabbit-Rattlesnake, Elk and Wild Boar Sausages.
  • Friday and Saturday – January 11 & 12 – Friday (1p-7p PT.), Saturday (12p-6p PT.)

Follow Scott Leysath on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sportingchef

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Sacramento’s Scott Leysath Serving up Wild Game at International Sportsmen’s Expo

January 10, 2013

Sacramento’s Scott Leysath Serving up Wild Game at International Sportsmen’s Expo

Have you ever tried rabbit-rattlesnake sausage, elk or wild boar delights? Now is your chance to indulge! Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for the American Sportsman, is proud to announce the ‘Sporting Chef’, Scott Leysath, is appearing at the International Sportsmen’s Expo in Sacramento on Friday (1p – 7p PT) and Saturday (12p-6p PT), January 11-12., at the Sportsman Channel booth #2128. Attendees are invited to chat with Chef Scott about many of the wildest critters he has hunted and consumed on his widely popular TV show, Dead Meat (Sundays at 8:30 ET/PT).

Northern California hunters and anglers know Leysath from the past 20 years as the resident fish and game chef on KFBK’s Outdoor Show with Bob Simms every Saturday morning. Leysath wears many hats, including: Cooking Editor of Ducks Unlimited, California Waterfowl Magazines and the auther of two cookbooks. He calls Sacramento home, but spends more time scaling the country in search of the creatures less eaten. This is a rare hometown appearance!

Event Details:

  • International Sportsmen’s Expo, California Expo, State Fairgrounds, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA – Sportsman Channel booth #2128
  • Scott Leysath, “Sporting Chef” – Serving up samples of Rabbit-Rattlesnake, Elk and Wild Boar Sausages.
  • Friday and Saturday – January 11 & 12 – Friday (1p-7p PT.), Saturday (12p-6p PT.)

Follow Scott Leysath on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sportingchef

Read and join the discussion on Sacramento’s Scott Leysath Serving up Wild Game at International Sportsmen’s Expo at OutdoorHub.com.

Sportsman Channel’s MeatEater Season Three Premier This Sunday with Acclaimed Author Tim Ferriss

January 4, 2013

Sportsman Channel’s MeatEater Season Three Premier This Sunday with Acclaimed Author Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss of “4-Hour” Publishing Fame Joins Steven Rinella into the Alaskan Wilderness on January 6 @ 9pm ET/PT

What do you do when you need hands on research for your new book? Well, Timothy Ferriss found celebrated author and outdoorsman, Steven Rinella, for a Caribou hunt in the Alaskan wilderness and brought along a film crew for the hit series, MeatEater. Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is excited to announce the premier of season three of its groundbreaking original series, MeatEater, this Sunday, January 6 at 9 pm ET/PT.  Check out a sneak peek video and insider information at http://thesportsmanchannel.com/meateater

The new season kicks-off with Rinella and special guest Timothy Ferriss on an unforgettable Alaskan caribou hunt.  Ferriss has been featured by more than 100 media outlets–including The New York Times, The Economist, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, CNN, and CBS. Tim’s new book, The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life, which debuted on the New York Times bestseller list, features hunting as a resourceful way to acquire your own food, and his journey with Rinella into the wilds of Alaska will certainly test Ferriss – the widely-popular entrepreneur – with a completely new challenge.

“This season of MeatEater is truly remarkable on many fronts,” said Rinella. “To have Tim on our show is a unique honor. Our trip in Alaska will be a true adventure, and I know it will translate well with our viewers. Season three of MeatEater offers a lot variety in our hunts, including some eye-opening foods and entertaining guests.”

Ferriss is notorious for his quick learning techniques and unquenchable thirst for new adventures and the unknown. He is many things: self-taught, creative thinker, seeker of knowledge, successful and master of various languages – but one question remains: can he hunt for big game? Rinella puts him up to the challenge in the premiere episode as they travel to the most remote corner of Alaska to catch the annual migration of the famed Western Arctic caribou herd, all in hope of sharing a celebratory stew of caribou sirloin and root vegetables thickened with bone marrow.

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