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Seven Questions with Huntress Julie McQueen

August 21, 2014

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Julie McQueen is the co-host of Brotherhood Outdoors and a producer for Backstage & Backroads Productions. Her passion for hunting and sharing the outdoors with others is evident from her on-camera time and social media pages. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Julie about her favorite kind of hunting, superpowers, and working side-by-side with her husband. Britney: Please tell us a little about your background in the outdoors. Who introduced you to hunting and fishing? Julie: I grew up on an Indian reservation in Oklahoma where there are plenty of...

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Atomos Gear Helps Capture New App Offer for RMEF Members

July 22, 2014

The Atomos Ninja Blade in action at the RMEF/onXmaps shoot.

There was a buzz in the air at this year's National Association of Broadcasters show surrounding affordable 4K cameras from manufactures like AJA, Black Magic, Sony, and Panasonic. While crawling the floor for the latest equipment I came across a crowd gathered around a booth called "Atomos." After gawking at all their products for several minutes, I caught up with Will Thompson, Atomos' business development manager. Will and I talked about how their devices can bypass the highly compressed files that would normally be captured in camera and record the camera signal straight to a hard drive...

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Film Festivals and the Future of Outdoor Recreation

July 16, 2014

Film festivals that include content portraying outdoorsmen and women in a positive light can have a noticeable impact on the public perception of outdoor sports. Seen here is a gathering for the Grand Teton Awards Gala for the 2013 Jackson Hole Film Festival.

Films, television, and video in general are the primary storytellers of our times, and stories are a prime force in creating and changing culture, including how people view outdoor sports and conservation. There is a definite need for more mainstream TV and films that show outdoor sports in a positive way. One way to encourage more positive stories about outdoor sports is through awards shows and film festivals that support filmmakers, as well as entertain and educate. You may think that mainstream media award shows and festivals are probably biased against hunting and fishing. Not so....

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Cookin’ in Camo: Hunting Chef Tyler Viars

June 30, 2014

Tyler Viars has a chance at becoming the next winner of Fox's 'MasterChef,' but he has loftier goals in mind.

Among a line of white chef coats and toques, it is easy to spot Tyler Viars in his woodland camo. Tyler is one of the 22 contestants on the fifth season of the popular show MasterChef hosted by popular UK culinary expert and personality Gordon Ramsay. This hunter-turned-chef may not be a household name yet, but Tyler, who has also worked a field producer and videographer for the Outdoor Channel, plans on changing that. Competing for the the title of MasterChef isn't the extent of the 27-year-old Tyler's ambitions, and he has much bigger plans in mind. "Food is emotional....

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‘Treasures & Traditions’: A New Show Outdoorsmen Can Appreciate

June 23, 2014

Mark Ward appraises three antique fishing lures on an exciting new television show titled 'Treasures & Traditions' on Destination America. “We’re going to look at the people and the stories that make our outdoor heritage so great,” said show creator and host Bob Delfay. Image courtesy Bob Delfay.

A new television show is worth setting the DVR or TIVO for, especially if you enjoy collecting sporting goods such as guns, wildlife artwork, antique lures, or old fishing rods and reels. Treasures & Traditions looks familiar in some ways to other shows, where a guest brings an attic-found item and the appraiser says, “Tell me about this piece.” Half the fun is hearing how much an old spiral-wire, minnow-cage lure is worth (spoiler alert: thousands!), the other side is the enjoyment of the stories behind the artifacts. The best part of this show? Everything is hunting- or...

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Vanishing Paradise to Partner with SportingDog Adventures to Raise Awareness on Restoring Mississippi River Delta

June 17, 2014

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SportingDog Adventures TV and Vanishing Paradise are pleased to announce they have formalized a partnership that will begin with the 4th season airing of the show in 2014. “Conservation has always been a central theme on SportingDog Adventures,” says Jeff Fuller, Host and Executive Producer. “The generational aspect of hunting is another theme we stress, but without everyone first making a commitment to preserving our country’s natural resources, there won’t be anything to pass on to those future generations.” “We are very excited about this opportunity,” says Steve...

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WILDLIFERS Wins 28 Telly Awards

June 13, 2014

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The Telly Awards has named The WILDLIFERS television program as the winner of 28 awards this year.  WildLifers winning entries included 1 Silver, 23 Bronze and 4 People’s Telly Awards. This year there were nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries. A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.  The Silver Council evaluated...

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Backwoods Life Continues Partnership with GhostBlind

June 11, 2014

Season 10 of Backwoods Life will kick off in the summer of 2014 on Sportsman Channel (US) and Wild TV (Canada).

The award winning hunting T.V. show, Backwoods Life, will continue their long lasting relationship with GhostBlind.  Backwoods Life has depended on their products for several years and will continue to do so during Season 10, which airs in the summer of 2014. These ground blinds are recognized for their quick and easy set up. GhostBlind is exceptional compared to traditional ground blinds because they are constructed with flexible mirrors to reflect the surrounding landscape while eliminating sun reflections and animal movement. The unbreakable lightweight panels and mirrors are coated with...

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Don’t Miss the Newest Season of “Bill Jordan’s Realtree Outdoors”

June 11, 2014

Bill Jordan’s Realtree Outdoors kicks off their new season June 30.

Get ready as the Outdoor Channel kicks off the newest season of “Bill Jordan’s Realtree Outdoors” on June 30, 2014.  Although “Realtree Outdoors” is jam-packed with thrilling hunts for elusive big-game animals, the TV show is about much more than simple entertainment. When you watch “Realtree Outdoors,” you not only get to enjoy great hunting footage, but you get to learn from the best in the industry. First airing in 1992, “Realtree Outdoors” is the top-rated, longest-running Realtree hunting show, and...

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K-9 Handler Recalls Dangers of Vietnam on Sportsman Channel’s “Saving Private K-9,” Thursday, May 29

May 29, 2014

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Tiger, a bomb detection dog in Vietnam, was at the top of his canine class in the 1970s when he partnered with Army scout dog handler Johnny Mayo. Through retraining, Tiger became a scout dog and Mayo’s most loyal comrade. During the team’s second mission, serious consequences arose in the dense jungle that threatened the lives of Tiger and Mayo. Watch this week’s episode of Saving Private K-9, exclusively on Sportsman Channel, Thursday, May 29 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT as Tiger’s story of a bygone era is retold for a national television audience. On this week’s episode of Saving Private...

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