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Source: Outdoor Channel press release

Temecula, California -- Outdoor Channel is ringing in the New Year with a robust roster of first quarter (Q1) programming starting today, Monday, December 30th. As part of an extensive schedule of 79 shows, America's Leader In Outdoor TV welcomes six new series to the network: "Heartland Waterfowl," "The Hunt for Big Fish with Larry Dahlberg," "Modern Fishing with Jared Jeffries," "NRA All Access presented by Taurus," "Territories Wild" and "The Obsession of Carter Andrews."

"Outdoor Channel strives to offer quality programming to satisfy the outdoor entertainment appetite and enthusiasm of our growing audience," said Jeffrey Wayne, Executive Vice President of Programming at Outdoor Channel. "With our winter and spring lineup, we are offering a wide range of new and returning reality-based, character-driven, competition-intensive and instructive content featuring our top-rated celebrity and endemic talent and notable guest appearances."

The hunting and shooting excitement kicks off with returning favorites, starring Ted Nugent, Michael Waddell, Michael Bane, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, Mike Pawlawski, Jim Burnworth and Jim Scoutten on their captivating Outdoor Channel journeys: "Western Extreme presented by Bowtech" [Mondays at 7:00 p.m. ET], "Michael Waddell's Bone Collector" [Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET], "Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild" [Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET], "Shooting USA's Impossible Shots" [Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET], "The Best Defense" [Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. ET], "Shooting USA" [Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET], "Wardens" [Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. ET], "Gridiron Outdoors with Mike Pawlawski" [Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. ET] and "Crush with Lee & Tiffany" [Sundays at 7:30 p.m. ET].

Audiences will also be lured in by returning fishing series, such as "Bottom Feeders" [Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET]; "Speargun Hunter" [Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. ET]; "Jack Link's Major League Fishing" [Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. ET] with Kevin VanDam, Skeet Reese and Michael Iaconelli; and "Buccaneers & Bones" [Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ET] featuring Tom Brokaw and Michael Keaton.

The brand-new series, "Heartland Waterfowl" [Mondays at 9:30 p.m. ET], follows the lives of Michael Hunsucker and Shawn Luchtel from "Heartland Bowhunter." In this series, the duo team up with Midwest waterfowlers Ronnie Philips and Logan Burditt and document their passion for scouting and hunting waterfowl as they follow the migration of the birds through the Central and Mississippi Flyways. The Monday night action continues with trapping and hunting expert Tom Miranda and his series "Territories Wild" [Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET], which is a fast-paced hunting documentary that chronicles Miranda's bow hunt adventures around the globe.

A unique fishing show on finding and capturing monstrous fish of all species using all kinds of gear hits the network on Fridays. Starring expert angler Larry Dahlberg, "The Hunt for Big Fish with Larry Dahlberg" [Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ET] explores the unimaginable corners of the earth and each episode includes a "Larry's workshop" segment where Dahlberg shares fabrication techniques for do-it-yourself tackle makers.

There are a handful of people like Carter Andrews in the world who take fishing to the absolute limit and dedicate their lives to the sport. Any fish, anywhere, more than 300 days a year, Andrews can be found with a rod in hand and a smile on his face. It's not just a hobby or a pastime, or even just a passion, but an undying obsession. "The Obsession of Carter Andrews" [Sundays at 10:00 a.m. ET] displays his uncontrollable desire to find and catch the biggest fish with the lightest and toughest tackle on the planet.

Most people are unaware of basketball phenom Jared Jeffries' passion for saltwater fishing, which is on full display in "Modern Fishing with Jared Jeffries" [Sundays at 3:30 p.m. ET]. In each episode, Jeffries will share angling tips, tricks and techniques, leaving viewers angling for their own next big catch. With trips planned to exotic fishing destinations, and a number of elusive species on his bucket list, his goal is to share his take on modern fishing with the world.

"NRA All Access presented by Taurus" [Sundays at 10 p.m. ET] takes a comprehensive look at the role the NRA plays in important Second Amendment issues and the outdoor lifestyle. Hosted by hunting couple Matt Duff and Jessie Duff, the series will introduce viewers to the NRA's relationship with entertainers, athletes, veterans, and everyday Americans who have a deep passion for gun ownership and the shooting sports tradition.

This Winter/Spring season marks the first time ever that Outdoor Channel will showcase the network's popular talent seven-days-a-week for four consecutive weeks at 11:30 p.m. ET. This "strip" of programming will begin with four straight weeks of Michael Waddell from December 30th through January 26th. The network plans to air special "best of" episodes of "Realtree Road Trips" with commentary by David Blanton, followed by 14 straight days of "Michael Waddell's Bone Collector," hosted by Waddell's hunting buddies Nick Mundt and Travis "T-Bone" Turner. This will be followed by 28 days of hunting power couple Lee and Tiffany Lakosky. The Lakosky showcase will start with a week of their first series, "Gettin' Close with Lee & Tiffany," followed by three weeks of "Crush with Lee & Tiffany" from January 27th through February 23rd. And a nightly Uncle Ted showcase will feature the best of his popular series "Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild" from February 24th through March 23rd.

Special guest appearances for the first week of the quarter include former Los Angeles Laker Jerry West, aka "Mr. Clutch," on "Fly Rod Chronicles" [Saturday, January 4th at 5:30 p.m. ET], Washington State University head football coach Mike Leach on "Gridiron Outdoors with Mike Pawlawski" [Saturday, January 4th at 8:00 p.m. ET] and comedian/actor Jeff Foxworthy on "Crush with Lee & Tiffany" [Sunday, January 5th at 7:30 p.m. ET].

Outdoor Channel offers a number of themed programming blocks that combine the network's top shows with the most recognizable brands in the outdoor arena. Primetime programming blocks include: "Prime Bowhunting Monday with G5," "Mossy Oak Tuesday Night Pursuits," "MidwayUSA's Wednesday Night at the Range" and "Primos Thursday Night Calls of the Hunt." Weekend programming blocks include: "Chevy Silverado Saturdays" and "Bass Pro Shops Big Sporting Saturdays," followed by "Bushnell Sunday at First Light" and "Wildgame Innovations Sunday Night on the Hunt."

For the full Q1 programming schedule, please visit: http://outdoorchannel.com/Schedule.aspx. Check local listings or log on to OutdoorChannel.com to find out how to get the network in your area.