From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - This year's Wisconsin nine-day gun deer hunt kicks off another season of
11-year old Shane Olson with his deer
11-year old Shane Olson with his deer
WDNR Photo
traditions, memories and excitement

Madison, Wisconsin - With fall nearly finished, the annual nine-day Wisconsin deer hunt ushers in the creation of new memories and excitement as hunters throughout the state take part in this time honored tradition.

This year's nine-day hunt has been a very safe one thus far, and hunters throughout Wisconsin have done an excellent job of learning new rules and regulations, according to Kevin Wallenfang, big game ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Weather conditions have been highly variable across the state from fog to rain to freezing rain, with a great deal of hunters experiencing ideal hunting conditions, he said.

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From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel’s “Salute to Service” Continues with Special Veterans Day Line-up on November 11

Sportsman Channel’s Special Veterans Day Line-up

Documentary “MURPH: The Protector,” Back-to back episodes of “Beyond the Battlefield” and “NRANEWS Cam & Co.” highlight network programming during the day

New Berlin, Wisconsin - As a part of Sportsman Channel’s “Salute to Service” initiative, the network will air a full day of programming dedicated to veterans and the armed forces on Tuesday, November 11 at Noon-8 p.m. ET. Salute to Service Veterans Day Tribute Sponsored by Bravo Company is highlighted by a special airing of the critically-acclaimed documentary MURPH: The Protector, back-to-back episodes of Beyond the Battlefield and one hour of NRA NEWS Cam & Co.

Actor/Humanitarian Gary Sinise, once again, will serve as the network spokesman for “Salute to Service,” which includes Sportsman Channel’s Salute to Service Veterans Day Tribute Sponsored by Bravo Company. The event will honor the nation’s service heroes with programming that merges veterans’ love of the outdoors ... more on Sportsman Channel's Salute to Service Veterans Day Tribute ...

From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel’s NRANEWS Cam & Co. Giving Away In-Studio Experience and More to One Lucky Fan

Sportsman Channel’s NRANEWS Cam & Co. Giving Away New Berlin, WisconsimSportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for American sportsmen and women, brings viewers NRANEWS Cam & Co. Watch ‘N Win promotion beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, September 15 through Friday, September 19. One lucky winner will win a prize package that includes a trip to sit in-studio and watch the show with host, Cam Edwards at the Farmville, VA studios. The winner also will attend the “Heart of Virginia Friends of NRA Banquet” on Saturday, September 27 and sit with Cam along with Sportsman hosts, Benny Spies and Scott Leysath.

To enter, fans simply have to watch NRANEWS Cam & Co. (6-7 p.m. ET) daily from Monday, September 15-19 and look for the special code word during the broadcast. Audiences will be asked to visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com to enter the code word to gain entry into the sweepstakes. Each word correctly entered will gain participants additional access into the sweepstakes.

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From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Bear harvest quota increased in northwestern Wisconsin to address nuisance complaints and ag damage

Wisconsin black bear image courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Spooner, Wisconsin - In an effort to help address human-bear conflicts in an area of northwestern Wisconsin that has had serious conflicts in recent years, state wildlife officials significantly increased the number of bear harvest permits in that area for the upcoming bear hunting season.

The goal in is to reduce the bear population in an area designated as bear zone D [PDF], in response to a high level of bear related complaints from residents last year, according to Mike Zeckmeister, Department of Natural Resources wildlife supervisor for northwestern Wisconsin.

"We would like to focus bear harvest in the southern portion of Zone D including Barron, Polk, Washburn, and Burnett counties where we have higher bear numbers and the highest number of bear related issues" Zeckmeister said.

The new quota will also provide additional hunting opportunities at a time when the popularity of bear hunting continues increase and also increase the chances of hunters harvesting a bear.

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From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - New crossbow deer hunting season will be offered in 2014

DNR staff encourage hunters to participate in interactive chats

Crossbow hunting Madison, Wisconsin - With some major rule changes coming for this year's deer hunting season, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has created a number of resources to help make sure hunters are ready for another great deer season.

New in 2014, a crossbow deer hunting license is available for any qualified hunter to purchase. Previously, only disabled hunters could use a crossbow under the authority of an archer license.

The crossbow deer hunting season will run concurrent with the regular archer season. During open firearm seasons, a gun deer license will authorize bow and crossbow use... find out more about crossbow deer hunting in Wisconsin ...

From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel and Penn Jillette Set to Conjure Series Launch of “Camp Stew” on Thursday, Illusionist and magician Penn Jillette teams with Sportsman ChannelJuly 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

“The Best of the Worst of the Great Outdoors”

New Berlin, Wisconsin - Illusionist and magician Penn Jillette is teaming with Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for American sportsmen and women, for the launch of the network’s newest original program Camp Stew, exclusively premiering on Thursday, July 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Camp Stew – a reference to a favorite hunters’ dish comprised of a mishmash of ingredients including ground beef, chicken, pork, beans, corn, tomatoes and other additions – on Sportsman Channel will comprise of a variety of clips from all facets of the outdoor lifestyle. The new and exciting 10-episode program will showcase some of the craziest outdoor videos ever recorded, with Penn adding his unique brand of commentary to these incredible clips. Each 30-minute episode will feature host commentary from Penn Jillette in front of clips of some of the wildest adventures ever caught on tape.

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From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel Original Series “Saving Private K-9” Set to Premiere on Thursday, May 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

Gunny R. Lee Ermey takes on Saving Private k-9 on Sportsman Channel

New Berlin, Wisconsin - For 2,500 trained canines and handlers serving America’s military and law enforcement, the idea of “man’s best friend” is no overstatement. Dogs are known to be loyal, stalwart companions that love and defend their owners at any cost. Some of these dogs have even paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Sportsman Channel invites viewers into the lives of these military and law enforcement service dogs and handlers with its new original series Saving Private K-9, premiering Thursday, May 15 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by (NRA Board Member) actor and former Marine R. Lee Ermey ... Find out more about Gunny R. Lee Ermey's new show on Sportsman Channel ...

From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel and NRA Partner to Bring NRA Life of Duty Franchise to Network – Debuts Thursday, April 3

Sportsman Secures Exclusive Rights to Series Celebrating Heroes of Military and Homeland

Sportsman Channel and NRA Partner to Bring NRA Life of Duty Franchise to Network New Berlin, Wisconsin - Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for American sportsmen and women, is proud to bring NRA Life of Duty to a national TV audience exclusively and for the first time. NRA Life of Duty, presented by Brownells, premieres Thursday, April 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – immediately following the premiere of the original series, Amazing America with Sarah Palin, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series will include regular interviews with Lt. Col. Oliver North, award winning military historian, New York Times best selling author, and chairman of the NRA military and veterans affairs committee.

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From Sportsman Channel - Outdoor TV Funny Man Benny Spies Joins Sportsman Channel Original Series “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”

Benny Spies joins former governor and original 'Mama Grizzly' Sarah Palin as a field host for Amazing America with Sarah Palin exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

South Dakotan and National TV Host of “Gun It with Benny Spies” Joins Super Power Team

New Berlin, Wisconsin - Outdoor TV reality host on Sportsman Channel, Benny Spies, joins former U.S. vice presidential candidate, governor, best-selling author and original “Mama Grizzly” Sarah Palin as a field host for her new show, Amazing America with Sarah Palin exclusively on Sportsman Channel. Spies is a field host for the weekly, original series that will highlight some of the most uncommon, interesting – and sometimes inspiring – people, places and pastimes connected to America’s outdoors lifestyle. Amazing America with Sarah Palin premieres on Thursday, April 3 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

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