New Berlin, WI – September 21, 2011 – Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is taking viewers of  The Zone to the scenic and coastal shores of Alaska for intense black bear hunting. Hosts Tim Herald and James Brion will give viewers an up close and personal journey of spot and stalk black bear hunting around the Kenai Peninsula. The team from The Zone stalked the black bears with the “boat based” approach while hunting one of Alaska’s biggest game animals. After four days of intense hunting, both hosts harvested two black bears to finish off a successful and memorable journey. Don’t miss this extraordinary voyage on Wednesday, September 21 at 9:30 p.m. EST.

Typical of any Alaskan spring, the weather was predictably inconsistent and wide-ranging. Throughout their bear hunt, Herald and Brion encountered all forms of weather.  They tracked their bears by spot and stalking on the coastal grass flats. When the tide went down, the bears came out to eat. After five hours of hunting, Herald took aim with his .300 rifle and tagged a 6.5 foot black bear.  During the same hunt, Brion successfully harvested a similar black bear of his own with his .300 rifle.

“This was one of the most exciting bear hunts I’ve been on in a long time,” said Tim Herald, host, The Zone. “We really wanted to take in the splendor of Alaska and experience some great bear hunting. Hunting black bears never gets old and I know viewers will appreciate the bears and the scenery of the Kenai Peninsula.”

The Zone is that time and place in a hunt that finds your heart racing, your breathing shallow, and your adrenaline pumping. Join hosts James Brion and Tim Herald as they take you on some of the best North American big game hunts ever captured on film. James is a veteran outfitter and hunting consultant and Tim is a longtime outdoor writer and TV host. Together they bring decades of experience from traveling the globe in search of the best big game action to be found and share all their exciting adventures with Sportsman Channel’s viewers. This Magnum Global Media production will make you feel like you are truly part of the hunt.  Alaska to Florida, Alberta to New Mexico, we’ll put you in “The Zone.”

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About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities.  Sportsman Channel is now available in HD, check with your local cable or satellite provider. Acquired by InterMedia Outdoors Holdings in 2006, Sportsman Channel reaches 27 million U.S. television households and is a part of the nation’s largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. Visit, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (, become a Fan on Facebook, and download Sportsman App at

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