Iconic Outdoor Adventurer, Craig Boddington, Strikes New, Original Series Exclusively on Sportsman Channel


Join veteran outdoor writer, television personality, and international hunter, Craig Boddington, as he explores exciting destinations both close to home and around the globe in his new series, The Boddington Experience, exclusively on Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman. The Boddington Experience, sponsored by Zeiss, Hornady and Blaser, is a Sportsman Channel original production set to debut on June 30 at 9pm ET/PT during the premiere week of “Made in America,” which kicks off 575 hours of new content across 100 different series for the networks Q3 lineup.

This new series films in Spain, Mexico, Mozambique, Croatia and back home to his own food plot in Kansas; Craig Boddington has done it all and wants to share his vast experiences with his fans.

“With decades of hunting experience exploring all corners of the earth, very few media personalities can stack up to Boddington’s resume,” said Graig Hale, vp of business development for Sportsman Channel. “We are proud he continues to call Sportsman Channel home and is working with us on this new, exclusive series.”

Boddington will take viewers to favorite destinations as well as new horizons, sharing his knowledge, experience and lessons learned along the way. Periodically, he will be joined by his wife, Donna, and his daughter, Caroline.

“After nearly 500 episodes of outdoor television I’m having a ball planning my own show,” said Boddington. “I hope viewers will come along with me once again so I can share some of my favorite hotspots…and we’ll explore some new horizons together!”

On The Boddington Experience, viewers will see hunts from a do-it-yourself whitetail hunt in Kansas to a traditional driven hunt in Germany to a Mouflon/Dalmation sheep in Croatia. But don’t worry, the Boddingtons will still show viewers what they come to expect: heart pounding African Plains hunts, including a stop in Mozambique and a hunt for banteng in northern Australia.

Don’t miss The Boddington Experience and 21 other brand-new series starting June 25 for Sportsman Channel’s exciting premiere week, “Made in America.”  The network’s Q3 lineup includes 575 hours of new content, including 22 brand-new series and 70 returning series with all-new episodes, featuring the network’s battled-tested hunters, legendary anglers and top experts.  The campaign, which bows June 25, is a multimillion dollar, multimedia effort that will garner in excess of 200 million impressions. For a sneak peek of what’s to come, watch the preview below.


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Craig Boddington was born and raised in Kansas, where his early big-game experience, in the mid-1960’s, included pronghorn, mule deer and whitetail. When not involved with hunting and shooting, much of his early years were spent in Boy Scout activities. He attended the University of Kansas on an NROTC scholarship, graduating with an English degree and a regular commission in the United States Marine Corps.

Craig spent 31 years of service as Marine Corps infantry officer. His service was activated in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1991 and Operation Vigilant Warrior in 1994. He was recalled to active duty for several times after that from 1997 to his last expedition March 2002 – February 2003 to serve as Commander, Combined-Joint Task Force Consequence Management, headquartered in Kuwait. He then retired in September 2005.

His outdoor writing career began in college and continued while on active duty. Since 1979 he’s been a part of the InterMedia Outdoors empire (which was then Petersen Publishing Company). He’s served as Associate Editor, GUNS & AMMO magazine; Editor, GUNS & AMMO Specialty Publications; Executive Editor & Editor, Petersen’s HUNTING Magazine. His current position with InterMedia is Executive Field Editor of InterMedia Outdoors, including GUNS & AMMO, Petersen’s HUNTING, and RIFLESHOOTER. Craig and his wife, Donna, divide their time between the California Central Coast and a small farm in Kansas.

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