Event Hosted by Cam Edwards of NRANEWS Cam & Co.

Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Sportsman Choice Awards. The winners were revealed last night amid 800 of their peers during Sportsman Channel’s annual awards ceremony at Rain Nightclub in Palms Hotel Casino Resort, Las Vegas, during the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show.  The event was hosted by Cam Edwards of NRANEWS  Cam & Co., who recently joined Sportsman Channel’s airwaves with his one-hour weekday talk show from 5-6 pm. The network also honored Randy Newberg, host of On Your Own Adventures, with the Sportsman of the Year award. This award is given to a group or individual who most demonstrates giving back to the outdoor community via conservation, education and recruitment and retention activities.

The voice of the American Sportsman was heard as viewers logged hundreds of thousands of votes to determine the award winners. All shows and show hosts airing on the network in 2012 were eligible. Winners received a custom-designed crystal award and joined the elite club of Sportsman Choice Award winners.

“It was an exciting and energetic evening spent with our producers, partners and guests during this annual celebration,” said Todd Hansen, COO of Sportsman Channel. “It is important for our shows, and their sponsors, to know Sportsman Channel fans voted specifically for them.”

“The Sportsman of the Year award goes to a group or individual who does everything in their power to promote, recruit and educate others about our industry. Randy has been the ‘go-to’ guy with the wolf hunt debate, even being the first show to hit our airwaves with a wolf hunt in the lower 48 this past summer.  It created a great dialog on conservation practices on and off the channel and Randy was always right in the middle with us and has been for several years. We are proud to have him on our network and look forward to many more years together,” continued Hansen.

The winners are listed with the finalists below each category in alphabetical order:

Best Hunting Show: Muddy’s Midwest Whitetail with Bill Winke – WINNER Hosted by Bill Winke, Produced by Midwest Whitetail Productions

  • Hardcore Pursuit
  • North American Whitetail
  • Pig Man: The Series
  • Whitetail Properties

Best Shooting Show: Guns & Ammo– WINNER Hosted by Craig Boddington, Produced by InterMedia Outdoors

  • Davidson’s Galley of Guns
  • NRA’s Guns & Gold
  • Ruger Inside & Out
  • World of Beretta

Best Fish Show: In-Fisherman – WINNER Hosted by Doug Stange, Produced by InterMedia Outdoors

  • Addictive Fishing
  • One More Cast with Shaw Grigsby
  • Strike Kings Fish Hard
  • Wild Fish Wild Places

Best Combination Show: G3 Sportsman – WINNER Hosted by Scott Turnage, Produced by RW Eagle Productions

  • Brotherhood Outdoors
  • Outdoor Junkies
  • Skull Bound TV
  • Wyoming’s Call of the Wild

Full Draw Award: Easton Bowhunting – WINNER Hosted by Fred Eichler, Produced by Media Grabbers

  • Bowhunter TV
  • Heartland Bowhunter
  • Major League Bowhunter
  • Relentless Pursuit

Best Show Host: Brian “Pig Man” Quaca with Pig Man: The Series – WINNER , Produced by Track Ten Productions

  • Bill Winke – Muddy’s Midwest Whitetail with Bill Winke
  • Mike Hanback – Big Deer TV
  • Randy Newberg – On Your Own Adventures
  • Steven Rinella – MeatEater

Best New Series: MeatEater – WINNER Hosted by Steven Rinella, Produced by ZPZ Productions

  • Destination Whitetail
  • Dropped: Project Alaska
  • Elite Archery’s Respect the Game
  • Realtree’s Monster Bucks

Best Show Open: Hallowed Ground Outdoors – WINNER Hosted by Joe Sir, Produced by Rizen Media Productions

  • BackCountry Quest TV
  • Dropped: Project Alaska
  • NRA’s Guns & Gold
  • TAC TV

Best Overall Production: Dropped: Project Alaska – WINNER Hosted by Chris and Casey Keefer; Produced by Rusted Rooster Media

  • Hallowed Ground Outdoors
  • MeatEater
  • TAC TV
  • Territories Wild

Best Educational/Instructional: A Rifleman’s Journal – WINNER Hosted by Greg Rodriguez; Produced by One Shot Multimedia

  • FlatsClass TV
  • MeatEater
  • Muddy’s Midwest Whitetail with Bill Winke
  • Personal Defense TV

Moment of the Year: Territories Wild – WINNER Hosted by Tom Miranda, Produced by Tom Miranda Outdoors

  • Big Deer TV
  • Heartland Bowhunter
  • Pig Man: The Series
  • Relentless Pursuit

Sportsman of the Year: Randy Newberg, host of On Your Own Adventures

Image courtesy Sportsman Channel

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