TRCP Teams with Bass Pro Shops to Promote Conservation on ‘MeatEater’ TV Show

   01.20.12

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership has teamed up with Bass Pro Shops and cutting-edge outdoorsman Steven Rinella to highlight conservation issues key to the future of America’s fish and wildlife and hunting and angling traditions.

Presented by Bass Pro Shops, “TRCP’s Conservation Field Notes” is a video series featuring Rinella, host of the smash hit TV show “MeatEater,” which premiered Jan. 1 on the Sportsman Channel. “MeatEater” follows Rinella to far-flung destinations across the country in search of adventure, thrilling hunts and killer food. Viewers can visit the TRCP website to see Rinella on location talking about critical conservation issues related to the hunts and regions featured on the show.

“A hunter who doesn’t protect his environmental resources is like a hunter who stores his firearms in saltwater,” says Rinella. “Great habitat is a prerequisite to great hunting. All outdoorsmen need to take a bold stance against the degradation of our hunting and fishing lands, and that’s what the TRCP does, day in, day out. I’m thrilled to be a part of their team.”

Rinella is the author of “The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine” and “American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon,” and his articles have appeared in publications ranging from Petersen’s Hunting to The New Yorker. In 2011 he hosted the critically acclaimed show “The Wild Within” on the Travel Channel.

Natural resources conservation has been a cornerstone of Bass Pro Shops since it was founded by Johnny Morris in 1972. Morris, a lifelong conservationist, and his company have received more awards and recognition for their work on conservation and with outdoor education groups than any other outdoor retailer in the nation. By partnering with the TRCP in the sponsorship of this special conservation series, Bass Pro Shops continues to engage the public on the issues that matter most to America’s outdoor traditions.

“The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership remains committed to informing and engaging sportsmen on the natural resource issues with the greatest potential to impact our outdoor opportunities,” said TRCP President and CEO Whit Fosburgh. “‘TRCP’s Conservation Field Notes’ has a simple premise: The future of hunting and fishing relies on sportsmen’s dedication to responsible conservation activities. Thanks to Bass Pro Shops’ investment in conservation and the voices of influential sportsmen such as Steven Rinella, the TRCP can continue to drive this message home to American hunters and anglers.”

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