Pursuit Channel, America’s largest, audited traditional outdoors network, has announced that the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has become the title sponsor of the network’s new NWTF Strut Zone Saturdays, a collection of six television programs running concurrently beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST Saturdays, from April through June 2013.
The debut season of the Turkey Man Series, hosted by venerable expert Eddie Salter, leads NWTF Strut Zone Saturdays. Salter is one of the most accomplished turkey hunters of all time and his down-home friendliness sets the tone for a great early evening celebration of the world’s greatest game bird and one of America’s most important conservation success stories. Next: Turkey Call, the NWTF’s blue-ribbon television treatment; Avian-X with Fred Zink and associates; Sweet Addiction featuring newcomers Rocky and Jamie Burrus; Turkey T.H.U.G.s., perhaps Mossy Oak’s best niche television effort ever; and Woodhaven’s Pure Turkey TV.
Rusty Faulk, CEO of Pursuit Channel, said: “What a great honor it is to partner with one of our country’s leading conservation organizations on NWTF Strut Zone Saturdays. The message is clear: If you enjoy seeing healthy populations of wild turkeys, buy a hunting license and join the NWTF.”
“The NWTF has recently created a new initiative: ‘Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt,’” said NWTF CEO George C. Thornton. “As we work to conserve and enhance 4 million acres of wildlife habitat and create 1.5 million new hunters, the NWTF Strut Zone on Pursuit is an amazing television opportunity to help spread the word about what the NWTF is doing to support conservation and preserve our hunting heritage for future generations.”
Mossy Oak CEO Toxey Haas suggests that the NWTF Strut Zone is an exceptional moment for wildlife and its habitats. “When Mossy Oak first partnered with Pursuit Channel four years ago, it was these kinds of opportunities to strengthen an industry and lift our non-profits of conservation that excited us most,” said the longtime NWTF supporter and turkey hunting aficionado.
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