America’s Favorite Game Bird Returns with More Avian-X TV Featuring Blake Shelton and NASCAR Drivers Clint Bowyer & Elliot Sadler

Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for American sportsmen and women, is gobbling again with Talkin’ Turkey presented by Avian-X, just in time to get hunters ready for the spring turkey season. Tune in all week March 3-7 at 7 p.m. ET to watch non-stop turkey action featuring special episodes of the original series, Avian-X TV, starring Matt Morrett. Additionally, viewers must tune in for a special episode on Thursday, March 6 featuring country music star Blake Shelton along with NASCAR drivers Clint Bowyer and Elliott Sadler turkey hunting with the Avian-X crew.

The Avian-X TV team is also cranking up the social media dial to connect with turkey fans from around the world. During the Monday, March 3 episode, viewers can log in for a live chat on Avian-X’s Facebook page with members of their Zink Calls Elite Turkey Calling Team – Matt Morrett, Josh Grossenbacher and Hunter Wallis.  Additionally, Avian-X TV will give away three prize packages valued at $1,000. On Tuesday, March 4, fans can live tweet with Avian-X TV producers Walt Gabbard (@WaltGabbard) and Jeff Fafa Shelby (@FaFaShelby) during the show to ask ‘behind-the-scenes’ questions and more.

Also, Morrett will host a special live tweet during the Thursday, March 6 episode featuring Blake Shelton and NASCAR Drivers Clint Bowyer and Elliott Sadler, on his twitter handle @MattMorrett.

Talkin’ Turkey presented by Avian-X schedule is as follows:

Monday, March 3LIVE FACEBOOK CHAT with Avian-X crew at

7-8 p.m. Cross Country Longbeards – Join Matt Morrett, Fred Zink, Josh Grossenbacher and Hunter Wallis in this gobble-packed episode of Avian X. From Kansas to Missouri and Iowa to Pennsylvania, there are enough variety and trigger pulls to make spring turkey season closer than ever.

Tuesday, March 4LIVE TWEET with Avian-X TV producers @WaltGabbard and @FaFaShelby

7-8 p.m. The Buckeye Beatdown – Watch the spring turkey woods evolve in Ohio as Gunar Zink and Brian Buurma start the season chasing early-season longbeards. Then it’s fast-forward to the end of season with thick foliage and pressured gobblers. Grossenbacher and Brett Berry reveal tips on decoy selection and placement in this epic late-season showdown.

Wednesday, March 5

7-8 p.m. Hit or Miss Turkey – Morrett and Grossenbacher join Jeremy Hicks and Kenny Fecteau for action-packed New Hampshire and New York turkey hunting, with some hits, misses and the LONGEST gobble EVER heard.

Thursday, March 6LIVE TWEET with Matt Morrett @MattMorrett

7-8 p.m. Country Music, NASCAR and Turkey Hunting – Matt joins country music star Blake Shelton as they sweet talk a bunch of Oklahoma Rios. Then, Blake joins his adrenaline-junkie NASCAR buddies Clint Bowyer and Elliott Sadler for some turkey huntin’ action not to be missed.

Friday, March 7

7-8 p.m. The Power of Decoys – Morrett is in LA…and we ain’t talkin’ Hollywood!  Watch their struggles and success as they hunt some of the toughest turkeys in the country in Lower Alabama. Then we’ll join Wallis and Grossenbacher in Pennsylvania and wrap it up with CJ White in Ohio. Be prepared for some “Bird’s Eye” footage that has to be seen to be believed.

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Wild Turkey Conservation Notes: Thanks to conservation efforts on behalf of hunters, more than seven million wild turkeys now roam North America, with huntable populations in every U.S. state but Alaska. According to the National Wild Turkey Federation, nearly three million sportsmen and women considering themselves turkey hunters, all paying taxes on their equipment and buying hunting licenses. The sport’s continuing contribution to conservation cannot be overlooked.  Since 1985, the NWTF’s volunteers and partners have spent more than $372 million on projects to help wildlife agencies trap and relocate turkeys to areas of suitable habitat and improve the health of our nation’s forests and woodlands.

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