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Viewers Eligible to Win More Than $2,000 in Gifts and Prizes


New Berlin, Wis. (August 2, 2010)  The third quarter show-voting period is now open for the 2010 Sportsman Choice Awards, Sportsman Channel’s viewer-generated awards program.  Sportsman’s viewers are leading the effort to identify the shows and hosts who will take home top honors at the end of the year. All shows and show hosts airing on the network in 2010 are eligible. The categories are: Best Hunt Show, Best Shoot Show, Best Fish Show, Best Combination (hunting and fishing) Show, and Best Show Host(s). Viewers can place their votes at

Currently, viewers can vote for those shows and hosts that appear on Sportsman Channel during the third quarter of 2010, from July through September.  Further nomination periods will continue to occur quarterly, for a total of four nominating periods, with finalists announced close to the end of the year.  “With the current shows fresh in people’s minds, it will be easy for them to move to the computer to vote on their favorite shows and hosts,” said Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. “The response from the first half of the year has been outstanding; we can’t wait to announce the finalists this fall.”

Sportsman Channel is giving away hundreds of prizes, equating to a prize a day during the year.  As an added bonus, all voters will be entered to win a $500 prize pack, which includes a $250 Cabela’s gift card and merchandise from Sportsman Channel.

With all of the exciting new and long-established shows on the network this year, the 2010 Sportsman Choice Awards promise to be the biggest and best year ever.  Please visit  to see the complete list of winners and nominees for the 2009 Sportsman Choice Awards. The 2010 Awards will be announced in January at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, NV. 

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities.  Sportsman Channel is now available in HD, check with your local cable or satellite provider. Acquired by InterMedia Outdoors Holdings in 2006, Sportsman Channel reaches more than 25 million U.S. television households and is a part of the nation's largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. Visit, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (, become a Fan on Facebook, and download Sportsman App at 




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Family Traditions with Haley Heath looks to hit its mark at Michigan’s Sanctuary Ranch

San Antonio, Texas — July 20, 2010 — Family Traditions with Haley Heath will bring its special brand of outdoor adventure to Michigan in August, when the popular Sportsman Channel television show shoots a special episode at the Sanctuary Ranch in Stanwood.

Hosted by Haley Heath, a fifth-generation hunter, “Ultimate Outdoorsman” finalist and the first woman to receive the Sportsman Channel’s “Viewer-Favorite” award, Family Traditions with Haley Heath epitomizes today’s generation of hunters and shows first-hand how family traditions can be passed down in powerful ways.

The entertaining show follows Haley as she travels the world with her husband and two young children in tow in search of the next adventure. Each show airs on the Sportsman Channel and provides great knowledge of the outdoors while highlighting a love for nature, archery and firearm hunting.

Next month this popular show will return to the Sanctuary Ranch located in Stanwood, Michigan, to hunt great-whitetails. This will be the second year in a row for the family to hunt at this location.

“The Sanctuary is a special place that is close to my heart,” said Heath. “As a young girl, I can remember my parents getting brochures from the Sanctuary in the mail. Daddy would show me the photos and tell me stories about the legendary great-whites and how he hoped to take me there someday. Last year, I was able to make that dream a reality when together he and I enjoyed hunting at the Sanctuary for the first time. This year we are looking forward to another great family adventure. Aside from the great whites, we are looking forward to visiting our friends at the Sanctuary and spending
quality family time together in their amazing lodge. It has become to be our home away
from home.”

This year Haley will be joined by her husband, G.O. and two young children Dakota, 3, and Gunner, 6.

The meat resulting in a successful hunt will be donated to local churches, homeless shelters and families in need through ‘Hunt. Fish. Feed.’, a special program that Haley Heath is a National Spokesperson in support of.

Leading up to the hunt, Haley and her family will be available to speak personally with media. If you would like to schedule a time with the Heaths, please contact Jamie Odom, (210)745-1336 ext 2.

To learn more about Family Traditions with Haley Heath, please visit:

About Family Traditions with Haley Heath

Family Traditions with Haley Heath is as much about family as it is the pursuit of big game. This show takes an inside glimpse into the life of successful outdoorsman Haley Heath and her family of avid hunters. Lessons learned in the show extend beyond hunting tips and delve into the importance of family traditions. In a crazy world where spending time with family takes a back seat to providing for one, this program showcases how accomplishing both at the same time is possible.

Let this entertaining, All-American family take you on a journey into the wild and introduce you to a new family tradition…

Family Traditions with Haley Heath airs exclusively on the Sportsman Channel Tuesdays at 9 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m., Fridays at 2:00 a.m. and Sundays at 11 p.m., EDT.

Family Traditions with Haley Heath is proud to be aired on the Sportsman Channel. The Sportsman Channel is the only television network providing 100 percent hunting, shooting and fishing programming, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About Haley Heath

At first glance, Haley Heath is a striking young woman with a friendly smile and obvious warmth. She is the dedicated mother of two young children and wife of her 1st grade sweetheart. She is a devoted daughter and dependable sister and the kind of person you quickly call friend.

This All-American girl-next-door is also a fifth generation avid outdoorsman with a passion for the pursuit of wild game. Her love of hunting was honed at her father’s knee as he patiently introduced her to the outdoors. Her first claim to fame was when, at the age of 6, she shot her first deer, a basket-rack, seven-pointer that still hangs proudly on her wall today. Since those early days, the size of her trophies has increased along with her fame.

What began in 2006 with Haley’s participation in a ‘Survivor-like’ competition on the ESPN television show, “ESPN’s Ultimate Outdoorsmen Search,” evolved into the popular television show, Family Traditions with Haley Heath.

Since the show began, Haley has earned much-deserved recognition. In 2008, she was the first woman to receive the “Viewer Favorite Personality” Sportsman Award. In 2009, she was appointed as the Ambassador for The Sportsman Channel’s organization, Hunt. Fish. Feed., that works to feed needy families. In 2009, Haley was highlighted in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and ABC Nightly World News.

Today, Haley is the host of Family Traditions with Haley Heath and earns the respect of hunting enthusiasts around the world. Her popularity is growing with each new show and special appearance, which is evident in the high volume of traffic she receives on social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Sanctuary Ranch
Located in Stanwood, Michigan, the Sanctuary ranch is legendary within the hunting industry. Founded in 1978, Sanctuary has become the Mecca for whitetail deer enthusiasts. The ranch is approximately four square miles in size with high hills and gullies, thick hardwood slash and cedar swamps. The Sanctuary has intensely managed whitetail deer for over thirty years.

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Our Favorite Family Tradition of the summer is going on a ride with the family every evening on our Bad Boy Buggy XT, to look for animals and feed the catfish! It doesn’t sound like much but it’s a great way to be together without the television, laptops, computers and video games. I cherish these long evening and feel blessed to have such a wonderful family to enjoy them with.

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For new bows/strings it is important to shoot 12-20 arrows during the hot part of the day to help stretch your string. Shooting 100-150 shots in hot weather will allow your string to settle in.
When practicing for your bow hunt, try to shoot from an elevated position, but also try to shoot as though you are in your stand with limited movement and space. And make sure to take your Bushnell Scout rangefinder with ARC.
Ever draw too early? Try taking your eye off the peep and hold your neck straight which will allow your back muscles to squeeze together helping you hold your bow at full draw longer.

Because my parents started me hunting at such a young age and I’ve done the same with mine, I often get asked how to teach children to shoot a gun.

Teaching a child to shoot is one of the most rewarding things a parent can do. Watching as the child learns to aim and hit a target and see the smile on their face is priceless! I always recommend starting with safety and then finish with a great deal of patience. Encourage your children to ask questions and don’t be surprised if they blurt one out and scare the animals away (We’ve learned that’s just part of the process).

We are working with Gunner this summer preparing him for the Fall in hopes he will get his first big game kill with his Remington .243!


  • 1-2lbs of ground venison
  • 1- 16oz jar of salsa
  • 1- pack of chili powder
  • 1- can of pinto beans
  • 1- can of red kidney beans
  • Brown venison, then add all ingredients into large stovetop pot and heat. serves 6-8

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  1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction
  2. Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use
  3. Don't rely on your gun's "safety"
  4. Be sure of your target and what's beyond it
  5. Use correct ammunition
  6. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care
  7. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting
  8. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting
  9. Don't alter or modify your gun, and have guns serviced regularly
  10. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using

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