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Outdoor Channel Announces the Winners of the 13th Annual Golden Moose Awards

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Outdoor Channel:

WHAT:           Outdoor Channel (NASDAQ: OUTD), America's Leader In Outdoor TV, unveiled the winners of its 13th Annual Golden Moose Awards Powered by RAM. The network's annual marquis ceremony was held during the National Shooting Sports Foundation's annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference.

WHO:         The Golden Moose Awards was hosted by Michael Waddell of Outdoor Channel's "Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell" and "Bone Collector. The ceremony concluded with a remarkable performance by country music duo Big & Rich, whose act featured the infectious hit single "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)." More than 1,800 outdoor industry leaders, TV personalities and lucky fans attended the highly-anticipated awards show, which will be broadcast on the network as a special in the first quarter of 2013.

Twenty-three awards were presented throughout the evening, including five "Fan Favorite" accolades, to celebrate Outdoor Channel's most popular programs and recognize the network's producers and on-air talent for their unparalleled work in 2012.

This year, Outdoor Channel also presented a special Golden Moose Humanitarian Award, which was given to Craig Morgan for his enormous efforts with the Folds of Honor Foundation – a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to the family members of our country's fallen soldiers. Morgan performed "What Matters Most," a melodious track about the country's fallen soldiers and their families. Moreover, life-long deer hunter Jackie Bushman received an honorary Pioneer Award for decades of contribution to outdoor television.

The Golden Moose Award went to the following winners…

Best Overall | Winner: Jim Shockey's, The Professionals

Best Big Game | Winner: Driven with Pat and Nicole

Best Deer | Winner: The Crush with Lee & Tiffany

Best Bird Hunting | Winners (tie): Ducks Unlimited presented by Browning and The Flush

Best Turkey Hunting | Winner: Bone Collector

Best Fishing | Winner: Trev Gowdy's Monster Fish

Best Shooting | Winner: MidwayUSA's Gun Stories

Best Conservation | Winner: BioLogic and Drury's Wildlife Obsession

Best Educational | Winner: MidwayUSA's Gun Stories

Best Comedy/Blooper | Winner: Drop Zone

Best Show Open | Winner: Driven with Pat and Nicole

Best Off Road | Winner: Snow Trax Television

Best Sound Design | Winner: Jim Shockey's The Professionals

Best Videography | Winner: Jim Shockey's The Professionals

Best Graphics | Winner: In Pursuit with Greg & Jake

Best Commercial | Winner: Gold Tip Arrows

Fan Favorite Best Overall Series | Winner: Buck Commander protected by Under Armour

Fan Favorite Best New Series | Winner: Sasquatch

Fan Favorite Best Hunting Series | Winner: Bone Collector

Fan Favorite Best Fishing Series | Winner: Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Fishing

Fan Favorite Best Host | Winner: Ted Nugent of Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild

Golden Moose Honorary AwardPioneer Award | Winner: Jackie Bushman

Golden Moose Humanitarian Award | Winner: Craig Morgan

WHERE:       The event was held at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

WHEN:          On Thursday, January 17th


Media Contact: Clara Pyo | Brainerd Communicators, Inc. | 212-986-6667 | [email protected] 

SOURCE Outdoor Channel

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