2014 Sportsman Choice Awards Announced at SHOT Show

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"Fred Bear: Father of Bowhunting," won a sportsman Choice award Jan. 21 for Best Special Program Show.
“Fred Bear: Father of Bowhunting,” won a sportsman Choice award Jan. 21 for Best Special Program Show.

NEW BERLIN, WI (January 22, 2015) – Sportsman Channel revealed its 2014 Sportsman Choice Awards winners at the network’s viewer choice awards event Wed., Jan. 21. The winners were announced during Sportsman Channel’s annual awards presentation at Rain Nightclub in the Palms Hotel Casino Resort during the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas.

The collective voice of American sportsmen and women from coast to coast was heard as more than 293,000 votes were cast in 11 different categories, setting an all-time record for Sportsman Choice Award viewer voting.

“2014 was a significant year for the network’s growth and its exceptional producers,” said Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming and production. “There was a good mix of first-time and returning winners and that really speaks to the depth of our talent and where the network is heading. All of the winners and finalists should be proud of their accomplishments.”

 The winners are listed with the finalist below each category in alphabetical order:


Best Hunting Show – Big Game:

Pigman: The Series – WINNER
Hosted by Brian “Pigman” Quaca, Produced by Track Ten Productions
Midwest Whitetail with Bill Winke, North American Whitetail, Realtree’s Monster Bucks and The Western Hunter


Best Hunting Show – Small Game:
Predator Nation – WINNER
Hosted by Fred Eichler, Produced by Blue Roots Productions
Avian-X, Dead Dog Walkin’, Heli-Hunter presented by Fusion and Predator Quest


Best Shooting Show:
Guns & Ammo – WINNER
Hosted by Craig Boddington and Kyle Lamb, Produced by IMO Productions
Guns & Gear, Hot Shots, NRANews Cam & Co. and Ruger Inside and Out


Best Fishing Show:
In-Fisherman – WINNER
Hosted by Doug Stange, Produced by IMO Production
Addictive Fishing, Alaska’s Fishing Paradise, Extreme Angler TV and Louisiana Outdoor Adventures


Best Full Draw Show – Bowhunting:
Relentless Pursuit – WINNER
Hosted by Tim Wells, Produced by World Hunting Group Productions
Bowhunter TV, Easton Bowhunting, Major League Bowhunter and Outback Outdoors


Best Educational – Instructional Show:
Midwest Whitetail with Bill Winke – WINNER
Hosted by Bill Winke, Produced by Midwest Whitetail Productions
Bowhunter TV, Conquest 200, Major League Bowhunter and MeatEater


Best Special Program Show:
Fred Bear: Father of Bowhunting – WINNER
Produced by Bear Archery and Rusted Rooster
Buck Knives – Edge of a Legend, Hog Dawgs, Iditarod and Murph the Protector


Best Variety Show:
MeatEater – WINNER
Hosted by Steven Rinella, Produced by Zero Point Zero Production
Brotherhood Outdoors, Gun It with Benny Spies, Meet the McMillans and The Outfitters Built by Ford F-Series


Best New Series:
NRA Life of Duty – WINNER
Produced by Ackerman McQueen
Amazing America with Sarah Palin, Heli-Hunter presented by Fusion, Mathews Dominant Bucks and
Winchester Deadly Passion


Shot of the Year:
Larysa Unleashed, Fast Reflex Doe – WINNER
Hosted and Produced by Larysa Switlyk
Brad Farris Game Plan, Long Range Pursuit, Pigman: The Series and Relentless Pursuit


Best Overall Host(s):
Brian “Pigman” Quaca – WINNER
Host of Pigman: The Series, Produced by Track Ten Productions
Benny Spies, Bill Winke, Jana Waller and Tim Wells


Best Overall Production:
MeatEater – WINNER
Hosted by Steven Rinella, Produced by Zero Point Zero Production
Dropped: Project Alaska 2.0, Into High Country, Saving Private K-9 and YoungWild


Best Commercial:
Yeti Coolers – WINNER
Produced by Arctos Collective/Jeff Simpson
Buck Knives, Bushnell – TrophyCam Wireless, Danner and Duluth Trading Company


Best Show Intro:
The Western Hunter – WINNER
Hosted by Nate Simmons, Ryan Hatfield and Chris Denham, Produced by Alpha Motion
Gun It with Benny Spies, Hallowed Ground Outdoors, Pigman: The Series and YoungWild