DENVER (Ammoland.Com) – Sportsman Channel is delivering five consecutive days of unmatched big game hunting shows in celebration of the annual hunting pilgrimage that is Thanksgiving weekend. The network will give thanks (and racks) while showcasing 15 hours of Racksgiving presented by Mossberg Firearms on November 22-26. The excitement begins at 8 p.m. ET during the week and at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 26.
With three hours of programming on five consecutive days, the best rattling, grunting and decoying will take place in hope of providing a bountiful harvest. For more details and show schedule, visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com
“At this time of year we always reflect and give thanks for all the abundant blessings we enjoy as American outdoorsmen and women,” said Sportsman Channel Vice President of Programming, Mitch Petrie. “Our Racksgiving special programming block is a way for us to thank our loyal viewers each year for their unwavering support. We hope our viewers will sit back and enjoy.”
“Racksgiving” Special Programming:
Tuesday, November 22
Realtree’s Monster Bucks (8 p.m. ET) – Country music superstar Luke Bryan lives for the outdoors. Join David Blanton as he reflects on a few of Luke’s hunts from years past.
Major League Bowhunter (8:30 p.m. ET) – Chipper Jones pursues a giant buck named Mahuka and another named Palmer. After a tough hunt, Palmer is within range as Chipper comes to full draw.
Rival Wild (9 p.m. ET) – A tornado touches down in Missouri while Chris Keefer is on stand. Casey Keefer tries to reach his brother in the fury of the storm.
Whitetail Properties (9:30 p.m. ET) – Gabe Adair is getting oh-so-close to “The Unicorn Buck.” There have been multiple close encounters, but Gabe hasn’t sealed the deal yet.
Savage Outdoors (10 p.m. ET) – Mike Stroff and the Savage Outdoors crew is back in south Texas for their third week of hunting and the rut is in full swing.
Whitetail Fix Presented by Bear Archery (10:30 p.m. ET) – Jon Dittmer shoots one of the biggest bucks of his life during rifle season in Missouri. But that’s just the beginning.
Wednesday, November 23
North American Whitetail (8 p.m. ET) – Haynes Shelton hunts Alabama’s Black Belt in hope of a late-season buck, James Kroll heads home to Texas for some December rut action, and Stan Potts talks concealment strategies.
Destination Whitetail (8:30 p.m. ET) – Ohio is home to so much deer goodness, the Buckeye Big Buck Club is the only book most Ohioans care about. Brittney Glaze hunts with coal miner by day and outfitter by night Joe Palony and is lucky enough to learn from his friend, Big Buck guru Mike Rex.
Mathews Dominant Bucks (9 p.m. ET) – Join the Dominant Bucks pro staff as the team discusses tips and tactics for self-videotaping a hunt.
BuckVentures’ The Woodsman (9:30 p.m. ET) – Jeff Danker is hunting for the first time with Perry Ross in southwest Kansas and encounters multiple 180-plus inch bucks during the rut.
Bowhunter TV (10 p.m. ET/PT) – Staff deer nut C.J. Winand finally lives his dream and takes a last-minute Oregon Blacktail. Then Blacktail Guru Larry D. Jones targets a true Northwest giant. In “Tech Talk,” host Mike Carney shares winter gear tips.
Adrenaline Junkies (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) – The dynamic Dewilde duo are back at it in their home state of Illinois, as a true giant steps out.
Thursday, November 24
MeatEater (8 p.m. ET) – Steven Rinella and his buddy Doug Duren give comedians Joe Rogan and Bryan Callen their first taste of Midwest deer hunting.
The Western Hunter (8:30 p.m. ET) – Nate’s dad Dennis searches the sage for antelope on a spot and stalk do-it-yourself adventure.
Pure Hunting (9 p.m. ET) – Best of Pure Hunting Season 5.
Into High Country (9:30 p.m. ET) – Jason Matzinger joins his lifelong friend Lance Groff in Montana in late November as they hunt for Lance’s first whitetail.
Sheep Shape (10 p.m. ET) – The Band of Four Hunters are hard at it. Chad flies to Nevada to help the Wild Sheep Foundation put water on the mountain for the sheep. Rick is stuck in camp due to weather. Patrick has his sights on a ram. Kelsie is face-to-face with a wolf.
Long Range Pursuit (10:30 p.m. ET) – Join the crew on a youth Ibex hunt.
Friday, November 25
Relentless Pursuit (8 p.m. ET) – Tim Wells finds out the hard way how difficult it can be to arrow a giant, old, 6-point whitetail in the Illinois woods.
Hallowed Ground Outdoors (8:30 p.m. ET) – As the season winds down to a close, Rick heads north into the Iowa cold to fill a muzzleloader tag while JD makes a trek to Illinois in hope of harvesting a buck before the season ends.
PSE’s The Wild Outdoors (9 p.m. ET) – Whitly Gregory shares her 2015 youth deer season.
Hardcore Pursuit (9:30 p.m. ET) – With the warm temps across the entire country last fall, the HCP crew discusses the challenges of producing a television show with local kids hosting the interview
Outback Outdoors (10 p.m. ET) – The thrill of whitetail hunting lingers year ‘round on property that you manage yourself. The team goes into their second year on this Kansas farm with some big bucks on their hit list.
Whitetail SLAM (10:30 p.m. ET) – Whitetail SLAM is the premiere buck hunting challenge. Join host Dr. James Kroll and his team of Whitetail biologists as they discuss whitetail behavior and challenges of pursuing the eight sub-groups of deer found in the Whitetail SLAM
Saturday, November 26
The Outfitters Built by Ford F-Series (5 p.m. ET) – Micco’s Bones & Beards Outfitting shows host Fred Eichler why the Keystone State is all about whitetails.
ConQuest 200 (5:30 p.m. ET) – ConQuest 200 TV is based on the life and drama surrounding the breeding and farming of 200” Whitetails
ConQuest 200 (6 p.m. ET) – ConQuest 200 TV is based on the life and drama surrounding the breeding and farming of 200” Whitetails.
Big Boy TV (6:30 p.m. ET)
Outback Outdoors (7 p.m. ET) – More Kansas whitetail action with Team Outback Outdoors.
Outback Outdoors (7:30 p.m. ET) – With the crew having one buck down and the best buck on the hit list showing himself in daylight, Trev sets his sight on a mature buck nickname “Wide Thang Sr.”
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