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    Cabela’s Targeted by National Animal Rights Group

    Cabela’s Targeted by National Animal Rights Group

    (Columbus) – One of the nation’s largest anti-hunting groups, Defenders of Wildlife, have taken aim at Cabela’s Inc. with a misguided and misleading public relations campaign designed to raise money to fund its efforts against outdoor sports.

    According to an action alert posted by Defenders, the group accused Cabela’s of sponsoring three so-called “wolf-killing competitions” in Idaho. The group also attacked Cabela’s for the decision by the local paper in Sidney, Nebraska to not run an inflammatory ad against Cabela’s that Defenders had produced. It then went on to solicit funds to run the ad in other papers throughout the state.

    The charges by Defenders are grossly misleading. Cabela’s did not sponsor any “wolf-killing” events. Rather, it provided $150 worth of products as a donation to the Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife-Idaho organization. That group organized and conducted three local predator hunts in 2009. The hunts complied with all state and federal laws. Additionally, all available information indicates that no wolves were killed during the hunts.

    Cabela’s has been a long-time supporter of legal hunting and fishing and has worked closely with state and federal wildlife agencies to conserve wildlife populations. They are renowned in the business world as a leader in conservation programs and ethic. By contrast, Defenders has been one of the leaders in an effort to keep the Northern Rocky Mountain wolf population on the Endangered Species List despite the recovery of their population and reasonable management plans designed by state officials.

    “Defenders of Wildlife is attempting to tarnish the reputation of one of the most wildlife conscious companies in the world,” said Bud Pidgeon, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance president and CEO. “Sportsmen should show their support by visiting a local Cabela’s and let them know that you appreciate their efforts and are not fooled by the antis’ propaganda.”

    The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org.

    “Sponsors wolf-killing competition” - I feel bad for the uneducated who suck this stuff up. Don’t like hunting? Fine. Educate yourself and make an informed decision. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid. These groups are out to lunch ~DesertRat

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    Posted on 1st March 2010 by Desert Rat
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    From Field To Table

    You may recall reading about my daughter’s first successful javelina hunt - “The Tale of the Sunset Sow”. As it turns out, my daughter is a better hunter than I am - so far! Anyway, with her javelina down, I asked Miky what she wanted to do with the meat. We had heard/read a lot of horror stories about javelina and its quality as table fare. The most common “successful” suggestions were chorizo, jalapeno cheese summer sausage, or meat sticks. Mikaela wanted chorizo, so that’s what we did. Two weeks and we got a call that it was done.

    A couple of weeks ago, we tried it. I must say that it was with some trepidation that I thawed a package and plopped it into the frying pan. In spite of being a lifelong hunter, I have had some game meat that I just didn’t care for. For those that aren’t familiar with it, chorizo is a Mexican (a slightly different variety in Spain as well) sausage that is usually packaged “loose”. It is fairly spicy, and heavy on paprika and other ingredients that give it a dark red color. You can buy beef or pork chorizo in the stores here. I like it browned up and mixed with scrambled eggs. Miky likes it without eggs, but with potatoes - “con papas”. On this day, we made some of each, with the intent to use it as filling for some yummy breakfast burritos.

    We were amazed! This chorizo tasted as good as (Mik says better) than anything we had ever bought in the store. This isn’t us trying to convince ourselves, this is the truth. It was a hit! We had the meat done at Miller’s Southwest Processing here in Queen Creek. I would definitely recommend their services.

    I would guess that Mik’s pig weighed 40 pounds, or so - on the hoof; maybe down to 30 or so field dressed. We ended up with 15 pounds of chorizo. Mik’s mom has already done a cost-analysis and pointed out that based on tags, gas, bullets, etc., this isn’t “cheaper than buying it at the store”. Of course, that’s not the point of all this, is it?

    In the package

    In the pan

    On the plate!

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    Posted on 1st March 2010 by Desert Rat
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    Right-to-Carry Takes Effect In National Parks

    Right-to-Carry Takes Effect In National Parks

    On February 22, a new law took effect that applied state firearms laws to national parks and wildlife refuges across America.

    The implementation of the new law, which the National Park Service (NPS) has planned for since passage of H.R. 627 last May, has so far been without major problems. NPS management reports that it has worked with the 493 individual parks, promoting a consistent message on several key points:

    Under the new law, every park is subject to all the firearms laws of the state (or states) where the park is located.
    Park visitors must know and obey state laws, including knowing which state laws apply in parks (such as Yellowstone) that cross state boundaries. (For information on state laws, go to www.nraila.org/gunlaws.)

    The new law affects firearms possession, not use. Laws regarding hunting, poaching, target shooting or any unlawful discharge remain unchanged.

    It will remain unlawful to carry in certain locations, under a separate law that prohibits possession of any firearm in a “federal facility.”

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    Posted on 28th February 2010 by Desert Rat
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    Good job by AZGFD and remember, these are a different sub-species than the pronghorn you see north of Phoenix and beyond. ~DesertRat

    Plan seeks to further recover endangered Sonoran pronghorn

    Public input sought on establishing new breeding locations, experimental populations

    PHOENIX — On the brink of disappearing from the United States with only 21 animals remaining in 2002, the endangered Sonoran pronghorn population in the U.S. is growing. An estimated 68 animals grace the landscape, thanks in part to extensive cooperative management efforts, captive breeding, irrigation for forage and protection from predation. Now, the species is ready for the next step — recovery.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has drafted an environmental assessment (EA) as part of the process to establish a second U.S. population into its historical habitats of southwestern Arizona. The two areas being considered are in the King Valley of the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge (Kofa NWR) and the Barry M. Goldwater Range-East (BMGR-E).

    To allow for greater management flexibility in the reintroduction effort, the plan proposes that these new populations be designated as “experimental, nonessential populations” as classified under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act.

    On Feb. 23, a public information session on the proposal will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m., followed by a public hearing from 7-8:30 p.m. on the experimental population designation. The event will be held at the Gila Bend High School located at 308 N. Martin Ave. in Gila Bend. Written and oral comments will be collected at the hearing.

    In addition to the meeting opportunity, the public can submit comments on the proposals by:

    U.S. mail: Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Attention: Refuge Manager, 1611 N. Second Ave., Ajo, AZ 85321
    Fax: (520) 387-5359
    E-mail: James_Atkinson@fws.gov
    Online: www.regulations.gov, reference document id FWS-R2-ES-2009-0077
    The draft environment assessment for establishing additional locations and the Federal Register listing proposing the populations as experimental are available for review at www.fws.gov/southwest/es/Library under “documents added within last 90 days” or by contacting the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge at (520) 387-6483.

    “10(j) designation goes a long ways towards facilitating the actual release of animals on the ground,” said Eric Gardner, nongame branch chief for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. “The experimental designation allows a more collaborative approach, garners support, and helps develop partnerships between stakeholders, landowners, and other federal, state and local officials.”

    Previous reintroduction efforts of endangered species using 10(j) classification include the black-footed ferret and the California condor.

    Gardner added, “Multiple populations for a species are critical to recovery efforts and are more desirable than one population because they help prevent a single regional catastrophic event (e.g., disease, weather events, high predation rate) from causing the entire species or population to disappear from an area or altogether become extinct.”

    For a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fact sheet on experimental populations, visit www.fws.gov/southwest/docs/ES10jFactSheet.pdf.

    To learn more about the Sonoran pronghorn, one of five subspecies of the American pronghorn, visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov.

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    Posted on 22nd February 2010 by Desert Rat
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    Arizona Game and Fish Commission to meet Feb. 22

    Arizona Game and Fish Commission to meet Feb. 22

    Public can view proceedings over the Web

    A public meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be held Monday, Feb. 22, at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with an executive session, followed by the public session. Members of the commission will attend either in person or by telephone conference call.

    The commission will be briefed on the status of state and federal legislation, including:

    HCR 2008; constitutional rights; hunting and fishing.
    SB 1200 strike-everything amendment titled “game and fish commission; board”.
    HB 2375; possessing dangerous wildlife prohibited.
    The commission may vote to take a position or provide direction to the department for coordination, action, or proposed changes to legislation or other elective issues related to department responsibilities.

    The public can either attend the meeting in person in Phoenix or view it over the Web at www.azgfd.gov/commissioncam. Those wishing to submit “blue slips” to present oral comment during the meeting must do so in person at the Phoenix meeting.

    For a copy of the agenda, visit www.azgfd.gov/commissioncam.

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    Posted on 22nd February 2010 by Desert Rat
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    AZ Legislative Updates

    ARIZONA: Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment Introduced! Arizona’s Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment needs your support. HCR 2008 was recently introduced in an effort to guarantee the future of hunting for generations to come. This measure is currently awaiting a committee hearing and, if passed and ultimately approved by the voters, would make Arizona one of nearly a dozen states with such a constitutional protection. It is critical that you contact your State Representative and respectfully urge him or her to support this important constitutional amendment. Contact information can be found by clicking here.

    U.S. Forest Service Releases Plan Restricting the Use of Motor Vehicles in the Kaibab National Forest

    The U.S. Forest Service released a Travel Management Project (TMP) for the Williams Ranger District within the Kaibab National Forest. The TMP will determine the future use of roads and trails for motorized access into the forest and can be viewed on-line at http://fs.usda.gov/goto/kaibab/projects.

    Public comments are being accepted until Sunday, March 7 and can be emailed to: comments-southwestern-kaibab-williams@fs.fed.us or mailed to Martie Schramm, Williams District Ranger, 742 South Clover Road, Williams, AZ 86046.

    The TMP will affect what is labeled as Motorized Big Game Retrieval (MBGR). The TMP states that motor vehicles could be allowed within a specified distance of certain designated routes and within specified time periods solely for the purposes of retrieving a downed big game animal by an individual who has legally taken that animal. However, motorized off-road travel for other hunting activities, such as scouting or accessing a favorite hunting site, would not be allowed. Any game retrieval that is not specifically allowed in the final TMP would require non-motorized methods.

    Four management alternatives are described and all address MBGR. Alternative 1, the No Action Alternative, would allow big game retrieval to continue to be allowed across the Ranger District. Alternative 2, the alternative supported by the Forest Service, would allow MBGR with restrictions. Alternative 3 would increase the MBGR restrictions. Alternative 4 would prohibit the use of motor vehicles for MBGR off the designated road system. The TMP addresses the impacts of the alternatives on camping as well.

    It is important for those sportsmen and women who depend upon the Kaibab National Forest, and particularly the Williams Ranger District, for big game hunting to review the TMP and comment on the four alternatives. The Forest Service needs to know how the alternatives would affect your ability to hunt on these forest lands and which of the alternatives, if any, you support.

    The Forest Service will be hosting two meetings on the TMP. The first will be held on Wednesday, February 24 at the Williams Ranger Station from 6-8 p.m. and the second will be held at the Williams Recreation Center (301 W. Railroad Ave., Williams) on Saturday, March 6 from 1-3 p.m. For further information, please call 928-635-5614.

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    Posted on 21st February 2010 by Desert Rat
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    Hostile Amendment Added to Arizona Constitutional Carry Bill

    Hostile Amendment Added to Arizona Constitutional Carry Bill!

    On Thursday, during the Committee of the Whole (COW) debate on Senate Bill 1102, State Senator Ken Cheuvront (D-15) added a hostile amendment, by a vote of 15 to 14, which would prohibit the private sale of firearms at gun shows, unless the seller asks for “proof of citizenship.”

    The amendment is an unnecessary imposition on lawful private party transfers and heavily flawed. As drafted, if the purchaser presents an Arizona Drivers license issued after 1996 or a photocopy of another state’s driver ID card, the purchaser would meet the “proof of citizenship” requirement. The main problem with this amendment is that it arbitrarily and unconstitutionally forbids eligible purchasers from obtaining firearms at gun shows and conscripts private citizens to enforce a flawed understanding of state and federal law. Under this amendment, non-citizens who are legal residents of Arizona, who can serve in the military and enjoy all the protections of the Bill of Rights, would be unable to legally purchase a firearm in their own state.

    Senator Cheuvront had previously offered the same amendment in Judiciary committee during the hearing of SB 1102 and it was defeated. The amendment can be found here:

    The vote had 100% support from the Democratic caucus, and three Republicans voted with them. If any one of the three Republicans had not voted for this hostile amendment it would have failed. State Senator Jonathan Paton (R-30) successfully worked to defeat the same amendment in the Senate Judiciary committee, but was unfortunately called away on a family emergency and could not fight against it on the floor.

    At this time SB 1102 will be held, but there are still other bills pending that would accomplish the same goal of fully implementing Arizonans’ right to carry firearms for self-defense. Please continue to check your email and http://www.nraila.org for updates.

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    Posted on 21st February 2010 by Desert Rat
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    Sirector of USFWS Dies While Skiing

    You can read the full story here: US Fish and Wildlife Director.

    From FoxNews:

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Dies During Ski Vacation


    Sam Hamilton, 54, suffered chest pains while skiing at Keystone resort in Colorado.

    WASHINGTON — The director of the Fish and Wildlife Service died Saturday after suffering chest pains while skiing in Colorado. Sam Hamilton was 54.

    The 30-year veteran of the agency, who assumed its top post in September, died in the afternoon after being transported off the Keystone Ski Area, said Joanne Richardson, Summit County coroner. She said his death was consistent with an underlying heart problem.

    Hamilton helped lead restoration work in the Everglades, the largest ecosystem restoration project in the country. He oversaw the extensive recovery and restoration efforts required following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which devastated coastal wetlands, wildlife refuges and other wildlife habitat along the Gulf of Mexico.

    Read the full story at the link above.

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    Posted on 21st February 2010 by Desert Rat
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    Awesome Weekend Event Next Weekend

    Make sure you hit the ISE Show in Glendale next weekend. Wall to wall sporting stuff, outfitters, competitions and more.

    What’s new?

    NEW: DockDogs and new Best-of-the-West contest, at every 2010 ISE, in which winners from ISE events will go to the DockDocks World Championships in July.

    NEW: In every show, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s $4,800 Ultimate Gear Giveaway, which offers attendees to each show the chance to win Browning, Remington and Winchester rifles, BowTech bow, and Sitka apparel. All monies going to conservation efforts in the show state!

    NEW: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Great Elk Tour, in Sacramento, Phoenix and Salt Lake. 50 feet of the world’s finest elk mounts to study, dream about, plan for.

    NEW: 3D Pop-Up Archery Range and contest, in Phoenix and Salt Lake City. Computer-controlled targets, some also moving across the range. Trophies and cash prizes.

    NEW: Eastmans’ Hunting Journals Trophy Deer Display, in ISE Salt Lake City. 50 feet of the top western deer.

    NEW: Seminars on predator hunting, by Arizona bowhunting legend Randy Ulmer, black rifles by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, elk calling by 4-time world champion caller Corey Jacobsen, and fishing for monster trout by Kelly Galloup.

    NEW: ISE Best-of-the-West Accuracy Fly-Casting Contest, open to all show-goers.

    Plus, new seminars by Cameron Hanes on bowhunting, Guy Eastman on hunting public lands, and Chad Schearer on elk hunting and muzzleloading.

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    Posted on 20th February 2010 by Desert Rat
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    Ben Pearson Introduces The Legend

    I own two Ben Pearson bows and love them both! Would love to see more Ben Pearson fans in Arizona. ~Desert Rat

    BREWTON, AL - Built on the company’s heritage of hunting and innovation, the Legend bow is the smoothest and quietest bow ever produced by Ben Pearson.

    Hunters want a fast bow with low hand shock, a huge valley, an unbelievably solid wall and a great draw cycle, and Ben Pearson offers this with the Legend. The Legend was designed so that hunters can draw back with ease after sitting in the stand for hours on a cold morning and is easy to hold at full draw while waiting for an animal to present the perfect shot. The Legend’s valley is so deep that hunters will even forget they’re holding at full draw.

    The Legend Specifications:

    · IBO Speed - 332-321 fps

    · Axle-to-axle - 32 3/4 inches

    · Brace Height - 7 1/4 inches

    · String Length - 55 1/2 inches

    · Cables (2) - 37 3/16 inches

    · Draw Weights - 50, 60, and 70 lbs. (75% let off)

    · Draw Lengths - 25-30 inches (half-inch increments)

    · Weight - 4.1 lbs.

    · Colors - Mossy Oak Obsession®, Black with black limbs, Black with Obsession limbs

    For more information, log on to www.benpearson.com.

    Ben Pearson produces official licensed products of Mossy Oak/ Haas Outdoors Inc. Haas Outdoors Inc. is headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of Mossy Oak (www.mossyoak.com). Mossy Oak specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoorsmen. Mossy Oak patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the outdoor industry leader in modern camouflage design, international licensing and marketing. Haas Outdoors Inc. markets its services and products under widely recognized brands including: Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Mossy Oak Productions, MOOSE Media, Nativ Nurseries, and Mossy Oak Properties.

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    Posted on 20th February 2010 by Desert Rat
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    Public forums, open houses scheduled for 2010 fall hunting regulations

    Public forums, open houses scheduled for 2010 fall hunting regulations

    Feb. 17, 2010

    Hunt guidelines, science-based surveys, and public input shape recommendations

    PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is hosting a series of public forums followed by open houses across the state to allow constituents an opportunity to provide their input, learn about the process, and then see the preliminary hunt recommendation package before it is set by the commission in April.

    “If you have ever wondered, why did the Department recommend an increase or decrease in harvest in your favorite unit, these public forums offer that level of explanation,” said Brian Wakeling, chief of game management. “You will get to hear from a representative who has the knowledge from the survey data, hunter surveys, as well as the on-the-ground reports from wildlife managers.”

    Wakeling added, “This improved hunt recommendation process allows us more flexibility in hearing from our constituents and making modifications, if they are warranted, before presenting the package to the commission.”

    Each Arizona Game and Fish region will be hosting a public forum and providing details about the populations within their jurisdiction. This means that if you have interest in a particular unit, you will need to attend the public meeting in that region to discuss management direction.

    Public forum dates, times and locations are:

    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m. – Kingman regional office, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road

    Thursday, March 4, 6-8 p.m. – Yuma regional office, 9140 E. 28th St.

    Thursday, March 4, 6-8 p.m. – Tucson regional office, 555 N. Greasewood Road

    Monday, March 8, 3-5 p.m. – Flagstaff regional office, 3500 S. Lake Mary Road
    Note: When you attend this meeting, ask at the front counter about this topic. Expect an informal atmosphere because of ongoing construction on the conference room at the Flagstaff office.

    Wednesday, March 10, 6-8 p.m. – Mesa regional office, 7200 E. University Drive

    Monday, March 15, 6-8 p.m. – Pinetop regional office, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd.
    The final draft of the hunt recommendations will be made available for public review through six regional open houses prior to being presented to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. No formal presentation will be made. However, a knowledgeable staff person will be available to discuss regional hunt recommendations.

    A PDF version will be available at the Game and Fish Department’s Web site beginning Saturday, April 3 at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.

    Open house dates, times and locations are:

    Wednesday, April 7, 3-5 p.m. – Kingman regional office, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road

    Monday, April 12, 3-5 p.m. – Pinetop regional office, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd.

    Monday, April 12, 3-5 p.m. – Flagstaff regional office, 3500 S. Lake Mary Road

    Monday, April 12, 3-5 p.m. – Yuma regional office, 9140 E. 28th St.

    Monday, April 12, 3-5 p.m. – Mesa regional office, 7200 E. University Drive

    Wednesday, April 14, 3-5 p.m. – Tucson regional office, 555 N. Greasewood Road
    Each year, the department makes recommendations to the commission regarding the management of game species for the annual hunting and trapping regulations, which establish the seasons, dates, bag limits, open areas, and hunt permit-tag allocations based on the framework of the hunt guidelines set by the commission every two years.

    The final proposed recommendations will be presented to the commission for consideration during its April 16-17 meeting in Phoenix at the department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix (1.5 miles west of I-17). The agenda will be posted at www.azgfd.gov/commission under commission agenda.

    The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is the five-member civilian policy setting board expressly developed to avoid undue politics into wildlife management; ensure citizen participation; provide recreational opportunities through stewardship; and ensure ethical and prudent operation of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

    The Game and Fish Department operates on revenue-driven “user pay, user benefit” business model and relies on non-tax dollars – it receives no tax money from the state’s general fund. To learn more, visit www.azgfd.gov/heritagefund.

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    Posted on 19th February 2010 by Desert Rat
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    Good News For Cox Customers


    Network’s Quality Outdoor Programming Featuring Popular Talent Comes to the Valley of the Sun

    Temecula, Calif. – February 18, 2010 – Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD), America’s leader in Outdoor TV, today announced that Outdoor Channel has launched on Cox Communications’ Sports tier in the nation’s fifth most populous city, Phoenix, Arizona. Residents of Phoenix and its surrounding areas now have access to a robust spectrum of compelling hunting, fishing, shooting and traditional outdoor programming found on channel 161.

    “Our agreement with Cox Arizona continues Outdoor Channel’s momentum in launching our network across new cable systems throughout the U.S.,” said Tom Hornish, COO at Outdoor Channel.

    ”Our ability to successfully expand our reach is a direct testament to Outdoor Channel’s exclusive, quality outdoor content featuring the industry’s most popular talent,” added Randy Brown, Outdoor Channel Executive Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing. “Now, when area hunters and anglers aren’t out pursuing Arizona’s variety of big and small game or fishing in the more than a dozen urban lakes around Phoenix, they’ll be able to partake in the experience with seasoned experts on the Outdoor Channel.”

    “We are committed to providing a wide variety of first rate programming to our customers, and the addition of Outdoor Channel reinforces that strategy,” said Ivan Johnson, Vice President of Community Relations, Cox Communications Arizona. “Year round sunshine and beautiful weather make Arizona the perfect environment for outdoor activities, thereby making Outdoor Channel a great fit for our customers, many of whom are avid outdoor enthusiasts.”

    Outdoor Channel takes viewers across the country and around the world, sharing unmatched thrills and experiences through the eyes of esteemed outdoor personalities.

    About Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc.

    Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) owns and operates Outdoor Channel, America’s leader in outdoor TV, and Winnercomm Inc., an Emmy Award winning production and interactive company. Outdoor Channel offers programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road motorsports, adventure and the Western lifestyle and can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic broadband website. Winnercomm Inc. is one of America’s largest and highest quality producers of live sporting events and sports series for cable and broadcast television. Winnercomm also owns and operates the patented Skycam and CableCam aerial camera systems which provide dramatic overhead camera angles for major sports events, including college and NFL football. For more information please visit www.outdoorchannel.com.

    Nielsen Media Research Universe Estimates for Outdoor Channel

    Nielsen Media Research is the leading provider of television audience measurement and advertising information services worldwide. Nielsen estimated that Outdoor Channel had approximately 36 million cable and satellite subscribers for February 2010. Please note that this estimate regarding Outdoor Channel’s subscriber base is made by Nielsen Media Research and is theirs alone and does not represent opinions, forecasts or predictions of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. or its management. Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. does not by its reference above or distribution imply its endorsement of or concurrence with such information.

    About Cox Communications Arizona

    Cox Communications is the third largest cable provider and a multi-service broadband communications company serving nearly 3 million residential and business product subscribers in Arizona (a product subscriber represents an individual service purchased by a customer). In metro Phoenix, Cox serves approximately 2.5 million product subscribers. In Southern Arizona, Cox serves approximately 400,000 product subscribers. Cox’s 18,500-mile hybrid fiber coaxial cable network throughout Phoenix and Southern Arizona provides homes and businesses with digital television, high speed Internet, home networking, high-definition television and digital telephone service over its own nationwide IP network. During the past eight years, Cox has topped numerous J.D. Power and Associates’ studies of customer satisfaction, most recently receiving top honors for residential telephone & high speed Internet, and business data services and has received PC Magazine’s “people’s choice” award for the fifth time. Cox Media is responsible for the sale of cable advertising throughout Arizona. Cox Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc and serves approximately 6 million customers nationwide. Additional information about Cox in Arizona is available at www.cox.com/arizona.

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    Posted on 19th February 2010 by Desert Rat
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