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New Season of “Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge” Premieres on Outdoor Channel Wednesday, October 3, 9:30 p.m. ET

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bonnier Corporation, publisher of the world’s most popular outdoor titles, including Field & Stream and Outdoor Life, and Outdoor Channel, America’s leader in outdoor TV, today announced the season premiere and return of “Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge.” The original reality program, co-hosted by country music star Craig Morgan and Field & Stream Editor-at-Large T. Edward Nickens, follows the tough, competitive road to the naming of the Total Outdoorsman champion. The new season debuts Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET. New episodes will air every Wednesday, for a total of 13 half-hour episodes appearing exclusively on Outdoor Channel throughout the fall. Episodes will repeat every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET and Sunday at 7:00 a.m. ET for the duration of the season.

Now in its ninth year as a nationwide event and its fourth year on Outdoor Channel, “Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge” has grown to become one of the most popular outdoor events in the country. The original reality series highlights the dramatic journey of outdoor enthusiasts from across the country battling for recognition as the nation’s most all-around skilled outdoorsman. The contenders will go through several rounds of head-to-head challenges to test their outdoor skills, including fly fishing, bass fishing, rifle, shotgun, endurance, archery, ATV handling, and more.

As previously announced, “Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge” is expanding from a four-part special to 13 half-hour episodes as a result of its growing success and media accolades, offering viewers a more in-depth look at the personalities behind the 14 finalists in the ultimate outdoor competition. There will be some returning outdoorsmen from last season battling this season’s rookies to be named the 2012 Total Outdoorsman. The Total Outdoorsman champion will win more than $50,000 in cash and prizes.

“Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge” is organized by Blue 3 Productions, Inc. and produced by Warren Miller Entertainment – a division of Bonnier Mountain Group, which is a part of Bonnier Corporation. Mobil 1 is the title partner and BassPro Shops is the retail partner. Other major sponsors include: Beretta, Big Cedar Lodge, BowTech, CMA Music Festival 2012, Dogwood Canyon, Kahr Arms, Magellan, Magnum Research Inc., Sako, Stryker, Toyota, Tracker Boats and Yamaha ATV.

Check local listings or log on to www.OutdoorChannel.com for detailed show schedules. To follow the “Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge” on Facebook, see: http://on.fb.me/ScQVwC. To find out how to get Outdoor Channel in your area, go to www.OutdoorChannel.com/channelfinder. For more “Field & Stream’s Total Outdoorsman Challenge” details, go to: http://toc.fieldandstream.com/.

About Field & Stream and Bonnier Corporation

Field & Stream®, The World’s Leading Outdoor Magazine, is the world’s largest and most recognized outdoor publication. Devoted to the complete outdoor experience and lifestyle, Field & Stream gives its readers the knowledge and inspiration to pursue the sports they love. It celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography, and sound advice, while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations. Established in 1895, Field & Stream is the country’s largest-circulation special-interest magazine and is published 11 times per year by the Bonnier Corporation. The Bonnier Corp. (bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the United States and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences with more than 40 special-interest magazines and with related multimedia projects and events.

About Outdoor Channel

Taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993, Outdoor Channel is America’s leader in outdoor TV. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OUTD) and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel reaches 38 million U.S. households – the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country – and is available in more than 45 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband, mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook, and download our iPhone and iPad app.

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Source: Field & Stream