OC Unveils Nominees For 15th Annual Golden Moose Awards

OC Unveils Nominees For 15th Annual Golden Moose Awards
Outdoor Channel Unveils Nominees For The 15th Annual Golden Moose Awards

Michael Waddell to Host; Ted Nugent, Nate Hosie and Kari & Billy to Perform; Sarah Palin, Joe Mantegna, Theresa Vail and Craig Morgan Among the Presenters

Awards Show to Stream LIVE Online for the First Time

DENVER, COLO. – January 15, 2014Outdoor Channel today revealed the list of nominees for the 15th Annual Golden Moose Awards (GMA). The country’s premiere outdoor entertainment awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas during the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) annual Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference. The GMA serve as the hallmark event to honor the outstanding programming put forth by Outdoor Channel’s talent and production teams in 2014.

The GMA will once again be emceed by Michael Waddell, host of Outdoor Channel’s “Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell” and “Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector.” The event will include musical performances by Ted Nugent, star of the network’s “Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild”; Nate Hosie, co-host of Outdoor Channel’s “HeadHunters TV”; and Kari & Billy, the country music duo behind the “Drury’s THIRTEEN” theme. Nugent is expected to play “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the national anthem of the United States. Nate Hosie and Kari & Billy will hit the GMA stage for the first time, engaging attendees with their latest tunes.


Among the Golden Moose Awards presenters are Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and star of Sportsman Channel’s “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”; Joe Mantegna of “MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories”; Theresa Vail, a Sergeant in the Kansas Army National Guard, a 2013 Miss Kansas winner, an avid bowhunter and star of the upcoming Outdoor Channel series “Limitless with Theresa Vail”; Craig Morgan, country music star and host of Outdoor Channel’s “Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors”; huntress Eva Shockey of “Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures”; Mossy Oak founder and CEO Toxey Haas; and Realtree President and CEO Bill Jordan.


“We are thrilled to have such a prestigious, star-studded lineup at this year’s Golden Moose Awards. The ceremony is a great opportunity to reflect upon the past year in the booming outdoor space and the innumerable outdoor activities that are fueling consumers’ interest,” said Jim Liberatore, President and CEO, Outdoor Channel.


In addition to the 15 awards that will be presented at this year’s event, including Best Overall Show, Best New Show and Best Conservation, Education & Instruction, Outdoor Channel will also be presenting the highly coveted Fan Favorite Award for Best Host/s. The winner(s) of the fan-driven accolade has been chosen by the more than 18,000 loyal viewers of the network who voted over the past few weeks. Additionally, Outdoor Channel will hand out a Lifetime Achievement Award to a surprise recipient for their unparalleled contributions to the outdoor industry.

For the first time ever, Outdoor Channel will be streaming the GMA live at http://outdoorchannel.com/goldenmooseawards. And, fans can get real-time Golden Moose Awards updates and images from Outdoor Channel talent by following the #GoldenMoose hashtag on social media.


“Outdoor Channel’s growth in 2014 is a testament to the wide range of outdoor adventure programming we offer and the prodigious accomplishments of our talent – stars, directors, producers, camera crews, writers, editors and the others – in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Their hard work and dedication are the reasons we were able to captivate our loyal audiences with raw competition, suspenseful journeys and heart-pounding adventures, as well as gripping storytelling and unscripted comedy, throughout 2014,” continued Liberatore. “And we plan to continue that momentum in 2015 as we reach new heights in outdoor entertainment together.”

And the nominees for the 15th Annual Golden Moose Awards are…


BEST OVERALL PRODUCTION:

  • Crush with Lee & Tiffany
  • Driven with Pat & Nicole
  • Drury's THIRTEEN
  • Fear No Evil
  • Gregg Ritz's Hunt Masters
  • Heartland Bowhunter
  • Jack Link's Major League Fishing
  • Jim Shockey's UNCHARTED
  • Sasquatch
  • SWAROVSKI OPTIK Quests
  • Trev Gowdy's Monster Fish
  • Under Armour Presents Ridge Reaper

BEST BIG GAME HUNTING:

  • Archer's Choice with Ralph & Vicki
  • Bone Collector
  • Crush with Lee & Tiffany
  • Deadliest Hunts
  • Driven with Pat & Nicole
  • Gregg Ritz's Hunt Masters
  • The Jackie Bushman Show
  • Primos TRUTH About Hunting
  • RAM Outdoorsman
  • Realtree Outdoors
  • Realtree's NASCAR Outdoors
  • SWAROVSKI OPTIK Quests
  • Territories Wild with Tom Miranda
  • Under Armour Presents Ridge Reaper

BEST DEER HUNTING:

  • Bass Pro Shops King of Bucks
  • Bone Collector
  • The Bucks of Tecomate
  • Crush with Lee & Tiffany
  • Drury's THIRTEEN
  • Fear No Evil
  • Greg Zipadelli's Drop Zone
  • Gregg Ritz's Hunt Masters
  • Heartland Bowhunter
  • Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
  • Raised Hunting
  • Solo Hunter
  • Under Armour Presents Ridge Reaper
  • Whitetail Freaks

BEST BIRD HUNTING:

  • Bone Collector
  • Bow Madness
  • Craig Morgan All Access
  • Crush with Lee & Tiffany
  • The Flush
  • The Fowl Life With Chad Belding
  • HeadHunters TV
  • Heartland Waterfowl
  • Inside Outdoors TV
  • Raised Hunting
  • Realtree Road Trips
  • Realtree's NASCAR Outdoors

BEST SHOOTING SPORTS:

  • American Rifleman
  • The Best Defense
  • The Gunfather
  • NRA All Access Presented by Taurus
  • Shooting Gallery
  • Shooting USA
  • Shooting USA's Impossible Shots

BEST FISHING:

  • The Bass Pros
  • The Bassmasters
  • Dave Mercer’s Facts of Fishing
  • Hook N' Look
  • The Hunt for Big Fish
  • Jack Link's Major League Fishing
  • Modern Fishing with Jared Jeffries
  • Penn's BigWater Adventures
  • Trev Gowdy's Monster Fish
  • Ultimate Match Fishing
  • Zona's Awesome Fishing Show

BEST CONSERVATION, EDUCATION & INSTRUCTION:

  • American Rifleman
  • Bass Pro Shops King of Bucks
  • The Best Defense
  • Drury's THIRTEEN
  • Fear No Evil
  • Hook N' Look
  • MidwayUSA's Gun Stories
  • Penn's BigWater Adventures
  • RMEF Team Elk
  • Shooting USA
  • Under Wild Skies
  • Wardens

BEST COMEDY:

  • Arrow Affliction
  • Bone Collector
  • Buck Commander
  • Buckmasters
  • Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors
  • Greg Zipadelli's Drop Zone
  • Heartland Bowhunter
  • The Hunt for Big Fish
  • The Jackie Bushman Show
  • Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures

BEST GENERAL INTEREST:

  • Bottom Feeders
  • Dirt Trax TV
  • Fight to Survive
  • The Gunfather
  • Hook N' Look
  • NRA All Access Presented by Taurus
  • Snow Trax Television
  • Wardens

BEST NEW SERIES:

  • Drury's THIRTEEN
  • Fight to Survive
  • Gregg Ritz's Hunt Masters
  • NRA Gun Gurus presented by Henry
  • The Fowl Life With Chad Belding
  • The Gunfather
  • Heartland Waterfowl
  • The Hunt for Big Fish
  • Jim Shockey's UNCHARTED
  • Modern Fishing with Jared Jeffries
  • NRA All Access Presented by Taurus
  • The Obsession of Carter Andrews
  • Raised Hunting
  • Remington Country
  • Territories Wild with Tom Miranda

BEST COMMERCIAL:

  • Cabela's "It's in your Nature"
  • Glock "G42"
  • Gold Tip "Damn Straight"
  • Leupold Ruggedness "All American Helicopter"
  • Mossy Oak (Camo) “Disappear”
  • Nosler "Flat Out, Lights Out"
  • Rapala "Angling Edge"
  • Sig Sauer "P320”
  • Streamlight "To the Moon"
  • Summit "Unforgettable"
  • Swarovski Optik "SLC"
  • Weatherguard "Force of Nature"
  • Wildgame Innovations "Cell 8"
  • Yeti Coolers "Sword for a Nose"

BEST GRAPHIC DESIGN / ANIMATION:

  • The Bassmasters
  • Dream Season: The Journey
  • Drury’s THIRTEEN
  • NRA All Access Presented by Taurus
  • Winchester Legends
  • Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show

BEST SERIES OPEN:

  • Arrow Affliction
  • Driven with Pat & Nicole
  • Drury's THIRTEEN
  • Fear No Evil
  • FOXPRO Furtakers
  • HeadHunters TV
  • Heartland Bowhunter
  • Modern Fishing with Jared Jeffries
  • Primos TRUTH About Hunting
  • Raised Hunting
  • Remington Country
  • Solo Hunter

BEST SOUND DESIGN:

  • Driven with Pat & Nicole
  • Gregg Ritz’s Hunt Masters
  • MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories
  • RAM Outdoorsman
  • Territories Wild with Tom Miranda
  • Under Armour Presents Ridge Reaper

BEST VIDEOGRAPHY / CAMERAWORK:

  • Crush with Lee & Tiffany
  • Dirt Trax TV
  • Dave Mercer’s Facts of Fishing
  • Gregg Ritz’s Hunt Masters
  • Jim Shockey’s UNCHARTED
  • Raised Hunting

To view winners from last January’s event, please click here.

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