LAS VEGAS, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Outdoor Channel:
WHAT: Outdoor Channel (NASDAQ: OUTD), America's Leader In Outdoor TV, unveiled the winners of its 13th Annual Golden Moose Awards Powered by RAM. The network's annual marquis ceremony was held during the National Shooting Sports Foundation's annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference.
WHO: The Golden Moose Awards was hosted by Michael Waddell of Outdoor Channel's "Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell" and "Bone Collector". The ceremony concluded with a remarkable performance by country music duo Big & Rich, whose act featured the infectious hit single "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)." More than 1,800 outdoor industry leaders, TV personalities and lucky fans attended the highly-anticipated awards show, which will be broadcast on the network as a special in the first quarter of 2013.
Twenty-three awards were presented throughout the evening, including five "Fan Favorite" accolades, to celebrate Outdoor Channel's most popular programs and recognize the network's producers and on-air talent for their unparalleled work in 2012.
This year, Outdoor Channel also presented a special Golden Moose Humanitarian Award, which was given to Craig Morgan for his enormous efforts with the Folds of Honor Foundation – a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to the family members of our country's fallen soldiers. Morgan performed "What Matters Most," a melodious track about the country's fallen soldiers and their families. Moreover, life-long deer hunter Jackie Bushman received an honorary Pioneer Award for decades of contribution to outdoor television.
The Golden Moose Award went to the following winners…
Best Overall | Winner: Jim Shockey's, The Professionals
Best Big Game | Winner: Driven with Pat and Nicole
Best Deer | Winner: The Crush with Lee & Tiffany
Best Bird Hunting | Winners (tie): Ducks Unlimited presented by Browning and The Flush
Best Turkey Hunting | Winner: Bone Collector
Best Fishing | Winner: Trev Gowdy's Monster Fish
Best Shooting | Winner: MidwayUSA's Gun Stories
Best Conservation | Winner: BioLogic and Drury's Wildlife Obsession
Best Educational | Winner: MidwayUSA's Gun Stories
Best Comedy/Blooper | Winner: Drop Zone
Best Show Open | Winner: Driven with Pat and Nicole
Best Off Road | Winner: Snow Trax Television
Best Sound Design | Winner: Jim Shockey's The Professionals
Best Videography | Winner: Jim Shockey's The Professionals
Best Graphics | Winner: In Pursuit with Greg & Jake
Best Commercial | Winner: Gold Tip Arrows
Fan Favorite Best Overall Series | Winner: Buck Commander protected by Under Armour
Fan Favorite Best New Series | Winner: Sasquatch
Fan Favorite Best Hunting Series | Winner: Bone Collector
Fan Favorite Best Fishing Series | Winner: Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Fishing
Fan Favorite Best Host | Winner: Ted Nugent of Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild
Golden Moose Honorary Award – Pioneer Award | Winner: Jackie Bushman
Golden Moose Humanitarian Award | Winner: Craig Morgan
WHERE: The event was held at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
WHEN: On Thursday, January 17th
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SOURCE Outdoor Channel