Outdoor Channel Reveals the Nominees for the 12th Annual Golden Moose Awards (2012)

Outdoor Channel Star Michael Waddell to Host and Zac Brown Band to Perform

Outdoor Channel Reveals the Nominees for the 12th Annual Golden Moose Awards (2012)
Outdoor Channel Reveals the Nominees for the 12th Annual Golden Moose Awards (2012)

Outdoor Channel, America's Leader In Outdoor TV, has unveiled the slate of nominees for its 12th Annual Golden Moose Awards, the most popular and longstanding outdoor television awards ceremony in the country. Being held on January 19, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas during the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show 2012), the Golden Moose Awards honor the producers and on-air talent from Outdoor Channel's industry-leading programming.

Outdoor Channel will hold the outdoor industry’s premier awards show, the 12th Annual Golden Moose Awards on Thursday, January 19th. The show, which will be streamed live for the first time, will be emceed by Michael Waddell of Outdoor Channel’s “Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell” and “Bone Collector.” It will also feature a live private, performance by Grammy winning artist Zac Brown who has made appearances on Outdoor Channel's "Fear no Evil" in 2011 and "Red Arrow," which will air in 2012." The Golden Moose Awards honor the on-air talent, design and graphics personnel and producers of Outdoor Channel's industry-leading programming.

New in 2012, Outdoor Channel will stream the Golden Moose Awards on OutdoorChannel.com live, allowing audiences from around the country and around the world to tune-in to this highly anticipated event. Outdoor Channel will also be tweeting updates from the event and plans to broadcast the 2012 Golden Moose Awards on the network as a special in February.

"The Golden Moose Awards recognize the creative achievements of our quality outdoor programming, and the talented personalities and skilled production work that bring these shows to life," said Tom Hornish, COO at Outdoor Channel. "This year's ceremony is the only place that fans will find so many of today's biggest outdoor celebrities, like Ted Nugent, Shawn Michaels, Joe Mantegna, Craig Morgan and more, all on one stage. It's sure to be a must-see event!"


Several of the highly coveted "Fan Favorite" accolades will be awarded at the event. Fan Favorites are determined by more than 18,000 viewers who choose from the following five categories: Best Host(s), Best Fishing Series, Best Hunting Series, Best New Series and Best Overall Series.


The nominees in all categories and Fan Favorite Finalists for the 12th Annual Golden Moose Awards are...

BEST OVERALL:
The Best of the West
BioLogic and Drury's Wildlife Obsession
Bone Collector
Bow Madness
The Choice with Ralph & Vicki
Driven with Pat and Nicole
Benelli Presents Duck Commander
Fear No Evil
MidwayUSA's Gun Stories
Jim Shockey's The Professionals
Primos TRUTH About Hunting
Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventures
Trev Gowdy's Monster Fish

BEST BIG GAME:
Beretta's Wild and Raw
Beyond The Hunt
Bone Collector
Bow Madness
Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour
Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors
Driven with Pat and Nicole
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Primitive Instinct
Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell
Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild
Trophy Hunters TV
Wildgame Nation

BEST DEER:
Beyond The Hunt
Bone Collector
Cabela's Ultimate Adventures
Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors
Driven with Pat and Nicole
Hunt Masters
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Legends of the Fall
Moultrie's The Hit List
Primitive Instinct
Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell
Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventures


BEST SHOW OPEN:
Beretta's Wild and Raw
The Best of the West
Bone Collector
Buccaneers And Bones
Cabela's Ultimate Adventures
Driven with Pat and Nicole
Ford's Fishing Frontiers
MidwayUSA's Gun Stories
Jim Shockey's The Professionals

BEST BIRD HUNTING:
Bone Collector
Benelli Presents Duck Commander
Ducks Unlimited
Friends of NRA
HeadHunters TV
Pheasants Forever

BEST SHOOTING SPORTS:
American Rifleman
Gun Nuts
MidwayUSA's Gun Stories
Shooting Gallery
Shooting USA


BEST OFF-ROAD:
Destination Polaris
Dirt Trax Television
Fisher's ATV World
Friends of NRA
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures

BEST TURKEY:
Addicted to the Outdoors
Beyond The Hunt
Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour;
Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors
Mossy Oak's Hunting the Country
Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell
Tecomate Whitetail Nation

BEST FISHING:
Jimmy Big Time
Trev Gowdy's Monster Fish
Ultimate Match Fishing
Wanna Go Fishing?
Zona's Awesome Fishing Show

BEST CONSERVATION:
Buccaneers And Bones
Ducks Unlimited
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Jim Shockey's The Professionals
Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventures
Team Elk
Wardens

BEST COMMERCIAL:
Archer's Choice - Ameristep
Benelli - Super Size It
Chevy Tahoe - Ducks
Ram Outdoorsman
Russell Outdoors
Scent Shield
Scentblocker – Livewire

BEST EDUCATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL:
American Rifleman
BioLogic and Drury's Wildlife Obsession
Buccaneers And Bones
Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine
Benelli Presents Duck Commander
Friends of NRA
MidwayUSA's Gun Stories
Shooting USA

BEST BLOOPER/OUTTAKE:
Addicted to the Outdoors
Archer's Choice
Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine
Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Jimmy Big Time
Moultrie's The Hit List

BEST VIDEOGRAPHY:
Beyond The Hunt
Bone Collector
Driven with Pat and Nicole
Benelli Presents Duck Commander
Fear No Evil
HeadHunters TV
Jim Shockey's The Professionals
Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures
Pheasants Forever
Team Elk

BEST SOUND DESIGN:
The Best of the West
Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour
Driven with Pat and Nicole
Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventures
Young Blood
Zona's Awesome Fishing Show

BEST GRAPHICS:
Buck Commander Protected by Under Armour
Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors
Gold Fever
Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventures
Team Elk

BEST ONLINE ORIGINAL SERIES:
Babes with Bullets
boonDocs: Wilderness & Travel Medicine
Camo Gourmet
Hook Shots
Michael Bane Video Podcast

FAN FAVORITE FINALISTS

FAN FAVORITE FISHING SERIES:
The Bassmasters
Bill Dance Saltwater
Speargun Hunter

FAN FAVORITE HOST(S):
Archer's Choice – Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo
Bone Collector – Michael Waddell, Travis 'T-Bone' Turner, Nick Mundt
Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild – Ted & Shemane Nugent

FAN FAVORITE HUNTING SERIES:
Archer's Choice
Bone Collector
Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild

FAN FAVORITE NEW SERIES IN 2011:
Friends of NRA
MidwayUSA's Gun Stories
Team Elk

FAN FAVORITE BEST OVERALL SERIES:
Archer's Choice
Bone Collector
Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild

To view winners from last year's event, please visit this page.

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