America’s Leader in Outdoor TV Honors the Best Outdoor Programming of 2008 at Ceremony Hosted by Michael Waddell with Musical Performance by Craig Morgan

Orlando, FL – Jan. 18, 2009 — Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader in Outdoor TV, announced today the winners of the 9th Annual Golden Moose Awards at a ceremony held yesterday during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Orlando, Fla. The Golden Moose Awards honor the production teams and hosts of Outdoor Channel’s best and most popular programming of 2008.

Outdoor Channel awarded 17 honors, including six “Fan Favorites” determined by viewer voting online at www.outdoorchannel.com. The ceremony was hosted by the well-known face of the modern hunting industry, Michael Waddell, and attended by an estimated 2,500 industry leaders, TV personalities and lucky fans. Country music star Craig Morgan also gave an exclusive performance.

“The Golden Moose Awards are an opportunity to honor our production teams and talent who share our commitment to delivering the highest-quality outdoor programming available on TV,” said Tom Hornish, COO at Outdoor Channel. “This is our chance to celebrate and recognize those who have helped establish Outdoor Channel as America’s leader in outdoor TV.”

The Winners

Best Overall Production
Winner: Whitetail Freaks

Nominees: Bow Madness, Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures, Limbsaver’s Addicted to the Outdoors, Mossy Oak’s The Obsession Revealed, Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell, Wildlife Obsession

Best Big Game Hunting
Winner: Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell

Nominees: Bow Madness, Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures, Limbsaver’s Addicted to the Outdoors, Monster Bucks, Scent-Lok’s Getting’ Close with Lee & Tiffany

Best Bird Hunting Footage (Excluding Turkey)
Winners (Tied for 1st): Benelli’s American Birdhunter, Pheasants Forever Television

Nominees: American Gun Dog, Bass Pro Shop’s Next Generation, Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild

Best Turkey Hunting
Winner: American Hunter

Nominees: Bass Pro Shops Next Generation, Browning’s The Best There Is, Inside Outdoors TV, Dead Down Wind’s American Archer, Mossy Oak’s The Obsession Revealed

Best Saltwater Fishing
Winner: Big Water Adventures

Nominees: Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Fishing & Outdoor Adventures with Keith Warren, Limbsaver’s Addicted to the Outdoors, The Catch

Best Educational/Instructional
Winner: Mossy Oak’s The Obsession Revealed

Nominees: American Rifleman Television, Bass Pro Shops King of Bucks, Dead Down Wind’s American Archer, Leupold Big Game Profiles, Summit’s High Places

Best Freshwater Fishing
Winner: Ultimate Outdoors

Nominees: People Who Fish, Fishing & Outdoor Adventures with Keith Warren, Pro Team Journal

Best Sound Design
Winner: American Rifleman Television

Nominees: Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Hunting the Country, Limbsaver’s Addicted to the Outdoors, Whitetail Freaks

Best Graphic Design & Animation
Winner: Wildgame Nation

Nominees: American Hunter, Matthews TV with Dave Watson, Mossy Oak’s The Obsession Revealed, The Jackie Bushman Show

Best Blooper
Winner: Whitetail Freaks

Nominees: Archer’s Choice, Bow Madness, Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell, Scent-Lok’s Getting’ Close with Lee & Tiffany, The Jackie Bushman Show

Best Commercial
Winner: Mossy Oak

Nominees: Bass Pro Shops, Benelli’s Duck Commander, Primos TRUTH About Hunting, Summit’s High Places – Summit Stand, Wildgame Nation – Barnett Predator

Fan Favorite Best Host
Winner: Roger Raglin

Fan Favorite Best Fishing Series
Winner: Bass Pro Shop’s Outdoor World Fishing

Fan Favorite Best Hunting Series
Winner: Roger Raglin Outdoors

Fan Favorite Best New Series
Winner: Whitetail Freaks

Fan Favorite Best Overall Production
Winner: Roger Raglin Outdoors

About Outdoor Channel

Outdoor Channel is America’s Leader in Outdoor TV, offering programming that captures the excitement of hunting, fishing, shooting, off-road motorsports, adventure and the Western lifestyle. The network can be viewed on multiple platforms including high definition, video-on-demand, as well as on a dynamic new website. Outdoor Channel is operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: OUTD). For more information about Outdoor Channel, please visit www.outdoorchannel.com.

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