'Step Outside' TV Kicks Off Second Season On The Outdoor Channel
NEWTOWN, Conn.—The Outdoor Channel’s “Step Outside” television program has kicked off its second season with 13 new episodes tracking the adventures of newcomers to the outdoors.
The show airs Wednesdays at 9 a.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. on The Outdoor Channel (TOC).
Hosted by three-time Olympic shooting medallist Kim Rhode and “Gun Talk” radio’s Tom Gresham, “Step Outside” takes viewers along as shooters, hunters, anglers and archers invite newcomers to the outdoors for the first time.
An original TOC production, the series was inspired by the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) highly successful STEP OUTSIDE® program, which encourages outdoor enthusiasts to introduce family, friends and others to their outdoor pastimes.
Upcoming episodes include a bow hunt in south Mississippi with a young man who’s made archery his passion, and a journey north of the border to see how the waterfowling tradition is being passed along to Canada’s next generation of hunters.
“This series promises to have a significant impact on our efforts to encourage existing sportsmen and -women to ask friends, family members and neighbors to STEP OUTSIDE and enjoy all the positive qualities and experiences our outdoor heritage and traditions offer,” said Doug Painter, NSSF president.
“The Outdoor Channel feels strongly about the importance of recruiting new participants into the fishing, hunting and shooting sports because these outdoorsmen have proven to be the strongest conservationists. STEP OUTSIDE® and Step Outside TV will encourage all of us to actively take our friends and neighbors outdoors with us. And, it will also be great TV,” said Jake Hartwick, TOC executive vice president.
As of June 2005, The Outdoor Channel had some 24.6 million cable and DBS subscribers, according to Nielsen Media Research, and was available to about 74.7 million households.
“Step Outside” is produced by Mossy Oak Productions.
Since its inception, NSSF's STEP OUTSIDE program has assisted state fish and wildlife agencies, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, hunting clubs and conservation organizations in introducing more than 250,000 to the outdoors through grants, workshops and other sponsored events as well as promoting and encouraging one-on-one introductions by family, friends and others.
For more information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com and www.stepoutside.org.