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'Step Outside' Kicks Off Fifth Season on Outdoor Channel


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April 30, 2008

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Dave Miles
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'Step Outside' Kicks Off Fifth Season on Outdoor Channel

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Outdoor Channel's "Step Outside" television program has kicked off its fifth season with 13 new episodes tracking the adventures of newcomers to the outdoors.

"Step Outside" takes viewers along as shooters, hunters, anglers and archers invite newcomers to the outdoors for the first time. The show is hosted by National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) President Doug Painter and new arrival Kelly Gotch, who also hosts Michigan Out-of-Doors.

The show also features a weekly segment, Shooting Sports Minute, hosted by Painter.

The show airs Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m. and on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. (All times Eastern).

The TV series was inspired by NSSF's highly successful STEP OUTSIDEĀ® program, which encourages outdoor enthusiasts to introduce family, friends and others to their outdoor pastimes. The show is produced by Tennessee-based SchaZam Productions.

"For the future of hunting and the shooting sports, no two words are more important than 'STEP OUTSIDE,'" said Painter. "Outdoor Channel's 'Step Outside' not only tells the stories of people's personal experiences as they take their first steps afield, but also challenges viewers to do their part in carrying on our hunting and shooting traditions."

Launched in 1998, the STEP OUTSIDE concept is based on the premise that men and women who are passionate about outdoor sports -- shooting, hunting, fishing and archery -- owe it to the future of these activities to introduce them to newcomers. To date, the program has been a key element in exposing hundreds of thousands of newcomers to the outdoors.

For more information, visit www.outdoorchannel.com.


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