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April 30, 2008
'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
The show also features a weekly segment, Shooting Sports Minute, hosted
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 OUTSIDE®
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
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.
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