FOCUS OUTDOORS TV

OUTDOOR PRODUCTIONS
FOR OUTDOORS PEOPLE, BY OUTDOORS PEOPLE

Focus Outdoors TV was launched in 2001 to showcase the excitement of the Outdoor World while also promoting ethical activities with an emphasis on conservation. Our mission is generating content that is highly entertaining, informative and educational. By doing so, our Partner’s products and services receive valuable exposure, in the most positive light.

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ABOUT US

Over the years we have aired our innovative programming on The Outdoor Channel, The Sportsman’s Channel, The Pursuit Channel, and numerous cable networks in the region. Our focus is now on where we work and play, right here in the Upper Midwest. We estimate a reach exceeding 2,000,000 homes within the next year and will be continually expanding our range of influence. This allows us to yep-Focus-on topics of unique interest to our counterparts throughout the Region. We will be introducing new areas as well as the localized hunting tactics and fishing techniques. Benefiting our audience as well as the industry folks that provide the goods and services that make all the enjoyment possible.

Focus Outdoors can currently be found on:

          Midco Sports Network
                    Sunday 12:30 pm, Monday 4:30 pm

          Arvig Communications North and South
                    Monday 2:30 pm, Wednesday 3:30 pm, Friday 5:30 pm

          MCTV Ohio Channel 621
                    Mon 2:30 pm, Tues 7:00 pm, Thurs 2:00 pm,
                    Fri 2:30 pm & 9:30 pm, Sat 6:30 am & 7:00 pm

          BCSN Toledo Channels 8 and 608
                    Average 7 airings per week

          BCSN 2 Toledo Channels 108 and 609
                    Average 7 airings per week

          BCSN E Sandusky / Erie Channels 7 and 64
                    Average 7 airings per week

Check your local listings for show times.

We’re known for capturing authentic storytelling and the thrill of an unforgettable outdoor adventure. The numbers speak for themselves – with nearly two decades of experience, we’ve produced hundreds of episodes, starred dozens of knowledgeable co-hosts, and have been honored to be considered for several prestigious awards.

          2002 Telly Award
                    Winner, Best Commercial for Small Production Company

          2003 Outdoor Channel
                    Finalist, Most Informative Episode
                    Finalist, Best Wingshooting Episode

          2004 Sportsman Channel
                    Winner, Most Informative / Educational Episode
                    Winner, Best Waterfowl / Upland Episode

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OUR HIGHLIGHT REEL
Catch a glimpse of our scenic hunting trips.
WORLD CLASS EXCURSIONS
We show you the places to go and things to know.

A WORD FROM THE HUNTING EXPERTS

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Tom Moorhauser
Quail Unlimited Magazine
Editor-at-Large

UNIQUE & EDUCATIONAL

Focus Outdoors offers viewers unique and educational insights into the outdoor world via their emphasis on conservation efforts, the organizations that have been formed to benefit wildlife, and highlighting management programs that enhance our natural resources.

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Rob Olson
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
President

Forward Thinkers

Focus Outdoors successfully strikes the elusive balance in outdoor communications of entertaining and educating at the same time, all the while portraying hunting in a way that we can all be proud of. Focus Outdoors are forward thinkers who realize we must successfully defend hunting in the long-term from an increasingly urban and anti-use society. These guys get it.

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Roger Wells
Quail Unlimited, Inc.
National Habitat Coordinator

MOST ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE

I want to express my appreciation of you and your production crew’s professionalism, thoroughness, and work ethic. I have fully enjoyed working with you and your staff. In fact, while as a professional wildlife biologist for over 30 years I have on numerous occasions had the opportunity to work with TV or video production crews. There have been few, if any, that I have enjoyed working with more than you. Thank you for a most enjoyable experience! Good hunting!

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Mark Fouts
Regional Director
The Ruffed Grouse Society

SPEAKS LOUDLY FOR CONSERVATION

Focus Outdoors speaks loudly for the conservation groups and the sportsman of today. What they say and believe go along with the mission of the Ruffed Grouse Society.

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Robert Patterson
The Ruffed Grouse Society
Executive Director

RESPONSIBLE PHOTO-JOURNALISM

The Ruffed Grouse Society is honored to have been chosen as one of the series of outdoors shows Focus Outdoors will be airing this season. The “hands-on” approach to demonstrating what is meaningful in proper habitat, and what it takes to provide habitat is critical to assuring its abundant supply and the health of the forest. The Society applauds Focus Outdoors desire to promote responsible photo-journalism.

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Joe Duggan
Pheasants Forever
Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Relations

OUTDOOR AND HUNTING HERITAGE

Pheasants Forever appreciates Focus Outdoors’ coverage of important conservation issues effecting the future of our outdoor and hunting heritage. We also appreciate the highlighted focus on conservation organizations, like Pheasants Forever, that work hard every day to make a difference for wildlife.

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Bill Wichers
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Deputy Director

ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND WILDLIFE

I saw you on Focus Outdoors last night, hunting sharp-tails in NE earlier this fall. It was well done and I appreciated your comments about energy development and wildlife.

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Robert D. Sopuck
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
Vice-President Policy, Western Canada

SPLENDID HUNTING AND FILMING

Thank you and the first rate crew from Focus Outdoors for an absolutely splendid hunting and filming experience last week. The professionalism of the entire team and the quality of the subsequent results made this a truly memorable experience. I and my colleagues at Delta Waterfowl appreciate the opportunity to discuss the twin messages of waterfowl conservation and the absolute necessity to protect our waterfowl hunting heritage. Outdoor productions such as Focus Outdoors are crucial in the dissemination of these important messages to a wide audience of hunters and non-hunters. Thanks again for the great experience and I look forward to working with you again.

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Bob St.Pierre
Pheasants Forever
Manager of Public Relations

WELL-ROUNDED PROGRAM

Focus Outdoors gets it. Conservation is the key to the future of our outdoor and hunting heritage. Focus Outdoors has the exciting elements of the hunt, while incorporating the educational aspects of conservation and hunter ethics. This combination creates a well-rounded program that illustrates how the efforts of organizations like Pheasants Forever are benefiting soil, water, air, wildlife, landowners, and the hunting public.

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Jim Mosher
North American Grouse Partnership
Executive Director

FINE UPLAND BIRD HUNTING

Thank you for your good work and for the very professional and enjoyable experience of hunting together with you and your crew as we taped some fine upland bird hunting in Nebraska. This was a new experience for me, and the efficient and relaxed manner in which you handled this made it all the more pleasant. You have a great crew and we saw some terrific dogs working in an altogether great place. I know the conservation message will be carried effectively in the context of such a great hunt with fast friends. Looking forward to the next chance to spend time together in the field!

MEET OUR
PRO STAFF

These are the skilled and dedicated outdoorsmen who make up the Focus Outdoors TV team. They capture the beautiful outdoor footage seen on our show and bring an abundance of expertise on hunting, fishing, ethics and conservation.

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TOM POORKER
Focus Outdoor TV Co-Founder, Tom Poorker brings a variety of hunting experience to the table and specializes in gun dogs. He’s the owner of Midwest Gundog Kennels where he trains dogs to achieve titles in AKC hunt tests, field trials, NASTRA, NAVHDA and several hunting titles. Tom also founded Focus Outdoors TV which produces educational, entertaining outdoor shows for cable networks in the region. He’s also a radio personality, a published author, and has guided waterfowl, ruffed grouse and upland birds throughout the Midwest.
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DENNIS FOSTER
Also a Focus Outdoor TV Co-Founder, Dennis Foster arrived on the scene as a touring pro on the Professional Walleye Tour in 2002 and has never looked back. Through EyeTime Adventures he promotes the sport by the development of tournaments and children’s events, he also guides when possible. Additionally, he operates a successful hunting guide service, Dakota Pheasant Guide, which specializes in deer and pheasant hunts in South Dakota. Foster is well known for his prolific writing and has been published in every outdoor publication in the region.
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JOSH NIERENHAUSEN
Josh is obsessed with fishing, making memories, the great outdoors and sharing his love of the outdoors with children. Teaching fishing techniques and shooting sports with an emphasis on safety is his way to unite kids with hunting and fishing adventures. Josh is an avid supporter of conservation through stocking programs, water quality practices and fish and game management for the future.
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JEREMY LAWSON
Jeremy owns and operates Any Good Reason Kennels in Southeast Minnesota. He adheres to the strictest of breeding standards to produce only the best pointing dog. The dogs’ welfare, health, happiness and socialization are the top priorities. Besides breeding top of the line English Setters and German Shorthaired Pointers, Jeremy runs a boarding facility. He and his wife Amy, train for obedience, rally, agility, therapy, tracking, sledding, carting, service dog training and field work. Jeremy supports and attends numerous dog events each year.
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MARK HASLUP
Mark is the owner of Gordon Setters and is an avid outdoorsman. He hunts deer in the fall, snow geese in the spring, fishes year round and actively pursues all upland bird species. As a dog breeder, he has participated in AKC Hunt Tests, NASTRA Shoot -to Retrieve, and tournament hunting. A supporter of Pheasants Forever and The Ruffed Grouse Society, Mark believes in helping others enjoy their outdoor experience – he uses his dogs for guiding and helping with a Senior and Disabled Hunters event in western Wisconsin.

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146 150th Avenue
Foreston, MN 56330
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