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The Hog Blog Horn Porn Review – Voting For Outdoor Channel Golden Moose Awards

November 20, 2014

Well, not to be outdone, while we’re all out voting for our favorite shows on the Sportsman Channel, the Outdoor Channel would like us to get out and vote there too!

Golden Moose AwardsThe Outdoor Channel’s Golden Moose Awards is the first outdoors TV award show I ever attended, many years ago at SHOT (I believe we were in Orlando).  At the time, RMEF and Budweiser were key sponsors and there was free Bud for everyone in attendance.  There was a small, country band (I think they may have been locals) that took the stage after a little bit of speechifying and a small selection of awards were handed out.  The doors were open to all SHOT Show participants, and Outdoor Channel reps were on the Show floor, eager to pass out the invitations.  I don’t recall which venue the event was held at, but it wasn’t all that big.  There was a good crowd, though, because anytime you say, “free beer,” at an event full of hunters and gun nuts, well, you can imagine what’s going to happen.  All in all, as small as it was, it had the feeling of something on the verge of building some serious momentum.

Compare that scene, to the selective, invitation-only, packed house of the last couple of years.  Attendees have recently been treated to performances by major artists like Ted Nugent, Aaron Tippen, and Blake Shelton.  The list of awards has grown so large that they barely have time to get them all through.  The last couple of times I was able to eke out a ticket (no small feat for a small-timer like me), I found myself at the Hard Rock Café where the network had taken over a major portion of the bar and performance stages.  There was a full bar, hot food, and shoulder-to-shoulder outdoor celebrities, PR staff, producers, and sponsors.  I’ve never been to the Emmy Awards, and of course the Golden Moose awards is only a single network with nowhere near the cachet of Hollywood, but this scene was pretty damned impressive.  We’ve come a long way, baby.

For what it’s worth, the Sportsman Channel awards event has become a bit of a juggernaut too.  There’s no question that some significant money is starting to trickle through the outdoor TV business.

Anyway, if you’re inclined, go vote for your favorite shows and hosts.  And then stay tuned in January, as the winners are announced.  If I’m lucky, maybe this year I can weasel my way in and provide some first hand accounting of the doings.

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