Voting Underway for 2013 Sportsman Channel Awards

Fans Can Cast Ballots across Myriad Categories

Sportsman Channel will let its viewers make the choice for its top shows of the year.

The network has opened the voting for the leading entries in a wealth of categories for its 2013 Sportsman Choice Awards. With all shows that ran on the network over the course of the year eligible, fans can vote through Dec. 1 at

The 2013 Sportsman Choice Award categories are: Best Hunting Show—Big Game Category; Best Hunting Show—Small Game Category; Best Shooting Show; Best Fishing Show; Best Full Draw Show (bowhunting); Best Educational/Instructional Show; Best New Series; and Best Host(s).

Viewers can also vote on the Moment of the Year award. This “moment” or sequence celebrates or honor the one moment that most exemplifies what is most cherished about the outdoor lifestyle.  Also new: Best Blooper, which has been a fan-requested category for numerous years.

“With the number of premier shows that have moved to Sportsman Channel and the new, original series we’ve embarked upon, the 2013 Sportsman Choice Awards promises to be the most competitive awards show to date,” said Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. “There is a direct correlation between the success of this event and fan participation. Sportsman’s dedicated fans expect to watch high-quality programming and anything less will not suffice – which is reflective in the voting process.”

This year, the network is giving away prize packages from presenting sponsor ZEISS Optics to Sportsman Choice voters, plus daily prize giveaways of Sportsman branded T-shirts, hats and more.  The final award winners will be announced at the Sportsman Choice Awards party, held annually in Las Vegas during the S.H.O.T. (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show in January.