The public is invited to be part of the studio audience and to enjoy a reception starting at 5:30 in the Fine Arts Building. Attendants will enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar while getting to know Prairie Sportsman's new crew: producer Cindy Dorn, host Bret Amundson, videographer and editor Dan Balluf, digital media specialist Amanda Anderson, as well as featured guests and fellow outdoor enthusiasts.
During the live broadcast, Bret Amundson will interact with the in-house and at-home audience by taking questions throughout the night. A panel of professionals representing outdoor sports and natural resource management interests will be available to answer audience questions.
Panelists include: Nicole Davros, DNR wildlife research scientist; Chris Domeier, DNR fisheries area supervisor; Bruce Freske, USFWS district manager; Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever PR director; Anita Zelenka, bow hunter and Adam Murkowski, DNR big game program leader.
Viewers are encouraged to participate in the online conversation by using #PSTownHall on Facebook and Twitter or by emailing questions and comments to email@example.com.
Prairie Sportsman Launches a Brand New 2017 Season
JANUARY & FEBRUARY EPISODE LISTINGS:
January 29, 7 p.m.
AGREE TO DISAGREE
A live Town Hall broadcast launches an all-new season of Prairie Sportsman with host Bret Amundson, who takes questions from the in-house and at-home live viewing audience. Experts are on hand to address how we balance the interests of sportsmen, natural resource managers and farmers. The hour broadcast comes from the Black Box Theatre in Morris. Participate online by using #PSTownHall or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 12, 7:30
FOWL IN THE AIR, FIRE ON THE GROUND
This half-hour episode of Prairie Sportsman finds host Bret Amundson hiding in the brush, duck hunting, before feeling the heat at prescribed burns set to restore natural habitat, and exploring Swan Lake, the state’s most impressive duck habitat with 10,000 acres of restored wetland.
February 19, 7:30
GIRL WITH A BOW
Bow hunter Anita Zelenka, who takes us hunting for deer and wild turkey, started daily archery practice five years ago to enjoy the outdoors with her husband and sons; now she’s the most dedicated hunter in the family. We’ll go crossbow hunting with Richard Halterman, patriarch of four generations of bow hunters, and visit the studio of hunter, bow maker and scrimshaw artist Doug Pederson, and his son Brook, an accomplished wood carver.
February 26, 7:30
FOR LOVE OF THE RING-NECK
This half-hour episode of Prairie Sportsman sees birds a’plenty when Bret Amundson hunts near Aberdeen S.D. with Pheasants Forever hosts. Then pheasant researcher Nicole Davros and her crew trap and collar hens late at night with spotlights and nets to study their habitat.
About Prairie Sportsman
Prairie Sportsman celebrates our love of the outdoors – to hunt, fish and enjoy outdoor recreation provided by our vast resources of lakes, rivers, trails and grasslands. Here, we connect with the natural world and leave the stresses of our daily lives behind.
The prairies, oak savannas and waterways of the Upper Midwest continue to inspire awe as one season melts into the next. Prairie Sportsman follows the lives of the men, women and youth recreating in this wonderful world and preserving it for future generations. Our aim is to encourage more families to become environmental stewards and enjoy the outdoors.
Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative‐Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The Trust Fund is a permanent fund constitutionally established by the citizens of Minnesota to assist in the protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state’s air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources.