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“Danny’s Deer and Offal Wildlife Viewing”

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GRANITE FALLS, Minnesota, March 28, 2024 - On the next Prairie Sportsman, host Bret Amundson joins Danny Thompson on a deer hunt and uses trail cams to track which creatures are feeding on deer offal. “Danny’s Deer and Offal Wildlife Viewing” airs Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Check local listings and our showtimes landing page for air dates and times on other PBS stations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Wyoming. Starting on Sunday, April 7, the episode will also be available online at and

“Designing for Deer” features Danny Thompson who you may recognize. Thompson can be seen all over the internet, tv shows, and sport shows talking about the latest and greatest in fishing electronics, but he also spends a lot of his spare time thinking about deer. In recent years, Danny has been managing land for growing and attracting more white-tailed deer. From planting food plots to making mock scrapes, Thompson walks us through his process on land that he recently started designing. 

Then, “Offal Isn't Awful'” features the Offal Wildlife Watching program in which researchers and volunteer hunters are learning which animals are feeding on whitetail deer gut piles left in the woods during hunting season. They are also looking into what impacts and benefits this food source has on ecosystems in Minnesota. 

People in Pioneer PBS’s viewing area are able to livestream this episode at This episode will rebroadcast the following Monday at 12:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Prairie Sportsman can be viewed online at,, and at

About Prairie Sportsman
Produced by Pioneer PBS, Prairie Sportsman is an Emmy-awarded series that celebrates love of the outdoors by featuring topics on hunting, fishing and recreation, while promoting environmental stewardship. Prairie Sportsman’s team is Dylan Curfman, producer, videographer and editor; Bret Amundson, host and editor; Cindy Dorn, writer and producer; Cera Cordova, videographer and editor; and Dan Amundson, videographer and editor. The 2024 season is made possible by funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Shalom Hill Farm, Live Wide Open, Western Minnesota Prairie Waters and members of Pioneer PBS.

About Pioneer PBS
Established in 1966, Pioneer PBS is an award-winning, viewer-supported television station dedicated to sharing stories from rural Minnesota with the world. Pioneer PBS is headquartered in Granite Falls, Minnesota, with towers in Appleton, Worthington and Fergus Falls. Pioneer PBS reaches more than a million people in rural areas and small towns in western Minnesota, the eastern Dakotas and northern Iowa. Pioneer PBS is honored to be your television station—the only station in western Minnesota telling your stories and raising your voices into the media landscape. For more information visit or call 800-726-3178.