On the air for less than a year, Boone and Crockett Country has already established itself among the best in outdoor television with two recent honors—a Bronze Telly Award and a Golden Moose Award.
Boone and Crockett Country, presented by Leupold, debuted fall 2010 as a television documentary celebrating the best in North American big game hunting and conservation. The Boone and Crockett Club-produced series explores wildlife biology, relevant conservation and science-based game management issues, best trophy destinations, and the time-honored, ethical traditions of recreational hunting.
"We're honored to be recognized with two prestigious awards in just our first year of production," said Keith Balfourd, executive producer of Boone and Crockett Country. "Theodore Roosevelt insisted that the organization he started in 1887 be solely focused on big game conservation, and for the Boone and Crockett Club television series to be honored for delivering that message is another way to honor the Roosevelt legacy."
In February, an episode on the gray wolf and the Endangered Species Act won a Bronze Telly Award in the category TV14 Nature/Wildlife.
Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments. This year there were nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.
In January, Boone and Crockett Country was recognized with a Golden Moose Award as "Best Conservation Series" on Outdoor Channel.
The Golden Moose Awards honor top programming on Outdoor Channel. This year, 23 awards were presented, including several "Fan Favorites" determined by online voting.
Boone and Crockett Country airs several times each week, and new episodes will begin in the fall. To check local listings on Outdoor Channel, visit www.outdoorchannel.com.