The Bear Whisperer Debuts in October on Sportsman Channel

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Berlin, WI - (September 22, 2011)- Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, is proud to introduce a new series dedicated solely to the hunting of, conservation of, and education of bears with The Bear Whisperer. The series will show viewers why bears are one of the most misunderstood big game animals in North America. No hunting over bait on this show, The Bear Whisperer will focus on different hunting techniques, such as spot and stalk and even calling. Catch the debut of The Bear Whisperer Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Host Blaine Anthony is a familiar face to Sportsman Channel viewers with his current show, North American Safari. "I have been hunting bears for more than 20 years and words can't describe how excited I am about this new series," said Anthony. "Viewers will get much more than just bear hunting. I'm also going to focus on conservation efforts, including the relocation of a family of bears from a campground, as we as enter bear dens in the winter with a team of biologists."

The Bear Whisperer will take on the look and feel of a "mini-series" style show. The show takes a chronological journey through an entire "bear" year, starting in the spring. "Viewers will come away with a greater understanding of the world of bears and bear hunting," said Anthony.

The 13-week season escalates to a two-part series on bear attacks that will educate viewers as to why bears attack. It will include captivating video of multiple bear attacks as well as stories from survivors.

Blain Anthony was a registered bear hunting guide for 12 years with hundreds of successful hunts to his credit. Anthony has accumulated over 60 successful bear harvests of his own in his hunting career. He has an uncanny ability to track, locate, and understand bear behavior.

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