Giving Thanks (and Racks) During Sportsman Channel’s “Racksgiving presented by OnX”

Giving Thanks (and Racks) During Sportsman Channel’s “Racksgiving presented by OnX”   
Giving Thanks (and Racks) During Sportsman Channel’s “Racksgiving presented by OnX”

DENVER (Ammoland.Com) – A family tradition as much as sitting down around a turkey, Sportsman Channel continues with its annual hunting pilgrimage with Racksgiving presented by OnX. The event showcases five nights of unmatched hunting shows celebrating hunters’ successes – and misses – beginning November 25-27 and again November 29-30. The excitement begins at 8 p.m. ET during the week and at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 30.

With 15 hours of programming during Thanksgiving week, the best rattling, grunting and decoying will take place in hope of providing a bountiful harvest. For more details and show schedule, click on the following link.

Racksgiving is an annual event that is as big a part of the day in some households as football, turkey and the fixings,” Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks Vice President of Programming, Mitch Petrie said. “We hope our viewers enjoy watching our dedicated holiday programming as much as we do.”

“Racksgiving” Special Programming:

Monday, November 25 

West of Texas (8 p.m. ET) – In search of some answers to a widely controversial topic in Texas, Stephen climbs the rotten rocks of the Chinati Mountain range in pursuit of Barbary Sheep.

The Western Hunter (8:30 p.m.  ET) – Part 2 of 2: Nate Simmons hunts late season bull elk.

Pure Hunting (9 p.m. ET) – Willi Schmidt’s daughter, Samantha goes to Montana State University and they have been applying for a pronghorn tag for three years.  They finally drew one and were ready for a father/daughter hunt.

Into High Country (9:30 p.m. ET) – Jason Matzinger takes a look back on some of the highlights of years past.

Beyond Rubicon (10 p.m. ET)Beyond Rubicon shares how they pass on their hunting heritage with awesome stories of success, failure and character development in the field.

Long Range Pursuit (10:30 p.m.  ET) – Relative newcomer to Team Gunwerks, James Christiansen tackles the terrain and climate of the Great Karoo in South Africa. John X Safaris and Carl Van Zyl are there to make sure his first experience in Africa is a memorable one.

Tuesday, November 26

Trained Assassins (8 p.m. ET) – Cragg Fitz and Jay Alston have pulled out the muskets for this week’s adventure in Nebraska. Hunting with their good buddy Terry for some big bodied rack bucks.

Heartland Waterfowl (8:30 p.m. ET) – In three years of chasing Sea Ducks, this trip is far and away the best for HW. Dynamite action and even a surprise “jewel.”

Realtree’s Monster Bucks (9 p.m. ET) – If there is one thing Bill Jordan is more passionate about than hunting, it’s his family. Bill shares his favorite hunts from Realtree Farms with his family.

Savage Outdoors (9:30 p.m. ET) – Mike and Uncle Randy are in South Dakota hunting with Western Ranch Outfitters for mule deer and whitetails. The weather is cold, and the bucks are on their feet!

Backwoods Life (10 p.m. ET/PT) – The Backwoods Team is heading back to the annual Buck Daze hunt and bringing plenty of ammo. Rumor has it that lots of hogs, coyotes, and of course, deer are awaiting the crew in target rich South Georgia

Small Town Hunting (10:30 p.m. ET/PT) – Two days and two great whitetails! “The Show Me State” bucks are showing off in the Backwoods Attraction plots in Missouri. Cody and Keith are hunting with Missouri Hunting and Fishing Adventures during the November gun season and having a lot of fun.

Wednesday, November 27

North American Whitetail TV (8 p.m. ET) – Old friends Dr. James Kroll and Gordon Whittington head to the Texas coast to hunt the Bar J ranch, managed by Rob Hughes. Laden Force discusses overlooked scent contaminants in our “From the Stand” segment and Haynes Shelton profiles the Buddy Deville Buck.

Bowlife (8:30 p.m. ET) – Levi is sharing camp with Jordan Harbertson from Mtn Ops, and they will be chasing Texas whitetails for the week.

Dominant Bucks (9 p.m. ET) – Join the Dominant Bucks team as they discuss the challenges of bucks at full draw.

BuckVentures (9:30 p.m. ET) – What’s better than shooting wings in Kansas? Well, that would be shooting waterfowl AND upland birds. Everyone loves a two-for-one!

Bowhunter (10 p.m. ET)Bowhunter Magazine and TV contributor Danny Farris decoys big Kansas bucks at eye-level.

Adrenaline (10:30 p.m. ET) – Overview of the changes during the rut lead into late season patterns explaining the importance of “reading” what the whitetails are doing. 

Friday, November 29

Relentless Pursuit (8 p.m.  ET) – Bowhunting, blowgunning and pellet gun hunting the elusive rabbit.

Game of Inches (8:30 p.m.  ET) – Host Justin Olk endures bitter cold temps and blizzard conditions in Kansas with hopes for a single opportunity on one of a few target bucks. On the last evening, more than one shooter presents himself.

The Wild Outdoors (9 p.m.  ET) – The Martin family enjoys some great deer hunts in the fall and turn around and have an incredible spring.

Hardcore Pursuit (9:30 p.m.  ET) – Mike Pelletier and Mike Rasmussen travel to southeast Minnesota to hunt with long time HCP Friend Jeremiah Olsen of Badgerland Adventures.

Outback Outdoors (10 p.m.  ET) – Adams Wells is working on his whitetail management plan in Nebraska and encounters several bucks as he waits for “The One.” When he finally is presented with an opportunity, he has mere seconds to make a decision to shoot.

Red Rising (10:30 p.m.  ET) – Jason and Eric head to Iowa with their Traditions Muzzleloaders in hopes of tagging two giant bucks. Jason draws first blood and knocks down a great buck to get the party started.

Saturday, November 30

Outback Outdoors (5 p.m. ET) – Good buddies Lane Walter and Eric Whiting team up in Colorado to bow hunt early season mule deer in a great area when finally drawing a tag after 11 years of waiting.

Outback Outdoors (5:30 p.m. ET) – Trevon Stoltzfus and good friends Aaron Ray and Travis Layne are hunting whitetail bucks during the rut in Missouri. After several years of learning and developing food plots and solid management principles on this property, they make good on a great opportunity to harvest a mature buck they’ve been watching for years.

Into High Country (6 p.m. ET) – Jason hunts his home state of Montana for a bull elk he’s only found the sheds to.  Lots of encounters make this a much-needed two-part episode.

Into High Country (6:30 p.m. ET) – Jason hunts his home state of Montana for a bull elk he’s only found the sheds to.  After lots of hunting and several encounters, Jason finds himself face-to-face with a great Montana bull.

MeatEater (7 p.m. ET) – Steve and comedian Joe Rogan head into the high desert of Nevada to attempt the seemingly impossible task of stalking into bow range of a mule deer buck. Along the way, they share in plenty of laughs. 

MeatEater (7:30 p.m. ET) – Steven and his friend Brody Henderson float the Colorado River to access some hard-to-reach country on an action-packed mule deer hunt.

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