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Sportsman Channel Hunt.Fish.Feed Tour Helps Needy
Sportsman Channel press release
Washington, D.C. - Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor TV for the American Sportsman, announced today the launch of their 5th annual, multi-city Hunt.Fish.Feed. tour in conjunction with Mule Deer Foundation. Hunt.Fish.Feed. is a unique public affairs program that taps a new food source-game meat and fish donated by sportsmen-to help feed those in need across America. The tour will visit nearly 10 cities across America and will partner locally with cable affiliates like Comcast, Cablevision and Cox Communications, to name a few.

"We look forward to further increase our impact throughout the cities on our tour," said Gavin Harvey, CEO for Sportsman Channel. "We've fed thousands of those in need so far and we have bigger plans to keep pushing this forward, including ensuring venison donations are sustainable in the markets we visit."

The annual tour kicked off this week in Washington D.C. on Sunday, June 9 and fed nearly 700 in need at two shelters in conjunction with The Cable Show. Later this month, Hunt.Fish.Feed. will visit Chicago, Ill., where they'll partner with Comcast and the Salmon Unlimited Fishing Tournament to not only take wounded warriors out fishing for a day, but also use that fish caught to feed those in need.

"Comcast is thrilled to participate in and partner with Sportsman Channel on this very important event," said, David Williams, vice president of Marketing and Sales for Comcast's Greater Chicago Region. "This event not only provides food for people in need, it's a wonderful opportunity for veterans."

New this year, the network is planning a multi-city event to take place during National Hunting & Fishing Day (NHFDay) on September 28. NHFDay was proclaimed as a national observance in 1972 by President Nixon and has been renewed ever since. Currently, the network is partnering with Cox Communications in Oklahoma and is working on securing more locations to eventually feed upwards of thousands of people in one day.

Since 2007, Sportsman Channel has visited 38 cities, targeting those with some of the highest homeless populations, including New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Denver, Orange County, Las Vegas, Houston and Washington, D.C.

"Mule Deer Foundation is proud to be a part of Hunt.Fish.Feed. Our members know immediately what they are going to do with their meat when they harvest their deer. It's a great feeling to give - and especially to give something that is so needed in these hard times," said Miles Moretti, president of Mule Deer Foundation.

The 2012 tour concluded in Philadelphia in October, having visited six cities, with 100 volunteers and served more than 3,500 meals. This makes the program's total numbers more than 17,000 fed and more than 6,000 pounds of venison and fish donated. This is all possible in large part to its partners like Mule Deer Foundation, Outdoor Heritage Education Center and various cable operators.

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