By Daniel Dye
-- MONTGOMERY, Ala. - "The Jackie Bushman Show" recently received an Outdoor Channel Golden Moose Award for Fan Favorite Variety Series at a ceremony held during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas.
Photo: Jackie Bushman, founder and CEO, holds the Golden Moose Award for Fan Favorite Variety Series given by the Outdoor Channel for "The Jackie Bushman Show." Elliott Allen, from left, Eric Smith, Mark Oliver, Chris Chastain and Jimmy Little make up the Buckmasters Production Department responsible for "The Jackie Bushman Show" and "Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine."
"It's an extreme honor just to be nominated in any category for a Golden Moose Award," said Jackie Bushman, founder and CEO of Buckmasters.
"To win the award is proof that our fans believe in what we're doing and that our production and camera guys are at the top of their game. For the past 20 years we've continually listened to our fans and have tried to give them quality outdoor programs. So, thank you, fans, I am truly humbled."
"The Jackie Bushman Show" won the award in 2006 and was nominated for the award in 2007.
"The Golden Moose Awards honor the very best in Outdoor Channel's programming lineup," said Outdoor Channel Executive Producer Lloyd Bryan Adams in a released statement.
"This is the eighth year for the awards, and with our commitment to best-in-class programming, the competition is getting stiffer and stiffer each year."
Other Fan Favorite Variety Series nominees included "Cabela's Outfitter Journal," "Cabela's Memories in the Field," "Bass Pro Shops Next Generation" and "We Live Outdoors."
"Personally, I would like to thank the entire production team including Mark Oliver, Eric Smith, Chris Chastain, Jimmy Little, Elliott Allen and the entire Buckmasters staff," Bushman said. "A big thanks also goes out to all of the Buckmasters sponsors who support our entire organization."
"The Jackie Bushman Show" was a nominee in the Best Bloopers Category but was edged out by "The Wild Outdoors."
Fourteen Golden Moose Awards were given out during the ceremony, which was attended by nearly 2,500 people, including outdoor personalities and industry representatives.
Viewers can watch the new seasons of "The Jackie Bushman Show" and their flagship program, "Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine" on Outdoor Channel beginning this summer. Re-airs of "Buckmasters Classics" are presently running on Outdoor Channel.
Go to www.buckmasters.com to see up-to-date schedules for both programs.
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