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Join host Bill Gorman, L.L. Bean's great-grandson, as he takes you on thrilling adventures to some of the world's premier hunting destinations. Bill has teamed up with JBO Productions' Addicted to the Outdoors and award-winning producer Steve Finch to capture every moment.
A Family Sporting Tradition

Bill Gorman, great-grandson of legendary outdoorsman and pioneering outdoor retailer Leon Leonwood Bean, serves as Hunting & Fishing Product & Media Advisor at the legendary retail chain's headquarters in Freeport, Maine. He's as comfortable in camo as he is in business casual. [+ FULL STORY]

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Oregon: Bow Hunting for Blacktails – 30 min.

Bill travels to Oregon to meet up with his buddy David Trinchero of Western Oregon Outfitters in search of a trophy Columbian Blacktail. This will be Bill's third year going to Western Oregon Outfitters; he has a Blacktail and a Whitetail with his rifle and is now looking to do the same with his bow.
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  • January
  • 1
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • January
  • 3
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • January
  • 4
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.

Saskatchewan: The Search for Monster Whitetail – 30 min.

Join Bill and former MLB player Mike Timlin as they attempt to harvest a monster whitetail in the harsh weather, rugged terrain and subzero temperatures of Canada's frozen north. See if they bring down this elusive trophy or walk away empty handed.
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  • January
  • 8
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • January
  • 10
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • January
  • 11
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.

Texas Duck: Swarming with Redheads – 30 min.

Bill is Texas-bound to meet up with Mike Joyce, CEO of PrimaLoft, to try and knock down some ducks. They will be hunting with Bill's friends Tom Floyd and Charlie Buchan down in South Texas. With hundreds of Redheads flying in and a limit of only two, watch to see if the guys can hit their day limits of six birds on some other species.
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  • January
  • 15
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • January
  • 17
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • January
  • 18
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.

Canada: A Father/Daughter Black Bear Hunt – 30 min.

Bill takes his daughter, Samantha, to Canada for her first black bear hunt. Watch as he passes his skills, knowledge and passion for the outdoors on to her in hopes she can bring home a trophy of her own.

  • January
  • 22
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • January
  • 24
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • January
  • 25
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.

Africa Part 1: Buffalo in the Long Grass – 30 min.

Bill returns to his second home, Africa, where he meets up with his good friend and outfitter J.P. Kleinhans (Kline-hauns) to try and take down a Cape Buffalo with his bow. Bill's favorite thing to do is hunt Cape Buffalo. With three already under his belt using a rifle, Bill decides he wants to make things a little more interesting. Tune in to see if Bill can achieve a lifelong goal, or will the brutal brush of Mozambique, be his downfall.
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  • January
  • 29
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • January
  • 31
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • February
  • 1
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.

Wyoming: The Ultimate Bow Hunt – 30 min.

Drought in Wyoming has caused the antelope to be even more cautious and wary, making it exceptionally difficult for Bill to sneak up on them. Watch every thrilling moment as Bill attempts to take his first antelope with a bow.

  • February
  • 5
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • February
  • 7
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • February
  • 8
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.

Kansas: The Land of Tall Tines – 30 min.

Bill heads back to Tall Tine Outfitters in Kansas to hunt whitetail with his longtime friend Ted Jaycox. Bill had a tough time with his bow the previous year, and never did fill his tag after two chances with a 150-class eight-point. Be sure to watch this week to see if Bill can fill his tag; or if hunting Kansas with a bow is going to be his kryptonite.
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  • February
  • 12
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • February
  • 14
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • February
  • 15
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.

Arctic: The Land of the Mighty Muskox – 30 min.

It's very cold on the top of the world. But that's where Bill and Dean Capuano of Swarovski Optik need to go to take down a trophy Muskox. And it won't be easy. Watch these two battle the elements across the frozen tundra in their search of this elusive prize.

  • February
  • 19
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • February
  • 21
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • February
  • 22
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.

Texas Whitetail: Monsters Grow on Floyd Ranch – 30 min.

Bill heads back to the Lone Star State to meet up with longtime friend Tom Floyd in hopes of getting a trophy whitetail. Tom and his brother have an extensive piece of land that they manage carefully to prevent the introduction of outside genetics into the herd. Tune in to see what Tom and his brother have been able to accomplish with proper game management.
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  • February
  • 26
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • February
  • 28
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • March
  • 1
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.

Florida: Hog Hunting Heaven – 30 min.

Bill is joined by L.L.Bean Hunting and Fishing Developer Kevin Murray and Product Designer Kurt Heisler for some exciting hog hunting in Florida. They'll put their shooting skills to the test while helping cull a destructive herd running rampant over a tract of Florida land.

  • March
  • 5
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • March
  • 7
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • March
  • 8
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.

Turkey Grand Slam Part 1: Save the Habitat – 30 min.

Join Bill on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to complete a grand slam of turkeys. Bill teams up with National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) for, Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt, to raise awareness of diminishing turkey numbers and to help them raise 1.2 billion dollars to conserve and enhance more than four million acres of habitat.
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  • March
  • 12
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • March
  • 14
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • March
  • 15
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.

Turkey Grand Slam Part 2: Save the Hunt – 30 min.

Bill and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) are off to finish his turkey grand slam. NWTF has launched Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt program to help grow both the turkey and hunter population. Come along for the ride to see if Bill can complete his grand slam and while supporting Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.
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  • March
  • 19
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • March
  • 21
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • March
  • 22
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.

Germany: Merkel's New R. X. Helix vs. the Red Stag – 30 min.

Bill heads to Germany to put Merkel's new state-of-the-art rifle, the R.X. Helix, to the ultimate test – taking down a wily Red Stag. See how the rifle and Bill perform under pressure in this exciting episode.

  • March
  • 26
  • Thursday
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • March
  • 28
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • March
  • 29
  • Sunday
  • 9:00 a.m.
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