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L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors Show

Bill's back in the hunt on the Outdoor Channel. New Season Starts July 2015. See showtimes & trailers
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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.
Great Shots
Bill at the ready on a good ole Texas duck hunt with his brother Shawn and good friend Tom Floyd, during their cast and blast weekend. L.L. Bean with his good friend Louvie Swett after harvesting some magnificent caribou in Quebec's Gaspe, circa 1926. This was the only caribou L.L. ever took. Bill helped fill some depredation tags with this 6x6 bull, while hunting for Elk in Colorado. Bill and his brother Shawn share some good laughs during their cast and blast weekend on Lower Laguna Madre Bay in Port Mansfield, Texas.
Bill and Mike Joyce, CEO of PrimaLoft, share a duck blind in South Texas, USA. Hunting in Utah with his good buddy Chris Paradise from Mossy Oak, Bill harvests a monster bull elk with his bow. This magnificent animal scored a 340. Bill, with his Executive Producer Steve Finch and NWTF's Don Massa, completed his grand slam with this Merriam's turkey from the Black Hills. Bill draws on a monster whitetail in the hot, dry heat of Missouri in early October, yet it stays just out of range. Bill vows to come back in November to see if his luck will be better.
A Family Sporting Tradition
Bill Gorman

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.

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Showtimes & Trailers L.L.Bean TV — Guide to the Outdoors: 2015 Programming Schedule. All times shown are Eastern Standard Time.

New Mexico: Monster Pronghorn – 30 min.

Bill Hunts Monster Pronghorn in New Mexico on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

Bill Gorman takes a trip to New Mexico to try out his new Merkel Helix. After meeting up with his good friend Hunter Ross of Desert Safaris, Bill sets off to tag a record book Pronghorn Antelope. Check back to see if Bill can fill his tag on the biggest Pronghorn of his life.
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July

2
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

July

4
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

July

5
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

October

1
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

October

3
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

October

4
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Texas: Bow Huntin' the Floyd Ranch – 30 min.

Bill Hunts White Tail Deer in Texas on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

Bill Gorman heads back to his longtime friend Tom Floyd's place in hopes of harvesting a trophy whitetail with his bow. Last year Bill was able to take down a monster with his rifle and this time he decided to make things a bit more challenging. Be sure to watch and see if Bill can let an arrow fly on a mature South Texas buck.
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July

9
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

July

11
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

July

12
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

October

8
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

October

10
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

October

11
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Germany/Romania: Calling All Roedeer – 30 min.

Bill Hunts Roedeer in Germany and Romania on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

This week on L.L.Bean's Guide to the Outdoors, Bill starts off in Germany, meeting up with Anke Sauerteig from the Merkel gun company. After a couple days of slow hunting, followed by a tour of the Merkel factory, they head over to Romania in hopes of changing their luck at finding a Roebuck. Tune in to see if Bill and Anke can get on these elusive deer.
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July

16
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

July

18
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

July

19
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

October

15
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

October

17
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

October

18
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Oregon: Back with A Bow – 30 min.

Bill Hunts Columbia Whitetail with a bow in Oregon on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

This week on L.L.Bean's Guide To The Outdoors, Bill heads back to Western Oregon Outfitters in an attempt to harvest a Columbia Whitetail with his bow. Having been successful in years past with both a bow and rifle, Bill is hoping to find a mature buck he can set his sights on. Tune in to see if Bill can get it done with his bow in Oregon for the second year in a row.
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July

23
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

July

25
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

July

26
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

October

22
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

October

24
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

October

25
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Utah: Bugling Elk of Northern Utah – 30 min.

Bill Hunts Bugling Elk in Utah on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

Bill is off to Utah this week to meet up with the guys from Mossy Oak, and he's pulling out his bow to track down a trophy elk. With some of the best elk herds in the world located on this property, will Bill be able to single out one worthy of his trophy room? Tune in to find out.
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July

30
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

August

1
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

August

2
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

October

29
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

October

31
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

November

1
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Kansas: Like Father, Like Son – 30 min.

Bill Hunts Whitetail in Kansas on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

Bill heads back to Tall Tine Outfitters in Kansas, but this time he brings his son Billy along for the ride. Billy's never harvested a mammoth buck, and Bill could only think of one place to take him for his first. Be sure to watch and see if Bill and Billy can get it done in Kansas.

August

6
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

August

8
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

August

9
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

November

5
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

November

7
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

November

8
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Alberta: The Frigid North – 30 min.

Bill Hunts Canadian Whitetail in Alberta on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

Bill travels back to the frigid north this week to meet with his good friend Wally Mack in search of big Canadian Whitetail. Even with temperatures below zero, the winter in Alberta has been very mild and the bucks just aren't up and moving yet. If Bill can stick it out for six long days, will he be lucky enough to have some big boys stroll through?

August

13
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

August

15
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

August

16
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

November

12
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

November

14
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

November

15
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Texas: Brotherly Competition – Cast and Blast – 30 min.

Bill and his brother Shawn Enjoy a Cast and Blast Weekend on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

This week on L.L.Bean's Guide To The Outdoors, Bill brings his little brother, and Chairman of L.L.Bean, Shawn Gorman to Texas. The pair take part in a little brotherly competition on the water. Join Bill and Shawn on the waters of South Texas for a Cast and Blast weekend.

August

20
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

August

22
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

August

23
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

November

19
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

November

21
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

November

22
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Wyoming: Blind Elk Hunting – 30 min.

Bill Hunts Bull Elk with a Bow on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

Bill Gorman is going to Wyoming this week to try and chase down another colossal bull elk with his bow. After successfully taking down his 7th elk with a bow in Utah, he is looking for his 8th while going against tradition and hunting out of a blind. Be sure to watch this week to see if Bill can fill his tag.

August

27
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

August

29
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

August

30
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

November

26
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

November

28
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

November

29
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Saskatchewan: First Time Buck – 30 min.

Bill and Anke Sauerteig Hunt Whitetail in Saskatchewan on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

Bill takes Anke Sauerteig from the Merkel gun company to Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan for her first ever whitetail hunt. Join Bill and Anke in the freezing north to see if Anke can harvest her first whitetail, and see if "One Day Bill" can hold out for just a few more days.

September

3
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

September

5
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

September

6
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

December

3
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

December

5
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

December

6
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Mexico: Quest for the World Slam Turkey – 30 min.

Bill Hunts Ocellated Turkey in the Jungles of Mexico on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

Bill teams up with the NWTF for the second time in order to find the Ocellated Turkey in the Jungles of Mexico. Bill has never hunted this subspecies before, and it's a bit harder to pick out a big one than it would be for your average gobbler. Come along for the ride and see if Bill will be able to fill his tags, or if picking out a monster will be his demise.

September

10
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

September

12
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

September

13
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

December

10
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

December

12
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

December

13
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Texas: Back on the Floyd Ranch – 30 min.

Bill Heads Back to the Floyd Ranch for another Action-Packed Hunt on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

This week on L.L.Bean's Guide to the Outdoors, Bill heads back to the Floyd Ranch late into the season. This time he's there to help his buddy Tom manage the property as a part of the MLD program. Be sure to watch and see if Bill can assist in managing this massive, south Texas ranch.

September

17
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

September

19
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

September

20
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

December

17
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

December

19
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

December

20
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Europe: A European Adventure – 30 min.

Bill Hunts Brown Bears in Europe on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors.

After a successful Romanian Roedeer hunt earlier in the season, Bill goes back with Banatura to see if he can track down some of the giant Brown Bears he's heard rumors of. Traveling between Austria, Hungary and Romania, Bill's dead set on knocking down one of these beasts, and possibly a Roebuck along the way. Tune in to find out if Romania's Brown Bears are as big as they say.

September

24
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

September

26
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

September

27
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

December

24
Thursday

1:30 p.m.

December

26
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

December

27
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

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