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Bill Gorman and Jon Brunson Productions have teamed up once again to bring you another action-packed season of Guide to the Outdoors. Bill Gorman, great-grandson of legendary outdoorsman L.L. Bean, takes you to some of the world’s premier hunting destinations. You won’t want to miss a minute. Watch each thrilling adventure exclusively on the Outdoor Channel.

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Bill Gorman is all smiles after a successful hunt in Austria for Roe deer with his good friends from Merkel. Bill traveled to Romania in search of this magnificent brown bear. Leon Leonwood (top right) with a moose that he harvested in the fall of 1935. Bill in Oregon with his first Columbia whitetail with a bow.
Sonora, Mexico proved to be an outstanding environment for Coues deer. Bill and Shawn Gorman share a laugh while duck hunting in Texas. Bill couldn’t pass up an invitation to hunt monster elk in New Mexico. Bill took this impressive antelope while hunting in Wyoming.

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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

New Mexico: the Return to Mora County – 30 min.

New Mexico: the Return to Mora County. 30 minutes. This week on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors, we take a journey into the heart of New Mexico where the largest pronghorn antelope are bred year after year. Bill Gorman is certainly passionate about hunting and conservation. This holds true on his journey into the beautiful open terrain of Mora Country where he will expand his knowledge of proper game management for pronghorn antelope.

This week on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors, we take a journey into the heart of New Mexico where the largest pronghorn antelope are bred year after year. Bill Gorman is certainly passionate about hunting and conservation. This holds true on his journey into the beautiful open terrain of Mora Country where he will expand his knowledge of proper game management for pronghorn antelope.
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June

28
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

June

30
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

July

2
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

July

3
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Kansas: Predators in Kansas – 30 min.

Kansas: Predators in Kansas. 30 minutes. Follow Bill Gorman as he ventures to Southwest Kansas where gigantic white-tailed deer are harvested annually. Heading to Tall Tine Outfitters to see his friend Ted Jaycox, Bill also is bringing longtime friend and L.L.Bean Senior Product Developer Jeff Miller. Be sure to watch and find out why Kansas really is the land of Tall Tines.

Follow Bill Gorman as he ventures to Southwest Kansas where gigantic white-tailed deer are harvested annually. Heading to Tall Tine Outfitters to see his friend Ted Jaycox, Bill also is bringing longtime friend and L.L.Bean Senior Product Developer Jeff Miller. Be sure to watch and find out why Kansas really is the land of Tall Tines.
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July

5
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

July

7
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

July

9
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

July

10
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Canada: a Search for the Canadian Moose – 30 min.

Canada: a Search for the Canadian Moose. 30 minutes. This week on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors, we head north to the border of Alberta Canada and the Northwest Territories where moose roam freely. Living most of his life in Maine, Bill Gorman is no stranger to moose hunting, but this journey is an adventure like no other, and Bill can’t wait for the opportunity.

This week on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors, we head north to the border of Alberta Canada and the Northwest Territories where moose roam freely. Living most of his life in Maine, Bill Gorman is no stranger to moose hunting, but this journey is an adventure like no other, and Bill can’t wait for the opportunity.
Watch the trailer (00:38)

July

12
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

July

7
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

July

16
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

July

17
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Texas: Management Down in South Texas – 30 min.

Texas: Management Down in South Texas. Bill takes a trip into the heart of South Texas where white-tailed deer run wild. Heading to the Floyd Ranch for his fourth year in a row, Bill is on the hunt for a big mature deer, but still hopes he can get a peek at the infamous G-12 buck that he passed on last year in the name of proper game management.

Bill takes a trip into the heart of South Texas where white-tailed deer run wild. Heading to the Floyd Ranch for his fourth year in a row, Bill is on the hunt for a big mature deer, but still hopes he can get a peek at the infamous G-12 buck that he passed on last year in the name of proper game management.
Watch the trailer (00:36)

July

19
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

July

21
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

July

23
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

July

24
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Wyoming: Pronghorn and Mulies in the Cowboy State – 30 min.

Bill travels into the beautiful open country of Northern Wyoming where mule deer are plentiful. Harvesting a great elk in the Cowboy State last year, Bill knew to call his new friend Trinity Powers for pointers on hunting other game in Wyoming. Now having the chance to hunt antelope and mule deer from the same location, Bill is sure he made the right choice.

Bill travels into the beautiful open country of Northern Wyoming where mule deer are plentiful. Harvesting a great elk in the Cowboy State last year, Bill knew to call his new friend Trinity Powers for pointers on hunting other game in Wyoming. Now having the chance to hunt antelope and mule deer from the same location, Bill is sure he made the right choice.
Watch the trailer (00:36)

July

26
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

July

28
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

July

30
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

July

31
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Mexico: Hiking for Coues Deer – 30 min.

Mexico: Hiking for Coues Deer. 30 minutes. This week on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors, we head south to Sonora Mexico just outside of Moctezuma where the mountains hold a lot of untold stories. Having only hunted Coues deer a couple of times, Bill is really looking forward to trekking new terrain with a few of his good friends.

This week on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors, we head south to Sonora Mexico just outside of Moctezuma where the mountains hold a lot of untold stories. Having only hunted Coues deer a couple of times, Bill is really looking forward to trekking new terrain with a few of his good friends.
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August

2
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

August

4
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

August

6
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

August

7
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

New Mexico: Bugles from New Mexico – 30 min.

New Mexico: Bugles from New Mexico. 30 minutes. This week on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors, we travel back down to New Mexico, but not in search of another pronghorn. This time, Bill Gorman is on the hunt for monster elk that migrate down into Mora Country for the winter. This is a hunt like no other, and you won’t want to miss it.

This week on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors, we travel back down to New Mexico, but not in search of another pronghorn. This time, Bill Gorman is on the hunt for monster elk that migrate down into Mora Country for the winter. This is a hunt like no other, and you won’t want to miss it.
Watch the trailer (00:38)

August

9
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

August

11
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

August

13
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

August

14
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Kansas: a Son’s Redemption – 30 min.

Kansas: a Son’s Redemption. Billy Gorman, Bill’s son, heads to Kansas for his second year in a row in search of his first mature white-tailed deer. Ted Jaycox is more than happy to have Billy back in camp during post rut, with high hopes for a successful hunt. Unable to join his son this week, Bill plans to check in with him every day in anticipation of a great hunting story.

Billy Gorman, Bill’s son, heads to Kansas for his second year in a row in search of his first mature white-tailed deer. Ted Jaycox is more than happy to have Billy back in camp during post rut, with high hopes for a successful hunt. Unable to join his son this week, Bill plans to check in with him every day in anticipation of a great hunting story.
Watch the trailer (00:37)

August

16
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

August

18
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

August

20
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

August

21
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Illinois: Late Season White-Tail with Slugs – 30 min.

Illinois: Late Season Whitetail with Slugs. 30 minutes. This week we take a journey into the vast woods of Illinois, where some of the biggest white-tailed deer have been harvested for many years. Bill Gorman received a special invitation from a couple of longtime friends, and there is no way he would pass up the opportunity.

This week we take a journey into the vast woods of Illinois, where some of the biggest white-tailed deer have been harvested for many years. Bill Gorman received a special invitation from a couple of longtime friends, and there is no way he would pass up the opportunity.
Watch the trailer (00:37)

August

23
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

August

25
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

August

27
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

August

28
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Florida: the Stubborn Osceola – 30 min.

Florida: the Stubborn Osceola. 30 minutes. This week on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors, Bill Gorman heads into the palmy ranches of central Florida, where Osceola turkey dominate the open fields. Bill has had numerous chances to hunt the Osceola since relocating to Florida, but his production coordinator, Scott Quinney, has never had the opportunity. Hunting with Lou Haubner of the NWTF, the guys are sure to see some birds.

This week on L.L.Bean Guide to the Outdoors, Bill Gorman heads into the palmy ranches of central Florida, where Osceola turkey dominate the open fields. Bill has had numerous chances to hunt the Osceola since relocating to Florida, but his production coordinator, Scott Quinney, has never had the opportunity. Hunting with Lou Haubner of the NWTF, the guys are sure to see some birds.
Watch the trailer (00:38)

August

30
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

September

1
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

September

3
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

September

4
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Canada: High Level Bruins, Part 1 – 30 min.

Canada: High Level Bruins, Part 1. Follow Bill Gorman and a group of his friends into the thick forest of High Level, Alberta, to help manage the black bear population. Having hunted in High Level with Wally Mack many times, Bill knew it would be a great place to bring a few friends who have never had the opportunity.

Follow Bill Gorman and a group of his friends into the thick forest of High Level, Alberta, to help manage the black bear population. Having hunted in High Level with Wally Mack many times, Bill knew it would be a great place to bring a few friends who have never had the opportunity.
Watch the trailer (00:37)

December

6
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

December

8
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

December

10
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

December

11
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Canada: High Level Bruins, Part 2 – 30 min.

Canada: High Level Bruins, Part 2. This week Guide to the Outdoors picks back up with Bill Gorman and a group of his good friends while they continue to manage the black bear population in northern Alberta.

This week Guide to the Outdoors picks back up with Bill Gorman and a group of his good friends while they continue to manage the black bear population in northern Alberta.
Watch the trailer (00:38)

December

13
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

December

15
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

December

17
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

December

18
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

Texas: Africa in the States – 30 min.

Texas: Africa in the States. Take a journey with Bill Gorman into the mountainous ranges of West Texas on the hunt for some exotic African game. With the Aoudad sheep being his main focus, Bill may have to put his sights on an Oryx due to the extreme summer temperatures.

Take a journey with Bill Gorman into the mountainous ranges of West Texas on the hunt for some exotic African game. With the Aoudad sheep being his main focus, Bill may have to put his sights on an Oryx due to the extreme summer temperatures.
Watch the trailer (00:38)

December

20
Tuesday

6:30 a.m.

December

22
Thursday

1:00 p.m.

December

24
Saturday

8:30 a.m.

December

25
Sunday

9:00 a.m.

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