WON Guns Mia Anstine and Britney Starr were among the approximate 1,800 outdoor industry leaders and TV personalities at the 13th Annual Golden Moose Awards, held during the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) on January 17, 2013. This year’s Outdoor Channel award show was held in the the Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Host Michael Waddell, of Outdoor Channel’s “Realtree Road Trips with Michael Waddell” and “Bone Collector,” kicked off the evening with a short speech that set the tone for the event. “We aren’t celebrating the fact that we are good hunters and fishermen,” Waddell said. “We are here to celebrate the fact that we can hunt and fish.”
Other speakers included Outdoor Channel’s president and CEO, Tom Hornish, and executive director for the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, Chris Cox.
Several lady hunters went home with awards this year, including Tiffany Lakosky of “The Crush with Lee & Tiffany” and Nicole Reeve of “Driven TV with Pat & Nicole.”
And the Golden Moose Award goes to …
Best Overall | Winner: Jim Shockey’s, The Professionals
Best Big Game | Winner: Driven with Pat and Nicole
Best Deer | Winner: The Crush with Lee & Tiffany
Best Bird Hunting | Winners (tie): Ducks Unlimited presented by Browning and The Flush
Best Turkey Hunting | Winner: Bone Collector
Best Fishing | Winner: Trev Gowdy’s Monster Fish
Best Shooting | Winner: MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories
Best Conservation | Winner: BioLogic and Drury’s Wildlife Obsession
Best Educational | Winner: MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories
Best Comedy/Blooper | Winner: Drop Zone
Best Show Open | Winner: Driven with Pat and Nicole
Best Off Road | Winner: Snow Trax Television
Best Sound Design | Winner: Jim Shockey’s The Professionals
Best Videography | Winner: Jim Shockey’s The Professionals
Best Graphics | Winner: In Pursuit with Greg & Jake
Best Commercial | Winner: Gold Tip Arrows
Fan Favorite Best Overall Series | Winner: Buck Commander protected by Under Armour
Fan Favorite Best New Series | Winner: Sasquatch
Fan Favorite Best Hunting Series | Winner: Bone Collector
Fan Favorite Best Fishing Series | Winner: Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Fishing
Fan Favorite Best Host | Winner: Ted Nugent of Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild
Golden Moose Honorary Award – Pioneer Award | Winner: Jackie Bushman
Golden Moose Humanitarian Award | Winner: Craig Morgan
Attendees were also treated to performances during the ceremony by Craig Morgan (2013 Golden Moose Humanitarian Award recipient), who performed “What Matters Most” and Aaron Lewis, who performed “Country Boy.” At the conclusion of the awards, country music stars Big & Rich performed multiple songs.
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