Who else has a merganser next to their emmy?

Bret was nominated once again for an Upper Midwest Emmy in 2021, after being awarded one in 2020 and also being nominated in 2018 and 2019 for hosting the popular outdoor show Prairie Sportsman that airs on PBS in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Wyoming. Watch episodes here. 

Prairie Sportsman was nominated for a record 9 Upper Midwest Emmys in 2021.

He also owns and hosts Sporting Journal Radio, heard on 30 stations across the midwest, and available to watch across social media platforms.

During his free time, he guides waterfowl hunts with Mid Migration Outfitters. and hosts and produces “Tazin TV” from Tazin Lake Lodge in northwest Saskatchewan.

As a member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, his work won 11 awards at the 2021 Annual conference, including “Best in Show” for his Kettle River Rafting episode of Prairie Sportsman. Recently was host of Northland Outdoors TV and Radio and provided stories and photos for Northland Outdoors Magazine and Website. His articles could also be found on the Forum Communications Network of Newspapers.

Bret Amundson holds his “Best in Show” award at the 2021 AGLOW Conference with other winners from Minnesota. L-R: Scott Mackenthun, Joe Henry, Amundson, Roy Heilman, Joel Nelson.

Prior to that, he was publisher of Minnesota Sporting Journal Magazine and host of Minnesota Sporting Journal Radio Show.  He is a broadcast veteran who has worked at various radio stations in Fargo, Minneapolis, and more. A scholarship winner to the broadcasting school Brown Institute, Bret started his first radio job just 5 months out of high school, while still at Brown.

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