In 2020 (Season 11), Prairie Sportsman was nominated for 7 Upper-Midwest Emmy Awards (for the second consecutive year.) Bret Amundson won as host and our segment “Living With Wolves” featuring the research of long-time biologist Dave Mech also won.
Prairie Sportsman is an Upper Midwest Emmy-Winning outdoors show based in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Produced by Pioneer PBS, the show airs on PBS stations across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and parts of Wisconsin and Iowa.
Pioneer Public Television airs Prairie Sportsman, Sundays at 7:30 p.m.. You can also watch it on KSMQ-TV – Austin, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; on Lakeland Public Television – Bemidji and Brainerd – Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.; WDSE in Duluth, and at various times on TPT MN across MN/ND and TPT Life, Saturdays at 12:30. Check local listings.
Featuring the 2019 Emmy-Winning “Solar Honey” segment:
Featuring Emmy-Nominated “Sled Dog Sisters” and “Soaring with Eagles” segments:
Featuring Emmy-Nominated “Twisted Sisters” segment:
Featuring Emmy-Nominated “Tune Camp” Segment:
Episode 2: “Fowl in the Air, Fire on the Ground” Duck hunting and prescribed burns
Episode 3: “Girl with a Bow” We follow a woman who’s addicted to bowhunting
Episode 4: “For the Love of the Ringneck” We visit a farm that’s balancing production ag with pheasant habitat
Episode 5: “Youth Drawn to the Outdoors” Training for a grueling horse race and a clay target league
Episode 6: “Triumphs in Hunting and Habitat” Late season goose hunt with Cory Loeffler from DRC
Episode 7: “Plunging Through the Ice into Clear Water” Spearing pike on Lac qui Parle Lake
Episode 8: “Tatanka Trails” A tour of the Minnesota River Valley in scenic southwest Minnesota
Episode 9: “Pursuing a Deer and Cleaner Water” Chris Aasland chases a big buck over a number of years
Episode 10: “Shoot a Goose to Save a Goose” Snow goose hunting in the Spring
Episode 11: “Precious and Rare” A two-headed fawn is found in southeast Minnesota and preserved
Episode 12: “Fishing with a Fly” Bret learns to Fly Fish at Whitewater State Park
Episode 13: “Come Together” Live Town Hall Broadcast from the University of Morris
The popular Prairie Sportsman show which originally began airing in the 1990s is back. Pioneer is expanding and diversifying the show to reach a statewide audience. New episodes will include stories about kayaking, endurance riding and recreational trail sports, as well as hunting and fishing. Each segment will also feature environmental protections that are needed to sustain outdoor recreation. The new season begins January 28th with funding from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Pioneer’s members and Corporate Sponsors.