Must-See TV: Destination Whitetail Explores American Traditions

Destination Whitetail returns July 3 for its second season on Sportsman Channel with a variety of action-packed shows featuring unique locations, personalities and white-tailed deer hunting.

Destination Whitetail host Lauren Rich with a super Wisconsin buck!

Destination Whitetail host Lauren Rich with a super Wisconsin buck!

From opening morning in the first whitetail season in America— the sweltering, late July bow season opener in south Florida — to a longtime camp in the cool climate of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, Destination Whitetail viewers will find interesting stories and information about the country’s most popular game animal.

Some of the shows this season feature island hunting at Lake of the Woods in Minnesota, a visit to steamy South Carolina to hunt a buck in velvet, targeting a destructive buck in a hunting preserve, and the photography career of Charles Alsheimer. The shows not only highlight the majestic whitetail, but also local hunters and the flavor of their communities.

Destination Whitetail returns July 3 on the Sportsman Channel, airing Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. EST, and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. EST.

The show is hosted by Lauren Rich, and features Rich along with the editors and staff of Deer & Deer Hunting on the hunts. With bow, gun and crossbows, the staff has decades of combined experience pursuing white-tailed deer throughout the country.

DESTINATION WHITETAIL LOGOe“Destination Whitetail is unlike any other hunting show you’ve ever seen,” said Dan Schmidt, F+W Media Outdoors content director and editor of Deer & Deer Hunting. “It’s not about hunting ‘celebrities.’ Instead, it celebrates the people, places, communities and traditions that make up the fabric of America’s great deer hunting culture.”

Destination Whitetail investigates the people, places and ways to hunt whitetail throughout North America, confirming no two whitetail hunters are the same. In the 43 states with deer populations the habitat varies as greatly as the traditions and methods used to hunt them. Destination Whitetail follows every imaginable type of hunter and weapon, from guns to bows and the use of dogs. Destination Whitetail is truly a unique format that will entertain as well as inform all deer hunters on how we pursue the whitetail across the country.

Be sure to tune in at 8:30 p.m. EST on July 3 for Destination Whitetail!

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