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For Immediate Release:

Jan. 8, 2008

Shooting Gallery Named Official TV Show
Of the 2008 Steel Challenge

Sedro-Woolley, WA — The Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) and Shooting Gallery, the Outdoor Channel’s top-rated shooting series, today announced the selection of Shooting Gallery as the official television show of the 2008 Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships.

Shooting Gallery is the premier shooting show reaching over 1 million viewers weekly covering the broad range of topics important to sportsmen. For the past five years, Shooting Gallery has broadcast the Steel Challenge bringing this exciting and fast-paced sport into viewers’ homes in what has become a new and entertaining way of presenting the shooting sports.

“We are extremely excited to be selected as the official television show of the Steel Challenge. Since 2003 we’ve taken the Shooting Gallery audience inside the World Speed Shooting Championships giving them an up-close and personal look at this Superbowl of the pistol shooting sports. Our unique approach to covering the match from the inside-out has helped redefine how the shooting sports are presented on television and we plan to use our innovative style to take coverage of the 2008 match to a new high,” said Michael Bane, producer and host of Shooting Gallery.

Shooting Gallery’s coverage has helped grow the match considerably over the past five years. Starting with the 2003 season when Shooting Gallery followed world-class shooter Todd Jarrett every step of the way through his run at the title, host Michael Bane has found new and interesting ways to present the shooting sports to outsiders. His expert commentary and in-depth analysis of the competition has given the uninitiated a front row seat at the Steel Challenge.

“In panning the 2008 Steel Challenge we could think of no better media partner than the Outdoor Channel’s Shooting Gallery. The Outdoor Channel has been a strong and consistent supporter of the interests of sportsmen and Shooting Gallery in particular has championed the shooting sports. Their past support through broadcast and sponsorship of the match makes them an ideal partner for the Steel Challenge,” said Dave Thomas, Executive Director of the US Practical Shooting Association which owns the Steel Challenge and SCSA.
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About the Steel Challenge: The Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 14-17 in Piru, CA. To learn more about the Steel Challenge visit the Web site at HYPERLINK "" where you will find diagrams of the stages of fire, complete listing of the 2007 results, past champions and more.

About Shooting Gallery: Over the last seven seasons, Shooting Gallery on the Outdoor Channel has developed into the preeminent shooting show on television. With its focus on the real world of shooting, from self-defense to the shooting sports, host and producer Michael Bane delivers what shooters want to see from the unique perspective of a fellow shooter and veteran competitor.


Dave Thomas
360-855-2245 Office
360-708-6828 Cell

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