Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey is a joint venture between Dorsey Pictures, the largest producer of outdoor lifestyle programming in history and Sporting Classics magazine, the award-winning 40-year old premium outdoor magazine that showcases the history, art and romance of the outdoors. The series airs on Outdoor Channel every Saturday at 12:30 pm et, with additional airings on Monday at noon, Wednesday at 9 am, Friday at 7 am and Sunday at 4:30 am (all times ET).
In addition to its Outdoor Channel run, the series airs in syndication on 115 stations coast to coast, on nearly a dozen streaming platforms, throughout Canada on WildTV and across Europe and Asia thanks to distribution agreements with Red Arrow Studios, Dorsey Pictures’ parent company, a wholly owned subsidiary of ProSieben SAT 1, Germany’s largest media company.
Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey is sponsored by Winchester Ammunition, Winchester Repeating Arms, Silencer Central, Walther Arms, Umarex Airguns, Safari Club International, Negrini Cases and Riton Optics.
The season includes a scramble through the mountains of Spain for two species of Ibex, hunts for Cape buffalo, crocodile, plainsgame and myriad of bird species in South Africa, hunts for elk and mule deer at over 10,000 feet in Southern Colorado, plainsgame in Namibia, waterfowl at the top of the flyway in Saskatchewan, Texas quail and Colorado pheasants among many other thrilling hunts from around the globe. Each episode is a celebration of the greatest adventures our sport has to offer.
“If you’re looking for premium hunting adventures and expeditions,” says host and executive producer Chris Dorsey, “this season is a celebration of the world of hunting post pandemic.”
Chris Dorsey has been called the ‘brand-father’ of outdoor television having helped create and launch almost 60 series in the outdoor genre and an equal number of series in mainstream television, including for such networks as ABC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, HGTV, Travel, DIY, ESPN, WGN America, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Destination America, Oxygen, and all the outdoor networks. Dorsey formerly served as editor in chief of Sports Afield and Ducks Unlimited magazines, is the author of 12 books, and is a regular contributor to Forbes. His work also has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, and The Robb Report. He’s among the world’s most widely traveled hunters having taken the 29 big game species of North America, the deadly seven species of Africa, the spiral horns of Africa and the wild turkey world slam. He’s a member of the Outdoor Legends Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Ray Scott Trailblazer Award as well as the Curt Gowdy Memorial Award. Dorsey has also served in board and advisory positions of numerous conservation and sporting advocacy organizations.