Launches ''State Explorer'' to Showcase Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Recreation

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Every state may offer its own unique hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation opportunities, but there's only one destination to learn about it all - the State Explorer section of, the world's largest internet-based video network for outdoor programming. The new section streams outdoor TV shows and videos produced by state wildlife and conservation agencies and provides links to every state's agency website.

We are very proud of Tennessee's Wild Side and its great programming of family-oriented activities

    In addition to the television programming and educational videos streamed through State Explorer, the section provides links to all 50 states where hunting and fishing regulations, wildlife and waterways law enforcement information, and other materials are provided. Shows and videos provided by the states are also searchable by topic or keyword on Hunters, fishermen, and boaters can even purchase licenses through the State Explorer or make donations to the wildlife agency. announced the State Explorer's launch this week at the annual meeting of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies in Louisville, Kentucky. "It's strategically important for the states to stay on the cutting edge of technology, and with, they can do just that," commented Rachel Brittin, the association's Public Affairs Director. "They're giving our member agencies a way to share incredible video with people who wouldn't otherwise see it."

States from Washington to Maine have signed on to have their shows streamed through, bringing an international audience to their wildlife agencies' TV shows. Additional states are added weekly. "With more and more people accessing news and entertainment through the internet, this is the ideal vehicle for expanding our audience worldwide," said Richard Roberts, executive producer of Texas Parks & Wildlife, one of the first state shows appearing on the site.

While hunting and fishing are regular topics of outdoor programming, the wildlife agency shows cover a range of other outdoor recreation topics, such as gold prospecting, crabbing, visits to historic sites, wild game cooking, non-game species, hiking, and much more. "We are very proud of Tennessee's Wild Side and its great programming of family-oriented activities," commented Don King, the show's producer. "Our goal is to appeal equally to men, women, and kids."

"State wildlife agencies from all parts of the country have joined our State Explorer section," said Chris Moise, CEO of "We congratulate these states for their progressive wildlife agencies that were quick to recognize the benefits of showcasing their resources on the internet, and we look forward to having every state represented soon."

Use of is always FREE to viewers, 24/7, with no registration required. The site streams shows featuring some of the leading names in the outdoors, including Hank Parker, Roland Martin, Mark Sosin, Larry Czonka, Babe Winkelman, Jimmy Houston, and many others. is the world's largest internet network for outdoor TV programming, currently streaming over 100 show titles on the shooting sports, fishing, boating, and conservation. In addition, it hosts radio shows, outdoor videos, the new State Explorer section, The Showroom product video section, MyOutdoorWiki, and sections for cooking, travel, guides, outdoor news, and much more. Visit our website at

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