ABERDEEN — Horns & Hooks, the Aberdeen based western outdoor adventure magazine, now just into their second year of publication, will soon have a 30-minute TV program on Root Sports Northwest.
To kick-off their new show, the Horns & Hooks team will be hosting a launch party starting at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at Gepetto’s in Montesano.
“Everyone is welcome. We will have door prizes and live music from Tony Winthrop,” said Rex Peterson, publisher of Horns & Hooks.
Peterson along with managing partner Jesse Kollman, have taken the next step in brining Grays Harbor County, and all that it has to offer, in focus to the greater northwest.
“We have seen a lot of hunting and fishing shows, and wanted to know why don’t they ever show how we really do things, especially here in the northwest,” said Peterson.
The initial airing of the show, which will also be promoted at the launch party, fits well into the Root Sports block of outdoor shows each Sunday.
“After putting the pilot together from a shark fishing trip we did last year, we showed it to Root Sports and they thought it would be a good fit for their schedule,” said Peterson.
Horns & Hooks TV is scheduled to hit the local viewing area at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, April 7, and will run for 26 weeks.
Like the magazine, Horns & Hooks TV is a labor of love for the H&H team, all self produced, edited and packaged.
In the initial show, H&H teams up with 7 Gills Outfitters and takes you out on a shark fishing trip in Willapa Bay, at the time there was a 15-shark limit. The team spends the day tangling with 8–10 foot Broadnose Sevengill sharks and has a whale of a time.
“After starting the magazine, and expanding it with the Kids Corner, cookbook and Spoon Fed, (A woman’s perspective on hunting by Amy Spoon of Montesano), I knew I needed a broader platform, so the idea of a television show just grew from there,” said Peterson.
Hand in hand with reader submitted articles of their magazine, H&H TV will bring you one step closer to the adventures of the northwest and the unforgettable Grays Harbor, they seem to have struck a chord with the northwest and the adventures of hunting and fishing.
“Grays Harbor Tourism is a big sponsor for us, and we hope to help promote not only hunting and fishing, but all the things that people do not readily see in Grays Harbor,” said Peterson.
If the inaugural H&H Fishing Derby, Sept. 2012, is any indication of what can be done with a little promotion, it was estimated that 1,500 people participated in the 8-day derby, and the 2013 Derby will soon be announced.
“We are just waiting for the season to be set, but most likely it will be around the same time this year,” said Peterson.
Root Sports Northwest has a viewing area that broadcasts from Alaska through Washington, Montana, Oregon and Northern California, and has signed H&H TV for at least one season.
“We have almost all the shows complete for the first season, but we are taping more incase we have a good response and are picked up for a follow on season,” said Peterson.
If the Horns & Hooks TV show is anything like the magazine, it is sure to bring in the viewers. With the push to meet the next editions deadline, and now producing their own t.v. show, what could possibly be next on the agenda?
“We are scheduling a trip to Alaska to do a little fishing and hunt bear,” said Peterson.
Locally the show can be found on channel 687 on Direct TV, 426 on Dish Network and 30,31,34,734 on Comcast depending on location. Horns and Hooks is on facebook and is giving away a random subscription for every 100 likes or shares and can be found at hornsandhooks.com.