Chris Dorsey celebrates two spectacular destinations on opposite ends of the Earth as Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey journeys to Namibia for plainsgame with Omujeve Hunting Safaris and to Texas for quail at Snipes Ranch. In Namibia, Chris plays host while a trio of hunters use different methods of take in their sport-and-stalk hunts for elusive plainsgame. Umarex USA CEO Richard Turner hunts with an Umarex Hammer .50-caliber airgun, Silencer Central CEO Brandon Maddox hunts with a suppressed rifle, and Dorsey’s good friend Dan Flavin hunts with a Winchester X-bolt. Back in Texas, Chris is joined by Negrini CEO Steve Lamboy at the famed Snipes Ranch in central Texas, sometimes called the Augusta National of quail hunting. The two hunters are guests of the Park Cities Quail Coalition which has raised over $15-million dollars to help fund quail research and conservation.
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).
Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey is sponsored by Sporting Classics Magazine, Winchester Ammunition, Winchester Repeating Arms, Silencer Central, Walther Arms, Umarex Airguns, Safari Club International, Negrini Cases and Riton Optics.
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.