Popular TV channel threatens to leave Colo., warn hunters to stay out

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A popular cable TV hunting and fishing channel announced that it will discontinue filming segments in Colorado if that state passes the highly-restrictive gun laws now under consideration in that state’s legislature.

A producer for the California-based Outdoor Channel recently sent a “proceed at your own risk” email to Sen. Steve King, indicating “that not only will he film the shows in a more gun-friendly state, but also that he would warn hunters to stay away,” according to The Daily Caller.

Over the years, Colorado has developed a reputation as a sportsman’s paradise, with it’s gin-clear lakes and streams, and majestic Rocky Mountain backdrop. For this reason, the Outdoor Channel shot many hunting, fishing and skiing segments in Colorado. That may soon come to an abrupt stop.

“The message we will take to our viewers and listeners is that these proposed laws are so dangerous to hunters and any other person, be she a fisherman or a skier who brings a handgun into the state for self-defense, that we cannot recommend hunting, fishing or visiting Colorado,” wrote Michael Bane, executive producer. “We reach millions of people, and, quite frankly, we have a credibility that Colorado government officials can no longer match.”

“The Number One agenda item will be Colorado,” he wrote. “Already, hunting organizations and statewide hunting clubs around the country are pulling out of Colorado, and we expect this trend to accelerate rapidly.”

Read more at The Daily Caller.

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