Outdoor Channel Will Leave Colorado if Governor Signs Gun-Control Bills

Published on March 12, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-03-12 at 9.03.27 AMColorado stands to lose its status as a premier hunting and sports-shooting destination if the governor signs gun-control bills now rolling through the state legislature, according to an executive producer for the Outdoor Channel.

Michael Bane, an executive producer for four hunting-related shows, said in a letter released Friday that the Outdoor Channel will move its production out of Colorado if the bills become law. Other hunting shows, organizations and clubs are also expected to avoid the state, he said.

“Next month I will be in Texas meeting with most of the top outdoor/hunting producers, and the Number One agenda item will be Colorado,” said Mr. Bane in a March 5 letter to Republican state Sen. Steve King. “Already, hunting organizations and statewide hunting clubs around the country are pulling out of Colorado, and we expect this trend to accelerate rapidly.”

He estimated the channel’s departure would cost the state almost $1 million in 2013. The Outdoor Channel has already canceled one filming session originally slated for late March.

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