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Under Wild Skies Hunts with National Rifle Association's LaPierre and Cox, Sunday on ESPN Outdoors Programming

by: ESPN Outdoors,

(Oct. 24, 2008 - )

Under Wild Skies' Tony Makris, National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox document their hunt from Botswana for ESPN Outdoors programming Oct. 26 on ESPN2. The trio visits the Okavango Delta for cape buffalo. LaPierre draws a bead on one, while Cox takes a nice plains game animal. Follow the chase Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Now in its fourth season, Under Wild Skies features the world of safari, bringing a unique perspective on African hunting as the cameras follow the experts in their adventures. Makris hosts a variety of sports figures, politicians and celebrities on hunts spanning the globe.

Saturday's Chronicles of the Hunt joins Ted Gartner and Dale Rollins as they share their passion of quail hunting and time in a field with bird dogs, Oct. 25 at 7 a.m. Later, the show heads to Michigan, where Shane Jones details a great whitetail deer hunt.

Chronicles of the Hunt, in its debut season on ESPN2, features a mix of North American big game hunts, African Safaris, upland game birds and waterfowl hunting.

Chronicles of the Hunt and Under Wild Skies continue the fourth quarter season, with new episodes airing on weekends, October through December on ESPN2. ESPN Outdoors will continue to provide quality programming and provide tips from professional hunters and experts who give the latest information with the most entertaining and exciting outdoor action on television and the Web.

ESPN Outdoors Fourth-Quarter Programming Schedule for October through December

ESPN Outdoors on ESPN2 for Saturdays
7 a.m. Chronicles of the Hunt
7:30 a.m. Get Wild
8 a.m. Thompson Center's Pro Hunter Journal
8:30 a.m. Redfish Cup
9 a.m. The Bassmasters

Hunt Sunday presented by Realtree, ESPN2
7 a.m. Driven to Hunt
7:30 a.m. Under Wild Skies
8 a.m. Whitetail Country
8:30 a.m. Territories Wild
9 a.m. Realtree Outdoors
9:30 a.m. Driven to Hunt
* Times and show subject to change without notice.

About ESPN Outdoors: Since its inception in 1980, ESPN Outdoors has strived to inform and entertain anglers, hunters and people of all ages who enjoy the outdoors. ESPN Outdoors is committed to increasing awareness of and participation in outdoor activities, a direction best exemplified by television programming on ESPN2. Each year, ESPN Outdoors stages more than 30 marquee events, including the Bassmaster Classic. ESPN Outdoors is comprised of BASS, the worldwide authority on bass fishing, and a growing array of multimedia platforms, including Bassmaster.com, ESPNOutdoors.com and programming on ESPN2, in addition to promotions and activities that deliver a clear message of conservation and ethical sportsmanship.