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ESPN Outdoors Programming Preview for weekend May 3-4

by: ESPN Outdoors,

ESPN2 Outdoors News for the weekend of May 3-4
(Apr. 29, 2003 - )
  • Fierce Flight ("Backroads with Ron and Raven," Saturday 6:25 a.m.)
  • Bison and Bow ("Advantage Adventures with Tom Miranda," Sunday 9 a.m.)
  • A Desert Playground ("Destination Outdoors," Sunday 11 a.m.)

A complete weekend listing for ESPN Outdoors, May 3-4 on ESPN 2 appears below:

Saturday, May 3

6:00 a.m. - "Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing"
Nighttime angling for broadbill swordfish once supported a thriving South Florida sport fishery. Shortly after this rod-and-reel discovery, commercial longliners moved in and began depleting the stocks. However, the fishery has been experiencing a remarkable resurgence as of late. George Poveromo teams up with Captain Ray Rosher to pursue what has once again become South Florida's most popular big-game fish.

6:25 a.m. - "Backroads with Ron and Raven"
It's falconry, sometimes called the sport of kings, and Ron Schara found out all about it on a recent adventure.

6:30 a.m. - "Jimmy Houston Outdoors"
Jimmy is fishing on the Ohio River with Jack Gratsch, which leads to a lot of fun and even more action, as they catch huge hybrids and stripers.

6:55 a.m. - "ESPN Great Outdoor Gamebook"
Man, can Little Morgan jump! Meet Mike Jackson and his record breaking Big Air dog, Little Morgan, as they show us how a real dock dog can jump.

7:00 a.m. - "The Bass Class with Denny Brauer"
Sometimes your instincts and intuition tell you where the fish might be, but the variety of electronic tools on the market can certainly help a great deal. Denny shows the class how to use and gain an advantage with depth finders, fish finders, GPS units, and other electronic tools when the situation demands them.

7:25 a.m. - "Photos in the Wild"
Digital cameras have the ability to record images at different resolutions. Depending on your needs, you can either record high-quality images that can be printed, or lower resolutions that can be sent via the Internet.

7:30 a.m. - "Sportsman's Challenge with Ron Franklin"
Ron Franklin and friend Gerry Gold show us how to fish with finesse in the cold.

7:55 a.m. - "Big Game Bites"
Captain Darrin explains how to effectively deploy the bowling pin teaser.

8:00 a.m. - "North American Outdoors"
North American Outdoors Steve Pennaz heads south of the border to what may be the best big bass lake in the world right now: Mexico's Lake El Salto. Later, Shari Legate and Bill Miller introduce us to the new faces of the American trapshooter, with a look at the scholastic clay target program.

8:25 a.m. - "The Hunt for Big Fish"
Steve's 11-year-old son, Travis Yatomi, joins the group, holding his own with some mighty tough customers.

8:30 a.m. - "Fly Fishing America"
Few places on earth can rival the natural beauty of Jackson Hole, Wyo. That's exactly why we find host Chad Foster and his two of his buddies floating the south fork of the Snake River.

8:55 a.m. - "ESPN Great Outdoor Gamebook"
Man, can Little Morgan jump! Meet Mike Jackson and his record breaking Big Air dog, Little Morgan, as they show us how a real dock dog can jump.

Sunday, May 4

7:00 a.m. - "Wal-Mart Great Outdoors"
Phil Gonzales heads to New York to find the best trout fishing in the Empire State. Lee Hartman comes along as these two go after the big fish.

7:30 a.m. - "Inshore Angler with Mike Dyess"
Mike travels down to the Florida Keys to find a fantastic tarpon fishery - and the thrilling action is more than enough to compensate him for the trip.

7:55 a.m. - "Jose Wejebe's Vida del Mar"
Jose finds a fresh sperm whale carcass and studies what this does to the life around it.

8:00 a.m. - "Dodge Outfitters Almanac"
A large number of Boone and Crockett's record bucks have come from the Golden Triangle of Texas. This week, Wayne Pearson visits HnH Outfitters of Cotulla, Texas right in the middle of this nutrient rich big buck producing paradise.

8:25 a.m. - "ESPN Great Outdoor Gamebook"
Man, can Little Morgan jump! Meet Mike Jackson and his record breaking Big Air dog, Little Morgan, as they show us how a real dock dog can jump.

8:30 a.m. - "Under Wild Skies - Africa"
The safari moves north to the Monduli Game Reserve and the land of the Maasai. Kayne Robinson takes a Grant's gazelle and a lesser kudu. We also take a look at the Maasai and their way of life.

8:55 a.m. - "K9 Nation"
Woody Thurman of K9 Nation shows us how to strengthen a puppy's eyesight by teaching them to retrieve. Woody takes us through the various retrieving stages, starting with a common white sports sock and working his way up to a professional retrieving dummy.

9:00 a.m. - "Advantage Adventures with Tom Miranda"
Join Tom for an archery adventure featuring North American prairie bison on the Oglala Lakota, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with guide Ralph Bear Killer in Western South Dakota.

9:25 a.m. - "Shoot More Shoot More Often"
What is the difference between solvents, lubricators and metal seal when cleaning your rifle? We'll show you the do's and don'ts when getting ready to clean your firearm.

9:30 a.m. - "Destination Outdoors"
In St. Petersburg, Fla., it is all about the fishing. We are offshore on the Gulf of Mexico for a little underwater hunting as we spearfish the azure waters, swim with a school of tarpon and amberjack and suit up for reef diving and an adventure with whale sharks.

9:55 a.m. - "A Century of Conservation"
The Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge stretches over 100 miles along the famous river and is an important stopover for migrating waterfowl in the Central Flyway. We take a look at habitat restoration projects that will restore the river to its original state.

10:00 a.m. - "K9 Nation"
The American Brittany Rescue is arguably the most successful rescue dog program of its kind. Learn how families can adopt a Brittany from a 12-year-old rescue dog association and meet a husband and wife whose mission in life is to provide a foster home for canines in search of a home.

10:25 a.m. - "ESPN Great Outdoor Gamebook"
Man, can Little Morgan jump! Meet Mike Jackson and his record breaking Big Air dog, Little Morgan, as they show us how a real dock dog can jump.

10:30 a.m. - "Spanish Fly"
Jose and Guest Dave Pfeiffer fish the kelp patties that break away from the ocean floor near San Diego and float on the surface for yellowtail.

10:55 a.m. - "Strategies in the Wild"
Tom shares tips for the best shot placement in exotic animals.

11:00 a.m. - "Destination Outdoors"
Experience the rush of rock climbing at Uprising Outdoor Adventure Center, America's only outdoor/indoor rock climbing facility. It's all "hands-on" on over 7,500 square feet of rock, and on 125 unique routes. America's Desert Playground boasts 350 sunny days a year-but on this day in the Coachella Valley the conditions were more challenging. Through rugged canyon terrain we braved the elements for a road bike adventure not soon to be forgotten. Fishing on the Salton Sea finishes our visit to Palm Springs.

11:25 a.m. - "A Century of Conservation"
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas Gulf Coast is an incredible opportunity for visitors to waterfowl hunt and fish, as well as see alligators and many species of migrating birds.