Dorsey Pictures announces that Safari Club International will continue as a sponsor of the hit outdoor series Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey through the 2021 broadcast season. The sponsorship pairs the world’s most watched outdoor TV series with the leader in defending the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide.
Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey brings one of America’s greatest adventure magazines to the television space and showcases the planet’s most unforgettable hunting and fishing destinations. The series reached over 7 million viewers in its second season on Outdoor Channel and airs in syndication on 113 broadcast stations as well as several streaming and OTT platforms, giving it the largest footprint of any hunting-fishing television series in the world.
"For many of us, Safari Club International brings together the greatest hunter's convention in the world and celebrates the lifestyle like no other group," says executive producer and host Chris Dorsey. "But it's SCI's serious work in the public policy and advocacy arena that really stands out and endures. As hunters, they have our backs and, as such, we owe them our support. They're a perfect fit for Sporting Classics TV as our viewers and readers are aligned perfectly with SCI's mission."
Host Chris Dorsey has been called the 'brand-father' of outdoor television having helped create and launch 56 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 also served in board and advisory positions of numerous conservation and sporting advocacy organizations.