Most-watched hunting documentary TV program Canada in the Rough will film in province next month
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Keith Beasley, along with his brothers Paul and Kevin, host Canada in the Rough, the most watched hunting documentary television program in the country. The crew will be filming as segment for the show on P.E.I. in October.
A popular hunting adventure TV show is setting its sights on Prince Edward Island.
Canada in the Rough, the most watched hunting documentary television program in the country, will be filming in P.E.I. Oct. 6 to 11.
Host Keith Beasley says the focus will be on duck hunting but the program, while a hunting show rather than a fishing one, will also feature a look at bluefin tuna fishing in the province.
“We always try to tell something locally,’’ he says.
This will mark the first time P.E.I. is featured on the long-running show that bills itself as a documentary style program that provides a unique perspective on Canada’s rich hunting and cultural heritage.
Canada in the Rough did film goose hunting in P.E.I. in 2009 but was unable to gather enough strong material to produce a segment.
Beasley, who hosts the show with his brothers, Paul and Kevin, says the P.E.I. segment on duck hunting will air next year either late winter or early spring as part of the show’s 10th season.
Seven networks carry the show in Canada including OLN, Wild TV, and RDS. In total, the program will air in 22 countries.
“P.E.I. is going to get a lot of exposure,’’ says Beasley.
The website for Canada in the Rough notes Canada boasts 3.5 million square miles of unspoiled wilderness and some of the best hunting on the planet.
“Canada in the Rough features the majestic mountains of British Columbia, the endless horizons of the open prairies, the mysterious bogs of Newfoundland, the mystical boreal forest of Ontario’s Canadian Shield and the desert-like beauty of the high Arctic,’’ states the site.
“We take our cameras across our vast and wondrous land to bring you a hunting
experience you won’t find anywhere else.’’