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Americana Outdoors
About Americana Outdoors
May 23, 2011, 10:05 am

Americana Outdoors
As one of the longest running outdoors programs on television today, Americana Outdoorsr has entertained and informed viewers by documenting adventures filmed in many of the best destinations in the world - from big game hunting in the continental US, chasing tarpon in Costa Rica, wing shooting in Montana, hooking big bass in Florida or monster redfish in Louisiana, Americana Outdoorsr offers that, and much more!

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Wade Middleton developed a passion for the outdoors early in life, growing up in southern Oklahoma where he hunted and fished the public lands around Lake Texoma and the Red River. His fondness for those activities led him to pursue studies in fisheries management and wildlife conservation, which were interrupted by a stint in the United States Air Force. He served with distinction in the Middle East and Europe, before moving to Texas to pursue his love of the outdoors.

The now-Texan also stays involved with several non-profit organizations that are involved with programs close to his heart, such as Texas Wildlife Association, Safari Club International, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Catch a Special Thrill, Coastal Conservation Agency and occasionally still competes in national level fishing events. What does he do on the rare occasions when a day-off comes along? "I go hunting or fishing," he says with a laugh. "Being outdoors is my life."