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Outdoor Sportsman Group Names Michael Cassidy Group Publisher for Premier Hunting and Fishing Brands

DENVER (May 21, 2024) – Outdoor Sportsman Group is proud to announce the promotion of Michael Cassidy to the role of Group Publisher for Hunting and Fishing publications, effective immediately. In his new role, Cassidy will spearhead operations and strategic efforts across Outdoor Sportsman Group’s (OSG) flagship hunting and fishing titles, including Game & Fish, Petersen’s Hunting, In-Fisherman, North American Whitetail, Fly Fisherman, Gun Dog, Bowhunter, Florida Sportsman, and Wildfowl brands.

Michael Cassidy brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success to his new role. With a rich background that includes significant contributions at Scout Media, ESPN Outdoors, and F&W Media, Cassidy has consistently demonstrated his ability to elevate media brands to new heights. His expertise in the sector coupled with his passion for both hunting and fishing make him the ideal leader to guide OSG’s premier hunting and fishing publications. Cassidy will continue to report to Derek Sevcik, who was recently promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations for OSG.

“Our goal at Outdoor Sportsman Group is to always operate at peak efficiency while leveraging our talents to the fullest,” said Mike Carney, President & CEO of Outdoor Sportsman Group.  “Promoting Michael Cassidy to oversee our prominent hunting and fishing brands aligns with our mission of delivering exceptional content to outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. His leadership and vision will enhance our offerings and strengthen our position as the leading voice in the outdoor industry.”

In addition to his professional achievements, Cassidy is an avid outdoorsman himself, finding solace and adventure in hunting expeditions in Africa and tarpon fishing trips in the Florida Keys. Residing in Windermere, Florida with his wife, Shery, and their nine children, Cassidy embodies the spirit and dedication of the true outdoor sports enthusiast.

“I am honored to step into the role of Group Publisher for the Hunting and Fishing brands at Outdoor Sportsman Group.  OSG has the best-in-class authentic content, paramount brands and breadth of reach across all platforms and emerging media.  Leading this talented team to achieve new levels of consumer growth and engagement across print, digital, streaming, social and TV is the singular honor of my career,” shared Cassidy.

About Outdoor Sportsman Group: Outdoor Sportsman Group is comprised of the world’s foremost media and entertainment brands for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. It includes three leading multichannel networks: Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, as well as Sportsman Channel (Canada) and MOTV, the world’s leading subscription streaming platform created for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. The Group also consists of numerous established publishing assets: 14 outdoor magazines including Guns & Ammo, Game & Fish, Petersen’s HUNTING, In-Fisherman and 20 top websites, including Additionally, Outdoor Sportsman Group includes television production operations Winnercomm. For more information, visit

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