Minnesota Bound


NBC | Kare 11

Air Times
Sundays @ 10:35 PM (CST)
Saturdays @ 6:30 PM (CST)

The Story Behind Minnesota Bound

Ron Schara, and his trusted black lab, Raven, began sharing stories of the outdoor lifestyle back in 1995.  Minnesota Bound is the show that started it all for Ron Schara and he quickly found a passion for putting his words onto the television screen. Today, it remains a trademark program and is now running over 600 episodes strong. 

Minnesota Bound is more than just a hunting or fishing program.  We find characters that have a story to tell.  We seek out destinations and explore out what makes them special.  We share the love of outdoors and those that enjoy it.  Yes, it's fishing and hunting, but it's also camping, hiking, canoeing, archery, bird watching, ice climbing and so much more.  Minnesota Bound is a fan favorite winning several hundred OWAA awards during its lifespan, including 11 Emmy Awards.

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Ron Schara Productions

Ron Schara’s story proves dreams do come true. Back in 1995, Ron, an outdoor beat writer for the Minneapolis Tribune, thought his love of outdoor story telling could be turned into a television success story. Inspired by news programs such as 20/20 and 60 minutes, Ron brainstormed an outdoor adventure program and got to work. The title? Minnesota Bound. The star of the show? A six-month-old black lab named Raven. Ron’s way with words instantly touched the lives of all who watched, and the Minnesota Bound story was born.

As Minnesota Bound grew in popularity, so did Ron and Raven. He suddenly found his work on television, on radio, in newspapers, and even an annual Ron Schara calendar. Ron Schara Productions quickly formed and the company found itself creating outdoor television programs for channels such as ESPN, The Versus Network, The Outdoor Channel and, most recently, The Fox Sports Network. The cast of television personalities also grew with the addition of Ron's daughter, Laura, and "The Man About The Woods," Bill Sherck. These days, Minnesota Bound is a numbers game. Get this: seventeen seasons complete, with more than 630 episodes produced, and twelve regional Emmy awards earned.

Ron Schara Productions is a small production house with a big passion for great writing and photojournalism. RSP now employs eighteen talented outdoor communicators. Located in the heart of Minnesota's Twin Cities, our facility houses five production suites, a full line-up of High Definition cameras, an on-site audio studio, graphics department, and, of course, a world-famous black lab. The Ron Schara team currently produces seven local, regional, and nationally-televised programs. We provide our communication services to some of the most well-respected customers in the world.

Ron Schara Productions established the industry standard for excellence in the world of outdoor storytelling. It’s a standard recognized by our clients, the television networks we work with, and most importantly, the viewer!


To learn more, visit ronscharaproductions.com



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