Jim Scoutten

Family Announces Passing of Longtime Outdoor Television Celebrity Jim Scoutten

Longtime Shooting USA host and outdoor celebrity Jim Scoutten has died. Scoutten, 77, died yesterday in Franklin, Tennessee, following a brief illness. A Newton, Iowa native, Scoutten has been a well-known and respected figure in the shooting industry, serving as the longtime host of Shooting USA. As managing editor of Tier One Media, LLC, he created two of the most successful cable television shows on Outdoor Channel. In 2018, the twenty-fifth year of his shooting sports TV career, Scoutten was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame. There, Scoutten said the message about shooting was always a simple one: “Doesn’t this look like fun? Don’t these people seem like folks you’d enjoy shooting with? Now, here’s how to get involved.”