ESPN.com to retire outdoor section

After a decade of serving up the latest sportsman news, features and photos, ESPN.com will retire the Outdoor section (ESPNOutdoors.com) as of January 1, 2011.

"It's been an honor to be a part of one of the most-read, most-visited outdoor websites in the country,'' said Steve Bowman, executive editor of ESPNOutdoors.com. "The work has been fun and the readers have not only been special but loyal. That always makes for a successful endeavor."

The decision was made in conjunction with the reduction of outdoor programming on ESPN's television networks as the company makes a move back toward more event-based programming.

Readers who come to the site after January 1st, will be re-directed to Bassmaster.com.