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AWARDS

The name Boone and Crockett is most often associated with Theodore Roosevelt, conservation, big game scoring and record books. Big game trophies have long been honored with awards, books, exhibitions and events. The Club's Fair Chase Award brings equal weight to the other half of the Boone and Crockett Club brand – ethical Fair Chase® hunting.

CONSERVATION

The Pope and Young Club is proud to announce the continued support of Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s through the Club's Corporate Partners Program. Their continued support shows that Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s have a strong commitment to wildlife conservation, the protection, and defense of our bowhunting heritage and fair-chase ethics.

Mossy Oak Properties is declaring Saturday, September 28, 2019 as the first annual National Day of Conservation and are challenging the entire outdoors industry to join them in taking action.
 

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, in coordination with Lewis and Clark County, the Dan Barrett family, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest and many other partners, is thrilled to announce 442 acres of prime wildlife and riparian habitat along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front are now permanently protected and in the public’s hands.

Working closely with Forterra and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) recently finalized the purchase of 4,486 acres of land near Yakima in the foothills of the eastern Cascades. WDFW will manage the new property as an addition to the Cowiche Unit of the Oak Creek Wildlife Area.

The National Deer Alliance (NDA) recently added Phil Robinson, president and CEO of Arcus Hunting, to its Board of Directors. NDA was created in 2014 to serve as the guardian for wild deer conservation and our hunting heritage working at the policy level.

North America’s spring duck population declined, but most species remain above long-term averages, according to the 2019 Waterfowl Population Status Report released today.The annual survey, conducted jointly by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service since 1955, puts the breeding duck population at 38.90 million, a 6 percent decrease from last year’s population of 41.19 million, but still 10 percent above the long-term average. The 2019 survey marks the first time since 2008 that the estimated breeding duck population has fallen below 40 million.

EVENTS

Hundreds of youth and families gathered at Shooters Archery in Linton, Indiana for another unforgettable Kicking Bear Adventure Day. The event was a total success and countless youth were introduced to archery.

GRANTS

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to assist with construction of its elk hoof disease research facility. Construction began in May on campus in Pullman, Washington

INDUSTRY

For the first time ever, Kryptek will be holding a massive event centered on its renowned Altitude collection. Starting August 19th through September 2nd, 2019, customers will receive a 30-50% off discount on Altitude products.

Houston Business Journal’s 2019 Fast 100 Awards recognizes companies with the fastest revenue growth
 

JOBS

Imagine working in a place with work/life balance, unique culture, and a blend of determined focus, sustainability, innovation, wellness, and family. Summit Outdoors is searching for a new Full-Time Sales and Marketing Director (General Manager) to supervise sales, marketing, and customer care staff.

MEDIA

Outdoor Sportsman Group’s #DeerWeek, slated to air September 16-22 on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and across all Outdoor Sportsman Group content platforms, welcomes back its slate of sponsors from one year ago including presenting sponsor Academy Sports + Outdoors, as well as participating sponsors Can-Am, Kimber and Old Trapper.

New 2019 Midwest Whitetail shows are available now for free on the Realtree 365 app and at 365.Realtree.com. Watch Midwest Whitetail founder Bill Winke and his team on the weekly main show, as well as weekly and daily shows from other hosts and regions.

This week on The Revolution with Jim and Trav we’re talking early season deer hunting and essential fall prep. So get ready for warm season hunting tips, scouting and trail camera tips, go-to camo patterns and so much more! Joining Jim and Trav will be Stephen West of “West of Texas”, Randy Birdsong with “HeadHunters TV” and our very own CatDaddy.

This week Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio show as host Rob Keck is broadcasting from our nation’s capital. Keck will be visiting with the 53rd United States Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, as well as the Chairman of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council, Jeff Crane.

NEW HIRES

FeraDyne Outdoors, LLC has named John Flanagan as the company's Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Flanagan has over 25 years of experience in finance, operations and strategy, driving process improvements in both publicly traded and private companies. His background includes corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, investor relations, strategic planning and risk management. He will have oversight and leadership for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial and IT-related activities for the company.

The cutting-edge camouflage and apparel solutions company, Kryptek Outdoor Group, hires Kevin “Skinner” Holland as vice president of research and development.

NEW PRODUCTS

Easton, the premier archery arrow brand since 1922 has introduced NEW BULLY VANES. Bully Vanes feature a new, rigid material for superior broadhead control with exceptional durability and easy tuning. Bully Vanes use a unique combination tough material that resists curling and a profile that will stabilize all types of broadheads for improved target accuracy. The specifically engineered profiles provide quiet, aerodynamic flight and more arrow control than regular vanes.

Built especially with hunters and outdoorsmen in mind, the Defender Mossy Oak Edition HD10 offers improved power, industry-leading torque, refined quietness and improved comfort for 2020. In addition, this package includes three driving modes, Smart-Lok (Turf mode / 2WD / 4WD Trail), power steering and other hunting-related upgrades, including its exclusive Mossy Oak camouflage.

MyPillow has partnered with Mossy Oak Nativ Living to offer an all-new Mossy Oak Collection. The new collection from MyPillow features the revolutionary comfort the brand is proven and known for with new outdoor-themed designs and Mossy Oak camo patterns.

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Instinct Tactical Edition, a rugged, outdoor GPS smartwatch with tactical functionality. Building on the proven reliability of the Instinct series, the Instinct Tactical Edition adds enhanced features of Garmin’s tactix® series including night-vision compatibility mode, Jumpmaster, dual-position GPS formatting, preloaded tactical activity, and waypoint projection

ONLINE

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), in partnership with the Georgia R3 Initiative, has released a new video highlighting their highly acclaimed Field to Fork adult-mentored hunting program with the support of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

SCHOLARSHIPS

Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF), is proud to announce the award of twenty-five (25) scholarships as part of its Dan L. Duncan Scholarship Program. The winners were chosen from hundreds of extremely qualified applicants.

TOURNAMENTS

In a tournament riddled with unique challenges, including moving targets and treestand shots, Scott Archery and Custom Bow Equipment shooter Joseph Goza took to the Buckmasters Top Bow field with confidence, winning the competition and earning the $15,000 payout. Scott Archery and CBE teammate, Brandon Shehan (Scott Archery Longhorn Hunter, CBE TEK Hybrid Pro), finished the tournament in third place.

Proving once again there is not a tournament platform she can’t excel in, Elite Archery’s Alexis Ruiz impressed the field, earning two US National titles and a third place podium finish at the US Open over the weekend in Dublin, Ohio.

The 135thU.S. National Target Championships and 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials - Archery, Stage 1 wrapped today with the second 72-arrow scoring round. National champions were crowned following some of the best weather USA Archery has seen at an Outdoor Nationals and many new national records were set in an exciting day.

USA Archery's 135th U.S. National Target Championships, U.S. Open and 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials - Archery, Stage 1 kick off in Ohio this week with record shattering participation of over 500 archers.

YOUTH

Trinity Oaks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on the premise that active participation in the outdoors is a powerful, healing, and fundamentally life-changing experience, recently hosted a free one-day adventure camp for all kids between the ages of 9 to 15. Nearly hitting the capacity of 300, the camp was filled with more than 200 new participants to the camp. With six stations—rifle, shotgun, archery, ATV, survival skills and a hunter’s education mini course—the campers had a full day of activities.

Selecting Your Next Pair Of Deer Hunting Boots

I’ve been known to buy running shoes a few weeks before a race – or change out the saddle on my bike the week before galivanting across Iowa for RAGBRAI…so I won’t fault you if you don’t have your hunting boots already purchased AND worn a few times before bow season. It happens. One recommendation I’ll add to Irish Setter’s list below is to consider insoles – especially if your feet overpronate (meaning, you walk a tad flat footed as your foot turns inward). When I was fitted for my bike, I even purchased insoles for my bike shoes. Just turning my foot out a degree made a huge difference when biking 70 miles a day. Think about what it could do for you when trekking across uneven terrain for miles. I’m not sure of anything that can make a normally even-tempered hunter more irritable than sore, tired feet. So if nothing else, get yourself a good pair of hunting boots so your hunting party doesn’t have to listen to your complaints. Learn more in this editorial submitted by Irish Setter boots. – Michelle Scheuermann, editor, Archery Wire.

Selecting the right deer hunting boots is a critical consideration to ensure a successful hunt. Patience and persistence — especially in colder climates — are the keys to success in the field, so be sure you can go all day in the right boots.

Passionate deer hunters are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at them. From bowhunting on a hot, humid September afternoon to sitting quietly in a tree stand on a frosty morning in late November, deer hunting requires patience, persistence and the right pair of boots for the conditions.

Your hunting boots should be as carefully chosen as your firearm or bow, so when you bag that big buck you can safely return to register him. If your feet are wet or cold, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is holding steady aim when it matters most. Your boots play a critical role in making sure you return to camp in good shape.

A number of factors need to be considered when selecting your next pair of deer hunting boots, say the experts at Irish Setter, a Minnesota-based company that’s been making hunting boots since 1950.

“The last thing you want to happen is to have your boots fail, requiring you to cut your hunt short,” says Charley Bryant, Irish Setter product merchant. “You need to be able to trust your boots like your life depends on it, especially when deer hunting in extreme heat or cold.”

When shopping for a new pair of deer hunting boots, consider these factors:

  • Fit and Comfort
  • Season and Location
  • Moisture Management
  • Hunt Type

FIT AND COMFORT

Some boots offer comfort right out of the box. Others, such as those made with premium leather, may require a short break-in period to feel comfortable. The most important thing is choosing boots that allow you to go all day -- anywhere you want to go.

Look for boots that help you maintain energy as you walk mile after mile. Find a pair that reduces your chances of experiencing foot discomfort or blisters.

Consider that, as you walk throughout the day, your feet can actually swell — sometimes up to a full size larger. That’s because as you’re walking, your feet flatten and lengthen. When you shop for boots at your local retailer, try them on in the late afternoon or evening, when your feet will be at their largest. Look for a snug fit around the ankle, heel (no slipping) and instep. You should also be able to wiggle your toes.

Don’t forget your socks in this equation. When trying on boots, wear the socks you’ll actually hunt in. Choose moisture-wicking socks of the appropriate length for the boot height you’re considering. Also, consider the thickness of the sock. If you plan on wearing heavy wool socks, make sure to wear them when trying on boots to ensure the fit is right.

RIGHT BOOT FOR THE SEASON

Depending on what part of the country you hunt deer in, the season typically starts with rather warm, dry conditions and progresses to colder temperatures and wet or frozen conditions later on. Hard-core, season-long hunters may even own multiple pairs of boots to handle those changing conditions.

Early Season (warm, dry conditions): Select from lightweight, breathable, uninsulated choices like Irish Setter Vaprtrek boots to help keep you comfortable all day in those conditions.

Mid-Season (cooler temperatures): Mid-season hunts may require boots with some insulation (400 grams-800 grams) to protect against chilly mornings while not baking your feet as temperatures rise throughout the day. In addition to keeping your feet warm, your hunting boots must also keep them dry. This season can bring rain at lower elevations and snow higher up. Rubber options like Irish Setter Rutmaster 2.0 boots can provide the comfort and protection you can depend on.

Late Season (cold temperatures, snow/ice): Consider heavily insulated (1,000 grams or more) boots to protect against harsh winter weather. Irish Setter Vaprtrek LS boots will help keep you warm and dry throughout the day as you endure a long, cold sit or track a blood trail through snow.

If you’re hunting in rugged, uneven terrain, consider boots with sufficient ankle support and an aggressive sole pattern to reduce the risk of slips and falls. For these conditions, look to Irish Setter Elk Tracker boots. For less challenging terrain, lightweight, flexible styles like Irish Setter Vaprtrek boots will be more appropriate.

KEEPING YOUR FEET DRY

Wet feet can ruin a hunt fast, especially if it’s cold and you’re sitting or standing for any length of time. Walking through dew-drenched grass and underbrush, stepping into a muddy puddle, or crossing a creek to get to your spot is all it takes. That’s why, whether you’re bow hunting from a tree stand or rifle hunting on a long stalk, you need to make sure your boots are waterproof to keep your feet dry.

Irish Setter Vaprtrek and Rutmaster 2.0 boots are great waterproof options, and range in height and insulation levels to keep you comfortable and dry all day in wet conditions.

PROTECT YOUR FEET

The last thing you need is for your feet to be taken out of the game. Rocks, tree roots and deadfall are just the beginning of what you have to put up with. The soles of Irish Setter Vaprtrek boots are built with RPM technology, a breakthrough composite material that significantly reduces the weight of the boot while providing the strength and durability needed to deal with hunting obstacles.

In their neck of the woods, venomous snakes and other critters don’t exactly put out the welcome mat for you. To protect yourself from such hazards, consider Vaprtrek snake boots. These tall men’s and women’s styles are built with SnakeGuard protection, a non-woven material combined with leather or nylon that impedes fangs, thorns and other nasty things from penetrating the boot.

ACTIVE VS SEDENTARY HUNTING

Many deer hunters enjoy the tradition of sitting in a deer stand. Others prefer to spot and stalk their big buck. Either way, once you’ve taken your shot, you’ll need boots you can trust to track a blood trail through thick underbrush or over rugged terrain.

Lightweight boots can help keep active hunters from feeling weighed down while hiking long miles. Insulated Irish Setter Vaprtrek LS boots are lightweight, waterproof and breathable, so you’ll be comfortable and dry all day no matter the conditions.

Stand hunters often don’t require rugged, abrasion-resistant leather boots, but they do need protection from the cold. Irish Setter Rutmaster 2.0 boots help you combat the cold with up to 1,200 grams of insulation. For serious cold, consider IceTrek boots from Irish Setter. They’re built with 1,600 grams of PrimaLoft® insulation, with added zonal insulation where most foot heat is lost – all to keep your feet warm on even the most brutal, bitter days.

GO-ALL-DAY PERFORMANCE

Boots play a critical role in the enjoyment and success of your deer hunting experience. That’s why it’s imperative to take the time to find the right boots, so you won’t need to think about them during the hunt. Irish Setter boots provide all-day comfort and go-anywhere performance. They’re boots you can count on to get you out in the field and back home in comfort.

Learn more about Irish Setter: https://www.irishsetterboots.com



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