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Michelle is on a boat – literally – May 20-27. If you want your releases in the May 22 Archery Wire, please send NO LATER than Friday, May 18. If received after that, it will be in the May 29 edition. Thank you for your cooperation!!! 

AWARDS

Houston Safari Club (HSC) has been honored with a Communicator Award for Design and Print-Marketing/Promotion in the Magazine/Association category.

 

CONSERVATION

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $212,707 in grant funding for 16 habitat enhancement, research and hunting heritage projects in Colorado.

 

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $270,840 in grant funding for 22 habitat enhancement and hunting heritage outreach projects across Oregon.

 

EVENTS

The American Wildlife Conservation Foundation is co-sponsoring a free public education program on “Lake Ontario” on May 24th, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Salmon River Fish Hatchery, Altmar, NY.

 

A second wave of outdoor lifestyle celebrities from Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks – Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel – have committed to attend the Sportsman Channel Outdoor Fest – taking place on July 20-22 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

 

Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th, at dusk the Outdoor Film Tour will be presenting films to the 2018 Bowhunters Rendezvous attendees at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette, Wisconsin. 

 

Wichita, KS:  Camo apparel goes mainstream...even in Vegas! This year's National Hardware Show, going on now at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is the premiere trade event for the DIY home improvement and construction industry, and Veil™ Camo is excited to be a part of it all.

 

GEAR

Rocky Mountain High Gaiters Realtree by Outdoor Research protect your legs from both the elements and terrain. The gaiter's durable, traditional packcloth construction and no-bulk design are all you need for solid all-season performance.

 

The Vanguard Pioneer 2100RT in Realtree Xtra is ideal for any hunting expedition. This 34-liter backpack will safely carry your rifle or bow alongside all your other hunting gear. 

 

INDUSTRY

Styrka is excited to announce that it has signed the Outdoor Marketing Group, of Denton, North Carolina, to represent Styrka optics in ten Southeastern states.

For the second consecutive year, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) achieved a coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator of the financial health, accountability and transparency of charities. 

President Donald J. Trump recently announced his intent to appoint Ashlee Lundvall to be a Member of the President’s Council of Sport, Fitness, and Nutrition (PCSFN).

 

JOBS

The Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) is in search of a qualified individual to serve as our Corporate Relations Manager.

 

MEDIA

 Mossy Oak Capture Digital Productions is proud to launch the third episode of its free on-demand web series, “The Specialists,” viewable on YouTube and www.mossyoak.com.

 

On the heels of ratings success in 1Q, Sportsman Channel continues to experience ratings delivery success in the key demo Adults 25-54 during primetime and weekends with double-digit gains thus far in 2Q. 

Canada Hunts East, a television series showcasing passionate hunters traversing the Canadian wilderness in search of their quarry, is excited to announce that Howa has agreed to be the exclusive rifle sponsor of their third season, produced by Wild TV's sister company- Recoil Creative Group.

 

NEW PRODUCTS

Bear OPS, a brand under Bear & Son Cutlery that specializes in military and law enforcement knives, now offers their popular automatic knife, the Bold Action® V in a new black on black model, the AC-551-B4-B. This full-sized pocket knife features a black Sandvik 14C28N blade, black G10 handles and the same reliable on-demand action.

 

A good bowfishing kit is a convenient way to get out on the water quickly. A great bowfishing kit, however, delivers not just convenience, but also makes for more enjoyable, more effective shooting.

 

Redneck® Outdoors, the industry leader in hunting blinds and accessories, is pleased to introduce the toughest bale blind on the market, the Sportsman HD Burlap Bale Blind.

 

The 200 Pound Capsule Feeder is perfect for small acreage property owners who want the exibility to move the feeder around with ease and features and integrated bases with handles.

Hunting Made Easy (HME) continues to grow its line of gear and accessories designed to help hunters and outdoor enthusiasts maximize convenience and success in the field with their new green LED illumination products.

 

Bear Edge Knives, a brand under Bear & Son Cutlery, introduces a new 3 1ˇ2” Assisted Opening Folder, Model 61103. This new pocket knife is lightweight, has a fast action and built in America.

 

Grizzly Coolers, LLC have successfully launched the new factory-direct KENAI line of coolers. Available immediately via online ordering.  

Buck Knives recently released the 640 XL, a knife that recognizes six employees with 40 or more years of service to the company.

ONLINE

GunVault®, an Alpha Guardian brand, has launched a redesigned www.GunVault.com with a variety of enhanced customer service features and an improved user experience.

 

PARTNERSHIPS

“MTC Optics has joined Whitetails Unlimited as a national sponsor,” said WTU President Jeff Schinkten, “and out members will be excited to see the outstanding scopes they offer hunters and shooters."

 

 

Beginning in 2014, HSS struck up a partnership with UrgeMedia to get their products in front of outdoor television audiences across the United States. They have renewed this partnership for 2018.

 

“The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” never has been more important than when working with wildlife, habitat research, protection and stopping poaching or just the enjoyment by a landowner to see what is going on their lands, in their streams or over their access roads” explains Craig Alderman of QUWF. 

 

Mammoth, a Blackbird Products Group company and makers of roto-molded coolers and durable drinkware products, partners with F-3 Media LLC as its Digital Marketing agency of record. 

 

We at Prym1 camo are very proud to be the official camo of Hook and Hunt TV.

“Leupold is an iconic name in the hunting community, and we’re proud to welcome Leupold as a Whitetails Unlimited national sponsor," said WTU President Jeff Schinkten.  

TrueTimber, a product innovator of realistic camouflage patterns, is pleased to announce its partnership with American professional stock car racing driver Martin Truex Jr. Truex will showcase the TrueTimber logo on his helmet at every race for the remainder of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and will make special appearances, including meet-and-greets and store events.

 

Whitetails Unlimited President Jeff Schinkten has announced that Hunter Safety System has renewed as a WTU national sponsor. 

 

POLICY

Hunters and anglers who support the Interior Department’s goal of conserving and improving big game habitat and migration corridors say the existing sage-grouse plans can be a useful tool because the bird and herds share so much of the same land.

 

Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus Members gathered with representatives from the wildlife and sporting community to discuss the importance of reauthorizing the conservation programs within H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 - more commonly referred to as the Farm Bill.

 

RETAIL

Zanders Sporting Goods, a national distributor located in Sparta, Illinois has expanded their inventory selection to meet the needs of their storefront customers who do not possess an FFL. Zanders has an enormous selection of hunting products and accessories that don’t require an FFL license to purchase.

 

TOURNAMENTS

Hilltop Archery Pro Shop in Wingate, Indiana hosted the S3DA Central Indiana Regional 3-D tournament with an incredible 236 archers from 10 different clubs and teams participating. 

 

Team Easton’s Linda Ochoa-Anderson shot a 15-arrow match scoring 150 out of 150 points with 11 X’s during the bronze medal final of the 2018 Gator Cup this past weekend. She narrowly beat the compound women’s world record by one arrow in the X-ring. The X-ring in the innermost circle on the target and is half the size of the 10-ring.  The X is used to break ties and define world records when perfect scores are reached.

Rinehart Targets®, manufacturers of the most durable and lifelike 3-D archery targets in the world, would like you to join them for a full weekend of archery fun and friendly competition at the Rinehart R100 taking place May 26-27 at the Coshocton Sportsmen Club in Coshocton, Ohio.

Kentucky S3DA had a day full of cloudy skies and slow drizzling rain for their regional qualifier at Boyd County High School. Stacy Groce, Kentucky S3DA Regional Coordinator said that it brought back memories of the 2017 3-D season’s tough weather. However, the inclement weather did not stop archers, parents and other spectators from enjoying the day.

The weather can sometimes be uncooperative during 3-D archery season as was the case on May 5th when Tennessee S3DA hosted the 2nd regional of the 2018 season in Finger, Tennessee. The weather certainly failed to cooperate, but it was a great day despite the poor conditions. Sixty-six kids from nine different clubs and teams across Middle and West Tennessee braved the weather to compete.

 

Attending POMA’s Annual Business Conference? Here’s 10 Reasons Why You Should 
 
It sounds corny, but engage with media and make friends at the POMA Annual Business Conference, I know I do.

Registration is now open -June 12-15 in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

  1. I’m there. And frankly, I would like to meet you.  
  2. Networking opportunities are spot on – every year I either gain a client, or I’ve solidified a relationship with a current client. How do I solidify a relationship with a current client? I sponsor a cocktail hour and put their name on it. 
  3. Range Day & POMA Camps are spelled F-U-N: want to shoot a cannon? Sure! How about a .50 caliber muzzleloader from CVA? Yes! Test the latest crossbows on the market? Or even drive that 2018 Nissan Titan you’ve been eyeing? That’s here, too. 
  4. Find great content for your blog/podcast/other: Myself and many others have recorded engaging and insightful podcasts from the ‘conference floor.’ 
  5. You could be a speaker: do you excel at something and want to share the knowledge? POMA is always looking for dynamic speakers at their annual conference. 
  6. You could sit next to someone super important: Two conferences ago, I had dinner next to the now-U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke. I won his book, “American Commander” at the auction and had it signed for my hubby. Pretty sure that makes us besties now. 
  7. You could win a gun: same conference as above, I borrowed $2 from Fredy Riehl of Ammoland.Com so I could buy a chance for a Remington handgun. I won it. Fredy now has visiting rights to the gun. 
  8. You could help someone: you never know where you could help a fellow freelancer, or editor, learn more about something you know very well – like how to do Instagram Stories….or even how to sharpen a knife, as I was shown by Tom Claycomb four conferences ago. And the best part? They’ll remember you helped them and hopefully they can return the favor someday. Tom and I still chat to this day and he’s been a big help to me.
  9. You never know what you’ll learn sitting around the fire: its true while on hunting trips and it’s still true at the POMA conference. 
  10. Pre/post-media trips are amazing – Nebraska is welcoming POMA with open arms and has planned incredible pre-and-post media trips around the conference. I put my name in for the pre-trips; fingers crossed I’m chosen! 
 
U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke autographed his book for me, which I won during the auction at the Kalispell, MT Business Conference in 2016.

Register for the conference and learn more at http://professionaloutdoormedia.org/poma-business-conference/ See you in Nebraska!!



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