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ACQUISITIONS

GSM Outdoors, LLC, a multi-brand manufacturer and technology innovator of premium, specialized hunting and shooting products, has recently acquired Viking Solutions—a brand known for developing innovating products that make life easier in the field, at home, or on the range.

AWARDS

DSC is pleased to announce DSC Life Member Grant E. Stepan, of San Antonio, Texas, as the 2019 recipient of the Colin Caruthers Young Hunter Award. This award honors young hunters who have met a very strict set of criteria for hunting and academic achievement, as well as community service and leadership.

Mantis Tech is humbled to receive the coveted 2018 Caliber Award for Best Accessory at the prestigious NASGW Awards Dinner.

ALPS OutdoorZ is pleased to announce that its popular Hybrid X pack—part of the ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme Pack line—recently earned the Editor's Choice Award in the hunting pack category by Petersen's Hunting magazine.

DSC is proud to announce the winner in advance of the DSC Convention, Mogambo: Dagga Boy Danger. Please join with us in congratulating Michel Mantheakis Safaris as the 2019 Outfitter of the Year.

CONSERVATION

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, today announced a partnership with National 4-H Council and Pheasants Forever. The program, Corteva Grows Pollinator Habitat, will support monarch butterfly and pollinator habitat at Corteva Agriscience locations throughout the United States.

EVENTS

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo, presented by Cinch, begins its 10-day run in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) December 6-15 in Las Vegas. It will take place in the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, upstairs from Cowboy Christmas.

Media members excited to start the new year right by attending the 2019 DSC Convention, Mogambo: Dagga Boy Danger, January 17-20, can pre-register for credentials now.

The fifth and last of five rifles in the World Heritage Rifle Series - representing the Americas - is a .338 Winchester Magnum, donated by John Bolliger's Mountain Riflery Inc. The rifle will be auctioned at the 47th SCI Hunters’ Convention to be held in Reno, Nevada, January 9-12, 2019.

This hunt provided children the opportunity of a lifetime with some of the foremost experts in archery and bowhunting. QDMA and S3DA hosted this fun-filled and educational four-day hunt, October 31st through November 3rd, 2018 at Pape’s Victoria Crossroads. S3DA student members applied for the S3DA/QDMA Youth Hunt by being nominated and filling out an application through the National S3DA office.

GEAR

Warmth and comfort are never an issue with Huntshield Cargo Realtree XTRA Pants by Canadian Tire. The pants feature 80 grams (2.8 ounces) of high-loft insulation for maximum warmth in changing and unpredictable conditions.

Kinsey’s Outdoors started off November with Monthly InSight Savings deals on the Escort Extreme Magnum Semi-Auto Shotgun and the Tristar Raptor Vista Camo Semi-Auto Shotgun.

Field & Stream, a specialty outdoor retailer and product brand owned and operated by DICK'S Sporting Goods, offers a variety of durable and rugged hunting boots that keep hunters moving in comfort through rough and wet terrain.

Introducing the Tree Thrasher deer call - a call designed toduplicate three specific sounds a buck makes: making rubs, scrapes, and thrashing trees or saplings.

GRANTS

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $37,916 in grant funding to benefit elk habitat and hunting heritage efforts in Tennessee.

Whitetails Unlimited has granted $2,500 to the Scholastic 3D Archery program national headquarters, which brings the total year-to-date contributed to S3DA $11,000.

INDUSTRY

QUWF Attends Executive Leadership Workshop for Bob White Quail Restoration in Nebraska

SIK Broadheads, an all-new premium broadhead brand, is looking for highly-qualified bowhunters to join the SIK Core Team. As a member of the SIK Core, hunters would be expected to use SIK’s advanced line of broadheads and provide photography and videography of their hunts.

JOBS

The Video Editor must be an expert in telling stories via video, with experience in video production and visual storytelling—and a reel that shows it. Collaborating with Copywriters, Art Directors, Motion Graphic Artists, Creative Directors and Digital, Social and Media agency partners.

MEDIA

On this episode of Talking Mule Deer, Steve talks to National Deer Alliance CEO Nick Pinizzotto and MDF’s Montana Regional Director Chad Klinkenborg.

Gear up and get out, it’s time to bust some birds! Waterfowl, upland and fall turkey seasons are in full swing so this week on The Revolution we’ll go straight to the experts for species specific tips to help you bag your limit. Tune in as Nate Metcalf with MOJO Outdoors and “MOJO TV” talks decoys and adding motion to your spread and John Gechter with Rainin’ Skies Waterfowl will detail how to build a better concealed blind. Plus, Hans Hummel from Hi Mountain Seasonings will highlight ways to make your game birds taste more delicious and finally, Eric Rice with Sticky Holsters will cover handgun caliber selection and concealed carry options with their American made Sticky Holsters. Suit up and tune in for timely tips to help you increase your chances of success in your fall avian adventures this week on The Revolution.

With 24/7 live HD coverage on five different waterhole feeds, Outdoor Sportsman Group has partnered with Africam.com, an award-winning website and online platform touting conservation and awareness, to provide a live look into the native habitat of African wildlife whenever and wherever a viewer chooses. Live coverage is viewed on OutdoorChannel.com.

Host Rob Keck will spend the entire hour discussing wild salmon, their importance, their habitats and protecting a viable network of river strongholds.

NEW HIRES

Swanson Russell recently promoted four people in its Lincoln and Omaha offices: Shelton Crouch, Courtney Geyer, Morgan Nebbia and Katie Scherer.

The Habitat Organization is excited to announce the hiring of new Farm Bill Wildlife Biologists in the state of Oklahoma. Elizabeth Elliott (Claremore) and Tanner Swank (Woodward) will use their natural resource expertise to achieve Quail Forever’s mission of habitat conservation on private lands in the Sooner State, working to positively influence bobwhite quail and other wildlife populations.

The Outtech team continues to grow and expand and is proud to announce the addition of Marc Brenner to our Outdoor Division. Marc will be working with accounts in Tennessee and northern Mississippi and Alabama.

As the State Coordinator, Florence will oversee all aspects of the S3DA program in Florida, including tournaments, trainings and the division of the state into regions that will allow S3DA participants multiple monthly competition venues with minimal travel. Florence will recruit and hire Regional Coordinators to oversee and manage these individual regions.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has appointed Matt Hardinge, a diehard upland hunter and outdoor enthusiast, to serve as the organization’s Northwestern U.S. Regional Representative.

NEW PRODUCTS

The 2019 Obsession Bow-line is jam packed with high speed, smooth feel, extreme customization, easy tuning and the confidence that each bow is built with you in mind.

With even less noise and vibration than the award-winning TRIAX®, a completely redesigned grip interface, and our all-new, patent-pending SwitchWeight™ Technology, the 2019 VERTIX delivers an unmatched shooting experience.

Easton’s new A/C ProComp arrow is now available for compound target and field competition. ProComp is designed for top archers looking for the ultimate parallel shaft to boost scores at competitive and club-level compound events.

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies’ Shadow NXT is the company’s “next generation” in their long-line of benchmark setting crossbows. Built unlike any crossbow in its price-range, the Shadow NXT combines TenPoint’s Narrow Crossbow Technology™ (NXT) bow assembly measuring 6.5-inches wide with a lightweight, carbon-injected barrel to produce pin-point, down-range accuracy.

The one-of-a-kind, high-performance 2019 MXR by Mission Archery offers accuracy and speeds traditionally found in higher-priced bows.

PARTNERSHIPS

'Wilderness Attitude Podcast is the #1 podcast for people that love life in the Wilderness. Podcasts are Quickly becoming the strongest avenue for positive communication and Pope & Young feels strongly about embracing this partnership and growing its reach to the men, women and children of the bowhunting community.

ScentLok, committed to ridding the world of unwanted or offensive odors, has renewed their Whitetails Unlimited national sponsorship.

John Deere and Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever announced a new joint effort today to help improve wildlife habitat acres across the country and provide discounts on select models of new John Deere equipment to Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever members.

GSM Outdoors, a multi-brand manufacturer and technology innovator of premium, specialized hunting and shooting products, is excited to announce a new partnership with the popular outdoor hunting show Raised Hunting.

RETAIL

Bear & Son Cutlery, known throughout the knife community for its premium, made-in-the-US knives, is opening their doors to the public Thursday, November 15 – Sunday, November 18th to celebrate their 22nd annual Open-Door Knife Sale.

Sirphis, LLC announces their newly remodeled retail store. The newly remodeled and rebranded store reopened for business on October 6th. The revamped store now features Memory Lane with a 1927 Chevy truck flanked by a photo timeline of the business from conception to the present on one side and a Moon Shine motorsports gallery on the other.

5 Mins with Eva Shockey

Eva Shockey does NOT let the grass grow under her feet. She’s a book author, mom, wife, house builder/designer (and probably avid pinner on Pinterest) and more recently, our version of “Martha Stewart” for the outdoors. But way cooler. Eva is hosting an evening TV marathon of “Last Man Standing” on WGN America on November 22 at 7 p.m. ET – which is a match made in TV heaven. If you haven’t watched past seasons of LSM, you really need to – then rejoice that someone at FOX got their head on straight and ordered a new season, which is currently airing. I’m sincerely happy for Eva in this new role and am glad it gave me the chance to chat with her for a few minutes. Read on, dear readers, and good luck out in the woods this weekend – or shopping if you are a ‘hunting widow,’ that’s cool, too.  – Michelle Scheuermann, editor, Archery Wire. 

 

Q: Eva, you’ve been SO BUSY these past few months – from raising a family to building a house – your insta-stories make me swoon with the choices! How do you keep it all straight and in check? What – or who – is your biggest helper?

A: I have an easy-going toddler (thank goodness!) who sleeps 14 hours a night; I get my work done after she goes to sleep (which is a Godsend!). I try to be as much of a full-time mom as I can, while still maintaining a demanding full-time career running. It’s not always easy, but I love being a mom SO MUCH and love my job too -- it’s all about striking the right balance. Since my daughter Leni was born, Tim and I have tried to get her used to going with the flow. We bring her along on most of our adventures and she loves it! I also have a husband who is the BEST. He fully supports me and the millions of things I have on my plate. And, now, we get to work together on a few outdoor projects, which makes life much more fun when my family is by my side to share in the fun!

 

Q:  What Thanksgiving traditions will we see in the Shockey-Brent household next week?

A:  Tim and I are both Canadian, so our Thanksgiving was technically in October (which we missed, because we were traveling). Leni is American and we reside together as a family in Raleigh, NC. This Thanksgiving, we’re going to do our best to celebrate American-style! In fact, we’re are currently building our “forever home” out in the woods outside of Raleigh. We have plans to make dinner and eat at the new house though it’s only half-way built. This will be the first of many holiday meals we’ll have there. 

 

Q: I love that you are hosting a “Last Man Standing” marathon on WGN America on November 22 beginning at 7 p.m. ET. What will we see from you during this time?

A:  I will be sharing tips and tricks about everything from how to shoot a bow to how to decorate your home for the holidays with some “outdoor flair” and will even be sharing some of my favorite  field-to-table holiday recipes, including my most requested Elk Jalapeño Poppers. 

 

Q: How are the Shockey's similar to the Baxters? How are you different?

A: We are an outdoor family just like the fictional Baxters characters. I wish I could spend a day with them, because they seem like a lot of fun and Colorado is stunning. Personally, I think my dad had his hands full with just one daughter, so he’s probably happy that he didn’t have three Evas, like Mike Baxter does - HA! 

 

Q:   Ok, have to ask – do you go Black Friday shopping? 

A: We don’t have Black Friday in Canada, so this is all new to me. Tim will agree, I’m not one to turn down online shopping or good sales. That means that the chances are pretty high! 



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