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AWARDS

Since 2003, Delta Waterfowl First Hunt events have introduced more than 68,000 people to the joys of waterfowling — a massive effort made possible by hundreds of volunteer mentors and a rapidly growing number of local Delta chapters.

CONSERVATION

Delta Waterfowl commends U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a proposal to increase hunting and fishing access at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries across 1.4 million acres. The proposal would increase the number of national wildlife refuges offering public hunting from 377 to 382.

Leaders from 15 different states home to wild, free-ranging elk recently gathered at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to discuss a wide range of issues that impact elk and elk habitat.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fully supports removing the gray wolf from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife as proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

An important migration corridor for elk, grizzly bears, Canada lynx and other wildlife is now permanently protected and open to public access in Montana’s scenic Swan Valley.

Canada is updating its migratory game bird regulations to make it easier to be a waterfowl hunter.

EVENTS

The leading provider of outdoor skill, safety and conservation curriculum to schools nationwide—the Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation—launches its unique Outdoor Adventures program in nine middle schools in Springfield, Missouri, beginning in fall 2019. And 13 North Texas middle and high schools are receiving 3-D archery target sets

FUNDRAISERS

A special thanks goes out to Bowsite's, Pat Lefemine and Charlie Rehor, plus all the Bowsiters who attended the website’s Meet and Greet during the P&Y Convention on Friday, April 12th. The Bowsite Meet and Greet instigated the raising of almost $30,000 earmarked for the Pope and Young Club’s Conservation Fund.

GEAR

German Precision Optics (GPO) USA has created an industry-leading Spectacular Lifetime Warranty that is simply unmatched in the industry and has clearly redefined the expectations from both customers and retailers.

Express your localness and your love for the outdoors by wearing one of several Local Boy Realtree Shirts. These stylish t-shirt boasts a casual look perfect for wearing with your favorite pair of shorts while enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.

Velvet is 100% synthetic and designed to attract whitetail deer during the spring and summer months. As the summer begins to unfold, the whitetail deer begins growing their new set of antlers. This is an exciting time of the year, yet most people are missing this opportunity to capture some amazing images of deer as they come into their new set of antlers.

Show off your patriotism and passion for the outdoors with the Realtree® Americana Low Back Seat Cover in Edge, Single in Realtree EDGE Camo. This seat cover provides superior protection with heavy-duty polyester fabric that is abrasion and water resistant.

GIFTS

If dad unwraps a Burris optic on June 16, that’s a sure sign there may be a Father of the Year award in the future. So for all the kids, and moms who buy for the younger set, here are some gift ideas sure to make dad feel like a million bucks.

Dad does not have to be the great pioneering outdoorsman to appreciate a great Steiner gift. After all, Steiner is one of the leading premier optics companies in the world.

GIVEAWAYS

Shoot-On.com, the premiere source of in-depth articles and instructional content for shooting, archery, hunting, and outdoor recreation, has announced the opening of its 2019 Dad's Day Giveaway.

INDUSTRY

Lakewood Products, a Division of Midwest Textile Manufacturing Corporation, and the leader in soft-sided shooting, hunting, and fishing protective cases is the top choice for discriminating television producers, content creators and hunting/fishing guides.

Scholastic 3-D Archery welcomes Quentin R. Young as the newest member of the S3DA Board of Directors. Quentin currently serves as the Vice President for Finance/CFO at the University of the Cumberlands. Prior to his employment with the University, he held positions in the finance, banking and private business sectors. Quentin has held a CPA license in the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 2014.

MEDIA

Mossy Oak GO is now streaming “Lone Star Chital” from THE HUNGER, a digital series directed by outdoor media producer, Josh Dahlke. It’s all about traveling to wild places—with wild people—in pursuit of meat and memories to feed the burning hunger we feel as hunters.

This week on The Revolution with Jim & Trav we’re celebrating Summertime Outdoors. Listen in as our panel of outdoor enthusiasts hand out their tips for summer outdoor recreation. Joining us will be Scott Leysath, “The Sporting Chef”, JP DeRose from “Breaking Boundaries”, Catdaddy and Matt Aird, a Contestant on “The Brigade: Race to the Hudson”.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio host Rob Keck is excited to have as his guest this week the Executive Director of Responsive Management, Mark Damian Duda. Responsive Managementis a survey research firm specializing in natural resource and outdoor recreation issues.

Everything Eichler is a closer look at the Eicher family’s field-to-table lifestyle now airing on Sportsman Channel on Sundays at 12:30 p.m. ET. The Eichlers share the daily challenges of ranching, farming and running an outfitting business in Colorado. This new series continues to show the extreme bowhunts and predator hunts viewers have come to love with host, Fred Eichler, but also showcases hunts with friends, family and clients.

Pursuit Media, owner of the Pursuit Channel, has announced a strategic marketing and advertising sales alliance with the Outdoor Specialty Publications Group (OSPG), according to Rusty Faulk, Founder and CEO of Pursuit Media.

NEW HIRES

Scholastic 3-D Archery is proud to announce Mike Price of Phelps, NY as the New York S3DA State Coordinator. Mike will oversee all aspects of the S3DA program in New York including tournaments, trainings and the division of the state into regions. Mike is already working with ASA NY, NFAA NY, and RBD NY and has reached out to other important archery organizations as well.

NEW PRODUCTS

BRP (TSX: DOO, NASDAQ: DOOO) announced its most advanced Can-Am Off-Road vehicle lineup ever, including ride-enhancing changes across its Defender and Maverick lineups. The workhorse Defender lineup now includes more horsepower, industry-leading torque, and an entirely new 6x6 model, while the performance-centric Maverick lineup features enhanced performance and improved accessibility.

Bourbon, Bloody Knuckles and Beard Balms. Sound like the average boys‘ night gone wrong? This trio is actually Father’s Day gone right, for a change. Every year, families struggle with what to get the spouse, the dad, the hero who has everything or at least won’t admit to needing anything. Enter Duke Cannon, men’s grooming manufacturer of high quality, affordable products that men appreciate and their children and partners love even more.

Wildlife Research Center® has introduced their Ultra-Premium Scent Killer® Gold® Personal Care Kit. Serious odor fighting formulas, all in one convenient kit. Perfect for deodorizing and getting cleaned up, before and after the hunt.

With a dedication to providing high performance products of uncompromising quality, Buck Knives is excited to introduce a new series of everyday carry knives featuring a ball bearing pivot system.

ONLINE

Realtree enthusiasts with access to a hydrographic processor can now customize gear and other items in their favorite Realtree patterns without the need for a license with Realtree or Immersion Graphics Corporation (IGC).

PARTNERSHIPS

Mossy Oak is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Outtech Inc., an alliance that will expand into hunting, fishing, shooting sports, outdoor lifestyle, and many other outdoor-related pursuits.

Whitetails Unlimited President Jeff Schinkten has announced that Redneck Blinds has renewed as a WTU national sponsor.

Mossy Oak is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Outtech Inc., an alliance that will expand into hunting, fishing, shooting sports, outdoor lifestyle, and many other outdoor-related pursuits.

The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) is extremely pleased to announce that Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund has again invested in the kids of NASP®. NASP® is very pleased to announce that it has been selected as a repeat recipient of a grant from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund. With this award, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund remains a Gold Medal NASP® Sponsor with its award.

The Quality Deer Management Association is pleased to announce that Heaven’s Trail®, manufacturers of high quality tree stands and tree stand accessories, has joined QDMA as a corporate partner. Heaven’s Trail® is committed to delivering the best elevated hunting system on the market.

PROMOTIONAL EVENTS

In honor of National Jerky Day tomorrow, Hi Mountain Seasonings will be offering 40-percent off its full line of Jerky Cure & Seasoning Kits (JCS) and Variety Packs. This sale runs from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on June 12th.

TELEVISION&NBSP

Seeking to expand your wild game cooking knowledge? Look no further than on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) with hours of cooking tips, recipes and more from today’s most well-known chefs. Watch The Sporting Chef Scott Leysath give tips on knife skills, how to flash fry food and how to pair wine with wild game. Or watch The Outdoors Chef Jonathon Collins share his most tried-and-trusted recipes for your summer grilling – including “Campfire Trail Mix Focaccia,” “Fired Up Mac & Cheese” and “Wild Game Chili.”

Fatherís Day Gift Guide

By: Michelle Scheuermann, editor, Archery Wire

I can shop for my mom any ol’ day of the week, but for my dad? Well, he’s a different creature...he really has everything he needs – and a few things he doesn’t need (like four stuffed raccoons playing poker in his office #TrueStory). This list is for the dads who will look upon the gift with awe and interest – and thusly you are the favorite child for the weekend.

Spotted: Duke Cannon in the MSP Airport. In case you stink while traveling…

Duke Cannon Supply Co. – Made in USA

Purveyors of products dad will instantly appreciate – and the inventors of such items as WWII-Era Big A$$ Brick of Soap, Best Damn Beard Wash andBig Ol’ Brick of Hunting Soap, Duke Cannon has the personal care items that tell you dad, “Men don’t wash with mom’s lavender girly body wash – and what is ‘body wash’ anyway? Men use soap.” Your best bet is to buy their packages – and they are on sale, so that’s a bonus. I like the “Tackle Box” on sale for $60, which includes the aforementioned Big Ol’ Brick of Hunting Soap (a scent-eliminating soap) and other items in a surplus ammo box. I hope they let that ammo box air out – I once bought an ammo box online and when I opened it, I literally almost fell over.

You can also find them at Target (looks like they are having a sale!) and CVS – and I even saw them at the gift shop at MSP airport recently. Shop àhttp://dukecannon.com

Neet Products – Fred Bear Accessories – Made in USA

Neet Products supports all the teams in the archery industry – U.S. Archery Team, NASP and even the Canadian Junior/Cadet Archery Team. I picked up their catalog at the ATA show because I was intrigued by a few of their quiver designs – they are truly unique. And inside the catalog I found a whole section of traditional accessories dedicated to Fred Bear in partnership with Bear Archery. According to their catalog, the products have Fred’s logo from the 1940’s and 50’s and is “handcrafted with premium leather by American workers reflecting the quality standards with which both companies are founded.” The special Fred Bear designed products include: a back quiver, field quiver, traditional glove, pocket quiver, and armguards. I’m not sure of the pricing as you need to go through a dealer, but check them out here à http://www.neet.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Bear-Flyer.pdf

 

Stand Guard as seen at the ATA Show. Looks cooler in person. Trust me.

Stand-Guard by Spencer Gear LLC

One of the coolest items I found at the ATA Show was the Stand-Guard – a “hunter’s decoy” to be used in your treestand. You deploy the Stand-Guard in your stand during pre-season and allow the area to become used to its presence. They even added reflective tape at the top to represent your eyes! And that tape helps to actually locate the product, too. Plus, it offers weather-proof protection for your treestand seat – no more sitting in a soggy seat all day! Another reason I loved this product is the gentleman who was demonstrating it to me was extremely passionate, which is contagious. I wish more marketers understood that…

Available on their website for $60 à https://spencergearllc.com/stand-guard/

 

Summit Treestands Featherweight Switch Hang-On Stand

Summit Treestands Featherweight Switch Hang-On Stand

If you end up getting the Stand-Guard above, then maybe you want a package deal for dad because he’s super awesome? Check out this Featherweight Switch Stand from Summit Treestands. I like that its only 17 pounds, goodness knows I’m lugging too much stuff out to the treestand already, but it will hold up to 300 pounds. Comes with a Switch Receiver, which you can buy more of and leave on the trees to switch your stands around (also works as an anti-theft device). Retails for $249.99 - https://www.summitstands.com/featherweight-switch-hang-on-stand

 

Hunter's Blend coffee also is available in single serve pods

Hunter’s Blend Black Powder Roast by Hemisphere Coffee Roasters

If dad is a coffee aficionado, then he is going to enjoy coffee from Hunter’s Blend. Hemisphere Coffee Roasters operates on a direct-trade business model, meaning they work directly with the growers. They just released their Black Powder Roast, which if you can guess from the name, is a dark roast blend and retails for $13.50 for a 12 oz. bag, either ground or whole bean. Their coffee is also available in single serving pods if dad is the only one in the household who drinks coffee. Plus, they are the only coffee I am aware of who supports hunting and conservation organizations. I literally just purchased a box while writing this piece. Get yours here à https://www.huntersblendcoffee.com

 

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Looking ahead for Christmas Gifts – The Moultrie XV7000i Integrated Camera – Available in July

Ok, so can’t get this one for dad for Father’s Day, but there’s nothing like getting your act together now for Christmas gifts. This game-changing camera was introduced to us writers/editors at the ATA Show and I have to say, it is a pretty remarkable camera from what I’ve been able to read and feel. Here’s why I’m excited about it:

  • No contract/activation fees and monthly data plans begin at $9.99/month. Allows for more freedom.
  • 20-megapixel images – allows me to zoom in to see something in the back
  • Access images anytime, anywhere via Moultrie’s app or website. Allows instant feedback.
  • Video plus sound – this is where dad can share with you his videos and you can bond over the experience. Truly a moment to cherish.

Learn more and sign up for in-stock notifications at https://www.moultriefeeders.com/xv-7000i-game-camera

Friends, I hope you enjoyed this gift guide as much as I did putting it together! Cheers, Michelle



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