TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2020   |   SUBSCRIBE    ARCHIVES   

AWARDS
GSM Outdoors, a multi-brand manufacturer and technology innovator of premium hunting and shooting gear, is pleased to announce that company Sales Manager Paul Butski was inducted into the National Wild Turkey Federation's Grand National Calling Championships Hall of Fame. The induction took place during the 2020 NWTF Convention and Sport Show in Nashville, TN
TRUGLO, Inc. is please to announce that the editors of On Target magazine have chosen the company's recently introduced IGNiTE series red dot optics to receive the publication's 2019 Editor's Choice Award. The IGNiTE series optics debuted with two offerings: IGNiTE 30mm and the IGNiTE Mini tactical red dots.
At the recent 2020 SHOT Show, Buck Knives awarded their “2019 Sales Rep Agency of the Year” to Upper Canada Sports and “Sales Rep of the Year” to Matt Hicks of Tackett Brothers, Inc.
Primos Hunting, a pioneer in game calls and hunting accessories, is pleased to announce that it has been named by the National Wildlife Turkey Foundation (NWTF) as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Dick Kirby Award.

FeraDyne Outdoors, manufacturer of more than 20 industry-leading brands, proudly announces its acceptance of five Bowhunting World Readers’ Choice Gold Awards during the 2020 Archery Trade Association Trade Show. Award winners were selected by consumer votes and are featured in the January/February issue of Bowhunting World magazine.
Summit Treestands took home the Gold 2020 Readers’ Choice Award for the “Climbing Treestand” category voted on by the readers of Bowhunting World magazine.
CONSERVATION
Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever issued a formal letter to the United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today requesting an extension to the current general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup.
Whitetails Unlimited’s Clearfield County Chapter in Pennsylavaia will help the Camp Mountain Run Boy Scout Camp recover from a recent theft, said WTU Pennsylvania Field Director Clyde DeHart.

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, President Donald J. Trump proposed a new $12.8 billion budget for the Department of Interior for the 2021 Fiscal Year. The budget features $1 billion requested for wildland fire control programs aimed to protect American citizens, their communities and the flora and fauna of the fire prone areas.
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) Conservation Dinner Program’s 2020 season is off to a fast start, continuing its record-setting growth uniting labor union members for community service and conservation.
A conservation-minded landowner donated 3,450 acres of critical elk, mule deer and whitetail deer winter range in western Montana to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) was honored to maintain a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 5th consecutive time that RGS has earned this top distinction.

EVENTS
The Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports opened registration for the 2020 National R3 symposium today. The National R3 Symposium is a national event dedicated to ensuring the future of conservation through the recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of participants in hunting, target shooting, angling, boating, and other outdoor recreation.
Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classicpresented by Federal Ammunition drew a record-breaking crowd of 32,467 attendees to the Minneapolis Convention Center over the weekend. At the nation’s largest gathering of upland wildlife conservationists, new attractions including the Public Lands Pavilion and Path to the Uplands Stage, along with the organization’s inaugural Upland Film Festival provided modern and creative ways for engaging hunter conservationists.
All weekend long, CAM will be posting to its various social media platforms videos and photos from the event venue at Graham Creek Interpretive Center. Live scoring on CAM’s Twitter feed will start once the pro rounds begin at 1 p.m. CST on Feb. 21. That scoring will continue for the pro divisions at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 22.
The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) recently concluded its 43rd annual Sheep Show® convention, held in Reno, Nevada, this past January. The event draws hunter-conservationists from around the globe to reconnect with friends, make new ones, shop for their next adventure, and hopefully win or book a hunting adventure of a lifetime.

GEAR
?The Browning Realtree Timber Camo Lowback Seat Cover shields your automobile seats from grime and damage while reflecting your outdoor lifestyle.
The MOJO® Handwarmer in Realtree Timber Camo is designed to keep your hands toasty warm and nimble when you're hunting in frigid weather.
GRANTS
Whitetails Unlimited recently granted $5,500 to the Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation. The TSSA is 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2016 by a group of outdoor industry leaders with the focus of enhancing tree stand safety.
INDUSTRY
Rival Arms™, manufacturer of precision handgun components for do-it-yourself firearm enthusiasts, has announced that Brownells, the world’s leading source for gun parts and accessories, is now offering Rival Arms products to its wide-ranging customers.

Kip Adams, Director of Conservation for the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), joined the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council at their annual conference in Gettysburg earlier this month.
JOBS
Realtree – the world's leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor – is seeking an experienced marketing professional to assume its VP/Marketing position
After nearly five years at the helm of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), Kevin Orthman, POMA’s Executive Director, is moving on to new adventures with his family. Orthman’s last “hurrah” with the outdoor media organization will be at POMA’s Annual Business Conference in Franklin, Tenn. June 16-18. POMA’s Search Committee has posted the job description for a new Executive Director. Visit https://professionaloutdoormedia.org/poma-ed-job/ for details and to apply.
MEDIA
When co-hosts Mary O’Neill Phillips and Mitch Petrie dipped their proverbial “toe in the water” by creating a podcast about country music and the outdoors, they thought they had a pretty good idea that people might be interested to listen to. Their instincts were correct as Season Two of Country Outdoors Podcast with Mary and Mitch is available today.
Tune into Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio show this week as host Rob Keck is live from the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City. Keck is talking to two passionate and accomplished conservation leaders; Troy Justensen, the President of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, and Miles Moretti, CEO of the Mule Deer Foundation.
Big game seasons are all but finished across the country, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of outdoor opportunities. Beat the winter outdoor doldrums as a panel of hunting and angling pros join Jim & Trav with tips for hard water fishing and much more. We’ll hear from Steve Pennaz of “Lake Commandos”, CatDaddy and Kyle Green from “The Green Way Outdoors”.
NEW HIRES
Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing (OSG) announces John Taranto has been named editor of Game & Fish, OSG’s premier hunting and fishing brand offering regional-specific coverage in four unique monthly print editions as well as customized online content to core enthusiasts across the United States.
Rod Garrison has been named as a new Georgia S3DA Regional Coordinator. As a Regional Coordinator, Rod will oversee the development and operations of S3DA within the western region, including educating and recruiting parties interested in forming new S3DA clubs and teams, coordinating with the S3DA Georgia State Coordinator, Jake Martin, and when possible attending and assisting with National S3DA events. Rod stated that he looks forward to helping in the development and growth of Scholastic 3-D Archery in west Georgia.
NEW PRODUCTS
Ballistic rangefinding has never been easier: Create your individual ballistics profile quickly and conveniently using the Leica Hunting app. With the Rangemaster CRF 3500.COM, precision long-range shooters and hunters in all environments receive precise, reliable rangefinding up to 3,500 yards.
Hunters and precision long range shooters who want to hit their targets reliably over long distances, at the range or in the mountains in every weather condition, require reliable, repeatable ballistic readings – within fractions of a second.
Easton has announced the high-velocity SuperDrive 19—a new carbon arrow ideal for 3D, field, and outdoor target competition. SuperDrive’s speed is derived from Easton’s made-in-USA super light carbon material. That means SuperDrive 19 arrows weigh as little as 7.0 grains-per-inch offering renown Easton accuracy to archers seeking higher speeds for their competition setup.
Heybo Outdoors – a rapidly growing outdoor lifestyle, hunting and fishing apparel brand - has released its brand new line of ring-spun cotton t-shirts just in time for Spring.
PARTNERSHIPS
Moultrie, a leader in game management products including game cameras, feeders, and attractants, has re-signed as a Whitetails Unlimited national sponsor.
The use of game cameras is a fact of life today, almost mandatory to properly know their favorite hunting terrain for most hunters and research biologists, law enforcement or with landowners/hunters.
Styrka optics has renewed their Whitetails Unlimited national sponsorship, said WTU President Jeff Schinkten.
RECORDS
On Saturday, February 8th, the Pope and Young Club convened a Special Panel of Judges in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during the Great American Outdoors Show, for a potential P&Y World Record Black Bear. Jeff Melillos’ massive bear scored 23 5/16 and is now the largest bow-harvested black bear in North America.
TOURNAMENTS
Wisconsin S3DA held an Indoor Regional at Old 45 Archery in Hortonville, Wisconsin. With over 200+ spectators on hand, the archers really put on a show! Wisconsin S3DA held another event in conjunction with Illinois on the same day which made for an incredible day of competition in Wisconsin.
S3DA club Kenosha Bowmen in Wisconsin hosted an Indoor Cross-Border Regional with Illinois. With winter weather coming in the night before there were concerns about attendance, but the archers were resilient, and they filled the building. Eighty-eight archers from 10 clubs and 2 teams participated in this event. Nearly 400 spectators filled the clubhouse throughout the day to watch their archers put their hard-practiced skills to the test. Each of the three shooting line times brought a new group of competitors and fans alike.
Illinois S3DA recently held an Indoor Regional at the White County Archery Range in Carmi, Illinois. More than 60 archers from 3 clubs and 7 teams were present for the event. Two elementary archers, one middle school archer and five high school archers ended the day with a score of 150.
It has been an exciting and busy time in Texas, as Texas S3DA has had three (3) S3DA Indoor Regional competitions. Archers participating in the Texas S3DA regional events will qualify for the upcoming Texas S3DA Indoor State Championship to be held on March 7th, 2020.
ARCHERY WIRE
Event Calendar

FEBRUARY 20-23
Hoyt Pro/Am

Foley, Alabama

MARCH 13-15
Winter National

Park City, KY

MARCH 26-28
Pope & Young Club Annual Convention

Westfields Marriott, Washington-Dulles, Chantilly, Virginia. For information go to https://www.pope-young.org/convention/default.asp, To register, go to http://tools.eventpower.com/web_site/68/PYC-Convention-Registration

MARCH 26-29
Elite Archery Pro/Am

Russell County, AL

APRIL 17-19
Spring National

Wilmore, KY

APRIL 23-26
Easton Southwest Shoot Out

Paris, Texas

MAY 12-14
2020 National R3 Symposium

Broken Arrow, OK

MAY 15-17
1st Leg National Championship Triple Crown

Pipestem, WY

 
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