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The Bear Kuma Compound Bow in Realtree EDGE offers  speed and comfort, with an arrow speed of 345 feet per second, a smooth draw and high level of forgiveness.

GEAR

The “triple-threat” cushion that makes you more of a threat on the hunt. Infusion’s three-layer design includes everything you need to stay warm and dry – and to hunt longer.

The new Cirrus Wind Indicator® features three multi colored LED Lights, allowing hunters to monitor and check the wind and thermals in total darkness or extremely low light, use the tool as a flashlight when needed, or take advantage of the USB charging bank to power phones. 

GRANTS

With the support of sponsor Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI), the Live It! grant program awards $10,000 each year to groups and organizations to assist with their NHF Day-focused outdoor event. 

 

Whitetails Unlimited provided a $5,000 grant to the NASP/IBO National 3D Challenge for individual and team scholarships awarded at the 2018 Eastern National Tournament held in Louisville, Kentucky. 

 

Houston Safari Club (HSC) continues its support of Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation through a grant of $15,000 to support their incredible efforts to defend hunting, fishing and trapping against lawsuits, legislation and ballot issues initiated by animal rights and anti-hunting organizations.

 

INDUSTRY

Guidefitter, the industry network for professional outdoor guides and outfitters, announced today that it has signed over twenty new brand partners to help them better manage and grow their pro guide programs and related industry influencer programs.

 

As the premier content creation studio, digital distribution platform, and sales representation company dedicated to outdoor enthusiasts, Media Lodge engages the loyal, consumer audience with authentic content and tactical precision.

Coonhound Sales & Marketing, Inc. announces the hiring of Brandon Vergeer and to serve as Territory Manager - Ontario West.

Southwick Associates has released a survey of more than 20,000 hunters and recreational shooters that says Easton brand arrows lead the archery industry according to consumer preference and satisfaction. 

Can-Am dealerships were the top ranked brand in the newly released 2018 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index® (PSI®) U.S. UTV Industry Benchmarking Study. The study measured treatment of Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) shoppers who visited a dealership, with rankings by brand determined by the Pied Piper PSI process, which ties “mystery shopping” measurement and scoring to industry sales success. 

JOBS

Are you a goal driven, fast paced, outgoing, money motivated, and energetic sales professional interested in turning your love of archery into a career? Do you enjoy the challenge of meeting goals without constant reporting and daily supervision? If the answer is YES, this is your opportunity.

 

MEDIA

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is committed to improving conserving our wild public lands and waters.  Land Tawney, President and CEO of BHA, joins Ken on this week’s show to highlight the organizations mission and growth.  

 

Tune in this week to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio as host Rob Keck talks with Dr. Shannon Brewer, an associate professor of fisheries science at Oklahoma State University and a leading expert in smallmouth bass. And later in the show Keck will be talking to Chuck Sykes, Director of Alabama Wildlife and Fisheries.

 

Fishing could arguably be one of America’s favorite pastimes and this week on The Revolution with Jim and Trav, we’ll dish tips and techniques for more successful days on the water. Joining us will be Gary Cooper, host of Nice Fish as well as CatDaddy, a registered Kansas catfishing guide. Then Chad Callander, Ford Ranger Marketing Manager, will talk about the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger. Finally, Greg Randolph, VP of Marketing for DECKED, will join us with truck storage solutions for your summer outdoors pursuits.

 Learn quick tips and tricks for cooking wild game on the grill this Memorial Day weekend with Outdoor Sportsman Group’s video-on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). This week, from its library of more than 15,000 episodes, MOTV is featuring Scott Leysath, host of The Sporting Chef.

Steven Rinella is a leading conservation voice for a new generation of sportsmen. Those more concerned with pounds of meat than inches of antler have gravitated to the fast-talking, deep thinking Rinella who uses his platforms to advocate for the importance of wildlife and wild places. 

 

Mossy Oak Capture Digital Productions recently added “IMPULSE: Wyoming Merriam’s” as the fifth episode to the all-new digital mini-series titled IMPULSE.  IMPULSE features passionate pursuers of the outdoors lifestyle as their impulse takes them across the country pursuing all types of wild game.  

 

Learn quick tips and tricks for cooking wild game on the grill this Memorial Day weekend with Outdoor Sportsman Group’s video-on-demand service MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). This week, from its library of more than 15,000 episodes, MOTV is featuring Scott Leysath, host of The Sporting Chef.

NEW HIRES

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Board of Directors this week announced Kyle Weaver as the new President and CEO, effective June 30, 2018. 

 

Can-Am Sales Group, LLC., is pleased to announce that well respected sales executive Matt Kennedy has joined the growing team at Can-Am.

 

NEW PRODUCTS

As the leading manufacturer of archery equipment and design, G5® has dramatically changed the way shooters train and practice with the introduction of the BMP field tip. 

 

Bear Archery announced today two bows in Bear’s Legend Series™, an exclusive dealer-only line of four ultra-competitive compound bows, will be clad in Realtree EDGE™ camouflage and available now for purchase. The Bear Kuma and the Approach HC will each be finished in the exclusive camo from Realtree®.

Now you can make the perfect mock scrape in any location with ScrapeFix’s TheVine. The Vine Package includes a 5' Fully Adjustable vine and a bottle of ScrapeFix.

Pulsar is introducing two new Pulsar Ultra IR Illuminators, Ultra-850 IR Illuminator (PL79137) and Ultra-940 IR Illuminators (PL79139). The Ultra IR Illuminators are designed solely for the Pulsar Digisight Ultra models, attaching to the side of the Digisight housing.

Bio Shield Body Wash and Shampoo adds another layer of bug repellent. An all-natural tick, mosquito, fleas, and bed bug repellent is safe for everyone including your children and pets. 

Hunting Made Easy (HME) can make your time afield a bit more comfortable with the new Folding Stadium Seat. Say "goodbye" to sitting on the cold, hard, wet ground.

 

ONLINE

Nock Out Lighted Nocks® launched their all-new, online “Dealer Portal” last month, making it easier for existing dealers to reorder products and for potential dealers to become an official carrier of Nock Out Lighted Nocks®. 

 

ORGANIZATIONS

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Board of Directors announces Kyle Weaver as the new President and CEO, effective June 30, 2018. 

PARTNERSHIPS

Walker’s, the country’s leader in hearing protection and enhancement, has renewed their Whitetails Unlimited national sponsorship. 

 

Mammoth Coolers, a leading provider of premium rotomolded coolers, drinkware, and accessories is proud to announce their partnership with Ozark Smallmouth Alliance. Ozarks Smallmouth Alliance is a group of dedicated anglers and enthusiasts devoted to conserving the Ozarks preeminent game fish; the Smallmouth Bass.

 

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is pleased to announce that Hunter Safety System (HSS), manufacturer of treestand harnesses and Lifelines, has renewed its corporate partnership with QDMA for 2018. 

Gold Tip, a leading manufacturer of innovative, durable and precise carbon arrows, announces it has entered a multi-year partnership with Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) to promote youth and high school archery.

 

The long-standing partnership between Realtree and Bone Collector officially continues with the signing of a multi-year deal. 

 

POLICY

The Boone and Crockett Club worked closely with the U.S. House of Representatives, specifically the Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), on the Conservation and Forestry titles of the Farm Bill. The House Agriculture Committee approved a bill earlier this year that is beneficial to conservation and forestry in America.

 

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) offered enthusiastic support for Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s recent recognition of outdoor recreation in his Secretarial Orders #3365 and #3366 in a letter dated May 17, 2018. 

 

REBATES

Delta McKenzie introduces the CHUNK layered target for broadhead and field-point practice.  

 

RETAIL

Nock Out Lighted Nocks® launched their all-new, online “Dealer Portal” last month, making it easier for existing dealers to reorder products and for potential dealers to become an official carrier of Nock Out Lighted Nocks®. 

STATES

Two bow fishing mentoring programs are available in eastern Nebraska this summer for youth age 10 to 15. 

TELEVISION

Outdoor Edge, a company that produces quality knives and tools for all outdoor activities is pleased to announce that it will remain the official knife of Pursuit Channel’s “Live the Wild Life TV.”  

 

Sportsman Channel and Outdoor Channel ratings in key demos – Men 25-54, Men 18-49, Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49 and households (HH) – continue to climb in the second quarter of 2018. Ratings results are compiled from the Week of April 23-29.

 

TOURNAMENTS

Smoky Mountain Archers of Knoxville, Tennessee happens to be one of the oldest archery clubs in the southern United States. Recently, they partnered with one of the newest archery programs, S3DA, to hold a Tennessee Regional S3DA tournament. 

 

Alabama S3DA held their last regional qualifier of the 2018 3-D season on May 12th at North Jefferson Archery Range.

 

Kentucky S3DA held their last regional 3-D qualifier of a very robust season on May 12th. This shoot took place at Green River State Park in Campbellsville, Kentucky and featured 178 archers participating in their respective class and division. 

 

Georgia S3DA recently hosted their 2018 3-D State Championship and more than doubled last years registered archers with 130 students. Georgia continues to see tremendous growth with increases in student, team, and club memberships. 

 

Janesville, WI — Calling all archery-enthusiast families in Alloway, NJ!  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 June 2-3 at Obissquasoit Bowmen in Alloway, NJ. 

YOUTH

Gold Tip, a leading manufacturer of innovative, durable and precise carbon arrows, announces it has entered a multi-year partnership with Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) to promote youth and high school archery.

May 28
Memorial Day No Wires
June 1 - June 3
Total Archery Challenge
Seven Springs, PA - Seven Springs Mountain Resort
June 8 - June 10
June 8 - June 10
BOWHUNTERS RENDEZVOUS
MacKenzie Center, Poynette, Wisconsin
June 8 - June 10
Bow Hunters Rendezvous 2018
MacKenzie Center, Poynette, Wisconsin
July 4
Independence Day -No Wire Distribution
Sept. 3
Labor Day Observed, No Wires
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