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COURTS

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of hunters on a game retrieval program in the Kaibab National Forest of northern Arizona. Environmental groups appealed a previous ruling by the Arizona U.S. District Court, which they also lost.

EVENTS

No stranger to the NASCAR Cup Series, driver Jeb Burton will take to the track in the upcoming STP 500 at Martinsville, Va., driving the No. 52 Chevrolet ZL1 with support from Muzzy® Bowfishing, Rage® Broadheads and Nockturnal® Lighted Nocks.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, the nation’s largest upland-themed event, will be held February 14, 15 & 16, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in the Twin Cities.

GEAR

Effective up to eight hours, BioShield is safe to use on infants, children, pets, horses, cows…any mammal affected by insects. Take comfort knowing BioShield has you and your family covered.

INDUSTRY

Whitetails Unlimited, with the help of Realtree as a title sponsor, will introduce more than 13,000 youngsters to archery this year through the Kids on Target program. The program consists of kits that are given to youth through a willing mentor.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to announce Fred Lekse has been elected its new chairman of the Board of Directors. A RMEF life member and avid hunter, Lekse is the 19th chairman to lead the organization.

MEDIA

Listen to The Revolution with Jim and Trav this week as we dive into conservation, habitat improvement, wildlife management, planting food plots, creating water sources and so much more. Joining Jim and Trav will be Gregg Ritz host of “Hunt Masters”, Nick Rhodes withWildlife Properties and Melissa Bachman from “Winchester Deadly Passion”.

Mossy Oak GO is now streaming Seasons 1 & 2 of “Pinhoti Project.”

Host Rob Keck is spotlighting the 2019 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, the Super Bowl of bass fishing, taking place this weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee.

NEW HIRES

PSE Archery is proud to announce the additions of Corey Miller and Doug Romero to its Regional Sales Manager team. Miller is stepping into the role of PSE Sales Manager for Oregon, Washington, and Montana, while Romero is taking over the Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana territories.

Outtech is proud to announce the newest addition to their growing sales analytics team, Beth Keibler. Beth joins Outtech as a Retail Analyst, focusing on Dick’s Sporting Goods and Field & Stream.

The Outdoor Group announces today that Jeff Southall has been promoted to the position of Art Director. In his role, Jeff will be responsible for overseeing and creating the visual identity of all The Outdoor Group brands: Elite Archery, Scott Archery, Custom Bow Equipment, SlickTrick Broadheads, Solid Broadheads, Duel Game Calls, CAMX Crossbows, Lynch Mob Calls and Winner’s Choice Custom Bowstrings.

NEW PRODUCTS

Available for a wide assortment of big game varieties, Gut Check’s arrow wraps slide seamlessly over your arrows allowing for instant confirmation if your shot was a hit to the vitals or a gut shot.

Bear Archery presents the Fred Bear Limited Edition Take-Down, the second in a series of four Limited Edition bows. The series celebrates its legendary heritage and pays homage to Fred Bear, company founder and the iconic father of modern archery.

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

Turkey hunters excited to cross paths with strutting gobblers this spring can take a solid shot with the first-ever SmackDown LockUp Rest

A little bit country and a little bit classy, the Men's Titanium Ring with Realtree AP Camo Interior by Titanium-Buzz shows off your love for the outdoors in a subtle manner.

Gear up for spring hunts with Delta McKenzie’s NEW Strutter Turkey 3D target. Available now, the realistic Strutter uses self-healing foam for durability, stopping capability, and easier arrow extraction.

Killer Food Plots’ Resurrection Clove is their premiere KFP blend and is capable of producing 35-37 percent protein that whitetails crave.

The Tactacam FTS combines the high definition video from your Tactacam camera with the high-power zoom of a rifle scope giving you the ability to remotely view and record live footage from your rifle on your smart phone.

Bow users on the move no longer have to worry about carrying a bulky bow. Obsession Bows is excited to introduce the all-new Obsession FX30: an innovative, ultra-light bow specifically made for use in compact spaces and tree stands.

PARTNERSHIPS

Archery target manufacturer Rinehart Targets® is proud to announce it has extended its gold-level sponsorship with World Archery for an additional two years, lasting through to the end of 2020. In addition to partnering at World Archery events around the globe, the company will continue to be an official equipment provider and has recently developed a custom target to work with World Archery’s laser scoring system during the televised finals.

RubLine Marketing is pleased to announce a new partnership with Zanotti Armor. A manufacturer of premium quality safes built in the heartland of America, Zanotti Armor offers custom-tailored security systems for every sportsman.

Xpedition Archery is continuing as a Whitetails Unlimited national sponsor. “Our members are always excited to see Xpedition bows at WTU events,” said WTU President Jeff Schinkten.

Realtree and United Country Real Estate announce a partnership that brings together the two largest, effective and respected companies in their fields. The two companies have created a new service, Realtree United Country Hunting Properties, to cater to sellers and buyers with interests in hunting, outdoor recreation and conservation properties.

The team at Rhino Blinds, manufacturer of the world’s greatest ground blinds, have partnered up with everyone’s favorite Bone Collector crew to create the ultimate ground blind for hunters. With the release of the Bone Collector edition Rhino 150, Rhino Blinds brings to market a budget ground blind that doesn’t sacrifice quality or high-end features.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s has signed on as the presenting sponsor of Outdoor Channel’s original series The Brigade: Race to the Hudson, slated to premiere April 22 at 8 p.m. on the outdoor lifestyle and adventure network.

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

Guidefitter, the industry network for professional outdoor guides and outfitters, and the leading influencer marketing platform for hunting and fishing brands, announced today that it has signed thirty-seven new brand partners to help them manage their pro purchase programs and significantly expand their reach to tens of thousands of vetted outdoor professionals.

RAFFLE

Be one of three winners to win a new Elite Archery bow when Average Hunter takes his recurve bow and chooses the winner by the fate of his of arrow strike.

TOURNAMENTS

Indiana S3DA hosted an Indoor State Championship at the Lebanon National Guard Armory in Boonville, Indiana. There were eleven clubs and teams with a total of 284 kids that competed in the Indoor Championship.

The Kentucky S3DA Indoor State Championship was held at the West Kentucky Archery Complex in Madisonville, Kentucky. The West Kentucky Archery Complex is an 18,000 square foot facility and the largest building dedicated to archery in the state of Kentucky.

USA and NFAA Indoor Nationals wrapped up Sunday evening in Cincinnati, Ohio where Elite Archery’s professional youth left a lasting impression with two hard-fought, major second place finishes by Alexis Ruiz and Jase Boils.

North Carolina S3DA hosted an Indoor State Championship at Droptine Archery, in Advance, North Carolina. There were four teams and clubs that competed in the Indoor Championship.
 

Whether you’re a seasoned archer or just a beginner – all are welcome to experience the Rinehart R100 traveling archery tournament, coming to Fresno April 13-14 at Break the Barriers.

Georgia S3DA continues to experience tremendous growth with a large increase in both student and club memberships.
 

Wisconsin S3DA hosted their Indoor State Championship in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. There were 115 archers competing for awards, scholarships and a chance to qualify for the S3DA National Indoor Championship coming up on March 14th & 15th

What’s on My Desk: Nick Pinizzotto, president/CEO of National Deer Alliance

One day, while staring deep into the lava lamp on my desk (and avoiding work), I wondered what do others have on their desks. Is a lava lamp unusual? How long to people spend at their desks? What is their view like? I bet folks have some unique memorabilia they keep in their space…and I wanted to know all about it. If you want to feature your desk, don’t be afraid to reach out to me. In the meantime, read on to see what Nick Pinizzotto has on his desk at his home office. Nick has been a long-time supporter of me and my work, so I’m pleased to have him be our inaugural feature. All photos are by Nick. – Michelle Scheuermann, editor, Archery Wire.

Nick's office set-up.

Nick, explain a few noteworthy items on/around your desk – why are they there?

I have a few noteworthy items, but what stands out is a clock that my brother got me when I was best man in his wedding. It has a message engraved on it that says “No matter where in the world you are, you will always be my best man.” I travel a lot, so the message is perfect. I also have the most recent art project from my two year old hanging on my wall, as well as a really cool steel road sign from my undergraduate university. I didn’t steal it! It was purchased at an auction. And who doesn’t need an “easy” button from Staples?

Nick's gift from his brother.
The infamous easy button

Give the readers a little written ‘tour’ of your office. Explain where it is located (house, office) – where does it overlook – and how large is the space?

I am fortunate (or unfortunate) to work from home, so I don’t have a daily commute to the office. My office is on the third floor of the house in a pretty unique space. The house will be 100 years old this year, so there are some cool spaces that aren’t your typical rectangular layout. The walls slope from about mid-wall to the ceiling, so if I’m not careful I hit my head on them. Yes, it happens on the regular. There is a decent-sized closet and two storage areas that are part of the attic. I live in a small college town of about 15,000 people, so one window overlooks the back yard and there’s a decent view of some of the older homes and buildings, while the other window has a bit of a secluded view thanks to some large pine trees. For some reason I have three desks in the room, but one of them is just a catch-all and I should probably get rid of it. My main desks are old, solid wood models that also came from the auction that my sign came from. They’re not pretty, but they’re rock solid. I’m planning to refinish them this summer.

Nick's office window view showing the sloping ceilings. Photo by Nick Pinizzotto

How much time do you spend in your office?

When I’m not traveling, I’m in my office a solid six to eight hours on a regular work day. I also have other personal interests that can sometimes put me in there for longer at my other computer. When the weather is nicer, I’ll get out of the office and spend time working from the back patio, and I’ve also taken advantage of free WiFi at a local coffee shop from time to time. It’s good to break it up a bit.

What’s a typical workday for you??

I’m not sure I have a typical day because of travel and other things that come up, but ideally I’m at the gym at 5:30 a.m., and then starting work by 7:30 a.m. I’m way better in the morning than the afternoon! Coffee intake is usually wrapped up by 10 a.m. unless my son didn’t have a great night of sleep. I usually take a brief lunch break, and better than 50% of the time I’m eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. If I’m feeling really crazy I’ll walk down town and grab something “fancy” for my wife and I, who also works from home. Yes, we see a lot of each other, and I feel bad for her for having to put up with me. I like to wrap up by no later than 4:30 p.m., but sometimes it’s a little sooner or later.

Working from home has it’s disadvantages, which many people don’t talk about. Your work is always just a few steps away, and I have a really bad habit of feeling like I need to respond to things that pop up on my phone no matter what hour of the day it is. I also find that I edit the NDA On Watch newsletter after hours, as well as the Coffee and Deer Show. It’s hard to squeeze those in during the regular business day. I have a poster in my closet titled “Working From Home is Both Awesome and Horrible,” which I reread for entertainment on occasion.



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