Designed by turkey hunters, for turkey hunters, the TrueTimber GreyCliff All-In-One Hoodie is lightweight, comfortable and paired with excellent concealment.
On Saturday, March 11th, 2023, Oregon S3DA held their Indoor State Championship at Bend Bowman archery range in Bend, Oregon. Archers from three S3DA teams attended and participated in the event.
The Team Winchester sporting clays sport shooters continued their winning ways last weekend at the Gator Cup event held at Back Woods Quail Club in Georgetown, South Carolina.
Silencer Central is thrilled to attend The Gathering, presented by Palmetto State Armory, on March 24-25, 2023 in Clinton, SC. The Gathering is a range day and expo bringing together the firearms community, media and public to showcase new and existing products that serve both law enforcement and everyday customers.
Texas Trophy Hunters Association announced the upcoming dates of the 47th Annual Hunters Extravaganzas in August 2023 making stops in Houston, Fort Worth, and San Antonio.

Muskegon River anglers should be on the lookout this spring for Michigan Department of Natural Resources personnel collecting walleye eggs below Croton Dam, which is in Newaygo County.
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Tactical Range Bags from Elite Survival Systems are made from 1000 denier nylon and use heavy-duty YKK #10 zippers. The bag features wrap-around carry handles and a 2” padded shoulder strap.
Blackhawk has recognized four industry partners for their outstanding sales performance and partnership efforts during the 2023 IWA OutdoorClassics Show, which took place in Nuremberg, Germany.
Pope and Young announced that Ozonics has shown their commitment to preserving, promoting and protecting the sport of bowhunting by joining Pope and Young as a Gold Level Corporate Partner.

Prois and Veil Camo are pleased to announce their new partnership with Kaitlyn Maus Outdoors, who are now Pro-Staff members for Veil and Prois.
Henry Repeating Arms announced a donation of $25,000 to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. This donation is part of Henry’s $1 million silver anniversary pledge and the company’s commitment to safeguarding America’s outdoors and hunting traditions.
Streamlight Inc. announced it is marking 50 years of manufacturing high-quality flashlight products. Since its founding in 1973, Streamlight has grown from a small company with a single product to a global manufacturer of a broad range of high-performance lights for law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, outdoor, and DIY users.
This week, EasyExport will finish rolling out 2023 plans for customers that have been with EasyExport for more than a year. Every plan targets 2023 international sales growth of 100% or more.

Templar Knife announced their partnership with Pistelli and Associates as the Sales Agency of Record for the Northeast territories. Pistelli and Associates brings with them decades of industry experience and a passion for outdoor and lifestyle brands.
MidwayUSA’s Brian Rose was recently promoted to the position of Vice President – Logistics. Rose began his career at MidwayUSA in 2016 as an Industrial Engineer.
Outdoor Sportsman Group is in growth mode among users and traffic of their digital properties. Overall, throughout the month of February, all OSG publications combined for a 16% growth rate in pageview traffic, which marks the fourth-straight month of growth.
High Speed Gear and Phokus Research Group collaborated to create medical products to support single operators as well as squads/teams. The collaboration has put a spin on Micro Trauma Kits, Individual First Aid Kits, and Combat Lifesaver Bags as this brand partnership brings the newest, feature-rich medical kits to those who rely on them most.

Nilodor introduces their newest product in the feline lineup, Tough Stuff Cat Repellent. If you’re tired of coming home to find your favorite couch has become a scratching post, Tough Stuff Cat Repellent is for you.
New to Guns is a YouTube series from Vortex Edge that talks directly to new gun owners buying and using firearms for the first time. The series takes a "zero assumptions" approach while explaining the buying, owning, and use of firearms.
Shoot United attended the Scholastic Clay Target Program National Competition in Marengo, Ohio, to interview key leaders of the program, competitors, and family members to demonstrate the positive impact of the shooting sports.
Scholastic 3-D Archery has named Jason Burley as the Minnesota State Coordinator. Jason is anxious to start growing the Minnesota S3DA program as he wants to build a solid foundation like other established states.

Gun Tote’n Mamas’ president Claudia Chisholm is featured in March’s Shooting Industry magazine. This issue is devoted to women in the world of firearms, so it is fitting to highlight Chisholm and her successful approach to marketing concealed carry bags and purses to women who carry concealed.
John Linebaugh, 67, of Clark, Wyoming, passed away on March 19, 2023. Linebaugh was an American gunsmith who gained international renown for creating custom revolvers in the largest calibers in the world. He invented the .500 Linebaugh caliber — the first successful .50 caliber revolver (and cartridge) in 1986. He is also credited with inventing the .475 Linebaugh cartridge, which he perfected in 1988.
Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk Radio expands its reach, adding WHYU FM 89.1 in Meyersdale, Pa. Areas surrounding the Meyersdale area can now enjoy Tom Gresham's Gun Talk Radio, the original nationally syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports.

Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment, makers of the Firminator, has decided to remain as a Whitetails Unlimited national sponsor, WTU President Jeff Schinkten has announced.
Not only will Marathon Petroleum Corporation continue to serve as the title sponsor for Bassmaster Studios and as a supporting sponsor for the Bassmaster Tournament Trail, but for the first time in the three-year partnership Marathon has now stepped up as the title sponsor for the Elite Series event on Lake Murray.
Turkey Run State Park’s Trail 3 was recently named the Midwest’s Best Hike in Midwest Living’s annual Best of the Midwest list.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold its annual update meeting on the Upper Missouri River Reservoir Fisheries Management Plan on Wednesday, April 19.
The High Road with Keith Warren is returning to Wild TV this spring. In addition, Keith Warren's episodes from Deer & Wildlife Stories will also be airing on Wild TV as repeats this spring.
Pursuit Media, LLC, is pleased to announce a broadcast agreement with Alan Probst that will bring his new series, North American Trapper’s Set in the Past, to Pursuit Channel viewers beginning in 2nd quarter, 2023.
With an outfitting business, farming acreage and a house full of boys…including patriarch Fred – Michele and Fred Eichler are pulling back the curtain and showing Everything Eichler, airing Sundays at 12:30 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel.
Wild TV has announced a new content partnership with Jerrika Geneau, the host and producer of the upcoming hunting series Jerrika in the Wild.

Hank Cherry

With the MLF REDCREST championship at Lake Norman earlier this month and the Bassmaster Classic this weekend on the Tennessee River, we are all reminded of what a huge sport professional bass fishing has become—and how it affects all of us as anglers.

I’ll have to admit that when Ray Scott first got into business back in 1968, I was skeptical, to say the least. The idea of commercializing what was a more or less “pure” sport and involving hundreds of anglers and thousands of fans in what was then often seen as a solitary sport, or one pursued with a friend or two, was a big pill to swallow.

The concept of fishing as a spectator sport was another dramatic shift—who wants to watch other anglers weigh in fish?

It turned out, a whole lot of us do.

I not only changed my opinion of B.A.S.S., I became a part of it, working as a senior writer for the company for several decades.

This weekend, hundreds of spectators will swarm down to Knoxville’s nicely designed waterfront park to see the 53 contenders in the 2023 Bassmaster Classic, fishing for a $300,000 first prize and the sponsorship deals that will come with being top rod in the traditional senior league of pro bassing, take off at dawn.

Gerald Swindle

Thousands will then show up in the afternoon at Knoxville Convention Center for the weigh-in.

Tens of thousands will watch the fishing play out on the Internet. Streaming videos will multiply the viewership into the millions in the next few months. And B.A.S.S. has a half-million dues-paying members worldwide.

What Ray visualized and the rest of us did not is that we want to learn how the best anglers fish—and tournament anglers are the best there is at what they do.

The arrival of the Internet has made it far more useful because fans are no longer relying on us scribes to deliver a word picture of how they fished weeks or months later—they can see exactly how the experts are catching them, sometimes immediately. We experience the joy of victory when that 5-pounder comes over the rail . . . and the agony of defeat when that 8-pounder shakes the lure.

And we can see exactly what they’re fishing, where they’re fishing and how they fish it. It’s not only a great instructional for all of us who love fishing, it’s a great sales tool for the many companies that sponsor the pro anglers. You can’t very well say you’re catching ‘em on Brand X when the camera clearly sees that you’re fishing with Brand Y.

Scott Martin

It all goes together to make great spectator events, and the stars of both the MLF REDCREST and the Bassmasters Classic have become our heroes, our instructors and our role models, at least when it comes to bass fishing.

The field varies this year from well-known names like Hank Cherry, Brandon Palaniuk, Scott Martin, Gerald Swindle, Brandon Lester and John Crews to complete newcomers who made the Classic by winning regional tournament circuits.

The great thing about the Classic is that, like the Men’s NCAA Division 1 Basketball Championships, everybody who makes the field has a shot at winning the big prize, in this case a life-changing $300,000 in cash plus multiple sponsorship deals that make it possible to stay afloat on the circuit for years and build a long-term reputation.

That’s not only great for them and their families, but also for all of the many of us who watch, and learn, and dream . . . .

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