EVA to Attend Muzzy Bowfishing Tournament

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (March 26, 2015) — Eva Shockey, one of the most influential women in hunting, is scheduled to attend this year’s Muzzy Classic bowfishing tournament, at Lake Guntersville, Ala., April 25 and 26. Shockey, a Muzzy shooter, will be on-hand to sign autographs and talk with attendees at the Friday night Meet & Greet as well as during the pre-festivities and send off on Saturday.

Eva is a classic modern hunting leader who fully understands hunting and conservation, with a genuine passion for the outdoors and the industry that supports it. Growing up with renowned hunter and television personality Jim Shockey as her father, Eva was brought into the woods and found herself in front of the camera at an early age. Adding her drive for adventure, Eva has become a distinguished hunter, outdoorswoman and TV personality in her own right, making a name for herself within the industry and with her ever-growing fan base around the world.

Recently, Eva graced the cover of Field & Stream magazine, only the second woman to be featured on the cover in the magazine’s 119-year history. Her predecessor was England’s Queen Elizabeth, photographed with her hunting dogs in 1976—12 years before Eva was born. Eva spends most of the year traveling the world, hunting and co-hosting “Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures” as well as representing the Outdoor Channel at various television and red-carpet events. As a Muzzy brand ambassador Eva shoots Muzzy in the field and in the water. This year she will be bowfishing with the new Addict and Alcatraz products.

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“Eva’s ability to balance hunting, travel and family into what she describes as the ‘best lifestyle in the world’ is inspirational to everyone that meets her,” said Rich Krause, FeraDyne Outdoors CEO. “It is such a pleasure to have her as part of the Muzzy family.”

You can join Eva and Muzzy at what will be the biggest Muzzy Classic ever. With a first place cash payout of $10,000, more waters to fish, up to four-person teams and a huge prize table, this tournament is slated to be one of the largest in the country.

Online registration is open and is highly encouraged. Starting position is given in order of registration. Online registration is open until 72 hours prior to the tournament. Onsite registration will be available the day of the tournament. A total of 78 teams competed last year, so pre-registration is important to securing a good starting position.

For information on the tournament, visitwww.muzzy.com to download the flier, rules and entry form; or email Mark Land atmark@feradyne.com. Registration entries also can be mailed to: Muzzy Outdoors, LLC, Attn: Muzzy Classic, 110 Beasley Rd. SW, Cartersville, GA 30120.

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Founded in 1984, Muzzy is the number-one name in fixed-blade broadheads, and it is a pioneer in the art of bowfishing. A division of Feradyne Outdoors, Muzzy is headquartered in Cartersville, GA. For more information on the full line of Muzzy’s fixed-blade broadheads and state-of-the-art bowfishing equipment, contact Muzzy Outdoors, LLC, 110 Beasley Rd., Cartersville, GA 30120; call (770) 387-9300; or visit www.muzzy.com.

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Wood Bison Return to Alaska

Tucson, AZ – Joseph Hosmer, President Safari Club International (SCI) Foundation announced that Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) will soon release 100 wood bison into the wild to culminate a 20 year reintroduction process.

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SCI Foundation has funded this effort for the past 10 years and is part of the Wood Bison Restoration Advisory Group. Through its contributions of $150,000 dollars it has facilitated the maintenance of the bison holding facility as well as the care of the bison while in captivity.

“Our donations assisted with bringing bison from Alberta to Alaska, helped with expanding and outfitting the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC), and helped move bison to the release site,” SCI Foundation President Joe Hosmer said. “We also assisted from our Washington DC Office, working with the federal government on the details of this restoration effort since it involves an endangered species. The regulatory processes necessary to move this rare species into the United States was complex, and there was a time when we thought it would never happen. That’s why this day is so special for us.”

Reintroduction is no small task. These massive animals were transported from their captive facility at the AWCC by cargo plane to the Innoko River refuge. The animals are currently in a holding facility at the release site to allow them to get comfortable with their new habitat before the official reintroduction.

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The initial release will be gradual, as the wood bison will be carefully monitored by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. They will support the herd as they acclimate to a wild environment and research the effects of the reintroduction. The plan is to add bison to the herd until 2017 to ensure long-term population survival.
“Reestablishing the Alaska herd will not only benefit other species, it will eventually become a resource of Alaska to manage sustainably for the benefit of the people. SCI Foundation prides itself on being First for Wildlife. We are immensely proud to be involved in this monumental effort and to see wood bison released back in to their native habitat,” Hosmer said.
Safari Club International Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education. Any contribution may tax deductible under Internal Revenue Code section 170(c) as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law. Tax deductible amount of gift is reduced by the “Fair market Value” of any goods, services, or advantages that a sponsor receives for the donation.

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Deer Summit Anounces Key Notes

Alt, Mahoney, Rinella Headline 2015 North American Deer Summit
Experts on Deer, Deer Hunting and Deer Conservation to bolster
National Deer Alliance’s North American Deer Summit

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NEWARK, New York – Award-winning author/TV host Steven Rinella, international conservationist Shane Mahoney, and wildlife biologist Gary Alt headline a robust lineup of speakers for the National Deer Alliance’s 2015 North American Deer Summit in Louisville, Kentucky, May 6-8.

The Summit will be held at the Galt House in downtown Louisville. It features three days of expert speakers, interactive sessions, and panel discussions featuring the nation’s top experts on deer, deer hunting and deer conservation.

The NDA and its partners are proud of the Summit’s speakers and program, and look forward to improving our nation’s deer conservation efforts in the years ahead. Summit attendees are encouraged to actively contribute throughout the sessions to develop solutions to the varied threats facing deer populations nationwide.

Craig Dougherty, executive director of the NDA; Greg Johnson, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife; and Jay McAninch, CEO/president of the Archery Trade Association, will kick off the Summit on May 6. Brian Murphy, CEO of the Quality Deer Management Association; and Kip Adams, the QDMA’s director of education and outreach, will recap the inaugural Summit in 2014, and discuss the state of today’s white-tailed deer.

The first day also features Jim Heffelfinger, a biologist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, who will discuss the nation’s mule deer population. Mahoney, an internationally acclaimed conservationist, will be the featured dinner speaker to close the first day.

The Summit’s second day begins with presentations by key NDA partners, the Mule Deer Foundation and Whitetails Unlimited. Miles Moretti will represent the MDF and Jeff Schinkten the WU.

Among the most pressing threats to deer and deer hunting are disease, predation and declining license sales. The experts addressing these concerns are Dr. John Fischer, director of the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study; Dr. Mike Chamberlain, a University of Georgia carnivore researcher; Ron Reagan, executive director of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies; and John Frampton, CEO/president of the Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports. Rinella, acclaimed author of “American Buffalo” and host of “MeatEater” on The Sportsman Channel television network, will conclude Day 2 as the featured dinner speaker.

Dr. Alt, who was Pennsylvania’s lead black-bear researcher and later its chief deer biologist, will address the Summit on its third and final morning.

The North American Deer Summit brings together hunters, hunting-industry leaders, state/federal wildlife agencies, national deer conservation organizations, and outdoor media members to collaborate on behalf of deer, deer hunters and our hunting heritage. The first North American Deer Summit was held in March 2014 at Branson, Missouri. That inaugural Summit identified a clear need for a follow-up event in 2015 to begin addressing conservation concerns about whitetails. For more information and registration instructions, visit http://www.qdma.com/deersummit.

About the National Deer Alliance:
The NDA is dedicated to uniting deer hunters, managers and enthusiasts like never before, and harnessing their combined power to benefit deer and deer hunting. NDA’s goal is to become the unified voice of deer hunters and guardian of North America’s wild deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. NDA fuels passions for deer hunting and conservation through networking, fellowship and education. For more information visit www.nationaldeeralliance.com.

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Mossy Oak Promotes Two from Within

WEST POINT, MS – Mossy Oak is pleased to announce the promotions of Dustin Whitacre and Laura Beth McConahie within the marketing department.

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Whitacre has been with Mossy Oak for 15 years and with the marketing team for nine years. He has rapidly ascended to a position of industry leadership when it comes to literally all consumer media platforms.

“It gives me great pride to promote Dustin to the position of Director of Marketing,” said Ben Maki, Sr. Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. “In his new role Dustin will maintain our constant focus on the consumer, but will add sales support and licensee partner marketing to his responsibilities.”

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McConahie has been with Mossy Oak for the past four years and is being promoted to the position of Associate Creative Design Manager. In her new role, McConahie will continue to oversee the design of enterprise websites and social media posts and promotions, but will now be expanding her work to include larger projects that will bring huge value to Mossy Oak and its partners.

“It’s a blessing to have such a talented and driven team in place allowing us to promote from within,” said Maki. “Over the years, the marketing team has stepped up responsibilities with little increase in staff. That’s a testament to their efficiency, knowledge and passion for the outdoors.”

For more information on Mossy Oak, visitwww.mossyoak.com.

Haas Outdoors Inc. is headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of Mossy Oak (www.mossyoak.com). Mossy Oak specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoorsmen. Mossy Oak patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the outdoor industry leader in modern camouflage design, international licensing and marketing. Haas Outdoors Inc. markets its services and products under widely recognized brands including: Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Mossy Oak Productions, MOOSE Media, Nativ Nurseries, GameKeepers and Mossy Oak Properties.

IT’S NOT A PASSION.  IT’S AN OBSESSION.

   

       

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It’s a New Day

How does your average, everyday mom go from teaching college level critical-thinking classes to teaching firearms classes?

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Beth Alcazar, USCCA writer, instructor, and author of the “Pacifiers & Peacemakers” column, will share her compelling story at the upcoming USCCA Concealed Carry Expo,May 8-10, 2015. This first-ever event, located atthe Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, Wis., plans to bring together all aspects of the concealed-carry industry, including the fast-growing women’s segment.

“The firearms industry is no longer just a ‘boy’s club,’” Beth states. “And moms with guns are becoming the new norm, with women accounting for 37 percent of new shooting participants.”
Appropriate for the Mother’s-Day-weekend event, and in complete opposition to the anti-gun groups that degrade and demean women, Alcazar plans to share a presentation titled, “Concealed Carry for Moms: Breaking the Mold.” Accompanied by statistics, trends and real-world examples, she’ll share what spurs her passion to pursue the concealed-carry lifestyle and be a responsibly armed woman… and why other moms can – and should – follow the same course. Alcazar will also be teaching a WI Concealed Carry Permit Course at the expo FREE to mothers on Mother’s Day.

“Too many women are frightened and upset; they’ve turned away from guns because of horrific crimes and accidents,” Beth states. “But to help prevent these atrocities, and to better protect our families, moms should be encouraged to exercise their Constitutional rights to self-defense and should support safe firearms ownership. After all, as mothers, we spend a lot of time with our children. And, essentially, we are also their caretakers, disciplinarians, teachers, and first responders.”

Beth, her husband, and their three children reside in Birmingham, Ala., where Beth has given up the traditional classroom in order to lead classes that are designed to address the specific needs women have regarding safe and responsible firearms use, concealed carry, storage, and training. She would love nothing more than to see women put aside their fears and doubts and confidently pick up firearms.

“Ultimately, my story is every mom’s story,” Beth explains. “I am not a survivor. I am not a hero. I am not a victim. And I am not an expert. I am a mom. I love my family dearly. And I want other moms to know that they, too, can live safely with children… and with firearms.”

To learn more about the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, visit www.concealedcarryexpo.com.
About the USCCA:

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is the first and largest, member-owned association designed to educate, train, and insure responsibly armed Americans. USCCA members receive access to a wealth of industry information and insurance protection through its Self-Defense SHIELD program. The USCCA also provides expert advice, product information, and the latest news centered around the concealed carry lifestyle via email, social media, Concealed Carry Magazine, and their nationally syndicated radio program Armed American Radio.

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White Water Fillet Knife

New Browning White Water Fillet Knife for 2015

When the hunting or fishing trip is over, the new Browning White Water Fillet Knife is ready to go to work. The White Water Fillet Knife features a 7 ¼” long fixed blade made of 420 J2 bright stainless steel.

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The gold-colored injection molded polymer grip is easy to clean. Soft, contrasting textured black grip inserts ensure a stable hold on the knife even with slippery hands. The White Water Fillet Knife comes with a nylon lanyard and hard polymer protective sheath with Buckmark cut-out.
Suggested Retail $17.00

For more information on new Browning knives for 2015, please visit www.browning.com.

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