Guided or DIY

Idaho DIY Hilleberg SouloI wrote an article a last month titled “Western Lottery Draw Planning” on how to set yourself up for the state’s lottery. Now that the draw game is winding down, it’s time to decide which route you’re going to take with your tag in hand! Will you hire an outfitter or take the hard route and plan yourself a D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) hunt? [Read more…]

Annual Florida NASP Tournament Set for Newberry

NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM - NASPThe 2015 National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament for Florida will be held in Newberry on February 28.

The tournament will be conducted in two formats: a live tournament competition that will take place at the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16th Ave., and a virtual tournament for schools whose students cannot travel. [Read more…]

Mountain House Educates Consumers: When Long Term Emergency Food Isn’t

rp_Mountain_House_Just_In_Case_Bucket_Classic__21821.1410912291.1280.1280.jpgAlbany, Ore. – February 16, 2015 – Mountain House, the best-selling brand of camping, backpacking, and emergency preparedness meals, released results today of a recent study designed to inform consumers how popular brands of emergency meals manage oxygen levels, a critical element in long term emergency food.  This information is increasingly important as consumers continue to move from tried-and-true #10 cans to flexible pouches. The study, conducted by Fres-co System USA, Inc., tested the oxygen levels found in Mountain House pouches as well as those of six other brands. [Read more…]

RMEF Grants Benefit 14 States in “Eastern” Elk Ranges

rp_RMEF-Copy.jpgMISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded almost half a million dollars in grants to 14 states in the East and Midwest that fund nearly three dozen habitat enhancement projects that will benefit not only elk, but numerous other species native to these states.

The grants, awarded in 2014, total $467,756 and directly affect about 31,000 combined acres in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. [Read more…]

Idaho Sportsmen Rally Against Transfer, Sale of Public Lands

backcountry-hunters-anglersHunters and anglers gather at Idaho Capitol to protest state-based efforts to take control of federal public lands located in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho – Sportsmen and -women from across Idaho are uniting on the steps of the Idaho Capitol this afternoon to protest efforts by members of the Idaho legislature to take control of federally managed public lands located within the state’s borders.

Efforts by the Idaho legislature to transfer to state ownership of up to 34 million acres of federal public lands mirror activities by state lawmakers in some other Western states. These efforts are being strongly opposed by American hunters and anglers, who rely on public lands for access to valuable fish and wildlife habitat and top-quality hunting and fishing. [Read more…]

Western Big Game Lottery Planning

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Much like any event you would like to do, you need to plan, plan, plan if you want the experience t very enjoyable. Some of these plans may be short-term 3-5 years, while others may be for 15-20 years especially when it comes to sheep, goat or moose.

Like the old saying goes, “You can’t win, if you don’t enter!” You must enter the drawings that you can afford, every year.

I would recommend these few points to note in your plans: [Read more…]

Under Armour Debuts the UA GORE-TEX Pro Series

Under Armour Debuts the UA GORE-TEX Pro Series

The UA GORE-TEX® Pro Series provides a warm, windproof and waterproof barrier by combining Under Armour’s Storm3 technology featuring GORE-TEX’s 3 Layer and Windstopper systems. Under Armour’s Storm3 material is soft and undetectable, and most importantly, 100% windproof and waterproof. Combine these superior apparel features with the game-changing Ridge Reaper Barren camo and you have a winning combination that keeps you wildly dry and undetected in the most extreme conditions.

 UA GORE-TEX® Pro Jacket
$499.99

Under Armour GORE-TEX Pro Series Jacket [Read more…]

Goat Tuff Offers Bio-synthetic Lubricant

Goat Tuff GT 100 Ionic Bond LubricantGoat Tuff Products, known for its glues, vanes and other innovative products for the archer/bowhunter proudly announces its newest product, GT 100™ Ionic Bond Lubricant.

This amazing liquid does it all. GT 100™ not only penetrates the material but provides a protective ionic bond that overcomes surface friction to reduce wear and increase performance on all moving parts. It also quiets and protects the parts while penetrating, removing and preventing rust. [Read more…]

Reebok and the makers of GORE-TEX reinvent the hot weather boot

Reebok KRIOS SeriesSt. Louis, MO – Warson Brands, manufacturers of quality military and tactical footwear and exclusive licensee for Reebok military and tactical boots, and W. L. Gore & Associates, inventor of GORE-TEX® fabric, recently announced a new line of waterproof military and tactical footwear for hot weather, the Reebok KRIOS Series.

Made in the U.S.A. and scheduled to hit stores in spring 2015, the new Reebok KRIOS is the only tactical boot that keeps feet cool and comfortable in hot environments and dry in wet conditions.

“This is a new GORE-TEX® footwear technology from Gore,” says Bill Candy, Product Manager at Gore. “GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Technology provides unrivaled breathability in hot weather and has been proven in lab tests to keep feet cool and comfortable in hot weather.” [Read more…]

First Lite Products are 25% Off

First LiteFirst Lite Merino Wool layers will keep you warm in cold weather, cool in warm weather, and after days of wearing these shirts, they still smell fresh and clean!

Don’t forget to check out First Lite’s new editions this year, like the Boundary Stormtight, Uncompahgre Puffy Jacket and North Branch PANT!

They have a VERY LIMITED number of these, folks, so hurry and get ‘em today!

First Lite Uncompahgre Puffy

Also, FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $199 in the US and no codes to enter!

Head to TrailTeka Gear & Archery for more quality gear!