Mobile Tree Stand Strategies for the Rut

Stacked OutdoorsGrand River, IA – Whitetail hunters are methodical. Trail cameras, intensive scouting and learning deer behavior and patterns are all part of the game. Hunters setup strategically placed stands and target the deer they have been scouting for months. Then the rut kicks into gear and everything shifts. Deer are suddenly scattered, chasing does and moving off their normal patterns. [Read more…]

Elite Extends Bowhunting Traditions: The Ritual 30

Elite Ritual 30Elite Ritual 30 SpecsWEST HENRIETTA, NY – Elite Archery announces the first of its 2019 hunting bow lineup: the Ritual 30. Reports from dealers and bow hunters dub it as “the most complete hunting bow ever developed.” Expanding the popular Ritual platform, the Ritual 30 boasts impressive specifications. The Ritual 30 features an axle-to-axle of 30.5″ and a brace height of 6.75″. Draw lengths are available in half-inch increments from 25.5″ to 30″. The Ritual 30 weighs just 4.1 pounds. True to the Ritual, the Ritual 30 achieves industry leading efficiency ratings. Combined, these specs deliver an IBO speed of 332 fps. [Read more…]

Firewood fast fact: Burn only certified, heat-treated wood

Don't Move FirewoodTemperatures around the state are dipping into the chillier numbers, with some regions seeing snow fly! If you’re planning to camp or enjoy a bonfire, when it comes to firewood, please wait until you get to your destination to buy firewood locally.

Aged or seasoned wood still can transport invasive species from one location to another. Just because the wood is dry doesn’t mean that bugs can’t crawl onto it. Only certified, heat-treated wood bearing the U.S. Department of Agriculture stamp is safe from pests and diseases. If you can’t find certified firewood – buy it where you burn it! This and other tips are available on the Firewood Awareness Month webpage.

Garmin Instinct GPS Watch

Garmin Instinct GPS WatchOLATHE, Kan. / Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced Instinct, a strong and durable GPS watch with built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support and wrist-based heart rate. In addition to key GPS data, ABC and heart rate sensors, Instinct includes built-in sports apps, smart connectivity and wellness data.

“We are thrilled to add Instinct to our adventure watch lineup, an approachable smartwatch that is rugged and reliable,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Instinct is perfect for those who spend their time outdoors and demand a device built tough to stand up in the elements.” [Read more…]

Gold Tip Offers Black Label Premium Arrows

Gold-Tip-LogoAMERICAN FORK, Utah – – Gold Tip, an industry leader in carbon arrows and bolts, announces a new Pro Shop exclusive premium hunting shaft—Black Label.

“The new Black Label line goes beyond straightness standards to exceed the consumer’s expectations,” explained Gold Tip product manager Jacob Thomason. “Every Black Label is laser-sorted at multiple points along the shaft to assure straightness along the full length—not just the middle.” [Read more…]

RMEF, SAF Oppose Yellowstone Grizzly Ruling

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationSportsmen’s Alliance FoundationMISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation disagree with a judge’s decision to vacate the delisting of the Greater Yellowstone grizzly population by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The ruling places the population back on the endangered species list. [Read more…]

RMEF Seeking Candidates for Regional Director Slot

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationAR, LA, OK Regional Director

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, (www.rmef.org) a non-profit wildlife habitat conservation organization seeks a performance motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills to engage and manage volunteer activities, event fundraising and major gift fundraising in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. BS/equivalent degree and 5 years of experience in business, marketing, and fundraising required. Volunteer management experience and a pro-hunting background are critical attributes. Extensive weekday and weekend travel required. Successful applicant will be required to live in Arkansas. Email cover letter and resume to jobs@rmef.org. Closes October 8th. RMEF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V [Read more…]

MYSTERY RANCH Adds Jeff Simpson to Ambassador Team

Jeff Simpson Mystery RanchBozeman, MT. – MYSTERY RANCH, an industry-leading backpack company, devoted to making mission-specific products is pleased to announce that whitetail deer enthusiast, Jeff Simpson has joined the MR Hunting Ambassador team.

Simpson is an industry veteran with roots in professional photography and marketing via his agency, 39 North LLC. Jeff resides in Kansas where his passion for whitetail deer fits the terrain well. He has worked alongside several other major companies and foundations in the hunting industry and certainly shares similar ideals as to that of MYSTERY RANCH. [Read more…]

Inside the Fall Issue of BHA’s Backcountry Journal

Backcountry Hunters & AnglersThe newest issue of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers’ magazine is available today

MISSOULA, Mont. – The latest edition of BHA’s quarterly publication, Backcountry Journal, is arriving in members’ and distributors’ mailboxes this week. The new issue is loaded with educational and experiential articles about backcountry adventure, the politics of public lands – including BHA’s new campaign to Vote Public Lands and Waters – and just plain fun stuff. From the bayous of Louisiana to the
Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness north of Yellowstone National Park, Backcountry Journal covers the continent. Here’s a taste of what’s inside: [Read more…]

Tree Stand Safety Tips for Hunters

Treestand SafetyMONTPELIER, Vt. – Tree stands get hunters out of sight and smell of wary deer, but they can also get hunters into trouble. Here are some tips from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to help stay safe and get the most out of your tree stand hunting experience: [Read more…]