April 17, 2013
The Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), WebEye Group and G2 Adventure Entertainment are proud to introduce the Hunting Film Tour (HFT). The HFT is a traveling film festival that will allow outdoor enthusiasts of all ages to enjoy exciting, story-driven content from hunting adventures around the globe, all of which will be shown on the big screen in crisp high definition.
Focused on highlighting conservation-minded athletes and adventures that share a remarkable outdoor story; the HFT includes films that capture the hunt using professional-grade cinematography, editing and music compilations. The movies include archery, muzzleloader and rifle hunts for both big game and waterfowl, filmed against stunning and remote natural backdrops.
The hunting industry has long been dominated by 30-minute segments found only on TV or the web and is ready for a Premier Movie Event. The HFT is made up of 8-10 festival segments submitted by top outdoor filmmakers, that will be shown in theaters across the US and Canada. More than 25 tour stops are scheduled for 2013, making it one of the largest cinematic events of its kind.
“Given the excitement surrounding the Hunting Film Tour and industry acceptance it has the potential to outpace year one expectations. We already have plans formulated to capture exponential growth in 2014. The Event is a night out complete with great films, and great swag from our supporting industry partners.”, said Gary Gillett, owner of G2 Adventure Entertainment.
The F3T has signed on to be the tour company for this endeavour, this industry leading team possesses expertise in producing and touring world-class adventure film events and will fill a large void in the hunting entertainment industry.
“We have spend the last 5 years creating the premier audience Event complete with live Master of Ceremonies, Great give-aways and all the pieces for one heck of and event.” said Chris Keig, co-owner of the F3T.
Per the request to expand current tour markets, Gillett continued, “The Tour consists of evening with the HFT but also using trusted partners to expose North America to this Film. The IP program allows local fans and conservation groups to partner with us and host their own showings of the HFT, it’s a film tour in a box with all the elements needed from swag to custom posters. ”
For a tour schedule, film trailers, tickets, photos, or info on hosting your own show visit huntingfilmtour.com.
The Hunting Film Tour is a product of G2 Adventure Entertainment: Sponsors: Sitka Gear, YETI Coolers, Vortex Optics, Kenetrex Boots, Costa and Hunter Vids.
G3 Adventure Entertainment is run by Gary Gillett in Alberta, Canada.
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April 1, 2013
Lights, camera…action! Getting a great photo when enjoying the outdoors while fishing, hunting, or hiking isn’t just icing on the cake, a great photo is something we share with family and friends. It engages our memory of a special day for years to come—sometimes a lifetime.
Think about that favorite photo you have: the sunrise that glistens on the water as you head out for a day of fishing with your dad, or the vista with snow-capped peaks at the end of a perfect hike. Maybe it is the biggest bass of the week or your first elk, ever.
The right photo is a prized possession on your desk at work or becomes your cover photo or profile pic on Facebook. Great photos have stories behind them, and through their stories they keep the outdoor moment alive.
Meet Megan Johnson, a photographer from Idaho and an all-around outdoors girl. She captured the amazing shot show above with her compound bow and her Canon 5D Mark II camera on a tripod with a 10-second timer.
“It took about ten tries to get the focus and framing just right,” shared Megan, who has been shooting professional photos for about three years. “But I had an idea in my head of the shot. Getting the focus and perspective I envisioned was the biggest challenge.” Megan believes the right photo can give a moment justice, whether that moment is time at the range for archery practice or with game or fish afield. “All the hard work for a few seconds, having quality photos or video is the only way to memorialize the experience.”
Fellow professional photographer Randy Hoepner of Minnesota is also skilled at getting just the right shot outdoors. “I find as most people are leaving due to losing light or bad weather, I’m heading outdoors for the shot.” Randy dons his hunting gear—not just camo but rattling antlers and scent control—with camera. “I love getting out there and having the chance to maybe see something,” shared Randy. “Probably three-quarters of the time you don’t. And it is fleeting when you do. But I love to capture the shot.”
Randy’s passion comes full circle in a few of his wildlife photos shown here and on his website: the Elk in a snowstorm at Yellowstone National Park, the Trumpeter Swan on a -14 degrees Fahrenheit morning, and other stunning outdoor images (see more at www.randyhoepner.wix.com/randyhoepner).
Megan and Randy have a few pointers for those of us that want to improve our outdoor photos.
- Avoid harsh, bright sunlight. Try early morning or just before dusk for softer, warmer light.
- If it can’t be helped to take the shot in the middle of the day during bright sun, use shade if at all possible and add flash or reflective light on the face.
- Get low—down at the same angle—on the water or down on the ground. Or try unique angles. Place the shot looking through or around something—a branch or a leaf—for depth and perspective.
- Be ready. When the shot is there you have to take it quickly. Have your camera with you. If all else fails, use the camera on your phone.
- Weather elements—especially snow—can magnify the artistry of your shot.
The biggest key is being there, having the right equipment with you and taking a moment to prepare.
“Spend three minutes rather than thirty seconds and you will see a big difference in your outdoor photography,” shared Randy. “Even spending a little more time organizing or planning your shot with your cell phone camera is better than nothing. Be mindful of what is in the background. Move it or adjust your angle. And when taking shots with dead animals, be sure to wipe away any blood and put the tongue back in. You won’t be happy with anything else later on.”
When it comes to gear, Randy and Megan both believe the camera’s lens makes all the difference.
“Buy the most expensive lens that you can afford,” advised Randy. His lens runs about $1,500-1,600 price range. There are some good ones for $300 to $400. Of course, you could drop several thousand dollars, too.
Most importantly, take a little time and plan your shots carefully. We can’t all be professional photographers, but we can take better outdoor photos, ones we will treasure for a lifetime and enjoy sharing. Let’s see if you don’t start seeing a few more Facebook likes from your family and friends for the photos you post with these great photography tips. And speaking of likes, how about a few for Megan and Randy’s art.
K.J. Houtman is author of the award-winning Fish On Kids Books series, chapter books for 8-12 year olds with adventures based around fishing, camping, and hunting. Her work is available at Amazon and local bookstores. Find out more at fishonkidsbooks.com.
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March 13, 2013
The Harlem Shake phenomenon has swept the internet in recent weeks, although those in the know say–or hope–that the viral craze is starting to wind down. For a time, Harlem Shake videos were giving “cute cats doing silly things” a serious bid for the internet throne as everybody and their grandmother made their own rendition. Using a 2012 track of the same name by Baauer, the usual procedure begins with one person dancing while a group of people idle nearby. At the drop of the bass everyone in the video begins a convulsive dance, usually involving costumes and props.
Needless to say, this is the internet and the videos quickly became an infectious meme. Who better than the folks over at Duck Commander/Buck Commander and the cast of Duck Dynasty to bring their own unique spin to it? The video features pro golfer Bubba Watson.
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March 10, 2013
The Professional Outdoor Media Association’s (POMA) 2013 Pinnacle Awardhonorees were announced by Tim Anderson, public relations director and pro staff manager of Mossy Oak, at POMA’s Annual Business Conference in Columbia, S.C. on Friday, March 8. Mossy Oak has been the presenting partner of the Pinnacle Awards since the program’s inception.
The Pinnacle Awards honor journalists for remarkable achievement in traditional outdoor sports-focused communications, including writing, photography/illustration/art, broadcasting as well as content focused on wildlife conservation.
“When Mossy Oak started on a hope, a dream and a lot of hard work 27 years ago, our first efforts at marketing and public relations were made through the members of the outdoor press,” statedToxey Haas, founder and CEO of Mossy Oak. “They are the men and women who took the photos, shared our stories, and spread our obsession and passion for the outdoor lifestyle. Their words and pictures helped communicate our story better than we could have alone. They helped make our brand what it has become.”
“POMA is such a key part of everything we do and everything we are, sponsoring the Pinnacle Awards is just a natural for us,” Anderson added. “We’re very proud to be a part of the POMA Pinnacle Awards.”
2013 POMA PINNACLE AWARD WINNERS
Outstanding Achievement - Bob Humphrey, “The ‘Other’ Hunters,” Petersen’s Bowhunting; Ron Spomer, “Wild Heritage – Political Attacks,” Sporting ClassicsMagazine:
Winner - Ron Spomer, “Sometimes It’s Quick But It’s Always Steep,” American Hunter
Outstanding Achievement - Ron Spomer, “Big Bears of Kamchatka,” Sports Afield; Zeke Pipher, “Zero Regret Bowhunting,” Petersen’s Bowhunting
Winner - Brenda Valentine, “Outdoor Legend’s Tour Diary – Day 10,” NWTF Website – BlogOutstanding Achievement - Harry Guyer, “Rags,” Bedford Gazette; Dan Small, “High-Tech Help for Great Lakes Salmon,” Wisconsin Outdoor News
Winner - Tammy Sapp, “Hunter Safety Education Videos,” Hunter-ed.com and available as a menu-driven DVD
Outstanding Achievement - James Towle, “The Pirates of Texas Carbine Championship,”Pursuit Channel/Dish and Direct TV
Winner - Zeke Pipher, “Man on the Run,” Howard Books (Simon and Schuster)
Outstanding Achievement - J Wayne Fears, “Isaac – Trek to Kings Mountain,” Amazon/ Kindle
Mossy Oak, one of just six POMA Diamond Cornerstone members, joined forces with POMA to promote excellence in communications at all levels and encourage members of the media to set the bar high – knowing the importance to the industry of a professional and dedicated media corps.
“The fact that Mossy Oak is willing to make such a generous investment in POMA and the future of outdoor media speaks volumes about the kind of company it is,” stated Tammy Sapp, POMA’s president. “Mossy Oak is there for us, from supporting members’ professional development to sponsoring a program to recognize journalistic excellence.”
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February 5, 2013
Bowjax partners with Maxima Media for all marketing and media communications
Maxima Media, the outdoor industry’s most influential full-service agency, and creators of the Hyper-Communication Network mastering today’s social and digital media solutions is pleased to announce its selection by Bowjax, Inc.
“We are both eager and excited to partner with Bowjax as well as look forward to take their brand to a new level,” said Collin Cottrell, President of Maxima Media. “They are a great company with an assortment of quality products – it is now our duty to help boost their awareness in both online and offline media channels.”
“We greatly look forward to working with Maxima Media,” stated Bowjax Principal, Becky Wright. “I foresee a lasting partnership with both Brandon and Collin in that is sure to help amplify our awareness, aggressively continue building our brand, and spotlight our diverse product line of vibration and noise dampening products to outdoor enthusiasts.”
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January 14, 2013
I doubt the Kentucky Derby has brought more enthusiasm to Louisville than the 2013 ATA Show. Just driving through the Kentucky Expo Center parking lot made one realize the passion that is woven into this industry. The personalized license plates, back window decals and trailer logos announce to the world that the attendees are extremely proud to share in an experience called – bowhunting
This year’s show was jammed packed with new and innovative products. As a bowhunter, I appreciated the culmination of dreams, ideas and hard work displayed by each exhibitor.
With thousands of items to choose from, it was difficult to pick our favorite ten. After sorting through the brand new and some not-so-new products, here are a few of our favorite bowhunting items from this years show.
1. 2013 G5 Prime – Defy
In introducing the all-new Defy, G5 Prime once again distinguishes itself as a leader in archery innovation. With its PCX Parallel Cam technology, Ultra-Fit Grip, I-Guide Flex cable guard and 8190 BYC Strings, this bow is a recipe for accuracy.
Built on the solid 7000 series aluminum riser with extra wide limbs, there is no question as to the stability of this platform. With its extremely smooth draw cycle, definite valley and solid wall, the Defy ranks at the top for shootability.
Not only is Prime committed to quality, they are also committed to their customers. Every Prime bow purchased through an authorized dealer comes with a lifetime warranty – if that isn’t enough – a Prime original owner is also eligible for a free set of strings and cables every two years for the life of the bow.
(For over a decade I have been a loyal patron of another leading bow manufacturer, but I’ll have to admit – the G5 Prime Defy has me looking over the fence.)
- IBO Speed: 330 FPS
- Axle To Axle: 31″
- Brace Height: 7.25
- Draw Length: 26” – 30”
- Pounds: 50, 60, 70
- Weight: 4.1 lbs.
- Let-Off: 80%
For more information visit G5 Prime
2. Wicked Tree Gear – Wicked Tough Pole Saw
The Wicked Tough Pole Saw is in a class of its own. Built on the same principle as the popular Wicked Tough Hand Saw the Wicked Tough Pole Saw definitely lives up to its name – wicked tough.
The 11-inch curved carbon steel blade is designed to cut smooth and fast. A hardened steel ‘fail-safe’ design eliminates blade lock failure, keeping the Wicked Tough Pole Saw blade securely locked during use.
When folded, the saw blade integrates nicely into the rugged aluminum head. There are no exposed edges to tear clothing or your favorite hunting pack.
The head of the saw is made from rugged aluminum and folds neatly while transporting. The Zero Stop Hinge provides a stable cutting platform and does away with slop or movement in the pole saw head.
The handle assembly is of a tubular telescoping design, which allows the saw to stay rigid when extended; yet collapse and become compact when not in use.
Once again, Wicked Tree Gear has proven to be at the forefront of innovative bowhunting products.
Available in both 6-ft and 12-ft models.
- Open length: 6-ft.
- Closed length: 19 in.
- Weight: 2.8 lbs
- Open length: 12-ft.
- Closed length: 32 in.
- Weight: 3.9 lbs.
For more information visit Wicked Tree Gear
3. Top Secret Deer Scents
One look at a bottle of Top Secret Deer Scents and you will notice something’s different. Instead of the usual dark brown color associated with bottled deer urine, Top Secret is transparent yellow. Why – because without oxygen Top Secret’s urine stays ammonia free.
Top Secret is collected without oxygen from the time the deer urinates, through collection, bottling and continues to be oxygen free while sitting on the shelf of your favorite retailer.
Don Bell, the original founder of Code Blue Deer Scents, has once again established the next generation of top quality scent.
In addition to this proprietary collection process, Don has also introduced a Scent Saver System.
This system is designed to go with you hunting and enables you to remove oxygen between usages. The Scent Saver System permits you to start with oxygen free urine and keep it oxygen free. This feature allows for a perpetual shelf life and scent that is as fresh as the day it was bottled.
Top Secrets premier offering is their “Reserve” Doe Estrous, available in a 26 fl. oz. bottle. With only 12,000 bottles collected for 12 million deer hunters, means only 1/10 of 1% of hunters in the 2013 season will be able to get a bottle to hunt with.
For more information on products and how to become a member of the “1/10 of 1% Club” visit Top Secret Deer Scents
4. Watson Airlock Bottomless 26 Bowhunters Roller Bag
Bowhunters understand the necessity of proper scent control and Watson Airlock has designed a storage bag to meet that demand. Built exclusively with the bowhunter in mind, the Watson Airlock Bottomless 26 Bowhunters Roller Bag has you covered.
Watson Airlock bags are constructed from premium Barrier nylon and polyester fabrics treated with BACK2BACK coatings. These fabrics and coatings provide odor protection along with water and abrasion resistance.
Along with providing ample room in its main compartment, the Watson Airlock Bottomless 26 also features a large bottom compartment for boots/gear, fold-out changing mat, and rugged in-line wheels and handle system.
After you have packed your gear in the main compartment, the Watson Airlock bags are secured with a zippered roll top, providing compression and a tight seal.
The Watson Airlock Bottomless 26 Bowhunters Roller Bag is the perfect travel and storage bag for the discerning bowhunter.
For more information visit Watson Air Lock
5. Covert Special Ops “Code Black”
Named after highly trained military units known for their “hit and run” tactics, the Special Ops “Code Black” wireless MMS camera from Covert Scouting Cameras was intended to be like its namesake – unconventional.
With its ability to silently monitor your favorite hunting area and send photos directly to your cell phone or email, the Special Ops “Code Black” camera has earned a place in the ranks of the elite.
The 2013 Special Ops “Code Black” camera features added MMS capability, 12 MP photos, 60 black LED’s, 60-foot flash range and 32GB SD Card capacity.
A brand new feature for the 2013 “Code Black” camera is the ability to remotely communicate with the camera via text message. If you want to add a phone number, add an email address, set to picture or video mode, acquire a photo, or turn the MMS on or off, simply text message the camera a proper code and it’s done – great technology for the bowhunter who wants to keep his or her hunting area undisturbed.
With its primary objective being infiltration, the Special Ops “Code Black” can claim – mission accomplished.
For more information visit Covert Scouting Cameras
6. Rocky Broadhead Bowhunting Apparel
Rocky Brands launches a new collection of their Broadhead gear for 2013. Rocky’s Broadhead gear offers bowhunters the ultimate in agility and protection by combining the latest technologies with extremely quiet, flexible material.
The new line of apparel includes a convertible jacket/vest, two shirts, pants, gloves and a cap, all available in Realtree Xtra with olive accents.
The Broadhead jacket and pants are made from Silent Hunter Suede with VapourFlex. This high performance material is some of the quietest in the industry. Both the jacket and pants are articulated, breathable and waterproof. These garments also include Rocky’s Scent IQ and Climate IQ technology.
The Broadhead shirts are made from moisture-wicking, four-way stretch performance fabric and feature an athletic cut for proper fit. Both shirts in the Broadhead line include Rocky’s Climate IQ and Scent IQ control. The Broadhead shirts are available in both crew neck and hooded styles.
With dozens of clothing manufactures to choose from, we chose Rocky Broadhead based upon its functionality and extremely quite material. You’ll be hard pressed to find bowhunting clothing as quiet as this.
For more information visit Rocky Boots
7. Hunters Safety System – Elite Vest Safety Harness
Hunters Safety System has always been at the forefront of safety harness innovation. In introducing the Elite Vest they have raised the bar once again.
The Elite Vest Safety Harness combines the fit of a high-performance vest with the function of a safety harness. The Elite’s design eliminates the bulk and lack of comfort associated with most safety harnesses.
With an outer shell made from brushed micro-tricot, the vest is deadly quiet, weather resistant, and provides just the right amount of warmth when the temperatures drop. The shoulders feature a unique silicone print that keeps backpacks or straps from slipping while walking in the field; a great asset when packing in your treestand.
The exclusive Six-Plus-Two pocket design features two large bellows pockets with magnetic closures, two divider pockets to keep gear separated and quiet, and two quick-access pockets provide instant access to items like cell phones or mouth calls.
The unique “plus-two” zippered pockets in the upper portion of the vest, house removable binocular/accessory straps, or they can serve as another set of easy-access security pockets.
With numerous features and weighing less than 3 lbs., the Elite Vest design provides the bowhunter the best of all worlds – comfort and security.
For more information visit Hunters Safety System
8. Stic-n-pic Tree Mount Screw-In
Stic-n-pic featured their new Tree Mount Screw-In trail camera mount at the 2013 ATA Show. The same strength and flexibility found in their trail camera stand is now in a screw in tree mount.
The Tree Mount Screw-In allows you to quietly and efficiently mount your trail camera exactly where you want it. If you can’t find a flat surface to mount your camera – no problem. The mount’s rotating head gives you the ability to adjust your camera for proper tilt and the rotating Add-a-Cam allows you to swivel the camera 360 degrees in any direction.
The Tree Mount Screw-In also permits you to mount an additional camera. It’s as simple as adding an additional Add-a-Cam. This feature allows to monitor your favorite spot with more than one scouting camera.
The Tree Mount Screw-In mount makes it possible to properly mount your camera every time. No more hassle caused by crooked trees or uneven surfaces.
For more information visit Stic-n-Pic
9. Tree Stand Buddy – Quick Attach Slide Mount System
Using its “bracket and receiver” concept, the Tree Stand Buddy is a two-part system designed to take the challenge out of hanging and protecting your treestand. For those bowhunters using hang-on treestands, the Tree Stand Buddy slide-mount system is the fastest, easiest and safest way to hang your stand.
The Tree Stand Buddy bracket attaches to any single or double post hang-on stand, creating a rock-solid, no-squeak connection. The receiver is mounted to the tree by ratchet straps or lag-bolts. This unique system allows you to mount or remove your treestand quickly and quietly by sliding the bracket on or off the receiver.
If you have multiple stand locations, simply mount a receiver at those locations and you can use the same treestand for each. Not only does the Tree Stand Buddy System protect your stands from theft, but saves you the added expense of buying multiple stands.
For more information visit Tree Stand Buddy
10. Real Avid – Multi-Cutter
Without a doubt, Real Avid thinks outside the box.
Introducing the Multi-Cutter – Multi-Function Cutting Tool, Real Avid has once again brought innovation into the hands of the bowhunter. The Multi-Cutter is more than a heavy-duty set of shears. It’s a whole new multi-function cutting tool, with incredible capabilities.
Name it and the Multi-Cutter can cut it, snip it, slice it, saw it and bore into it. In addition to the stainless steel cutting shears, the Multi-Cutter includes a limb saw, claw point knife, drop point knife, tree-step starter, a universal choke tube wrench and a pin punch.
This handy tool is jam packed with functionality. Unlike most bulky cutters, the Multi-Cutter conveniently folds and fits into a nylon sheath.
Saw a branch, clean out a shooting lane or brush in a ground blind – the Multi-Cutter can help you do it all.
For more information visit Real Avid
On the last day of the ATA Trade Show we stayed to help some friends tear down their booth. As we packed the shipping containers, I noticed a small piece of cardboard with a crude sketch – it brought a smile – as I realized next years ATA Show has already begun.
We are already looking forward to what great bowhunting products that crude sketches develops into by next year.
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January 10, 2013
The number of outdoorsmen using airguns to hunt with is on the rise and Steve Criner is among those ranks as American Airgunner’s hunting correspondent for its 2013 season. Criner is a hunting personality, best known for his success as a predator hunter, who has owned and used airguns since childhood for both recreation and hunting.
Criner and Executive Producer of American Airgunner, Justin Biddle, have been talking for a couple of months about the various air rifle and quarry possibilities for 2013. “Criner has already been in the field with a big bore air rifle.” said Biddle. “What I can say for sure is that coyote is on the slate for 2013 and we’re planning for something a little larger, you’ll just have to tune in for that one.”
Steve Criner is no stranger to hunting. He is the 2010 World Champion Predator Caller, served as a pro staffer for Hunters Specialties® for a number of years, and is now the creator of Dog Soldier, a brand aimed at empowering predator hunters to pursue their passion. “I’ve always been a hunter. I love predator hunting and I’ve done some hunting with airguns, mostly on my own time.” said Criner, “Working with the guys at American Airgunner just makes me an official airgun hunter and I’m excited to show our viewers what can be done with today’s airguns.”
“I can’t wait to see our host, Rossi Morreale, and Steve Criner on screen together. With Steve’s expertise and Rossi’s energy, American Airgunner viewers are going to be unknowingly educated while being entertained.” said Mike Hart, owner of 5 Star Productions and director of American Airgunner.
New episodes of American Airgunner 2013 will begin in July and will take viewers across the country for a look at different shooting disciplines including air rifle competition, recreational shooting, friendly challenges, airgun hunting, and product reviews as well as tech tips and discussions about current technologies that power today’s airguns.
American Airgunner began airing in 2008 and its 2012 season is currently re-airing on the Pursuit Channel via DISH Network channel 240, DIRECTV channel 604, and select cable networks. Check local listings for air times and follow American Airgunner on Facebook, YouTube, and at AmericanAirgunner.com.
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January 8, 2013
You don’t have to be an artist to appreciate the talent that goes into every stroke of the brush used to create the elegant works showcased at the 2013 Dallas Safari Club convention and expo.
The event was held in Dallas Jan. 3-6, attracting artists—and art buyers—from around the world. Here’s a tiny sample of what they, along with more than 40,000 hunters who also attended the show, enjoyed.
For more information about Dallas Safari Club, visit www.biggame.org.
Tlou Ledimo by John Banovich. Medium: Oil on Belgium linen. Price: $5,800. Website: www.johnbanovich.com
Sable Antelope by Ezra Tucker. Medium: Acrylic on board. Price: $10,000. Website: www.ezratucker.com
Chaos by Jan Martin McGuire. Medium: Acrylic on canvas. Price: $68,000. Website: www.janmartinmcguire.com
Real and Imagined by Margaret Gradwell. Medium: Acrylic. Price: $15,000. Website: www.callofafrica.com
The Apprenticeship by David Langmead. Medium: Original oil. Price: $45,000. Website: www.callofafrica.com
Intense Encounter by James Gary Hines II. Medium: Digital archival ink photograph. Price: $795. Website: www.jamesgaryhines.com
Heart of a Lioness by Sherry Steele, DSC Artist of the Year 2013. Medium: Giclee. Price: $550. Website: www.sherrysteele.net
Hogwash by James Stroud. Medium: Oil on board. Price: $13,500. Website: www.callofafrica.com
Standing Guard by Peter Stewart. Medium: Oil. Price: $10,500. Website: www.callofafrica.com
Final Moments by John Seerey-Lester. Medium: Oil on canvas. Price: $46,000. Website: www.callofafrica.com
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November 28, 2012
Whether you believe the wolf to be a saint or a sinner, you won’t want to miss December/January issue of North American Hunter. The focus of this issue is on wolf hunting – the history of it, how we got here and, as hunters, what it means to us (besides the ability to fill a tag). But let us not forget that it’s still whitetail season, and the editors of North American Hunter have you covered with articles on blood-trailing deer and the “curse” of scouting cam deer pics. North American Hunter is a member-exclusive magazine of the North American Hunting Club, the premier community for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.
“There are two discordant camps regarding wolves in the North, largely a clash between the rural reality of living in close proximity to wolves, and the ideals of urbanites who’ve never seen a wolf – but believe they must be protected at all costs, ” said Gordy Krahn, Editor-in-Chief of North American Hunter. “We did thorough research on wolves and wolf hunting. We asked the most recognizable experts available today, including well-known wolf biologist Dr. David Mech, in order to provide our readers the best science-based facts on wolf hunting available today.”
Articles in this month’s issue include: “Blood-Trailing Case Studies” by Bill Winke; Luke Hartle shares with us how getting a big buck on a scout cam can be a blessing, or heartache, in “Worth a Thousand Words,” and for you waterfowlers, check out “Tumble Your Tundra Swan” by Mike Marsh. Lastly, visit Jeff Foxworthy’s column, “Parting Shots” with his experience on “Those Special Deer.” A great read for families to take in together.
And don’t miss the HuntingClub.com “Online Exclusives,” which in this issue can be found on page four. NAH’s Web Editor, Josh Dalke, heads to Alberta for his chance at a 7-foot bruin. Also online is a Deer Photo contest available until Jan. 1, 2013. Just submit your best shot at HuntingClub.com/PhotoContest. Top voted photo will win valuable prizes.
Readers can easily navigate to “Online Exclusives” from the magazine with quick-access Web addresses or by scanning QR codes.
Regular articles include, “You Call the Shots,” with Krahn sharing his take on a possible fox shot and the column “Out West” is discussing more about wolf hunting in the lower 48. And, of course, Tom Miranda continues to bring insightful archery tips in his “Bowhunting” column.
Join the North American Hunting Club FREE for the first 30 days and receive a digital copy of North American Hunter; just log onto HuntingClub.com.
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November 28, 2012
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is proud to announce that its latest book, “An Introduction to Hunting Arizona’s Small Game,” is now available for pre-order.
The 198-page book is a fantastic resource that provides expert tips for hunting Arizona’s small game birds and mammals, from quail and doves to squirrels and rabbits. Extensively illustrated with color photos, it includes detailed descriptions of small game animals and specialized information about their behavior and habits. It will help new and experienced hunters alike select the right firearm, gear up for the hunt, succeed in the field, and care for the harvest. David Brown, author and retired chief of the department’s Game Branch, calls the book “an ideal field companion.”
Author Randall D. Babb is a biologist, naturalist and hunter who has contributed to many scholarly and popular publications. His extensive knowledge of wildlife keeps him in demand as a writer, photographer, illustrator, speaker and tour leader. Babb started his career with the U.S. Forest Service in 1983 and moved to the Arizona Game and Fish Department in 1986. He currently manages the information and education program for Game and Fish’s regional office in Mesa.
The book costs $16.95. To pre-order your copy, you can download an order form at www.azgfd.gov/publications and return the completed form by mail to the address on the form. You can also pre-order by filling out an order form at any Game and Fish office, or by calling (602) 942-3000 during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pre-orders will be filled and the book will be available for sale over the counter starting Dec. 17.
For more information or to see an excerpt from the book, visit www.azgfd.gov/publications.
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