Happy Thanksgiving!

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OWAA Welcomes New Board Members 5-12-2016

MISSOULA, Mont. – Members of the Outdoor Writers Association of America elected Bob Ford of Pennsylvania, Karen Loke of Texas, and Christine Peterson of Wyoming, to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. The new board members start their three-year terms on July 18, 2016, at OWAA’s annual conference in Billings, Montana. They replace Brent Frazee, Colleen Miniuk-Sperry and Paul A. Smith. “Serving on the Board of Directors takes incredible commitment and these three went above and beyond their required duties in serving OWAA,” said Tom Sadler, executive director. “I hope once they’ve had time to recover, they consider volunteering … Continue reading OWAA Welcomes New Board Members 5-12-2016

Explorers to Spend a Year in the Boundary Waters 8-8-2015

Dear Friend,Starting September 23, explorers Dave and Amy Freeman will launch their canoe in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for a yearlong “adventure advocacy” expedition, continuing their mission to gain permanent protection for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining with A Year in the Wilderness.As a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, I thought you might be interested in learning about their adventures and their efforts to protect America’s most visited Wilderness Area and support the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters.Below is a release detailing their upcoming adventure. Please reach out … Continue reading Explorers to Spend a Year in the Boundary Waters 8-8-2015

A Few Post-ICAST Thoughts By Frank Sargeant 7-7-2015

  A Few Post-ICAST Thoughts By Frank Sargeant Fishing Wire editor Frank Sargeant, center, enjoys a few laughs with noted pals from the industry including, right to left, Colin Moore of FLW, Jay Cassell of Skyhorse Publishing, Bob McNally, long-time outdoors editor of the Jacksonville Times-Union, Dave Precht, V.P. of Publications for B.A.S.S. and Ken Schultz, long time fishing editor of Field & Stream. The dust is settling and the hangovers (for many) are fading as the 2015 ICAST in Orlando disappears in life’s rear-view mirror, leaving this old road warrior with a few thoughts, having watched this event mature … Continue reading A Few Post-ICAST Thoughts By Frank Sargeant 7-7-2015

OWAA Announces Annual Conference July 16-18, 2016 7-6-2015

Runner of Billings Rimrocks Save the Date: July 16-18, 2016 Start planning early – mark your calendar for the 2016 OWAA Annual Conference in Billings, Montana. OWAA is excited to return to Montana for its 2016 conference. Visit Billings, Southeast Montana Tourism and local chair Jack Ballard look forward to welcoming OWAA to “Montana’s Trailhead” July 16-18, 2016. “There are enough diverse outdoor recreation opportunities in the Billings area and beyond to keep an OWAAer exploring for a month,” Ballard said. We can’t wait to show you around!” Pre- and post-conference trips can include mountain biking the Rimrocks surrounding the … Continue reading OWAA Announces Annual Conference July 16-18, 2016 7-6-2015

ZEISS Offers Tremendous Summer Savings 7-1-2015

ZEISS Offers Tremendous Summer Savings NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA., July 1, 2015 – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer in high performance sports optics, is pleased to announce their Summer “Field Days” promotion. From July 1st through August 31, 2015, ZEISS is offering huge savings on many of its most popular optics including the new TERRA ED Under Armour edition and Lost Camo binoculars. Simply purchase any of the following ZEISS products from an authorized ZEISS dealer during the promotional period and get a VISA gift card. Rebates are as follows: – $150 VISA gift card with purchase of … Continue reading ZEISS Offers Tremendous Summer Savings 7-1-2015

ICAST Week 2015 Features Expanded Event Lineup and More Benefits to Sportfishing Businesses 5-28-2015

ICAST Week 2015 Features Expanded Event Lineup and More Benefits to Sportfishing Businesses Alexandria, Va. – May 28, 2015 – For those who’ve made a profession out of their passion for fishing, the world’s largest recreational fishing trade show is as much about generating new energy as it is new business. With those values in mind, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has expanded the lineup for its longstanding ICAST trade show taking place July 14-17, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., including a full array of fun, festive, and productive events to rev things up the day before … Continue reading ICAST Week 2015 Features Expanded Event Lineup and More Benefits to Sportfishing Businesses 5-28-2015

My Wife Encouraged Me to Keep Going… 3-18-2015

  Committed to restoring warriors and their families.   “Especially my kids noticed the positive residual effects of kayak fishing.”  Randy Hay is an active duty sergeant based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. And like many warriors, he strives to live a positive life in spite of bouts of anxiety and a diagnosis of PTSD. Looking for a way to gain some peace and perspective, Randy was intrigued by the posting he saw on the Northwest Kayak Anglers website, so he sent an email to Heroes on the Water asking about an upcoming event. He received an immediate response and signed up … Continue reading My Wife Encouraged Me to Keep Going… 3-18-2015

MN Deer Classic March 6-8 at National Sports Center in Blaine 2-12-2015

33rd Annual Minnesota Deer Classic to be held March 6-8 at National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota   BLAINE, Minn. (February 12, 2015) – The 33rd annual Minnesota Deer Classic will be held March 6-8 at the Schwan Center on the campus of the National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine. This is the third year the Deer Classic has been held at the NSC after a long run at the State Fair Coliseum in St. Paul.  Here is a summary of some of the special activities and seminars on the schedule at this year’s Deer Classic:  Outdoor Writers Association of … Continue reading MN Deer Classic March 6-8 at National Sports Center in Blaine 2-12-2015

OWAA Holds Youth Outdoor Writing Contest with Prizes 12-29-2014

Dec. 17, 2014For more information, contact: Outdoor Writers Association of America 406-728-7434, info@owaa.org OWAA holds youth outdoor writing contest with cash prizes MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America is once again hosting the Norm Strung Youth Writing Awards contests. The 2015 contests allows promising young writers and poets to showcase their skills and win cash prizes totaling $1,700, thanks to the support and sponsorship of Safari Club International Foundation. The postmark deadline for entries is March 16, 2015. All entries must have an outdoor theme and must have been written during the 2014 calendar year. Please note that … Continue reading OWAA Holds Youth Outdoor Writing Contest with Prizes 12-29-2014