NMMA Reports 7 Percent Increase in Outboard Sales

NMMA Reports 7 Percent Increase in Outboard Sales This year, NMMA is again releasing its U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract by section as statistics become available, making this critical industry data much more timely and valuable for members. Sections of the 2016 Statistical Abstract will be released beginning this month, with the first being the Outboard Engine Sales Trends report, available now on the new, easier-to-navigate statistics section of NMMA.org. The Outboard Engine Sales Trends report examines outboard engine retail sales, which hit a post-recession high, jumping seven percent from 2015—a trend likely to continue in this segment as economic … Continue reading NMMA Reports 7 Percent Increase in Outboard Sales

Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Enhance Funding for Fish and Wildlife 6-20-2016

CONCORD, N.H. — Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) recently introduced the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650) calling for $1.3 billion in existing revenue from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters be dedicated to the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program to conserve a full array of fish and wildlife. “If approved, this legislation would provide funding that will allow New Hampshire, and other states, to proactively manage species in need, helping us keep species off the federal Endangered Species List,” said NH Fish and Game Executive Director Glenn Normandeau. “This … Continue reading Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Enhance Funding for Fish and Wildlife 6-20-2016

Hometown Angler Wins 2015 Bassmaster Classic 2-23-2015

          | February 23, 2015 Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C., wins the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro held out of Greenville, S.C., Sunday, with a three-day total weight of 50 pounds, 1 ounce. Photo by Gary Tramontina/Bassmaster GREENVILLE, S.C. — On Sunday evening at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Casey Ashley completed a journey that began more than three decades ago and seemed to drag on forever these past few weeks. The 31-year-old South Carolina native, who has lived just a few miles from Lake Hartwell all his life, caught five bass that weighed 20 … Continue reading Hometown Angler Wins 2015 Bassmaster Classic 2-23-2015

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

Going Vertical by Bob Sargeant 11-26-2014

Going Vertical By Frank Sargeant Anglers in the southern half of the nation can and do fish for bass all winter long, but the tactics that work in December and January are a far cry from those that work in June and July. One interesting tactic might be called “Going Vertical”–it’s making use of small but very heavy spoons to reach fish that are suspended over deep water. I was fortunate enough to learn the tactic on Santee Cooper a few decades back from a true master, none other than “Oh Son!” Roland Martin, but since then I’ve added a … Continue reading Going Vertical by Bob Sargeant 11-26-2014

Fishing Report from Sportsman’s Lodges 9-11-2014

Share this email with your friends:                 Lake of the Woods South Shore Current Fishing Report Sportsman’s Lodge Baudette, MN www.sportsmanslodges.com 800-862-8602 September 10, 2014 Up, up and away… To the islands we shall go.  Head towards Garden, Bridges, or Night and you will find limits of walleyes being caught.  We’ve been finding that the muddy areas in 30’-35’ water have been producing with our controlled depth fishing using a variety of Shad Raps and Wally Divers.  Hammered gold spinners tipped with a leech or a crawler have also been effective in 15’-25’ water in among the rocks and the shallow … Continue reading Fishing Report from Sportsman’s Lodges 9-11-2014

Orvis Supports Efforts to Block Pebble Mine at Alaska’s Famed Bristol Bay 3-17-2013

   March 14, 2013 Manchester, Vermont – A national campaign to stop the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region is the top conservation priority for The Orvis Company, Inc., said CEO Perk Perkins and Vice Chairman David Perkins as they announced the company’s 2013 Customer Matching Grants for Conservation. Long known as a leading corporate steward of the environment, Orvis commits 5% of its pre-tax profits to protecting nature each year. Its annual Customer Matching Grants are the cornerstone of the company’s philanthropic program, which this year will contribute more than $1 million in cash and in-kind donations … Continue reading Orvis Supports Efforts to Block Pebble Mine at Alaska’s Famed Bristol Bay 3-17-2013

Why We Love the Outdoors by Jim Shepherd 3-16-2013

  Sometimes it’s easy to get so wrapped up in the business of the outdoors, that I forget about the outdoors that is, well, outdoors. That’s why I try to set aside three days each year to attend what is affectionately known as the Gaston’s Gathering. Only a fortunate few are invited. I missed the last one, and it wasn’t until I arrived at Gaston’s White River Resort Monday afternoon that I realized why my time outdoors last year was awesome, but didn’t seem quite complete. (Above) It may still look like winter on the shore, but the White River … Continue reading Why We Love the Outdoors by Jim Shepherd 3-16-2013

Anglers’ Night Out in Fargo to Feature Pro Walleye Angler and TV Host Keith Kavajecz 3-13-2013

    March 13, 2013 Fargo, ND, Moorhead, MN-“Legendary Angler”, Keith Kavajecz, will be the guest speaker at the FM Walleyes Unlimited, Inc., annual Anglers Night Out to be held Thursday, March 21st at the Kelly Inn in Fargo, ND. Kavajecz’s appearance is compliments of Tracker/Nitro Boats, Crystal-Pierz Marine of Fargo, KFGO-Mike McFeeley Outdoors. Keith Kavajecz, of Kaukauna WI, is an accomplished professional walleye fisherman, specializing in tournament fishing and walleye fishing promotions. Keith has been inducted into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame as a “Legendary Angler”, due to his accomplishments on the water. He also finds … Continue reading Anglers’ Night Out in Fargo to Feature Pro Walleye Angler and TV Host Keith Kavajecz 3-13-2013

Iowa Boat Registrations Due April 30 3-13-2013

  March 13, 2013 Iowans will be registering about 235,000 boats between now and April 30, using a new system that has a new look and includes registration information, title and decals on one document. Boat owners should bring their current registration when they renew as the new system requires additional information, much of which is on the current registration including make, model, model year, hull identification number, boat length, width and more. Boat registrations are handled by Iowa’s county recorders in the county where the individual resides. Nonresidents who register their boat in Iowa will go to the county … Continue reading Iowa Boat Registrations Due April 30 3-13-2013