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National Shooting Sports Foundation®
Signs 3 Year Commitment as Title Sponsor of
SHOT Show® Media Day at the Range
NEWTOWN, CONN. CMG Marketing & Events and Triple Curl Public Relations & Advertising are pleased
to announce that the National Shooting Sports Foundation has made a three‐year commitment to
become the title sponsor of SHOT Show Media Day at the Range. The annual SHOT Show Media Day at
the Range, held the day before SHOT Show, has become one of the largest gatherings of media in the
industry with more than 600 in attendance this past January. This event gives industry media the
opportunity to handle, shoot and review new products and services from over 75 leading
manufacturers, nonprofit and conservation groups.
“We are extremely pleased to be the title sponsor of SHOT Show Media Day at the Range. This event
has a long history of value to those who participate and is a natural fit for NSSF as owner of the SHOT
Show,” said Chris Dolnack, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of NSSF. “The working
media has become a major part of the SHOT Show. The SHOT Show Media Day at the Range is a great
opportunity for our members and exhibitors since the media actually has an opportunity to go out and
test new products. Last year a record number of media attended, and I think the cooperative alliance
with CMG Marketing & Events and Triple Curl Public Relations & Advertising will make this an even
larger and more meaningful event.”
“We could not be more pleased with the commitment that the NSSF is making to this event,” said Cathy
Williams and Cory Cannon, co‐producers of Media Day. “This long‐term agreement shows the
continued commitment of Media Day to the industry and nearly 2,000 members of the media
community that every manufacturer counts on to broaden the reach of their products to the end
consumer,” stated Ms. Williams.
Manufacturer registration is now taking place for SHOT Show Media Day 2012, which will be held on
January 16 at the Boulder City Pistol and Rifle Range. It is anticipated that the 2012 event will be full to
capacity. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit http://www.media‐day.com/ for registration
and sponsorship details.
Media registration will begin taking place in the coming months. This partnership between the NSSF and
Media Day will allow for the media to register for the event when registering to attend SHOT Show.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is
to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a
membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges,
sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to http://www.nssf.org/. NSSF is
celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011. Learn about the Foundation's history at www.nssf.org/50.
For additional information concerning SHOT Show Media Day at the Range, contact Cory Cannon at
Cathy Williams - CMG Marketing & Events - Phone: 703.587.7142
Cory Cannon - Triple Curl Public Relations & Advertising - Phone: 801.644.4773
Mark Thomas - NSSF - Phone: 203.426.1230
Read some tips on how to manage your time and enchance your quality of life:
Time is the great equalizer… Each day has only 24 hours nobody has any more than anyone else. Everyone, from poets to presidents, fills those hours, one after the other, until they are all filled up. Every single minute is unique, and once gone, can never be regained.
For instance, there is a woman named Audrey Carlson several years ago who was struggling to figure out how to spend time with her friends and take care of her growing family. She started a group called “Chop and Chat.” Every Sunday six friends got together to cook at a member’s home. Each member brought the ingredients to make a different recipe that was then split into six portions. Members took home six different main courses for the week. Chop and Chat was an inventive way for the women to cook together, socialize, and prepare meals for their families. Folks, you can apply this same concept for your interests.
There is an oft-quoted saying that "time is money." You can interpret this to mean that time is a valuable currency. In fact, each day another 24 hours is deposited into each of our “bank accounts.” We get a choice about how to spend these hours. We decide how much we spend right away, how much gets invested for the future, and how much we give away. The worst choice is to waste these hours by letting them slip away.
It is estimated that only 2% out of all outdoors women are active 50 to 100 days with in a year, and there are 20% that would like to participate and learn more about a particular outdoor sport if they simply had the time and were not intimidated to contact a group to learn more and find the time to do so…there are a lot of great programs and events out there for women such as the BOW program sponsored by the DNR “becoming an outdoor women” etc – that are dedicated to teaching women to appreciate the great outdoors, safety, etc.
Ladies if you are interested in outdoors activities, then take a moment and visit www.shessofly.com – you may just discover an event or learning clinic that you can fit in your schedule.
Take your passion and make it happen….don’t be a couch potato – make a plan, then act and do!
Information with out implementation is useless…learn, act and do!
I discovered some of these great tips from - http://creativityrulz.blogspot.com/2009/09/time-is-more-valuable-than-money.html
Kids Hunting For a Cure is a nationwide non-profit organization that provides financial support to research hospitals/foundations dedicated to developing cures for cancer and childhood diseases. Monies are raised by children and adults through community-s...ponsored outdoor events designed for youth. Kids Hunting for a Cure is set up to donate its proceeds to children's research hospitals chosen by each chapter and approved by the Board of Directors. Kids Hunting for a Cure hopes to encourage other interested groups to contact us about events they would like to put on in their area. We hope that giving to the hospitals with the incentive of supporting your local organization will encourage and enable outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen to share their time, talents and gifts with others.
By John Cramblet,
The 14th Annual Amy Pray Outdoor Weekend is scheduled for June 4th and 5th at the Huron Pointe Sportsmen's Association located at 35800 28 Mile Road, Lenox Township, MI, www.huronpointe.org.
We have moved this year’s event back to the more traditional weekend at the beginning of June in hopes more of you can join us for some archery and shotgun shooting, free camping, and family fun excitement.
There will be a fantastic 3-D Archery course, trap, skeet, sporting clays, kid's activities, and free primitive camping all weekend long. On Saturday night from 4-9pm (dinner served at 5pm), you will not want to miss the "Dinner4Dreams" banquet featuring great food, raffles, auctions, card blitzes, women's items, guns, bows, and trips. There will be only 300 tickets sold for this very special event, so please order early. Also on Saturday night immediately following the banquet dinner, there is the traditional campfire where there are many heartwarming stories and dedications. It is truely one of the highlights of the weekend.
We will once again be hosting the “Dinner 4 Dreams” banquet on Saturday night as well. This event is a scaled down version of our larger January banquet and with only 300 tickets available, be sure to call and get your spot today. Tickets are on sale now at only $15.00 per adult and $5.00 per child (15 and under), so call Jason Miller at 877-B4K-KID0 ext 112 to get your tickets. This ticket will include a full buffet style meal, drinks, and (1) chance per ticket purchased to win a 4 person package to the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, MI along with $100.00 in gas cards to get you there. There will be various raffles, auctions, and games for a chance to win numerous great items such as a complete tool set, complete Propane BBQ package, PSE Chaos Compound Bow, various hunting and camping equipment, woman’s items, our famous Dream Arrows, and much more throughout the night.
There are opportunities for the Title sponsor, Dinner sponsor, and Target sponsors. This is a great way to advertise for your business and help kids at the same time. As with ALL Benefit4Kids events, all the proceeds go to providing "Outdoor Wishes" for terminally ill and life limited children. Anybody can sponsor a target, and this is a great way for anybody no matter where you may live, to show your support and help us make this event a success! We are way behind in sponsors this year and need your help to make this a success. Gather a few bucks from your buddies, coworkers, church members, family, etc to pool enough funds together to sponsor a target and help make the dream of a child come true! Please visit the B4K Target Sponsor page on our website to see the complete list as well as what targets are still available and reserve yours today. You can do so via PayPal right from the website, or by sending a check, made out to “Benefit4Kids” to
Benefit4Kids is currently working on the wishes of 10 kids ranging from caribou hunts in
Thank you for being a faithful supporter of Benefit4Kids. We need you! There is no shortage of kids who want and deserve an "Outdoor Wish". You might be saying, "How can I help?" There are many ways. Come out to an event such as the Outdoor Weekend in June. There are many events put on by other groups such as golf outings, fishing tournaments, etc. with proceeds going to Benefit4Kids. You can find out all about those events on the Fundraiser page of our web site. This is updated frequently so check back often for more events posted. Another great way to help is to volunteer. We are an organization of volunteers and we have a place for you. On the left side of this newsletter is information about the volunteer arm of Benefit4Kids. Please join us! We appreciate all of your support and having you as a part of the organization. Please go to the website, www.B4K.org to keep up to date on all of this and also check your inbox for our NEW monthly e-newsletter.
Women in the Wild Event
April 29th- May 1st, 2011
Find out more details about this Women In The Wild Event on their website: http://www.townrockport.org/Women-in-the-Wild-2011.html
“Women in the Wild” (WIW) is an annual outdoor oriented workshop that educates women and builds new skills encouraging future participation in outdoor recreation. “Women in the Wild” is also a Texas Game Warden Outreach event. Brandi Reeder, the founder and coordinator of the event, is a Texas Game Warden and co-founder of the Rockport T.O.W.N. Chapter serving as a board member since it’s inception in 2009.
This is the third year for the “Women in the Wild” (WIW) event which is held in
WIW is a weekend workshop with women selecting courses that garner their interest. Courses offered have included: shotgun shooting, archery, b.b. guns, fishing, fly fishing, kayaking, boat equipment and operation, habitat and species identification, outdoor photography, self defense, first aid, and dutch oven cooking. All courses are hands on and allow the participants to test the new skills they are learning.
Participants pay a registration fee of $150 which covers the cost of food during the event, dinner at the mixer, on scene paramedic, drinks, t-shirts, visors, gift bags, instructors, give away items (shotgun and kayak), and other essential items for the event.
This event is a non-profit event with any funding overage rolling forward into the next year’s event. 2011 is the first year that a $250 scholarship will be awarded, from Women in the Wild funds, to a young woman graduating from High School that intends to pursue a college degree in an outdoor related field. The scholarship, offered to high schools in
WIW utilizes on duty Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens and many volunteers to teach outdoor skills to the women participating. Instructors have included Professional Fishing Guide Jay Watkins (Redfish Series Tournament Winner), Professional Fly fishing Guide Chuck Naiser, Shotgun Tournament winner Brian Bracht, Roy Riley (national archery competitor) and many others. All instructors reinforce safety, ethics, and proper technique for each course.
Background Information: Historically, women have not been raised in hunting, fishing, or outdoor recreation environments. Fathers, in general, take their sons out and teach them about the traditions of hunting and fishing while the girls stay home with their mothers. This stereotypical lifestyle is the way many of the previous participants of WIW were brought up. “Women often sense a presence of condescension in their male teachers and are often overwhelmed, frustrated and threatened in these teaching environments”(Harvey 2007). New avenues for women to experience the outdoors have opened up over the last few years.
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s BOW workshops tend to attract ladies who have advanced degrees and personal incomes of $70,000 or greater. The approximate median age of participants is 46 years of age (Welch 2004). The median age of a WIW, considered by TPWD as a BOW phase II, participant is approximately 38 years of age and has a Bachelor’s degree or less education. TPWD’s BOW workshops and T.O.W.N. Rockport’s WIW event reach different segments of the female population therefore c As a Game Warden, in
One very essential job task for each and every Texas Game Warden is education of the public through outreach programs. Nineteen Game Wardens, thirteen of those female, traveled from all over the state to Rockport to help teach new skills to the women attending Women in the Wild. Many participants have expressed pleasure with the opportunity to meet confident women Game Wardens that work in a male dominated field. The presence of female Game Wardens has also helped encourage the Women in the Wild participants to try activities that have made them uncomfortable in the past, again the “If she can do it, so can I” mind frame.
Some comments from previous participants of “Women in the Wild” include:
“I would like to say “thank you” to everyone involved in arranging this event. I had a wonderful time and met some very interesting “Wild Women”. It was fascinating to learn about other participants and where they came from and what they brought to the event. It was great to have the opportunity to experience activities that I would be hesitant about attempting on my own. The skills and safety information (which were vital) never overpowered the fun and good spirits of all who were participating.”..Jennifer
“What an awesome event! Thank you to everyone who was involved for making this so much fun and I learned so much too! Thanks to all of the instructors and just everyone who made this event phenomenal!!!”...Katy
“The instructors were outstanding. They were skilled, knew how to teach and constantly encouraged us. Please convey to them my admiration for the professional level of instruction.”..
Hunting and Fishing licenses sold in
Project Detail: There are three major goals of the “Women in Wild” Event and objectives within each of the goals.
Goal #1- To provide a safe and non-threatening environment for women to learn
Objective 1.1 – To recruit professional, knowledgeable, and approachable educators to teach courses.
Objective 1.2- To reinforce safety in every course and provide an onsite paramedic throughout the event.
Objective 1.3- To encourage women participants to try new skills outside their comfort zone .
Goal #2 - To encourage networking among like minded women
Objective 2.1 - To provide the participants with social opportunities and encourage the exchange of contact information
Objective 2.2 – To encourage participants to contact each other after the event to utilize the new skills they have learned
Goal # 3- To expose the women to as many different conservation and user groups as possible
Objective 3.1 – A representative from S.E.A. (Saltwater-fisheries Enhancement Association) speaks at the event every year to explain their role in conservation. CCA (Coastal Conservation Association) and their projects and contributions are mentioned every year as well.
Objective 3.2 – Each year a professional is sought to give a seminar at lunch (sea grass conservation, working gun dogs, and falconry)
In Closing: The 2011 event will be held at Port Bay Hunting Club at
Entry Fees are $125/participant for entries received between 2/1-3/15. Entry fee will then be $150 for entries received 3/16-4/15. All entries must be postmarked no later than 4/15/11.
Entry Fee includes participation in four (4) of the listed events, a t-shirt, hat, bag dinner on Saturday night at the mixer, light breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and non-alcoholic beverages throughout. This is a day camp atmosphere and lodging is NOT included.
Miss/Mrs. Huntress USA and Canada may enter.
Winner for the Huntress Contest will have 10 FULL HUNTING DAYS FOR 2 PERSONS !!!
The Hunting Package values $7,500 - also a Knife, the blade cuting edge is 4 1/8" long ATS34 stainless steel, dovetailed bolsters, tapered tang. and curly spalted maple handle, and hand tooled sheath. Made by - Art Summers
Dead Line March 2011 to enter or If i have at lease one girl per state and don't expect to fill District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, however if you are from there Please do enter if the contest has not closed. I need 2 pictures one w/harvest and 1 in street clothes or face shot after the hunting picture. Send a message via facebook message with pictures your state, age and your name. MUST BE 21 TO ENTER THE CONTEST AND HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE OF YOUR OWN AND NOT TO BE SHARED!
http://www.facebook.com/VermontHuntress Good Luck Ladies!
Vermont Huntress ™
Rules and Regulations may be subject to change and rules may be added at my discretion
Everyone please remember to vote TOMORROW (Tuesday, April 5) from 3pm-11pm on Miss/Mrs. Huntress 2011!!
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is a non-profit, educational program offering hands-on workshops to adult women. We encourage a supportive environment conducive to learning, making friends, and having fun. No experience is necessary and BOW is for women of all ages and fitness levels.
Weekend long, multi-course workshops are held all across North America and in New Zealand. Find a workshop near you by clicking on this link: http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/bow/map.aspx .
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) means becoming more competent, more confident, and more aware. BOW is an outdoor skills program that offers women a chance to grow. 20,000+ women attend BOW events every year.
More than 80 weekend-long workshops are held all across North America annually. The workshops introduce women to a variety of activities equally balanced between hunting and shooting, fishing, and non-harvest sports like canoeing and camping. Participants choose from a list of over 20 activities.
The program began in 1991, offered through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The first workshop, held at Treehaven Field Station near Tomahawk, filled to capacity with over 100 participants. This successful program, founded by Dr. Christine Thomas, has become popular in more than 40 states, several Canadian provinces and New Zealand.
The growth of BOW means we are reaching more women and providing them with a venue to learn not just outdoor skills, but also more about themselves, says Director Peggy Farrell. Women all across the country have told us, BOW has changed my life. That's a powerful endorsement telling us the program is even bigger than learning how to set up a tent or tie a fly.
BOW program coordinators are also expanding to offer Beyond BOW events that include actual pheasant, turkey or deer hunts, guided fly fishing, caving excursions, sea kayaking, horse packing trips and more. The Beyond BOW concept was spurred on by requests from women who wanted to take the next step in learning following their BOW experience. For example, Farrell says, BOW might teach a woman how to shoot a shotgun. After that where can she go to learn more specifically about pheasant hunting? A Beyond BOW pheasant hunt can fill that need. Click here for more information.
In March 2003 and again in 2004, BOW took a jaunt over the ocean to offer a Beyond BOW in the Bahamas. Participants learned snorkeling, ocean kayaking, deep-sea fishing, and more on this island adventure. We've organized and hosted three trips to Alaska, one to Hawaii, and a wilderness trip to Wyoming. In February 2008 12 lucky participants traveled to Costa Rica for a special BOW Destinations workshop. We have since started calling these trips "Destinations". Click here for more information.
Support for BOW
Specialty programming like BOW and Beyond BOW have become successful due in large part to important on-going research related to women and outdoor activities conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources.
With the help of funding provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Wisconsin Environmental Education Board, and other organizations, BOW launched several projects that assessed the needs, attitudes and participation of women in outdoor activities.
BOW also researched ways to better welcome women with disabilities to outdoor recreation. We know that women who attend BOW workshops gain self-confidence and self-esteem in addition to outdoor skills. We want to make sure women in underrepresented groups are included in this unique program.
BOW welcomes women from all backgrounds to enjoy camaraderie with other women in a supportive, non-competitive learning environment. Participants span the ages of 18 to 80+. In addition to learning new activities, BOW participants are also treated to a variety of evening entertainment including outdoor clothing fashion shows, bird shows featuring live hawks and owls, outdoor storytelling, raffle prizes, and more. Click here to find a workshop near you.
The traditional multi-course BOW workshops are generally held at camps or resorts. Participants stay in heated cabins or lodges that may be rustic, but have basic modern amenities including hot showers. Meals are provided and cooked by the camp staff. The focus for the weekend is learning in a comfortable atmosphere.
The workshops begin around noon on Friday. Fun remains the watch word from start to finish during three days of camaraderie with like-minded women.
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"Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" (BOW) offers outdoor skills workshops, specifically for women 18 years of age and older. The emphasis of BOW and Beyond BOW is on the enjoyment and camaraderie that goes along with outdoor recreation, whether hunting, fishing, hiking, or boating. Contact your area.
Fishing For A Cause
Fishing For A Cause is a not for profit fishing organization that will assist charities nationwide by providing them a means to accept donations.
FFAC is leading an effort in 2010 to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF). She’s So Fly currently ha