Boating Products & Accessories
Hobie Cat Company
The new Hobie eVolve electric drive system integrates a Torqeedo electric motor with two separate easy-to-use mounts. One mount slips into Hobie’s MirageDrive pedal well and the other fits onto the company’s Twist and Stow rudders. E-mail Ingrid Niehaus for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Town Canoe Company
New for spring, the Dirigo XT and Cayuga kayak series now feature the Active Comfort System seat. The four-way adjustable seat tailors individual backrest height, thigh support, lumbar support and backrest angle for optimal support and softness. Watch the YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcxOvDYvtxc. For more product information, visit www.oldtowncanoe.com.
Firearms & Ammunition
To meet the current interest in entry-level rifles, Savage Arms has introduced the Savage EDGE centerfire rifle. While it shares features with the Model 110, the new rifle includes a detachable box magazine and a distinctly smooth bolt operation. The models start at $329. For details, visit www.savagearms.com.
Organizations, Foundations & Associations
American Sportfishing Association
Booth space for this year’s International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) is going fast. Scheduled for July 14-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, the flagship New Product Showcase will feature a competition for “Best of Show” awards in 17 categories. Review the floor plan and exhibit space contract at www.ICASTfishing.org.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Members of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ enforcement division were honored by the U.S. Coast Guard. Senior agents Richard Clark, Lee Davis and Keith Francis, along with Sgt. Darryl Galloway and Lt. Ed Laviolette received Coast Guard Public Service Commendations for their rescue of four people from a capsized vessel in Lake Pontchartrain, La., in 2009.
Ruffed Grouse Society
In preparation for its 50th anniversary in 2011, the Ruffed Grouse Society Magazine is getting a new look. The upcoming summer issue features a new design that enhances the editorial, which includes contributions from well-known field experts, outdoor writers, photographers and artists. Information about the Ruffed Grouse Society can be found at www.ruffedgrousesociety.org.
Single Action Shooting Society
Drawing more than 1,000 authentically dressed competitors from around the world, this year’s End of Trail Cowboy Action Shooting Competition is slated for June 21-27 at Founders Ranch in Edgewood, N.M. Proceeds benefit the Single Action Shooting Society Scholarship Foundation. Winners of scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year will be announced during the event. For more information, visit www.sassnet.com.
U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is asking all outdoor enthusiasts to join their fight against the anti-hunting movement by signing up for the Sentry Program. Sentries will be the first line of communication about local and national threats to the hunting heritage. For more information about the program, visit www.ussportsmen.org/BeASentry.
Outdoor Gear, Clothing & Products
Coleman Company Inc.
Coleman has revealed several new products in time for spring. Paul Tuetul Jr. of “American Chopper” fame teamed with the company to design the portable Roadtrip Grill with chrome utensil holders and a speedometer-inspired temperature gauge on the lid of the grill. For a look at other new products like the five-gallon Beverage Cooler and LED headlamps, visit www.coleman.com.
Hunters can ditch the bug suits with ThermaCELL’s new Earth Scent Mosquito Repellent that features an earth cover scent to mask human odor. The company also upgraded its Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lantern with an easy-grip handle and eight LEDs for twice as much light as earlier models. For prices and details, visit www.thermacell.com.