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May's News to Use

ORGANIZATIONS, FOUNDATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS

Safari Club International Foundation
The Safari Club International Foundation and the National Archery in the Schools Program have announced that 250-350 educators each year will be trained as archery instructors through SCIF’s American Wilderness Leadership School near Jackson, Wyo. Since it began in 2002, NASP has expanded to 5,000 schools and 1 million students per year in the U.S. and four other countries. Safari Club chapters nationwide are being encouraged to help outfit their local schools with the NASP equipment package, including Genesis one-size-fits-all-bows, targets, arrows, indoor netting and accessories. School archery and after-school archery club donations qualify for SCIF matching funds. To learn more contact Sue Hankner at shankner@safariclub.org.  ◊
Coastal Conservation Association
The Coastal Conservation Association-Georgia recently gave the Georgia Department of Natural Resources a $15,000 donation to support the Peach State Reds Initiative, a pilot project to determine the feasibility of using hatchery-reared red drum to enhance angler catches. The donated funds were raised through the CCA-Georgia sponsored Georgia Redfish Rally, a coastwide redfish-with-the-most-spots tournament. Headquartered in Savannah, CCA-Georgia has more than 2,000 members in 12 chapters throughout the state. For information about the Peach State Reds Initiative go to www.peachstatereds.org. Learn more about CCA at www.joincca.org.  ◊
Pheasants Forever
The Chug Creek Chapter of Pheasants Forever in Wheatland, Wyo., donated $5,600 to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s AccessYes program. The Access Yes program was initiated in 1998 to assist landowners who support wildlife and to maintain public hunting and fishing opportunities. AccessYes is a voluntary donation program allowing hunters and anglers to contribute funds for the purchase of hunting and fishing access easements each time they purchase a WGFD license. ◊
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has been awarded a $1 million grant to help conserve and recover Nebraska at-risk fish and wildlife species through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s competitive State Wildlife Grant Program appropriated by Congress. Implementation of the funds will be through the Commission’s Nebraska Natural Legacy Plan. The plan identifies conservation targets, conservation strategies and threats to Nebraska’s biodiversity, and is implemented with private landowners and conservation partners. In all, $9 million was awarded to 12 states, and will be matched by more than $7 million in nonfederal funds provided by the states and their partners. ◊

ONLINE SERVICES

Realtree
At Realtree’s new Turkey Website, you can get all the turkey news, information, facts and fun you want when you want it. With blogs, podcasts, online TV and much more, Realtree’s Turkey Website is the next best thing to being in the woods. Take the Turkey Quiz to find out how much you really know about wild turkeys. For regional reports, stories and photos, check out the Turkey Report. Click on Turkey Television to view different channels and get real online high-definition quality TV. Turkey Television also features “Daybreak,” a semi-live webisode dedicated to turkey-hunting enthusiasts. “Daybreak” broadcasts a semi-live hunt each Friday, along with a detailed breakdown of some of the newest gear. And Turkey Podcast offers demonstrations for mounting a scope and plenty of field tips. Check it out at http://turkey.realtree.com/. ◊

FISHING PRODUCTS & ACCESSORIES

Pure Fishing
Chief Operations Officer John Doerr will serve as interim president of Pure Fishing during the search for a permanent replacement for Terry Carlson, who recently left the company. Doerr joined Pure Fishing in January 2006, bringing a wealth of professional experience and a passion for the outdoors. Pure Fishing is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia, All Star, Berkley, Fenwick, Gulp!, Mitchell, Penn, Pflueger, SevenStrand, Shakespeare, Spiderwire, Stren, Trilene and Ugly Stik. ◊

OUTDOOR GEAR, CLOTHING & PRODUCTS

Dead Down Wind
Dead Down Wind, an industry leader in scent prevention, is offering OWAA members 50 percent off all Dead Down Wind products. With 10 new products for 2009, Dead Down Wind continues its quest to apply proven science, technology and innovation to the scent-prevention industry. In addition, Dead Down Wind is an industry leader in the development of safe, natural and 100 percent biodegradable products. For more information, an order form, or to place an order, contact Jenny Reece at jreece@deaddownwind.com or Jeff Bergmann at Jeff@provmg.com. ◊
Swarovski Optik North America
During its 60th anniversary, Swarovski Optik is offering its anniversary-edition binoculars at special, reduced prices. The 60th anniversary models include Swarovski Optik’s top binoculars, the internationally acknowledged, multi-award winning EL and SLC binoculars, each with a lift carrying strap bearing the anniversary emblem. This offer is valid through Aug. 31, 2009 (or while supplies last), in conjunction with participating retailers. Over the years, the company’s range of products has expanded to include outstanding riflescopes, spotting scopes and optronic instruments, all of which combine diamond-bright optics with perfect ergonomics, a slim design, unique functionality and ruggedness. ◊
Buck Knives Inc.
The Bravo Rescue is the latest tactical knife from Buck Knives, and it provides features vital to rescue operations. Rugged, reliable and ready for any challenge, it features a 3 ½-inch 420HC Besh Wedge tanto blade with superior tip strength so it holds up in the toughest circumstances. The blade is glass bead-blasted for corrosion resistance, and has a thumb stud for easy opening. On the specially designed butt end of the Bravo Rescue’s handle is a solid point that can be used to break tempered glass and an integrated seat-belt cutter to quickly cut through that tough material in rescue situations. Weighing 7 ounces, the Bravo Rescue’s folding lockblade is 8 3/4 inches when open and 5 1/4 inches. Suggested retail price: $100. ◊
Hunt’s Photo, Video and Digital
Specials this month from Hunt’s Photo, Video and Digital for OWAA members include: Delkin Fat Gecko Camera Support,   $69.99; 30 Gb Memory Kick Media Center, $214.99; Sandisk Ducati 4Gb Compact Flash Card, $39.99; Hoodman HoodLoupe 3.0 Professional, $69.99; Jobo Photo GPS, $149.99. Contact Gary Farber, 1-800-221-1830, ext. 2332, or digitalguygary@wbhunt.com.  ◊
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