Fishing Products & Accessories
Pure Fishing is teaming up with DSM Dyneema to develop fishing lines that meet and exceed the most demanding performance expectations in strength and abrasion resistance. Dyneema, marketed as “the world’s strongest fiber” is made out of polyethylene and offers maximum strength combined with minimum weight, making it the perfect fiber for fishing. It is resistant to moisture, UV light and chemicals and floats on water yet is thin enough to be nearly invisible to fish. In addition, the lines provide low stretch, allowing fishermen to instantly feel the fish bite.
Organizations, Foundations & Associations
Safari Club International
Safari Club International’s 2010 Annual Hunters’ Convention will take place January 20-23, 2010 in Reno, Nev. Because the dates overlap with the SHOT Show in nearby Las Vegas, SCI encourages OWAA members to consider coming to Reno for a day or two. SCI estimates that 20,000 people will attend this year’s event, which boasts more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits featuring guides, outfitters and lodges, and the latest guns and hunting equipment. Dozens of seminars hosted by industry experts covering a variety of topics are planned. This year’s keynote speaker is President George W. Bush. Entertainers include comedian Frank Caliendo, The Bellamy Brothers and Three Dog Night. Members of the media can attend the event at no charge. To register for press credentials, visit www.scifirstforhunters.org/static/PressReg. More information about the 2010 convention, including a list of exhibitors, seminars and auctions is available at www.showsci.com.
Ducks Unlimited is experiencing great success with Opening Day – First in Flight, an online resource built for waterfowl hunters by waterfowl hunters. The site boasts more than 2.5 million page views in its first two months. Another Ducks Unlimited online feature, the Waterfowl Migration Map is based upon hunters’ reports of what they are witnessing while in the field. A slew of constantly changing articles, video, gear features and interactive maps keep Opening Day – First in Flight current. The site went live Sept. 1, 2009, and will be live until Jan 31, 2010.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is proud to announce that within the last three years, it has contributed more than $25,000 and countless volunteer hours to provide veterans, many whom are disabled, with special hunting experiences, gear and support. RMEF funding has also helped provide families of deployed soldiers with recreational opportunities. The latest example of RMEF’s continued support was a successful elk hunt near Jackson, Wyo., for Master Sergeant Jim Shreve, a Purple Heart veteran who suffered a detached retina in both eyes while serving in Iraq. Get involved at www.rmef.org.
The Association of Collegiate Anglers has announced that the 2010 collegiate bass fishing tournament season has grown to five televised events, including the fifth annualBoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, which returns to Texas’ Lake Lewisville May 24-28, 2010. The five televised events will air onVersus network next year. The ACA includes more than 200 schools with organized clubs. Nearly 40 more schools are in the process of organizing sanctioned teams. The ACA sanctions additional non-televised collegiate bass fishing tournaments as well. More information on all of the tournaments, how to start a club and how to join the ACA is available at www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com.
Outdoor Gear, Clothing & Products
Hi Mountain Seasonings
Hi Mountain Seasonings’ 12-piece game processor portable butchering set is available for purchase. Outdoor Edge manufactures the well-stocked set which includes everything necessary for processing wild game. The set’s four blades are constructed out of high-carbon stainless steel. Other implements include game shears, a tungsten-carbide v-sharpener, 10-inch wood/bone saw, steel stick brisket spreader, carving fork, cutting board and a packet of game-cleaning gloves, all fitting conveniently inside a hard-sided carrying case. The game processor carries a lifetime manufacturer’s guarantee against material and workmanship defects. Find out more at www.himtnjerky.com. ◊