Press Releases

Outdoor News partners with Cabela’s for Youth Writing Contest

Plymouth, Minn. — Outdoor News, Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake states, has partnered with Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, for the annual Youth Writing Contest for students in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Illinois. Outdoor News, Inc. has promoted the writing contest…

Jury awards Navico $38 million in Garmin patent infringement case

Navico, manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, has announced that a Texas federal jury recently found that Garmin Ltd. willfully infringed two of Navico’s DownScan Imaging sonar patents and awarded Navico $38,755,000 in damages, according to a news release from Navico. The district court judge has discretion to increase the damages to…

Michigan company sending 2,000 kayaks to Texas, Louisiana to help with flood relief from hurricane

  MUSKEGON, Mich. — A western Michigan company is sending about 2,000 kayaks to parts of Texas and Louisiana to help with flooding relief and rescue efforts following Harvey. Retailer Walmart is buying the kayaks from Muskegon-based KL Outdoor, according to WOOD-TV . KL Outdoor is covering the shipping costs, said Chuck Smith, its chief executive. Walmart will sell or donate them in…

PSE recalls 3 crossbow models

Precision Shooting Equipment, Inc. announced Aug 28 a product recall on its 2017 Fang XT, Fang LT and Thrive crossbows, shipped from Oct. 1, 2016 to Aug. 25, 2017. According to the company, the recall is being initiated because trigger mechanisms on the crossbows have been found to be out-of-specification, potentially leading to a premature firing or accidental discharge. PSE has received…

NSSF adds two staffers

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, has announced that Mike Vrooman has joined the staff as its managing director of member services, and John McNamara has signed on as the organization’s new senior director of retailer services. Mike Vrooman As managing director of member services, Vrooman will oversee the team responsible…

Outdoor News, Kinetic Performance Dog Food announce Huntin’ Buddy Photo Contest winner

Outdoor News, Inc., and Kinetic Performance Dog Food have announced that a photo by Steve Oehlenschlager of his black Lab, Katie, is the grand prize-winner in the 2017 Huntin’ Buddy Photo Contest Bird dog enthusiasts in Minnesota were encouraged to submit a photo of their hunting dog for a chance to win a year’s supply of Kinetic Performance Dog Food….

Parker Bows unveils new logo

STAUNTON, Va. – Parker Bows, manufacturer of compound bows and crossbows, as well as Red Hot Crossbow accessories, has a new logo. According to a news release from the company, “The logo signifies the next chapter in Parker’s rich history of providing world-class American made bows and crossbows along with superior customer service and an unbeatable lifetime warranty.” The new…

Classic Bass Champions Tour championship to be decided on Pokegama

ZIMMERMAN, Minn. — Classic Bass, presenter of the Champions Tour, has announced that the 2017 tour championship will be contested on Lake Pokegama in Grand Rapids on Sept. 1. According to a news release from Classic Bass, Pokegama is 6,612 acres, with a maximum depth of approximately 112 feet. The lake has a great diversity of structure from shallow, sloppy bays…

South Dakota chapter chairman named Delta Waterfowl’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year

BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Willie Gloe, chairman of the Fowled Up Chapter in Pierre, S.D., is Delta Waterfowl’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year. He bested a field of seven finalists during a month-long, online vote. Gloe, 36, became a member of Delta Waterfowl just six years ago, but hit the ground running, the organization said in a news release. Since 2011,…

Boone and Crockett to collaborate with National Archery in the Schools Program

The Boone and Crockett Club’s Conservation Education Program will soon begin a new mobile archery sport program to provide a hands-on archery, hunter ethics and conservation education module, the organization said in a news release Thursday, Aug. 3. The Boone and Crockett Archery-Mobile (BCAM) program is collaborating with the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) to initiate a new…

Skeeter Boats announces new trailer factory

KILGORE, Texas — Skeeter Boats has announced the establishment of a new trailer factory. Skeeter Built trailers will provide 100 percent of Skeeter boat production starting in the third quarter of this year, according to a news release from the company. As part of the expansion, Skeeter will add up to 35 new employees who will be based in the 43,000-square-foot…

BowFest 2017 scheduled Friday through Sunday

Taylor Drury, of Drury Outdoors TV, with a 16-point buck taken last year in Iowa. The antlers scored 184 inches gross. Drury will be one of the personalities at this weekend’s BowFest at the Mont du Lac Resort near Duluth.Superior, Wis. — BowFest is coming. And fast. The all-things-archery event is scheduled this Friday through Sunday, Aug. 4-6 at Mont…

NSSF: August is National Shooting Sports Month

NEWTOWN, Conn. — There are countless celebration days and months in America, and now the shooting sports have one of their own. In a news release Thursday, July 27, the National Shooting Sports Foundation declared August to be National Shooting Sports Month, a time to celebrate one of America’s great pastimes — target shooting. NSSF developed the celebration month to focus attention…

Komorowski duo wins Badwater Bash bass-fishing tournament

Mike and Kyle Komorowski from Oak Creek, Wis., teamed to win the Badwater Bash bass-fishing tournament.Mike and Kyle Komorowski from Oak Creek, Wis., registered six bass weighing a total of 15.1 pounds to win the recent Badwater Bash bass-fishing tournament on the Twin Falls Flowage in Spread Eagle, Wis. They received a cash prize of $1,316. The largest single bass,…

American Outdoor Brands Corp. to acquire Bubba Blade

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — American Outdoor Brands Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: AOBC), manufacturer of firearms and a provider of products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast, recently announced that its accessories business, Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Fish Tales, LLC, a provider of premium sportsman knives and tools for fishing and…

Bote’s Rover tops winners of ICAST New Product Showcase awards

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Bote paddle board company’s Rover board was voted by buyers and media as the best product in both the boat accessories category and overall “Best of Show” in the New Products Showcase during the sport-fishing industry’s annual ICAST show at the Orange County Convention Center. The 60th ICAST show, which runs through Friday, July 14, is…

Matt Rice new brand manager for optics at Vista Outdoor

FARMINGTON, Utah — Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) announced the hiring of Matt Rice as brand manager for its optics global product lane. Rice, most recently senior account supervisor at Blue Heron Communications, brings more than 12 years of industry experience to the company and will oversee optics brands Bushnell, Weaver, Simmons, Millett, Tasco and Night Optics. Rice, who hails…

Aqua-Vu set to unveil HD10i Pro Underwater Viewing System

CROSSLAKE, Minn. — Now available in immersive, crystal clear HD video, Aqua-Vu’s HD10i Pro Underwater Viewing System gives anglers the power to sight fish at any depth, the company said in a news release July 10. The HD10i Pro gives anglers both a modular, interchangeable underwater camera and an RAM Mount compatible LCD monitor for your boat. (Aqua-Vu) Engineered with an expansive 10-inch…

ScentLok Technologies purchases Robinson Outdoor Products

ScentLok Technologies, manufacturer of premium, scent-controlling products, has acquired Robinson Outdoor Products, according to a news release from the company. The transaction, finalized July 6, includes all assets of Robinson Outdoors, including the ScentBlocker, ScentShield, Tree Spider and Whitewater Outdoors products and brands, as well as all patents and intellectual properties. Founded by Bill Robinson in 1985, Robinson Outdoors introduced ScentShield…

Shoot For Hope: clay targets and much more

The fourth annual Shoot for Hope, benefitting the TreeHouse-Sandstone, is scheduled Saturday, July 15 and again will feature a clay targets tournament as well as a banquet and live auction. Registration for the shoot, at Wings North in Pine City, is from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Saturday, with sporting clays action starting at noon. Registration includes 100 clays and the banquet, dinner…

Erin Sullivan added to Styrka Team

Styrka has announced the hiring of Erin Sullivan as the new marketing assistant and general coordinator at the offices in Eagan, Minn. Erin Sullivan Sullivan will assist the Styrka marketing team with creative, scheduling and trade shows. She will also be responsible for managing the company’s social marketing efforts to enhance brand awareness and interaction with the hunting community. She is a graduate of…