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February 2021 Newsletter Sales, Marketing, and Audience Updates

Phil Frebault provides the following sales and marketing report. Bast/Durbin also offer some industry perspectives. Ad Sales Going into first quarter we knew that the show and expo closures would create a challenge for us.  In January alone we had 13 shows where we normally exhibit and hand out free copies of papers, cancel or postpone.  The cancellations affect our…

Rob Update 2/21

Hi folks, Yep, that’s me last week struggling up the Grand Canyon. After nearly tipping over while hiking there in February, I’m not sure how people survive the place in the heat of July or August. Nonetheless, it’s a gorgeous piece of public lands that every American should visit. If anyone is looking for some travel tips about the park,…

Sales and Marketing Report from Phil Frebault

Sales Despite the most challenging year we’ve seen in a long time there were many successes by the ad team in 2020.   Don Kirby led the team this year with 3% growth over prior year fueled by strong revenue growth from Whitetail Properties (+$16k), and landing new business from Polar Kraft ($15K), Millennium Outdoors ($15k), and Lakewood Products ($12k)….

Employee Profile – January 2021

Q. How long have you been with Outdoor News? A. I have been with Outdoor News since October 1998. The time has flown, and I have seen many changes in my life over 20-plus years, but one of the few things that has remained constant is my job. Q. Many publications have closed their doors over the years, from daily…

January 2021 Employee Update

Hey folks, In the spirit of more communication since most of you are working from home, here’s an internal-use-only e-newsletter. Lots of things cooking so this first-ever edition could be even longer, but in the spirit of brevity, we’re not going to cover everything in January. We’ll try and piece together some sort of newsletter every month going forward. If…

Feel the Rush of the Flush

In the Northeast plains of South Dakota, there lies a vast area of land, over 322,000 acres, that is home to the world’s most prestigious hunting grounds for ring-necked pheasants. Hunters from all over the globe convene upon these grasslands every year, from October to January, to take their shot at bagging their limit of Roosters. This area is Brown County, and at the heart of it, is the city of Aberdeen. 

Give Us Your Best Shot Photo Contest Entries

1/648 Get outside & Enjoy fresh air !! Take a kid hunting, fishing, or hiking. Step away from the screen and explore what nature has to offer. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/648 Im sitting in my stand getting ready to harvest this beautiful buck. I was able to connect and bring him home. Show Caption Hide Caption 3/648 A view…

Illinois Archery Directory 2020

Scheels 3801 S. Macarthur Blvd, Springfield IL 271-726-6330 Strictly Archery 401 Earl Rd., Shorewood IL 915-741-0900 The Hardcore Shop 4200 MBL Drive, Ottawa IL 815-315-4464 The Outdoorsman Sport Shop 221 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor, IL 847-746-1331 Griswold Archery 1565 IL 164 – 4 Miles West of Galesburg, Cameron IL 309-342-7889

2020 Outdoor News Huntin’ Buddy Photo Contest Gallery

1/140 When I saw this add I couldn’t help but submit this photo in memory of my good friend. My husband and I lost him to cancer a few weeks ago and I thought this would be a good way to honor his memory. He was my best friend, a mama’s boy except for during the hunt. He loved being…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Calendar – May 8, 2020

Banquets/Fundraisers May 9: Central PA RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona. For more info call Mary Peoples, 814-672-4383. May 9: NEPA WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Triton Hose Company, Tunkhannaockk. For more info call Randy Storrs, 570-690-7514. May 16: PA Grand Canyon RMEF Banquet, 3 p.m., Whitneyville Fairgrounds. For more info call Charles Newlin, 570-724-7583. May 16: Huntingdon/Fulton WTU…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 28, 2020

SOUTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties Land Management Group Supervisor Dan Puhala reports many state game lands shooting-range violations were encountered just after the holiday seasons. These included using the range without a hunting or furtaker license or range permit, shooting plastic jugs, shooting boxes, shooting clay birds, using shotguns with fine shot, shooting at…

Minnesota Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 28, 2020

District 1 – Baudette area CO Ben Huener (Roseau) worked a detail on Lake of the Woods with other officers from around the state and assisted at the Greenbush snowmobile safety class. During the detail, a large group of 13 anglers was found to be in possession of an overlimit of walleyes and sauger. Other violations encountered included angling with…

Minnesota Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 28, 2020

Banquets/Fundraisers Feb. 29: Des Moines Valley MDHR Banquet, 5 p.m. For more info call Denis Quarberg, 507-831-5015. Feb. 29: Northern Lights Royal RMEF Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Jack & Jim’s Banquet Center, Duelm. For more info call John Blenker, 320-248-7504. Feb. 29: Chisago County PF Banquet, 4 p.m., Lent Town Hall, Stacy. For more info call Tim Kane, 651-341-7386. Feb. 29:…

A state-record perch – and on her first try ice fishing

(Photo courtesy of Scott Harrington)Martina Drugovich didn’t expect to land a state record fish on her first-ever day as an ice angler. Armed with a new fishing license and brand new ice fishing traps, she was just hoping to have some fun on Mount Desert Island’s Long Pond and maybe catch a fish she and her fiance, Scott Harrington, could…

2020 Life On The Ice Photo Contest Entries

1/232 My favorite thing was being on the ice with my family. Teaching our daughter to love and respect the outdoors and being able to show her how a meal comes together from start to finish. Catching it, to cooking it, to eating it. Respecting where your meal comes from. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/232 This picture represents a fun…