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2022 Outdoor News Huntin’ Buddy Photo Contest Gallery

Waldo_Nick Daleiden_MN_2022 Outdoor News Huntin Buddy Photo Contest Entry He’s an amazing hunting dog! He never gives up! Gryphon_Vincent Vecchi_PA_2022 Outdoor News Huntin Buddy Photo Contest Entry We got him as a puppy and I worked with him with dummy launchers but didn’t actually take him out into the field until he was 3 years old. He took to it…

Share your outdoor experiences openly – but carefully

Once upon a time, outdoor enthusiasts and photographers commonly shared information about locations of particular interest. We shared unique places, sacred places, sensitive places. We shared with others we knew and trusted. We even encouraged them to visit certain spots. Sometimes the locations were shared through club meetings or printed newsletters. A few authors even wrote books outlining these special,…

Outdoor News Radio – January 15, 2022: A new No. 2 B&C typical whitetail, plus 100 birthday candles for Federal Cartridge

Lots of headlines to digest for this week’s Outdoor News Radio. For starters, Publisher Rob Drieslein and Minnesota Editor Tim Spielman discuss new nontoxic shot rules for state scientific and natural areas plus a health update on past contributor and friend from the North Shore, Shawn Perich. Then J.J. Reich, the senior media relations manager from Federal Cartridge in Anoka,…

Illinois Archery Pro Shops – 2021

Sponsored in part by Easton Scheels – 3801 S. MacArthur Blvd, Springfield – 217-726-6330 Fox Valley Archery – 637 S. 8th Street, Dundee – 874-844-3337 Strictly Archery – 401 Earl Road, Shorewood – 815-741-0900 The Hardcore Shop – 4200 MBL Drive, Ottawa – 815-315-4464 Griswold Archery – 1565 IL 164, Cameron – 309-342-7889

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report

Fishing in Illinois can be very diverse. Whether you’re chasing Coho on Lake Michigan, casting for Bass on a lake downstate, or catching walleye or cats on one of the state’s many rivers, getting the insider’s edge on where they’re biting and what is working is invaluable. Scroll down to get the edge you need to catch your limit in the Land of Lincoln.

March 2021 Newsletter Sales, Marketing, and Audience Updates

Ad Sales As mentioned in past newsletters, the first quarter of the year will be our most challenging due to the show closings and other lost opportunities related to Covid like supply chain issues, Canadian border closings, and more. The team is working hard to get creative in finding new business and approaching clients that, up until now, were not…

Rob Update – 3/21

Happy early spring everyone. Though temps have moderated somewhat in recent days, we’re still well above normal across most of north country. Not only are we coming out of winter, but we’re coming out of the COVID era, too. Chuck Delaney at Game Fair tells us he’s already “sold out” for exhibitors in August, and staff will be attending a…

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

Haverland_Rick_2020 Outdoor News photo contest entry_WI_TC_HB Get outside & Enjoy fresh air !! Take a kid hunting, fishing, or hiking. Step away from the screen and explore what nature has to offer. 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…

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

Magnum_2020 Huntin Buddy_J.Geyen_R 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…