Press Releases

Visit Outdoor News near the DNR Exhibit at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair

  Outdoor News, Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake states, invites attendees of the 2015 Minnesota State Fair to visit the Outdoor News booth while they attend the new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forestry Division State Fair exhibit near the corner of Judson Avenue and Nelson Street on the Minnesota…

Clam Outdoors™ Partners With Outdoor News, Inc. To Honor Outstanding Youth and Youth Organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2015 Clam Outdoors™ Partners With Outdoor News, Inc. To Honor Outstanding Youth and Youth Organizations (Plymouth, Minn.) — Outdoor News, Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake states, together with Clam Outdoors, announces a program to recognize youth who are excelling in outdoor recreational sports. The effort will…

Levi Morgan forms Organization of Professional Archery (OPA) – Announces OPA Summit Invitational for May 20-21, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Jeff Bast Bast • Durbin Advertising jbast@bastdurbin.com 800-975-3474 Levi Morgan forms Organization of Professional Archery (OPA) – Announces OPA Summit Invitational for May 20-21, 2016 Uniontown, PA – In the world of sports, golf has the Masters, hockey has the Stanley Cup, baseball has the World Series, football has the Superbowl – and now, the sport of archery…

Major Publisher Joins Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ to Educate and Protect the Outdoors

Contact: Pat Conzemius PConzemius@WildlifeForever.org     Major Publisher Joins Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ to Educate and Protect the Outdoors.                                                                Brooklyn Center, MN – Outdoor News, Inc. the upper Midwest leading outdoor publication recently joined the fight against invasive species by partnering with Wildlife Forever’s Clean Drain Dry Initiative to help stop the spread. Committing to print, online and editorial…

Outdoor News and Kinetic Performance Dog Food Announce Winner of 2015 Huntin' Buddy Photo Contest

    August 5, 2015 Outdoor News, Inc. and Kinetic Performance Dog Food Announce Winner of 2015 Huntin’ Buddy Photo Contest (Plymouth, MN) — Outdoor News Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake States, together with Kinetic Performance Dog Food, has announced the winner of the 2015 Outdoor News Huntin’ Buddy Photo Contest….

2015 Minnesota State High School League's 2015 Trapshooting State Tournament

June 17, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2015 Minnesota State High School League's 2015 Trapshooting State Tournament is Saturday, June 20th, 2015 Buffalo returns to defend team championship; Lundeen of Dassel-Cokato seeks second individual title             On Saturday, June 20, at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake, several hundred of the best Minnesota high school trap shooters will be taking…

Outdoor News Publications’ 44th Annual Rapala Photo Contest Underway

June 18, 2015 Outdoor News Publications’ 44th Annual Rapala Photo Contest Underway (Plymouth, MN) — Outdoor News, Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake States, together with Rapala, the world's largest manufacturer of fishing lures and other fishing related products, invites anglers to share their photos for the 44th annual fishing photo contest….

New York State Outdoor Writers Announce Writing, Photo Awards

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – The Outdoor Wire New York State Outdoor Writers Announce Writing, Photo Awards Clayton, Thousand Islands, N.Y.—The New York State Outdoor Writers Association presented the winners of its annual writing and photography recognition program with carved duck decoy first-place awards and second- and third-place cash awards at the annual banquet of the organization sponsored by the…

Minnesota Outdoor News Inducted into Fishing Hall of Fame

March 30, 2015 Outdoor News, Inc., Inducted into Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame             (Plymouth, Minn.) — Outdoor News, Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake states, officially entered the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 28, during an event held in conjunction with the 2015 Northwest Sport show in Minneapolis….

Ducks Unlimited Event Fundraising Group names Bast Durbin Advertising their media-buying agency of record

Slinger, WI – Bast Durbin Advertising, a leading full-service ad agency specializing in hunting, fishing, and other outdoors-industry brands has been named the media-buying agency of record for Ducks Unlimited’s Event Fundraising Division (DU). Dan Durbin, co-owner of the agency, said that he and partner, Jeff Bast, are thrilled to leverage their connections and buying power in the industry to…

Outdoor News Wood Duck Challenge Marks 25 Years of Habitat Enhancement and Youth Awareness

Outdoor News, Inc., Annual Wood Duck Challenge Marks 25 Years of Habitat Enhancement and Youth Awareness (Plymouth, Minn.) — Since 1990, Outdoor News, Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake states, has promoted an annual “Wood Duck Challenge” geared towards constructing and installing Wood Duck nesting boxes by youth. For the past 25…

Outdoor News Features Crappie Recipe By Chef Jesse Griffiths

Plymouth, Minn. — Outdoor News Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lakes states, offers readers of its Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York publications a recipe by Chef Jesse Griffiths from his cookbook Afield: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish. Griffiths’ contribution for “Gratin Crappie…

Outdoor News, Inc. Promotes Joe Albert to Editor of Minnesota Edition

Plymouth, Minn. — Outdoor News, Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in the seven Great Lakes states, announced the promotion of veteran journalist, Joe Albert, to the title of editor for the company’s Minnesota weekly publication. Albert has been a staff writer with Outdoor News publications for the past 10 years, and officially took the lead…

Bass Pro Acquires Ranger Boats

Bass Pro Group announced an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity. The agreement combines popular fishing boat brands that are recognized internationally. It also creates another connection between two industry leaders, Bass Pro Shops founder/CEO Johnny Morris and Ranger Boats founder…

Outdoor News, Bast-Durbin Partnership Marks 20 Years Strong

November 4, 2014 (Plymouth, MN) – Outdoor News, Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in the seven Great Lakes states, recently honored a 20-year partnership with the Wisconsin-based advertising and marketing firm, Bast-Durbin & Associates. In 1994, Outdoor News, Inc. added a Wisconsin edition to its publishing portfolio, and in October of that year, Jeff Bast…

Outdoor News Offers Tips for Homemade Venison Sausage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2014 Outdoor News Offers Tips for Homemade Venison Sausage Plymouth, Minn. — Outdoor News Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lakes States, offers readers of its Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York  publications a three- step process for crafting homemade venison sausage by Eileen Clarke,…

Outdoor News Inc. Publishes Sportsman’s Calendars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2014 (Plymouth, MN) – Outdoor News Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lakes States, has published a series of calendars for sportsmen in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and New York.  The Outdoor News Sportsman’s Calendars offer information for hunters and anglers compiled in seven state-specific versions….

Outdoor News, Inc., Partners with Cabela’s™ for Youth Writing Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2014 (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,…

Outdoor News Renews Support for Dan Small’s Deer Hunt Wisconsin TV Special

For Immediate Release: 9-29-14                     Contact: Mark LaBarbera, 520-730-9252 Expanding its audience reach while continuing to deliver timely content, Outdoor News Inc has renewed its sponsorship of Dan Small’s “Deer Hunt Wisconsin” annual TV special, according to ON President Rob Drieslein.  He noted how important it is – in the wake of the deer trustee report and implementation of changes during…