Tyler Jackson has emailed me an interesting story, soon to apper online (I’ll link to it once it does)– the gist is that the head of the Connecticut Peace Officers’ Assn has released an open letter stating that the police…Go to Some Connecticut police refusing to enforce AW law
Chapters will use funds to improve habitat for upland wildlife and outdoor youth education
California is home to two new Quail Forever (QF) chapters and one new Pheasants Forever (PF) chapter. Residents from San Diego County formed the San Diego QF ch…
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) today adopted amended notices of intent for the upcoming hunting seasons based on recommendations by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).
If approved, beginning with the 2014…Go to Louisiana Commission Approves Revisions to Notices of Intent for Upcoming Hunting Seasons
Each year, turkey hunters get a little smarter, a little more prudent about calling and decoys. Montana Decoy is excited to offer the ultimate Turkey Decoy Setup Guide.
The guide features five proven turkey decoy setups that correlate with specific ti…Go to The Ultimate Turkey Decoy Setup Guide from Montana Decoy
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is inviting you to a night of food, fun and great prizes. The organization is holding their annual banquet March 15, at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 County Road 120, Salida. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. …Go to Support the National Wild Turkey Federation at its Annual Banquet in Salida
Southwick Associates, the nation’s premier outdoors market research firm, has announced the brands hunters and shooters purchased most frequently in 2013. Results were compiled from the 36,680 internet-based surveys completed by hunters and shooters …Go to Hunters and Shooters Prefer Plano Cases
Sports, Inc. announced DNW Outdoors as its 2014 Outdoor Member of the Year February 5th at the Outdoors Sporting Goods Show held in Phoenix. The national member-owned sporting goods buying group held its annual spring buying show at the Phoenix Conve…Go to Sports Inc Recognizes DNW Outdoors as its 2014 Outdoor Store of the Year
Get Closer to the Action with the NEW Leica Extender 1.8x for LEICA APO-Televid Angled Spotting Scopes
Whether in bright daylight or in challenging lighting conditions, the compact APO-Televid 65 mm and the exceptionally bright APO-Televid 82 mm spotting scopes never fail to impress. Unmatched optical clarity combined with the most robust construction a…Go to Get Closer to the Action with the NEW Leica Extender 1.8x for LEICA APO-Televid Angled Spotting Scopes
D.T. Systems is excited to announce a Show us your puppy Facebook Photo Contest. Held on the D.T. Systems Facebook Page, fans can upload images of their puppies hunting, training, or enjoying everyday life for a chance to win a Puppy Starter Package wo…Go to D.T. Systems Announces Puppy Photo Contest on Facebook
Hunt with the highest level of certainty no matter your terrain with the new Leica Geovid HD-R rangefinder binoculars. The new Geovid HD-R boasts all of the great features of the Geovid HD, but with the added bonus of an innovative ballistics functio…Go to Introducing the Leica Geovid HD-R
Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of live blogs from the QDMA North American Whitetail Summit.
Will Primos sold the famous hunting products company bearing his name back in 2006. That hasn’t slowed him down. In fact, stepping away from the day-to-day operations of running Primos has allowed Will to focus on what matters most to him: advocating for hunting.
“You know, George Strait is the greatest country music artist of all time, at least in regards to number one records. But George Strait has never written his own songs. Where he excels is at delivering the message. It’s the same thing in our industry. Once we figure out the message, we have to find the people who can deliver the message. Figuring out the message is what we are doing here at the Deer Summit. When we leave here, we have to get the message out,” he said.
Hunting is diverse. And Primos ran a diverse hunting company. His first love was waterfowl. He also developed and sold turkey, predator, elk and other calls. But Primos knows what buttered his bread.
“Whitetails are number one, by far. Look, there are more deer hunters than all other hunters combined, so the opportunity to come up with products that aid and benefit the deer hunter is greater. For instance, right now, trail cameras are the number one market category for deer hunters. They’re a relatively new technology. Coming up with deer hunting products is the most economically important aspect of Primos’ business, and the business of most hunting industry companies,” he said.
Primos believes the future of whitetail deer hunting is bright, but change is going to happen and must happen for deer hunting to continue to grow and thrive.
“The future of whitetail deer hunting has great potential, but it’s different in different parts of the country. We need to come together to have a holistic program for the entire U.S. That’s where QDMA is so powerful. We need to decide what we want whitetail deer hunting to look like in the future. We need to act on disease issues and private pen issues. We need to protect our traditions, but expand our thinking to accept what has to happen to ensure the future,” he said.
Whatever the message ends up being, whatever we collectively come up with here at the Deer Summit, Primos is committed to using his skills as a “delivery man” to make sure it reaches the public.
“Hunting is a sport, and I say sport, because you don’t have to go out and kill your own food in this time we live in. But there is a huge population of hunters who understand the power in putting your own food on the table. They understand how to utilize what God has given us to feed our families. It helps balance the herds, too. And hunting brings families to together. The bonds created in hunting camps, the time with mom and dad in blind, and learning about nature, it’s a pretty cool,” Primos said.Will Primos on Meat Hunting vs. Trophy Hunting
Mossy Oak Properties is pleased to announce the opening of the first Mossy Oak Properties office in the state of Wyoming, with the opening of Mossy Oak Properties of Wyoming-307 Real Estate in Cody.
John Parsons and Jake Ivanoff, owners of 307 Real Es…Go to Mossy Oak Properties Expands to Wyoming
The Pure Michigan Hunt drawing opportunity kicked off March 1. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to apply today so they don’t miss their chance to win the hunt of a lifetime. There are three lucky winners each year.
Fifteen M…Go to Pure Michigan Hunt Applications Now Available
Today’s gunfight matches up two deer rifles: a bolt action versus a classic lever gun. These two don’t have much in common besides hardwood stocks, their year of birth, and the fact that neither owner had to pay much for a great rifle.
Mike travels to the Midwest with the guys from Turkey Reapers in search of hammer gobblers. When you’re shooting turkeys from less than five yards, the action is non-stop and as exciting as they come. Forget wacking and stacking, these fellas are R…Go to This Week on MOJO TV Presents Beak to Beak
Maryland Father and Son Featured as Guest Hunters in March 16 Episode of Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Brotherhood Outdoors TV
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) national outdoor TV series, Brotherhood Outdoors, takes Wess Ringgold, and his son Josh Ringgold, both of Maryland, on an Iowa pheasant hunt, Sunday, March 16, at 11 a.m. ET, on the Sportsman Channel.
The epi…Go to Maryland Father and Son Featured as Guest Hunters in March 16 Episode of Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Brotherhood Outdoors TV
ScentBlocker announces a new entry in their offering of premium turkey vests – the Torched Turkey Vest, adding to a growing line of spring oriented hunting products introduced for 2014.
ScentBlocker’s new Torched Turkey Vest offers everything a hard…Go to ScentBlocker Continues to Expand Hunting Gear Line up with New Torched Turkey Vest
You can hunt coyotes for a long time and never call in six to one set. The shooting is impressive except for at the end when you can tell the guys are a little over excited.
This clip was uploaded last month to YouTube by 208wacey. You can see the f…
More sportsmen’s dollars will be used for wildlife-related programs with the recent passage of a bill allowing the Wyoming Game & Fish Department to receive state funds for two key expenses previously paid for through hunting and fishing license …Go to Wyoming Sportsmen’s Alliance Hails Passage of G&F Funding Bill
The WILDLIFERS TV show is coming to Sportsman Channel beginning Fall 2014. The WILDLIFERS crew includes Dan Braman, Jimmy Brown and Dustin Mueller. Meet WILDLIFER Dan Braman!
Born in South Texas, in the heart of big deer country, Dan grew up hunting w…Go to Meet the WILDLIFERS: Dan Braman
Missouri Quail Forever (QF) and Pheasants Forever (PF) will hold its 2014 State Habitat Meeting March 14 & 15 at The Courtyard by Marriot in Columbia, Missouri. The event is for QF and PF members interested in improving Missouri’s upland habitat an…Go to Quail Forever Missouri State Habitat Meeting Slated for March 14 & 15
Smith & Wesson Corp. announced that Thompson/Center Arms is currently offering mail-in rebates for consumers who purchase any new T/C Venture™ rifle. Where allowed by law, the mail-in rebate program will be available to consumers who purchase a…Go to Thompson/Center Arms Offers Consumer Rebate for T/C Venture Rifles
Brownells, a 75-year-old preeminent firearms and shooting industry supplier, announces the extension of its products and services to bowhunters and target archers beginning immediately.
With this announcement, the Iowa-based, family-owned company beco…Go to Brownells Launches Extensive Line of Archery Products
If you’re the type of hunter who starts dreaming of spring gobblers the second deer season comes to an end; or can’t wait to hit the turkey woods in hopes of emerging with a large Tom in tow, then Buck Wear has a new shirt design you’ll be proud to s…Go to ‘Gobble’ Up Buck Wear’s Newest Design for Turkey Hunters this Spring
Serious female hunters looking for the lightest and toughest archery gear that can keep up with them on even the most xtreme hunts, have found THE ultimate quiver designed specifically for female bowhunters – the new Archer Xtreme Lady K2 Quiver. Th…Go to Archer Xtreme Introduces the New Lady K2 Quiver
Yesterday we showed you some of the cutest 10-month-old cougar kitties ever, ripping a deer carcass to shreds.
Today we’re proud to post a cute fuzzy otter playing vampire on the back of an alligator.
That’s right. We have photos of an ott…
The Ninth has created its own webpage devoted to Peruta, which struck down California’s "may issue" for concealed carry, combined with its complete ban on handgun open carry….Go to 9th Circuit website on Peruta v. San Diego
The Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation announced Wednesday that on Friday February 28th, 2014 the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow (CLfT) program completed their 12th workshop, marking their 69th workshop that have provided 1100 total participants profess…Go to CLfT Ends Another Year of Hunting & Conservation Awareness by Expanding West
Country music star and TV host shares passion for outdoors and conserving for future generations
Country music star, award-winning TV host and former soldier Craig Morgan is venturing into a new kind of service in 2014, when he will serve as the honor…Go to Craig Morgan Selected to Serve as NHF Day Chair
New for 2014, Kwikee Kwiver introduces the Sidewinder Hip Quiver Adapter and the X-Block Broadhead Sharpening System.
Now you can carry your quiver of arrows/bolts without having to attach it to your bow. The Sidewinder hip mount for detachable quiver…Go to Kwikee Kwiver Launches New Products for 2014