John Stewart

Yamaha Launches 2014 National Hunting and Fishing Day Sweepstakes

This is the seventh year Yamaha has sponsored NHFD, and to honor this milestone, Yamaha is giving away the most off-road capable and hardest working prize ever at: www.yamahaoutdoors.com/nhfday. The sweepstakes is being promoted at NHFD events nationwide and anyone can enter to win by simply registering online through the end of October 2014.

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SST Trucks to Race in SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas

Traxxas is the No. 1-selling Ready-to-Race® (RTR) nitro and electric Radio Control (R/C) company with vehicles in the truck, car, boat and helicopter categories. No company has done more than Traxxas to advance the RTR category with innovative thinking and fun designs that make it easy for anyone to get started with the durability and performance of Traxxas radio controlled vehicles.

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Traxxas Returns as Official Series Partner for TORC 2014 Season

“Traxxas has a special passion for TORC,” says Loren Snyder, Director Special Operations. “Short-course racing has inspired a generation of innovation and fun new products for Traxxas and our close connection with the fans is something that can’t be duplicated anywhere else. We are pleased and excited to continue our investment in TORC as Official Series Sponsor. TORC is energized with new energy, new venues, and as always the most intense short-course off road racing action. We are looking forward to the positive exposure TORC brings to Traxxas and the fun new radio controlled vehicles the racing inspires.”

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Top Hunting and Shooting Equipment Brands for 2013

Top rifle brand:  SavageTop shotgun brand:  RemingtonTop muzzleloader brand:  Thompson CenterTop handgun brand:  Tie: Ruger and Smith & WessonTop crossbow brand:  BarnettTop air rifle brand:  DaisyTop rifle ammunition brand:  RemingtonTop shotgun ammunition brand:  WinchesterTop handgun ammunition brand:  WinchesterTop blackpowder brand: PyrodexTop balls, bullets, or shot brand:  HornadyTop bow brand:  MatthewsTop broadhead brand:  RageTop bow case brand:  PlanoTop archery sight brand:  TrugloTop decoy brand:  FlambeauTop game call brand: PrimosTop reloading die brand:  Lee PrecisionTop reloading bullet brand:  HornadyTop reloading primer brand:  CCITop reloading powder brand:  HodgdonTop reloading shot brand:  LawrenceTop scope brand for firearms: NikonTop scope accessory brand:  Leupold Top binocular brand:  Bushnell Top spotting scope brand: BushnellTop range finder brand:  BushnellTop boot brand:  RockyTop bi-pod and shooting stick brand: PrimosTop GPS device brand:  Garmin Top game feeder brand:  Moultrie Top food plot seed brand:  Whitetail Institute Top knife brand:  BuckTop cover scent brand:  Wildlife Research CenterTop lure scent brand: TinksTop odor eliminator brand:  Scent-A-WayTop tree stand brand:  Ameristep & Summit Top trail camera brand:  MoultrieTop shooting target brand:  Shoot-N-CTop safety equipment brand:  Remington Top clay brand: White FlyerTop trap and throwing device brand:  Champion Top holster brand:  BlackhawkTop gun cleaning supply brand:  Hoppes Top gun safe brand:  Stack-onTop choke tube brand:  Remington Top magazine brand:  Magpul The list above is only a portion of all hunting and shooting categories tracked by Southwick Associates. Other types of information available include sales by caliber and gauge, percentage of sales occurring at different types of retailers, total spending per category, average prices, and demographics for hunters and shooters buying specific products. Additional participation information is available including total days spent afield by hunters and shooters, type of hunting and shooting enjoyed and preferred species and places to shoot.

AnglerSurvey.com, HunterSurvey.com and ShooterSurvey.com help the outdoor industry, fisheries and wildlife officials and sportsmen’s organizations track consumer activities and expenditure trends. Conducted by Southwick Associates, survey results are scientifically analyzed to reflect the attitudes and habits of anglers and hunters across the United States. Follow them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/huntersurvey and http://facebook.com/anglersurvey or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/AnglerSurvey and https://twitter.com/#!/HunterSurvey. ###

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How Cold is Too Cold for Hunters?

The survey divided hunters into six regional groups: Great Lakes States, Northeast States, Northern Plains States, South Central States, Southeast States and Western States in order to best gauge how hunters in different parts of the country to react to cold weather. Hunters polled were asked “at what temperature did it become too cold to hunt”. The findings were interesting.

There are indeed some fair weather hunters out there. Organized by region, the percentage of polled hunters who say it is too cold to hunt as temps fall to between 21 and 30 degrees were:

Great Lakes States                          3 percentNortheast States                             5 percentNorthern Plains States                     3 percentSouth Central States                      10 percentSoutheast States                             9 percentWestern States                               8 percent By the time temperatures have fallen between 1 and 10 degrees, the percentage of hunters who choose to stay inside are:Great Lakes States                          31 percentNortheast States                            40 percentNorthern Plains States                    18 percentSouth Central States                       51 percentSoutheast States                            52 percentWestern States                              36 percent But the tipping point seems to be 0 degrees when across every region except the Northern Plains states an additional 25 to 32 percent of hunters report it is too cold to hunt. In the Northern Plains, another 21 percent, are choosing a warm fire over a cold deer stand or predator setup. “Some of the findings are about what you would expect with hunters used to cold weather in the Northern states more willing to hunt in slightly colder temperatures than those hunters in the South where it rarely gets that cold,” says Rob Southwick, president of Southwick Associates, which designs and conducts the surveys at HunterSurvey.com, ShooterSurvey.com and AnglerSurvey.com. “That being said, it isn’t until temperatures drop below zero that the majority of hunters nearly everywhere are ready to join their Southern brethren indoors for a hot breakfast.

Launched in 2006, AnglerSurvey.com, HunterSurvey.com and ShooterSurvey.com help the outdoor equipment industry, government fisheries and wildlife officials and conservation organizations track consumer activities and expenditure trends. Survey results are scientifically analyzed to reflect the attitudes and habits of anglers and hunters across the United States. Follow them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/huntersurvey and http://facebook.com/anglersurvey or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/AnglerSurvey and https://twitter.com/#!/HunterSurvey. ###

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