FishAmerica Foundation Receives $125,000 Donation

From ASA:

The FishAmerica Foundation (FAF) is, once again, the recipient of a generous donation from the American Snuff Company (ASC). For the second year, the company has made a generous donation to the foundation to further the foundation’s mission of fisheries conservation and habitat restoration.

This year, ASC selected and featured twelve habitat and restoration projects funded by the FishAmerica Foundation in communities across the U.S., along with those of another organization. Individuals viewed the foundation’s projects more than 30,000 times to show their interest and support for their favorite projects.

Among the most viewed projects were the foundation’s partnership projects with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to remove six obstructive dams throughout the Little Lehigh Watershed in Emmaus, Pa.

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Frontiers Unveils Prehistoric Brown Trout Fishing Tour of Iceland

Frontiers International Travel, a leader in luxury sporting vacations since 1969, is excited to unveil the first comprehensive website dedicated exclusively to multi-sport and leisure travel to Iceland. Frontiers has specialized in Iceland holidays for 40+ years and has finally compiled all of its knowledge into one convenient resource. Legendary guides Barry and Cathy Beck will be hosting an extremely exclusive brown trout fishing tour of Iceland June 11 – 19, 2015.  Guests will join Continue reading

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Hobie® Announces Top Gun Educational Program

From Hobie:

Who said Top Gun is only about Navy Strike Fighter Pilots?  Introducing Hobie’s Top Guns: an elite and fiercely driven group of kayak anglers. To support and enhance the increase in popularity of fishing out of Hobie® kayaks, the Top Guns have been tasked to share their species-specific kayak fishing techniques and tactics that have won them titles and admiration. The purpose of this elite group is to educate and share information about catching different species of fish (listed below) from their Hobie kayaks. Each year, Hobie Top Guns will be chosen from across the country based on their latest contributions and performance to the Team as well as their impact on their respective Hobie retail partners and communities.

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Know Your Competition: Grow Your Business in 2015 with Southwick Market Reports

From Southwick Associates:

Did you know… Sportsmen spent $207 million on trail cameras in 2014? Or that the average modern sporting rifle sold for $1,260 in 2014? And that’s before adding optics, slings and other accessories. For outdoor companies looking to gain an advantage over their competition, such data is critical when conceptualizing and marketing products and services.

Southwick Associates’ Size of the Hunting, Shooting and Self-Defense Market Report is available to companies and organizations looking to gain that competitive edge, and is now offered in a single volume.

“Combining the data into a single volume makes the new market size report an easy-to-understand and essential source of information for companies seeking to track market trends, compare their performance versus the competition, and make better investment and growth decisions,” says Rob Southwick, president of Southwick Associates.

Included in the report for the first time is an analysis on the self-defense market, a key driver for today’s firearms, ammunition and shooting accessories manufacturers and retailers. Employing enhanced research methods, the report looks at the hunting, recreational shooting and self-defense markets by quantifying sales and identifying both the amount of money spent and number of units sold by product category and brand. Categories include firearms, ammunition, optics, firearm parts and accessories, apparel, hunting and shooting accessories and more.

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Utah Stream Access Coalition Update

From USAC:

Many of you have contacted us recently about what came of the Weber Trial. Here’s a quick legal update to answer some of those questions.

Over February 6-11, experts for USAC, the State of Utah, and property owners presented evidence before Judge Keith Kelly regarding navigability of the Weber River. USAC’s experts presented “mountains of evidence” showing that the Weber was used for log drives around the time of Statehood, and was capable of doing so in its natural and ordinary condition. In fact, so much time was spent presenting and cross-examining witnesses that closing arguments needed to be postponed.

The final day of the Weber Trial, which will be composed of closing arguments from both sides, will occur next Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Room W37. As with the previous 4 days of trial, we are inviting USAC members and supporters to attend the closing arguments and show your support for Stream Access. If you plan on attending, please Continue reading

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