September 20, 2014

Friday Notes, on a Friday!!

Just got back from a company trip to Florida – yes, I can hear all the sobs out there.  Well – it WAS really crappy, cold, windy weather.  But I managed to get out and fish for an hour and a half, and actually caught a big snook.  (Well – big for me).  But enough […]

AFFTA Praises Secretary of Interior Nomination

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2/6/2013 Benjamin Bulis ben@affta.com (406) 522-1556 Statement from Benjamin Bulis, president, American Fly Fishing Trade Association: “We applaud the nomination of outdoor recreation industry leader, Sally Jewell. She is an excellent choice who understands the critical formula of healthy habitat creating recreational opportunity that drives economic activity. She has been a strong advocate for the […]

Outdoor Writers Association of America: Outdoor Bloggers Welcome

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by Chris Hunt As outdoor bloggers, our efforts aren’t always taken seriously. The Outdoor Blogger Network and its creators, Rebecca Garlock and Joe Wolf, have done much to legitimize the work we do, and many of us have them to thank for some of the rewards our blogging earned us over the OBN’s two short […]

America’s Great Outdoors Progress Report Highlights Conservation, Recreation Successes

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12/04/2012 Contact: (CEQ) Taryn Tuss (202) 456-6998 (DOI) Blake Androff (202) 208-6416 (USDA) Courtney Rowe (202) 720-4623 (EPA) press@epa.gov (DOA) Moira Kelly (703) 614-3992 WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama Administration today released a report detailing key successes of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative (AGO), including advancing local conservation priorities, expanding access to lands and waters for […]

OBN Friday Notes: 8/24

Abu Garcia Fun over at Northern Main Ridge Runners and River Rats

Happenings around the Outdoor Blogger Network and Outdoor Community:  First off, as some of you may have experienced over the last 2 weeks, the OBN has been intermittently down, throwing 500 server errors and being cantankerous. That’s because the OBN once again hit the ceiling on it’s server capacity, bandwidth, and all that host jazz. Here […]

AFFTA Announces an Education Partnership

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The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) is proud to announce a formal partnership with the National Fishing in Schools Program (NFSP) in a cooperative effort to target and reach the next generation of fly fishers. AFFTA has initially committed to provide matching grant funds for a minimum of ten (10) schools as its first […]

American Fly Fishing Trade Association Announces Restructuring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Randi Swisher 303-690-6504 randi@affta.com AFFTA Announces Restructuring of Staff and Hiring of Interim General Manager Randi Swisher to focus on managing and promoting IFTD Show, Ben Bulis to run day-to-day operations and assume position of new General Manager for AFFTA. Westminster, Colorado – The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) announced on […]

Glacier Glove Launches New RateMyCatch Fishing App

(Reno, NV) – Coby Rowe, Managing Director of Glacier Glove, introduces the new RateMyCatch fishing app for iphone, ipad and ipod touch. Rate My Catch is a fun way to share fishing stories. Snap a photo of your catch, upload and share! Users can tell everyone what it is, how much it weights and where […]

Parks and Public Lands as 21st Century Education Centers

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Initiative will help build skills among students in the growing outdoor economy 02/27/2012 Contact: Adam Fetcher DOI (202) 208-6416 DOE Press Office (202) 401-1576 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced a new agreement to build, develop and formalize programs that use national parks, national […]

Ice Fishing Frabil Tip-Up winners

This will be a short, sweet (for the winners) post – both Rebecca and I have other things pulling at our lives at the moment. The winners of the Frabil tip-ups are: #9. Rhon BelL,   and #5 – Jason Porter   Get us your addresses quickly so we can get the tip ups out […]