Thompson/Center Arms™ Launches Fall Promotion on Popular Hunting Rifles

Thompson/Center Arms just announced the launch of its “Hunt For Savings” rebate program, offering a $50 rebate with the purchase of a new T/C Compass or a $25 rebate with the purchase of a new T/C IMPACT! muzzleloader from October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. This offer is also valid in Canada, and will also include a $50 rebate on new Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifles.  Rebates submitted from Canadian customers will be issued via check in Canadian dollar amounts.

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T/C® Compass® Bolt Action Rifle

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T/C IMPACT!™ Muzzleloader

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T/CR22™ Semi Automatic Rimfire Rifle

To participate in the “Hunt for Savings” electronic rebate program, customers must complete and submit the online rebate form at www.smithandwessonrebates.com. All submissions must include proof of purchase and be submitted on or before January 31, 2019.

Purchases of a new Thompson/Center firearm from the categories below between October 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, will be eligible to receive the following:

For United States customers:

  • $50 USD Smith & Wesson prepaid MasterCard* on the purchase of any new T/C Compass bolt-action rifle
  • $25 USD Smith & Wesson prepaid MasterCard* on the purchase of any new T/C IMPACT! Muzzleloader

Thompson/Center is also offering a $50 USD Smith & Wesson prepaid MasterCard* on any qualifying new T/CR22 rifle through its existing “Rimfire Redefined” promotion, ending on December 31, 2018.

For Canadian customers:

  • $50 CAD Smith & Wesson rebate check on the purchase of any new T/C T/CR22 rimfire rifle
  • $50 CAD Smith & Wesson rebate check on the purchase of any new T/C Compass bolt-action rifle
  • $25 CAD Smith & Wesson rebate check on the purchase of any new T/C IMPACT! muzzleloader

For complete terms and conditions of current Thompson/Center rebates, please visit tcarms.com/rebates or contact customer service at (844) 628-7926.

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Yamaha Announces 10-Year Belt Warranty

Unprecedented Program for 2019 Models Reinforces

Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road Promise

Yamaha is proud to announce an unprecedented 10-year-belt warranty covering all Assembled in the USA 2019 models with the exclusive Ultramatic Automatic Transmission, including the all-new Wolverine X2 and X4, Viking, Kodiak and full-size Grizzly models.

 

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces a 10-year warranty on its Ultramatic® automatic transmission belts for all new 2019 ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles that are Assembled in the USA.

“We’ve always said Yamaha’s ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles are Proven Off-Road and Real World Tough, and we’re backing up those claims with the industry’s first 10-year belt warranty,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s vice president of ATV / SxS group operations. “This is an unprecedented move in the off-road industry, meant to provide the highest level of support to our customers, and send the message that Yamaha firmly believes we have the best, most durable and reliable belts and Ultramatic CVT transmissions in the industry.”

Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles provide customers with the capability, comfort and confidence to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Whether it be for work or play, Yamaha owners can have faith their vehicle will not only get them where they want to go, but also get them back. With the new 10-year belt warranty, Yamaha solidifies its well-earned reputation for superior durability and reliability, and further sets itself apart from the competition.

All of Yamaha’s Side-by-Sides and full-size ATVs are proudly Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution. Eligible 10-year belt warranty units featuring Yamaha’s Ultramatic CVT transmission include the 2019 Wolverine, Viking, Grizzly, and Kodiak models. Qualified vehicles must be purchased for personal use within the contiguous United States and Alaska for coverage. The warranty is wholly separate from and in addition to the Original Limited Warranty offered on Yamaha products.

For more information on the Yamaha 10-year belt warranty, including model eligibility, guidelines, and to register your Yamaha ATV or SxS vehicle, visit Yamaha10YearBelt.com.

REALize Your Adventure and view additional details and specifications on Yamaha’s complete lineup of Proven Off-Road vehicles online atYamahaOutdoors.com, or by visiting your local Yamaha dealer. Connect with Yamaha on your favorite social channels at Facebook.com/YamahaOutdoors, Twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors, and Instagram.com/YamahaOutdoors. . Additionally find Yamaha Outdoors on YouTube, or search the following hashtags on all platforms: #Yamaha10YearBelt #WolverineX2 #WolverineX4 #Viking #YamahaGrizzly #YamahaKodiak #REALizeYourAdventure #ProvenOffRoad #AssembledinUSA #Yamaha.

Yamaha Announces Exclusive “XTReme Terrain Challenge” Customer Ride Event

YXZ1000R and Wolverine Side-by-Side Customers Invited to

Loretta Lynn Ranch Nov. 16-18

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is announcing the Yamaha XTReme Terrain Challenge, an all-new and exclusive off-roading adventure for Yamaha YXZ1000R and Wolverine Side- by-Side (SxS) owners.

Scheduled to be hosted at the iconic Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, this November 16 to 18, the Yamaha XTReme Terrain Challenge invites all YXZ1000R and Wolverine SxS owners to register. Space is limited, and only the first 25 signups in each class are guaranteed entry, with the remaining spots filled by a random drawing. Register online at XTRemeTerrainChallenge.com.

The Yamaha XTReme Terrain Challenge will feature a unique off-road ride event format, with participants tackling an unmarked, GPS-navigated route through extreme terrain and obstacles. Both a driver and passenger are required in each SxS, with an entry fee of $100 per-vehicle. The event will be split into two classes, with both YXZ and Wolverine SxS owners navigating through tight, technical trails, including mud bog and rock crawling sections requiring winching (with an optional route around). Teams finishing the course successfully will earn a ShopYamaha.com gift card valued at $100. Those completing all obstacles and the course are entered to win a grand prize, with the winner announced by random drawing during the closing ceremonies. In addition to receiving a swag bag and dinner Friday and Saturday, entrants will receive raffle tickets for various prizes throughout the weekend, along with access to a concert following closing ceremonies on Saturday night.

Learn more about the all-new Yamaha XTReme Terrain Challenge online atXTRemeTerrainChallenge.com or YamahaOutdoors.com. For more updates on the XTReme Terrain Challenge, follow Yamaha Outdoors on social media at Facebook.com/YamahaOutdoors, Twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors, and Instagram.com/YamahaOutdoors.. Additionally find Yamaha Outdoors on YouTube, or search the following hashtags on all platforms: #Yamaha #XTRChallenge #YamahaXTRChallenge #ProvenOffRoad #REALizeYourAdventure #WolverineX2 #WolverineX4 #YamahaWolverine #YXZ1000R #AdventurePro #AssembledinUSA #ShopYamaha

Yamaha Adds to 2019 ATV and SxS Models including All-New Grizzly 90

New Special Edition Wolverine X4, Grizzly and Kodiak Join Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road Lineup

All-New 2019 Grizzly 90 Youth ATV

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is adding more new and Special Edition (SE) models to its ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) lineup for the 2019 model year. The new models being announced today include:

  • All-new 2019 Grizzly 90 youth ATV, bringing the Proven Off-Road style and performance from the big- bore Grizzly ATV to the next generation of trail riders.
  • New 2019 Grizzly SE in Tactical Black with a pre-installed WARN Winch.
  • 2019 Tactical Black Kodiak 700 SE.
  • 2019 Tactical Black Wolverine X4 SE.

“Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road ATV and Side-by-Side vehicle lineup continues to expand, providing more opportunities for a diverse market of off-road enthusiasts to realize their adventures with family and friends,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV / SxS group marketing manager. “More categories, more special edition models, and more features are what our customers and our dealers are requesting, and that’s what we’re delivering.”

All-new for 2019, the Grizzly 90(see above) combines the Proven Off-Road performance and versatility of its namesake with a fun and confidence-inspiring 90cc engine and CVT transmission for entry-level riders 10-years-old and up to develop their off-road abilities. The youth model offers several Grizzly DNA features including mud-protection fenders, trail-pointed comfort suspension, front and rear cargo racks, and new Grizzly-tread tires. Parents can feel confident introducing their first-time rider to the excitement of ATV riding with an electronic speed limiter and adjustable throttle stop. The Grizzly 90 also gives new riders the capability and comfort to grow and adjust for years to come with a large plush seat and open floorboards. The New Grizzly 90 is available at a $2,999 MSRP.

Special Edition color and graphics, all‑new Maxxis ‘Zilla tires, 14″ cast aluminum wheels and superior overall rec utility performance help the new Grizzly EPS SE conquer even the toughest terrain.

Also joining the Grizzly family is a second big-bore SE model featuring Tactical Black painted bodywork and a pre-installed WARN Winch. With Yamaha-exclusive 27-inch Maxxis ‘Zilla tires, new 14-inch two-tone cast aluminum wheels, and a wider track width, the big-bore Grizzly boasts an award-winning and reliable 700cc-class engine tuned for dynamic recreational riding on the most demanding trails. It combines smooth, responsive, and quick-revving power with increased mid-range and improved acceleration. Producing less noise and vibration, the 2019 Grizzly delivers a sportier riding experience than ever. The new Grizzly SE is available at a $10,999 MSRP.

Tactical Black w /Aluminum Wheels – Available from September 2018

A new Tactical Black Kodiak 700 SE is also included in the 2019 fall lineup. The Kodiak 700 SE is built for both work and play providing a comfortable, confidence-inspiring ride. Powered by Yamaha’s legendary 700-class single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, the 2019 Kodiak 700 SE is built Real World Tough with cast-aluminum wheels, more than 1,300 pounds of towing capacity, 110-pound front rack capacity, and 198-pound rear rack capacity for a work-ready design and capability. The new Tactical Black Kodiak 700 SE is available at a $9,299 MSRP .

The trail‑taming Wolverine X4 SE combines style with comfort and capability.

Lastly, a new Tactical Black Wolverine X4 SE joins the 2019 lineup, matching the current Tactical Black Wolverine X2 SE. The 2019 Wolverine X4 delivers superior handling, especially on tight, technical trails, combined with legendary Real World Tough durability and reliability. The smooth, ultra-quiet power comes from a 847-cc twin cylinder engine, while a compact, nimble chassis cradles the most versatile cab in its class with industry-exclusive stow-away full-size rear seats for expanded cargo capacity when needed. The Tactical Black Wolverine X4 SE model also features a color-matched interior and shock springs, starting at a $17,249 MSRP.

REALize Your Adventure and view additional details and specifications on Yamaha’s complete lineup of Proven Off-Road vehicles online at YamahaOutdoors.com, or by visiting your local Yamaha dealer. Connect with Yamaha on your favorite social channels at Facebook.com/YamahaOutdoors, Twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors, and Instagram.com/YamahaOutdoors. Additionally find Yamaha Outdoors on YouTube, or search the following hashtags on all platforms: #YamahaGrizzly #WolverineX4 #YamahaKodiak #REALizeYourAdventure #ProvenOffRoad #AssembledinUSA #Yamaha.

About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATVs and Side-By-Side Vehicles, Snowmobiles, Outboard Motors, Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in California since 1960, YMUS also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information about Yamaha, visit www.YamahaMotorsports.com.

Yamaha Sponsors National Hunting and Fishing Day 2018

As the leading powersports supporter of access, conservation and outdoor education, Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is again sponsoring National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) to raise awareness for our annual celebration of outdoor recreation.

Each year, NHF Day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting with national, state, regional and local organizations hosting fishing- and hunting-related events.

Yamaha’s continued funding of the NHF Day Live It! Grants is complemented by a Wolverine X4 Side-by-Side sweepstakes at www.YamahaOutdoors.com/NHFDay.

“Yamaha once again is stepping up to support our efforts to expose more and more people to positive experiences in the outdoors,” said Misty Mitchell, director of Conservation for Wonders of Wildlife. “With the continued help of passionate and caring companies such as Yamaha, we are making great strides in fulfilling our mission this year. We thank them for their support over the last decade and for what should be another successful campaign.”

Yamaha’s annual sponsorship of NHF Day is aimed at raising awareness and support for outdoor recreation and conservation. As part of Yamaha’s support, it is offering to give away a 2018 Wolverine X4 featuring the industry’s quietest, comfortable and confidence inspiring 847-cc twin cylinder engine in a SxS.

The Yamaha Wolverine X4 Side-by-Side

The Wolverine X4 is Proven Off-Road and the ideal hunting and fishing partner. With superior handling, especially on tight, technical trails, combined with Yamaha’s legendary Real World Tough durability and reliability, the Wolverine X4 is a recreational four-seat SxS vehicle designed for outdoor adventures. The sweepstakes is open to men and women, ages 18-years-of-age or older, through the end of October 2018.

“Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative, which helps fund the annual NHF Day Live It! Grant program, is celebrating 10 years of supporting access,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “Everyone at Yamaha is proud to continue our decade-long support of National Hunting and Fishing Dayand the program’s mission to get people outdoors. Everyone who enjoys public land has a responsibility to support and protect it, and we encourage all outdoor enthusiasts to learn how they can get involved at YamahaOAI.com.”

Congress established National Hunting and Fishing Day to recognize hunters and anglers for their leadership in fish and wildlife conservation. Since launching in 1971, each fourth Saturday in September is set aside as NHF Day. This day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting with national, state, regional and local organizations hosting fishing- and hunting-related events. This year’s NHF Day is set for September 22 with retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. serving as honorary chairman.

NHF Day’s official home is at the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri. Both entities share the goal of strengthening the image of hunting, shooting and fishing. NHF Day is one of the most effective grassroots campaigns to promote hunters, anglers and the conservation of wildlife and habitat. Each year, thousands of people participate in NHF Day events across the country to commemorate the foundation of conservation through fishing and hunting.

Johnny Morris Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium located in Springfield, MO.

 

NHF Day is made possible through the sponsorship and generous support of these well-respected companies and brands: Bass Pro Shops, Yamaha, Realtree, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Izaak Walton League and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.

GSM Outdoors Acquires New Archery Products (NAP)

GSM Outdoors recently announced the addition of New Archery Products (NAP)

to the GSM family of brands.

GSM Outdoors encompasses well-known brands in the hunting and outdoor markets such as Stealth Cam, Walker’s, Hunting Made Easy (HME), Cyclops, American Hunter, Western Rivers, and Shooting Made Easy (SME).

The company was founded in 2000 with the mission of bringing product innovation to a variety of categories in the outdoor market — primarily shooting and hunting. With a dedication to developing leading-edge technologies, applying rigorous quality control, and standing on a “customer first” approach to after-sale support, GSM Outdoors has earned its reputation for delivering top-quality products to the outdoor industry and supporting its customers from the shelf to the field.

 

“We saw an opportunity to complement our diverse brand portfolio and continue innovation of quality hunting products within the category,” said GSM CEO Edward Castro. “NAP’s rich history certainly compliments our beliefs and values at GSM, and we are extremely excited to see what the future holds for NAP.”

Founded in 1971, New Archery Products (NAP) has established a rich history as a cornerstone manufacturer in the archery and bowhunting segments, producing such high-profile and widely respected products as the original Flipper Rest and Razorbak broadheads. Today, the NAP product line covers the gamut of archery and bowhunting accessories, from the Thunderhead and Spitfire line of fixed and mechanical broadheads to fletching, precision arrow rests, quivers, stabilizers and the new Mantis series of ground blinds (below).

NAP Mantis Ground Blinds

“Iconic brands like NAP are what keep hunters in the field and passing on our hunting heritage,” said VP of Sales & Marketing Ben Smith. “I’m confident we’ll continue to leave our footprint on the archery category for many years to come.”

With such a wide range of products in their arsenal, GSM receives attention from men and women of all backgrounds who seek high-quality equipment to meet their outdoor adventure needs.

About GSM Outdoors

Based in Grand Prairie, TX – GSM provides a wide range of outdoor related products from brands such as Stealth Cam scouting cameras, Walker’s hearing protection and enhancement, Western Rivers game calls, Cyclops portable lighting and power, American Hunter feeders, HME hunting accessories, SME shooting accessories, and New Archery Products (NAP). GSM goes to great lengths to ensure their products deliver the latest features and the rugged durability that hunters demand.

For information regarding GSM and their products, visit www.gsmoutdoors.com. To become a dealer or have a sales representative contact you, call (877) 269-8490.

Trijicon’s Electro Optics Division Expands the REAP-IR® Thermal Riflescope Line

Wixom, Mich. — Trijicon® Inc, manufacturer of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™, is pleased to introduce the latest additions to the REAP-IR family of thermal imaging systems. The new and improved REAP-IR models retain Trijicon’s leading image quality, ease of use, and durability while adding new, user-friendly features.

 

THE REAP-IR® TRIJICON MINI THERMAL RIFLESCOPE

Trijicon is now offering two additional magnification options with enhanced features to the 35mm effective focal length variants (2.5x base optical magnification). The REAP-IR will now be available in 60 mm EFL (4.5x base optical magnification) and 20 mm EFL (1.5x base optical magnification) models. The new and improved variants and the existing REAP-IR configurations will be available for purchase.

The new REAP-IR variants feature a simplified “Easy Zero Method” which makes sighting in the optic easier and more intuitive. Getting rounds on target is now a matter of aligning an on-screen digital icon with bullet impacts using provided MOA readouts.

Integral Picatinny top rail for accessory mounting.

Trijicon also updated the main housing to include an integrated Picatinny rail interface for mounting optional accessories, such as a Trijicon RMR®. The battery compartment has been redesigned to a ruggedized, top-loading compartment with an easy-to-use thumbscrew to allow simpler night-time operation.

All Trijicon REAP-IR optics feature 640×480 resolution, 12-micron thermal sensors and 60 Hz frame rates. The REAP-IR family comes standard with five included reticle options, and six advanced polarity settings for exceptional visibility in any environment. Trijicon Electro-Optics thermal scopes are engineered, machined and assembled in the United States and are tested to MIL-STD 810-G.

For more information on the REAP-IR and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon®, Inc. at (248) 960-7700 or visit www.trijicon.com.

The NEW Yamaha Grizzly Special Edition

TRAIL TESTED. RIDER APPROVED.

The award winning Yamaha Grizzly® sets the standard for trail-taming performance with superior off-road capability, all-day comfort and legendary durability. The 2019 Grizzly boasts improved midrange power and Yamaha Real World Technologies like Ultramatic® automatic transmission and On-Command 4WD to provide unmatched performance and reliabilty

 

Special Edition color and graphics, all‑new Maxxis ‘Zilla tires, 14″ cast aluminum wheels and superior overall rec utility performance help the new Grizzly EPS SE conquer even the toughest terrain.

High-Performance Ultramatic® Transmission

Grizzly EPS SE’s Ultramatic® transmission features a gated shifter, dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive plus reverse gear, and is the most advanced—and durable—CVT drive system available. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and a sprag clutch delivers natural all-wheel engine braking.

New Engine Built to Excite

For the trail rider looking for excitement in every ride, the ideal engine should balance big bore power with a strong midrange that gives immediate response. The Grizzly EPS SE features a potent new 700-class engine for 2019 with optimized torque, power delivery and engine character for aggressive recreational riding.

Independent Double Wishbone Front and Rear Suspension

Independent double wishbone suspension, with 7.6” of front wheel travel and 9.1” at the rear, provides excellent rider comfort even on the toughest trails, thanks to nitrogen-charged shocks with 5-way adjustable preload.

Class-Leading Power Steering

Minimize fatigue and attack every corner with Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering (EPS), the industry’s best balance of electric steering assist and positive trail feedback.

Aggressive and Durable Styling

Rugged composite front bumper resists scratching and won’t rust, while injection-molded fenders and CV joint guards protect against rock and debris damage.

LED Highlights and Taillights

LED technology uses less power, creates brighter, sharper illumination, and offers lifetime durability. A handlebar-mounted halogen work light provides additional illumination that moves with rider input for excellent visibility.

 

Learn more about the Yamaha Grizzly® Special Edition by clicking here.

Walker’s Shipping XCEL Series Muffs

The industry pioneer in electronic hearing protection and enhancement, is now shipping to dealers and distributors the much-anticipated EXCEL Series digital electronic muffs. The new XCEL Series muffs advance hearing protection design and digital sound management with two debut models—the 100 and 500BT that are now available.

The XCEL muffs take a completely fresh approach to form and ergonomics by relocating the user interface and microphones from the ear cups to a slim control panel that is integrated into the headband. This design offers advantages in both ergonomics and performance. Relocating the electronics as well as the battery compartment to the headband takes weight off the ears while optimizing overall balance for hours of shooting comfort. This relocation also provides more air space inside the cups to help give the EXCEL an impressive 26 NRR sound reduction rating.

The new XCEL muffs offer serious shooters and hunters more than improved comfort. Expanded audio control options and sophisticated digital sound engineering courtesy of a ground-breaking digital chipset brings new technology to the hearing protection segment. The XCEL’s next-generation Sound-Activated Compression, courtesy of a new Variable Dynamic Sound Suppression system, automatically adjusts compression time based on noise level intensity and duration rather than using conventional “fixed-time” compression for sound events. This means a greater level of hearing protection regardless of the sound environment.

As for user-adjustable features, the XCEL muffs provide four distinct listening modes that the shooter can select via soft-touch operation buttons located on the control panel: Universal (for general sound amplification), Speech Clarity (for discriminating voices and enhancing verbal communication in a noisy shooting range environment), High Frequency (tuned specifically to hear steel target impact at long distances), and Power Boost (amplifies sound across the range of volume). For user convenience, an integrated voice prompt announces each listening mode as the shooter scrolls through the menu, making sound management selection easy and eliminating the guesswork of knowing what mode you are in.

Another convenience feature that range shooters and outdoors enthusiasts will appreciate is the programmable auto shut-off function, which goes a long way toward saving battery life and money. The XCEL also includes a selectable wind noise reduction feature to help suppress the roar of wind passing across the microphones.

The XCEL is offered in two models: the XCEL 100 and the XCEL 500BT. The XCEL 500BT includes Bluetooth® connectivity so you can stream audio from your mobile device, hear notification alerts, and take phone calls.

Walker’s®. Protect it or Lose it!®

XCEL 100 features:

  • Advanced Digital Circuit
  • Active Dynamic Sound Suppression
  • Hi-Gain Omni-Directional Mics
  • Four listening modes
    • Universal
    • Speech Clarity Mode
    • Hi frequency
    • Power Boost
  • Wind Noise Reduction
  • Voice Mode Navigation
  • Auto shut off 2/4/6 hours
  • New ergonomic head band design
  • Rubber bumpers on lower cup
  • Low battery warning
  • Powered by 2 (AAA) batteries (included)
  • MSRP: $99.99

 

 XCEL 500BT features:

    • Advanced Digital Circuit
    • Bluetooth Connectivity for use with mobile devices
    • Variable Dynamic Sound Suppression
    • Hi-Gain Omni-Directional Mics
    • Four listening modes
      • Universal
      • Speech Clarity Mode
      • Hi frequency
      • Power Boost
    • Voice Mode Navigation
    • Wind Noise Reduction
    • Auto shut off
    • New ergonomic head band design
    • Rubber bumpers on lower cup
    • Low battery warning
    • Powered by 2 (AAA) batteries (included)
    • MSRP: $149.99

For more information on Walker’s products, visit Walker’s.  Walker’s is a division of GSM Outdoors. Learn more about their brands at www.gsmoutdoors.com

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards $120,000 in Grants and Scholarships

Industry Leader in Supporting Outdoor Recreation Protects Access to Land for Future Generations

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) awarded more than $120,000 in funds and equipment to eight grant and scholarship recipients from applications submitted in the fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2018. The combined funding cycle is highlighted by a wide variety of projects supporting access to trails and riding areas for off-highway vehicles (OHV) and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
 
“We continue to promote and see growth and diversity in the Outdoor Access Initiative, which now has a decade of supporting responsible, sustainable access under its belt,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV / Side-by-Side (SxS) group marketing manager. “These last two quarters have been a great example, with projects addressing a wide-range of use from single-track trails to sand dunes and back-country areas for the enjoyment of OHVs of all types: motorcycles, ATVs, Side-by-Side vehicles, and snowmobiles.”
 
As the powersports industry’s leading land access advocate protecting the interests of those who work and play outdoors, OAI supports off-highway vehicle riders, as well as those who rely on land access to camp, hunt, fish, farm, and more.  The latest Yamaha OAI grant recipients are:
 
·         The Capital Trails Vehicle Association, Helena, MT
·         The Off Road Business Association
·         Twin Cities Trail Riders, Jordan, MN
·         Crested Butte Avalanche Center, Crested Butte, CO
·         Wonders of Wildlife/National Hunting and Fishing Day Live It! Grant Program
·         Range Riders ATV Club, Nashwauk, MN
·         Save the Rider’s Dunes, North Bend, OR
·         Voyageur Country ATV Club, Grand Rapids, MN

 

This latest funding also featured OAI’s continuing support of National Hunting and Fishing Day, as well as six scholarships to university students as part of the Yamaha Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) program.
 
“We believe everyone should be able to experience the outdoors and all of the incredible opportunities our public lands have to offer,” Nessl said. “Working through like-minded partners like National Hunting and Fishing Day, as well as seeding appropriate safety and land stewardship messaging with future influencers and professional communicators via the ACT program, helps ensure we’ll all be able to enjoy the outdoors for generations to come.”
 
Yamaha’s longtime ACT Scholarship Program was brought under the OAI umbrella as part of the program’s expanded mission to support those who work and play outdoors. Through the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s ACT Scholarship Program, Purdue University, Utah State University, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Kansas State students were awarded a combined $8,250 in scholarships. Recipients of this year’s Yamaha ACT scholarships receive financial assistance to attend the 2018 Ag Media Summit, and to continue promoting and encouraging safe and responsible use of ATV and SxS vehicles within the agriculture community.
 
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is accepting qualified applications for consideration of support and funding. For more information on the Outdoor Access Initiative, or to submit a grant application, visit www.YamahaOAI.com. Follow Yamaha Outdoors online at Facebook.com/YamahaOutdoors, Twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors, and Instagram.com/YamahaOutdoors. #YamahaOAI #REALizeYourAdventure
 
About the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
For more than a decade, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has led the powersports industry in guaranteeing responsible access to our nation’s land for outdoor enthusiasts. Through this program, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of motorized recreation trails, maintained and rehabilitated riding and hunting areas, improved staging areas, supplied agricultural organizations with essential OHV safety education, built bridges over fish-bearing streams and partnered with local outdoor enthusiast communities across the country to improve access to public lands. Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state and local public land use agencies, outdoor enthusiast associations and land conservation groups with an interest in protecting, improving, expanding and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible and sustainable public use. A committee then reviews each application and awards grants to deserving projects. Examples of appropriate projects for grants include, but are not limited to:
 
•       Trail development, restoration and maintenance
•       Trail signage and map production
•       Staging area construction, renovation and maintenance
•       Land stewardship, safety and education
 
Updated guidelines, an application form and information on the Outdoor Access Initiative are available at www.YamahaOAI.com. For specific questions about the Outdoor Access Initiative, call Yamaha’s dedicated hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email OHVAccess@Yamaha-Motor.com or write to:
 
Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
1270 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144