Yamaha Steadfast in Supporting SEAL – Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

 Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, recently provided a new Viking VI Ranch Edition Side-by-Side (SxS) to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSW) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego, California. Built in the U.S. at Yamaha’s Newnan, Georgia factory, the Proven Off-Road Viking VI Ranch Edition donation raised capital toward the organization’s mission of supporting SEAL members’ families. This marks Yamaha’s fifth-consecutive year of aiding NSW, totaling more than $100,000 in funding for the much-deserved recipients.

“It has been an honor to support the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation and its mission of assisting the families of those who defend our freedoms,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV / SxS group marketing manager. “Each year we appreciate the opportunity to work with this highly esteemed organization and support their efforts to raise awareness and assistance for the brave and heroic SEAL-NSW families.”

The SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation is a San Diego based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2008 that raises awareness and funds for special programs in direct support of the NSW families on a local, national and global scale. Further details about the NSW organization and fundraiser can be found at www.SealFamilyFoundation.org/events.

“Yamaha has been a great supporter of our event, and their vehicles are an auction favorite, raising more than $100,000 for SEAL members’ families over the past five years,” said William R. Fenick, CAPT, USN (Ret), Executive Director for SEAL-NSW. “The generous donations from partners like Yamaha allow us to support the needs of these important families and provide the right programs – both now and in the future.”

In addition to all of the standard attributes of the Yamaha Viking line, the 2018 Viking VI Ranch Edition comes equipped with a high-quality Metallic Sand painted bodywork featuring aluminum wheels, color-matched seats, a sun top, rearview mirror, over fenders, under seat storage and unique Ranch Edition badging, all at an MSRP of $15,599.

Every Yamaha SxS and full-size ATV is proudly Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s advanced manufacturing facility in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution. View additional details on the Viking VI Ranch Edition, along with the full lineup of Proven Off-Road vehicles at www.YamahaOutdoors.com.

About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.YamahaMotorsports.com.

SxS Vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers 16 years and older.

TenPoint Introduces High-Performance Aluminum Omni-Nock

Crossbow leader, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, recently launched their new High-Performance Aluminum Omni-Nock.  Weighing 25 grains, roughly 10 grains heavier than traditional polymer Omni-Nocks, it is designed for superior durability and accuracy.  The red anodized nock features a fluted design which allows it to easily transform into an Omni-Brite lighted nock with an LED Lite stick (sold separately).

“During our final testing of the Nitro X crossbow, with its NEW revolutionary SLING-SHOT technology producing speeds up to 440 FPS, we experienced superior performance results with the new aluminum omni nock,” said Rick Bednar, CEO.

While the new nock is compatible with all TenPoint, Horton, and Wicked Ridge crossbows, it is REQUIRED for use with the company’s new Nitro X crossbow. The traditional polymer Omni-Nock CANNOT be used with the Nitro X.

The Nitro X crossbow package includes nine High-Performance Aluminum Omni-Nocks.  Six of the High-Performance Aluminum nocks come pre-installed in EVO-X CenterPunch Premium Carbon Arrows.  Three extra aluminum nocks are also included for use with additional arrows (sold separately).

The High-Performance Aluminum Omni-Nocks are also available in a 6-pack as a stand-alone accessory, or in a 3-pack Aluminum Lighted Crossbow Nock System.

MAP: 6-pack Aluminum Omni-Nocks – $29.99. 3-pack Aluminum Lighted Crossbow Nock System – $39.99.

For more information, contact Brian Osterwalder, National Sales Manager, at bosterwalder@tenpointcrossbows.com

To check out more Omni-Nocks by TenPoint click here.

Picaridin vs. Permethrin: Know the difference

We’re pretty sure that everyone wants to enjoy the outdoors bug free, and everyone’s go to solution is a store bought brand off the shelf at their local store. Which may work for a few hours, or repel the insects but they all seem to come back.

 

Sawyer Products are becoming a heavy hitter in the insect repellent game. They strive to not only repel insects of all kinds but also KILL said insects. So if you truly want those insects dead and gone for good, then Sawyer’s Picaridin and Permethrin line of Insect Repellents need to find their way into your home. Picaridin and Permethrin can sound intimidating to some, and parents are always monitoring what they expose their children to. So in this article we are going to break down the differences in both Picaridin and Permethrin.

Let’s Start with Picaridin…

An effective alternative to DEET that’s great for the whole family, Sawyer Picaridin is also safe for use during pregnancy. It’s considered to be the repellent of first choice by the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Advisory Committee on Tropical Medicine and Travel for travelers 6 months to 12 years of age.  Picaridin will not harm or damage plastic or synthetic coatings. It won’t damage your fishing line, firearm finishes, sunglasses, watch or other outdoor products.

Picaridin has been available since 1998 in Australia and Europe (and happens to be the best selling insect repellent but was introduced to the United States only 2005. Picaridin is a perfect balance of efficacy, safety and user-friendliness. It repels a wide variety of pests including mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, sand flies, gnats, chiggers, and midges. It is the longest lasting repellent with up to 14 hours of protection against mosquitoes and ticks and up to 8 hours against a variety of flies, chiggers and gnats. It’s non-greasy, has a pleasant low odor and won’t damage plastics of synthetic coatings. All these factors combined makes Picaridin the optimal topical repellent for the entire family.

Picaridin is also known as Saltidin®, KBR 3023, or Icaridin depending on the country in which it is referenced. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the active ingredient Icaridin as product of choice for malaria prophylaxis. It is registered in over 40 countries worldwide.

Picaridin’s efficacy with mosquitos is quite impressive,  after 10 hours, the efficacy of the Saltidin®-solution (Picaridin) remains at 99%. When it comes to ticks, Picaridin’s efficacy with a 20% concentration  resulted in 2.5 hours of efficacy 5 times over DEET’s efficacy of just 30 minutes.

Sawyer offers theirPicaridin repellents in a 20% Lotion which has up to 14 hours of protection from mosquitoes and ticks, including mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus. Repels biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies for up to 8 hours.

Sawyer also offersPicaridin repellents in a spray option as well. Offering 12 hour protection from mosquitoes and ticks, including mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus. The spray repels biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies for up to 8 hours.

 

Now onto Permethrin…

Permethrin was discovered in 1973 and is on the  World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.

For use on clothing, tents, sleeping bags, and other outdoor gear, Sawyer Permethrin is more than just an insect repellent — it actually kills ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects. Permethrin is also effective against the Yellow Fever Mosquito, which can transmit the Zika Virus.

Using it on outdoor gear also helps reduce the mosquito population in your camp and prevents ticks from attaching to you. In addition to clothing and accessories like hats and waders, Sawyer Permethrin is ideal for treating backpacks, tents, camp furniture, hammocks, mosquito netting, luggage, and even bed sheets. Since mosquitoes are better hoppers than flyers, adding more Permethrin-treated landing surfaces around you will improve your protection. Treatment of non-washable items will be effective for up to 42 days of exposure to sun and air. Maximize protection from mosquitoes and ticks by combining Permethrin with Picaridin, an effective and comfortable topical repellent.

Unlike topical insect repellents applied to the skin, Permethrin is applied to clothing and outdoor gear material, bonding to the fabric fibers for up to 6 weeks (42 days) or 6 washings.

When a tick, mosquito, or other insect comes into contact with Permethrin, it absorbs a dose that will either repel or kill the insect. The synthetic version of pyrethrum (a natural insecticide derived from the chrysanthemum flower), Permethrin is non-toxic and registered for use by the U.S. EPA.

To apply, spray Permethrin directly onto clothing and gear with a slow sweeping motion, keeping the bottle about 6 to 8 inches away and treating each side of the garment for about 30 seconds.

Sawyer Permethrin Insect Repellent can be applied to dogs and help control mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas for 35 days.  Official application instructions for use on dogs can be found at sawyer.com/dogs.

So the next time your planning a camping trip, vacation, picnic or even just working in your yard, head over to your local Bass Pro Shops, or Cabela’s and pick up some Sawyer Products. We hope this article has informed you on the wonderful benefits of both Picardin and Permethrin and changes the way you defend yourself, gear, and loved ones from disease and those pesky insects.

 

Pursuit Channel Announces Impressive Audience Growth

 

 

Pursuit Channel has announced significant increases in the breadth and depth of the network’s year-over-year (YOY) Average Audience, both in primetime and on weekends, including: a 25% increase weeknights, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., M-SU, and a 41% increase on weekends, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*

Further, regarding all key male demos from January 2018, Pursuit opens the year with margins that significantly separate the network from its nearest competitor.  Regarding these unprecedented surges, representatives for America’s most accessible broadcast and digital outdoor platform point to organic growth, timing and promotion.

“There are a variety of factors that contribute to such dramatic increases,” said Rusty Faulk, CEO of Pursuit. “Great new programming coupled with a deep stable of legacy shows airing on the network, more brand awareness through partnerships with top magazines and organizations and the conversion of millions of homes to HD are significant in this rise.”

“Better and better programming is certainly a big part of the January 2018 increase reported by Pursuit,” said Gregory Sugg, senior account manager for MOOSE Media. “It’s a fact that Pursuit is home to some of the most recognized outdoor personalities of all time, many of the best shows ever. The network represents the only outdoor-television basic-tier game in town for millions of households actively engaged with the largest satellite footprints in the world.”

He added that Pursuit’s leadership position in the delivery of high-definition programming was a valuable asset in drawing and retaining both viewers and the most successful outdoor television producers in the business. “Reciprocal promotions with massive print and online audiences, to include the likes of Deer and Deer Hunting and Ducks Unlimited, have also enhanced awareness and added viewership for Pursuit,” he concluded.

Pursuit Channel showcases dozens of leading outdoor television series, including: Gus Congemi’s Live the Wildlife; Just Killin’ Time; Jimmy Houston Outdoors; Trailing the Hunter’s Moon; Ducks Unlimited Television; Deer and Deer Hunting, Destination Whitetail, Land of Whitetails and Modern Shooter; Canadian Whitetail TV; Drake’s Migration Nation; The High Road with Keith Warren; Americana Outdoors; Deer Gear TV; Yamaha’s Whitetail Diaries; The Bear Whisperer; Cabela’s Fisherman’s Handbook and Ranger Boats’ IFA Redfish Tour; the Collegiate Bass Series and Texas Team Trail; Turkey Call and Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.; Gamekeepers of Mossy Oak and Mossy Oak Country Roots; Wallhanger TV; Winchester and Drury’s Natural Born; American Airgunner; Freedom Fighters; Military Collector’s TV,  Professional Shooting Clay Association; Doug Koenig’s Championship Season; Reaper Outdoors; The American Way; Love of the Hunt; Shoot Straight with Chad Shearer; Predator Quest; Open Season; The Best of the West; On the Water with Hank Parker; Primal Instinct; Ultimate Outdoors with Wayne Pearson; Sporting Dog Adventures; Majesty Outdoors; Jason Peterson into the Wild; Trigger Time; Where in the World is Colorado Buck; Higdon Outdoors TV; The Grind Waterfowl TV; Blitz TV; Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine; Trophy Hunter TV and Blue Collar Adventures.

*Sources: Nielsen 2018, Jan. 1 – Jan. 28, 2018, Live +3, AA Viewing, 6a-6a M-Su; comScore, Inc. TV Essentials 2017, Dec. 26, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017, AA Viewing, Total Day 6a-6a M-Su

Pursuit Channel, www.pursuitchannel.com, a leader in high-definition delivery, is active on DIRECTV HD (604 PRST), AT&T HD (1644), DISH Network (393 PRST), Fios by Verizon (818) and Centurylink Prism (1677). Mobile and desktop enthusiasts will find the network digitally at www.pursuituptv.com.

Thompson/Center Arms™ Launches “T/C® Master Hunter Sweepstakes” on Facebook

 

Thompson/Center Arms today announced that it will launch its new “T/C Master Hunter” Facebook sweepstakes on March 15, 2018. The sweepstakes begins on March 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (EST) and ends on August 22, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).  Thompson/Center will give away a T/C Compass™ rifle to one winnereach month over the course of the sweepstakes term.

 

Danielle Sanville, Brand Manager for Thompson/Center Arms, said, “At Thompson/Center, we are dedicated to bringingdependable, innovative, and high-performance firearms to our consumers. Through this new sweepstakes, we want to connect with and engage our consumers on social media and make sure each participant feels welcomed into the Thompson/Center family.”

 

Thompson/Center fans are encouraged to locate the T/C Master Hunter picture profile frame on the Thompson/Center Facebook page and follow the instructions in the Official Rules to enter the sweepstakes.  The “T/C Master HunterSweepstakes” is part of Thompson/Center’s larger multi-media branding campaign, which demonstrates why Thompson/Center’s Pro Hunters prefer Thompson/Center Arms’ products due to their dependability, innovative features, and performance.  The new campaign will be run amongst a variety of advertising mediums, including print, web, broadcast, and social media.

 

To enter the “T/C Master Hunter Sweepstakes,” visit Thompson/Center Arms on Facebook.  No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

 

To stay up-to-date on the latest news from Thompson/Center, be sure to follow Thompson/Center Arms on Facebook,Instagram, and Twitter.

To learn more about Thompson/Center Arms products, please click here.

Yamaha Announces Continuing Support for NHF Day, Plus Wolverine Sweepstakes

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces its annual National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) support this year, which includes giving away an all-new 2018 Wolverine X4 Side-by-Side (SxS) in Realtree camo (pictured above) through an online sweepstakes at www.YamahaOutdoors.com/NHFDay.

Yamaha’s annual sponsorship of NHF Day is aimed at raising awareness and support for outdoor recreation and conservation. This year’s sweepstakes features the 2018 Wolverine with an all-new quiet and comfortable 847-cc twin cylinder engine. With Proven Off-Road handling, especially on tight, technical trails, combined with Yamaha’s legendary Real World Tough durability and reliability, the Wolverine X4 is the ideal hunting, fishing and all-around recreational four-seat SxS vehicle to REALize Your Adventure. The sweepstakes is open to men and women, ages 18-years-of-age or older, through the end of October 2018.

“Yamaha is proud to continue our longstanding support of National Hunting and Fishing Day, which continues to create and promote outdoor recreation opportunities for everyone,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV / SxS group marketing manager. “In celebration of our enduring partnership, we are excited to contribute an all-new Proven Off-Road Wolverine X4 in Realtree camo to support the goal of bringing families together to experience the outdoors.”

NHF Day serves as the most effective grassroots effort ever taken to promote outdoor sports and conservation. Yamaha, through its relationships with organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International, Buckmasters, Tread Lightly!, National Wild Turkey Federation and NHF Day, among others, is a continued supporter of conservation efforts for outdoor recreational enthusiasts. Scheduled annually on the fourth Saturday of September, this year NHF Day’s celebration of hunting, fishing and conservation is set for September 22nd.

“For 10 years, Yamaha has been a key supporter of NHF Day,” said Misty Mitchell, director of conservation programs for Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Mo. — the official home of National Hunting and Fishing Day. “This year will be especially exciting for NHF Day entrants, as the new Wolverine X4 can include an entire family for a day of outdoor fun. We’re looking forward to another incredible turnout on the online sweepstakes and at our events in September.”

One lucky entrant, 18 years-of-age or older, will win a 2018 Yamaha Wolverine X4, a vehicle Assembled in the USA featuring Proven Off-Road performance. Powered by an all-new, ultra-quiet 847cc inline twin engine, the Wolverine X4 delivers superior handling, especially on tight, technical trails, combined with legendary Real World Tough Yamaha durability and reliability. Powered by the all-new twin cylinder engine, the Wolverine X4 sports a compact, nimble chassis featuring the most versatile cab in its class with industry-exclusive stow-away full-size rear seats for expanded cargo capacity on demand. Total approximate retail value is $16,899. No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on October 31, 2018. Winner will be determined by random drawing.

For more information on National Hunting and Fishing Day, visit www.NHFDay.org. Complete rules, entry details and additional information are available by visiting www.YamahaOutdoors.com/NHFDay.

Every Yamaha SxS is assembled at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.

View additional details on the Wolverine X4, along with Yamaha’s full lineup online at www.YamahaOutdoors.com, or by visiting your local Yamaha dealer. Follow Yamaha at www.facebook.com/YamahaOutdoorswww.twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors, and www.instagram.com/YamahaOutdoors

Conquest Scents’ “DANGER ZONE” Keeps Animals Out!

Ever come home to find an unwanted critter in your yard? Or witnessed a pack of raccoons ransacking your trash? Squirrels doing the death climb to get to your bird feeders? What about wild hogs tearing up your landscaping? Conquest Scents has found a solution to these problems in their “Danger Zone” product line of scents.

 

“Danger Zone” creates a scent barrier to keep deer, coyotes, and other larger animals away from your property by using instincts of animals to avoid predators. One of the most common means of animal communication is their scent. Some animals will use their scent to mark their territory or to tell other animals to stay away.  For example, if you have a garden that pesky deer keep using as their midnight snack, rub some of the “Danger Zone” onto a nearby area. When the deer gets too close, they can smell and realize that there is a predator nearby and they will flee and find someone else’s garden to munch on.

Conquest Scents‘ “Danger Zone” come in two different “sizes” so to speak, Small and Large Barrier. The Small Animal Barrier model deters rabbits, squirrels, mice, cats, woodchucks, skunks, raccoons, opossum, small dogs and more. The Large Barrier model works on Deer, Dogs, Coyotes, Elk, Hogs, Bobcats, House Cats, Raccoons, Rabbits, Squirrels, and more as well.

 

The scent of “Danger Zone” is encapsulated and preserved in wax with real urines from predators until you apply to a surface of an area to create a barrier that is animal free. Since it is a wax base, there are no spills, leaks, or mess you have to worry about, and rain or dew will not affect it.  You can apply “Danger Zone” to rocks, posts, landscaping, building foundations, or anywhere you wish to keep animals away. We recommend that your reapply every 3-5 days.

 

To learn more about Conquest Scents’ “Danger Zone: Small Animal Barrier” click here.

To learn more about Conquest Scents’ “Danger Zone: Large Animal Barrier” click here.

If you want to know about Conquest Scents’ flagship scent “EverCalm” for deer and elk hunting click here.

 

TenPoint’s NEW Stealth® NXT Headlines TenPoint’s Next Generation

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies’ New 2018 Stealth NXT is the company’s narrowest and most accurate crossbow to date. Measuring an ultra-narrow 6-inches wide, the Stealth NXT unleashes devastating speeds up to 410 feet-per-second, generating jaw-dropping 144 foot-pounds of kinetic energy and match-grade down-range accuracy on a shot 3x quieter than the competition.

“Shooting up to 410 feet-per-second at 6-inches wide, the Stealth NXT is an incredible crossbow,” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO. “The combination of width, speed, accuracy, and noise make the Stealth NXT the premier crossbow in the marketplace.”

Fueled by new XR6 cams and featuring Vector Quad cable technology, the NXT bow assembly is the difference maker for this top-of-the-line crossbow. The newly designed, maximum rotation cam system powers the assembly’s DUAL FLEX limbs to produce speeds up to a devastating 410 feet-per-second. Meanwhile, the assembly’s revolutionary Vector Quad cable technology utilizes four cables instead of the traditional two for increased strength and stability. Connecting at the cam, wrapping around the turnbuckle, and terminating on the riser, the cable system balances torsion and tension to essentially eliminate cam lean, generating pin-point accuracy.

 

The bow assembly’s foundation is a lightweight CNC machined aluminum riser featuring the company’s 70/75-T6 aircraft grade aluminum TRI-LOCK pocket system that ensures perfect alignment between the pocket and limbs for increased accuracy. Furthermore, utilizing the company’s CX5 connection system, the riser attaches to the barrel in five different locations to prevent front-end movement and aid in down-range accuracy.

The bow assembly is mounted to a black anodized, 21.5-inch TAC-LITE aluminum barrel that dramatically reduces weight, noise, and vibration. It is fitted with the company’s 3 ½ lb. auto-engaging safety trigger housed in a lightweight machined aluminum trigger box. Its weaver-style dovetail is fitted with a nylon-filament arrow retention brush that improves arrow grip and alignment to further reduce noise and vibration and improve accuracy. Like all TenPoint models, the trigger assembly is equipped with a DFI (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor). A reversible, integrated string stop system is also included to reduce noise and vibration.

The Stealth NXT features TenPoint’s lightweight, three-piece C3 stock. Designed to reduce weight, noise, and vibration, the high-tech stock is molded from carbon-fiber-infused PolyOne OnForce fitted with an adjustable cheek piece and butt plate. The rubber cheek piece adjusts to three separate positions by removing the screws and sliding it to create perfect eye-level alignment. Likewise, the rubber butt plate adjusts to two positions to match the shooter’s length-of-pull.

The bow and stock assemblies combine to create a crossbow every hunter dreams of shouldering – weighing in at 7.3-pounds, measuring only 33.6-inches long without foot stirrup, and shooting up to a supercharged 410 feet-per-second.

Like all TenPoint models, this model is equipped with glass-reinforced nylon safety wings located on the stock above the grip to help keep the shooter’s fore-grip hand safely below the arrow flight deck.

Double-dip fluid imaged in True Timber® Viper Western camo, the Stealth NXT ships completely assembled and is available as a Standard package or an Elite package.

The Standard package includes the ACUdraw Pro, ACUdraw, or ACUdraw 50 SLED, RangeMaster® Pro Scope, 3-pack of EVO-X CenterPunch premium carbon arrows that improve a crossbow hunter’s accuracy by 25%, integrated string stop system, and a quiver.

 

The Elite package includes the ACUdraw Pro, Evo-X Marksman Scope, TenPoint STAG Hard Crossbow Case, 3-pack of EVO-X CenterPunch premium carbon arrows, integrated string stop system, and a quiver.

Stealth NXT MAP: Standard Package – $1,449.99 with ACUdraw 50 SLED, $1,499.99 with ACUdraw, $1,599.99 with ACUdraw Pro. Elite Package – $1,799.99 with ACUdraw Pro.

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is 100% American owned, operated, and all its crossbow models are manufactured in Mogadore, OH.

Balancing Deer Nutrition

Nutrition is the foundation for maintaining healthy productive deer and elk populations.

 

It is important to provide a well-balanced wildlife feed that provides all the nutrient classes in proper amounts to meet your animal’s needs.

Deer, like all ruminant animals, eat to meet their energy needs. The need for energy drives daily intake. It’s this need, and the appeal of palatability that influences what a deer eats. Deer may need to eat more of a low-energy feed in order to meet their demand for calories. Likewise, deer may need to eat less of a higher-quality, higher-energy feed. Since deer eat to meet an energy requirement, the other nutrients (fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals) must be in proportion with the energy amount, so that the deer gets what it needs of all nutrients in the amount of feed that it will eat. For instance, a high-energy low-protein feed will not provide enough protein because the deer will eat only until its energy requirement is met. A high-energy, low-fiber feed (such as corn) can actually get your deer in trouble if they eat too much at once.

Deer also like to eat what is palatable. Given a choice, they will eat the more palatable feed, even if the less palatable feed contains more of the nutrients they need. Corn is a perfect example of a highly palatable but nutritionally deficient feed that deer will eat before eating almost anything else, even to their own detriment.

When choosing a feed, it’s important to review the feeding rate. While a certain feed may have a higher price per bag, it may cost less per year because deer will need to eat less. On the other hand, a feed that has been cheapened up by increasing the fiber and ash content will have an appealing price tag but may end up costing more in the long run because you will have to feed more of it. Feeding deer large amounts of something inexpensive and palatable like corn will also cost in lost productivity and antler growth. Making sure deer get the balanced nutrition they need year-round can result in optimal antler growth and health, maximizing production and profitability.

View all Purina Wildlife Deer Feeds here.

View the Quick Draw Mineral Block here.

 

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Celebrates 10 Years

Powersports Industry’s Leading Access Advocate Tops $3.5 Million in Funding & Support

 

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is proud to announce the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI), the powersports industry’s premiere access program dedicated to ensuring outdoor recreation opportunities for future generations,celebrates it’s 10-year anniversary. To date more than $3.5 million in funding and equipment over the last decade has been contributed to OAI’s mission: to assist and support outdoor enthusiasts working to protect and improve access to public land, as well as educate the public on its safe, sustainable recreational use. In celebration of this historic milestone, Yamaha produced a video in tribute to the hundreds of projects supported by OAI over the past decade: www.YamahaOAI.com/10YearsofOAI.

 

“Responsible use is critical for creating recreational access opportunities, in addition to protecting against the regular perils of land closures and restrictions,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s RV operations vice president. “For those who rely on access to public land for work and play, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has proven to be the industry’s most reliable partner, and significant resource. The sheer number of grants and dollars provided by OAI over the last ten years to projects on the ground exemplifies Yamaha’s leadership in ensuring future generations the ability to realize their adventure.”

 

The 10-year OAI tribute video debuted at the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, kicking off a year of programming to showcase the accomplishments of the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative and its grant recipients. By sharing these great projects, Yamaha aims to further the program’s mission:  to provide practical support for efforts promoting safe, responsible use of OHVs, educate the public on proper recreational land use and wildlife conservation practices, and protect appropriate and sustainable access to public lands.

 

“The outdoor community is remarkably diverse, yet unified by the necessity of admittance to land. Yamaha is proud to be leading the way for access, and we look forward to many more years as a productive partner with those working to safeguard land available for enjoyment,” said Steve Nessl Yamaha’s RV marketing manager. “We encourage everyone who enjoys outdoor recreation to get educated and get involved. If we can help, send a grant application; your awareness and action allows Yamaha to continue our industry-leading support of important projects nationwide, along with growing the program’s reach for generations to come.”

 

The Yamaha OAI accepts qualified applications for consideration of support and funding. For more information on the Outdoor Access Initiative, to submit a grant application, or learn more about its 10th anniversary, visit www.YamahaOAI.com.

 

About the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative

The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is the industry-leader 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:

  • ATV, Side-by-Side, Motorcycle, and Snowmobile riding and outdoor recreation areas
  • Trail development, restoration and maintenance
  • Trail signage and map production
  • Staging area construction, renovation and maintenance
  • Land stewardship, access, 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), emailOHVAccess@Yamaha-Motor.com or write to:

 

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

1270 Chastain Road

Kennesaw, GA 30144

 

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