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
 

 

Yamaha EF2000iSv2 Generator Now Available for $899

Powerful and Reliable Portable Generator For Less Than $1,000

 Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces a new reduced price of $899 MSRP for their EF2000iSv2 portable generator. The value-packed inverter offers powerful and reliable performance in a quiet, lightweight package with advanced programming to power a wide range of appliances for less than $1,000.

 Designed and engineered to bring reliable power to the outdoors at an affordable price, the EF2000iSv2 delivers up to 2000 watts to easily handle appliances such as hair dryers, microwaves, tire warmers, heaters, and more.At only 44.1 pounds, the lightweight generator is a mobile and efficient power source that will run for up to 10.5 hours on a single gallon of gas. The inverter is also equipped with Yamaha’s advanced Smart Throttle and Noise Block technology, resulting in whisper quiet noise reduction.

 The EF2000iSv2 is a great option for recreational and small utility use – or can be combined in tandem for increased power for larger jobs. Yamaha’s TwinTech capability allows two EF2000iSv2 units to be connected in parallel to provide up to 30 amps of power and run air conditioners and larger appliances in a travel trailer, hunting cabin or around the house during a power outage.

 We’re pleased to offer the powerful and reliable EF2000iSv2 to a wider range of customers through a new, more affordable $899 pricing,” said Kevin Reed, Yamaha Outdoor Power Products Division Senior Manager. “For less than $1,000 you can power a range of appliances at a campsite or worksite through one of the quietest, compact generators available.”

 The EF2000iSv2 includes many competitive features such as a standard fuel gauge, an auto-warm up feature that helps cold starting and an independent fuel petcock, which allows users to shut off the gas to run the carburetor dry preventing stale gas problems and costly carburetor cleaning and repair.

 Yamaha’s leading line of generators comes standard with a 3-year factory warranty and offers the same high quality engineering and technology that goes into all of Yamaha’s motorized vehicles.

 View additional details on the new Outdoor Power Equipment, along with Yamaha’s full lineup on www.yamahamotorsports.com/powerproducts. Follow Yamaha at www.facebook.com/YamahaMotorUSAwww.twitter.com/YamahaMotorUSA, and www.instagram.com/YamahaMotorUSA.

Smith & Wesson®, Thompson/Center Arms™ Launch Military Appreciation Program

Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that Smith & Wesson and Thompson/Center Arms have established a new military appreciation program, named “Thank You For Your Service.”  This new program offers eligible United States Armed Forces personnel a discount on qualifying Thompson/Center and Smith & Wesson firearms purchased from June 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.  This program applies to all active duty, honorably discharged, retired, or disabled members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Reserves.

 

James Debney, CEO of parent company American Outdoor Brands, said, “Every day, there are brave men and women serving around the globe to help protect the freedoms we enjoy in the United States.  We are proud to offer a discount on some of our most popular firearms to those who have served and those who are currently serving in our Armed Forces.  We are forever grateful for their service.”

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

• $100 Smith & Wesson prepaid MasterCard* on any new, qualifying M&P® Rifle

• $75 Smith & Wesson prepaid MasterCard* on any new, qualifying T/C® Venture or complete T/C Encore® Pro Hunter pistol, rifle, shotgun or muzzleloader (FX/XT)

• $50 Smith & Wesson prepaid MasterCard* on any new, qualifying M&P pistol, T/C Compass®, T/C Triumph® or T/C Triumph® Bone Collector®

• $25 Smith & Wesson prepaid MasterCard* on any new, qualifying Smith & Wesson revolver, T/C T/CR22rifle, or T/C Impact! muzzleloader

 

To participate in the “Thank You For Your Service” 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.

For complete terms and conditions of the “Thank You For Your Service” rebate, please visit www.smithandwessonrebates.com or contact customer service at (844) 628-7926.

*Card is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated.  MasterCard is a registered trademark, and the circle’s design is a trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.  No cash access or recurring payments.  Card valid for up to 6 months; unused funds will be forfeited at midnight EST the last day of the month of the valid thru date.  Card terms and conditions apply, see MyPrepaidCenter.com/site/MasterCard-promo.

About Smith & Wesson®

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands.  Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

 

 

 

Thompson/Center Arms Launches New T/CR22 Rifle

New T/CR22™ .22LR semi-automatic rimfire rifle includes Magpul® co-branded stock, precision-machined aluminum receiver, and stainless steel bolt with last shot hold open

Thompson/Center Arms recently announced that it has introduced a new semi-automatic rimfire rifle: the Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifle. Expertly crafted for hunters, plinkers, and first-time shooters alike, the new T/CR22 rifle integrates a variety of high-end features into an innovative rimfire package.

Danielle Sanville, Brand Manager of Thompson/Center Arms, said, “Thompson/Center has a long, storied history of innovation in firearms, from muzzleloaders to bolt-action rifles. When we decided it was time to develop our next rimfire rifle, we wanted to be sure to continue that trend. The new T/CR22 rifle incorporates upgraded features right out of the box from its enhanced materials, to its ergonomics, to its compatibility with aftermarket components. We’ve taken the opportunity to contemporize a classic through advancements in design, and we are confident that our customers will appreciate the features in the new T/CR22 rifle.”

The Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifle delivers out-of-the-box performance through a feature set that appeals to hunters and avid firearms owners. The new T/CR22 rifle includes a green fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear peep sight for quick target acquisition, while the built-in picatinny-style rail allows for the mounting of an optic for precision shooting at longer ranges. The rifle features a light, crisp trigger pull, button-rifled barrel, and a threaded muzzle that allows for the use of a suppressor or other muzzle device. The T/CR22 rifle is compatible with most aftermarket 10/22® accessories, and it’s modular design features a rugged, lightweight Magpul® co-branded OD green composite stock for quick handling.

Additional T/CR22 Features Include:

Last shot bolt hold open when using factory magazine

Easy-to-use push button safety

Oversized bolt handle for easy manipulation

Fully machined 6061 aluminum receiver

Fully machined stainless steel bolt

17” button-rifled barrel, 1:15” twist rate

Molded-in sling swivel studs

Slots in forend to accept M-LOK® accessories

Chambered in .22LR, the new T/CR22 rifle ships with one 10 – round detachable \ rotary magazine, includesThompson/Center’s limited lifetime warranty, and is priced at an MSRP of $399.

 

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.

About Smith & Wesson®

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands. Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

Performance Center® Introduces T/C® Long Range Rifle in Multiple Calibers, Configurations

 

Performance Center enters long range category with new bolt-action, precision rifle.

Performance Center and Thompson/Center Arms™ today announced the launch of a new bolt-action, chassis-style rifle – the Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle (LRR).  Co-developed by Performance Center and Thompson/Center Arms for extreme long range shooting, the Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle is built on an aluminum chassis stock and is available in popular long range shooting calibers: .243 Winchester, .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor.  The new Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle will be on display at Thompson/Center and Performance Center Booths (Booth #8555) during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits on May 4-6 in Dallas, Texas.

Tony Miele, General Manager of Performance Center, said, “With the growing popularity of long range, precision shooting, we wanted to ensure our customers had an option available from the Performance Center.  We’ve teamed up with Thompson/Center to design the new Long Range Rifle, and are excited to combine Thompson/Center’s bolt-action expertise with innovation that has become the hallmark of the Performance Center brand. ”

Chambered in .243 Win., .308 Win., and 6.5 Creedmoor, the new Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle also includes a 20 MOA picatinny-style rail and 5R rifled, fluted barrel for enhanced accuracy. The new Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle is built for the precision shooter, featuring an adjustable cheek piece and butt plate for a custom fit and built-in Magpul® M-LOK® slots for quick, easy mounting of accessories.  The rifle features a threaded barrel with muzzle brake, and a Performance Center trigger that’s adjustable from 2.5 to 3.5 pounds for precise tuning.

 Available in both a Black and Flat Dark Earth (FDE) finish, the new Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle includes a one year limited warranty and lifetime service plan, ships with one 10-round detachable magazine, a Caldwell® Pic Rail XLA Fixed Bipod®, and soft case.  The Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle is priced at an MSRP of $1,211 in all calibers and configurations.

To stay up to date on all of the latest news and events, be sure to follow Performance Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

To learn more about the Performance Center T/C Long Range Rifle, please click here.

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.