It’s been really cool to spend time down on the range, showing others what we’ve learned about handgun hunting, talking about the strategies of hunting with a handgun, talking about the trigger pull, talking about practicing, and then watching them, grab a handgun and going out for the very first time. And we’ve had some success and we’ve had some misses out there, but it’s been really fun to watch and share that passion. That’s the cool thing about handgun hunting when we talk about it, it’s infectious. It’s addictive and once you start shooting it, you’re going to want to shoot more, you’re going to want to do it more, and you’re going to have another means and methods to be able to go hunting. In this video, Wade’s good friend, Jeff Reynolds, is going out hunting with a handgun for the first time.
Man, I’m pretty excited about this, this is my first time ever trying to hunt with a handgun. I’ve watched Wade, Tony do it, Michael has done it. And I’ve got to see it done a lot, but I’ve never really, I haven’t got into shooting handguns, but I got to come out to the range with Wade the other day and shoot three or four times just to kind of see what it was like. This gun I’m hunting with is a powerful weapon. It is a Smith and Wesson 460 Performance Center pistol. Wade has given me a chance to go hunt with it and I’m fixing to shoot a couple more times on the range with it. Just to be sure I’m confident, you know, I can make a good shot if the opportunity comes up.
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Yamaha Nears $4 Million Contributed to Conservation of Safe, Responsible Access to Public Land
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the powersports leader in supporting outdoor recreation, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) third-quarter 2018 grant recipients as it concludes the recognition of its first decade of service to the program’s mission: to assist and support outdoor enthusiasts working to protect and improve access to public land, and educate the public on its safe, sustainable recreational use.
“We are grateful for the work accomplished by the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative over the last decade – it has become a fundamental resource to those on the front lines of the fight for access to land for outdoor recreation,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha motorsports group marketing manager. “And ten years is just the beginning. With each funding cycle, we continue to build and create sustaining opportunities for generations, allowing everyone to realize the various types of adventure access to land has to offer.”
Since its inception in 2008, the Yamaha OAI program contributed nearly $4 million in funding and equipment to more than 300 deserving grant recipients across the country. Yamaha continues to seek out OAI grant recipients for projects from ATV, Side-by-Side, motorcycle, snowmobile, and outdoor enthusiasts and associations – all of whom share the common need for access to land in order to enjoy their lifestyle or livelihood. Projects receiving grants often have a strong stewardship component, as well as an inclusive community of users working together to ensure all types of outdoor recreationists can access the land sustainably and safely.
The third-quarter grant projects include bridge building, communication equipment to support search and rescue operations, and trail clean-up and maintenance efforts – all supporting access to thousands of miles of land and trails for outdoor recreation. The latest Yamaha OAI grant recipients are:
Border Riders Sportsman Club – Jackman, ME
Desert Group Search & Rescue Volunteers – Boron, CA
Natural Restorations – Gilbert, AZ
Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association – Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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:
About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA Yamaha Motor Corp., USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the powersports industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, Outboard Motors, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States. YMUS has a corporate office in Cypress, California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Further U.S.-based Yamaha companies include Skeeter Boats (Texas), G3 Boats (Missouri), Bennet Marine (Florida), Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana), and Kracor, Inc. (Wisconsin).
SxS Vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers 16 years and older.
ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older.
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Whether you have a few acres or thousands of acres that you hunt having a general knowledge of what game is on your property can be key to successful game management program as well as possible hunting success. One of the best ways to keep track of what’s going on at your properties is with scouting cameras. We’ve used StealthCam since they only had models that took photos on 35MM film. Most of us remember those days of taking the film to be developed and waiting for week or more. Now we’ve seen Stealthcam lead the evolution of cameras that we can view right then. The new models do everything from taking still pictures in bursts, operating at night in infrared, taking HD video with sound, and even cameras with the ability to send the pictures to you no matter where you are in the world.
Hunters use scouting cameras for a wide variety of things on their properties from watching their animals to protecting their properties. Most of us cannot be out at our properties 24/7 but our scouting cameras can be our eyes while we are away. With the help of the scouting cameras hunters are able to monitor numerous things amongst their herd such as antler development, fawn recruitment, and keeping track of other game on your property from turkeys to hogs or even elk, bear and moose for our friends up north.
Once you get the right scouting camera for your needs it is time to head out and place your camera on your property, but there are a few things you need to take a look at before setting the camera up.
Placement – most hunters are going to look to have their cameras near game trails, food plots, feeders or watering holes.
Making sure you have the camera located next to an area with lots of activity will help you better know what is on your property
Ensure you place your camera in an easily accessible location
Today’s scouting cameras have numerous ways to mount the camera to fit your needs. Most all the cameras will come with straps to mount the camera to a tree or pole, but we all know sometimes that just won’t work. Other mounting options include:
T-post or Auger type mounts
Screwing the housing directly into a tree, post or the ground.
One tip, after you get your scouting camera all set up is to take a few test pictures and pull the card and have a look at them. Make sure you have a clear picture and are seeing everything you want, lots of times in heavily wooded areas you may have to trim some branches or brush to get that perfect shot.
Once you have your scouting camera mounted and in the correct location it is time to make sure all of your settings are set the way you like them.
Set the date and time to ensure you can accurate data on your pictures
Choose if you are wanting to take pictures or videos and how often the camera shoots them
Select how high of quality do you want the pictures or videos. Remember the higher the quality the faster your SD cards will fill up
Once you get all those things done it is now time to sit back and enjoy looking at the pictures your scouting cameras will take and seeing what is on your property.
Spin Tech features a patented Spinner Mechanism that not only rotates BUT elevates up and down! When the motor is shut off, the spinner plate automatically is pushed up tight resulting in it being sealed against the hopper, preventing any leakage of feed.
The SPINTECH technology is windproof and also prevents varmints like raccoons & squirrels from opening the plate and eating feed.
One thing we’ve noticed in the field is how strong the motor is, how far the feed is thrown as well as the fact we’ve got little to no waste thanks to the spinner plate going up and down and when not in use it’s secured against the funnel.
When motor is shut off, the spinner plate automatically is pushed up tight AND sealed against the hopper.
The SPINTECH technology is windproof and also prevents varmints like racoons & squirrels from opening the plaste and eating feed.
Some of the great features.
12 Volt heavy duty motor
Hinged door with latch
Bracket to hold “EZ” timer
Spin Tech Patented Positive on Demand open/close spinner plate