Giant Goose Ranch

SUBSCRIBE!

Heartland Outdoors magazine is published every month.
Subscription Terms

Or call (309) 741-9790 or e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Heartland Outdoors cover November 2017

Archive

December 2017
S M T W T F S
26 27 28 29 301 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
 

Heartland Outdoors

PRÓIS®  ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FULL NEW LINE IN PRÓIS/ VEIL® CUMBRE™ CAMO IN

Fri, October 27, 2017

Gunnison, CO - Próis® Hunting & Field Apparel, manufacturers of the most technical, high-performance hunting apparel for women, is proud to announce its plans to launch in 2018 an entirely new assortment of designs from head to toe in its new Próis /Veil® Cumbre™ camo pattern. 



“We have recently secured all new sourcing for the Próis line. This means our plans for a fresh new line-up in 2018 are in full swing, which will completely replace our current inventory,” states Próis CEO, Kirstie Pike.  “We are knocking it out of the park on our new-for-2018 designs and we can’t wait to share them with female hunters everywhere.”

Próis worked closely with Veil® Camo to create a pattern with a diverse western

landscape in mind, while also utilizing colorations that provide excellent concealment in all regions.  Próis/Veil Cumbre contains both macro disruption and textural disruption strategies that come together in one of the most aggressive, high functioning and visually distinctive patterns available.  The color palette is a careful combination of tones pulled directly from the environment and used in a calculated balance that ensures maximum performance.  The blends of browns, grays, greens and tans are carefully synchronized to create disruption that works in open space as well as deep timber.  Cumbre stands for “above the rest”..and it is THE ideal camouflage for serious female hunters that demand a new level of performance from their concealment strategy.

About Próis Hunting & Field Apparel
Próis has been the leader in women’s technical hunting gear since 2008 and believes women hunt hard and deserve the highest performing gear to support their pursuits.  All Próis gear is engineered expressly for women and the company utilizes only the most top-rated performance fabrics to provide wind stopping, wicking, waterproofing, silence and thermoregulation. The company’s out-of-the-box thinking has resulted in award-winning designs that have raised the bar for women’s outdoor apparel.  For more information about Próis Hunting & Field Apparel, visit: Próishunting.com

Próis is working diligently to offer new designs complete with new fabrics and new cuts. “With our new sourcing, we are able to focus on every minute detail to achieve a whole new level of perfection.” Pike adds.  The 2018 assortment will include everything a female hunter will need for any type of hunting in any weather condition - from merino wool, new down products and updated rain gear to state-of-the-art warm weather and mid-weight apparel.

Perhaps the most exciting news of all is that all current inventory at Próis is on clearance to make room for the new lines.  All Próis clothing is currently marked down to 50% off MSRP while supplies last.  Check out this fantastic sale at proishunting.com.

Próis worked closely with Veil® Camo to create a pattern with a diverse western landscape in mind, while also utilizing colorations that provide excellent concealment in all regions.  Próis/Veil Cumbre contains both macro disruption and textural disruption strategies that come together in one of the most aggressive, high functioning and visually distinctive patterns available.  The color palette is a careful combination of tones pulled directly from the environment and used in a calculated balance that ensures maximum performance.  The blends of browns, grays, greens and tans are carefully synchronized to create disruption that works in open space as well as deep timber.  Cumbre stands for “above the rest”..and it is THE ideal camouflage for serious female hunters that demand a new level of performance from their concealment strategy.

About Próis Hunting & Field Apparel
Próis has been the leader in women’s technical hunting gear since 2008 and believes women hunt hard and deserve the highest performing gear to support their pursuits.  All Próis gear is engineered expressly for women and the company utilizes only the most top-rated performance fabrics to provide wind stopping, wicking, waterproofing, silence and thermoregulation. The company’s out-of-the-box thinking has resulted in award-winning designs that have raised the bar for women’s outdoor apparel.  For more information about Próis Hunting & Field Apparel, visit: Próishunting.com

Próis offers sub-licensing opportunities of the Próis /Veil Cumbre pattern to fellow manufacturers. For more information, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

(0) COMMENTS

Hunting blinds for hunters with disabilities

Wed, October 25, 2017

BALDWIN, IL – With the upcoming waterfowl season approaching, the Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area has hunting opportunities for hunters with disabilities.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has two designated handicapped waterfowl hunting blinds at the Dry Lake Area at Kaskaskia River SFWA – listed as the North or South blinds.

The blinds for hunters with disabilities can be reserved by sending a postcard to the Kaskaskia River SFWA main office stating on what day and which blind the hunter would like to reserve a hunt during the waterfowl season.  If more than one card is received for a date, there will be an in-house drawing.

The Kaskaskia River SFWA at Baldwin, IL is located in the South-Central Zone for Illinois waterfowl hunting.  The South-Central Zone season opens on November 11, 2017.

Requests for the handicapped blinds should be received on or before November 2, 2017 at the Kaskaskia River SFWA office, 10981 Conservation Road, Baldwin, IL 62217.  For more information, call the site office at 618-785-2555.

(0) COMMENTS

Iowa’s youth enjoy special pheasant season Oct. 21-22

Wed, October 18, 2017

The residents-only youth season gives Iowans age 15 and younger the opportunity to hunt for rooster pheasants without purchasing a license, habitat fee or taking hunter education. Youths must hunt under direct supervision of an adult age 18 or older that has a valid hunting license and habitat fee.

Special youth only seasons allows young hunters an opportunity for success without pressure or competition from other hunters. Only the youth are allowed shoot pheasants and they may bag one rooster per day.

Tips for a Safe Hunt


Iowa law requires hunters to wear at least one of the following articles of visible, external apparel with at least 50 percent of its surface area solid blaze orange: hat, cap, vest, coat, jacket, sweatshirt, shirt or coveralls.
Hunters should stay in communication with each other and to stay in a straight line while pushing a field.
Discuss the hunting plan that spells out how the hunt will take place, each person’s role in the hunt and where each person will be at all times.
Know exactly where standers will be located, especially when hunting standing corn or tall switch grass to avoid having the standers get shot by the pushers as they near the end of the field and the birds begin to flush.
Make sure to unload the gun when crossing a fence or other obstacle to avoid it accidentally discharging.
Properly identify the target and what is beyond it especially if hunting in fields that still have standing corn.
If hunting with a dog, never lay a loaded gun against a fence.  Hunting dogs are usually excited to be in the field and could knock the gun over causing it to discharge.
Share the hunt. Take someone new along to help keep Iowa’s great hunting tradition alive.

(0) COMMENTS

Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities for Sportsmen with Disabilities

Wed, October 18, 2017

CARLYLE LAKE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to announce waterfowl hunting opportunities for sportsmen with disabilities at Carlyle Lake. Two accessible waterfowl blinds will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the 2017-2018 Illinois South Central Zone Waterfowl Season. The first blind is located at the Saddle Dam III Wetland Complex area near the Hughes Road East entrance to Saddle Dam III. The second blind is located south of the Steins Field Parking Lot on Huey Road. 

    The use of the accessible waterfowl hunting blinds is by reservation only.  Hunters can make reservations beginning October 23, 2017 by calling the Carlyle Lake Project Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the hunting day. The areas will be open to hunting Thursday through Sunday and shooting hours are one half hour before sunrise until 1:00 p.m.  All other State of Illinois rules and regulations apply. 

    Sportsmen will be asked to provide proof of their disability and may reserve a maximum of two reservation dates at any time.  After using one reservation date sportsmen may call to reserve another day.  Each hunter is allowed a maximum of two assistants to accompany them, the assistants will be allowed to hunt.  Sportsmen are encouraged to bring a dog, or canoe with them to retrieve harvested waterfowl. 

For more information on this and other accessible recreation opportunities please contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at 618-594-2484.

(0) COMMENTS

Fall urban trout stocking begins October 14

Thu, October 12, 2017

Seventeen lakes across Iowa are gearing up to receive trout this fall. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will release between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at each location as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer months.

“Grab your neighbors, friends and kids and try trout fishing this fall,” said Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa DNR Fisheries Bureau.  “It’s time well spent. The fish are here, easy to catch and good to eat.”

The fall urban trout stockings are a great place to take kids to catch their first fish. A small hook with a nightcrawler or corn under a small bobber or small simple spinners such as a panther martin or mepps is all you need to get in on the fun.

Bringing trout to cities and towns offers a “close to home” option for Iowans who might not travel to northeast Iowa to discover trout fishing. A family friendly event is often paired with the stocking to help anglers have success and fun while fishing.

The popular program is supported by the sales of the trout fee. Anglers need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. The daily limit is five trout per licensed angler with a possession limit of 10.

Children age 15 or younger can fish for trout with a properly licensed adult, but they must limit their catch to one daily limit. The child can purchase a trout fee which will allow them to catch their own limit.

2017 Fall Urban Trout Stocking Schedule

Oct. 14, Lake of the Hills, Davenport, 10:30 a.m.

Oct. 20, Sand Lake, Marshalltown, Noon

Oct. 26, Banner Lake (South), Summerset State Park, Indianola, 11 a.m.

Oct. 26, Big Lake, Council Bluffs, 2 p.m.

Oct. 27, Ottumwa Park Pond, Ottumwa, 11 a.m.

Oct. 27, Lake Petocka, Bondurant, Noon

Oct. 28, Discovery Park, Muscatine, 10 a.m.

Oct. 28, Heritage Pond, Dubuque, 10 a.m.

Oct. 28, Wilson Lake, Fort Madison, Noon

Nov. 1, Bacon Creek, Sioux City, 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 2, North Prairie Lake, Cedar Falls, Noon

Nov. 2, Moorland Pond, Fort Dodge, Noon

Nov. 16, Ada Hayden Heritage Park Lake, Ames, Noon

Nov. 17, Prairie Park (Cedar Bend), Cedar Rapids, 10 a.m.

Nov. 17, Terry Trueblood Lake, Iowa City, 11 a.m.

Nov. 18, Scharnberg Pond, Spencer, Noon

Nov. 22, Blue Pit, Mason City, 11 a.m.

Find more information about trout fishing in urban lakes on the DNR trout fishing webpage.

Media Contact: Mike Steuck, Regional Fisheries Supervisor, Northeast Iowa, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 563-927-3276.

(0) COMMENTS

NEW INDOOR ARCHERY CENTER OPENS TO THE PUBLIC OCT. 10 AT SIC

Thu, October 12, 2017

HARRISBURG, Ill. (September 28, 2017) – Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg, Illinois, will soon be home to a new 12-lane indoor archery center.

According to head archery coach, Alli Armstrong, “The success of our archery program in outdoor recreation and the incredible rise of students shooting indoor archery pointed to creating an indoor facility on campus to serve those needs.”
And it has already made an impact on recruiting for the falcons.

SIC Falcon Archer, Tristan Whalen of Boonville, Indiana, is excited about the new facility, as the closest indoor range is currently in Ava, Illinois.

“I’m pretty stoked for our new on-campus indoor archery facility. It’ll be huge for our program here at SIC and the region as a whole since there’s nothing like it close by,” said Whalen.  “Not many of our competitors have a privilege like this so it really gives our squad a step up, and we’ll be very well prepared for the upcoming indoor season.”

However, this indoor facility is not just for the archery students.  The Archery Center, which opens Oct. 10, will be available for use by all ages, and includes two handicapped accessible lanes.  College credit can also be earned.

The cost is $5 per half hour or $8 per hour.  Children 13 and under pay only half price, as do veterans and seniors.  Package deals and family memberships will also be available, and those who like some competition will have an opportunity to join a league starting after the first of the year for men, women and high school students.

Archers should bring their own bows and arrows with field tips only.  Targets will be provided.  The facility is located on the east end of the campus in the Chuck Hearn Outdoor Educational Complex with entry directly from the main campus or from just past Falcon Field.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 6-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 1–5 p.m., and some opportunities for instruction will also be available.

Armstrong anticipates the new facility will draw even more top high school archery competitors to SIC’s team, which already boasts 11 divisional national championships and two HOA (high overall average) national championships, 20 All-Americans and four Academic All-Americans.

Whalen, an experienced scholastic 3D archery indoor shooter, validates that theory.

“When I took my visit to SIC, I just knew this was the place for me from the get-go. Our men’s compound team is pretty stacked and there’s no shortage of competition.  Our facilities are some of the best and if we ever have an issue, our coaches are always right there to assist, and ultimately that made the difference when making my final decision.”

SIC is the only college with an indoor archery range on campus amongst Division I US Collegiate Archery Association (USCAA) teams, and is also the only college with an outdoor 3D archery range on campus.

“Our indoor archery range means new opportunities for our college, our students, and our community,” said Armstrong, who is from Elizabethtown, Illinois.  She is an avid hunter, former Falcon Archer Champion, outdoor writer, hunting TV show host, and CEO of Grace, Camo and Lace, an outdoor film and product company.

“Our community is full of passionate archers and hunters – we needed this facility, which will be an excellent addition to our currently successful 3D team here at the college,” said Armstrong.  “The momentum we have will only continue to grow both teams. We have so much potential for indoor success and the range will create a powerhouse for improvement among all ages of shooters.

“To have an indoor range this close to home is an archer’s dream come true. Whether you’re a pro, just getting started in archery, or warming up for hunting season – this is where you’ll want to be,” said Armstrong.

This is the inaugural year for SIC’s indoor archery team.  The team will compete at the Division I level against varsity squads from major colleges and universities across the US.  In addition to pre-season intercollegiate scrimmages, Southeastern will compete in the USCAA South Regional Indoor Archery Tournament Jan. 19-21 in Madisonville, Kentucky.  Winners will advance to the USCAA Indoor Archery National Championships Feb. 9-11 in Las Vegas.

For more information about the center, visit www.sic.edu/archery or contact Ben Ross at (618) 252-5400, ext. 2248 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Those interested in leagues, teams or center sponsorships can contact Alli Armstrong at (618) 252-5400 ext. 2104 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

(0) COMMENTS

Recreational Fishing Participation Increased Nearly 20 Percent Over the Past 10 Years.

Tue, September 19, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, VA - September 13, 2017 – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its initial report of the 2016 National Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation national survey. The survey, conducted every five years in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, shows that fishing participation is up nearly 20 percent over the last 10 years. Anglers also increased their overall spend by 2.4 percent during the past five years.

“Dedicated efforts by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), state fish and wildlife agencies, the recreational fishing industry and independent programs have madeincreases in recreational fishing possible,” said American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Glenn Hughes, vice president of Industry Relations. “Thanks also goes to ASA’s Government Affairs team and our partners who helped ensure that legislation and policy decisions were in place to provide access, clean water and fisheries conservation which anglers need for a successful day on the water.”

Overall, fishing participation increased 8.2 percent for individuals 16 to 65 years of age over the last five years. This is the highest level of participation since 1991. Revenue from equipment purchases to all trip expenditures also increased from $45 billion to $46.1 billion in the last five years.

“We’re excited to see the fruits of our efforts to increase fishing and boating participation validated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s latest report –  a true benchmark of the industry,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “The results of this report show that RBFF has had a positive impact on participation since its inception, and we only plan to build upon these numbers.”

ASA has developed tools and materials for the recreational fishing industry to further assist in the effort. The emphasis is on effectively reaching anglers through recruitment,retention and reactivation (R3) practices. Several state agencies and industry partners are already implementing these R3 practices to help achieve 60 million anglers over the next 60 months.

A press release with more details on overall wildlife-related participation is available from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ASA will release a full report on the findings in the spring of 2018.

RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation’s aquatic natural resources.

(0) COMMENTS

   < 1 2 3 4 >  pag_last_link