WILDLIFE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE SPONSORS “TEACH A CHILD TO FISH DAY”
First Annual East Texas Event Held at Roadrunner Acres RV Ranch Through Partnership with Pond Hopper Nation

Mineola, Texas: November 3, 2018—Through a new partnership with Pond Hopper Nation, Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine sponsored the first annual East Texas “Teach a Child to Fish Day” today. It was held at the fishing pond at Roadrunner Acres RV Ranch near Mineola.

For those parents who have children who love to fish—or those who know a child who hasn’t yet had the opportunity to go fishing, for whatever reason—Pond Hopper Nation is the perfect group to look to for help. The organization’s goal is to bring everyone together to share their knowledge about fishing, to assist youngsters to learn more about the popular recreational sport, and to show them firsthand how to enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, communing with nature.

Albert Talafuse, CEO of Pond Hopper Nation, said, “We are very grateful to Wildlife Enthusiast for agreeing to become our newest Teach a Child to Fish Day sponsor and for providing each of the kids at the East Texas event with free fishing rods and reels, Pond Hopper Nation T-shirts and caps, and backpacks filled with lots of other goodies.”

Wildlife Enthusiast and Pond Hopper Nation share the desire to help young girls and boys experience the joy and excitement of fishing, some for the first time,” said Judy Huffman, Co-Publisher of Wildlife Enthusiast. “We are delighted to have sponsored this first-of-its-kind event in East Texas, and we’re already looking forward to the second annual East Texas event, which will be held at our local fishing pond near Mineola next summer!”

About Pond Hopper Nation
Pond Hopper Nation’s mission is to bring all Pond Hoppers together—from beginners to professionals—to educate, entertain, and share their love and passion for fishing with the world. One of Pond Hopper Nation’s initiatives is hosting several “Teach a Child to Fish Days” for girls and boys all across the country, where the next generation of anglers learns how to fish in a fun, relaxed setting. For more information, visit PondHopperNation.com.

About Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine
Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine is an innovative digital publication that provides a platform for connecting women of all ages and walks of life, so they can share stories and other information about hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation, and spending time in the great outdoors. Its mission is to amplify the voices of women who are passionate about preserving wild animals and wild spaces through conservation efforts that ensure enjoyment by future generations. For more information, visit WildlifeEnthusiast.com.

 


 

WILDLIFE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE LINKS UP WITH PROMINENT INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS
Numerous Companies Approve New Publication as an Official Affiliate

Mineola, Texas: October 18, 2018—After launching its digital publication just three months ago, Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine has already linked up with several dozen prominent hunting, fishing, and outdoor sports companies through their various affiliate programs. Among the largest brands are Cabela’s, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Under Armour, YETI CoolersOrvisCarharttSmith & Wesson, REIL.L.BeanBass Pro Shops, and GoPro.

“We are both honored and humbled to be approved as affiliates of these fine organizations so soon after our official debut as a new digital magazine. That says a lot about the level of trust we have been able to engender in such a short time, as well as the amount of interest our affiliates have in serving women all across North America who love to hunt, fish, and explore the great outdoors,” said Judy Huffman, Co-Publisher of Wildlife Enthusiast. “We will be adding content and hyperlinks throughout the Marketplace section of our website in the coming days and weeks, so our visitors can easily explore all the special offers that will be available to them via our affiliate relationships.”

Huffman noted, “Some of the other leading products and services providers we will be working with include 1800Gear, 1800GunsAndAmmo, 3V Gear, Adventure Frog, Aero Precision, American Hunting Lease Association, American West Beef, Appalachian Outdoors, Apparel by Home Run, AvidMax, Backcountry, Ballistic Advantage, BattlBox, BBQ Box, BioLite, BlackOvis, Boat Trader, Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors, BrewDemon, Brownells, Bubba Blade, Bulldog Targets, Cairn, Cameron’s Seafood, Camofire, Camp Chef, CampGear, Campmor, Camp Saver, CampingMaxx, Cedar Mill Firearms, Coffee Blenders, Colorado Kayak Supply, Concealment Express, Cotswold Outdoor, Crate Club, Crosman, CrossBreed Holsters, E-Arms, Eastern Mountain Sports, EuroOptic, Faxon Firearms, Field Supply, First Tactical, Fishwest, FoodStorage, Front Runner, and Future Forged.”

She added, “We also have signed up with Gander Outdoors, Garage Grown Gear, Gearhog, Go Gear Direct, Gobi Gear, Good To-Go, Gorilla Ammunition, Got Your Gear, Gun Digest, GunMag Warehouse, Hook & Tackle, Hunter Banks Fly Fishing, Hydro Flask, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Legendary Whitetails, Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters, Lucky Tackle Box, Moosejaw, Mountain House, NRS, Outdoor Gear Exchange, Outdoorplay, Outdoorsy, Outdoor Vitals, Pro Tackle Solutions, QuikCamo, Rapala, Ready Project, RiverBum, Ruffwear, Saratoga Wine Exchange, Sea Eagle Boats, SecureIt Gun Storage, Spartan Carton, Sportsman’s Guide, Steaks and Game, Stoked Roasters, Summit Sports, Tackle Box Fishing & Outdoors, The North Face, The Walking Company, Timberland, Traeger Grills, True Shot Gun Club, Upland Gifts, U.S. Outdoor, WaterOutfitters, West Marine, and Wing Supply. Whew!”

About Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine
Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine is an innovative digital publication that provides a platform for connecting women of all ages and walks of life, so they can share stories and other information about hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation, and spending time in the great outdoors. Its mission is to amplify the voices of women who are passionate about preserving wild animals and wild spaces through conservation efforts that ensure enjoyment by future generations. For more information, visit WildlifeEnthusiast.com.

 


 

WILDLIFE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF HALL OF FAME
Four Prominent Women to Be Featured as Inaugural Inductees

Mineola, Texas: August 31, 2018—As the first organization to officially establish a Hall of Fame to recognize women and their contributions to hunting, angling, and wildlife conservation, Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine has honored four incredible ladies as its inaugural inductees: Dr. Winifred Kessler, Secret York, Cheryl Bowden, and Becky Humphries.

Judy Huffman, Co-Publisher of Wildlife Enthusiast, said, “People who love to hunt or fish—or just appreciate wildlife and wild spaces—most likely already know these women’s names and possibly even something about their backgrounds. But after reading through their bios, you will immediately understand why they have been selected for this high honor.”

Dr. Winifred Kessler 
Dr. Winifred “Wini” Kessler (retired) was a wildlife ecologist, Certified Wildlife Biologist, and Past President of The Wildlife Society. Currently living in rural British Columbia, Wini’s 40-year career in research, education, and management included faculty positions at the University of Idaho, Utah State University, and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). She also served 21 years with the U.S. Forest Service as an Alaska Regional Ecologist, National Wildlife Ecologist, and Principal Rangeland Ecologist.

Secret York and Cheryl Bowden 
In 2010, two professional female anglers, Cheryl Bowden and Secret York, decided the time was right to create the Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA). The two women knew it would take a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, but they were determined to make it happen. Secret and Cheryl envisioned an organization that would “provide women with an opportunity to fish professionally, grow the sport of bass fishing, and build a program that will allow future generations of young ladies with more opportunities to compete in the sport of bass fishing.”

Becky Humphries
Currently the CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Becky Humphries has an impressive background in hunting and wildlife conservation. Becky previously served the NWTF as Vice President of Conservation and Chief Conservation & Operations Officer. Under her leadership, conservation staff identified habitats across the nation with the most immediate conservation needs, now known as “America’s Big Six of Wildlife Conservation.” Before joining the NWTF, Becky’s résumé details more than 40 years of experience in wildlife management and conservation.

Detailed bios for all four women are featured in the Hall of Fame section of the Wildlife Enthusiast website.

Huffman added, “Our industry needs more pioneers, innovators, leaders, and role models like these four women. They are making a huge impact on the great outdoors and those who spend time there!”

About Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine
Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine is an innovative digital publication that provides a platform for connecting women of all ages and walks of life, so they can share stories and other information about hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation, and spending time in the great outdoors. Its mission is to amplify the voices of women who are passionate about preserving wild animals and wild spaces through conservation efforts that ensure enjoyment by future generations. For more information, visit WildlifeEnthusiast.com.

 


 

WILDLIFE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE DEBUTS TODAY
New Digital Publication Focuses on Women Who Love Hunting, Fishing, and the Great Outdoors

Mineola, Texas: July 11, 2018—A unique digital publication for women who love hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors has officially launched today. Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine provides a platform for connecting women across North America and enabling them to not only access all kinds of information to enhance their outdoor experiences, but to learn from each other as well. It also is designed to publicly recognize the incredible contributions made by a number of influential female hunters, anglers, and wildlife conservationists.

Judy Huffman, Co-Publisher of Wildlife Enthusiast, said, “Women’s participation in outdoor recreation—specifically hunting and fishing—is growing quite dramatically. Most studies quote a 20-25% increase in fishing and 15-18% in hunting and shooting for women in the past four to five years, while participation in those same areas by men has remained relatively flat. And women in this industry have been underserved for a long time when it comes to the media. We’re going to help change that.”

Four prominent outdoor organizations have already joined in the effort to support the new digital magazine, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, the Lady Bass Anglers Association, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Each of these leading organizations has its own initiatives designed specifically for women, so they share that common interest with Wildlife Enthusiast. In addition, several newly launched entities are providing their support, such as Step Outside, Get Outdoors TV, and Rutting Ridge Cellars.

Huffman added, “We’re thrilled that this day has finally arrived. We expect Wildlife Enthusiast to quickly become the go-to resource for women of all ages and walks of life to find information, connect with each other, share ideas, and build a thriving community around their shared passion for wild animals and wild spaces. And we certainly don’t plan to stop here. Stay tuned for other exciting announcements from us over the coming months!”

About Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine
Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine is an innovative digital publication that provides a platform for connecting women of all ages and walks of life, so they can share stories and other information about hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation, and spending time in the great outdoors. Its mission is to amplify the voices of women who are passionate about preserving wild animals and wild spaces through conservation efforts that ensure enjoyment by future generations. For more information, visit WildlifeEnthusiast.com.

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