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Known for his spinnerbait expertise, Alabama pro angler Alex Davis – aka ‘The Spinnerbait Kid ‘ - is now looking forward to using Jackall ASKA square bill and Bling 55 crankbaits while competing this year on the FLW Tour. Davis will be casting a large assortment of Jackall hard baits and soft plastics, adding the premium lure maker to his powerhouse list of supporters that includes Shimano, G. Loomis, PowerPro, Ranger, Humminbird, PowerPole and T&H Marine.


Louisiana tackle company V&M and Walmart FLW Tour pro and 2014 Rookie of the Year Jason Lambert have reached a sponsorship agreement.


California pro Jimmy Reese has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Top This (Premier Accessory Outfitters) for 2015.


Gene Larew Lures announces the addition of Walmart FLW Tour pro Jacob Wheeler to its pro-staff, bringing together one of the oldest names in soft-plastic lures with one of the youngest million-dollar earners along the top tournament trails.


Walmart FLW Tour pro Clent Davis has signed on Mister Twister as his title sponsor for 2015.


Strike King Lure Co. and Walmart FLW Tour standout Cody Meyer today announced a partnership agreement for 2015. “Cody came very highly recommended to us as not only a talented and innovative young pro angler, but also as a genuinely great guy, both of which are very important to our organization in terms of fit and value to our brand,” says Allan Ranson, chief operating officer at Strike King. “In all my research and dealings with Cody, I have been extremely impressed and feel certain that he will greatly add to our new-product development and brand marketing, especially as it relates to West Coast relevance.” “I consider it a great honor to be joining Strike King. It is both humbling and exciting,” says Meyer, the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year runner-up. “They build products that are staples in the tackle boxes of anglers everywhere. They are the perfect combination of innovation, function and value.”


Fitzgerald Rods announced that FLW Tour pro Bryan Thrift has joined Team Fitzgerald Rods as the newest member of their pro staff.


MONTEVALLO, Ala. - FLW Tour pro Clent Davis adds Japanese lure manufacturer Yo-Zuri as his hard bait sponsor.


Jupiter, Fla. - With great excitement, RIGRAP, LLC announced today that Scott Martin has joined RIGRAP’s growing number of exceptional pro staff and spokesmen team members.


Two legendary names in fishing, Lew’s and longtime FLW friend Hank Parker, have teamed in a promotional agreement for 2015.


Nav Module is the Navionics solution for advanced route planning now available on Android in addition to iPhone and iPad!


Castrol pros David Dudley and Philip Jarabeck will be on hand to sign autographs and answer fishing questions Saturday, Oct. 4 and 18 at Eager Beaver Car Wash and Castrol Premium Lube Express located at 4935 Nesconset Highway in Port Jefferson Station, NY.


Chevy pro Bryan Thrift gets a lot of attention for his work on the water, but in this ad for Chevy's MyLink system, fans get a glimpse at Thrift the family man and his life off the water. His wife, Allison, and son, Wylie, also make appearances.


For the fourth year, Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts pro Greg Bohannan will don the hat of Tournament Director for the Everett Chevrolet Big Bass Contest on Beaver Lake.


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BRP announced today the Choose to Extend the Season Fall Sales Event for its Evinrude outboard engine brand.


Rich and his wife, Frances, reside in Greenville, Texas. When he is not on the road, Rich enjoys volunteering at his local food bank. Seeking to bring an awareness of the need in some of the communities where the FLW tournaments are held, Rich invites people to bring cans of food to the FLW Expo.


Walmart FLW Tour pro Jim Dillard has announced a raffle to win his 2014 BassCat Puma FTD with a Yamaha 250 SHO outboard, Minn Kota Fortrex 112 Trolling Motor, two 12-foot Minn Kota Talons and electronics. Raffle tickets can be purchased online for $20 per ticket and contestants may purchase as many tickets as they would like. Majority of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Mia Moo Fund to help raise awareness and fund research and treatments of cleft lip/palate.


“I couldn’t be happier to have Lance on board as a marketing partner,” says Hite. “As a professional who relies on my equipment to earn my living, I only partner with the top quality products and companies that build the best. Lance is a perfect example of that.”


The International Game Fish Association has declared the 10.48-pound spotted bass caught in late February by Keith Bryan of Powell Rods a new all-tackle world record for that species.


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Castrol pro angler David Dudley, the career leader in FLW Tour earnings and three time FLW Tour Angler of the Year, will be signing autographs and answering consumer questions Tuesday, July 1 at Gipson's Tire Pros located at 3079 Highway 14 in Millbrook, AL.


Rich Dalbey, FLW professional angler, will host a food drive for the Food Bank of Northern Alabama. Rich Dalbey, who has won over $140,000.00 in FLW sponsored fishing events, has qualified for the Forrest L. Wood Cup Championship Tournament three times, finishing third in 2012, as a co-angler.


Rich Dalbey, FLW professional angler, will host a food drive for the Food Bank of Northern Alabama. Rich Dalbey, who has won over $140,000.00 in FLW sponsored fishing events, has qualified for the Forrest L. Wood Cup Championship Tournament three times, finishing third in 2012, as a co-angler.


Rich Dalbey, FLW professional angler, will host a food drive for the East Texas Food Bank.


MONTEVALLO, Ala. - Clent Davis has joined the Phenix Rod pro team for the 2014 season. Davis is off to a great start in 2014 with back to back top-five finishes in FLW events. Davis finished in third place at the FLW Tour Lake Hartwell event and followed that with a fourth place finish at the FLW Rayovac Santee Cooper event where he boated an incredible 31-pounds, 1 ounce to lead after the first day of the event.


KETCHUM, Idaho - DECKED, manufacturers of full-sized pickup truck bed storage systems, today announced a strategic partnership with Scott Martin, a professional angler, bass fishing guide, and host of the nationally televised show, "The Scott Martin Challenge." As part of the partnership, Martin has installed a DECKED system in the bed of his 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck which he uses to tow his Ranger Boat on the Walmart FLW Tour. Martin was the winner of the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup, and continues to be one of the most consistent anglers on the Tour.


MIDWAY, Ark. -Fred Roumbanis has joined Legend Boats for the 2014 tournament season. Roumbanis will be running the new Legend V-20, which touts the widest and longest front deck in the industry.


Agoura Hills, Calif - Reigning FLW Tour Angler of the Year Andy Morgan has aligned with iRod Fishing for the 2014 season. Morgan will be using iRod fishing rods for the 2014 season and will be designing several signature series rods. Morgan's signature series rods include a light flippin'/junk fishing rod that is in the production stage now, and a heavy flippin' stick which is already on the market.


FLIPPIN, Ark. (March 6, 2014) - Collegiate bass anglers can cash in on tournament success and save money on custom team apparel thanks to the continued support of Ranger Cup University, which is open to anglers who compete in select FLW College or ACA events in 2014.


FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, was named 2013 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Lew's, a fishing brand famous for its reels and that once also had the top selling bass rod in the country, is turning its attention to rod development again. With the new focus comes the addition of veteran rod builder Bob Brown to the Lew's product team and more bass professionals converting to Lew's Speed Sticks as their rods of choice.


New design brings Ranger quality and aluminum accessibility to multi-species anglers nationwide
FLIPPIN, Ark. – Ranger’s acclaimed roster of aluminum bass, crappie and multipurpose boats continue to be one of the industry’s best-selling product lines as the brand’s strong heritage, quality construction and innovative design resonates with boat buyers. This year, Ranger Boats is poised to introduce another category to the most sought-after aluminum boats on the water, the all-new Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series.


Phoenix, Ariz. - John Murray, professional angler from Phoenix, Ariz., is proud to unveil his new website and sponsors for 2014.


FLW Tour angler Stetson Blaylock has teamed up with DECKED, manufacturer of premium truck bed storage systems, for the 2014 season. DECKED is an innovative full-sized truck bed storage system that incorporates two waterproof bed-length drawers which roll out to provide easy access to tools, equipment or gear. The deck of the storage system is built from 100% recycled HDPE and steel sub frame providing a 2,000 lbs. load capacity. The drawers can hold up to 200 lbs. each and are lockable to provide secure storage. The DECKED system can be mounted in nearly every full size pickup truck made since the late 1990s, is easy to install, and mounts to the truck bed’s existing tie downs with no drilling required.


COATESVILLE, Pa. – American Fishing Wire & HI-SEAS has signed FLW Tour and BASS Elite pro Casey Ashley to its AFW/HI-SEAS pro staff. Ashley, a 30-year-old pro from Donalds, S.C., is a young talented angler that brings determination, motivation and loyalty to the AFW/HI-SEAS pro staff team.


PLANO, Ill. - Read any article, watch every television show, listen in to talk radio or chat to a fishing expert in person and you'll soon realize the single most common word used in reference to live bait is "lively".


Bass-fishing fans and aspiring tournament anglers can purchase tickets to view live-streaming tutorials ranging from advanced flipping techniques to how to get sponsors


Warehouse Supplies Online is honored to be represented by Drew Montgomery for the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour. Warehouse Supplies Online is a woman- and veteran-owned small business which specializes in new and used warehouse equipment.


Lanny Ray Deal, currently Director of Sales for Mann's Bait Company, will be retiring from the company effective March 1 of this year. He will continue to assist the company in a consulting capacity covering several areas throughout the balance of 2014.


RACINE, Wis. – Just in time for the new fishing season, Minn Kota has brought back its “Lock Down a Talon” Facebook promotion. Four lucky winners will receive the new 12-foot Talon model, the deepest shallow water anchor on the market.


RICHMOND, Ky. – Front Deck Entertainment recently announced that rookie Walmart FLW Tour pro Andrew Luxon has added Gambler Lures to his sponsor list for the 2014 season.


BIXBY, Okla. – FLW Tour and BASS angler Fred Roumbanis recently announced the signing of two new sponsors for the 2014 season – Gene Larew Lures and CMMG. Larew is a well-known soft plastics company and CMMG is the manufacturer and retailer of high-end guns and gun accessories. Roumbanis will be promoting CMMG as well as gun safety while on tour and at tackle and boating shows around the country.


BENTON, Ark. - On the heels of his 2013 FLW Tour AOY runner-up season, Stetson Blaylock and Livingston Lures have strengthened their relationship for 2014. Blaylock’s boat and truck wrap will feature Livingston Lures and 13 Fishing.


CLEWISTON, Fla. – The Scott Martin Challenge is excited to announce that Scott has teamed up with FLW to promote High School Fishing and FLW College Fishing. This is an important target audience that will keep the sport of fishing and tournaments alive and well, and FLW is leading the charge.


CYPRESS, Calif. – The Daiwa corporation has added Walmart FLW Tour Brent Ehrler to their pro team for the 2014-2016 seasons. The multi-year deal will have Ehrler using Daiwa rods and reels for the next three years.


HUGHSON, Calif. - It's no secret that on the pro tours, Ish Monroe is like James Brown was to show business; the hardest working man on tour. Monroe's constant efforts at promotion, along with striving to be a dominating competitor on the water have earned him favor with the industry.


Okeechobee, Fla. - Andy Morgan, the 2013 FLW Tour Angler of the Year, began his title defense last week at the Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Fla., with his new Livingston Lures boat wrap and jersey design.


Hillsboro, Ore. – FLW Tour pro James Watson has joined Maxima USA Fishing Line's rapidly expanding Pro-Team, which already includes four-time winning FLW Tour pro Ish Monroe.


Bagley Bait Co. recently announced that it has signed Walmart FLW Tour angler Drew Benton to its pro staff and will serve as his title sponsor for the upcoming season.


High speeds, tricky weather conditions and early morning risers demand the best LED lighting on the water as well as on the road and their choice has become very clear. Rigid Industries is proud to welcome FLW Tour pros Adrian Avena and Stetson Blaylock to the Rigid Torture Team. Rigid Industries will be Avena’s title sponsor for the 2014 season on the FLW Tour beginning Feb. 6 at Lake Okeechobee in Florida.


Old World Industries, a leader in automotive aftermarket products, recently announced the sponsorships of professional bass anglers Fred Roumbanis and Andrew Upshaw, featuring the company’s PEAK Antifreeze and BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid flagship brands.


Farm to Feet makers of 100% made in America socks will sponsor Andy Montgomery for the 2014 season.


KENNESAW, Ga., – Sportsman’s Financial, a leading wealth management firm catering to a discerning group of like-minded sportsmen, is proud to announce its title sponsorship with Troy Hollowell for the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season. Hollowell, a native of Paducah, Ky., will be making his FLW Tour debut after qualifying via the 2013 Rayovac FLW Series Central Division.


SAN ANTONIO - Americana Outdoors is proud to present the Ranger Cup University Challenge premiering on NBC Sports Network and Pursuit Channel.


Sunline America is excited to announce that Jason Christie has joined their pro staff for 2014. Christie was the hottest angler in 2013, winning three tour-level events and rising to No. 1 in the BassFan World Rankings. In his fishing career, Christie has won 10 FLW events (four FLW Tour and six BFL) and three BASS events (one Elite and two Opens). His career winnings are in excess of $1.2 million.


Veteran Walmart FLW Tour pro Greg Bohannan recently announced he has signed Ardent as his reel sponsor. The Rogers, Ark., pro is a three-time Forrest Wood Cup qualifier. In addition to fishing the FLW Tour in 2014, Bohannan will also compete in the Central Division of the Rayovac FLW Series. An Ozarks region expert, Bohannan also guides in the area.


RICHMOND, Ky. - Front Deck Entertainment recently announced that Andrew Luxon has signed with Legend Boats for the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour season. Luxon will make his debut as a pro angler fishing in a 2014 Alpha 211. Luxon fished the last three seasons as co-angler on the Tour, qualifying for the Forrest Wood Cup in each of the previous two. In addition, he competed for several years on the FLW College Fishing circuit.


BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Falcon Rods has signed on as title sponsor for Oklahoma native Jason Christie, perhaps the fastest rising competitor on the national bass tournament scene.


Walmart FLW Tour pro Alex Davis, known as the Spinnerbait Kid, announced the signing of four new sponsors for the 2014 tournament season. Davis, an accomplished regional pro and popular guide on Lake Guntersville, has added The Tackle Trap, Chevrolet of Boaz, G.Loomis, Shimano and Power Pro to his sponsor portfolio.


MINDEN, La. - Walmart FLW Tour pro Clent Davis will represent Mister Twister for 2014 season. Mister Twister invented the Curly Tail in 1974 and has been a leader in soft plastic bait innovations ever since.


The 2014 Chevy Silverado was named North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


Jason Johnson of Gainesville, Ga., has been dominant from the back of the boat throughout his two years of fishing the Walmart FLW Tour. For 2014, Johnson has added both Luxaire Heating and Cooling and John Megel Chevrolet to his sponsor portfolio.


LADSON, SC — If you survey the top finishers of virtually any professional bass fishing tournament across the country about their go-to lures of choice, chances are The Original ChatterBait® brand bladed swim jig will receive substantial praise. The ChatterBait has become a mainstay among serious tournament anglers and now can be found in most top pros’ tackle boxes—and in virtually every tackle shop—from coast to coast.


Hullspeed Performance Marine Coating announced this week that it will be represented by two anglers in the major league of bass fishing: the Walmart FLW Tour. HullSpeed’s 2014 presence on the tour will showcase its newest product, Smart Armor, which is a protectant/ performance hull coating.


Several Walmart FLW Tour pros are involved in a new pay-per-view live online seminar series called Pro Web Live, which was announced Thursday. The initial lineup of anglers includes Jason Christie, Brent Ehrler, Dave Lefebre, Jimmy Houston and Mark Rose as well as Edwin Evers, Brandon Palaniuk, Shaw Grigsby, Aaron Martens and Ott Defoe.


Walmart FLW Tour pro Matt Arey announced he has added T-H Marine to his list of sponsors for the 2014 tournament season. Arey, a seven-year FLW Tour veteran, recently finished 18th at the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup, his third consecutive trip to the year-end championship.


Walmart FLW Tour co-angler Bryan New, the winner of the 2013 Walmart FLW Tour event on Lake Eufaula, signed a sponsorship agreement with Shane Bait’s, an upstart tackle company owned by former FLW College Fishing standout Shane Lehew, who is embarking on his rookie FLW Tour season.


STURTEVANT, Wis., - BRP announced today the "Experience Even More Boat Show Sales Event" for its Evinrude outboard engine brand.


KERNERSVILLE, N.C. - FLW Tour pro Clent Davis has joined the Creative Fish Company's Slide-Off Weedguard pro team for the 2014 season. Slide-Off Weedguard is a patented and innovative product developed by Creative Fish Company that can be placed on almost any hook to make it weedless.


Trips to be offered on famous Lake Guntersville and Lake St. Clair
NEW HOPE, Ala. – FLW Tour champion Casey Martin has announced that he will begin offering “fish with a pro” instructional trips via his website Martin who recently completed his USCG Captain’s training will offer trips on legendary Lake Guntersville in northern Alabama and the No. 1 rated lake in the country – Lake St. Clair near suburban Detroit.


Walmart FLW Tour pro and New Jersey native Adrian Avena will be joining Zorro Bait Company for the 2014 season. Avena is proving to be a rising star on Tour and the young pro didn’t disappoint in 2013. He took eighth to start the season at Okeechobee and remained consistent to finish seventh in the Angler of the Year standings. He even made his first Forrest Wood Cup appearance where he nearly made the top-10 cut and ultimately finished 11th.


Plano, Ill.– Besides being the greatest ice show on earth, the recent St. Paul Ice Fishing Show serves as a general barometer for the ice fishing industry. With a large and diverse swath of ice anglers in attendance, product popularity is easily judged by booth traffic and cash register tape.


College anglers compete to win over $100,000 in Lowrance prizes
Tulsa, Okla. – Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics since 1957 and GPS navigational systems since 1992, announced its new Insight Genesis™ College Cup 2014 competition. Kicking off Jan. 1 and running through Dec. 31, 2014, college anglers registered with FLW College Fishing or the Bassmaster Collegiate Series are eligible to participate in the College Cup and will receive a free subscription to Insight Genesis for 2014 — the revolutionary personal map-generation tool.


Castrol pro angler Darrel Robertson will be on hand to sign autographs and answer consumer questions Saturday, Dec.14 at Rogers Garage Express Lube at 875 South Dogwood Street in Siloam Springs, Ark.


PADUCAH, Ky.—The public is invited to the ribbon cutting celebration for the City of Paducah Ohio River Boat Launch. The ribbon cutting will be Tuesday, December 10 at 1 p.m. at the new boat launch located at 6th and Burnett Streets.


In a tournament, time and accuracy is paramount. T-H Marine's all new G-Force Cull System has everything you need to quickly and accurately cull your catch for the optimum weight. Tested and endorsed by pro Gerald "G-Man" Swindle, this is a winner!


MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Denali Rods is excited to add FLW Tour anglers Troy Hollowell of New Concord, Ky., and Clayton Batts, of Macon, Ga., to the pro staff for 2014. Both have been studs on the co-angler side for some time, and are ready to move to the front deck.


Plano, Ill. – So what’s the no-brainer this winter? Try Frabill hitting bait shop shelves with ice fishing specific tackle storage. When Plano, the masters of tackle storage solutions, took on the trusted leader in ice fishing gear, within mere weeks plans were hatched for the Frabill Softbag.


Veteran pro and two-time Walmart FLW Tour champion Dave Lefebre announced recently he’s starting an ice fishing guide service called Erie ice Fishing Adventures. In addition to being an excellent bass fisherman, the Erie, Pa., pro regularly targets crappies, walleyes, perch and bluegills.


MINNETONKA, Minn. - This year, revolutionary hook manufacturer VMC® is turning up the pressure on elusive, over-confident hawgs with the introduction of a new set of ever-so-enticing spoons and jigs that promises to drive fish crazy beneath the ice.


FLIPPIN, Ark. - Ranger Boats, in a joint effort with BRP's Evinrude outboard engines, announces the launch of the completely redesigned, a website built to showcase the very best of the "dream rig" concept.


Day’s Boat Sales has announced a contest via Facebook where the winner will receive an expense-paid trip to Lake Okeechobee to fish with FLW Tour pro Ish Monroe from Feb. 10-12, 2014. To register, simply Like and Share the Day’s Boat Sales & Service Facebook page, which can be found here, and you will be entered into the drawing held on January 15, 2014.


FOND DU LAC, Wis. - With a 16 percent gain in holeshot performance, Mercury Propellers set a new standard in aluminum propellers by expanding its Spitfire line to include a Spitfire propeller designed to fit larger engines rated at 135 horsepower and above.


PIERRE, S.D. - A 7-pound smallmouth bass caught by Derek Valnes of Brandon, S.D., in Horseshoe Lake on Oct. 26 is the new state record for that species of fish.


SENECA, S.C. – Castrol pro angler David Dudley, the all-time leading money winner in FLW history and three-time Angler of the Year, will be on hand to sign autographs and answer consumer questions Saturday, Nov. 16 at the grand opening of the Castrol Premium Lube Express located at 830 By Pass 123 in Seneca, S.C.


New trolling-motor transducer delivers surround-scanning images to help pinpoint key fishing areas
TULSA, Okla. – Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics since 1957 and GPS navigational systems since 1992 — announced today the new SpotlightScanTM Sonar trolling-motor transducer. Introducing a new level of angler-controlled, surround-scanning underwater views, the new sonar solution provides picture-like images of key fishing areas on compatible HDS Gen2* or HDS Gen2 Touch* fishfinder/chartplotter displays. Similar to the way a scanning spotlight reveals objects in the dark, SpotlightScan Sonar clearly pinpoints structure and fish targets ahead and around your boat without disturbing key areas before you fish them.


Typhoon® polarized sunglasses is proud to announce a new discount program designed specifically for professional fishing guides. Typhoon has become a very popular fishing sunglass brand within the fishing community through sponsorship of FLW® and other pro anglers for the past few years. Typhoon has created this program to allow for all pro fishing guides to receive a major discount on Typhoon sunglasses and accessories. All professional fishing guides should apply for a Typhoon Pro Fishing Guide Discount at


TULSA, Okla. - MotorGuide's popular and compact BULLDOG trolling motor now provides a bigger underwater punch with 54 pounds of thrust. Upgraded from its original 40 pounds of thrust, the BULLDOG packs MotorGuide's legendary reliability, along with plenty of power, into a minimal amount of space.


Plano, Ill. – Heartening to know some new product ideas are still born on the water. Sure, modern design programs convert concepts into digital drawings and prototypes are passed around boardroom tables. But it’s finding solutions to real world fishing challenges that plant the seeds of true innovation


MINNETONKA, Minn. - Leveraging insights gleaned in the lab and rigorously tested on both hard and soft water, the angling aces at Trigger X® have cracked the code for hooking trophy fish year-round with seven versatile new soft baits.


TULSA, Okla. - Iron Cross Automotive, makers of state of the art aftermarket truck components accessories, has sponsored pro angler Fred Roumbanis for his 2014 season.


PADUCAH, Ky. – Fishing industry veteran Troy Hollowell recently announced that he will compete on the Walmart FLW Tour as a pro in 2014.


YONKERS, N.Y. -- In a heavy-metal duel between two top pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500's "Excellent" road-test score makes it Consumer Reports' top-rated truck. But testers point out that the second-place Ram 1500 may be a better daily driver.


Bass-fishing fans can correspond directly with Castrol team pro and three-time FLW Tour AOY winner Oct. 17
On Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. Central Time, fans will be able to interact directly with FLW Tour pro David Dudley of Lynchburg, Va., during a live TweetChat.


October 14, 2013 – Plano Molding Company (Plano) and Synergy Outdoors are pleased to announce a newly formed strategic merger called Plano Synergy Holdings. Plano is a leading brand in the fishing accessories market, and is the premier supplier of outdoor sports storage systems. Synergy Outdoors is a market leader in hunting-related products, and is home to a portfolio of market leading brands, including Wildgame Innovations, Barnett Outdoors, Ameristep Hunting Products, Flextone Game Calls, Halo Optics and Evolved Harvest & Habitats. Together, the companies will form one of the leading platforms in the outdoor products industry and will be ideally positioned to accelerate growth both organically and via acquisition.


FLW Tour pro James Watson will be the keynote speaker at the 5th annual Fishing For Freedom banquet at the Warsaw Community Center in Warsaw, Mo. The Fishing For Freedom tournament will be held on Sunday, October 13 on Truman Lake.