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Your Public Land is at Risk!

There’s 640 million acres of public federal land in the United States that is open and available for citizens to enjoy year round. This may not be the case if action is not taken soon because legislation is being proposed to transfer federal land to the states so they can manage land as they wish. This may sound like a good thing to some, but there are some very serious issues that need to be looked at before drawing any conclusions.

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One of the main problems is once a state takes possession of the land, it is likely to sell it for short-term financial gain which makes that land private permanently. Nevada, for example, was given 2.7 million acres when it became the 36th state in the union in 1864. It now has only 3,000. Utah has sold more than 50 percent of its original land grant and other states show the same pattern of selling off public land. States just do not have it in their budgets to manage the newly owned land and therefore have to turn to alternative actions.

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Powderhook Team Helps Launch Online Ticket Sales At NWTF National Convention and Sport Show

Powderhook Team Helps Launch Online Ticket Sales At NWTF National Convention and Sport Show.

The Powderhook team recently arrived back from participating in the 39th annual NWTF National Convention and Sport Show at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. While in Nashville, Powderhook helped launch online ticket sales for NWTF on a grand scale, providing a “Skip the Line” opportunity for those with a smartphone that wanted to avoid the deep ticket counter lines. With over 800 tickets sold, the promotion was an outstanding success.

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With the conclusion of the National Convention and Sport Show, Powderhook will announce their 30 Trips in 30 Days promotion with NWTF to donate 1 hunting or fishing trip per day to the chapter with the most online ticket sales for that day through Powderhook. Please support your local NWTF chapter by purchasing your tickets online at Powderhook.com, or from the NWTF website, NWTF.com.

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If you’d like to learn how to build and manage your own outdoor related events on the Powderhook platform, contact Chris at chris@powderhook.com.

The Memory Farm

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On a crisp November morning I rolled out of bed, early enough to beat the sunrise but not the serenity of cool, Nebraska darkness, and layered on warm clothes.  My dad and I then piled into his ‘92 blue Chevy truck and head to the Gas N’ Shop, the only spot open in our small town before dawn.  After loading up with the necessary day’s supply of chocolate mini donuts and Diet Mountain Dew to go along with the bag of goodies packed by my mom the night before, we headed north out of town on the dark, lonely highway.  This wasn’t just another early morning, this was the beginning of deer season.

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POWDERHOOK NAMED 2014 OUTDOOR LIFE ‘OPEN COUNTRY AWARD’ WINNER

Outdoor Life Magazine, the 116 year-old outdoor standard, announced today it awarded Powderhook its 2014 Open Country Corporate Award. The award, given to one company each year, recognizes leading contributions in the fight to create and preserve access, and the sporting way of life. Powderhook, an online resource for helping people find hunting and fishing groups, events, spots, and trips, is recognized by the magazine for bringing a revolutionary approach to a long-standing problem. According to US Fish and Wildlife, 49% of hunters would go more often if they had better access. Continue reading POWDERHOOK NAMED 2014 OUTDOOR LIFE ‘OPEN COUNTRY AWARD’ WINNER

10 things only a Midwest hunter would understand about hunting in November

  1. Where storing non-food items in a cooler and your frozen deer steaks outside is the norm.
  2. Deer camp, the one time a year it takes you longer to get dressed than a pack of 5 year olds and their mothers.
  3. The biggest threat to your hunting trip is a fogged scope, only because you can’t get buck fever when you can’t see the deer.
  4. Negative 20 windchill and the change in attitude it brings.  The house is on fire?…”At least I’ll be warm when I go.”  Whitetails are chasing does?…”I’ll be home late honey.”
  5. At some point smell freezes right? Right??
  6. Long hours in a blind make you become philosophical. To shoot or not to shoot, that is the question.
  7. A foot of snow is a welcome sign because it makes it easier to trail blood, unless that foot of snow is on top of your trail.
  8. The shivering isn’t from buck fever.
  9. Cleaning a deer is a welcome sign, if only because it temporarily warms your hands.
  10. Hanging deer makes your trees look like redneck Christmas trees.

We’ve personally experienced one of these, I’ve experienced them all within the last week.  If you have anymore to add to the list, we’d love to hear from you.  Send me an email at chris@powderhook.com.

The author’s view while hunting public land found on Powderhook.com in western Nebraska.

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Creating a “Card” on Powderhook

Over here at Powderhook, we have been working endlessly on a product that our users will understand and utilize. We have finally released our biggest update all year, including a new feature called “Cards”. Using cards you can establish groups, plan trips and create events. Here is a detailed tutorial about our Cards and why you need them:

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