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NWTF’s New Gobble Map App

Turkey hunters across the U.S. are now able to check turkey activity in their area thanks to the Gobble Map from Powderhook and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) made possible by Alps Outdoorz and sponsored by Yamaha Outdoors, Federal Premium Ammunition, and Nationwide. “Powderhook and the NWTF are working hard to provide some of the most reliable and relevant information to the modern hunter,” said Eric Dinger, Powderhook co-founder and CEO. “Hunters can research turkey activity as it relates to their local turkey season.” The user driven Gobble Map, released on March 23, through Google Play and Apple app stores, allows users to post and view turkey sightings with information about frequency and size of the turkey flocks. The map displays a general location of the activity “heat”, helping to keep hunters locations private. Gobble Map   2 “Hunters play the biggest role in conservation efforts across this country through purchasing licenses, firearms and ammunition,” said Doug Saunders, NWTF executive vice president of marketing and development. “These days, a hunter may only have limited time to prepare for and plan a hunt. We want to ensure they have the greatest opportunity for an enjoyable time in the woods so they continue to carry on our hunting heritage.”

The 5 Signs Turkey Season Can’t Get Here Soon Enough

How many of these describe you?

1) Your diagphram call has become a permanent addition to your mouth.

2) The thought of this many months between deer and turkey season must be someone’s idea of a sick joke.

3) You’ve become an NWTF banquet junkie to get your fix of turkey talk.

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4) The phrase “Grand Slam” makes you flash to images of Eddie Salter rather than Babe Ruth.

5) We all know that Thanksgiving really coincides with the spring opener.

Who’s ready to see one of these guys this spring?

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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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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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Top 5 Things to do with Your Antlers

Top 5 things to do with your antlers

5. Decorate.  Whether they’re the yearling set of spike sheds your daughter found while spring turkey hunting last year or the trophy 10 point your grandpa killed in the 50’s, antlers are always a great conversation piece.  Hung on the wall or arraigned on a shelf, they’re sure to spark the curiosity of your guests.

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