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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A Letter to the Nebraska State Legislature

The following letter was written by Powderhook CEO, Eric Dinger, to the Nebraska State Legislature. Please join Powderhook in working in your state to strike down anti-hunting, senseless legislation like the permanent ban on mountain lion hunting proposed by radical Nebraska Senator Ernie Chambers.

Senators,

My name is Eric Dinger. I live in Senator Bolz’ district here in Lincoln. Please include my email in the testimony presented at tomorrow’s committee hearing on LB 127.

Our company, Powderhook, operates an online hunting and fishing industry marketplace. We work with folks all over the country to find places to hunt and fish, access outdoor events and plan trips.

I’m writing today to tell you that I’m concerned about our mountain lions. More than just the mountain lions, I’m concerned about the precedent LB 127 would set as it relates to the management of our wildlife and wild places here in Nebraska. Continue reading A Letter to the Nebraska State Legislature

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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.

In The Past 

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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What’s new on Powderhook?

We’ve been busy over the last few weeks here at Powderhook. We’re excited to announce several new updates on our website that make it even easier to find and create access to the outdoors. Here’s a rundown:

1. Invite and assign tickets to other people.

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You can already search for thousands of events on Powderhook, and get tickets with just a few clicks. Now, when you get tickets to an event you can:

  • Claim the ticket for yourself
  • Invite someone to claim the ticket by email
  • Enter the information for someone else, and give them the ticket

Continue reading What’s new on Powderhook?

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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.

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A Startup Filter

I had just sold the business I started in college. It was the only place I’d worked in my adult life. As if that was emotional enough, my wife gave birth to our son just three days later. And then, a few whirlwind weeks later, it hit me: I didn’t know what I wanted to do next.

Today, I’m about a year and a half into building Powderhook, the business that has become my second entrepreneurial leap and my great passion. It’s the perfect combination of what I love to do and the talents I’ve been given. We’re solving a meaningful and hard problem in a space I really care about. But how did I get here? Why should I get to build something I love every day? Today I was speaking to a class of graduate students when these questions came up. So, I thought I’d look back at the filter I created before Powderhook started and share it, just in case you’re thinking about starting something of your own. And, for what it’s worth, I believe the same filter could apply if you’re looking to make a career change.

Continue reading A Startup Filter

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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.

Continue reading The Memory Farm

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6 great ways to use Powderhook

Mentored hunts are extremely important to the future of hunting. A mentored hunt simply means someone with experience is teaching someone who doesn’t have as much experience. If you’re passionate about showing new people the ropes, you could create a group for your area that helps to match people. For example, you could create a group called “Lincoln Area Hunting Mentors.” Powderhook will help send new people to your group and from there you can handle all the communication and coordination.

Continue reading 6 great ways to use Powderhook

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Outdoor recruitment, retention, reactivation and access from the creators of Powderhook.com