Morro Bay Harbor Mouth

 by Tom Wilmer


Register for Spring Conference at Morro Bay

                             OWAC SPRING CONFERENCE
                                        May 7-8, 2012
                                        Morro Bay, CA

This promises to be one of the most enlightening and adventurous conferences in OWAC history – you will not want to miss this event! 



Mountain lion photos taken in 1975 by Bill Beebe

Mountain lion photos I took in 1975 of capture, data taken and release of a lion during the DFG's study that ultimately led to their protection. These are not to be used by anyone for any purpose without permission.    by Bill Beebe.....

This is the way mountain lions should be hunted in California. With a camera, dogs of course, but no mechanized assistance including horseback. The trophy is your photo.


Yvonne: These photos were taken during the DFG's mountain lion study
in 1975. The capture took place on property west of the Hunter-Liggett
Military Reservation in Monterey County. Participating were a couple
of DFG biologists and wardens, along with the tracker and houndsman. I
participated in the capture. The photos and story appeared in the

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From Tom Stienstra Spring 2012

From Tom Stienstra                    Spring 2012
Tom Stienstra photo: on the trail
I realize I’ve been out of touch for a while. The reason is I’ve been working with a savvy small publisher, Wild Earth Press, on a series of eBooks that are very special and unique for our industry.

The first one, Sierra Crossing, is out in the stores now and the launch dates are set for the other two titles in the coming weeks. If you have a Kindle, iPad or similar e-reader, or like to read books on your computer, I’d like to get a complimentary copy of these electronically delivered to you. Let me know what format you prefer. 
You can grab a Onesheet on these titles with the links below.  My hope is you will think enough of one to give it a column item or small review, with a link to my website, TomStienstra.com. I appreciate your consideration of this.
If you have a question, or just want to connect, please feel free to give me a call.
          Warm regards,
      Tom Stienstra
         (530) 261-1954

Sierra Crossings eBook

Sierra Crossing

The epic trek you can do in a week
Sierra Crossing is the story and photographs that describe and capture the epic 70-mile crossing of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range from east to west, as the first pioneers and trailblazers would have seen it. It is world-class trek that many of your readers could complete in a week. 90 pages, 54 photographs.
Photography by Michael Furniss.
Available for all e-Readers, $5.95, with a expanded fixed-layout edition available for the iPad and iPhone, $5.95

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Group teaches skills highlighted in 'The Hunger Games'

For more information, contact John Brasier at (803) 637-7667.

There is a great opportunity to connect your local community to “The Hunger Games,” the blockbuster movie that had the third-largest box office opening in history over the weekend.

The NWTF, a national non-profit conservation organization that teaches archery classes for youth and women in your area, has information and sources that can generate stories that tie in with the movie.

Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of The Hunger Games, survives in the post-apocalyptic movie thanks in part to her archery training. Fortunately, learning to shoot a bow like Katniss is well within the reach of most people.

The NWTF introduces youth and women to archery and the outdoors through its JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) and Women in the Outdoors outreach programs. Archery training is one of the most popular activities at JAKES and Women in the Outdoors events nationwide.

Here are a few facts about archery at NWTF outreach programs:

  • The NWTF hosts about 1,000 JAKES events annually, the vast majority including archery training, throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Girls make up roughly 50 percent of all JAKES events participants.
  • More than 4,000 Women in the Outdoors events, the vast majority including archery training, have been held by the NWTF.
  • Professional archery instructors and quality equipment are provided at all JAKES and Women in the Outdoors events.

For local contact information about these programs and instructors in your area, contact John Brasier at jbrasier@nwtf.net or (800) THE-NWTF.

For information on the NWTF, the North American leader in upland wildlife conservation, visitwww.nwtf.org.


Barge of a Boat is Beauty in Motion and Performance 

Lund Alaskan is as comfortable towing and hauling as it is fighting fish  

New York Mills, Minn. - One can only imagine what the Canadian fur trade of the 1600’s could have been if Gussy were there moving pelts and making money in a Lund Alaskan. Hudson’s Bay Fur Company would have been named “Gussy’s Goods” and his likeness still minted on the Canadian one dollar bill.

 In reality, Lund Pro Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson is a frontiersman guide who tasks his Alaskan with everything from ferrying trophy bucks upstream to deer camp to holding steady over a school of walleyes in rough waters. The Alaskan, and Gussy, are simply that multitalented. (PS. Gussy’s versatility also has him flinging Rapalas for bass from a Lund Predator on the FLW Tour.)

 So sit back and let the trapper and Lund rapper tell you the tale of the Lund Alaskan. 

More family-friendly features. Lund quality and craftsmanship. More fish in the livewell. All for a lot less money than you’d expect. Lund boats, built by fisherman for fisherman…and their families too.





New York, NY (March 6, 2012) – With sportsmen issues becoming more prevalent in today’s elections, InterMedia Outdoors is pleased to announce the launch of sportsmenvote.com — a powerful new website dedicated to sportsmen and the issues that will affect them most in the 2012 election.

“As the leading media resource for over 52 million hunters, shooters, and anglers, InterMedia Outdoors has a long history of providing information, inspiration and advocacy for the Sportsmen community,” says Jeff Paro, CEO of InterMedia Outdoors Inc.  “Sportsmenvote.com will serve the important role of keeping our communities informed and engaged.”    

“Our goal is to make sportsmenvote.com a resource for America’s 80 million sportsmen,” says Todd Smith, VP of Content Development. “We’re not taking sides or endorsing anyone. We're simply creating the place for sportsmen to learn about the issues that concern them most, find out where the candidates stand on those issues and make their voices heard.”

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Get a New View of Bird Life with NestWatch

Help track changes in bird nesting activities
For release: April 3, 2012
Ithaca, NY—Across the continent, birds are in a flutter of wooing and nest-building. Perhaps there’s an American Robin building her mud and grass bowl on your porch light or a Northern Mockingbird weaving a twiggy nest in your shrubs. If you find a nest nearby, you have a front-row seat to the daily drama of bird life. It’s also a perfect opportunity to become part of the NestWatch project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. NestWatch has been tracking trends in the nesting success of hundreds of species of birds across the country for more than 40 years.
“It’s only when many thousands of volunteers are collecting data over a vast area that scientists can fully measure the impacts of environmental change and land-use on breeding birds,” says Jason Martin, NestWatch project leader. “Take climate change, for example. We need a massive amount of data to investigate the potential impacts that altered climatic patterns may have on breeding birds. If birds start nesting sooner, as some species are doing, they may eventually become out of sync with their food supplies.”

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