Announcing the Breaking Cabin Fever Scavenger Hunt!
Ben G. Outdoors, along with a handful of his best blogging buddies have teamed up to provide some entertainment to break this cabin fever that plagues so many of their chilly readers. The rules are simple if you’ve ever taken part in a scavenger hunt.
On March 1st, Ben G. will be posting the first clue. Once a participant finds the answer within his blog, then he or she will be directed to the next blog; so on and so forth. The following blogs will be participating in this scavenger hunt give-away.
The contest will conclude on March 10th. Winners will be announced. The prizes are as follows:
- 1st place: Magnum Boots, $50 Bass Pro gift card, The Complete Trail Food Book – 300+ Recipes for Campers, Canoeists and Backpackers, and one pack of jerky*
- 2nd place: Flat Deerhead XL wall graphic of the winner’s favorite photo, a Flat Deerheads camo cap, $25 Bass Pro gift card, SEEMZ scent elimination and one pack of jerky*
- 3rd place: 3 Trout lures with 3 bass lures, Catch of the Day – 200+ Recipes for the Everyday Angler*
Highlights from the Latest Whitetails Unlimited Magazine
Flat Deerheads has had the privilege of being featured in some of the nation’s most popular outdoor magazines. We are proud to add Whitetails Unlimited magazine to the list. They are featuring FlatDeerheads.com in the “Product Review” section of their spring 2011 edition.
The article provides a detailed product description and addresses some of the most common questions we receive about our flagship wall graphic products. “What is a Flat Deerhead?” is one of our most common questions. The article describes the material we use and provides information on available sizes. We love that it not only explains what a wall graphic is, but also offers suggestions for where and how to hang. We also have to give the author extra points for mentioning the “man cave” which is, in our opinion, the best place to hang a Flat Deerheads wall graphic**.
While we loved seeing Flat Deerheads products in print, we also enjoyed the variety of news articles and features the issue had to offer. Our favorite was “Apples that Didn’t Fall Far from the Tree” by Jerry Lambert. It tells three separate stories, each about a father sharing his passion for deer hunting with the next generation. Each story illustrates that for many fathers, sons, and daughters, hunting is more than sport. It’s a legacy, a complex skill, and an experience to share with loved ones. These are the types of stories that encourage us to enjoy the experience and treasure the memories. Here at Flat Deerheads, we often receive photos of fathers with sons, daughters, and trophies, but we rarely get to hear the stories that go along with them. I have to say, it’s nice to hear the details for a change.
Whitetails Unlimited members can check out the Flat Deerheads product review, “Apples that Didn’t Fall Far from the Tree”, and much more in the spring issue of Whitetails Unlimited magazine.
** Congratulations! You found the the first answer for the Breaking Cabin Fever scavenger hunt. The answer is “man cave.”
Now head on over to Something’s Fishy and answer this question:
“What type of knot is used by saltwater anglers when connecting single strand wire leader to tackle?”
Check out this monster courtesy of Steve Shannon. Steve has a private farm with several Cuddeback trail cameras situated throughout the property. Steve had been watching this buck for most of the summer and into the fall. He amassed over 400 trail cam shots of this buck, including when he was in velvet. The buck disappeared for a while but started showing up in a new area on December 29, 2010.
During the two week period between the 29th and when he was harvested, he started showing up earlier and earlier each afternoon. On the final few days the photos were taken in broad daylight. Steve theorizes that he had two other 4 1/2 year old bucks (one an 8-point in the 140’s, the other a 10-point in the 150’s) that were more dominate. They started showing up at 4:15 PM just after the first of the year. During that period they were there frequently and kept leaving earlier, opening a window for this buck to slip in for a bite to eat. The night of January 8, 2011, Steve passed on both of the younger bucks between 4:15 and 4:45 pm. At 5:05 PM this buck showed up and Steve took him down.
Steve aged him at 6 1/2 years old. What really makes this buck’s rack unique are the paddles at the end of the main beam. This is Steve’s ninth Ohio Big Buck Club qualifier. Congratulations Steve!
Last week, Indianapolis hosted The Archery Trade Association (ATA) trade show. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s the industry trade show where hunting industry professionals gather to check out the latest bow hunting, archery, and outdoor gear. Flat Deerheads participated as an exhibitor but also took the opportunity to chat with professional sportsmen and explore what’s hot for 2011.
First, it’s important to note that the ATA show is HUGE. In fact, it’s the archery and bow hunting industry’s largest and longest-running trade show. It’s a member-driven event designed to promote commerce within the industry. The show, which is owned and operated by the ATA, is closed to the public and is an order writing event. Over 7,000 shop owners and exhibitors were in attendance this year.
We had a busy weekend at The FlatDeerheads.com booth. It was a great opportunity to talk with fellow outdoor enthusiasts and collect some feedback on our product line. Several visitors commented that our Flat Deerheads wall graphics are a great alternative to expensive taxidermy mounts.
“This product is a no-brainer. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it.”
Here’s an amazing video of a huge elk walking right up to a hunter. It’s got to be incredibly difficult to remain perfectly still and quiet with such an imposing animal literally breathing down your neck! How would you handle an experience like this? What would you be thinking as the elk approached? Please share your comments below.