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Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau
Adams County Travel and Visitors BureauTom Cross, Executive Director
509 E. Main St., P.O. Box 577, West Union, OH 45693
Phone: 937-544-5639; Toll Free: 877-232-6764; Fax: 937-544-6957
No place like Adams County, most wildlife diversity of any county in Ohio. Thriving Amish community, bird watching, wildflowers, natural prairies, home to the 15,000 acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve, and Ohio’s only wilderness area in Shawnee State Forest.
Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau
Akron Summit CVBJim Mahon, Director of Marketing & Communications
John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street, Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-374-7560 or 800-245-4254; Fax: 330-374-7626
The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes Greater Akron/Summit County as an ideal destination for meetings, conventions, expositions, group tours and leisure travel pursuits. Our office is a clearinghouse for area travel/tourism information.
Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Ashtabula cvbStephanie Siegel, Executive Director
1850 Austinburg Rd., Austinburg, OH 44010
Phone: 800-3-DROP-IN or 440-275-3202; Fax: 440-275-3210
Visitor information, maps, guides, driving tours & regional promotions.
Athens County Convention & Visitors Bureau
athens cvbPaige Alost, Executive Director, Email,
Jenna Dill, Marketing Director, Email,
Jake Sharp, Assistant Director, Email
667 E. State St., Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-592-1819; Fax: 740-593-7365
The Athens County CVB provides tourism information for visitors, events and conferences. It’s the perfect destination for outdoor lovers and enthusiasts.
Greater Grand Lake Visitors Region
Auglaiz-Mercer cvbDonna Grube, Executive Director
900 Edgewater Drive, St. Marys, OH 45885
Phone: 419-394-1294; Fax: 419-394-1642
The Auglaize & Mercer Counties Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes tourism in the two County Area including the fishing, hunting, boating, biking, hiking and other outdoor activities in the Grand Lake St. Marys Region.
B & M Pole Co. Inc.
BnM_FishingJack Wells, President
P.O. Box 231, West Point, MS 39773
Phone: 662-494-5092; Fax: 662-494-7211
Importer & distributor of fishing products.
Black Swamp Bird Observatory
Black Swamp Bird ObservatoryKimberly Kaufman, Executive Director
13551 W. St. Rt. 2
Oak Harbor, Oh 43449
Phone: 419-898-4070
BSBO is a non-profit dedicated to inspiring the appreciation, enjoyment and conservation of birds and their habitats through research, education and outreach. BSBO is the host of the Biggest Week in American Birding, a 10-day festival that attracts more than 75,000 visitors to northwest Ohio each spring. BSBO maintains a visitors center with regular hours, a walking trail, windows on wildlife and a gift shop located just inside the entrance to Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in Oak Harbor Ohio.
BPI Outdoors
bpiThomas MacAulay, Digital Marketing Manager
1270 Progress Center Ave., Ste. 100, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-449-4687 Ext. 101
BPI Outdoors is the parent company to many highly successful brands in the hunting & shooting industry, including CVA® Rifles and Muzzleloaders, PowerBelt® Bullets™, Quake Industries™, DuraSight™ Scope Mounts, Bergara Rifles and Barrels™ and Dead Air Silencers.
Blackpowder Products, Inc.
Blackpowder Products, Inc.
Chad Shearer, Director of Media Relations
1685 Boggs Rd., Ste. 300, Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: 770-449-4687
CVA is the country’s leading muzzleloading manufacturer. CVA also makes centerfire rifles. The companies under the BPI Outdoors family include CVA, PowerBelt Bullets, Quaker Industries, Bergara Barrels and Bergara Custom Rifles.
BOATU.S. (Boat Owners Association of The United States)
Boat usScott Croft, Director Public Relations
880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703-461-2864; Fax: 703-461-2845
Email: scroft@boatus.comWeb: and
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters. We help ensure a roadside breakdown doesn’t end a fishing trip before it begins. On the water, we bring anglers safely back to the launch ramp when their boat won’t, day or night, and BoatUS’ feature packed fishing boat insurance gives anglers the specialized coverage they need. We also stick up for boat owners’ rights on Capitol Hill and help keep them safe and our waters clean with help from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boater Safety and Clean Water. Visit
Buckeye Firearms Assoc.
buckeye firearmsJim Irvine, President
P.O. Box 357, Greenville, OH 45331
Phone: 440-503-3011; Fax: 419-301-0258
Buckeye Firearms Assoc. is a grassroots political action committee dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of Ohio citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition and recreation.
Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau
cambridgeDebbie Robinson, Executive Director
627 Wheeling Ave., Suite 200, Cambridge, OH 43725
Phone: 740-432-2022; Toll Free: 800-933-5480; Fax: 740-432-5976
Start your outdoor adventures in Cambridge/Guernsey County, located at the intersection of Interstates 70 & 77 in southeast Ohio. Contact us for your vacation guide, including information on camping, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, walking trails and other outdoor activities. Motorcycle enthusiasts will find ideal twisting and scenic roads. Visit Salt Fork State Park, Seneca Lake, the Wilds, the Living Word Outdoor Drama, Historic Downtown Cambridge, glass factories, museums, antique shops and more! Home of Dickens Victorian Village.
Carroll County Convention & Visitors Bureau
caroll CVBAmy Rutledge, Director
P.O. Box 505, Carrollton, OH 44615
Phone: 877-727-0103; Fax: 330-627-3647
Carroll County welcomes the outdoorsman with a wide variety of sporting activities. The lush countryside is home to plenty of deer, turkey and other wildlife to please hunters and photographers alike. There are two ODNR public hunting areas in the county. Atwood and Leesville Lakes offer fishing, sailing, hiking, swimming and camping opportunities. Leesville is known for its Muskie fishing and youth camps. There are trap shooting and archery ranges available to help hone youth hunting skills. Small town charm and the rolling hills make the country a great place to get back to nature.
Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Chautauqua County Visitors BureauAndrew Nixon, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1441 One Massly Ave., Chautauqua, NY 14722
Phone: 716-357-4569 Fax: 716-357-2284
Media contact: Dave Barus
Phone: 716-597-4081
We are a tourism promotion agency for Chautauqua County, NY. We offer a variety of fishing experiences on Lake Erie, Chautauqua Lake and surrounding inland lakes and streams. Hunting options include deer, turkey, black bear, waterfowl and small game.
Civilian Marksmanship Program
Civilian Marksmanship ProgramChristine Elder, Communications Manager
PO Box 576, Port Clinton, OH 43452
Phone: 419-635-2141 Ext 711;
Fax: 419-635-2802
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U.S. Citizens in responsible uses of firearms and airguns through gun safety training, marksmanship training and competitions.
Clinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau
clinton cvbTracy Daniels, Administration Assistant
13 N. South St., Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937-382-1965; Toll Free: 877-428-4748; Fax: 937-382-1738
Located in the golden triangle of Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus, Clinton County is home to Cowan Lake State Park, Caesar’s Creek State Park, nature preserves and CCFSA, which holds national and world skeet, rifle and archery tournaments. Call today for more information.
Columbiana County Federation of Conservation Clubs
Tom Butch
Phone: (330) 301-0536
Columbiana County Federation of Conservation Clubs (CCFCC) is a county-wide federation of local sportsman’s clubs who support our heritage of hunting, fishing, and trapping, and actively work to promote education of our youth in the shooting sports and the great outdoors. CCFCC is also active at the state level in support of the ODNR Division of Wildlife and their programs.
Daiwa Corporation
Curt Arakawa, Marketing Manager
11137 Warland Dr., Cypress CA, 90630
Phone: 562-375-6738; Fax: 800-653-2492
Daiwa Corporation – Manufacture of Reels, Rods, and distributor for Ever Green Lures and J-Braid fishing Line.
Destination Geauga
geraugaLynda Nemeth, Director
14907 North State Ave., P.O. Box 846,
Middlefield, OH 44062
Phone: 440-632-1538; Fax: 440-632-1540
Geauga County is a picturesque area 35 miles east of Cleveland and the 4th largest Amish population in the world. Geauga Park District offers a over 18 open parks, preserves and future parks encompassing over 9,500 acres and includes hundreds of miles of walking, bicycle and horse trails, picnic areas, two nature centers and abundant fishing holes. The Park District is also home to Observatory Park, one of only 11 ‘Dark Sky Parks’ in the world. Our outdoor offerings in addition to the park district include hunting, birding, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing; including steelhead fishing in the Chagrin River.
Ducks Unlimited
Ducks UnlimitedChris Sebastian, Communications coordinator, Great Lakes/Atlantic Region
1220 Eisenhower Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
Phone: 734-623-2017
Fax: 734-623-2035
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13.6 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.
Elite Tactical Firearms & Training LLC
elite tacticalNick Macchione, Owner
233 Youngstown Warren Rd.
Niles, OH 44446
Phone: 330-259-5111
Elite Tactical Firearms & Training is a retail facility with a large selection of firearms and accessories. We also offer a wide range of firearms classes from CCW to advanced.
Enjoy Oxford
Oxford cvb
Jessica Greene, Executive Director
14 W. Park Place Suite C, Oxford, OH 45056
Phone: 513-523-8687
Oxford, OH is located in the Southwest Corner of Ohio and is a short distance from both the Cincinnati and Dayton Areas. Nature enthusiasts love our region for our 15 miles of hiking trails, a self-guided tree tour of Miami University, our formal gardens and nearby Hueston Woods State Park. We are a popular destination for orienteering, rowing, bird watching and cycling. Our Uptown is home to over 20 locally owned restaurants and boutique retailers making it a popular stop between events.
Ernst Conservation Seeds
ERNST SEEDS Logo_New Web Based Colors_Vector Logo 2011_1Randy Ferguson, Director Mktg. & Comm.
8884 Mercer Pike Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: 814-336-2404
Ernst Conservation Seeds specializes in native and naturalized seeds and plant materials for restoration, reclamation, conservation applications and habitat development.
Field & Stream
Field & StreamJoe Hardin, District Manager
1978 Turners Landing Rd., Russellville, TN 37860
Phone: 423-736-5016
At Field & Stream, we promise to guide you to the traditions of tomorrow through our trusted experience in the great outdoors. We know that the bonds formed between sportsmen are filled with stories, memories and shared moments. Since 1871, Field & Stream has been there for all of your outdoor experiences—from the annual hunting trip with your buddies to the days spent fishing with your dad. Get everything you need to pursue your passions at Field & Stream. Our mission is to inspire tomorrow’s traditions through products and experiences that stir the sportsman’s passion for the outdoors.

Field & Stream Outdoor Life Deer & Turkey Expos (Bonnier Corp.)
field and streamThomas Shug, Marketing Coordinator
1285 Sunnyridge Rd. Suite 201, Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: 800-324-3337; Fax: 262-691-9195
The Field & Stream Outdoor Life Deer & Turkey Expos host annual consumer hunting expos in the Midwest. They are located in these five cities: Columbus, OH – Louisville, KY – Lansing, MI – Springfield, IL – Madison, WI.
Flambeau Outdoors
Charlie Pucket
15981 Valplast St., PO Box 97, Middlefield, OH 44062
Phone: 800-232-3474
Flambeau Outdoors started in 1947 with their first fishing product called the “Halik Frog.” We have patented an exclusive process in ZeRust and UV paint. ZeRust has proven to be the absolute best way to prevent rust which is essential for fishing tackle and weapon storage. UV paint helps waterfowl and turkeys see with their vision that therefore makes our decoys the most Realistic. “Realism that Gets Results.” We have products from Decoys, Game Calls, Hunting accessories, Storage, Fishing Gear etc.
Freedom Group Family of Companies
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Jessica Kallam, Press Relations Manager
P.O. Box 1776, Madison, NC 27025-1776
Phone: 800-243-9700 (press only)
Fax: 336-548-7778 (press only)
Freedom Group is the world’s premier family of firearms, ammunition and related products. Our companies are dedicated to providing innovative products to the hunting, shooting sports, law enforcement and military global markets with some of the most recognized brands globally. Our PR department represents the Remington, Marlin, Harrington & Richardson, New England Firearms, LC Smith, Parker and Bushmaster brands.
Gander Mountain
gander2390 Niles Cortland Rd., Warren, OH 44484
Phone: 330-5445800; Fax: 330-544-5887
Great outdoor memories begin at Gander Mountain!
We travel the globe searching for the best quality, high performance gear, as well as the latest product innovations. We know how important it is to have the right gear. That’s why we have passionate employees who are outdoor enthusiasts eager to share their expert knowledge to make sure you’re properly prepared with what you need for your next outdoor adventure.
Better Gear. Better Performance. Better Service. At Gander Mountain, “We Live Outdoors”.
Destination Geauga
geraugaLynda Nemeth, Director
14907 North State Ave., P.O. Box 846, Middlefield, OH 44062
Phone: 440-632-1538
Geauga County is a picturesque area 35 miles east of Cleveland and the 4th largest Amish population in the world. Geauga Park District offers a over 18 open parks, preserves and future parks encompassing over 9,500 acres and includes hundreds of miles of walking, bicycle and horse trails, picnic areas, two nature centers and abundant fishing holes. The Park District is also home to Observatory Park, one of only 11 ‘Dark Sky Parks’ in the world. Our outdoor offerings in addition to the park district include hunting, birding, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing; including steelhead fishing in the Chagrin River.
Great Lakes Brewing Company
GLBC Gold & White on BlackMary LaVenia-Mitchell
2516 Market Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-771-4404
Great Lakes Brewing Company, which is comprised of a brewery and restaurant, was founded in 1988 as the first microbrewery in the state of Ohio and today remains Ohio’s most celebrated and award-winning brewer of lagers and ales.
Hart Productions, Inc.
Hart ProductionVicki Hart, CEO
60 N. Second St., Batavia, OH 45103
Vicki Hart:
Robert S. “Chip” Hart, III:
Phone: 877-704-8190, 513-797-7900; Fax: 513-797-1013
Producer, Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show and the Cincinnati Hunting and Fishing Show each January; Columbus Sports, Vacation and Boat Show in February.
Highlands Nature Sanctuary, Inc. & Arc of Appalachia Preserve System
Arc of Appalachia Preserve SystemNancy Stranahan, Director
7660 Cave Road, Bainbridge, OH 54612
Phone: 937-365-1489
The non-profit Arc of Appalachia was founded in 1995 as a grassroots organization. Our mission is to protect the rich diversity of North America’s Great Eastern Forest. We currently steward 17 preserve regions, operate three visitors centers and teach forest literacy courses. In addition to forest preservation, the Arc also preserves important associated Eastern ecosystems such as wetlands and prairies, as well as ancient American Indian earthworks.
Hocking Hills Tourism Association
Hocking Hills TourismKaren Raymore, Executive Director
13178 SR 664 S, Logan, OH 43138
Phone: 740-385-2750;
The Hocking Hills are Ohio’s Natural Crown Jewels. Thanks to Mother Nature, more than 10,000 acres of breathtaking unbroken forests provide the ideal destination for the ultimate outdoor adventure vacation. The Hocking Hills region is world renowned for incredible hiking. But that’s just the beginning; there’s also rock climbing. rappelling, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and bird watching. The Hocking Hills is the Canopy Tour Capital of the Midwest with more than fifty ziplines. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours opened in 2008 followed by Hocking Peaks in 2010 and Valley Zipline Tours in 2012 and Soaring Cliffs in 2013. With the addition of Dragon Fly, designed for ages five through twelve, adventure seekers of all ages can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Hocking Hills.Unique accommodations ranging from cozy cabins and award winning campgrounds to large lodges and luxurious inns pepper the hills. Hocking Hills Tourism Association is the official guide to the Hocking Hills Region with information available online at Personal assistance is available every day at 1-800-462-5464.
Hunting Works for Ohio
Hunting Works for OhioRob Sexton, Coordinator
5447 Watkins Rd. SW
Pataskala, OH 43062
Phone: 614-531-4426
Hunting Works for Ohio is a coalition of businesses and business related organizations educating the public about the incredible economic impact hunting has on jobs, wages and tax base.
Izaak Walton League of America, Ohio Division
Izaak Walton League of America
Schawn Gallager, Treasurer
2715 Scott Rd., Oxford, OH 45056
Phone: 513-257-9108
America’s oldest Conservation League formed by sportsmen in 1922. 
Jann’s Netcraft, LLC
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Jill Marihugh, Marketing
3350 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee, OH 43537
Phone: 419-868-8288 ext 215; Fax: 419-868-8338
Netcraft offers a complete selection of components and material for lure making, rod building, fly tying and net making, plus many unique fishing tackle products.
Lake County Visitors Bureau
Lake County Visitors Bureau

One Victoria Place Suite 265A Painesville, Ohio 44077
Phone: 800-368-LAKE (5253) or 440-975-1234; Fax: 440-602-9908
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Promotes fishing and nature based tourism on the east side of Lake Erie. Please include Lake County in fishing reports for walleye, steelhead, trout, perch, bass and fall foliage. For fishing reports, Harbor Bait & Tackle, 440-354-8473.
Lake Erie Marine Trades Association
Lake Erie Marine Trades
Bryan Ralston, President
1269 Bassett Rd., Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 440-899-5009; Fax: 440-899-5013
Email:; Web:
Full service marine trades association, including boat shows, productions in Ohio and Indiana.
Lake Erie Shores & Islands

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Larry Fletcher, Executive Director
770 S.E. Catawba Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452
Phone: 419-734-4386; Fax: 419-734-9798
Tourism promotion agency for Erie and Ottawa Counties.

Lake Metroparks
Lake MetroparksPaul Palagyi, Executive Director
11211 Spear Road
Concord, OH 44077
Phone: 440-639-7275; Fax: 440-639-9126
Lake Metroparks ia a public county-wide park district in Lake County, Ohio encompassing 37 parks with more than 8,100 acres.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
leupoldDave Domin, Marketing Communications Specialist
14400 NW Greenbrier Pkwy., OR 97006
Phone: 503-352-7658
Leupold & Stevens is a fifth generation, family owned company specializing in the manufacture of high quality, precision sport optics. Established in 1907, Leupold & Stevens is celebrating over 100 years of operation. Employing nearly 600 U.S. workers, Leupold has been designing, machining and assembling quality scopes, binoculars, rangefinders, spotting scopes, mounting systems, and accessories for the hunter, shooter, law enforcement, miliary and observation communities in its Beaverton, Oregon, manufacturing plant since 1968. Free catalogs and product mailings, and information on Leupold’s writer program, are available by contacting Tim Lesser, Leupold Marketing Communications Specialist at 503-526-1401.
Lightfield Ammunition Corporation
lightfieldPeter J. Saker Jr., President
P.O. Box 162, Adelphia, NJ 07710
Phone: 732-462-9200; Fax: 732-780-2437
Brian Smith, Sales and Marketing
The hunters most complete line of Sabot Shotgun Slugs including 12 and 20 gauge Hybred EXP, 12 ga. 3″ Magnum Elite and 12 gauge Hybred Lites with reduced recoil for rifled choke tubes. Our Commander line includes 16 ga. and 12 ga., 3″ 13⁄8 oz. IDS Plus and 31⁄2″ 13⁄8 oz. IDS Plus. Lightfield LLR produces a complete line of Less Lethal rounds for wildlife control and law enforcement. Alpha Gold 300 for muzzleloaders and introducing Lightfield Home Defenders in 12 gauge, 20 gauge and .410 gauge.
Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lee Tasseff, President
124 North Main St., Mansfield, OH 44902
Phone: 419-525-1300; Fax: 419-524-7722
We are the best source for information on Mansfield and all its attractions. Mansfield and Richland County are home to several nationally known attractions. One of the most famous prisons in America, the Ohio State Reformatory; a world class road racing track in Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course; one of America’s famous farms, Malabar Farm State Park; and the Shawshank Trail – drive it yourself tours of movie sites for The Shawshank Redemption. Plus we are home to Ohio’s largest biblical wax museums, Biblewalk, and one of the best known garden centers in Ohio, Kingwood Center. Add to the Richland Carrousel Park, Snow Trails, Ohio Bird Sanctuary and you can see why Mansfield is “America at its Best!” Visit our website for all information on Mansfield and Richland County. Visit for all motorsports information. If you want to follow Hollywood’s path, visit Or if you wish to learn more about the outdoor, educational, environmental events, visit We have much to offer to travelers of all ages and all times of the year. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

Medina County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
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Dan Hostetler
32 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256
Phone: 330-722-5502; Fax: 330-723-4713
Promote Medina County, its attractions, events, shopping, restaurants and hotels.
Metroparks of the Toledo Area
Metroparks ToledoScott Carpenter
5100 W. Central Avenue, Toledo, OH 43615
Phone: 419-407-9726, Fax: Same
Metroparks is a regional system of public parks, open spaces and historical sites serving Lucas County, Ohio. Metroparks preserves more than 11,000 acres, including lands in the globally rare Oak Openings region, the Lake Erie Coastal Zone and the Maumee River corridor.
Miami County Visitor & Convention Bureau
Miami CountyDiana Thompson, Executive Director
405 SW. Public Sq, Suite 272, Troy, OH 45373
Phone: 937-339-1044, Fax: 937-339-4541
Destination marketing organization providing information on lodging, dining, attractions, events, history & culture, recreation plus itineraries for tours, maps, brochures, visitor guides, meeting planner information.
Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay & Middle Bass Island
Miller boatJulene Market, Owner
P.O. Box 239, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Phone: 419-285-2421; Fax: 419-285-2032
Passenger and vehicle ferry service to the Lake Erie Islands of Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) and Middle Bass Island, Ohio. Service daily, spring, summer and fall from Catawba.
Mohican-Loudonville Convention & Visitors Bureau
mohicanGeorgia Kauffman, Executive Director
131 W. Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842
Phone: 419-994-2519; Fax: 419-994-5950
Visitors can enjoy Loudonville, Ohio’s “Camp and Canoe Capital.” Mohican State Park and Forest features hiking, mountain biking, bridle trails, snowmobiling, skiing, fishing, hunting; scenic overlooks and wildlife; camping, cabins and luxury resort. The quaint Victorian downtown and festivals, such as Mohican Wildlife Weekend, make Loudonville a great destination, midway between Cleveland and Columbus.
Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
MWCD LogoBarbara H. Bennett, PE, PS, Director of Administrative Services
1319 Third St. NW, P.O. Box 349, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Phone: 330-343-6647 X 2226; Fax: 330-364-4161
MWCD lakes have become well known for providing pockets of nature, which are carefully protected. Visitors enjoy affordable recreation in natural environments with 16,000 plus acres of water and 38,000 acres of land. Areas favored for camping, boating, fishing, swimming, wildlife studies and other nature-oriented activities.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.
Nation Shooting Sports FoundationBill Brassard Jr., Director of Communications
11 Mile Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: 203-426-1320 Ext: 212; Fax: 203-426-1245
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting, and shooting sports industry. NSSF promotes, protects and preserves hunting and the shooting sports through programs that help increase participation, raise awareness about firearm safety and ensure successful business environments for its more than 7,000 member companies. NSSF serves as the go-to resource for the media on statistics and positions related to industry, hunting and shooting. Keep up with industry news with Bullet Points, a free weekly newsletter.
NavionicsJon Noel, National Distribution and Dealer Mgr./ Central and South America
Address: 6 Thatcher Lane, Wareham, MA 02571
Phone: 508-322-0498; Fax: 508-291-6006
Navionics manufactures electronic navigation charts and systems for marine, lakes, rivers and trail maps for GPS chart plotters and smart phone applications. Navionics has charting that covers the “World of Navigation.”
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.
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Bill Hilts, Jr., Outdoor Promotions Director
10 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Phone: 716-282-8992 ext. 303; Fax: 719-285-0809
General tourism info on the Greater Niagara USA area with a focus on the outdoors – world class fishing as well as hiking, biking, boating, birding and hunting.
Ohio Division of Wildlife
Ohio Division of WildlifeJohn Windau, Communications Manager
2045 Morse Rd. Bldg. G-1, Columbus, OH 43229-6693
Phone: 614-265-6325; Fax: 614-262-1171
The Division of Wildlife is the state agency responsible for management of Ohio’s fish and wildlife resources. The Division maintains more than 172,000 acres of wildlife areas that are open to the public and are used for hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife viewing and other wildlife related recreations.
Ohio Huskie Muskie Club
Ohio Huskie Muskie ClubPaul Anderson, President
111 Anderson Lane
Bloomingdale, OH 43910
Phone: 740-381-8181
Purpose of The Ohio Huskie Muskie Club, Inc.
1.To foster and promote sport fishing for Ohio’s largest species…“The Muskellunge”
2.To promote release of non-trophy size muskellunge
3.To promote good sportsmanship and brotherhood among men, women, and children
4.To provide the Division of Wildlife with statewide information on muskellunge catch and harvest.
Ohio Natural Area & Preserves Association (ONAPA)
Ohio Natural Area & Preserves Association
Guy Denny, President
Contact: Richard Moseley, Secretary
P.O. Box 415
Johnstown, OH 43031
ONAPA is an all-volunteer, state-wide, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Ohio’s natural areas.
We provide a support for sustainable management, education, and we promote the protection of rare species and ecosystems.
Ohio State Chapter – National Wild Turkey Federation
Ohio national wild turkeyDave Williamson, President
3897 Heritage Oak Dr., Amelia, OH 45102
Phone: 513-753-5883
We are the Ohio State Chapter of the NWTF. Our mission is the conservation of the Wild Turkey and the Preservation of Our Hunting Heritage. We also believe in Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt.
Ohio Division of Parks and Watercraft
ohio state parksChief
2045 Morse Rd., C-3, Columbus, OH 43229-6693
Phone: 614-265-6561; Fax: 614-261-8407
Cottage/Lodge reservations: 800-AT-A-PARK
Ohio’s 74 state parks provide access to all types of outdoor recreation, including hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and wildlife viewing, as well as camping, cottages and lodges. Ohio State Parks have won the National Gold Medal Award for state park excellence.
Outdoor World – Bass Pro Shops
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Katie Mitchell, Communications Manager
Phone: 417-873-5618
Additional contact, Dave Fisher, Head of Promotions
300 Cincinnati Mills Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45240
Phone: 513-826-5217; Fax: 513-671-5281
Email:; Web:
Bass Pro Shops is a leading destination retailer offering outdoor gear and apparel in an immersive setting. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today 102 retail and marine centers host 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is known as a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”
Pheasants Forever
Pheasants foreverCharlie Payne, Regional Field Rep.
4167 N. Centerline Rd., Radnor, OH 43066
Phone: 614-632-8393
Pheasants Forever Mission/Model
National Conservation Leadership with Local Wildlife Habitat Results.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.
Put-in-Bay Boat Line Co. “Jet Express”
put-in-bay jet expressNicole DeFreitas, Sales and Marketing Director
3 N. Monroe Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452
Phone: 419-732-2800 ext 223;
High-speed passenger ferry from Sandusky and Port Clinton to downtown Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay. Comfortable, stylish passenger cabins and open-air sundecks. Exclusive Late-Night Service. Special evening discounts, family-friendly child rates and group tour rates. Excursion Adventures and Charter Service from Black River Landing, Lorain, OH. Call 1-800-245-1JET or go online at for more information.
Reef Runner Tackle Co., Inc.
reef runnerScott Stecher, President
1200 S. Hartshorn Rd., Mail to: P.O. Box 450,Marblehead, OH 43440-0450
Phone: 419-798-9125; Fax: 419-798-9012
Manufacturer and distributor of fishing lures.
Renfro Productions & Management, Inc.
renfro productionJanine Lawton, Director of Marketing
6405 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, Anderson, IN 46013
Phone: 765-641-7712 or 877-892-1723; Fax: 765-641-7756
Renfro Productions & Management Inc. is a family-owned business which has been producing consumer shows for over 50 years, including the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show; The Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo; The Indiana Motorcycle Expo; and The Great American Fly Fishing Expo.
SolTerra Communications

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Jeff Huxmann, Owner
PO Box 213, West Union, OH 45693
Phone: 937.779.4412
SolTerra Communications® provides web design, graphic design and video production services. We put our best creative talents toward any size project. Contact us for a free consultation.

Sportsmen’s Alliance
Sportsmen’s Alliance
Kali Parmley, Communication Specialist
801 Kingsmills Parkway, Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-888-4868 ext. 226; Fax: 614-888-0326
Government affairs and legal defense of hunting, fishing and trapping. The USSA has spent over 35 years fighting to defend America’s hunters, anglers and trappers from the anti-hunting movement.
Tamron USA, Inc
Stacie Errera, CMO
10 Austin Blvd., Commack, NY 11725
Phone: 631-858-8400; Fax: 631-543-3963
Tamron is a recognized leader in the manufacture of precision optics offering a broad selection of meticulously engineered interchangeable lenses for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts.  Founded in 1950, Tamron’s passion for innovation brought forth the groundbreaking development of mass-produced hybrid Aspherical elements, giving way to enormously popular compact, wide-range zoom lenses.  Dynamic research and development , committed to advanced optical engineering, has produced a stream of award-winning Tamron lenses and defined the All-in-One zoom lens category, exemplified by 2010’s 18-270mm Di II VC PZD.  Astonishingly compact and lightweight, this 15X zoom features proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) technology, effectively counteracting image-degrading blur caused by camera shake along with a fast, quiet PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus mechanism.  Tamron lenses deliver a superb fusion of performance and value, enabling today’s high-resolution digital SLR cameras to perform at their peak.
The Holden Arboretum
The Holden ArboretumDavid Lowery, VP of Branding
Jessica Schneider, Marketing Specialist
9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland, OH 44094
Phone: David …216-707-2837;
Fax: 440.256.5836
Founded in 1931, the Holden Arboretum is an outdoor living museum that promotes the importance of trees and gardens. One of the largest in the country, the arboretum offers visitors a unique outdoor experience combining over 20 miles of hiking trails with themed gardens and tree collections. The Holden Arboretum recently integrated with the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The Arboretum and Botanical Garden are committed to creating a more sustainable planet by building greener, healthier communities and engaging children with plants. The integration of these two organizations will better serve the community through education and outreach programming and an enhanced visitor experience.
Thundermist Lure Company Inc
thundermistIvo Coia, CEO & CFO
P.O. Box 26012, Lundy’s Lane R.P.O.
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada Zip: L2H 2W1
Phone: 905-225-0130
Thundermist Lure Company was founded back in 2006 and has innovative lures, line, and terminal tackle for both the everyday angler as well as the tournament pro.
With a number of patented products, they also have a series of tackle called the “Perfect Series”. This is where Thundermist Lure Company has taken the everyday
common tackle and perfected it, making it an Anglers dream. The T-Turn is the flagship product, which is a 3 way swivel like no other -which actually prevents line twist and tangles. The Flexi Jig was next, taking the humble jig to a level never seen before – Thundermist Lure Company technology at it’s best.
Thundermist Lure Company is also all about teaching anglers, sharing knowledge and helping anglers to have great days on the water and catch more fish by enjoying our
great outdoors and the fantastic sport of fishing. This is done via their YouTube Channel which can be found at Informative, educational
and entertaining episodes sharing all kinds of different tips and techniques for both the salt water and fresh water angler – and let’s not forget their ever-popular “Boat-Less Angler Series”, and they’ll even take you into the kitchen with different recipes on how to cook your catch.
So whether it’s jigging, casting, trolling, drifting –or whether it’s using live bait, cut bait, or artificial bait in both fresh and salt water, Thundermist Lure Company will have the right lure or tackle to help anglers have a great day on the water. Look for new products to come out every year and new fishing episodes/tips every week. As the Thundermist Lure Company slogan says, “Fish the Good Life”
TopFlight Sport Fishing
TopFlight Sport FishingDave Hall
11290 W. Walnut Ridge
Chesterland, OH 44026
Phone: 440-221-8368
Lake Erie walleye and perch fishing charters. West Palm Beach offshore fishing charters
Toyota Motor Sales
Toyota Motor SalesCurt McAllister, Midwest PR Manager
1155 Brewery Park, Suite 260
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-259-4598
Fax: 313-259-0524
Web: Toyota is a world-class manufacturer of trucks and passenger cars. Toyota employs more than 130,000 people in the United States.
Traditions Media
Leslie Sundahl,
5115 Excelsior Blvd., PO Box 440
St Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 612-839-4322
Traditions Media is a outdoor PR and marketing group. We camp, but only to be closer to the fish. We climb, but will never summit anything above the treeline.
We bike, but usually only when our trucks break down. Now fishing, Hunting? Right there in our wheelhouse. And can communicate fishing and hunting information
to folks fast and with a flavor that is only Traditions Media.
Trumbull County Tourism
Beth Carmichael, Executive Director
321 Mahoning Ave, NW.
Warren, OH 44483
Phone: 330-675-3081
With nearly 44,000 acres dedicated to outdoor recreation space, Trumbull County is considered one of the largest outdoor recreational areas in Ohio. Our recreational sites offer a number of amenities including boating, fishing, hunting, kayaking, biking and nature trails.
Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Dee Grossman, Director
124 E High Avenue
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Phone: 330-602-2420 Fax: 330-602-2433
Email: Web:
We are the official tourism marketing office for Tuscarawas County, Ohio. We are home to Attwood Lake Park, public access to the Tuscarawas River, the southern portion of the Ohio & Erie Canal Corridor, and several hike/bike/horse trails. Outdoor activities include ziplining, hunting, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, and mountain/dirt bike activities.
Van’s Camera
Van’s Camera
Keith Carretta, Manager
4920 Whipple Ave NW.
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: 330-493-3534 Fax: 330-492-4812
Email: Website Address:
We sell cameras, Lens, Flash, Tripods and most accessories. We do printing, framing, mounting of photos. We scan negatives, prints, and slides. We do old home movie transfers. We also do video transfers from all tapes and memory. 10% off most accessories with you current membership.
Tom Ables, Owner
3639 Midway Drive, Suite B#299
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: 619-234-7312; Fax: 619-234-5159
Venture is a marketing-communications agency, specializing in serving clients in the outdoor field. Among our current clients: LensPen, Cotton Carrier, PahaQue Tents, New England Imaging Distribution, Popticals, T-REIGN Retractable Gear Tethers.
Visit Erie
visit erieMs.Christine Temple, Director of Communications
208 E. Bayfront Pkwy, Ste. 103, Erie, PA 16507
Phone: 814-454-7191; Toll Free 800-524-ERIE; Fax: 814-459-0241
Visit Erie is the leader for marketing Erie’s tourism industry and promoting it’s economic growth. Enjoy fishing, hunting and birding along the beautiful shores of Lake Erie.
Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau
wayne cvbMartha Starkey, Executive Director
428 W. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-264-1800; Fax: 330-264-1141
Home to the world’s largest Amish settlement, Lehman’s, The J.M. Smucker Company Store and Café, Everything Rubbermaid Store, The Ohio Light Opera, Secrest Arboretum & Gardens, P. Graham Dunn Retail Gallery. Wander the Wonders!
West Sister Charter Boat Association
West Sister Charter Boat AssociationPaul Pacholski, Treasurer
Rich Turturice, Treasurer
8620 Arquette Rd.,
Oregon, OH 43616
Phone & Fax: 1-800-798-1218
West Sister Charter Boat Association President, Captain Russ Merrihew. Vice President, Captain Mike Lis. Treasurer, Captain Rich Turturice. Secretary, Captain John Nickell. Location, Lake Erie Western Basin – Meinke Marina.
Forty boats to serve you. All owner operators. Walleye, perch and bass fishing at its best.
Whitetails Unlimited
Whitetails UnlimitedJeff Davis, Communications Manager
P.O. Box 720
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
Phone: 920-743-6777, ext. 122
Fax: 920-743-4658
Founded in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited is a national, nonprofit conservation organization. Our mission is to raise funds in support of education, habitat enhancement and acquisition, and the preservation of the hunting tradition for the benefit of the white-tailed deer and other wildlife. When it comes to the whitetail and its environment, WTU’s degree of professionalism and dedication has earned us the reputation of being the nation’s premier whitetail organization.
YSU - Department of Communications
Adam Earnheardt, Chair
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44512
Phone: 330-941-3631;
Fax: 330-941-1851
Educational programs in journalism, public relations, social media, media production and more.