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Geauga County is a picturesque area 35 miles east of Cleveland and the 4th largest Amish population in the world. Our outdoor offerings include canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, birding and one of the best park districts in the state!


Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau
PrintTom 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 cvbMark Winchell, 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,
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.
Auglaize & Mercer Counties Convention & Visitors Bureau
Auglaiz-Mercer cvbDonna Grube, Executive Director
900 Edgewater Drive, St. Marys, OH 45885
Phone: 419-394-1294; Fax: 419-394-1642
Web: SeeMore.orgThe 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.
BPI Outdoors
bpiThomas MacAulay, Director of Digital Media
1685 Boggs Rd., Ste. 300, Duluth, GA 30096
Phone: 770-449-4687 Ext. 101
Web: www.bpioutdoors.comBPI 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, and Bergara Rifles and Barrels™.
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.
Blick & Staff Communications
Blick & StaffBrian Gaffney, Account Manager
130 S. Bemiston, Ste. 501, Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-727-5700 x115; Fax: 314-727-0911
We are an entrepreneurial team of public relations and social media pros who are as passionate for all things outdoors as we are for providing great service to clients.In our free time we are campers, runners, cyclists, hikers, and fishing enthusiasts. In our professional lives we’ve secured hundreds of high-profile media placements for a leader in the outdoor industry, to the tune of more than one billion impressions.Through media relations, retail events, tradeshows and sponsorships, we help increase product awareness, drive sales and build brand equity.Blick is also well-known for connecting companies with strategic and meaningful causes, including our work with A-list nonprofits like the National Park Foundation, National Geographic, Habitat for Humanity and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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. It’s BoatUS Angler membership offers on-the-water towing for disabled fishing boats, roadside assistance for both boat trailers and tow vehicles, feature-rich fishing boat insurance, the “Weigh-to-Win” tournament cash program and money-saving benefits. It also provides government lobbying efforts to fight unfair regulation, taxes, and fees, and offers consumer protection, safety and clean boating programs from a sister organization, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, a nonprofit education and research organization more than a dozen programs targeting boaters. Visit
Buckeye Firearms Assoc.
buckeye firearmsJim Irvine, President
495 East Mound Street, Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43215
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.
Bushnell Outdoor Products
bushnellPaul Arnhold, PR Manager
9200 Cody, Overland Park, KS 66214
Phone: 913-752-3400
An industry leader in high-performance sports optics for more than 65 years, Bushnell is driven by a guiding principle to provide the highest quality, most reliable and affordable sports optics on the market. It is this commitment to quality and innovation that has made Bushnell the most recognized and reputable sports optics brand in the world. Today, the Bushnell family of brands includes Butler Creek, Final Approach, Hoppe’s, Millett, Night Optics, Primos, Simmons, Stoney Point, Tasco, Uncle Mike’s, Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement and three leading eyewear brands: Bolle, Cebe and Serengeti.
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: 330-627-0103; Fax: 330-627-3647
Carroll County welcomes the outdoorsman with a wide variety of sporting activities. Swim, fish, boat, sail, hike and camp at Atwood or Leesville Lakes. The lush countryside of the county is home to plenty of deer, turkey and other wildlife to please hunters and photographers alike. There are two public hunting areas. Trap shooting and archery ranges are available to help you hone your skills.
Clam Outdoors
CLAM LogosNick Chiodo, Director of Marketing
12135 Brockton Lane North
Rogers, MN 55369
Phone: 763-231-4138; Fax: 763-231-4121
For over 30 years Clam Outdoors has stood for the best in outdoor gear. Our customers tell us that the Clam name means dependable, durable, and tough. That’s important, because no one wants to be out in the field or on the ice and have a problem with their gear. Quality is our top priority at Clam, and it’s reflected in everything we make.
We started the Ice Fishing Revolution™ when we built the first Fish Trap™ shelter over 30 years ago, and we’ve never stopped innovating. Today we offer the largest line of shelters in the business, the IceArmor™ line of jackets, bibs, boots and gloves, and all types of accessories – from Dave Genz and Jason Mitchell rods to bait buckets and sled lights. We offer everything you need to be successful out on the ice.
And we’ve got you covered once the ice melts, too. Our line of Polar ATV trailers, IceArmor Hunt clothing, and summer products like the Clam screen tent are built with the same dedication to quality and are made to exceed your expectations.
Clam products. Don’t fear the elements. BRING IT™
Clinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau
clinton cvbDebbie Stamper, Executive Director
13 N. South St., Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937-382-1738; 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.
Coleman Company, Inc.
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Josh Ward
3260 Marshall Ave., Norman, OK 73072
Phone: 800-654-3766; Fax: 405-364-5447Customer Hotline: 800-835-3278
As an international leader in the innovations and marketing of outdoor products, the Coleman Company, Inc. helps people have fun and make memories by providing the gear integral to their favorite outdoor experiences. The company’s products include its legendary lanterns and stoves, as well as coolers, tents, sleeping bags, airbeds, backpacks, furniture and grills under the Coleman® brand. Additionally, the company provides flotation devices, towables, rainwear, waders, hunting and fishing gear as well as safety and survival equipment under its Stearns®, Sevylor®, Sospenders®, Hodgman®, Mad Dog Gear®  and Helium® brands. Founded in 1905 and based in Wichita, Kansas, Coleman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation and can be found online at
Daiwa Corporation
Curt Arakawa, Marketing Manager
11137 Warland Dr., Cypress CA, 90630
Phone: 562-375-6738; Fax: 800-653-2492
Manufacturer of quality and innovative Rods and Reels.
Elite Tactical Firearms & Training
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.
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.
Fairfield County Visitors & Convention Bureau
Fairfield cvbKathy LeVeck, Marketing Director
124 West Main Street Suite 200, Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: (740)654-5929; Fax: (740-687-0273)
Toll Free: (800)626-1296
Mobile Web:
The Fairfield County Visitors & Convention Bureau is primarily a marketing organization charged with increasing tourism in Fairfield County.Experience Fairfield County! Most original covered bridges in Ohio, museums showcasing everything from glassware to motorcycles, thousands of acres of parks. View our Travel Guide online at or call (800) 626-1296.

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
David Faulkner, VP Sales & Marketing
15981 Valplast St., PO Box 97, Middlefield, OH 44062
Phone: 440-632-3714
Email: dfaulkner@flambeau.comFlambeau 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”.
Geauga County Tourism
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. Our outdoor offerings include canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, birding and one of the best park districts in the state!
Great Lakes Brewing Company
GLBC Gold & White on BlackLydia Johnson, Field Sales Rep
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 – Email:
Robert S. “Chip” Hart, III – Email:
60 N. Second St., Batavia, OH 45103
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.
Hocking Hills Adventure Trek LLC
Hocking Hills Adventure TrekJim Stratton
See website for location information
Phone: 614-264-1272 or 740-777-2579
Hocking Hills Adventure Trek provides nature adventures including Naturalist led Educational Treks, Trek Theatre, and Rappelling and Rock Climbing Treks. All of our activities are led by expert guides and professional naturalists. Explore the Hocking Hills with a professional naturalist. It’s a completely different kind of experience. You will see and learn more in a few hours than you would have ever thought possible. Hundreds of hidden caves and waterfalls, thousands of life form species, miles of forest and trails await your arrival…if you know how to find them. We make it easy to find, learn and grow. Trek with us! You’ll witness the circle of life that’s alive in our forest and get an understanding of how that carries over into your busy life.
Hocking Hills Tourism Association
Hocking Hills TourismKaren Raymore, Executive Director
13178 SR 664 S, Logan, OH 43138
Phone: 740-385-2750; Fax: 740-385-1146
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.
The Holden Arboretum
HOLDENVicki McDonald, Marketing and PR specialist
9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland, OH 44094
Phone: 440.602.8017; Fax: 440.256.5836
One of the largest arboreta in the country, The Holden Arboretum sits on 3,600 acres and is home to over 120,000 varieties of trees and plants. Open year round, Holden offers visitors a unique opportunity to walk through curated gardens that display themed plant collections and to explore natural areas on hiking trails.
Howard Communications Inc.
howard communicationsKevin Howard, Mike Capps, Andrew Howard
289 Hwy CC, Elsberry , MO 63343
Phone: 573-898-3422Fax 573-898-3407
Press releases and downloadable images available on the Online Pressroom at
Howard Communications, Inc. is a public relations firm representing several outdoor companies. Our clients are: Alps OutdoorZ and Browning Camping, Birchwood Casey, Browning, Winchester Repeating Arms, D. T. Systems, Hunter’s Specialties, Mossy Oak, and Bushnell who sells its products worldwide under the Bushnell, Tasco, Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement, Hoppe’s, Butler Creek, Millet, Uncle Mike’s, Primos, Night Optics USA, Simmons and Gold Tip Archery brand names.
Izaak Walton League of America, Ohio Division
izaak waltonRay Zehler, Executive Director
David A. Zieverink, President
2688 Fields Ertel RD., Loveland, OH 45140-1520
Phone: 513-868-3179
America’s oldest Conservation League formed by sportsmen, 1922.
Jann’s Netcraft, LLC
jann's netcraftBob Barnhart
Phone: 419-868-8288 ext 214; Fax: 419-868-8338
3350 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee, OH 43537
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.
Johnson Outdoors, Inc. – Watercraft
Johnson OutdoorsLuke Labree, Marketing Communications Manager
125 Gilman Falls Avenue, Bldg. B, Old Town, ME 04468
Phone: 207-827-5513; Fax: 207-827-3647
Johnson Outdoors, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of top-quality products for the global marketplace across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment. Johnson Outdoors’ familiar brands include, among others: Ocean Kayak™, Necky® kayaks, Old Town® canoes and kayaks, Extrasport®, Carlisle® Paddle Gear, Minn Kota® motors, Cannon® downriggers, Humminbird® fish finders, SCUBAPRO® dive equipment, and Eureka!® tents.
Lake County Visitors Bureau

Robert T. Ulas, Executive Director
One Victoria Place Suite 265A Painesville, Ohio 44077
Phone: 800-368-LAKE (5253) or 440-975-1234; Fax: 440-602-9908
Web:   Mobile site:
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
Ken Alvey, President
1269 Bassett Rd., Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 440-899-5009; Fax: 440-899-5013
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 Township, 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.
Mahoning Valley Sanitary District (Meander Water)
meander waterAnthony Vigorito, Chief Engineer
1181 Ohltown-McDonald Rd.
Mineral Ridge, OH 44440Mailing:
P. O. Box 4119
Youngstown, OH 44515-0119
Phone: 330-652-3614; Fax: 330-652-6293Email:
The Mahoning Valley Sanitary District provides potable water under the brand name of Meander Water to their two member cities of Niles and Youngstown and to numerous other local communities which includes 220,000 people overall in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties.
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.
Marietta – Washington County Convention and Visitor Bureau
Christian Hudspeth, Public Relations/Social Media Coordinator
119 Greene Street, Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740-373-5178
An area built upon bold beginnings but teaming with new adventures, Marietta-Washington County offers a truly unique experience to visitors. A historic downtown district ripe with museums, shopping, local pubs and numerous locations to enjoy a meal. This hub of commerce is located next to the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers and alongside Ohio’s only National Forest.The Wayne National Forest offers thousands of acres of recreational land with well-maintained trail systems scattered throughout. Those looking for an outdoor experience closer to town, the Marietta Trail Network offers walking and bike paths that follow along the river, through historic downtown Marietta and other areas within the city limits. Being located next to two major rivers is ideal for fishing, canoeing/kayaking and boating enthusiasts. Break out a bike, explore the waterways and enjoy a locally brewed beer during the annual River Trails and Ales Festival.Marietta-Washington County is a distinctive destination for any outdoor enthusiast and the perfect place to start a new adventure.
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 LogoDarrin Lautenschleger
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
6 Thatcher Lane, Wareham, MA 02571
Phone 508-414-1761Fax: 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
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.
ODNR-Division of Watercraft
ohio division of watercraftGary Obermiller, Chief
2045 Morse Rd, Bldg A-3, Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-265-6475; Fax: 614-263-4140
Web: ODNR Division of Watercraft
We provide the finest boating services, facilities, protection and education for users of Ohio’s waterways through the innovative and wise use of our resources.
Ohio Division of Wildlife
Ohio Division of WildlifeVicki Ervin, 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 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 State Parks
ohio state parksChief, Ohio State Parks
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.
Ohio Taxidermists Association
ohio taxidermistsEd Piaskowski
9044 Wall St. NW, Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: 330-833-3349
The Association’s purpose is dedicated to the promotion of better taxidermy through education, seminars, new and improved methods and techniques, and through competition at their convention and shows. The new organization is also committed to wildlife conservation and to upholding the laws and regulations of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Outdoor World – Bass Pro Shops
outdoor world bass pro
Jenna M. Kendall
Media Information Coordinator
Bass Pro Shops Group – Communications
office (417) 873-5059
mobile (417) 693-0826
jmkendall@basspro.comDave Fisher, Head of Promotions
300 Cincinnati Mills Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45240
Phone: 513-826-5217; Fax: 513-671-5281
Bass Pro Shops – 58 retail stores in 26 states and Canada visited by over 112 million people annually, international catalog and internet retailing, American Rod & Gun wholesale division selling over 7,000 independently owned retail stores worldwide, Outdoor World Incentives also selling Bass Pro Shops gift cards through over 132,000 retail outlets across America and a restaurant division with 26 locations.  For more information regarding Bass Pro Shops store locations, products, or special events, please visit  To request a free catalog call 1-800-BASS-PRO. Tracker Marine Group – Manufactures and sells Tracker, Nitro, SunTracker, Tahoe, Grizzly, and Mako boats through Bass Pro Shops retail stores and over 400 dealers worldwide. For more information go to Resort Group – Big Cedar Lodge and other resort properties including restaurants and golf course.  For more information go to or
Oxford Visitors Bureau
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.
Pheasants Forever
Pheasants foreverCharlie Payne, Regional Field Rep.
2164 Kingsglen Drive, Grove City, OH 43123
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.
Porcupine Fish Attractors
cedars ltdLarry Harper
1199 Industrial Park Rd., South Fulton, TN 38257
Cell: 270-254-0150
Structure for fish and you will not hang up, break lines or lose lures and jigs. Fish will feed on minnows and algae. Great for making secret fishing spots. Extremely great for ice fishing. Check the website if you need more information.
PRADCO Outdoor Brands
pradcoLawrence Taylor, Public Relations Manager
3601 Jenny Lind Road, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-782-8971
PRADCO Outdoor Brands is the parent company of 17 fishing lure brands, including Smithwick, YUM, Bomber, Lindy, Rebel, Booyah, Heddon, Arbogast and more.
Pure Fishing
PureFishingc/o Blue Heron Communications
(Berkley®, Abu Garcia®, Fenwick®, Mitchell®, JohnsonTM, SpiderWire®, Stren®, Pfluger®, Penn®, Sibile®, Shakespeare®)
Kevin Jarnagin
3260 Marshall Ave., Norman, OK 73072
Phone: 800-654-3766; Fax: 405-364-5447
Pure Fishing Inc. is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abue Garcia®, All Star®, Berkley®, Fenwick®, Gulp®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Pflueger®, SevenStrand®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, Trilene® and Ugly Stik®. With operations in 19 countries and a dedicated workforce conversant in 28 languages, Pure Fishing, Inc. is part of the Jarden Outdoor Solutions, a leader in developing outdoor and active lifestyle products and a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation.
Put-in-Bay Boat Line Co. “Jet Express”
put-in-bay jet expressLance Woodworth, General Manager
3 Monroe Street, Port Clinton, OH 43452
Phone: 419-732-2800; Fax: 419-734-3707
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.
Put-in Bay Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau
put-in-bayMarry M Beckford, Executive Director
P.O. Box 250 (mail)
148 Delaware Ave (physical)
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Phone: 419-285-2832
We are a non-profit organization promoting Put-in-Bay and the Bass Islands as a vacation destination through our online Put-in-Bay Island Visitor Guide at, our free 56-page printed guide, and sponsoring events; Wine Fest, Oktoberfest, Historic Weekend.
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 Indianapolis Fall Boat & RV Show.
Rock Bass Media
rock bass8801 Terrace Ridge Lane, Pickerington, OH 43147
Phone: 614-866-4385
Rock Bass Media is a provider of communications services for individuals and businesses. Services include website design and management, marketing, content writing, editing, manuscript formatting, video production, and photography.
Rocky Outdoor Gear Store
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Kevin Dotson, Retail Manager
45 E. Canal St., Nelsonville, OH 45764
Phone: 740-753-3130; Fax: 740-753-1019
Rocky Outlet Gear Store is a retail outlet specializing in both current and discounted Rocky Brands footwear and apparel.
Smith & Wesson
2100 Roosevelt Avenue, Springfield, MA 01102
Contact; Matt Rice, c/o Blue Heron Communications
3260 Marshall Avenue, Norman, OK 73072
Phone: 800-654-3766; Fax: 405-364-5447
U.S. manufacturer of high-quality pistols, revolvers, shotguns and rifles. Developed .357 Magnum® in 1935, .44 Magnum® in 1956, .41 Magnum® in 1964, .40 S&W in 1989; .500 Magnum® in 2003 and the .460 XVR in 2004. Offers complete writers’ resource service for product information.
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.
TenPoint Crossbow Technologies
TenpointRandy Wood, National Sales Manager
1325 Waterloo Rd., Suffield, OH 44260
Phone: 330-628-9245; Toll Free: 1-800-5-HUNTERFax: 330-628-0999
Manufacturer of precision engineered high-performance crossbows.
Toyota Motor Sales
4C_AltHor_LGP_WIPr3_lrgScott Neiheisel, Regional Vehicle Field Sales Manager
4550 Creek Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: 513-745-7500
Web: www.Toyota.comToyota Distributor and Dealer Support Services
Traditions Media
Leslie Vick, Vice President
1143 Honey Suckle Lane, Cambridge, MN 55008
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.
U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
Kali Parmley, Communication Specialist
801 Kingsmills Parkway, Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-888-4868 ext. 226; Fax: 614-888-0326
Mission Statement: To protect and advance America’s heritage of hunting, fishing and trapping. We do this by uniting sportsmen to: Protect against legal and legislative attacks by the animal right movement; Win public support for outdoor sports; Ensure the future of this heritage by involving families in the outdoor experience; Promote the sportsmen’s stewardship role in the scientific management of America’s fish and wildlife.
Tom Ables, Owner
313 Laurel Street, San Diego, CA 92101
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: Bear & Son Cutlery, MINOX Sport Optics,
T-REIGN Retractable Gear Tethers, PahaQue Tents, RESTOP Portable Sanitation Systems, LensPen and A&C Air Pellets.
Visit Erie
visit erieMs. Chris Pennsy, 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
Destination marketing organization for Erie, Pennsylvania’s premier beach resort, Erie’s Presque Isle State Park, a 3,200-acre sand formation that reaches out into Lake Erie, forms the largest natural harbor in the Great Lakes. The park offers 7 miles of sandy surf beaches and is a migrating layover with over 325 species of birds spotted. Erie is known for world class fishing with over 1.5 million fish caught each year, including steelhead trout, walleye, perch and bass. Ice fishing and hunting are popular in season. Area parks and game lands abound at our prime spot on the Lake Erie coastline. With over 4,000 hotel rooms and camping in the region, visitors can choose from economy to full service four-star accommodations, plus a wide variety of restaurants and attractions for the whole family to enjoy. ERIE … FEEL THE LAKE EFFECT!
Visit Lorain County
visit lorainHeather Fraelich, Marketing Coordinator
8025 Leavitt Rd., Amherst, OH 44001
Phone: 440-984-5282; Toll Free: 800-334-1673; Fax: 440-984-7363
Lake Erie is in our nature. Lorain County is a premier recreational destination for fishing, boating, kayaking, cycling and birding. Our walleye, steelhead, yellow perch and bass are what drive anglers to Lorain County all year long. Vast park systems offer fantastic birding opportunities on and off our Back Roads and Beaches Multi-Sport Route.
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, Cat’s Meow Village, P. Graham Dunn Retail Gallery. Wander the Wonders!
West Sister Charter Boat Association
Paul Pacholski, Treasurer
6392 Edgewater Drive, Erie, MI 48133
Phone & Fax: 1-800-798-1218
40 Charter Boats for western Lake Erie.
Zanesville Muskingum County Convention & Visitors Bureau
zanesville muskingumKelly Ashby, Vice President
205 North Fifth St., Zanesville, OH 43701
Phone: 740-455-8282; Fax: 740-454-2963
The CVB provides marketing materials to promote Muskingum County as a tourism destination. We have a free visitors guide, pottery guide, golf guide, and website. Find us on Facebook at Visit Zanesville, Ohio.