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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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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”.
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 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
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 began integration 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.
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 to the media including: Birchwood Casey, Browning, Bushnell, Butler Creek, D. T. Systems, Hoppe’s, Hunter’s Specialties, M-Pro 7, Millet, Mossy Oak, Safari Club International Convention, SCI Foundation, Signature Products Group, Simmons, Tasco, Uncle Mike’s, United States Concealed Carry Association and Winchester Repeating Arms.
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.
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. Voted #6 Best Small Town to Visit in 2014 (Smithsonian Magazine) and #19 Most Beautiful Small Town (Impulcity), the area features 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 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, Eastern Regional Sales Manager
Address: 6 Thatcher Lane, Wareham, MA 02571
Phone: 508-291-6000; 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
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 Belly Boat Fishing
Jim Stratton, Owner
1896 Baldridge Rd.,
Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 740.777.2579
Hook a private, professionally guided belly-boat fishing trek and you’ll ask, “Am I still in Ohio?” We fish hundreds of well stocked five and ten acre lakes spread across thousands of acres of Ohio wilderness in the AEP ReCreation Lands and Woodbury and Tri-Valley wildlife areas. Complete packages for half day, full day and multi-day belly boat fishing treks include professional guide, belly boat, waders, fins, rod, reel, tackle & instruction. Ages 9+
Please call 740.777.2579 to make reservations.
We also provide guided hikes and authentic Shawnee Storytelling Treks led by professional naturalists. There are over one hundred miles of trails and thousands of acres of state forest, park and preserve in the Hocking Hills. We make it easy for visitors to learn the biology, geology, wildlife and Native American History of this National Treasure.
ODNR-Division of Watercraft
ohio division of watercraftMike Miller, Acting 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 Soybean Council
Jennifer Coleman, Communications Director
918 Proprietors Road, Suite A
Worthington, OH 43085
Phone: 614/476-3100; Fax: 614/476-9576
Ohio Soybean Council mission is to invest soybean check-off funds to maximize the profit opportunities for Ohio soybean farmers. The vision assures the long-term viability of Ohio soybean farmers. Priority areas include research into best management practices, support of Ohio’s animal agriculture industry, global marketing, building commercial and industrial uses of soy products and the support of transportation logistics.
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.
Outdoor World – Bass Pro Shops
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Mary Mardis,Media Information Coordinator
Bass Pro Shops Group – Communications
office (417) 873-5059
Dave Fisher, Head of Promotions
300 Cincinnati Mills Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45240
Phone: 513-826-5217; Fax: 513-671-5281
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 90 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (, which has produced the number one selling brand of fishing boats for more than 36 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (, voted number six by Travel + Leisure Magazine as World’s Best Hotels for Families. For more information, visit To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at
Oxford Visitors Bureau
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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.
Portsmouth-Scioto County Visitors Bureau
Kim Bauer, Executive Director
342 Second St., Portsmouth, OH 45602
Phone: 740-353-1116; Fax: 740-353-5824
The Portsmouth-Scioto County Visitors Bureau’s mission is to bring awareness of what Scioto County ares has to offer. From the 63,000 acres of Shawnee State Forest with its camping, fishing, hunting and hiking to the Portsmouth Flood Wall Murals depicting 2,000 years of history on a 2,000 feet long flood wall, to events such as the John Simon Sorghum Festival, the Trout Derby, Roy Rogers Festival and Tour Of The Scioto River Valley, Southern Ohio Museum and many local eateries.
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-bayMary 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
TenpointBarb Terry
1325 Waterloo Rd., Mogadore, OH 44260
Phone: 330-628-9245; Toll Free: 1-800-5-HUNTERFax: 330-628-0999
Tenpoint Crossbow Technologies is a world class manufacturer of products that are recognized as an industry standard for safety, precision engineering, durability, performance and power.
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”
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
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.
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: 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
Featuring more than 25 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, Lorain County is a premier recreational destination with fishing, boating, kayaking, zip lining, birding, geocaching, a quilt barn trail and many other outdoor activities. Our quite rural roads and unspoiled countryside provide a superb environment for cycling through our Back Roads and Beaches Bike and Multisport Route. Lorain County features cities ranging from a funky, eclectic college town to charming historic villages complete with fine dining, four wineries and world-class arts and culture.
Vista Outdoor Inc.
vistaJake Edson, Communications Manager Outdoor Products
J.J. Reich, Communications Manager Shooting Sports
1 Vista Way, Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: 763-323-3865
We are a leading provider of innovative outdooor products that enable our customers to achieve rugged independence in the activity of their choice. Vista Outdoor operates in two primary business segments: Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. Our portfolio includes more than 30 well-respected brands designed to bring the world outside. Our highly recognized brands include Federal Premium®, Savage Arms™, Bushnell®, Primos®, BLACKHAWK!®, Bollé®, and many others.
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
Rich Turturice, Treasurer
8620 Arquette Rd.,
Oregon, OH 43616
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.