Supporting Members

NYSOWA Supporting Members

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1000 Islands International Tourism Council

The 1000 Islands International Tourism Council is the official tourism promotion agency for the 1000 Islands region of Northern New York and Southeastern Ontario. Tourism promotions include publicizing recreational opportunities including fishing, paddling, diving and hunting. Council works with travel and sport media to craft stories about the region.

Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 90 retail 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

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters. A BoatUS Angler membership offers on the water towing for fishing boats, roadside assistance for both boat trailers and tow vehicles, feature-packed fishing boat insurance, the “Weigh-to-Win” tournament cash program and money-saving benefits. It also provides government lobby- ing 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 operating more than a dozen programs targeting boaters. Visit

Burford Books

Burford Books is an independent book publisher based in Ithaca, NY.. Our specialty is books on the outdoors, , with titles on everything from golf to sailing. Our list of fishing titles is particularly extensive, and we have a distinguished lineup of books on military history, food and wine, gardening and outdoor living, adventure travel, and other topics, including books on various aspects of life in the Finger Lakes. Our books are sold world-wide, with primary distribution in the US, Canada, and the UK, in both print and ebook formats.

Campground Owners of New York

Campground Owners of New York (CONY) is a trade association dedicated to the promotion, growth, improvement and development of privately owned campgrounds in New York State.

Central Adirondack Association

The Central Adirondack Association seeks to promote and develop the interests of the Central Adirondack Communities of Forestport, Old Forge, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Blue Mt. Lake, Long Lake, and Indian Lake.  A major focus is to encourage visitors and to help visitors, especially outdoorsmen and women, enjoy the many natural resources of the region.  We actively work with writers and sportsmen to help them maximize their visit here.  We are involved with publicity to make people aware of the attractions, opportunities, and special events.  Our membership includes the Inlet Information Office, Town of Webb Visitors Center, and Long Lake Visitors Center among others.

Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, Inc.

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.

Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 1,000 Islands

Clayton Chamber promotes tourism and economic growth in Clayton and the Thousand Islands.

Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Promoting Cortland County’s natural resources and outdoor activities to potential visitors, located in the Finger Lakes Region.

Creative Culinary Solutions, Inc.

The Marinade Express is the world’s most unique table top home marinade system. It allows users to vacuum tumble their food for “faster flavor and better taste.” Vacuum “tumbling” fresh meats and vegetables with our specially- formulated MX marinades dissolved in water initiates the patented Grovac process that reduces unwanted chemical additives, preservatives and other contaminants. It also eliminates up to 99.5 percent of bacteria, both the types that cause spoilage, as well as the pathogenic varieties that can cause food-borne illness. Added moisture released during cooking raises internal temperatures to reduce cooking time and improves the tenderness of protein foods. We plan to market it to anglers, hunters, campers and outdoorsmen of every type as it is especially good for working with game and fish. As we grow, we hope to support and be part of a safe, healthy and delicious outdoors lifestyle.

Easton View Outfitters

I am the owner of Easton View Outfitter Hunting Ranch and Deer Farm located in Valley Falls offering preserve hunts to the public, corporate companies and a strong supporter of wounded warrior hunts. Member of the NYS Conservation Council and of the NYS Second Amendment Coalition. Also lecturer of deer farming and preserve hunting. President of the New York Deer and Elk Farmers Association.

Ernst Conservation Seeds

Ernst Conservation Seeds supplies the highest quality native and naturalized plant seeds, mixes and bioengineering products for restoration, beautification, reclamation and conservation. Visit or call 800- 873-3321.

Feather Art Studio

Feather Art Studio offers custom framing and wildlife art, and supports many hunting and sporting organizations through donations of their products.

Fish U.S. LLC (Lake Ontario Outdoors, Adirondack Outdoors,

Fish U.S. publishes both Lake Ontario Outdoors and Adirondack Oudoors. These quarterly magazines cover outdoor sports in Upstate NY. These magazines specialize in quality articles on where to go and the techniques that will make you a more successful sportsman. Fish U.S. also owns NY’s premier sportfishing website:

Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry is interested in promoting Fulton County to hunting and fishing enthusiasts as well as all outdoor enthusiasts. We have nearly 4,000 acres of public hunting property and 44 lakes for fishing. We have many hiking trails, camping facilities and outdoor-related tourism attractions that we are proud to promote.

Hobie Cat Company

Since 1950, Hobie has been in the business of shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water, and quality products. From our headquarters in Oceanside, California, Hobie Cat Company manufactures, distributes, and markets an impressive collection of watercraft worldwide. These include an ever-expanding line of recreation and racing sailboats, pedal-driven and paddle sit-on-top recreation and fishing kayaks, inflatable kayaks, fishing boats, and stand-up paddleboards, including a complementary array of parts and accessories.

Howard Communications, Inc.

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, Millett, Uncle Mike’s, Primos, Night Optics USA, Simmons and Gold Tip Archery brand names.

Iron Skillet Seasonings

Iron Skillet Seasonings was started in 1993 with the intent of providing outdoor folks, who hunt and fish, with a full line of quality seasoning products. Over 30 products provide an easy and flavorful way of preparing game meats.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc. 

Leupold manufactures a complete line of riflescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, rangefinding binoculars, mounting systems and accessories for the hunter, shooter, tactical users and the outdoor enthusiasts. All Leupold “Golden Ring” products feature Leupold’s famous Full Lifetime Warranty. Leupold has been located in Oregon since its inception in 1907 and in 2007 celebrated 100 years of quality service to the outdoor enthusiasts. Free product catalogs available or view all products and services at To receive Leupold’s mailing on new products, contact them at the above address.

NYS 4-H Shooting Program

A statewide youth development program based on a national curriculum where youth gain: confidence, communication skills, self-discipline & esteem, develop personal responsibility, skill, poise and ethical standards through the shooting sports. Disciplines include archer, airgun/pistol,rifle, shotgun, muzzleloading and hunting.

National Shooting Sports Foundation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Since 1961, NSSF has been promoting, protecting and preserving hunting and the shoot- ing sports through programs that help increase participation, raise awareness about firearm safety and ensure successful business environments for its more than 10,000 members. NSSF serves as the go-to resource for the media for statistics and position statements on all issues involving industry. NSSF owns and manages the SHOT Show. Keep up with industry news via the free Bullet Points newsletter and at nssf. org/newsroom.

Navionics inc.

Electronics Navigational Charts (Marine).

New York Outdoor News

Newspaper covering hunting, fishing and trapping; columnists, news and feature writers include several NYSOWA members.

New York State Outdoor Guides Association

Association of licensed New York State guides.

NYS Conservation Council

NYS Council of Trout Unlimited

Serving over 30 TU chapters across New York State – each caring for our fragile trout streams as they implement TU’s Strategic Plan for conservation using sound science and best management practices. Intact, healthy streams nurture healthy populations of wild trout. These streams need protection and serve as critical models for impacted streams in need of restoration.

NYS Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Association

NYSORVA provides resources for NYS OHV Clubs.

New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame

The New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame was formed to recognize sportsman and women who have made significant contributions in the outdoors and related fields. The Hall of Fame not only recognizes achievement, but also stresses the many years of service and contributions to conservation or the out- door sports. Our motto is “It’s not what you receive; it’s what you give back that counts.” The NYSOHOF also places special emphasis on the education and involvement of youth. We donate materials for conservation to schools; conduct a series of fishing clinics and youth hunts along with other activities of interest to youngsters.

New York State Outdoor Guides Association

Association of licensed New York State guides.

Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.

Sportfishing opportunities in Niagara abound. Whether it’s to chase a winning fish in one of the many derbies and tournaments or simply a chance to have your family enjoy some great fishing or other outdoor recreation like biking, hiking, hunting, birding and much more.

Oneida County Tourism

Tourism Promotion Agency for Oneida County. Mission:The Oneida County Convention & Visitors Bureau for Oneida County, the County’s official tourism marketing organization, is a private, membership-based, non-profit corporation dedicated to building Oneida County’s economy and positive image through tourism and convention development, events, and the marketing of the county on a global basis.

Orleans County Tourism

Orleans County Tourism promotes year-round sportfishing on Lake Ontario, Oak Orchard River and other tributaries. We lease 15 acres of land on Oak Orchard and operate Orleans County Marine Park, providing public fishing and boating access. We also host writer fam tours of our fishery and hold a digital photo gallery.

Oswego County Tourism

Year-round fishing and hunting opportunities, with 10 world and NYS freshwater fish records on Oswego County waters. More than 10,000 acres of pristine wildlife management areas and public lands. Cross country skiing, sled dog races, snowmobiling, hiking. World class fishing on Salmon and Oswego rivers and Lake Ontario. Arrangements for visiting media, outdoor writers, photography.

Otis Technology

Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems available. The superior Breech-to-Muzzle® design combined with unmatched quality has positioned Otis as the gun care system of choice with the US Military. Otis Technology is SMART GUN CARE.

Pure Fishing

Pure Fishing, Inc. is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia®, All Star®, Berkley®, Chub™, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Hardy & Greys™, Hodgman®, Johnson™, Mitchell®, PENN®, Pflueger®, Sébile®, SevenStrand®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, Trilene® and Ugly Stik®. Pure Fishing, Inc. operates in 22 countries with a dedicated workforce conversant in 28 languages. Pure Fishing, Inc. is a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation and is part of the Jarden Outdoor Solutions business segment, a leader in developing outdoor and active lifestyle products. Additional information can be found at

Quaker Boy

Manufacturer of world finest game calls since 1975.

Redding Reloading Equipment

Redding Reloading Equipment is a premier manufacturer of reloading equipment for metallic rifle and handgun cartridges. The company has a long history of innovation and the development of unique and Patented products, which may be used to produce the finest and most accurate hand loaded ammunition possible. All Redding products are made only in their Cortland, NY facility, from American Steel, with Castings from Pennsylvania and on 100% American Made machinery. A qualified writer program is available allowing active members of NYSOWA and those with masthead positions at shooting and hunting publications, to purchase Redding products at 50% off of current catalog list.  Consignments are available and will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Redding offers numerous unique solutions to improve the accuracy, consistency and reliability of your handloaded ammunition.  For more information and our current color catalog contact: Redding Reloading Equipment 1089 Starr Road Cortland, NY 13045, or visit us on the web at:

Tennity’s Guide Service

A family owned business located on Honeoye Lake in the sum- mer. We serve the western Fingerlakes and Sodus Bay. For your winter enjoyment we guides on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and surrounding waters in Central Florida.

Tough Traveler

Excellent NYS designer and NYS manufacturer of backpacks, waist packs, pouches, child carriers, dog packs, dog bags, and duffel bags from small to large, Tough Traveler is one of a small number of remaining USA manufacturers in this field important to outside people. For factory tours and interviews, NYSOWA members may contact us, also individuals wanting group tours.
Tough Traveler uses USA-made materials, and operates under USA & NYS wage and environmental regulations. Tough Traveler sells from the Tough Traveler factory store in Schenectady and also ships orders worldwide from the Tough Traveler website.

Wight-Ox Enterprises

Wight Ox Enterprises is a marketing, promotions and public relations firm specializing in the Outdoor Industry. Wight Ox Enterprises owns Rush Outdoors TV and the Great New York Sportsman’s Expo.