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GunCaseBlanket® Gettin Press!

The GunCaseBlanet® got a great write up in the Rifle Sporting Firearms Journal.  We are so excited that the word is getting out on what a fantastic product this is! 

You can go online now and subscribe to read the full issue, just click HERE.  Or pick up your latest issue at your local magazine stand.  Our article is on page 70-71. 

If you are interested in purchasing a GunCaseBlanket® visit our website here!

We Want You!

 

Patriot LWM Outdoors and The GunCaseBlanket® are taking off!  We are thrilled with the response that we are getting from the hunting community and are ready to branch out and bring some fellow hunters on board.

If you are a hunter or group that devotes your free time to hunting and anything outdoors…we want to hear from you.  We are looking for both Pro-Staff and Field-Staff members to help us promote our company and it’s products.

If you are going to jump on with a company that is moving up fast, we need to know that you can offer us something as well! Send us your hunting resume with your hunting history and all that you have to offer!  We are going to be very selective due to the amount of entries that we will be receiving so make sure you show us all your benefits!

Once we have chosen our members you will receive an email with all that you will be offered and what will be expected of you going forward!

Cant wait to see what you guys send it!  Let it roll!

Send resumes to aknoll@patriotlwmoutdoors.com

Good Luck!

Staying Safe this Winter, Part 2. Signs of Hypothermia

We started a blog segment about a week ago on what you need to know to stay safe this winter.  So many variables come in to play when we are out in the wilderness.  The one way we can make sure we are prepared is to arm ourselves with knowledge.  Last week we touched on what to do if you get lost in the woods.  If you didn’t get a chance to read it you can click here for all the useful information.

This week we are going into the signs of hypothermia.  While everyone else is snuggled up in the house near the fire when it is bitter cold out, we are the goofs sitting right in the middle of it.  We will sit there and shiver and bear with the cold just so we can have a chance at getting that big trophy.  But what happens if we sit there just a bit too long?  You want to make sure that you are able to recognize those key signs that will let you know…it has gone beyond goose bumps.

Click here to see the full article on Hypothermia signs and symptoms.

Staying Safe This Winter…What you need to know.

While it may be 90 degrees out today, winter wil be here before we know it! Patriot LWM Outdoors is dedicated to safety and making sure that every hunter in the woods makes it home to his/her family. Over the next several weeks we will be posting good to know information…ie…what to do if you get lost in the woods, how to stay warm while hunting, best must have emergency preparedness items, signs of hypothermia etc.

Click on the link below to read an article on what to do if you get lost in the woods. Also, check out the video… This could save your life one day…

Click HERE to read article

EHD Discovered, Heat to blame?

EHD causes extensive internal bleeding within deer and is usually fatal. Deer lose their appetite and fear of humans, grow progressively weaker, salivate excessively, and finally become unconscious. Infected deer often are found sick or dead near water. / Gannett News Service

What’s the cause? What does this mean for whitetail deer in the future?

Click the photo below to learn the latest on the disease and be sure to follow EHD with your local DNR to stay informed.

Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry

Patriot LWM Outdoors is proud to be associated with such a fantastic organization!  Farmers and Hunters Feeding the homeless (FHFH) is an outreach ministry of the people of God called upon to feed venison to the hungry among us nationwide.

How it works…

WHITE-TAILED DEER
With the growing number of deer and other big game in America, crop and property damage permits are being issued to farmers, airports, military installations and agricultural facilities. Many of these deer and other big game are being discarded. In addition, liberal bag limits and extended seasons are putting hunters in the position of being able to harvest more deer and other big game than they can personally consume.

FARMERS & HUNTERS
Successful farmers and hunters follow normal check in or crop damage permit procedures defined under their states regulations.

MEAT PROCESSORS
Farmers and hunters deliver the harvested surplus deer and other big game to participating meat processors in each county. Donations from churches, clubs, businesses and individuals cover the costs of processing, packaging and freezing the meat.

FOOD BANKS
The frozen meat is then available free of cost for pick-up by a nearby food bank or feeding program.

MEMBER AGENCIES
This nutritious, low fat, high protein meat is then distributed and/or cooked by hundreds of community agencies such as:church pantries, church feeding ministries, Salvation Army, community food banks, emergency assistance programs, Rescue Missions, children’s homes, etc.

Please click here to learn more about FHFH.

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Bass Pro Shops Land and Wildlife Expo, Here we come!

Patriot LWM Outdoors is excited to be heading to Nashville, TN. this weekend Aug 9-11.  Great people…great times…and we get to release our newest product, The GunCaseBlanket!  If you haven’t seen our revolutionary new product…click here!

The Expo is packed full, aisle after aisle of exibitors with every product for your outdoor needs!  There will be many seminars and well known speakers to check out.  If you would like all the info on the upcoming event click the photo below!

If you are in the area, we hope to see you there!!!!

 

For more info on Patriot LWM Outdoors and any upcoming news and events, click here!

Press Release, The GunCaseBlanket® !!

Patriot LWM Outdoors takes pride in all our projects and products but we are beyond excited to be releasing our latest product…The GunCaseBlanket® !!!  

Click below to see a copy of the press release that was sent out!

 

It’s Here….The GunCaseBlanket®!!!!

Patriot LWM Outdoors is proud to announce the release of our newest product….The GunCaseBlanket®.  The GunCaseBlanket® is a revolutionary, patent pending guncase that combines superior protection for your firearm with the innovative ability to instantly transform into an extremely quiet, cold weather defying, insulated camouflaged blanket for your hunting comfort.

Our product combines top quality American made products and manufacturing to maximize your time in the field and protect your firearm while keeping you comfortable. Once your gun is removed from the case you can simply unfold the gun case by unzipping the extra-large zippers all the way and unfolding the case to its fully opened insulated blanket shape. You can then explore the many features of the case, such as the industry leading Polartec® fleece liner and Climashield® insulation that will keep you warm as you wrap the case around your body on a cold day. The GunCaseBlanket® outershell is constructed of rugged 11 ounce flocked nylon material which is not only water-resistant but designed to be quiet even under freezing conditions. Inside the blanket and against your body you will find a specialized fleece hand pocket large enough to put gloved hands and designed to hold handwarmers. You will also find two conveniently located pockets near your chest where you can house a mobile phone, ammunition, a flashlight, etc. Outside, and properly positioned, is an elastic game call holder, so you can call without tell-tale hand movements.

All you have to do is….Simply Unfold To Fight The Cold.

Check out this video and our website to find out all the details…Happy Hunting!

Click on the below to view video!

Patriot LWM Outdoor’s Adam Korman Featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Check out this cool article featuring Patriot LWM Outdoors Director of Product Sales, Adam Korman, also owner of EDEN Habitat Development, the tri-state provider of habitat improvement services for Patriot. Some misquotations but still an interesting article, enjoy!

Wildlife food plots can improve your chances of shooting a quality buck

Sunday, September 18, 2011
By John Hayes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
John Hayes/Post-Gazette

In a 2 1/2-acre corner of a Westmoreland County farm last week, signs of deer were everywhere. Trails led from the surrounding woods into a long plot of turnips, winter wheat and oats, planted for the deer. Prints were scattered among the clover and alfalfa, and 6-foot sorghum stalks were brushed aside where the whitetails had passed.

As we walked the field, agronomist Adam Korman’s cell phone beeped. A motion-detector field camera emailed a photo showing real-time evidence of activity on the property — it was us.

Counter-intuitively, perhaps, Korman’s hunting group uses food plots to nourish and attract deer so they can shoot them, reducing the farm’s deer density.

With at least one neighbor keeping hunters out, the deer population on the 118-acre farm had soared and the owner suffered years of substantial crop damage. Korman, 34, of Westview and a private group of hunters were given an exclusive lease to manage the deer herd. They post the perimeter, chase out poachers, plant and maintain wildlife food plots, cull excess does and scrub bucks, and hunt for mature males with the best racks.

Korman said his group spends $500 a year on lime, fertilizer, soil test, seed and fuel for motor vehicles, and each member’s chance of harvesting a quality deer has increased by 60 percent.

Saturday, Korman dished out the dirt on food plots during a workshop at the Pymatuning Waterfowl and Outdoor Expo in Linesville, Crawford County. His company, Eden Habitat Development (www.edenhd.com), works with landowners, municipalities, hunters and wildlife management groups to nourish wildlife including white-tailed deer, grouse, quail and pheasants.

“We work as consultants and do the dirt work, but we found there is a demand for food plot consultants among people who basically want to do the work themselves,” said Korman. “Maybe they have no idea what to do, or what they’re doing isn’t working. We get them to the next step.”

Whether the food plots are planted as long-term habitat improvements, nourishment outposts or wildlife attractants, the ultimate goal is a better hunt. In most cases in Pennsylvania, luring game animals to baiting stations is illegal. But in the regulatory parlance of the Game Commission, attracting animals to food plots is not considered baiting.

“Food plots are considered a normal habitat improvement and are legal as long as they are planted and left standing in a natural condition and not manipulated,” said PGC spokesman Jerry Feaser. “For example, a landowner could plant a corn field or a sunflower field and leave it standing in a natural condition as a wildlife food source, and that would not be considered baiting. However, if the corn or sunflower was manipulated by mowing or chopping to create an unnatural concentration of grain on the ground, it would be considered baiting and illegal.”

Korman said planting wildlife food plots “isn’t an exact science” and more research is necessary. But much is known about enhancing nourishment for wildlife.

Step 1 in initiating a food-plot program is a deer density survey using trail cameras. Compare the deer population to acreage and other conditions to determine the size of the food plot. Situations vary, but when Korman’s group started work on the Westmoreland County land, it held about 35 deer per acre. Density is going down — Korman said they’re working toward a goal of 20 deer per acre.

“On the properties I consult for, I show them the math,” he said. “Say you have 700 acres. You need 5 to 10 percent of that property to be in some kind of field or forest enhancement program. . . . For a farmer trying to take his deer population down, anything would help, but he really needs at least a couple quarter-acre diversionary food plots to make a difference.”

“Diversionary” plots legally attract deer for hunters. Korman recommends planting a variety of choice plants surrounded by tall sorghum — the cover makes skittish deer more comfortable while feeding.

“Without the cover, the deer get in the habit of feeding nocturnally,” he said. “When the deer get used to eating in daylight hidden by the sorghum, it makes it easier when we go hunting. I get about 40 to 50 percent more daylight feeding activity when the deer feel more protected hidden behind the sorghum.”

What to plant?

• Clover provides good nutritional enhancement for deer. “It grows in wet areas and has a really good coverage rate once it’s established,” Korman said. “It provides a lot of protein for big antlers and body weight.”

• Alfalfa is more finicky and harder to grow, requiring more intense pH manipulation. “It’s more work than most guys are willing to put in, but it has a long tap root and is high on calcium and protein.

• Chickory has a long tap root and is considered a valuable draught-resistant element in a wildlife food plot, providing high calcium for better lactation and antler growth.

• Sorghum, or Egyptian wheat, looks like corn and grows as tall, but produces seeds instead of ears. The deer eat the seeds when they fall, and the tall stalks provide cover.

• Winter wheat can be planted in September. Establish the soil pH at 6.5 to 6.8 and till a half inch. Depending upon the amount of rain, winter wheat will sprout in a couple of weeks and remain green through winter.

• Turnips are a high-protein food source that gets better later into the year. “Once you get two or three frosts the sugar level goes up,” Korman said. “When winter hits, they’ll have a source of carbohydrates when they need it most to put on fat to stay warm.”

There’s one turnip caveat: After three years in the same ground, turnips can turn the soil toxic. It’s important to rotate your food plot crop.

What not to plant?

• Corn. “The Game Commission has done necropsies on deer and found they starved to death with bellies filled with corn,” said Korman. “At certain times of the year, deer don’t have the proteins in their stomachs required to process the nutrition in corn. They’re eating, they feel like they’re full, but if they’re eating mostly corn and not other things they starve to death. Ninety-nine percent of the time it’s because people put out corn for deer at all times of the year. It’s like you’re eating nothing but Frosted Flakes and wonder why you got diabetes.”

• “Rye, timothy and most grasses are the worst thing to plant for deer,” he said. “Deer don’t have the correct enzymes to break down grasses like cattle do. They eat it, but they get no nutritional value from it.”

John Hayes: jhayes@post-gazette.com.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11261/1175267-358-0.stm#ixzz1YJeBEldr