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    Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored and/or donated auction items to our 14th Annual Business Conference and made it a success!
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Testimonials

  • It pays to be a POMA member, Darren Warner said in a recent note to POMA. As a member, I'm able to receive more than three times as much for my work, from Buckmasters Rack magazine, than I would if I were not a POMA member.
    Darren Warner Freelance Writer
  • Like many POMA members, I wear a variety of hats. Part TV production, part public relations, part freelance writer, my job varies and I go where the day takes me. The associations I build, the contacts I make and the information I learn at POMA's Summer Business Conference helps me every step of the way.... Read More
    Kevin Tate Creative Director, Mossy Oak Productions, Part-time Freelance Writer, Barbecue Grill Assembler and Flyswatter Salesman
  • I’ve learned over the years that the quickest way to get from where you are to where you want to be is to find someone who is already where you want to be and do whatever he or she tells you to do. POMA is the best place to find a mentor to help you become an outdoor communicator, a PR professional, a videographer, a photographer or any other area for communicating the out-of-doors.... Read More
    John E. Phillips Book Author, Writer & Photographer
  • Had it not been for Money Line listings, I would not have found my current job at Sporting Classics magazine. I was traveling to Montana this summer with a friend, when we stopped in Kearney, NE for a night. In a small pub, I checked the Money Line, saw the job opening and applied for it thinking it was a long shot, but worth a try. Next thing I know, I'm sitting here telling you this.... Read More
    Josh Wolfe Asst. Editor - Sporting Classics Magazine; Editor - Sporting Classics Daily
  • POMA is a money maker! A casual conversation at the POMA business conference turned into a friendship, and almost immediately, into a lucrative business deal for Gun Talk Media. In business, it's often about the contacts, and POMA provides quality contacts.
    Tom Gresham Gun Talk Media
  • Just a few weeks after the conference, with one project, I was able to generate coverage for six POMA Corporate Partners. And, with the participation of those partners, I was able to write a much more rich and interesting review.... Read More
    Gil Horman Technical Content Provider
  • As a full-time freelance magazine writer and book author I spend a lot of time alone - in the office, traveling and in remote locations. POMA through its Briefs, Business Conference and webinars offers me a very valuable means of staying in communications/networking with others in my field.... Read More
    J. Wayne Fears Freelance Communicator
  • I am new to the industry, and I know there is a lot of water left to tread before I find my own sweet little island. However, because of POMA and the commitment and conviction of its founding members, I now have more confidence and better tools than I could have imagined receiving from any other source.... Read More
    Andrew Chamberlain Author Cartridge Comparison Guide; Western Hunter Shooting Editor
  • POMA is amazing. The responsiveness to member needs is unheralded among professional organizations. POMA listens to our clients’ needs and reacts to them. POMA’s commitment to the industry shows at every conference. Our clients can’t afford to not be at the conference each year.
    The Media Group – Joe Wieczorek Owner
  • For years I avoided joining the professional writer’s organizations in favor of an independent approach to networking and relationship building. That worked well for a while, but then I hit a plateau.  During that time I joined several writer's and media organizations.... Read More
    Tom Keer Freelance Writer/The Keer Group
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WHAT’S NEW

  • PODCAST FROM POMA CONFERENCE: NICK HOFFMAN WITH RESTLESS NATIVE

    I think your luck is created. Your success is directly related to the amount of work you put in. — Nick Hoffman Brad Luttrell, the host of Restless Native and cofounder, CEO of GoWild hosted this show during POMA conference in Wichita last month. NIck Hoffman is a fiddle player, pilot, television host, hunter, producer, conservationist, POMA board member

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  • SIG’s MCX Rattler Canebrake AR Pistol – This Week on Guns & Gear

    Mandeville, LA – This week on Guns & Gear, it doesn’t get much easier than the M&P 380 EZ Shield from Smith & Wesson. Plus, Sig Sauer’s new MCX Rattler Canebrake AR pistol in .300 BLK, Black Hills Ammunition’s .380 and 9mm Honey Badger loads, Ruger’s Hawkeye Hunter, and Springfield Armory’s XD-S handgun line. Guns

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  • NSSF Congratulates 2019’s Patron Member Scholarship Winners

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation®(NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that it has chosen the winners of its 2019 Patron Member Scholarship Contest (formerly Voting Member Scholarship Contest). The annual competition is open to Patron company members, their employees and family members, with a total of

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  • Floatation iQ and Mossy Oak Offering Summertime Essentials

    WEST POINT, MS -Floatation iQ has partnered with Mossy Oak to help people take their summertime adventures to a new level of fun. Now available, an all-new line of aquatic products designed to help users make the most out of summertime. Floatation iQ creates premium aquatic foam products for all ages, backed by innovative creators

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  • Yamaha Pledges Up To $500,000 in 2019 to Protect Outdoor Recreation

    MARIETTA, Ga. – July 22, 2019 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is pledging up to $500,000 in Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) grant funds for 2019 to support ventures protecting outdoor recreation. Yamaha is actively seeking organizations who can utilize the available funds, and encourages interested parties to learn more about the program at YamahaOAI.com. As part of this effort, Yamaha awarded more

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  • First Lite & GoWild Announce a Western Hunt Sweepstakes

    WIN A WESTERN HUNT WITH TEAM FIRST LITE Sponsored by First Lite and GoWild GoWild has partnered with First Lite to offer a sweepstakes for a premium western whitetail or mule deer hunt and a First Lite kit, valued at more than $4,500. One randomly selected winner will join First Lite Pro Staff members Cable

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  • Selfless – A Story of Wild Sheep Advocacy – Watch Now

    Self·less – adjective; concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one’s own; unselfish. For further explanation, see the work done by wild sheep volunteers. Selfless is a film about wild sheep volunteers giving selflessly of their time and talent, not knowing who will benefit from their hard work, though knowing certainly

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  • Otis Selected by Barrett® for Cleaning Kit in ASR Contract

    Lyons Falls, NY:Otis is proud to announce it was selected by Barrett® as the cleaning kit included with their MRAD® rifle system as part of the recently awarded Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR) System. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded Barrett® the contract for ASR with its MRAD® (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) Rifle.  Each

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  • “CECIL Act” Attacks Hunters and Undermines Conservation Efforts

    Safari Club International vehemently opposes H.R 2245, the “Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act” or “CECIL Act,” which was the subject of a hearing today in the U.S House of Representatives’ Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife. “The number of co-sponsors for the ‘CECIL Act‘ has been cut

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  • Otis Announces Elite Partner Program

    Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology is excited to launch its new Elite Partner Program.  This program is geared towards Otis and Shooter’s Choice independent retailers and designed to improve the Otis and Shooter’s Choice footprint in store while increasing the dealer’s bottom line. A select set of Otis and Shooter’s Choice dealers have been chosen

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