Increased Support of NDA from Firminator to be Accompanied by 2021 Membership Drive

May 3, 2021 – The National Deer Association (NDA) is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with longtime supporter of NDA, Firminator. Building on a relationship that began in 2012, Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment, maker of the Firminator food plot implement, has increased their contribution to the NDA by becoming an official sponsor. Ranew’s previously earned the group’s Corporate Achievement Award in 2019. To celebrate the partnership, NDA is hosting the 2021 Membership Drive sponsored by Firminator, giving new and renewing members a chance to win a Firminator and/or a Browning X-bolt Hells Canyon rifle.

“Ranew’s was one of our hunting-industry supporters who came to us in 2020, during the pandemic, and said they wanted to do more to help us continue our mission work through a tough fundraising year,” said Nick Pinizzotto, NDA President & CEO. “We’re pleased they want to continue doing more for NDA in the New Year and we are thrilled to give current and new NDA members a chance to win an awesome prize.”

Dedication to deer conservation and habitat management is nothing new for Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment, which manufactures the Firminator food plot implement. The unique tool incorporates disk harrows, cultipacker wheels and a ground-driven seeding system capable of planting a variety of seed types. It’s available in 4-foot, 5-foot, 6-foot and 8-foot models for use with ATVs or tractors. The operator of this implement can choose from a wide range of settings that make the Firminator a versatile and functional piece of equipment. Settings allow the user to conventionally till soil or no-till.

“When Ranew’s acquired the Firminator in 2012, we knew this was an organization we needed to be affiliated with. We are concerned about the future of white-tailed deer, hunting, conservation and habitat, and the NDA people are definitely our people,” said William Yancy, Sales and Marketing Manager for Ranew’s. “We are very proud to be able to move up to the Sponsor level with NDA. We received the Corporate Achievement Award in 2019, and the feeling of accomplishment for us here at Ranew’s was overwhelming. The trophy is proudly on display in our lobby for all of our customers to see.”

Another notable feature on the Firminator is the Accu-Seed System that handles seeds of all sizes, making it the top choice for today’s land managers. The system’s ground-driven technology makes it an economically efficient tool that can be used to install a variety of vegetation to meet landowner goals.

“Ranew’s has always supported our mission and the improvement of habitats—the tools they produce speak loudly for that focus,” said Pinizzotto. “The Firminator is extremely versatile in nature and can really change the game for a wide variety of hunters, landowners and land managers. It is an ideal piece of equipment that can drastically improve any deer habitat.”

2021 NDA Membership Drive Sponsored by Firminator:

The first 500 people to join or renew their NDA membership for $100.00 will be entered to win a 6-foot Firminator G-3. The three-tools-in-one implement that can disk, plant and cultipack or any combination of all three has a retail value $9,000. Entrants will also be entered in a drawing for a Browning X-bolt Hells Canyon Long Range 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle with a retail value of $1,200. To buy tickets, please visit the entry page at DeerAssociation.com.

  • $100 membership provides one chance to win the Firminator G-3.
  • Bonus rifle drawing per 100 tickets sold, for up to 5 rifles awarded.
  • Only 500 total $100 memberships for this promotion are available.
  • Every entrant gets a one-year membership or renewal. Entrants may also gift their membership or extend their current NDA membership.

All proceeds will be used to further NDA’s mission of ensuring the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting. Offer is open to U.S. residents only. Certain restrictions apply. Deadline to purchase memberships is Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 2 p.m. EDT. Drawing will be Friday, May 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. A recent NDA fundraiser featured a new Firminator G-3 ATV model as the grand prize, and Scott Beyer of Michigan was the winner.

The Firminator is made in the USA at Ranew’s headquarters in Milner, Georgia. For more information about the Firminator, visit their website at www.thefirminator.com

For information on how to become an NDA Sponsor or Partner, call 800-209-DEER.

About the National Deer Association

Formally launched on November 10, 2020, the National Deer Association is a non-profit deer conservation group that leads efforts to ensure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting. Formed by combining the strengths of two long-serving, successful organizations, the National Deer Association has a combined 38 years of action that has changed deer management for the betterment of hunting and protected North America’s most vital and admired game species for future generations. Visit DeerAssociation.com or follow @deerassociation on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.