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Long-time outdoor writer and native Hoosier Brandon Butler lives in Missouri and serves as the Executive Director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri. Previously, he worked with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources as Governor Mitch Daniels’ liaison to the department, Director of Sales and Marketing for Dominator365 and as the Marketing Manager Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
A unique Pennsylvania turkey reminds Butler that sportsmen and women often have multi-season history with the game they pursue. Often this means fleeting glimpses, missed shots and tag soup. But sometimes, the hunter prevails and concludes a meaningful chapter.
New contest aims to reduce the population of this non-native species wreaking havoc in the Everglades. With $10K on the line, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission hopes the competition will help restore the fragile ecological balance of this crucial area.
Arkansas focuses on expanding it’s outdoor recreation economy, and Butler hopes more states do the same. These activities account for almost $500 billion of our GDP, so the market is ripe for states to harness the public’s passion for the outdoors.