Category Archives: Industry News

Coeur d’Alene Dressing Company’s Sausage-Spiced Flavor

 

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Making your own sausage couldn’t be easier using Coeur d’Alene Dressing Company’s  three sausage
seasoning blends: Hot Italian, Sweet Italian and Sage Breakfast. Just
add to a little water and mix into any ground meat, domestic or game,
grinding your own or have your local butcher grind something for you.
Use our seasoning blends for sausage patties, stuffing links or as a
great rub. Our products are made with no MSG, nitrates, fillers or
anti-caking ingredients.

Made with a dozen fine spices you can wake up
your taste buds with our Sage Breakfast Sausage blend. Our Sweet
Italian blend gives you a little sweet, a little warm…great for any
Italian dish, with cracked fennel, garlic and a few crushed chilis.
Try the Hot Italian blend if you want a robust, bold sausage that
leaves your lips “humming”.

Dedicated to providing great customer
service, we pride ourselves on making exceptional products at
reasonable prices. Check our other award-winning dressings, BBQ sauc
es, rubs and marinades at http://www.cdadressing.com. Call
800-687-1462 for free samples.

Funtime RV In Tualatin Features ‘Superb’ Locally Built Models, And Is ‘Committed To Our Customers’

Funtime RV Inc. has been in the RV business almost 20 years. We have grown because of our excellent reputation and superb products. We truly believe in under-promising and over-delivering to our customers. They always express their experience as the best they have ever had, and would gladly refer family and friends to us.

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Also, as a locally owned dealership we have superb products. That gives us a very good representation of what customers are buying today. We are almost exclusive Forest River, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, dealers, so we carry a lot of travel trailers and fifth wheels built in nearby Dallas, Ore. That reduces cost to our customers and it allows us to support the local economy as well. Plus, when we pick up RVs built there ourselves, not having to pay freight cost keeps our prices down.

The product that we carry that are built in the Western Oregon town are the Salem, the Surveyor, the RPod, and the Wildcats. Other Forest River products we carry are Cardinals, Blue Ridge, which are fifth wheels, while our motorhomes are Sunseekers, Soleras, F3s, Georgetowns and the Legacy diesel pusher. Plus, we have toyhauler Sandstorms and XLRs.

We are committed to our customers and want them to know they are important to us.

We are located at 18605 SW Pacific Drive, Tualatin, OR 97062

Our website is http://www.funtimervinc.com; our phone number is 866-925-9620; and you can email us through our contact page.

Family Fun at Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost

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Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost (CGC), an RV park and campground which
includes a historic bucket line gold dredge listed as a National
Historic Site, is located in the center of the small, wilderness
community of Chicken Alaska. In addition to the 70 sites (20 or 30
amp) which have picnic tables and fire rings, there is a water fill-up
station, dump station and clean showers.

CGC also provides cabins and rooms with various combinations of single
to king beds. There is a restaurant, serving home made entries, beer
and wine, and an espresso bar serving fine Alaska roasted coffee,
smoothies/frosts and hand-dipped ice cream.

CGC also offers an excellent gift store and gallery showcasing Alaska
and Yukon native art & crafts as well as Chicken-themed items, a wide
selection of jewelry, pottery, clothing, hand-made knives, ulus,
prints and original paintings, collectables, etc.

Daily tours of the Pedro dredge and the accompanying historical gold
mining display are provided. CGC has also been one of the few places
in Alaska to offer recreational gold mining (from gold panning to
suction dredging), including equipment rentals and free instruction.
Gold panning and free lessons are offered on location at stand up
troughs.

FREE WiFi is provided throughout the park, on the decks and in the
restaurant. FREE firewood is included with camping. Kayak rentals are
available for use on the nearby Fortymile Wild & Scenic River.

All About Snowshoes

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By Chris Cocoles

Last night I attended a seminar on snowshoes, put on by sister snowshoes companies Tubbs (tubbssnowshoes.com) and Atlas (atlassnowshoe.com), which have combined on the website snowshoes.com. Kelsey Boyce, marketing coordinator for Tubbs (a division of K2 Outdoors), hosted a group of snowshoe enthusiasts. Here are some photos of the event at REI in Seattle. And we’ll have a story in the January issue of Alaska Sporting Journal.

 

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Katmai Lodge: Big Fish On The Alagnak River

 

Katmai, Alaska – December 5, 2013 – Katmai Lodge is excited to announce its 35th season of exceptional fishing on the Alagnak River. Recently, Robert Follman of California acquired Katmai Lodge and under his new direction and leadership, Mr. Follman is committed to continuing Katmai’s great tradition of service, on the best fishing river in Alaska. He has been coming to Katmai Lodge for over 20 years and he and the entire staff look forward to making your fishing trip one of the most amazing experiences of your life. Mr. Robert Follman (left, in photo below) Mr. Tom Haugen –Lodge Manager Katmai Lodge offers personalized fishing adventures for groups of all sizes and experience levels. Accessed through its private airstrip with its own amphibious equipped Turbine Otter, the main lodge rests atop a bluff overlooking the Alagnak River, offering hundreds of miles of fishing in Alaska’s only designated Trophy Fishing Area. Already one of the great fishing ecosystems in Alaska, fishing on the Alagnak River continues to improve. The pristine river is uniquely home to all five Pacific Salmon species along with native stream fish such as Rainbow trout, Artic Grayling and Dolly Varden/Char, with four or five salmon species spawning within two miles below and 45 miles above the lodge. The region is also home to a diverse array of wildlife, which provides amazing photo opportunities.

 


An experienced guide staff personalizes each guest experience, making use of the lodge’s thirty boats to explore the full range of the Alagnak. Our river-based lodge is only ten minutes away from tidewater. Its diverse fleet of both jet and prop boats allows for both sea fresh salmon and rainbow trout fishing, while the lodge’s floatplane enables easy access to Katmai National Park for viewing the renowned Brooks Falls brown bears and for fishing the area’s many blue ribbon trout streams. When off the water, anglers are encouraged to enjoy the unrivaled amenities of Katmai Lodge, which boasts more square footage per guest than any other lodge in Alaska. World-class chefs prepare hearty breakfasts and gourmet dinners in the central dining room. The main lodge includes a fully stocked fly-tying area complete with expert instruction, central gathering place, a clothing and gift shop as well as internet access. Adjacent guest cabins welcome anglers to rest and relax, offering the privacy of individual common areas. The high season for Alaskan salmon fishing at Katmai’s Lodge runs from late June through September, with trout season opening June 8th. Booking has already begun for 2014. For reservations or to inquire about group packages, anglers should visit the newly launched website at www.katmai.com or call 1-800-330-0326 for more information.

Contact: www.katmai.com; tom.haugen@katmailodgealaska.co; Ph: 800-330-0326; Corporate Office 3207 West Pendleton Ave Santa Ana, CA 92704 ###

 

Utah Marsh Motors

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Photos courtesy of Marsh Motors

In compliance with the US Coast Guard’s recent mandate to mud motor
manufacturers,  Utah Marsh Motors LLC is changing the design of its
offered electric start models of its offered long tail mud motors to
include a clutch/neutral that will make those models compliant with
the latest regulation by the US Coast Guard.  This Change will also
include a reduction to the drive shaft of 1 /12 to 1 of the engine PTO
RPM to take advantage of the higher efficiency of a slower prop RPM in
water.  Recoil start models will remain the same design as previously.

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Superior Robin engines will still be offered with this change.  This
addition of a clutch/neutral is only going to be offered on long tail
models.  Utah Marsh Motors emphasis of excellence in a light weight
mud motor  will still be adhered to.

 

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Across Alaska Adventures showing you the “Real Alaska”

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Photos courtesy of Across Alaska Adventures

Let Inlet Charters Across Alaska Adventures help show you the real Alaska!
Halibut fishing, salmon fishing, bear viewing, lodging, the list of
activities goes on and on and can all be arranged by a toll free call to
1-800-770-6126. The pros in the Inlet Charters office are experienced
professionals and can get you all the information needed to plan an
ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!

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Halibut fishing full day or half day trips are
very productive with the result being some great tasting fish dinners. The
salmon trolling in salt water can also be very productive all summer long.
Bear viewing flights to Katmai National Park as well as coastal Alaska
should be on every ones to do list. The experienced pilots stay with you
and do their very best to make sure you see bears.

There are a variety of flights offering a vast array of bear viewing opportunities that can all be
arranged through our office. Your lodging options are virtually limitless.
From secluded B&B’s to private homes to hotels and apartments, your
personal preferences can all be accommodated. Give us a call for all the
information you need to create your Across Alaska Adventure.

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Bald Mountain Air’s Bear Viewing

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Bald Mountain Air Service offers daily bear viewing tours to Katmai National Park. Katmai is the premier spot to watch brown bears in Alaska. We guarantee you to see bears and it will certainly be ”A trip of a lifetime’.”

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From the lush, coastal rain forests of the Kodiak Islands to the rugged volcanic coast of Katmai National Park, we have developed unequalled brown bear viewing opportunities to excite the most seasoned traveler, adventurer and photographer. Your flight is over some of the most scenic country Alaska has to offer. Prepare yourself for the awe-inspiring beauty that awaits you on your adventure with Bald Mountain Air.

 

Link to a nursing bear video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OAFpHPtkDBU

Our website: www.baldmountainair.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bald-Mountain-Air-Service/108685895879132

 

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Photos courtesy of Gary Porter and Heidi Herzog

 

 

Kai USA Announces Exclusive Partnership with Duck Commander & Buck Commander

kai usa• Kai USA brands Kershaw Knives and Pure Komachi 2 will team up with Duck
Commander and Buck Commander to create a series of new knives

• The new series will include every day carrying knives, hunting knives, kitchen cutlery,
and more
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TUALATIN, OREGON—Duck Commander, makers of best-selling duck calls, and Buck Commander,
makers of quality deer-hunting gear and apparel, are partnering with Kai USA ltd. on an exciting series of
new knives.

Duck Commander owners, the Robertson family, have become famous through their phenomenally popular
A&E cable television show Duck Dynasty. The show’s fourth season premier recently became the number
one nonfiction series telecast in cable TV history. The Buck Commanders have their own popular television
show on the Outdoor Channel.

Kai USA brand Kershaw Knives, Duck Commander, and Buck Commander will work together on a
selection of every day carrying knives and hunting knives, in both fixed-blade and folding styles, as well as
a selection of machetes and accessories. Kai’s Pure Komachi 2 brand will partner with Duck/Buck
Commander on a kitchen cutlery series, which will involve the “Duck wives” of Duck Dynasty.

“Kai USA, Duck Commander, and Buck Commander are all well known for the quality and innovation of
their products,” said Jack Igarashi, Kai USA Chief Operating Officer. “That makes our partnership a natural
fit and we are very proud to be the Official Knife of Duck Commander and Buck Commander.”

The first three to four knives in the series will be available by mid-year 2014. Prototypes will be shown at
the important industry trade show, the SHOT Show, in Las Vegas in January. Successive years of this
multi-year licensing agreement will feature an expanded lineup of products, from hunting knives and
kitchen cutlery to accessories and apparel.

The co-branded knives will be distributed through all Kai USA channels as well as through Duck
Commander and Buck Commander outlets. Promotional displays and sales materials will be available to
assist retailers in successfully merchandising these must-have product lines.

• Kai USA brands Kershaw Knives and Pure Komachi 2 will team up with Duck
Commander and Buck Commander to create a series of new knives

• The new series will include every day carrying knives, hunting knives, kitchen cutlery,
and more
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
TUALATIN, OREGON—Duck Commander, makers of best-selling duck calls, and Buck Commander,
makers of quality deer-hunting gear and apparel, are partnering with Kai USA ltd. on an exciting series of
new knives.

Duck Commander owners, the Robertson family, have become famous through their phenomenally popular
A&E cable television show Duck Dynasty. The show’s fourth season premier recently became the number
one nonfiction series telecast in cable TV history. The Buck Commanders have their own popular television
show on the Outdoor Channel.

Kai USA brand Kershaw Knives, Duck Commander, and Buck Commander will work together on a
selection of every day carrying knives and hunting knives, in both fixed-blade and folding styles, as well as
a selection of machetes and accessories. Kai’s Pure Komachi 2 brand will partner with Duck/Buck
Commander on a kitchen cutlery series, which will involve the “Duck wives” of Duck Dynasty.

“Kai USA, Duck Commander, and Buck Commander are all well known for the quality and innovation of
their products,” said Jack Igarashi, Kai USA Chief Operating Officer. “That makes our partnership a natural
fit and we are very proud to be the Official Knife of Duck Commander and Buck Commander.”

The first three to four knives in the series will be available by mid-year 2014. Prototypes will be shown at
the important industry trade show, the SHOT Show, in Las Vegas in January. Successive years of this
multi-year licensing agreement will feature an expanded lineup of products, from hunting knives and
kitchen cutlery to accessories and apparel.

The co-branded knives will be distributed through all Kai USA channels as well as through Duck
Commander and Buck Commander outlets. Promotional displays and sales materials will be available to
assist retailers in successfully merchandising these must-have product lines.


 

 

Welcome to Soldotna

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Welcome to Soldotna! Located just 140 miles via scenic, paved highway from Anchorage, Soldotna is the Central hub of the Kenai Peninsula. Soldotna borders the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and other nearby state park lands that are rich in wildlife, home to moose, caribou, brown and black bear, wolves, dall sheep, mountain goats, eagles, swans, ducks, geese, birds, and of course home to one of the best salmon fisheries in the world!

Quick History:  World War II veterans were among the very first Soldotna homesteaders. The area was opened for homestead filing in 1947 and veterans were granted a 90-day preference over non-veterans in choosing and filing for land. Transportation to the area was difficult; some flew or took a barge to Kenai, then hiked eleven miles to Soldotna, while others took a train to Moose Pass and sloshed seventy miles through the mud.  The city of Soldotna took its name from the existing Soldotna Creek that empties into the Kenai River. Some say “Soldotna” came from the Russian word meaning, “soldier.” Others say it is from an Athabascan Indian word meaning “the stream fork”.   In 1949, Soldotna obtained its first post office. In 1952, residents formed a Community Club and in 1959 established the Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.  Soldotna became a fourth-class city in 1960 and, in 1967 obtained its current first-class status. The city of Soldotna developed ten miles east of Kenai, and the two cities share an integrated economy while maintaining their unique independent characters. The two are often referred to as the “Twin Cities”.  Today, Soldotna is the thriving hub of the Kenai Peninsula. Located 140 road miles south of Anchorage at the strategic junction of the Sterling Highway and the Kenai Spur Highway, Soldotna holds the administrative headquarters of the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.
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Recreation:  The world famous Kenai River is one of Soldotna’s big attractions. You can fish from the bank (there are several areas equipped with handicapped access fish walks) or launch a boat and take to the waterways. Everything you need to make your trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience, from the most basic gear to a full-blown guide service can be found in the local area. King, silver, red and pink salmon, rainbow, steelhead, lake trout, Dolly Varden and several other species of fish are present in abundance in either the Kenai River or other nearby lakes, rivers and tributaries. The Peninsula’s ample beaches offer an abundance of razor clams just a short distance from town and excellent halibut fishing is available in Cook Inlet. In 1985, Soldotna resident Les Anderson caught the world-record King salmon, weighing 97 lbs. 4 oz. in the Kenai River. His amazing record catch is on display at the Soldotna Visitor Information Center.  There are many outdoor adventures, camping, hiking, canoeing, berry picking, cross country skiing, raft trips, snow machining, dog sledding, hunting photography, flight seeing. There is an abundance of relaxing activities in Soldotna. Tee off at a local golf or mini golf course, enjoy a leisurely afternoon at one of the cities many parks. Take the family to one of the children’s parks, ball fields or to a movie at the cinema.  Tennis, racquetball, swimming, exercising at a fitness center and ice-skating are just to name few.

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World record king salmon 

How to Get Here:  By Road: 140 miles from Anchorage. Rent a vehicle for this scenic drive. By Air: 25 minute from Anchorage (flights arrive in Kenai –located 10 miles from Soldotna)

 

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