Mountain Dew Will Reimburse Your Pass For Hunting, Fishing, Skiing And More With ‘Outdoor Stimulus’

In 2020, to help combat the isolation and immobility of staying at home during Covid-19, MTN DEW announced an “Outdoor Stimulus” program to reimburse outdoor enthusiasts’ hunting and fishing licenses or passes.

Winners of the contest, originally the first 5,000 applicants, received a one-time $20 payment to put toward those purchases for a $100,000 total stimulus.

The contest was so popular—with the initial

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OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show is this weekend

The whipping that houses and landscapes took from ice and wind last fall and the pummeling from snow and the deep freeze last month gave homeowners plenty of reason to go to the OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show this weekend.

For many, a chance to get out of the house after being stuck inside for a year because of the coronavirus just adds to the attraction. Masks and social

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Austin releases new plans about safely holding indoor, outdoor events again during COVID-19 pandemic

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The City of Austin is sharing new guidance that will serve as a “starting point” for its own departments and other businesses to begin safely holding events again during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Austin Center for Events launched a new website Friday, which provides a comprehensive list of information about COVID-19 health and safety recommendations for indoor venues as well as new outdoor special event permit

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Sweeping Demand In Outdoor Recreation Industry Mixed Blessing For Businesses | Coronavirus

When worsening news of the novel coronavirus began shattering illusions of maintaining normalcy, swarms of shoppers raided stores, and supplies of disinfectant, toilet paper and N-95 masks vanished from shelves.

After families felt securely armed with essential supplies to carry them through the next millennia, the outdoor recreation industry welcomed a surge in new buyers seeking ways of safely expelling pent-up energy from time at home. But as weeks in

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Sweeping Demand In Outdoor Recreation Industry Mixed Blessing For Businesses | Dnronline

When worsening news of the novel coronavirus began shattering illusions of maintaining normalcy, swarms of shoppers raided stores, and supplies of disinfectant, toilet paper and N-95 masks vanished from shelves.

After families felt securely armed with essential supplies to carry them through the next millennia, the outdoor recreation industry welcomed a surge in new buyers seeking ways of safely expelling pent-up energy from time at home. But as weeks in

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Walsh says outdoor dining program for restaurants will resume April 1 in Boston

The mayor also confirmed that the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade would be canceled for the second straight year due to the pandemic.

“I also want to be clear that there should be no large gatherings of any kind for St. Patrick’s Day,” Walsh said. “We are so close to a finish line here that what we don’t need now is a step backwards. … Events like St. Patrick’s

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Outdoor plans for New Year’s? Remember to plan ahead

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)—Friday marks the start of the New Year, and what better way to get 2021 going than by getting out and breathing in some fresh air. Many ski resorts are open with social distance plans in place, and let’s not forget the many walks and hikes across the state, all part of the 10th Annual First Day Hikes program.

This ski season remember to call ahead to make
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Outdoor recreation an outlet for Summit County seniors amid pandemic

Frisco local Sharon Crawford competes in February at the Summit County Senior Winter Games at the Frisco Nordic Center. The 2021 Senior Winter Games have been partially canceled.
Photo by Karol Murray

After Summit Seniors board member Joan Tilden joined the master’s Nordic skiing group on its first day of the season earlier this month, there was one thing she said she’d like to stress to Summit Daily News readers:

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Did American Outdoor Brands Just Become a Better Buy Than Dick’s Sporting Goods?

The announcement by Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings (NASDAQ:SPWH) that it has agreed to be acquired by the privately-held owner of Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s should have investors taking a new, closer look at the sporting goods industry.

The coronavirus pandemic changed the dynamic in the space, and as strong as Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) has been in responding to the evolving needs of the market, American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ:AOUT) may

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Outdoor, Outerwear Execs Talk Emerging Trends, Shopper Evolution

There’s no denying that outdoor is “in” — and the industry is rapidly evolving into a larger-than-life category as it deftly darts through the many challenges stemming from the coronavirus pandemic and concurrently caters to a growing, diversified customer base.

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that the outdoor recreation industry generates more than $788 billion a year in consumer spending in the U.S., and the Outdoor Industry Association

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Uptick in Christmas tree permit sales aligns with outdoor trends

The sun peaks through the branches of conifer trees in the Hunter Creek Valley in Aspen on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020.

Cut-your-own Christmas tree permits are always popular in the White River National Forest — and this year is no exception.

The forest service has already sold nearly 6,500 tree-cutting permits for the White River National Forest at $10 each this year, according to Public Affairs Officer David Boyd. About

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Greeley seeks resident comments for outdoor recreation, nature area strategic plan

The Greeley Natural Areas and Trails staff wants community input as it develops a five-year strategic plan for the city’s natural areas, trails and open lands.

Resident comments will be considered as the staff develops the plan — called Get Outdoors Greeley — which will feature programming to help connect families with the outdoors, protect natural areas that have “ecological significance” and create more recreational options.

The first English virtual

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Outdoor economy conference focuses on widening the base

Due to the pandemic, this year’s conference was held virtually, with four-hour sessions offered each Thursday during the month of October. Each of the five sessions had a different theme, but through all the speakers and panels presented over the course of the month, two overarching ideas emerged: encouraging diversity and new users in the outdoors will be key to growing the industry, and partnerships are vital to success within

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Pacific Northwest fitness, outdoor companies thrive in the pandemic, but will their sudden success endure?

After suffering its worst year ever in 2019, Nautilus is enjoying its best in 2020.

The Vancouver maker of home fitness products enjoyed record operating profits and a huge, 152% increase in sales in its third quarter, the company announced Monday. Its stock had leapt twentyfold in a matter of months.

What happened? Strangely enough, the global pandemic.

The virus that has crippled portions of the economy has created unprecedented

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Outdoor businesses prep for weekend rain in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Rain, wind, and cooler temperatures are in the forecast this weekend. San Diego businesses operating outdoors for the pandemic are making plans to stay dry.

Since the pandemic started businesses in San Diego have had to get creative to stay afloat.

Arthur Boia started PB Yogs as a way for yoga instructors to safely continue classes outdoors.

“The thing with us is we’re yogi’s so we’re

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Pandemic multiplies demand, complicates operations for outdoor businesses

“The communities that do have recreation are much better off than those that don’t have recreation,” said Noah Wilson, program director for the Growing Outdoors Partnership of outdoors businesses in Western North Carolina. “If we didn’t have these mountains and we didn’t have the recreation opportunities we have here, we would all be hurting so much more. It’s one of those things where it’s all about how you view it.

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It’s time to rename Negro Bar and other outdoor areas

Before thousands of climbers ascended Mount Whitney every year, a group of Buffalo Soldiers reached the summit in 1903. The first African Americans to climb the mountain also built its first summit trail. Enthralled by the grand scenery, Capt. Charles Young committed to “preserving these mountains just as they are.”

Under Young’s command, Buffalo Soldiers protected Sequoia National Park’s big trees, guarded against poachers and prevented illegal grazing. Sadly, the

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Vista Outdoor Announces Closing of the Acquisition of Remington Outdoor Company’s Ammunition and Accessories Assets | News

ANOKA, Minn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO), a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets, today announced the successful closing of the acquisition of certain assets related to Remington Outdoor Company’s ammunition and accessories businesses, and related intellectual property for a gross purchase price of $81.4 million.  Vista Outdoor expects the transaction to be accretive

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Pooling resources: Luther College, Decorah team up for outdoor choir rehearsals

Choir rehearsals are going swimmingly at Luther College in Decorah, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Like everything else, the college shut down in mid-March, but music instructor Mark Potvin, who conducts the Norskkor of freshman and sophomore men and the Cathedral Choir of sophomore men and women, continued some virtual rehearsals to create online performances.

“It was not the same kind of day-in, day-out rehearsal we were accustomed to,” he said,

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IM-Rec facilities report compliance with masking and social distancing protocols, see popularity with outdoor recreation programs – The Cavalier Daily

University Intramural and Recreational Sports facilities are operating with modified protocols this semester due to COVID-19, including limited hours and required reservations by students and members for certain spaces. By and large, individuals have abided by masking and sanitation requirements —  among other new regulations — and outdoor IM-Rec activities and facilities have grown in popularity.

The Aquatic and Fitness Center and North Grounds Recreation Center have been operating with

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