Big Rock Advocacy is a feature from Big Rock Sports that will keep you informed about legislation and other issues that could effect the outdoor industry.

 

A longtime advocacy leader, Gary Zurn has served on the American Sportfishing Association’s Board of Directors and as Chairman of its Government Affairs Saltwater Committee.

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From Rendezvous to Summits

As fall gives way to winter and cooling temperatures, it also marks the time for many outdoor organizations to hold their annual business meetings, regional trade shows or planning meetings recapping the successes (and sometimes failures) of 2013, and look ahead to what is in store for 2014 and beyond. Many of you

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Advocacy Comes in Many Shapes and Sizes

ICAST 2013 Highlights   Big Rock Sports sales, merchandising and management teams attended the 2013 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) Show in Las Vegas, and we came away very impressed with the increased attendance and size of this year’s show, as well as the enthusiasm of the attendees. Over 9,500 registrants

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Congressional Fly-ins and Combat Warriors

A lot going on the past few months, so I will get right to it. The 6th Annual Congressional Fly-In sponsored by The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) was a huge success. I attended the two-day event with more than 50 shooting sports industry executives and members from many industry affiliations.   The

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Big Rock Participates in Industry/Agency Summit

A two day summit between outdoor industry leaders and the heads of the states’ fish and wildlife agencies was held the last week in May at ATK/Federal’s facility in Anoka, MN. Gary Zurn, Senior Vice President, represented Big Rock Sports as part of the Industry Coalition at the meeting, along with association and

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Big Rock Staffer & Customer Participate in Gulf “Restoration” Planning Meetings

As part of the Gulf Coast “Restoration” Projects initiatives, Big Rock Sports’ Chris Flocken and Half Hitch Tackle owner Tom Putnam participated in one of 5 regional workshops in May to help determine how to best utilize funds from the $1 billion provided by BP for early restoration of the oil spill.  The

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