To help provide deer hunters with more access to go afield, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has partnered with Powderhook, the resource for connecting hunters and fishermen with places to enjoy their passion. “We are excited to partner with QDMA and help deer hunters everywhere in our quest to help create access for all, now and into the future,” said Chris Dietrich, Powderhook’s Sales and Pro Staff manager. “The partnership will greatly benefit the hunting community by combining Powderhook’s software with QDMA’s proven approach to Quality Deer Management. Users will be able to learn more about QDMA events, purchase tickets for them, and connect with others in the outdoors – all through the Powderhook experience.”
Hunter access was identified as one of the greatest issues impacting the future of hunting at QDMA’s 2014 North American Whitetail Summit. East of the Rocky Mountains, most hunting occurs on private land, and this is especially true in states like Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Texas where 97 to 98 percent of the land is in private ownership. Add in development, anti-hunting sentiment among some landowners, and competition from other hunters, and it can be downright difficult finding a place to hunt.
“It is encouraging to see cutting-edge technology being used to help solve the access problem,” said QDMA CEO Brian Murphy. “Powderhook is leading the way in this area, and we are proud to be a part of this effort to connect hunters with places to hunt.”
“Powderhook’s mission is ‘Access for All,'” said Dietrich. “That means access for new hunters, anglers and shooters; for parents and their children; for neighbors who haven’t been out in the field for years; and for you. Powderhook works with the nation’s leading conservation organizations, retailers and manufacturers and uses its innovative Web platform to solve some of the industry’s most important problems.”
Finding an event, planning a trip, building a map, or locating a nearby group has never been easier. Powderhook’s website features over 500 million acres of hunting and fishing spots in all 50 states with more being added every day. It allows users to easily find and share access to hunting clubs, leases, outfitters, and private and public lands – all searchable with interactive mapping tools. Additionally, Powderhook users can create and manage outdoor organizations, events, and groups.
Join Powderhook and start interacting with thousands of sportsmen and women today. As an incentive for signing up, QDMA and Powderhook have put together a sweepstakes package valued at $3,650 that includes QDMA merchandise and a 5-day, 6-night fishing trip to McKay Lake in Ontario, Canada. View the complete package and contest rules, join Powderhook, and enter to win at www.powderhook.com/giveaway.