© Othmar Vohringer
As the hunting season winds down outdoor bloggers tend to write about other issues pertaining to the outdoors and in this edition of the Blog Buzz I start off with an issue that is close to my heart. Quality trophy pictures, ro the lack thereof. When I visit other websites I am at times disgusted with how little care some hunters take when they photograph their trophy animal. Deer are covered in blood, or are displayed right next to a gut pile or exposed to the viewer with the slit open belly. I often think what other people might think when they see a picture like that. Thanks to Adam from Foggy Bottom Outdoors and his brilliant article, Tips for taking quality deer pictures, hunters will now be able to take pictures that portray their hard earned trophy in a esthetically pleasing manner and thus increase the fond memories of the hunt. A picture can say a thousand words about the hunter and hunting. Lets make it thousand positive words.
There is a new kid on the outdoor blogger block. Deer Passion (no relation to my blog Whitetail Deer Passion) is written by a “small town girl from Kansas” (Hurray another female outdoor blogger). According to the profile the author loves to fish and hunt and is passionate about conservation too. On the Deer Passion blog these passions are highlighted in a well formulated manner. If you haven’t seen that blog I encourage you to read it.
Talking about newcomers to the outdoor blogsphere, let me introduce you to the Wild Side Blog. Some of you may remember Chad from my product review of Field Dress and their top quality t-shirts printed with beautiful wildlife, fishing and hunting motives of such stunning beauty of which I have never seen before in my long life. Now you get to know Chad personally on his blog where he talks about outdoor issues and lets you have a glance into his persona and the company he so proudly and successfully leads.
At the Outdoor Bloggers Summit
Kristine has worked tirelessly many hours to establish a detailed list of every member and supporter and then added each one to the state and Canadian province they belong. This list is an invaluable tool for regional OBS chapter organizers when they start to organize and host regional OBS events. If you’re interested in the local OBS events or would like to become a chapter organizer – we still need lots of them -let Kristine know. While I am at it, let me give a big cheer and heartfelt thank you to Kristine, like I said, she works very hard on behalf of the OBS and yet she never complains does not get paid and always pushes ahead. She is a woman on a mission for the benefit of all outdoor bloggers. Kristine you Rock! I know this does not say a lot but I simply have no other words to describe the deep gratitude I feel toward Kristine and her unwavering commitment to the OBS.
On the Black Bear Blog Tom Remington posted a story from down under (Australia) of an elderly couple whose sleep was interrupted by lowlifes attempting to ransack the couple’s garden shed. If you ever in a similar position and need the police to attend quickly you should follow the procedure outlined in When you need help fast with a burglary . It’s an amusing story with a sad underlining. Sad, because it shows how reluctant the police is to assist law abiding people but on the other hand act light lightening if they suspect that a criminal comes to harm. Read it and you know what I mean with that.
At Whitetail Deer Passion I started the second Deer Contest. There have so many entries after the first contest closed that I just couldn’t disappoint all the ones that didn’t make in the first one. If you want to enter the contest and become eligible to win a DVD double set of Whitetail Revolution provided by the good folks at Versus Country then enter now. Closing time for the contest is at the end of this month and when this one is over, it is over.
There are, as always, many blogs I would like to write about, but neither have the space nor time to squeeze them all into one post. Check out the blog roll and every other blogs link list and you will realize what a wealth and diversity of information outdoor bloggers provide for everyone. Isn’t it great! You bet it is!!
Othmar Vohringer Outdoors
Founding Member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit
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