Saturday, March 08, 2008

Outdoor Writers Association of America — Antigun SHILLS!

Check out Bitter Bitch's post on the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) upcoming convention, which features a wonderful panel discussion on the Future of Hunting:
Hunting For A Solution
Wayne Pacelle (Humane Society of the United States), Bart Semcer (Sierra Club) and Paul Helmke (Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence) will host a panel discussion on the merits and intrinsic worth of hunting. These provocative speakers likely will provide ample story material while giving OWAA members a front-lines, front-row seat to an age-old debate that will affect hunters for years to come. Don't miss this timely and exciting exchange of ideas.
Timely and exciting? The only way this would be timely and exciting would be if we could hunt the three antigun/antihunting shills on the panel.

If you are a member of OWAA, resign immediately. OWAA is a nest of festering scumbags. I strong recomend that you join the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) of which I am a charter member. Instead of pieces of human feces like Helmke, Semcer and Pacelle, I spoke at the last POMA convention.


Anonymous said...

I don't read surf and turf mags but how about naming some of the outdoor writers who are members of this fine association? Any of them write for my childhood reading mags Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, or Sports Afield? Let's out the SOB's who belong and urge a letter/e-mail campaign to their employers to drop them. Altho it may not work as isn't lowlife Zumbo back on TV on your channel?

Jerry The Geek said...

Charter member?

That's good enough for me.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Clay, let's see who is a member of the group. That might help in selecting which magazines to read. Let's also look at what companies are sponsoring their conference. If there is a gun company, or related industry company or group, that is sponsoring any part of their conference then we know who to call and complain to.

Anonymous said...

Who will write OWAA's obit?

Anonymous said...

Clay, I think there's a better solution.

Show a little grassroots and market power here. Take a look at some of the newspapers in your area and find the outdoor writers. Write to them and ask them if they support shift, or if they don't, if they would be willing to cover it.

As for magazines, same thing. Find the names, write to them, and ask about it. Suggest POMA as a true hook and bullet alternative.

One key is going to be letting the writers who weathered out the OWAA split that lead to POMA that the readers know. It's not some secret professional only society anymore thanks to the internet and our own communities.

When you finish doing that, forward the information on to your shooting/hunting/fishing buddies and tell them to do the same thing. Give them opportunity to respond to a shifting market.