Kinsey’s Adds Tethrd to Distribution Assortment and Other Industry News

Kinsey’s adds Tethrd to distribution assortment; Kinsey’s announces grand prize giveaways for Kinsey’s Dealer Show 2023; 2023 Hunt Expo raises nearly $14M for conservation; Moultrie Mobile announces vice president of marketing; Pope and Young’s 33rd Biennial Convention updates; and Bass Pro plans to open three new stores.

Kinsey’s Adds Tethrd to Distribution Assortment and Other Industry News

Kinsey’s Adds Tethrd to Distribution Assortment

Kinsey’s recently announced the addition of Tethrd (photo above) to its assortment of distributed archery and firearms products. Kinsey’s is excited for the new partnership with Tethrd due to the company’s specialization in designing and manufacturing industry-leading saddles, saddle hunting kits, climbing sticks, platforms and saddle hunting accessories.

Since being founded by Greg Godfrey and Ernie Power, Tethrd has been focused on accomplishing two missions: spread the love of saddle hunting to the sportsman community, as well as design and engineer the world’s best saddle hunting equipment. According to Tethrd, they’re focused on providing hunters with the safest mobile elevated hunting gear on the planet.

Kinsey’s Dealers can now shop Tethrd products, which includes its popular Phantom, Menace and ESS Saddles, Skeletors Sticks, Predator Platform, Saddle Kits, as well as a variety of saddle hunting gear and accessories.

Kinsey’s also announced that Tethrd will be in attendance at this year’s Kinsey’s Dealer Show, KDS23, Feb. 17-19, 2023, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. At the Show, Kinsey’s Dealers can speak with Tethrd reps and learn more about saddle hunting tips and gear.


Kinsey’s Announces Grand Prize Giveaways for Kinsey’s Dealer Show 2023

Kinsey’s has announce its grand prize giveaways for this year’s Kinsey’s Dealer Show, KDS23, February 17-19, at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Kinsey’s, in association with GSM Outdoors, will be giving away over $5,000 in grand prizes for this year’s dealer show.

Dealers who register and participate in the Show have a chance to win one of the grand prize giveaways. The grand prize is a $5,000 GSM Outdoors prize package. The runner up prizes are a $100 Kinsey’s Dealer account credit and Hershey Gift Basket with Overnight Gift Certificate ($200 value). The 3-day show will culminate with the grand prize giveaway drawings on Sunday, February 19 at 2:45pm.

In addition to those grand prize giveaways, dealers also have the chance at winning exciting prizes and giveaways all weekend thanks to our vendor partners.

Justin Gorman, Kinsey’s vice president of sales and marketing, said, “KDS23 is set up to be a massive success. Supply chains are finally catching up which will allow dealers to accurately take advantage of our industry leading terms and ship windows. This year’s vendor participation sets a record, which means more brands and more deals for participating dealers. We look forward to seeing everyone at another tremendous show!”

KDS23 offers dealers the opportunity to save on products, which helps to maximize their margins and contribute to their business’s bottom line from more than 250 leading brands. Dealers also have the ability to program their show orders with industry leading ship dates starting with ASAP shipments through August 1, 2023, depending on the item category.

Registration is restricted to dealers who have a registered Kinsey’s Account. New dealers can attend the show, but must first apply by downloading the application at

FYI: Main event sponsors for KDS23 include Vista Outdoor, TenPoint, FeraDyne, Easton and GSM Outdoors.


2023 Hunt Expo Raises Nearly $14 Million for Conservation

The 2023 Western Hunting & Conservation Expo (Hunt Expo)recent closed after 4 busy days with packed halls of people visiting the 544 booths on more than 511,000 square feet of the Salt Palace Convention Center exhibit halls in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event once again shattered records, raising nearly $14 million from show passes, auctions, tag sales and other fundraisers. Hosted by the Mule Deer Foundation and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, the Hunt Expo has become one of the most important conservation fundraising and consumer hunting events in the country.

The Thursday night Super Banquet engaged a crowd of 1,100 people in games and drawings, and the Friday and Saturday auctions attracted sold-out crowds of nearly 2,000 people each night. Perhaps most remarkable were the many record-breaking tag sales at the Friday and Saturday evening banquets including the two highest ever prices for conservation auction tags. Friday, February 3, Utah’s Antelope Island Mule Deer Tag sold for $500,000, making it the highest selling conservation tag in history, but that record stood for less than 24 hours when the Arizona Statewide Mule Deer Tag sold for $725,000 the next night. (Click here to watch a short video of the record-setting live auction bid.)

Also noteworthy was the Texas desert bighorn tag sold at Expo for the first time that brought $175,000—well more than it has ever sold for before. The Alberta, Canada Minister’s Special Elk and Deer Licenses sold for $85,000 and $225,000, respectively.

It’s important to note that most of the sale price for the auction tags goes directly back to the state and provincial wildlife agencies to use for habitat projects to benefit the species. For example, 100% of the Arizona tag is used by Arizona Game and Fish for mule deer conservation projects, and 90% of the Texas bighorn tag will be used in their bighorn sheep program. In addition, most states have a comparable tag available for draw that allows all hunters to have the chance at the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The 2024 Western Hunting & Conservation Expo will be held February 15 to 18 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.


Moultrie Mobile Announces Vice President of Marketing

Ryan Holm
Ryan Holm

Moultrie Mobile recently announced the addition of Ryan Holm as its vice president of marketing. Holm joins the innovative company with nearly 20 years of experience in the outdoor industry and will lead efforts to enhance the vision, identity and awareness of Moultrie Mobile and its products.

“Ryan comes to us with outstanding experience and an impressive track record of guiding successful marketing and brand initiatives in the outdoor industry,” said Daniel Wilson, general manager of Moultrie Mobile. “We’re ecstatic for him to join the team and look forward to his guidance in growing our brand as we prepare to offer exciting new products in 2023 and beyond.”

Holm’s nearly 20 years of professional experience in the outdoor industry include time in sales and marketing roles. The past 13 years of his career were with Mystery Ranch, an industry-leading pack company, where he most recently served as the director of marketing, growing the brand to become a juggernaut in the military SF groups, wildland fire, skiing and climbing, and backpack hunting markets.

“Moultrie Mobile is already a highly regarded brand with a passion for offering innovative products and a stellar app designed to improve the user experience for hunters and landowners while planning and hunting,” said Holm. “A stellar time to join the MM brand, and I’m psyched to help expand with new relationships, owned media, marketing initiatives, and projects that will entrance the outdoor industry and its consumers — get ready.”


Join Pope and Young in Reno for 33rd Biennial Convention

Pope and Young is excited for its 33rd Biennial Convention taking place April 12-15, 2023, in Reno, Nevada, at the Nugget Casino Resort. With more than 100 vendors, from outfitters, manufacturers and non-profit organizations, there will be something in the exhibition hall for everyone to look at and enjoy.

There is still time for companies to reserve a spot to exhibit among some of the best companies in the bowhunting space. Pope and Young strives to make their show the best experience possible for all their vendors. The P&Y Convention is a show worth exhibiting at because of incredible booth pricing, and no extra upcharges. The Convention has always been a place for manufacturers and outfitters to get in front of some of the most accomplished bowhunters in the world, and this year will be no different.

If you’d like more information on exhibiting at the Convention, reach out to P&Y Marketing Director Dylan Ray via email:


P&Y Convention Live Auction and Raffle

Pope and Young recently announced a few of their featured live auction items that will be up for auction at its 33rd Biennial Convention. With a wide variety of different hunts from some of the top outfitters in the world in attendance, there will be something for everyone.

Join Pope and Young in Reno, or register to participate in the online bidding for your chance at a 9-day Alaskan Yukon moose hunt with Yukon Big Game Outfitters, a 6-day whitetail hunt in the Edmonton Bowzone with Wizard Lake Outfitting, a 6-day Alaskan fishing trip with Bushwhack Alaska, or an 5-day Nebraska mule deer and pronghorn combo hunt with Heartland Pride Outfitters.

Whether you’re looking to go on an African Safari, mark off one of North America’s most sought-after big game animals, go on a fishing getaway, or just looking to find your next big adventure, the live auction at the Pope and Young Convention will have something for you. If you can’t make it to the Convention, you can also bid online during both Friday and Saturday’s live auction.

2023 P&Y Convention Raffle

The raffle at the 2023 Convention will be the biggest in P&Y’s history, and features four incredible hunts, with all the dollars raised going to support bowhunting conservation, and Pope and Young’s fight to continue to preserve, promote, and protect your passion for bowhunting.

One lucky winner will have the opportunity to choose from the following hunts, and will be able to hunt with either bow or firearm:

  • 10-day Dall sheep, brown bear/grizzly, caribou, black bear combo hunt from the Perrins Rainy Pass Lodge, 2024 or 2025 depending on availability
  • 12-day Alaska/Yukon moose hunt from MacMillian River Adventures
  • 10-day mountain goat/brown bear combo hunt from Barela’s Alaskan Outfitters
  • 10-day South Africa safari including lion, lioness, Cape buffalo, sable and crocodile combo from Motshwere Safaris & Outfitters (is exportable)

The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the Convention. Important note: There will be only 1,500 tickets sold, so act fast to get your chance to win. The cost for a single raffle ticket is $100; you can buy four tickets for $300, or 15 tickets for $1,000. Click here for more information about the raffle. Important note: You do NOT need to be present to win.


Bass Pro Plans to Open Three New Stores

Bass Pro Shops, which currently operates about 200 stores, recently announced plans to open three more in Spring, Texas; Niles, Ohio; and Clifton Park, New York.

In Spring, Texas, the 125,000-square-foot store will be located along Interstate 45; it’s scheduled to open fall 2024. Currently, there are 15 Bass Pro stores in Texas. The Spring store will be the fourth one in the greater Houston area.

The Niles store will be the seventh location in Ohio; it’s scheduled to open later in 2023. The 63,000-square-foot space, located in the Eastwood Mall, will be convenient for consumers in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

Expected to open in 2024, the 70,000-square-foot Clifton Park store will be New York’s fourth Bass Pro location. It will serve customers in the Adirondacks and Albany region. According to a Bass Pro spokesman, Clifton Park is a thoroughfare from New York City to Montreal and lies en route to the region’s 6M acres of mountains, lakes and springs.


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