Eastern Sport and Outdoor Show Boycott

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Eastern Sport and Outdoor Show Boycott

Postby icdedturkes » January 22nd, 2013, 2:24 pm

Some of you may or may not know that many vendors and hunting celebrities have banded together in an effort to boycott the ESOS show, which I believe is the largest consumer outdoor show in the country.. The boycott stemmed from UK based Reed Promotions stance on black rifles:

[iAs a hunting-focused event, we welcome exhibitors who wish to showcase products and firearms that serve the traditional needs of the sport. Clearly, we strongly support the 2nd Amendment. However, this year we have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention that would distract from the strong focus on hunting and fishing at this family-oriented event and possibly disrupt the broader positive experience of our guests.][/i]

The response has been over whelming by vendors, celebrity hunters and attendees of the show.. Regardless of animal, weapon or background many have pooled together in support of the 2nd amendment. The ESOS facebook page is completely jammed up with attendees voicing their displeasure and the fact they will not go. And the Boycott ESOS facebook page has growned to nearly 10000 likes in 2 days.


Vendors large and small are taking a huge hit from standing up for our 2nd Amendment as this show can make up a large percentage of their yearly income. Please take the time and look over the below list to help support companies that are willing to stand up for our 2nd amendment. If your on Facebook do as 1000s have done and Thank them or take the time to email and thank a few..
As of 215 PM today
Vendors Pulled Out
2 Million Bullets
24/7 Hunting TV
Alaska’s Ravencroft Lodge
Alaskan Outdoors TV
Ambush Firearms
American Whitetails of PA
Antler Insanity
Apex Tactical
Appalachian Big Game TV
Arrowhead Outdoors
Athens Archery
Atlantic Tactical
Avian X Decoys
Bangin Redhedz Turkey Gear
Bear Archery
Blitz TV
Blue Rock Outfitters
Bohning Archery
Boondock Outdoors
Bow Hunter’s Den
Bow Life, LLC
BowHunter Planet
Camo Addiction
Campbell Cameras
Cochrane River Outfitters
Cody Turkey Calls
Cold Steel Knives
Combative Edge
Continental Divide Outfitters
Cross Canyon Arms
Cutting Edge Bullets
Darkwoods Blind
Dead Ringer
Deer and Deer Hunting.com
Direct Action Tactical Firearms
Dirty Dog Outdoors
Domari Nolo Defense Consulting
Dominance is Everything Hunting System
Dominator 365
Down N Dirty Outdoors
Driven TV
Droptine Outfitters
DuckWater Boats
Eastern Chapter Wild Sheep Foundation
Eastern Outdoors
Easton Bow Hunting
Excalibur Crossbow US, Inc
Farmland Trophies Outfitting
Fear No Evil
Field Proven Calls
Firearms Industry Consulting Group
Flatline Productions
Foiles Migrators, Inc
Forbes Turkey Calls
FOXPRO High Performance Game Calls
Full Circle Outdoors
Furtakers TV
Ghost River Outfitters – Alberta
Gone Wild Outdoors
Goodling Rifles
Gut N Tag, LLC
H.S. Specialities
Heartland Whitetails
High Lonesome Outfitters
Hoyt Archery Inc
Hunter Safety Systems
Hunter Specialties w/ Rick White
Hunters and Guides Connection
Hunters Comfort, LLC
Hunter’s Specialties
Huntin’ Is Good! TV
IceHole Coolers
International Bowhunting Organization
Iron Kin Hunt Club
J & M Traditions
Keystone Country Store
Keystone Elk Country Alliance
King of the Mountain Inc.
Kinsey’s Outdoors
Lancaster Archery Supply
Major League Bowhunter
Men in Treestands Productions
Midwest Whitetail Adventures
Mindful of Nature LLC
Mountain Dog Chews
Muddy Outdoors
Muskie Moose, LLC
NasHunt Outdoors
Nature Blinds, LLC
NasHunt Outdoors
Northern Hideaway Outfitters
Northern Outdoor Lodge
Northern Wilderness Outfitters
Old Goat Outdoors
Open Season TV
Outdoor Channel Outfitters
Outdoor Edge Knives
Outdoor Specialist Grou
Ozonics Hunting
PA Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
PA Taxidermist Association, Inc
Pat Strawser Custom Calls
Pennsylvania Trappers Assoc.
Perry’s No Peep Archery Site
Pipeline Ridge Hunting Preserve
Primal Urge Outdoors
Primos Hunting Calls
Proc’s Huntin Buddy
PSE Archery
Radical Hunter
Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment
Red Star Arms
Revolution Hunting
Rhino Outdoors
Rougeaux Taxidermy
S & W Outfitter
SecureIt Tactical
Skull Shine
Southern Game Calls
Spook Span
Sportsmen of North America TV
State Line Bone Mine
Staudt’s Gun Shop
Stay Ready Inc
Stokerized Stabilizers
Susquehanna River Waterfowlers Assoc
Table Mountain Outfitters
Team Overkill
The Bear Whisperer
The Outdoor Loop
The State Line Bone Mine a NW Missouri and Iowa outfitter
The Warmbag
Timberline Outfitters
TNT Archery
Tough Country
Trijicon, Inc
Triple Mag TV
Trop Gun Shop
Turnbull Manufacturing
U Slide Bow Hunter
Ultimate Camo
Umax Outdoors
Upper Canyon Outfitters
Wallaston Lake Lodge
Tex Mex Outdoors
The Warmbag
Watson Air Lock
Watt’s Truck Center
Whitetail Bosses
Whitetail Freaks
Whitetail Heaven Outdoors
Wired Outdoors
Woodcock Limited of Pennsylvania
Wyvern Creations
X-Stand Treestands
Zink Calls
Zook Cabins

Speaker / Celebrites Pulled Out
Abner Druckenmiller – Furtakers TV
Angie & Scott Denny – THE LIFE at Table Mountain
Blaine Anthony, The Bear Whisperer
Bob Folkrod
Bob Mercier
Chris Brackett
Eddie Salter
Fred Eichler – Fulldraw Outfitters
Jay Gregory
Jim and Eva Shockey
Larry Weishuhn
Lee & Tiffany Lakosky “The Crush“
Matt Morett
Michael Waddell
Pat & Nicole Reever
Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo – Archers Choice
Stan Potts
The Bone Collector
Tom Dokken
Trent Cole

Other Boycott Supporters
Anything About Guns
Bloodline With Alex Ruthledge
Chasing Trophy Whitetails
Eddie Salter
Family Traditions TV
Gene & Barry Wensel
Haley Heath
Hank Parker
Roger Raglin

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Re: Eastern Sport and Outdoor Show Boycott

Postby retranger » January 22nd, 2013, 3:11 pm

Good info Thanks for posting
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Re: Eastern Sport and Outdoor Show Boycott

Postby ylpnfol » January 22nd, 2013, 4:20 pm

if this is so, it's awesome.....exactly what we need to do

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Re: Eastern Sport and Outdoor Show Boycott

Postby icdedturkes » January 22nd, 2013, 4:21 pm

Major firearm manufactures are starting to opt out.. Ruger earlier than this from Smith and Wesson

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 22, 2013) --- Smith & Wesson, a U.S. based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, today announced that the Company will not attend nor will it support or participate in the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The announcement comes after the decision of show management company, Reed Exhibitions, to prohibit the display of modern sporting rifles in this year’s event.

James Debney, President and CEO of Smith & Wesson, said, “As a market leader in the firearm industry and an iconic brand that spans 160 years of American history, we believe it is important to make our position perfectly clear: We support the Second Amendment and the rights of our law-abiding customers to purchase these and all legal firearms. Therefore, we are unable to support any organization or event that prohibits legal firearms, or otherwise restricts a citizen's lawful and constitutional rights.”

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Re: Eastern Sport and Outdoor Show Boycott

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » January 22nd, 2013, 5:52 pm

The NWTF pulled out also and canceled the calling contest that was supposed to be there. The calling contest will be relocated once a new place is found.

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Re: Eastern Sport and Outdoor Show Boycott

Postby turkey junky » January 23rd, 2013, 11:00 pm

all i can say is good for them guys.... it must not be that big of a % of there yearly income if it was they would still be attending its about time everybody stood together & expressed how they really feel for once...

i really dont have a need for a black rifle but i know want to get 1 B4 they are banned they do have there purpose in the predator & maybe even the deer woods unlike many in washington would want us to think...

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Re: Eastern Sport and Outdoor Show Boycott

Postby icdedturkes » January 24th, 2013, 10:34 am

turkey junky wrote:all i can say is good for them guys.... it must not be that big of a % of there yearly income if it was they would still be attending its about time everybody stood together & expressed how they really feel for once...


Many outfitters have voiced they book their entire fall at this one show.. Other vendors have come on stating their support and withdraw from the show either know the money they have put into inventory for this huge show could bankrupt their company..

It surely will be a drop in the bucket to the large companies, to some of the smaller vendors, this can represent a huge portion of there yearly sales as well as a huge increase in product awareness.. Just yesterday a small company was on the fence on the Boycott page.. They sell Shirts and other small items and all profits go to woman fighting breast cancer. They were on the fence as they created a tremendous surplus of T shirts, Sweatshirts, bracelets etc supporting their cause.. A quick check of their web page revealed 1500 hits since they went live, the opportunity to put their products and cause in front of 200, 000 people is pretty significant

Many are coming to realize our rights including the 2nd amendment is more important than the bottom line in the big picture.

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Re: Eastern Sport and Outdoor Show Boycott

Postby icdedturkes » January 24th, 2013, 11:26 am

NSSF Statement on the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

We have just learned that Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone the 2013 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show.

In the days following Reed Exhibitions' announcement that modern sporting rifles would be prohibited from the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, the leadership of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has been in intense, frank discussions with Reed Exhibitions management in an effort to reverse this unacceptable decision. These discussions reached an impasse.

NSSF is in no way affiliated with, nor does it participate in or exhibit at this show in any way. Reed Exhibitions does, however, manage the NSSF-owned SHOT Show (though Reed manages the SHOT Show, all SHOT Show decisions, policies and actions are made at NSSF's direction).

Because of Reed's recent actions, NSSF is considering all options regarding the management of future SHOT Shows.

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Re: Eastern Sport and Outdoor Show Boycott

Postby fallhunt » January 24th, 2013, 1:50 pm

I think that show is now canceled!

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Re: Eastern Sport and Outdoor Show Boycott

Postby icdedturkes » January 24th, 2013, 2:23 pm

fallhunt wrote:I think that show is now canceled!

Yes it is.. And full refunds are being offered.


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