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bearclaw brought up a good point in another post about the CBH Newsletter. It's a neat publication that has info of interest to all of us. I always look forward to getting mine but I for one, and I'd assume others, would like to see more hunting info in there. Articles, stories, how-to's, etc. I always love to read the ones that do make it in there but I think it's been a little while since I've seen anything. I certainly do not mean this as any kind of poke at the good folks involved with it. I admittedly haven't been around CBH long enough to know jack crap, which is why I'm asking. Is there a specific reason for there not being more hunting stuff? Is there a target archery bias, or do we just simply need more people to submit hunting related material?
 

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Nate,

In the last issue John was talking about how it was a big expense to put together and mail the newsletter. I know that is one thing that we face at our local club as well. I would say if there was more Ad revenue, then the club could afford to have additional pages to carry the hunting stories. Since Ed and Roy have been on board as the hunting dudes here lately, I've seen more hunting stories than I remember before.

Perhaps if we want to get more hunting stories, we should approach hunting related companies that we are associated with to underwrite the additional pages that a well written epic saga, complete with pictures, would require?


Maybe Ed could help us fill in the blanks...
 

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Write a story and send it to Ed, he told me a few months ago he will submit anything hunting related.

I am sure he will be around to kick your butt for calling him out like that. I for one think it is a top shelf publicataion and to say it is anything but, is just blasphemy.

I was hoping to have a few article options after Tejon last month, but have yet to come up with a good angle.
 

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I'm sure you are right John. Perhaps with a little more stories and content, however, it might attract more membership, more interest from advertisers, and more dollars in the coffers. I definitely don't profess to know the solution, and no offense meant to the current editor/publisher, but it seems there might be some room for improvement.
 

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bearvagina,
I'm talking fresh content. You and I are played out. We need some new stuff, but is that the reason? I'm not calling out Ed, I got nothin but love for my knuckle draggin homie -- he works his ass off for CBH, I've seen it. More than anything else, I'm just asking what the reason is. Are there just not enough stories submitted? Do the target guys not like us down and dirty bowhunters? Or is there some other agenda or issue at work here keeping more hunting info from making it into the newsletter's pages?
 

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SD: As industrious as you are, I'm sure you could talk one of your sponsors into underwriting the cost of a special hunting related section. You should call out Ed like that.
 

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I can See it now...... Full color glossy pull out section sponsored by a certain "high altitude Viagra" company with Nate and Arrowslinger decked out and neartly invisible in the latest camo fashion holding the latest and greated tool to reach the hunting world.....Butt-out...



Nate I know you aren't calling anyone out...and I'm just jerkin' your chain a little bit...

I know it wasn't until I started going to archery novelty shoots that I heard anything about CBH. The main thing I use it for is to plan out my weekend. It really is the only way most archery clubs promote their shoots. And if you look at the ads, it is mainly archery clubs advertising their shoots. I will encourage our hunting chairman to send in more hunting pictures to Ed. And I will try to do that my self.

I always figured It would just be a re-hash of stories I put on here, so I don't send 'em....but you made me tre think that Nate..
 

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Fast answer......not enough stories and/or articles sent in to publish on a regular basis. You guys that just went on the Tejon hunt should send in a short article and photos. We could use the contributions. I'll be doing my part sending in a short story on my Goodale archery mule deer hunt. Send them in guys......we'll accept them.
 

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SDKUNTR,
Did you submit a story last year? I am working on a few ideas but think either way I am trying to put lipstick on a pig from this past trip, but will see if I can make anything worth mentioning. You are the cunning linguist from that hunt, whatcha got? I am calling you out, represent the JHO hog hammers well.
 

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Someone else needs to step up. I've already done an article. Brent?
 

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I've decided not to publish the whereabouts of my hog killing spree.
 

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jim matthews published my archery buck story with pics and all ,i did not even submit ,he just called
and i sent him a photo and gave a storyover the phone ,next i saw it was in the california bucks mag,moral here
is that it dont take much to send a photo and write a few particulars about your hunt , send it to
ed and im sure he would put it in,if this is the way the news letter is going,i for one will submitt my
next archery kill and story for viewing pleasure,i think this is a great way to fire the newsletter
up a bit,looking forward to everyones contribution
turkey opens next week

now lets get some


*** onetrack,great lookin pup,how old?
 

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Like Tejon is a big secret.

Hatchet1, send your story and pics in to Ed too. That was a great buck and definitely worthy of a spot in the newsletter!
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (bearclaw @ Mar 18 2008, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
SDKUNTR,
Did you submit a story last year? I am working on a few ideas but think either way I am trying to put lipstick on a pig from this past trip, but will see if I can make anything worth mentioning. You are the cunning linguist from that hunt, whatcha got? I am calling you out, represent the JHO hog hammers well.[/b]
 

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Hey guys, I'm glad you like the newsletter. As the Editor, it's cool to hear some positive talk about it now and then.

To clear a few things up, there is no bias toward target; I just don't get many submissions. In fact, I'd like to publish more hunting stuff than target since that is my favorite part of the sport. To date, I have published everything I've received from Ed. He is my contact for the Big Game Club content for the newsletter as well as the BGC web site. The April issue has bsbowhunter's Tejon Ranch hog in it on page 19. I'm waiting to have a good story of my own to put in the newsletter.

It is true that the ads are almost all clubs promoting their shoots. Recently, we voted to allow non-archery-related ads at a 50% premium. Also, the ad rates went up about 20% across the board. The newsletter takes about half of the CBH/SAA budget to produce, so space is also a premium. I need to keep the size to 16 pages when possible, though the April issue is 28 pages. Almost 14 pages are ads (including the $10K Raffle and Broadhead). About 6 1/2 pages are hunting-related in this issue: 3 1/4 pages ads, 1 page for BS hunt story, about 2 1/4 for legislative info that affects hunting rights.

Sometimes, I may need to leave out some "less important" pieces to cut the size down unless there are enough ads to cover it. Non-archery ads give us the most profit, so hit up your insurance agents, loan officers, etc. to toss some dollars our way. I think a full page of non-archery ads will cover the cost of a full page hunt story.
 

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Good stuff there John. Thanks. Send in those submissions guys!
 

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