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Professional Outdoor Media Association

Professional Outdoor Media Association

Tunica, MS --( Sixty-seven outdoor industry manufacturers, service providers, media outlets and individuals pitched in to help the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA, raise some big bucks this year.

The companies donated to the organization’s annual fund-raisers, which included live and silent auctions and a raffle. The auctions and raffles were held in conjunction with POMA’s Annual Business Conference in Tunica, Mississippi (

“Each year, we’re overwhelmed by the generosity of POMA’s Corporate Partners and even non-members, who support the organization and its mission,” said POMA Chairman Kevin Tate. “The donations poured in, and POMA, through the generosity of the conference attendees who bid on the items and purchased raffle tickets, raised more than $12,000.”

BowTech Assassin compound bow

BowTech Assassin Compound Bow

A few of the items on the auction block and up for raffle were:

  • A complete duck hunter’s dream package from Ducks Unlimited, which included a full-camo Remington 887 12-gauge shotgun, Avery decoys
  • Fishing gear from Shimano and G.Loomis
  • A Benjamin Rogue 357-caliber, hunting air rifle
  • A package for a day of upland bird hunting and one day of steelhead fishing on the famous Clearwater River from the North American Gamebird Association
  • A full advertising package in Range Report magazine and limited-edition, NSSF-engraved Ruger M77 Hawkeye bolt-action 338-caliber rifle from the National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • Optics from Alpen, Bushnell, CenterPointe, Hawke, Leupold, Nikon, Vangard
  • A Mossberg ATR Deer THUGS Series Centerfire Rifle in .270 Win
  • Budweiser NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick #29 helmet and die-cast car, autographed by Harvick
  • Airgun packages from Crosman and Daisy
  • BowTech Assassin compound bow
  • Artwork Mule Deer Foundation
  • Bronze sculpture from the Quality Deer Management Association, and
  • Much more

“These folks step up to the plate, year after year, to support POMA and thus the traditional outdoor sports industry’s press corps,” added Laurie Lee Dovey, POMA executive director.

“The funds raised from the auction go directly toward providing membership services that help POMA meet its mission goals. There’s no way to adequately thank everyone, donors and bidders, for their kindness.”

Auction and Raffle Donors Include:

  • Aimpoint, Inc.
  • Alpen Optics
  • Battenfeld Technologies
  • Birchwood Casey
  • Boone and Crockett Club
  • Bowden2bowden LLC
  • BowTech Archery
  • BPI Outdoors/CVA
  • Brownell’s
  • Browning
  • Buck Knives
  • Budweiser
  • Bushnell
  • Camp Chef
  • Capital City/Lake Murray Country
  • Carolee Boyles
  • Crosman Corporation
  • Daisy
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Elk Mountain Gear
  • G. Loomis
  • Gamo Outdoor USA
  • Gerber
  • Hawke Sport Optics
  • Howard Communications
  • Hunt Comfort
  • Hunter’s Specialties
  • Irish Setter Boots
  • Kelly James-Enger
  • Kristine Houtman
  • Leica
  • Leupold
  • LL Bean
  • Meopta U.S.A., Inc.
  • Michael Sabbeth
  • Mossy Oak
  • Mountain Khakis
  • Mule Deer Foundation
  • National Rifle Association
  • National Shooting Sports Foun.
  • Nikon Sport Optics
  • No. American Gamebird Assoc.
  • O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
  • Otis Technology
  • Outdoor Channel
  • Outfitter’s Rating
  • Plano
  • Polaris/Will Primos
  • Preston Pittman Game Calls
  • Prois
  • Quality Deer Mgt. Assoc.
  • Ram Truck
  • Realtree
  • Remington
  • Stearns
  • Tammy Sapp
  • Tech Mesh Apparel
  • ThermaCELL
  • The Warmbag
  • Tovar Cerulli
  • Tri-Tronics
  • Trophy Totes, LLC
  • Under Armour
  • Vanguard
  • Venture
  • Whitetails Unlimited
  • Winchester Ammunition
  • Winchester Arms

POMA Mission: To foster excellence in communications at all levels, help members build their businesses, connect media and industry, promote fair and honest communication of the traditional outdoor sports and conservation stories, and mentor the next generation of traditional outdoor sports communicators.

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