Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Outdoor Blog News

There are several things happening in the world of outdoor blogs and I wanted to pass along the information in case you weren't aware of some or all of the "going's on".

Some of you may remember Dennis who ran a blog called Fishing with Dad and later changed to Adventures with Dad. Dennis retired that blog earlier this year, but he's back now with a blog called Family Time. Dennis has incorporated the entire family theme into his blog. Enjoying the outdoors really is a family affair. Dennis highlights their family activities and includes sections on survival, fishing, and RV tips. Dennis is a family man first and a great guy. If you didn't know he was back in the blogging world, go pay him a visit.

Nancy at A Rural Journal is one of the featured bloggers of the week over at the Outdoor Blogger Network. I've been following Nancy's blog for quite some time and she has some of the best photographs you'll find anywhere! Her photography skills are top notch and she has a wonderful blog showcasing her talent. Congratulations to Nancy for being featured at the OBN!

Will over at The Will to Hunt is running a very cool contest he calls the Hit List Trail Cam Pic Contest! If you have trail cameras out and want a chance to win some great prizes, you should visit Will's site and enter. I won't go into all of the rules since Will has them listed, but the deadline is August 31. Entry is easy and from the look of the contest sponsors, the prizes will be top notch. This is for trail cam photos only so don't try to sneak in a picture taken with your high-end DSLR!

Owl Jones of OwlJones.com fame has just launched a brand new site called Fish News Daily. If you know Owl, you know he is a fishing fanatic! His new site is designed to provide all of the latest news from the fishing world with direct links to articles, photos, blogs, videos, etc. Owl's goal is to provide fishing news in one easy to use location and prevent the time consuming task of searching websites and blogs on a daily basis. If you enjoy fishing, go give Owl's new site a gander.

If you like saltwater fishing or want to try it, Justin at Foggy Mountain Meanderings has posted some information on a sailfish adventure that will be awarded to one lucky person. The contest is being offered by the folks at iFished and Joe at SoCal Salty. If you are interested, visit Justin's blog to get all of the information.

On a somber note, Mel at Ass Backwards Angler has announced that his dear mother passed away very recently. Mel was one of my first blog followers and I want to offer my sincerest condolences to Mel and his family. If you feel so inclined, please stop by and give Mel some words of encouragement.

Those are the big happenings that I'm aware of right now. Pay these folks a visit, read some great blogs, and take a look at the contests for a chance at some great prizes.


Will Jenkins said...

Thanks for mentioning the trail cam pic contest!!! Definitely lots of cool stuff and actually might be adding a couple more sponsors!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, thanks for the heads up on Dennis! i've missed him since he shut down 'adventures with dad'. i'll start stalking him again immediately! :)

way to go Nancy!!! Woot!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Brian. If it hadn't been for you and Tex, I wouldn't have had a clue. :)

Samantha said...

Nancy's blog is fantastic..as is her sense of humor!
I'll check out the other blogs mentioned.

Dennis said...

Brain thanks very much for the mention, I really appreciate it....took me 3 times to get the name right but this one is gonna stick...hey texwisgirl!! (waving :)

heyBJK said...

Will, Nancy, Dennis: You're welcome! Glad to help pass the word!

Dawn said...

Thanks for the heads up on some great blogs!
I think the only one I've seen/read is Nancy's....it will be an honor to check out the others.