Tuesday, February 24, 2009

USA Outback attends the 2009 NWTF Convention

"The Turkey Shed"

By the looks of the parking lot at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel Convention center, someone forgot to tell the 40,000 plus attendees there was a recession. Other than the S.H.O.T. show, the NWTF convention is the largest gathering of Who's who in the outdoor industry and one of the best places to see new hunting equipment and plan your next deer or turkey hunt.

Among the guides and outfitters was my good friend Manuel Enriquez - owner/operator of El Halcon lodge who I had not seen since 2004. We reflected on our last hunt together back when we shot a world record (spurs)Gould's turkey- all on camera that will be a featured show on USA Outback later this year. El Halcon lodge still maintains the world record for Gould's turkeys and is a fantastic place to add to your list of hunting lodges.

In case you are wondering, here are the 2009 NWTF Calling contest results-

2009 WTB/NWTF Grand National Senior Division Championships
First place- Jim Pollard, Charleston AR 453
Second place- Chris Parrish, Centralia MO 452
Third place- Sadler McGraw, Camden AL 446
Fourth place- Shane Hendershot, Zanesville OH 445

2009 Rare Breed/NWTF Champion of Champions
Mark Prudhomme, Georgetown SC 1141
Sadler McGraw, Camden AL 1109
Kerry Terrell, Brooklet GA 1062

With me on this trip to Nashville was my good friend Mark Zukowski whose company Genesis Lamp is starting to provide energy efficient replacement lamps and light bulbs for the manufacturers of hunting equipment. Part of the proceeds from outdoor industry sales of replacement bulbs benefits the NWTF through donations by Genesis Lamp. Change a light bulb- save a turkey- imagine that.

My main goal at the NWTF convention was to get video snippets from outdoor personalities to promote Safari Club International's Sportsmen Against Hunger program. Talk about Who's who in the outdoor industry- here's a list of who you will see on this feature video mid-March exclusive for XONtv(http://www.xontv.tv/) -
Paul Butski & Bob Walker
David Hale, Harold Knight and Jim Strelec
Will Primos
Cuz Strickland
Toxey Haas

Dick Kirby

Terry Rohm

Jim Crumley

Mark Drury
John Annoni- 1999 SCI Educator of the Year
Mark Nelsen- Cabela's Marketing Manager
Actor Gerald McRaney
Ricky Jo Bishop
Bill Miller from NAHC
John Plowman from Hunters Sharing the Harvest in PA
CJ Winand
Baltimore Oriole pitcher Buddy Groom - and of course- myself.

By assembling the group mentioned above, it shows that the entire outdoor industry is behind this program. It is because of these guys that the sport I love so much is even able to survive in today's hustle and bustle world because of their dedication and contributions to the sport of hunting- and the community.

I am hoping that this video will show not only the sporting community but also the general public how we as hunters are making a difference helping those in need. In some circles of the general public, hunting is frowned upon. This video showing venison donations to the needy is just one of the many ways we can help eliminate these preconceived notions that hunters are 'bad' people. Simply put- How can anyone be against helping feed the needy?

Hunters DO make a difference by not only footing the majority of the bill for conservation(Pittman Robertson Act), but also through many other humanitarian services projects that sportsmen do everyday- NWTF Wheelin' Sportsmen, Safari Wish hunts, Safari Care, the list goes on and on.

This Sportsmen Against Hunger feature video will be airing exclusively on the Internet making it capable of worldwide distribution through XONtv.

So think about donating some of your game this year to the Sportsmen Against Hunger program. We as hunters can make a difference.

Check out USA Outback at http://www.usaoutbacktv.com/.
Best Afield-
Denny :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

USA Outback teams up with Genesis Lamp for 2009

Host Denny Snyder with Genesis VIP Mark Zukowski
and a pair of Florida Osceola turkeys

Press Release

USA Outback Outdoor Television teams up with Genesis Lamp
for 2009

Genesis Lamp supports conservation and markets efforts to sportsmen

Indianapolis, IN- USA Outback Outdoor Television executive producer Denny Snyder has announced that the award winning popular outdoor television program ‘USA Outback’ has joined forces with Genesis Lamp to light up the world of sportsmen in 2009. Genesis Lamp is a family owned and operated business with 25 years experience in the replacement light bulb business. Genesis Lamp is one of the few remaining light bulb manufacturers that makes the majority of it’s products in the US.

With global warming changing our climate, we all need to take responsibility and helping conservation of our natural resources is as easy as changing a lightbulb.”
Snyder states- “Each one of us can make a difference to help our environment.”

Genesis Lamp provides energy efficient bulbs for all of the lighting needs of USA Outback Outdoor Television. Proper lighting is a requirement for good footage and Genesis Lamp now provides USA Outback TV staff with projector lamps and full spectrum lamps, office fluorescent light bulbs and even flood lights for specialized outdoor shoots.

Whether you need fluorescent lights for the garage or a specialized metal halide or halogen light, buying a replacement light from Genesis Lamp is not only good for your pocketbook, it’s good for the environment. Genesis Lamp supplies energy efficient lighting products to the residential, commercial/industrial and recreational markets, and also replacement automotive bulbs.

Genesis Lamp is the largest North American distributor of airport lighting for Phillips, Osram, and GE lighting. Genesis Lamp is an authorized replacement light bulb distributor for GE,
Ushio, Osram/Sylvania, Philips, and Seimens. Genesis Lamp makes ordering replacement bulbs fast and easy.

Whether you need halogen light bulbs for an airport runway, HID replacement bulbs for a parking lot or just the right incandescent light bulbs for a chandelier, Genesis Lamp offers the best choice for replacement bulbs online.

Contact Genesis Lamp for a free sample replacement light by calling toll free
at 1-800-685-6257 or visit them on the web at http://www.genesislamp.com/ and start saving money- and the environment.

For more information on USA Outback Outdoor Television, contact Denny Snyder at (317)502-7942 or visit on the web at http://www.usaoutbacktv.com/ .

Friday, February 6, 2009


Welcome to the USA Outback Outdoor Television blog!

I'm the host and producer of the show, Denny Snyder and thank you for taking the time to see what's new with USA Outback. It has been a "brief" four year hiatus of NOT airing USA Outback nationally on the Outdoor Channel, the Sportsman Channel, the Men's Channel and numerous regional and local tv networks but now USA Outback is back exclusively on the Internet !

Starting in mid-February, if you go to XON tv (http://www.xontv.tv/), you can watch the last entire season of USA Outback that aired in 2004. The entire list of online hunting videos and online fishing videos can be found on our own web site at http://www.usaoutbacktv.com/ as well as information about our services offered to viewers as well as potential sponsors and customers.

Be sure to check us out in the Instructional videos section as well. There you will find the Knight & Hale "Call of the Week" with Harold Knight, David Hale and Jim Strelec giving calling tips for deer hunting , turkey hunting, and hunting products reviews. If you are trophy hunting for whitetail deer- maybe questions about rut hunting- we have Code Blue's "Making Sense out of Scents" with Don Bell and myself teaching you the art of "scentology" showing you how knowing scents can help you deer hunting this coming hunting season.

Eventually, we will once again have a recommended outfitters and guides page and if you see a company's logo on our web site, you can rest assured that they produce quality hunting gear and provide excellent services as well.

If you need help choosing a hunting lodge for black bear hunting in Canada or fishing trips to fantastic salmon fishing in Alaska , feel free to email me and I'll give you a personalized hunting report or fishing report and tell you where I've been and who I'd recommend. If we produced a hunting dvd or fishing dvd on their facility or services, then they were top-notch hunting outfitters and fishing guides and worthy of the USA Outback stamp of approval.

Have you ever been elk hunting or trout fishing and videotaped your own hunting trip or fishing trips? Maybe I can help you put it together into your own collectable of hunting Africa to save for posterity- as one of our video services we offer without breaking the bank.

Send me your thoughts on what online hunting videos and online fishing videos YOU would like to watch and we'll try to make it happen!

Best Afield-

Denny :)