Monday, August 2, 2010

Bear Hunting Seminar - Success!
On Saturday, Team DIY put on a bear hunting seminar at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. It was a success! It was the first time any of us had put together a seminar of this magnitude and best of all it was free!

Eric Welsh, owner of, put together a very informative presentation for about 20 attendees. We had an even mix of archery and rifle hunters, young and old, and male and female. My presentation was on gear and what should be in your pack for bear hunting. I learned a lot about public speaking, the way I talk and how I interact with the crowd. I definitely need to work on that, but most of the guys asked questions and were pretty open to everything. I was impressed with a particular youngster, about 10 years old, who asked quite a few questions and I was proud of him for stepping up.

We had a giveaway for some great hunting gear and Bass Pro even helped out by giving away some first-aid kits and insect repellent. Everyone walked away with something. Thanks, BPS! 

XADDICT Archery owner John Weaver was there with some rad new shirts, too. When Eric held up John's new t-shirt design everyone in the audience ooohed and ahhhed. Check out his shirts (especially the new Shed Kings shirts when they are posted).  John gave away a couple and the guys who got them were very excited.

All in all, I would say that it was very successful for Team DIY. Our goal was to share information and we did just that. We had a good turnout and hope to be able to help out during the Fall Classic at Bass Pro by giving a few other seminars. We have a few lined up and can't wait to be a part of it. Ok, I just can't wait to go there again to see what new gear is available. I did very well and only bought what I needed this time - some JetBoil fuel and a Camelback cleaning kit. No archery gear! Double success!

I hope all of you that attended were able to walk away with some good information you will put to good use. If you have any questions, please email me or shoot out a question on the forum. We'll be happy to help out!

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