Companies that are Non-Supportive of Hunting

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  1. Royal27

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    Verizon Drops Outdoor Channel
    by NRA Blog Staff - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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    If you're a subscriber to Verizon FiOS TV, we've got some bad news for you. The cable provider announced last week that they will no longer carry Outdoor Channel.

    “Our partners, advocates and viewers of outdoor lifestyle programming are very disappointed with Verizon’s actions in the last month,” said Jim Liberatore, CEO and President of Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks. “It should concern all Americans that one company can silence the only relevant voice of an entire industry with the flip of a switch."

    This move means that Verizon FiOS customers will miss out on our great NRA All Access, NRA Gun Gurus, and American Rifleman programming.

    In a notice to its subscribers, Verizon stated that the move was a response to rising content costs and was made in an effort to lower customers' monthly bills. Additionally, they suggest viewers tune into Discovery, Nat Geo Wild and History to find "similar content."

    We don't think you'll be able to find the same quality outdoor content for hunters, sport shooters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts on these channels — especially not our shows.

    So what can you do? Contact Verizon FiOs at (800) 837-4966, let them know how you feel about quality outdoor programming being dropped, and demand they add Outdoor Channel back to their packaging.
     

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    Farmers who aren't too cheap.
     
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    Unfortunately so many people rely on Facebook, many groups feel they have use it to communicate with their members. Anyone have a viable alternative?
     

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    I can sympathize with this position, and I can even agree with it, from a business perspective. You don't have to come out publicly in support of hunting (though I wish you would), but equally you cannot come our publicly against hunting. That's in fact where most people are in the world. Not exactly in favour of our sport, but not against it either.

    The hotels in Canada which cancelled the African Safari Show did in fact take a position, and it was against hunting. So they lose, and belong on the list of businesses to avoid.

    Cape Union Mart, whatever it is, seems to me should not be on the list of places to avoid.
     

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    Here is a link to an excellent resource: https://www.activistfacts.com/

    Once there, you will find lists of corporate donors for both:

    THE USUAL SUSPECTS:

    Animal Liberation Front
    Earth First
    Green Peace
    Humane Society of the United States
    PETA
    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

    and...

    "GREEN DECOYS" AND ENVIRONMENTAL FRONT GROUPS:

    Back Country Hunters and Anglers
    Bull Moose Sportsman's Alliance
    Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
    Trout Unlimited
     

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    At first I was surprised to see Back Country Hunters and Anglers on this list, but I checked the websites of a few reputable conservation organizations like Boone and Crockett, SCI, and the Wild Sheep Foundation, and sure enough, BCHA has been removed from all affiliate and partner lists(I could have sworn I saw it on a few of them previously). I was also surprised to see Gerber Knives on the list, but since I don't buy their cheesy knives anyway, it's no big loss.
     

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    Thanks, Marius... I will follow this story closely from now on and see whether or not they mean what they say... or I take my business elsewhere. Not that it will break them, BUT I do spend an awful amount of money on boots, GPS stuff, torches & gadgets, socks etc... wife's bush ware... my clothes are too big for CUM stock... they never have my size!!
     

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    This really pissed me off as I don't have a choice!! I called and complained and have begged them to bring it back. What really stinks is I was paying extra for the service anyway.
     

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    Dish or DirectTV?
     
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    Can't it is tied in with my HOA...so sad
     

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    In the chaos of last minute Christmas shopping I came across this T-shirt, which made it better. The store was Outdoor Warehouse.
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    I then came across this one and instantly hated Christmas shopping again!

    20151222_135705.jpg
     
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    :ROFLMAO:

    ... and this is how wildlife violations start. Get a license for Kudu and shoot a Nyala. Sheesh.


    Evidently TRAIL needs some help in the screen printing room.
     

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    As soon as they dropped the outdoor and sportsman channels I canceled my account and had no choice but to go back to cable:(.
     
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    TV is a dying medium anyway. Check out what you can get online - apple TV etc. I actually hate TV for the mind numbing garbage they peddle. It is the modern day "opium of the masses" - sermon concluded lol
     
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