MOC Supporting Member Spotlights

Anglers for the Bahamas Campaign Races Toward $4 Million in Support with an Additional $1 Million Donated from Johnny Morris. 

Momentum is rapidly growing for the Anglers for the Bahamas campaign aimed at uniting the fishing community in support of Bahamas relief efforts announced in Florida last week, with a new personal donation and challenge from noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris now driving expected totals to surpass $4 million and climbing. 

On Saturday Johnny made a personal pledge of $1 million and challenged Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's customers to turn that into $2 million by matching all in-store customer donations by $.25 on the dollar. Customers can round up their purchases or make an additional donation at registers inside all Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's stores across North America. To help achieve the challenge, Morris is also pledging to donate $100 for every Johnny Morris Signature Series rod or reel purchase.   Read more...

BoatUS Foundation and America's Boating Club Offer New "Cruising Boats and Systems" Online Course

Whether you're looking to charter this winter season or planning your first cruise aboard your own vessel, the new online course, "Cruising Boats and Systems," will help you have a safer and more enjoyable cruise. Offered in partnership by  America's Boating Club, the United States Power Squadrons, and the nonprofit  BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, Cruising Boats and Systems is great for first-time cruisers and can be taken anytime from home, office or mobile device by going to

The online course covers both powerboats and sailboats. It covers how to select your cruising vessel and goes over a boat's mechanical and electrical systems, navigation systems and safety gear, anchoring and electronic communications. Short quizzes help course-takers understand key points. A downloadable handout is included.  Read more...

New Lineup of Can-Am Defender Side-by-Side Vehicles Provides Perfect Work-Hard, Play-Hard Balance

BRP has unveiled two new additions to its acclaimed Can-Am Defender side-by-side vehicle family for 2020. Each takes the side-by-side riding experience to the next level, and is designed specifically to improve the lives of those who are out there working the land and also like to kick back and enjoy themselves.

Can-Am innovates with the new Defender PRO HD10, featuring a six-foot multifunctional cargo box along with a lower box storage area accessible from both sides which workers will certainly appreciate, and the new Defender Limited has climate control to maintain the perfect cab temperature year-round. Both are capable of working hard without sacrificing the fun factor so you can ride and play with friends and family when the duties are over.  Read more...

"Explore the Outdoors" and Support Conservation at Upcoming CFM Events

The Conservation Federation of Missouri ( CFM) invites you to join them at two different "Explore the Outdoors" fundraiser events: Explore the Outdoors: St. Louis, October 3 and Explore the Outdoors: Kirksville, November 7.

Explore the Outdoors events feature special guest speakers, fun activities, dinner, silent and live auction and more. Tickets include the price of dinner and a one-year membership to CFM.

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Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation Hosts the 2019 Lewis & Clark Conservation Awards 

Each year, the National Lewis & Clark Conservation Awards recognize individuals and organizations that lead the charge for the appreciation and conservation of our natural resources in Missouri and beyond. Recipients of these awards represent leaders in business, philanthropy and conservation.

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were explorers, scientists, entrepreneurs, geographers, diplomats and frontrunners of conservation in the United States. They overcame significant obstacles and challenges leading the Corps of Discovery through unforeseen circumstances and difficulties to change America forever. Like these famed explorers, MCHF's honorees' incredible commitment and work have charted a course that others have and will continue to follow.

MCHF is recognizing conservation champions who have impacted conservation across the state, as well as across this country. Having an event of this caliber celebrating these efforts showcases our state's commitment to protect our beautiful natural environment for generations to come.

The 2019 Awards Banquet will take place Thursday, Oct. 3 at Bass Pro Shops in Columbia, MO. To register or lean more about the Lewis & Clark Conservation Awards or MCHF, click here.

MDC Hosts Outdoor Skills Day 

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Whitetails Unlimited, Quail Forever, and Delta Waterfowl invites families to attend a day of FREE outdoor skills instruction at the Macon County Fairgrounds, 1305 S. Missouri St. in Macon.

This family outdoor fun day will take place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. Activities will include shotgun shooting, pellet rifles, archery, fishing, outdoor cooking, treestand safety and many other fun activities for kids of all ages.

"This is a great event for anyone who has ever considered learning about outdoor recreation, and outdoor safety," said MDC Private Land Conservationist Ted Seiler. "Whether you're brand new to the sports, or an experienced outdoorsman, there will be something you can learn. One of my favorite activities is shotgun shooting, because everyone who tries it is taught firearms safety. Even if kids never get to shoot again, learning firearm safety can prevent a tragic accident in the future."   Read more...

New Mossy Oak Collection from Live Bearded

Live Bearded has partnered with Mossy Oak to offer an all-new  Mossy Oak Collection, a series of men's beard-grooming products designed for the beardsman with a passion for the outdoors.

Live Bearded is a premium beard grooming company with a mission to help beardsmen look, feel, and be their best by offering an all-natural line of beard oil, butter and wash. Its simple, 3-step beard care routine consists of beard oil, butter, and wash that helps clean, condition and style your beard promoting fuller, healthier growth.

The new Mossy Oak product line consists of Live Bearded's best-selling oil, butter and wash with a blend of pine, cedar, eucalyptus and oak to create a bold, earthy fragrance any outdoorsman would love. The products are offered as a collection and are also available individually.   Read more...

Toyota Extends Sponsorship of Bassmaster Events Through 2023

B.A.S.S., the world's largest fishing organization, and  Toyota have renewed their longstanding, 16-year partnership for four more years. An exclusive sponsor of the B.A.S.S.-owned  Bassmaster Tournament Trail since 2004, Toyota will continue through 2023 as a Platinum-level, exclusive Automobile/Truck and Mobility partner.

"Toyota is thrilled to continue our exclusive partnership with B.A.S.S. into 2023," said Matt Ozawa, engagement marketing manager, Toyota Motor North America. "What began as a partnership to help launch the Tundra 16 years ago has evolved to Toyota now serving as the Official Vehicle of B.A.S.S. It's truly a great fit for Toyota and continues to excite fans across the country."   Read more...

Whitetails Unlimited Commits $18,750 to Whitetail Watch Initiative

Whitetails Unlimited has committed $18,750 to continue the WTU Whitetail Watch Initiative which brings the 2-year total spent on this initiative to $35,000. The initiative is an anti-poaching campaign that WTU started in 1999 as a pilot program in Wisconsin and has since expanded nationwide. There will be a total of 37,500 Whitetail Watch anti-poaching signs printed. Signs will be available at each WTU event as well as through the National Headquarters.  Read more...
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