By Michael Deming

If you take a look at the back cover of this issue, you will see that Sportsman’s Warehouse has a bunch of new stores coming for 2016. It is so exciting to see this growth and the possibly of having a Sportsman’s Warehouse store right near your home.

As if this isn’t enough to be excited about, our Sportsman’s News team is already starting into the new show season. The Archery Trade Show in Kentucky, the Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City and the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas are just a few of the big shows in January. These are industry shows where all the manufacturers roll out their newest gadgets for 2016. Some of these gadgets have already been leaked to the press, but the majority of them will be unveiled over the next thirty days and the Sportsman’s News Team will be there to see what is new and exciting. We will listen to the sales pitches, but most importantly, we will get to put our hands on the majority of these products and see what is real and what is just hype.

Over the next few months, we will be putting some of these products to the test and giving you a real field opinion on them. So, make sure you stop by your local Sportsman’s Warehouse each and every month to pick up the most current copy of the Sportsman’s News. Many of these products that truly make the grade will get slated for us to do a video product review on. We do about fifty of them each and every year. These reviews show the testing that we do with each product and we also give you our opinion. All of our past video product reviews are available on the Sportsman’s News YouTube channel labeled – sportsmansnewstv. So, by becoming a subscriber of our YouTube channel, you will automatically see all of the new videos we produce. All of the new YouTube subscribers for 2016 will be eligible to win a Browning Long Range Hunter, chambered in .26 Nosler and topped with a Nightforce SHV 5-20 riflescope. All you need to do is subscribe, which costs you nothing. We will soon be launching the video of this great rifle setup, formally announcing the contest with this 1000 yard rifle.

The Sportsman’s News Pro Membership Sweepstakes is really gaining popularity from our readers. We had a big influx of new members over the holiday season, which we assume were Christmas presents. We will be taking this membership program to the next level in 2016 when we start hitting some of the outdoor shows with our own booth. We will be at the majority of the ISE shows in the west, but will also be hitting a few in the Midwest, Texas and the East. So, please stop by and talk to us if you are at one of these shows.

We have spent the last twelve years traveling the world and evaluating outfitters. We definitely know who is the best and have a pretty long list of who isn’t. So, don’t learn the hard way when you are looking to book a trip. Make sure you book your trips with a Platinum Approved Outfitter. Every one of these outfitters is someone we have visited personally and we know about their operation. We are always available to discuss your needs and desires of a trip and can plug you in with an outfitter that will truly deliver the trip of a lifetime. These trips are very expensive and unfortunately, even the bad trips are expensive, so don’t learn the hard way. If you become a Sportsman’s News Pro Member, you will even get 5% off of your trips (regularly priced) with these endorsed outfitters. All the trips we will be giving away in 2016, as well as the details on becoming a Pro Member are on the center pages of this issue. Then all you have to do is visit our website at www.ProMembershipSweepstakes.com and sign up. You just may be our next big winner!