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Krugerfarms.com Hosts 3rd Annual KF 100 3-D Archery Shoot

Posted in The Farm with tags , , , , on June 10, 2013 by krugerfarms.com

Pro-staff Contributor: Brian Cote

Target 2 KF100If you are a serious archery hunter like me, you know that the summer months can be tough.  I’ve spent hours sitting at home watching hunting shows and DVDs, trying to pass the time until the fall rolls around and I can take to the woods in search of game.  When it’s finally opening day, I want to be on my way to the stand knowing that my bow is sighted in and I can make any shot that presents itself.  This is why I jump at the chance to participate in 3-D archery shoots in order to stay accurate and confident for the fall.

Outdoor Shoots

Outdoor 3-D archery shoots are one of the most fun and rewarding activities to pick up for the summer months.   They help drastically improve and fine tune your archery skills and are a great way to meet new people.  My suggestion is to search the web for local shoots, which in some areas happen every weekend.

In order to ensure a good time, get a few of your buddies together and head to these shoots.  A little friendly competition is always fun!  Also, the other members of your group can help watch you while you shoot to see if they notice any slight changes that you could try throughout the course.

Another fun aspect of outdoor shoots is that most have unmarked distances and will not allow the use of rangefinders.  It can be a fun challenge to try to guesstimate the yardage before executing your shot.  It’s also a handy skill to perfect, because you never know when you will only have a split-second to decide to shoot when the animal that you are targeting shows up in range.

Equipment

Kids KF100There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to shooting outdoor 3-D targets.  Some people like to deck out a bow and use it just for 3-D purposes.  These are usually longer axel-to-axel bows and outfitted with stabilizers, scopes and 3-D-specific arrows.  I myself use my hunting set up—including a Bowtech Insanity CPXL, Victory VAP arrows and a Tru-Fire Hardcore release.   I have the mindset that if I can make these shots with my hunting bow, then any shot in the field should be a piece of cake. That is, without adding in the buck fever effect.

KF100

Over the last two years at krugerfarms.com, we have hosted the KF100 3-D Archery Shoot at the farm in Starbuck, MN.  This year will be the 3rd annual installment to this tradition and it is going to be another fun shoot!  Along with providing a way to perfect your archery skills, there will be some fun novelty shoots to gather crowds and test whether participants can perform when prizes are on the line.  Plus, those who come in top of each class will earn great bragging rights. If you’re local—be sure to join us on Saturday!

Brian Cote is a website administrator at krugerfarms.com and a devoted outdoorsman.  He’s eager to take up any opportunity to hunt waterfowl, deer and turkeys in the Midwest region. You can follow him on Twitter (@BrianJr22) and find him on Facebook (facebook.com/brian.cote.148).

Krugerfarms.com Fearless Contest with Jeremiah James Korfe

Posted in Contests, The Farm with tags , , , , on May 31, 2013 by krugerfarms.com

Facebook Fearless ContestAre you Fearless? Well prove it! Krugerfarms.com and Mountain Khakis love to see women show how they’re Fearless by getting involved in the hunting and fishing activities that can many times be dominated by men.  Help us prove that women can be Fearless too! The winner of this contest will appear in a music video for Jeremiah James Korfe’s “Fearless Gal!”

Here’s a preview of the song:

To enter, post your picture to our Facebook wall and tell us why you’re Fearless in the post. We’ll compile the submissions and post krugerfarms.com top ten picks for a vote.  Our fans will decide who will be our KF Fearless Star by voting for their top pick!

  • Winner receives:
    • Opportunity to appear in a music video with Jeremiah James Korfe! (Filming will most likely take place around July 25, 2013)
    • Travel accommodations to and from Kruger Farms in Starbuck, MN
    • Accommodations at the Farm
    • Photo submissions will be accepted June 1st, 2013 through June 14th, 2013 THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 11:59pm JUNE 16th, 2013
    • Top ten candidates will be selected at the discretion of judges selected by krugerfarms.com
    • Voting will take place 9:00am CT June 18th, 2013 through 9am CT June 28th, 2013
    • The candidate in the top ten with the most likes in the contest photo album will win
    • If winner is unavailable during filming date(s), an alternate winner will be selected
    • Submission to contest authorizes krugerfarms.com to use submission contents (photo, name, bio) for promotion of contest
    • Must be 21+ years old and a US resident
    • No purchase necessary

If you need help picturing yourself in a music video with Jeremiah James Korfe, check out the last video we created with him, “This Paige is You!”

For a taste of what emmulates Fearless, check out Mel’s Fearless Story:

We can’t wait to see everyone’s submissions!

Pro Shop Grand Reopening in Starbuck, MN

Posted in The Farm with tags , , , on April 24, 2013 by krugerfarms.com

Sign BorderAs many of you know, the farm in Starbuck, MN is the heart and soul of krugerfarms.com. At the farm, we have put a lot of time and effort into making sure the birds and animals have everything they need to flourish.  We have restored 600 acres of prairie for nesting and fawning cover, nine wetlands so there is plenty of water, and we plant nearly 40 acres of food plots so the pheasants and deer will have something to eat all the way through the winter.

Now, we’ve expanded our passion for improving the farm to our pro shop. Our goal is to provide Starbuck, MN and the surrounding area a retail location with our specialized focus on guide-recommended gear. This is a place where you can get your hands on the products and see where they are tested each year.  The newly remodeled pro shop offers the top name-brand gear that we sell on krugerfarms.com:  ammo, decoys, the world’s largest Rapala selection, Sitka, Drake, well you get the idea.  In addition, our pro shop offers some of the most in-demand products we don’t currently sell online, such as bows and new and used guns!

Come join us this Saturday, on April 27th for the Grand Reopening. We’re going to have extended hours, 9:00am-6:00pm, to celebrate all that we’ve been able to accomplish with this remodel. It’ll be a great chance to check out our latest products, to hang out with fellow hunters and anglers, and to take advantage of our event specials!

Click here to view a few photos on the renovation results! We have a Facebook event created for this event, check it out and RSVP here!