NEWTOWN, Conn. — When it comes to gift giving, there’s hardly a gift that can compare to enjoying an outdoors experience with a family member or a friend. Now you can deliver that gift in the form of an invitation to go hunting or target shooting by sending an e-mail postcard through www.stepoutside.org.
Visitors to www.stepoutside.org can choose from nine photo-illustrated cards that showcase various types of hunting and target shooting. After choosing a card, you simply fill in a personalized message and enter the recipient’s name and e-mail address. The postcard is then automatically sent to your hunting or shooting partner’s inbox.
“Every one of us — every target shooter and hunter — and anyone that carries a passion in their hearts for the great outdoors was once asked to STEP OUTSIDE,” said Dave Miles, marketing director for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), which developed the STEP OUTSIDE program. “We all remember that first hunt or day at the range and the many more memories of days in the field we’ve enjoyed. For every potential new hunter and shooter out there, it all begins with an invitation. Our Web site was designed with one goal in mind: to help and encourage all of us to extend that all-important invitation.”
NSSF’s STEP OUTSIDE program is based on the premise that men and women who are passionate about hunting and shooting owe it to the future of these activities to introduce them to newcomers. To date, the program has been a key element in exposing hundreds of thousands of newcomers to the outdoors.
Visitors to the STEP OUTSIDE Web site can also enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of five $1,000 gift cards to Bass Pro Shops.