September 25, 2012 (Victor, Idaho) – With hunting in full season across North America, Pro Guide Direct has launched a collection of top gear lists for select hunting regions and game species. The gear recommendations are available at www.ProGuideDirect.com/pgd-
Pro Guide Direct is a new online-based outdoor gear recommendation platform that allows professional hunting guides and outfitters a seamless way to recommend the best gear to their clients.
The affiliate guide network currently represents over 600 guides and outfitters with close to 1200 online gear lists. Pro Guide Direct offers ecommerce and integrated marketing support to its network focused on delivering professionally recommended gear to customers.
The featured hunting gear lists include 20 partners. Pro Guide Direct is proud to feature the following outfitters and guides:
Sage Safaris (www.sagesafaris.com)
Sage Safaris owners, Jake and Sarah Dusek, offer one of the finest, Orvis-endorsed, upland bird hunting destinations in North America. Often referred to as America’s Serengeti, the sagebrush plains of Northern Montana offer excellent habitat for an incredible diversity of wildlife. Hunters will find wild birds including sharp-tailed grouse, Hungarian partridge, and pheasants on the outfitter’s 40,000 acres of open land. Hunting guests stay in luxurious canvas-walled tents with full amenities at the Sage Safaris Lodge. The après hunt experience is unparalleled featuring afternoon tea and the unforgettable “sundowner” with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and sunset over the Great Plains. The Sage Safaris upland bird hunting season runs from the beginning of September through the end of November.
Visit recommended products on Sage Safaris’ featured gear list at: http://tinyurl.com/c9hs52s
Double Gun Bird Hunts (www.doublegunbirdhunts.com)
Steve and Gayle Grossman have created a sportsman’s destination tucked away in central Minnesota. The Double Gun Bird Hunts is first and foremost a place for bird hunters and their dogs, surrounded by an outdoor paradise with birding, hiking and biking trails along the Little Moran stream. Their hunts include Minnesota ruffed grouse and woodcock in October; South Dakota prairie birds and pheasant hunting in September, as well as November through December; and Kansas and Oklahoma bobwhite quail from January to mid-March. Steve has 33 years of guiding experience and enjoys shares his knowledge with hunting clients, guiding them on bird hunts across four states. Lodge guests often remember Gayle’s dinners and socials as the highlight of their trip.
View recommended products on Double Gun Hunts featured gear list at: http://tinyurl.com/c5vbpuj
Snake Creek Outfitter (www.snakecreekoutfitters.com)
Snake Creek Outfitters is a full service wingshooting destination offering a variety of sportsmen packages. Their hunting grounds are located in the prairie pothole region of South Dakota, home to some of the state’s best pheasant and waterfowl hunting. The team at Snake Creek manages over 10,000 acres of grass, crop and wetlands, exclusively for wild upland game and waterfowl. The outfitter’s area also has access to some of the biggest whitetail deer in South Dakota. Snake Creek Outfitters offers three-day and five-day all-inclusive packages with the choice of upland hunt only, or combo hunt of upland and waterfowl. The team is led by Jeff Youngberg, who grew up hunting upland birds and waterfowl in New York. Jeff has turned his passion for hunting to a rewarding profession based out of Aberdeen, South Dakota.
View recommended products on Snake Creek Outfitter’s featured gear list at: http://tinyurl.com/9j9r3v3
Eastern Sierra Elk Guide (www.californiaelkguide.com)
K.C. Ray offers a variety of guided hunting and fishing opportunities in the Owens Valley of California. His primary focus is on tracking elk herds in the beautiful and remote Eastern Sierra mountains located in the “inland desert region” of the California. K.C. is passionate about sharing his backyard with avid big game hunters as well as fishing enthusiasts. With its diversity of environments, the Eastern Sierra offers a number of unique outdoor experiences.
View recommended products on Eastern Sierra Elk Guide featured gear list at: http://tinyurl.com/cg2u2hm
The Pro Guide Direct platform provides a unique cooperative revenue sharing model that benefits participating outfitters and guides. The platform highlights the value of professionally recommended gear by a guide and encourages clients to utilize the Pro Guide Direct gear list technology to make pre-trip purchases. When a client makes a purchase on ProGuideDirect.com, the affiliate outfitter or guide receives a percentage of the sale.