Hunter’s Specialties Awarded 2011 Cabela Lifetime Business Achievement Award

Hunter’s Specialties Awarded 2011 Cabela Lifetime Business Achievement Award

U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance

Las Vegas, NV –-( Hunter’s Specialties, one of the world's largest manufacturers of hunting accessories, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2011 Cabela Lifetime Business Achievement Award.

The presentation was made last night during a Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) reception at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The award was accepted by Dave and Carman Forbes, Founders of Hunter’s Specialties and was presented by, Tommy Millner, president of Cabela’s Inc., Mike Callahan, president of Aspen Partners and Chairman of the Outdoor Business Council and Bud Pidgeon, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) president.

“Hunter's Specialties has been built on the passion for hunting and the outdoors. In today's world, protecting our hunting heritage for our generations to come has been a long standing commitment by Hunter's Specialties,” said Dave and Carman Forbes.

“We are honored to receive the Cabela's Lifetime Business Achievement Award.”

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its Outdoor Business Council created the award in 2006 to honor the Cabela family's dedication to protecting outdoor sports, including hunting, fishing, and trapping. It is presented to companies that demonstrate the same passion and commitment to protecting America’s outdoor heritage as the Cabela family has shown.

“This is our way of honoring the Cabela family and other leaders, such as Hunter’s Specialties in the outdoor business community for their efforts to defend our rights,” said Pidgeon.

Hunter’s Specialties, founded in 1977, is one of the nation’s largest makers of hunting accessories. For over 30 years and with over 900 products to its name, Hunter’s Specialties lives by its company motto, “For Sportsmen, By Sportsmen.” It has been on the cutting edge of product development including calls, scents, scent elimination, archery equipment and action-packed videos. Examples of this innovation include the highly successful Camo-Compac and the Scent-A-Way line of products.

For years Hunter’s Specialties has proven a major supporter of conservation. Its support of USSA’s Outdoor Business Council, a coalition of businesses dedicated to protecting outdoor traditions, has made a large impact on hunting and shooting programs from coast to coast.

Cabela’s, known as the World's Foremost Outfitter, has grown and prospered from simple beginnings to become the world’s largest direct marketer and a leading specialty retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Visit

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The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website,

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