SEATTLE - If a picture is indeed worth 1,000 words, then the early entries to the NWWC Photo Nation "Best Story or Mood" category have begun to weave tales that would make Jules Verne jealous.
From white whiskey to explosive sunsets to fishing with the faithful canine, the stories being told and moods being conveyed in this category are exceptional.
8CHECK OUT THE GALLERY OF ENTRIES to in the Best "Story" or "Mood" category of Photo Nation, Northwest Wild Country's exclusive photo contest!
SEATTLE - You ever wonder how cool it must be to be a gear tester for the companies we run with here at Northwest Wild Country? Well, you don't have to wonder anymore.
Introducing the newest, coolest addition to the program: the Wild Country Crash Crew!!!
Starting in April, one lucky member of the club will be welcomed to the NWWC Crash Test Crew, where you'll help us test the newest, slickest, hottest fishing, hunting and outdoors gear on the market!
That's right. YOU will get a chance to put the latest and greatest to the test!
However, before you can do that, you have to GET INTO THE CLUB!
It's super-simple: just "LIKE" the Wild Country Facebook page and post the word "CRASH". Once you're a part of the Wild Bunch, you'll be given instructions on how to become a fully-registered Crash Crew candidate.
Come join the Crew!
SEATTLE - Anybody seen that man above? If you see him today, give us a call. It's time for a rousing game of "Where's Calvin?" Listen up!
nCALL IN AND WIN:(800) 829-0950 or (206) 286-9595
SEATTLE - Imagine, if you can, that you've never been fly fishing in your life, and the first thing you feel yanking on your line is a 25-pound steelhead. Can't imagine it? Me neither. But, it happened to the gentleman to the left, one "Dangerous" Daniel Bravo, during his trip to the Land of the Skeena with General Zog.
So who wants to play a game? Simple instructions: Go "LIKE" Northwest Wild Country on Facebook and submit your entry in our "Write The Caption" contest. Best response gets a Lamiglas steelhead rod!
n"LIKE" NORTHWEST WILD COUNTRY on FACEBOOK - SUBMIT - WIN
AUBURN, Wash. - Looks like the weatherman is as excited about steelhead fishing as we are. Long-range forecast calls for beautiful weather for the annual celebration of chrome we like to call SteelheadPalooza.
Come join the Wild Country crew and a lineup of superstar presenters as we take over the Green River Sept. 17 for a day of hands-on education! Learn the art of drift fishing, spinners, spoons, floats, bait curing, centerpins and everything else under the steelhead sun!
nWHAT: SteelheadPalooza 2011
nCOST: Free to the public! Includes free lunch and raffles!
nR.S.V.P: Stop by Auburn Sports & Marine to pre-register!
LACEY - Heads up, Wild Country listeners, listening to the show this Saturday could put $50 in your pocket. In celebration of their Spring Great Outdoor Days, Cabela's has dropped $400 worth of gift cards on us to give away on this Saturday's show. But you have to listen in to win: We'll be dropping hints and shipping out gift cards throughout the full two hours of America's best outdoors radio newsmagazine.
Down on the third floor of the Clear Channel building in Seattle - one floor below the studio where we broadcast Northwest Wild Country - the unofficial nickname for the Christmas Crash is "The Night of Giving". When we started this whole event back in 2004, we just wanted an excuse to give away some really cool stuff - to share the gift of swag, as it were.
Up at the Everett Boys and Girls Club, though, the spirit of sharing and giving carries through the entire season. It has for 29 years.
Christmas House is a non-profit, 100-percent volunteer organiztion that provides toys and essentials to low-income families for the holidays. In 2008, over 9,900 infants, youths and teens received clothing, blankets and toys during the Christmas House Season, and 2009 will almost certainly exceed that number.
Wild Country is proud to be part of the Christmas House spirit.
For every item gathered for our Dec. 23 Giveaway CrashTacular, the Wild Country crew is asking all participating factories to donate one additional item to be added to the Christmas House Store Needs List.
SEATTLE - We're proud to announce that the 2009 Northwest Wild Country Christmas Crash will benefit Christmas House, which has been putting smiles on the faces of over 9,500 children a year since 1981.
Dec. 23 is the big day for our three-hour live Crash extravaganza. Many, many, many more details to follow!
I remember a Halloween party from my childhood where all the little ghouls and goblins were asked to reach into a series of covered bucket and feel around to identify what was inside. One of those buckets was full of eyes. Well, they were actually grapes, but, I THOUGHT they were eyes.
The day before All Hallows Eve seems like a great time to roll out the latest in the Northwest Wild Country Contest Series. We're proud to present NWWC's "The Eyes Have It" Contest, sponsored by Wiley X.
The Contest: Simply identify the 12 species of fish above, using only their eyes as your clue. Look easy?
Ha! Give it a try. And BE PRECISE: There are several different classes of the rainbow & salmon species in this contest, so tell me E-X-A-C-T-L-Y what those species are.
The Payoff: Your selection of fine eyewear from Wiley X, high-velocity eye protection designed for fishermen. Contest entrants who correctly identify all 12 species of fish will be in the final running for a choice of the Jake and AirRage (part of the Wiley Climate Control Series), or the P-17 (part of the Active Series).
nCALL IN: (800) 829-0950 or (206) 286-9595!
EXCLUSIVE: NWWC's "Springer Fever '09" page goes live this morning!
SEATTLE, Wash. - At 7 a.m., Feb. 21, we opened the Sportsradio 950 KJR microphones for the first live segment of Springer Fever '09. This morning, America's No. 1 outdoors radio show adds an online component to our Columbia River springer coverage.
Over the next 12 weeks, check back to the SPRINGER FEVER PAGE for the most comprehensive day-to-day coverage of the Columbia's springer fishery. Here's what you'll find:
nNWWC EXCLUSIVE feature stories and maps!
nNWWC EXCLUSIVE WildCast interviews available only online!
nNWWC EXCLUSIVE "Springer Central" daily reports and links!
nNWWC EXCLUSIVE Fever Blogs from a roster of great writers!
nNWWC EXCLUSIVE Springer Fever Photo Contest, with great prizes!
Feb. 22 Feature!: Check out the SPRINGER FEVER PAGE for podcasts of our interviews with Buzz Ramse and Carmen McDonald, and check back later this afternoon for an exclusive map story on the lower Columbia River near Cathlamet.
SEATTLE, Wash. - I just clicked off of a news story about yet another series of layoffs at a Seattle-area company. Everywhere you turn, it seems like someone is being laid off.
Sure seems like a good time to open up the Wild Country Prize Cave and unleash the holiday spirit.
Welcome to the Northwest Wild Country Christmas Crash. While jolly ol' Saint Nick polishes up his sleigh bells, the Wild Country elves are hard at work, collecting the swag for the biggest night of gift-giving in American outdoors radio.
Mark this time down: Friday, Dec. 19, 7 to 10 p.m.
For three straight hours, head elf Joel Shangle will empty a bottomless Santa's bag of prizes, and YOU the listener will do the unwrapping!
Want to know what you could win? CLICK HERE.
There are several ways to win:
nCALL (800) 829-0950; (206) 286-9595; #950 WIRELESS
WILD WIRE FLASH: Steelhead Show brings 'em out to Viking Marine
MARYSVILLE, Wash. - It's becoming very apparent that the Northwest Wild Country family is ready for the 2008-09 steelhead season to kick off.
I'd like to extend a hearty thanks to the Wild Country listeners who came out to Viking Marine last Saturday for the rockin', ribald Steelhead Show, a daylong celebration of the Evergreen State's official state fish.
It's always good to spend some quality time with the NWWC family, but it's even better when you're surrounded by high-powered seminar speakers, kickass fishing gear, top-of-the-line jet sleds and several steelhead-crazy friends.
Timing was just right, too. With rivers dropping back into shape this week and fresh winter-runs already being caught in the Skykomish, Cowlitz and various other western Washington streams, it's time to get serious about metalheads.
Tune in this Saturday as the Wild Country crew takes a drift through the best early-season steelhead options in the Pacific Northwest, with live, on-the-water reports from the best guides in the region. Check back for the official show preview on The Show page on Thursday.
EVENT ALERT!!: Superstars come out for FREE Nov. 15 Steelhead Show
MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A soft economy + November steelhead kickoff = the perfect excuse for a full day of FREE steelhead seminars, presented by the most recognized anglers in the Pacific Northwest.
Northwest Wild Country is proud to present the superstars of the steelhead world at the 1st Annual Steelhead Show, to be held Saturday, Nov. 15 at Viking Marine in Marysville (formerly North River Boats).
Every member of the extended Wild Country listenership family is cordially invited to take a load off their pocketbooks for an 8-hour FREE mini-sportsman's show that'll focus exclusively on the Evergreen State's favorite gamefish.
Superstar instructors: We've lined up 8 steelhead superstars and assigned them seminar topics that have never been covered in western Washington. We'll step outside the box with dymanic 40-minute presentations from Bill Herzog, Eli Rico, Jim Stahl, Bill "Swanny" Swann, Mike Perusse, Adrienne Comeau and Joel Shangle. Guaranteed, you'll learn tricks and technque-tips you've never heard or seen before.
Steelhead Gear Expo: We've partnered with nearly 30 companies to bring out their hottest steelhead gear for the show, and we'll have short presentations from each company focusing on their very latest steelhead weapons. From rods to jigs to bait cure, you'll see the best steelhead rigs on the market.
Giveaways Galore!!!: Just show up at Viking Marine and there's a pretty good chance you'll step out with something free: we'll offer up daylong raffles and giveaways courtesy of our expo partners and other steelhead-centric companies.
10% Discount Cards!!!: We've partnered with Joe's Sports and Outdoor Emporium/Sportco to provide 10% discount cards for Steelhead Show attendees. Show up, you'll get an automatic 10% off various steelhead gear from OE and Joe's!
Guide Discounts!!!: Thanks to our guide buddies throughout the Wild Country coverage zone, we've set up special Steelhead Show ONLY pricing on guided trips in B.C., Washington, Oregon and California.
More info to come!!!: One day. Eight killer instructors. Free lunch. An UNLIMITED pool of steelhead knowledge. F-R-E-E ADMISSION!!! Mark it on your calendars: The Steelhead Show, Nov. 15 at Viking Marine in Marysville.
Click HERE for the official event flyer for the 1st Annual Steelhead Show.
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