Monday, March 21, 2011

Introduction from newest member of Chevalier!

My name is Tim Zick and I am thrilled to be the newest member of Chevalier Advertising Marketing and Public Relations.

As a public relations associate, I’ll be able to utilize the bachelor’s degree I earned from Minnesota State University, Mankato. I majored in mass communications with an emphasis on public relations. Prior to graduating, I spent roughly six months interning at a non-profit organization called The Arc of Minnesota Southwest.

Having been raised on a farm in Northern Minnesota, I am very familiar with hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Where I’m from, deer hunting is a major holiday. You either become a hero or have to spend a venison-starved winter waiting for next year’s hunt. It is the only time of year that my dad takes off from work.

Personally, I enjoy grouse hunting and fishing equally as well as hunting deer. Spearing Northerns during the winter is fun as well. Other outdoors activities that interest me include four-wheeling, snowmobiling and looking for sheds in the spring.

I’m very excited at the opportunity to work in this industry and to be a part of a great team at Chevalier Advertising. Check back later for more posts!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Early Opening to Turkey Season

Florida is a destination for a lot of people but it interests me for one reason only....Osceola turkeys. When I worked for the National Wild Turkey Federation I help trap and transfer some birds once but had never hunted. Thanks to an invite from good friend Greg Gatto, that was all about to change.

I was lucky enough to have Ray Eye to help with the calling for me and videoing the proceedings for Outdoor Life's Chasing Spring. Actually, when hunting with Ray you have to work pretty hard to get a yelp in....he does love to call. A trait I admire in a turkey hunter. The hunt also served as another chance to put my Nikon Turkey Pro scope and Xtended Range shells to the test. Happily I can report it all worked as planned.

The bird was a good one even by Osceola standards, sporting spurs well past the inch mark. And he completed my Grand Slam. A great trip with some good friends.

If you go, even this early in March, do not forget your Thermacell. You'll thank me for reminding you.