Archive for March, 2011

Employee Spotlight: Kyle Blair – Customer Service Representative

Employee Spotlight: Kyle Blair – Customer Service Representative

| March 31, 2011 | 3 Comments

He is originally from small town west Texas but eventually made his way to beautiful Austin and we are sure glad he did. Blair has already proven to be a valuable team member providing the level of customer service you’ve come to expect from ACK. Blair received his BS Degree in Environmental Science from Abilene […]

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A Focus on Paddling Gear for the Outdoor Woman

A Focus on Paddling Gear for the Outdoor Woman

| March 31, 2011 | 1 Comment

Forget the pink, this is about form, function and comfort! There was a time when the outdoor industry had a tendency to focus on manufacturing outdoor gear that was tailored mostly for men. However, in the past decade or so, manufacturers (even those in the hunting and fishing industries) have taken great strides in creating […]

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Featured Outfitter: Live Adventure

Featured Outfitter: Live Adventure

| March 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

So many people work hard at what they do so they can earn a living to pay the bills, buy things they don’t need, or hopefully save enough money so they can retire in comfort. Live Adventure, a company that specializes in unique outdoor programs and expeditions wants to dramatically change the way people live […]

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Columbia Sportswear: More Than Just a Brand, It’s a Lifestyle

Columbia Sportswear: More Than Just a Brand, It’s a Lifestyle

| March 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

No other apparel brand has ever made such an impact on the outdoor industry as much as Columbia Sportswear. Anglers of all types, whether on powerboat, pier, surf, canoe or kayak have almost made the brand synonyms with fishing. Columbia has also proven itself a well-respected outdoor clothing brand for almost all outdoor activities. There […]

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Event Recap: Alamo Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet 2011

Event Recap: Alamo Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet 2011

| March 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

ACK recently attended the 2011 Alamo Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet. The event was held in San Antonio where over 200 members and guests attended making it a great success. This yearly banquet is held to raise funds to help restore, conserve and manage wild turkeys and their habitats. The NWTF did a great […]

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Event Recap: San Marcos River Clean-Up

Event Recap: San Marcos River Clean-Up

| March 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

We recently participated in the 25th Annual Great Texas River Clean-Up (San Marcos River Clean-Up). Folks from all over Texas joined forces in what is known as the world’s longest river clean up. People were cleaning up the entire length of the San Marcos River (approximately 90 miles). The section of river we took part […]

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Join ACK at the American Canoe Association State Meeting & Training Event

Join ACK at the American Canoe Association State Meeting & Training Event

| March 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

What are you doing next weekend? How about joining ACK and the good folks from the ACA for the Texas State Meeting and Training Event? When: March 19th – 20, 2011 Where: McKinney Falls State Park (Austin, Texas) Who: Members and prospective members of the ACA Why: Hear what the national organization is doing to […]

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Night Fishing with the Wildcat Lighting System

Night Fishing with the Wildcat Lighting System

| March 9, 2011 | 6 Comments

For me kayak fishing is not just a hobby or an activity to pass time, but an obsession. I am always on the water whenever I have a few hours to spare. However, since I am a working college student, my spare time is very limited so I usually fish at night. Fishing from a […]

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Press Release: Outdoor Retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak, 
Announces the AustinKayak.com Mobile Website

Press Release: Outdoor Retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak, 
Announces the AustinKayak.com Mobile Website

| March 7, 2011 | 2 Comments

ACK’s paddling and outdoor gear eCommerce website 
is now available in a mobile optimized format. Austin, Texas (March 7th, 2011) – Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), today announced the launch of a mobile optimized website located at www.AustinKayak.com. The website, which auto detects if the user is on a mobile device, has been developed to […]

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GRTU Troutfest 2011 Recap

GRTU Troutfest 2011 Recap

| March 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

ACK was recently honored to host a kayak demo at the 2011 Troutfest at Rio Raft Resort in New Braunfels, TX. Troutest is a Fly-Fishing Banquet and Exposition held annually by the good folks at Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited. The funds generated by the Banquet and Expo are used to conserve, protect and restore the […]

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