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Published on April 18th, 2012 | by Joe


Yamaha Sponsors Total Outdoorsman Challenge

Events in May-June Search for Nation’s Most All-Around Skilled Outdoorsman

CYPRESS, Calif. – April 18, 2012 – Yamaha Outdoors, the motorsports leader in supporting outdoors conservation and responsible use of our public lands, is helping to identify the “nation’s most all-around skilled outdoorsman” as a sponsor of the “Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge.”

The Total Outdoorsman Challenge 2012 games will highlight the dramatic journey of outdoor enthusiasts from across the country battling for recognition as the nation’s most all-around skilled outdoorsman.  In the ultimate outdoor test of skill, nerve, might and agility, contestants will go head-to-head in multiple outdoor skill challenges: flyfishing, bass fishing, rifle, shotgun, endurance, archery and ATV handling, among others.

As a sponsor of the Total Outdoorsman Challenge, Yamaha will give away a new Grizzly 700 4×4 ATV with Electric Power Steering to the winner of the contest.  The Total Outdoorsman, created by Field & Stream magazine, has grown to become one of the most popular outdoor events in the country.  It is in its ninth year as a nationwide event and fourth year appearing on Outdoor Channel.

The road to the grand prize of more than $25,000 in cash and prizes, including the Yamaha Grizzly, begins with four Qualifying events.  Registration for the qualifying events is open and ends Sunday, April 22nd.  There is no fee to apply.

Saturday, May 5 Bass Pro Shops 18001 Bass Pro Drive

Independence, MO 64055 (Kansas City)

Registration: 9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

Competition: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 19 Bass Pro Shops 5000 Bass Pro Blvd.

Leeds, AL 35094 (Birmingham)

Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Competition: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 2 Bass Pro Shops 2501 Bass Pro Drive

Grapevine, TX 76051

(Dallas/Ft. Worth)

Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Competition: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, June 8 &

Saturday, June 9

2012 CMA Music Festival Nashville, TN Registration: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Competition: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The top scorers nationwide will advance to the Championship round, where they’ll compete for one of 14 spots in the Finals, which will be filmed for TV viewing on Outdoor Channel.

The Outdoor Channel will air the “Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge” as an original reality program that follows the tough, competitive road to the crowning of the Total Outdoorsman champion.  The year, the series is expanding from a four-part special to 13 half-hour episodes appearing exclusively on Outdoor Channel in early October.

About Field & Stream and Bonnier Corporation

Field & Stream®, The World’s Leading Outdoor Magazine, is the world’s largest and most recognized outdoor publication. Devoted to the complete outdoor experience and lifestyle, Field & Stream gives its readers the knowledge and inspiration to pursue the sports they love. It celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography, and sound advice, while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations. Established in 1895, Field & Stream is the country’s largest-circulation special-interest magazine and is published 11 times per year by the Bonnier Corporation. The Bonnier Corp. ( is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the United States and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences with more than 40 special-interest magazines and with related multimedia projects and events.

About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit

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