FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PROTECT THE HARVEST JOINS INSHORE FISHING ASSOCIATION
NORMAN, Okla. (April 8, 2013) — The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) will partner with Protect the Harvest (protecttheharvest.com) to help reach American farmers, ranchers and outdoorsmen in 2013. The partnership includes the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela’s, the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing as well as the new Lucas Oil IFA Pro-Am Redfish Challenge Series presented by Cabela’s.
Started by Lucas Oil founder Forrest Lucas, Protect the Harvest was organized to bring a collective voice to American farmers who have recently come under fire from radical animal rights organizations trying to interfere with their way of life.
“It’s our goal to help raise awareness of the issues,” said IFA Marketing Director Bart Schad. “It’s an honor to partner with Protect the Harvest and Forrest Lucas. We hope to grow the relationship for years to come.”
Lucas, who drove trucks in the Midwest before co-founding Lucas Oil with his wife Charlotte, knows how vital agriculture and ranching are to the American economy. He was called to action when one group in particular, the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) came to Missouri, a state where Lucas raises cattle.
“The HSUS claims they are about animal welfare, but they are not,” Lucas said. “They don’t support animal shelters or any organizations like that. They tried to pass a puppy mill law that was worded so vaguely that these regulations would have effected more than illegal pet breeders, it would have also covered honest, hard-working people raising chickens, cattle and pigs.”
“Our focus in on educating America on what’s really happening out there and I’m happy to say that the word is spreading fast,” Lucas continued. “We will continue to safeguard American agriculture as long as the need is there.”
Drawing inshore anglers from Texas to the Carolinas and beyond, the IFA Redfish Tour is the largest and oldest redfish tour in the nation. Offering anglers the opportunity to compete in low-entry fee events, redfish anglers can fish close to home, minimize expenses and compete for lucrative winnings and contingency prizes. The Lucas Oil IFA Pro-Am Redfish Challenge series is being billed as the ultimate redfish showdown, featuring the sport’s best anglers in a high stakes, made-for-TV competition.
The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing is the fastest-growing kayak fishing tournament trail in the county. Kayak anglers competing in the catch-photograph-release tournaments can take advantage of the numerous money and product prizes awarded to competitors.
For more information or to become a member of the IFA, visit www.ifatours.com.