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We at Shotem and Caughtem read the story about a community showing their support of their military men and women's service by hosting a fishing tournament and we felt it was worth repeating.  We have a soft spot in our hearts for supporting our men and women for their service since many of our family members served and currently have brothers and cousins who are serving as we write this blog.  We even order much of our merchandise through the TSAF organization which supports fallen Army Rangers families.  Here are some of the details surrounding this New York community.

Paying tribute to members of the American military for their honorable and selfless service to our country takes many forms. Members of the outdoor community have embraced that patriotic practice, and one of the most remarkable and enduring of such recognitions is the annual Soldiers on the Sound Fluke Fishing Tournament, organized by the Smithtown Bay Yacht Club and supported by VFW Post 395 from St. James. The event, held last Saturday, is one of the most popular activities to be conducted along the North Shore.

A total of 110 servicemen and servicewomen from four branches of the military turned out for the event. Those in attendance represented the Army, Navy, Marines and the renowned 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard based in Westhampton Beach. Many of the soldiers had recently returned from deployment abroad. The "106" had the most robust turnout of personnel since it has the longest standing partnership with the tournament.

Members of the Smithtown Bay Yacht Club, private charter captains and mates volunteered their boats, time and fishing expertise to make this the most expansive and successful fluke tournament thus far. About 50 boats participated in the tournament and hosted teams of angling military personnel. Many other behind-the-scenes folks volunteered their time and skills to coordinate event logistics and a magnificent clambake and buffet.

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Published in News/Events
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 00:48

Shotem and Caughtem at the 2013 Shot Show

Well its the first time we at Shotem and Caughtem have invaded the Shot Show which started today.  We can honestly say we are speechless and exhausted.  What a community.  The entire industry seems to have some kind of a presence here.  We are lucky that we have spent much of our disposable income trying to make this website.  There are more things here we would love to own than we could ever afford.  A veritable gold mine of all things gun related is the best way we can describe the show.  We have met some great people and seen some awesome products already in the first day and can't wait to meet and see even more tomorrow.  As of right now the list is too long to mention even some of the great products we have already seen here at the show.  If you have never attended this convention and have a love for hunting, guns, etal, like we do, we highly recommend wearing some comfortable shoes and please make sure you prepare your eyes and mind for an overload.  Come back to the site often as we have already a massed a substantial amount of products we can't wait to share with you.  For more information on the Shot Show visit www.shotshow.org.


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