How the American Outdoorsman Adventure Club Works

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Do you long for a little adventure in your life? Does a vacation spent snowshoeing in the mountains or driving a dune buggy through the desert sound exhilarating? Would you like to make new friends who enjoy the same activities that you do? If so, the American Outdoorsman Adventure Club could be the organization for you.

Jim Mueller and the staff from The American Outdoorsman television and radio shows developed the American Outdoorsman Adventure Club to give members access to discounts on a range of guided adventures. Members also have access to a social network of people that share their interests. The weekly broadcasts showcase spectacular examples of hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure travel; the Club helps bring those stories to life.


The American Outdoorsman Adventure Club offers viewers and listeners alike the chance to take a variety of trips organized by qualified outfitters, including horseback riding, canoe trips, white water rafting, fly fishing, bird hunting, big game hunting, hiking and rock climbing, and more.

The organization also directs efforts toward the conservation and preservation of our natural resources, and offers eco-tours around the world where participants can learn about delicate ecosystems and work in hands-on preservation projects. For example, club members can see manatees and other endangered species in their natural habitat at the Merritt Island Natural Wildlife Refuge in Florida, or observe birds and other wildlife in rural Manitoba, Canada.

Members of the American Outdoorsman Adventure Club receive access to a database of hundreds of pre-screened outfitters around the world who will provide a discount of 15 percent off guided adventures in the U.S. and 20 percent off international adventures.

How does it work? If you want to take your family on a mountain adventure trip, simply enter your preferences into the Club database. Almost immediately, you'll see a listing of possible adventures -- from the Adirondacks to the Rockies, and from the Appalachians to Alaska. You'll also see how the savings add up significantly to help you to get more out of your travel budget. Discounts are available to everyone in your household, including up to two adults and the children who share your address.

Another exciting benefit to Club membership is access to a secure social network. Once you receive a member ID, you'll be able to create a user name and password, and join a group of people who enjoy sharing their outdoor experiences and imagining their next adventure. You can send messages to other members to ask about their vacation experiences, get recommendations on outfitters, vacation spots or sporting gear, or simply catch up on the latest happenings.

The online forum also gives you a chance to ask the staff questions and join in discussions about hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain climbing and more. You can even see photos from other member's adventure experiences and share your favorite shots from your own trips.

You can satisfy your need for speed on an ATV trip sponsored by the American Outdoorsman Adventure Club.
You can satisfy your need for speed on an ATV trip sponsored by the American Outdoorsman Adventure Club.
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It's easy to join the American Outdoorsman Adventure Club and start saving money right away on adventure trips and start meeting others who share your interests. Your $99 membership fee covers a load of benefits, including:

  • 15 percent discount on guided adventures within the United States and Canada and 20 percent discount on international destinations. Adventures include whitewater rafting, fishing trips, ocean exploration, horseback riding, ATV excursions, eco tours, hunting trips and zip line tours.
  • Access to the secure social network of Club members, where you can post your adventure photos, chat with the staff from The American Outdoorsman broadcasts, read trip reviews from other members, participate in forum discussions and more.
  • Invitations to private club events around the nation hosted and filmed by The American Outdoorsman television show. You'll be able to participate in teaching adventures with the professional staff like animal calling, water sports, bait casting, outdoor video filming and photography.

Why wait? For more information about the American Outdoorsman Adventure Club, take a look at the links on the next page.

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  • The American Outdoorsman. "Adventures." (Accessed 12/1/2009)
  • The American Outdoorsman Adventure Club. "About Us." (Accessed 12/1/2009)
  • The American Outdoorsman Adventure Club. "Frequently Asked Questions." (Accessed 12/1/2009)