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Welcome, Friends!

You may have noticed we had a short website outage yesterday afternoon. It was due to my sister’s tweet and Facebook note that ended up sending massive traffic here and overwhelming the server temporarily. We beefed up everything and got it up and running as fast as we could. “Palin Power” packs quite a punch!

Thank you for sharing and sending the Letter to the Editor of Field & Stream article around the internet and for contacting F&S directly yourselves. If I receive a response, I’ll let you know. Hopefully, F&S will take their readers’ concerns into consideration.

Maybe they forgot what was reported in 2008 by the LA Times:

Field & Stream magazine has declared Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin among its many heroes and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger its biggest villain in 2008.
“For the first time in a century we had a candidate for executive office who understood real hunting and fishing,” F&S, in its December issue, said of Palin, who advanced through part of a March Madness-style bracket system past other “heroes,” including Kevin Costner (angler) and golfer Boo Weekley (hunter-angler).

Well, the Iron Dog race is upon us! The Trail Class is on their way and the Pro Class rolls out tomorrow. You can learn more about the race and find out all the different ways to follow it at the official website HERE.

Go Team #11!

Team 11 Davis and Palin 2013 headshots

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  • Lynda

    Yep “Palin Power”

  • Ever since I was little, I have Never missed this race!! 😉 Go team 11!! 😉 Oh…And…PALIN POWER ALL THE WAY!!!!! 😉 Tee Hee!! 😉

    • MaMcGriz

      Woo hooo!! I hear ya! I’m relatively new to the race, but am seriously hooked nonetheless,

      Time to be staying up late and praying for the ping!

      Go eleven!!

      • Ceejay

        Go team #11! Let us hear the ping….nervous the whole time for all of them until they all cross the finish line, that is a long race. Stay safe. Palin Power!

  • I tell the haters and nuts all the time “NEVER underestimate THE POWER OF PALIN”! hehe….(that really sets them off…esp on twitter…’tis beautiful!)
    Glad you are back up and running!

  • virginiagentleman1

    Isn’t it interesting ( AND FUN!) that the Palin/Heath names can generate so much firepower Chuck?!! You might as well get used to the idea that when people named Palin/Heath speak, folks listen. Sure, some of the response is negative, but you’ve got to smile about it, cause you KNOW you live in their heads! God is Just, and Good! (Not to mention that HE has a great sense of humor too!) VG

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Amen, VG!!

    • chuckjr

      Hey VG! Good to hear from you. I hope you’re doing well. Thanks for the encouraging words.

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    PALIN POWER … and HEATH POWER!! Bravo, Chuck. God bless you guys!!

  • c4pfan

    Handsome pic of Todd! 🙂
    Yeah, it’s interesting how those at Field & Stream forgot what Sarah brings. 🙁

  • palin45potus

    Well, it’s a good thing that your sister is “So irrelevant”!

    I love it when she manages to get their knickers in a twist.

  • MaMcGriz

    Here’s the message I’ve sent Field and Stream’s editors and publishers. Shame on them.

    ” I grew up hunting and fishing and camping with my
    Dad. I’ve always considered Field and Stream Magazine a treat to read, and it
    was a name I looked up to and trusted. That has now changed.

    I can’t begin to tell you how offensive I find the
    story you’ve published about Governor Palin, her family and friends.

    As you regard them, you obviously must regard me.
    Your insults to them are insults to me.

    Absent a complete and sincere retraction and
    apology, I’ll henceforth be avoiding Field and Stream magazine and its

    My advice to you is to begin by publishing Chuck
    Heath, Jr.’s letter to you spelling out the gross inaccuracy of the hit piece in
    question. Then do the right thing and apologize to everyone, including Americans
    like me. The tone and nature of the thing was rude and unkind. Its inaccuracies
    were utterly astonishing.

    Online or in print, it’s truly a sad day for
    America when a venerable publication icon like Field and Stream sinks to such a
    level. It was as stunning a display of invidious
    trash as I’ve ever read. It was wrong on soooo many levels.”

    • Ceejay

      Nice letter, MaMcGriz!

      • MaMcGriz

        Thank you Ceejay. I hope they’re gonna man up.

    • jester2939

      Excellent response.

    • blueniner

      Way to have at them Ma!

    • AyePatriot

      Hmm…seems like the good Gov. isn’t the only one who knows how to wield a nightstick.
      AWESOME response, Ma!!! And thank to to Chuckjr. for leading the push back.

  • jester2939

    Good luck Team 11!!! I’ll be watching your pings and praying for your safety and that of the other racers.
    Chuck, are you going to be there tomorrow?

    • chuckjr

      I’ll be there and I’ll keep you guys updated with pictures and news.