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West in Reach with Delorme

Follow Steve West bear hunt via inReach satellite communicator

West in Reach with Delorme
Steve West will stay in touch on his bear hunt. (Courtesy Steve West)

LA GRANDE, Ore. -- Steve West, host of the popular Outdoor Channel series Steve's Outdoor Adventures, will be filming his next hunt in Alaska in April-May, and this time fans can follow his every move during the hunt.

Thanks to the inReach satellite communicator, an innovative, consumer-affordable solution from DeLorme, fans of the show can experience Steve's hunt like they never have before. By using his inReach for tracking and posting updates to social media, Steve's daily movements and activities will be tracked and shown on the Outdoor Channel website and the Steve's Outdoor Adventures Facebook page (

"Thanks to the innovative inReach technology, my fans can follow along during the hunt,” West said. “It really brings a new level of engagement with the show like we've never had before, I want people to feel like they are with me in the field.

"Plus, this is a device that every hunter should have. I'm always interested in trying, endorsing, and promoting new ideas. In this case, I will have my tablet and smartphone paired up and with me in the field every day to make social media posts and send text messages back home."

The DeLorme inReach two-way satellite communicator pairs via Bluetooth with popular smartphones and tablets and allows users to send and receive text messages when outside of cell phone range -- anywhere in the world with the Iridium satellite network. With 90 percent of the world's surface lacking cell phone coverage, inReach has received enthusiastic interest from hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts such as backpackers, mountaineers, hunters, anglers, sailors, pilots, snowmobilers and other outdoors enthusiasts.

"We are thrilled to be working with Steve's Outdoor Adventures to help hunters learn more about one of the most versatile, affordable satellite communication solutions available. With inReach, both hunters and those they love can have peace of mind knowing that they can be tracked, reached and rescued no matter where the game takes them," said Kim Stiver, vice president of marketing for DeLorme.

In the event of an emergency, the inReach's SOS capability provides peace of mind by automatically triggering a remote tracking service and, when paired, allows users to describe and update their situation so proper resources can be deployed.

When used in conjunction with DeLorme's Earthmate app and Explore website, the seamless inReach experience provides worry-free navigation with unlimited access to downloadable topographic maps, journey tracking and wirelessly turns a smartphone or tablet into a two-way text-messaging global communications device.

Priced at just $249, inReach allows users to send and receive messages to and from cell phones, email contacts and other inReach users and post messages to Facebook and Twitter. Friends and family can share in the adventure with the Follow-Me/Find-Me Tracking and Locating feature, which provides GPS position updates. Followers can log into the user's MapShare page and follow a detailed breadcrumb trail and read updated messages and trip details. When used by itself, the inReach can send pre-loaded text messages, trigger SOS alerts, receive delivery confirmation, and enable tracking every 10 minutes.

Compact and lightweight, inReach is waterproof, buoyant, impact-resistant, and unlike other satellite communicators, consistent global service is available through Iridium, which is the world's furthest-reaching satellite communications network. inReach can maintain satellite signal lock even in difficult GPS environments and embeds precise location coordinates in sent messages.

inReach has received prestigious accolades such as the 2012 Backpacker Editors' Choice Award, 2011 Popular Science Best of What's New, and 2011 Gear of the Year awards from both Men's Journal and National Geographic Adventure.

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About DeLorme

DeLorme is the innovation leader in personal satellite tracking, messaging and navigation technology. The company's flagship product, inReach, has won numerous awards for its groundbreaking integration of GPS and satellite technologies. With 90% of the world's surface lacking cellular coverage, inReach helps people stay safe and connected anywhere in the world with the ability to send and receive text messages when outside of cell phone range, trigger an interactive SOS, and 100 percent global coverage through the Iridium satellite network. When paired with a mobile device, the seamless inReach experience provides worry-free navigation with unlimited, free downloadable topographic maps and NOAA charts, and journey tracking/sharing with family and friends. Founded in 1976 and recognized as a pioneer in mapping products, DeLorme is headquartered in Yarmouth, Maine, and is home to Eartha, the world's largest revolving globe.

About Steve's Outdoor Adventures

Steve's Outdoor Adventures is a high adrenaline big game hunting program featuring western big game hunting at its finest. No tree-stand whitetail hunts, turkey hunts or bass fishing on this show. Each weekly episode, West hunts the most exciting destinations across North America showcasing true adventure hunts for moose, grizzly and brown bear, caribou, muskox, trophy mule deer, elk and more. As the face of the Burris Eliminator Laser Scope, West showcases amazing hunts with his Bergara Custom Rifle while he also pursues a super slam of North America with his CVA muzzleloader.

The show airs Saturdays at 8:30 pm, Thursdays at 2:00 pm, and Tuesdays at 1:30 am EST on The Outdoor Channel. To learn more, visit

Steve's Outdoor Adventures Show Page

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