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— TOP STORY
The Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) is warning Florida boaters of a last-minute amendment snuck in under the radar to be attached to a piece of pending Fish and Wildlife legislation in the Florida House of Representatives and Senate could throw out a statewide effort to develop consistent and rational anchoring options for cruising boaters and severely impact anchoring in some of the most important areas along Florida's coasts. The national boating advocacy group, with over 100,000 members in the Sunshine state, is urging boaters and the boating industry to speak up now against the "Margolis/Gonzalez Amendment" by contacting their legislators now. | For More...

— BOATING
With much of the waters in the northern US still choked with ice, the opening of the season has been delayed for famed tourist boats such as Niagara Falls' Maid of the Mist, the ferries to Michigan's Mackinac Island, and the start of the season for the $121.5 billion recreational boating industry. | For More...

— CONSERVATION
Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations working as aquatic garbage collectors - cleaning up, learning about and exploring 90 miles of the Big Sioux River between Sioux Falls, S.D., and Westfield, Iowa, from July 12 to 19. | For More...

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that a peer-reviewed analysis finds that the agency's habitat restoration programs created more than 3,900 jobs in Fiscal Year 2011, generating a total economic stimulus of $327.6 million. | For More...

— ENFORCEMENT
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will honor and remember its conservation officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty on May 15 at MDWFP headquarters in Jackson. | For More...

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Anthony J. Lewis, 40, for alleged turkey hunting and trespassing charges on April 19 in Union Parish. | For More...

— EVENTS
Paul Butski will be heading a seminar at Gander Mountain located in TONAWANDA, New York on April 26th at 10am to 5pm with a turkey-calling seminar scheduled for 1pm (EST). | For More...

Celebrities, special demos and giveaways will abound at the grand opening celebration for Avon, Indiana's new Gander Mountain store. Special events and appearances are happening all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 25, 26 & 27. | For More...

Simply Extraordinary describes what visitors can expect on Saturday, May 3 for the grand opening of the expanded and better than ever Museum Store. With its new storefront window, glass doors and new furnishings, the Museum Store is open daily from 10:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and promises a memorable shopping experience. | For More...

— FISHERIES
After a brief delay, New Hampshire stocking trucks are ready to get rolling in late April. New Hampshire hatcheries have nearly 1 million catchable-size trout ready for this season. | For More...

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife will be stocking steelhead trout in the Vermilion River Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10 a.m. | For More...

— GEAR
The Quick-Set 50 feeder from Wildgame Innovations boasts a 50-pound hanging pail design allowing you to choose up to six different times to dump bait, along with the amount of time the feeder releases it. | For More...

— HUNTING
The deadline for entering the New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is May 30, 2014. The cost to enter is $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents. | For More...

From late April through early June, the Utah DWR will train new Hunter Education instructors at classes in Clinton and Lehi. Participants should not be concerned if they don't have any teaching experience. | For More...

— INDUSTRY
Wicked Tree Gear is pleased to announce they have appointed Mike Wieck Sales (MWS) as its new sales rep group for the East, Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States. | For More...

Inspired by the continued success of the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup and its impact on his hometown of Columbia and the shooting industry, Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, Inc., has pledged a $65,000 cash donation for the 2014 NRA Bianchi Cup. | For More...

Arctic Ice will be inching closer to the southernmost point in the U.S. this year to sponsor the Florida Keys Dolphin Championship on May 16-18th. | For More...

AMERISTEP®, an industry leader in innovative hunting gear and accessories, in conjunction with partner, Under Armour® announces the new-for-2014 Carnage ground blind. | For More...

— JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) seeks a Western States Coordinator to co-manage the state sportsmen's caucus effort organized under the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) and the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) programs for the Western Region of the United States. | For More...

— NEW PRODUCTS
Crimson Trace, the recognized industry leader in laser sighting systems and tactical lighting for firearms, announces the release of the first-in-the-industry laser sighting system for Glock's 42-the Laserguard® (LG-443). | For More...

Viking Solutions LLC is pleased to announce a new "After the Shot" the L-E-Vator. The L-E-Vator has a 300 pound weight capacity and its lifting arms will handle even the largest deer or other large game animal. | For More...

Hatsan is releasing its highly innovative QuietEnergy Technology on select airgun models to reduce noise without affecting the airgun's muzzle velocity or accuracy. QuietEnergy Technology is available for .177, .22, and .25 calibers of the Galatian, BT65, AT44-10 Long, and AT44-10S airgun models. | For More...

Range Systems encourages you to stop by Booth #3762 at the Annual NRA show April 25-27 where they will be introducing a new line of targets that feature a tri-pod target holder, are easy to assemble and offer 5 different target options. | For More...

— NRA SHOW
Traditions™ Performance Firearms will be exhibiting at the 2014 National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana April 25-27. | For More...

Gamo Outdoor USA is pleased to announce it will be attending the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits industry event in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 25-27, 2014 at the Indiana Convention Center. Gamo Outdoor USA booth number is #5867. | For More...

Outdoor Channel is a sponsor of the National Rifle Association's (NRA) Annual Meetings & Exhibits, taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 25th- April 27th. A collection of the network's celebrities will be on hand at the event to chat with fans, sign autographs and answer questions at the Outdoor Channel booth #3259. | For More...

If you're in Indianapolis for the NRA meetings this week, be sure to stop by booth #8456 and visit with Charlie Sisk, Texas rifle maker, and see the animated video of just some of the adaptiveness his new STAR® stock is capable of. | For More...

If you're in Indianapolis for the NRA meetings this week, be sure to stop by booth #8456 and visit with Charlie Sisk, Texas rifle maker, and see the animated video of just some of the adaptiveness his new STAR® stock is capable of. | For More...

Sportsman Channel is bringing in the big guns for the 143rd Annual NRA Meeting & Exhibits with appearances by "The Gunny" R. Lee Ermey, Brian "Pig Man" Quaca, Melissa Bachman, Matt Hughes and others to headline the network's stage (#7455) April 25-27, 2014 in Indianapolis. | For More...

NRA show attendees who visit the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) booth (#6846) April 25-27 can register to win a custom Weatherby® Mark V® rifle in .300 Wby. Mag. | For More...

Viridian is sure to have one of the most talked about exhibits at the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. Stop by booth 3623 and experience a state-of-the-art, interactive shooting simulator - the Viridian Demo Lab. | For More...

Trijicon, Inc. now offers its legendary Bright & Tough™ Night Sights with an integrated RMR® mounting platform for Model 1911 pistols. | For More...

Swab-its® invites you to stop by booth #3448 at the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits to see first hand the superior firearms cleaning properties of their Bore-tips® and Gun-tips® products. | For More...

Gary Mol's Bullet Bunker, a system that stops - and contains - bullets shot at it, is showcasing its New Generation designs at the one hundred forty third NRA Meeting & Exhibits April 25-27 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Those designs include Ted Nugent's own custom bullet bunker. | For More...

Come "Meet & Greet" Benelli's Pro Staffer, star of On The Road outdoor TV show and country singer, Aaron Lewis, who will be at the Benelli USA booth (#4653), at the 143rd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. | For More...

Stoeger Airguns will be offering a show special for those attending the NRA's 2014 Annual Meetings & Exhibits with a coupon with a special offer code that knocks 30% off the price of all Stoeger Airguns with free shipping when ordered online. Participants will also have a chance to enter a twice-daily drawing to win a Stoeger Airguns ATAC Suppressor prize package valued at $385. | For More...

Vortex Optics is offering a free Vortex wristband to the first 100 people who stop by to visit (Booth #4764). They'll have some additional tokens of appreciation for their customers who they consider the real celebrities of the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits. | For More...

Returning online for a second time following its successful debut from the 2014 SHOT Show, "Inside the Chamber with Smith & Wesson" will again air live from the floor of the Smith & Wesson booth at the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana. The live broadcast program will air daily April 25-27, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST and will be available for viewing on the company's website at www.smith-wesson.com/insidethechamber. For those unable to join the live show, each daily broadcast will also be shared on the Smith & Wesson Facebook page at www.facebook.com/smithwessoncorp. | For More...

Galco Gunleather is excited to announce book signings and appearances at the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis, all in Galco's booth #5464. | For More...

Attendees of the upcoming 2014 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits are encouraged to visit Galati International at Booth #4605. | For More...

— OPTICS
Bushnell has introduced the new Bushnell Elite Tactical 1-Mile ARC laser range finder. With seven power magnification, ranging capabilities out to one mile and a host of valuable features, this unit is built for professional and long-range marksmen. | For More...

Meopta USA introduces additional models to its popular MeoPro® 1-inch riflescope series. Known for incredibly bright optics, precision mechanics and reliability, the MeoPro line now includes 3-9x40, 4.5-14x44 and 4.5-14x50 in hunting and target versions. | For More...

— PARTNERSHIPS
Hunter Safety System has announced a partnership with ScoutLook. HSS will utilize all of ScoutLook's proven digital media platforms, which include website, apps, e-newsletter, Facebook, and "Shot of the Week" video series, to inform hunters about the importance of treestand safety. | For More...

— PHILANTHROPY
GalleryofGuns.com announces the funding of a youth hunter scholarship as well as awards for deserving "Champions of Hunter Education" instructors in conjunction with the International Hunter Education Association. | For More...

— POLITICS
On Saturday, May 17, there will be a Gun Owner Campaign Workshop in Syracuse, New York. The workshop is designed to teach gun owners how to manage or contribute to a winning political campaign. | For More...

— RECREATION
Celebrate spring at Indiana's 24 state parks and eight reservoirs during Welcome Back Weekend, May 2-4. | For More...

Everyone is invited to attend Arizona's 20th annual Payson Wildlife Fair on Saturday, May 10. Payson's Green Valley Park will be transformed into a nature-lovers carnival featuring wildlife and outdoor activities. The public is invited to attend this free, family-oriented event. | For More...

— REGULATION
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers and retail minnow dealers that although the requirement for state-licensed bait retailers to provide customers with receipts upon purchasing live minnows was recently removed, all other regulations with respect to minnow use continue to be enforced. | For More...

— SHOOTING COMPETITIONS
The world's largest nighttime 3-Gun competition-the 3rd Annual Midnight 3-Gun Invitational (M3GI) hosted by Crimson Trace is seeing a growing list of sponsoring shooting industry manufacturers getting involved in the event. August 12-17 more than 200 shooters will compete over a four-night span. | For More...

— STATES
After more than 50 years, the lease agreement between the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) and the landowners of the Wolf Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will be terminated on mutual terms. | For More...

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold six public workshops in April and May to discuss management of black bears in the eastern portion of the Florida Panhandle and how citizens can get involved. | For More...

Outdoor Indiana magazine's May-June issue features a removable eight-page booklet on O'Bannon Woods State Park. | For More...

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds woodcock hunters to add a free woodcock stamp, which automatically registers woodcock hunters with the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP), to their base license this year. | For More...

The Iowa DNR will hold the 2014 spring auction on May 10, at Pioneer Livestock Pavilion on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines. | For More...

— TELEVISION
This week's episode of Amazing America with Sarah Palin, showcases the intense and often dangerous training U.S. military and law enforcement personnel endure in order to protect and serve America. | For More...

World Fishing Network, the leading entertainment destination and digital resource for anglers throughout North America, is entering the last days of its free preview to cable, satellite and telco subscribers in the U.S. and Canada. | For More...

Apr 21
World Shooting and Recreational Complex, Sparta, Illinois
Apr 26-27
Crowne Plaza Houston, 8686 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas
Apr 27
Ridgeway Rifle Club, Ridgeway, PA
May 3-4
Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports, 1402 County Rd. 276, Columbia, MO
May 4
Dutchess County Pistol Club Wappingers Falls, NY
May 5-10
NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico
May 9-22
USAMU's Pool and Phillips Ranges, Fort Benning, GA
May 10
Statewide
May 10-11
Augusta Archers, 99 Archery Lane, Staunton, VA 24401
May 10-11
Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill Area, 30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
May 16-18
NE New Mexico
May 21-24
Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club, Columbia, MO
May 24-25
Coshocton Sportsmens Club, 21280 Jackson TWP Rd. 283 Coshocton, OH 43812
May 30-Jun 1
Heartland Public Shooting Park in Grand Island, Nebraska.
May 30-Jun 1
Camp Swift- Bastrop, Texas ( National Guard Base)
May 31-Jun 1
Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Jun 1
USAMU Ranges, Fort Benning, Georgia
Jun 7-8
Mill Creek Rod & Gun, Newmanstown, PA
Jun 9-11
Springfield, Massachusetts
Jun 9-11
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel 1 Monarch Place Springfield, MA
Jun 21-22
Coonhunters Association, Batavia, NY
Jul 8-14
Estes Park, Colorado
Jul 15-18
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
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