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— ARCHERY
Colorado Parks and Wildlife hosts the first 2015 National Association in the Schools Program (NASP) Virtual Tournament in Colorado as a part of the Colorado Archery in the Schools Program (CASP), Feb. 2 - 20, at participating Colorado schools staffed with a certified Basic Archery Instructor (BAI). | For More...

A statewide youth archery tournament will take place at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln on Feb. 7. The tournament is open to any participant in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). | For More...

— COMPETITIVE SHOOTING
Fourteen USA Shooting airgun athletes will close out the month competing overseas in the Meyton Cup in Innsbruck, Austria tomorrow through Tuesday, and later at the International Competition Munich (IWK) January 29 - 31 in Munich, Germany. | For More...

— CONSERVATION
The Conservation Fund and its partners announced yesterday the permanent protection of the historic 3,334-acre Toll property, one of the largest intact private holdings along the Front Range. The conservation easement protects critical drinking water sources for Boulder and Denver, improves forest management and safety, and sustains and enhances recreational opportunities. | For More...

Working cooperatively, the National Park Service (NPS), the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AG&FC) and the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) will establish the nation's first NBCI Bobwhite Focal Area ever located on National Park Service land, the 4,300-acre Pea Ridge National Military Park (Pea Ridge) in northwestern Arkansas, near the Missouri border. | For More...

— CONTESTS
The 17th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art season, open to kids in Grades K-12, ends on March 31st ... you have to enter to win! | For More...

The Department of Natural Resources yesterday announced the three winners of the sixth annual Pure Michigan Hunt. Mike DiLorenzo of Rochester, Jason Eurich of Saginaw and Michael Sikkenga of Whitehall each won a pocket full of hunting licenses and more than $4,000 worth of hunting gear. | For More...

— ENFORCEMENT
Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are seeking information from the public about an incident that killed seven mallards on Houghton Lake during the annual Tip-Up Town celebration. | For More...

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited Blake A. Mitchell for alleged charter guide fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish. | For More...

Louisiana Department Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division Agents arrested Timothy Woodard, 38, and Randall Simmons, 43, both of Bastrop, for alleged night hunting activity and narcotic violations on Jan. 18 in Morehouse Parish. | For More...

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited 15 Louisiana residents for alleged duck hunting violations on Jan. 17 in Acadia Parish. All were cited with wanton waste of migratory game birds. | For More...

— EVENTS
The 29th annual Field & Stream-Outdoor Life Michigan Deer & Turkey Expo will return to the SUMMIT Ice & Sports Complex, in Dimondale, MI, from February 13-15, 2015. | For More...

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in Kansas kick off the fifth annual State Convention on Friday, March 13 with the "Partners in Conservation Reception." The main event, the habitat-focused State Convention, is Saturday, March 14. | For More...

A chance is coming up to see more than 100 species of birds in southern Utah's red rock country. The St. George Winter Bird Festival will be held Jan. 29 - 31. | For More...

Beat the winter blues and visit Maryland's Calvert Marine Museum in February. Activities and programs will entertain all members of the family. | For More...

Arizona's Catalina State Park will host the next Star Party on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | For More...

— FEDERAL REGULATIONS
Following the recent opinion by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Sig Sauer, Inc. has issued a statement regarding the ATF's re-classification of the SB15 and SBX pistol stabilizing braces. | For More...

— FISHING TOURNAMENTS
On January 28, 2015, collegiate anglers nationwide will be able to register for the second stop of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series - the Collegiate Bass Fishing Open. The event will be held on Lake Chickamauga, which has been home to several collegiate series and professional events over recent years. | For More...

— HUNTING
Preliminary data from the Oklahoma Wildlife Department's shows that hunters reported harvesting more than 98,500 deer in Oklahoma through Jan. 15, the last day of deer archery season. But it appears hunter success was much better in certain regions of the state than in others. | For More...

— INDUSTRY
Keith Warren's Deer & Wildlife Stories and Whitetail Genetics has renewed Sponsorship relationship for 2015. | For More...

Sellmark Corporation® has been ranked at No. 76 on the prestigious Dallas 100™ Awards List. A second-time inclusion for Sellmark, the list is compiled by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University. | For More...

Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announces the hiring of Dan Vaughan as Vice President of Digital Media and Services, and Bobby Pura as Executive Producer and Head of Production. | For More...

— LEGISLATION
Knife Rights' Knife Owners' Protection Act, H.R.419 (KOPA), was re-introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday by sponsor Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ). KOPA will protect law-abiding knife owners travelling throughout the U.S. from the vagaries of restrictive state and local laws. | For More...

— NEW PRODUCTS
Armament Systems and Procedures has introduced the new Fusion Baton. The Fusion combines three essential law enforcement tools into one unit by combining a baton, light and scabbard. | For More...

CORE Rifle Systems of Ocala, Florida, debuted their new Hardcore System X line of premium high performance precision rifles at the 2015 SHOT Show. Built to the same exacting standards as its current line of rifles, the Hardcore System X are offered in four feature-packed models. | For More...

TROY has introduced 35 new products to the 2015 SHOT Show including their PAR (Pump Action Rifle), a Pump Action .300 AAC and .308 in an optic-ready configuration with lightweight stock, and the Pump Action Pistol. The TROY M5 9MM is now available as a semi-auto carbine and M5SD 9MM Suppressed Upper Receiver. The TROY M10A1 family expands to include a CQB 10.5" SBR and 14.5" carbine, the TROY Conqueror 3 Gun Rifle hits the market with an 18" barrel, carbon fiber Alpha Revolution rail, 45 Degree Offset folding BattleSights and Geissele Super 3G trigger. | For More...

The new Bass Pro Shops® Extreme Casting Rods and Spinning Rods are built to keep you casting comfortably and successfully from dawn to dark. | For More...

Bear & Son Cutlery® unveiled four new knives at the 2015 SHOT Show, including the Model G13 Sideliner Lock offering key features and benefits at a very affordable price. | For More...

MINOX USA has further broadened its lines of high-quality optics that meet the needs of active outdoorsmen. At the 2015 SHOT Show they unveiled new models for four categories: binoculars, riflescopes, spotting scopes and trail cameras. | For More...

Remington® introduced five new models, which meet a range of needs, at the 2015 SHOT Show, marking the start of their new partnership with Bear & Son Cutlery. | For More...

Streamlight® Inc. launched the rechargeable Stinger® HPL™ and Strion® HPL™ (High Performance Lumen) lights, new high lumen, long-range lights with an ultra-bright hotspot for illuminating a broader area on targets. The Stinger HPL also is available in a dual switch model, the Stinger DS® HPL™. | For More...

— ONLINE
There's late season bow hunting action in the newest online episode of GrowingDeer.tv. Watch as Adam gets a couple of does broadside in a food plot and then a chance at a very old, mature hit list buck. | For More...

— ORGANIZATIONS
More than 500 items were auctioned at DSC's annual convention and expo - each generating vital funding for conservation - but the news media focused on one item that wasn't sold. The story they told, however, wasn't the reason behind the cancellation of a scheduled elephant hunt. | For More...

Sportsmen's groups and industry members have launched an aggressive new campaign to rally against efforts by special interests to transfer or sell America's federal public lands, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership announced. | For More...

The national nonprofit Tread Lightly! is celebrating the successful completion of the third year of an interpretive education program aimed at protecting and enhancing access and recreational opportunities for a wide variety of outdoor activities ranging from recreational shooting to off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation. | For More...

National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) has selected Jim and Eva Shockey to serve as the honorary co-chairs for 2015 NHF Day. | For More...

— PUBLISHING
In the latest issue of Lone Star Outdoor News, preview the upcoming boating and fishing shows and take a look at trends going on that show-goers are talking about. | For More...

— RADIO
Waterfowl season may be winding down, but it's not too late to capitalize on every last opportunity the season has to offer. Tune in this week for tips from the Revolution's panel of experts. Hear from Ronnie Philips and Logan Burditt, hosts of "Heartland Waterfowl" and Kut'em Outdoors' Josh Holland. | For More...

— SHOT SHOW
FMG Publications presented the NSSF a check for $281,000 during the SHOT Show State of the Industry Dinner, Jan. 20. The money was raised during FMG's Shooting Industry Masters and is designated to help fund NSSF's First Shots Program. | For More...

GunBroker.com honored its 2014 Top Sellers at an invitation-only reception on Wednesday, January 21st. The event was well-attended by more than 75 sellers and provided them an opportunity to meet GunBroker.com staff and other top sellers. | For More...

— STATES
The Executive Board of the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners, through its President Robert W. Schlemmer, yesterday announced the entirety of an agenda item proposing creation of a state game lands user permit is being deleted from the board's Jan. 27 meeting agenda. | For More...

The Utah Wildlife Board has two openings it needs to fill. Not more than two people can serve from a single Division of Wildlife Resources region, and the Central Region already has two representatives on the board.
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Starting this January, fire managers on the Chattahoochee National Forest have prescribed fire plans on approximately 33, 000 acres to improve the health of the national forest, benefit wildlife and help prevent dangerous wildfires. | For More...

— TOURNAMENTS
Iconic brands, PENN, Spiderwire and Berkley have renewed their partnerships with the Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) as official sponsors for the 2015 season. The sponsorships include both Redfish Tour and Kayak Tour events. | For More...

— TRAPPING
The Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is now accepting applications for nuisance alligator trappers to work in Lake County south of the Turnpike. | For More...

— WOMEN IN THE OUTDOORS
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will open registration Jan. 30 for 125 participants in the 27th Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshop set for March 27-29, 2015. | For More...

FEATURE
SHOT Show Snapshots
Today wraps SHOT Show for 2015. Thousands of attendees will be heading home to sort through stacks of business cards, illegible notes and memories racked up by long days, short nights and endless meetings. We will wrap SHOT 2015 on Monday with our Editor's Choice selections and final thoughts. Today, Tactical Wire Rich Grassi shares some of his snapshots of SHOT.



LaRue Tactical Beverage Entry Tool Dillo LT205 Commemorative for AmericanSnipers.org, whose mission is to assist snipers and designated marksmen in US military organizations.



Heirloom Precision Colt Series 70 1911



VZ Grips stocks for S&W N-frame revolvers



Robar Companies' RC-1911JCP - Jeff Cooper Pistol: $100 from sale of each pistol goes to the Jeff Cooper Legacy Foundation.



Bill Rogers debuts the Safariland Model 578 GLS™ Pro-Fit™ Holster



Willie Robertson at the launch of their new clothing lines under the Commander Life® and Commander Gear® brands.
Jan 23-25
Kansas Expo Center, Topeka, Kansas
Jan 23-25
Niagra Falls Conference and Event Center, Niagara Falls, New York
Jan 23-25
The Woodlands, Texas
Jan 31
Pima Pistol Club, Tucson, Arizona
Feb 4-7
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb 7
Gunsmoke Shooting Range, Snook, Texas
Feb 7-8
Montgomery County Shooting Complex, Southside, Tennessee
Feb 19-22
Lake Hartwell and Greenville, SC
Feb 19-22
Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb 20-22
Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa
Feb 26-28
Smith & Wesson Academy 299 Page Blvd. Springfield, MA
Mar 4
Mesa, Arizona
Mar 14-15
Cody Shooting Complex, Cody, Wyoming
Mar 21
Fort Benning, Georgia
Mar 21-22
Ankeny Izaak Walton League, Elkhart, Iowa
Mar 31-Apr 1
Des Moines, Iowa
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