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— ARCHERY
Archers of all skill levels are invited to complete in the inaugural Nebraska Game and Parks Director's Cup on June 5 at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. | For More...

— ASTRONOMY
Watch a rare astronomical event next Monday at Indiana's Monroe Lake when the planet Mercury transits, or passes in front of, the sun. | For More...

— BOATING
The newest online course from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and the United States Power Squadrons, is "How to Use GPS." | For More...

It has become increasingly common to see boaters using cell phones when they're out on coastal and inland waters. That's fine − as long as your boat is also equipped with a VHF radio, one of the most important pieces of safety equipment you can have on board. | For More...

— COMPETITION
Andre DeMoux, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Daniel Hill, of Hampstead, North Carolina, weighed a two-redfish limit of 9.74 pounds to win the first regular-season event for the Atlantic Division of the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela's on April 30 at Georgetown, South Carolina. The team took home more than $26,000 in winnings. | For More...

— EVENTS
The public can learn about Indiana's West Boggs Lake restoration and get tips on how to manage private ponds and lakes during the inaugural West Boggs Conservation Day, May 14. | For More...

This year's 15th Annual "Legends of the Outdoors" National Hall of Fame's 2016 event date and venue will be the General Jackson Showboat/Music City Queen in Nashville, TN on Saturday, August 27th dockside along the Cumberland River. | For More...

Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors will host its first-ever "Bows for the Brave" bowfishing tournament at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Macomb County Saturday, June 18. | For More...

The annual Exceptional Anglers event Gone Fishin', Not Just Wishin' at Oak Mountain State Park will take place May 11-13, 2016. The event teaches students with special needs from Alabama's Shelby and Jefferson county school systems the art of fishing. | For More...

The second annual USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, held April 29 - May 1, 2016, at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia, saw large crowds, with a total of over four thousand attendees. | For More...

The much-anticipated OPA Summit Invitational Presented by Mossy Oak is set to showcase the greatest professional archers from around the world May 20-21 at the Summit Inn, in Farmington, Pennsylvania. | For More...

— GEAR
When it comes to being a successful archer, consistency and proper form are the keys to success. Imagine if your equipment actually helped you achieve good form and consistency. That's exactly what the RINGER release aid from No Limit Archery does | For More...

Hunters who hold and shoot Barnett's BC Raptor Reverse will be shocked when they experience the smooth draw, comfortable hold and pin-point accuracy of this reverse-draw crossbow. | For More...

Hard Core Brands®, a leading manufacturer in waterfowl equipment, announces they have just received patent rights on their Man Cave™ and Deluxe Man Cave™ Layout blind for waterfowl hunters. | For More...

Designed with a special thermal material that will shield you from the brisk cold, the Master Sportsman Ranger Sleeping Bag in Realtree Xtra has an elasticity and a comfortability that outdoorsmen and women will love. | For More...

— GRANTS
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), has selected 11 institutes of higher learning to receive grants in support of the Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative covering the 2015-'16 academic year. | For More...

— HUNTING
There were 23 hunting-related shooting incidents statewide during 2015, according to a newly released report from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. That's the lowest number on record. | For More...

— INDUSTRY
Outdoor industry veteran James Reed has been named Director of North American Operations for BookYourHunt.com, the very first online booking platform specifically for hunters. | For More...

For the second time, Alien Gear Holsters was awarded the "Best Holster in the History of Ever" award by Concealed Nation readers. | For More...

Bertram Yachts announced this week that Peter Truslow, formerly head of EdgeWater Boats, joined the company as chief executive officer. | For More...

SIG SAUER, Inc. announced it has finalized plans to relocate its ammunition manufacturing operation from Eubank, Kentucky to a permanent site in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Documents were finalized with the state of Arkansas the last week of April following a preliminary announcement by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson at the 2016 Las Vegas SHOT Show. | For More...

— MEDIA
It's Beyond The Cast this week on The Revolution with Jim and Trav with fresh water fishing tips, new tackle, bow fishing equipment and premiere fishing destinations throughout North America, and we've set our sights on catchin' monster bass, carp and catfish. | For More...

— NEW PRODUCTS
Lethal Products has solved the mold, mildew, and odor problem, allowing you to "revive" your cooler after each use with the new Cooler Reviver. | For More...

Combining the inimitable balsa buoyancy and baitfish body of a Shad Rap® with a deep-diving Scatter Lip™, Rapala's new Scatter Rap® Shad Deep offering brings evasive action to strike zones in the 9-to-12 feet range. | For More...

FoodSaver® announces new FoodSaver® GameSaver® Food Preservation Systems in three new models. | For More...

Gamo® Outdoor USA (www.gamooutdoorusa.com) is launching the new Whisper Fusion Mach 1 air rifle. The IGT MACH 1™ replaces the standard spring powerplant with an Inert Gas Cylinder. | For More...

Gene Lumsden, CEO of Legacy Sports International, Inc. announces the new Citadel Cerakote™ M-1911 in Flat Dark Earth from Legacy Sports International, Inc. | For More...

— ONLINE
In the newest online video by GrowingDeer: Grant and Adam hunt an Ozark ridge runner during opening week. They reach deep into their bag of tricks to pull this hunt off. Then team Martin doubles again! Their Arkansas opener was full of gobbles, fights, and flying lead. Click here to watch this online video today, | For More...

— ORGANIZATIONS
Ducks Unlimited's newest online film, "Limitless," featuring Gregg Silverberg, born without hands, and his longtime hunting partners in western Nebraska, is now live on the DU website. | For More...

When billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the graduating class at the University of Michigan over the weekend that the so-called "safe space" on a college campus is a "terrible idea," he should practice more of what he preaches, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says. | For More...

The National Shooting Sports Foundation announced that it has selected 11 institutes of higher learning to receive grants in support of the Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative covering the 2015-'16 academic year. This program works to encourage team shooting participation for those attending colleges and universities across the nation, and the grants, up to $100,000 each year, are intended to be used for the creation of new university shooting programs and teams. | For More...

— PASSINGS
Patrick A. Rogers, owner of EAG Tactical, firearms instructor, Marine and New York City Police Dept. veteran passed away. His passing was noted by friend and associate Paul Buffoni, Bravo Company USA in a post on Facebook. | For More...

— PRODUCT NEWS
Redding Reloading Equipment has expanded their offerings in of Premium Die Sets with the addition of the 26 Nosler and the 280 Ackley Improved, two of the most popular cartridges last year. Branded as Premium Die Sets these new offerings include a Carbide Expander Button and a Micrometer Adjusting Seat Stem and are packaged in a distinctive black and gold box. | For More...

— PROMOTIONS
On Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., TESTRIDE will host free rides on Evinrude-powered Ranger Boats with skilled, professional anglers at the helm. | For More...

— PUBLISHING
Outdoor News Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake states, is offering youth ages 11 to 17 who have successfully completed the firearms safety certification program through the Minnesota DNR in 2016 with a complimentary three-month subscription to Minnesota Outdoor News. | For More...

Brimming with more than 36 articles on vintage, replica and classic guns, the much-anticipated GUNS Surplus 2016 Special Edition promises to grip both the gun enthusiast and historian alike. | For More...

— RECREATION
State parks and recreation areas in eastern Michigan will host a number of events throughout May that will help residents take advantage of the spring weather. | For More...

— STATES
In the upcoming weeks, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be working closely with the Gulf County community on plans for this summer's bay scallop season in St. Joseph Bay. | For More...

Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring May to be Nebraska Migratory Bird Month, underscoring the importance of birds in Nebraska. | For More...

State researchers found the threadfin shad in the lake had completely disappeared, leaving predator species with too little to eat. | For More...

After stocking more than 2.6 million fish into the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan in 2015, the Department of Natural Resources is relying on recent harvest data and survey research to implement its Lake Michigan stocking plans for the coming year. | For More...

Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring May to be Nebraska Migratory Bird Month, underscoring the importance of birds in Nebraska. | For More...

— STUDENT FISHING
For the second consecutive year, 12 standout high school anglers have been selected as members of the exclusive Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. | For More...

— TELEVISION
Tonight on Sportsman Channel at 7 p.m. EST, Doug Koenig Championship Season returns to La Pampa Province in Argentina. | For More...

— YOUTH
The Michigan History Center, in its partnership with TinkrLAB – the children's creativity space in the We Love Kids n Dogs store in Okemos – offers a "maker" experience during current Second Saturday programming at the Michigan History Museum in downtown Lansing. | For More...

The Red Knife

A Philip Goodwin painting, courtesy Larry Len Peterson.

The old knife was one of those singular objects in life that can never be replaced, an inseparable part of what and who you are.

FEATURE
Wildfires Raging in Alberta, Canada
Eighty-eight thousand people have been evacuated from Fort McMurray, Alberta as a raging wildfire fueled by dry conditions and low humidity bore down on it yesterday. When the total evacuation was ordered, more than 1,600 structures had already been destroyed - but there were no reports of deaths or injuries. While meteorologists are predicting a lessening of the "explosive" conditions of the past few days, there are fiercely gusting winds swirling around the area, making managing the fire even more difficult.

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