FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019

Principals for WILD Television Network (WILD TV) and the Glenwood, Alabama, US-based Pursuit Channel have announced the formation of a strategic alliance to better serve their audiences. The new alliance will offer unique crossover efficiencies and increased target penetration for the hunt-fish- shoot manufacturing community serving Canada, the United States, and several key European markets.
The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Los Angeles offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, at the club’s location at Cabrillo Way Marina, in San Pedro.
The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging San Francisco boaters to take advantage of a marine flare collection event held by the San Francisco Department of Environment (SF Environment) on Sunday, April 14, at East Marina Green Triangle in the Marina District of San Francisco.

Certified boater training for Montana's Tiber and Canyon Ferry reservoirs is available online at
SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG professional shooter, and U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, Daniel Horner for multiple first place finishes at the 2019 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship, hosted by the Army Marksmanship Unit held March 10-16th at Fort Benning, Georgia.
QUWF is proud to announce it will honor its Veteran members of all services with a special patch and decal.
Safari Club International's annual Hunters' Convention continues to rise on Trade Show News Network's Top Trade Shows list for another year, according to an announcement today by TSNN.

Sportsman Channel host of Skull Bound TV, Jana Waller, along with other notable outdoor lifestyle talent and producers, will be at the Pepsi Center on March 27 as Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks celebrate “Conservation Night” when the Colorado Avalanche welcome the defending Western Conference champion Las Vegas Golden Knights.
The Model 700 Mountain Stainless, a light-weight and durable rifle, is now available in 6.5 Creedmoor. The new rifle features a 22” light contour barrel and premium Bell & Carlson stock.
Walleye will be collected with electrofishing boats starting as early as the week of March 27 and concluding by April 17.
- GEAR -
Hunt in confidence using the Grip Jaw and Backbone Stabilizer Truss systems that can be secured to the tree before you ever leave the ground.

Modular Driven Technologies announced a partnership with QPro Defense. QPro Defense is a Veteran Owned Small Business based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Sellmark Corporation announced Dianna Sellers, Sellmark’s CEO since 2010, will retire effective March 31. Dianna has led the privately-held corporation from a once-small startup to a multi-million-dollar international enterprise with headquarters on two continents.
Sirphis announces their partnership with Big Frig Cooler Company out of North Sioux City, South Dakota. Big Frig is offering coolers and tumblers in Pulse, Lifestyle Camo, and Muddy Girl.
Since 2002, Sporting Classics Magazine has recognized the products and companies that have a significant and long-lasting impact in the sporting community with its Awards of Excellence. This year, Steyr Arms USA was presented with the Award of Excellence for Rifle Company of the Year.

Zanders Sporting Goods, a national wholesale distributor located in Sparta, Illinois, continues to grow by hiring Ryan Oliver for their Sales department.
- JOBS -
Apex Tactical Specialties, the industry’s leader in the design, development and manufacture of aftermarket trigger kits for pistols, is seeking candidates for the position of Sustainment Engineer at their Peoria, Arizona facility.
A collaboration between TWN Industries, Ruger, and Chattanooga Shooting Supplies (CSSI) brings you an all-new “Battle Worn” American Flag Ruger Precision Rifle.
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has announced the launch of two new mounts for its class-leading DeltaPoint Pro reflex sight: the DeltaPoint Pro AR Mount and the DeltaPoint Pro Ring Top Mount.

- NEWS -
Taurus has selected Mid-States Distributing as the Taurus 2018 Buying Group of the Year. Taurus presented the award to Mid-States Distributing at the SHOT show.
Samson Manufacturing has released their new Offset Light Mount. The Samson OLM allows you to continue using the sling swivel stud on Ruger’s PC Carbine when adding a weapon-mounted flashlight.
Mossy Oak GO is now streaming “Kevin VanDam Bassmaster Classic,” an all-new series featuring one of fishing’s all-time greatest competitive bass anglers.
afari Club International (SCI) announces its support for Hunter Nation with a $15,000 donation to help fund efforts to protect the right to hunt and to conserve wildlife resources.

The Mule Deer Foundation welcomed Thursday’s signing by Acting Secretary David Bernhardt of Secretarial Order 3373 that will help improve hunting access.
The Alabama Onsite Wastewater Association (AOWA) has announced association members will be providing assistance to the tornado victims in Lee County and other areas of Alabama in their recovery and rebuilding efforts with on-site sewerage systems replacements and repairs.
Americans who served in the First World War discovered the Springfield M1903 rifle was a “world-beater” and “war-winner.” Its many guises are heralded in the 2019 Special Edition issue of GUNS Surplus Vintage & Classic Firearms, Vol. 83.
The May/June 2019 issue of Combat Handguns features Volquartsen FTV Scorpion and the miniature North American Arms BUG II. Also covered is Mossberg’s 100th anniversary and the subcompact MC1sc the company released to celebrate it.

The March 22 issue of Lone Star Outdoor News is available for download today, and the issue includes a 16-page Fishing Texas insert.
This week host Rob Keck is into America’s greatest Big Game bird; the wild turkey. Keck spends the entire show getting a lesson in turkey calling from the only caller to have won every major turkey calling championship of our time, RedHead Pro Hunter, Walter Parrott.
Bassmaster Classic Champion Ott DeFoe joins Ken on this week’s show to talk about his hometown win. The Tennessee native survived a tough bite on Saturday, weighing in 18 pounds 14 ounces on day three, to clinch his first Classic title.
It’s turkey decoys and hunting strategies, the latest out of D.C. on the bump stock ban, a new shotgun from Weatherby, getting youth involved in shooting sports, and more, this week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk Radio .

Louisiana Grills announces its first WIFI enabled grill and smoker with - The Founder Series.
The deadline has been extended for the Ike Foundation College Scholarships as students may be waiting for college acceptance letters, but completed and submitted application materials must be postmarked or submitted online before April 5, 2019.
Kahr Firearms Group is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Southeast Regional NRA TacticalPolice Competitions on March 22-23 in Anderson, SC.
Heavy snowpack and a large influx of water likely in the next few months should bring on the best walleye action in years.

The Rock Creek State Fish Hatchery will stock 1,400 10-inch trout at Bridgeport State Recreation Area northwest lake and 900 trout at the Riverside Discovery Center (zoo) pond in Scottsbluff.
The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan citizens the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions. One important avenue for this input is at meetings of the public bodies that advise the DNR and, in some cases, also set policies for natural resource management.
Due to constraining factors involving land management, the management of five wildlife management areas along the Missouri River will be transferred from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission back to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries supports California legislation that seeks to amend a law that would damage Louisiana businesses’ chances to earn millions of dollars in the sale of alligator-related products.
There are only a few things better than a slam dunk late season duck hunt with Shallow Creek Outfitters in Kansas. A true waterfowl dream-destination, Romanian Dave has all angles covered for a bucketlist hunt.
This weekend on Discovery Channel, don't miss new programming from The Fish Guyz, The Next Bite, The Experience and more. Watch every weekend from 5:30am to 9:00am EST.
The NWTF is pleased with secretarial order 3373 – which Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt recently signed to ensure recreational access on public lands.
Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has directed the BLM to prioritize public access in decisions regarding the disposal and exchange of BLM public lands by signing Secretarial Order 3373, Evaluating Public Access in Bureau of Land Management Land Disposals and Exchanges, to help ensure that BLM public lands, no matter how small, remain in public hands if they are highly valued for outdoor recreation access.
Springtime is an active time for wildlife in Florida, with sea turtles beginning to nest on beaches, manatees leaving their warm-water winter refuges and gopher tortoises starting to stir outside their burrows.
The first free mountain goat viewing event will take place on Saturday, April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in an area called Rock Creek near Mountain Home, Duchesne County, with the second taking place on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4385 Little Cottonwood Canyon Road.
Attend a free workshop near you to learn about programs and tools available to help you create quality wildlife habitat on your property

Editor’s Note: The following feature first appeared in our companion service, The Outfitter Wire ( If you’re not already a subscriber, simply visit the website and click “subscribe”.

The time has come to take the fight to the antis.

It happens with more frequency now. A hunter, most often a woman, is “shamed,” harassed, and sometimes threatened on social media in what in any other circumstance would be considered a terrorist act. An ensuing tsunami of haters pile on for a while until their bile-laden attention is diverted to another righteous “cause.” Because of a legal hunt in Africa, a member of one of America’s foremost families of conservation, Brittany Hosmer Longoria, was put through the grinder of the progressive hate machine, and as usual, the basis of the attacks defy logic on several levels.

Hunters try, and some of us have been trying for decades, to use logic to convince the antis that what we do is of benefit to both Man and beast. The benefits of sustainable use conservation in a 7.5B person world is settled science, which is logical to those who are open to new ideas, but therein lies the rub. The majority of anti-hunters have no interest in science, logic, or even the well-being of animal species. Most anti-hunters want to stop hunting because they do not like hunting, and animals be damned.

Don’t believe me? Then here is a quote from animal rights activists Priscilla Feral, president of Friends of Animals from her interview on the CBS News program 60 minutes. When discussing the fate of three species of antelope that are virtually extinct in their native habitat in Africa but are thriving in Texas due to sustainable-use hunting, Ms. Feral stated emphatically, “I would prefer they all die rather than inhabit their non-natural habitat in Texas.” Reporter Lara Logan pressed for clarification asking if she (Ms. Feral) would rather see the animals go extinct than be hunted, the Friends of Animals president stated coyly, “They should not be hunted.”

Let that soak in for a minute. These so-called “friends” of wildlife are really no friend at all. Their true mission; nay their only mission is to ban hunting. Period. The welfare of wildlife is a secondary concern at best, yet useful cover for their calculated, deceitful social media smear campaigns to create a societal movement against hunters and hunting. We saw it again with Britt Longoria, but she is just the latest on a long list of hit-jobs on hunter-victims.

Melissa Bachman, Karl Malone, Olivia Opre, Walter Palmer, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Kendall Jones, Sarah Palin, Rebecca Francis, Tim Brent…even Steven Spielberg was called out by a genius troll for posting a photoshopped pic of the director in front of a fallen triceratops dinosaur that has been extinct for 60 million years. Despite the comic stupidity of some, this is where the hypocrisy of the antis rears its ugly head. In the name of protecting all life, many antis cry out publicly for all sorts of calamity to fall upon the offending hunter’s head. From the hopeful philosophical wish that “karma is a bitch,” to the mafia-like death threats of pain, torture, and death that should not only befall the hunter, but also his or her family, and even their friends in order to send a “message” to their hunting brethren. An eye for an eye is one thing, but when does a right-thinking person equate the life of a deer or a coyote to that of a human being? Intellectually, the anti’s arguments collapse under the weight of the illogical nature of their reasoning, but once again, antis have no interest in that which is logical. They are only interested in abolishing hunting. So how do we respond?

For too long, I have tried to persuade those who oppose hunting with logic and science. And after employing this tactic publicly for over twenty years, I can tell you without reservation the results are underwhelming. Less than five percent of my audience ever truly changes their mind about hunting. At best, I turn some negatives to neutrals, but that is not much of a return on investment. After twenty years of consistent failure in persuading antis that what we do is of scientific and societal benefit, I had an epiphany: stop trying to persuade and start fighting fire with fire.

Though my grades are indicative of how little I absorbed in law school, at least one important truth has stuck with me. A wise professor told me “It is pointless to argue with a person whose living depends on disagreeing with you.” And when it comes to anti-hunters, seldom have truer words been spoken.

From the Humane Society of the United States, to PETA, to all the “Friends” and “Save the (fill in the blank)” organizations, these businesses dedicated to the abolition of hunting can only stay in business if their “cause” remains in crisis. Think about it. What would happen to charities like Defenders of Wildlife if there were no wildlife “crisis?” Would their donor base of “wildlife guardians” continue to contribute their $9 per month if wildlife no longer needed defending? Would the Humane Society of the United States continue to receive their $19 monthly contributions if they were honest about the fact they operate NO pet shelters? My guess is not many.

Though there are indeed some organizations that do provide benefits to wildlife, they usually do not have six and seven-figure media campaigns to drum up contributions. These professional fund-raising organizations are much less concerned about wildlife than they are their bottom line, but one thing they almost all have in common is their universal disdain for hunters and hunting.

The reason for going off topic here for a bit is to demonstrate that these organizations that hate us are really charitable entities in name only; that their bottom line is really the bottom line. And as pecuniary motives are not the hallmark of a true philanthropic organization, it should become apparent that being “anti-hunter” is a money-making ploy that is part of the fraud they perpetrate upon the public to enhance their coffers. It is a fraud we as hunters should make public. If only there were some way we could, as individuals, communicate with the public at large; to some kind of network of people. If only…

The time has come for hunters to take the fight to the antis. For too long, we have allowed the antis to frame the issues, causing hunters to be reactionary and perpetually on the defensive. But as you hopefully know by now, most of these anti-hunting “charities” are in reality, money-making ventures disguised as philanthropies, and it is time the public knows this as well. Remember, we are in the majority here. 95% of all human beings are still carnivores.

The HSUS raises over $100,000,000 each year on the backs of sympathetic puppies and kittens, yet runs no pet shelters. According to their most recent tax return, Friends of Animals has $5.7M in the bank and pays their “I would rather see animals go extinct than have them hunted” president Priscilla Feral $116,000 per year. Defenders of Wildlife perpetually files lawsuits against federal and state governments to restrict or eliminate hunting and often seeks to recoup its legal fees from the very agencies tasked with actually defending wildlife. This is but a small subset of the kind of information these anti-hunting organizations would probably not want to be made common knowledge. But hunters can make that happen.

As I have mentioned before in previous writings, I will continue to make it a point to point out the shenanigans the anti-hunting industry tries to get away with. But let’s take it one step further. We as hunters should speak with a united voice on social media. Be it Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other platform of your choosing, we should coordinate our message and our hashtags. Together, we can move the needle against those organizations that are working to see our sport eliminated. By speaking with one voice sportsmen and women can make sure the truth about hunting is heard and that science-based wildlife management will be seen as the only logical way to insure the ongoing viability of species.

It is time to fight back. No holds barred.

— Steve Scott

Scott is a reformed attorney, TV host and producer, ice cream aficionado, and editor of The Outfitter Wire. @SteveScottTV

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HSCF Y.O. Ranch Weekend

HSCF Night @ 11 Below Brewery!

APRIL 10-13
Pope and Young Club 31st Biennial Convention

La Vista Hotel and Conference Center - Omaha, Nebraska

2019 HSCF Sporting Clays Tournament

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JUNE 7-9
D.C. Project Foundation’s 3-Gun Fundraiser

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