Recognizing the need for a safe way to de-cock a crossbow, TenPoint recently launched the only safe de-cocking system on the market with the ACUSlide Silent Cocking and Safe De-Cocking system.
U.S. LawShield will sponsor Apache Rifle Work’s industry day on September 18th. Attending influencers are Matt Carriker of Demolition Ranch, Garand Thumb, Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty, along with Bill Goldberg of the WWE, World’s Strongest Man Robert Oberst, Kentucky Ballistics, and others.
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) 11th Annual Roofers Twin Cities Sporting Clays Shoot held on September 11 at Wild Marsh Sporting Clays in Clear Lake, Minn., smashed its previous fundraising and participation records while uniting 12 union trades and dozens of partners for conservation.
Kahr Firearms Group is proud to host this year’s “Rod of Iron Freedom Festival”, at the Greeley, PA, Kahr Headquarters facility.
LUCID Optics’ recently concluded 2021 Ballistics Summit at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico, gathered outdoor companies and media from across the U.S. for a weekend packed with shooting, networking, and hands-on product evaluation.

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Plano’s Field Locker Element Cases are designed with Mil-Spec recommendations for traveling and to protect against dust, immersion, vibration, and accidental dropping. The cases are airline approved with a pressure relief valve for altitude changes when flying along with reinforced padlock gates for more security.
The Double Agent Case was designed to hold two weapons with an internal padded divider. This padded double rifle case for sale is constructed of 1000 denier nylon with heavy-duty zippers and hardware, and wrap-around handles
Hang-on style treestands afford hunters the best combination of value and portability. Ol’Man’s Assassin Hang On Treestand and Speed Rail Hang On Ladder allow hunters to access their property in a hunter-friendly package.
With the exception of swans (which require a permit from the hunt drawing that ended July 21), the rest of the waterfowl hunts in Utah are open to anyone with a Utah hunting license. You are also required to have a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number to hunt any waterfowl in Utah, and a federal duck stamp if you are over the age of 15.

With the deer reduction zone season underway, youth deer season Sept. 25-26, and the statewide archery deer season starting Oct. 1, Indiana Conservation Officers remind hunters to stay safe.
For deer hunters looking for a ready-to-deploy elevated shooting house rather than trying to construct a DIY version, Millennium’s Q200 Buck Hut offers a great combination of features, quality, and value.
Big Daddy Guns is excited to announce the grand opening of its Tallahassee store location this weekend. There will be an on-site “Bullets & BBQ” celebration open to the public.
Silencer Central President and CEO Brandon Maddox will appear live on Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, September 19, at 2:00 pm EST. Maddox will talk about trends in the suppressor industry, continued advances for American hunters, and innovations in Silencer Central’s Banish line of suppressors.

One of the most threatened wetland landscapes in North America is the focus of DU’s latest Conserve Film Louisiana Gulf Coast.
A report in the Wall Street Journal showing that nearly half of all new gun buyers since January 2019 are women is not surprising, considering efforts to defund police agencies, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
The first release from the KITANICA BAG LAB is the Envoy Attaché. The Envoy is outfitted with 4 different carrying options, has a lighter grey interior for visibility, and has a three compartment design.
AGM Global Vision announces the introduction of the Fuzion series of monoculars. The Fuzion will incorporate both digital night vision and thermal night vision to give the user the best overall experience possible.

Rather than using lumber that can rot, or expensive hard-side blinds, the Q200 Buck Hut provides hunters with a cost-effective solution, jammed packed with hunter-friendly features.
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever announce the appointment of Douglas Spale of Kansas City, Missouri, to its National Board of Directors.
It’s new guns & ammo, a hassle-free suppressor buying process, and more, this week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio.
Federal Ammunition is proud to announce a partnership with nutrition brand Go Condition to offer an exciting new line of energy bars and supplements to help hunters and shooters get more from their sport.

Following on the heels of the highly successful Weatherby® Mark V® Backcountry™ and Backcountry Ti, the next generation of this rifle family will hit dealer shelves in fall 2021. The updated Backcountry 2.0 and the all new Backcountry 2.0 Carbon models are equipped with a brand new carbon fiber stock that is the lightest in the industry.
New to the outdoor accessories market, Peak 44 is focused on delivering premium ultra lightweight products for backcountry hunters and adventurers. Their first offering to hit the market is the Blacktooth™ carbon fiber stock – the lightest production carbon fiber stock in the industry.
Silencer Central is the latest Corporate Sponsor to renew its relationship with Safari Club International and its mission to promote and protect hunting and wildlife conservation in North America and across the world.
Indiana DNR is celebrating National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26. That means it’s time to get outside and choose your favorite outdoor activity at one of the many DNR properties throughout Indiana (

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department will hold a public hearing Tuesday, October 5, on several changes to Vermont’s Endangered and Threatened Species Rule on behalf of the Agency of Natural Resources.
The voting membership of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies passed seven resolutions during its Business Meeting held on September 14, 2021.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has reopened 34 of its properties to public use as of Thursday, Sept. 16, following the announcement by the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region lifting the closure of most California forests.
Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have approved the transfer of $769,564 to the Arkansas Division of Rural Services to offer grants for conservation education efforts throughout Arkansas.

This week on MOJO Migration, Mike travels to Oklahoma to hunt ducks with Dakota Stowers and Chris Wilson.
Embark on new angling adventures with expert angler Carter Andrews on The Obsession with Carter Andrewsairing Sundays at 7 p.m. ET on World Fishing Network.
Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel showcase the most popular week on outdoor TV – #DeerWeek. Tune in tonight starting at 7 p.m. as Jeff Danker and Cody Johnson share fun, exciting and educational perspectives about deer hunting and the upcoming season.
#Deer Week is in the final two nights Saturday on Outdoor and Sportsman Channels, starting at 7 p.m.

Sunday is the final evening for Outdoor Channel and Sportsman Channel’s #DeerWeek starting at 7 p.m.
This week’s episode of Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey features host Chris Dorsey returning to his home state of Wisconsin for a classic ruffed grouse and woodcock hunt with Ruffed Grouse Society President and CEO Ben Jones and David Moore and RGS Chairman David Moore.

It’s a contradictory world. Politicians like New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy promise they’ll “follow the science” when it comes to wildlife management.

And they do, until the science bumps up against a political promise.

Then, it’s “science, I don’t see no science.”

It’s promise kept to the animal rights advocates who cajoled Murphy (with votes) into promising “there will be no bear hunt in New Jersey this year. Period.” Startlingly, he appears to be keeping that promise, despite the New Jersey Fish & Game Council’s approving an “emergency bear hunt” in the state to help curb what has become a legitimate problem in the areas of the state that have more farmers than liberal voters.

How’d they get here? It’s a long, involved, and highly political story. Ten years ago, the NJ State Supreme Court ruled that no bear hunt could be held unless it was part of a comprehensive management policy. Since then, two comprehensive management policies (five years each) have come-and-gone. The latest was never approved by Environmental Commissioner Shawn LaTourette. The previous one expired a few days after he took office. Without his signature, it doesn’t go to Murphy for his final approval.

Consequently, there are an estimated 3,100 bears in New Jersey, double the 1,522 population of 2018 the last year a hunt was allowed on state-owned lands. In that last hunt, about forty percent of those bears were taken on state-owned lands.

Backtracking a bit, Murphy made stopping the bear hunts a platform in his campaign. He promised to stop all bear hunting, but couldn’t. Instead, he stopped all bear hunting (but not deer or game birds) on state lands. The NJ Supreme Court said he could do that.

Now, rural New Jersey (the area with fewer voters but more bears) is paying the price for the promise made by the Murphy campaign. Reports of human/bear problems have increased, farmers are seeing significant damage to cash crops, and the whole deal is once again back in the news.

Interestingly enough, just across the river in New York City, there’s a gigantic hue-and-cry going up calling for the utter destruction of a significantly smaller pest: the spotted lantern fly.

Seems this attractive, but invasive insect has a couple of decidedly undesirable traits: it has no natural predators (it is an invasive), will lay eggs on virtually any surface, and has reproductive capacities that are described as “prodigious” by scientists.

The Spotted Lanternfly in all its forms is under a death sentence (See it. Squish it.) across the country. Photo by Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture via the USDA National Invasive Species Information Center.

And this one other thing: it feeds (also prodigiously) on the sap of about 70 plants, making their victims susceptible to disease and/or destruction from natural antagonists. But the preferred victim of these little critters are grapes. And in New York, especially upstate New York in the finger lakes region, grapes mean wine, and wine is decidedly a big money enterprise.

So, this bit of advice offered to New Yorkers from Ronnit Bendavid-Val of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden via the New York Times: “If you see one, squish it.”

It sounds amusing, but this little critter is no joke. In Pennsylvania, there’s a Spotted Lanternfly Order of Quarantine and Treatment, in place. It declares the Lycorma delicatula a “public nuisance” that’s “destructive to the agriculture, horticulture and forests of the Commonwealth.”

It also describes quarantine procedures, imposes fines and even criminal penalties on anyone who intentionally moves the bug at any stage in its life. Because of its ability to lay eggs on virtually any surface, the forbidden movement references moving eggs via “recreational vehicles, tractors, mowers, grills, tarps, mobile homes, tile, stone, deck boards or fire pits.”

Like they said, “See them. Squish them.”

We’ll keep you posted.

— Jim Shepherd

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