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TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2022

- COMPETITION -
Team Remington shooters travelled to Orvieto, Italy and returned with multiple medals at the World FITASC Sporting Clay Shooting Championship.
Taylor’s & Company announced that their pro shooter Keelyn McGiboney completed her best performance as a professional mounted shooter at the Western US Championship held July 27th - 30th at the South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV.
Black Gold is proud to announce that pro shooter, Tim “The Hammer” Gillingham took second place at the IBO World Championship event held August 11-14, 2022, in Seven Springs, PA. Tim has been on the podium in all of his IBO appearances this year.
Bowtech’s shooter Paige Pearce took second place in both the 138th USA Outdoor Target Nationals and the US Open in Malvern, PA held from August 10th-13th. USA Archery hosted both events with the Outdoor Target Nationals wrapping up on Friday and the US Open on Saturday. The course is always challenging, and wind is always a factor. Paige, always on point, came out on the podium in both events.
At the 2022 New Zealand Indoor National Championships, Bowtech Pro Shooter Riku Van Tonder set himself and Bowtech on the top of the podium with the gold.

- EVENTS -
Falls of the Ohio State Park is hosting its annual Digging the Past event on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the yard outside its Visitor Center.
All are welcome to attend the forum, Friday, Aug. 26, to learn about the bear hunting quota and regulation recommendations for the 2023-24 seasons, 2021 bear harvest data, population estimates, research and season updates, and trend indicators for each bear management unit.
The Fish Monkey and Hunt Monkey brands will head to the American Southwest for the Mid-States Distributing Company’s Fall Rendezvous, set for August 19-20, 2022, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Norma Precision Inc. is proud to announce its attendance at the Sports, Inc. 2022 Outdoor Sporting Goods Show.

- FISHERIES -
DNR fisheries biologists visited Clear Lake on Aug. 4 after receiving reports from residents of numerous dead fish. Biologists estimated approximately 500 dead fish were between the North and Big basins.
- GEAR -
Galco's Front Pocket Horsehide Holster, now available for the S&W Shield pistol, offers a surreptitious draw, keeps the handgun upright in the pocket, covers the trigger and has a dual hook shape to assist in keeping the holster in the pocket during the draw.
- GRANTS -
Twenty Indiana counties will receive funds for improving local bodies of water, thanks to $1,291,900 in grants awarded by DNR Director Dan Bortner through the DNR‘s Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program.
- HUNTING -
Vermont’s resident Canada goose hunting season will be held September 1 through September 25 to help control Vermont’s resident Canada goose population prior to the arrival of Canada geese migrating south from Canada.

- INDUSTRY -
Gearfire unveisl its latest eCommerce platform, designed specifically for outdoor sports retailers – Gearfire eCommerce Pro.
AMMO, Inc. announces that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to separate its ammunition and marketplace businesses into two independent publicly-traded companies.
Henry Repeating Arms announced that its latest Guns For Great Causes campaign raised $36,400 for the family of Danica Brianne Mulholland. After losing their 12-year-old daughter to a three-year battle with brain cancer, the Levittown, Pennsylvania family is receiving a check from the sale of 50 Henry Golden Boy lever action rifles to assist with any outstanding medical and funeral expenses.
ISOtunes Sport announced that the company has partnered with influencer and entertainer Gun Drummer. The Gun Drummer, Nate Wilkinson, creates unique music videos, covering heavy metal songs with a mix of drum beats and gunshots at the range.

Airgun Depot is happy to announce the company has partnered with outdoor influencer Jess Bond. An avid hunter and outdoorswoman, Jess Bond brings years of experience and a loyal following to the Airgun Depot brand.
Antler King is excited to announce the company has renewed its partnership with Game of Inches for the show’s ninth season.
ThermaSeat is excited to announce the company is continuing its partnership with The Breaking Point TV through another season of the digital hunting show.
Victory Archery announced that the company has renewed its partnership with outdoor web show Tag N’ Brag. The Tag N’ Brag team shares their exciting stories as they bowhunt a variety of game.

Waypoint TV has strengthened their team by adding the talented and experienced Director of Marketing, Stevie Barefield.
Today, Inc. revealed that Silencer Central, America’s largest suppressor dealer, is No. 1309 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
If you’ve been waiting to get registered for the upcoming Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers conference in Branson, Missouri, it’s time to get signed up and get your hotel room booked. The conference special is ending this Thursday, August 18.
- MEDIA -
Wings Over Water, the recently released IMAX/giant screen film, has been named as a finalist for the Best Ecosystem Film and Sound Categories at the Jackson Wild Media Awards.

Ultimate Season ’22 is a consumer’s complete guide to finding success in the field this Fall. Outdoor Sportsman Group and its advertising partners will get outdoor enthusiasts geared up and ready to go by showcasing the “must-have” new products, while also offering a wealth of tips from hunting’s foremost experts before the air turns cooler and the leaves start to change color.
- NEW PRODUCTS -
The ReFlex Hanger IFAK System from High Speed Gear is a two-piece system, med roll and hanger carrier, that is designed to attach directly to the hook and loop of a plate carrier to carry organized medical supplies with ambidextrous accessibility.
New for 2022, the improved ScentLok Hydrotherm V2 Waterproof Parka and Bib effectively defy the late-season elements that send unprepared hunters home.
Ultimate in its completeness, materials, design, comfort, generous size, and extreme durability, the Dominator 2.0 is perfect for any backpacking, hunting, fishing, or camping adventure.
Completely reengineered and greatly expanded St. Croix Legend Tournament Inshore Series rods are lighter, stronger, even easier to fish, and available to anglers right now.
Fit N Fetch Outdoors is proud to introduce their organic, grain-free, performance enhancing, CBD Soft Chews.
Veil Camo announces the integration of their Wideland Camo pattern on the new Buck Bourbon Rack House 300+ One Way Mesh hunting blind.
- ORGANIZATIONS -
Leupold & Stevens, Inc., manufacturer of sport optics, is showing its support for USA Shooting athletes through a donation of $5,000 as part of a national fundraising campaign by NSSF.
- PARTNERSHIPS -
Antler King is excited to announce the company has renewed its partnership with Game of Inches for the show’s ninth season.
ThermaSeat is excited to announce the company is continuing its partnership with The Breaking Point TV through another season of the digital hunting show.
Victory Archery™ is excited to announce the company has renewed its partnership with outdoor web show Tag N’ Brag.
Conservation Visions is announcing a new agreement with the Forest Service’s Eastern Region to partner on the Wild Harvest Initiative®, with the goal to enhance understanding of the significant benefits of harvesting wild, renewable, consumable resources which can be found on national forests.
- RECOGNITION -
The fast-thinking actions of Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Nick Ingersoll and Monroe Charter Township Fire Department Capt. Dave Nadeau earlier this year are credited with saving the life of a 14-year-old boy who was stranded in cold water at the Dunbar Quarry.
Scott Denamen, Ohio Wildlife Officer Supervisor in northeast Ohio, was recently named Ohio Wildlife Officer of the Year by the Shikar-Safari Club International, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
- STATES -
Friends, family, Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials and other colleagues gathered Monday morning at the Lower Tahquamenon Falls to dedicate the Ronald A. Olson Island Bridge, honoring the man at the helm of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division as chief for 17 years.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments from the public on a set of recommendations for commercial-use and recreation management on the Madison River, one of the most popular fisheries and recreation destinations in the state.
- WORKSHOPS -
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education in Vermont.
Alabama’s Adult Mentored Hunt (AMH) Program teaches all the skills needed to put wild game on the dinner table and help start new traditions. Getting started in the AMH program is as simple as signing up for a Hunting 101 workshop.
 

Even when Smith & Wesson CEO Mark Smith declined his “invitation” to appear before the House Oversight Committee last month, committee chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) managed to get her screed against the company into the record. OK, she lectured Daniel Defense Founder/CEO Marty Daniel about the Military & Police lines, but that didn’t bother her in the least. Until Daniel politely pointed out that Daniel didn’t manufacture the M&P lines. Since then, she’s issued a subpoena for S&W records, claiming the company was “less than forthcoming” with facts and figures on sales and profits of those evil black rifles.

Despite the fact Maloney looks to have a good chance at being out of a job in November, she’s continued hammering away at the industry.

Yesterday, apparently having had enough, Smith and Smith & Wesson answered their critics. Today, we’re sharing that with you -verbatim- so you will know the “whole of the message.”

Smith & Wesson CEO Issues Strong Statement in the Face of 2nd Amendment Attacks

Amid an unprecedented and unjustified attack on the firearm industry, Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. President & CEO Mark Smith responded Monday with the following statement:

“A number of politicians and their lobbying partners in the media have recently sought to disparage Smith & Wesson. Some have had the audacity to suggest that after they have vilified, undermined and defunded law enforcement for years, supported prosecutors who refuse to hold criminals accountable for their actions, overseen the decay of our country’s mental health infrastructure, and generally promoted a culture of lawlessness, Smith & Wesson and other firearm manufacturers are somehow responsible for the crime wave that has predictably resulted from these destructive policies. But they are the ones to blame for the surge in violence and lawlessness, and they seek to avoid any responsibility for the crisis of violence they have created by attempting to shift the blame to Smith & Wesson, other firearm manufacturers and law-abiding gun owners.

It is no surprise that the cities suffering most from violent crime are the very same cities that have promoted irresponsible, soft-on-crime policies that often treat criminals as victims and victims as criminals. Many of these same cities also maintain the strictest gun laws in the nation. But rather than confront the failure of their policies, certain politicians have sought more laws restricting the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, while simultaneously continuing to undermine our institutions of law and order. And to suppress the truth, some now seek to prohibit firearm manufacturers and supporters of the 2nd Amendment from advertising products in a manner designed to remind law-abiding citizens that they have a Constitutional right to bear arms in defense of themselves and their families.

To be clear, a Smith & Wesson firearm has never broken into a home; a Smith & Wesson firearm has never assaulted a woman out for a late-night run in the city; a Smith & Wesson firearm has never carjacked an unsuspecting driver stopped at a traffic light.

Instead, Smith & Wesson provides these citizens with the means to protect themselves and their families.

We are proud of our 170-year history. We are proud of the commitment of our employees to making a quality product. We are proud to provide law-abiding citizens and law enforcement – our customers – with the tools to provide for their security and independence. We are proud of our responsible business practices.

We will continue to work alongside law enforcement, community leaders and lawmakers who are genuinely interested in creating safe neighborhoods. We will engage those who genuinely seek productive discussions, not a means of scoring political points. We will continue informing law-abiding citizens that they have a Constitutionally-protected right to defend themselves and their families. We will never back down in our defense of the 2nd Amendment.”

Smith & Wesson – EMPOWERING AMERICANS.

To learn more about what we stand for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvG96wlKoD4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS_vJue18Mw

To learn more about our responsible business practices:

https://www.smith-wesson.com/sites/default/files/sw_fact_sheet.pdf

 
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