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FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021

- ARCHERY -
Following her record-breaking performance in the multi-event NFAA National Round up, Bowtech sponsored shooter Paige Pearce has been named 2021 NFAA Shooter of the year.
Bowtech pro Shooter Tim Gillingham set three national records on the way to capturing the National title at the NFAA Outdoor Target Nationals.
- COMPETITION -
Featuring competitions never before held on the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s event schedule, the annual 2021 National Pistol Matches welcomed nearly 900 individuals on the firing lines – some for the first time.

USA Kayle Browning Adds Silver to USA Shooting Medal Haul

USA’s Kayle Browning added her name to the list of Americans that have won shooting medals in the 2020 Olympics, taking a silver medal in Women’s Trap, Thursday in Tokyo. 

Matching her best performance of her career, she finished second in the 2019 trap finals at the World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico, the 29-year-old from Wooster, AR, struggled early missing the first two targets and three of the first four in the finals, but after a slow start of hitting just 6 of 10 targets, Browning moved from last to first hitting 26 consecutive targets and sitting 31 targets had a two-point lead over eventual winner of the gold medal Zuzana Stefechekova Rehak of Slovakia.

 

Jacob Wukie Climbs Brackets, Faces Teammate Ellison in 1/8 Match

TOKYO, Japan – It’s been nearly a decade since Jacob Wukie has set foot on the Olympic stage after winning team silver at London 2012. In the meantime, he’s seldom been seen on the international scene as he took some time to focus on building a family; he and his wife have three sweet daughters, but his archery fire stayed lit despite his absence from major competition. Wukie started slow in Tokyo, qualifying 47th, but he climbed the brackets in preliminary matches today, knocking out the 18th and 15th seeds on his way to the top 16.

Wukie appeared calm, cool and composed with an intense focus in his eyes for his first match against Chile’s Andres Aguilar. It was clear that despite the rankings, Wukie was not the underdog. It wasn’t until his 9th arrow of the 12-arrow match that he drifted just outside the gold rings. He cleaned a 7-1 victory to advance.

Gold Tip and Bee Stinger are celebrating strong finishes at the National Field Archery Association National Roundup, held July 14-18 in Yankton, South Dakota.
Team Vihtavuori member, Bruce Piatt shot a 1920-180X at the Chambersburg PA Regional Action Pistol Match on July 17th to bring home the regional championship.

Team Beretta shooters recently achieved five podium finishes during the 2021 World FITASC Sporting Clay Shooting Championship in Galgamácsa, Hungary.
Congratulations to Team Ultradot-Lapua on winning the 2021 Civilian Marksmanship Program National Civilian Championship title in .22 Rimfire division using Lapua Center-X .22LR ammunition.
Team SK member, Erich Mietenkorte, fresh from his win at the “Iron Man” Regional, has won the Missouri High-power Silhouette Regional.
Team CCI Ammunition shooter Grant Kunkel had an impressive showing at the 2021 CCI Area 4 Steel Challenge Championship. Grant entered five divisions, and he won all of them.

Using a 6mm PPC cartridge, fire formed from Lapua’s 220 Russian cases, and loaded with Berger 6mm BR Column Bullets, Team Berger member Louis Murdica won the California Benchrest State Championship.
Judging for the NWTF 2021 Grand National Callmaking Competition will begin this weekend, putting a spotlight on some of the nation’s top custom call makers.
- EVENTS -
Primary Arms Government has announced its attendance at the Texas Sheriff Association’s 143rd Annual Training Conference, hosted from August 1st to August 4th in San Antonio, Texas.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today registration is open for its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, which is set for Sept. 10-12 in Marquette County.

Silencer Central, America’s largest silencer dealer, will attend the 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and pre-rally events in Sturgis, South Dakota, beginning July 31. Silencer Central will have three locations across the event.
- FISHERIES -
Alabama state waters and federal waters will open to private vessel anglers, federal for-hire vessels and state-licensed commercial party boats (operating within the 9-mile state reef fish jurisdiction) for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish on Sunday, August 1, 2021.
- GEAR -
The new Delta Carry IWB holster from Versacarry gives users added comfort with minimal added size, making the Delta Carry IWB a great option for users to carry their firearms securely.
Hybrid Light, a solar-powered, mobile lighting, and charging flashlight company breaks down the top reasons their products should be the number one choice for the upcoming hunting season.

- HUNTING -
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department now has information on its website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com) about the 2021 controlled waterfowl hunts at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison and Mud Creek Wildlife Management Area in Alburgh.
If you haven’t yet submitted an application to enter Pennsylvania’s annual elk-license drawing, the deadline to enter the drawing is July 31.
- INDUSTRY -
Tactical Gear Distributors is now stocking DPMS Panther Arms products, including firearms, upper and lower receivers, in addition to gun accessories.
Twenty-year old USPSA and action sports shooter Adelina Tietz is ERGO’s newest sponsored shooter. She will debut as an ERGO sponsored shooter at the Rocky Mountain 3 Gun Match, beginning August 12, 2021.

- JOBS -
AGM Global Vision is looking for an experienced and creative Marketing Specialist and Brand Manager to join the team. As a Marketing Brand Manager, you will be responsible for developing and implementing our overall Marketing strategy.
- NEW PRODUCTS -
AGM Global Vision announced the newest addition to the already popular Rattler thermal scope line, the Rattler TS50-640. This is the first 640 option available in the Rattler series and boasts industry leading specs including the new 640x512 core with 12 micron pixel pitch.
- ONLINE -
Will we be allowed to carry our freedom where we need it most? See a ‘Shooting Straight with A1F.com’ video interview with the renowned Second Amendment attorney Stephen P. Halbrook and read his analysis of this upcoming Supreme Court case.
Kitanica, the “Overbuilt American Apparel” manufacturer, has redesigned their website with a sleeker design, better product depiction, easier navigation flow and a streamlined checkout.

- ORGANIZATIONS -
Safari Club International strongly opposes the nomination of David Chipman as the Biden Administration’s nominee for the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
The National Deer Association (NDA) recently welcomed two new interns for the second half of 2021. Benton Whitaker and Nicholas Belles will work closely with the NDA staff in a variety of areas to support and continue NDA’s mission.
The Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that Laura Vaughn has been named Regional Chief Development Officer with the Fund Development Department of the American Red Cross of the Tennessee Region.
For many shooting sports athletes, the road to the Olympics began on a youth shooting team attending competitions organized by the Scholastic Clay Target Program and the Scholastic Action Shooting Program. These youth teams and national organizations are financially assisted through endowments managed by MidwayUSA Foundation.

Safari Club International (SCI) strongly opposes many of the proposals in the current animal welfare Action Plan being considered in the United Kingdom (UK). SCI says those proposals "are unsupported by scientific evidence and will harm wildlife conservation efforts inside and outside of the U.K."
Thanks to generous support from noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris and the entire Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s team, the National Archery in the Schools Program conducted its third educator and coaches conference at the Johnny A. and Jenny Morris Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri.
- PUBLISHING -
The latest edition of RECOIL Magazine speaks to competitive shooter Chris Cheng about the continued fight to protect 1A/2A rights.
- SHOOTING RANGES -
Whether you are a beginner who wants to shoot a bow or rifle for the first time or you’re a seasoned hunter prepping for the fall hunts, the two Utah Division of Wildlife Resources shooting ranges offer something for everyone.

- SPONSORSHIPS -
Winchester Ammunition is the official ammunition of the ATA and has been affiliated with the ATA and the Grand American for over 100 years, which continues to preserve and promote the shooting sports.
- STATES -
Adult-size channel catfish have been stocked in Omaha’s Cunningham Lake just in time for its August 5 reopening.
- TELEVISION -
This week, Ducks Unlimited Television (DU TV) continues its West Coast swing in the evergreen state of Washington as co-host Doug Larsen joins DU volunteer and U.S. Forest Service firefighter Kent Contreras near the Pend Oreille River in Washington where puddle ducks are the quarry amid breathtaking mountain backdrops.
The encore presentation of this week’s episode of Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey features world-class upland hunting at the famed Rio Piedra Plantation, where fast-action bobwhite quail take center stage.
Join shooting professional Doug Koenig as he travels to the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol club in Columbia, Missouri in search of his nineteenth title at the coveted Bianchi Cup.
- WASHINGTON -
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing nearly $1 million in funding for universities and nonprofits to develop risk management training and educational tools aimed to assist historically underserved farmers and ranchers.

 

The House of Representatives has passed a “minibus” package of appropriations bills for fiscal year 2022, including those that fund conservation at the federal agencies overseeing agriculture, energy, water, the environment, and public lands.
 
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