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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018

- COMPETITION -
SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain Max Michel for his performance at the 2018 Oilfield Classic held October 4th – 6th. Michel claimed another first place victory for the 2018 competitive shooting season in the Carry-Optics Division in addition to earning the “Overall Champion” award for the match.
Team Beretta shooters recently achieved podium honors in 7 different events during two regional competitions. Desirae Edmunds and Zachary Kienbaum attended the 2018 Southeast Regional competition and Team Beretta captain Diane Sorantino attended the 2018 Delaware River Classic and Kolar Cup.
- CONTESTS -
The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) in conjunction with CZ USA and Wingshooting USA TV announce the winners of the “NexGen” contest: Lilly Herr from the Toledo Trap and Skeet Swamp Rats out of Toledo, Ohio, and Hunter Vaughn of the Rocky Knollers of Greenwood, South Carolina.

The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) in conjunction with CZ USA and Wingshooting USA TV announces Lilly Herr and Hunter Vaughn as the winners of the “NexGen” contest.
- EVENTS -
Firefield will be attending the Great American Outdoor Show, scheduled for February 2 – 10, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Pro Ears, an Altus Brands, LLC company, is attending the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers conference in Pittsburgh, PA, this year. Pro Ears is also sponsoring the NASGW range day, providing Pro Ears ear muffs and shooting glasses, Weapon Rack bench rests, and pistol storage during the event.
 

Don’t wait until the official Halloween on Oct. 31. Celebrate the season at a State Park or State Recreation Area (SRA) near you — or hit the road and enjoy multiple events while enjoying the fall scenery at the same time.

- FISHERIES -
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced results of its annual young-of-year striped bass survey in Chesapeake Bay, which documented healthy reproduction of the state fish.
- GEAR -
DeSantis Gunhide introduces 29 holster fits for the GLOCK 45. These include the #001 Thumb Break Scabbard, the #002 Speed Scabbard and New York Undercover, among many more.
For those who process their own game, Ranew's Outdoors Hanging Judge Gambrel allows a secure way to hang, weigh, skin and quarter large game at a convenient height that won't hurt your back.
An all-new assortment of five different waders and one pair of boots are now available from the collaborative efforts of Compass 360 and Mossy Oak. All new items conceived through this partnership are available in Mossy Oak Bottomland, the official flooded timber camo of Ducks Unlimited.

- HUNTING -
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens statewide Oct. 18.
Ameristep offers seven tips on how to make the most of your time afield from a ground blind and walk away a winner this season.
Hunters will have opportunities to sight-in their equipment before taking to the field this fall, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Revenue generated by Pennsylvania’s pheasant-hunting permit has been pumped back into the Game Commission’s pheasant propagation program, and hunters this season are expected to see noticeable increases in the number of birds afield - particularly later in the season – and the proportion of roosters among them.

- INDUSTRY -
RUAG Ammotec USA announces the hiring of Brian Smith as National Sales Director. Brian brings over 25 years of vast outdoor industry sales experience and knowledge to his new role.
Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women introduces Prois Strong, a program created to provide comprehensive training, wellness and well-being across the
Legacy Sports International has repositioned itself with its shotgun offerings for 2019 by choosing the POINTER lineup of shotguns for 2019 as one of their key brands of firearms offered within the Legacy portfolio.
Fishing tackle dealers who attended this week’s annual Pitman Creek Wholesalers show recognized Shimano brands with key awards, as Shimano’s new SLX baitcasting reels took 'Best of Show' along with its 'Best Fishing Reel' honor, while the new PowerPro Super8Slick V2 braid was named 'Best Fishing Line.'

With nearly two decades of experience serving the firearms industry, Celerant Technology, a leading provider of innovative retail and E-Commerce solutions, enables firearm dealers to manage and expand their operations within ONE system.
- MEDIA -
This week on The Revolution Jim and Trav are talking Big Game Pursuits. Moose, caribou, elk, bear and more - there is no shortage of opportunity during the fall months for hunters that are looking for some adventure and to fill the freezer.
- NEW PRODUCTS -
The Dual Action Outdoorsman holster is great for field carry whether hunting or for peace of mind in bear country. It can be worn strong side or crossdraw and employs a retention strap for security.
Remington's custom shop is now offering the Model 700 Custom North American and the Model 700 Custom Sendero chambered in 300 PRC.

Sourced straight from Montana, Buck Bones antlers can be considered “perishable” and are hand-selected each spring directly after the animal sheds its horns. Thus, providing a treat that won’t splinter, still has sustainable marrow and a higher appeal for the family dog.
The LaCrosse Estuary Women's Waders in Realtree MAX-5 protect the female hunter against the wet, cold, muck-ridden turf that waterfowl call their home.
- NEWS -
FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of an FN 509 Training Pistol, an inert pistol that provides law enforcement agencies and instructors a completely safe way to demonstrate the pistol’s functionality in a classroom or range setting.
- ORGANIZATIONS -
Quail Forever has appointed Dustin McNabb, a Texas native and diehard quail hunter, to serve as the organization’s new Texas Regional Representative.

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and NationalGunTrader recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance the organizations’ shared interests of advancing opportunities for hunting, recreational shooting, and other outdoor recreation.
- PARTNERSHIPS -
Clenzoil, the leading and most trusted manufacturer of cleaning and maintenance products for the firearms and marine industries is pleased to announce its partnership with Victory Outdoors.
- REGULATION -
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has implemented a new rule for 2018-2019 prohibiting the importation of whole deer carcasses and restricting importation of specific carcass parts from anywhere outside of North Carolina in an effort to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. 
- STATES -
Tournament officials announce registration is closed for the 2019 Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series (ABTTS), with all 450 of the available boat entries in the North and South divisions selling out in a record 39 days.

- TELEVISION -
Wild TV, Canada’s destination for all hunting, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, welcomes FieldTorq Knives to their sponsor family.
- WORKSHOPS -
Learn plant-based paper-making skills during the two-hour workshop “Paper Making with Plants” in the interpretive center at Salamonie Lake, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m.
Brady Self will present a tree identification program at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Visitor Education Center (VEC) on Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m.
 

 

Editor’s Note: With the NASGW kicking off, we thought it only appropriate to help them announce their Leadership and Caliber Award Winners.

Pittsburgh, PA   – The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, announced the winners of their annual Leadership and Caliber Awards Tuesday night at the NASGW Expo Awards Dinner.

"The Annual NASGW Appreciation & Awards Dinner is an event we look forward to all year," said Kenyon Gleason, NASGW President. "It's a pleasure to recognize our Leadership Award winners who exemplify a commitment to two-step distribution. And in their second year, the NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards are gaining more notoriety within the shooting sports industry. "

The Annual Awards Dinner is one of the premier events at the NASGW Expo, which brings together wholesalers and manufacturers within the shooting sports industry to plan sales for the upcoming year. 

Winners for the NASGW Leadership Awards are:

Firearm Manufacturer of the Year

  • Ruger

 

Optics Manufacturer of the Year

  • Leupold

 

Ammunition Manufacturer of the Year

  • Hornady

 

Accessory Manufacturer of the Year

  • Birchwood Casey

 

Importer of the Year

  • Aguila

 

Innovator of the Year

  • SIG SAUER & Ruger

In addition to this year's Leadership Awards, NASGW partnered with the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), to select the best new products in six categories as well as an overall best new product. "It is an honor to once again partner with NASGW for the 2nd Annual Caliber Awards, which recognizes the innovations within the shooting sports industry," said Kevin Orthman, the Executive Director with POMA. "The NASGW Awards Dinner is always one of the premier events for the year and it was a pleasure to recognize such amazing new products. Thank you once again to NASGW for the opportunity to partner on the Caliber Awards. "

To qualify for the Caliber Awards, manufacturers must be a NASGW member in good standing, the product must have launched within the last year, and products needed to be submitted through the NASGW Expo website. 

Winners for the NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards are:

Best New Accessory

  • Mantix X2
     

Best New Optic

  • SIG SAUER BDX
     

Best New Ammunition

  • Vista Outdoor/Federal Premium Valkyrie 224
     

Best New Handgun

  • FN 509 Tactical
     

Best New Rifle

  • Bergara Premium Series HRM Pro
     

Best New Shotgun

  • Mossberg 590 Mag Fed
     

Best New Overall Product

  • SIG SAUER P365 9MM Micro Carry
     

About NASGW

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers is comprised of wholesalers, manufacturers, independent sales reps, media and service providers - both national and international - all of whom are primarily focused on shooting sports equipment and accessories. As a trade association representing the business interests of its members, NASGW’s mission is to bring shooting sports buyers and sellers together. For more information about the NASGW, visit the association’s website at www.nasgw.org.

About POMA

POMA continues to uphold its tradition of promoting excellence in communications at all levels. This includes connecting the companies and organizations whose focus is the outdoor industry with the content creators who can help tell their stories and promote their products.

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