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— BOATING
Utah's three mandatory inspection stations have been established to protect Utah's waters from quagga mussels. If you don't stop, you'll likely receive a citation. | For More...

Memorial Day in Montana is the unofficial start to summer and as boaters flock to the amazing rivers and lakes across the state, they need to keep in mind the new rules aimed at limiting and preventing aquatic invasive species. | For More...

Effective immediately all areas within Mississippi inundated by Mississippi River floodwaters are declared to be "no wake" zones, and any boating in affected areas, other than by people with property in affected areas, is discouraged. | For More...

Boaters, anglers and paddlers are encouraged to use caution if planning to spend time on Iowa rivers or flood control reservoirs over the Memorial Day holiday. Heavy rainfall last weekend has brought many rives to near flood stage and the force of the water will likely have moved around logs and other obstacles. | For More...

Even though the Arkansas river is high it is still open for business as visitors from the region plan for a fun Memorial Day holiday weekend. But Army Corps of Engineers officials caution visitors that a small craft advisory is still in effect and do not recommend boating or swimming on the river. | For More...

— CONTESTS
Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors (MiOFO) has announced its first annual David Pollie Classic essay contest. MiOFO will award an Action Trackchair – an all-terrain wheelchair that helps those with mobility challenges enjoy the outdoors – to one contest winner who has the medical need for this type of device and no other means of obtaining it. | For More...

— EVENTS
Explore life in Indiana during the Civil War at Spring Mill State Park, June 10 and 11. | For More...

If you enjoy both crafts and faerie tales, you won't want to miss the Faerie Gathering at Indiana's Paynetown State Recreation Area on Saturday, June 24. | For More...

Listen to country music sensation Morgan Mills and be educated on the state of wildlife today by "Mr. Whitetail," Larry Weishuhn at the First Annual Stewards of Wildlife Conservation Banquet on June 24 at the Warren Wildlife Gallery in Austin, Texas. | For More...

Six-time Olympic medalist and USA Shooting Team member Kim Rhode visited Hillsdale College on May 11. Rhode, the first summer Olympian to win six medals in six consecutive Olympic Games, met with Hillsdale's national championship-winning shotgun team. | For More...

Come listen to country music sensation Morgan Mills and be educated on the state of wildlife today by "Mr. Whitetail," Larry Weishuhn at the First Annual Stewards of Wildlife Conservation Banquet on June 24 at the Warren Wildlife Gallery in Austin, Texas. | For More...

— FIREARMS
Wilson Combat introduces the Carry Comp Professional. It features a 4" overall length match-grade barrel, including a ½" muzzle extension that houses the meticulously engineered compensation port. | For More...

Lipsey's and industry icon Larry Vickers have partnered on an addition to the popular "Vickers GLOCK" series. New this week, they announced the Full FDE GLOCK series, built on the Vickers preferred RTF2 frame -- a Lipsey's Exclusive. The initial production run will be limited to 2,000 G17's and 3,000 G19's. | For More...

— FISHING TOURNAMENTS
The Texas Team Trail (TXTT) presented by Cabela's will host its 2017 championship event on June 3-4, at Lake Livingston. The two-day event wraps up the 2017 will determine the Lucas Oil Team of the Year. | For More...

— HUNTING
By order of the Montana Fish &Wildlife Commission, the hunting of all black bears in Bear Management Unit 700 will close one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, May 25, 2017. | For More...

— INDUSTRY
Cabela's, has updated and expanded its line of tents across all categories. New and upgraded options are now available for almost any backpacking, family or hunting campsite. | For More...

Parker Bows is proud to name Tom Woodworth as its new President, replacing former President Rob Mason who recently stepped down to pursue other business opportunities. | For More...

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced that James J. ("Jim") Cannon has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 19, 2017. | For More...

MidwayUSA announces the release of "The Defective Trifecta" a short story by Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. | For More...

Colt announced its sponsorship of national shooting sports competitor Wyatt Gibson. Gibson has a successful track record in many shooting disciplines, and already has a full schedule ahead with Team Colt in 2017. | For More...

Alliance Outdoor Group has teamed up with Greg Zipadelli and Hal Shaffer of Outdoor Channel's top rated Greg Zipadelli's Team Drop Zone to represent their line of X-Stand TreeStands, Safety Harnesses and Rambo Bikes. | For More...

— NEW PRODUCTS
Mammoth coolers has partnered with outdoors industry leader Mossy Oak to offer branded and camouflage drinkware and high-performance coolers. | For More...

— ONLINE
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has launched a redesign of the website www.gulfcouncil.org. Along with a more contemporary design, changes have been made to site navigation to ensure quick and easy access to essential information. | For More...

— ORGANIZATIONS
SCI Foundation and several SCI Chapters were the major sponsors of the 23rd Eastern Black Bear Workshop, hosted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission from April 24-27, 2017. | For More...

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) announced a partnership today with QuietKat, the Colorado-based manufacturer of electric fat-tire mountain bikes and all-terrain electric trikes, to provide QDMA members another way to support the organization through the purchase of QuietKat products. | For More...

The Professional Hunters' Association of South Africa (PHASA) hereby announces Mr Stan Burger's resignation as President of the Association. | For More...

— PEOPLE
Six-time Olympic medalist and USA Shooting Team member Kim Rhode recently visited Hillsdale College, meeting with Hillsdale's national championship-winning shotgun team. During her visit the six time Olympic medalist offered pointers and advice on shooting and the perseverance needed to achieve your dreams. | For More...

— PRODUCT NEWS
B&T USA announces the availability of its ultra accurate and concealable Swiss designed and built SPR300 (Special Purpose Rifle) to both law enforcement and commercial customers in the United States. | For More...

— PROMOTIONS
Following the close of registration for Academic Archer, NASP® conducted a student names. Each of these young people won a new Genesis Bow of their choice and custom Easton AA Arrows
| For More...

LaserMax continues to offer Mail-in rebates through May 31, 2017 on all of their reliable products and each laser has a 5 year warranty. A $50 rebate is offered on all GuideRods including the popular Glock 42 and Glock 43. | For More...

— RECREATION
A handful of Iowa state park cabins are available for rental for the upcoming holiday weekend. The cabins, which normally require a one-week minimum rental during the peak season, are available for only two-night minimum stay. | For More...

— SPONSORSHIPS
Scholastic 3-D Archery is proud to announce the support of Big Shot/R&W. As S3DA's newest sponsor, Big Shot/R&W is a staunch supporter of youth 3-D archery and getting kids involved in our bowhunting heritage. | For More...

Propper International has joined the ranks of NASCAR sponsors with a one-year partnership with Richard Petty Driving Experience. In addition to providing apparel and gear to Richard Petty Driving Experience staff, Propper has wrapped one of the RPDE racecars in its company colors and logo. | For More...

— STATES
The Fish Identification Form, available through the Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, allows the public to submit photos and information for free directly to fisheries biologists for help with identification. | For More...

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has scheduled an open house for next week to gather public comment on an off-road vehicle route connector proposal in Mackinac County. | For More...

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week June 3 -11. June 3 and 4 are designated as "Free Fishing Days" in Mississippi, and any person may sport fish without a license. | For More...

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding drone, and other unmanned aircraft system, operators that state laws restrict drone use at the scenes of wildfires in Michigan. | For More...

After touring the country as part of a traveling display, the mount made from a giant, illegally killed Pennsylvania bull elk has come home to Clearfield County. | For More...

From June through August, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conservation officers, in conjunction with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and the Nebraska State Patrol, will conduct special enforcement patrols focusing on state recreation areas (SRA) and other Commission-managed property in Lancaster County. | For More...

— STUDENT FISHING
– The Gardendale High School duo of Griffin Phillips and Fletcher Phillips, both of Mount Olive, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 10 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the 2017 TBF High School Fishing Alabama State Championship tournament on Lake Neely Henry in Gadsden, Alabama. | For More...

— TELEVISION
This week, Julie Golob joins John Scoutten to present the coverage from the NRA Championship of Action Pistol in Columbia, Missouri. Plus, the movie guns Clint Eastwood ordered for his film, American Sniper. | For More...

— WASHINGTON
The TRCP and its partners will encourage leadership and appropriators to continue championing conservation funding in FY2018 by passing a budget deal that strengthens and invests in critical programs for the future of America's fish and wildlife habitat and hunting and fishing traditions. | For More...

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney has criticized President Trump's 2018 budget, calling Interior Department cuts "unprecedented" in both nature and scope. | For More...

According to Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau: "The administration's budget proposal fails to recognize agriculture's current financial challenges or its historical contribution to deficit reduction." | For More...

— WILDLIFE
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is urging beach-bound visitors to "share the shore" with waterbirds now that nesting season is underway along the coast. | For More...

— WORKSHOPS
Learn to take photographs with your smartphone using the soft, natural light provided by the "Golden Hour" at Indiana's Summit Lake State Park on June 3. | For More...

May 31-Jun 4
Jun 2-4
Talladega, Alabama
Jun 2-4
Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 2-15
Jun 5-7
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Austin, Texas
Jun 23-25
Jun 24-26
Duluth, Minnesota
Jun 24-26
Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, Duluth, Minnesota
Jun 26-Jul 29
Camp Perry, Port Clinton, Ohio
Jul 8-15
Cardinal Shooting Center, Marengo, Ohio
Jul 8-15
Cardinal Shooting Center, Marengo, Ohio
Jul 12-14
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
Jul 20-22
Jul 20-22
Heartland Public Shooting Park, Grand Island, Nebraska
Jul 21-23
Rochester Brooks Gun Club, Rochester, New York
Jul 27-Aug 1
World Shooting & Recreational Complex, Sparta, IL
Jul 28-30
Aug 2-12
World Shooting & Recreational Complex, Sparta, Illinois
Aug 12
American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester, Vermont
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