Wilson Combat announced a new ammunition offering for the 300 HAM'R AR cartridge. The 300 HAM'R loaded with the Hornady 150 grain SST bullet at 2260 FPS velocity and 1701 FP of energy is ideal for hunting or defensive shooting.
Beginning September 21, any young birder in pre-K, grade school, middle school or high school will be able to download the new version of Thayer’s Birds of North America at no cost. Kids use a special code available at hundreds of birding, nature, conservation and educational websites (including our Birding Wire).
Bushnell invites attendees of the American Birding Expo in Oaks, Pennsylvania to stop by the booth and get a first-hand look at the company’s three new optic lines— Prime, Nitro and Forge.

A survey of recreational boaters’ experience with refueling their vessels this past summer shows little love for corn-ethanol fuel blends mandated by the federal government’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
Gold Tip and Bee Stinger Pro Staff Manager Tim Gillingham captured his second European Pro Series Masters title last week at the Welsh Masters Classic held in Mrythl Tidfel, Wales.

The New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands and The Conservation Fund announced Wednesday the completion of a multi-year effort to secure a 24,000-acre landscape of working forestland in Coos County near the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in the Mahoosuc Mountains. 

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks' (GFP), in partnership with the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, will be holding three Adopt-A-Lake clean-up events this weekend.

Wyoming Wildlife magazine wants to see your best outdoor photography. Submissions for the 2018 photo contest are being accepted online until Nov. 19. 
The plans, financed by grants resulting from Deepwater Horizon fines, are aimed at restoring wetlands, coastal and nearshore habitats and reducing pollution.
TrueTimber brand ambassador Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the 2018 honorary chair for National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day). NHF Day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting with national, state, regional and local organizations hosting fishing and hunting events.
Acute Angling, the Amazon’s premiere provider of fishing trips for peacock bass and exotic Amazon gamefish species, will return to exhibit at the 2019 SCI Hunters’ Convention. The company explores the Amazon basin in pursuit of outstanding fisheries and then operates secure and comfortable organized sport-fishing trips to these extraordinary locations.

Elite Series pros will begin the 2019 season with a smaller field of competition, vastly increased payouts, dramatically reduced entry fees and the promise of more exposure through the company’s industry-leading media platforms.
Jesse Wright, of Largo, Florida, measured a combined limit of 47.50 inches to win the final regular-season event for the 2018 Florida West Division of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing on September 16 at Ruskin, Florida.
Warren Polhemus and Nathan Harbord, both of Cape Coral, Florida, weighed a two-fish limit that totaled 14.22 pounds to win the final regular-season event for the Florida West Division of the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela’s on September 15 at Ruskin, Florida. The

 Summit Stands has released a short film about Tim Crawford, an Alabama hunter who, in 2008, fell 25 feet from a treestand as a result of not using proper safety equipment. Crawford’s story serves as a cautionary tale as America’s hunters head back to the woods this month.

Legacy Sports International has moved SHOT Show booth locations and will now be located on the top floor at booth number 15727.

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, has announced the nominees for this year's NASGW Leadership Awards.
Hunter Safety System awarded the winners of the 2018 Treestand Safety Writing Contest at the annual Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) conference in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Evinrude announced that it has partnered with Navico, the parent company of Lowrance, Simrad and B&G to create an integrated experience for consumers using the Lowrance and Simrad navigation and sonar products with Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines.

NMMA’s President, Thom Dammrich, states “Rather than moving us closer to a deal that will stop China from taking advantage of American companies, these tariffs hurt U.S. businesses and put our economy at an even greater disadvantage.”
With the IFTD returning to the Rockies for the first time after seven years in Orlando, the rush is on to secure booth space.
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Kalashnikov USA is looking for a motivated, hands-on engineering manager who is passionate about leading; design and quality, with a background in the firearms industry.
Kalashnikov USA is looking for a motivated, hands-on Engineering Manager who is passionate about leading; design and quality, with a background in the Firearms Industry. 

The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF), as Title Sponsor, is proud to present #PROJECTMULEDEER, produced by filmmaker Jason Matzinger.


This week on The Revolution with Jim and Trav it’s all about what comes “After the Shot”: field dressing, DIY processing and more.
Rex Firearms introduces the REX Zero 1 Tactical Compact, offering the convenience of a smaller handgun without compromising firepower, reliability or the popular ROR features.
Mossy Oak announces a new line of Top of the World Mossy Oak patterned headwear. Top of the World is a leading manufacturer of collegiate licensed hats and apparel known for providing comfortable, trendy options for gameday and running around town.

Built off the foundations of Realtree camouflage patterns, new Realtree Timber takes advantage of advances in technology and printing, allowing us to create a revolutionary waterfowl pattern that is truly carved from the Delta so you can own the flyway.
The classic 112 Ranger has been transformed into an automatic knife. The 112 Auto and 112 Auto Elite are quickly deployed with the push of a button.
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Samson Manufacturing has just released a new AK thread adapter for 9x19 and 9x39 AK-type rifles with 14 x 1 LH threaded muzzles. Constructed from 17-4 stainless or 4140 carbon steel, these adapters are designed to fit standard thread ½ x 28mm 9mm suppressors to the AK pistols hitting the market.
Recorded in-person and occasionally from the end of a tailgate, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s “On the Wing” podcast has taken flight, now available on iTunesStitcher, and Soundcloud. The podcast will primarily be hosted by veteran wingshooter Bob St.Pierre, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s vice president of marketing and communications.

The Pope and Young Club is proud to announce the support of Kryptek Outdoor Group through the Club’s Corporate Partner Program.
“Thanks to contributions from our QUWF Chapters across the country and a few forward-thinking farm/landowner families, we have established the initial opening endowment of $10,000.00 to assist all future students at the college obtain a debt free degree in Conservation and Wildlife Management” Craig Alderman, Founder of QUWF, reveals.
Thermacell has partnered with the Kids & Clays Foundation to support their national series of sporting clay events. Proceeds from the shooting events benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, who provide housing and other help to thousands of critically ill children and their families across the country each year.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Law Enforcement Technical Committee in Conjunction with the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission's Law Enforcement Committee on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Isla Grand Beach Resort, South Padre Island, TX.
In the Hupy and Abraham Outdoor Report, Robert Stroede, conservation manager for the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, talks about the new accessible fishing pier dedicated last week at Madison Wisconsin’s Vilas Park.
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) recognized nine individuals, two state agencies, one cooperative agency, and one private landowner for their dedication to advancing fish and wildlife conservation at the Association’s Annual Awards Ceremony held on September 11, 2018 in Tampa, Florida.
As deer season ramps up, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds hunters to follow safety guidelines when hunting from a tree stand.
Ducks Unlimited has re-signed as sponsor for National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) set for September 22. NHF Day brings together sportsmen and women to celebrate the rich tradition of fishing and hunting with national, state, regional and local organizations hosting fishing- and hunting-related events.
Kahr Firearms Group is proud to announce its sponsorship of the NRA Tactical Police Competitions on September 22-23 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
With Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) infected deer housed within 100 miles of the Vermont border, Vermont wildlife officials are carefully monitoring the potential for movement of deer across the border.
Red snapper season may be closed in federal waters, but it stays open year-round in state waters, which extend 9 nautical miles from the Texas shore.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission held its September meeting at the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp and approved six strategic goals.

Every two years, ODFW plants over 300,000 fingerling fish in hundreds of Cascade lakes from Mt. Hood to Klamath Falls.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan K. Zinke today announced a $100 million distribution from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to all 50 States, the Territories, and the District of Columbia for state-identified outdoor recreation and conservation projects.
Canadian officials confirmed on September 14 the first positive case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a captive red deer herd in Quebec province. With the infected deer housed within 100 miles of the Vermont border, wildlife officials expressed concern for its proximity to the state and are carefully monitoring the potential for movement of deer across the border.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will present an Intro to Canoe and Kayak Fishing seminar at Waterbury Center State Park at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5. 

Several years ago, I lived in rural Jefferson County, Alabama. Our property wasn’t large, but our family’s property bisected what was before development a nice piece of hunting land.

Hunters were not the least bit amused when signs went up notifying residents and hunters that the property had been “Posted” and was no longer land that could be freely transited or hunted.

In fact, I was called out by a neighbor for being double minded. By his reckoning, my being any form of hunter and closing my land to other hunters was a sign that I was either lying about hunting or being an “elitist” out to deny “average guys” a place to hunt.

I’d forgotten all about that disagreeable neighbor until my recent trip to Texas and the dove fields outside Santa Rosa. No, I didn’t run into him there, but I was reminded of just why I’d decided to close off the Alabama land.

Empty shotgun hulls -in sizes other than mine- were underfoot everywhere around the milo field a landowner had generously granted permission to hunt. Ever wonder why landowners don’t like hunters? Jim Shepherd/OWDN photo.

The ground around my spot in the dove field was littered with spent shotgun shells. All gauges, all manufacturers, and all left where they’d been ejected. So thick in places that it was difficult to walk without one of them rolling under your boot. Laying everywhere despite the fact that there were trash barrels stationed all along the perimeter of the milo field.

So, I picked up my shells, and dozens of others that didn’t even fit my gun. Everyone in our group was using 12-gauge. But we picked up dove buckets filled to the brim with 20, 28 and 410 shells by the end of each session

That was the reminder of why I’d posted my own land. I’d picked up rifle and shotgun shells across the property, fished trash out of the small pond, and gathered liquor bottles, food wrappers and even household garbage before I’d decided enough was enough. Most of the time, I just put the trash into one of the 55 gallon drums I’d labeled “Trash” and put near the pond and a place where hunters used to park.

I also recalled a section of fence that was repeatedly cut, despite the gate being just a few yards away.

Is it any wonder that landowners aren’t excited at the idea of having to pickup trash and repair fences because some hunters don’t clean up after themselves?

It’s the same reasoning that’s led to the closure of some shooting areas on public land. Shooters might think it’s fun to bring everything from aerosol cans to televisions to the range for some “ventilation” - but many of them seldom consider the need to pick them up when they’re finished.

Not all hunters and shooters are chronic litterbugs or vandals, but enough are to cause problems for everyone else. There are a few simple rules for hunting, gun-handling and general conduct that everyone could observe that would make life better for everyone.

Yes, observe the safety rules, but don’t forget the golden rule: do unto others as you’d have them do unto you.

--Jim Shepherd

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