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— HOLIDAY NOTICE
No Wires on Monday, July 6
In observance of the Independence Day holiday, no wires will be published on Monday, July 6. We will publish our regular schedule this week and resume our full schedule on Tuesday, July 7. Time-sensitive releases for the holiday weekend should reach our editors no later than 6p.m. EASTERN time on Thursday, July 2. Material received after this time will be included in our Tuesday, July 7, 2015 issues if still relevant.

— ARCHERY
Olympic and Paralympic medalists and World Champions are in Decatur today through July 5, 2015, competing at the U.S. National Target Championships, U.S. Open and Easton JOAD Nationals, known collectively as "Outdoor Nationals." More than 900 archers are expected to compete in the last event before Team USA attempts to qualify for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. | For More...

— BOATING
The Recreational Fishing Alliance is encouraging anglers to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plan to increase total ethanol volumes to record highs. Marine engines are not designed to run on the proposed levels. | For More...

It's a wise move to install an inexpensive fuel-demand valve in the fuel line that will prevent any gas from reaching the motor unless the motor calls for it, and BoatUS has a video and easy to follow instructions to show you how. | For More...

The Independence Day holiday is typically one of the three busiest weekends of the year at the region's lakes and rivers, and this year, will likely be no exception with the long holiday weekend looming. The Army Corps of Engineers officials advise everyone to practice good water safety habits. | For More...

The Army Corps of Engineers reminds boaters that a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River is still in place. Even though flows have decreased the advisory will be in effect for several more weeks. | For More...

— COLLEGIATE SPORTS
The University of North Alabama (UNA) has landed their second consecutive Cabela's School of the Year Title. | For More...

— COMPETITIVE SHOOTING
As we speak, a record number of 68 teams are converging on Rogers, Arkansas from all over the United States for the 50th Annual Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match. During their travels, team members are wearing bright green shirts with the message, "On the Road to the Daisy Nationals". | For More...

There are sure to be fireworks in Olympia, Washington on July 4th and 5th when the Rinehart R100 comes to town. Once again, the Capitol City Bowmen Club will be hosting the event. | For More...

— ENFORCEMENT
The effort by state, federal and local law enforcement agencies to enforce Iowa's boating while intoxicated law as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign resulted in making contact with more than 1,400 boaters on 380 vessels. | For More...

In support of Operation Dry Water, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) arrested three boaters statewide for alleged driving or operating a vessel while intoxicated (DWI) from Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28. | For More...

— EVENTS
Join Spring Mill State Park seasonal naturalist Betsy Mundy at Indiana's Lakeview Activity Center for a nature-themed story and craft each Wednesday in July. | For More...

The public is invited to fireworks shows at three Indiana state parks and Patoka Lake to celebrate Independence Day. | For More...

— GEAR
Birchwood Casey® has added a new Boar target to their popular Pregame™ Splattering Target series for 2015. With the growth in popularity of hog hunting, the new Pregame Boar target works great for sighting in rifles, handguns and muzzleloaders. | For More...

BLACKHAWK!® introduces four new SERPA® Holsters, including one for the new Glock 43 and three models to accommodate popular military and law enforcement duty pistols. | For More...

Alien Gear Holsters has recently added the Glock 43 holsters to its lineup of hand-crafted gun holster shells made with dense, hardened boltaron designed to withstand decades of hard use. | For More...

TrailCamPro.com, an independent online trail camera testing authority, recently posted the results of their annual trail camera tests, and the new Primos® Proof Camera 03 received high marks in several categories. | For More...

— GIVEAWAYS
Rifle enthusiasts are encouraged to hurry and visit the CORE Rifle Systems website at www.core15rifles.com and enter for a chance to win a CORE15 Roscoe RB1 Pistol. CORE's Great American Giveaway runs through July 3, 2015 at 12:00 Noon EST. The winner will be contacted on July 4 and announced as soon as confirmation has been established. | For More...

— HUNTING
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding lifetime license holders that it is time to request a copy of the 2015-16 North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest for the upcoming season, which begins Aug. 1. | For More...

— INDUSTRY
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has partnered with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to help the organization in its mission to "Ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting." | For More...

After a year highlighted by five Top-20 finishes, Ranger Pro Angler Scott Martin has finally added FLW Tour Angler of the Year award to his already stellar resumé, pocketing a $100,000 prize purse and an automatic qualification in the 2016 Forrest Wood Cup. | For More...

Weatherby announces champion competitive shooter Jessie Duff's endorsement of the Women of Weatherby™ campaign. Jessie will continue to promote women and their presence in the hunting and shooting community through the Women of Weatherby campaign. | For More...

Bear Archery and Neet Products have partnered together to introduce a new line of traditional accessories that includes a back quiver, field quiver, pocket quiver, shooting glove and two styles of armguards. | For More...

What is the perfect way to test the strength of a Gun Safe? Blow it up of course. In the latest round of Liberty Safe's now-famous torture testing Liberty detonated explosive charges from inside the safe to challenge its integrity. A Liberty Fatboy and Fatboy Jr. are pitted against competitive brands in a video you can watch on YouTube. | For More...

Crosman Corporation is proud to announce its Benjamin Marauder rifle was recently recognized for a Readers' Choice award by Game & Fish / Sportsman Magazine for favorite airgun. | For More...

Meopta USA has hired Matthew Parente as its second product specialist in the company's New York office. | For More...

Hunter Safety System today launched a new advertising campaign titled "Don't Worry Dad," highlighting the seriousness of treestand hunting and the importance of using the proper equipment. | For More...

KA-BAR Knives is excited to reintroduce Ek Knives, a legendary WWII American knife brand made in the USA. | For More...

— INVASIVE SPECIES
As the Fourth of July approaches, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters and anglers to check for any unwanted hitchhikers to protect Iowa lakes and streams. | For More...

— JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
Vista Outdoor, a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets, is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions: Senior Product Manager- Optics, Product Manager-Electronic Measuring Devices, and Primos Product Manager. | For More...

— NEW PRODUCTS
With three years in the making, Rinehart Sculptures Inc. is proud to announce their all-new 3D, life-size Bald Eagle Sculpture. | For More...

Plano's angling engineers have developed the A-Series QuickTop Tackle Bags from a totally blank canvas – an innovative hybrid soft/hard design, available in both 3600 and 3700 sizes, incorporating a range of pragmatic features that will help any angler maximize speed, efficiency and enjoyment on the water. | For More...

The new Black Label No Boundaries Tactical Folder features a 3 ¾" modified drop point blade that is hollow ground and constructed of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel. | For More...

Aqua-Vu introduces the Micro™ 5 PLUS, a powerful, portable and affordable viewing system that does one thing to perfection: Find the fish you want to catch. | For More...

— NEWS
Search and rescue crews from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a St. Landry man from Bayou Marron on June 29. | For More...

— ONLINE
In the newest video online at www.GrowingDeer.tv check out a big, new buck picked up by the Reconyx trail cameras. | For More...

Facebook followers of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources can "talk" online with ecologist Tom Swinford on Wednesday, July 1 on the DNR's Facebook wall. | For More...

— ORGANIZATIONS
The seven finalists have been announced for Delta Waterfowl's Volunteer of the Year. The winner will be chosen exclusively through online voting, so make your voice count: Visit deltawaterfowl.org/VOY to view profiles of each candidate and cast your ballot. Voting begins today through July 31. | For More...

Houston Safari Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Henley as Membership Coordinator. | For More...

— PARTNERSHIPS
Tread Lightly! has partnered with Noble Energy, Inc. to support multiple-use access, sustainability, education and stewardship of America's natural resources. | For More...

— PUBLISHING
Guns & Ammo makes a cameo appearance in this summer's blockbuster movie – "Terminator Genisys," the fifth installment in "The Terminator" franchise. Arriving in movie theaters on July 1, "Terminator Genisys" is a Paramount Pictures production. | For More...

Universal Hunter July/August/September issue, available on newsstands and online at http://UniversalHunter.Com, roams Africa to tell the tale of finding one of the dangerous seven – the hippo – a first time hunt for writer and huntress Jen Adams – O'Hara. | For More...

— RADIO
Tom Grohol, Director for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Wildlife Protection, and WCO and dog handler Larry Hergenroder join the show this week to provide an "inside look" of the PGC's Special Operations K-9 unit. | For More...

— RECREATION
As the Fourth of July weekend and summer vacation getaways draw visitors to hike, bike and paddle New Hampshire's scenic countryside and waterways, the N.H. Fish and Game Department reminds outdoor enthusiasts to buy their voluntary Hike Safe Cards before heading out. | For More...

— REGULATION
After allegedly shooting at a black bear seen in Heflin, Ala., on June 16, 2015, a local man has been charged with breaking the state's bear protection laws. In Alabama, shooting at a black bear is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a potential minimum fine of $2,000. | For More...

— RETAIL
Take advantage of hot summer savings right now on some of Burris' most popular hunting scopes with instant savings and rebates on select Eliminator® III, Veracity® and Fullfield™ E1 riflescopes. | For More...

Lipsey's, nationally renowned firearms distributor, is officially launching a gray GLOCK that is now available in several models. | For More...

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world's leading manufacturer in high performance sports optics, is pleased to announce their Summer "Field Days" promotion. From July 1 through August 31, 2015, ZEISS is offering huge savings on many of its most popular optics including the new TERRA ED Under Armour edition and Lost Camo binoculars. | For More...

SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA announces its SWAROVISION Savings Event, July 1 - November 15, 2015. | For More...

— SHOOTING
Long-range shooters who chamber the 338 Lapua Magnum have long been limited to a relative handful of expensive target rifles. The new Model 112 Magnum Target from Savage Arms™ provides a highly effective and more affordable platform for the powerful cartridge. | For More...

— SHOOTING COMPETITIONS
Learn the basics of rimfire steel challenge and competitive shooting July 11 at Nebraska's Platte River State Park with the First Shots Second Round Rimfire Challenge. | For More...

— STATES
Effective today (July 1, 2015), it will be illegal to possess or use deer scents/lures that contain natural deer urine or other bodily fluids while taking, attempting to take, attracting, or scouting wildlife in Virginia. | For More...

Help protect endangered piping plovers on the beaches this holiday weekend and beyond, as the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reports there that four nests have hatched within the past two weeks and another two are expected to hatch over the Fourth of July weekend. | For More...

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host a public open house in Great Falls for the Fish & Wildlife Commission on July 8, which will be followed by the commission's regular monthly meeting on July 9. | For More...

— TELEVISION
Eight networks welcome the return of SportingDog Adventures this week, beginning with a vortex of ducks in Saskatchewan, Canada. | For More...

MOJO will kick off their ninth consecutive season starting Saturday July 4th with its highly regarded waterfowl series "MOJO TV". Airing on both The Sportsman Channel in the US and Wild TV in Canada. | For More...

Get ready to join Pursuit Channel for some of the best outdoor programming on the planet starting tonight (July 1, 2015) at 10pm ET as the first episode of The Outdoor Option will put you eye-to-eye with blacktipped sharks and leave you begging for more. | For More...

Tonight on Outdoor Channel, "American Rifleman TV" opens its new season in Berryville, Ark., home to Nighthawk Custom, producer of some of the highest-quality 1911s on the market today. | For More...

This week on Shooting USA, the best in the country with rifle, pistol, and shotgun, are running all out for the title of National Champion at the 3-Gun competition from Las Vegas. On Shooting USA's Impossible Shots, Kay and Lena team up to take on Dad, the Smith & Wesson Pro Jerry Miculek. | For More...

Tune in to the Outdoor Channel for the new season of "The Bucks of Tecomate" as hosts Davis Morris, Dr. Gary Schwarz and Jordan Shipley, along with Tecomate's Pro Staff, take you across North America in search of giant bucks and reveal the secrets of the Tecomate Management System used to grow so many monster whitetails. | For More...

Legacy Trails Media LLC announces the premier of season three of Legacy Trails TV on Sportsman Channel beginning Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 8:30 A.M. Eastern. | For More...

— TOURISM
Citing continuing failures of its general contractor to meet deadlines, Baha Mar resort developer Baha Mar Ltd. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections in the U.S. District Court of Delaware. Eleven related entities have filed for concurrent protections. | For More...

— TRAINING
D.T. Systems has added to their revolutionary Rapid Access Pro Trainer (R.A.P.T.) remote dog training collar line with the introduction of the new R.A.P.T. 1450beeper collar. | For More...

— VOLUNTEERS
As part of the Union Sportsmen's Alliance's (USA) Work Boots on the Ground conservation program, members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 81 and the Central Iowa Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) volunteered their time and trade skills to complete a large-scale restoration of a handicap-accessible fishing pier and fishing house at Lake Ahquabi State Park in Iowa June 6. | For More...

— WILDLFIE
Help protect endangered piping plovers on the beaches this holiday weekend and beyond, as the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reports there that four nests have hatched within the past two weeks and another two are expected to hatch over the Fourth of July weekend. | For More...

— YOUTH
Children ages 3 - 8 are invited to take part in Crex Meadows' Little Wildlifers program with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and UW-Extension. | For More...

Jul 1-5
Decatur, AL
Jul 4-5
Capital City Bowmen, Olympia, Washington
Jul 13-17
Toronto, Canada
Jul 13-18
World Shooting and Recreation Complex, Sparta, Illinois
Jul 18-19
NFAA Headquarters, Yankton, South Dakota
Jul 25-26
Sparta Rod & Gun Club, Sparta, Wisconsin
Aug 1-2
Bass and Bucks, Wabash, Indiana
Aug 8-11
Toronto, Canada
Aug 11-16
Wroclaw, Poland
Aug 15-16
Saginaw Field and Stream, Saginaw, Michigan
Aug 23-30
Donaueschingen, Germany
Aug 29-30
Echo Valley Archers, Fayette, Iowa
Sep 3-4
College Station, Texas
Sep 5-7
College Station, Texas
Sep 8-13
Medellin, Colombia
Sep 11-13
Tusco Rifle Club, New Philadelphia, Ohio
Sep 26-27
Lake Murray, South Carolina
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