The Burt Coyote Company, makers of the Lumenok lighted nocks, issues a PSA regarding Ravin and Excalibur lighted crossbow nocks. Earlier this year Ravin Crossbows LLC, which is owned by Velocity Outdoor, ended their partnership with Lumenok. As a result Lumenok has received a continuum of phone calls, emails and correspondence from customers thinking they are buying Lumenok built nocks for their Ravin crossbows when issues arise.
Langdon Tactical, known for their best-in-class custom gunsmithing, is pleased to announce that the company will attend TRIGGRCON’S 2023 Range Day in Wichita, Kansas on Sunday, September 24th 2023.
Join Lawrence Sobson, Michigan Department of Natural Resources urban forester and partnership coordinator, to discover some ideal urban tree species, learn how to assess urban sites and find out how to ensure the trees you choose can live for the next hundred years.
Patriot Ordnance Factory Inc. announced that they will be exhibiting at TRIGGRCON 2023. The 2023 TRIGGRCON show will be held in Wichita, Kansas, from September 22nd to 24th.
National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF), set for Saturday, Sept. 23, celebrates hunting, target shooting and fishing with national, state, regional and local organizations hosting related events.

Cutthroat and rainbow trout will be stocked by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter. The stocking of trout began the week of Sept. 11 with cutthroat and rainbow species stocked in the Northwest District and continues weekly statewide throughout the fall.
More than 269 tons of fish, eight different species, plus one hybrid, and a total of 9,335,410 individual fish – it all adds up to successful spring and summer stocking efforts by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and some great fall fishing for anglers.
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Primos® Hunting, along with Spartan Precision Equipment, have collaborated on a new line of shooting supports designed to benefit any outdoor enthusiast. The new partnership places Spartan’s propriety quick-detach magnetic system on Primos’ legendary Trigger Stick and new Edge tripod.

The THROOM 8″ KNOCKDOWN Plate Rack Kit requires only standard 2×4’s to build a complete lightweight plate rack that can be used at the indoor range or used and kept outside in any weather condition.
Pass It On - Outdoor Mentors announced that they have received a grant from the DSC Foundation to support their mission to bridge the gap between target shooting and outdoor recreation through their Shooting Sports Outreach Program.
Beretta is pleased to announce the signing of a new hunting brand ambassador - Robert Arrington of ‘Deer Meat for Dinner.’ Arrington, a successful outdoorsman and content creator, uses his channel to showcase his and his family’s love of hunting, fishing, and all things outdoor-related while providing an in-depth look at their lives as hunt-to-table enthusiasts.
Federal Ammunition adds two 28-gauge, 3-inch, ¾-ounce loads in shot size No. 3 or 4 to its Black Cloud product lineup. More than a decade ago, Black Cloud changed the definition of performance for steel waterfowl loads.

Waypoint TV is pleased to announce the release of new episodes from The Captain’s Log airing Saturdays at 1 pm ET.
With opening day of gun deer season in Wisconsin close enough we can taste the backstraps, Vortex® is officially kicking off their Countdown to Opening Day.
SIG SAUER's ZULU10 HDX Binoculars, available not through Sports South, come in 10x42, 12x50, and 15x56 models. Shop these at or call your Sports South sales representative for availability.
The announcement that President Joe Biden will launch a White House “Office of Gun Violence Prevention” led by gun control proponents brought a scathing reaction from the head of one of the nation’s top grassroots gun rights organizations.

When you subscribe to Field Ethos Journal via the DSC link, half of the subscription price will go directly to the DSC’s Conservation, Education, and Advocacy initiatives aimed at ensuring the future of wildlife conservation and our hunting heritage.
Along with sponsoring the television shows The Choice and Archer’s Choice, airing in the US on The Outdoor Channel and in Canada on the Sportsman Channel, DSC is excited to have the Cianciarulo team attend the 2024 Convention and Sporting Expo, Jan. 11-14 in Dallas.
The Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) expressed its deepest sympathies to the family of former President/CEO Miles Moretti who passed away on September 17 after a short battle with cancer. Moretti retired from MDF on March 31, 2021, after nearly 15 years at the helm and leading the organization through significant growth.
The Anderson Cerakote Series has made its return, now featuring nine color options and complete rifle builds. These rifles ship complete with Magpul furniture and magazine, ambidextrous sling point endplates, Anderson 15’’ MLOK compatible handguards and Anderson’s Stallion Compensator.

MidwayUSA is pleased to announce a partnership with provider of buy now, pay later financing solutions, Credova. This partnership will give customers flexible financing solutions for purchasing, all with no credit card.
Just in time for fall hunting season, the new Fisher Space Pen in Hi-Vis Orange Cerakote will ensure the pen is as hard to lose as that feeling of being in the great outdoors.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) has conducted annual roadside quail surveys in August and October since 1990 to provide an index of annual population fluctuations. The number of quail observed are reported to provide an index of quail abundance and an indicator of reproductive success.
Vermont’s black bear population is estimated at 7,000 to 8,500 based on 2022 data, the most recent available, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.


In honor of the 30th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, September 23entry fees will be waived at national parks and other federal public lands, including national monuments, forests, recreation areas, seashores, wildlife refuges, historical sites, battlefields, and grasslands.

National Public Lands Day is a great day for a visit, and it also is the nation’s largest single day of volunteering for parks and public lands, with 70,000 volunteers expected at federal sites as well as state and local parks. People can find hundreds of already-planned volunteer events and other cool activities in most states here (, with more added every day.

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) coordinates NPLD in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, and other federal agencies, state and local parks, and non-profits.

Some examples among the hundreds of volunteer locations:

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens Join the Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Park Service, and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) for a safe, fun trash cleanup at Kenilworth Park! Celebrate the 30th annual National Public Lands Day and make a difference for your local community and the Anacostia River as we turn to the water for a safe, healthy place to recreate outdoors.

Yosemite National Park: One of the largest NPLD events, the annual Facelift at Yosemite National Park is expected to draw up to 2,000 volunteers out for a park-wide clean-up. Organized by the Yosemite National Park Volunteer Office and the Yosemite Climbing Association, Facelift attracts climbers from all over the world who spend up to a week giving back to this premier climbing spot. There will be raffle prizes for volunteers, as well as evening programs including guest speakers, film screenings, live music, and more.

Mount Rainier National Park: With more than 1.5 million visitors passing through Mount Rainier National Park between Memorial Day and Labor Day, park staff rely on NPLD volunteers to spruce up the mountain after a summer of wear and tear and help get the site ready for winter. NPLD volunteers will help refurbish the park’s 260-miles of trails and restore meadowlands.

Some interesting things volunteers will do throughout the county:

  • Join the battle at Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas
    Volunteers are invited to join 'The Battle of Central Arkansas,' where they can contribute to the cleanup of Hot Springs National Park while competing for prizes awarded to the teams and individuals who collect the most trash.
  • Capture fall colors for science in Wisconsin
    Participants will embark on the Fall Colors Photography Tour to the historic Round Lake Logging Dam, where they can capture the vibrant autumn hues at one of the last remaining logging dams of its kind globally. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a walk through history among hardwood and hemlock trees while taking photos of local biodiversity to share with local researchers using the iNaturalist app.
  • Discover first foods while caring for the local watershed in Oregon
    Participants will come together for the Grande Ronde Watershed Public Lands Day at Bird Track Springs. In partnership with organizations including the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Wallowa Whitman National Forest, this special event promises hands-on projects, a First Foods Walk and Talk, engaging art activities, and site cleanup efforts.
  • Get creative in Shenandoah in Virginia
    In addition to volunteer projects and conservation-focused programming, the Shenandoah National Park Trust's "Art in the Park: Scenes from Shenandoah" event will showcase complimentary workshops and demonstrations by talented local artists across the park.
  • Foster resistance in the endangered condor population in Arizona
    Given avian flu concerns and recent bird losses in 2023, the annual Condor release event will now be "Fostering Resilience," a gathering where volunteers come together for site improvements, actively support endangered condors, and enhance educational efforts for future events.
  • Experience outstanding views from an historic lighthouse in Florida
    At Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse on Florida’s Atlantic coast, participants can choose from a wide range of volunteer activities and educational opportunities, including guided tours of the lighthouse, guided hikes on area trails, educational displays on topics such as habitat restoration and conservation, shoreline erosion concerns and solutions, and on-site archaeological discoveries.

NEEF’s National NPLD Map lets people find NPLD events in their communities.

Since tomorrow is also National Hunting & Fishing Day, what better time to get out and get reacquainted with the wide open spaces.

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