Springfield Armory is offering one of their newly-released XD-S Mod.2 9mm pistols for auction with all proceeds benefiting the Concerns of Police Survivors.  


To better understand the impact boating has on our minds and bodies, Discover Boating has teamed up with one of the leading researchers on the health benefits of the water, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, marine biologist and author of Blue Mind, the bestselling book on the scientific connection between water and happiness. 


The U.S. Coast Guard commandant has convened a formal Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) into the loss of the U.S.-flagged amphibious passenger vessel, Stretch Duck 07, which occurred on Thursday, July 19 with 17 casualties and 14 survivors.


Team Beretta shooters achieved 4 podium honors in several events at two recent regional competitions.

Facebook and Twitter followers of the Indiana DNR Division of State Parks can participate in the 2018 S’mores in the Outdoors Contest for a chance to win prizes.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) has announced net sales of $128.4 million and diluted earnings of 86 cents per share for the second quarter of 2018. For the six months ended June 30, 2018, net sales were $259.6 million and diluted earnings $1.68/per share. Corresponding numbers in 2017 were $299.2 million and $1.79 per share, respectively.


Arongkron “Paul” Malasukum, 42, a resident of Woodside, New York, was sentenced yesterday to nine months in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release for illegally trafficking parts from endangered African lions and tigers. 


U.S. & Texas LawShield will exhibit at the Texas Trophy Hunters Extravaganza in Houston, Texas. It will be held on August 3rd – 5th at the NRG Center. 

Travel back in time during Spring Mill State Park’s Heritage Days, .Guests can experience life as a settler in the Pioneer Village. The event will mark Spring Mill’s 25th Heritage Weekend, recognizing more than 175 years of Lawrence County.


In Seattle, US District Judge Robert Lasnik issued a last-second restraining order to halt the public release of 3-D printed gun files via the website DEFCAD. The ruling by Lasnik prevented Defense Distributed’s release of its CAD files under the terms of a settlement reached with the Department of State. Under that settlement, Defense Distributed would have been free to distribute their files as of August 1. A state judge in New Jersey also issued an order calling for Defense Distributed to block residents of that state from downloading files. The hysteria over “ghost guns” by anti-gun leaders comes despite the fact that under the 1988 Undetectable Firearms Act wholly plastic guns are illegal.


The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council would like to gain a better understanding of red grouper in the Gulf of Mexico. It is seeking information from anglers and divers about trends or "strange things" that scientists and managers may need to know. 


Seventy-seven teams from eight different states including Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee and Wisconsin, competed in this year’s tournament. 

More than 49 million Americans cast a line in 2017, demonstrating a year-over-year increase of nearly 2 million anglers according to RBFF’s 2018 Special Report on Fishing. 


August can be a brutal time to bass fish on a clear-water lake in Arkansas, but hopes are high that 56 anglers competing in the Forrest Wood Cup, Aug. 10-12, will crack the code and bring some impressive weights to the scales.

For the second time in the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series season, B.A.S.S. was forced to postpone an Elite event because of massive flooding and unsafe boating conditions. And for the first time in Elite Series history, one of those events has been canceled altogether, the organization announced Wednesday. 

- GEAR -

When you really need to zoom in on a bull elk at 900 yards or that five-shot group at the range, nothing beats a Styrka S7 spotting scope for providing sharp, up-close images.


Michigan reserved waterfowl hunt applications are available now through Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Michigan's antlerless deer license application period runs through Aug. 15. 

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be hosting seven free hunting seminars that will be helpful for hunters who have some experience as well as for beginners. The seminars will be taught by Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff and hunter education volunteers.

Friday, August 10 is the last day to enter Idaho's second Super Hunt drawing in 2018 and a chance at winning the hunt of a lifetime.

Your guide to hunting and trapping in Indiana is available now, online, at


NMMA has worked closely with the administration and Congress regarding the recreational boating industry’s problems with higher ethanol additives in gasoline. 

FAB-Defense announced its exclusive partnership with USIQ, Inc. for the marketing and distribution of its innovative products to discriminating users throughout North America. 

Riton Optics, a Veteran owned, Arizona-based company with some of the best values in optics on the market is partnering with well-known outdoorsman Dan Small, for the 2018 Deerfest held in West Bend, Wisconsin.

Making life more enjoyable and easy is the goal of FireDisc Cookers, and with Griff and Hunter Jaggard's dedication to giving back, that mission extends throughout the country with every FireDisc product purchased.

U.S. & Texas LawShield is proud to exhibit at the Texas Trophy Hunters Extravaganza in Houston, Texas, which is back for it's 42nd year, August 3rd – 5th at the NRG Center.

MidwayUSA announces the release of "Hunting in the Northern Cameroon," a short story by Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO ofMidwayUSA.

Steyr Arms values the importance of professional hunters and it is now offering them a special discount program. This Guide and Outfitter Program is open to licensed guides and outfitters, and it provides significant discounts on Steyr rifles, Merkel shotguns and rifles, technical performance apparel from X JAGD, as well as traditional hunting apparel and boots from JAGDHUND. 

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) awarded more than $120,000 in funds and equipment to eight grant and scholarship recipients from applications submitted in the fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2018. 

Swanson Russell welcomes Bri Harding and Alex Jensen to its Omaha office and Michael Rudolf, Kiley Shuler and Katie Struckman to its Lincoln office.  

TacSol plans to use Brandlive’s interactive live video platform to broaden its training program and market new products to consumers, which will ultimately help in driving sales.

Steyr Arms values and recognizes the importance that professional hunters play in the success of its company, and for that reason, it is now offering them a special discount program.

Today, FAB-Defense is announcing its exclusive partnership with USIQ™, Inc. for the marketing and distribution of its innovative products to discriminating users throughout North America.

- JOBS -

Big Rock Sports, the premier outdoor sporting goods distributor in North America, is looking for a motivated shooting enthusiast to become part of our Demand Planning Team.


This week on The Revolution with Jim and Trav, the boys and their panel of distinguished pros are talking Smoke & Arrows - all things black powder, bowhunting, the skill and gear they require, plus the capable vehicles needed to get you in the field.


RIO, manufacturer of lines, leaders, tippet, flies, and accessories for the demanding fly fisher, introduces the latest technology in fly line design to its Spey shooting head range with the InTouch Skagit Max GameChanger.

Mossy Oak, in conjunction with Southern Racks Outdoors, is launching a new, innovative line of scentless hair and body care products.  All products fall under the Scentless Huntress and Scentless Hunter product lines and are in containers decorated in Mossy Oak Bottomland, the original Mossy Oak pattern launched more than 30 years ago. These products are available now through the Southern Racks Outdoors website or


Ducks Unlimited has released the latest film in its online series. In “Kodiak, Alaska,” a group of friends experience the waterfowl hunt of a lifetime in the vast northern landscapes of the last frontier.


Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has launched a new partnership with Conservation Visions in support of the Wild Harvest Initiative®, a research-based program designed to assess and communicate the combined economic, social and conservation benefits of recreational wild animal harvests in the United States and Canada.


Knowing that fishing is the number one activity done from a boat, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources saw an opportunity to recruit and reactivate its boaters and turn them into anglers. 


George C. “Tim” Hixon – prominent local businessman, conservationist, philanthropist, champion of education, hunter, angler and past president of Boone and Crockett Club – passed away Wednesday, July 18, at the age of 81.


Daniel Defense has launched a brand-new rebate program that will offer a $400 prepaid debit card to every customer that purchases a Daniel Defense DD5V1, DD5V2, or Ambush .308 during the month of August.

Trekrtech is excited to announce its assortment of Motorola Speakers are on an exclusive discount for all Outdoor Wire Network subscribers. The massive savings include 50% off the array of speakers, including the numerous model’s of Motorola’s Bluetooth WAVE.


Tune in for a great show this week as host Rob Keck talks with Bass Pro Shops Communication Manager, Katie Mitchell and Ev Terrell, National Sales Manager for True Timber Camo.  His closing guest is two time Major League Cup Champion and Bass Masters Classic Champion, Edwin Evers.


The Arizona Game and Fish Department has released their top-5 list of family camping and fishing spots in August. 


The Rick and Bubba Outdoors Expo is produced by Summit Media and Dan Moultrie and will feature the best in hunting and fishing and other outdoor activities. 


Camping rises to a new level with the brand-new cabins now available for reservation at Lost Dutchman and Patagonia Lake state parks. Grand opening weekend is August 3-5, and the cabins are being offered at special introductory rates for stays from now until October 31, 2018.

The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 9, in the fourth floor conference room, Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines. 

For Idaho hunters and anglers who are experiencing poorly printed licenses and fading tags, it is now possible to get a replacement tag or license free of charge.

Thanks to a partnership with The Trust for Public Land and the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has added 975 acres of access for hunters to Cypress Bayou Wildlife Management Area in White County, boosting that WMA to approximately 2,638 acres of publicly accessible wildlife habitat.


Liberty Suppressors announced release of their latest silencer design, the 762HR, a centerfire rifle silencer. It was designed specifically for the hunting and recreational shooting communities.


Anglers and boaters will benefit from the latest updates announced by BaseMap, Inc., creators of the BaseMap mobile and web hunting, fishing and outdoor activities mapping app. BaseMap users can now locate public fishing locations and water access points across the United States.


More than a dozen wildland firefighters from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources have been sent to California, Oregon, Washington and elsewhere to battle wildfires and to gain valuable firefighting experience.


Thanks to an intensive, decades-long effort from many partners in the wildlife conservation community, the Kirtland's Warbler is an Endangered Species Act (ESA) success story. But, the American Birding Congress says the work isn’t over.

Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill to address the devastation of Columbia River salmon by sea lions. The Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act, S. 3143 passed the committee by voice vote.


With the FLW Cup coming to Lake Ouachita on Aug. 10-12, Cody Kelley makes his first return to his home state since January, and he’s bringing the United Fishing Derby home as well, with youths invited to the derby at Hot Springs Family Park on Saturday, Aug. 11. 

Editor’s Note: Today’s featured story is supplied by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. We hope everyone will get out and introduce someone new to the sport of target shooting.

24 million Americans are interested in trying target shooting, says NSSF.

NEWTOWN, CT — August is National Shooting Sports Month®, a time to celebrate one of America’s great pastimes — target shooting — a safe, fun activity enjoyed by millions of people across the country, with millions more wanting to take their first shots.

Research by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) shows that 24 million Americans are very interested in learning about the shooting sports, making National Shooting Sports Month the perfect time for someone to give target shooting a try. There are dozens of sports from which to choose, from hitting steel targets with handguns and rifles to breaking clay targets in the shotgun sports of trap, skeet and sporting clays.

“The shooting sports truly offer something for everyone,” said Steve Sanetti, NSSF President and CEO. “A day at the range gives people an opportunity to tune out distractions, learn a new skill, socialize and share their experiences.”, a new website developed by NSSF, is the place to find information about National Shooting Sports Month and the many target shooting sports available. At, you can also find a shooting range or firearms retailer near you, learn about shooting and sales events, print targets, watch instructional videos and learn how to safely handle and store firearms.

And don’t forget the Trigger Time Sweepstakes, which is a big part of National Shooting Sports Month. You’ll be able to enter the sweepstakes at for a chance to win great prizes totaling more than $35,000 in weekly drawings.

NSSF, the trade association for the firearms industry, launched National Shooting Sports Month last year to great success. During that time, recent shooting sports trends, such as more women taking up target shooting and more first-time participants, were obvious at ranges and firearms retailers across the country.

“One of the many people interested in trying target shooting may well be in your family — a daughter, son or spouse — or a friend just waiting for you to ask them to spend a day at the range,” said NSSF’s Zach Snow, Director of Shooting Range Services. “Extend that invitation — you’ll be glad you did.”

Don’t have a mentor? No problem. Shooting ranges work with newcomers all the time and can help you get started with safe, supervised instruction.

Snow encourages the use of the hashtag #LetsGoShooting on social media. “Tell us about your experience on our Facebook page, share your Instagram and Twitter posts,” he said. “It’s going to be fun month, and we want to know how everyone is celebrating.”

Spend a day at the range. Learn more about National Shooting Sports Month and target shooting at

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