The Lake Dubonnet boating access site located in Green Lake Township in Grand Traverse County, which provides lake access at the Lake Dubonnet State Forest Campground, will temporarily close beginning Monday, Aug. 13, for boat ramp replacement.


Apex Tactical Specialties will be holding a special Apex product showcase event from 10:00am to 2:00pm this Saturday, August 11, at Alpha Dog Firearms in Tempe, Arizona.


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to monitor the red tide affecting southwest Florida; executive director Eric Sutton has waived rules through an executive order to expedite the removal of dead fish – regardless of applicable bag, size, or possession limits.


Whitetails Unlimited awarded a $2,400 grant to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, and will be used primarily to purchase trail cameras which will help the department gather population totals on local wildlife including the white-tailed deer.


U.S. Department of Defense has announced the selection of the SIG SAUER MCX System for the Suppressed Upper Receiver Group for the existing M4A1 Carbine. The SIG SAUER MCX SURG System will be an upgrade to the current M4A1 Carbine – a fully automatic version of the M4 Carbine - that went into service in 1994. 

David Bloch, president and founder of Outdoor Edge announced that the company has added three new employees to its staff. Kirk Nichols has joined the company as export sales manager, Michael Egan has joined as the hardware sales manager, and Jonathan Stahlman has come aboard as the key account sales manager. 

As part of a larger rebranding initiative, CMMG is pleased to unveil its new brand logo, to which the company will transition going into 2019.

Ranew's Outdoor Equipment, makers of The Firminator will be exhibiting at the 42nd Annual Texas Trophy Hunters Extravaganza, at the Fort Worth Convention Center and will be held August 10-12.

Outtech is excited to announce the promotion of Nick French to the newly created position of Director of National Sales, Independent Channels. In this role Nick will be taking a focused approach to overseeing the Outtech regional territory managers in both the Hunting and Outdoor divisions.

Malibu Kayaks, creators of fishing kayaks designed with the true kayak angler in mind, joins the Ridge Road Outdoor Marketplace & Order Fulfillment Center to expand their reach and sales.

In anticipation of current Brand Manager Jim Godfrey’s retirement in August, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (TFC) has announced the hiring of two key management employees to fuel the continued expansion of Monster Meal attractants and nutritional supplements.

RubLine Marketing has been named the official marketing firm of record for FieldTorq. 

JOHNSON OUTDOORS (NASDAQ:JOUT), a leading global innovator in outdoor recreation equipment and technology, reported double-digit growth in revenue and profits for the fiscal third quarter ended June 29, 2018. 

After a 19-year career at e-commerce giant Amazon, Laura Orvidas has started a new venture as the CEO role at onX. The company is a leader in digital mapping, creating products designed to help hunters and outdoor adventurers navigate terrain, public and private land boundaries.


— Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has confirmed growth of Eurasian water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) in the north end of Cobbosseecontee (aka Cobbossee) Lake in Winthrop. 


Legacy Sports International, Inc. announced the addition of the 6mm Creedmoor cartridge to the Howa line of precision rifles and barreled actions. The Howa 1500 barreled action takes advantage of the potential of the new chambering by way of a cold hammer forged barrel with a 1-7.5” rate of twist.

Building on the success of its popular SYNC Stereo Earmuff, Honeywell Howard Leight introduces two new SYNC models for 2018: the Bluetooth-enabled SYNC Wireless Earmuff, and the SYNC AM/FM Radio Earmuff.

Tactacam packs more features in their 5.0 adding 3 customizable preset modes, 1 touch operation, remote sync for controlling multiple cameras with one remote and the ability to Live Stream.



Outdoor icon and host of The High Road and Deer and Wildlife Stories, Keith Warren, has uploaded a new video regarding Chronic Wasting Disease to his YouTube channel.


The Civilian Marksmanship Program has announced its first stand-alone Small Arms Firing School & AR-15 Excellence-In-Competition rifle match at Washtenaw Sportsman’s Club in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Sunday, August 26, 2018. 

Results of a new, comprehensive demographic survey of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers members shows that nearly 70 percent of BHA members are age 45 or younger, and more than 70 percent identify as Republican, Independent or unaffiliated (20 percent are Democrats).  


From Mossy Oak Capture Digital Productions, "Elements: River Float for Smallmouth Bass" features Mossy Oak's Walt Gabbard and his lifelong friend, Scott Barrett as they reminisce and float the river for smallmouth bass. 


This week on America Outdoors Radio outdoors writer and bear hunter Troy Rodakowski weighs in on the best rifles for bear and the best weapons for non-hunters to have for self defense in bear country.


Iowa state parks has a new cabin available for rent at Yellow River State Forest in Harper’s Ferry. The one-bedroom camping cabin sleeps six people and has two porches, including one that is screened-in.


The 2018 Delta McKenzie ASA Classic was held August 2nd – 5th in Cullman, Alabama. During the event, the Scholastic 3-D Archery Association presented the Trey Spencer Memorial Scholarships.


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a new general management plan to guide the future of Maybury State Park in Wayne County. 


The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces that the following dates have been selected for managed shark fishing at the Gulf State Park Saltwater Fishing Pier: August 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28. 

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources honored 32 members of the 2017-2018 Maryland Conservation Corps during their graduation program July 31. 

Dry conditions in eastern Oregon and declining water levels in Thief Valley Reservoir have prompted local fish biologists to remove daily catch limits on the reservoir starting Friday, Aug. 10. 

Those lucky enough to draw a tag for Alabama’s 2018 season will soon head out into the rivers, bays and bayous in search of an American alligator. Seasons begin tomorrow (Thursday, August 9).


This week on Ducks Unlimited TV, co-host Field Hudnall is outside New Orleans, Louisiana, hunting ducks with decoy carver Cal Kingsmill and DU Volunteer Mike Benge.


Maryland has assembled and mobilized its second crew of wildland firefighters to battle raging wildfires in the Western United States, as part of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.


Game wardens in north-central and northwestern Oklahoma are looking for some young hunters to join them on select Tuesdays and Thursdays in August to bust some clay pigeons in preparation for the Sept. 1 dove season opener. 

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), State Lands Division announces the youth deer and duck hunts for the M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area (FWFTA) in Hale County will take place late November 2018 through January 2019. 

List includes diverse bodies of water across the U.S.

ALEXANDRIA, VA (August 9, 2018) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and its Take Me Fishing™ campaign announces the Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat. The full list of 50 – nominated by state fish and wildlife agencies and curated by moms –- was further whittled down to the Top 10 by nearly 32,000 votes from across the United States. The list represents a full spectrum of the nation’s diverse bodies of water, from a river in Alaska to a lake in the heart of the Midwest and the shores of Hawaii.

Each Top 10 Mom-Approved Place features family-friendly amenities such as recreation areas, picnic shelters, nearby parking, boat launches, safe water access and of course, plenty of fish to catch.

“The list of Top Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat is a great guide for moms, kids and everyone looking to get out on the water this summer,” said RBFF VP of Communications Stephanie Vatalaro. “Creating awareness and facilitating access to resources for young anglers and their families is a key component to achieving our 60 in 60 goal.”

Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat:

Click here for accompanying infographic. The Top Places to Fish and Boat receive a special designation on RBFF’s Places to Fish & Boat Map, featured as great places for newcomers to begin their fishing and boating adventures.

About the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)
RBFF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating, thereby protecting and restoring the nation's aquatic natural resources. RBFF's recently announced 60 in 60 effort strives to attract 60 million anglers to the sport by the end of 2021. To help recruit, retain and reactivate participants, RBFF developed the award-winning Take Me Fishing™ and Vamos A Pescar™ campaigns creating awareness about boating, fishing and conservation, and educating people about the benefits of participation. These campaigns help boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels learn, plan and equip for a day on the water. The campaign websites, and, feature how-to videos, information on how to get a fishing license and boat registration, and an interactive state-by-state map that allows visitors to find local boating and fishing spots.

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