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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019

- AMMUNITION RELOADING -
The Lyman Brass Smith 500 Metal Reloading Scale is built on a sturdy aluminum body. The beam is double sided and the pan has handles for right- and left-handed users.
- ANNIVERSARIES -
Crimson Trace began business in the backroom of a machine shop in 1994. In the days that followed, customers sent their GLOCK® pistols in for machining, wiring and installation of an embedded laser diode. Those laser sights continue to be serviced today—a strong commitment to the many loyal customers. This week, those years in business equals 25—a quarter century.
- COLLEGIATE FISHING -
Eagle Claw Trokar and the Association of Collegiate Anglers is proud to announce their continued partnership of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.

- CONSERVATION -
MYSTERY RANCH, an industry-leading backpack company devoted to making mission-specific packs recently launched the MYSTERY RANCH Hunter Conservation Program, a system designed to improve the cumbersome process of donation requests.
- EVENTS -
Tactical Solutions is proud to be exhibiting at the 2019 Sports, Inc. February Outdoor Sporting Goods show, February 13-16 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Convention Center.
HSCF’s annual Convention was held January 25-27, 2019 at the George R Brown Convention Center and Hilton Americas-Houston hotel. With almost 300 exhibitors, the Expo has doubled in size in just two years.
Cordova Outdoors' lineup of premium-performance coolers and accessories is available at the 2019 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show going on now. The PNSS show is the largest consumer outdoor show west of the Mississippi and the second largest in the nation.

NRA Country is thrilled to present country superstar LEE BRICE with special guests EASTON CORBIN and TYLER FARR at the sold out NRA Country Concert at the Great American Outdoor Show, Feb. 9 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
- FIREARMS -
Liberty Suppressors announced their latest silencer design, the Zulu, a suppressed rifle system for the AR15. The Zulu is an integral AR15 upper in 5.56mm NATO.
Liberty Suppressors announced release of the Whitetail suppressed rifle system. Built for the hunting and recreational shooting communities, the suppressor module is 14” long and 1 3/8” in diameter.
The Taurus TX22 .22LR semi-auto pistol is now shipping to dealers across the country. This full-size, 16-shot polymer handgun is made to maximize fit, function, and comfort for shooters of all statures and levels of experience.

- FISHERIES -
For the second year, Alabama is operating under an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) from NOAA Fisheries to allow state fisheries management agencies more flexibility to set private angler red snapper fishing seasons.
A construction project on the Wapsipinicon River in Buchanan County to replace the Littleton Dam with a rapids, may create hazardous ice conditions on the river upstream. Work is expected to start on Monday, Feb. 11th.
- HUNTING -
Arizona hunters have one more weekend to get out in the field and chase the state’s three main species of quail — Gambel’s, scaled and Mearns’. The season ends Sunday, Feb. 10.
The hunting of male mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts 212, 215 and 217 which includes portions of Granite, Powell, Deer Lodge and Silver Bow counties, will close at one half hour after sunset on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.

- INDUSTRY -
Med-Eng, LLC announced it has been awarded a four-year contract to supply the U.S. Army with its 2nd generation Advanced Bomb Suit to protect front line soldiers conducting Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations. Med-Eng, LLC is a company of The Safariland Group.
Mammoth Coolers is pleased to announce that Bob George has joined the Mammoth team as their new Director of Sales.
Zanders Sporting Goods, a national distributor located in Sparta, Illinois, continues to grow by hiring Jennifer Messer for their Business Development department.
RISE Armament, a premier manufacturer and supplier of AR firearms and components, was recently recognized by its local community as the Business of the Year and as the Manufacturer of the Year at the Broken Arrow Chamber Awards Gala, held on February 2nd in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

1791 Gunleather®, innovative manufacturer of premium hand-crafted leather and Kydex® gun holsters, has significantly expanded its U.S. sales network with the addition United Sporting Companies (USC) as their premier wholesale partner.
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are celebrating the return of fishing season and inviting customers to trade in used gear to be donated to local charities in exchange for big savings
ERGO had an amazing time at the Mid-States Winter Rendezvous last week. Mid-States members own 700 of the largest farm, ranch, & home supply stores in 33 states and 4 Canadian provinces.
This month, Florida Representative Jayer Williamson (District 3) and Senator Ed Hooper (District 16) introduced companion legislation in the state legislature to add powerful consumer protections to Florida’s existing boat titling requirements – improvements that were welcomed by the recreational boating industry.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) will announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and year-end 2018 and file its Annual Report on Form 10-K on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, after the close of the stock market.
- LITIGATION -
The Second Amendment Foundation joined several other organizations in a lawsuit against New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against enforcement of a 2018 law that criminalizes distribution of digital instructions that may be used to produce a firearm with a three-dimensional printer.
- NEW PRODUCTS -
TrueTimber Viper Western is now featured on three crossbows from TenPoint Crossbows Technologies, including the Stealth NXT™, Nitro X and new-for-2019 Titan M1.
- NEWS -
TAC SHIELD offers two new tactical slings to their proven line of products: the Tactical 2-Point Web Loop Sling and the Tactical 2-Point QD Sling, both with quick adjust.

- NOTICES -
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has cancelled a special meeting of the Reef Fish Committee and Full Council that was scheduled for Monday, February 18th, 2019.
- OPTICS -
Sightmark introduced the Ultra Shot RAM Series sights in dark earth finish. Sightmark will offer three different models with the new finish with the R-, A- and M-Spec.
- ORGANIZATIONS -
The National Wild Turkey Federation is pleased to learn David Bernhardt, current acting secretary of the Department of the Interior, has received the nomination from President Donald Trump to serve as secretary of the interior.
- RADIO -
This week, Outdoors Radio features Range of Richfield president Jim Babiasz; Slither Muskie Tackle owner Jeff Frick; walleye pro Jason Pzrekurat; fishing guides Jim O’Brien and Doug Wegner; and bait and tackle retailer Gene Dellinger. Jeff scores some big panfish. Meet Dan this weekend at the Wisconsin Public TV Garden Expo in Madison.
- SPONSORSHIPS -
Lure Lock is Pleased to announce that it has signed Michael Neal to its impressive and growing stable of professional bass anglers.
Brownells announces its 2019 title sponsorship of The Tactical Games, a series of exciting “battles” designed to test America’s best warrior-athletes in a combination of two-gun shooting and military-style training, with elements of both Strongman and CrossFit® competitions mixed in
Rapala, the world's largest manufacturer of fishing lures and other fishing related products, will join Major League Fishing (MLF) as an official sponsor of the 2019 Bass Pro Tour.
McMillan Fiberglass Stocks is excited to earn Official Stock status of the 2019 National Rifle League season. The 2019 sponsorship as the NRL's Official Stock aligns with several of McMillan's new product initiatives designed to give shooters of all experience levels more options in custom-fit stock platforms.
- STATES -
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger is headed to the Upper Peninsula this weekend to attend sporting group gatherings Saturday in Escanaba and Marquette.
Kids 15-years-old and younger can discover the fun of ice fishing at the 28th annual Kids’ Ice Fishing Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 9, at five park ponds and lagoons in Milwaukee County: Brown Deer, Dineen, Humboldt, McCarty, and Scout Lake parks.
The Natural Resource Commission (NRC) of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will meet via teleconference at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 14, originating from the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a special “A Conversation with Commissioners” town hall-style meeting from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the AGFC auditorium at 2 Natural Resources Drive in Little Rock.
- TELEVISION -
Close up encounters with multiple shooter bucks make the first few weeks of October a prime time to hunt Hill Country Whitetails. Chad and Scott make the most of their encounters and harvest two mature Texas whitetails.
- WASHINGTON -
Included in the president’s speech was a commitment to bipartisanship, infrastructure, and ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which NMMA welcomed.
“President Trump has outlined bold priorities in his State of the Union address, and we hope the administration and Congress can move forward in a bipartisan manner to make progress toward the goals that we all share. Farmers and ranches across the country need reforms to our immigration system, and we echo President Trump’s call for Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to preserve and build on the export gains with our North American neighbors."
OUTDOOR WIRE
Event Calendar

FEBRUARY 2-10
Great American Outdoor Show

The annual Great American Outdoor Show will be held at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.

FEBRUARY 13-17
National Wild Turkey Federation 42nd Annual Convention & Sport Show

Gaylord Opryland Hotel 
Nashville, Tennessee
http://www.nwtf.org/convention

FEBRUARY 14-17
Western Hunting & Conservation Expo

Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City. Website: www.huntexpo.com

FEBRUARY 15-17
Mid-South Sports, RV and Boat Show

The 56th annual Mid-South Sports, RV and Boat Show will be held Feb. 15-17 at the Agricenter in East Memphis. The show has added RVs to its title this year (www.memphisboatshow.com or 901-867-2007).

FEBRUARY 20-24
Ducks in the Desert Continental Shoot

Clark County Shooting Complex, Las Vegas, Nevada
Info: 
 (661) 992-2941, email shoot@ducks.org or visit www.chshootresults.com

 
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