O. Mustad & Son, a Norwegian-based manufacturer and marketer of fishing hooks and accessories for recreational and commercial fishing applications, has acquired TUF-Line, the recreational fishing line business of Western Filament, a Grand Junction, Colorado-based provider of synthetic fiber materials, such as polyester, nylon and Kevlar®, for industrial and recreational purposes.
CCI Ammunition introduces VNT loads in 17 Mach 2 and 22 WMR. They feature a Speer bullet with an extremely thin jacket and polymer tip that offer flat trajectories, superb long-range accuracy and explosive terminal performance on impact.
GPO USA-sponsored archery competitor Shawnn Vincent and teammate Brandon Williamson captured the winning title at the 36th Annual Western Classic Trail Shoot NFAA Marked 3D National Championship May 5 in Redding, Calif.

Sellmark is proud to announce participation in the annual Professional Outdoor Media Association Conference. Attendees are generally comprised of hundreds of outdoor media professionals and 50 to 60 of POMA’s 185+ corporate partners.
When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, there might be no better combo than state parks and camping. That's one reason it doesn't seem like a coincidence that this year both Michigan state parks and the Tin Can Tourists are marking their centennial anniversaries.
Mossy Oak Properties is making the final preparations to host the upcoming 3rd Annual Fox Hole Shootout taking place on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in West Point, Mississippi.
Updated and brand new for 2019, this year’s app puts ICAST right in the palm of your hand.

Fly to the Salamonie senior luncheon Monday, July 1 to learn about hummingbirds.
Kick off the summer enjoying the outdoors with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at a Becoming an Outdoors-Family Camp. The camp will be held June 21-23 at Bridgeport State Recreation Area and Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area.
Enjoy a day on the water at one of Nebraska’s best boating destinations, Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area, for a celebration of National Marina Day on June 15.
Thousands of Wyomingites got a hands-on education in the outdoors and wildlife at the Wyoming Outdoor Expo in Casper.

Families can learn about shooting sports at a free shooting range event on Saturday, June 8, atWinamac Fish & Wildlife Area.
Vermont’s bass fishing season kicks off on Saturday, June 8 and anglers throughout the state are eager to hit their favorite body of water in search of fun and exciting fishing adventures for largemouth and smallmouth bass.
NOAA Fisheries has developed region-specific plans for connecting to and collaborating with the recreational fishing community.
John Hoyer, of Orono, Minnesota, weighed a combined total of 80.33 pounds to win the National Walleye Tour Presented by Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops event at Marinette, Wisconsin, May 31.

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The Protector S3 is the most technically advanced holster that Versacarry offers. It enables the owner to carry their handgun inside the waistband or outside the waistband making it adaptable to all types of situations.
Mossy Oak is excited to announce that Georgia-Pacific Wood Products is continuing to offer their popular camouflage structural panels featuring the Mossy Oak® Break-Up Infinity® pattern from Haas Outdoors, Inc., through Lowe’s Home Improvement stores.
This Father’s Day, make a splash and surprise dear ol’ dad with best-in-class saltwater gear that’ll help him make on-the-water memories for years to come, whether he’s looking for a brand-new hobby or already has a wall decorated with trophy-sized tuna and stupendous sailfish.
Mossy Oak Properties is making the final preparations to host the upcoming 3rd Annual Fox Hole Shootout taking place on Thursday, June 6, 2019 in West Point, Ms. The prior two events have led to the donation of over $280,000 to the event’s beneficiaries: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Catch-A-Dream Foundation, and Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement

Local, state, federal and tribal governments, for-profit and nonprofit groups, and individuals all are welcome to apply through an open, competitive process. The minimum grant amount is $15,000.

Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF), as part of its effort to support the future of hunting and conservation, announces the award of almost $30,000 in grants.

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service designed this grant program to provide mooring accommodations for transient recreational boaters (i.e., boaters traveling to a single facility for day use or staying at a single facility for up to 15 days) with vessels greater than 26 feet in length.
Wyoming will receive more than $17 million to support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects this year, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Meopta USA Sport Optics is pleased to announce industry veteran Barton Hege has joined the company as Field Advisor. In this position, Hege will assist with online consumer service and provide extensive content generation for social media platforms.
Celerant recently wrapped up its annual client conference at Atlanta, Georgia. This year was an especially exciting event, as Celerant celebrates its 20th year serving the retail industry. Celerant announced its rebrand to its clients, unveiled its new website and showcased the newest version of its retail software for firearm dealers.
Mercury Marine has officially opened its 23,500 square foot expansion to its diecasting facility, allowing the company to make complex blocks, driveshafts, and gearcases for Mercury’s outboards.
Building on the success of FLIR’s Raymarine Element HV Series with HyperVision sonar, the Element S models feature a superior all-weather display, best-in-class speed, and straightforward operation, while delivering confidence-inspiring GPS navigation to captains who don’t want or need the capability or extra expense of sophisticated sonar.

Tuffy Security Products offers the Model 313 Under Rear Seat Lockbox designed specifically for 2007-current Toyota Tundra Double Cab pickups. The boxes are ideal for securing long guns, as well as other lengthy tactical gear used by law enforcement personnel.
The Silent Legion .223/5.56 suppressor comes in both direct-thread and quick- detach models. Its core is removable for easy cleaning, and despite its size and lightweight design - only 7 inches and 15.5 ounces for the quick-detach version - it reduces sound by 30dB.
It’s a critical month for waterfowlers who want to take their retriever’s training to the next level, and to celebrate and inform those efforts, Delta Waterfowl is declaring June “North American Duck Dog Month.”
The 2019 winner of the Linda Harris Memorial Scholarship was announced at the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo in Pittsburgh, Pa. The scholarship committee reviewed a talented group of applicants and ultimately selected Beth Grote, of Maineville, Ohio, as the winner of the inaugural scholarship.

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year with the release of a new video.
In celebration of Father’s Day SIG SAUER is offering an exclusive 2 for 1 Father’s Day promotion. Now through June 30, 2019 purchase any new SIG SAUER P226 pistol, and get a free SIG AIR X-FIVE ASP pistol.
This weekend on Northwestern Outdoors Radio we'll let you know how the walleye bite is in Eastern Washington when we talk with guide Shelby Ross.

Proven Arms & Outfitters announced the SIG P365 XL and SIG 15 round magazine are now available for pre-order. The SIG P365 XL is an optics ready, carry pistol featuring a 15+1 capacity with Sig Sauer’s new 15 round magazines.
Give your dad the gift of time this Father's Day with the Realtree OxCart utility cart.
Breakthrough Clean Technologiesis proud to announce that Sportsman’s Warehouse stores are now stocking Breakthrough Clean products.
Lethal® Products announces Kevin Knighton and Michael Lee continue to put trust in Lethal products for the success of their hunting pursuits with Backwoods Life.  
Safari Club International announced their sponsorship with the upcoming television series Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey produced by Dorsey Pictures.
Nebraska Deer and Game Expo is proud to announce Whitetail Properties Real Estate, as our Presenting Sponsor for our 2020 Show in Lincoln, NE which will feature a 3D Archery Shoot, Big Buck Contest, Shed Antler Contest and more.
On May 25, the Oregon Sportsmen’s Caucus and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hosted the annual Youth Fishing Day at the Capitol.
The DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) is conducting an online survey to gather public input regarding upcoming projects and initiatives.
Anglers are reminded that it is illegal to import minnows and other forms of live aquatic bait into North Dakota.
On May 25, the Texas Legislature passed HB 337 (nicknamed “Kali’s Law”), which would require boaters to wear emergency engine cutoff switches (commonly referred to as a kill switch) when operating recreational motorboats less than 26 feet in length.
The 29th annual Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair, scheduled for June 8 at Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton on Illinois Route 100, has been cancelled due to flooding on the Illinois River affecting access to the park.
A road trip to Marfa in West Texas promises plenty of red light coyotes for John Reed and predator hunting pro Kirk McKendree. After a promising first night, things take an unexpected turn leaving the guys wondering what else can go wrong on this trip.
A road trip to Marfa in West Texas promises plenty of red light coyotes for John Reed and predator hunting pro Kirk McKendree. After a promising first night, things take an unexpected turn leaving the guys wondering what else can go wrong.
Beretta USA is pleased to announce two new sponsored locations, which will be offering Beretta armorer training. These include PROFORCE Law Enforcement, Brea, CA and Sumner Co. Emergency Management, Gallatin, TN.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife says it still has a few openings in its fish and wildlife summer course for teachers and other educators. It will be held at the Buck Lake Conservation Camp in Woodbury from July 14 to 19.
Join the Nebraska Project WILD and Nebraska Natural Legacy Project for a free educator workshop June 24-25 at High Plains Homestead, near Crawford.

MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds the public and mariners to prepare for the 2019 hurricane season.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal season. Even with this prediction people should always prepare for the unexpected, making sure they are ready for the hurricane season.

“It’s vitally important to have a hurricane preparedness plan set in place for you and your family,” said Capt. Shawn Koch, Coast Guard 7th District, chief of incident management. “We highly recommend ensuring you have a survival kit with items like batteries, flash lights, radios and water. It’s also critical to pay close attention to weather both ashore and out at sea, and heed the messages and evacuation orders if issued by authorities.”

The Coast Guard recommends you keep the following things in mind for this hurricane season:

  • Prepare a kit. Ensure you and your family have a disaster kit ready to go in case of an emergency. For more information on items to include in a kit visit preparedness tips.
  • Get to know your surroundings. Know the elevation of your house and property. Hurricanes often bring storm surge, which is considered the greatest threat to property and life during any tropical storm. Know your communities’ evacuation routes and how you would evacuate to higher ground. For more information on potential storm surge areas visit NOAA’s storm surge site.
  • Check the weather: The Coast Guard mobile app for boating safety is a tool to check marine weather from your phone. With the mobile app you can check the weather at nearby NOAA buoys, which provides wind speed and direction along with wave height. Checking weather anytime you plan to get underway and while throughout you time on the water is highly recommended.
  • Secure your boats: Review your hurricane plan with your local marina, ensure you have a plan to both bring your boat in and strap it down ashore or ensure it is properly equipped to ride out the storm at the marina.
  • Listen to local officials: If told to evacuate, do so immediately. You should consider evacuating if you live near bodies of water, a mobile home or high-rise building.

For more information on hurricane preparedness visit and NOAA websites, as well as following them on Twitter at Readygov and NOAA.


Event Calendar

JUNE 2-5
NSSF Industry Summit

Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, Colorado (Website)

JUNE 7-9
D.C. Project Foundation’s 3-Gun Fundraiser

Reveille Peak Ranch, Burnet, Texas. Contact: Dianna Muller Info:

Import/Export Conference

Washington, DC (Website)

Boone and Crockett Club's 30th Big Game Awards

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium, Springfield, Missouri,

Outfitter Wire - 2271 N Upton St., Arlington, VA 22207
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