FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019

A joint venture led by Sansome Pacific, a real estate investment firm based in San Francisco, has acquired 11 locations of outdoor sports retailer Cabela’s for $324.3 million. Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela's in 2017 for $5.5 billion, and will continue to operate the 11 stores included in the sale-leaseback transaction following the property sale.
Team Vihtavuori member, Bruce Piatt, scored a 1920-179x to bring home his sixth Bianchi Cup. Piatt used N320 Vihtavuori pistol powder exclusively.
The iconic Canada goose is the subject for the current Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp design competition, which is now accepting entries. Artists have until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1 to submit artwork for this prestigious contest that has been conducted by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation since 1980.

Ten anglers took home outdoor prizes in the first round of prize drawings for the Take ’em Fishing challenge, sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and partners who have donated prizes.
Breakthrough Clean Technologies is proud to announce that, in partnership with the USA Clay Target League, they will be exhibiting at the Minnesota Trap Shooting Championship.
Join Division of Fish and Wildlife staff and volunteers for a morning of fishing around the Pequest Education Pond during our first Senior Fishing Rodeo on Friday, June 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Leaders from 15 different states home to wild, free-ranging elk recently gathered at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to discuss a wide range of issues that impact elk and elk habitat.

Rules designed to increase shark survival include use of non-stainless hooks and requiring all shore-based anglers to have a permit.
NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Science and Technology is re-issuing a policy directive on the process of transitioning to a new or improved recreational fishing data collection design, now open for a 45-day public comment period.
Keep Florida Fishing® (KFF) encourages Florida anglers to use the iAngler app to share real-time catch data with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to help improve the accuracy of harvest data for the 2019 Gulf red snapper recreational season in state and federal waters opening Tuesday, June 11 through Friday, July 12.
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The Nova Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) rifle platform gets a serious upgrade in 2019. Introducing the new NovaStar, an all-new design of a Hatsan favorite that weighs less and features more than its predecessor.

Smith & Wesson Corp. recently presented Honored American Veterans Afield with a donation of $20,000 to help fund HAVA-sanctioned hunting and shooting activities for disabled veterans and injured active military personnel.
Gene Larew Lures announced this week that it has completed an expansion project that increases its manufacturing capability by at least 70%.
SIG SAUER Academy announced the addition of the Ballistic Data Xchange Optics System Course to the upcoming class schedule. BDX is a fully integrated rangefinder and riflescope system that utilizes Applied Ballistics Ultralight and Bluetooth using an Android or iOS device to calculate and illuminate the exact holdover dot for the perfect shot.
Ducks Unlimited has released the latest film in its online series. In “Ruby Valley,” Jim and Jean Prough take viewers along to the Ruby Valley of southwest Montana.

Silentec apparel is the all-season outerwear performer in the Blocker Outdoors Shield Series. Ideal for the pre-rut, hunters can easily layer beneath Silentec apparel for colder weather hunts. Ultra quiet and quick drying, the new Silentec Jacket and Pant offer excellent mobility due to stretch.
Looking for the perfect gift for Dad this year? Now streaming on, Sootch00’s Top 5 Father’s Day Gifts, Presented by TruGlo & Rival Arms.
Scholastic 3-D Archery is proud to announce Mike Price of Phelps, NY is the New York S3DA State Coordinator. Mike will oversee all aspects of the S3DA program in New York including tournaments, training and the division of the state into regions.
The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) proudly announces that Bank of Labor of Kansas City, Kansas, has received the organization’s prestigious Diamond Life Corporate Achievement Award.

“The NWTF is thrilled that the FWS continues to look at expanding hunting and fishing opportunities for the American public,” said Joel Pedersen, NWTF director of government affairs.
Delta Waterfowl commends U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a proposal to increase hunting and fishing access at 74 national wildlife refuges and 15 national fish hatcheries across 1.4 million acres.
Thursday Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is launching Field to Table, a new content series focused on empowering hunters and anglers to make the most of their wild food harvests.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is "using the tragedy at Virginia Beach to resurrect a hackneyed gun control agenda that would not have prevented the crime, while distancing himself from the scandal that should have forced him from office” says the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Morris, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are donating more than 55,000 rods and reels to not-for-profit partners that help kids from all backgrounds connect to the great outdoors to kick off Gone Fishing.
Sirphis, LLC announces their partnership with Feld Entertainment to develop limited edition hoodies for the Monster Jam series. The hoodies are branded with the Pulse Midnight pattern and feature the Monster Jam logo embroidered on the front.
TrueTimber invites fans in South Carolina to attend a meet and greet with NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the Greenville Cabela’s on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Greg McHale’s Wild Yukon, Gunwerks, Kuiu and Vortex Optics have joined forces to offer what could be the largest giveaway ever of its kind. The Stone Sheep Dream Hunt offers one incredibly lucky hunter an all-inclusive guided Stone Sheep hunt that will take place in Northern British Columbia in August 2019.

From the simple task of swapping out grips to the more refined process of tuning an extractor (and everything in between) the debut Special Edition issue of American Handgunner DIY Guns provides a down-to-earth guide for budding enthusiasts who want to hone their gunsmithing skills.
This week, The Revolution with Jim & Trav is celebrating Summertime Outdoors. Listen in as a panel of outdoor enthusiasts hand out their tips for summer outdoor recreation.
Shotgun guru Phil Bourjaily will join Ken this week’s show to talk all things scattergun. Bourjaily is the Shotguns Editor for Field & Stream, co-author of The Total Gun Manual and one half of The Gun Nuts.
This Sunday, Tom hosts the Blue Book of Gun Values’ Steve Fjestad talking about pricing guns. There’s also discussion of anti-gun software companies, updates to current legal battles, and more, this week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk Radio.

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio host Rob Keck is excited to have as his guest this week the Executive Director of Responsive Management, Mark Damian Duda.
Butler Creek, maker of hunting and shooting accessories, is excited to announce the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is now available at retailers online and in stores.
Now through Sunday, June 16 save big on all Samson pistol accessories, including the Shield Pocket Comp, Shield Compact Magwell, and Shield Carry Contour Magazine Extension, as well as the M&P Contour Magazine Extension.
Recipients of The Ike Foundation® third annual College Scholarship Awards have been announced, according to Mike Iaconelli, professional bass angler and president of the foundation.

Any rocky shoreline and where bigger rivers like the CT, Housatonic, and Thames enter Long Island Sound are potential hot spots.
The Canada goose is the subject for the current Oklahoma Waterfowl Stamp design competition, which is now accepting entries. Artists have until 4:30 p.m. August 1 to submit artwork for this contest that has been conducted by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation since 1980.
The Legacy Amendment-funded series has introduced 82,000 beginners of all ages to outdoor activities such as camping, paddling, mountain biking, and fishing.
After a series of paddlecraft rescues along the California coast recently, the Coast Guard is reminding those who use kayaks and canoes to follow the same safety measures that are a must for power and sail boats.
Boaters on Lake Manawa, in Pottawattamie County, will be restricted to operating their boat at no wake speed, which equates to roughly 5 mph, while the lake level is above flood stage.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has more than 100 locations where people can check out fishing equipment just as though they were checking out a library book.
More than two dozen projects along different parts of Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail will get a boost this year, sharing $1.4 million in public and privately raised funds to help build connections along the state’s showcase trail.
This weekend on Discovery Channel, don't miss new programming from Uncharted Waters with Peter Miller, Booger Bottom USA, Jimmy Houston, Local Knowledge and more.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding anglers and the general public to avoid disturbing spawning sea lamprey that may currently be found in the Connecticut River and several of its tributaries.
About a dozen youth anglers in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region are hard at work this week learning about fish habitat, fishery science, resource management, ecology, and land use conservation. It’s all part of the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy, an annual training program supported this year by NOAA Fisheries.
Event Calendar

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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