ARES Outdoors, LLC has completed the acquisition of the assets of THLETE, LLC, an online retailer based in Eagan, Minnesota.
A free Archery Camp will be held July 26-27 at Bambi Lake Conference Center in Roscommon, Michigan by Kicking Bear and Centershot Ministries.
On Monday, July 15, 2019, Buck Knives will participate in the third annual Made in America Product Showcase at the White House. The company plans to showcase American-made knives and cutlery during the event.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced the new AR-556 Pistol chambered in .300 Blackout. It features a 10.50" cold hammer-forged barrel with a 1:7" twist and pistol-length gas system to reliably function with both the lightest supersonic hunting rounds and heavy, subsonic rounds.

Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are looking for anglers’ help to capture information about the Atlantic red snapper fishery.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will start lowering the water level at Lake of the Hills, Railroad Lake, Lambach Lake and Bluegrass Lake at West Lake Park on July 15 as part of a lake restoration project to improve water quality and recreational opportunities.
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Nexgen Outfitters' new 32-liter (1,953 cubic inches) Whitetail Caddy backpack is a lightweight, comfortable, camouflaged backpack designed to carry all the gear hunters need while in the blind, on the stand or on the trail.

Hunters can apply online for State Parks Deer Management Draw Hunts beginning July 15. Applications are only available online and close Aug. 26.
If you missed the application period for general-season bull elk and general-season buck deer permits and are still interested in hunting deer or elk this fall, your last chance to buy a permit begins next week.
Welcome GILL’s new Tournament Pro3L FG100 Jacket, which represents years of product development and the greatest innovation in fishing jacket design in company history.
The body of the KAGE LT is constructed from Zaion, a “high density” carbon strain material that is 20 percent stronger and 50 percent lighter than traditional nylon and aluminum.

The most handsome bags in tackle storage have never looked or functioned better.
Clenzoil is excited to announce its all-new Clenzoil Aerosol Subscription Program to support the overwhelming re-orders the company receives throughout the year.
Champion announces the signing of competitive shooter Robert Brantley to Champion’s Ambassador/Shooting Team. He will represent Champion at shooting competitions, training sessions and community appearances.
B&T USA announces a partnership with Davidson’s, one of the largest firearms distributors in the United States. The relationship will ensure greater distribution of B&T’s line of firearms to dealers, both box store and independent, throughout the country.

DQC International, Corp., manufacturer of the award-winning 13 Fishing brand of rods and reels, has brought on fishing tackle behemoth Rapala VMC as minority investor to reach a growing global market.
The National Walleye Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s will be bringing tournament action to living rooms faster than ever before as the NWT partner with Outdoor Action TV -- one of the largest streaming video networks available for outdoors enthusiasts.
Built much like today's top branded heavy-duty, molded coolers, Frabill's new 30-Quart Magnum Bait Station has an injection-molded base with a heavy-duty, non-slip bottom.
Debuting at ICAST 2019 is Plano's all-new revamped Guide Series line of tackle bags. The most handsome bags in tackle storage have never looked or functioned better.

From the inside-out, both the Yeti Premium Ice Fishing Glove and Mitten utilize a select Thermo-Conductive inner coating that transfers, absorbs and retains your own body heat back into hands and fingers.
FireDisc® will be located at the Orange County Convention Center from Tuesday, July 9th to Friday, July 12th at booth 4636. Catch up with Hunter and Griff Jaggard, be introduced to the latest products, and relish in great demonstrations on the one-of-a kind FireDisc® cooker.
Mammoth Coolers will be unveiling its all-new Mammoth Voyager Soft Cooler Tote as well as its all-new Mammoth Trooper Backpack Cooler at this years ICAST Show July 10th through 12th in Orlando, FL, Booth # 4546.
TRUGLO, Inc. introduces a new family of tactical red dot sights; the IGNiTE™ series satisfies shooters’ needs for a robust and reliable red dot optic for close-quarter, fast sight acquisition scenarios.

The newest additions to the Texas Hunter Products' line of hunting products are the Wrangler Camo Hunting Blinds with TrueTimber® Camo. From the TrueTimber® aluminum exterior to the powder-coated steel staircases with handrails, no detail was left unrefined.
The VHS 3.0 brings a reshaping/redesign of the harness straps, replacement of harness screws with a key-hole harness fastener attachment, and the addition of an innovative new tie-down system. Galco’s original Vertical Holster System was field-proven across the globe from Afghanistan to America.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is pleased to announce that Magpul has once again signed on to be the Platinum Sponsor of NSSF’s annual Import/Export Conference. Magpul is an American manufacturer of firearms parts and accessories, primarily for the modern sporting rifle market.


YETI has added their name to the list of sponsors for the Boone and Crockett Club’s 30th Big Game Awards, scheduled for August 1-3, 2019, in Springfield, Missouri.

All the facts and figures behind recreational angling’s most amazing catches are now available in the commemorative 80th anniversary edition of the 2019 IGFA World Record Game Fishes published by The International Game Fish Association.
Now through September 30th, 2019, eligible consumers will receive a $100 rebate check with the purchase of any EVO SP model: Custom Shop, CDP, TLE, Stainless Raptor, and Two Tone.
SIG SAUER, Inc. announced the expansion of the Small Parts Shopper to the SIG SAUER P320 and P226 pistols on the SIG SAUER Web Store at The SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper is now available for the P365, P320, and P226 pistols and the MCX.
Federal Ammunition has renewed its commitment to conservation as Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s Official Ammunition partner. 

The public is invited to provide input on a draft general management plan that will help guide the future of Lime Island State Recreation Area, located on the eastern tip of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The Indiana Natural Resources Commission will conduct its next bimonthly meeting on Tuesday, July 16, at Fort Harrison State Park.
The Conservation Fund, in partnership with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, announced today the protection of 3,041 acres that have been added to the state’s Skinner Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
Hunting for tahr is not easy. Nor is doing it all on foot. But that’s exactly what Melissa Bachman did this week on Winchester Deadly Passion. Tune in for an all-new episode of Winchester Deadly Passion on Sportsman Channel Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET.

From dangerous African safaris on Territories Wild presented by Mathews, to chasing big bucks in the Midwest on Heartland Bowhunter, to visiting hunting camps in the South with Will Primos and friends on Primos TRUTH About Hunting, Outdoor Channel has this season’s strongest bowhunting lineup.
On Friday, July 12, at 9:30 am, Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), along with conservation and sportsmen's leaders, will reintroduce the bipartisan Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA), to help promote and enhance our nation's conservation efforts and ensure the long-term health of fish and wildlife throughout the country.

The season's second sea turtle nest of the year became the first to hatch on Hilton Head Island on June 27. (Photo: Taylor Main/SCDNR)

CHARLESTON COUNTY, South Carolina  — With several weeks of nesting season remaining, sea turtles have laid the highest number of nests on South Carolina’s beaches since record keeping began in the early 1980s.

As of this July 10, staff and volunteers have counted 6,978 nests by ground survey across the coast. The previous record, set in 2016, was 6,446 nests.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources oversees a network of local sea turtle volunteer groups along the coast, many of whom have been reporting their own broken records in recent weeks. Volunteers and staff from Edisto and Kiawah Islands surpassed their all-time records on June 29 and 30, and beaches from Hilton Head Island to Garden City have since followed suit.

“This has been a tremendous season so far, and we are grateful for our dedicated network of volunteers in South Carolina who make this large-scale conservation effort happen,” said biologist Michelle Pate, who oversees SCDNR’s sea turtle program.

Hatching season has also recently begun, with the first hatch of the year occurring on Hilton Head Island on June 27.

The 2019 season has been marked by numerous unusual events, beginning with an early start date and including a nest laid by a Kemp’s ridley, the world’s most endangered sea turtle. Volunteers and staff have also documented a high number of so-called ‘day nesters,’ female sea turtles that come ashore in broad daylight to nest rather than under the typical cover of darkness.

“Day nesters tend to be pretty rare, isolated events,” said Pate. It’s not clear why so many females are nesting during daylight hours this year, but some possibilities include harassment during emergence at night and extremely dry sand conditions due to a lack of rain, which can hinder females from digging a nest cavity.

Record-breaking years have become increasingly common across the Southeast in recent years. Sea turtle biologists are optimistic that the increasing trend signals the beginning of recovery for loggerhead sea turtles (whose nests make up the vast majority of South Carolina nests), which were listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1978 due to steep declines in their numbers.

During this period when nesting and hatching seasons overlap, it’s especially critical for beachgoers and beachfront homes to respect the laws intended to protect sea turtles. Higher nest numbers bring higher chances of interactions between humans and sea turtles,

Both state and federal law prohibit the harm of or interference with sea turtles or their nests. Sea turtles perceive human beings as predators, and harassment encompasses any activity that changes a sea turtle’s natural behavior. That can range from approaching nesting females to get photos (which can cause turtles to return to the ocean and lose valuable energy) to ‘assisting’ hatchlings on their path to the ocean.

“Sea turtles are wild animals – let nature take its course and allow them to use these beaches like they have millennia,” said Pate.

Please report any violations to SCDNR’s 24-hour wildlife hotline at 1-800-922-5431.

With the start of hatching season, SCDNR staff and volunteers along the coast will begin to inventory hatched sea turtle nests to determine the success of each nest. (Photo: Taylor Main/SCDNR)

Sea Turtle Nesting/Hatching Season Reminders

  • Report all sick/injured/dead sea turtles and nest disturbances to the SCDNR at 1-800-922-5431 so that staff/volunteers can respond as soon as possible.
  • Respect boating laws and boat cautiously, especially in small tidal creeks where sea turtles like to feed. Boat strikes have emerged as the leading cause of death for sea turtles in South Carolina.
  • Keep artificial lights off the beach at night during nesting season – this includes beachfront property lights (interior and exterior) and flash photography, which can disorient nesting mothers and hatchlings.
  • Always respect sea turtles by observing them from a distance on the beach. Individuals that violate federal law by harming or interfering with sea turtles or their nests can be subject to civil penalties of up to $25,000 and up to a year’s imprisonment.
  • Keep our beaches and ocean clean by avoiding single-use plastics. Plastic bags and balloons are among the most common trash items found on South Carolina beaches and can cause injury or death when sea turtles mistake them for food.
  • Support our program for continued conservation of sea turtles in South Carolina.
Event Calendar

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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