Viper Archery Products has announced the availability of the Venom Pro and Venom Pro XL five-pin bow sights. The Venom Pro is a traditional hunting bow sight, while the Venom Pro XL features a longer, adjustable sight radius.
The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Woodbridge, Virginia offer a choice of two fun on-water powerboat training courses: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29, at the marina’s location in Woodbridge.
It was a successful weekend for Team HIVIZ shooters, Jerry Miculek, Lena Miculek, Lanny Barnes, and Becky Yackley at the 2019 IPSC World Rifle Shoot held in Sweden, August 3-10.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc. announced that Leupold Pro Shooter Doug Koenig won the 2019 Bianchi Cup Europe event, held in Philippsburg, Germany. Koenig ran a new-for-2019 Leupold Freedom RDS on his competition pistol on the way to capturing his sixth Bianchi Cup Europe title.
For the 20th year in a row, a Bond Arms® handgun was used to win the Fastest Derringer in one of the many side matches held as part of The Single Action Shooting Society's® (SASS) End of Trail World Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting.
Ducks Unlimited (DU) has completed its portion of repairs to a dike on Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge, owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Conservation supporters will dedicate the DU Rescue Our Wetlands (ROW) project site on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at the refuge, east of Moffit.
Aspiring anglers, their friends, and family are invited to attend a fishing triathlon at Eagle Creek Park on Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See Spring Mill State Park’s Pioneer Village the way mid-1800s residents would have seen it during the park’s candlelight tour on Sept. 21 from 4 to 9 p.m.
With more than 90 hands-on activities that showcase outdoor education, sports and recreation, there is something for everyone at the Missouri River Outdoor Expo Sept. 21-22 at Ponca State Park.
Weatherby is excited to announce three new Mark V Accumark rifles with updated features. The Accumark is a classic Weatherby, but with new features and technologies delivering new style and new pricing.
The water level of Lake Anita in Cass County will be lowered five feet for a seawall replacement project. This may limit access to Lake Anita this fall.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has lifted the no-wake speed restriction, which equates to roughly 5 mph, for boating on Blue Lake at Lewis and Clark State Park.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with volunteers and other entities, recently finished up a sixth year of habitat enhancement on Lake Gaston, a 20,000-acre impoundment located in Halifax, Northampton and Warren counties along the Virginia border.
Inc. magazine recently revealed that Stone Glacier is No. 1,119 and, No. 3 of all Montana based companies, on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
German Precision Optics USA announced the appointment of Dane Bergeron to the position of national sales manager. In this new position, Bergeron will be responsible for maintaining, managing and resourcing the U.S. sales force for GPO.

High Speed Gear concluded its month-long “Battle of the Belts” giveaway with its customers and dealers. The most popular was the Operator Belt, followed by the Slim-Grip Padded Belt.
Today’s release of podcast No. 1 of the Country Outdoors Podcast, featuring Tyler Farr, will be followed with bi-monthly episodes of artist interviews featuring some of the biggest names in country music.
Thiessens' new V1 Whitetail Lightweight system line is built with lightweight materials that offer extreme breathability to keep you cool on the hottest days in the deer stand.
Combining Garmin’s premium GPS navigation with inReach® satellite communication technology1, the flagship GPSMAP 86sci is the first handheld to come preloaded with Garmin BlueChart g3 coastal cartography with integrated Navionics data.

Engineered for maximum performance in the coldest conditions, the new Whitetail Pursuit Insulated Parka and Bib are DWR treated to repel the elements, while body-mapped ThinsulateTM is strategically positioned for maximum warmth and the mobility needed to make the shot when the time comes.
Core warmth, next-to-skin comfort, moisture management, odor control and athletic tailoring come together in Hard Core Apparel’s new FOUNDATION Series garments to make sure waterfowl hunters are always prepared to push the limits of what’s possible.
Riton Optics is proud to announce the release of their first pistol red dot optic, the X3 Tactix PRD. It features a 3 MOA dot making it ideal for both pistol and modern sporting rifle use.
Ducks Unlimited (DU) announced today that Zachary Hartman has been named DU’s new Chief Policy Officer (CPO). Hartman will begin his employment with DU on Oct. 1.

The American Hunting Lease Association announced release of its inaugural report, State of Hunter’s Access. The report results from a survey of over 2,250 hunters across the U.S.
Last fiscal year WTU issued 467 grants and more than $755,000 in support of various initiatives through the Preserving the Hunting Tradition program.
The November/December issue of American Handgunner has feature coverage of Guncrafter Industries’ Hellcat X2 Commander in 9mm. Headlining the issue’s Handgun Of The Month giveaway package is a BCMGUNFIGHTER 1991 from Bravo Company.
Wes Ashe was honored as the Maine Fisheries section employee of the year; and Derik Lee, a fish culturist who works at the Grand Lake Stream hatchery was honored as the hatcheries section employee of the year.

Michigan Trails Week, Sept. 22-29, is a great reason to hit a trail for the first time, revisit a favorite route or experience a new trail adventure.
Tactical Solutions announced that they are a Gold Sponsor of the 2019 Rimfire Challenge Shooting Association World Championship to be held October 12th and 13th at the Old Fort Gun Club in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Hawke Sport Optics is continuing as a Whitetails Unlimited national sponsor, said Whitetails Unlimited President Jeff Schinkten.
Iowa's Red Haw State Park will host a dedication ceremony Friday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. for a new ADA-accessible dock donated by the Clarence Ormond Landrum Trust.
The Indiana Natural Resources Commission will conduct its next bimonthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Fort Harrison State Park.
The fourth loop of the DTE Energy Foundation Trail opened last month in southeast Michigan. The single-track, cutting-edge trail is designed for mountain bikers, but open to runners, cross-country skiers and hikers too.
In 2019, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will continue chronic wasting disease surveillance in high-priority areas in parts of northern, western and southern Montana, primarily from hunter-harvested animals. Hunters who harvest a deer, elk or moose in these areas should stop at a local CWD-sampling check station to have the animal sampled. FWP staff will collect samples and submit them for testing.
A celebration of the lake restoration efforts at F.W. Kent Park in Johnson County will be held Sept. 21st, from 1-4:30 pm at the boat ramp at Kent Park Lake, located at 2408 US-6 in Oxford.
This week, Shooting USA covers the 2019 USPSA Steel Challenge. Also, Hornady explains the technology behind their match-grade A-Max bullets.


This week, DU TV co-host Phil Bourjaily heads west to Nevada, joining DU volunteer Tom Enos and friends in their desert oasis.
This week on Guns & Gear, it’s Sig Sauer’s newest addition – the P365 SAS for snag-free concealed carry. Plus, Ruger's Hawkeye Target bolt-action rifle, Black Hills Ammunition's Honey Badger loads, and more.
Volunteers are needed to build wood duck nest boxes at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area, Sept. 14.
Agency biologists are asking the public to help them learn more about the distribution of the northern pine snake in the Tar Heel state by reporting any sightings of these large but elusive snakes in the wild — not an easy task given the reptile’s propensity to spend most of its time underground.

Eighteen years ago this morning, every American old enough to have a memory of tragedy knows exactly where they were when terrorists armed with nothing more than box cutters killed more than 3,000 people.

They didn’t use evil black rifles. They weaponized passenger planes, turning them into guided missiles.

Eighteen years later, because of their actions, and our over-reactions, we’re a different nation.

Long gone are the symbolic unification gestures on the steps of the Capitol, along with the freedom to walk onto an airplane without being subjected to the kind of scrutiny formerly reserved for third world dictatorships or war zones.

Are we any safer? I’d say not.

Many of the same politicians who joined arms and pledged they would do whatever it took to keep the nation safe are busy this week introducing more feel-good legislation that will demonize law abiding citizens by making it more difficult to defend ourselves from people who mean us harm.

At the same time, the next generation is being taught that a cause for 9/11 was American aggression around the globe. Our “meddling” in the affairs of other nations -according to the people who are rewriting our history- is one reason the radical Islamists want us gone.

To that, I have always had the same response: if the United States had wanted to rule the world, ala Rome, we would. And all the countries who have spit in our faces in exchange for our aid and assistance would have been considerably less aggravation for the rest of the world.

Instead, we’ve given to those who haven’t appreciated the aid and continued to do the right thing, despite the fact we knew there would be no appreciation in return. For a majority of Americans, doing the right thing isn’t an option.

Today isn’t a day to gripe about what’s wrong with the United States; it’s a day to remember that we’ve always gotten back up after being knocked down. And that those knockdowns have always been the result of sucker punches. Americans, it seems, are considerably effective opponents in fair fights. Unfortunately, today’s not a time characterized by fair fights.

But this anniversary has been one of the most difficult for me. There was still a lot of anger and desire for payback the first couple of years, but that’s long passed, along with the mistaken idea that our most dangerous enemies are outside the country.

Today, we’re our own worst enemies. We’ve traded our core values for tolerance, our personal principals for profits, and seem incapable of thinking in time spans longer than quarters.

This week, I’m in Illinois at a writer’s event. And as we look at new products, I’m encouraged by the fact that we’re still an industry of small companies. And many of them choose to make their products in the United States knowing that they’ll likely never become as big as the companies that always choose the lowest price supplier, not the best product for the money.

They’re not trying to become the biggest company in their categories. But they’re working tirelessly to be known as the best in category for innovation, customer satisfaction and quality.

They’re no different from the more than 3,000 people who died eighteen years ago today. They were guilty of nothing more than choosing to go to work pursuing their versions of the American dream.

No one whose name is written on markers in New York, Washington, or Shanksville, Pennsylvania volunteered, but thousands of young people since then have, traversing the globe, putting themselves into harm’s way- voluntarily- so that everyone at home would be

As we remember 9/11, we need to do some serious reevaluation what we’re doing personally to make certain their sacrifice isn’t wasted. where we’re headed as a nation.

We can correct what’s wrong, but we’re not going to get the job done sitting silently. We need to stop worrying about people who are “threatened” or “offended” by the fact we still believe right and wrong aren’t relatives, they’re absolutes.

because we’re worried some will feel threatened or be offended because we are tired of listening to people who

Americans have always been willing to sacrifice for a greater good. I can’t imagine a greater one than seeing our country back on track. And I can’t imagine a better time to start than today.

—Jim Shepherd

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St. Simons Island, GA

34th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference

Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 W Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021

Ducks Unlimited Inaugural Eastern Continental Shoot

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