The top archers of the 2019 World Cup season converged on Moscow for the 2019 World Cup Final, and Team Easton shooters once again proved their mettle, sweeping the gold medals in all four categories of Men’s and Women’s Recurve and Compound Bow Divisions.
SEVR Broadheads announced the availability of three new models for 2020. These include the Ti 1.5, AP 1.7, and Ti 2.1 in 125g.
On Thursday, September 12, The Outdoor Wire distributed a news release titled “RetailBI Replaces the Legacy CLX Data Program”. As is the case with releases submitted by Corporate Members, we accept representations as factual barring some egregious marketing claims. After conversations with CLX and eComSystems, it seems the “facts” as presented in that release “ain’t necessarily so.” In the interest of accuracy, the following is the response of eCom President and CEO Jon Evans.

"In Johnston County, NC our chapter sets a huge standard of total commitment to our youth and wildlife conservation. Today is their day of honor and recognition from all of us in wildlife conservation, clean streams and youth outreach” declares Craig Alderman of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation.
Set your #fieldgoals with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the fall. Game and Fish is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 28 at the University of Wyoming Cowboys football game against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Shops Big Bass Bash is set to take place in just over two weeks on October 4th-5th at Kentucky Lake in Paris, TN.
Bring your kayak and join Patoka Lake’s interpretive naturalist for the final kayak tour of the season on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at South Lick Fork Boat Ramp on State Road 164.

The American Museum of Fly Fishing announced today that it will honor President Jimmy Carter and the late President George H. W. Bush with its 2019 Heritage Award for their contributions to the sport of fly fishing and global conservation.
Experience the outdoors in a whole new way with Shades State Park’s family-friendly after dark event on Oct. 5 from 8 to 10 p.m., starting at the Hickory Shelter and pond areas. Both areas are stroller accessible.
Savage has expanded the AXIS II line to include a chambering for 300 Blackout, providing the ballistics that made the cartridge famous in a bolt-action platform built for hunters.
In September 1969, the Michigan DNR began a netting survey of the channels and embayments (coastline recesses that form bays) of the Les Cheneaux Islands, located along the Lake Huron shoreline on the Upper Peninsula’s southeastern tip. This year’s survey gets underway next week.

Students at 67 Indiana schools this academic year will experience the outdoors thanks in part to a grant program that supports field trips to Indiana State Parks.
Hunters eager to get a start on Michigan’s deer seasons will take to the woods this weekend, Sept. 21-22, for the early antlerless firearm season – open on private lands in select Lower Peninsula deer management units.
Nebrasksa youth waterfowl hunting begins Sept. 28-29 in Zones 2 and 4, Oct. 5-6 in Zone 1 and Oct. 19-20 in Zone 3. Duck hunting zones for youth waterfowl are the same as the regular duck season.
Wyoming elk hunters in brucellosis monitoring areas are urged to submit blood samples and other information about elk they harvest. As a thank you hunters will be entered into a raffle to win high-quality outdoor equipment.

Fisheries policy advocate and CSP Chairman Bob Hayes joined former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in the 2019 class of inductees into the 2019 IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame.
New for 2019, Barnett launches the all-new Hyper™ series - Barnett's fastest, hardest-hitting hunting crossbows ever.
CZ-USA and Dan Wesson add to the company's suppressor-ready pistols with the DW Wraith, featuring a 5.75-inch, factory-threaded barrel. The Wraith features High Night Sights to accommodate a suppressor, as a suppressor usually blocks out some or all of the standard 1911 sights.
Get serious about attracting and benefiting the health of your deer population with MonsterMeal Attractant.

When it comes to family mealtime, there is always someone responsible for doing all the cooking and cleaning. With the non-stick CanCooker Jr. and Companion, it is simple.
The ThermaSeat Predator XT is lightweight, durable and waterproof, designed for the wet ground sitting, on-the-go hunter. The Predator XT is offered in Large - 13” x 14” and “Big Boy” 13.5” x 17”.
Apex Tactical Specialties, the leading designer and manufacturer of aftermarket upgrades for FN 509 model pistols, is now shipping its newest FN 509 offering, a curved trigger version of its popular Action Enhancement Kit.
With the New Pelican™ Air Travel Cases

That final moment when capture and loss hangs in the balance is when Frabill's Trophy Haul™ Power Extend nets shine brightly.
Specifically designed for handling speeds up to 500 feet-per-second, the all-new Deadline™ features a 100 grain, chisel-tip ferrule made from 7075 aluminum.
This weekend's thirty-fourth annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix, Arizona will be live streamed in its entirety via the Second Amendment Foundation’s official Facebook page:
Hunting with BIG handguns, as well as joining Travis Johnson on a whitetail hunt in Texas, are what's new on Outdoor Action TV.

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Mission Crossbows to bring the revolutionary Ballistic Data Xchange Optics System to Crossbow Hunters and Shooters with the addition of the compact SIERRA3BDX 2.5-8x32mm riflescope.
Wild Spotter, the Nationwide program developed in partnership with Wildlife Forever, the U.S. Forest Service and University of Georgia has received an award of excellence from the Southern Regional Extension Forestry.
Iowa’s Jeff Morrison will be the new Scholastic Clay Target Program Director of Development for the Western United States.
The National Wild Turkey Federation thanks Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, for the opportunity to participate in Friday's Sportsmen Roundtable in Washington DC.
Momentum is rapidly growing for the Anglers for the Bahamas campaign aimed at uniting the fishing community in support of Bahamas relief efforts announced in Florida last week, with a new personal donation and challenge from noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris now driving expected totals to surpass $4 million and climbing.
Primary Arms has announced their next free rifle giveaway, featuring a light rifle weighing in at 5.1lbs. This giveaway carbine is chambered in 5.56 and comes with a 14.5” pin-and-weld barrel from Faxon Firearms.
Gun Digest Media has released a new title, Tactical Gun Digest. Informative and in-depth articles by the top writers in the field cover guns and gear for serious self-defense.
Crossbow leader TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is excited to announce a $200 Mail-In Rebate offer on all TenPoint Stealth NXT crossbow packages purchased through November 30th, 2019, or until supplies last.
Admission to Indiana’s State Parks, State Forests, State Recreation Areas and Fish & Wildlife Areas (FWAs) where entrance fees are charged will be free on Sept. 28 in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Hardy Lake’s free entry will be on Sept. 29.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be hosting several free hunting seminars that will be helpful for hunters who have some experience as well as for beginners. The seminars will be taught by Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff and hunter education volunteers.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is now accepting scholarship applications to provide classrooms, afterschool programs, and assisted living facilities with supplies to participate in the 2019-2020 season of Project FeederWatch.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared Sept. 16-20 SepticSmart Week, and the Indiana DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Program (LMCP) is doing its part to promote septic system awareness and maintenance.
The public is invited to purchase seasoned wood at Shakamak State Park for firewood.
Permit sales are in progress and end Oct. 12.
Hunting with BIG handguns, as well as joining Travis Johnson on a whitetail hunt in Texas, are what's new on Outdoor Action TV this week.
“We are extremely disappointed in this action and deeply concerned for the environmental and economic health of our industry and the country,” said AFFTA president, Ben Bulis.
“These public-private grants help uphold President Trump’s important promise to America’s sportsmen and women to preserve our nation’s wildlife and provide access to our public lands for future generations,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt.
Although this happens every year, it can come as quite a shock to those who wake up to a bat flying in their bedroom or suddenly uncover a dozen bats roosting behind a rotting trim board being removed on the outside of a home. But don’t fear, because there are answers to your burning bat questions at using the search term “bats.”

It’s not surprising that many of our readers had a “less than positive” response to the San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s declaration that the National Rifle Association - meaning more than five million law-abiding citizens- was nothing more than a “terrorist organization.”

What’s not surprising, however, is the fact that the responses don’t include calls for the heads of the supervisors, the rape/murder of their families or a jihad against them. Guess that’s what separates “American terrorists” from “real terrorists.”

Seriously, the response to yesterday’s feature (Terrorists Unite!) was gratifying. They each displayed something the Board of Supervisors apparently lacks: a reasoned response.

It’s worth nothing that while some of the responses may have been a tad too “colorful” for my apparently outdated tastes, none called for anything other than the invocation of common sense to see how out-of-touch with reality the city leaders appear to be.

The National Rifle Association didn’t waste any time corporately responding to San Francisco, filing suit less than a week after the city’s declaration. Over the weekend, NRA members attending the NRA’s Personal Protection Expo in Texas responded in short videos. OWDN screenshot from NRA-ILA Grassroots Update.

NRA members attending the Personal Protection Expo in Texas responded with videos, and the response in the pro 2A community has been one of anger, not bemusement. If it weren’t for the fact that Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives continue to pass measures they know don’t have a chance at passage (it’s called “tossing red meat to your constituents” -not legislating. That’s an entirely different matter) it would be the subject of eye-rolling and punchlines.

Instead, no one’s amused. In an era when calling someone “male” or “female” in some circles is defined as hate-speech, it’s apparently fine to go after people who “still hold to outdated American values.”

OK, that having been said, here’s my favorite response:

Subject: I’m not a terrorist…..

…..but I’ll make sure whoever calls me that will feel the back of my financial hand.”

“And as for me and my family, I will never again set foot within the city of San Francisco, a city who considers me a domestic terrorist, and simply because I belong to an organization whose sole purpose is to protect our nation’s 2nd Amendment, our right to bear arms. And that I am urging all my conservative friends and family to do the same, to boycott San Francisco.”

That’s not a bad idea- voting with your wallet, it seems, is the only way to get the attention of elected officials…whether they be in government or private sector positions. It’s hard to ignore the unwashed masses when you don’t have the money to pay bills.

While Beto O’Rourke’s “Hell yes, we’re going to take them” comment at the last Democratic debates has apparently caused some consternation on the anti-gun side of the issue. Since his flat statement that he -and by extension- Democrats would be coming for everyone’s guns, the response has been…..interesting.

My favorite response came from Alan Gottlieb from the Second Amendment Foundation when he said “he said it, now we’re going to make them eat it.”

That’s hard to argue because none of the other candidates bothered to disagree.

The political “pundits” aren’t really disagreeing, but they’re putting a lot of space between themselves and the “former Texas representative”. One went to far as to ask: “Can Beto O’Rourke Swear His Way to Relevance?”

Probably not.

But he might help revitalize an industry segment that has been stagnant of late. Nothing sells a product like a politician saying you shouldn’t have it.

We’ll keep you posted.

—Jim Shepherd

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