FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020

Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held S.K.B. Corporation (“SKB”), a leading manufacturer of protective cases, for $85 million in cash and 1,153,846 shares of Clarus common stock.
The soft-shooting yet hard-hitting performance of the 7mm-08 Rem. cartridge has now been optimized for whitetails as a new option in the Federal’s Non-Typical line. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.
Nosler adds 6.5 PRC, 27 Nosler to the line of brass cartridge cases and adds 6.5 Creedmoor and 17 Rem. Fireball to the bulk brass line.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding boaters and personal watercraft operators to slow down and keep a keen eye out for manatees as they enjoy Florida’s waterways this spring.
The nineteenth annual Capital City Muskies Inc. Chapter Muskie School, scheduled for this Saturday, March 14, at Waunakee High School in Waunakee, Wisconsin, has been canceled. This year’s school will not be rescheduled.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has canceled its upcoming public workshop at the Mammoth Spring School Complex on March 21 concerning the new trout management plan for the Spring River
Out of respect for the current and quickly evolving COVID-19 public health threat, the 2020 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley will be cancelled and rescheduled to another time yet to be determined.

Mustang Survival announces it will supply equipment for extreme offshore activities of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team, as it challenges for the 36th Americas Cup.
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is proud to announce a new partnership with Southern Forestry Consultants (SFC) and its subsidiary Wiregrass Ecological Associates (WEA) that will result in improved habitat and hunting opportunities on public and private lands.
The combination of conservation, data collection, education plus prizes and scholarships valued at nearly $500,000 makes STAR a summer long fishing sensation.
Luth-AR is pleased to Sponsor the Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun Match, held at Rio Salado Sportsman Club, Mesa AZ, March 20-22, 2020.

It’s time for the annual Lake Eaton Kids’ Fishing Derby at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp. The derby will be held on Saturday, April 4, for children ages 6-12.

Learn more about how Nebraska Game and Parks conservation officers protect the state’s natural resources and serve Nebraskans at Conversations with Your Conservation Officer, March 14-15 and April 18-19.
Learn all aspects of turkey hunting at a Beginning Turkey Hunting Field Day on April 4 at the Oak Valley Wildlife Management Area maintenance shop in Madison County.
The 2020 Bassmaster Classic marked the thirteenth time the iconic event has been held in Alabama and shattered previous attendance records.

ASA President Glen Hughes has issued a letter indicating that plans are for ICAST at Orange County Convention Center in July to proceed as usual, pending further developments on Coronavirus.
Escort's proven PS line of semi-automatic shotguns are now available in turkey-specific models. The PS Turkey Hunter is available in 12-GA, 20-GA, and .410-Cal and is tailored with the turkey shooter in mind.
Private pond owners across Nebraska should check for fish that may have succumbed to winterkill now that those ponds should be devoid of ice.

White River Marine Group, the manufacturing arm of Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, was recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

Chattanooga Shooting Supplies is proud to announce the addition of 1791 Gunleather brand holsters to their stock.
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Knife Rights' Michigan Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 5286, the "Michigan Knife Rights Act," was passed by the House with a bipartisan vote of 71-36. It will now move to the Senate.
SIG SAUER, Inc. officially announced that the company has prevailed in the patent infringement lawsuit from Steyr Arms in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Judge Joseph DiClerico, Jr. granted SIG SAUER’s motion for summary judgment, finding that SIG SAUER did not infringe Steyr’s patents, and dismissed all motions.

For gunsmiths, armorers and anyone doing a 1911 build, Apex Tactical Specialties is pleased to announce the release of its new 1911 Ejector Pin Fixture for use with 1911 and 2011 pistols – available now at
Brybelly Realtree Xtra Pink Paradise Camo Playing Cards reflect the outdoor lifestyle while providing a great opportunity for quality time with family members and friends.
The new In-Safe Handgun Storage Case keeps handguns safe and organized, allowing users to quickly find their firearm in often crowded gun vaults thanks to the transparent case.
With the new Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 powered bolt action air rifle Umarex has carried over the best aspects of the original Umarex Fusion and added to it a re-designed SilencAir muzzle device, a nine-shot rotary magazine, a flexible CO2 power system, and an all-new stock design.
A section of snowmobile trail UP493 on Drummond Island will close temporarily beginning Sunday, due to a mining operation being conducted by Carmeuse America Co. 


Available through both Minn Kota’s YouTube channel and at, each episode chronicles the experience of a group of amateur bass anglers competing for top fishing honors on Mexico’s venerable Lake El Salto.
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the appointment of Jeff Pontius as its new Board Chairman, as well as the appointment of five other Board positions and five new Board members.
Ducks Unlimited (DU) announced Thursday the promotion of Jamie Rader and Johann Walker to directors of operations for DU’s Great Lakes/Atlantic and Great Plains regions, respectively.
Ducks Unlimited has named Johann Walker as the next director of operations for DU’s 7-state Great Plains Region.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is seeking qualified collegiate athletes to fill counselor positions for its 2020 Junior Rifle Camps program season. This premier program has an established history of providing the highest quality three-position and international air rifle instruction in the country for high school athletes.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has presented its R3 Leader of the Year Award to Jenifer Wisniewski, Chief of Outreach and Communication with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.


Dick Henry, founder of Henry’s Tackle, Sea Striker and Star Rods and former owner of Penn Fishing Tackle, has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Carolina Coastal Conservation Association.
In light of nationwide efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 Shoot Like a Girl has decided to postpone the upcoming event originally scheduled for March 14-15 at Bass Pro Shops in Destin, Florida.
Through March 31, 2020, Beretta will continue to run a promotion in which you will be eligible to receive a $100 rebate when you buy any of these eligible Beretta 92X series pistols: Full-Size, Centurion, and Compact with and without rail (excludes the new Beretta 92X Performance).
GUNS May cover gun, the .45-70 Side Gate Lever Action from Henry Repeating Arms, is packed with big-bore power and carbine handling, and offers two ways to load — fast and faster.
This week Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio host Rob Keck is all about spring turkey hunting season and America’s largest big game bird.
It’s a top YouTube gun reviewer -- Hickok45, news from the campaign trail, and more, this week on Tom Gresham's GUNTALK Radio.
The Indiana Volkssport Association is hosting walks at several state parks. The association is a noncompetitive sports group that encourages people to get active.
Luth-AR is pleased to announce the release of the Ambi-Switch® Extended Safety/Selector switch for the AR15.
SAR USA by Sarsilmaz, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of firearms, is pleased to announce their new product offerings for 2020.
Ranger Boats has been recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), receiving 2019 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards in the Fiberglass Outboard Boats and the Fiberglass Bass Boats categories.
MidwayUSA announces the addition of Strike King to its ever growing list of fishing gear suppliers.
With ice coming off Montana’s lakes and rivers it’s important to remember that cold water can be deadly. If you are recreating on or around water this spring, remember to wear a life jacket and always tell someone where you are going and when you plan on returning.
Purina Pro Plan, the official performance dog food of Ducks Unlimited (DU), will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Ducks Unlimited Expo (DUX), May 15-17, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.
Conservation officers utilize modern technology, but it can’t replace traditional face-to-face communication. What has remained constant to every conservation officer in Michigan, old or new, is that they understand our responsibility to the youth of the state – to ensure they’re educated and understand the importance of our Great Lakes, forests, hunting and fishing


Your opinion matters when it comes to trail use in Arizona! Arizona State Parks and Trails has released a draft 2020 Trails Plan for public comment after a year of gathering data about the thousands of miles of motorized and non-motorized trails in the state.

As part of the state’s efforts to implement strategies that mitigate the effects of climate change, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released a request for proposals for a carbon credit market consultant and marketing and brokerage services that will complement state-managed forest resources.

On this week’s episode of MOJO TV, Mike heads west to Idaho to meet up with Brooks Hayden for a duck and goose combo hunt. Also on the agenda, some river hunting for diver ducks.
By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, the season for trapping otters in Trapping District 5 in southcentral Montana will close at midnight on Saturday, March 14, 2020.
Wednesday night, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Aurelia Skipwith addressed more than 125 professional and regular members of the Boone and Crockett Club during their annual dinner at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. During her remarks, Skipwith recognized the importance of hunting and fishing to conservation and praised the Club’s historic engagement on the most important conservation issues faced in this country.
In order to help local communities avoid potential conflicts with Michigan black bear rising from hibernation, the Department of Natural Resources recommends that residents consider taking down bird feeders and removing any food sources that might attract wildlife.

With the announcement late yesterday afternoon that the National Rifle Association has cancelled the 149th Annual Meeting scheduled for April 16-19 in Nashville, Tennessee, there’s little doubt that the coronavirus has had a major impact on the outdoor industry.

According to the information we received, the cancellation is for all events and scheduled programs, including the NRA-ILA forum.

NRA officials tell us President Carolyn Meadows is working with the Board and the Office of the Secretary “in relation to board elections, meetings and the like.”

Attendees are urged to coordinate directly with hotels, airlines and travel arrangers as “most companies have announced plans to accommodate travelers dealing with event cancellations.”

Details on a rescheduled NRA Members’ Meeting, we’re told, “will be forthcoming.”

At this point, whether we accept the Coronavirus as a legitimate threat or not is moot. That boat, as they say, has already sailed.

Today, we’re looking at a “developing situation” and our individual obligations are simple: figure out what’s happening and then come up with a plan to deal with it.

To that end, we can only offer simple suggestions: a) wash your hands- thoroughly and often, b) wash your face as well if you can, c) avoid crowds-which means you can’t go to the grocery, wholesale club or pharmacy unless you really need to, d) make certain you have- and take your medications- being weakened for any reason makes you susceptible to whatever bug’s floating around.

As far as your travel plans, I can only share mine. I don’t have any travel plans that can’t change if the situation warrants. A planned trip to Washington, D.C., has already been cancelled, but I’m holding off on others.

Below are the things we know as far as cancellations, postponements or as initially scheduled events. It’s not a comprehensive list -because it’s not updating in real time. This truly is one of the most fluid situations I’ve ever encountered.

That having been said, here are the things we have on good authority:


Wisconsin Muskie School scheduled for this weekend in Waukeshaw, Wisconsin

Arkansas GFC Spring River Workshop, Mammoth Spring School Complex

New England Saltwater Fishing Show- Cancelled per order of the Governor of Rhode Island

Note: The Rhode Island Convention Center is closed at least through the remainder of March

New Jersey Saltwater Fishing Show

USCCA Expo, Kansas City, Cancelled by Mayor’s office

Shoot Like A Girl Event, Bass Pro Shops, Destin, Florida scheduled for March 14-15.

Utah DNR Cancelled Events:

  • March 14: Wild Swan Viewing events and activities at Farmington Bay, Salt Creek WMAs
  • March 28: Mountain goat viewing event at Rock Creek in northeastern Utah.
  • March 28: Turkey Hunting Clinic at the Eccles Education Wildlife Center
  • March 28: Turkey Hunting Clinic in Monticello

The following Utah DNR events will be postponed to a later date (yet to be determined):

  • March 12: Learn to Fish Utah Lake event at the DWR Central Region Office in Springville
  • March 19: Walleye Seminar at the DWR Salt Lake City office

2020 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash - Cancelled

Civilian Marksmanship Program Cancellations:

CMP National JROTC Championship, March 19-21 Camp Perry, Ohio

CMP 3-P Regional Airgun Championship, Camp Perry, Ohio and Sandy, Utah March 26-28 and April 2-4

CMP 3-P Air Rifle Junior Summer Camps and Clinics Programs - Multiple Locations

June, July and August

On CMP “Watch List”

CMP 3P Air Rifle National Championship, Camp Perry, Ohio (Sporter July 25-27, Precision July 11-13)


Western CMP Games and HP Matches at Ben Avery Shooting Center, Carefree, AZ

Begin Friday, March 13 and conclude Sunday, March 22


Palm Beach (FL) International Boat Show & Superyacht Show - postponed until further notice

Ongoing Events

Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis, MN April 2-5

Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun, Rio Salado Sportsman Club, Mesa, AZ March 20-22

Annapolis (MD) Bay Bridge Boat Show (April 17-19) and Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show (April 24-26)

ICAST Show, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Event Calendar

APRIL 17-19
NRA Annual Meetings

Nashville, TN

MAY 15
2020 HSCF Sporting Clays Tournament

8:30 am - 2:30 pm, Greater Houston Sports Club, 6700 McHard Rd, Houston, TX 77053 Registration link: Information Page:

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