The Federal Custom Shop is where turkey hunters can select and find tungsten super shot (TSS) in hard-to-find sub-gauges and low-recoil configurations. Custom Shop TSS loads are options that customers cannot find in the catalog such as a 12-gauge, 2¾-inch load, or 28-gauge or 16-gauge loads.
Whitetails Unlimited President Jeff Schinkten has announced that the Whitetails Unlimited national headquarters is closed, due to a state-wide “Safer At Home” order imposed by the Wisconsin governor, and field operations have been suspended across the country.
Dam removals and fish passage construction have opened up new habitat in Maine's Sheepscot River for sea-run fish, including endangered Atlantic salmon.

The Fish and Game Commission on March 20 approved spring Chinook fishing on the Clearwater, Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers to start April 25, 2020 and run until closed by the Fish and Game director.
New for 2020, Garmin is awarding cash prizes to the highest-placing Garmin user at qualifying events through the Garmin Tournament Rewards program.
The IFA Redfish Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s and IFA Kayak Fishing Tour events for Georgetown, South Carolina, have been rescheduled for June 6-7 due to concerns of the spread of the Coronavirus and IFA anglers’ safety.
Twelve organizations have received Youth Education Grants from the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association for programs designed to get youth outdoors and to teach them about the valuable natural resources available throughout the state.

Following the cancellation of the Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow, NMMA is committed to helping its members and exhibitors during this unprecedented time by launching a ‘Virtual Sportshow’ set to release on April 2.
Wildlife Forever, along with a growing coalition of government organizations, lake associations and industry supporters, are proud to release the 2019 Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ annual accomplishment report.
EasyExport™, the automated processing service that enables U.S. sellers of firearms, parts, optics and accessories to ship online orders safely and legally to lawful purchasers in other countries, has announced the expansion of its service territory to 82 countries.
Wildlife Forever, along with a growing coalition of government organizations, lake associations and industry supporters, are proud to release the 2019 Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ annual accomplishment report.

Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis will sell up to 500,000 shares of Class A common stock in order to provide financial assistance to Company employees who are experiencing personal and financial difficulties as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After decades of studying the pet markets, Nilodor recognized that the relationship between a hunter and their sport dog is unlike any other. They’re proud to have partnered with Mossy Oak to bring you a line of products for the active, sport dog.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is pleased to report that unintentional firearm fatalities reached their lowest level ever, according to the latest data from the National Safety Council’s just-released Injury Facts Report 2018.
Killer Instinct is set to introduce the new SWAT XP Crossbow decorated in the TrueTimber Strata camouflage pattern. Attendees of ATA were able to get a first-hand look at the impressive new bow that is revolutionary for the new year.

The new SPEED 425 is Killer Instinct’s Fastest and Most Powerful crossbow to date that includes a Premium LUMIX™ Speed Ring Scope, featuring a 20-100 yard adjustable reticle and provides HD clarity in low light conditions.
Constructed of a single layer of coffee-colored bridle leather and featuring a modern, solid brass square buckle in gunmetal color, the Galco SB18 is a smart-looking casual belt suitable for wear with jeans, chinos, and other informal styles.
Springfield Armory is proud to announce its newly redesigned website. Featuring media-rich content and a streamlined interface, the site provides visitors with an attractive and informative source of information on Springfield Armory products.
Kinsey’s Inc. began shipping firearms in February and continues to operate with shipments that are deploying in one to two days from time of order.

After decades of studying the pet markets, Nilodor recognized that the relationship between a hunter and their sport dog is unlike any other. They’re proud to have partnered with Mossy Oak to bring you a line of products for the active, sport dog.
GSM Outdoors announced its sponsorship renewal with Mark and Terry Drury and the Drury Outdoors properties.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is reminding people to adhere to posted signs after 17 people were cited for trespassing at closed wildlife and waterfowl management areas in northern Utah over the weekend.
In accordance with directives issued by Gov. Henry McMaster, the Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, SCDNR has canceled, postponed or closed several programs and events.

In response to updated guidance from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare for public events, Idaho Fish and Game has canceled several events and limited access to facilities such as hatcheries. Cancellations are limited to specific events and traditional hunting and fishing seasons remain unaffected.
The intention of opening the fishing season early is to limit community spread of COVID-19 by eliminating the large crowds that often accompany the traditional Opening Day of fishing in April.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announce the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas, and water access areas for at least two weeks.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has adjusted services, events and operations to protect Hoosiers and prevent further spread of COVID-19.
Fishing is a great way to practice social distancing and put some fish on the table, says Arkansas GFC.
The Hammond Cove Shooting Range in Hartland, Vermont will have a delayed tentative opening of Monday, April 16, at 10:00 a.m.
During the current COVID-19 public health crisis, getting outdoors and connecting with nature while angling in New York's waters is a great way to help maintain mental and physical health.
In response to the developing public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Stay at Home Order, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry will be closing All Purpose Vehicle (APV) areas and all campgrounds including group camps, horse camps, and family camps. All public restrooms will also be closed.
Currently, DGIF staff continue their work (while observing safe practices); however, in the interest of safety, all DGIF offices (as well as fish hatcheries) are closed to public walk-in traffic until further notice.
In a proactive effort to prevent the potential for spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission temporarily will close state park lodging in April.
Hunt, fish, shoot and learn from the best in the world on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network. The Q2 programming lineup debuts Monday, March 30where fans can catch original premieres and new episodes from returning series across all three networks.
Feel the passion of fishing in Florida through the souls of the people living to protect it on Florida Sportsman Watermen on World Fishing Network every Thursday at 10:30 p.m. ET.

As surely as the sunrise follows the sunset, the scammers follow the newest opportunities. Here in Middle Tennessee, we were all beset with “roof inspectors” who were willing to climb up on our roofs and inspect - without cost or obligation- for any damage from the recent tornado.

In every instance, their climbing up onto your roof resulted in their discovering (gasp!) significant damage. Damage that your insurance company might “take months to get to, but our roofers could repair for you.”

No surprise, they could begin their almost instantaneously, but would require you to pay them a significant amount in advance while the insurance company was processing your claim. Having worked both a razzle booth and a flat store in a carnival in my long-ago youth, I can tell you that’s called “hook setting” in carnival talk.

It’s also called scamming, and it’s underway today as people are being victimized by hustlers pushing some sort of antidote, inoculant or other answer to the coronavirus.

Don’t grudgingly admire their imagination, initiative or ability to spot a weakness and exploit it, recognize them for what they are- thieves. They’d rather work to steal your money than work and earn theirs.

In the past 12 hours, I’ve gotten three solicitations telling me I need to stock up on fruits and veggies that won’t spoil during this extended Coronavirus lockdown. Surprise, you read through the scary language telling you that “many of the foods being stocked today are highly processed, immunity-lowering carbs and junk food” when we all need (wait for it…) “immunity boosting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that we can’t get enough of, even in fresh fruit and vegetables.”

As you’ve probably determined, they’re trying to sell me “the perfect SuperFood” -complete with 2-year shelf life, pre-powdered so all I need to do is add water, and best of all…no lines, no waiting, no putting myself at risk. They’ll ship it right to my door.

Here comes the clincher: If I act now, I can get this manna from the mailman for 51% off the normal price.

I’m not going to name these people, because they send me solicitations several times a week, every week, despite my having clicked their “unsubscribe” more than once. Saying they’re not a real, legitimate business, even with these kinds of sales pitches, invites visits from cash extraction specialists, better known as lawyers.

My noticing the rise in scams isn’t exclusive. The FBI has already sent out notices warning of scammers “leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money, your personal information, or both.”

Do some research before contributing to a charity online, don’t get into crowdfunding if you don’t know the crowd and what they’re funding. And for goodness sake, don’t give up your personal information because someone’s offering you money or other benefits in return.

Take my word for it, the boat loaded with Nigerian gold from a disgraced former prince has sailed. Ditto the scam letter that reads “Beloved, we were distressed to learn of your situation due to the coronavirus so we have discovered your long-lost uncle left 30-gazillion dollars in an account for you. All we need is your bank account information to transfer your money.”

In the past week, I’ve done enough online ordering to get a feel for how a legitimate transaction works. First, if you have safety procedures in place with your credit card company, you’ll get a quick message or phone call asking if you’ve just made a purchase. If you don’t respond negatively, they’ll conditionally approve it. Then, you’ll get a confirmation email from the seller, followed by a confirmation that contains an order number, shipping information and - this is important- the instructions on how to cancel the order if you’ve reconsidered.

Legitimate businesses, especially the small ones around all of us, are working hard to adapt - and survive- in a world that seems to be working against them. They’re doing things differently, from providing curbside carryout to home delivery, but none of them have decided that cheating you is the way to long-term success.

Support the people and businesses you know when you can. If you can’t, be careful where you do put your trust.

It’s sad to realize, but as long as there is trouble, the criminal will see opportunity.

Don’t be their next victim.

—Jim Shepherd

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