Casey Lanier and Nolan Minor caught 16 pounds, 14 ounces of smallmouth bass to take home the title on a stingy Lake Cumberland with a three-day total of 39-2.
Chris Barrett from the JP Enterprises shooting team claimed three World Champion titles while also setting three world records at the 2020 World Speed Shooting Championship.
Atlanta Arms is proud to announce several prestigious wins with our ammunition at the 2020 World Speed Shooting Championships.
Second-year Elite Series pro Frank Talley saw his dream come true, weighing in 18 pounds, 2 ounces of bass during the final round to win the NOCO Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville with a four-day total of 64-3.
Krieghoff International congratulates Deborah Ohye-Neilson for making Captain of the 2021 ATA All-American Lady II Team.  2020 Grand American record-setter Dagen Voitgman heads the Junior Gold first team, joined by Team Krieghoff members Noah Gouge, Luke Cowart, and Austin Jacob.  

Hi Mountain Seasonings, the flavor leader in jerky and seasonings, is launching its “Steak Lover’s Bundle Giveaway” promotion. One lucky winner will walk away with a steak package that includes two bottles of Original Steak Western Style Seasonings, Steak Rub, Merlot with Garlic & Rosemary Finishing Sauce, Pinot Noir with Garlic & Honey Finishing Sauce, Soy Ginger Marinade, Zesty Western Marinade a wireless thermometer to ensure the steak is cooked to perfection every time.  
Texas Trophy Hunters Association® (TTHA) will host the 45th Annual Hunters Extravaganza® Hunting and Outdoor Shows in August 2021 and have extended the deadline for early space reservation to October 31, 2020.
Coho and Chinooks move up the Salmon River and into the Trout and Orwell Brooks, among other Lake Ontario tributaries, providing great targets for anglers.
The unprecedented study led by the Harte Research Institute provides an independent and robust assessment of Gulf of Mexico red snapper stock abundance. According to a NOAA Fisheries statement on the study, the results indicate there are “up to three times as many” red snapper in the Gulf than previously thought.

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Action, sensitivity, and purposeful construction are the driving forces behind G. Loomis’ new line of IMX-PRO Ice rods, a 12-model lineup that will be available at tackle shops in early October.
The National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) announced today that it was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Bass Pro Shops for on-the-ground conservation priority projects of NFHP. 
Veteran tournament angler and media guru Joe Balog heads Millennium, offering expert content, imagery and social media presence.
Kelly Brand Management (KBM), a sales, marketing, and business management agency, welcomes Morgan Reich and Tori Boggs as account coordinators.

On Saturday, October 3rd, Beretta celebrated its 494th anniversary as a firearms manufacturer, which makes Beretta the manufacturing company with the longest history of continuous operations in the world.
“Part of the effectiveness of social media is the personal connection to your followers own identity. When we started to look at entities that were telling great, relatable stories as well as getting good engagement with their followers."
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This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Based in our Allendale, New Jersey Office or Remote Office, this position reports to the President where frequent domestic and occasional international travel is required.
Delta Waterfowl applauds the United States House of Representatives for passing the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act on Thursday. The legislation, which protects and strengthens critical wetland conservation programs, was passed by the Senate two weeks ago and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

Vortex Wear is made for those who live for the outdoors. Vortex announces their Fall/Winter lineup, for an ideal way to hit the chilly season in total comfort.
Primary Arms Optics has released the latest iteration of its popular SLx 1x Prism, now featuring a green-illuminated reticle. This new optic is now available for $239.99.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is resuming the collection of fees at several day use recreation areas. Fee collections were suspended earlier this year when recreation areas were closed due to COVID-19 precautions.
Host Matt Morgan and Pro anglers Tim Blackley, Tony Sheppard and Kent Watson give us a breakdown of their boats and their best tips for crappie fishing.

USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports announced that Brian Beard, of Utah, has accepted the position of President of the organization.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program has wrapped up its Home Range Appreciation Series – a set of postal-style rifle, pistol, smallbore and air rifle events that began in June and ran throughout the summer months.
Safari Club International's Political Action Committee (SCI-PAC) announced its official endorsement of thirty-three candidates for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
The Pope and Young Club announces the continued support of Sayersbrook Bison through the Club's Corporate Partners Program. 

North Carolina-based outdoor lifestyle apparel brand Fish Hippie introduces 18 new tees in a variety of styles, color-ways, and materials for everyday wear.
Vista Outdoor brands Champion Traps & Targets, Hoppe’s and RCBS have teamed to sponsor the 2020 GAP Grind / Bushnell Pro/Am, providing more than $20,000 in product donations for prize tables and goody bags.
Primary Arms Optics has announced their attendance and sponsorship for Kalash Bash Texas, a range-day festival for fans of Kalashnikov rifles and their variants. In addition to attending the event, Primary Arms Optics is supporting Kalash Bash at a silver sponsorship level.
The National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) announces a new strategic partnership with Wildlife Forever to share The Art of Conservation with young people across the nation, focusing on the critical role habitat has on fish and aquatic resources.

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says its Walter Cabell Shooting Range in Woodbury will be open for hunters to sight in their rifles on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18.
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging Alameda County residents who own boats as well as those who keep their boats in the county to take advantage of a Marine Flare Collection Event to be held Sunday, October 18.
The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries will hold a workshop by webinars over several days in October with the southern flounder fishery management plan advisory committee to review draft Amendment 3 to the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Marine Resources Division (MRD) reminds anglers that three days have been added to the private angler recreational season for red snapper.
This year's big bass program has recorded over 1,000 bass weighing 8 to 9.9 pounds, 299 weighing 10 to 12.9 pounds and 22 over 13 pounds so far.
The Utah Wildlife Board approved a few changes to some of Utah's fishing regulations, along with a few other rule amendments during Thursday's virtual public meeting.
Anglers can help with wise management of steelhead by reporting all tagged steelhead caught now through spring of 2021.
The agents found Avenir Dupre and Katelyn Pinell in possession of 261 pounds of white shrimp, which put them 236 pounds over the WMA limit and 161 pounds over the recreational limit.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed two new hunt areas where elk have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the Cody and Laramie Regions.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department issued a reminder that its office locations are closed to the public because of the pandemic, but that help and services are still available.
Rainbow trout are being stocked in city ponds and state park and recreation area lakes across the state by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. These stockings will enhance fishing opportunities this fall and winter.
More than 27,000 trout measuring 14" to 16" and weighing approximately one-and-a-half pounds will be stocked from October 6-14.
The final 2020 episode of America’s longest running waterfowl hunting show, Ducks Unlimited Television, premieres this week on the Pursuit Channel.
The second live concert of Outdoor Channel’s and Universal Music Group Nashville’s Country Outdoors LIVE fall schedule takes place tonight (Monday, October 5) at 8 p.m. with Universal Music Group Nashville country music singer/songwriter Jordan Davis.
Today, “The High Road with Keith Warren”, keeps the hunts close to home at Keith Warren's very own Texas Hidden Springs Ranch with three unforgettable Whitetail trophy hunts with hunters from all walks of life.
ummer groups of bats that roost in buildings start to scatter in the fall, making it the perfect time to safely evict these uninvited guests from your attic, barn, or office building following the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s Best Management Practices, available at
As hunting seasons across the country start to open up, every hunter starts looking for the advantage they need to fill their tags. MonsterMeal Attractant can be used in all stages of the season to attract deer and other wildlife (Hogs and Bears are also attracted to it).

The FBI released their raw NICS data late Friday.

And while the official parsing of the numbers isn’t complete, there’s reason to believe 2020 might not just be a record year for gun sales, it might be the record year by which all future results are judged.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s adjusted NICS figures for September say there were 1.6 million new guns sold, that’s a sixty-one percent increase over September 2019. That, as they say in the statistical world, is an elevated trend in keeping with the runaway sales numbers since March. March 2020 adjusted sales were 2.3 million, an all-time, one-month record.

Since then, according to the NSSF’s Mark Oliva, NICS figures have been between 1.6 and 2.1 million. If that continues, and there’s really no reason to believe it won’t, 2020 will finish with more than 20 million background checks for the sale of a firearm in 2020. The highest previous number is 15.7 million…in other words, business is booming.

Actually, there’s very little doubt that, barring a complete shutdown of the NICS system, the record won’t fall. 2020’s already at 15.4 million year-to-date. And that’s as of September- there’s another complete quarter left in the year.

What’s driving demand? It could be a lot of things, from uncertainty over the political climate to realization that in an emergency it’s important to be able to defend yourself rather than depend on law enforcement’s being able to get to you in a timely manner.

Granted, one candidate’s long-standing anti-gun ownership sentiments have added fuel to the fire, but sales were roaring along even before Mr. Biden announced that Beto O’Rourke would be his administration’s “gun czar.” And there’s little chance that any Second Amendment proponent would fail to remember O’Rourke’s “hell yes, we’re coming for your guns” comment from his short-lived presidential campaign.

The diametrically opposed positions on the Second Amendment make it pretty simple for Second Amendment advocates to know where their vote’s going next month, but that’s not enough to account for the long-term uptick. Uncertainty over the Presidential election is driving some to “buy while they still can” but certainly not enough to explain the ragingly hot sales numbers.

Guns, ammunition and accessories are all selling like crazy. So, too, are other categories in the outdoors, from emergency foods to recreational vehicles and camping gear. Some of that can be attributed to COVID-19 and the revitalization of the “staycation”. Another portion may be due to the sudden focus on self-sufficiency brought on by the pandemic, wildfires and other natural disasters.

Whatever the reasons, it appears there’s no apparent cooling off in the immediate future.

— Jim Shepherd

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