Sierra Bullets, L.L.C. has acquired certain assets relating to the Barnes Bullets brand of specialty hunting bullets.
For 2021, Mathews introduces the new TRX 34 and TRX 38 Gen 2 to complete this line of world-class target bows.
On July 23rd-26th, 2020, S3DA archers were given the opportunity to complete their required indoor round during the 3-D National Championship at the Laurel County Fairgrounds in London, Kentucky. Archers had the option to shoot the Virtual Indoor National Championship inside the Laurel County Farm Bureau Agriculture Building.
Taurus announced that Shooting Team Captain Jessie Harrison had a phenomenal performance at the recent World Speed Shooting Championships. The event was held September 23-25 in Talladega, AL.
Taurus congratulates Shooting Team Captain Jessie Harrison on her GA State USPSA Championship event win. Jessie competed in the event held September 26 in Dawsonville, GA.

The Best in Campground winner of Spring Mill State Park’s annual campsite decorating contest held Oct. 3 this year was Vicki Chastain of Bedford.
A Cedar City man was recently charged for wanton endangerment of protected wildlife in connection with illegally killing a trophy bull elk in 2019.
This year’s Texas Outdoor Writers Association Fall Stampede is being held October 16-18, 2020 at Shaw’s Bend Social Club in Columbus, TX and Sellmark is excited to attend for the third consecutive year.
The Texas Outdoor Writers Association Annual Fall Stampede is being held October 16-18 at Shaw’s Bend Social Club in Columbus, Texas. This annual informal event has three fun-filled days of events to entertain the entire family.

Several recreational and commercial stone crab regulation changes go into effect in the next few weeks, just in time for the Oct. 15 season start date.
The October 14-16, season-ending tournament, the most lucrative in the sport, awards three boat packages and determines who claims the coveted Angler of the Year award.
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Outdoor Life's hunting editor spent weeks shooting, evaluating and ranking the top flagship crossbows of 2020. The results are in, and Barnett's TS380 was awarded Outdoor Life Editor's Great Buy Award.
The Holosun HS407K and HS507K offer a serious suite of features that rivals any full-sized sight on the market. Both offer the same incredible 50,000 hours of battery life capability found on larger Holosun sights.

This American made performance-driven hollow-body frog is creating ripples across the country, promising easy casting and more hookups.
By order of the Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission, the season for hunting of all black bears in BMU 520, in south central Montana, will close one-half hour after sunset on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.
World’s best-known bow hunter, Chuck Adams, opened the fall hunting season in style by taking his 198th, 199th, and 200th Pope & Young (P&Y) record-class animals with Easton FMJ’s.
DockSense Alert provides the MCY 76 Skylounge with the recreational marine industry's first intelligent object recognition and motion-sensing dock assistant, empowering captains to maneuver tight quarters and dock with confidence.

1791 Gunleather has seen unprecedented demand. Increased demand has caused an increase in headcount in all the company's departments.
ThermaSeat is excited to announce the renewal of their partnership with RubLine Marketing out of Traer, IA for branding and marketing services.
GSM Outdoors announced a new partnership between the company's newly-acquired GPS Bags company and popular shooting industry advocates and social media influencers, Charissa Littlejohn and The Gatman.
Benelli announces the addition of legendary waterfowl hunter Ramsey Russell as its latest brand ambassador. Russell has hunted on six continents and spends an average of 200 days in the field with his Benelli shotguns.

This week a portion of sales on Karl’s Bait & Tackle will be donated to the C.A.S.T for Kids Foundation to enrich the lives of children with special needs.
Applications are due October 15 and Sea Tow Foundation Executive Director Gail R. Kulp encourages entry from all recreational marine organizations in the for-profit sector who actively promote boating safety.
Clenzoil announces increased shelf space and a larger overall footprint in its home State of Florida.
NSSF is focusing on former Vice President Joe Biden’s radical antigun campaign promise to ban, register and confiscate the most popular selling centerfire rifles – the modern sporting rifle – sold in America today.

Keep your boots clean, dry, and kicking with the Ozone Boot Dryer from Scent Crusher.
Galco introduces a wide range of holsters for the popular Taurus G3C pistol. These include the TacSlide, KingTuk, Stow-N-Go.
Delta McKenzie’s Goblin 3D target is inspired by ancient folklore, capturing the realistic likeness of old-world goblins.
Hawke® Optics has pulled out all the stops with new Endurance Red Dot Sights and two new Reflex Dot Sights.

Garmin announces Alpha 200i, the newest generation tracking and training system for hunters and their canine companions.The new 200i features enhanced mapping capabilities; a larger, 3.5” sunlight-readable touchscreen display; six-button, easy operation of the dog tracking-focused user experience; and inReach® satellite technology1, allowing for two-way messaging and interactive SOS alerts so users can focus on their dogs and the hunt.
The Armory Life website provides visitors with The Armory Life Presents series of digital magazines. These specially curated issues feature themed content from The Armory Life.
NSSF announced that Bushnell and the Family of Hunting and Shooting Accessories Brands it’s a part of, has contributed $25,000 to NSSF’s #GUNVOTE voter registration, education and mobilization campaign.
Ducks Unlimited’s (DU) Art and Merchandise Marketing Manager Jane Lawson was selected as one of the five jurists for the Federal Duck Stamp contest at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Headquarters in Falls Church, Va.
Primary Arms Online has announced its Ghostly Halloween Giveaway, which centers around a custom Grey Ghost Precision Combat Pistol Compact. This exclusive pistol comes complete with accessories and gear from Holosun, SureFire, Magpul, Walker’s, Hexmag, Vertx, and Pro-Shot.
A Band of Anglers, the umbrella corporation overseeing several fishing tackle brands including Ocean Born, Engage, and Hyperlastics, has a new catalog filled with fresh and saltwater baits sure to appeal to fish in every latitude, every longitude and with any attitude.
Standouts in preserving cultural resources will be presented with 2020 Indiana Historic Preservation Awards at small individual ceremonies.
Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Amy Anderson was recently named Partner of the Year for 2020 by the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust.
The Utah Department of Natural Resources and its partners will soon begin restoring nearly 100,000 acres of land burned in 36 wildfires this year through Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative (WRI).
This fall, the Department launched New Mexico’s newest fishing challenge for warm water anglers, the New Mexico Bass Challenge.
Carter Doren, the last competitor to walk onstage in the 52-angler field, brought a 4.35-pound largemouth to the scales to capture the championship title and take home the first-place prize, a BassCat Margay powered by a Mercury outboard.
Bowtech is proud to announce that at the recent NFAA National Round Up, Pro Shooter Tim Gillingham showed why he is one of the best shooters in the world by taking not just 1, but 3 podium spots.
Along with the nation’s leading recreational fishing and boating organizations, the Center for Sportfishing Policy has released A Vision for Marine Fisheries Management in the 21st Century: Priorities for the Next Administration, a collection of recommendations to improve the way America’s federal saltwater fisheries are managed.

The Supreme Court is back in session, and with the Justices reconvening for another session, the longstanding practice of calendar-watching is on every legal reporter’s To Do list.

And again, as has been the irritatingly consistent practice of “the Roberts Court” few Second Amendment cases are being considered, and none currently guaranteed a hearing.

According to the Duke Center for Firearms Law, one case which challenged the ability of a state to temporarily deprive Second Amendment rights after a juvenile adjudication without a jury, was denied cert. Short meaning, no dice on this one. That was a bit of a surprise as former Solicitor General Paul Clement was the attorney representing the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, the petitioners in the case.

That, however, doesn’t mean there are no 2A cases being considered. Rodrigues v. San Jose, wasn’t acted on in the pre-session conferences last week, but it has been “relisted” - as in added back to the next conference schedule.

According to the Duke Center and their Court watchers, that “relist” doesn’t guarantee a hearing. But it does mean the Court is paying close attention to the case and chances of a grant are improved. The other options are that the Court is going to deny cert and a Justice is writing a dissent to that decision, or it could be dealt with in a summary way.

As the old expression goes, “the Court will do what the Court would do.”

What the Court might do is decide if the circular logic employed by the California Courts and the Ninth Circuit in finding the City of San Jose didn’t step all over the rights of Lori Rodriguez were appropriate.

It all began when she called San Jose PD for help when her husband began behaving “erratically”. Officers came and had the husband transported to a mental facility.

Problem solved, right? Nope.

An officer then told her that they were seizing all firearms in the home. That’s despite the fact they were locked in a gun safe- and they lacked a warrant to do so. They persisted, and she finally gave them the combination and they removed every firearm- including one licensed specifically to her.

Again, this happened despite the threat (her erratic husband) having been removed, all the guns being safely locked up the entire time, and the absence of a warrant.

The case isn’t extremely convoluted -she (and her husband) had complied with all requirements for the safe ownership of the guns, she complied with the stipulations given her to allow return of the guns, and still the city refused.

She sued, and California courts managed to implement some pretty shaky logic in ruling the SJPD had acted correctly. She appealed to the Ninth Circuit and her appeal was again denied.

By then, the Second Amendment Foundation and the California Gun Rights Foundations had gotten involved. Now, they’re asking the Supreme Court to decide whether the officers acted appropriately in seizing the firearms in the first place, in addition to questioning all the legal actions (and the logic behind them) subsequent to that seizure.

It’s an interesting case, and could establish solid judicial guidelines for constitutes appropriate action by law enforcement officers absent immediate danger posed by either a firearms or a person behaving “erratically.”

We’ll be watching this one closely.

— Jim Shepherd

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