The Clean-22 coating technology that made rimfire clean is now being used to extend the range and power of 22 WMR. New CCI Maxi-Mag Clean-22 Segmented Hollow Point uses an exclusive polymer bullet coating to greatly reduce copper and lead fouling in the barrel—without leaving a residue.
Enjoy stellar outdoor recreation and the country’s wildlife heritage during National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 11-17, 2020.
Team Ruger's Dave Olhasso and James McGinty captured multiple divisional wins at back-to-back steel matches last weekend.

Benelli pro shooter Dakota Overland took top honors at the recent 2020 Texas 3-Gun Championship at Reveille Peak Ranch. Fellow Benelli pro shooters Heather Miller and Dianna Muller also placed third and fifth, respectively, in the Tactical Lady division.
Chon Martinez of Anderson, Texas is the winner of the 2020 Federal Kubota Sweepstakes. Martinez drives away with a Federal branded Kubota Sidekick utility vehicle, with accessories, and gear from Federal and Kubota worth more than $23,000.

Industry Day at the Range has announced that limited exhibitor spaces and shooting lanes are available for companies wishing to showcase their products to over 1,800 invited buyers and members of the media.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, tune in to the FWRI Facebook page for exclusive interviews with FWC scientists, behind the scenes footage of fieldwork and visits in the laboratories at the Research Institute.
Red Arrow Weapons announces the RAW10 AR-style rifle in 308 Winchester. It comes standard with a "Midnight Bronze" Cerakote finish, 18" fluted stainless barrel and more.
Featuring exceptional redfish and seatrout potential in shallow waters, the 2020 Hobie Owners’ Corpus Christi Tournament drew nearly 150 kayak anglers with a mix of local sharpies, national names, intermediate anglers and newcomers to the sport.

Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk weighed in 21 pounds, 11 ounces on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on the Santee Cooper Lakes to capture a win with a four-day total of 72 pounds, two ounces.
- GEAR -
Plano's Sportsman's Trunks come in three sizes- a small, 56-quart (1519) unit, a generous, medium 68-quart model (1719) and a 108-quart (1919) large version.
Galco’s predecessor, The Famous Jackass Leather Company, introduced the Jackass Rig in the 1970s. Still a great choice for any gun carrier who prefers a horizontally-oriented shoulder holster, it has the ability to adjust it to a butt-down and muzzle-up position - to enable smaller-statured shooters to conceal bigger guns than a strictly horizontal holster.
Watershed restoration jobs on the Oregon Coast got a big boost this summer and fall as the NOAA Restoration Center awarded Wild Salmon Center (WSC) $824,000 to support habitat restoration projects implemented through the Coast Coho Partnership (CCP).

A successful scent elimination regimen – complete odor management – does not begin and end with hunting garments and boots. Additional details must be considered and attended to. This involves anything and everything that is going to be in the stand or blind before the hunt ever begins.
Hunters who harvest a deer during Vermont’s October 24 and 25 youth and novice deer weekend are encouraged to bring their deer to one of 17 biological reporting stations to help state wildlife biologists gather data on the health of Vermont’s deer population.
Kelly Brand Management, a sales marketing and business management agency announces Dan Scriver as director of sales for grocery and convenience.
Beretta USA is pleased to announce that we have a sponsored 92/96 Series Pistol armorer course scheduled for January 27, 2021. Limited space is available, so register early.

In its first year of production, the Driftwood Outdoors Podcast has been awarded two first place Awards in Craft from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers in the Radio/Podcast category.
The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative’s (NBCI) newest bobwhite focal area—the fourth in a national forest and the first for Mississippi—has been designated within the 378,000-acre De Soto Ranger District, located between Hattiesburg and Biloxi.
LaKota Products has donated 200,000 masks to the State of South Carolina. The more than $500,000 in PPE donation will be used to supplement emergency stock kept by the state of South Carolina as well as in school districts across the state.
RubLine Marketing announces the addition of Abi Johnston to the agency’s team.

Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) Publishing announced it has hired Mark Demko as associate editor of Petersen’s Bowhunting. Demko, a lifelong bowhunter and award-winning outdoor writer, will play a key role in creating content across “The Modern Bowhunting Authority’s” print, digital and social media platforms while working from OSG’s Harrisburg, PA office. The announcement was made today by Petersen’s Bowhunting Editor Christian Berg.
FeraDyne Outdoors announces the retirement of International Sales Manager, Lennie Rezmer, and the resulting transition of International Field Representation to Outdoor Marketing International (OMI).
- JOBS -
Smith & Wesson is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Manager, Consumer Marketing Insights.
Smith & Wesson is currently seeking Product Manager candidates for Pistols/Revolvers and for Rifles. The incumbent(s) will be responsible for product and category research and development.

NSSF is focusing on former Vice President Joe Biden’s radical antigun campaign promise to turn the Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from its mission as the nation’s firearms regulatory bureau into a bludgeon to wield against firearm retailers to constrict the lawful trade in firearms.
SK Customs announces the release of “The MANA,” part-one of a two-part highly engraved limited-edition production on the full-size Colt 1911 .38 Super.
Store everything from boots to accessories to all of your layers in The Trunk from Scent Crusher®, the easy stow-and-go unit that’s changing the game of organization and travel for hunters.
With the introduction of the new MEGA 360 Imaging Ice Adapter, Humminbird brings exclusive MEGA 360 Imaging™ technology to ice fishermen.

“Easton’s Utah factory is coming to the end of the planned 5MM FMJ Legend Engraving Series work order production runs,” said Gary Cornum, Easton Marketing Director. “We’re encouraging those with interest in this classic series FMJ to order soon since production is now coming to a close.”
The busy archery selling season is now underway and Delta McKenzie’s Iowa factory is in full production keeping up with demand. The Delta factory has been running full steam and has product ready to ship to retailers nationwide.
The Heater Body Suit is specifically designed to keep your backside glued to the stand when the mercury dips. It’s guaranteed to work or you get your money back.
With a nod to its ethereal ElaZtech composition, the Z-Man Long ShotZ exhibits always-active undulations, heightened by the finesse worm’s tapered, skeletally-thin anatomy.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and 2019 losses. USDA did not originally specify a deadline when the program was announced.
On a new episode of Whitetail Diaries, join Casey Cordeiro on his first whitetail deer hunt with the Thompson/Center Compass in Texas and then TJ Dillashaw with TenPoint’s Nitro XRT as they travel to the Whitetail Diaries’ deer camp.
Season 8 of First Person Defender continues to answer the questions of “What If?” and “Are you prepared?” by putting participants in the middle of attacks that can happen - because they have happened.
Beretta Defense Technologies announced that Beretta’s President and C.E.O., Franco Gussalli Beretta, would appear on Vago Muradian’s Defense and Aerospace Report podcast. Defense and Aerospace Report will make the podcast available Tuesday at 1600 hours, with the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting underway.
Four writers from Florida colleges and universities have been awarded $1,000 each as the 2020 recipients of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association scholarship for outdoor communicators.
The best in Florida outdoor writing, photography, and videography was honored by the Florida Outdoor Writers Association (FOWA) during an online broadcast.
The 8th Annual Fly Tying Competition brings an exciting new addition: online submission and two rounds of online judging.
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has hired Whitney Tilt as the first-ever Executive Director for the AFFTA Fisheries Fund.
HuntStand® is proud to announce it is the first founding sponsor of Bowhunters United, an exciting new national nonprofit membership-based organization that launched Oct. 1 and strives to make a difference for current and future bowhunters.
This week on Northwestern Outdoors Radio Shelby Ross, owner of Ross Outdoor Adventures, shares some great advice to help you bag more early season ducks.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently recognized the outstanding wildlife habitat management efforts of Marc Dunbar as part of the agency’s Wildlife Habitat Recognition Program.
ALLEN Company has launched their “Punisher” Waterfowl Series, featuring specific gear designs designed to meet the ultra-high requirements of the waterfowl consumer. The Punisher series is highlighted by a range of blind-based products, covered in realistic Realtree Max-5® camo elements.
Beretta announced the opening of several pop-up retail locations. For a limited time, the stores are located in the Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, GA, the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN (open now), and the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver, CO (to open 17 October).
Primary Arms Online has announced a new focus on offering a comprehensive selection of tactical apparel and gear for the American gun-owner. Initial highlight brands will include 5.11 Tactical, Propper, Vertx, Under Armour, and many others.
Where legal, a solid wildlife feeding program can be the single most beneficial aspect of a land and herd improvement program. MonsterMeal® Feeder Pellets are the only commercially available complete source for deer and wildlife. Most commercial deer feed is actually a relabeled beef feed. Deer and other Cervids need a pellet that is specifically designed to meet all their seasonal needs.
Smith & Wesson has signed on as a platinum partner for the Adaptive Defensive Shooting Summit set for October 23-24, 2020 at the SIG Sauer Shooting Academy in Epping, New Hampshire.
Guaranteed Rate has signed on as the title sponsor when the Bassmaster Elite Series takes on Tennessee’s Chickamauga Lake Oct. 16-19.
The calendar is a one-stop shop for figuring out when and where to go hunting and fishing in West Virginia and includes a lot of interesting facts about our state's wildlife as well as great art work.
A new state record 18-foot, 9-inch, 104 pound python was captured by a pair of intrepid hunters in the swamps of south Florida.

Effective October 24, the start of the fall shotgun turkey hunting season, hunters will also have the option to report their harvested turkeys online through the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s website (
Arkansas State Parks now has a new Region 3 supervisor to oversee the operations and management of 13 parks in eastern Arkansas.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet virtually in a web conference on October 20. 
The Mud Creek Public Boat Ramp located on Lake Guntersville near Hollywood, Alabama, will temporarily close for repairs beginning October 18, 2020.
New rules include new walleye and catfish daily limits as well as changes to aquaculture production.
The Hunting Passport gives beginners the opportunity to try hunting along with an experienced hunter and then decide if they want to continue. Idaho’s Hunting Passport is part of Fish and Game’s mentored hunting program, which allows any first-time hunter, resident or nonresident, over the age of 8, to try hunting for a year with an adult mentor without first having to complete an Idaho hunter education course.
On Monday, October 12, 2020, DNR Director Kayla Lyon named Pete Hildreth of the DNR’s Wildlife Bureau the next Conservation and Recreation Division Administrator.
This week on “The High Road with Keith Warren”, Keith is heading South and crossing the Mexican border to hunt at the best trophy mule deer ranch in the world, El Chaparral.
The Department of the Interior has announced that it finalized electric bike (or e-bike) regulations that pave the way for land managers to allow more people, especially older Americans and those with physical limitations, to experience bicycling on public lands managed by the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation.
Wildlife Forever is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to host theFlorida Fish Art Contest.

Editor’s Note: Today’s feature was sent to us by the Idaho Department of Fish & Game.

Staying warm and comfortable helps you stay out longer in any weather

Fall hunting takes place in all weather conditions and temperatures, so don’t overlook your hunting clothing because it may play a role in your comfort and success. It takes a little preparation and investment in the right clothing for the weather, but it will pay dividends when you're more comfortable and able to stay out longer in all conditions. 

Considering that hunting is often better when the weather is cold, wet and snowy, finding clothes that keep you warm, dry and comfortable can be a challenge. Here are some things to consider when you're selecting hunting clothes. 

Start with your base layer

That basically means your underwear. You want it warm, breathable and comfortable against your skin, even when damp. You will hear often, but it bears repeating – avoid anything cotton, which saps warmth from your body when it’s damp.

You want a base layer made from wool or synthetic fabrics that wicks moisture away from your body and retains heat when damp or wet. There’s many varieties on the market. Unless you’re going to be hunting in extremely cold weather, sitting sedentary (such as in a tree stand or a blind) go with lightweight or a midweight fabric. You can easily overheat in heavy long underwear, especially when you’re hiking, even to and from your blind or stand. 

A quality base layer is very versatile because it can be worn in most weather conditions and for many activities, and it can last for decades, so don't be afraid to splurge. 

Add layers

Add additional layers that provide warmth and weather protection as needed. Avoid a big, bulky hunting parka because your only option is to wear it or take it off. You want to adjust your insulation on the go when the temperature changes, which it probably will. You can often experience  20 to 40 degree temperature swings between morning, mid day and evening during fall.  

Over your base layer, wear hiking or hunting pants. preferably ones that are water resistant because there will often be dew or frost in the mornings, which can get you wet.

A fleece sweater or sweatshirt as a second layer is a good option to keep your torso warm. Depending on temperatures, you may need another insulating layer, such as a vest, insulated coat or fleece jacket.

Your outer layer should provide protection from wind, rain and snow, and also be fairly packable so you can easily take it off and stash it in your pack if you start to overheat. 

Waterproof vs. water resistant

Deciding which to choose depends on the climate. If you’re hunting North Idaho where it’s frequently raining, waterproof is probably the way to go. But if you’re hunting in a drier climate, such as South Idaho, you might be more comfortable with something water resistant because it’s likely to be more breathable, which means you can avoid feeling clammy when hiking and building up a sweat. 

It’s a balancing act because waterproof fabrics are typically less breathable, so moisture can accumulate inside and make you feel damp and chilly. Water resistant clothing tends to be better for wicking moisture away from your body so you can avoid dampness, but if you’re in a prolonged rain or snowstorm, you will get wet, which is almost always uncomfortable. 

Many hunters opt toward more breathable clothing, but have a lightweight and waterproof jacket and pants they can wear during a heavy storm.  

Don’t forget your head and hands

Remember if any part of your body feels cold, it affects how you feel overall. Your head loses a lot of heat, and adding or removing a beanie is an easy way to warm up if you’re a little chilly, or cool off if you overheat. Keeping your head warm and dry will also make it easier to stay warm and comfortable if it’s raining. Gloves are another way to cover up bare skin and stay warm.

Experiment and adapt

Everyone is a little different, so there’s no perfect hunting wardrobe for everyone and every weather condition. But try to buy versatile hunting clothes and mix and match them to suit conditions. It might surprise how the right clothing can make the worst weather bearable and allow you to stay outdoors and hunt longer and more comfortably in a variety of weather and temperatures. 

— Roger Phillips 

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