Hornady has received the Guns & Ammo award for Ammunition of the Year for its 6mm ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge) ammunition.
Springfield Armory is proud to announce that its popular Hellcat 9mm pistol has won the esteemed Guns & Ammo 2020 Handgun of the Year Award.
Guns & Ammo magazine has given the Federal Premium Firestick its Innovation of the Year award due to its potential to revolutionize the world's oldest long gun: the muzzleloader.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District lifts the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Small craft advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Marine Resources Division (MRD) announces the immediate closure of two Baldwin County coastal public boat ramps that were damaged during hurricanes Sally and Zeta.

In light of the announcement on Friday, October 30, 2020 that the 2021 SHOT Show has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, Industry Day at the Range has also made the difficult decision to cancel all planned events on January 18, 2021.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program will postpone its November Talladega 600 rifle and pistol event due to storm damage to portions of its 500-acre marksmanship park. The annual event, scheduled for November 16-22, will likely be rescheduled in January or February 2021.
Following the recent announcement from the NMMA that the Miami International Boat Show will not be held in February 2021, Informa Markets also postponed the Miami Yacht Show, which was due to run concurrently with MIBS.
The Benelli pro shooting team dominated the recent 2020 Vortex 3-Gun Match by taking three top spots and a strong second finish.

Trout Unlimited is a founding partner in the groundbreaking program created to reconnect the Tillamook and Nestucca watersheds at an almost unprecedented scale: the Salmon Superhwy.
Primary Arms Online and GunsAmerica have partnered with Brand Avalanche Media to offer a grand prize of a $10,000 Shopping Spree to Entry into the giveaway is completely free.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a free virtual social hour to individuals who have little to no hunting experience or would like to find out more about hunting in Iowa.
Shoot Like A Girl ends its 2020 Coast to Coast Tour with a stop at Bass Pro Shops in Destin, Florida this weekend. The free interactive event introduces both new and experienced shooters to the shooting sports in a fun, safe and comfortable atmosphere.

For 2020, Kahr will offer two new Trump models, the POTUS (President of the United States), and KAG 1911s.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s St. Albans Bay Fishing Access Area on Lake Champlain will be closed for repairs the first week of November.
From easily accessible streams in state or county parks, to those found in Iowa’s most wild and remote natural spaces, there are plenty of places to catch rainbow, brown and brook trout.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at the last five community trout ponds as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer.

Under a partnership called Supporting Oyster Aquaculture and Restoration (SOAR), eligible growers in seven states—Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Washington—can sell their overgrown oysters for use in reef restoration projects.
Kyle Rowe and Ted Pate caught a two-day limit of 50.98 pounds to win the Texas Team Trail presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s (TXTT) Championship, October 25 on Choke Canyon Reservoir.
Three elements have come together — one planned, one unpredictable and one unforeseen — to create a perfect storm of Bassmaster Elite Series drama at Lake Fork Nov. 5-8. From Angler of the Year to Rookie of the Year to berths in the 2021 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic, a fascinating number of scenarios will be in play at the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
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ALLEN announces the formulation of Terrain backpacks, a brand dedicated to extracting unique regional needs and compiling them into a feature platform that hunters from every corner of the U.S. can appreciate.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is recommending a few changes to the 2021 big game hunts and would like the public’s feedback on the proposals.
Excitement is building for Nebraska’s firearm deer season, which is Nov. 14-22. Hunters can expect good deer and deer populations, with 50 percent of mule deer and 40 percent of whitetails aged 3 or older.
GSM Outdoors announces a new partnership between the company's newly-acquired G.P.S. Bags and popular social media influencer and professional firearms trainer, Avery Woods.
The Archery Trade Association and Outdoor Sportsman Group are pleased to announce the “ATA New Product Premiere,” a strategic media partnership that will generate an unprecedented level of multi-media coverage and promotion for the archery and bowhunting industry.

Amanda Adcock has been named as the S3DA Northeast Arkansas Regional Coordinator. As a Regional Coordinator, Amanda will oversee the development and operation of S3DA within the northeast region.
Celerant Technology announced an integration with Sportsman’s Supply, a large wholesale distributor. Through the integration, retailers can carry a wide-range of products through Celerant’s point of sale, in store kiosks and eCommerce platform.
Trips4Trade is launching a License Refund Program to thank those that have spent money on a hunting or fishing license this year.
A new management strategy in the Chesapeake Bay aims to pull blue catfish out of the water and put them on your plate.

Wildlife Research Center’s Golden Estrus® Extra Premium Doe Urine with Estrus Secretions , Golden Doe® Extra Premium Doe Urine and Estrus Gold Premium Synthetic Doe Estrus Scent; are now available at most sporting goods stores.
Forensics Source, a brand of The Safariland Group, announced that it has added SwabTek products to the Forensics Source product line. The addition of SwabTek’s tests to Forensic Source’s line of NIK field drug testing products gives investigators access to a reliable tool specially designed for rapid surface testing for illegal drugs.
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The last leg of the 2020 FITASC Grand Slam tour took place during the recent NSCA Sporting Clays Nationals, where Team Krieghoff members Gebben Miles and Karen Shedd earned top honors.
This week, Americana Outdoors is exploring the use of sights on your firearms on the range and in the field with Hi Viz Shooting Systems.
The Second Amendment Foundation announced that the popular “Polite Society Podcast” has joined the SAF family, and the annual Second Amendment media workshop, known as AMM –Con (for Alternative Mass Media Convention), is henceforth a “Project of SAF,” according to Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb.
MyOutdoorTV – available on streaming devices and online at MOTV.Com – has teamed up with the crew at BuckVentures to produce the original series, The Woodsman.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, no U.S. recreational travelers have been permitted to cross the border into Canada since mid-March of this year. One result that hits especially close to home for Delta Waterfowl members is non-resident hunters were not allowed into Canada for the spring or fall hunting seasons.
To help ensure that you and your firearm are shooting accurately, Whitetails Unlimited will ship a pad of 100-yard sight-in targets at no cost. The targets measure approximately 14 x 16 inches and has 1-inch grids with a 6-inch center highlight ring.
The Archery Trade Association (ATA) and Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) are pleased to announce the “ATA New Product Premiere,” a strategic media partnership that will generate an unprecedented level of multi-media coverage and promotion for the archery and bowhunting industry.
This week, Outdoors Radio features SneakyHunter founder Jim Manroe, Wisconsin DNR Great Lakes regional fisheries supervisor Brad Eggold, Ruffed Grouse Society forest wildlife specialist Jared Elm and McFarland guide Ron Barefield.
Submissions open soon for the 2022 Wyoming Game and Fish Department Collectible Conservation Stamp art contest. The subject of the 38th annual contest is the pronghorn, and the winning image will be featured on the 2022 collectible conservation stamp.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Fish Iowa! angler education program has partnered with the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation’s (RBFF) Vamos A Pescar™ program to provide funding to local 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations to support local efforts to educate and engage families in high-density Hispanic communities through programs, classes and fishing activities.
This week, Guns & Gear features the Crimson Trace Rail Master Pro laser/light combination, in addition to the GLOCK G43X and G48 pistols, S&W 22 autos, Ruger’s Super GP100 9mm and SIG’s P320 AXG pistol.
Shooting USA is there as out of the box factory guns are shot for titles in the USPSA Production Nationals. Plus, Turkey Hunters hunt new gear in Nashville at the annual NWTF Convention.

If you’re reading this…..

….we’ve survived election night.

….the sun has -or is about to- come up.

….we will all go on with our lives as best we can, although some of us are missing some sleep.

What you’ve just read there is the fundamental difference between an optimist and a pessimist. My skeptical nature, especially when talking politics, makes me appear a pessimist. I would beg to differ.

If you’re all stirred over the lack of resolution after yesterday’s “Big Day” take some time today and go outside. It’s good for your inside.

For certain, I have desired outcomes for every situation. I would love all my favorite teams to go undefeated, all my shots hit the bullseye, and all my candidates win their elections by overwhelming margins.

But I don’t believe that not getting those results means my life is a wasted catastrophe, the universe is unraveling, or life as we know it is about to end. I know better…because over the course of my working life I’ve seen people’s lives devastated by almost anything imaginable: crime, natural catastrophes, wars, bombs, bullets, boat, car, train and plane crashes, even falling off ladders in kitchens.

Every day, people go from animate to inanimate with no warning. Realizing that I won’t get a cancellation notice, I choose to look at the positives whenever possible. It’s not always possible, but whenever possible I like to see the glass half-full.

As a society today, we tend to over-emphasize and dramatize everything.

The election of 2020 is a prime example.

Today, some of you will be agitated - all day- because our real-life election didn’t wrap up like the way things resolve in a Hollywood movie.

Life isn’t a movie.

And as the election results continue to clarify, we’re all going to see both successes and failures.

Here’s a news flash: everyone fails. Trying after failing separates winners from losers.

I’ve used 289 words to get to a simple point: winning elections are important, but keeping the country intact and our lives on track should be everyone’s immediate goal.

If your candidates won, congratulations. If they didn’t, congratulations anyway. You deserve congratulations because you did your part- you voted. That’s the single job our founding fathers saw as a burden we should all help carry. And you toted your part of the load. Celebrate the fact you participated in the process.

Sure, your candidate’s loss hurts, but it’s part of the process of maturation. If you’ve never learned what it feels like to lose, you’re really not ready to be a winner.

We still don’t have clarity on how our record voter turnout will turn out.

That’s not what I’d prefer, but it’s the way things are shaping up. And it’s never what happens that defines you, it’s how you react to what happens.

But however things turn out, we will continue to promise one thing: we’ll keep you posted.

—Jim Shepherd

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