Forged from the combined strengths of two successful organizations, the Quality Deer Management Association and the National Deer Alliance, the new non-profit National Deer Association is adapted to work more effectively for deer and hunters in the altered landscape of wildlife conservation. 


The Outdoor Wire Digital Network will not publish any of our services on Wednesday, November 11, as we observe Veteran's Day with the nation.

Press releases and industry news received after Monday, November 9 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time will not run until Thursday, November 12 as we resume our normal publication schedule.

Bowtech is proud to announce that gone are the days of settling for inferior performance at less-than-average draw lengths. Introducing the Solution SD from Bowtech. Equipped with Bowtech’s patented Deadlock Technology, the new 2021 Solution SD was engineered for archers with shorter draw lengths that want the accuracy benefits of DeadLock, without sacrificing performance.
Industry leaders TenPoint Crossbow Technologies and Garmin have teamed up to release the most powerful, most accurate long-range crossbow ever – the Vapor RS470 XERO. Delivering supercharged speeds up to 470 FPS and the revolutionary ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system, the Vapor RS470 XERO is equipped with the new Garmin Xero® X1i Rangefinding Scope to provide exact aiming at any distance for unmatched long- range accuracy.
Coast Guard District 7 crews are urging mariners offshore and near shore to prepare for Tropical Storm Eta anticipated to impact the sea state from South Carolina to the Florida Gulf coast into the week.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced that Team Ruger’s James McGinty and Dave Olhasso earned multiple divisional wins this past weekend at the New Jersey State Rimfire Challenge held at the Old Bridge Rifle and Pistol Club in Old Bridge, NJ.
After “seemingly endless negations with show sites, hotels and government health agencies,” the Fly Fishing Show changes the date of their 2021 show to April 30-May 2 in the usual location at the Denver Mart in Denver, Colorado.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a public hearing via webinar on proposed Reef Fish Amendment 48 and Red Drum Amendment 5, November 17, 2020 beginning at 6:00 PM EST.
In its sixth year, the annual Benelli USA Invitational event raised a record amount of $100,000 for Freedom Hunters – a group that supports outdoor opportunities for combat veterans, active duty military personnel and military families.

SAR USA by Sarsilmaz announced the introduction of the new SAR 9X Platinum striker-fired semi-automatic 9x19mm pistol. It features a polymer frame with accessory rail, Cerakote ‘platinum’ finish on the slide and a 4.5” hammer forged barrel.
On October 30, 2020 the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) was recognized by Congress with the signing of America’s Conservation Enhancement Act.
Yamaha Pro Patrick Walters weighed in 22 pounds, 10 ounces on the final day of Toyota® Bassmaster® Texas Fest on Lake Fork to capture a dominant win with a four-day total of 104 pounds, 12 ounces. The victory marks the first B.A.S.S.® Elite win for the angler from Summerville, S.C.
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Frabill makes it easy to store, transport and protect a full quiver of rods with the introduction of the XL Ice Rod Combo Case.

Part of Galco's Concealed Carry Lite line of holsters, the WalkAbout 2.0 offers all the benefits of the bestselling Tuck-n-Go 2.0­ – with the addition of an integral spare magazine (autos) or speedloader (revolvers) carrier.
XS Sights is changing the name of its popular 3-Dot RAM Night Sights to R3D Night Sights due to a trademark issue. The name change is effective immediately. XS is also pleased to introduce R3D Suppressor Height sights for Glock pistols.
With deer firearms season opening on Nov. 14, the Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife has some reminders for hunters.
Those who experience success in the coming bear seasons should be prepared for some changes at bear check stations that include limited opportunities for the public to observe bears as they’re checked, and changes to check station locations and hours of operation.

Staccato 2011, LLC announced that Kyle Defoor is joining Staccato’s Professional Team of law enforcement and military trained professional shooters. Mr. Defoor, former U.S. Navy SEAL and Vice President of Defoor Proformance Shooting, brings over 25 years of shooting experience to Staccato.
Through June 30, 201, Blackbird Products Group, parent company of Mammoth Coolers and Mammoth PPE products, will make a donation on every Mammoth Heritage Cooler sold to The Charlie Daniels Journey Home Project, a veteran charity co-founded by the late country music icon and patriot Charlie Daniels and his personal manager, David Corlew.
SIG SAUER, Inc. announced that the TANGO6T has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense for the Direct View Optic in response to a solicitation to enhance squad performance with a variable powered riflescope.
Walther announces that the Gravel Agency will represent the complete line of Walther products in both commercial and law enforcement markets in Canada. The Gravel Agency will manage distribution, warranty, translation services, parts inventory, and compliance for all Canadian customers.

In its sixth year, the annual Benelli USA Invitational event raised a record amount of $100,000 for Freedom Hunters – a group that supports outdoor opportunities for combat veterans, active duty military personnel and military families. Due to COVID-19, the in-person shooting event pivoted to an online format.
Chattanooga Shooting Supplies has announced several organizational changes in response to the strong economic growth the company has experienced over the past 18 months.
Lipsey's, a nationally renowned firearms distributor, continues to explore new product expansion with the addition of Rugged Suppressors.
Beretta USA is honored to announce the launch of a limited-edition Beretta M9 T-shirt in honor of Veteran’s Day. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the commemorative T-shirt will benefit Folds of Honor.

Avian-X Topflight Teal Decoys, available in Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal of Early Season Teal packs, let hunters target a specific species or hunt mixed flocks of ducks in early season plumage.
Three buttons: that's all it takes to get the Switch™ and Switch Lightsout™ cameras fully operational. This dummy-proof trail camera is the easiest setupWildgame Innovations has ever created.
Stealth Cam®, manufacturer of the industry's leading trail cameras for hunting and wildlife monitoring, announces two important upgrades to the new FUSION wireless trail camera system.
Zink's new easy-blow Mallard Drake Whistle sports a unique mallard head design and is the perfect first duck whistle for the waterfowl hunter.

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), introduces the Garmin Xero® X1i, an electro-optic based crossbow scope with built-in laser range finder that offers the most advanced crossbow aiming platform on the market.
DRD Tactical announces an additional path for consumers to purchase its line of patented take down rifles and other gear:
Visit now for brand new weekly video content, free gear giveaways, and equipment discounts. Each week Basecamp features new subjects such as whitetail tactics, shot placement, treestand setups, and filming your hunt, just to name a fraction of the covered topics.
Shoot Like A Girl has released its third quarter report for the 2020 calendar year, announcing a robust tour schedule with impactful results in spite of current events.
Recently, S3DA had the opportunity to hold a drawing for a New Mexico Mule Deer Tag donated by the Safari Club International Foundation. Morgan “Goose” Green from Sherwood Forest Archery in Greenwood, South Carolina was the lucky winner.
The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) announces the expansion of International Air Rifle, Air Pistol, and Sport Pistol disciplines to its youth shooting sports program.
GSM Outdoors is excited to announce a new partnership between G.P.S. Bags and popular social media influencer, combat veteran, and successful firearm shop owner, Neal Currey, known to many as Ready Gunner.
Skip the shopping and holiday stress on Thanksgiving weekend and spend your time outside exploring the beauty of the outdoors with Monroe Lake’s Holiday Hiking Challenge, which will take place from Thursday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 29.
It’s been a long year for manufacturing in America. GTM Original has been riding the roller coaster of the pandemic economy since last winter, and finds itself answering these questions on its extremely active social media outlets. Here is a rundown of FAQ for GTM Original, as answered by its president, Claudia Chisholm.
Primary Arms Optics announced its sponsorship for Legacy Jump, a Veteran’s day extreme-sports fundraising event supporting veteran and first-responder charities. This televised event will be hosted at the National WWI Museum and Monument in Kansas City, MO.
The public is invited to cut up and remove certain downed trees at Turkey Run and Shades state parks for firewood.
The public is invited to cut up and remove certain downed trees at Patoka Lake for firewood. Firewood permits will be available depending on weather and staff time.
The public is invited to cut up and remove certain downed trees at Brookville Lake and Whitewater Memorial State Park.
Select Indiana state park properties will temporarily close in the coming weeks so controlled deer management hunts can take place.
Resident Nebraska disabled veterans now may apply for a lifetime vehicle park entry permit at no charge.
Those mandatory hunter reports provide first-hand information that is critical to wildlife management and season setting.
Heavy equipment operators began work recently to dredge stamp sands north of Grand Traverse Harbor in Keweenaw County.
A new package of deer regulations will be introduced to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at its Nov. 12 meeting.
Free Vermont state recognized tribal citizen hunting and fishing licenses will become available in January, 2021, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
Freddie Leibhart’s mom introduced him to fishing when he was young. Now, the Columbus man can take his children fishing in the new boat he won as the grand prize in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Take ’em Fishing challenge.
All veterans and active-duty military personnel, and everyone in their vehicle, will be admitted free to Indiana DNR state parks, reservoir properties, state forest recreation areas and state off-road vehicle riding areas on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11.
Follow pro angler and Major League Fishing “play by play” announcer JT Kenney as he wrangles with giant bass from Palm Bay to the St. Lawrence in the MOTV original series, The Fishin’ Show with JT Kenney.
The Army Small Arms competition, with rack issue carbines and pistols, is open to active duty, guard, reserve, and cadets, to keep battlefield skills sharp. Shooting USA is at Ft. Benning to cover the action.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) is offering a series of youth trapping workshops throughout the state this winter. Participation in the workshops is free for youth ages 7 to 17, but registration is required.

Tomorrow, November 11, is Veterans Day.

For some of you, it seems odd..because it’s not a Friday/Monday thing.

There’s a reason.

This federal holiday is attached to a particular, significant date, not a “third Monday” or whatever.

If you’re wondering why, it’s because the date is incredibly significant. November 11 was the day the Armistice ended World War I.

It was formally recognized as the “11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918.” It was originally celebrated as Armistice Day, but changed in 1954 to honor all veterans in all conflicts.

Veterans Day should never be confused with Memorial Day. There’s a significant difference.

Granted, Veterans Day honors all those-present and past-who have served in the armed forces, but the emphasis is on those still with us.

Memorial Day recognizes those who died in service or as a result of their injuries in conflicts.

Tomorrow is the day you should make a special effort to thank all the veterans you know -or meet - for their service.

If you know a Marine, today’s the special day to wish them -and the United States Marine Corps- a happy birthday.

On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress issued the decree that created the Continental Marines. If you’re really into history, you’ll likely call me out with the fact the Continental Marines were “disestablished” when the Revolutionary War ended 1783.

You’d be correct, because the Marine Corps was officially established by President John Adams on July 11, 1798. It was originally celebrated on that date, but with little fanfare.

In 1921, it was suggested that the official birthday be celebrated on November 10. And it’s the date the first formal United States Marine Corps ball- a gala affair- was celebrated. There’s even a birthday cake -with a decidedly USMC twist.

Traditionally, the first slice of cake is passed to the oldest Marine present, who passes it to the youngest Marine present. (In the case of my next door neighbors, the father would pass a piece of cake to his son. “The Corps” has a lot of generational members.)

However you celebrate, happy birthday, Marines!

As we have several times over the years, here’s the “official” link to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) blog for 2020 Veterans Day discounts on everything from meals to hotels and haircuts.

It is updated several times daily, so keep checking for deals. Realize that not all the deals might be listed. Here you go:

According to the latest data, there are 18 million living Veterans today. That number includes 500,000 from World War II, and 600,000 who served In Vietnam. Those numbers are dwindling, but for those of us who grew up under the guidance of the “greatest generation” the veterans of World War II remain our heroes.

That, however, should never let those who served after Vietnam think we don’t appreciate your service. Having seen you in action across the middle east, there’s still no quit in our military.

You continue to show the best and brightest qualities of duty, honor and country.

Thank you all for your service.

—Jim Shepherd

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