Hornady has been recognized as the Innovator of the Year by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers.
Savage Arms announced that RENEGAUGE has been selected as the Shotgun of the Year by Guns & Ammo Magazine. The American made 12 gauge semiautomatic was chosen for the award by the editors, contributors, and staff of the magazine.
Whales are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and boaters must stay at least 500 yards (1,500 feet) away from North Atlantic right whales and at least 100 yards from all other whales.
Predominantly flipping PowerBait MaxScent The General around lily pads, Lee recorded 69 pounds, 4 ounces of largemouth in the championship round of Major League Fishing’s 2020 General Tire World Championship, picking up another major championship and a $100,000 first-place payout.
- GEAR -
Hogue’s HandALL grip sleeve line includes models now available for the Spring?eld Armory Hellcat. It provides protection with the 'beavertail' and has finger grooves for consistent grip.

Combining classical American and Italian axe designs, the WOOX FORTE is another great example of “old world” craftsmanship meeting the modern age of high-performance gear.

Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc.announced that the submission of its initial production MRAD MK22 rifles have met all requirements for the U.S. Department of Defense contract for ASR  in support of USSOCOM.

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc., announced the acceptance of new rifle cartridges for SAAMI standardization. These are the 277 SIG FURY, the 6.5 Weatherby Rebated Precision Magnum and the 6.8 Western.
Kelly Brand Management (KBM), a sales, marketing, and business management consultancy, has been selected as the agency of record for American-made company, Arctic Ice. 

- JOBS -
Buck Knives is seeking candidates for Regional Sales Manager positions. These include a position for the Eastern U.S. and one for the West.
The Second Amendment Foundation was joined by several other gun rights organizations in a federal challenge of Maryland’s prohibitive concealed carry regulations that essentially ban average state residents from exercising their right to bear arms for personal protection under the Second Amendment.
Check out the Montevallo team of Jacob Pfundt & Grayson Morris asthey talk about the School of the Year race.

GPO introduced the new Optic-Fit binocular and spotting scope tripod adapter system. Designed by outdoor enthusiasts, this quick connect system will get your optic on and off a tripod with an inventive, durable and fast quick detach system.  
Launched in 2016, America Outdoors Radio has broken the 100-affiliate stations mark and now airs weekly on 105 stations in 25 states.  
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, well known wild came chef Hank Shaw joins us on Northwestern Outdoors Radio to share some great advice about serving up several different wild game dishes as your main course this holiday season. 
The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership report highlights access projects in 15 states and success of the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program.


Picky hunters and outdoorsman aren’t always the easiest to find the right gifts for around the holidays. But this Holiday season, Primos Hunting is making the process simpler with its “The Truth About Best Gifts For Hunters” Wish List for 2020.

ALPS OutdoorZ expands its line of waterfowl hunting accessories for 2021 with the introduction of the Snow Goose Chair.
Two lakes, Mount Tom Pond (Washington) and Crystal Lake (Ellington) were stocked earlier this fall, and now the very popular Atlantic Salmon Management Areas on the Naugatuck River and the Shetucket River have each been stocked on two separate occasions over the last few weeks.

One of the priorities at Gulf State Park is to get a portion of the popular pier open after Hurricane Sally collapsed a 175-foot section near the end octagon.

The meeting includes a request to amend an existing grant that covers fish hatchery improvement, and allow remaining funds in the grant to be used to expedite recovery of hatchery infrastructure damaged in the recent wildfires.
Launched in April 2016, the slam is a fishing challenge that requires participants to catch Utah's four native cutthroat trout subspecies in their native ranges, with the $20 registration fee going toward conservation projects for the native species.
After reports of technical issues with the licensing system provided by Sovereign Sportsman Solutions, hunters may not have been able to purchase a base license and deer tags on Saturday, November 14. The DNR is working to resolve the issues, occurring across several states, as quickly as possible.
Sandhill cranes by the thousands have once again returned to their wintering grounds at the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area in southeastern Arizona.

A trapnet is most often used as a tool for collecting data on landlocked salmon, but can readily catch brook trout, splake, and other species as well.
Grab your fishing poles and mark your calendars for December 5-15 to participate in Trout Fest 2020 at Cal Young Park Pond in Abilene.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Russellville Site Office advises that Riverview Park will be closed to all traffic until further notice beginning today (Monday, November 16).
The Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame recently announced the class of inductees for 2020.

It’s castin' and blastin' on The High Road with Keith Warren at Legends Ranch during an emotional fishing and hunting combo as Keith Warren and his soon to be son in law for two beautiful typical framed whitetail bucks.
The Trump administration has announced new restrictions and requirements on Land and Water Conservation Fund implementation, including bipartisan language passed overwhelmingly by Congress in the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act and the Great American Outdoors Act, drawing strong criticism from sportsmen and women.
The Scholastic Action Shooting Program announced the expansion of International Air Rifle, Air Pistol, and Sport Pistol disciplines to its youth shooting sports program. With these new additions, the SASP continues to pursue its mission of facilitating youth development through shooting sports.

Editor’s Note: The following observation regarding a potential Biden administration and its attitudes towards gun rights and gun owners was written by the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Larry Keane.

Former Vice President Joe Biden declared election victory, even as President Donald Trump continues to challenge results in several states. Runoffs are slated for both U.S. Senate seats from Georgia, which could decide the balance of power in Washington, D.C. and whether agendas get an unquestioned green light or hit roadblocks.

The Biden camp is already forming the presidential transition team and increased gun control is on the table. While everyone is trying to read the political tea leaves to predict what will happen, the firearm industry is taking a pragmatic approach.

When it comes to gun control, take Biden at his word.

He’s given plenty of public comment to know exactly what he wants to do if he’s unchecked. It’s nothing short of ending Second Amendment rights and reducing them to a nanny-state privilege that’s closely monitored and meted out piecemeal to a select few. It also means the firearm industry would be decimated through harassing litigation, overburdening regulation and a bevy of laws that won’t improve public safety but would render law-abiding Americans vulnerable to criminals.

‘The Enemy’

Biden made it crystal clear his thoughts on firearm manufacturers at the onset of the Democratic presidential primary race in July 2019.

“Our enemy is the gun manufacturers, not the NRA, the gun manufacturers,” Biden said.

Biden’s gun control plan would criminalize private firearm sales, requiring every firearm transfer to be conducted through licensed firearm retailers. He’d also crack down on those retailers, using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as an anvil by which to crush businesses for even minor clerical errors in inspections. He argued for the same failed so-called mandatory “smart gun” technology for which he led a task force in the Obama administration. It wasn’t ready for testing then and it’s still not ready today.

That was the beginning of the Biden gun control agenda. That’s now burgeoned to include every radical gun control wish list item. It starts at a national state-by-state licensing scheme and rationing gun rights to just one sale per month for every law-abiding American.

That’s not all. He’d destroy the firearm industry by pushing to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, exposing manufacturers to harassing lawsuits by activist lawyers that long to bankrupt manufacturers for political means and use the courts to advance an agenda that doesn’t survive legislative scrutiny.


Biden unequivocally admitted to CNN’s Anderson Cooper in a 2019 interview that he would pursue an unconstitutional firearm confiscation agenda.

“To gun owners out there who say a Biden administration means they’re going to come for my guns…” Cooper said.

“Bingo,” Biden interrupted. “You’re right, if you have an assault weapon,” which the former vice president deridingly refers to when he speaks of MSRs. “The fact of the matter is they should be illegal. Period.”

That goes much further than reenacting the failed 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, to which in the same interview, Biden agreed it didn’t reduce crime. That means he’d go after the more nearly 20 million MSRs in circulation today.

“What I would do is institute a national buyback program,” Biden explained. He admitted then that outright confiscation of MSRs for lawful ownership was a Constitutional hurdle.

“Right now, there’s no legal way that I’m aware of where you could deny the right if they had legally purchased them,” Biden told CNN of his confiscation plans. “But we can, in fact, make a major effort to get them off the street and out of the possession of people.”

That was 2019. Today, he’s looking for the loopholes. One way Biden’s trying to achieve his agenda is by reclassifying the MSR to fall under the 1934 National Firearms Act so the more than century-old technology would be treated in the same fashion as short-barrel rifles and machine guns. That would require owners to be put on federal lists, submit fingerprints, photos, inform chief law enforcement officers, endure duplicitous background checks, wait more than nine months for approval and pay a $200 tax for the privilege to continue to own what they already legally purchased.

Those who don’t would see their firearms confiscated by a Biden administration.

‘I Don’t Work for You’

A Biden administration would be quickly hounded by gun control cronies like billionaire Michael Bloomberg and his gun control groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action. They’ll be joined by others including Brady and Giffords. Both groups issued press releases on their laundry list of action items to limit and deny Second Amendment rights.

That’s who a Biden administration would work for and not every day, law-abiding Americans who want to exercise their rights. Biden made that clear when he told Detroit union worker Jerry Wayne, “You’re full of sh*t.” Biden later added, “I’m not working for you. Don’t be such a horse’s ass.”

Biden, who claims blue-collar roots, doesn’t think much of the “everyday” individual carrying a lunch pail to the factory floor and wants to exercise Second Amendment rights during free time. He’s much more attuned to the far-left radical agenda his running mate U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) brought to the ticket, wanting to bring California-style gun control to the rest of the country.

The firearm industry believes him. There’s no reason to doubt or to equivocate with calls to unite. Taking Biden at anything less than his word is malfeasance.

— Larry Keane
Keane is Senior VP and General Counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation

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