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GoWild members can now buy gear directly through its platform with free shipping on every order. The new e-commerce platform launches with nearly 10,000 products from leading brands in hunting and fishing, including Garmin, Vortex Optics, Rocky Boots, Abu Garcia, Berkley, YUM, St. Croix, Daiwa, and Rapala.
Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that Dayton, Tennessee will host the 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Open on March 30-31 at Lake Chickamauga.
Unlike many other precision rifle competitions the matches will be geared towards practical hunting applications and designed to test all aspects of the competitors gear and skills.
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF) provided 4,350 mangrove plants and volunteers planted those along with 2,500 matrimony vines in an effort to increase nesting opportunity for pelicans and other colonial waterbirds on the island.
To help landowners improve the habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other songbirds and other forest wildlife, the Association of Consulting Foresters(ACF) and the Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society (RGS&AWS) have formed a new collaboration.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awards more than $71 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to 13 new projects and three amendments to ongoing projects in the states of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Texas.
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officers are reminding the public to utilize the meat from harvested fish and wildlife after 59 ducks were recently found wasted in a dumpster.
Texas and other states provide guidance on what species to stock, how many and when to stock them to grow maximum poundage of gamefish.
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The complete line of Vudu® magnified optics is covered by EOTECH's No Bull Sh*t (NoBS) Warranty.

Uncle Mike’s announced today the addition of new Apparition IWB/OWB holsters for the SIG SAUER P365/P365XL, GLOCK 48, Smith & Wesson M&P Shield EZ 9mm/.380 Auto and Springfield Hellcat pistols.
Michigan's puzzles, prints, mugs, and apparel are family-favorites for anyone who is curious about Michigan, past and present.
AmChar Wholesale’s cutting-edge website makes the ordering process much simpler for the customer by offering new features and upgrades. Dealers can now apply multiple filters to find the exact product that they are looking for.
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. is restructuring its operations in the United States, reorganizing the Suzuki Motorcycle/ATV and Marine Divisions into two separate companies set to begin operations on April 1, 2021.

Only one team will walk away a champion, who will it be!? Watch this exciting episode on any of our streaming channels or on our website:
The Armory Life is the go-to source for daily firearms-focused content. By signing up for the signing up for "The Armory Life Debrief" e-mail, you’ll get a specially curated collection of the week’s top articles delivered right to your inbox for free.
At a time when many organizations have cinched their belts and curbed spending, Trout Unlimited just provided another round of critical funding to the Tennessee Aquarium’s effort to restore Tennessee’s only native trout species.
The Boone and Crockett Club today released its policy position statement on climate change, outlining recommendations to reduce carbon emissions, promote natural climate solutions, and invest in carbon reduction technologies.

This week on America Outdoors Radio Dan Clayton Luce with Henry Repeating Arms talks about putting a Henry rifle or shotgun under the Christmas tree this year for the ultimate holiday gift.
It’s easy ways to shop for guns, gear, and accessories this season, plus more, this week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk Radio.
SIG SAUER, Inc. announced the SIG SAUER Custom Works P320 Fire Control Unit is now shipping and arriving at select SIG SAUER Master and Elite Dealers. The standalone P320 Fire Control Unit enables an entirely new level of customization and personalization in the world of firearms.
If you have a technical resource on staff or for hire that keeps an accurate firearms inventory in a POS system or electronic bound book, suggests you consider their REST API integration.

Starting Friday, November 20, and running through Monday, November 30, Apex Tactical Specialties is offering free shipping on all orders from their online store at during this early Black Friday to Cyber Monday period. In addition, any order over $100 will receive a free Apex Swag Pack.
The new Pelican™ 14QT Personal Cooler is the first on the market to separate wet and dry storage, and it will be available at on Black Friday 2020.
Anglers will find rainbow trout in Neighborhood Fishin' ponds and more than 100 community lakes beginning in late November.
? Thursday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt designated Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, as a National Historic Landmark, recognizing the significant role the ballpark has played in the city of Chicago and the history of professional sports.  

A bridge has been rehabbed at Indiana's Starve Hollow State Recreation Area, thanks to a partnership between DNR and EcoVantage LLC.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission announces formation of a new taskforce that will study top-priority wildlife issues such as licensing and public access facing the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and sportsmen and women.
Coho salmon are returning to northeast Oregon’s Lostine River in record numbers almost five decades after they disappeared from the same basin.
Commercial fishers with a valid standard commercial fishing license and guaranteed availability for work this winter are encouraged to join an effort to remove lost fishing gear from state waters.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has confirmed a mountain lion was observed on video crossing a yard on the west side of Scottsbluff in the early morning on November 19.

In a year where it seems nothing is ever settled, the NRA’s battle with the State of New York Financial Services Department over insurance sales there has apparently come to a close. According to a release from the New York State Department of Financial Services, the state has entered into a consent order with the NRA.

According to that release, the case is resolved via a consent order that includes a civil monetary penalty of $2.5 million for violations of New York insurance laws. Under that agreement, the NRA is also banned from marketing insurance in the state or receiving any compensation in connection with any New York insurance policies for five years, even if the NRA obtains a license.

It’s important to note that there is no admission of wrongdoing by the NRA in the settlement.

In fact, on its NRA Legal Facts website the NRA says “no NRA money is being used to fund the payment to the Department of Financial Services.” And NRA counsel William A. Brewer III called the order “a resounding win for the NRA and the members it serves.”

The NRA Legal Website also points out the settlement has no bearing on the Association’s ability to procure insurance for its own corporate operations.

Win or not, the consent order states that, despite lacking a license to conduct insurance business in New York, the NRA violated various New York insurance laws and regulations by acting as an insurance producer without a license in participating in efforts to solicit and market the sale of insurance products, including the NRA’s Carry Guard insurance program.

In the insurance business, an “insurance producer” is nearly the same as a “producer” in the securities industry-essentially, commissioned salespersons compensated for people they enroll in an insurance/securities program. Both carry licensing requirements.

“The NRA operated as an unlicensed insurance producer and broke the New York Insurance Law by soliciting insurance products and receiving compensation,” said Superintendent of Financial Services Linda A. Lacewell, “…the NRA violated the New York Insurance law by soliciting dangerous and impermissible insurance products, including those in its Carry Guard program that purported to insure intentional acts and criminal defense costs.”

The three year investigation asserted that from 2000 to 2018, the NRA worked with the Lockton Affinity Series of Lockton Affinity, LLC to over a “variety of insurance programs to NRA members, their families and affiliated businesses.”

The NRA, NY asserts, endorsed the programs to its membership via NRA-affiliated websites and email marketing, despite not being an insurance producers license in New York.

More than 28,000 policies were placed in New York through Lockton. The Carry Guard policies, with “about 680” policies issued to New York residents, was the “impermissible insurance product” referenced by Superintendent Lacewell. Selling insurance to cover the costs of “intentional acts” (such as covering the costs of defending a firearms owner after a shooting) is Illegal in New York.

In 2018, DFS fined Lockton Companies and its affiliates $7 million for their role as “producer and administrator for various-NRA branded insurance products, along with $5 million from “certain underwriters at Lloyd’s of London”. Chubb subsidiary Illinois Union Insurance Company settled their underwriting of Cary Guard for $1.3 million in may 2018.

You can read a copy of the consent order here.

In the meantime, the other legal battles between the NRA and the State of New York continue.

On An Unrelated Matter… Next week is Thanksgiving, and that means a short week of wires. If you have information you need to distribute before Thanksgiving, you need to submit it no later than 5p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, November 24. Wednesday’s editions will be final ones for the week. We will resume our normal schedule on Monday, November 30. And since we’re talking the rapidly-ending year, our final editions of 2020 will be on Friday, December 18, 2020. Following our annual holiday hiatus, we’ll be back with our first editions on Monday, January 4, 2021.

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