Jack and Sharon Wallace, German Precision Optics USA-sponsored husband-and-wife 3-D archers, both took home top honors at the International Bowhunting Organization’s Spring Nationals last weekend in Wilmore, KY.
William Penn and Iowa Central Community College dominated the 2021 Collegiate Skeet and Sporting Clays Championships this past weekend. William Penn took home first place team in Sporting Clays and second place team in skeet, while Iowa Central took first in skeet and second in sporting clays.

Hornady congratulates Jessie Harrison on her performance at the 2021 USPSA Team Motley Dragon Cup in Odessa, Texas.Harrison won High Overall in the Single Stack Division using Hornady 9mm 125 gr. HAP (Hornady Action Pistol) bullets loaded in her 38 Super Comp. minor.
The Texas A&M Forest Service recently acquired Fox Hunters Hill, a $1.6 million conservation easement consisting of over 2,387 acres of sustainably managed forestland adjacent to the Sabine National Forest.
Bear Archery has unveiled the truck that they’ll be giving away at this year’s Total Archery Challenge. This year’s giveaway features a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado TrailBoss 4x4 that is wrapped entirely in Bear Archery’s signature “Fred Bear Camo.”

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is pleased to report that the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation aimed at helping the state control the invasive blue catfish population by reducing burdensome regulatory roadblocks that have disincentivized markets.
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RCBS has announced the expansion of its Matchmaster and Group D Die offerings with the addition of several new cartridge options.
Shoot Like A Girl is excited to announce the winner of the Hunt Like A Girl Contest in partnership with Beretta USA. The contest winner, Christina Jones, was nominated by several friends during the promotion.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the statewide spring turkey season will kick off April 17 with Junior Turkey Hunt Day.

Remington Ammunition announced the much-anticipated brand homecoming and factory reboot at its Lonoke, Arkansas facility.
Joining a growing list of California companies seeking new locations, protective eyewear maker Wiley X announces it will move to a new global business headquarters, manufacturing and distribution site in Frisco, Texas. The new facilities are expected to be completed by Q2/2022.
Blackhawk continues to educate new and experienced gun owners through its Your Right 2 Protect initiative. The YR2P program was created by Blackhawk to support new and existing firearms owners with the goal of helping people them feel more confident, prepared, and protected when carrying a firearm
Yamaha joined forces with more than 30 South Carolina-based boating and fishing tackle manufacturers and marine dealerships to help form the new South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance (SCBFA).

Montana’s watercraft inspectors have intercepted six mussel-fouled boats; the latest boat was stopped at the Anaconda watercraft inspection station on Saturday, April 10.
Outdoor Sportsman Group’s (OSG) print, digital and television platforms are embarking on a new special interest publication and programming venture – Kayak Fishing Fun – with the premium format print magazine to debut nationwide on newsstands beginning April 14.
The Second Amendment Foundation announced that award-winning investigative reporter and editor Lee Williams has been chosen to serve as chief editor of SAF’s Investigative Journalism Project.
Pulsar has unveiled three brand-new Thermion 2 models. They have Wi-Fi connectivity with Stream Vision App compatibility along with built-in video recording with sound and 16GB of memory storage.

MyOutdoorTV is now airing the first season of a new series, Hoge Wild, featuring country music artist Lucas Hoge.
Ducks Unlimited (DU) recently released the latest film in its online series, DU Films.
The EOTECH Vudu 5-25x50 FFP now offers an illuminated Horus TREMOR reticle for long-range accuracy. The Horus TREMOR3 reticle allows Vudu shooters to quickly and accurately estimate target range and size while compensating for bullet drop and wind.
At the close of the enrollment window on April 1st, 17,344 students were enrolled by their coaches as NASP Academic Archers from 41 US states, 3 Canadian provinces, as well as nominations from Africa.

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wild Turkey Records Program began in the fall of 1982 and has since been the authority of wild turkey records for anywhere wild turkeys are legally harvested, accumulating over 27,000 registered birds. With recent upgrades to the NWTF’s website, the program will now allow harvests to be submitted digitally.
The High Road with Keith Warren and Lucas Outdoor Line proudly announce their continued sponsorship relationship for 2021.
Bow Spider is pleased to announce it has renewed its partnership with RadCast Outdoors Podcast.
Every year the Urban Forestry Awards luncheon recognizes cities, college campuses and utilities that demonstrate a variety of dedication to the importance of trees in their respective communities. Awards were presented virtually on April 8, on behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Primary Arms Online now carries an assortment of concealed carry handbags and purses from popular brands, Gun Tote’n Mamas and Cameleon Bags.
The ADVANCE enhances your hearing by 8x while protecting you from high-impact noises in under 2 milliseconds. It has a noise-isolating microphone for clear communication in loud environments, provides up to 10 hours of Bluetooth connectivity on a single charge, and limits volume output to no more than 85dB for all-day, damage-free listening.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson will join in the dedication and grand opening of the Dr. T.W. Hardison Visitor Center at Petit Jean State Park on April 22.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider recommendations for 2021 deer, antelope and elk hunting seasons when it meets April 20 in Kearney.

This week, Shooting USA covers the Talladega 600. For the Civilian Marksmanship Program, it’s a Mini-Nationals named the Southern Classic.
This week on MOJO TV, Terry Denmon heads “down under” to Australia with hopes of shooting a Water Buffalo. Along for the trip is good friend, Skip Knowles, Editor of Wildfowl and Predator Nation Magazines.
During National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, the Indiana DNR will thank and recognize those volunteers for caring for Indiana’s natural and cultural resources and salute their accomplishments on the Facebook pages of the divisions of State Parks, Fish & Wildlife, Forestry, and Nature Preserves.
As spring temperatures warm, bears are becoming more active, increasing opportunities for conflicts with people. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds Florida residents and visitors to remove food attractants to reduce negative interactions with bears and other wildlife.


Editor’s Note: Sometimes, the best way to tell stories uses with images, not words. Today’s one of those days -and our introduction to storytelling via StoryMap. Thanks to the USFWS and our friend Sam Moore, the American Conservation Experience (ACE) Fellow at the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program of the USFWS for sharing this with us.

Bighorn sheep are rebounding across the American West thanks to strong conservation partnerships. A new interactive ArcGIS StoryMap, produced by the Partner with a Payer initiative with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, shows how funding from excise taxes on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment has helped restore bighorn in Nevada and beyond.

The Partner with a Payer initiative connects state fish and wildlife agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program with the industries that fund conservation through the Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson acts.

View the StoryMap here:

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