In observance of Veterans Day, we will not be distributing any wires on Thursday, November 11. Our regular schedule for all wires resumes on Friday, November 12.

Team Krieghoff took on Texas sized winds and challenging targets at the 2021 Sporting Clays National Championships with their trademark championship style. Team members Mike Wilgus, Nicolas Berry, Shelby Moon, and Karen Shedd posted stand out performances.
Hornady congratulates Austin Orgain, Doug Koenig, Mark Cooper, Dave Preston, Clay Blackketter and Tate Streater on their performance at the PRS Pro Series Finale, November 6, 2021 in Raton, New Mexico.
On October 8th-10th Skills4Life heroes met for a local deer hunt at Purple Heart Ranch in Sterling City, Tx.
The National Deer Association (NDA) November Beer and Deer Webinar will feature NDA’s Chief Conservation Officer, Kip Adams. Supporters can tune in today, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. EST for this month’s episode - Rubs and Scrapes: The 411 on How Deer Communicate.

Safari Club International will host more than 40 seminars covering everything from hunting tips to estate planning with firearms to cartel monitoring at the upcoming annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 19-22, 2022 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Have you caught a trout or salmon in Michigan that had an adipose fin clip? If so, it could contain a tag with valuable information. If so, you’re encouraged to turn in the head at a local drop-off station.
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Elite Survival Systems' tactical gun range bags feature high quality materials and unrivaled American craftsmanship.
Hawke® Optics helps you take aim with a complete line-up of bipods, mounts, and rests to help you experience increased accuracy and control whether you’re in the field or at the range.

Go Out{side} by Bassmaster was created to inspire and educate families as they begin exploring nature. For giveaway winner Jeff Haire of Rock Hill, S.C., this prize came at the perfect time.
Waypoint TV is teaming up with Xpedition Enterprises and The Given Right to give one lucky winter the hunting experience of a lifetime.
Tree planting, care and planning in 11 Michigan communities will be supported by community forestry grant awards totaling $117,208.
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.

Hunters taking to the field for the November firearm deer season will have bagging a deer on their minds. Safety should be uppermost on their minds.
Primary Arms Government is now a CZ-USA Authorized Law Enforcement Dealer, offering direct access to the full selection of CZ-USA and Dan Wesson products.
Since the gift giving season is almost upon us, Lyman Products and Mark 7 reloading have decided to give away a really great gift: An Apex10 – 10 Station Loading Machine complete with a Mechanical Powder Measure, and Mark 7® 11” High Speed Case, PLUS an Autodrive, PLUS a Mr. Bullet Feeder®, PLUS a Lyman® Pro Die Set.
Glenn Sapir of Putnam Valley, New York, has been named the recipient of the New York State Outdoor Writers Association’s prestigious M. Paul Keesler New York Outdoor Citizen Award.

Firearms Policy Coalition filed a new federal Second Amendment lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas seeking to restore the right to carry arms in public for adults under 21 years of age.
DRD Tactical has announced that they’ve added a pistol to their lineup. Introducing the MFP-21, this new multi-function pistol is available in both 300 BLK and 5.56mm with interchangeable barrel capability & quick take down technology.
Gamakatsu introduces a weedless addition to their versatile jig head selection with the Round 26 Weedless Jig Hooks.
Christensen Arms announces their Rapid Fire Fridays event with Warne Rings & Bases. The team will answer questions about mounting optics. This event is now live on YouTube.

AMERIGLO announces its entry into pistol optics with the all-new AMERIGLO Haven red dot.
Designed to endure the most rigorous needs of law enforcement and military operations, the MPS (Micro Pistol Sight) is a continuation of the efforts of Steiner to provide optics and imaging solutions for all defense and tactical applications.
Scholastic 3D Archery has named Jeff Boland as the S3DA Alabama State Coordinator. Jeff will oversee all aspects of the S3DA program in Alabama including tournaments and training classes.
Whitetails Unlimited continues their longstanding support of shooting sports, and last fiscal year issued 179 grants totaling more than $325,000 in support of various programs through the WTU Staying on Target program.

Back in August, the Plantersville Cultural Center was invited to Milton Hall to engage in wood duck box building as part of a fundraiser for their school. In addition to helping acquire materials, several South Carolina Waterfowl Association employees came along to help.
The PileDriver is Hatsan’s first .50 caliber air rifle, and the market’s most powerful production PCP rifle. The PileDriver is designed exclusively for high-powered hunting applications. Capable of producing over 800 ft-lbs. of energy in 50 cal, it is also available in a 700+ FPE-generating .45 caliber model.
Primary Arms Government has announced their November giveaway, which includes a Daniel Defense DDM4 LE Patrol Rifle with a Primary Arms SLx 1-5x24mm FFP Rifle Scope and GLx 30mm Mount.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation bestowed its highest honor, the Wallace Fennell Pate Wildlife Conservation Award, to John Caid.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) is excited to announce that the Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) has acquired Pond Cove Island.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation into law that modernizes the state Duck Stamp, making it a more effective tool for wetlands conservation. Previously unchanged since 1996, the price of the stamp will be increased by $5 for residents and nonresidents.
Later today (November 10) Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will begin an herbicide treatment project on Nilan Reservoir.
A large $1.2 million project to install over 30 boat slips at the Lucerne Valley Marina in Flaming Gorge Reservoir was recently completed, making it the first project in Utah funded by a Boating Infrastructure Grant.

Guns & Gear features Sig Sauer Custom Works P320 XCompact Spectre and P365XL Spectre, more weapon light options with SureFire's Scout Light Pro models, the classic Ruger Mini-14, and more.
Shooting USA is in Talladega, Alabama as competitors assemble to vie for national titles in Production Division, Limited 10, Single Stack, and Revolvers in the USPSA Lo-Cap Nationals.
This week, MOJO TV takes a look back at an incredible year of hunting Waterfowl and Wingshooting from the Mojo Crew.

Tomorrow, we’ll be pausing our work to thank you for yours. Veterans Day originally started to honor World War One veterans. After all, they’d served in the “war to end all wars.” Unfortunately, it hasn’t turned out that way, meaning many more of our fellow citizens have willingly stepped into harm’s way to protect the rest of us. That’s a debt we can never repay. But we can thank each of you for your service. And we do.

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released economic data for 2020 on outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy. These new numbers show outdoor recreation generates $688 billion in economic output, comprises 3% of U.S. employees and creates 4.3 million jobs. The report, a snapshot in time of a challenging and uncertain year, includes national and state level data.

This is the fourth consecutive year that BEA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has released government data on this critical industry sector. Yesterday’s release shows how the outdoor industry, despite the impact of widespread public lands and business closures, suspended trips and travel, gathering restrictions, supply chain issues and more, continued to support communities across the country during the pandemic. Prior to 2020, the outdoor recreation economy was growing faster than the economy in every indicator and served as a resilient economic growth engine and job creator.

Key Highlights from 2020 data on the outdoor recreation economy:

  • Outdoor recreation generated $688 billion in gross output during a year of shutdowns and closures, and 4.3 million jobs in communities across the country.
  • Industry segments like boating and fishing, biking, camping and RVing, hunting and shooting sports, and powersports experienced record sales and unprecedented growth.
  • 2020 was one of the toughest years in recent history. With so much isolation and loss, the outdoors was something we could all turn to in order to connect with our families and friends and maintain physical and mental health.
  • The "Transportation and Warehousing" category decreased 62.37% from 2019 to 2020.
  • Declines in travel and tourism had an outsized impact on outdoor recreation’s overall economic activity and related outdoor segments may continue to struggle.
  • Outdoor participation soared, especially close-to-home recreation, highlighting the importance of better access to the outdoors for all communities.
  • Americans’ prioritization of outdoor recreation continues into 2021 with strong numbers in participation and sales data.

“Despite the pandemic, public lands and water closures, canceled trips and travel, gathering restrictions, supply chain issues and more, the outdoor recreation economy is a huge contributor to national and local economies,” said Jessica Turner, president of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR). “This data, along with what we have seen throughout the past year and a half, proves how vital continued investments in our public lands and waters and recreation infrastructure are to the national and local economies and how communities big and small, rural and urban, benefit from outdoor recreation.”

“COVID-19 inspired huge participation growth in 2020, as outdoor spaces became places of refuge to safely socialize, improve physical and mental health, connect with family and recover from screen fatigue,” said Lise Aangeenbrug, executive director of the Outdoor Industry Association. “In 2020, 53 percent of Americans ages 6 and over participated in outdoor recreation at least once, the highest participation rate on record. Remarkably, 7.1 million more Americans participated in outdoor recreation in 2020 than in the year prior. Early indications are this trend continued into 2021 and sales data comparing August 2020 to August 2021 show that the sales of tents, backpacks, coolers and camping equipment, trail running shoes, and other outdoor gear are up more than 20 percent year over year.”

“Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for recreational boating has surged, with new, younger, and more diverse consumers driving record sales for our industry,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). “Looking ahead, we expect consumer interest and sales to remain strong through 2021 and beyond as Americans continue to discover the benefits and joys of being on the water.”

“As the BEA numbers indicate, 2020 was an extraordinary year for recreational fishing,” said Glenn Hughes, president of the American Sportfishing Association and ORRs Vice Chairman. “When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, people turned to the outdoors like never before. We saw a big uptick in fishing participation from families with children as well a new generation of young anglers. That’s why it is so important that we continue to increase and improve access to our public lands.”

“2020 was a challenging year for everyone, and the outdoor recreation industry was no exception. Even with the incredible number of people turning to RVs and outdoor recreation in 2020, it was impossible to overcome the economic losses resulting from the entire US economy coming to a screeching halt in the spring of 2020, including closed campgrounds and suspended operations at RV dealerships and RV manufacturing plants,” said RV Industry Association Vice President of Government Affairs Jay Landers. “The good news is that nearly 20% more RVs will be built in 2021 than in any prior year and the streak is expected to continue into 2022. This bodes well for the future of not only the RV industry but the wider outdoor recreation economy as a whole.”

“Sales of motorcycles, ATVs, and side-by-sides were up considerably in 2020, and that trend is continuing in 2021,” said Erik Pritchard, president and CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Council. “More families and individuals are recreating outdoors close to home, which highlights the need to support expanded access to public lands and investments into recreation infrastructure.”

America’s outdoor recreation community, represented by ORR, continues to support the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA) – the project compiling and releasing this data. Just like is the case for many other industries, the goal is to provide annual data on the economic importance of national and regional outdoor recreation economies that can be tracked for years to come. To learn more about ORR and outdoor recreation’s contributions to the economy, click here.


The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable is the nation’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations representing the $788 billion outdoor recreation economy. ORR focuses on the growth of outdoor recreation by building a better environment for the sustainable growth of outdoor recreation businesses and driving a broader understanding of the value of the outdoor recreation economy. Our membership includes national outdoor trade association members, business entities, nonprofit organizations, and universities — serving more than 110,000 businesses and representing America’s, boating, fishing, RVing, biking, hiking, camping, hunting, motorized, diving, horseback and skiing communities among many more.

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