FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host the 32nd annual RMEF World Elk Calling Championships, presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse, at the RMEF Elk Camp & Mountain Festival on July 22-23, 2022, in Park City, Utah.  
Beebe Shooting Sports’ senior Team White dethroned defending regional champion Mountain Home Bomb Squad as the best in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program’s North Region, while Southside Jr. Shooting Sports’ Squad A from Independence County was tops among North Region junior teams in the first weekend of AYSSP tournament action at the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Jacksonville Shooting Sports Complex.
KC Eusebio continued his storied success at last weekend’s World Speed Shooting Championship. Eusebio finished First Overall in the Open Division for the ninth time—becoming the first-ever shooter to do so.
Scores are now final for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Aces Postal Air Gun Competition for the first quarter. The mail-in style competition is fired in four quarters, with Q1 running from January to March.
The John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center will host the 2022 Para Trap Grand Prix from May 10-15. Para trap shooters from USA Shooting and overseas will compete.

In late April, the Judges Panel for the Boone and Crockett Club’s 31st Big Game Awards completed the official scores on 71 of the top trophies in 32 categories from 26 distinct species or subspecies that were taken through fair chase hunting or were picked up and entered into the B&C Record Book over the last three years.
FirstSpear will be showcasing their latest gear and technology at Modern Day Marine at the Washington D.C., Walter E. Washington Convention Center on May 10-12, 2022.
High Speed Gear and Comp-Tac are set to attend the 2022 Modern Day Marine Expo in Washington, D.C. from May 10th to May 12th.
Get those burning podcasting questions answered at the Annual Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) Business Conference this June with “Navigating the Podcast Wilderness” panel session on Thursday, June 16.

You can increase your odds, or even get two tags in a single year, by picking up Pure Michigan Hunt applications while you're applying for bear and elk.


NSSF marked a milestone achievement when firearm and ammunition manufacturers topped $15 billion in contributions to the Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund since its inception in 1937.
Ron Staffieri, CEO of Chattanooga Shooting Supplies has announced to the Board of Directors that he plans to retire on December 31, 2022.
Iron Valley Supply announced the hiring of Cary Wells to serve as a Merchandising Buyer. Cary has 22 years of experience in the sporting goods industry, most recently serving as a Southeastern Sales Associate for the Dunkin Lewis Agency.

Zanders Sporting Goods, a national distributor located in Sparta, Illinois, proclaimed April as Smith & Wesson Month at the company.
Blackwater Worldwide, a provider of firearms and ammunition to civilians and security forces, announced a distribution partnership with Leisure Sales, Inc. located in Auburn, WA.
Olin Winchester LLC announced that the U.S. Army has awarded the company a $15 million cost-plus contract for the design of the Next Generation Squad Weapon ammunition manufacturing facility.
Sports South LLC is proud to offer Wildgame Innovations. Wildgame Innovations provides cutting-edge technology in its camera systems and HuntSmart app.

Sports South LLC is proud to offer Accufire Technology. Accufire Technology's compact thermal optic delivers superior image quality in a modular package.
AGM Global Vision is an official sponsor for The Proving Grounds, a 1 day, 4 stage competition that tests the tactical athlete's shooting and fitness prowess.
The Second Amendment Foundation is continuing the longest-running pro-gun rights advertising campaign in history, alerting American gun owners to the serious threat the Biden administration poses to their rights.
Yamaha Marine announces a new line of distinctive Combination analog gauges that deliver vital boat information while taking up less console space.

The MAINSTAY™ Inside the Waistband Holster from Elite Survival Systems provides immediate access to your firearm and allows for multiple styles of carry.
Iron Decoy introduces the ball chain bait trailer which accentuates the movement of the bait causing a much higher percentage of strikes.
Kimber Mfg. is expanding the popular family of RAPIDE (Dawn) and RAPIDE (Scorpius) Custom 1911 pistols, as well as the groundbreaking R7 Mako pistol.
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail offering renewal.

Chris Dorsey offers “Inspirations for Moms Who Flyfish” in Forbes online – new products, clothing and gear designed for women.
Olympic gold medalist Amber English is the guest on this episode of Federal’s “It’s Federal Season.” Guest host Julie Golob and Federal’s newest ambassador talk about Amber’s experience in Tokyo, what is next for the Olympian, and talks tips on getting started in the shotgun sports.
Hunter Nation Foundation announced that it will make a five-figure donation in support of a lawsuit, filed by two local plaintiffs who are part of the Maine Hunters United for Sunday Hunting group, fighting Maine’s Sunday hunting ban under the “right to food” amendment to the state constitution.
The Airgun Sporting Association, the trade organization of the airgun industry, Thursday announced that Alaska will soon be allowing deer and caribou hunting with airguns.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host the 32nd annual RMEF World Elk Calling Championships, presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse, at the RMEF Elk Camp & Mountain Festival on July 22-23, 2022, in Park City, Utah.
The National Wild Turkey Federation awarded Helen Bailey of Mechanicsville, Maryland, with the $10,000 Dr. James Earl Kennamer Academic Scholarship, sponsored by Mossy Oak.
Well-known Florida outdoors writer and conservationist Steve Gibson passed away at his home in Sarasota, Florida, last week. He was 72.
Kimber, Mfg. announced a new promotion: Retail customers get a free 7-round Tac-Mag - with a value of $53.95 – with all new Micro 9 pistol purchases.
After 40 years of covering land management in North American Whitetail Magazine, the NAW team has launched the special interest publication – Habitat, a comprehensive land management guide for the serious deer hunter.
Standard Mfg.’s Damascus 1911 is featured in the July/August issue of American Handgunner. Writer Jeremy Clough ran the test gun through a gauntlet of courses and drills at Gunsite Academy.
Celebrating the mothers in our lives, examining “ghost” guns, talking optics for your next hunt, if the largest online retailer of used guns has something for you, and more, this week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk Radio.
Beretta USA announced a new partnership with that now offers Beretta customers who serve in the military, law enforcement, or are first responders to receive a 15% discount on their website (excluding firearms) when they verify their affiliation through the portal.
GForce Arms received reports of a faulty safety switch manufactured by our supplier in a previous model of the GF991220-DLX. In those firearms, the safety switch has the potential to fail and move to the fire position when the trigger is pulled with an exorbitant amount of force multiple times.
Free Fishing and Park Entry Day in Nebraska is May 21. Enjoy a Saturday of fishing or state park activities without the need to purchase a fishing or park entry permit for the day.
The carefully coordinated, dynamic approach to moving the Orchard Beach State Park shelter away from the receding Lake Michigan bluff embodies the progressive thinking needed to ensure humans and nature can coexist long into the future – that effort was honored with a Governor's Award for Historic Preservation during a ceremony in the rotunda of the State Capitol Building in Lansing.
MyOutdoorTV is ready for summer, off-shore fishing and is offering viewers the chance to spend time in the Florida Keys with world-renowned guide, Captain Jack Carlson of Two Conchs Fishing.
Utah is home to many unique species of pollinators, including five species of hummingbirds, 250 species of butterflies (including the iconic monarch) and over 900 species of native bees (including 21 species of bumble bees).

Editor’s Note: This note is being typed from Phoenix, Arizona, where I’m attending  SIG SAUER’s Freedom Days event. When I read Archery Editor Michelle Scheuermann’s piece on Mother’s Day Tuesday, I realized the best thing I could do was get out of the way and let some of the more-recognized moms in the outdoor industry tell you what they’re doing this weekend.  Having watched a young mom wrangle a pair of crying twins for nearly four hours on an airplane today, I’ve had a refresher course in things we often forget mothers endure on a daily - and ongoing- basis.

Thanks, Moms!

I had a cool write-up all ready to go this week with Eric Griggs of GAS Bowstrings, but he’s getting pushed to next week in light of it being Mother’s Day this weekend. (Apologies, Eric). Doing that allowed me to ask a few of my friends what they are doing this weekend. I only gave them a few hour notice, because that’s how nice I am, and here’s what they sent back:

“My husband, 2-year-old daughter and I will be on a turkey-hunting trip in Michigan’s Northwoods on Mother’s Day. We’ll be visiting my parents at their house and plan to hunt all day and then make a homemade dinner that evening.” – Britney Booth. Britney is a lifelong outdoorswoman and shooting enthusiast with a passion for upland bird hunting, over-and-under shotguns and German shorthaired pointers (GSP). She owns Booth Media Group, a full-service marketing company specializing in editorial and magazine publishing. She currently resides in Alabama with her husband JT, 2-year-old daughter Hunter-Leigh and 12-year-old GSP Wesson.

Britney Booth Out Turkey Hunting

"I'll miss being with my kids - one who's away at college and the other who's living her best life in a camper in Colorado," says Kim Emery. "But Mother's Day is a great day for plant shopping, planting and getting outdoors." Firefly Publicity's owner, Kim Emery, is laser-focused on public relations incorporating the latest technology and trends for connecting with media, delivering results and measuring performance KPIs to support corporate marketers’ objectives and reporting requirements. Why Firefly? According to Kim, they signify the best that is the outdoors.

Kim Emery and her two amazing kids!

“This year for Mother’s Day we will hopefully spend it turkey hunting together as a family. All our kids have tags and usually this is when the turkey hunting really starts heating up in our area. There is nothing I’d rather be doing on Mother’s Day than spending it with my family doing something we all love.” – Melissa Bachman, host of “Winchester Deadly Passion.” Watch Melissa hunt, shoot and yes, sometime fish, on her weekly series every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on Sportsman Channel. We all can’t wait for her youngest son, Jax, to provide more commentary in her shows.

Melissa Bachman’s youngest son, Jax, posing with what he thinks is his bird.

“What am I doing this Mother’s Day? Hopefully I will be able to get a workout in before our production crew rolls in to start for filming for the new season! Jokes aside, our son Cameron just turned 7 and daughter Raygen just turned 5 and they always make me the sweetest homemade cards and artwork and Lee always has some surprise thoughtful gifts and flowers for me! Then we will spend the day outside… running the dogs, setting and checking trail cams, planting food plots, shooting our bows – there is never a dull moment in CRUSHville and we are grateful for every minute of it. We’ll end the day grilling up some wildgame on the Traeger! Happy Mother’s Day to all the outdoor moms!” -Tiffany Lakosky, CRUSH with Lee & Tiffany on Outdoor Channel. Watch Lee & Tiffany, and the whole crew every Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Outdoor Channel.

Tiffany Lakosky and Daughter, Raygen, Doing Cool Things on the Farm

And for me? I’m heading back to Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri. Hubby and I were here this exact weekend last year, and decided we had too much fun and needed to return. Only this time, I persuaded my parents to join! This will be an interesting weekend….and yes, you will most definitely hear about it. – Michelle Scheuermann, Editor, Archery Wire

Michelle Scheuermann Living Her Best Life at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri.
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