The Buckeye Classic awarded medals to the youth archers that wrapped up elimination matches Saturday. Sydney Sullenberger returned to the podium for her fourth top finish of the 2022 Season in the compound U21 women’s division.
Wildlife Forever unveils the Official Bird List for the 2022 Art of Conservation® Songbird Art Contest. Featuring species found throughout North America, the contest empowers art and creative writing from students around the world.
State law enforcement officers are seeking the extradition to Michigan of a Wisconsin man recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on several charges resulting from a July 22 incident in Dickinson County.
Anglers are advised that the Silver Creek Fish Hatchery property near Show Low is temporarily closed to public access due to safety concerns related to localized flooding.
Arizona’s over-the-counter, nonpermit-tag archery deer hunting opportunity will continue for the 2022-2023 hunts, but harvest limits have been set by unit and by species. The changes will enable the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) to gather more accurate hunter harvest data.

GRITR Sports & Outdoors has partnered with Universal Rock to build a super realistic CLIMBING WALL inside its retail store in North Richland Hills, Texas.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is asking for the public’s help in watching for spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect with the potential to seriously affect Michigan’s agriculture and natural resources.
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Outtech is seeking candidates for a Regional Manager in the Washington, Oregon and Alaska territory.
"... the House of Representatives passed H.R.1808, which would, if enacted, criminalize the lawful and constitutionally protected conduct of millions of Americans ... if H.R.1808 is enacted, FPC Law will swiftly and aggressively take all actions necessary to fight and enjoin the bill."

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association released the following statement on the House passage of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022: " This bill continues the government's fixation on controlling the tool and is a clear and egregious violation of our Second Amendment rights. The firearms this bill makes illegal are commonly used by millions of law-abiding gun owners."
Using the 6.5 WBY RPM (Rebated Precision Magnum) launched in 2019 as a parent case, Weatherby is now officially launching the new 338 WBY RPM, their 16th cartridge in 77 years of business.   
B&T USA is excited to announce it has teamed up with The Armories headquartered in Orlando, Florida to present its customers with a very special SD version of our popular GHM9 model.
Springfield Armory is proud to announce the release of two-tone stainless steel Hellcat and Hellcat OS micro 9mm pistols, exclusive variants developed specifically for sale by distributor Sports South.

The M/ASH Shoulder Gun Holster is constructed of padded ballistic nylon for durability and impact resistance, and features a dual shoulder holster system making it ambidextrous.
Designed for maximum performance in coastal bays and bayous, Daiwa’s Coastal 80 is easy to palm, saltwater tough, and perfect for probing water from six inches to six feet deep.
MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) gives viewers who crave “everything outdoors” the opportunity to experience a free preview selection of the highest-quality and exclusive outdoor lifestyle content available anywhere from August 1-14. 
NSSF® condemns the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, as amended. The legislation ignores the Constitutional right, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, for law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms that are in common use. NSSF estimates that there are over 24.4 million Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) in circulation in America between 1990 and 2020.

The Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation’s (QUWF) Board Member and highly respected expert on Furbearers is attending the National Trappers Association meeting in Lima, OH, from July 27th through July 30th.
From FPC Founder and President Brandon Combs: “…FPC is already working with the exceptional litigators at Cooper & Kirk—truly the best in the space—on the largest Second Amendment litigation program in the nation.”
The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan residents the opportunity to share input and ideas. One important avenue for this input is at meetings of the public bodies that advise the DNR and, in some cases, also set policies for natural resource management.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold a work session on Thursday, Aug. 4, during which the commission will discuss recommendations from the Madison River Work Group.

Montana's Treasure, Bighorn and Musselshell counties all entered Stage 1 fire restrictions this week. The exception will be Tongue River Reservoir State Park in Bighorn County, where campfires will still be allowed in designated fire rings.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is closing several areas in the Panhandle southwest of Gering to help firefighters battling wildfires.
Today, the High Road is going to be giving you a little history on their YouTube channel and showing some of their favorite posts. Then, they'll be showing three of their best hog hunts that have never been aired anywhere but YouTube.
The idea of a “pure” hunt is portrayed in the series Pure Hunting on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel. Host Willi Schmidt and friends hunt the way most hunters across the U.S. do – as everyday weekend warriors. 

While serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recommends taking several precautions when in and around the water to prevent conflicts with alligators.
Claudia Muzik, 16, of Green Springs, Ohio, recently earned her Junior Distinguished Badge – a respected award in the youth air rifle community that only 1,600 others have earned in the badge’s 20-year history.

Our “betters” in the federal legislature have decided the limits to be placed on the natural rights of man by their superior knowledge. The new gun ban, declared an “improvement” on the Clinton Gun Ban of 1994 is to exist in perpetuity – or until SCOTUS hears the inevitable case against it, actually lists guns you can’t have by name – and lists some guns our federal overlords think are “okay” for the masses to own – if they can afford them.

They start with definitions, and this one’s a doozy: “semiautomatic assault weapon” (sic) (AKA/the thing to be banned) includes “All AR types,” including pistols, and “A semiautomatic pistol that—… has any 1 of the following: … “(I) A threaded barrel.”

The gun above, fired on a police range, is a ban-era Bushmaster. You can tell from the muzzle brake and the A2 stock -- because adjusting for length-of-pull is assaultive or something. Below, the pre-Performance Center M&P15 rifles shown were configured for pest eradication in Wyoming -- hunting rifles -- but they're banned by the House-passed legislation.

Bless their hearts.

They list the transgressors by name, note that anything like them is likewise banned (so there!) and go on to demand serial numbered magazines, have a ‘grandfather clause’ for existing guns – limiting how they can be transferred – ‘free’ money for federally funded “buybacks” and other detritus.

Strangely, they ban the Beretta CX4 Storm pistol caliber carbine, then “exempt” the Marlin Camp Carbines and Ruger PC9/PC4 guns. Lacking rhyme or reason, they ignore the Ruger Pistol Caliber Carbine (current PC9 iteration).

Above, one of the most-issued handguns for police service in history, the GLOCK 17 is part of the presumptive ban due simply to magazine capacity. If it takes a standard magazine (also banned) that accepts more than the 'magical' 15 rounds, it's out. Below, the 22 pistol below has a horrifying "threaded barrel," making it presumptively verboten by the new edict.

This was last week on the heels of the Congressional inquisition of gun makers. A hearing largely ignored by almost everybody who was busy ignoring the tragicomedy of the “J6” committee, it was reported that there were comedic moments in the gun committee.

Like the whole “my cellphone has fingerprint security, why not your guns?” (Gotcha!)

The answer? Well, they’re not reliable enough for personal defense weapons.

After “mine works,” there was a demonstration by the Congressional apparatchik … which failed.

I’m not telling you your business, but I’ve made my wishes known to the US Senators from my state. If you do likewise, I won’t complain. This is bad law made by those who wish to force your compliance for no good public purpose.

From Wenger’s Digest –

This is NOT how to unload a revolver. If you need assistance, there are still the elderly types present to assist.

I have found good use from certain news aggregators and it helps when one I read is a friend. It’s even more inspiring when the friend has some knowledge. He mentioned a blog entry from revolverero Mike Wood. Also an author, he’d had an interesting experience at a qualification event for concealed carry licensees in his state. It seems that a revolver armed individual was attempting to load the revolver without the assistance of gravity. This is frustrating and Mike took the licensee aside after he was told “I don’t know much about these” or words to that effect.

Stephen’s take on it was that our “institutional knowledge” is fading – as we fade into history. Those who aren’t aware of “use and nomenclature of the round gun” should avail themselves of some instruction while we’re still around. To get more insight into what Mike witnessed at the qualification, take a look at his work here.

Also from Stephen’s take on recent news, we have a Kansas case where a police officer responded to a violent domestic that involved a suicide threat. Such events are extremely dangerous and considerable caution is wisely taken. On arrival, the cop was charged by the family hound and the cop responded with gunfire.

Let’s pause here to note that a charging dog is not easily acquired by gunsights. They’re low to the ground and fast. In my (considerable – and recent) experience, such events are better handled by rapid movement and a puff of OC spray.

The rounds missed the dog, as rounds hurriedly fired at low-to-the-ground fast moving targets will. Spall from rounds hitting the floor hit “hit the girl above an eye and on a toe, according to the court's decision …” as reported by the media source.

There’s a Kansas “self-defense immunity” law but the Kansas Supreme Court decided that it only covers the intentional use of force, not an application that misses the threat and hits bystanders. The trial for reckless aggravated battery will likely be scheduled.

If you’re aiming at a deadly threat, miss and hit a “no-shoot,” don’t expect not to get prosecuted. Rule 4 is in effect – everywhere and all the time.

-- Rich Grassi

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