Easton’s AXIS SPT covers spines from 260 to 700 fitting virtually all hunting bow setups. In addition, the AXIS SPT will be offered with FOC enhancing half-out inserts and X-nocks included.
On July 14-17 S3DA hosted the 5th annual S3DA Outdoor Target National Championship at Joyce Park in Fairfield, Ohio. Over 250 student archers from sixty-three S3DA teams across twelve states gathered to compete for their chance to earn the title of “2022 S3DA Outdoor Target National Champion”
The R100 National Archery Tour heads to Saginaw MI, August 5-7, 2022. This event is hosted in partnership with Saginaw Field & Stream Club.
Bowtech is proud to announce that Paige Pearce has earned the title of ASA 2022 Shooter of the Year. This highly coveted honor is a culmination of Paige’s performances at all the 2022 ASA events.
In Cullman, Alabama over the weekend, Bowtech’s pro shooter Tim “The Hammer” Gillingham achieved an astounding double victory. Tim took home Shooter of the Year honors after taking gold at the ASA Classic.

Hornady sponsored shooters Clay Blackketter, Austin Orgain, Matt Partain, and Tate Streater will represent the United States at the International Precision Rifle Federation’s World Championship, August 6-12, 2022, in France.
Wildlife Farming is happy to announce the company will be attending the 46th annual Hunters Extravaganza in Houston, Texas from August 5-7.
Liberty Ammunition will be attending the OSG roundtable in Grinnell Iowa this week.
Breaking a flying clay target, hitting the bullseye or knocking over a steel plate and then sharing the fun of that experience awaits all who participate in National Shooting Sports Month this August.

- GEAR -
Carry secure and confidently with the new Trooper Outside the Waistband Holster from Versacarry. This holster is made in the USA with Premium Water Buffalo leather construction.
1791 Gunleather offers several options for everyday carry with the Ruger MAX-9 outfitted with optics.
The Galco Combat Master professional grade belt holster is now available for the Browning Hi-Power/Springfield SA-35 lines of pistols.
The NRA Foundation Board of Trustees has approved a $252,000 grant for USA Shooting to be used exclusively for the purchase of ammunition that will be used by the National Team, National Development Team, and National Junior Team. The new partnership with the Foundation and USA Shooting will help remedy an unexpected and critical shotgun ammunition shortage facing the USA Shooting Team.

The general-season buck deer archery hunt and the general spike and any-bull elk archery hunts are the first big game hunts of Utah’s fall season, and they all begin Saturday, Aug. 20. If you will be archery hunting this fall, there are several ways you can prepare for the hunt and stay safe while out in the field.
FeraDyne Outdoors, manufacturer of Rage, Muzzy, Wac Em and Rocky Mountain broadheads reminds bowhunters across the nation that for the first time ever — mechanical broadheads are now legal in all 50 states during the 2022 fall hunting season.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) once again will be offering new hunting opportunities that will provide all hunters with a chance to draw an additional elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer and Gould’s turkey permit-tag, while generating revenue to support wildlife conservation efforts across the state.
TBA Outdoors has hired Grant Fanning as a Social Media Manager based out of its Orlando, Florida office.

ThermaSeat is happy to announce the company is continuing its partnership with Red Arrow TV through another season of heart-pounding bowhunts.
Primary Arms has named U.S. Foreign Military Sales expert Kelly Rosenberger to lead as Director of Government Programs & Sales.
Creedmoor Sports, a manufacturer and supplier of premium precision shooting equipment, has promoted John Teachey to Vice President – Operations and Marketing. Teachey, who previously served as Vice President of Operations, will now oversee the Sales and Marketing functions.
The National Wild Turkey Federation and suppressor dealer Silencer Central are renewing their partnership in support of NWTF’s mission to conserve the wild turkey and preserve North America’s hunting heritage.

The Des Moines Police Department has adopted the EOTECH BinoNV night-vision goggle for use in SWAT and special operations. DMPD is the largest and most urban law enforcement agency in the state of Iowa with over 370 sworn officers.
MidwayUSA’s Travis Rodgers was recently promoted to Director of Merchandising – Hunting & Outdoors. Travis joined MidwayUSA part-time in 2010, working in the Logistics Department (shipping and receiving).
The Indiana DNR received two national communications awards for work done in 2021 during the Association for Conservation Information (ACI) awards program last week in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Mississippi Flyway Council recently honored Ohio Wildlife Officer Nathan Kaufmann with the Waterfowl Protection Officer of the Year award.

Primary Arms has announced the hiring of Tyler Helgeson as the new Firearms & Ammunition Buyer. As a buyer for Primary Arms, Tyler will undertake key responsibilities in stocking and maintaining inventory on the latest firearms and ammunition products.
- JOBS -
Fall is a busy season for the Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division. The DNR hires seasonal employees to work at various locations throughout the state, including DNR field offices, customer service centers and state game areas.
Triple-action Lawn Advancer from Turf Titan greens, feeds, and protects grass to grow lush and hardy throughout the year.
Introducing BDE -- Bravo Delta Echo -- the revolutionary new suppressor line from Primary Weapons Systems. Constructed of lightweight titanium alloy, the BDE 762 is the first suppressor manufactured by PWS and the first to be released in the BDE line.
Waypoint TV has partnered with Sport Fishing Championship, the largest saltwater fishing championship series in the world. Viewers will be able to watch SFC special events on Waypoint TV, on select Thursday nights, during prime time in the fourth quarter of 2022.
The International Bowhunting Organization welcomes Josh Blair as the newest member of their NASP®/IBO 3D Challenge team.
The International Order of T. Roosevelt (IOTR) announces its five Flagship projects to transform conservation by doing on-the-ground, in-the-field work that will enable healthy environments and protect at-risk wildlife and their habitats.
Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSF) recently awarded its annual Dan L Duncan scholarships.
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will meet Monday, August 22 through Thursday, August 25, 2022, at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas. The meeting will be broadcast by webinar.
Victory Archery™ is excited to announce the company has renewed its partnership with Adrenaline Outdoors.
Antler King is happy to announce the company has renewed its partnership with the Backwoods Life hunting show.
Designed for multiple generations to enjoy, this all-inclusive package for up to 12 people – offered Aug. 12-14, Aug. 19-21 and Aug. 29-31 – is like a private summer camp for your friends and family.
Pretty Hunter has renewed their Whitetails Unlimited national sponsorship, WTU President Jeff Schinkten has announced.
BOG is continuing as a Whitetails Unlimited national sponsor, WTU President Jeff Schinkten has announced.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is closing several areas in the Panhandle southwest of Gering to help firefighters battling wildfires.
Vermont's annual Rabies Bait Drop is scheduled to begin on August 5, 2022.
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a kayaking incident Sunday night that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Dyer man and left a 54-year-old Dyer woman in critical condition.
Idaho Fish and Game will sell returned nonresident, general-season big game tags starting at 10 a.m. MDT on August 4. Tags can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis at Fish and Game offices during normal business hours, at license vendors, online at or by calling (800) 554-8685.
High school students interested in pursuing fishing at the college level have until Friday, August 5 to register for the 2022 Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Combine presented by Skeeter.
Wolf numbers and distribution continue to be stable across Montana, according to numbers released Monday in the 2021 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wolf Report.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2022-23 manatee and sea turtle decals are now available.
The week-long bait drop, part of a nationally coordinated effort between the State of Vermont and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services to prevent the spread of rabies – a fatal disease, is set to take place August 5-13, 2022.
Over 100 junior shotgun athletes competed in the 2022 Junior Olympic National Championships at the John A. Halter Shooting Sports Center in Hillsdale, Michigan, July 25-31.
“Clay Crushing For Youth” is an annual fundraising event hosted by Houston Safari Club Foundation. Funds raised are dedicated to HSCF’s ?youth outdoor education programs, outdoor experiences, and outdoor career awareness programs. Registration is now open for the event to be held Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Editor’s Note: Today’s Op Ed is from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

The debacle over guns in the U.S. House of Representatives is a stark reminder of what is at risk when it comes to elections.

The U.S. House of Representatives held hearings and a vote that trounced on Constitutionally protected rights, ignored U.S. Supreme Court precedent and told the American public they aren’t being governed by elected officials representing “We the People.” Instead, the country is being ruled by an elite and out-of-touch governing class that’s bent on dictating “needs” over “rights.”

The House – led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) – turned their collective noses at the rights belonging to the American public and protected by the Constitution to score political points with their special-interest gun control donor class.

Last week’s power grab was kicked off by Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) calling on firearm manufacturing CEOs from Daniel Defense and Sturm, Ruger & Co., to testify in an Oversight and Reform Committee hearing. It was a kangaroo court. A show trial. It was an attempt to name-and-shame the firearm industry for the criminal actions of others.

For those watching carefully, the Congressional circus revealed their folly. Chairwoman Maloney dangled the claim gun manufacturers made a $1 billion to put profits over people. Daniel Defense CEO Marty Daniel rejected the blame firearm manufacturers responsible for the heinous crimes committed by deranged individuals, telling the committee, “These acts are committed by murderers. The murderers are responsible."

Sturm, Ruger & Co., CEO Chris Killoy rejected Chairwoman Maloney’s inflammatory descriptions of Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs), saying, “I don't consider what my company produces to be ‘weapons of war.’”

They’re both right. The companies produce semiautomatic rifles, technology that has existed since the late 1800’s and was commercially available in the early 1900s. These rifles operate the same way as popular duck-hunting shotguns and self-defense handguns.

Lawmakers never alleged an actual crime by the firearm manufacturers. Nor did they blame the criminals committing the crimes. The hearing was a made-for-television production designed to boost Chairwoman Maloney’s profile as she heads into an August Democratic primary against Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.). The two are facing off against one another in for the same Congressional seat after their respective Congressional districts were merged.

Chairwoman Maloney’s gun control hearing, and the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, passed by Chairman Nadler from his House Judiciary Committee and by the House in a 217—213 vote, was nothing less than political chest-thumping to their New York gun control base. They would snatch Constitutionally protected rights from law-abiding Americans to outdo one another in their increasingly desperate attempt to cling to power.

Chairman Nadler is no better. He admitted during the mark-up for H.R. 1808, the bill to ban MSRs and some semiautomatic shotguns and handguns, that he knew the legislation was unconstitutional and defied the rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court in both Heller and Bruen.

Heller held that firearms in common use by the American public are protected. NSSF released the most recent MSR production figures that show there are more than 24.4 million MSRs in circulation between 1990 and 2020. That doesn’t include what’s been produced in 2021 and so far in 2022, nor those made from 1963 – when they entered the commercial market - and 1990. That dwarfs the estimates of Ford F-Series pick-up trucks on the road, which number just 16.1 million in comparison.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in the Bruen decision, that, “…the government must demonstrate that the regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.”

The Bruen decision further held that modern arms are analogous to those arms in existence at the time the Second Amendment was ratified.

For Congressman Nadler, history, tradition, the Constitution and the Supreme Court be damned. He, and the other 217 Members of Congress that voted for this ban couldn’t be bothered with the rights of “the People.” He needed to “one-up” Rep. Maloney on his gun control credentials. Her points were already scored. She wasn’t even there for the final vote on the bill instead, she attended a political fundraiser.

This legislation has no chance in the U.S. Senate. That doesn’t mean these attacks on the firearm industry or gun rights will end. That’s why it is imperative for all who value freedom and their Constitutional rights to learn the issue, register to vote and show up on Nov. 8 to #GUNVOTE. Don’t risk your rights.

— Lawrence G. Keane

Lawrence G. Keane is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for NSSF, the firearm industry trade association.

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