The R100 National Archery Tour heads to Moberly MO, August 12-14, 2022. This event is hosted in partnership with NoMo Bowhunters
Team Berger’s Morgun King is set to compete at the Precision Rifle World Championships in Bitche, France, August 6-12. King has been selected to represent the United States Precision Rifle team at the inaugural Precision Rifle World Championships.
Wildlife Farming is heading to the 39th World Deer Expo in Birmingham, Alabama. Scheduled for August 12-14 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, the event will feature the latest hunting gear, leading outfitters, celebrity appearances, and exclusive giveaways.
The Michigan Sharp-tailed Grouse Association is inviting all interested parties to attend its 2022 annual meeting on Friday, Aug. 19 in Seney.
AGM announced their attendance and exhibition at the 2022 August Outdoor Sporting Goods Show in Indianapolis, IN on August 14-16.

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades – better known as ICAST – the world’s largest recreational fishing industry trade show is still an industry only trade show. But this August, anglers everywhere are invited to join in the excitement that defines ICAST and pick their favorite new product for the ICAST 2022 Anglers’ Choice Best of Show Award.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has announced the Grants Gateway application is open for local governments and organizations for Fiscal Year 2024, which begins July 1, 2023.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the annual schedule and process for waterfowl hunting at the Deal Island and Fairmount Wildlife Management Area impoundments.
ThermaSeat announces a new partnership with outdoor web show Tag N’ Brag.

Chattanooga Shooting Supplies is excited to welcome Brenda Bohot, Chandler Gillis, Daniel Disney, Misti Moore, and Scott Patrick providing a combined 25+ years of experience to the ever-expanding Sales Team.
Antler King is excited to announce it will continue its partnership with Adrenaline Outdoors.
The Second Amendment Foundation filed a motion for summary judgment in a federal lawsuit in Minnesota, challenging that state’s ban on concealed carry by young adults between the ages of 18 and 21, alleging the ban violates the Second and 14th Amendment rights of those citizens.
Featuring dozens of beneficial microorganisms, Thatch Buster helps create nourished, aerated soil without any tools to generate strong, healthy lawns.

DeSantis Gunhide announced a new fit for the #98 Inner Piece 2.0: to fit the GLOCK 43X MOS, the SIG P365/P365X and Springfield Hellcat – each fitted with the Surefire XSC light, with or without Micro Red Dot Sight.
Four Peaks Tactical, a firearms manufacturer and retail gun store located in Scottsdale, Arizona, announces a new pistol or short barreled rifle variant of the company’s popular 300 HAM’R AR-15 16” Carbine.
Sports South LLC is proud to offer Great Lakes Firearms. Great Lakes Firearms and Ammunition is a family-owned and operated firearm manufacturer. Its mission is to offer quality US-made firearms at a price point that every person can afford.

In the first installment of America’s 1st Freedoms’ Midterm Election Series, Editor in Chief Frank Miniter takes a deep look at what the signs indicate about the upcoming elections.
nX Hunt isn’t just a valuable tool for e-scouting. It’s also a powerful resource for leveling up your hunting knowledge thanks to onX Masterclasses. Several Masterclasses are on the schedule for August and there’s still time to sign up.
Leading German optics brand Leica Sport Optics has relaunched its renowned Geovid R series, 30 years after this pioneering combination of optical performance and precision laser rangefinder technology was first unveiled to the public. The perfect premium entry-level rangefinding binoculars with a value driven price point and all new look and feel, the Geovid R series has been updated with a new ergonomic design which puts the controls perfectly at the fingertips of the user. The low weight and compact design, combined with Leica’s best-in-class optics and precise laser technology means the relaunched Geovid R series is a reliable companion for hunters and shooters in any landscape and environment.
Pope and Young announces the development of the Kevin Hisey Youth Program, designed to increase opportunities for youth within Pope and Young and their conservation efforts focused on preserving, promoting, and protecting the sport of bowhunting. The program is named in honor of Kevin Hisey a highly respected employee of Pope & Young since 1992, and former Executive Director for 15 years, the longest tenure in that role in Pope & Young’s history.

Victory Archery™ is excited to announce the company has renewed its partnership with Drury Outdoors.
For Vista Outdoor CEO, Chris Metz, a part-time Montana resident and avid fly- fisherman, studying Bozeman, Montana-based Simms Fishing Products was something that began nearly a decade earlier.
Patoka Lake is hosting a kayak tour on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. Participants will have a chance to see an active bald eagle nest, and other wildlife including beaver and osprey.
The Terminal List premiered on Amazon Prime Video and this blockbuster streaming series features Rugged Suppressors available at Silencer Shop., the multi-merchant marketplace for the outdoor recreation community, announced the addition of a new storefront for FORLOH brand. FORLOH offers American-made outdoor technical gear for the hunter, angler, and adventurer.
SK Customs gives back to honor those who have sacrificed and served for our great nation by launching the 240th Anniversary Purple Heart Commemorative firearm on their behalf. This limited-edition design of the Government Model Colt 1911 Series 70 chambered in .45ACP has been created in honor of the Military Badge of Merit, the modern-day Purple Heart Medal and those who have received it.
As the country prepares for a summer of excessive heat and drought, the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) introduces its Fire Map (, to provide near real-time information about active wildfires.
Busy state parks are busy for a reason: There’s plenty to do and lots to see. But there are plenty of quieter parks, too. They still offer amenities and attractions that make for a fun day or weekend, but typically aren’t as packed with visitors.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has appointed L.t Seth Wagner as the state Boating Law Administrator representing Florida within the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. Lt. Wagner will replace retiring BLA, Capt. Gary Klein.
After obtaining the winning bid at a public auction in November 2021, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officially took ownership of its newest wildlife management area — the Cinnamon Creek WMA — in June. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Aug. 5 to mark the occasion.
Monroe Lake will dive into the history of several local cemeteries during two open houses. The events are part of Salt Creek Valley History Week, a celebration of the Salt Creek Valley’s past that runs Sept. 10 to 16.
Premiering in 1997, DU TV is the longest running conservation-based hunting show ever. In that time, it is estimated the series has influenced more than 40 million unique viewers.
Waypoint TV has partnered with Wentz Brothers Outdoors to be the exclusive streaming partner of Wentz Brothers Outdoors content for the next 12 months. WBO will launch on Waypoint TV today (August 9).
Waypoint TV will be airing 43 Film as a special event 12 times, from Monday, August 8 through Sunday, August 21 on the linear channel. The film highlights Mark Peterson’s quest for a single season waterfowl slam of North America in October of 2020.
To help other landowners see first-hand the various work being done on a 25- year plan, the QUWF Grouse Chapter, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) puts on the Forest and Wildlife Management Workshop, formerly known as “Day with the Grouse” to take landowners to various examples of wildlife habitat practices.

The catfishing is great right now on the Mississippi River in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish just south of the Empire Locks, apparently.

Five Mississippi anglers hauled in 655 catfish with hook and line below the Empire Locks on the Mississippi--earning an expensive citation from Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries. (Louisiana W&F)

As evidence, check out the citations Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries issued to five anglers last week, who were in possession of 655 blue catfish, all caught on rod and reel!

It takes some doing to get an over-the-bag-limit citation on catfish in Louisiana. The daily allowance is 100 fish per angler, the size limit 12”.

Since their catch was 155 fish over the allowable bag, the anglers were cited.

Just think about hauling in that many catfish on rod and reel—that’s a whole lot of baiting up, landing fish and de-hooking them while hopefully avoiding the spines!

But the over-limit charge was just the beginning of their woes. None of them were Louisiana residents—they had all come over from Mississippi. Three of them had not bothered to buy non-resident licenses.

Given the location they were fishing, just off S.R. 23 which is the only road down to Venice from New Orleans and points north, it’s remarkable that the anglers were so cavalier about fishery laws.

Taking over the daily limit of catfish in Louisiana carries a $250 to $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail. It’s very rare to get any jail time for game and fish violations, particularly in fish and wildlife-rich Louisiana, but if these guys are discovered to have been fishing commercially—to sell to a fish market or restaurant—that may not be the case. And not possessing a non-resident basic fishing license brings up to a $350 fine.

The men may also face civil restitution for the replacement value of the catfish totaling close to $500, per Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries.

Bottom line—always check the game and fish laws, and assume you are going to have to explain yourself to a fisheries and wildlife officer every time you go. Otherwise, enjoying the outdoors can get very expensive.

AFTCO Fish Handling Tips for Late Summer

Bass readily survive catch and release in summer, but anglers can help a lot by following these tips on handling from AFTCO. (AFTCO)

AFTCO, which donates a portion of its profits each year to fisheries conservation, has just released an informative guide on keeping bass alive during the heat of summer, now at its peak.

Among the advice—put a jug of frozen water in your well anytime the surface water temperature exceeds 84 degrees. The cooler water goes a long way toward reducing stress on the fish, just as when we step into air-conditioning on a sweltering day. Go easy on the ice, however—plunging fish from the warm lake water directly into ice water will kill them, just as putting them into water that’s too hot.

Running a recirculating aeration system continuously can add oxygen and also greatly improve survival, says AFTCO.

According to AFTCO, studies have also shown that “boat flipping” bass and letting them flop around on a hot deck considerably decreases survival after release. So does handling them in the boat—best survival was when the fish were landed, dehooked and released or put in the well within 1 minute.

Last but not least, when it’s time for that “grip and grin” photo, survival will be best if the fish is gripped with one thumb in the jaw and the other hand under the tail, holding the fish up and out horizontally. This also makes the best picture.

It’s by far better than holding the fish up vertically with a one-hand grip on the jaw, which particularly on large fish can damage the jaw. Wetting the hands before grabbing the fish can also improve survival, AFTCO says—see the original here:

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