Sitka Gear, an industry leader in performance hunting gear, has reintroduced the Timberline Jacket and Pant, with newly developed bombproof textiles, taped WINDSTOPPER® fabrics, and an uncompromising level performance.

GAOS 2016, the official mobile app for the National Rifle Association's Great American Outdoor Show, is now available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Hunters and anglers now have field information, maps and more at their fingertips using the official New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife Pocket Ranger® Smartphone App for iPhone and Android.

Bowhunters love carbon arrows because of their durability and accuracy, but if more knew carbon arrows are made of tiny fibers wrapped together, they might pay more attention to the arrow they're shooting.

The final day of the Vegas Shoot 2016 was full of surprises and pure Vegas luck, as Sergio Pagni became the first "Lucky Dog" to win the event.
Despite the largest one-day snowfall on record for southcentral Pennsylvania, the 2016 Lancaster Archery Classic plowed forward and ended on Sunday, Jan. 24, with some thrilling shoot-offs among the world's best archers.
At the Indoor World Cup final in Las Vegas this weekend, 14 U.S. archers made the cut and dominated competition finishing with three gold and two silver medals.

Located in the heart of elk winter range in Montana's Madison Valley, the Madison-Wall Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is now approximately 10 percent larger thanks to a land transfer from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP).

The new Barnett Ghost 415 Revenant is a top-quality crossbow with custom composite laminated limbs capable of shooting a bolt 415 feet per second and delivering 153 foot-pounds of kinetic energy downrange.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet, greet and hear from some of their favorite professional sportsmen and women between February 6th and 14th at the 2016 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

For many serious trophy hunters, the PlotWatcher Pro is the critical component of discovering which deer are on their property and is tremendously helpful in managing land for trophy deer.

With more classes offered as part of Elite Archery's amateur and professional contingency program in 2016, shooters taking aim with an Elite bow now have a chance to cash in for their winning performances at national ASA, IBO and NFAA competitions.

Vista Outdoor is seeking a Communications Specialist at the company's Overland Park, Kansas location. The Communications Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing day-to-day, "hands-on" communication strategies, plans and tactics for both external and internal audiences that support the business priorities of Vista Outdoor.
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) is seeking a Midwestern States Coordinator to co-manage the state sportsmen's caucus effort organized under the National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) and the Governors Sportsmen's Caucus (GSC) programs for the Great Lakes states (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI) within CSF's Midwestern Region.
Ready to join a winning team? Plano Synergy is seeking a qualified Graphic Designer to join our staff at its Grand Prairie, Tex. office.

Petersen's Hunting editor Mike Schoby sat down with the leading Republican presidential candidate and his avid outdoorsman son in Las Vegas during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference.
Registration is underway for the 89th annual Conference of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, July 16-18, in Billings, Mont. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of early pricing offers between now and May 13.

Since 1991, Hi Mountain Seasonings has steadily grown in size and number of products, while supplying customers around the globe with the finest line of jerky cure and seasonings, spices, brines, sausage kits and accessories.

Registration is open for Colorado Parks and Wildlife's second annual 2016 National Association in the Schools Program (NASP) Virtual Tournament in Colorado as a part of the Colorado Archery in the Schools Program (CASP), Feb. 1 - 19 at participating Colorado schools staffed with a certified Basic Archery Instructor (BAI).
Jacob Stiles, 14, of Batavia, Iowa has won a new Gen-X Bow as part of a contest sponsored by the Iowa Bowhunters Association's National Archery in the Schools Program Foundation, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The new Mechanix Wear Men's Outdoor FastFit Realtree XTRA® Gloves, now available at Cabela's, protect your hands from the elements and harsh work conditions while showing off your love for the hunt.
The Head Hangerz skull mounts are cut, coated and packaged in the state of Kansas and they are proud to offer a quality product that is made in the U.S.A.
The BlenderBottle® SportMixer®, now available in Realtree Xtra camo, combines form and function to deliver a water bottle that's as perfect for outdoor enthusiasts as it is for gym goers.

Due to the continued growth of its fledgling youth archery program, Scholastic 3D Archery (S3DA) has named Scott Bennett to serve as its Louisiana State Coordinator.
The Pope and Young Club's Conservation, Education and Outreach Fund has awarded a grant to the National Wildlife Federation's Howe Peak and Deadman Domestic Sheep Allotment Retirements to help remove domestic sheep from Forest Service and BLM allotments in close proximity to bighorn sheep.
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program to assist with the organizations hunger relief effort in the state of Indiana.
Scholastic 3-D Archery, in association with NFAA, has added indoor 5-spot to their archery program to provide its students with tournament opportunities during the winter months.

During the recent field test of new predator callers conducted as an annual magazine feature, the new Johnny Stewart Grim Speaker GS2 caller received the Editor's Choice award for its excellent performance and price.
Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC, a leading manufacturer's representation and marketing firm with the outdoor and shooting sports markets, announces that the Meopta Sales Representative of the Year Award went to KJ&A sales team member Joe Crosby.
Bushnell has recognized Andrew McKean, Editor-in-Chief of Outdoor Life, with the 2016 Bill McRae Lifetime Achievement Award, established by Bushnell to honor the legendary writer and photojournalist for contributions made to the optics and outdoor industry.

Can Cooker, Inc., the company that reinvented the old-fashioned-creamery-style can as a portable convection oven that steam-cooks a complete meal in an hour, is currently seeking sales representatives throughout Canada.

The National Rifle Association announces Outdoor Channel as the Great American Outdoor Show's presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year, with associate sponsors Cabela's and RAM Trucks.

At its meeting on Jan. 22, the Missouri Conservation Commission voiced initial approval for recommended changes to the Wildlife Code of Missouri that would prohibit the hunting of feral hogs on lands owned, leased, or managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
After five years of state management of wolves in Idaho, the department of Fish and Game reports it's seeing positive results.
Persons who would like to gather shed antlers in Utah between Feb. 1 and April 15 must first complete the online Antler Gathering Ethics course and print a certificate upon completion.
Louisiana Operation Game Thief, Inc. (LOGT), a Louisiana wildlife crime-stoppers program, awarded $16,800 to diligent citizens statewide in 2015.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding shed antler hunters that new restrictions on collecting sheds on public lands in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield and Routt counties will be strictly enforced.

BIGshot Archery, LLC (, creator of the most innovative archery targets in the industry, turned heads at the 2016 SHOT Show Industry Day with the help of Crosman Corporation.

John Deere introduces the Gator™ XUV590i Crossover Utility Vehicle in Realtree Xtra, designed for operators who want performance, comfort and customization.

HSUS Pays Some Props
When it comes to politicians, I have one simple rule: say anything you'd like, because I'm going to judge you on how you vote, not your words or promises.

Using that yardstick, I'm totally prepared to say there's little support from sportsmen for a "bipartisan group of 39 senators and 142 representatives" who played "key roles in various animal rights legislation or regulatory efforts during the first half of the 114th Congress" in my house.

Those "key roles" earned them high scores in a report issued by the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the lobbying arm of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

You might not know this from their name, but the HSUS has precious little to do with humane societies and a whole lot to do with any opportunity to restrain or outright eliminate hunting and fishing whenever possible. They're humane the same way poison ivy is calming.

As you can probably imagine, there's a corollary between a sincere disregard for the Second Amendment and support for legislation that brings in those high marks. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California led the group with a 100-percent HSUS score. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) are all on the "perfect score" side of the HSUS ledger.

Meanwhile, Senators John Boozman (R-Ark), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) all earned absolute zeroes from HSUS for their votes.

In the House of Representatives, Reps. Sam Farr (D-CA) and Rosa DaLauro (D-CT) got perfect scores while Reps. Mike Conway (R-Texas) and Frank Lucas (R-OK) scored eleven percent. It seems in politics I have a definite preference for the cellar dwellers.

And I'm proud to report that Alabama Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby were both stuck on the snide -as they'd say in soccer, scoring the same HSUS points as Senators Boozman, Ernst and Grassley. Meanwhile, Tennessee's Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker weren't much better, scoring "only" 14 points each.

Rather than recite a litany of scores, I'll simply provide you the link to go check out the report for yourself at:

In the meantime, another video worth watching covers the HSUS position on hunting- and it should be enough to convince you that anyone who receives high scores with the HSUS lobbyists is certainly no friend of the North American Conservation Model.

Give this one a look and see if you don't get the decided impression that HSUS, like some politicians, is definitely flying under a false flag:

We all want to help animals - despite the HSUS's protestations to the contrary. If you really want to help, share the information you've gotten here. Don't let anyone who doesn't know the truth accidentally help an organization that callously uses animals to advance their own agenda.

- Jim Shepherd, The Outdoor Wire


Feb. 3 - Feb. 6
Feb. 11 - Feb. 14
Feb. 11 - Feb. 14
Total Archery Challenge
The Western Hunt Expo, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb. 11 - Feb. 14
Total Archery Challenge
The Western Hunt Expo, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb. 12 - Feb. 14
Feb. 13
S3DA Indoor 5-Spot Tournament
Lafayette, Ga.
Feb. 19 - Feb. 21
47th US Nat'l Indoor & JOAD 2016 Nat'l Indoor Championship
Fiskdale, MA; Albuquerque, NM; Newberry, FL and Chula Vista, CA
Feb. 20
S3DA Indoor 5-Spot Tournament
Shepherdsville, Ky.
Feb. 20 - Feb. 21
Rinehart R100
Sage Creek Archery Club, Mount Airy, NC
Feb. 20 - Feb. 21
Rinehart R100
Sage Creek Archery Club, Mount Airy, NC
Feb. 26 - Feb. 28
47th US Nat'l Indoor & JOAD 2016 Nat'l Indoor Championship
Lancaster, PA; Hamilton, OH; Tulare, CA and Lansing, MI
Feb. 26 - Feb. 28
ASA Pro/Am
Foley, Ala.
Feb. 26 - Feb. 28
Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Show
Minn. State Fair Coliseum, St. Paul, Minn.
Mar. 5
S3DA KY Indoor State Championship
Madisonville, Ky.
Mar. 10 - Mar. 13
Mar. 11
Pennsylvania State NASP Championships
Penn State Multi-Sport Facility, State College, Pa.
Mar. 11 - Mar. 13
2016 IBO Winter National
Rockcastle Shooting Center, Park City, Ky.
Mar. 18 - Mar. 20
NFAA Indoor National Championship
Louisville, Ky.
Mar. 19
S3DA Indoor 5-Spot Tournament
Lafayette, Ga.
Mar. 25
S3DA Indoor National Championship
Louisville, Ky.
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