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APPAREL
The DeCamo Sport Jacket is a one-of-a-kind, multi-functional sport coat— classic and unique and sure to get you noticed at a wedding, the prom, or out on the town.

ARROWRESTS
The NEW-for- 2016 ELITE Custom HDX UltraRest features an updated anodized black, brown or Realtree® Xtra@ finish and the optimized custom features you would expect from ELITE.

BOOKS
Alan R. Hale, a recognized master of the sports optics craft, takes some of the mystery out of optics selection in his new book Sport Optics - Binoculars, Spotting Scopes & Rifle Scopes.

COMPETITION
At the Archery World Cup eliminations June 16 in Anatalya, Turkey, Brady Ellison and Reo Wilde punched their tickets to Odense, Denmark for the circuit Final this September.
The combined scores of Ki Bo Bae, Choi Misun and Chang Hye Jin totaled a combined 2045 points at the third stage of the 2016 Hyundai Archery World Cup to beat the recurve women's team ranking round world record by seven points.
The first North Carolina Scholastic 3-D Archery State Championship was held May 29-30 at South Mountain Bowhunters Club in Bostic, NC.

CONSERVATION
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with conservation-minded landowners and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to permanently protect vital wildlife habitat in southeast Idaho.

EVENTS
YETI joins as sponsor for one of North America's longest-running celebrations of big-game conservation and management – the Boone and Crockett Club 29th Big Game Awards, scheduled for July 14-16, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri.
Hundreds of participants and dozens of vendors took part in the Pope and Young Club's first Bowhunters Rendezvous at the MacKenzie Environmental Center near Poynette, Wis.. this past weekend.
With more than 400 pre-registered participants, Scholastic 3D Archery's National 3D Championship will be held June 17-19 at Mermet Lake State Conservation Area in Metropolis, Ill.

GEAR
DryCase, the manufacturer of waterproof electronic cases and bags, has introduced the new Snow's Cut super insulated, soft cooler in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades® and Break-Up Infinity®.

INDUSTRY
FeraDyne Outdoors, LLC, has announced that J. Harding Associates, an independent manufacturer's representative agency headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif., will handle sales for the company's 14 brands in 13 Western states.

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
Mystery Ranch, an industry-leading pack company with multiple product lines focused on function, comfort, quality and durability, is looking to fill a Hunting Sales Manager position within the Bozeman, Mont.-based company.
Epicosity, an outdoor marketing agency based in Sioux Falls, SD, is seeking an account manager who knows and understands the shooting sports industry and can lead a growing client roster.

LICENSING
The Realtree® Xtra Camo Mask by ProGear® is the first nuisance dust mask in the world to sport the licensed Realtree Xtra camo pattern.

NEW PRODUCTS
Quickly and easily gross-score your trophy in as little as 2 minutes and perform a variety of other key field tasks with new Trophy tape from Wildgame Innovations.
The Iron Rider 2.0 Realtree Xtra camo watch by Rockwell is equipped to handle whatever adventure the avid outdoorsman takes on.

ORGANIZATIONS
The Pope and Young Club is offering two exciting hunting adventures as part of the 2016 Pope and Young Club Super Hunt Drawing, with 100% of the proceeds raised going to its Conservation, Education and Outreach Programs.

PARTNERSHIPS
Eastman Outdoors, Inc., owner of Carbon Express® and Eastman Outdoors® cooking equipment and food processing supplies, recently announced a unique partnership with professional shooter and host of Championship Season TV, Doug Koenig.
The award-winning television show Backwoods Life,will begin airing for the much-anticipated 12th season beginning with its prime time airing July 3 at 7:30 pm EST on Sportsman Channel as part of the Sunday night Realtree block of shows.

PRO STAFF
Arizona Archery Enteerprises (AAE) archers dominated the National Field Archery Association's First Dakota Classic in Yankton, SD last weekend by claiming the top spot in both men's and women's Pro classes, in addition to taking the 3-star tour $10,000 shootoff.

RANGEFINDERS
Delivering accuracy to +/- one yard, the Halo XRAY 800 provides impressive ranging out to a maximum of 800 yards – plenty of distance for any hunting situation.

SPONSORSHIPS
Parker Bows, leading manufacturer of high quality compound bows and crossbows as well as RED HOT crossbow accessories, announces its sponsorship of Professional Lumberjack Champion, Mike Sullivan.
The team at Hunter Safety System, the company dedicated to saving hunters' lives, is pleased to announce the award-winning television show, "Heartland Bowhunter" has joined the HSS family.
Old Milwaukee Beer, a longtime favorite of hardworking, hard-playing outdoor enthusiasts, is proud to partner with GUN IT with Benny Spies, Presented By Leupold, for the 2016 season, set to kick off July 6 on The Sportsman Channel.

STATES
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish officers are searching for an adult female black bear that attacked a woman Saturday afternoon while she was participating in a marathon event on the Valles Calderas National Preserve near Los Alamos, NM.
Indiana DNR Director Cameron F. Clark and others paid tribute this week to Rev. Damian Schmelz, a Catholic priest and Indiana conservation advocate, scientist, and educator who died Sunday at St. Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana.

SUMMER OLYMPICS 2016
While the U.S. did not qualify a full women's team, USA Archery is very proud and excited for the four archers headed to the Games this summer.

TREESTANDS
Tree Stand Buddy® allows hunters to have the mobility of a climber with the safety and security of a fixed-position treestand - without purchasing multiple stands.

WILDLIFE
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources would like to alert citizens that juvenile black bears have been seen wandering through the state's more suburban areas this spring, with sightings in Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties.

Drones, Tech Advancements Prompt Action in Colorado
Advancements in technology — in particular, the proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones — is continuing to prompt restrictive regulations from state game agencies, state lawmakers and other groups that manage lands for wildlife and recreation.

The latest move comes from the Colorado Wildlife and Parks Commission, which, after the second reading of a proposal at its regular meeting in May, approved a new fair chase policy that specifically defines fair chase practices.

"The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission defines Fair Chase as the ethical, sportsmanlike, and lawful pursuit and taking of free-ranging Colorado wildlife in a manner that does not give a hunter or angler improper or unfair advantage over such wildlife. … The Commission recognizes that new or evolving technologies and practices may provide hunters or anglers with an improper or unfair advantage in the pursuit and taking of wildlife, or may create a public perception of an improper or unfair advantage. Improper advantage includes conditions such as:
- A technology or practice that allows a hunter or angler to locate or take wildlife without acquiring necessary hunting and angling skills or competency.
- A technology or practice that allows a hunter or angler to pursue or take wildlife without being physically present and pursuing wildlife in the field.
- A technology or practice that makes harvesting wildlife almost certain when the technology or practice prevents wildlife from eluding take."


Colorado was the first state to ban the use of drones for hunting or scouting in 2014. Since that time, Michigan, New Hampshire, Alaska, New Mexico and Montana have banned drone use by hunters, either through legislation or regulatory action by the state game commission. Game agencies in Idaho and Wisconsin have determined drone use was already covered under current prohibitions of aircraft to hunt, to harass hunters or to disturb wildlife.

With the commission's approval, Colorado becomes the first state to address drone use and technology as part of its tenets of fair chase.

The Commission's action was applauded this week by the Boone and Crockett Club, the oldest conservation organization in North America that created the first big game scoring system and pioneered the establishment of responsible, ethical and sustainable-use hunting known as Fair Chase.

"Definitions are important, but even more so is a general understanding of the concept of fair chase," said B&C president Morrie Stevens. "Fair chase has been a important part of the values of our organization and our members dating back to our founder, Theodore Roosevelt. We're certainly pleased to see a state with such rich outdoor traditions and values in hunting and angling like Colorado step up to say, 'how we hunt and fish is just as important as why.'"

Earlier this year, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department acted to prohibit the use of drones, smart rifles and live-action game cameras while hunting or attempting to take wildlife.

In December 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration hurriedly implemented a drone registry system in anticipation of what was expected to be a huge increase in the number of UAVs received as Christmas gifts. The FAA reported the number of drones in operation increased from about 200,000 in 2014 to 1,600,000 in 2015 — with at least two million expected to be sold in 2016.

- J.R. Absher

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June 23 - June 26
Sawmill Traditional Archery Rendezvous
Morris, Pa.
June 24 - June 26
ASA Mathews Pro/Am
Metropolis, Ill.
June 24 - June 26
NASP/IBO 3D Challenge
Myrtle Beach Sports Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
June 24 - June 26
2016 NASP World Tournament
Myrtle Beach Sports Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
June 24 - June 27
June 25 - June 26
NFAA Mid-Atlantic Outdoor Sectionals
Garden State Archers, Jacobstown, NJ
July 8 - July 10
IBO Third Leg National Championship Triple Crown
Chapman State Park, Clarendon, Pa.
July 10 - July 17
NASP® All-Star Championship
South Africa
July 10 - July 17
NASP®/IBO 3D Challenge All-Star Championship
South Africa
July 10 - July 17
NASP All-Star Championship
South Africa
July 10 - July 17
NASP/IBO 3D Challenge All-Star Championship
South Africa
July 15 - July 17
July 15 - July 17
IBO Traditional World Championship
Twin Lakes Bowhunters, Chapmansboro, Tenn.
July 16 - July 18
July 23
Rinehart R-100
Wabash, Ind.
July 25 - July 29
71st NFAA National Outdoor Field Championships
Darrington, Wash.
July 28 - July 31
Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous
Denton State Park, Ulysses, Pa.
July 29 - July 31
July 30
Rinehart R-100
Sparta, Wis.
Aug. 3 - Aug. 6
Aug. 5 - Aug. 7
ASA Classic
Ft. Benning, Ga.
Aug. 12 - Aug. 14
IBO world Championship & Archery Festival
Seven Springs Mtn. Resort, Seven Springs, Pa.
Aug. 18 - Aug. 21
Potter County Bowhunter Festival
Denton State Park, Ulysses, Pa.
Sept. 9 - Sept. 11
Sawmill Mountain Bow Shoot
Ski Sawmill, Morris, Pa.
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