Bear Archery has announced its partnership with Rose City Archery to bring the same cedar arrows once designed by Fred Bear and produced during the golden era of bowhunting. These classic arrows will be manufactured by Rose City and licensed under the Bear Archery name.
Muzzy Outdoors, makers of the best-selling fixed-blade broadheads, have announced a completely redesigned Phantom SC, incorporating all the newest materials and technologies available to create a superior broadhead.
Team USA archers delivered a knockout performance at this week's indoor World Championships, leading the medal count for the event and setting two new world records.
Within the first year of having a Professional Archery Team and in only the second major 3D archery tournament of the year, Elite Archery Pro Shooters captured the top two spots on the podium at this weekend's Realtree Ft Benning ASA Pro/AM.
Battling back from injury, Hoyt's Cara Fernandez held the lead the entire weekend and finished with a commanding lead for her first ASA win of the season.
Gold Tip's Levi Morgan, the 2013 ASA Shooter of the Year, scored his first victory of the 2014 3D season by winning the Pro Division at this past weekend's ASA Pro/Am in Fort Benning, Ga.
Accuracy, devastating speed and premium comfort are the key features of two of Barnett's most popular crossbows - the Quad 400 and Wildcat C5.
Stan Chiras, promoter of The Bowhunting Supershow, reports the consumer event taking place in Columbus, Ohio March 21-24 is nearing its capacity of exhibitors and vendors.
Lancaster Archery Supply, a new official sponsor of the the NFAA Indoor Nationals, will sponsor a special "Practice With the Pros" event Friday, March 14 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
Registration is underway for the "Prime Total Archery Challenge" in Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania May 16-18 and SnowBird Ski Resort in Utah July 11-13.
Simmons introduces its first trail camera featuring black LED night vision technology. Hunters can now covertly monitor game and land activity around the clock with the new Whitetail Blackout trail camera.
As the new account executive for Hi Mountain Seasonings, Brian Tucker will be responsible for coordination and attendance at key consumer and dealer trade shows, product training, product testing and helping to expand and develop the Riverton, Wyo.-based business
T&M Tactical has partnered with Mossy Oak to offer quality, high-performance camouflage gloves with an attached light for safety and convenience while outdoors before sunrise or after dark.
Maxima Media, a full-service agency serving the outdoor industry and creators of the Hyper-Communication Network™, announces the addition of Len Nash as Digital Media Manager.
Quality Archery Designs, a leading manufacturer in archery accessories since 1992, is actively seeking a Lead Engineer & Technical Director for its Madison Heights, Va. manufacturing facility.
Moon Shine, LP, designer of Moon Shine Camo, announces its partnership with Hilander Enterprises, LLC, which will offer several new products that feature Outshine, Harvest Moon, Wildfire and Muddy Girl Camouflage patterns.
Maxima Media announces its selection by Pump Jack Promotions founder, Bobby Pinson, to manage social media marketing initiatives for the upcoming Flextone Calls World Turkey Hunting Championship.
Lafayette Christian School claimed top shooting honors in the High School Division at the fifth Georgia National Archery in the Schools Program regional tournament of 2014 with a 3,000 to win the overall team title and beating eight other schools to qualify for the 8th annual Georgia-NASP State Tournament April 8.
More than 1,100 competitors have registered for the 2014 National Archery in the Schools Program Pennsylvania State Tournament to be held March 14 in State College.
More than 600 student archers are scheduled to compete in New Mexico's third annual National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament March 8 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.
Known by hunters for reliability and effectiveness in all conditions, Nikon MONARCH 3 binoculars in 8x42 and 10x42 versions are now available in Realtree APG camo.
Whitetail Fix TV, known for its 10-man team of hardworking individuals, and getting their "FIX" pursuing trophy whitetails, announces its partnership with the world's leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor, Realtree®.
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) announces the addition of HCO Outdoor Products, maker of high-quality scouting cameras and game feeders, as its newest Corporate Sponsor.
Bravo Company USA, Guns & Ammo and Sportsman Channel have teamed up to give one lucky fan a hot-off-the-assembly-line BCM MID-16 MOD 3 Carbine rifle, valued at more than $1,500.
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is kicking off its Spring Promotion by offering seasonal rebates of up to $125 when purchases are made between March 1, 2014, and May 4, 2014.
Bear encounters can go from curious to aggressive in seconds, and in some states where dangerous wildlife may be encountered, it remains illegal for archery hunters to carry a firearm for personal protection.
The Pope & Young Club Conservation/Outdoor Film Festival award winner for best "High Country Mule Deer" film with a bow was awarded to South Cox of Fortuna, California during the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo, hosted by the Mule Deer Foundation and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife.
The third meeting of a the Oregon Archery Review Public Advisory Committee (ARPAC), which is reviewing the structure of archery deer and elk hunts across the state, will be Saturday, March 8, in Salem.
Idaho Fish and Game, in cooperation with the USDA Wildlife Services, announces the completion of another wolf control action in northern Idaho's Lolo elk zone near the Idaho/Montana border to improve poor elk survival in the area.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is alerting users of Pearl River and Sherburne WMAs, including nutria hunters, fishermen, birdwatchers and hikers, that helicopter flyovers and associated gunfire may be experienced during the week of March 10 as agency personnel conduct feral hog population control.
Tune in to The Sportsman Channel all week to watch non-stop turkey action featuring special episodes of the original series, Avian-X TV, starring Matt Morrett as well as a special episode featuring country music star Blake Shelton along with NASCAR drivers Clint Bowyer and Elliott Sadler.
Former U.S. vice presidential candidate, governor, best-selling author and original "Mama Grizzly" Sarah Palin returns to series television on Sportsman Channel to host a new show "Amazing America with Sarah Palin," premiering April 3.
Game & Fish/Sportsman magazines, a state-specific outdoor online and print publications, has launched a redesigned website to maximize user engagement by creating an optimized experience that emphasizes social sharing.
"In the hunting world, skill should never be equated with the number of hangings in the trophy room. We have squirrel hunters in this country who are much more skillful than many who are widely mentioned in the record books."
- William Negley, Archer in Africa, 1989
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Mississippi Outdoor Sports Tax Holiday Bill
Mississippi may join Louisiana and South Carolina by permitting sportsmen to purchase bows, arrows, guns, ammunition, all-terrain vehicles and boats without paying sales tax for a weekend under a proposal sent to the House of Representatives Feb. 26.
The so-called Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday would take place on the first Saturday and Sunday of September under House Bill 1539, which was passed by the House by a vote of 86-27 on Feb. 25. The bill exempts not only guns, ammunition and archery supplies, but also hunting supplies including shoes, bags, knives, treestands, all-terrain vehicles and boats. Customers could also place items on layaway, still getting the tax break when they buy them later.
Companion legislation (S 2425) has already passed the Senate.
Drone Harassment Measure in Tennessee Committee
Tennessee H 1952, introduced by Rep. Judd Matheny (R-47), would prohibit the use of drones to interfere with private citizens who are lawfully hunting or fishing. The measure has moved from House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources: Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Feb. 26 and recommended for passage with amendment.
During its regular January meeting, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission voted to make Colorado the first state to prohibit Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for hunting and game scouting. The following month game commissions in Montana and Vermont approved similar bans.
Legislators in other states, including Wyoming, introduced bills to ban drones by hunters, while in Alabama, a proposed bill would it a misdemeanor offense to use a drone to harass someone legally hunting or fishing.
Virginia Sunday Hunting Bills
A measure to permit Sunday hunting Virginia for the first time since the colonial era is awaiting approval by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
House Bill 1237, sponsored by Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), passed the General Assembly and now is in the hands of the governor. A similar bill, Senate Bill 154, is expected to pass the General Assembly later this week.
S 154 "allows hunting on Sundays under certain circumstances; provides that a person may hunt waterfowl, subject to restrictions imposed by the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and a landowner and his immediate family or a person with written permission may hunt or kill any wild bird or wild animal, including nuisance species, if they hunt on the landowner's property; provides that however, the aforementioned hunting activities cannot occur within 200 yards."
Apprentice Hunting Bills in Wyoming and Utah
A pair of apprentice hunting bills are poised to be signed into law in the coming days in Utah and Wyoming. The measures, part of the Families Afield campaign, aim to reduce barriers to getting the next generation of American hunters into the field.
Utah Senate Bill 165 cleared the House of Representatives by an overwhelming vote of 62-9. Sponsored by Sen. Ralph Okerlund (R-Monroe) and supported by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the bill establishes a trial hunting permit in the state to allow new hunters to hunt under the supervision of a licensed mentor prior to completing a hunter education course.
In Wyoming, a measure to expand and improve the state's existing apprentice hunting program, known as the hunter education deferral program in the state, passed the House of Representatives 53-3. Senate File 38, sponsored by Sen. Leland Christensen (R-Alta), will allow multi-year participation in the program and will also permit parents to supervise more than one of their children at a time.
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