ScentBlocker announces a new entry in their offering of premium turkey vests - the Torched Turkey Vest, adding to a growing line of new spring oriented hunting products for 2014.
The ability to operate on either butane or propane makes the Dual-Fuel extremely flexible, and its electronic ignition makes it a breeze to light and use.
Team Hoyt shooters brought their best game to the World Archery Indoor Championships in Nimes, France, hauling medals in all four major categories (Men's Compound, Women's Compound, Men's Recurve and Women's Recurve) both individual and team competition.
At the year's second ASA tournament of the year in Fort Mitchell, Ala., Mathews finished with eight of the top ten finishers in the Senior Pro class.
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) announced that Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops founder, and Dave Freudenthal, former Wyoming governor, will co-chair AFWA's new, national Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America's Fish and Wildlife Resources to advance recommendations for funding a 21st century model of conservation.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources received laboratory confirmation on February 28 that a second white-tailed deer harvested in Maryland tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).
Available free online, Montana Decoy is offering the ultimate Turkey Decoy Setup Guide, featuring five proven turkey decoy setups that correlate with specific times of the season, while detailing the turkey decoys to use, how to set them up, and calling tips to use.
Two of the country's leading archery distributors, Kinsey's and Pape's, will stock the full line of Mission® crossbows and accessories, including the new-for-2014 MXB®-400TM and MXB®-DaggerTM.
Rinehart Targets announces the upcoming Rinehart R100 in Greenwood, SC, the first Rinehart event hosted by the Lakelands Archery Group.
Easton Sports Development Foundation has announced the hiring of USA Archery Level 5 Coach Carl Greene as the Director of Archery for the Easton Newberry Sports Complex located in Newberry, Florida.
Brownells, the 75-year-old firearms and shooting industry supplier, has announced the extension of its products and services to bowhunters and target archers beginning immediately.
Martin Archery has announced the hiring of Lance Irving as its new Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, guiding the recently recapitalized company's sales effort, while steering the marketing and branding engine of the iconic archery name.
Kinsey's, a leading distributor to the outdoor and archery industry located in Mount Joy, Pa. has an immediate opening for the position of Buyer.
The Easton Sports Development Foundation is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant/Coach for employment at the Easton Salt Lake Archery Center.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard recently signed into law a measure permitting crossbows during regulated state firearm hunting seasons.
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation is pleased to announcedVirginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed Sunday hunting into law, allowing Virginia to join the 40 other states that allow hunting on privately owned lands on Sundays.
Sportsman Channel announced this week that the network has dramatically increased its distribution in Comcast Cable markets within the Heartland states of Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.
More than 1,300 student archers from schools around the state will compete at the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) fifth annual state tournament on March 28 and 29 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.
Students from across South Dakota will have a chance to show off their archery skills at the West River Regional National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Tournament on Saturday, March 15.
More than 630 archers are expected to take part in Nebraska's largest archery event March 22 - the Nebraska National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament in Lincoln.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports Philo High School earned top team honors at the 2014 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Ohio State Tournament held Feb. 28 with a team score of 3,396 points.
Iowa's National Archery in the School's 2014 State Tournament took place in Des Moines March 1, with more than 800 high school, middle school and elementary students taking part.
New for 2014, Kwikee Kwiver introduces the Sidewinder Hip Quiver Adapter and the X-Block Broadhead Sharpening System.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has received the highest rating available from Charity Navigator, America's leading charity evaluator.
The U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA), announced this week it has opened an office in Sacramento, Calif. that is expected to play a significant role in the outdoor heritage for citizens of the Golden State.
Representatives from the Pope & Young Club attended QDMA's inaugural North American Whitetail Summit and supported the event through a conservation grant.
Mossy Oak Properties announces its first office in the state of Wyoming, with the opening of Mossy Oak Properties of Wyoming, 307 Real Estate in Cody.
Outtech announces the addition of 19-year industry veteran Jen Kresser as Director of Sales Operations in support of the firm's continued growth and drive for improvement.
Hoosiers -- especially adults who work with children, ages 11-17 -- interested in preserving Indiana's bowhunting heritage can attend an Explore Bowhunting workshop sponsored by the Indiana DNR in April or July that will teach them how to plant the necessary seeds.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) reports that gray wolves established four new packs and expanded their territory in the state over the past year.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department does not support the latest finding of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that designating critical habitat is essential to the conservation of the jaguar in the Southwest.
The 4th annual Secretary of State Ad Astra Archery Tournament utilizing NASP rules will take place April 26 at MacLennan Park in Topeka Kan.
Included in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's 50 proposed new outdoor access projects to connect hunters, anglers, bird watchers and other outdoor enthusiasts to State-owned lands across New York announced Mar. 10 was a proposal to permit crossbow hunting in The Empire State.
Held March 3-6 at Bass Pro Shops' Big Cedar Lodge in Branson, Missouri, the four-day QDMA Whitetail Summit was attended by more than 200 people including representatives the hunting industry, state wildlife agencies, institutes of deer research, landowner groups and hunting or conservation organizations.
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Maine Secretary of State Mathew Dunlap on March 5 certified more than 63,500 petition signatures, enough to qualify the ballot measure that will likely ask voters if they favor prohibiting hunting black bears over bait, with hounds or using traps.
Bear hunting over bait is the most common method used in Maine - especially by bowhunters - primarily because the state's dense forests make it impractical to hunt bears using spot-and-stalk or other methods.
A similar ballot measure failed in Maine in 2004, but only by a slight margin.
At that time, voters in nine mostly rural counties opposed Question 2 overwhelmingly, while more southern and coastal regions of the state were evenly divided. Voters in cities like Portland and Bangor gave the ban strong support. A final tally showed the measure was defeated by a slim 53 to 47 percent margin.
The sportsman's organization leading the campaign against Question 2 in 2004 - the Maine Fish and Wildlife Conservation Council - spent a total of $1,743,625 to defeat the issue. It is expected to take an equal or greater amount to ensure a future for Maine bear hunting this November.
In 2004, the opposition campaign, dubiously named Maine Citizens for Fair Bear Hunting, spent $1,286,375. Its lead donors were the notorious national animal rights/anti-hunting groups, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Fund for Animals. HSUS' portion of contributions totaled nearly a half million dollars. The Fund for Animals contributed $385,000.
Since the 2004 effort, the Fund for Animals became part of HSUS and its massive fund-raising machine.
The group fronting the campaign to ban bear-hunting methods in 2014 goes by the equally misleading moniker of Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting.
Biologists and sportsmen's groups generally agree that banning the most practical forms of bear hunting in Maine would be a disaster for the species as well as the residents of the state. With a present bear population at a historic high estimated at 30,000 statewide, biologists predict that failing to keep the population in check will lead to widespread conflicts between bears and people, both in the woods and in developed areas.
Need proof? The three hunting methods targeted by the anti hunters presently account for approximately 93 percent of Maine's total annual bear harvest. Do the math.
James Cote, campaign manager for the Maine Wildlife Conservation Council, called on Mainers to rally against the ballot measure.
"Maine people must now decide who they trust more to manage our public wildlife resources - our biologists at (the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife), who have performed decades of scientific management and research and are responsible for an extremely healthy bear population, or one interest group in Washington, D.C., (HSUS), [which] is bankrolling this initiative in order to advance an anti-hunting, anti-science political agenda at the expense of Maine people," Cote said in a news release after last week's announcement by the Secretary of State. "We are proud to stand behind the work of Maine's biologists and game wardens."
In the decade since the 2004 election, with the legal use of baiting, trapping and hounds, the number of bears in Maine increased an estimated 30 percent, from 23,000 to the current level of 30,000. In 2012, bear nuisance complaints increased dramatically across the Northeast after an unusually mild winter, with complaints in Maine jumping from around 500 annually to more than 800.
"We will be the voice of reason in this debate," Cote said. "This is not a Republican or Democrat issue, this is not a north or south issue. This is an issue where Mainers of all political, geographic, and cultural stripes are banning together to defend the integrity of our bear and other wildlife management programs at MEDIFW."
To learn more about how you, your archery club or hunting organization can help the sportsmen and women of Maine defeat this dangerous ballot measure in November, go to http://savemainesbearhunt.com/.
- J.R. Absher
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