BloodSport
ATTRACTANTS & SUPPLEMENTS
Chestnut Rage from Wildgame Innovations is nutrient-filled blend includes extruded rice bran and other minerals and proteins that deer can't resist.
Throw & Gro™ seed mixes from Evolved Harvest™ make it possible to create hunting plots in remote locations where big bucks feel secure and where they move during daylight.

BROADHEADS
Flying Arrow Archery has announced its products will be found at all Mills Fleet Farm stores by Aug.1 in special endcap displays, including practice points, crossbow heads and Toxic Broadheads.

CAMO
The new 2015 BowTech Prodigy, featuring the revolutionary new PowerShift Technology, is now available in all-new Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country™.

COMPETITION
Gold Tip and Bee Stinger pro shooters continued to rack up the wins last weekend at the ASA Pro/Am Tour in Metropolis, Ill., with Chance Beaubouef taking home his first win of the year.
Grand National Champion titles were awarded July 5 at the conclusion of the Easton JOAD Nationals based on ranking in the qualification round, placement in elimination matches and participation in team rounds.

CWD
A two-year-old whitetail deer in a Medina County deer breeding facility has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), marking the first case in captive deer in Texas.

EVENTS
Sitka Gear, an industry leader in performance hunting gear, has renewed its partnership with the Hunting Film Tour for its third year. The inspirational event will kick off Aug. 9 and will reach 28 destinations in 2015.

HUNT CONSULTANTS
Worldwide Trophy Adventures (WTA) has announced the addition of hunting consultant and passionate bowhunter Justin Shafer, currently stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

JOBS
Vista Outdoor, a global designer, manufacturer and marketer in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets, is seeking qualified applicants for Senior Product Manager - Optics, Product Manager - Electronic Measuring Devices and Primos Product Manager.
Grand View Outdoors has an immediate opening for an experienced editor with a bachelors degree in journalism, communications or English to work at its Birmingham, Ala. office.

LAND
The editors of The Land Report have released their summer 2015 issue that includes an annual survey of the country's top rural land brokerages, including such venerable outdoor names such as Mossy Oak, Whitetail Properties and others.

LEGISLATION
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising bow hunters that they may lawfully carry any caliber firearm when bow hunting on private property during Louisiana's archery season.

MILESTONES
BIGshot Archery, LLC (www.bigshottargets.com), creator of innovative archery targets, thanks its many customers as the company celebrates its 10th anniversary this month while reporting record sales nationally.

MOTORSPORTS
Lightforce has combined some of its most popular driving lamps with the power and intensity of HID to create lights that get attention and pierce even the most murky nights.

NASP
Miles Wilson, a member of the Alma Bryant High School Hurricanes archery team based in Irvington, Ala., shot a near perfect 298 of a possible 300 points to become the top scoring male at this year's National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) National Championship.

NEW BOWS
Bowtech has developed the ultimate tribute to legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle with the launch of a limited edition "The Legend" bow, available at Bowtech dealers beginning in July.
With an inherently forgiving brace height of 7 inches, a narrow, torque-free grip design and a highly maneuverable (yet stable) axle-to-axle length of 33 inches, the GENETIX from New Breed Archery will remain calm under pressure when you need it most.

NEW PRODUCTS
While 50% smaller and 40% lighter than GoPro's best-selling HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, the new HERO4 Session packs GoPro's Emmy® Award-winning image quality and performance into an exciting new low-profile form factor.

OPTICS
Take the opportunity to save big and become part of the EL SWAROVISION family, or add to your collection, with special pricing on all current EL SWAROVISION binoculars through Nov. 15 at authorized SWAROVSKI OPTIK dealers in US and Canada only.

ORGANIZATIONS
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has accepted a $50,000 grant from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to help firm up the state's ability to maintain management of its wolf population.

PARTNERSHIPS
Bear Archery and Neet Products have partnered to introduce a new line of traditional accessories reflecting the designs originated by the iconic Fred Bear.

PRO STAFF
New Breed Archery's Allen Conner once again found himself atop the leaderboard at the Illinois ASA Pro/Am event June 26-28, taking first in the competitive Senior Pro division.

PROMOTIONS
Quest will be offering a $50 mail-in rebate with the purchase any Quest Amp, Forge, or Storm "Designed To Hunt" (DTH) bow package between July 15 and October 15, 2015.
Hunter Safety System has launched a new advertising campaign titled "Don't Worry Dad," that highlights the seriousness of treestand hunting and the importance of using the proper equipment.
Kicking off the eighth week of the GSM Outdoors Spring into Summer gear giveaway, Xone will be giving away a compression fit shirt and drawer combo.
For a limited time, SkullHooker is making it easy to decorate a home, office or man cave with prized skulls from treasured hunts by offering flat rate $5 on shipping. Mix or match one or 101 and the cost remains $5 to ship.

PUBLISHER'S NOTE
OWDN's 'Be Ready For Anything' Launches July 8
Be Ready for Anything , The Outdoor Wire Digital Network's newest weekly news and information service launches Wed., July 8. Featuring common-sense information for daily life and emergencies, the inaugural edition will be distributed to all OWDN subscribers.

RANGEFINDERS
Halo's XTANIUM™ rangefinders use the best technology available to provide accurate yardage, but it's their extra features that set them apart from the crowd.

SPONSORSHIPS
STYRKA, a new optics company dedicated to providing hunters with outstanding products, exceptional customer service, and an unmatched, unconditional, unlimited, lifetime warranty, has partnered with HARDCORE Pursuit as its title sponsor for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
Returning to support world and national archery champions, Levi and Samantha Morgan, Gold Tip has committed to be a 2015 commercial partner, and exclusive arrow sponsor, of their adventure archery program, Name The Game® on the Sportsman Channel.

STATES
As the July 10 deadline draws near to enter the 10th annual "Arizona Big Game Super Raffle," the Arizona Game and Fish Department is receiving inquiries about what the raffle is and how it works.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program is offering elk hunting opportunities on six new properties.
Effective July 1, 2015, it is illegal to possess or use deer scents/lures that contain natural deer urine or other bodily fluids while taking, attempting to take, attracting, or scouting wildlife in Virginia.
Women interested in learning how to bowhunt can now sign up for an introductory workshop presented Aug. 23 by New Hampshire's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program.

TELEVISION
This week, Sportsman Channel's Sheep Shape brings Patrick Scrogin closer than ever to a mature ram he has been diligently scouting in the Northwest Territories and Rick Carone confronts struggles of his own on a sheep hunt in the Yukon.
Episode 2 of Name The Game airs Wed., July 8th, with professional archers, Levi and Samantha Morgan heading to Flora, Illinois to hunt hard-rutting whitetails at the peak of the season.

TRAILCAMS
TrailCamPro.com, an independent online trail camera testing authority, recently posted the results of their annual trail camera tests, and the new Primos® Proof Camera 03 received high marks in several categories.

YOUTH
The "S3DA/P&Y Clear Path Initiative" is a combined effort between Scholastic 3D Archery and The Pope & Young Club to help students and their family members transition from introductory archery to a lifetime of ethical, fair chase bowhunting.

SCI Makes Progress in Reversing Airline Trophy Bans
Editor's Note: The following first appeared on the Safari Club International "Hunt Forever" site.


Safari Club International (SCI) is working to reverse the ill-advised announcements from a fluid list of airlines that have suddenly declared a ban on the transportation of all hunting trophies as cargo. One airline cites a single incident of a mislabeled hunting trophy as its justification, while others appear to be reacting in knee-jerk fashion to an online petition campaign urging all airlines to adopt such a ban.

Evidence of the panicky herd mentality among the airlines is the fact that several cite verbatim from the petition that they are refusing such shipments "irrespective of CITES appendix."

The airlines also appear to be unaware that the signatories of such petitions are not typically part of their customer base, while hunters represent a substantial market share of international travelers.

SCI is opening every possible avenue to counter this sudden outburst of trophy bans. SCI representatives are in direct contact with the airlines, several of which appear to be on the verge of reconsidering their abrupt announcements.

SCI is also opening discussions with domestic and international airline regulatory agencies and trade associations, the CITES Secretariat, diplomats from affected countries, and Members of the U.S. Congress. More detailed reports will follow as the positions of involved parties become clear and can be communicated to the SCI membership.

In the interim, SCI would like to thank the leadership of Delta airlines, which has also been targeted in this campaign. In response, Delta issued the following simple statement:

"Delta accepts hunting trophies in accordance with all U.S. domestic and international regulations, which prohibits the possession of trophies or other items associated with protected species. Customers are required to produce detailed documentation of trophies to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials as their trophies undergo inspection."

Hunters are encouraged to thank Delta airlines for taking a principled stand. A variety of contact information is listed online at www.delta.com/contactus/pages/comment_complaint/

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July 10 - July 12
Tampa Big Buck Expo
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Fla.
July 10 - July 12
IBO National Triple Crown Third Leg
Cardinal Shooting Center, Marengo, Ohio
July 11
Flying Fish Festival and Bowfishing Tournament
Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, Ill.
July 11
Flying Fish Festival and Bowfishing Tournament
Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, Ill.
July 13 - July 17
Pan American Games
July 17 - July 19
Prime Total Archery Challenge
"The Bird," Snowbird, Utah
July 17 - July 19
IBO Traditional World Championship
Twin Oaks Bowhunters, Chapmansboro, Tenn.
July 18 - July 19
Rinehart R100 Tournament
July 22 - July 26
70th NFAA Outdoor Nationals
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
July 23 - July 25
National Archery in the Schools World Tournament
Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn.
July 23 - July 26
July 24 - July 26
ASA Alabama Pro/Am
St. Bernard Abbey, Cullman, Ala.
July 25 - July 26
Rinehart R100 Tournament
July 26 - July 28
National Archery in the Schools All-Star Championship
Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn.
July 31 - Aug. 2
Prime Total Archery Challenge
Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Mont.
Aug. 1 - Aug. 2
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Aug. 6 - Aug. 9
IBO World Championship & Archery Festival
Holiday Valley Resort, Ellicottville, NY
Aug. 8 - Aug. 11
Aug. 11 - Aug. 16
Aug. 15 - Aug. 16
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Aug. 20 - Aug. 23
ASA Classic
Uchee Creek Campground Center, Fort Mitchell, Ala.
Aug. 23 - Aug. 30
Aug. 29 - Aug. 30
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Sept. 3 - Sept. 4
Sept. 5 - Sept. 7
Sept. 8 - Sept. 13
Oct. 17 - Oct. 18
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