Following feedback, Leica has updated its popular Leica Hunting App so that ballistic profiles can now be transferred offline using Bluetooth technology. Previously, this was only possible with a cellular connection or Wi-Fi. This useful update means hunters can calculate and change gun profiles when they are off-grid and need it the most.
On September 14, 2020, more than 30 members of the National R3 Implementation Workgroup were recognized during the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' Annual Awards with a 2020 Special Recognition Award. This collection of talented R3 professionals were selected for this recognition because of their dedication and commitment to advancing national efforts to recruit, retain, and reactivate (R3) hunters, target shooters, and other outdoor recreationists.
The National Deer Alliance (NDA) and the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) recently submitted comments on the Minnesota Board of Animal Health’s planned amendments to farmed cervidae rules. In addition, the NDA and QDMA also sent letters of support to Rhode Island lawmakers for the Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife’s proposed increases to the fees associated with many wildlife licenses and permits.
The Pope and Young Club is excited to announce that non-typical Sitka blacktail deer (hard antlered and velvet) will now be accepted as a new category within the Pope and Young Club Records Program.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation participated with Albany County and Pilot Hill Inc., the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments (OSLI), University of Wyoming (UW), Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) and other partners to permanently protect wildlife habitat and open access in southeast Wyoming.
The National Deer Alliance (NDA) and the Quality Deer Management Agency (QDMA) welcomed a recent announcement from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) establishing a CWD Core Captive Management Zone encompassing three Pennsylvania counties. However, the organizations feel stronger, more specific rules should be applied.
Weighing in at only 1.4lbs and designed to be mounted to HAWK Helium Climbing Sticks, the aluminum HSP Platform will allow you to hunt extremely mobile and setup quickly and quietly in nearly any tree.
Hunting Made Easy (HME) has developed a new compact archery multi-tool for archers and bowhunters designed as an in-the-field, do-it-all solution for equipment installation, adjustments, and repairs.

Muddy Outdoors, known for high-quality tree stands, blinds, tree safety equipment, and trail cameras, has introduced a new budget-oriented camera system that comes with everything needed to capture wildlife photos and video right out of the box.
Since their introduction in 2004, AXIS arrows have emerged as the best all-around arrow for bowhunters looking for the most reliable results in taking down big game. Although AXIS utilizes made-in-USA carbon for increased durability and speed, most of the hunting-camp talk centers on their ability to out penetrate regular arrows.
In a recent test by Hunt Stand, a wide variety of broadheads were tested at 50 yards and compared to field points. Of all the broadheads tested, SEVR posted a first-place finish with a miniscule 5/8” grouping. That surpassed all the other broadheads in the test and it doesn’t stop there. Astonishingly, the SEVR’s grouped significantly tighter than the field-point tipped control arrows.
Summit Outdoors and Shadow Hunter Blinds are excited to renew their partnership with RubLine Marketing out of Traer, IA for branding and marketing services of their professional hunting blinds and other outdoor products.
Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has partnered with ALPS OutdoorZ to challenge upland hunters to preserve the nation’s outdoor lifestyle by taking a new or lapsed hunter afield in 2020-2021. The Hunter Mentor Challenge is aimed at restoring hunter numbers in the United States, a critical centerpiece for wildlife habitat conservation efforts nationwide.
The Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) venison donation ministry is advising hunters who plan to donate deer to any hunters for the hungry program – along with those who opt to have their own deer processed professionally – to avoid frustrating surprises by checking with their local butcher for any changes related to COVID-19.
Pure Archery Group is seeking Design Engineers the Research and Develop division across all brands. This person will be part of a core team that develops Pure Archery Group’s next generation of industry leading products, focused on our technology driven Bowtech and Diamond Bow lines as well as accessories.
WJG & Associates is looking to expand its sales force in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma (TALO). Candidates will need to be experienced in archery, crossbows, gun accessories, ammunition, apparel and general understanding of all hunting and outdoor related products.
Harvest Home Films LLC is pleased to announce that Buck Knives has declared their support for The Harvest film. Buck is eager to assist Harvest Home Films spread the positive message about the hunting lifestyle and educate the world about the importance of the outdoors.
Harvest Home Films LLC recently conducted a survey to better understand how outdoorsmen and women resonate with key goals and messages of The Harvest. The information from over 12,000 respondents illustrated a strong support for the production of the film.
Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes Lucas Hoge, country music artist and outdoor television personality. Hoge’s new outdoor lifestyle TV series “Hoge Wild” is airing on Sportsman Channel Monday nights at 6PM CT.
Check out the Infusion seat from ThermaSeat®, the “triple threat” cushion that makes you more of a threat on the hunt! The Infusion seat is a must-have product featuring a three-layer design including everything you need to stay warm and dry in order to hunt longer.
Scent Crusher® is proud to announce the release of the Locker Lite. A scaled-down version of Scent Crusher’s popular larger Locker, the Locker Lite offers a convenient way to crush odor and eliminate bacteria from your hunting gear in a smaller footprint. Using the new third-generation ozone generator, the Locker Lite adds a level of functional convenience to every hunter’s arsenal.
Finally, an answer we can all agree on. To pee or not to pee? Consider the matter solved with Whitetail Attractants from ScentRelief®. A revolutionary technology combining chemical research with human and animal biology, Whitetail Attractants from ScentRelief® transform your own human urine into a powerful attractants and natural cover scents.
Whether you plan to spot and stalk groundhogs to keep them from wreaking havoc on your land, or you want to hone your skills for bow season or an upcoming competition, the new Competition Series Groundhog Target from Rinehart Targets® is another exciting archery target to add to your arsenal.
Carlton Calls, a leader in elk and other premium game calls, introduces the Estrus Squeeze Me Elk Cow Call, the easiest handheld elk call that you control. This tough little call makes big authentic nasally cow sounds that big bull elk find irresistible.
TACTACAM has built a brand and product around innovative designs, affordable prices and hunter/shooter friendly filming options. Sharing your hunt has never been easier with their field tough, ergonomic and easy to use cameras.
Get back to nature with Fisher Space Pen Co.’s new Outdoors Series carrying the Realtree logo. Realtree is one of the strongest Outdoors and Hunting Brands in the U.S. The series is created especially for fishing, hunting, camping and other outdoors enthusiasts.
onX Offroad is pleased to announce its newest partnership with Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine as this year’s official mapping tool for Ultimate Adventure 2020 (UA2020).
The teams at Victory Archery and The Given Right have again partnered up for the upcoming hunting season.
“Wildlife Research Center is a classic American success story, and we’re proud that they are continuing their Whitetails Unlimited national sponsorship,” said WTU President Jeff Schinkten.
onX is pleased to announce its recent partnership with Pheasants Forever, and their quail conservation division, Quail Forever. The alliance will involve onX’s Report a Land Access Opportunity project and Pheasants Forever’s Build A Wildlife Area initiative. Both programs are concentrated on enhancing access to pheasant and quail habitat across America’s public lands.
Tread Lightly!, a U.S.-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting responsible outdoor recreation through education and stewardship programs today announced onX Offroad as its newest Official Partner providing GPS services.
The Pope and Young Club is proud to announce the continued support of HHA Sports, Inc. through the Club's Corporate Partner Program. Manufacturer the #1 moveable bow sight in the industry, HHA products are American made and backed by a 100% lifetime warranty.
The Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation (TSAA) is a non-profit organization that focuses on tree stand safety and ensures that every hunter that uses a tree stand does so in a safe manner so that he or she comes home safe to their family and friends. The mission of the Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation is to significantly reduce tree stand incidents through promotion, education, and best practices.
“Wildgame Innovations makes a wide range of outstanding game cameras, feeders, attractants, and feeds to fit the needs of hunters across the country, and we’re proud that they are continuing as a Whitetails Unlimited national sponsor,” said WTU president Jeff Schinkten.
The busy archery selling season is now underway and Delta McKenzie’s Iowa factory is in full production keeping up with demand. The Delta factory has been running full steam and has product ready to ship to retailers nationwide. Backyard archery has been especially popular this summer and retailers are also expecting higher than usual participation this coming hunting season.
Veil™ Camo, the leader in camouflage innovations, is excited to announce the “UnVeil your Chaos” campaign. The new Chaos campaign supports Veil’s partnership with the top retailers and brands in the hunting and fishing industry by creating exclusivity and identity to each partner. Look for the “UnVeil your Chaos” campaign with Veil partner’s Sportsman’s Warehouse, Academy Sports, Scheel’s Outdoors, Simms Fishing and Prois women’s Hunting.
?The new DEER CAMP® Coffee Blaze Orange Pumpkin Spice™ is just what you need to enjoy the coming fall weather. The 12-ounce container is decorated in Realtree EDGE Blaze Orange camo to celebrate one the most recognized colors of fall and the deer hunting season.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake, Illinois is set to open the North Marcum Archery Complex on Monday, September 21st, 2020, with a grand opening ceremony being planned for the Spring of 2021.
Competition Archery Media (CAM) will broadcast the six gold-medal matches live on Sunday, Sept. 27, sometime between 8 a.m. and noon (CDT). The exact timing of the broadcast depends on when archers complete their preliminary matches. CAM will broadcast the matches on its Facebook and YouTube channels, USA Archery’s Facebook page and on the Eleven Sports satellite channel.
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