Leupold Celebrates All-American Craftsmanship with a Gift for You

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold, America’s Optics Authority®, is celebrating American craftsmanship with an All-American promotion for customers.

From September 1 to October 15, 2014, Leupold will send a Limited Edition, American-made Carhartt jacket, featuring the Leupold medallion embroidered on the chest, to everyone who buys an American-made VX®-3, VX-3L™ or VX-6 riflescope.

This distinctive jacket will only be produced during this promotion and will not be available for sale anywhere. Once the promotion ends, this collector’s item will be gone. Continue reading

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New Grouse Enhanced Management Systems give hunters a gem of an opportunity

GW:  Seems these are reasonable approaches to enhancing hunting opportunities.  Hats off, once again!

It isn’t every day that you would find Governor Rick Snyder and Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh working shoulder-to-shoulder in the vast state forest lands of the Upper Peninsula, shovels in hand, planting nannyberry shrubs and crabapple trees.Creagh and Snyder plant trees at GEMS trail

But on a hot, sunny day in mid-August, that’s exactly what two dozen citizen volunteers and a handful of DNR staff witnessed at the end of a two-track trail just south of Gwinn in Marquette County, where, thanks to the collaborative efforts of all parties mentioned above, a diamond in the rough has gradually become a brilliant gem.

The GEMS – or Grouse Enhanced Management Systems – are a new DNR initiative designed to bring attention to Michigan’s outstanding upland bird hunting opportunities through the creation of a series of walk-in access hunting trails intensively managed for improved ruffed grouse and woodcock hunting.

DNR Wildlife Division development of the GEMS hinged largely upon the support of the Ruffed Grouse Society and increased revenue from the state’s new license fee package. Continue reading

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Archangel Introduces AAMINI Stock for Ruger Mini 14/30

PHOENIX, ARIZONA -The new Archangel® AAMINI stock introduces a nearly indestructible, ergonomic, adjustable stock to the Ruger® rifleman. ARCHANGEL’S® proprietary formula of carbon fiber, glass fill and polymer creates a stock that is tough as nails and is guaranteed for life. Precision fit inlet and ridged construction improves accuracy without need for complicated and expensive glass-bedding. The AAMINI allows shooters to find their comfort zone in every firing position. With a fully click-adjustable cheek weld and length of pull allowing a perfect fit to the shooter for superior comfort and control, the AAMINI boasts it’s a game changer with the best ergonomics available for the MINI-14/30 platform. The ambidextrous gooseneck stock with palm swell and effective upper hand-guard that shields the barrel sets it apart from the competition. Continue reading

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Savage Arms Expands Line of Suppressor-Ready Rimfire Rifles

Savage® Arms continues to offer a broad lineup of suppressor-ready rifles for shooters and hunters who want to reduce firearm noise at the range or in the field. Savage expands its line of suppressor-ready rimfire firearms with three new rifles: Model 93 FV-SR in 22 WMR, Model 93R17 FV-SR in 17 HMR, and Model 64 FV-SR in 22 LR. These new models give hunters and plinkers accurate rifle platforms ready to accept after-market suppressors with ease. Continue reading

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Tree Stand Buddy’s New Mounting System

Hanging your portable tree stand has never been easier or safer, thanks to Tree Stand Buddy’s innovative new mounting system. Simply attach a mounting receiver to a tree and a slide bracket to your stand. Then slide your stand onto the receiver and hunt.

Here are just a few of the benefits of the Tree Stand Buddy system:

• Tree Stand Buddy fits virtually every single or double-post hang-on stand
• You no longer have to carry your stand as you climb a tree
• The slide-mount system is far easier and safer than standard hanging methods
• Tree Stand Buddy is fast and quiet
• Tree Stand Buddy assures the same set-up every time you hunt
• Tree Stand Buddy allows you to prevent theft and weather damage by removing your stand when you leave
• The sturdy mounting system prevents stand wobble, giving you peace-of-mind as you draw your bow or raise your rifle
• Tree Stand Buddy works on trees as small as 6 inches in diameter

You can even buy extra mounting receivers to hang one stand in different locations without buying additional stands. Continue reading

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ArmaLite Introduces Defensive Sporting Rifle™ Series

Geneseo, IL–ArmaLite is pleased to announce the addition of its Defensive Sporting Rifle™ Series to its extensive line of rifles. This series includes three different models to meet every shooter’s needs: Defensive Sporting Rifle™ 15, Defensive Sporting Rifle™ 15F, and Defensive Sporting Rifle™ 10.

Light weight and fast-handling, the Defensive Sporting Rifle™ 15 and 15F are chambered in 5.56×45 mm NATO and feature a 16-inch double-lapped, chrome-lined, chrome-moly vanadium MIL-B 11595 E barrel with M203 step down and 1/2×28 threads, while the Defensive Sporting Rifle™ 10 is chambered in 7.62×51 mm NATO and features a 16-inch double-lapped, melonite treated barrel with 5/8×24 threads. All upper and lower receivers are made of 7075-T6 Aluminum with the uppers consisting of a flat-top MIL-STD 1913 rail for mounting of sights and optics. An adjustable stock and single-stage trigger finish these rifles out for your every need.

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Brownells Expands Preparedness Videos To Cover Work, Home And Car

Brownells has released a new three-part video series showing how to prepare for emergencies that could arise at work, at home and in the car. Each video covers potential situations and shows how to use specific supplies and gear – including products featured in the recently-released Brownells ESG Essentials Kits.

The At Work video shows examples of good supplies to stash at the job site that can help make unexpected stays more comfortable.

The At Home video focuses mostly on knowledge and training, and asks key questions everyone needs to answer to be really fully prepared.

The In the Car video provides tips for keeping a well-stocked vehicle emergency kit to help motorists make it through any crises from flat tires to accidents. Continue reading

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Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon

New Berlin, WI (August 21, 2014) – Sportsman Channel and the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) are combining efforts to honor the contributions of the American worker and celebrate today’s youth, who represent the future of our nation’s workforce and outdoor heritage. Sportsman Channel’s Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon, a salute to American workers and celebration of youth in the outdoors, is presented by Carhartt and airs exclusively on Monday, September 1 from 5–8 p.m. ET.

Today’s youth are consistently inundated with modern technologies and devices, which can serve as a distraction to fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, camping and other healthy outdoor activities. Throughout the Marathon, Brotherhood Outdoors co-hosts Daniel Lee Martin and Julie McQueen will provide viewers with interesting stories about the dedicated men and women who keep America moving forward and do their part to introduce America’s youth to our nation’s cherished outdoor lifestyle.

Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon

Sportsman Channel’s Brotherhood Outdoors Labor Day Marathon features six captivating episodes that include everything from a father and his sons guiding a fellow firefighter on a heart-pounding mule deer hunt in Arizona to a father and his daughters taking another young girl on her first coon hunt in Kentucky. The Marathon chronicles hard-working men and women who share a passion for outdoor adventures and are focused on passing along their great experiences to America’s youth. Continue reading

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RedHead® 3-in-1 Tripod/Bipod/Monopod Shooting Stick Offers Ultimate Accuracy and Adaptability

The first three iron clad rules of accurate rifle and pistol shooting in the field are: #1 Take a rest. #2 Take a rest! #3 TAKE A REST! The RedHead® 3-in-1 Tripod/Bipod/Monopod Shooting Stick makes following the rules quick, easy, and convenient. It offers multiple rest options whether you’re standing, sitting, kneeling, or even shooting prone.

RedHead® 3-in-1 Tripod/Bipod/Monopod Shooting Stick RedHead® 3-in-1 Tripod/Bipod/Monopod Shooting Stick

Different field shooting situations are best served by different kinds of shooting rests.  The RedHead® 3-in-1 Shooting Stick is the first hunting accessory to offer all three rest types in one light, ultimately portable package.  The legs are quickly removable to convert from tripod to bipod to monopod as conditions demand.  All legs instantly adjust from as short as 18 inches to as long 60 inches and lock anywhere in between with Speed Cam Locks. Continue reading

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Federal Duck Stamp now available at Michigan license retailers

Waterfowl hunters and wildlife enthusiasts can now buy the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp – also known as the Duck Stamp – at more than 1,400 Michigan license sales outlets.


2014-15 federal duck stampThe Federal Duck Stamp also has been available for purchase online at www.mdnr-elicense.com since mid-July. The online purchasing option is part of a partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service’s Federal Duck Stamp Office, designed to make the Duck Stamp more readily available and increase participation in this successful wetland conservation program.


Required annually for all migratory waterfowl hunters age 16 or older, the Federal Duck Stamp costs $17 when purchased at license vendors or via E-license, the DNR’s online license sales system. The stamp cost is $15, and both the stamp distributor and the DNR charge a $1 processing and handling fee. License agents also may choose to charge a processing fee up to $1. There will be no refunds available once the stamps are purchased. Continue reading

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