Scent-A-Way® MAX Wash Towels from Hunter’s Specialties® Provide Hunters a Shower in a Bag

Scent-A-Way® MAX individual wash towels provide hunters, campers and other outdoor enthusiasts a quick and easy way to clean up when showers are unavailable.

Scent-A-Way MAX Wash Towels come in a package of six individually wrapped sheets containing Hunter’s Specialties® Scent-A-Way MAX formula to help eliminate odors, along with Aloe Vera and vitamin E to leave skin clean, soft and protected.

Scent-A-Way MAX Wash Towels measure 10”x12” and sell for a suggested retail price of $9.99 for a package of six.

For more information about other Hunter’s Specialties products, log onto the Hunter’s Specialties website at www.hunterspec.com, write to 6000 Huntington Court NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402, or call a Consumer Service Specialist at 319-395-0321.

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Home invasion survivor: I was against guns, now I carry

“I can only hope that another woman or even man will take a look and realize there’s a reason to have guns for safety,” said homeowner, Susan Gonzalez of Florida.  When two masked men invaded her home, a pistol saved her life.  Details here…

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Lynne Russell, ex-CNN anchor, and her husband are alive thanks to a gun

Lynne Russell and her husband, Chuck de Caro were smart enough to carry a concealed pistol and are alive because of it.  Details of the life they took to save their own are here…

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New 260 Remington Ammo loaded with Berger Hybrids

Applied Ballistics Munitions (ABM Ammo) has announced a brand new cartridge addition to their Ammunition lines, the 260 Remington. ABM Ammo is listening to their customers and has added this line due to its popularity in precision rifle and tactical shooting. Upon initial release, ABM is offering two rounds available in this cartridge.

The Match Ready™ 260 Remington 140gr Berger Match Hybrid Target load combines class-leading ballistic coefficients with match grade accuracy. Using the highest BC 6.5 mm caliber bullet offered by Berger, this load features less wind deflection and more energy on target than the competition. This round is unrivaled as a long range 260 Remington factory ammo option. Continue reading

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Ruger Redefines the AR Platform Again with the SR-556 Takedown

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is pleased to introduce the new Ruger® SR-556® Takedown autoloading rifle, an innovative twist on an already innovative rifle. Compact and easy to maintain, the SR-556 Takedown sets a new standard for the modern sporting rifle.

Like the popular Ruger 10/22 Takedown®, the SR-556 Takedown was designed with ease of use in mind. The barrel is removed from the upper receiver by simply moving the slider bar towards the breech, rotating the barrel and pulling it free – no tools required. Installation is simpler yet – just slide the barrel into the upper and twist until it locks. The takedown mechanism provides a repeatable point of impact and employs a patent-pending, chrome-plated, two-stage piston driven operating system for a cleaner, cooler running, reliable firearm that is truly state-of-the-art. Continue reading

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Michigan receives $600,000 in federal grants for bees and butterflies

Karner blue butterflyThe Michigan Department of Natural Recourses recently was awarded $600,000 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for bumble bee and Karner blue butterfly conservation.

Bumble bees and butterflies are important pollinators, which are vital to the production of healthy crops for food and medicines and as food sources for wildlife. They also are important visitors to backyard flower gardens. Pollinators as a group have seen severe declines in their populations. Those declines have been felt by the agricultural community.

To gauge bumble bee declines in Michigan, the DNR will provide the Michigan Natural Features Inventory with $100,000 to assess historic and current native bee diversity, distribution and status. This information will inform conservation decision making and enhance the next revision of Michigan’s Wildlife Action Plan. Continue reading

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Fall turkey hunting applications available now through Aug. 1

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that fall turkey hunting applications now are available. Applications went on sale July 1 and will be available through Aug. 1. The application fee is $5. Applications and licenses may be purchased at any authorized license agent or online at www.mdnr-elicense.com. Continue reading

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The Gun Free Zone Debate

Lansing’s Mayor, Virg Bernero, spreads it on thick, as he spews liberal nonsense about gun control.  Nothing new here, but his answer to gun-free zone shootings is to keep the status quo, as if current laws will work to stop killers.  It hasn’t yet, but a gun in the hands of one honest armed citizen has worked before – even if he’s unable to face the facts.  The video debate is here…

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Pennsylvania Reports Record Number Of Bald-Eagle Nests

A bald eagle incubates two eggs during a March snowstorm, as its mate stands atop the snow in a nest near Hanover, Pa. The event, which was livestreamed on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Eagle Cam, drew national attention and helps to explain why the state’s bald eagles have been so successful in their comeback. So far this year, a record-high 277 nests have been documented statewide.

Mid-year survey documents 277 nests statewide.

It was a scene that warmed many hearts.

A bald eagle incubating two eggs in a falling snow, unwilling to budge as the nest turned white. As the flakes piled high, the bird was blanketed. Only its head could been seen, periscoping above the snow.

The images captured in early March on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Eagle Cam spotlighted the sacrifices parents make, and showed a lot about the resilience of bald eagles, and why they have been so successful in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

And as the Game Commission releases its annual mid-year report on bald-eagle nests statewide, the preliminary numbers represent an all-time high.

So far this year, 277 bald-eagle nests have been documented in Pennsylvania, with nesting eagles present in at least 58 of the state’s 67 counties. Continue reading

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Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Captive Deer in Medina County, Texas

AUSTIN – A two-year-old white-tailed deer in a Medina County deer breeding facility has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This is the first case of CWD detected in captive white-tailed deer in Texas. CWD was first detected in Texas in 2012 in free-ranging mule deer in the Hueco Mountains in far West Texas. Continue reading

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