MI DNR’s Report All Poaching hotline now accepts text messages

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is making it easier for citizens to report fish and game violations through the convenience of text messaging.

The Report All Poaching (RAP) hotline (800-292-7800) now accepts text messages in addition to telephone calls. Text messages may include photos. The RAP hotline is a toll-free, 24-hour, seven-days-a-week number that enables citizens to report violations of fish and game laws, as well as other natural resource-related laws. It is operated by DNR’s Law Enforcement Division. The DNR also offers a web-based reporting form. Read more

Sightmark Wolverine Red Dot Sights


Sightmark unveils new Wolverine Red Dots!(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark is proud to announce the release of new Wolverine Red Dot Sight models. Already known for their 1,000,000 hour battery life and robust rubber armored construction, the Wolverine family is happy to welcome 4 new models to the popular line; Wolverine FSR LQD (SM26020-LQD), Wolverine CSR LQD (SM26021-LQD), Wolverine FSR Dark Earth (SM26020DE) and Wolverine CSR Dark Earth (SM26021DE).Wolverine CSR and FSR models will be adding a locking, quick-detach mounting system designed to increase the versatility and functionality of these compact red dots. The secured locking design allows the sight to be detached, as situations demand, and re-attached in seconds. The Wolverine CSR LQD 1×23 Red Dot Sight features a 4-MOA dot reticle while the Wolverine FSR LQD 1×28 boasts a 2-MOA red dot reticle. Read more

Sellmark Stands With Texas Hog Hunters Association to Oppose Sid Miller

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sellmark and its brands stand with the Texas Hog Hunters Association in helping to stop the introduction of a new Warfarin based pesticide, approved by Texas AG Sid Miller, to control the feral hog population. Sellmark and Texas Hog Hunters Association believe in hunting, trapping and aerial management to protect landowners from the millions of dollars of damage hogs cause each year, but discourage the inhumane and unsafe use of poisons. While Warfarin may kill hogs, it may also put other wildlife, humans and the entire ecosystem in harm’s way.

“For Texas to introduce a poison into the equation is a bad decision and could likely contaminate humans who unknowingly process and eat feral hogs,” said Texas Hog Hunters Association founder Scott Dover. Sellmark President James Sellers added, “We want to take a stand against using poisons to control wildlife populations. Any animal that accidentally ingests the poison or feeds on a hog carcass may be exposed to the harmful toxin; humans relying on feral hogs for sustenance may also be at risk. Read more

RCBS Offers New ChargeMaster Lite

Overland Park, KS – RCBS, the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, offers the new ChargeMaster Lite for unparalleled powder-measuring accuracy in a compact package.

The one-piece unit features an LCD touchscreen display that ensures accurate data input. The hopper holds nearly a pound of smokeless powder, and can dispense anywhere between 2 to 300 grains with a +/-0.1-grain accuracy.

“The ChargeMaster Lite’s ambidextrous scale pan, wind cover, built-in bubble level and powder hopper and quick-drain system give reloaders all the functionality they need for fast, accurate charge dispensing,” said Kent Sakamoto, RCBS Product Manager. Read more

Parker Introduces New Hurricane XXT Bow

STAUNTON, Va. – Parker Bows, the leading manufacturer of high quality Compound Bows and Crossbows as well as RED HOT Crossbow Accessories is proud to announce the all NEW Hurricane XXTreme Crossbow for 2017. Parker’s Flagship Hurricane XXT Crossbow combines new Xtreme Xbow Technology (XXT), Value, Performance and Features into a Tactical Styled Crossbow Package.

The Hurricane XXT incorporates radical new crossbow technology that breaks all the historical barriers of crossbow performance and design. Parker’s new patented Xtreme Xbow Technology (XXT) combines, 1) Inverted Cams, 2) Split Limb Array, 3) Cavity-Back Riser and 4) HP Synergy Cams to set a new performance standards for speed, quiet operation, and ease of cocking, all while being packaged in a light-weight, compact, maneuverable platform. The Hurricane XXT also features a QuickGrip adjustable forearm has 4.5 inches of adjustment for added comfort and feel when sitting in your treestand or groundblind. It comes equipped with Parker’s exclusive factory installed Anti-Vibration and Shock (AVS) System and Split Limb Dampeners to reduce noise and vibration for ultimate concealment in the woods. Like its contemporaries, the Hurricane XXT is equipped with arguably the best crossbow Trigger in the industry. It features an ambidextrous auto-engaging safety for right or left handed shooters and an anti-dry fire lock – A Parker Exclusive. Read more

Consumers Energy Foundation awards grant to support Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative

Arctic Grayling fish swimmingThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and Michigan Technological University have received a Consumers Energy Foundation grant of $117,175 to support efforts to bring back the extirpated Arctic grayling to Michigan waters.

Michigan’s Arctic Grayling Initiative was announced in June 2016 and consists of 32 organizations that are partnering together to reintroduce this culturally significant species.

The Consumers Energy Foundation grant will fund work during 2017 to address two immediate needs for a successful reintroduction. The first is the collection of habitat and fish community data in the upper Big Manistee River. This waterbody historically was a premier Arctic grayling river and is believed to hold high-quality habitats for this species. The second is to create an outreach plan to engage Michigan citizens in the reintroduction efforts and to once again make Arctic grayling an important part of Michigan’s heritage. Read more

Remington Responds to 60 Minutes

On February 19, 2017, 60 Minutes broadcast a segment about Remington Arms Company, LLC and two tragic incidents which occurred in 2011. In narrating the details related to each incident, 60 Minutes omitted and misrepresented key facts which would have allowed the viewer to have an accurate and complete understanding about each. For example, 60 Minutes knew but did not disclose that both of the rifles in question were examined and tested by forensic scientists employed by each state’s crime lab and were found to be in proper working order. Remington provides this response to offer a more complete record of the relevant facts and a comprehensive overview of the incidents described in the story, and the recall which was at the center of the story. Read more

Browning Adds New BXV Predator & Varmint Loads

Arnold, Mo. – Predator hunting is among the fastest growing segments in hunting today and for this growing legion of hunters, Browning Ammunition will offer a line of predator and varmint loads starting in 2017. Browning Ammunition’s new BXV Predator & Varmint will be initially offered in four of the most popular varmint rifle calibers today.

New offerings include:

    • .22 Hornet 35-gr. 3100 fps
    • .223 Rem. 50-gr. 3400 fps
    • .22-250 50-gr. 3800 fps
    • .243 Win. 65-gr. 3400 fps

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    AR-15 Barrel Twist Rates – What You Need To Know

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    By Tom McHale
    Tom explores the importance of AR-15 Barrel Twist Rates. What can go wrong & what can go good.

    AR-15 Barrel Twist Rates

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    USA –-(Ammoland.com)- There’s more misunderstanding surrounding AR-15 barrel twist rates than the electoral college’s secret faculty lounge and doomsday bunker under the Denver International Airport. That’s because, as with any complex topic, there’s plenty of myth wrapped around some nuggets of truth.

    That blend of fact and fiction is what makes the topic mysterious to so many.

    We decided to embark on a little experimentation to put some of the common assumptions to the test. When buying a common AR-15 barrel, what do you have to worry about given the type of shooting you intend to do? What types of ammo should you use, or not use, for your particular barrel? Read more

    2016 Mexican wolf population survey reveals gains for experimental population

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Mexican wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) completed the annual year­-end population survey, documenting a minimum of 113 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico at the end of 2016. This compares with a minimum of 97 wild wolves in 2015.

    “We are encouraged by these numbers, but these 2016 results demonstrate we are still not out of the woods with this experimental population and its anticipated contribution to Mexican wolf recovery,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southwest Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle. “Our goal is to achieve an average annual growth rate of 10 percent in the Mexican wolf population. Although there was a one-year population decline in 2015, due in part to a high level of mortality and a lower pup survival rate, there are now more Mexican wolves in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona. The Service and our partners remain focused and committed to making this experimental population genetically healthy and robust so that it can contribute to recovery of the Mexican wolf in the future. We all understand the challenges we face as we try to increase the wild population of this endangered species.” Read more

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