North Texas lawmaker aims to get rid of gun-free zones

Representative Drew Springer, R-Muenster,  TX, has authored a bill – laid out Tuesday before a House committee – that will lift most restrictions on where the state’s nearly 826,000 concealed handgun license holders can carry their pistols.  Details here…

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Yamaha Launches 2015 National Hunting and Fishing Day Sweepstakes

CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoorsmen and women, is supporting the National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) again in 2015, and this year is giving away the all-new Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec in Hunter Green through an online sweepstakes at: www.yamahaoutdoors.com/nhfday.

This is the eighth year Yamaha is sponsoring NHF Day and is proud to continue to support the event and overall effort by giving away a prize that sets a new standard in off-road capability, has class-leading comfort and is assembled right here in the USA. The sweepstakes will be promoted online and at NHF Day events nationwide. Outdoorsmen and women, 18 years-of-age or older, can enter to win by simply registering online through the end of October 2015. Continue reading

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MI DNR reminds hunters, anglers, ORV riders of license structure

Spring has arrived, and with spring turkey hunting season and many fishing seasons opening soon – and 2015 licenses on sale now – the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters, anglers and ORV riders of changes to Michigan’s license structure that took effect just over a year ago.

The new license structure makes buying a license easier and provides vital funding to improve outdoor recreation opportunities.

Some things for hunters, anglers and ORV riders to keep in mind when buying licenses: Continue reading

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The Predator Choke from Trulock is ‘Coyote Perfect’

There is ‘coyote ugly’ and then there is ‘coyote perfect,’ which is what the new Trulock Predator shotgun choke is when it comes to knocking down song dogs. When the goal is to cleanly kill a 40- or 50-pound coyote with a shotgun at 40 yards, you need a tight pattern with some knockdown power. That’s what the new Predator Choke from Trulock delivers.

The Predator Choke embodies all the tight patterning attributes of Trulock’s proven turkey and waterfowl chokes. Trulock recommends that the individual predator hunter spend some time patterning his or her shotgun with different loads to figure out what load will deliver the greatest knockdown punch at common distances for shooting varmints.

Contrary to what some beginning predator hunters might think, 00 buckshot is usually not a good coyote load no matter what choke you use. With 00, you have big pellets, but just nine of them, and unless you’re at extreme close range, you’re not likely to deliver a killing dose of them at longer range. Just a 40-yard shot can result in missing the canine varmint altogether or just putting a pellet or two into the dog’s outer extremities.

Depending on the shotgun make, No. 4 buck, No. 2 buck or T shot paired with the new Predator Choke will put the largest number of pellets at higher energy into that same animal at that same distance. Continue reading

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Gunman Shot Dead Inside West Philadelphia Barbershop

A close shave of the different sort.  An argument turns ugly but lives were saved by a person with a concealed pistol.  Details here…

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Twelve Deer Killed By Winter Feeding In South Hampton, NH

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department today reported that twelve deer were discovered dead in South Hampton, N.H., on March 20, 2015, most likely the victims of well-intentioned, but tragically fatal, supplemental feeding by local residents.

N.H. Fish and Game Biologists and a Conservation Officer had responded to a report of six dead deer in a wooded suburban area in South Hampton. Upon locating the deer, Fish and Game staff searched the surrounding area and found another six deceased deer, bringing the total to twelve. Biologists conducted field necropsies on eight of the animals, which indicated that they had died from complications caused by winter feeding. The deer were found within roughly 300 feet of one another and all exhibited the same symptoms. Continue reading

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Giant 16.125 Pound Largemouth from California’s Lake Skinner

Ryan Block caught and released a 16.125 pound (16 pounds 2 ounces) bass at Lake Skinner on Sunday, March 22nd. Lake Skinner is located 70 miles north of downtown San Diego in Winchester, just north of Temecula. Block said he caught the fish on a large trout-imitating swimbait near a dock. Continue reading

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Hoppe’s Introduces the 1.2.3. Done! Cleaning Kits for Quick and Easy Gun Maintenance

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Hoppe’s®, makers of renowned gun care products for more than 100 years, has a new line of gun cleaning kits that make maintaining firearms in the field quick and easy.

The new 1.2.3. Done! kits include a caliber/gauge specific Hoppe’s BoreSnake® along with 2-ounce bottles of time-tested and proven Hoppe’s No. 9 bore cleaner to quickly remove powder residue, lead, metal fouling and rust, and Hoppe’s high-viscosity lubricating oil. Continue reading

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Polar Bear Coolers Launches Extreme Chill Line

CUMMING, GA – Polar Bear Coolers, makers of high quality performance, soft coolers for over 10 years, announces the all-new Polar Bear EC (Extreme Chill) line.

The patent-pending, closed-cell foam design allows the Polar Bear EC to keep things colder longer than ever before. It also offers a dynamic new structure and feel, making it totally waterproof inside and out.

The Polar Bear EC is the most well-insulated, soft cooler ever made. It features a 1.5-inch closed-cell foam base enclosed in a heavy nylon bottom saddle that is surrounded by a 1-inch thick closed-cell foam body with complete coverage top to bottom. This makes Polar Bear EC the only “zip down the middle” cooler with this level of insulation and coverage. Its unique fold-down design combines a large mouth design for easy access and maximum storage capacity with the ability to buckle down and tighten up for maximum space to maintain chill retention. Continue reading

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Painted Pony® Limited Edition Added to Remington® Cutlery Collector’s Club

Among the many quality knives from Remington® Cutlery are their very special limited edition Collector’s Club models. New to the collection for 2015 is the distinctive Painted Pony® version of their famous Bullet® Knife.

The first thing that catches your eye is the 3-5/8″ Red Gold Matrix handle, with an embedded Remington bullet shield. Complemented with pearl spacers and inlays, the handle of the R11307 folder has worked-back springs and bolsters. Locked open, the Painted Pony is 6-3/8″ long. Continue reading

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