AZGFD asks hunters to help keep Chronic Wasting Disease at bay

Arizona remains CWD-free due to surveillance efforts.

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking hunters to continue doing their part to help keep Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a neurodegenerative wildlife disease that is fatal to deer and elk, at bay.All successful deer and elk hunters are encouraged to bring the head of their harvested animal, especially bucks and bulls, to any department office statewide between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The preferred method for delivery is to place the head in a heavy-duty plastic trash bag, and keep it cool and out of the sun. Read more

The Patriot For Up-And-Coming Predator Hunters

The FOXPRO Patriot is the perfect option for the up-and-coming predator hunter. It comes standard with 35 high-quality FOXPRO sounds, an additional 100 free sounds, and has the ability to hold up to 300 sounds. The Patriot offers maximum portability with its lightweight, rugged ABS housing. The unit comes with a single high-efficiency horn speaker that delivers a crystal-clear, high-quality sound with great volume. You can connect an external speaker to the jack on the side of the call for even more volume. The Patriot also has an auxiliary jack for use with an approved device such as the FoxJack 5 decoy. The FOXPRO Patriot features an enhanced remote with an elastomeric keypad for effortless use, even with gloves. It also has category files for easy navigation through sounds. The remote has a power on/off switch, volume up/down buttons. Scroll up/down, a mute, and much more. Read more

Sortie Pistol Semi-Auto Airgun

A New Semi-Auto AirgunHatsanUSA is quickly ushering in the era of the semi-automatic airgun with the announcement of the new Sortie semi-auto air pistol. Following the successful launch of two new semi-automatic air rifles – the Hatsan Barrage and BullMaster – earlier this year, the Sortie brings the same revolutionary gas-operated semi-auto action to a smaller, lightweight pistol platform. The Sortie’s rapid rate of fire means users can sling pellets downrange as fast as they can pull the trigger.

The Sortie is a pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air pistol and is available in .177, .22 and .25 calibers. It sports a refillable 62cc on-board air cylinder that provides shooters with up to 28 shots at optimal velocity per fill. A built-in pressure gauge allows the user to monitor the pressure in the air cylinder. It comes with 3 rotary magazines with capacities of 14 shots in .177, 12 shots in .22 caliber or 10 shots in .25 caliber. Read more

NRA Calls For ATF Review of Bump Stocks, Congress to Pass National Reciprocity

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox Issue Joint StatementFairfax, VA— The National Rifle Association today issued the following statement:”In the aftermath of the evil and senseless attack in Las Vegas, the American people are looking for answers as to how future tragedies can be prevented. Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control. Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks. This is a fact that has been proven time and again in countries across the world.

In Las Vegas, reports indicate that certain devices were used to modify the firearms involved. Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale of bump fire stocks on at least two occasions, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law. The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.

In an increasingly dangerous world, the NRA remains focused on our mission: strengthening Americans’ Second Amendment freedom to defend themselves, their families and their communities. To that end, on behalf of our five million members across the country, we urge Congress to pass National Right-to-Carry reciprocity, which will allow law-abiding Americans to defend themselves and their families from acts of violence.” Read more

D.C. Declines to Take Wrenn CCW Case to SCOTUS

Apparently fearing a devastating loss that could crush arbitrary concealed carry laws in a handful of states, the District of Columbia has declined to appeal its loss of a concealed carry case that struck down its “needs based” permit requirement, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) learned.

The SAF case is Wrenn v. District of Columbia. A three-judge panel on the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the city’s “good cause” requirement as unconstitutional in July. The court declined a request for an en banc panel review last month.

“We believe the city was under intense pressure to take the hit and not appeal the ruling by the U.S. District Court of Appeals,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “If the District had lost the case before the high court, it would have dealt a fatal blow to similar requirements in California, New Jersey, Maryland and New York, for example, and that prospect had anti-gun politicians in those states quaking in their shoes.”

Gottlieb recalled that the District’s loss in 2008 when the Supreme Court struck down its handgun ban as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment opened a floodgate for legal challenges to state laws. That led to SAF’s 2010 victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago, which not only nullified the Windy City’s handgun ban but more importantly incorporated the Second Amendment to the states via the 14th Amendment. Read more

Tactical Solutions and Trijicon Announce ACOG Sweepstakes

(Boise, ID) Tactical Solutions, the rimfire market leader in quality, dependability, and innovation including firearms, conversions, and accessories is proud to announce they have partnered with Trijicon in the 24 Days of ACOG Sweepstakes.

To celebrate the milestone of the one millionth ACOG® 4×32 riflescope to be produced, Trijicon is presenting the 24 Days of ACOG Sweepstakes. For 24 straight days (starting October 1), visitors can go to to enter once each day for a chance to win a prize package. On the last day (October 24 – 25), 24 Days of ACOG turns to 24 HOURS of ACOG, and visitors get a chance to win the GRAND prize by entering every hour for 24 hours. All daily winners will be announced during 24 Hours of ACOG, with the grand prize winner announced on October 26.

TacSol is proud to be a partner in this exciting sweepstakes. Their prize package features TacSol’s Axiom Suppressor that will be paired with a KRISS AR-22 Complete Rifle with a Trijicon’s Miniature ACOG, and will be given away on October 7th. To learn more about the 24 Days of ACOG Sweepstakes, visit Contact Sales Manager, Amy Shaw at or call 866-333-9901 for orders and inquiries.

Amy Shaw, Sales Manager at TacSol tells us, “To be able to say that you’ve shipped a million ACOGs is pretty incredible, and what better way to celebrate than to give away a ton of free product? We’re excited to partner with our friends at Trijicon by giving away one of our top selling products.”

About Tactical Solutions:
Tactical Solutions is the Rimfire Market leader in quality, dependability, and innovation. Established in 2002 in Boise, Idaho, TacSol is a pioneer in the innovation of lightweight and precision accurate firearms and firearm barrels. In addition to complete firearms and barrels, their line of products includes suppressors, accessories, and realistic feel caliber conversions. All of TacSol’s products are manufactured in the USA and held to the highest quality standards in the Industry. Visit their webpage at to view their newest innovations and complete line of products.
Marketing Agency of Record:
Rendezvous Marketing Group

Michigan DNR Releases Nearly 6,000 juvenile Lake Sturgeon

Several waterbodies throughout Michigan were stocked with juvenile lake sturgeon this spring and summer in an effort to rehabilitate the state’s population. Statewide, nearly 6,000 sturgeon were added to these waters.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and several partners released nearly 6,000 juvenile lake sturgeon into various public waters across the state this summer and fall in an effort to rehabilitate this culturally significant fish species.

The table below shows which agencies stocked fish, how many were stocked, and the date and location of each stocking effort.

 AgenciesNumber of Stocked FishDate StockedLocation Stocked
Michigan DNR & Michigan State University549Aug. 19Black Lake (Cheboygan County)
Michigan DNR & Michigan State University2,261May 26Lower Black River (Cheboygan County)
Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians601Sept. 7Burt Lake/Sturgeon River (Cheboygan County)
Michigan DNR & Michigan State University740Sept. 19Mullet Lake (Cheboygan County)
Michigan DNR302Sept. 8Cedar River (Menominee County)
Michigan DNR, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gun Lake Tribe2July 25Kalamazoo River (Allegan County)
Michigan DNR72Sept. 11Whitefish River (Delta County)
Michigan DNR & U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service1,261Sept. 19Ontonagon River (Ontonagon County)
Michigan DNR & Michigan State University193Aug. 21Tittabawassee River (Midland County)
Total Lake Sturgeon Stocked:5,981

Juvenile lake sturgeon were collected from the wild during April and May and reared in streamside facilities until they were large enough to tag. Most fish were tagged prior to being released into their respective rivers to allow future evaluations of stocked fish. Read more

Hot New Browning Crossbow

Browning Crossbows has added a new crossbow to their line for 2017.  The new OneSevenOne crossbow is the culmination of years of design and development.  The new bow is in the Zero7® series, the only crossbow line with the precision and performance to wear the Browning Buckmark name and logo.
Browning Crossbows has taken the proven design of their OneSixOne and OneSixTwo crossbows introduced in 2016 and incorporated additional innovative new features in to the OneSevenOne.  At 390 FPS, the OneSevenOne is the fastest model to date in the Browning Crossbow line.
Patented features of the OneSevenOne combine to deliver performance not seen in a crossbow before.  Leading the way to outstanding performance is the Triggertech ADF (anti-dry fire) trigger.  With a crisp pull weight of just 3 lbs., the Frictionless Release Technology trigger feels like a good rifle trigger and generates smooth and repeatable shots.
Each Zero7® crossbow from Browning features the flight track hook groove along the length of both sides of the bow.  This ensures positive, consistent draws of the bow string which also adds to accuracy.  The OneSevenOne Crossbow comes with a rope cocking device. An integrated crank cocking device is available as an accessory; it stores in the butt stock of the bow and is easily removed for use when cocking the bow.
The OneSevenOne has 135 ft. lbs. kinetic energy and a power stroke of 14.625″.  The draw weight is 170 lbs. and the total weight of the bow is 7.2 lbs.  The overall length of the bow is 36.75″and the width is 19.875″.   The bow comes in Realtree Max5 camouflage.
Key Features:
  • Soft-Touch Foregrip
  • Integrated Flight Track Groove
  • Left, Right, Underside Picatinny Rails
  • Custom Laminated Limbs
  • Forged Aluminum Riser
Accessories Included:
  • Cross 1.5×32 mm Illuminated Crossbow Scope
  • Browning Soft-Sound String Suppressors
  • Browning Rope Cocking Device
  • Premium Browning Quiver
  • Three 22″ Carbon Arrows
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Michigan DNR Fish Survey on Lake Huron

The DNR’s Research Vessel Tanner approaches a buoy for lifting a survey net in this photo from the 2016 Les Cheneaux Islands fish community survey

RV Tanner conducting fish community surveyThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources this week will survey the channels and embayments of the Les Cheneaux Islands, along the Lake Huron shoreline on the Upper Peninsula’s southeastern tip. Survey nets will be fished at sampling stations throughout the island chain to collect specimens representative of the overall fish community. The DNR has performed this survey every year since 1969; it is one of the longest continuous surveys in the Great Lakes.

“We’ll count each fish by species and weigh and measure them,” said Dave Fielder, DNR fisheries research biologist out of Alpena. “We’ll also collect spines from some species to allow us to age the fish.”

The data collected will be used to describe the health of the different fish populations and to compare to past years to determine trends. Read more

Sales on FLIR thermal monoculars and weapon sights

Red-hot deals await those who purchase top-selling FLIR thermal monoculars and weapon sights before December 15

WILSONVILLE, OR – FLIR is the premium, world-leading brand in thermal technology, delivering leading-edge quality and performance that is field tested and field proven. Together, FLIR and its companion brand, Armasight by FLIR, provide trusted solutions for demanding tactical and law enforcement applications, the roughest hunting conditions and full enjoyment and situational awareness in the outdoors.

Now through December 15, FLIR is offering unprecedented savings on a range of handpicked high-performance best-selling products that provide a sixth sense to enhance hunting, shooting and outdoors experiences, while giving law-enforcement and security professionals a clear tactical advantage, day or night.

Save up to $700 on FLIR SCOUT II and SCOUT III Thermal Monoculars Read more

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