From Sturm, Ruger & Co. - Ruger Introduces the AR-556 Modern Sporting Rifle

Newport, New Hampshire - Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the AR-556™ semi-automatic, M4-style, direct impingement Modern Sporting Rifle. With all major components machined at Ruger's Mayodan, NC facility, the AR-556 offers consumers an affordable, American-made Modern Sporting Rifle with the rugged reliability they have come to expect from Ruger.

"The AR-556 is the first firearm designed and built in our Mayodan, North Carolina, facility, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the finished product," remarked Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Killoy. "Through extensive design review and product testing, our Mayodan team has delivered a solid rifle that our customers will be proud to own - and we are proud to call a Ruger," he concluded.

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From Sturm, Ruger & Co. - Ruger Expands the Popular Line of Lightweight Compact Revolvers with the Addition of the 9mm LCR

Ruger 9mm LCR revolver Newport, New Hampshire - Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the introduction of the 9mm LCR®, the newest variation of the revolutionary Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR).

"Since its introduction in 2009, the LCR has become extremely popular with conceal carry customers seeking the simplicity of a revolver," said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer. "Customers have been asking for a 9mm version due to ammo availability and compatibility with pistols. We were listening and have added a 9mm version of the LCR," he concluded.

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From Sturm, Ruger & Co. - Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle Now Available In 5.56 NATO

Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle in 5.56 NATO

Newport, New Hampshire - Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce that the Ruger® Gunsite Scout Rifle is now chambered in 5.56 NATO. This newest version of the Gunsite Scout Rifle features a hybrid chamber that shoots both 5.56 NATO and .223 Rem. accurately and safely. The rifle weighs approximately 7.1 lbs., features a 16.1", 1/2-28 threaded barrel with a 1:8 twist rate, offers controlled round feed and is shipped with a 10-round detachable box magazine.

"This is a natural extension of the Gunsite Scout Rifle line," said Gunsite Instructor Ed Head, one of the contributors to the original Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle design... more on Ruger's Gunsite Scout Rifle ...

From Sturm, Ruger & Co. - Ruger Introduces the All New, Striker-Fired LC9s Compact 9mm Pistol

Ruger's new Striker-Fired LC9s Compact 9mm Pistol Newport, New Hampshire - Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the introduction of the all new Ruger® LC9s™ pistol. The LC9s™ is a striker-fired version of the award-winning LC9® pistol. Like the LC9®, the LC9s™ is a slim, lightweight, personal protection pistol that is chambered in 9mm Luger. The LC9s™ features a newly designed trigger mechanism with a short, light, crisp trigger pull that improves accuracy and performance.

"The Ruger® LC9® set a high standard for reliable, lightweight personal protection," said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer. "The LC9s™ follows the success of the LC9®, yet provides a new option for shooters who prefer the short, crisp trigger pull of a striker-fired pistol," he added.

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From the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department - Public Asked to Report Feral Swine

Prolific feral swine are now found in New HampshireConcord, New Hampshire - The public is being asked to report any sightings of free-ranging feral swine, more commonly called wild pig, wild boar or feral hog. These animals can now be found from Florida to Washington, with an estimated population of 5 million nationwide. Feral swine are not native to North America and have expanded their range from 17 to 39 states in the last 30 years. They currently inhabit many northeastern states, including New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

Expansion of this invasive species is of significant concern to farmers, livestock producers, natural resource managers, animal health officials, and the general public. In the past few decades, feral swine have arguably become the most invasive and destructive large mammal species in North America. They have been labeled an ecological disaster, in large part because our ecosystems did not evolve with feral swine and therefore have not adapted to their damaging behavior.

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From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department - Enter the 2014 N.H.Moose Hunt Lottery Today

Concord, New Hampshire – The lottery is open for New Hampshire's 2014 moose hunt. Enter soon and try your luck on what many consider the adventure of a lifetime. Lottery applications are just $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents.

To enter, visit huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm, where you can apply online or get a mail-in application. Or pick up a lottery application from any Fish and Game license agent or at the Fish and Game Department in Concord. 

Moose hunt lottery applications for 2014 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight Eastern Time on May 30, 2014, or delivered to the Licensing office at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4:00 p.m. that day. Winners will be selected through a computerized random drawing on June 20 in Concord.

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From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department - N.H. Deer Harvest Highest in 6 Years; Bear Take Down; Turkey Totals

Concord, New Hampshire - The preliminary numbers are in for New Hampshire's deer, bear and fall turkey hunting seasons, and it was a successful year for many N.H. hunters.

The unofficial deer kill for New Hampshire’s 2013 hunting season was 12,387 deer -- up 7% from the final 2012 kill of 11,612. It was the highest take since 2007, and the fourth highest harvest on record in NH.

"Based on where deer were registered, it appears as if most counties had deer kills similar to or above the 2012 harvest," said Dan Bergeron, the Deer Project Leader for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

The 2013 harvest represents about 14% of New Hampshire's pre-season population of about 87,000 deer. Deer hunting closed in the state on December 15, the final day of the archery deer season.

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From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department - Sign Up Now for Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure

Participants wait as  squirrel and moose meat sizzle on the grill at the 2012 wild game weekend. Concord, New Hampshire - Back by popular demand, registration is now open for the Barry Camp Wild Game Culinary Adventure, a weekend exploring wild game preparation and cooking to be held at Barry Conservation Camp in Milan, N.H., September 27-29, 2013. The cost of the event is $150, which includes meals, instruction and rustic lodging. All proceeds benefit the Barry Camp Fund.

A print-and-mail application is available at huntnh.com/barrycamp/game_weekend.html or call 603-271-3211. Register right away if you are interested – this event is limited to 35 participants and fills up fast.

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From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department - 2013 New Hampshire Moose Auction Bid Deadline is August 9, 2013

CONCORD, N.H. -- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire announces the launch of the 2013 NH Moose Permit Auction. Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from the Foundation's web site at nhwildlifefoundation.org or by calling 603-496-2778.

2013 marks the fifth annual auction run by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire. As the official nonprofit partner of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the Foundation is authorized to auction up to five permits to the five highest bidders. NEW FOR 2013 -- the highest winning bidder will also win a 50% off coupon towards a state of the art Redemption muzzleloading rifle of the winner's choice, courtesy of LHR Sporting Arms, Rochester, NH (lhrsportingarms.com). The next 4 highest bidders will receive a free NH 2013 fishing, hunting, bear or turkey license.

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