From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Make your New Year’s resolution to take a kid hunting!
By Tony Young, media relations coordinator for the FWC’s Division of Hunting and Game Management
The year was 1997, and I was working part-time as a baseball coach at my alma mater, Lincoln High School in Tallahassee. I had the privilege back then of working with so many talented and all-around great kids and was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to get to know some of these outstanding young men and their parents. Some of these relationships developed into lasting friendships.
One such friendship was cultivated with Mark Hill. Mark was the star of the team that year. He was a 17-year-old, left-handed pitcher who also played first base and outfield. And besides being the ace pitcher, he had one of the best bats on the team and good speed on the bases.
Mark was a coach’s dream. Not only was he a super athlete, he was also a great kid. He was very personable, yet humble.
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From Gamo Outdoor USA - GAMO® OUTDOOR USA OFFERS A CHANCE TO WIN AIR RIFLES, OPTICS, LASER DESIGNATORS, BLOWGUNS, AND KNIVES IN THEIR 2014 ANNUAL SUMMER GIVEAWAY
Lauderdale, Florida –Gamo
Outdoor USA (www.gamooutdoorusa.com), the leading manufacturer of high quality air guns, optics and
laser designators, is pleased to announce the start of the 2014 annual summer
giveaway. The annual giveaway is an online/social media event where the
different brands under the Gamo® Outdoor
USA umbrella offers its social media participants the chance to win a product
from their catalog.
Headlining the 2014 Summer Giveaway event, Gamo® Adult Precision Airguns is offering a unique product. A Whisper
Fusion Pro .177 Cal air rifle which has been autographed and used by Gamo’s
Prostaff team at the highly successful “Squirrel Master Classic” TV/Hunting
event this past February in AL. Autographs included are from members of Bone
Collector TV Show, Shawn Michaels, and Keith Mark from “MRA Hunting” TV Show,
Jackie Bushman from “Buckmasters” TV Show, Jon and Gina Brunson from “Addicted
to the Outdoors” TV show and Keith Warren from “The High Road with Keith
Warren” TV Show.
will be given away for each brand. Prizes include:
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From Gamo Outdoor USA - Shawn Michaels & Keith Mark from “MacMillan River Adventures” TV Show renews partnership with GAMO OUTDOOR USA
Fort Lauderdale, Florida -
Gamo Outdoor USA (www.gamousa.com), the
leading manufacturer of high quality air guns and laser designators has
announced the renewal of the sponsorship agreement with Shawn Michaels “MacMillan River Adventures”
(www.mrahunting.com), an award-winning television series airing on The Outdoor
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Driver Austin Dillon sporting new paint job for NASCAR race in Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida - For those of you planning to take in NASCAR’s Coke Zero 400 this weekend at Daytona, be on the lookout for the #3 car. That’s the Bass Pro Shops’ Chevrolet SS driven by Austin Dillon. And what makes this car so special? The paint job.
With a classic Bass Pro Shops logo prominently displayed upon the hood, a look around the corner reveals a nod to the NRA. More specifically, to the NRA Museums. Appropriate enough given that the Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, Missouri is home to one of those museums.
Find out more about the Bass Pro Shops' NRA Museums theme at NASCAR's Coke Zero 400...
College students still spends time practicing and promoting lessons she learned at the NRA
Fairfax, Virginia - There’s something special about the students who attend NRA’s Youth Education Summit. Those who travel across the country, some for the first time, for a week long sojourn into the heart of democracy and the 2nd Amendment. But what happens after they return home? After touring the nation’s capital, meeting with congressional leaders, hearing from NRA experts and trip to the range … what becomes of them?
Some become NRA employees (second paragraph), some become Rhodes Scholars, and some just keep spreading the word.
Enter Amanda Krpan.
2011 YES alumna and junior at the University of Florida, Krpan returns to the NRA to serve as a chaperon for this year’s stable of YESers. While walking her group through the National Firearms Museum, we stopped her for a scoop on her post-YES activities.
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From GLOCK - GLOCK, Inc. Supports Scholarship Program for Children of Fallen Special Forces
Tampa, Florida – GLOCK, Inc. has donated $100,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) College Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to the surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces.
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From Taurus - Taurus Applauds Alex Larche Finish At Single Stack Nationals
Young Gun Takes First Place in C Class
Miami, Florida - Taurus®, the global leader in revolver manufacturing, salutes Taurus Young Gun, Alex Larche for taking a first place finish in C Class at the 2014 Single Stack National Championships located in Barry, Illinois this past weekend.
The 2014 Single Stack National Championship had over 370 national shooters participating in this year’s match. The 14 demanding stages challenged shooters of every skill level to perform their best as they engaged each scenario. Alex competed amongst some of the country’s best shooters this past weekend at PASA Park. While moving from stage to stage, shooting smooth and fast, he applied pressure to the other competitors throughout the event... more on Alex Larche's Single Stack win in Illinois ...
From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Gator permit deadline nears
Tony Young from the Florida Fish and Wildlife breaks out a beauty for all you gator hunting hopefuls out there ...
Tallahassee, Florida - Now that it’s May and turkey season in Florida is over, it’s time to apply for gator hunting permits, and that is yet another hunting tradition that my wife and I love to do together every year.
Have you ever wondered how cool it would be to fight and bring into the boat a 10-foot alligator? If you’ve never gator hunted before, to me, it’s a combination of hunting and fishing.
Since 1988, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has offered hunters the opportunity to take part in its annual recreational statewide alligator harvest. These special hunts provide a thrilling, hands-on hunting adventure unlike any other you could imagine.
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From Gamo Outdoor USA - Gamo Outdoor USA announces its participation in the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Gamo Outdoor USA, (www.gamooutdoorusa.com) the leading manufacturer of high quality air guns, optics and laser designators, is pleased to announce it will be attending the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits industry event in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 25-27, 2014 at the Indiana Convention Center, where the international manufacturer will officially launch a number of new products and new technologies. Gamo Outdoor USA booth number is #5867, located in the main exhibition hall.
NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits is one of the nation’s largest industry trade show, featuring over 500 of the most spectacular displays of firearms, shooting and hunting accessories in the world, and Gamo has been participating for many years. Gamo will unveil a number of premium, new air gun products, optics, laser designators and accessories featuring the latest state-of-the-art Gamo technologies, including the new and amazing “Turbo Stabilizing System” platform which was designed to control the aggressiveness of the firing cycle – bringing the spring to a controlled stop within the chamber - adding more velocity, decreasing vibration, thus reducing recoil.
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