From Federal Premium Ammunition - Federal Premium® Ammunition and CCI® Allocate 20 Million Rounds of .22 LR Ammunition for Youth Shooting Sports Programs

Shooting a .22 rifle at an NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge event

Anoka, Minnesota - Federal Premium® Ammunition and sister company CCI® have dedicated 20 million rounds of rimfire ammunition to youth shooting sports programs. The Boy Scouts of America will receive 10 million .22 LR shells, and another 10 million will be sent to other organizations. This product sold at a discounted price will ship directly to the Boys Scouts of America, 4-H Shooting Sports and other qualified youth organizations. The ammunition distribution process was in cooperation with the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA). Delivery is expected in May and will help ensure that many camps, shooting programs and trainings can occur over the summer.

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From Birchwood Casey - The New Ground Strike Targets From Birchwood Casey Offer Hours Of Shooting Fun

The new Ground Strike™ Targets from Birchwood Casey® are constructed of a durable self-healing material that will withstand hundreds of shots while still maintaining their original shape.

Three different versions of Ground Strike Targets are available – a Prairie Chuck and an 8” Round Plate, along with a Jack target. The Jack target is designed to be placed on the ground and will bounce around when shot, creating challenging shooting opportunities.

Ground Strike Targets come in Birchwood Casey’s popular chartreuse green and sell for a suggested retail price of $30.00.

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From the Minnesota Department of Natural of Resources - Bear hunt applications available; deadline is Friday, May 3

Minnesota Department of Natural of Resources Applications for Minnesota bear hunting licenses are available beginning Monday, April 1, and will be accepted through Friday, May 3, the Department of Natural of Resources (DNR) said.

A total of 3,750 licenses are available in 11 permit areas. The number of available licenses for 2013 is about 35 percent fewer than the 6,000 licenses available in 2012.

The 2012 bear harvest was 2,604. That was a 22 percent increase from 2011, despite 15 percent fewer bear quota licenses being available. The increase in harvest for 2012 was largely due to ... more on signing up for Minnesota's bear hunting season ...

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Have a hunting or fishing license? Get a special rate on Twins tickets

Minnesota DNR Days with the Twins

Kids and adults who have a 2013 Minnesota hunting or fishing license can buy discounted tickets online to six Minnesota Twins baseball games and receive a free regulation blaze orange Twins logo baseball cap as part of a special promotion with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

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DPMS Zombie and Hunter at the NRA Convention in St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri - You never hear the whole story.

Even at the 2012 NRA Convention, where we pushed to release as much intelligence as possible, there were still a few items which failed to reach the wires. Like this one. Of the utmost importance. Critical news. Unreported. Zombies.

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East Bethel, MN -Thank you to NRA Training Counselor Linn Laage for the following report and photo from the 2011 BSA Venturing Muzzleloading Rifle National Championship Postal Match, which was open to all Venture Scouts and Crews.

Venture Scouts from the Northern Star Council in Minnesota

The Northern Star Council Ventures swept the 2011 BSA Venturing Muzzleloading Rifle National Championship Postal Match. The cold Minnesota weather was no problem for these hearty Ventures. The match was held on December 27, 2011 at Beaverbrook Tri-County Sportsmen's Club in East Bethel. The match consisted of five shots at a six-inch target with the "10" ring only one inch in diameter.

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