From Sturm, Ruger & Company - Ruger Launches the One Day Only "ShopRuger 10/22" Sweepstakes
Newport, New Hampshire - Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the "ShopRuger 10/22" Sweepstakes to celebrate "10/22 Day" on Wednesday, October 22.
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Ruger® 10/22®, for one day only, ShopRuger customers will have the chance to win commemorative 10/22 rifles and merchandise. Customers who purchase anything from ShopRuger.com on October 22, 2014 will automatically be entered into the ShopRuger 10/22 Sweepstakes. Entrants will be eligible to win one of ten grand prize Ruger 10/22 50th Anniversary Design Contest Rifles, or one of twenty-two first prize 50th Anniversary 10/22 Gift Packs. The Gift Packs include a 50th Anniversary hat, metal sign and rifle case.
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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
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
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
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
Concord, 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
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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