From the Pennsylvania Game Commission website - PENNSYLVANIA HUNTERS READY TO TALK TURKEY

Fall season begins Nov. 1 in most parts of state; season lengths vary by WMU

turkey hunt from Pennsylvania Game Commission website One of Pennsylvania’s most exciting seasons will begin this Saturday as hunters head afield in pursuit of one of fall’s most coveted game animals, the wild turkey. But hunters really need to focus on the varying season starts and lengths throughout the state’s 23 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs). Hunter compliance protects the resource and ensures better turkey hunting in coming years.

While season lengths in most WMUs remain unchanged from last year, the first season segment has been shortened from three weeks to two in WMUs 3A, 3B and 3C – all of which are in northern Pennsylvania – to help those populations rebound from declining trends. And while a three-day season remains intact in WMU 5A, the timing of the season has changed to a Thursday-through-Saturday format to provide greater opportunity for hunters whose schedules do not allow for a weekday hunt.

Hunters who didn’t participate in the fall turkey season last year still might be unaware of season length changes put in place in 2013 in some WMUs, due to an ongoing study to determine how the length of the fall season affects the female turkey harvest.

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From Yamaha Motor Corp. - Register for Yamaha Outdoors-NHF Day Sweepstakes Before Midnight October 31

2014 Yamaha Viking FI 4x4

Support National Hunting and Fishing Day with Chance to Win Viking FI 4x4

Cypress, California - Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., the leading maker of ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for outdoorsmen and women, has donated a new 2014 Viking FI 4x4 in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day’s (NHF Day) celebration of outdoor recreation and conservation. Yamaha reminds outdoor enthusiasts that they can still register to win before midnight on October 31, 2014, at www.yamahamotorsports.com/nhfday.

This year’s NHF Day celebration was held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, and continues to serve as the most effective grass roots effort ever taken to promote outdoor sports and conservation... more on Yamaha Outdoors' Viking FI 4x4 giveaway ...

From Daniel Defense - Daniel Defense Releases New Rails & Optic Mount

Daniel Defense SLiM Rail and Aimpoint Micro Mount

Black Creek, Georgia - Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced new product releases: SLiM Rail™ 12.0 and Aimpoint® Micro Mount (Absolute Co-Witness).

The SLiM Rail™, which first debuted on the DDM4v11 in a 15-inch version, is now available as a rifle length, 12-inch option.  “We’re fired up about our customers having access to this new rail system,” noted Daniel Defense Director of Marketing, Jordan Hunter... more on the new rails and optic mount from Daniel Defense ...

From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Utah's most prized big game permits

If you draw the 2015 sportsman permit for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, you'll have plenty of days and plenty of places to find your trophy. You can apply for a sportsman permit starting Oct. 28. Photo by Brent Stettler.

Applications for 2015 sportsman permits accepted soon

Salt Lake City, Utah - You can apply for next year's most prized Utah big game hunting permits — 2015 sportsman permits — starting Oct. 28.

Only Utah residents can apply for sportsman permits. One sportsman permit is offered for each of the following species: Desert bighorn ram, Rocky Mountain bighorn ram, buck deer, buck pronghorn, bull elk, bull moose, hunter's choice bison and hunter's choice Rocky Mountain goat.

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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - So many seasons, so little November

Canada Goose image from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism website

November marks the beginning of several hunting seasons in Kansas

Pratt, Kansas - For most people, Christmas comes on Dec. 25, but for hunters and anglers, the best gifts arrive one month earlier. November marks the start of four hunting and fishing seasons that are a must-do in the Sunflower State, and if you’ve never partaken in these fall festivities, you may want to reconsider your plans this upcoming month.

TROUT FISHING: NOV. 1 - APRIL 15

From Nov. 1, 2014-April 15, 2015, anglers can enjoy some of the best fishing opportunities in the state as nearly 30 public fishing areas will be stocked periodically with this special species.

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From the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control - Duck hunting season to open Friday, Oct. 24

Ducks on the fly from NRA Hunters Rights

Volunteers turn out to help prepare public blinds for season opening; ducks abundant in Little Creek impoundments

Dover, Delaware – With Delaware’s regular duck season opening Friday, Oct. 24, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds migratory game bird hunters of the rules and dates for this year’s waterfowl season segments and of public wildlife area hunting opportunities. The Division also acknowledges the volunteer actions of public-minded hunters in helping prepare wildlife areas for the season opening.

This year’s season segment dates for hunting migratory ducks are:

  • Friday, Oct. 24-Tuesday, Nov. 11
  • Monday, Nov. 24-Saturday, Nov. 29
  • Friday, Dec. 12-Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

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From Sturm, Ruger & Company - Ruger Launches the One Day Only "ShopRuger 10/22" Sweepstakes

Sturm, Ruger & Company 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 Crosman - Crosman Introduces Magpul® M-LOK Licensed Air Rifle

Announces Auction of Navy SEAL Foundation Edition

Crosman Introduces Magpul® M-LOK Licensed Air Rifle

Bloomfield, New York - The world leader in air guns has teamed with the leader in AR accessories to create the Benjamin Armada, the premier AR-compatible PCP Air Rifle featuring the official Magpul M-LOK modular accessory system. The first unit will be auctioned off on GunBroker.com, October 20-November 2 with the proceeds going to support the Navy SEAL Foundation.

“The Armada is the first commercially available PCP rifle that brings the same breadth of modularity and user configurability that is enjoyed by the AR community,” says Jennifer Lambert, VP Marketing for Crosman... more on Crosman's new Magpul® M-LOK Air Rifle ...

From Aimpoint - Aimpoint Launches new Carbine Optic

Aimpoint's new Carbine Optic

New sight specifically designed for use on AR-15 and M4 carbine style rifles

Chantilly, Virginia - Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the introduction of a new sight designed specifically for modern sporting rifles such as the AR-15. This new product, known as the Aimpoint Carbine Optic (ACO), expands upon the company’s already proven designs and focuses these features into a high quality, entry priced optic.

This new sight was developed with the modern sporting rifle owner in mind, and the ACO is ready to mount and shoot directly out of the box. A full suite of branded accessories, such as front and rear flip covers, an anti-reflection filter, and spare battery holders are available from dealers, and allow users to customize the sight to fit their specific requirements.

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