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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From the Arizona Game and Fish Department - Draw results for 2014 elk and pronghorn antelope hunts are available
Leftover tags available for purchase by mail beginning April 21
Phoenix, Arizona -
If you haven’t yet had a chance to view draw results for Arizona’s 2014 elk and pronghorn antelope big game hunts, they are now available by visiting https://az.gov/app/huntdraw/home.xhtml and scrolling down to the “View results and bonus points” link. Applicants can also find out if they were drawn by calling (602) 942-3000 and selecting option two.
There were more than 140,000 applicants for this year’s elk/pronghorn antelope draw for hunts or bonus points, and 26,041 tags were issued. The total number of applications, including those submitted on paper and online, was approximately 109,440.
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From Brownells - Brownells 8th Annual Gunsmith Conference & Career Fair Sets Another Attendance Record
Des Moines, Iowa -
More than 475 attendees and 70 exhibitors attended Brownells 8th Annual
Gunsmith Conference & Career Fair at the Downtown Marriott, April 1-2, 2014, in Des Moines, IA.
The record number of attendees listened to expert speakers like Ron Power, Sharon Dressel, Stan Chen, Roy Huntington, Jerry Fisher, John Krieger, Mike Tulowitzki, J. C. Hoffa, Jason Hornady, Bart Miller, John Holliger and Barry Lee Hands on a host of topics
ranging from developing technical skills to best business practices.
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From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - John Corry is Youth Hunting Program’s Landowner of the Year
Tallahassee, Florida -
At its meeting near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today presented John Allen Corry Jr. of Tallahassee with the 2013 Landowner of the Year award for its Youth Hunting Program of Florida (YHPF). This program strives to provide quality hunting experiences for 12- to 17-year-olds to increase the number of youths involved in the tradition of hunting.
Corry owns the 1,100-acre Corry Farms in Gadsden County. The property has gun ranges, a cleaning facility, comfortable deer stands and excellent bass fishing. The land also is known for holding large amounts of game and is intensely managed for game quality and herd health.
“Corry exemplifies what land stewardship is all about and more importantly shares that philosophy with others,” said FWC Commissioner Charles W. Roberts III. “He is passionate about Florida’s great hunting heritage and ensuring that it is passed on to the next generation.”
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From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Learn how to hunt wild turkeys
Free seminars in Logan and Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah - You can learn how to hunt wild turkeys at free seminars in Logan and Salt Lake City.
At the seminars, you'll learn how to set up for and call turkeys. The type of equipment you need, and how to hunt turkeys safely, will also be covered.
Each seminar begins at 6 p.m.
The first seminar will be held April 24 at the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range, 2851 W. 200 N. in Logan. The second seminar will be held April 30 at the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range, 6000 W. 2100 S. in Salt Lake City.
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From USA Shooting - Injury Forces Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie (Beyerle) Gray to Retire
Colorado Springs, Colorado - There comes a time in every elite athlete’s life where they eventually succumb to the pain they place upon their body to perform the sport they love. Today is that day for reigning Olympic gold medalist Jamie (Beyerle) Gray (Lebanon, Pa.) as she reluctantly retires from her competitive rifle career.
No doubt that the gold medal she earned in London helped make the decision a little bit easier as did the new life she’s building in Kalispell, Mont. But more than that, Gray wasn’t willing to forego her long-term health for the opportunity to continue shooting.
Since 2010, Gray has tolerated a lower back that was unbearable at times and something that worsened each time she put in the training time necessary to compete at the very best. Simply put, her back could no longer bear the brunt and it told her so every time she tried.
“It has taken a toll on my body, mind and life since,” Gray acknowledged. “At the Olympics, I had three injections in my back after the air rifle match, which allowed me to be successful in smallbore.”
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From the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission - NRA Presents $25,000 Check to Wildlife Commission for Public Shooting Range
Raleigh, North Carolina — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently accepted a $25,000 check from the National Rifle Association of America to help fund the construction of a public shooting range in Cleveland County.
Brian Hyder, director of the NRA’s General Operations, Program Development Education and Training division, presented the check to Gordon Myers, the Commission’s executive director, at the Commission’s headquarters on Centennial Campus in Raleigh.
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From the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission - Commission adopts new hunting rules, reduces cost of some special permits
Olympia, Washington - The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission took action to expand the number of big-game hunting permits available this year and reduce the cost of several types of permits during a public meeting April 11-12 in Olympia.
The commission, a citizen panel that sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), approved those and other changes while adopting new hunting rules for the upcoming season.
The continued growth of many state deer and elk populations will support increases in the number of hunting permits issued this year, said Dave Ware, WDFW game manager.
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