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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From Steyr Arms - Steyr Arms Introduces the AUG A3 M1 Rifle Platform

Steyr Arms Introduces the AUG A3 M1 Rifle Platform

Bessemer, Alabama - Steyr Arms announced today that it has begun shipping the new multi-configurable M1 variant of the AUG A3 bullpup rifle platform to dealers and distributors. Utilizing an optics attachment platform similar to the rare and much-sought-after AUG A2, the AUG A3 M1 will be available nationwide in a Short-Rail version, a High-Rail version as well as an Integrated-Optic version with either a 1.5X or 3X scope.

The Integrated-Optics version is based on American desire for the scoped special operations AUG SF model. The new M1 optics version has a more traditional AUG scope tube, modernized with the addition of three Picatinny rail sections to accommodate accessories like a close-quarters holographic sight. The top rail has 15 numbered slot positions in two segments and a pair of backup dots at the rearmost portion of the rail. The four-slot rail segment on the right side of the scope is also numbered.

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sandhill cranes from Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission website

From the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission - All 400 Permits Issued at Drawing for Sandhill Crane Hunt

Nashville, Tennessee - All 400 permits were issued at a Saturday hand-held drawing to participate in Tennessee’s second sandhill crane hunt. The drawing was held at the Birchwood Community Center in north Hamilton County.

As a result of the drawing, there are no leftover permits to issue this week at Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency regional offices.

The draw was conducted by TWRA staff members from the Nashville office and the TWRA Region III office in Crossville.

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Youth-hunting in Maryland

From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - DNR Announces Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

Annapolis, Maryland - Young hunters can hone their skills with the help of an experienced adult November 1, 2014 and February 7, 2015. During these two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days, hunters ages 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots on public and private lands when aided by a qualifying adult.

To participate, youth must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old. All junior hunters and their adult mentors must possess a Maryland hunting license, or be exempt from the license requirement... more on special youth waterfowl hunting days in Maryland ...

From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Prospects Good for Texas Deer Season

White tailed deer from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website Austin, Texas – If early field reports by bow hunters and those hunting on Managed Lands Deer Permit properties are a sign of things to come, Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 1 statewide.

“I had a report of a bow hunter in Walker County connecting on a buck that scored 163 B&C (Boone & Crockett scoring system),” said Alan Cain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department White-tailed Deer Program Leader. “It turns out it was the hunter’s first time to bow hunt. I got another report of a 183 B&C buck harvested in Atascosa County on a low-fenced MLD property.”

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