From Sturm, Ruger & Co. - Ruger Expands the Popular Line of Lightweight Compact Revolvers with the Addition of the 9mm LCR

Ruger 9mm LCR revolver 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 the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend

Waterfowl hunting from NRA's American Hunter magazine St. Paul, Minnesota - When Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens one-half hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 27, hunting is likely to be good, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

“The number of breeding ducks this spring was very high based on the continental duck breeding population surveys,” said Steve Cordts, DNR waterfowl specialist. “In addition, recruitment, or the number of young ducks that hatched, was also good this year based on reports we’ve heard. These young ducks comprise a large percentage of duck hunters’ bags during the fall.”

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From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Duck, goose & swan hunt starts Oct. 4

Canada goose numbers second highest in 10 years

Pintail ducks are highly prized among many Utah hunters. Thousands of pintails will migrate through Utah this fall.
Pintail ducks are highly prized among many Utah hunters. Thousands of pintails will migrate through Utah this fall - Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A mixed bag awaits Utah's waterfowl hunters this fall:

  • The number of Canada geese produced in the state is the second highest in the past 10 years. Couple that with good production in Montana and western Canada, and this could be a banner year for Canada goose hunting in Utah.
  • Duck hunters can expect plenty of birds to migrate through the state. The number of ducks produced in Utah was down this spring, but production in Alaska, Montana and most of Alberta and British Columbia was up. The question is, how long will the ducks remain in Utah? The water level on Great Salt Lake is close to its lowest point on record. A smaller lake means ducks won't have as many places to escape hunters when hunting pressure builds on the marshes.
  • With only one exception, marsh conditions are great on state waterfowl management areas across Utah. And conditions are also good at the federal Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge west of Brigham City. At both the state and federal areas, managers were able to keep water on the main marsh units throughout the summer.

    Wetlands outside of the WMAs and the refuge are much drier. Dry conditions on these seasonal marshes will force hunters into a smaller area. It will also reduce the places waterfowl can go, to escape hunting pressure on the WMAs and the refuge.

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From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel’s NRANEWS Cam & Co. Giving Away In-Studio Experience and More to One Lucky Fan

Sportsman Channel’s NRANEWS Cam & Co. Giving Away New Berlin, WisconsimSportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for American sportsmen and women, brings viewers NRANEWS Cam & Co. Watch ‘N Win promotion beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, September 15 through Friday, September 19. One lucky winner will win a prize package that includes a trip to sit in-studio and watch the show with host, Cam Edwards at the Farmville, VA studios. The winner also will attend the “Heart of Virginia Friends of NRA Banquet” on Saturday, September 27 and sit with Cam along with Sportsman hosts, Benny Spies and Scott Leysath.

To enter, fans simply have to watch NRANEWS Cam & Co. (6-7 p.m. ET) daily from Monday, September 15-19 and look for the special code word during the broadcast. Audiences will be asked to visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com to enter the code word to gain entry into the sweepstakes. Each word correctly entered will gain participants additional access into the sweepstakes.

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From GLOCK - More Area Wins for Team GLOCK on the Road to the GLOCK Sponsored USPSA Nationals

Tori Nonaka of Team GLOCK

Smyrna, Georgia – Team GLOCK Captain KC Eusebio and Tori Nonaka competed in the last remaining Area Championships. They continue to ramp up for the USPSA Nationals that will be held September 24-28, 2014, in St George, UT.

The Area 4 Championship was held at the Old Fort Gun Club in Fort Smith, AR. In the 13-stage match, Nonaka shot a penalty free match to secure her High Lady title for the match. Nonaka commented, “I really enjoyed competing at Area 4. The match was well designed with no shoot targets and difficult shooting positions. I like the challenge of determining when to speed up orslow down depending on the difficulty level of the target."

The following week Team GLOCK advanced on to Dartmouth, MA, for the USPSA Area 7 match. The nine stage, 204+ roundcount match found Nonaka once again standing on the podium collecting yet another High Lady award, while Team Captain, KC Eusebio swooped in with an incredible performance to capture the OPEN title for the Northeastern Classic. “I was incredibly focused at this match. Everything came together as I attacked each of the stages. I was keenly aware of whom I was competing with and I worked a combination strategy of speed and accuracy to pull this win off,” commented Eusebio.

The Team will return to Georgia to train and prepare for the USPSA Nationals. Shooting tips from the Team can be viewed on the GLOCK website at us.glock.com/confidence/university.


About GLOCK, Inc.
Glock The GLOCK GROUP is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with approximately 65 percent of agencies within the United States choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the group has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit http://www.glock.com.

From the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - Early Bear Gun Seasons to Open Sept. 18 and Oct. 4 in selected counties

Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce Hunters have until Sept. 26 to apply for a permit allowing them to hunt black bear in select counties concurrent with the traditional buck-gun season Nov. 24-26, 2014. South Charleston, West Virginia - Hunters are reminded that a bear season with or without the use of dogs will take place in all or parts of 16 counties Sept. 18–20 and all of eight counties Oct. 4-10.

The counties or parts of counties open to bear hunting with or without dogs from Sept. 18–20 include: Barbour (east of state Route 92), Braxton (east of I–79), Clay (south of Elk River), Grant, Greenbrier, Hardy, Mineral (west of New Creek), Monroe (east of U.S. Route 219), Nicholas, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Preston, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur (east of state Route 20), and Webster. 

The counties open for bear hunting with or without dogs Oct. 4-10 include; Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming.

"Counties that will be open for early bear hunting are above their management objective and need additional bears to be harvested to achieve their goal,"... More about Bear Hunting Season in West Virginia ...

From the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Early Fall Bow Deer Season Opens in Certain Zones September 13

Statewide Season Kicks Off October 4

Bow hunting image from American Hunter magazine Trenton, New Jersey - The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds bow hunters the 2014 New Jersey Fall Bow Deer Season opens on Saturday, September 13 in certain zones. After the early opener, the statewide season kicks off on Saturday, October 4 and runs through October 31. Permit bow season then starts up on November 1; permits are now on sale online and at license agents.

Bow Season Reminders

The Automated Harvest Report System (AHRS) is to be used for reporting deer during all deer hunting seasons... more on bow hunting in New Jersey ...

From the New Mexico Game Commission - BIGHORN HUNTERS WILL HAVE MORE OPTIONS, OPPORTUNITIES IN 2015

Rocky Mountain bighorn rams in New Mexico's high country - photo from New Mexico Game Commission website Santa Fe, New Mexico - The New Mexico Game Commission adopted new rules Aug. 28 that will provide hunters planning to enter the public drawings for 2015-season bighorn sheep licenses in New Mexico with more opportunities and more choices than ever.

Beginning next year, the department estimates it will make 36 bighorn ram licenses available in the annual public drawing, an all-time high. Sixteen of those licenses will be for Rocky Mountain bighorn rams. Twenty will be for desert bighorn rams, a remarkable increase from only one desert bighorn license issued in 2011.

The increased licenses are thanks to successful reintroduction and management efforts by the Department of Game and Fish... find out more about Bighorn Sheep hunting in New Mexico ...

From Sturm, Ruger & Co. - Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle Now Available In 5.56 NATO

Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle 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 ...

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