From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - California to Continue Sales of Alligator and Crocodilian Products

Louisiana alligator - photo courtesy of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

LDWF Management Program Demonstrates Beneficial Sustained Use

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Alligator boots, handbags and other leather goods products can continue to be sold throughout California following passage of Assembly Bill 2075, sponsored by Luis Alejo and signed by Governor Gerry Brown on Sept. 18.

The bill extends the sunset clause on previously passed legislation to January 1, 2020.

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From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department - Sportsmen Against Hunger Accepting Goose Meat

Early Canada Goose Season image from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Bismarck, North Dakota - North Dakota’s Sportsmen Against Hunger program can now accept donations of Canada geese taken during the regular waterfowl hunting season.

Previously, the program could accept snow, blue and Ross’s geese during the regular season, but Canada goose donations were only allowed during the early Canada goose season.

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From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Deadline Approaching for Big Time Texas Hunts Entries

Big Horn sheep image courtesy of the © Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Austin, Texas — If you think that dream hunt of a lifetime is out of reach then you probably haven’t entered in the Big Time Texas Hunts.

The Lone Star State boasts some of the finest hunting anywhere in the country, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Big Time Texas Hunts offer hunters a chance to experience the best of the best. Just ask last year’s Texas Grand Slam hunt winner Kelly Hill of Houston, who first learned of the program during a hunter education class and was selected for the Big Time Texas Hunts’ crown jewel after entering for the very first time.

“I went and researched it when I got home; and I was like – this is amazing,” said Hill... find out how you can win a Big Time Texas Hunt ...

From Smith & Wesson Corp. - Performance Center® By Smith & Wesson® Introduces New M&P® Ported Pistols

Competition Pistols in 9mm and .40S&W Now Available with Ported Barrel and Adjustable Trigger Stop

M&P®40 PERFORMANCE CENTER® PORTED Springfield, Massachusetts - Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that the master gunsmiths of its renowned Performance Center® have added four new competition-ready models to the M&P® pistol line with the availability of the M&P Performance Center Ported series. The new models, which expand the Company’s line of M&P firearms, offer discerning shooters premium features including a factory ported barrel and slide as well as a user adjustable trigger stop.

Chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W and available in both a 4.25-and 5-inch barrel configuration, the M&P Performance Center Ported pistols have been skillfully engineered with the competition shooter in mind. Open class members and action pistol competitors will appreciate the pistol’s precision cut ports which aid in reducing muzzle flip and improve the ability to remain on target after firing. The new M&P pistols have been further enhanced with a user adjustable trigger stop, allowing owners to personalize their competition rigs.

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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.

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