From the Pennsylvania Game Commission - Picture it: Your hunting photo on TV

Hunters can visit GoHuntPA.org to submit photos that could selected for a television commercial

Sam Grandle with his dad Tim and his first elk, taken during the Glass Hill Youth Hunt (252T2) last year. You’ve seen the GoHuntPA ads on TV.

Now is your chance to be in one.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is inviting hunters to submit photos of their favorite hunting moments for a chance to star in the next GoHuntPA TV commercial.

Photos can be submitted through the GoHuntPA website – www.gohuntpa.org. The initiative, called #MyGoHuntPAMoment, launched on Dec. 15 and will be live through January 2015.

Photos can be trophy shots from this season, or depict other scenes afield, including enjoying time with friends and family.

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From Outdoor Channel - Outdoor Channel Reveals Captivating Winter/Spring Season Lineup

New TV Series "Flying Wild Alaska," "Major League Fishing GEICO Selects" and "The Reluctant Outdoorsman" Join Roster of Riveting Returning Favorites and Feature Films

Outdoor Channel today unveiled its first quarter (Q1) programming schedule, packed with powerful outdoor adventure TV shows and for the first time ever, outdoor-themed and Western films. Beginning today, Monday, December 29th, three brand-new series – "The Reluctant Outdoorsman," "Major League Fishing GEICO Selects" and "Flying Wild Alaska" – will join new seasons of nearly 60 returning shows and other popular Outdoor Channel favorites, starring Ted Nugent, Jim and Eva Shockey, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, Michael Waddell and Mark Zona, as well as guest starring Jimmy Kimmel, Jim Belushi and Huey Lewis.

"This season represents several firsts for Outdoor Channel as we continue to broaden our core programming base to meet the diverse interests of the dedicated enthusiasts that recognize us as a premiere destination for unparalleled outdoor entertainment," said Jeffrey Wayne… more on Outdoor Channel's new lineup ...

From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Ohio’s Deer-Muzzleloader Hunting Season is Jan. 2-5

White tail deer in Ohio Columbus, Ohio – Ohio’s white-tailed deer muzzleloader hunting season opens Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Deer-muzzleloader hunting season runs through Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

Hunters can pursue deer in Ohio with a muzzleloader or bow during this four-day season. Hunters checked 16,464 deer during the 2014 four-day muzzleloader season.

Hunting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. Ohio's small game, furbearer and waterfowl seasons are also open during the muzzleloader season. All hunters (except waterfowl hunters) must wear a visible solid hunter orange or camouflage hunter orange coat, jacket, vest or coveralls during the muzzleloader season.

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From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Make your New Year’s resolution to take a kid hunting!

By Tony Young, media relations coordinator for the FWC’s Division of Hunting and Game Management

Special Youth Deer Hunting in Ohio The year was 1997, and I was working part-time as a baseball coach at my alma mater, Lincoln High School in Tallahassee. I had the privilege back then of working with so many talented and all-around great kids and was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to get to know some of these outstanding young men and their parents. Some of these relationships developed into lasting friendships.

One such friendship was cultivated with Mark Hill. Mark was the star of the team that year. He was a 17-year-old, left-handed pitcher who also played first base and outfield. And besides being the ace pitcher, he had one of the best bats on the team and good speed on the bases. Mark was a coach’s dream. Not only was he a super athlete, he was also a great kid. He was very personable, yet humble.

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From the Pennsylvania Game Commission - ARE PREDATORS HURTING OUR DEER HERD?

Biologists from within the Game Commission and across the country are talking about it.

If you want to start a lively discussion on Pennsylvania wildlife, just mention coyotes.

There might be no other animal that so intrigues the state’s residents, and it’s easy to explain why.

The coyote is surrounded by mystery. It’s inhabited some parts of the state since the 1930s, but it’s a relative newcomer in others. Game Commission biologists are finding indications the coyote population is increasing in some areas of the state, yet even those who log endless hours in the Pennsylvania outdoors might go their lives without seeing one in the wild.

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From the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks - 2015 Mountain Lion Hunting Season Opens in the Black Hills on Dec. 26

South Dakota mountain lion in the Black Hills Pierre, South Dakota - The 2015 South Dakota mountain lion hunting season opens on Dec. 26, 2014, in the Black Hills Fire Protection District. The season will conclude on March 31, 2015, or if either the harvest limit of 75 total mountain lions, or 50 female lions, is reached prior to that date.

The mountain lion hunting season outside of the Black Hills Fire Protection District runs year-round and lions harvested in these areas do not count towards the Black Hills harvest limits.

All harvested mountain lions (statewide) must be presented to a South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) representative for inspection within 24 hours of harvest. Routine harvest … more on South Dakota's mountain lion and deer hunting season ...

From the California Department of Fish and Wildlife - CDFW Announces Drawing for 2015 Joice Island Pig Hunt at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering pig hunting opportunities at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County. CDFW will accept application cards through close of business Feb. 9, 2015 and the drawing will be held on Feb. 12, 2015.

CDFW will be holding limited-entry, permit-only hunts to control a small population of wild pigs on the Joice Island Unit of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area. Joice Island is a 2,150-acre wetland area consisting of thick cattails, tules, some brush and standing water.

A total of 24 two-day permits will be issued. The first weekend of this hunting opportunity has been reserved for apprentice hunters. Two-day pig hunt permits will be issued by drawing only for the following weekends:

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From Magpul - Moe M-Lok Hand Guards

M-LOK Hand Guards and Accessories We have a number of new products available to ship now:

MOE M-LOK Hand Guards in Carbine, Mid, and Rifle lengths, all with our new M-LOK slots for improved versatility. MSRP $29.95-$39.95

The PMAG 25 M118 LR/SR GEN M3 Window, 7.62x51 Magazine for use with longer-than-SAAMI-spec match ammunition up to 2.830" OAL. MSRP $22.95

The MIAD/MOE Lube Bottle Core comes standard with the MIAD GEN 1.1 Grips, but is now available for use with MOE, MOE+, MOE-K2, MOE-K2+, and MOE AK Grips. MSRP $14.95

The M-LOK Offset Light Mount, Polymer is a lighter weight, inexpensive version of our Aluminum Offset Mount that allows for the direct attachment of the Surefire® M300/600 series of Scout Lights® or other MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny light mounts. MSRP $17.95

In addition, starting January 5th, we'll begin shipping the M-LOK Rail Covers, TYPE 2. These low-profile, two-piece covers install directly onto most M-LOK aluminum hand guards, are non-orientation specific to allow the user to mount them in any direction desired without affecting function, feature beveled contours to minimize potential snagging, utilize our TSP texture for additional grip, and protrude only slightly more than 1/8" from the mounting surface to maintain a low-profile. Includes six panels, each covering one M-LOK slot. MSRP $12.95

From LaserMax - 3rd Annual Women’s Outdoor & Shooting Industry Dinner

to be held during the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade ShowSM (SHOT Show®)

Rochester, New York - – Las Vegas will once again roll out the red carpet for the elegant side of the firearms industry at the Women’s Outdoor & Shooting Industry Dinner, January 21 from 7–10 pm. Now in its third year, this eagerly anticipated event is expected to draw more than 250 female firearm industry associates to the Public House in the opulent Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.

Presented by LaserMax®each year since its inception, the dinner has grown from a small gathering of ladies meeting after a long day on the SHOT Show floor, to an occasion that has inspired involvement and collaboration from all corners of the industry. 

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