From FNH USA - 2014 FNH USA 3-Gun Championship

2014 FNH-USA 3-Gun Championship McLean, Virginia - The stages run, the scores counted, and a new top shooter named champion at the 2014 FNH USA 3-Gun Championship. Five days of competition at Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV, drew 345 shooters from across the country to compete in one of the most unique and challenging shooting events in the industry.

“The FNH USA 3-Gun Championship has consistently grown in attendance and has attracted some of the most talented shooters in the country since it’s inaugural launch three years ago,” noted Ken Pfau, Senior Vice President for Commercial and Law Enforcement Sales, attributing the astounding popularity of the FNH USA 3-Gun to the increasing support and interest in the shooting sports.

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Pheasant - from the Minnesota DA website

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Worthington to host 2014 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener

Worthington, Minnesota - The southwestern Minnesota city of Worthington will host the 2014 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener on Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11.

“This event will showcase the Worthington area as a hunting community,” said Scott Rall, a member of the event committee. “We appreciate the impact hunters have on our economy and have worked hard to build great public hunting in the area.”

Rall pointed out that there are 12,900 acres of public hunting land within 20 miles of Worthington.  “We are very hunter friendly,” he said.  “It’s part of who we are and what we do.”

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From Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks - Hunters Reminded To Have Horses Inspected

Mia Anstine heading out for a hunt on horseback

Helena, Montana - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock remind hunters that horses are required to have a brand inspection before crossing county lines.

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From the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control - Special waterfowl, deer and turkey hunting days for youth, disabled hunters announced

deer image provided by the DNREC website Dover, Delaware – To promote and provide additional hunting opportunities, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated four Saturdays as special waterfowl, deer, and turkey hunting days for youth hunters ages 10 to 15 on both public and private lands statewide. Non-ambulatory disabled hunters can also take advantage of these additional hunting opportunities on the deer and turkey dates, but not waterfowl, per federal requirements.

Mark your calendars for these dates:

  • Saturday, Oct. 4Waterfowl hunting day for youth
  • Saturday, Nov. 1Deer hunting day for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters
  • Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015Second waterfowl hunting day for youth
  • Saturday, April 4, 2015Wild turkey hunting day for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters

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From the Pennsylvania Game CommissionSTATEWIDE ARCHERY SEASON BEGINS OCT. 4

Pennsylvania Game Commission wishes bowhunters safe days afield.

Deer hunting opens in Pennsylvania - image from the Pennsylvania Game Commission website

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Archers can hunt for antlered or antlerless deer from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15, and during the late archery deer season, which runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 10.

This is a statewide season, however, as announced previously, all hunting and trapping seasons, including the statewide archery season, have been temporarily closed within seven townships in Pike and Monroe counties. Details of the closure are available in Oct. 1 news release (Release #85-14) available at the Game Commission’s website.

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From Benelli USA - America’s ETHOS Embarks on a 50-State Tour

America’s ETHOS Embarks on a 50-State Tour - Benelli

Accokeek, Maryland - Benelli USA is proud to announce the launch of “America’s ETHOS” 50-State Tour. A single Benelli ETHOS will be traveling to each of the 50 states over the coming months to perform a variety of shooting tasks determined by the recipient in each state. America’s ETHOS will tell the story of one shotgun traveling the country experiencing the unique environments and conditions that each of the 50 states has to offer without being cleaned along the way.

Writers, pro staffers, competition shooters, sales reps, dealers, outdoor celebrities and industry partners will receive this particular out-of-the-box ETHOS to use in every way a shotgun can be used. To document the experience, this ETHOS will be accompanied by a logbook and video camera for each ... more on the America’s ETHOS 50-State Tour ...

From GLOCK - GLOCK Annual Shoot a Record Breaking Success - Celebrity Shooters Clifton Collins, Jr. and R. Lee Ermey, the “Gunny” Battle it Out for Top Shot

Clifton Collins, Jr. and The “Gunny” present the first place prize of $3,000 to “MatchMeister” winner, Butch Barton – a five-time GSSF match champion. Photo by Doug Robinson Smyrna, Georgia - Nearly 1,350 competitors and enthusiasts attended the  GLOCK Annual Shoot XXI & Gunny Challenge X hosted by GLOCK and GSSF, becoming the most highly participated action pistol match in World history. 

The weekend-long match held outside Conyers, GA at the South River Gun Club exceeded participation expectations. The level of attendance reaching 1,350 people, making it the most highly attended GSSF event in its 21 year run.

R. Lee Ermey, the “Gunny” presided over his namesake match and was assisted by this year’s celebrity guest shooter, Film & TV star Clifton Collins, Jr. who is most known for his roles in the films Pacific Rim, Star Trek, and Capote, which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. 

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From Aimpoint - Aimpoint launches new Micro T-2 Sight

New sight offers additional features and enhanced performance

Aimpoint, the originator and world leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the addition of the new Micro T-2 sight to the company’s professional product line. The Micro T-2 will be available for shipment in mid-October 2014, and will be offered alongside the company’s existing Micro T-1 product.

Since its introduction in 2007, the Aimpoint Micro sight has become the worldwide standard for compact reflex sights. Law enforcement and military end users have embraced this sight for its compact size, durability, and extremely long battery life. Feedback received from professional end users identified a series of desired product enhancements that have now been added to this new product. These changes include: a new sight housing which allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers and anti-reflective devices, additional physical protection for the sight’s adjustment turrets, and increased ruggedness for the sight’s internal electronic components.

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From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - IFW Hunting Report for September 30, 2014

Pheasant image from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website Augusta, Maine - In Region A, October 1 marks the beginning of pheasant season, and IFW biologists and clubs have been busy releasing birds throughout the region.

“We had our first pheasant release on Monday, and we have two other releases planned for October 5 and October 19,” said IFW Wildlife Biologist Corey Stearns. Stearns said that over 40 birds were released at each of the 22 sites, releasing over 880 birds so far in the region.

Releasing the pheasants before the season, or on a Sunday during the season, gives the birds some time to acclimate to their surroundings. Over the course of the season, both the department and area Rod and Gun clubs will release over 2300 birds at 22 different sites.

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