From Outdoor Channel - The C96 Broomhandle Mauser

The C96 Broomhandle Mauser
Earlier this year, the crew from Gun Stories gathered at the NRA's National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia to shoot segments for this season's round of shows. This week, they're cleaning things up with the C96 Broomhandle Mauser ...

Think of it as a jigsaw puzzle that, when fully assembled, creates one of the most recognizable gun profiles of all time.... more on the C96 Broomhandle Mauser pistol ...

From Bass Pro Shops - Jim Supica to share highlights of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio

In the first year, over 375,000 visitors flock to the new museum, located at Bass Pro Shops flagship store in Springfield, Missouri, to see rare, historical firearms.

Entrance to the National Sporting Arms Museum at Bass Pro Shops
Entrance to the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum in Springfield, Missouri.

The NRA National Sporting Arms Museum, which opened a year ago this month at Bass Pro Shops flagship Springfield, Missouri, store, will be featured on Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio. Jim Supica, NRA’s director of museums, will share the stories of the museum’s most rare, historical treasures, which have attracted over 375,000 visitors to date. The show will air Saturday, Aug 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time on RURAL RADIO’s SiriusXM channel 80.

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From the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife - Free youth pheasant hunts around the state in September – Sign up now!

Free youth pheasant hunts in Oregon this September - image from the ODFW Facebook Page Salem, Oregon - Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can now sign up for free upland bird hunts being planned at 11 locations across the state in September (Baker City, Central Point, Corvallis, Eugene, Irrigon/Umatilla, John Day, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Portland, The Dalles/Wamic).

ODFW and partners stock pheasants at these special hunts that give youth a head start on regular pheasant seasons, which don’t begin until October. Quail and dove may also be hunted. Volunteers from Oregon Hunters Association and other sportsman groups often bring their trained hunting dogs to guide participants. Some events also begin with a shotgun skills clinic, so participants can practice clay target shooting before hunting.

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From the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources - Mentor-youth dove hunt sign-ups begin Aug. 11

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Frankfort, Kentucky - Registration for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources mentor-youth dove hunts opens Monday, Aug.11.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife conducts the mentor hunts as an avenue for adults to introduce youths to the joys of dove hunting. The department limits the number of participants to avoid overcrowding.

Hunters interested in reserving a space for these unique hunts must register by calling Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-858-1549 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Hunting reservations will not be accepted prior to Aug. 11.

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From the North Dakota Game and Fish Department - Deer Lottery Held, Antlerless Licenses Remain & Big Game transport

Jamie Brecht takes a Mule Deer in North DakotaBismarck, North Dakota - North Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the State Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov.

More than 2,300 antlerless deer gun licenses remain. Only resident applicants who were unsuccessful in the first lottery can apply for remaining licenses.

The first lottery application process – deer gun, muzzleloader, youth and landowner – had more than 94,000 applicants, and 46,000 were unsuccessful.

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From Sturm, Ruger & Co. - Ruger Introduces the All New, Striker-Fired LC9s Compact 9mm Pistol

Ruger's new Striker-Fired LC9s Compact 9mm Pistol Newport, New Hampshire - Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the introduction of the all new Ruger® LC9s™ pistol. The LC9s™ is a striker-fired version of the award-winning LC9® pistol. Like the LC9®, the LC9s™ is a slim, lightweight, personal protection pistol that is chambered in 9mm Luger. The LC9s™ features a newly designed trigger mechanism with a short, light, crisp trigger pull that improves accuracy and performance.

"The Ruger® LC9® set a high standard for reliable, lightweight personal protection," said Chris Killoy, Ruger President and Chief Operating Officer. "The LC9s™ follows the success of the LC9®, yet provides a new option for shooters who prefer the short, crisp trigger pull of a striker-fired pistol," he added.

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From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Bobcat hunting changes

DWR also recommends cougar hunting rules for upcoming season

Wildlife biologists are recommending changes that could result in more chances to take bobcats in Utah this fall.

Bobcats appear to be doing well in Utah.
Bobcats appear to be doing well in Utah.
Photo courtesy of Gary Kramer and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The recommendations would also result in hunters taking about the same number of cougars this season. During the 2013–2014 season, a total of 330 cougars were taken.

You can review the Division of Wildlife Resources' bobcat and cougar recommendations online.

Learn more, share your ideas

After you've reviewed the ideas online, you can let your Regional Advisory Council members know your thoughts by attending your upcoming RAC meeting or by sending an email to them.

RAC chairmen will share the input they receive with members of the Utah Wildlife Board. The board will meet in Salt Lake City on Aug. 28 to approve rules for Utah's 2014–2015 cougar and furbearer seasons.

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From the Arizona Game and Fish Department - Event raises funds to ‘Save Recreational Shooting in Arizona

Arizona Fish & Game DepartmentPhoenix, Arizona – The future of recreational shooting in Arizona looks a little brighter after a successful fundraising event at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix on Saturday, April 12. The Arizona Game and Fish Department teamed up with TreadLightly! to sponsor the combination fun shoot and dinner party attended by nearly 200 people.

Recreational shooting in Arizona came under increased scrutiny when the Sonoran Desert National Monument, one of the last parcels of public land open to recreational shooting within a 30 mile radius of Phoenix, was ready to ban recreational target shooting. As an alternative to closure, Game and Fish, TreadLightly!, the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service were asked to develop a model public/private partnership to keep Arizona’s public lands open to recreational shooting. This partnership is considered a pilot project that can, when proven successful, be replicated across the nation.

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From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - New crossbow deer hunting season will be offered in 2014

DNR staff encourage hunters to participate in interactive chats

Crossbow hunting Madison, Wisconsin - With some major rule changes coming for this year's deer hunting season, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has created a number of resources to help make sure hunters are ready for another great deer season.

New in 2014, a crossbow deer hunting license is available for any qualified hunter to purchase. Previously, only disabled hunters could use a crossbow under the authority of an archer license.

The crossbow deer hunting season will run concurrent with the regular archer season. During open firearm seasons, a gun deer license will authorize bow and crossbow use... find out more about crossbow deer hunting in Wisconsin ...

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