From The Shooting Wire - Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit Announces The Easley "Deadeye" Award

Brig. General Claudius M. Easley

College Station, Texas - The Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit (CCMU), at Texas A&M University, has created a new Trophy to be presented each year at the Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) Southwest Winter Regional competition in College Station, TX on February 7th, 2015. The trophy will be known as The Easley "Deadeye" Award.

The Easley "Deadeye" Award is named in honor of Brig. General Claudius M. Easley, USA. and will be presented annually to the High-Scoring Service/Senior Military Academy centerfire team at the SPP Southwest Winter Regional.

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Outdoor Writer says Tactical Hunting: Sir, Yes Sir!

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Outdoor shaman Kevin Reese returns in a fury in his call for tactical rifle hunting ...
Corsicana, Texas - My pop once told me I might fit into my dress blues if I used bungee cords; the truth hurts. Looking at me it’s hard to believe I spent eight years in the Marines. In all honestly, I’m not that bad off… I’m just not that well off; I could stand a few months of nonstop treadmill work. Beyond reminiscing about my life as a Marine and wishing I still looked the part, I miss many aspects of active duty life – chief among them being camaraderie and my trusty M-16 A2 Service Rifle.

I wasn’t a huge promoter of 62-grain 5.56 Ball NATO ammunition but it seemed to be sufficient. I qualified every year as a rifle expert and later in my second enlistment as a pistol sharpshooter, qualifying with an original Colt 1911 that had been in Marine Corps service for over 75 years and was still a sweet shooter.

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Cam-O-Bunk Bed Cot System Rises to the Top of Outdoor Sleeping

Cam-O-Bunk Bunk Bed Cot System

Texas outdoor writer and explorer Kevin Reese found comfort with family and friends thanks to the award winning Cam-O-Bunk

Pursuing my outdoor passion as an avid hunter and seasoned outdoor communicator leads to many primitive camping opportunities. My assignments and adventures (often one in the same) lead to remote hunting trips, fishing excursions or just plain camping. Each year I look forward to CrossTImbers’ Family Archery Adventure Camp in near Norman, Oklahoma where we camp primitively while teaching archery, shooting and hunting seminars to the young campers and parents... hear about the Cam-O-Bunk Bed in action ...

NRA Instructor highlights women's shooting league in Texas

Women on the range at the Shady Oaks Gun Range in Cedar Park, Texas. Cedar Park, Texas - More than 100,000 NRA Certified Instructors are scattered across this great country of ours. Teaching the basics of firearm safety along with a number of advanced courses you can find on the NRA Instructor website.

Each differ in their approach

Some do their work in silence while others sing it from the rooftops. One such singer is Julianna Crowder out of Cedar Park, Texas. Her club, known as A Girl and a Gun - Women's Shooting League, was recently featured on CNN; take a look ...

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Most popular American civilian rifle in lever action perfection

The action of a 94 Winchester Rifle given to Texas Ranger Trent Horton

Fairfax, Virginia - Guns that appear Curator's Corner are amongst the rare, the special, the uniqueness of offerings to be found here at the National Rifle Association. So when NRA Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier broke out a 94 Winchester lever action, you knew it had to be more than a run of the mill rifle.

Sure that's tough to do when it comes to the most popular rifle in American history (Garands don't count - we're talking civilian rifles not military here), but when you have Phil then you always have a way.

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From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - November 16 Is World Falconry Day

Texas red tailed hawk - image from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website Austin, Texas - Falconry associations worldwide, including members of the International Association for Falconry and Birds of Prey and the Texas Hawking Association, will be celebrating World Falconry Day November 16.

“The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Hawking Association have been working together for 33 years to keep falconry vibrant in Texas,” says Steve Oleson, THA president.

Falconry, according to Oleson, is “a hunting tradition defined as ’taking quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of trained birds of prey.’”

State regulations provide the legal framework which allows individuals to practice falconry in the state. Texas law requires newly permitted falconers to serve a two-year apprenticeship, learning from a more experienced falconer... more on World Falconry Day in Texas ...

New Alamo exhibit highlights guns that won the west with help from NRA Museums

NRA Museums Colt Revolving Carbine on loan to The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas

Fairfax, Virginia – The new Firearms of the Texas Frontier exhibit at The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, features a Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine on loan from NRA Museums.

The exhibit showcases the technological evolution of the firearms industry and the role firearms played in settling Texas and the Battle of the Alamo. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn how to load and fire the period guns through an interactive kiosk.

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From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Prospects Good for Texas Deer Season

White tailed deer from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website Austin, Texas – If early field reports by bow hunters and those hunting on Managed Lands Deer Permit properties are a sign of things to come, Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 1 statewide.

“I had a report of a bow hunter in Walker County connecting on a buck that scored 163 B&C (Boone & Crockett scoring system),” said Alan Cain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department White-tailed Deer Program Leader. “It turns out it was the hunter’s first time to bow hunt. I got another report of a 183 B&C buck harvested in Atascosa County on a low-fenced MLD property.”

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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 ...

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