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Yamaha Steadfast in Supporting SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

Yamaha Steadfast in Supporting SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Vehicle Raffles Raise More Than $100,000 for SEAL Families. Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, recently provided a new Viking VI Ranch Edition Side-by-Side (SxS) to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSW) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego, California. Built in the U.S. at Yamaha’s Newnan, Georgia factory, the P... READ MORE

Federal Premium Adds to Lineup of American Eagle Rifle Ammunition

Federal Premium Adds to Lineup of American Eagle Rifle Ammunition

By Federal Premium

Federal Premium is pleased to announce it has added new calibers and grain weights to its full line of American Eagle rifle ammunition. Shipments are being delivered to dealers. American Eagle rifle ammunition offers consistent, accurate performance at a price that’s perfect for high-volume shooting. The already expansive line has grown for 2... READ MORE

All Choked Up

All Choked Up

By Ken Piper

New technologies in turkey loads change the standard for ethical distance. Wild turkeys are tough! I don’t know if that’s a characteristic that prompted Ben Franklin to write that Meleagris gallopavo would be better suited than the bald eagle as our national bird, but I do know it’s a characteristic many hunters witness firsthand.... READ MORE

Harvested deer ages now available online

Harvested deer ages now available online

By Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

Hunters who provided a tooth from their deer last year to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department can now find out how old their deer was by visiting the department online. Hunters submitted 2,808 teeth from the bucks they took during the November rifle deer season. Combined with the 1,207 deer examined by biologists at reporting stations during... READ MORE

Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan

Public comment sought on Minnesota’s first deer plan

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota residents interested in deer can comment on the Department of Natural Resources’ draft statewide deer management plan now through Wednesday, May 9. Public comment is welcome at one of the 35 public open houses to be held around the state in April where people can talk to wildlife managers, ask questions and provide input. Online, co... READ MORE

Biologists seek 30 turkeys taken in weekend opener

Biologists seek 30 turkeys taken in weekend opener

By Kentucky Department of fish and Wildlife Resources

Wildlife biologists conducting a new study want to examine at least 30 turkeys taken in Livingston and Crittenden counties during this weekend’s opener of the spring turkey season. Kentucky’s general season runs April 14 to May 6, 2018. Turkey biologist Zak Danks said concerns voiced by local hunters spurred the research. “Folks i... READ MORE

A Decade of Service

A Decade of Service

By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha helps restore public lands and OHV areas for 10 years running. Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, employees celebrated the company’s Outdoor Access Initiative’s (OAI) 10-year anniversary this past weekend, through the completion of their 10th volunteer project in the San Bernardino National Forest in support of OHV access opportunities. Wo... READ MORE

Firearms industry economic impact rises 169% since 2008

Firearms industry economic impact rises 169% since 2008

By National Shooting Sports Foundation

The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.4 billion in 2017, a 169 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to almost 310,000, an 87 percent increase in that period. The new statistics were released ... READ MORE

Young hunters harvest 1,723 turkeys during youth weekend

Young hunters harvest 1,723 turkeys during youth weekend

By Missouri Department of Conservation

Preliminary data shows young turkey hunters harvested 1,723 turkeys during the 2018 spring youth season, April 7-8. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 51 turkeys harvested, Miller with 43, and Maries with 43. Young hunters checked a little over 4,000 turkeys during last year’s youth weekend. Turkey biologist Jason Isabelle said the drop ... READ MORE

Hunters harvest 203,427 deer during 2017-18 seasons

Hunters harvest 203,427 deer during 2017-18 seasons

By New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Hunters in New York State enjoyed another successful year, harvesting an estimated 203,427 deer during the 2017-18 hunting seasons. The 2017 estimated deer take included 95,623 antlerless deer and 107,804 antlered bucks, an estimated five percent fewer deer than the previous year. Statewide, this represents a 10 percent decline in antlerless harves... READ MORE

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