Memorial Day

Memorial DayWe at Winded Bowhunter would like to express our gratitude to all of the military that are currently serving, and have served our Great Nation!

And to all of the families that have lost a loved one while serving our Great Nation, our thoughts and prayers have been sent for as we are deeply sorry for your loss.

Get outside and celebrate your Memorial Day!

2016 NASP National Youth Archery Tournament Breaks All Records

NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM - NASPOver a 3-day period last week, multiple world records were broken in Louisville, Kentucky. The world’s largest indoor archery ranges, totaling more than a half-mile were set-up in just 20 hours at Kentucky’s Exposition Center. Then, over the next three days student archers broke the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) national tournament record with 12,897 archers (up 7%). The NASP®/IBO 3D Challenge (“3D Challenge”) hosted 3,416 shooters (up 20%), and Centershot Ministries (archery in the church) had 953 archers (up 1,200%). Archers from 909 schools in 41 states and Washington D.C. competed, in these, the worlds largest archery tournaments! Female participation at Nationals was 47%, another record for NASP® by two points! [Read more…]

Pennsylvania: Game Commission Offers Support for Sunday Hunting, License Fees

Pennsylvania Game CommissionThe Pennsylvania Game Commission today offered testimony to legislators on two issues important to the state’s hunters and trappers.

First, Game Commission Deputy Executive Director Bryan J. Burhans testified before the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee about the potential expansion of Sunday hunting. Then, Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough testified before the House Policy Committee on the importance of a license-fee increase and Senate Bill 1166, which would enable the Game Commission to set its own fees for licenses. [Read more…]

Introducing The Rack-It Cocking Device

Rack-ItRack-It LLC has confronted a common issue of individuals who are incapable of manipulating the slide of their semi-automatic firearm.  They responded with a simple, easy-to-use device called the Rack-it. The Rack-it is a compact sized CNC-machined block available in either t6061 aluminum or Delrin that isolates the slide only of a semi-automatic firearm. Usage requires a simple push down and pull up, or push and release movement only, making the required action quick and easy.  It is designed in three sizes and is offered in three models: belt clip, wall mount, and a shooting range/gunsmith stand. The belt clip and wall mount brackets are made of 1050 cr spring steel and powder-coated while the shooting range/gunsmith stand is made of 1/4″ steel and powder coated. The independent design allows the user the freedom to choose regarding holster preference and requires no modifications to the firearm. The aluminum Rack-It is anodized with a type 3 hard coat Teflon impregnated finish, available in 4 colors while the Delrin is available in black. [Read more…]

NASP Academic Archer Program Concludes with Over 8500 Students Enrolled

NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM - NASPUS and International response from educators and coaches to NASP’s new Academic Archer program has been outstanding! Registration concluded for the 2015/2016 school year on April 30th with 8,517 students enrolled into the program. Educators from 38 US states and two Canadian Provinces implemented the NASP Academic Archer Program with their students. [Read more…]

Kristy Titus Renews with Wilderness Athlete

Kristy TitusBend, Oregon – Kristy Titus, NRA certified instructor, host of NRA News I Am Forever, and Cabela’s Ambassador, is honored to renew a two-year partnership with Wilderness Athlete, The Authority on Outdoor Performance Nutrition®. As an NPC figure competitor and certified nutritionist, Titus is very familiar with utilizing nutritional supplements to fuel her body for strenuous physical activity, both in the gym and during western self-guided hunts. [Read more…]

MDF Funds Over $1.1 Million in Utah Habitat and Research Projects

Mule Deer FoundationSalt Lake City, Utah: Today the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) announced that it was providing over $1.1 million for habitat projects and mule deer research in Utah. The funding is generated from the sale of Utah Conservation Permits (Governor’s Tags) and money raised from the 200 Big Game Tag drawing held at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City in February. The $1.1 million sets a record for the amount of money a wildlife conservation group has contributed to the Utah Watershed Restoration Initiative since its inception in 2005 in a single year. [Read more…]

USFWS to Delist the Yellowstone Ecosystem Grizzly Bear


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, .  We wanted to send you out a word or two on that decision and how we will move forward as well as some updates on what we are doing on the ground In Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. [Read more…]

Contact Representatives to pass SHARE Act

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RMEF Members,

Contact Your House Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on an important bill this week that would help preserve our outdoor traditions. The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreation Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 2406) revises a variety of existing programs to expand access to, and opportunities for, hunting, fishing and recreational shooting.

SHARE Act highlights:

  •     Makes existing exemption from EPA regulation for lead shot permanent, adds lead tackle as an exempted product
  •     Extends/increases states’ authority to allocate Pittman-Robertson funding for acquiring land for expanding/constructing public shooting ranges
  •     Requires Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) lands be open for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting unless specifically closed
  •     Requires U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) to consider the priority public uses as hunting and fishing when adding new lands to National Wildlife Refuge System
  •     Provides for the use of volunteers from the hunting community to cull excess animals on BLM, USFS, FWS and National Park System lands

Go here to see the full text of the bill.

Find your representative and his/her contact information here.

Our combined involvement as sportsmen and women in this process will ensure the future of our hunting heritage and our outdoor way of life. Thank you for being engaged and making a difference.


M. David Allen
RMEF President & CEO

Rifle Giveaway to Honor Veteran and Benefit Wounded Warrior Outdoors

Wounded Warrior Outdoors Paul Hobel Memorial RaffleTickets for this amazing and special rifle will be available through link to Paypal below, and at the WWO booths at the Wild Sheep Foundation show next February.

The full 100% of the proceeds will go to WWO to support the work they’re doing and the services they provide.

Paul impacted literally thousands of lives and your donation will help ensure that our wounded warriors will be equipped and able to inspire a new generation of service members, firefighters, husbands, brothers, uncles to keep smiling, never give up, and be interesting.

Purchase tickets at the bottom of this page (proceeds go directly to Wounded Warriors Outdoors)!