NASP Archery Students Break their World Record Again

National Archery in the Schools Program - NASPFrom Prince of Wales, Alaska to Washington DC, student archers, coaches, friends, and family descended upon Louisville’s Kentucky Exposition Center this past May 6-9. The draw for these archery enthusiasts was the 2015 NASP® United States National Tournament. [Read more…]

Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Spring Workshops

Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program (BOW)Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program (BOW) is sponsoring several workshops this spring and summer.

The following classes are designed for adult women but are open to anyone 18 years of age and older who has a desire to learn new skills: [Read more…]

Hunters, Anglers Fund America’s Conservation Efforts

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationMISSOULA, Mont.—New statistics recently released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) show hunters and anglers generated $1.1 billion in 2014. That funding will be distributed to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies to support America’s conservation and recreation projects. [Read more…]

Apply Online for a VT Moose Permit, Win a Muzzleloader

Vermont MooseMONTPELIER, Vt. – Applying for a moose hunting permit on Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s website by a June 17 deadline will get you a chance to win a new Thompson Center “Triumph” muzzleloader.

“Moose lottery permit applicants can help us improve efficiency of the permitting process by applying online, rather than by using one of our traditional paper applications available from license agents,” said Commissioner Louis Porter. “Online applications are quick and easy for the applicant, and they save data entry time for us, which translates into having that money go toward other Fish &Wildlife work.” [Read more…]

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Partners with Seek Outside to Reward New BHA Lifetime Members

Backcountry Hunters & AnglersMISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is pleased to announce a new collaboration with renowned outdoor gear manufacturer and longtime BHA corporate partner Seek Outside. Beginning today, sportsmen can receive a Seek Outside backcountry tipi and stove when they join BHA as a lifetime member. [Read more…]

Mystery Ranch Launches All-New Website

Mystery RanchBozeman, MT. (April 21, 2015) – Mystery Ranch, a pack company with a product line focused on function, comfort, quality and durability, is pleased to announce the recent launch of its all-new, state-of-the-art website. This website has been built to feature the plethora of successful mountain, hunting, urban, fire and military packs that Mystery Ranch is proud to call their own. [Read more…]

Exciting Train To Hunt Challenge Event Announcements

What is Train To Hunt?

Train to Hunt – Fort Collins CO Qualifier from Train to Hunt on Vimeo.

The Train To Hunt Challenges are annual events strategically timed in the off season to set a goal for hunters preparing for the rigors of the upcoming Fall and Winter hunting seasons. Challenge events not only serve as a benchmark for any hunter to measure their preparedness, but, also bring together the Train To Hunt community of like-minded individuals and families to compete and share in the sport they love. [Read more…]

Last Minute Caribou Hunt – WTA Hunts

WTA - Alaska – Outfitter #046 - 1This hunt is usually one that has to be booked a minimum of 1 year in advance. There have been a few changes with clients and their loss is your gain. If you are looking for a destination hunt of a lifetime, this caribou hunt is a must!

We had an amazing trip with this outfitter! Hunting North of the Arctic Circle, staying in an unreal camp, eating awesome food, and seeing hundreds and even thousands of caribou is what this hunt is all about.

This outfitter has hunted this area for many years and knows the area very well. On the Do-It-Yourself Hunt and the Fully Guided Hunt, all that you need to bring is your Personal Hunting Gear, Backpack, Weapon, etc. Everything else is provided by the outfitter including Tents, Cots, Heater, Food, Sleeping Bags, Rafts, Etc. This is an active hunt with the emphasis on caribou, however there are frequently opportunities to harvest ptarmigan, and occasional wolf sightings. After caribou tag(s) have been filled, there is the opportunity to enjoy excellent fishing for Arctic Grayling, Dolly Varden trout, and Arctic Char. [Read more…]

Reebok All-Terrain Super OCR Shoe vs. Spartan Trifecta

2014 Trifecta OCR GearPrior to this year, I have raced in Salomon XA Pro 3D and Salomon Fellraiser, depending on the terrain.

I opted for the camouflage version of the Reebok All-Terrain Super shoes, designed for obstacle course racing (OCR). As the flashy colors would only be permanently hidden, after the first Spartan Race! The Supers have more cushioning and stability, than the Sprint shoes for races at longer distances.

Reebok All-Terrain Super Specific Features:
• Duragrip upper helps provide durability in key wear areas
• Mid foot teeth help provide traction and protection on ropes and walls
• Second skin perforated tongue is lightweight and does not absorb water
• Square indented lugs (talons) providing 360 degree traction while the toe pick helps give you leverage on slippery surfaces
• Strategically placed mesh drainage ports allow water to drain quickly and easily
• Underfoot rock guard helps protect against sharp / hard objects [Read more…]

NWTF Supports and Urges Swift Passage of the Sportsmen’s Act of 2015

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) applauds Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), along with original cosponsors, Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) for their introduction of the Sportsmen’s Act of 2015.

The NWTF is also appreciative of Chairman Murkowski moving so swiftly on a hearing to advance the bill benefiting America’s community of sportsmen.

“We are thrilled that this bipartisan legislation has been introduced early in the 114th Congress,” stated NWTF Chief Conservation Officer Becky Humphries.  “The NWTF is dedicated to working with these members to pass this important legislation. NWTF will continue to work with our partners and members of Congress in the House on similar legislation.” [Read more…]