Mike Rowe to Headline 2017 SHOT Show State of the Industry Dinner

Mike RowNEWTOWN, Conn.-The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Executive Producer, Narrator, and TV Host Mike Rowe will provide the headlining entertainment for the 2017 SHOT Show State of the Industry Dinner. [Read more…]

CBE Introduces CBE SL4 Bowsight

Clay City, Ky – Hardcore bowhunters demand three things from their bowsights: bright pins, durability, and easy adjustments. Custom Bow Equipment (CBE) again delivers with the introduction of the new CBE SL4 bowsight. [Read more…]

RMEF: I-177 Bad for Elk, Wildlife Management

Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationMISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation strongly opposes Initiative 177, a measure on Montana’s November ballot that would immediately ban trapping on all public lands in the state. If passed it would severely cripple scientifically sound management practices that maintain healthy wildlife populations across Montana. [Read more…]

Mahoney Releases Video to Address Divide Between Hunters and Non-Hunters

ST. JOHNS, Newfoundland – Internationally recognized conservationist, wildlife biologist, speaker, and author, Shane Mahoney, has just launched Building a Coalition Between Hunters & Non-Hunters, the fourth video to be released as part of his new Conservation Matters vignette series. Building a Coalition Between Hunters & Non-Hunters is available to view on Facebook, or via Conservation Visions’ YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2cx0Rpf. [Read more…]

New This Year – Mobile & Online Game Check!

Starting with the 2016 hunting season, hunters will be able to check game three different ways! Hunters can call the telephone checking system (1-866-GOT-GAME or 1-866-468-4263), go online to GoOutdoorsVirginia.com or using our new, free mobile app GoOutdoorsVA. In all three options, hunters will be asked for their new customer ID. [Read more…]

Hunters: Be on the Lookout for DGIF’s Research Bears

Radio-collar bear research projectFor the first time in over a decade, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) biologists are radio-collaring adult female bears in Virginia. [Read more…]

A Growing Elk Herd in Virginia

Virginia Dept of Game & Inland Fisheries

pict0249Since restoration efforts to restore this once-native species began a few years ago, Virginia’s Elk have been thriving!  DGIF Biologists estimate the total number of elk in Virginia to be between 150 to 200 animals.  Our Virginia bulls are growing impressive antlers and are now “bugling” to assert their dominance, and to impress their harems.  The sound of the elk bugle is one of the most unique sounds in nature.  These magnificent animals provide a great viewing opportunity–Elk Cows can weigh up to 600lbs and Bulls can grow to a whopping 700lbs! [Read more…]

Tree Stand Safety Tips for Hunters

Lone Wolf Alpha Tech Fall Arrest SystemMONTPELIER, Vt. – Tree stands get hunters out of sight and smell of wary deer, but they can also get hunters into trouble. Here are some tips from Vermont Fish & Wildlife to help stay safe and get the most out of your tree stand hunting experience:

•Choose a live, straight tree.

•Buy smart. Only use stands certified by the Treestand Manufacturers Association (TMA). [Read more…]

MYSTERY RANCH Teams with 2% for Conservation

Mystery RanchBozeman, MT. – MYSTERY RANCH, an industry-leading backpack company with multiple product lines, focused on function, comfort, quality and durability, recently teamed up with several outdoor brands to host a fundraising event centered around “2% for Conservation”.

2% for Conservation is an organization that solves a critical shortfall in the funding of non-governmental conservation organizations by encouraging businesses to commit to giving back 1% of annual sales and to volunteer 1% of their time to conservation causes. [Read more…]

Sitka Gear Seeks Product Manager For Whitetail Line

Sitka GearBozeman, MT – Sitka Gear, the industry leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance hunting gear, is searching for an experienced candidate to join its Bozeman-based team and lead the company’s rapidly expanding whitetail product category.

In this role, the ideal candidate will drive the strategy, creation, positioning and profitability of a multiple product line category, focusing on the whitetail market. Using previous experience and knowledge of strategy, the Whitetail Product Manager will partner with a category marketing associate to become the core of a merchant team for all whitetail lines of Sitka hunting apparel and gear. This team will provide the direction and focus of Sitka Gear’s product-driven organization within the category by exercising sound analysis and judgment, influencing the thinking of others, and managing relationships with key vendors and other associates to creation of the best hunting apparel and gear in the world. [Read more…]