U.S. Rep. Hudson Introduces NSSF-Backed National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

NSSF National Shooting Sports FoundationNEWTOWN, Conn.-U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced the NSSF-supported Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) on the first day of the 115th Congress. The proposed legislation, with 63 co-sponsors, would compel states to recognize concealed carry permits issued from other states that have concealed carry laws within their own borders – much in the same way a driver’s license is recognized. The bill aims to eliminate the confusion of varying state-by-state laws and provide protection for Second Amendment rights for permit holders. [Read more…]

Idaho: Super Hunt Winners Announced

Idaho Deptartment of Fish & GameWinners in the second of two Idaho Super Hunt drawings have been picked.

Of the 22,079 entries, 5,673 were for two deer tags, 7,689 were for two elk tags, 1,675 were for two pronghorn tags, 4,504 were for one moose tag, and 2,538 entries were for one Super Hunt Combo, which includes a tag for each of the four species.

Super Hunt winners by species, number drawn and state were:

· Deer: 1 – Utah; 1 – Oregon
· Elk: 1 – Idaho; 1 – Montana
· Pronghorn: 2 – Idaho
· Moose: 1 – California
· Super Hunt Combo: 1 – Texas

All winners have been contacted. State law prohibits Fish and Game from releasing the names of the winners.

Winners can participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn or moose, including general hunts and controlled hunts, in addition to any general season or controlled hunt tags they also hold. All other rules of individual hunts apply.

Over $168,000 was raised in this Super Hunt drawing. Proceeds benefit the Access Yes! Program, which supports landowners who provide hunter and angler access to or across private land.

For more information on Idaho’s Super Hunts, go to http://idfg.idaho.gov/superhunt.

Media Contact:

Mike Demick
Information Supervisor
Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game
Mike.demick@idfg.idaho.gov
208-287-2883 (office)

Stand up for Your Second Amendment Rights

NSSF National Shooting Sports FoundationCall Your U.S. Senators Today!
202-224-3121

The NSSF needs your voice! As soon as this afternoon or Friday, the United States Senate is expected to consider the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill. A number of anti-gun U.S. Senators will be proposing amendments that will have an adverse impact on your rights as a law-abiding American. We are all united in wanting to stop terrorism. We must, however, oppose efforts that will do nothing to stop terrorist acts, but that will advance old and previously defeated gun-control measures under a new label.

Call your Senators today at 202-224-3121 and urge them to oppose anti-gun amendments sponsored by Senators Feinstein, Schumer, Murphy and Booker.

Task Force Formed to Counter Cyber Threats to Hunters

U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (USSA)(Columbus, Ohio) – Sportsmen, conservation organizations and outdoor personalities met at the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) headquarters yesterday to develop strategies to counter the recent increase in cyber-attacks on hunters.

The group makes up the Hunter Advancement Task Force with most members sharing a common theme of having been targeted by animal rights activists through social media. [Read more…]

Virginia Senate Passes Important Sunday Hunting Legislation

Sunday Hunting LegislationFairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association thanks the Virginia Senate for passing House Bill 1237 today by a bipartisan 28-11 vote. This important piece of legislation, which passed the Virginia House of Delegates by a bipartisan 71-27 vote on January 28, allows Sunday hunting on private lands with written permission from the landowner. [Read more…]

NSSF Hails Passage of Sunday Hunting in Virginia

National Shooting Sports FoundationNewtown, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today hailed the bipartisan accomplishment of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly for passing legislation that will allow hunting on private property on Sundays in the Commonwealth. [Read more…]

Rachel Ahtila named as 2013 Prois Award Recipient

Rachel AhtilaIt is with great excitement that Prois Hunting & Field Apparel for Women introduces the 2013 Prois Award Recipient, RACHEL AHTILA!

Congratulations to each and every amazing lady who was a finalist for this award. Each of you is 100% deserving of this award and we are proud to be part of this journey! While announcing the winner is both a happy and sad day for us here at Prois, we hope you will all join us in congratulating Rachel! We are certain she will represent all of the amazing ladies out there through the spirit of this award! Rachel joins Andrea Fisher and Ruth Cusack in the ranks of Prois Award Recipients. [Read more…]

Hunters Spend $292 Million in Vermont

Hunters Spend $292 Million in Vermont

VTF&W photo by John Hall

Hunters spend $292 million annually in Vermont, including in our more rural areas, and they do so after foliage tourism ends and before skiing starts.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reports that hunters contribute significantly to the state’s economy and spend more than $292 million in Vermont annually, according to a recent survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Census Bureau. [Read more…]

Under Armour Presents Ridge Reaper On Outdoor Channel

Ridge Reaper - Jason CarterTEMECULA, CALIF. – On Mondays at 11 pm ET/ 8 pm PT, Outdoor Channel viewers will be taken on an exhilarating hunting journey with the leading brand of sports performance apparel – Under Armour.

The brand new half-hour TV series, titled “Under Armour Presents Ridge Reaper,” features seasoned hunter Jason Carter and the Under Armour team – comprised of Under Armour executives Kip Fulks, Koby Fulks, and Bryan Offutt – as they hunt the biggest game in western North America and bring the world’s most innovative sports brand into the high action outdoor entertainment arena of Outdoor Channel programming. [Read more…]

ATA Applauds Choice of Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan Shooting Mathews BowNEW ULM Minn. — The Archery Trade Association applauds the selection of Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate.

“Governor Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan could not be more appropriate for the country, for small businesses like our ATA member companies and for bowhunters, archers and conservationists,” said Jay McAninch, ATA CEO/president. “Paul has been a great friend of our industry and has worn the bowhunting label proudly as he’s advanced in his career and become a key policymaker here in Washington DC. Unfortunately, to label Paul only as a bowhunter is to sell him short. He’s first and foremost a devoted family man who exemplifies the best quality of values, work ethic, character and principles.” [Read more…]