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(Cincinnati, OH) Mammoth Coolers, a leading provider of premium rotomolded coolers, drinkware, and accessories is proud to launch the highly anticipated Ranger 125, the largest in the product series of arguably the best full performance, lightweight, rotomolded cooler available to date.

The Ranger 125 is an extra-large cooler featuring thick insulated walls to provide maximum capacity with maximum performance. Designed for outdoor activities such as saltwater fishing or big game hunting, it’s perfect for transporting and keeping large quantities of meat or food and beverage cold for extended periods of time. Professional grade ice retention of 8-10+ days, and construction also make its large size useful in small businesses like food service and event planning.

The Ranger series product has a built-in stainless steel hinge, dual locking points, thick rubber lid gasket and most importantly a thicker wall insulated with premium insulation. The Ranger has been available in three sizes, 25, 45 and 65 quarts and with overwhelming demand for this product, Mammoth is excited to offer the Ranger 125.

Mike Hannigan, CEO of Mammoth Coolers tells us, “It’s exciting to offer our largest Ranger Series cooler to date. The larger cooler sizes are quite popular, so we wanted to develop another product to add to our lineup and meet this demand. Like the other models in the Ranger Series, the 125 is designed to maintain maximum ice retention performance while reducing the overall weight. This results in a more usable product and a better experience for the user. The Ranger 125 is about 10% – 15% lighter than comparable models from our competitors and we know that is important to the consumer.”

The Ranger 125 will be offered in both white and tan, with more colors coming in 2018. The product is available to ship now. For more information or order inquiries, please contact support@mammothcooler.com or visit https://mammothcooler.com/.

About Mammoth Coolers:
Mammoth Coolers is out there in the field, on the water, at the tailgate party and in the backyard learning what works and what doesn’t so we can make all our products work for everyone. Every innovation we make is driven by a desire for performance, price and productivity. From our superior coolers to our Chillski, from our Rover tumbler to the Tusk, all our products are made for every person no matter their passion, no matter their interests. All backed by a Lifetime Warranty.

For More Information about Mammoth:
www.mammothcooler.com
support@mammothcooler.com

Marketing Agency of Record:
Rendezvous Marketing Group
info@rendezvousmarketinggroup.com

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Melville, NY ­- Nikon Sport Optics has announced the availability of a new line of logo apparel on its website for hunters and shooters. The comfortable and stylish gear is designed for everyday wear and made of quality, long lasting materials.

In addition to the new clothing items, an all-new homepage has also been launched on the company site, nikonsportoptics.com, that features added learn-and-explore topics to engage visitors.

Media Contact
Eric Renander- eric@chevalier-adv.com
NikonSportOptics.com

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information on Nikon’s full line of Riflescopes, Binoculars, Rangefinder Binocular, Fieldscopes, and Laser Rangefinders, please contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3064, or call 1-800-645-6687.
All Nikon Trademarks are the property of Nikon Corporation.

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WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – Savage Arms has great news for serious shooters and hunters who want more from their modern sporting rifles. Several options of the semi-auto MSR 10 Hunter takes the popular AR-10 platform to new heights, offering greater performance, expanded caliber choices and a modern design, plus a full suite of custom upgrades packaged as standard features. Shipments of the new rifles have been delivered to dealers.

The Savage MSR 10 Hunter is a compact sporting platform that still packs the punch of 308 Win., and 6.5 Creedmoor chamberings. The rifle squeezes even more performance from its upgraded Savage barrel with a 5R rifling, a BLACKHAWK! trigger with nickel boron treatment, and a tough Melonite QPQ finish. Other upgrades including a freefloat fore-end, custom-forged lower receiver and BLACKHAWK! adjustable buttstock and pistol grip turn the Hunter into the ultimate big game rifle.

In January 2018, MSR 10 Hunter will available in the 338 Federal chambering. Since its introduction in 2006, the 338 Federal has established itself has an extremely versatile, high-performance big game cartridge.

Built on the .308 case and “necked-up” to hold a .338 diameter bullet, this 338 Federal load offers hunters a faster muzzle velocity than the 308 Win. But with a heavier bullet. As a result, the short-action cartridge provides magnum energy for devastating performance on game, without magnum recoil.

For a full version of the press release and a hi-res image, please click on the link below:

http://media.vistaoutdoor.com/p/SA/897.aspx.

For online press kit page for this new product, please click on the link below:

http://media.vistaoutdoor.com/presskit/NPS/Savage/MSR10-Hunter.aspx.

CONTACTS:

JJ Reich

Communications Manager

Firearms and Ammunition

Jake Edson

Communications Manager

Optics and Hunt/Archery Products

Kristen Veverka

Communications Manager

Tactical Products and Shooting Accessories

Vista Outdoor Inc.

www.vistaoutdoor.com

Email: VistaPressroom@VistaOutdoor.com

Media Site: media.vistaoutdoor.com

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — B.A.S.S., along with other hunting, angling, conservation and outdoor industry organizations, today submitted public comments in support of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes.

The Brandon Road Lock and Dam, near Joliet, Ill., and below the Chicago Area Waterway System is a chokepoint to reduce the risk of invasive Asian carp swimming directly into Lake Michigan. The Corps’ “Tentatively Selected Plan” (TSP) proposes a gauntlet of technologies including an electric barrier, water jets, complex sound and a flushing lock to reduce the risk of Asian carp getting through, while still allowing navigation through the lock.

“Asian carp pose one of the greatest threats to the Great Lakes and the world-class smallmouth bass fishery that anglers travel from all over the country to enjoy,” said B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Gene Gilliland. “The Great Lakes are home to many invasive species. Some of those invaders have been worse than others, but just how many more can the system take before it reaches a tipping point and bad things start to happen? Bass fishermen sometimes don’t recognize invasive species as such a bad thing, especially when you talk about the Great Lakes.

“Zebra mussels and gobies, while real problems for industry and shipping, have proved to be a boon to the bass population, but nothing good can come from an Asian carp invasion. These fish have incredibly high reproductive potential, and in short order, can make up the majority of the pounds of fish a body of water can support. They filter out the plankton that is the base of the food chain for everything else, there are few markets for them and no real way to control the population explosion.”

While expressing support for the TSP, the groups in the letter also urge the Corps of Engineers to pursue full federal funding of the $275 million estimated cost, rather than require a local cost share, due to the national significance of the issue.

Additionally, the groups noted that Congress authorized the Corps to prevent aquatic invasive species transfer between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins, and therefore the Corps needs to continue pursuing a two-way solution to preventing aquatic invasive species transfer. However, that pursuit should be simultaneous without diverting resources from moving ahead with the TSP.

“Competing interests and politics-as-usual have stalled the closure of the carp pathway to Lake Michigan for too long,” said Gilliland. “It’s been studied to death, and we know what needs to be done. There is just no more time. This needs to be pushed through, or we stand to lose one of this country’s greatest fisheries.”

The groups also encourage the Corps to explore Aquatic Nuisance Species treatment technology that can be used in the locks, as well as continuing other efforts to reduce the Asian carp population below the lock and dam.

The Corps issued a timeline with the release of the plan, which estimates a final report in August 2019, at which point it will be up to Congress to approve and fund the project, with a construction completion date of 2025 if there is no delay in approval and funding.

B.A.S.S. is among 50 conservation and fishing industry groups signing the letter of support. Others include the American Sportfishing Association, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, National Wildlife Federation and B.A.S.S. Nation organizations in Ohio and Michigan.

About B.A.S.S.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2), radio show (Bassmaster Radio), social media programs and events. For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation presented by Magellan Outdoors, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Costa Bassmaster High School Series presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.

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Media Contact: JamieDay Matthews, 205-313-0945, jmatthews@bassmaster.com or Dave Precht, 205-313-0931, dprecht@bassmaster.com.

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Bill Wentroth, north-central region Fisheries supervisor, reports these aggressive predator fish, a cross between striped bass and white bass sometimes referred to as “Franken-fish,” are produced at the Byron State Fish Hatchery in a process that involves the cooperation of Fisheries staff at various sites across the state.
The hybrids are functionally sterile, so all 1.25 million hybrid fingerlings stocked in 22 state reservoirs in 2016 were created at the Byron fish hatchery.

Wentroth said the striped bass hybrid populations have done particularly well in Altus-Lugert, Skiatook, Waurika, Carl Blackwell and Sooner lakes. The state record was caught at Altus-Lugert in 1997 and weighed 23 pounds, 4 ounces. It is a successful program that creates exciting outdoor experiences for Oklahoma’s anglers every year, he said.

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Alpharetta, GA, November 1, 2017 – After impressing the hunting market in March 2017 with the new H20 series riflescopes, Barra has unveiled the next level of its Hunting riflescope line, the H30 series. If you are a hunter, there’s an H30 scope for you.

The H30 series has everything that you’ve come to expect from Barra: brightness, clarity, reliability and durability all in an attractive package backed by Barra’s No Fault Diamond Standard Lifetime Warranty.

The H30 series is characterized by a stellar field of view through a fully multi-coated optical system. All Barra scopes are built with one piece machined aluminum tubes for strength and reliability in the field while maintain a lightweight, compact design that won’t weigh you down. The H30 consists of 4 models: 4×32, 3-9×32, 4-12×40, and 4-16×50 all feature illuminated second focal plane reticles. The low profile, 1/4 MOA turrets feature zero reset, positive, audible clicks and are covered by caps specifically designed to allow you to move snag-free in the woods. You don’t have to run out and purchase expensive flip lens caps because Barra includes them with the scope. The H30 4-16×50 even comes with a sunshade. Most importantly, Barra Optics’ glass is clear…brilliantly clear and will give you a clear bright view from dawn until dusk.

Attention to detail can mean the difference between taking home a trophy, or not. Vermont to Montana, Barra Hunting scopes can serve you well on any hunt.

About Barra Optics:
Barra Optics is headquartered in metro Atlanta, GA. Barra sets the standard for offering world-class optical design and construction. We build scopes that are the pinnacle of excellence. Barra H-Series Hunting scopes are lightweight and compact with a second focal plane design with capped/exposed turret and BDC/tactical reticle options.

Barra plans to launch its full Tactical riflescope line of Q-series riflescopes in Winter 2017. The Q-series will have all the features that a tactical scope buyer will ever want, high profile turrets and tactical reticles with first and second focal plane options.

Barra confidently stands behind their products with a No Fault Diamond Warranty – a Barra scope is the only scope you will ever need.

Contact:
Carmen Lout
Director of Product Marketing
1880 McFarland Pkwy, Ste 180
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Tel: 470-239-4335
Email: CarmenL@barraoptics.com

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two mullet fishermen on Dec. 4 for alleged commercial fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish.

Agents cited Clayton M. Buras, 35, of Franklinton, and Joseph L. Neal, 39, of Boothville, for taking commercial mullet during illegal hours.

Agents were responding to complaints of illegal mullet fishing when they observed the two subjects shining the water in an attempt to locate mullet. Agents then stopped the vessel and found mullet strike net filled with mullet still alive around 3 a.m. near Port Eads in South Pass.

Agents seized 1,966 pounds of mullet and a 1,200-foot mullet strike net. Louisiana law prohibits the commercial taking of mullet after legal sunset.

Taking commercial mullet during illegal hours brings a $900 to $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail.

The two may also face a mandatory mullet permit suspension for a conviction of illegal fishing. There is a mandatory one-year suspension for first conviction, two year suspension for a second conviction and a life suspension for a third conviction.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

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Expands Color Options, Adds New Tech For Award Winning Bows

COVINGTON, Georgia — “Change Or Get Left Behind” has been the mantra of Georgia-based Obsession Bows since it exploded on to the archery scene five years ago and the award-winning manufacturer does it again in 2018 with the new Fixation and Final Pro X bows.

An all-new riser design for 2018 reduces bow flex during the draw cycle, enabling absolutely superior accuracy, while a new Anti-Torque Cable Rod reduces cam lean and torque. All three bows utilize Obsession’s Two-Track cam design (Patent No. 7997259) for an unmatched smooth draw.

The Fixation produces IBO speeds up to a wicked fast 358 FPS and will be offered in both 6-inch and 7-inch brace heights and with either the M configuration for smooth-as-butter shooting or the XP for pin-your-ears-back speed and performance. “If speed is your goal then grab the Fixation 6XP and buckle up,” says Obsession Bows’ Dennis Lewis. “The XP models feature our DS Cam for awesome acceleration, while the M models utilize the proven DE Cam for exceptionally smooth shooting while giving up very little in speed.” The Fixation weighs in at 4.3 pounds, has a 32 1/4-inch axle-to-axle length and is available in draw lengths from 23.5-inches to 30.5-inches. MSRP for the Fixation is $999.

Obsession’s newest target entry is the Final Pro X. With a 7 3/16-inch brace, axle-to-axle length of 38-inches and IBO speeds up to 330 FPS, the Final Pro X and its DE Cam is poised to consistently put shooters on the medal stand in 2018. It weighs in at 4.3 pounds and is available in draw lengths from 26.5-inches to 31-inches. MSRP is $1099.

Field & Stream Magazine’s 2017 Gear of the Year pick for compound bow, the Obsession Turmoil, will feature the new Hybrid RZ Cam with Rotating Draw Mods which enable half-inch incremental changes in draw without the need for a bow press. “The Turmoil raised the bar on what is expected in a mid-priced bow and with speeds up to 350 FPS, the new Turmoil RZ is poised to blow the roof off those expectations,” proclaimed Lewis. The Turmoil RZ also features the new Anti-Torque Cable Rod and weighs in at 3.8 pounds. Additional specifications include a 6.5-inch brace, 33″ axle-to-axle length and draw lengths from 24-inches to 30.5-inches.

The Final Cut, Huracon and Hemorrhage DE will all sport the new Anti-Torque Cable Rod as well.

NEW COLOR OPTIONS
Obsession is excited to announce all-new color and decoration options for 2018. Hunters will be able to choose among standard options including patterns from Mossy Oak® like Original Bottomland™, Break-Up Country™, and Mountain Country™, plus Realtree® Edge™, Realtree AP Snow™, Kryptek® Highlander™ Kryptek Typhon™, Moonshine Camo® Muddy Girl™ and Stealth Black. A variety of standard target colors are also available and the popular Obsession Hashtag™ bow for youth and small-framed adults now has an attractive patriotic Stars & Stripes pattern available.

A broad variety of additional patterns, string colors and cam colors are available for 2018, making Obsession one of the most exciting custom bow producers in the country.

See the full lineup of products from Trophy Taker in the Arcus Hunting booth #5433 at ATA, January 11-13

Arcus Hunting is an acquisition and organic growth platform seeking to build a strong portfolio of leading brands in the bowhunting and archery category. Through its brands, Tink’s, Dead Down Wind, Obsession Bows, Ramcat, Trophy Taker and Big Game Butter, Arcus markets and manufactures a range of leading deer lures, attractants, scent control products, premium bows, arrow rests, broadheads, replacement blades, quivers, and other archery accessories. For more information about these brands or products, please contact Arcus Hunting Public Relations at (800) 624-5988 or visit arcushunting.com.

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LITTLE ROCK – Since the passage of Amendment 75, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has made it a priority to increase the amount of enforcement in every county of The Natural State. Each county has at least two officers assigned to patrol its woods and waters, and officers work together to target heavily used areas during certain times of the year. But with all these added men and women, the AGFC has only 180 wildlife officers when at full staff.

With only 180 wildlife officers to cover more than 3.4 million acres of hunting and fishing area in Arkansas, the deck may seem stacked in favor of poachers. Thanks to concerned sportsmen and sportswomen who care about Arkansas’s natural resources, the AGFC continues to make a strong statement to people who try to skirt the law and ignore wildlife regulations.

Anyone who witnesses a wildlife violation is encouraged to call the AGFC via telephone at 800-482-9262 to turn the violator in.

“We make a lot of cases thanks to tips from concerned citizens,” said Maj. Jason Parker with the AGFC. “Some of the contacts are even made by friends and family members of the people being reported.”

The AGFC’s radio room is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to receive calls about poaching. They can inform a local officer, who will get back in touch with the contact.

“We keep all sources anonymous if they wish, and we do offer rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading the arrest of some violators,” Parker said.

If someone doesn’t want to talk over the phone, they still can report a violation anonymously, using the AGFC’s Text a Tip service. To send the anonymous tip via text message, text “AGFC,” followed by the tip to TIP411 (847411). You will then receive a thank-you text acknowledging that the text has been received. CitizenObserver, the TIP411 provider, uses technology that removes all identifying information before the AGFC receives the text so that the AGFC cannot identify the sender.

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YONKERS, N.Y. — Kimber Mfg., Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, today announced the expansion of its Micro and Micro 9 product line to include eight new variants. The Kimber® Micro™ and Micro 9™ are premium micro-compact carry pistols chambered in .380 ACP and 9MM respectively.

The Micro/Micro 9 platform blends Kimber dependability with superior design, offering sought-after small-scale 1911 ergonomics, a single action trigger, superior safety features, all-metal construction and American-made quality.

The new Micro and Micro 9 models follow Kimber’s formula executed in other platforms, and include:

– Micro 9 CDP (DN) – (MSRP $1,028) – Chambered in 9MM, the Micro 9 CDP (DN) features a satin silver slide, gray frame, ambidextrous thumb safety, carry melt treatment, TRUGLO® TFX™ Pro Day/Night Sights and Kimber-branded Hogue® wraparound grip.

– Micro 9 Desert Night (DN) – (MSRP: $755) – Chambered in 9MM, the Micro 9 Desert Tan (DN) features a black slide, desert tan frame, TRUGLO TFX Pro Day/Night Sights and a Kimber-branded Hogue wraparound grip.

– Micro 9 Nightfall (DN) – (MSRP: $755) – Chambered in 9MM, the Micro 9 Nightfall (DN) features a black slide, frame and small parts, TRUGLO TFX Pro Day/Night Sights and a Kimber-branded Hogue wraparound grip.

– Micro 9 Stainless (DN) – (MSRP: $755) – Chambered in 9MM, the Micro 9 Stainless (DN) features a stainless slide, frame and small parts, TRUGLO TFX Pro Day/Night Sights and a Kimber-branded Hogue wraparound grip.

– Micro 9 Two-Tone (DN) – (MSRP: $755) – Chambered in 9MM, the Micro 9 Two-Tone (DN) features a black slide and small parts, stainless frame, TRUGLO TFX Pro Day/Night Sights and a Kimber-branded Hogue wraparound grip.

– Micro TLE – (MSRP: $734) – Chambered in .380 ACP, the Micro TLE features a black slide and frame, green and black G10 grips, and 3-dot tritium night sights.

– Micro 9 TLE – (MSRP: $788) – Chambered in 9MM, the Micro 9 TLE features a black slide and frame, green and black G10 grips, and 3-dot tritium night sights.

– Micro Eclipse – (MSRP: $679) – Chambered in .380 ACP, the Micro Eclipse features a gray slide with brush polished flats, gray frame, black small parts, gray and black Cyclone G10 grips, and 3-dot tritium night sights.

– Micro 9 Eclipse – (MSRP: $788) – Features a gray slide with brush polished flats, gray frame, black small parts, gray and black Cyclone G10 grips, and 3-dot tritium night sights.

– Micro Covert – (MSRP: $1,053) – Features a gray slide and frame, black small parts, digital urban camouflaged Crimson Trace® Lasergrips™, and 3-dot tritium night sights.

– Micro 9 Covert – (MSRP: $1,108) – Features a gray slide and frame, black small parts, digital urban camouflaged Crimson Trace® Lasergrips™, and 3-dot tritium night sights.

Kimber Mfg., Inc. is an American company that designs and manufactures premium firearms for individual, sporting, law enforcement and military markets. Complete information on Kimber firearms, accessories and Less-Lethal products is available at www.kimberamerica.com or by phone from Kimber in-house staff at +1 (888) 243-4522. A detailed product catalog is available upon request. Kimber can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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