New Tactical Light Features High Lumens, Multiple Battery Options


EAGLEVILLE, PA  – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, announced it has added a new model to its PolyTac® line of tactical lights to include an enhanced, dual fuel version. The new light, the PolyTac® X, features 600 lumens, and offers the versatility of a rechargeable battery option.

The light can be powered by either two 3-volt CR123 lithium batteries or one Streamlight rechargeable 18650 lithium ion battery. This multi-battery option allows for use of primary disposable batteries if the rechargeable cell is out of power.

“With its battery versatility and powerful lumen rating, the new PolyTac X is among the brightest and most adaptable polymer tactical lights on the market today,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “It is ideal for everything from conducting searches in low light to lighting up an outdoor trail to repairing equipment. Even when a charging source is not available, you can use disposable batteries, ensuring that you will never run out of power in any situation.”

The PolyTac X uses a power LED to provide three lighting modes:  high, medium, low, and strobe.  Regardless of battery source, the light delivers 600 lumens on high, 11,485 candela, and a 205-meter beam distance, which is enough to provide critical lighting for a range of tactical uses.  When using CR123A batteries, run times range from 2.75 to 34 hours; when using the 18650 battery, they range from 3.5 to 36 hours.  On the strobe setting, run times are 5.5 hours and 8 hours, respectively.

The light’s TEN-TAP® programmable push-button switch allows users to select from three programs: high/strobe/low (factory default); high only or low/medium/high.

The PolyTac X is exceptionally durable, featuring a case made of high impact super tough nylon polymer that also provides a sure grip.  It weighs 4.34 ounces and measures 5.46 inches.

The new light features an IPX7-rated design, providing waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes, and is impact-resistant tested to 3 meters.  It is available in black, yellow, or coyote.

Streamlight offers an optional 18650 Battery Charger that can recharge either one or two batteries simultaneously, and permits charging through either AC/DC or USB power sources.

The PolyTac X has an MSRP of $75.00.  It is packaged with two CR123 batteries and a removable pocket clip and comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime warranty.


About Streamlight

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has more than 45 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike.  Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.  For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit streamlight.com or connect with us on facebook.com/streamlight; twitter.com/Streamlight; instagram.com/streamlightinc; and youtube.com/streamlighttv.


Mary Ellen Giangiulio
Streamlight, Inc.
800-523-7488 phone 800-220-7007 fax
610-631-0600 phone 610-631-0712 fax

Melissa M. Nichols
M. NICHOLS Communications
610-640-4528 phone
610-640-4161 fax


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Millennium Marine Introduces Rod Transport Rack and Single SpyderLok Rod Holder

Pearl, Mississippi – Millennium Outdoors, the proud manufacturers of Millennium Marine, announces the 2018 release of the Single Spyderlok Rod Holder and the Rod Transport Rack.

“Our team of innovators at Millennium Marine designed the Single Spyderlok Rod Holder to accommodate and adjust the rod head with ease,” said William Vancor, National Sales Manager of Millennium Outdoors Marine/Aviation Division. “The rod holder has the same innovative technologies introduced with the original Spyderlok Rod Holder that outdoorsmen know and love; the single rod is specifically designed for one rod rather than four. Anglers will be able to keep things secure as they reel in a trophy fish.”

Utilizing unique SpyderLok technology, the Single SpyderLok Rod Holder has tight secure locking angles and sure lock adjustments to keep the rod in place. The mounting plate is flush with the carpet, eliminating stubbed toes and tripping hazards.  No tools are necessary to use, and the smooth and easy angle adjustment maintains the rod’s position.

Active anglers looking to head out on the water to fish with family and friends can also use the Rod Transport Rack. Perfect for group fishing trips and excursions, the Rod Transport Rack allows anglers to transport up to eight rods at one time with ease and convenience. SpyderLok technology locks things in place, and keeps rods separate and easily identifiable.

Whether fisherman are trolling fresh or salt waters, they will be able to transport their rods with ease and achieve the perfect set-up for a great day out on the water with Millennium.

About Millennium Outdoors

Headquartered in Pearl, Mississippi, Millennium Outdoors has shown a long-standing commitment to quality in everything they craft. This commitment has positioned Millennium for sound growth within the outdoor lifestyle space, as they continue to meticulously design and engineer an impressive array of products in the hunting, fishing, and boating segments. Known primarily for their excellence in comfort and performance, Millennium Outdoors is remaining focused on hunting and fishing safety, success, and enjoyment. For more information on Millennium Outdoors, visit www.millenniummarine.com


Becky Hodgins – Account Manager, Hatch Marketing Group



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Is the BATTLEBOX™ by Hawk® a Portable Blind or a Hard-Sided Shooting House?  IT’S BOTH.

The HAWK® BATTLEBOX™ HYBRID BLIND is Easy To Transport at only 55LBS, Easy to Set Up in 5-Minutes or less and transforms into a Durable & Rigid, Insulated Hard-Sided Blind. Constructed using proprietary C3™ Cross-Channel Corrugated Plastic Panels that are waterproof, windproof, impact resistant and won’t rust, rot, mildew or corrode like wood or metal – an ideal choice for a semi-permanent hunting blind.  We call it BUILT BATTLE TOUGH™! The ultra-strong and rigid C3™ Polypropylene walls simply unfold into 6-Sided Hexagon with 68” shooting diameter, enough for 2-3 hunters and a full range of shooting motion.

Is the BattelBox™ equipped with a combination of versatile horizontal and vertical window placements for hunting with any weapon. In addition, the Battlebox window edges are designed to accept the revolutionary Hawk SCENTRAP™ Shoot-Thru Window Film that prevents scent from escaping your hunting blind, yet ultrathin specialized Nano-film does not affect projectile flight. The SCENTRAP windows give the hunter the luxury of having windows opened with clear, uninterrupted vision and WITHOUT THE WORRY of scent ruining the hunt. With SCENTRAP Window Film, the hunter has ultimate visibility and can shoot at a moment’s notice without worrying about opening a window.

The Hawk BattleBox™ is the ultimate, affordable Hard Sided Blind that easily stakes to the ground or attaches to an elevated platform. Outfit your property with BattleBox™ at several permanent locations or use as a semi-permanent solution that can be easily moved with game movement or changing seasons. Hunt Stronger & Smarter™ with the Rugged, Lightweight, Abrasion Resistant, C3™ Insulated and Extremely Versatile BATTLEBOX from Hawk.



2018 ATA BOOTH #2725


For more product information, visit www.HawkHunting.com

Hawk Group, LLC

Scott Lee





HAWK® is a hunter driven company committed to ruggedly-designed outdoor gear. Never satisfied and refusing to settle, our passion is bringing superior design, quality and performance to products that all hunters can enjoy. Like refining a strategy in the woods, it’s all about evolving. HUNT STRONGER. SAFER. SMARTER. HUNT FROM ABOVE®.  HAWK is a privately held company based in Frankenmuth, MI.   For more information about HAWK, please call 810-626-3026 or visit www.hawkhunting.com.
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Over $400,000 to SCTP & SASP Teams in 2017 through Vision 20/20

The 2017 Vision 20/20 campaign is in the books and has raised the bar for Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) local team fundraising efforts. Participating teams raised a total of $134,706 from October through December for the 2017 campaign. Through these fundraising efforts, participating teams receive a total of $59,241 in cash grants from the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation and a MidwayUSA Foundation team endowment account benefit of $353,697! Total SCTP and SASP team benefit for the 2017 campaign is $412,938!

“Our teams worked hard and were creative on this campaign to generate donations and at the same time promote community awareness about the positive benefits of youth shooting sports in their community,” said Ben Berka, President and Executive Director of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. “One team sent in $10,000 generated from a simple tip-jar at their host gun club! Another small-town team solicited only local businesses and received over $7,500 in donations with the average donation being $345! Others did email solicitation campaigns and social media efforts to reach team supporters near and far.”

Vision 20/20 provides local SCTP and SASP teams with a way to raise funds locally and provides cash needs for today through an SSSF cash grant in January 2018 and funding needs for perpetuity via donations to SCTP and SASP team endowment accounts at the MidwayUSA Foundation. For every ten dollars received by the team, the team receives a cash grant of $5 and up to $25 to their team endowment account through generous match funding.

The donations and matching funds from SSSF to MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment Accounts established to benefit SCTP and SASP member-teams are made possible, in part, by grants to the SSSF from the Tulsa Community Foundation Youth Shooting Fund established and funded by the generosity of Larry and Brenda Potterfield.

“The generous match funding and the perpetuity of an endowed account was a real driver for local team success in this campaign,” Berka said. “There are not very many community sports teams who can knock on a potential donor’s door and offer match funding for their donation AND guarantee that their donation will be used to support the team FOREVER via an endowed account. Our partnership with the MidwayUSA Foundation helps our SCTP and SASP teams do just that!”

The Team Endowment Program at the MidwayUSA Foundation gives a community the ability to financially support a competitive youth shooting sports program at the high school and college level. The team can then request a grant of up to 5% of their endowment account balance once each year, in either June or December, to pay for team expenses.  There are no fees associated with a MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment.

The SSSF’s Vision 20/20 campaign is a multi-year fundraising effort started in 2016 with the goal to grow national youth participation in the Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program to over 20,000 student athletes annually by the year 2020. In partnership with industry partners, civic organizations, member teams and donors the SSSF will provide the opportunity and funding for more students to join existing shooting teams and create new teams where none exist today. Please watch www.sssfonline.org/vision2020 for more information on the upcoming 2018 campaign.

About Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. SCTP was developed as a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) until the SSSF was created in 2007 to operate the SCTP. In 2012, SSSF created the SASP and became the managing foundation of both programs.

For more information visit www.sssfonline.com.

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New not-for-profit conservation attraction earns major national recognition from USA TODAY

Springfield, MO – Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, the largest, most immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world, has been voted as America’s Best New Attraction. Individuals across the country made their voices heard by voting in the national contest, propelling Wonders of Wildlife to the top of the list and bringing national recognition to the Ozarks.

Nearly ten years in the making and unprecedented in scale and scope, Wonders of Wildlife is the most important natural history museum to open in America in more than a century. Larger than the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the not-for-profit conservation attraction serves as an inspirational tribute to the adventurers, explorers, outdoorsmen and conservationists who helped discover, develop and preserve the nation we love. The Museum is located in the heartland of America where half of the nation’s population lives within a day’s drive.

“We are honored that Wonders of Wildlife has been voted America’s Number One Best New Attraction,” said Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, noted conservationist and visionary behind Wonders of Wildlife. “This recognition is a tribute to hunters, anglers and conservationists everywhere whose significant contributions have been protecting our nation’s fish and wildlife for generations. We are deeply grateful to all of the remarkably talented artists, craftsmen and women, leading conservation organizations, biologists and other supporters who contributed to the creation of this facility, and to each and every person that voted – thank you!”

Wonders of Wildlife was nominated for USA TODAY’s 2017 Best New Attraction contest by a panel of nationally respected travel experts as part of the Reader’s Choice Awards. Americans were invited to cast their vote every day to determine a winner. According to contest officials, Wonders of Wildlife received more votes than any other nominee in any category the publication held in 2017.

Historic Grand Opening

The Museum celebrated its historic grand opening in September 2017 by hosting the most significant gathering of prominent North American conservation leaders ever assembled along with dignitaries and celebrities including President George W. Bush, President Jimmy Carter, U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Costner, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tony Stewart, Martin Truex Jr., Richard Childress, Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, Chris Janson, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Tracy Byrd, Craig Morgan, Easton Corbin, John Anderson and many others with special appearances by President George H.W. Bush and Kid Rock.

Support from prominent conservation leaders

“In the days ahead, conservation faces many challenges. The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is the hub that allows us to address these challenges by bringing together our conservation community and the pubic to learn and appreciate our wonderful natural resources.”

Becky Humphries, CEO
National Wild Turkey Federation

“Johnny’s spectacular Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield is designed to introduce millions of families to the full diversity of wildlife with which we are blessed. Simply put, Wonders of Wildlife is the most important facility in America promoting the future of fish and wildlife”

Collin O’Mara, CEO
National Wildlife Federation

“In today’s world, hunters, anglers, and conservationists are often misrepresented, and Wonders of Wildlife is the single-handed greatest effort that can change the narrative. John L. Morris is a conservation icon and my personal hero for all he has done, and continues to do for all of God’s creations.”

Dale Hall, CEO
Ducks Unlimited

“I applaud Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium, the most significant natural history museum in modern times…Safari Club International recognizes the critical need for places like Wonders of Wildlife to relay to the world the importance of humanity’s hunting culture and how hunters, using science-based sustainable resource conservation efforts, can help assure healthy wildlife populations forever.”

Paul Babaz, President
Safari Club International

“Wonders of Wildlife underscores the possibilities of what we can achieve in conservation by working together.”

Glenn Olson, Chair of Bird Conservation
National Audubon Society

About Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium consists of an all-new 1.5-million-gallon Aquarium Adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds, and immersive Wildlife Galleries that bring visitors eye-to-eye with the greatest collection of record-setting game animals ever assembled. Created by noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder/CEO Johnny Morris, the 350,000-square-foot experience celebrates people who hunt, fish, and act as stewards of the land and water. Located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri the campus is a centerpiece of America’s Conservation Capital in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains.

For more information, visit www.wondersofwildlife.org.


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