National Shooting Sports Month – The Best Way to Grow the Shooting Sports – CAMO News

 

National Shooting Sports Month – The Best Way to Grow the Shooting Sports

August is almost here—otherwise known as “National Shooting Sports Month,” designated three years ago by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). Whether through target shooting at a favorite range, plinking in a backyard with friends and family, competing in a match or preparing for the fall hunting season, the month-long celebration acknowledges a common passion, and calls for welcoming and mentoring new shooters into the fold as we promote safe participation in all firearm-related activities.

Now the NRA—which has long promoted mentorship for those entering the shooting sports—is lending its support to this initiative, partnering with NSSF as it encourages shooting ranges, firearm retailers, public and private shooting clubs, shooting sports organizations and fish and wildlife agencies to collectively focus their attention on the fun and excitement of target shooting. To this end, hundreds of events are planned nationwide, along with many “Gearbox Giveaways.”

“NRA welcomes the opportunity to partner with NSSF on this initiative, as it speaks to the core mission of NRA and its members,” said Joe DeBergalis, executive director, NRA General Operations. “Anyone who was mentored into the shooting sports understands how important it is to pay it forward, and should invite others to share in the enjoyment of firearms and hunting. It is through our qualified mentorship of newcomers that our passion and pastime will live on indefinitely.”

It’s easy to take part in this initiative. Here’s how:

  • Join fellow sportsmen and sportswomen at the range in August for some well-deserved trigger time. Find a range near you with this NRA search tool.
  • Become an active participant in NSSF’s +ONE Movement, a nationwide campaign working to advance mentorship in hunting and the shooting sports by encouraging experienced shooters, hunters and firearm owners to take a new shooter to the range or field and allow them to experience first-hand what makes these pastimes so enjoyable.
  • Go to LetsGoShooting.org to discover the ranges and retailers in your area for this year’s celebration.
  • Participate in NRA’s Mentor Initiative, launched in 2015, which asks all NRA members to make a date to take new shooters to the range.
  • Download a copy of “NRA Guide For New Shooters”.
  • Learn about NRA American Hunter’s “Join the Hunt” initiative in which the focus is to offer guidance to the many Americans who may become hunters but lack a proper introduction to this pastime.
  • Log on to NRA Shooting Sports USA’s“Coming Events” page for NRA-sanctioned competitive shooting matches.
  • Be an NRA Recruiter – NRA has room for all types of people to recruit new members. Read the descriptions and decide which one sounds the most like you.
  • Become an NRA Instructor and reap the rewards of training and mentoring new shooters.
  • Volunteer for NRA in your community.
  • Participate in one of the many women’s programs, like the Women’s Wilderness Escape or a Women on Target Instructional Shooting Clinic.
  • Attend a local Friends of NRA event.
  • Build the next generation of hunters by signing your child up for the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC).
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Hunt for Your Perfect Connection on the New Online Dating Site for Outdoor Enthusiasts – CAMO News

 

 

Outdoorsmen and women looking for love, or simply someone to share the outdoors with, may just find it on Hunting4connections.com, the new dating site for outdoor enthusiasts. Launched, July 17, 2019, Hunting4connections caters to those who love the outdoors and are looking for a connection with someone who shares their passion.

Hunting4connections fills a niche that no other dating site caters to. The dating site uses a unique algorithm that matches you based on your outdoor lifestyle and preferences to find parallel connections based on similar outdoor passions. After all, shared interest and passion enhance a relationship, making it more likely to last.

This cool new dating site offers a modern and up-to-date experience that will keep the user engaged and impressed with its simplicity. Developers designed the software with the user in mind every step of the way. It’s easy to navigate while offering a fast load time in low-coverage areas to accommodate people who live a fast or slow outdoor lifestyle.

This dating site isn’t just for hunters. It also caters to those who enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, four-wheeling, archery, canoeing, kayaking, motocross, water, winter sports or any other outdoor activities.

The user can keep his or her search simple or can choose to go more in-depth. The site offers both paid and free user options, and unlike other sites, paid users can reach out to free users, allowing more connections to be made.

Hunting4connections is an inexpensive resource to help you meet and connect with the types of people you have been looking for.

Jay Gregory, host of “The Wild Outdoors,” says it best. “For people wanting to meet like-minded folks who love the outdoor lifestyle, this is your site.”

Thanks to Hunting4Connections, you no longer need to waste your time with people who really just don’t get your lifestyle. Now you can join the site that immerses you with other outdoor enthusiasts who understand your passion.

As if possibly finding the love of your life isn’t enough, Hunting4Connections is offering some incredible incentives to encourage folks to try the site.

New users can win a five-day, four-night romantic getaway to the famous Harpole’s Heartland Lodge in Illinois. This giveaway includes a $200 gift card to Hopewell Winery and a $100 gift card to Nucci’s Pasta House. To be entered to win, all you have to do is sign up, create a free profile and add a recent photo.

Follow Hunting4Connections on Facebook and Instagram for giveaways that will include whitetail and hog hunts, fishing trips and a signed shotgun from nine-time expedition shooter Patrick Flanigan.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for free and begin hunting for your connection. It’s where passion meets possibility!

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Diesel Outboard Undergoing Developmental Tests- CAMO NEWS

 

Swedish company Cimco Marine AB is working on a new-generation 3.0-liter diesel outboard with six cylinders, and two turbochargers. The foundation for the motor is being supplied by BMW. Internally, Cimco is calling it the Bison project. Production is scheduled to begin in Spring 2020.

“The Bison project is proceeding with unchanged intensity,” Per Wigren, project manager at Cimco Marine AB, said in a statement. “Identified improvement potential from the first sea-going concept prototype is now being fully implemented in the next generation prototype. The Bison P1A will be delivering 300 hp on the propeller shaft.”

Development of the OXE Diesel 300 has reached the second prototype phase. In the first set of prototypes, the motor was tested in cells and on the water. The next generation is expected to go through ocean testing in July.

Cimco Marine says the OXE Diesel 300 should consume about 40 percent less than a comparable 300-hp gas outboard. The company also claims that carbon dioxide will be reduced by more than 35 percent and carbon monoxide will be cut by 99 percent while nitrous oxide will be decreased by 70 percent.

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The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), a bill to fund state-based conservation efforts for more than 12,000 species of fish, wildlife, and plants, was introduced by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Vice-Chair Representative Debbie Dingell (MI) and CSC Member Representative Jeff Fortenberry (NE).

Additionally, Reps. Dingell and Fortenberry were joined by 57 bipartisan original co-sponsors.

“America’s sportsmen and women have been the primary funders of state-based conservation efforts to this day, however, there is an increasing need to provide additional funding to state agencies to address the 12,000 species that are falling through the cracks,” said Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) President Jeff Crane. “This strongly bipartisan legislation provides critical financial resources to state agencies, allowing them the opportunity to conduct on-the-ground projects, which benefit species that are in the greatest need of conservation efforts.”

Specifically, this bill would provide $1.3 billion annually for wildlife recovery efforts as outlined within each state/territory’s State Wildlife Action Plan, which collectively have identified nearly 12,000 species in the greatest need of conservation. This funding would complement the American System of Conservation Funding – a program funded by sportsmen and women through excise taxes on sporting equipment and license purchases under the Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson Acts, which currently provides the majority of funding for state fish and wildlife agencies.

“Bold solutions are needed to safeguard our nation’s wildlife from further decline,” said Rep. Dingell. “The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act represents a strong commitment to addressing the current biodiversity crisis using innovative, state-based management that will safeguard our nation’s environmental heritage for current and future generations.”

“RAWA is a smart upstream policy that promotes continuity of habitats and helps prevent the costly downstream emergency room procedures of the Endangered Species Act,” said Rep. Fortenberry. “Through proactive, collaborative, and voluntary partnerships with states, RAWA enhances community recreational opportunity for birders, hikers, hunters, anglers and all who enjoy the beauty of nature.”

Prior to bill introduction on July 10, CSF hosted a widely-attended Capitol Hill Breakfast Briefing with partners, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The goal was to generate support for this legislation, and included Members of Congress and their staff, partners from the Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife, and leaders from the sporting conservation community.

A press conference followed on July 12, where Reps. Dingell and Fortenberry were joined by the Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife Legislative Co-Chairs CSF President Jeff Crane, NWF CEO Collin O’Mara, and Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and current President of AFWA Ed Carter.

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Sierra Bullets Launches Ammunition Line - Carlee Magness - CAMO News Sierra-Bullets-Launches-Ammunition-Line.jpg


Sedalia, MO – Sierra Bullets is excited to announce the launch of their line of loaded ammunition. Sierra™ Ammunition™ is currently available in eight popular hunting calibers, all topped with the new GameChanger™ Tipped GameKing bullet.

“This is the next step for Sierra,” says President Pat Daly. “The way we make ammunition is simply an extension of the way we make bullets. We begin with highly engineered loads which utilize the best components on the market. Assembly of these loads is done to the industry’s strictest tolerances and the results are proven before they ever leave our facility. It’s rewarding to know that Sierra shooters now have the option of loaded ammunition.

Sierra™ Ammunition™ is the perfect combination of unparalleled accuracy and bone-punching terminal performance all packed in a precisely-tuned cartridge… ammunition with the same dedication to perfection the Bulletsmiths at Sierra are famous for. For more information, visit www.sierrabullets.com/ammo.

About Sierra Bullets:
Since 19747, Sierra Bullets has been dedicated to manufacturing the most accurate bullets in the world. Today, Sierra makes hunting and target bullets for rifles and handguns, and has recently expanded into loaded ammunition. To find out more about Sierra Bullets, visit www.sierrabullets.com.

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Chatfield, MN. – The Pope and Young Club announces all trophy entries are now being accepted electronically via email to Lisa@pope-young.org or records@pope-young.org. In addition, entries are also accepted via fax to 507-607-0668.

Once you’ve had your trophy measured by a certified P&Y or B&C measurer, the measurer can submit the entry by either using the electronic score sheets found currently on our website and signing via ‘e-signature,’ or by filling out manually, scanning and emailing or faxing in the entry.

The preferred format for the electronic entry submitted by the measurer is .PDF or .JPG files. Photos can also be submitted electronically. When emailing entries and photos, measurers, please note in the subject line the hunters’ name, animal species, and score. This is especially important if submitting several animals for the same hunter.

Submission payment options:

1) Call into the office at 507-867-4144 and make your credit/debit card payment.

2) Go to www.pope-young.org; click on “SHOP,” then “MEASURERS MERCHANDISE.” Choose either the entry submission payment or the entry submission with intro membership payment option. When filling out the payment, either the hunter or the measurer can do this; the purchaser details will be the name of the person paying for this entry. (If this name is different than the hunters’ name, you must then fill in the “ship to” section with the hunters’ name to ensure that the payment gets submitted with the correct entry). If the hunter has several submissions, they can purchase as many as needed. If the measurer is doing this for several different hunters, each hunter must have their own purchase.

“I am incredibly excited about accepting electronic entries,” said Lisa Kohlmeyer, Record/Entry and Official Measurer Coordinator for the Pope and Young Club. “This has been something that has been in the ‘works’ for some time now and is finally coming to fruition. We have been accepting emailed/digital photos for about three years now, and I love that process. I am hopeful that with the ease of submitting and accepting entries in the same manner, it will lead to more entries submitted and happier hunters and measurers.”

The Pope and Young Club is a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of bowhunting by striving to increase awareness and appreciation of bowhunting foundations, principles, and values. The Pope and Young Club is focused on Fair Chase hunting ethics that support the ethical pursuit of free-ranging, wild game animals without unfair advantage while promoting the conservation of both habitat and wildlife. The Club also maintains the universally recognized repository of records and statistics on North American big game animals harvested with a bow and arrow.

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