If you are a junior or senior high school marksmanship athlete and are interested in moving on to the collegiate level, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has created a new online service with you in mind.

College Connect, an addition to the CMP’s Competition Tracker software, is a venue for athletes to indirectly connect with NCAA coaches. Similar to recruiting for college football or basketball, the versatile program allows users to regularly update online profiles with current educational and competitive info for college coaches to observe. Likewise, the service provides a central location for coaches to maintain awareness of potential team prospects.

“It’s a resume, basically,” said CMP’s smallbore manager, Brad Donoho, who helped create the program. “It’s meant to be a passive connection between prospective athletes and coach.”

College Connect is a valuable resource for indirectly linking athletes and coaches – essentially an interactive online resume.

The service is currently live and available to junior and senior student-athletes, with free use. Though there is no actual contact between athletes and coaches through College Connect, the service will allow for athletes to provide their contact information for coaches to contact them during permitted recruiting periods.

“If my name is on a page like this, and all of a sudden I’m shooting some decent scores – a coach might look at that and go, ‘Wait a second. This kid’s pretty good. Maybe I should contact them,’” Donoho explained.

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During the recent Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) meeting, a Multistate Conservation Grant (MSCG) proposal to provide funding for the Boone and Crockett Club’s Poach & Pay Project was recommended for approval. Coordinated in conjunction with the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI), Poach & Pay is the first comprehensive research project to review, assess, and address the level of illegal take of wildlife in our country. Initial funding for this project was provided by the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor FundLeupold & StevensFederal Ammunition, and Safari Club International along with a research and media partnership with International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc. The MSCG grant will support the research that is underway and, combined with additional partner funding, will allow for a coordinated public outreach campaign using the results of the research. 

“A comprehensive study on wildlife poaching is long overdue and the Boone and Crockett Club with our partners at the Wildlife Management Institute believe it is time to change that,” commented Club chief executive officer Tony Schoonen. “With the financial support through this Multistate Conservation Grant and our sponsors we will know with more certainty what this ‘dark figure’ of poaching truly is, and then will work together to fight wildlife crime.”

The MSCG Program is administered by AFWA in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Created through the Fish and Wildlife Administration Improvement Act of 2000, $6 million from the Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson funds are made available annually for conservation projects impacting a majority of states. The Secretary of the Interior gives final approval for MSCG funding, however proposals receive in depth review through a series of AFWA committees and recommended proposals typically are approved.

The first phase of the Poach & Pay research is attempting to quantify the degree to which wildlife violations go undetected by surveying and interviewing representative samples of hunters, landowners, conservation officers, and persons convicted of wildlife crimes. This month, surveys were sent to 80,000 landowners, 80,000 avid sportsmen (defined as purchasing a hunting license in each of the past 5 years), and more than 1,000 conservation officers in the eight target states (Maine, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Oregon, and Nevada). These states were selected to maximize variability in location, urban/rural makeup, percent of public vs. private lands, species composition, and accessibility and quality of data.

“The Hunter and Landowner surveys focus on wildlife crimes for which the respondents have personal knowledge, the rates of detection by landowners and hunters to the rates of reporting by those same individuals will be examined,” noted WMI’s Dr. Jonathan Gassett, lead researcher on the project. “A more comprehensive survey is being administered to law enforcement officers of the eight subject states to investigate their thoughts, opinions, and attitudes on the levels of illegal take of wildlife, as well as their experiences with the associated judicial processes.”

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Look for the green line—the all-new Delta McKenzie Greenline block-style target is built to last. In head-to-head shooting tests, results show new Greenline will last up to two times longer, which greatly extends target life on the archery range.  The foundation of Greenline’s durability is its exclusive heavy-duty Mo’Foam layers. In addition, Greenline uses Delta’s patented process that welds the layers together into a single block.  The resulting solid target offers four-sided shooting and further extends durability.

Greenline features:

Permanent integrated handles molded into the sides of the blockFour shootable sidesAdded stopping powerPremium heavy-duty foam layers Made in USA

Visit your archery dealer or go to dmtargets.com  to see the full line of Delta targets.

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Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have hired Aaron Williams to serve as regional field representative in eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. In his new role, Williams will provide support for volunteers in the Cornhusker and Hawkeye states. Williams will oversee 35 Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever chapters, 26 in Nebraska and nine in Iowa. In total, there are over 22,000 members between the two states, working to improve public and private lands conservation efforts for pheasants, quail and other wildlife.

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever empower county and local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent – the only national conservation organization that operates through this grassroots structure. As a result, chapter volunteers can see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on federal and state conservation policy. Williams will help guide local chapters to achieve the organization’s mission in both Iowa and Nebraska, while also fostering strong partnerships with state agencies, corporate supporters, donors and upland hunters. 

“Our local chapters are the foundation of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, so making sure we have top-notch representatives servicing those chapters is imperative,” said Jerry McDonald, the Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever field service manager in Nebraska. “We believe Aaron is a great fit for this position and will dovetail perfectly with our membership.”

Williams is a lifelong bird hunter who comes to Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever from national retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods. He worked for Dick’s for over a decade, rising to the position of general manager at the company’s Omaha, Nebr. location. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

“I could not be more excited to get started with this great organization,” Williams said. “The idea of tying my passion for upland hunting to my career is just amazing. I’m looking forward to learning more from some great leaders and making lasting relationships with my chapters to further the mission of Pheasants Forever.”

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Cranston, Rhode Island – SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA, a subsidiary of the Austrian based company is pleased to announce the new tM35 thermal imaging clip-on device. With the tm 35, hunters can count on proven SWAROVSKI OPTIK quality. A thermal imaging clip-on device with modern thermal imaging technology in one, for impressive enhanced vision in twilight conditions or when hunting at night where legal.

Together with SWAROVSKI OPTIK rifle scopes, the tM 35 offers a powerful combination for a reliable point of impact. Re-sighting in is not required after the tM 35 is attached to a SWAROVSKI OPTIK rifle scope via the optional tMA Thermal Monocular Adapter. The tM 35 Thermal Clip-On device is compatible with the Z8i, Z6(i), Z5(i) and Z3 series rifle scopes. Make the right decision and take the perfect shot.

As with our illuminated riflescopes, the tM35 also features the established SWAROLIGHT automatic switch on/off timer. This saves energy and avoids unnecessary, distracting movements. The device is activated when the user takes aim and shoots and is then deactivated when the user puts the firearms down. The automatic brightness adjustment automatically adapts the brightness of the display to the ambient light conditions. Featuring both white hot and black hot modes that often make it possible to identify more details depending on the environment.

Using a rechargeable battery with a 3,000 mAh capacity and a 7 hours battery life with continuous operation with operating temperatures ranging from +5°F to +122°F.

A thermal image does not require light and reacts to thermal radiation. The tM 35 when mounted to a riflescope will allow the user to pick up thermal images of game both day and night. Before using please check your local and state regulations in regard to hunting during night time hours where you will be hunting.

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Firearms Guide, the largest gun guide, gun values guide, and gunsmithing library just grew over 18,500 antique and modern gun manuals, catalogs, schematics & blueprints presented for gunsmiths and shooting industry professionals.

“The newly updated Firearms Guide 12th Edition now presents over 80,000 antique and modern guns (from muskets to 2021 tactical guns) and ammunition from over 1,500 manufacturers from 62 countries. That is the largest searchable guns & ammo database in the world that users can search by caliber, type of action, or stock, by year of production, country of origin, by stock type, barrel type, or other way and will get all the tech specs, prices, features and up to 12 high-resolution pictures per gun. That is the reason why Firearms Guide is used by many police forces around the world as a firearms identification tool” says Chris Mijic, publisher of Firearms Guide.” 

“If you trading guns you will appreciate that Firearms Guide is also Gun Value Guide that presents antique and modern guns with gun values online based off of the 100% – 30% condition. Gunsmiths will love the fact that now they can access at any time from any location world’s largest Gunsmithing Library with over 18,500 zoomable and printable high-resolution gun manuals, catalogs, schematics, and blueprints for antique and modern guns. When they have a project that they work on, just log in, find the armorers’ manual, zoom it on your screen to read and to see all the parts, print it out for your archive, and continue work on that gun with all instructions and information you need to fix that gun.”  

“Many Firearms Guide users love the fact that they can use the Flash Drive Edition offline, completely anonymously, without Google or any search engine or internet provider tracking and archiving the gun-related searches that they can later sell to any client or deliver to the government,” says Chris Mijic, publisher of Firearms Guide. The Flash Drive Edition keeps privacy private. On the other hand, when you are researching guns or printing gun blueprints & manuals at www.firearmsguide.com nobody tracks and archives your searches because you not using Google or other search engines. Instead, you are inside a sealed and protected Firearms Guide website that does not record and archive your searches or any other personal use and data. FirearmsGuide.com provides 100% anonymity and security to its’ users. 

Published since 2009 for shooting industry professionals and gun enthusiasts, with its new 12th Edition published as Online Edition at www.firearmsguide.com and as Flash Drive Edition, Firearms Guide is:

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TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) hosted its 4th annual CMP 5K Range & 1K Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 – reaching its highest attendance on record. The races, open to all ages, flow through the 500 acres of CMP’s Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama and offer a picturesque setting for the enjoyable and challenging event.

With growing popularity since its inception, the 2021 5K Range & 1K Fun Run surpassed last year’s participation numbers with 144 total athletes. Those registered were evenly split by demographic at 50 percent female and 50 percent male and spanned ages 1 (pushed by her dad) to an incredible 81 years!

Hunter Nails set a new course record with a time of 16.25.3.

The top overall male and female athletes were awarded for their performances as well as leading runners from designated age groups. Winning this year’s male category and finishing with a new course record was Hunter Nails, 23, with a time of 16.25.3. In the female category, Alexzandria Byrd, 16, led overall with a chip time of 23:43.9. A full list of results, including top age group performers, can be found https://thecmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/CMP-5k-2021-Overall-Age.pdf.

As in the past, proceeds from the 5K Range & 1K Fun Run go toward CMP youth programs and the Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega. The CMP and Presbyterian Home for Children would like to thank all sponsors, volunteers, staff and runners for another year of exciting competition. Photos of the event can be viewed at https://cmp1.zenfolio.com/p455304635 and https://www.tentoesoutdoors.com/Browse/2021-CMP-5K-Range-Run/.

A few special guests were also in attendance at Talladega!

About the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park:

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Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have promoted Andrew White to the position of Missouri State Coordinator. In his new role, White will lead the organization’s partnerships in the state; including relationships with Missouri Department of Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. 

White has been with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever for nearly a decade. He began his career in conservation in 2007 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Wildlife Management from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. He joined the Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever family in 2012 as the state’s first farm bill biologist. 

“Andrew is a life-long Missourian, quail enthusiast and habitat manager,” said Casey Bergthold, the director of conservation delivery – Midwest for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. “He brings over a decade of experience working with landowners, local chapters and our Missouri conservation partners.”   

White said he’s eager to build upon what the Missouri team and their conservation partnership has accomplished already.

“I’m extremely excited with this opportunity to lead such a great team in Missouri,” he said. “Over the years I’ve seen this team grow and develop and I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve accomplished together so far. I can’t wait to see how much more of an impact we can make for conservation in Missouri going forward.”

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Click Medical redesigns dial technology safety and ease for O&P use.

Perfecting the fit of prostheses and orthoses just got significantly easier with the release of the new Click Reel, a revolutionary system created by Steamboat-based Click Medical. In partnership with Seattle-based design firm IDeology, Click Medical has developed and engineered the Click® Reel to empower patients to make micro and macro adjustments of their devices quickly and easily. The Click® Reel uses the newly invented Shift® Technology to quickly wind-up slack lace and then automatically “shift” into a power mode to provide fine-tuned fit. The technology also includes a clutch that delivers the ability to prescribe the optimal fit based on the user’s needs, adding safety and convenience. The Reel is extremely durable while boasting a 33% lower profile with the transition to metal parts instead of plastic.  

The new Click Reel is now found in Click Medical’s three core products: RevoFit®, RevoSurface®, and RevoLock®. The most popular application of adjustability is the RevoFit Lamination Kit which is built into a custom prosthetic device and can be configured to solve each patient’s unique fit needs. The brand new RevoSurface Tool Kit allows the addition of adjustability to any existing prosthetic or orthotic device, which has never been offered before. The RevoLock 4-Hole and Align kits make it easy for users to pull their limb into their prosthetic for a secure and safe fit every time. 

“Adjustable prosthetic and orthotic devices increase patient satisfaction, and their lives in general by empowering them to provide daily self-care” said Jimmy Capra, co-founder and CEO of Click Medical. 

Dave Gardner, an army vet and passionate hunter, has used a prosthesis for the past 14 years. His most recent prosthesis is equipped with the new Click® Reel. “I love being able to adjust my socket in both directions,” said Gardner. “Every time I sit down, or drive, I loosen my socket just a little, which makes all the difference.  It’s simple, but it’s life changing.”

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Updated for the 2021 season, SEVR 2.0 now features an improved chisel tip for even greater strength on impact.  “We’re constantly looking for ways to fine tune the product. By changing the angle of the tip, we’ve made the ferrule stronger against hard impacts,” said Clint Warner, SEVR Director of Product Development.

SEVR’s blade-to-body tolerances provide smooth, reliable blade deployment.  Premium titanium ferrule construction adds strength, and fully contained blades, make SEVR’s field-point accuracy the envy of the bowhunting industry.  

SEVR is sold exclusively online. For more information on SEVR 2.0 visit sevrbroadheads.com

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Oct. 23-24 statewide youth pheasant, quail, and partridge season for hunters ages 15 and younger provides an excellent opportunity to mentor new hunters.

“Each fall, the youth season provides a great opportunity to get young family members and friends out hunting in a more controlled environment,” said John Laux, upland game program manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Resident youth (age 15 or younger) do not need a permit to hunt small game, but nonresident youth must have a hunt permit and habitat stamp. Only youth are allowed to hunt during the youth season, except at designated Special Youth Hunt locations where accompanying adults are also allowed to hunt.

Game and Parks will release rooster pheasants at the following Special Youth Hunt locations/ wildlife management areas (with county):

Arrowhead (Gage), Kirkpatrick Basin North (York), Cornhusker (Hall), George Syas (Nance), Wilkinson (Platte), Oak Valley (Madison), Powder Creek (Dixon), Randall W. Schilling (Cass), Rakes Creek (Cass), Peru Bottoms (Nemaha), Twin Oaks (Johnson), Hickory Ridge (Johnson), Yankee Hill (Lancaster), Branched Oak (Lancaster), Sherman Reservoir (Sherman), Pressey (Custer), Arnold Trupp (Morrill), Bordeaux (Dawes), and N-CORPE east tract (Lincoln).

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MILWAUKEE – This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a limited-edition Sports Ball Bobble Series in honor of National Sports Day, which is being celebrated on Saturday, October 16th. The first-of-its-kind series features a bobbling baseballbasketballfootballgolf ballhockey pucksoccer ball, and tennis ball. The special-edition bobbles are being produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

Each realistic sports ball bobbles above a base that is a replica of a baseball diamond, basketball court, football field, golf course, hocky rink, soccer pitch and tennis court. The name of the sport is featured prominently on the front of the base in gold. Each bobble is individually numbered to 2,021 and they are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. The bobbleheads, which will ship in January, are $25 each or $150 for a set of seven plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order. The bobbleheads are packaged in special boxes with the history of each sport on each box.

Here is a closer look at the status of each sport in the Sports Ball Bobble Series:

Baseball – The MLB playoffs are in full swing as the Los Angeles Dodgers look to defend their 2020 World Series championship – the organization’s first since 1988. The 2021 World Series is scheduled to start October 26th with a potential Game 7 on November 2nd.

Basketball – The NBA tips off its 75th Anniversary season on Tuesday, October 19th as the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks host the Brooklyn Nets in an Eastern Conference playoff rematch while the WNBA Finals is taking place between the Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury. The 83rd edition of the NCAA Tournament will culminate with the Final Four at the Superdome in New Orleans.

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MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the department received digital excellence awards for the Go Wild license and registration online portal

Out of thousands of entries from around the world, the Go Wild system earned a 2021 w3 and dotCOMM Gold Award for outstanding websites and digital content.

Earlier this year, the Go Wild system also earned a 2021 Communicator Award of Distinction and a 2021 Gold Hermes Creative Award in recognition of the system’s ease of use. Only 20% of international entries receive a “Gold” award distinction by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals who administer the Hermes Creative Awards competition.

“This recognition is a testament to the hard work and collaboration that has gone into making the Go Wild online system a one-stop shop for Wisconsin outdoor recreation licenses, management and education,” said Steven Little, DNR Assistant Deputy Secretary. “We’re committed to providing a quality online platform for outdoor enthusiasts so they can spend more time enjoying our state’s natural resources.”

The DNR launched Go Wild in 2016 in partnership with NIC Wisconsin, a subsidiary of Tyler Technologies, to provide Wisconsin’s outdoor enthusiasts an easy-to-use online option to obtain fishing and hunting licenses, register for safety education courses and manage their boats, ATVs and other off-road vehicles through an efficient online experience. In 2021, Go Wild has processed more than 1.4 million transactions online.

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With millions of downloads, hundreds of thousands of listeners around the globe, and with every episode packed with archery news, tips, sport history and insider information, Easton’s Target Archery Podcast has over 160 episodes now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other popular podcast sites.

Hosted by George Tekmitchov, past USA World Team recurve shooter, archery engineer and international consultant, as well as Steve Anderson, a top professional archer, current USA Team member, and compound archery expert, the podcast has become one of the most popular in the sport since its debut in 2015.

The Easton Target Archery Podcast takes a no-holds-barred approach and features guests from around the world, including top level archers, coaches, and leaders of the sport. Coverage includes major tournament coverage, technical discussion and review, and the occasional irreverent take on all things archery. The Podcast enters its sixth season with top ratings on Apple and Spotify. Listen in today wherever you download your podcasts!

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Legal Defense for Self Defense®

U.S. LawShield®, industry leader and America’s largest provider of Legal Defense for Self Defense® coverage, announces a free resource available to real estate agents called “Staying Safe: The 5-Step Road Map to Real Estate Agent Safety and Peace of Mind.”

“Real estate professionals face a multitude of safety risks in their everyday work,” said P.J. Hermosa, CEO of U.S. LawShield. “They are often in unfamiliar locations with strangers, and because life-threatening situations can happen anytime and anywhere, they need to understand how to protect themselves,” he stated. “While you may know how to defend yourself in your own home, what about when you are in someone else’s? Are you aware of the potential risks and how to prevent them?” Hermosa asked.

According to 2020 statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® Member Safety Report, one in four REALTORS has had a dangerous encounter while on the job. “Personal safety must be a priority for hard-working real estate agents, and awareness of the safety risks they face at work should be second nature. With this resource, we introduce them to thinking about potentially dangerous situations in a new way,” he said.

The free download is tailored specifically to help real estate agents learn situational awareness. It features safety practices for agents as they conduct open houses, show properties, work in offices, drive alone or with clients, and more.

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Deer are more active this time of the fall. Crops are being harvested and deer breeding season is in full swing. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has suggestions to help drivers avoid deer-vehicle accidents and lessen the risk of injury or vehicle damage.

During the breeding season, bucks become more active searching for does with which to breed. Bucks are bolder, less wary and more susceptible to collisions with vehicles. Deer movement peaks each day near dawn and dusk.Anticipate the possibility of a deer on the road and plan how to avoid a collision. Be prepared to stop suddenly, but braking too sharply or swerving may cause you to lose control and roll your vehicle.Wear your seat belt.When driving near shelterbelts, woodlots or creeks, especially during evening or early morning, slow down and watch for deer. Keep your headlights on bright if there is no approaching traffic.When you spot a deer, assume there will be others in the same area.Deer often seem to be disoriented or confused by headlights. Some react by freezing in the light, some dart into the path of the vehicle and others bolt away. Honk your horn and flash your headlights to frighten deer away. If there is other traffic on the road, activate your emergency flashers and tap your brakes to alert other drivers to the potential danger.Many places where deer-vehicle collisions occur are posted with deer crossing signs.If a deer is struck, the driver may take possession of it but must contact a Game and Parks conservation officer within 24 hours to obtain a salvage tag. View conservation officer phone numbers at OutdoorNebraska.gov/ConservationOfficers.

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Long-term commitments by Corporate Sponsors are vital to the continued success and growth of Safari Club International (SCI) and its mission to promote and protect hunting and wildlife conservation in North America and across the world. Trijicon, Inc., (www.trijicon.com), recently renewed their SCI corporate sponsorship and has been a crucial partner and Corporate Sponsor since 2007.

“Trijicon’s dedication to the outdoors and the preservation of our hunting heritage is reflected in their unflagging support of the Safari Club International mission and the rights of hunters worldwide,” said W. Laird Hamberlin, CEO of SCI. “The company and its employees are dedicated to hunting, conservation, and our military and veterans, and the values of our two organizations line up nicely.”

“Trijicon supports SCI because of their countless conservation efforts and passion for hunting—a passion we share at Trijicon,” saidJosh Lyall, Trijicon’s Director of Marketing. “SCI’sdedication to Military Veterans through SCI Foundation programs also aligns well with the causes we support.”

Established in 1981, Trijicon’s dedication to innovative and cutting-edge technology and customer service is the catalyst for its many products. Those products include a wide variety of hunting and tactical optics (consisting of the American military’s renowned ACOG rifle optic), thermal units, and handgun sights. Trijicon is also a strong supporter of the United States military and is very active in a wide variety of veterans programs.

Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership works with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies on a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs.

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Yesterday, country music superstar Chris Janson took to the stage to kick off the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) 17th Annual Wine, Wheels & Wildlife at the beautiful Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. Hosted by none other than NASCAR Hall of Famer and Vice-Chair of the CSF Board of Directors Richard Childress as well as Title Sponsors Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, this year’s event brought together a number of representatives from the hunting and angling industry to recognize the tremendous achievements set forth by CSF across America.

Hunting and angling are what this country was built upon and are woven into the cultural fabric of communities across all 50 states. America’s sportsmen and women are the foundation of our nation’s conservation legacy, highlighting the importance of ensuring our outdoor traditions are protected and advanced in the policy arena for generations to come. 

For more than 30 years, CSF has been at the forefront fighting to protect these great outdoor traditions and is the tip of the spear when it comes to working with Congress, governors and state legislators on behalf of America’s sportsmen and women. Just last year, CSF helped to secure passage of historic legislation including the Great American Outdoors Act and the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, two of the most significant pieces of legislation for sportsmen and women in a lifetime. This year, CSF is leading efforts on landmark legislation such as Recovering America’s Wildlife Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

“I am honored to be a long-standing partner of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation,” said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “The work they do on behalf of all of us as sportsmen and women across all levels of government, is what sets them apart from other organizations. By bringing their personal outdoors experience with their strong background in policy, they have the depth and breadth to ensure these great traditions will be secured for our future generations.”

Attended by leaders of the sportsmen’s community, NASCAR representatives, federal and state elected officials representing both sides of the aisle, and other CSF supporters, this year’s event demonstrated the camaraderie that has been built among these various groups for the betterment of sportsmen and women.

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Made by bird hunters for bird hunters, every purchase supports upland conservation

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are thrilled to announce Ruff Land Kennels as a renewing national sponsor and the “Official Kennel of The Habitat Organization” for a fifth consecutive year. The partnership provides Ruff Land Kennels a wide assortment of marketing assets to reach dog-owning members of the nation’s leading upland charities, while delivering direct financial support for the creation of grasslands where bird dogs love to roam.

“Purchasing with a purpose is made easy with a supporter like Ruff Land; when you buy a kennel from their South Dakota factory, upland birds benefit from a conservation donation,” said Chris Kalis, director of corporate partnerships. “Ruff Land Kennels are made by bird hunters for bird hunters. When it comes to protecting our four-legged family members traveling from one prairie to another, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever encourage upland hunters to support Ruff Land, the only kennel you’ll ever need.”

Ruff Land Kennels are built tough for extreme performance and safety. Featuring one-piece roto-molded construction from UV-stabilized polyethylene, no assembly is needed, and no bolt-through ledge can be found, saving up to three inches of side space over conventional models. It also makes for a much stronger kennel.  And, because there are no seams, it is also much easier to clean. Finally, a Ruff Land Kennel won’t crack even in extreme subzero weather. 

“Being from the pheasant capital of South Dakota, everyone here at Ruff Land certainly appreciates what Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever stand for. So many of our customers are pheasant and quail hunters who rely on quality upland habitat. We are proud to be a national sponsor of both Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever for the fifth year running and commend the organization for all they do,” stated Ruff Land Kennels owners.

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Columbia, MO – MidwayUSA Foundation is honored to continue a partnership with ammunition leaders, Federal Premium & CCI Ammunition.  This partnership not only supports thousands of youth shooting teams but also sponsors future MidwayUSA Foundation special events that will provide funding to these teams. Innovative partnerships continue to provide opportunities that allow all youth interested in the shooting sports the chance to do so. Their involvement in the sport is often a gateway into other outdoor activities they can do for years and years to come.

Federal & CCI Ammunition Youth Shooting Sports Program Manager, Jon Zinnel, spoke about the partnership with MidwayUSA Foundation, “Supporting organizations that are working to conserve our heritage and build shooting sports communities is in our mission and we look to these groups to continue on our shooting sports legacy. MidwayUSA Foundation has been and will continue to offer financial backing to youth shooting sports programs to help grow the sport, and we are proud to support their efforts.”

Thousands of youth shooting teams, of all disciplines, are funded through a MidwayUSA Foundation endowment.  Each team can grow their respective endowment through donations and fundraisers, both of which have opportunities for matching dollars.  Specifically, MidwayUSA Foundation’s product grant program provides high-quality products the teams can use for local fundraisers.  Proceeds generated are then split between the team’s immediate needs and their team endowment at the MidwayUSA Foundation. Contributions to the endowment are also matched through MidwayUSA Foundation’s current Matching Program. MidwayUSA Foundation’s product grant program provides funding now and forever.  

Industry leaders that join Federal and provide products through this program are receiving great brand exposure with current and future consumers.  Additional business leaders interested in supporting the future of the industry are encouraged to contact John Linquist, MidwayUSA Foundation Relationship Manager, by email [email protected] or phone 573-219-7688.

Federal Ammunition’s Mission: Build better ammunition in America to create community, power defense, and conserve our heritage.

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