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HOIST® IV-Level Hydration Sponsors U.S. Army Best Ranger and International Sniper Competitions

HOIST®, one of the fastest growing hydration beverages in the U.S., is thrilled to sponsor two respected events in the U.S. Army community: the 40th annual Best Ranger Competition and the International Sniper Competition. These two events bring together elite soldiers from around the world to compete in challenges which demand outstanding levels of strength and endurance.

The International Sniper Competition, held April 5-11, 2024, is located at the Maneuver Center of Excellence in Fort Moore, Ga. Here, sniper teams from across the U.S. and NATO allies connected to demonstrate their unparalleled precision, observation and reconnaissance skills.

The Best Ranger Competition stands as a testament to the dedication and prowess of the U.S. Army Rangers. This grueling competition has evolved into a showcase of the finest two-man teams from the entire U.S. Armed Forces to test marksmanship, physical and cognitive ability and tactical skills across 32 events. As the chosen electrolyte source for the previous two years’ winning teams, HOIST is proud to continue to support the individuals who will push their mental and physical limits to the test in Fort Moore, Ga., April 12-14.

“HOIST is built to provide hydration that works harder and longer than other options on the market,” said HOIST Director of Marketing Taryn Lawson. “When the opportunity arose for us to be sponsors for these competitions which recognize our shared values of endurance and toughness, it was an easy yes. The HOIST team congratulates the U.S. Army sniper teams who competed this week, and we look forward to supporting the U.S. Army rangers this weekend.”

The HOIST formula is scientifically tested and proven to supply rapid hydration and recovery, without compromising taste, and is offered across a lineup of bottled beverages, powder sticks and liquid pouches. All of HOIST’s products provide three times the electrolytes and half the sugar of traditional sports drinks, without adding artificial sweeteners or dyes.



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Frontline Defense: The First Responder Backpack – The Ultimate GO Bag

First Responders are at the front lines of nearly every major conflict. Dangerous situations are on the rise and can happen at any given moment, and while being active in self-defense is paramount, passive defense is just as important. This is why Bodyguard Armored Backpacks has created and released a line of backpacks designed explicitly for passive defense.

The First Responder is a 40-liter, bullet-resistant, slash-proof, waterproof, stab-resistant backpack. It is the “Ultimate GO Bag,” designed to be stored in a vehicle, office, or classroom and put on at a moment’s notice. The First Responder appears like any other backpack but converts instantly into a bulletproof vest, providing instant front and back protection. It can hold two 10-inch by 12-inch hard ballistic plates or two 11-inch by 14-inch soft plates in the plate carriers. 

Users can easily activate the armor while wearing it via the patented deployment system. A quick pull of the tabs and pulling them over the user’s head extends the front protection plate in the ideal placement. The Stay Put Armor system keeps any standard armor plate in place. When not in use, the front plate is stored behind the user, offering discreet and concealed use of the armor system.

Besides ballistic protection, the overall construction of 1000 Denier nylon, triple stitched seams, and staked stress points offer superior construction in design alone. The First Responder Backpack can carry equipment for daily use and provides space for the largest laptops on the market. It is TSA Compliant for ease of use while traveling into unsecured, unfamiliar areas.

Equipped with a complete MOLLE carrier system, pouches and accessories are easily attached to meet the needs of each user. This also allows for the quick compatibility of medical kits and holsters when an emergency strikes.



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Together, We Save Lives: Safariland Hosts SAVES CLUB Event to Honor Injured Officers

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group®, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and one of Cadre Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: CDRE) (“Cadre”) key brands, is proud to host its annual SAVES CLUB® Presentation on April 11, 2024, at its Jacksonville headquarters. The Safariland SAVES CLUB recognizes and honors officers who endured a life-threatening incident while in the line of duty, in which their Safariland Group armor or gear played a crucial role in saving their lives.

“The event serves as a platform to celebrate the bravery and resilience of the remarkable 2,193 SAVES members. We are excited to welcome three officers to share their inspiring SAVES stories,” said Brad Williams, president of Safariland. “These officers have not only survived life-threatening situations but have also become advocates for the law enforcement community. They are living proof of Safariland’s creed: Together, We Save Lives.”

Safariland will proudly host Officer Genevieve Bone, SAVES #2186, from the Memphis Police Department. On September 3, 2023, Officer Bone responded to an armed party disturbance at a convenience store. Despite facing a suspect armed with guns, knives, and a hand grenade, Officer Bone fearlessly confronted the assailant. She sustained three strikes to her chest with a fixed-blade knife. Thanks to her Safariland XT03 level II armor, Officer Bone’s life was spared, and she successfully apprehended the suspect, who has since been charged with attempted second-degree murder.

Officer Derek Williams from the Dallas Police Department, SAVES #2185, will also be honored. On September 14, 2023, Officer Williams and his partner witnessed a suspect commit a homicide. During the pursuit, the assailant opened fire with a .9mm handgun, hitting Officer Williams in the lower right abdominal area. Fortunately, his Safariland SX02 Level IIIA armor stopped the round. The Dallas SWAT team later apprehended the assailant, and Officer Williams has since returned to full duty.

The third honored SAVES member is Narcotics Detective Sean Stumpf from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, SAVES #2168. On January 2, 2023, Detective Stumpf and his partner engaged in a high-stakes pursuit of a suspect who had taken the life of the Chief of Police of a local agency earlier that day and injured another officer. During the pursuit, the suspect opened fire with a fully automatic 9mm Glock, hitting Detective Stumpf in the arm and center of his chest. His Safariland SM02 Level II armor protected his chest, and he was able to return fire alongside his partner, ultimately ending the threat. After undergoing surgery on his arm, Detective Stumpf made a full recovery and is back on active duty.


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NRA Statement on Recent DOJ/ATF Final Rule

FAIRFAX, VA – Randy Kozuch, Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), released the following statement on today’s posting of the DOJ/ATF Final Rule dealing with the definition of firearms dealers:

“This latest Biden Administration attack on law-abiding gun owners is a blatant attempt to coerce Americans to forego legal activity with firearms under threat of potential confiscation of their lawfully acquired and constitutionally protected property. The Administration has conceded that it cannot enforce this unlawful rule in criminal cases because they know that it exceeds the limited authority granted to them by Congress and, in some cases, expressly contradicts the statutory text. NRA is already working to use all means available to stop this unlawful rule.”

Incorporated in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s longest-standing civil rights organization. Together with our millions of members, we’re proud defenders of history’s patriots and diligent protectors of the Second Amendment.

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What Are Wildlife Funding Diversions?

What happens when a state spends its dedicated fisheries and wildlife funding on potholes or property taxes?

By Andrew McKean

Like many Americans, Joe Arterburn’s money doesn’t go as far as it used to. On the one hand, it’s being whittled away by inflation. On the other hand, Arterburn is spending a disproportionate share of it on his Nebraska state property taxes, which are going up as property values rise.

His governor has proposed some relief. Gov. Jim Pillen’s “Operation Clean Out the Closets,” initiative, which he announced in his state-of-the-state address in January 2024, proposes to sweep cash “hoarded” by state agencies into Nebraska’s general fund, where it could be used as a one-time windfall to reduce property taxes.

That clean-sweep might work for state agencies that hold taxpayers’ funds, but Pillen’s initiative also affected Nebraska’s Game Fund and the state’s Habitat Fund, both of which hold user fees from hunters, and can be matched to and hold federal money that’s generated by the sale of guns, archery equipment, and ammunition. Those funds are part of America’s conservation-funding mechanism, and the potential action threatened to destabilize a system that’s funded fish and wildlife management for nearly a century.

The action in the Cornhusker State mimics a similar proposal last year in Pennsylvania, in which the state’s senate proposed to transfer $150 million from the Game Fund. That action was walked back after a firestorm of protest from Pennsylvania hunters and anglers as well as national conservation groups.

The legislative actions in both Pennsylvania and Nebraska are defined as “diversions” of specially earmarked funds, and because diversions are so disruptive to America’s conservation funding, it’s worth detailing here what diversions are, their consequences, and how hunters and anglers can resist similar diversions in their state.


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Over 150 Female Athletes Compete at 2024 Rifle Junior Olympic Championships

Over 150 junior female athletes competed in the 2024 USA Shooting Rifle Junior Olympic Championships at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 1-6 in hopes of earning the coveted title of Junior Olympic Champion.

Elizabeth Probst, of Grady Texas, and Emme Walrath, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, were crowned champions in Women’s Air Rifle and Women’s Smallbore Rifle, respectively.

Every athlete that competed had to qualify at a state level competition before receiving an invite to the Colorado Springs competition. The first half of the competition, Women’s Air Rifle, saw 178 competitors who represented a whopping 42 states across the country.

The air rifle athletes participated in two full 60 shot matches to determine the top eight finalists. The top eight overall athletes then competed in a final where bronze, silver, and gold medalists were decided.

Probst, the 2023 Smallbore Rifle champion, finished first in air rifle, Walrath finished second, and Rachael Charles of Urbandale, Iowa, finished third.


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House Passes Historic Bipartisan Outdoor Recreation Package

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — In a landmark bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act. 

The EXPLORE Act’s passage through the House represents a historic moment as it is the first-ever outdoor recreation-specific bill package, and it achieves this without cost to taxpayers. The bipartisan legislation is poised to stimulate local and national economies, enhance access for Americans—including those in underserved communities—to green spaces, and modernize policies to bolster the recreation businesses that bridge people with nature. The bill complements the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s America’s Outdoor Recreation Act (AORA).

“One of the main barriers to getting people into the outdoors for recreational opportunities, especially hunting, is that it is oftentimes difficult to find places to go,” NWTF co-CEO Jason Burckhalter said. “The EXPLORE Act will increase access and infrastructure on our nation’s public lands for all types of outdoor enjoyment, offering everyone greater opportunities to experience the life-changing power of the outdoors.”

The outdoor recreation economy, recently valued at over $1.1 trillion, continues to build upon the success of the Great American Outdoors Act of 2022—one of the most significant public lands and waters legislations enacted in our nation’s history.

The NWTF and its membership applaud this significant progress in the House and call for the expedient passage of the outdoor recreation package through the Senate. This action is vital for the protection and enjoyment of our public lands, waters, and the communities prospering from them.


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Talladega Marksmanship Park to Hold Steyr Academy Courses in April

TALLADEGA, Ala. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has announced it will be hosting several informative Steyr firearm courses in April, all available at the Talladega Marksmanship Park in Alabama.

Steyr Arms, Inc. is a firearms manufacturer with over 150 years of innovation. A world-renowned leader, the company specializes in products that are often utilized by military and law enforcement, due to their incomparable reliability standards.

Brian Marshall will lead instruction for the Steyr courses.

As a subsidiary to their production division, Steyr Academy trains individuals on practical uses of firearms through valuable instruction, led by Brian Marshall, a 28-year veteran of local and federal law enforcement with two decades of instructor experience.

Two Steyr courses held at Talladega in April will be held on the covered firing points at the 100, 200, 300 and 600 yards, using CMP’s electronic target lines. The classes will also fire on Talladega’s unknown distance range. These courses include:

Steyr AUG Marksmanship Course – Saturday, April 13 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.





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Boone and Crockett Club Presents Conservation and Stewardship Award to USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie

During their recent spring meeting, the Boone and Crockett Club presented Robert Bonnie, USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, with its Conservation and Stewardship Award. The Club’s most prestigious award for conservation partners, the Conservation and Stewardship Award is given annually to the organization or individual that best exemplifies excellence in natural resource conservation and stewardship—core values of the Boone and Crockett Club and its founder, Theodore Roosevelt. Bonnie accepted the award after presenting keynote remarks during the Club’s annual spring dinner on March 27 at the 89th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

“The Boone and Crockett Club’s Conservation and Stewardship Award was created to recognize an individual or organization that plays an essential role in implementing Theodore Roosevelt’s vision of Conservation: acts of guarding, protecting, developing, and using natural resources wisely and sustainably; and Stewardship: planning for and managing natural resources responsibly,” commented James L. Cummins, President of the Boone and Crockett Club. “Robert Bonnie clearly represents this vision through his actions to implement collaborative conservation on working landscapes across this country. I have personally worked closely with Robert for many years, as have many other members and staff of the Club—we all agree that he is most deserving of this prestigious award for his commitment to conservation and stewardship throughout his career.” 

Robert Bonnie is an avid outdoor enthusiast and a dedicated conservation leader. For four decades, he has worked toward developing innovative approaches to conserving America’s natural resources by creating incentives for farmers, ranchers, and forest owners to implement stewardship activities on private lands. From August 2013 to January 2017, Robert served as Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and in 2021, he began serving as USDA’s Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. In these roles, he has developed collaborative, landscape-scale conservation approaches, including policies to restore ecosystems, address climate change, conserve endangered species, and protect watersheds. Bonnie has also led USDA’s efforts to improve habitat for big game migration corridors through the department’s highly successful Working Lands for Wildlife initiative.

Cummins concluded, “The Boone and Crockett Club is honored to recognize Robert’s tireless and selfless devotion to furthering conservation and stewardship of our natural resources on public and private lands across America.”

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The “Hunting Matters” Podcast Discusses DEI and the Outdoors with Willard Franklin, III of Four W’s Outdoors

Willard Franklin, III is the CEO of Four W’s Fishing Team and Four W’s Outdoors. Four W’s Outdoors is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. They specialize in safety, diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and careers in the outdoors. Their team of expert guides and outdoor enthusiasts are dedicated to providing unforgettable experiences. Their mission is to include all Americans in outdoors sports, especially hunting, shooting and fishing. The R3 effort (Recruit, Retain and Reactivate) is a big part of their program as well. 

Four W’s Outdoors believes in the transformative power of nature. Their team is made up of experienced and passionate outdoor enthusiasts who are dedicated to sharing their love and knowledge of nature with others. They offer a range of outdoor sports and activities that are designed to challenge, inspire, and enthuse, no matter the participants level of experience. 

About Hunting Matters
“Hunting Matters with Joe Betar”: An acclaimed podcast celebrating the wonders of the great outdoors. Join hosts Joe Betar, Executive Director of HSCF, and Houston media personality Ramon Robles as they delve into captivating discussions with a diverse array of guests. From hunting and fishing to sport shooting, conservation, policy, and even culinary arts, this podcast covers it all. Available on all major podcast platforms—subscribe, listen, rate, and review!

About Houston Safari Club Foundation
Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the promotion of our hunting heritage. HSCF has awarded 668 scholarships totaling $3.05 million dollars. HSCF conducts youth outdoor education programs, career training, hunter education and field experiences throughout the year. HSCF has provided over $4 million in grants worldwide. Visit our website at wehuntwegive.org or call 713.623.8844 for more information. HSCF. We Hunt. We Give.

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“Life of Fire”: New TV Series with Pitmaster Pat Martin Lights Up Outdoor Channel

Meet the People Practicing Time-Honored Methods of Traditional Barbecue and Live Fire Cooking Monday, May 6 at 9 p.m. ET

DENVER (April 8, 2024) –  Outdoor enthusiasts, barbecue aficionados, and all who savor the primal allure of cooking over fire are in for a treat as Outdoor Channel unveils its latest culinary adventure, Life of Fire, premiering on Monday, May 6 at 9 p.m. ET. The show, hosted by renowned Tennessee pitmaster Pat Martin, takes viewers on a journey into America’s rich barbecue culture and the art of live fire cooking.

In Life of Fire, Pat Martin goes on a cross-country expedition to discover those who’ve mastered the art of traditional barbecue methods and live fire cooking. Each episode is a window into diverse practices—ranging from classic Tennessee pithouses to the open-flame pit barbecues of Alabama, the age-old techniques of North Georgia, the early American traditions of Virginia, and the unique fusion flavors of California.

The series not only showcases different barbecue styles and techniques but also casts the spotlight on the resilient heritage and storytelling that forms the bedrock of these cultures. Including forays into international terrains with episodes highlighting Greek and Laotian customs, Martin’s quest is a testament to the enduring legacy of cooking with fire.

“Life of Fire comes at a time when there’s renewed interest in culinary history and a growing desire for content from our viewers that showcases the elemental connection between food, fire, and community.” said Tim Cremin, Head of Programming at Outdoor Sportsman Group.



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VASQUE RE:Connect Now Shoe Review

Anyone who has spent any significant amount of time in the outdoors knows about the Vasque brand of boots and shoes for the outdoors. This brand has been creating best in class boots for decades and it is one of the trusted boots for hikers and backpackers. They are known for comfort and durability as well as a variety of styles to suit various terrains and weather conditions.

The new RE:connect collection from Vasque has heads turning for the great style as well as the environmentally friendly ethos for this line up. The lineup includes two completely different shoes the RE:CONNECT HERE and the RE:CONNECT NOW. The HERE is designed to breath with a recycled polyester upper mesh with an anatomical last wrapping around your foot allowing you to move. The NOW is designed for comfort and stability with a wider heel and forefoot design and internal sleeve for midfoot support and comfort.

We chose the RE:CONNECT NOW to test and we are super pleased with the results of this shoe. We had the opportunity to put both a men’s and women’s shoe through testing from this line. These shoes are wide and comfortable and they remind you that it is okay to be comfortable and outside at the same time. We chose these shoes specifically for getting outside. Every winter my wife and I look for a pair of shoes each to take us out on Spring walks to get back into shape after a long winter spent mostly inside. We need to get in shape and the dog needs to gets back in to shape.

RE:CONNECT NOW Key Features

A durable and waterproof suede upper with a breathable mesh collar.A high-rebound footbed for added comfort.Vasque’s exclusive Vibram® Ground Control LiteBase with Megagrip compound outsole for superior traction.A dual-density EVA midsole for cushioning and support.An EcoTWX® Tweed upper which is environmentally friendly and durable.

Comfort and Durability

Vasque has long built great boots and these shoes are no exception. They are comfortable and enjoyable to wear all day. I chose the white pair for testing the men’s shoes and Marjorie chose the black pair for day to day wear. I haven’t owned a pair of white shoes in several years and these look fantastic no matter what I am wearing and they just take a little more effort to keep clean. The soles of these shoes are outstanding providing a tremendous amount of grip whether you are walking on trails, the street or on dirt. These soles really help whether you are on dry or wet ground and provide the kind of grip that you want regardless of the conditions.

The vast amount of these shoes come from Recycled materials from the 100% Recycled Ripstop Mesh Upper and that kind of goes all the way through the shoes including the 60% content laces. One of the features I really like is the internal fit sleeve and the thicker wider feel of these shoes. The lightweight feel of these are fantastic and I really enjoy the way these lace up allowing you to lace them in a variety of strengths for secure support for hiking and more open for everyday use.









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Former NFL Players Bait Hooks, Catch Smiles at Houston Area Youth Fishing Event

Galveston, Texas—More than 100 anglers and their families joined a dozen retired NFL players and other volunteers at Galveston Bay State Park on Saturday, March 30, for a day of surf fishing and beach time.

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) joined Texas native and former Kansas City Chiefs fullback Kimble Anders and other members of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Houston Chapter, Running Back Giving Back Foundation, and Texas Parks and Wildlife to provide a free, community-based event. All the youth anglers received a free fishing rod and reel to take home at the USA’s first-ever NFLPA-led Take Kids Fishing event.

With sunshine, temperatures reaching the upper 70s, and a light breeze, the waves were still pretty rough, said Kyle O’Haver, superintendent of Galveston Island State Park. Even so, participants caught a few hardhead catfish and whiting using cut squid and mullet for bait.

“As a park manager, it’s pretty exciting to partner with NFL greats like Kimble Anders,” said O’Haver. “More importantly, we had a beautiful beach day for the kids.”

“The kids didn’t care about the surf. They were just happy to play at the beach,” said LaChelle (LJ) Jackson, a community affairs specialist who works with current and retired professional athletes to organize events like this. She took her six-year-old niece who had a blast. “I’ve been getting calls all week about when we’re doing another one,” added Jackson.



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Primos® Extends Reign with Predator Xtreme® Readers’ Choice Gold

Primos® Hunting, a pioneer in game calls and hunting accessories, earned its fifth consecutive title with Primos Trigger Sticks being voted the Readers’ Choice Gold Award for Best Shooting Sticks for 2024 by the readers of Predator Xtreme® magazine.

A must-read publication for serious predator hunters for more than 25 years, Predator Xtreme tallies votes from thousands of readers on the products they think are the best when it comes to hunting equipment.

Hunters and shooters of all kinds have relied on Primos Trigger Sticks for years. Available in monopod, bipod and tripod configurations, Primos Trigger Sticks are made of high-quality materials and provide stable support with patent quick adjustments for rifles, crossbows, spotting scopes, cameras, and anything else a hunter or shooter needs help holding steady.

In 2023, Primos introduced the ApexTM Tripod extension to the Trigger Stick family. A carbon fiber tripod that can instantly adjust in height or angle on any sort of terrain, the Apex Tripod also offers the innovative MagnaSwtich attachment system.

Powered by rare earth magnets, the MagnaSwitch system lets the operator effortlessly change what is mounted on the tripod, from rifle to optics to camera – anything the hunter wants.


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Spika Dover Hauler Pack Review

I really thought my knees were going to explode under the weight of my pack.  It was October 2022 and my close friend; DJ and I were struggling to help each other stand up to begin the multi-mile pack to the truck. Under the final hour of daylight, I had been fortunate to arrow a gross Boone and Crocket size mule deer. DJ is a fisheries and wildlife biologist and estimated the weight of the animal to be north of 350 pounds. Since it was just the two of us, we had split the meat in half and I had the cape and antlers, plus gear testing the limits of the pack. We estimate the weight of each pack to exceed 80lbs. I’ve had elk hind quarters in my pack which are supposed to be the epitome of “heavy” for us lower 48 guys, and this mule deer made those elk packs feel easy. We would shuffle a few feet and have to stop, over and over again for about two hours to make it a few miles. I loved every single step of that hike out of that little basin.  It was just like every daydream come true. Last fall, I killed a bull that required hiking up 700 vertical feet.  It took multiple trips and after two seasons of hunting with the Spika Dover Hauler pack, it hasn’t flinched when things get tough. As someone who is a sticker for gear I have been entirely pleased with this pack. 

The brand Spika is an Australian company through which DJ, and I had purchased our packs from a few years ago. I’ve been so impressed with it; I’ve been an evangelist amongst my circle of hunting buddies. The pack is comparable to many of the brands we have here, but it fits a great price point for the value and toughness.

https://amzn.to/4cGevTaThe Dover Hauler Pack

It comes with two sizes of packs on the hauler frame.  It’s a metric so bear with me. It comes in 40L and 80L packs. The 80L pack is equivalent to about 4,800 cubic inches. The fabric is durable 500 denier DWR treated nylon body and reinforced base. Essentially a soft and quiet body, but moisture resistant material. It held up really well throughout my adventures. There is a quick detach rain cover built into the bottom pocket of the pack. Last elk season I got caught in a rain storm and hid under the pack to stay as dry as possible. One element I really like is the expandable capacity for the top of the main bag.  It makes things easy to organize. In fact, there have been situations where I have placed entire meat backs in garbage bags directly into the main compartment of the bag. It will fit an entire quarter of an elk. 

Biarri Camouflage is a pattern specific to the company and while I am not the foremost expert on camo patterns. I’ll say, I like it and find no problems here. 





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Christensen Arms’ new Modern Precision Rifle Rimfire now shipping

Christensen Arms, renowned for its innovation and production of precision rifles, is now shipping the new Modern Precision Rifle Rimfire to retailers nationwide.

A list of authorized Christensen Arms retailers can be found online at christensenarms.com.

“The Modern Precision Rifle Rimfire embodies two things for which Christensen Arms has become synonymous: accuracy and carbon-fiber technology,” said Christensen Arms Executive Vice President of Marketing Willie Vernon. “This tack-driving rifle packs an incredible number of performance-driven, shooter-friendly features into a compact design thanks to its folding stock, so it’s perfect for tossing into a range bag or strapping to your backpack. This is going to be your new favorite rimfire, hands down.”

With a design based on the popular chassis-style Modern Precision Rifle centerfire rifle, the Modern Precision Rifle Rimfire, which made its debut at SHOT Show 2024, is equipped with a carbon-tension barrel to be extremely accurate, rigid and lightweight. Accuracy is the cornerstone of the new Modern Precision Rifle Rimfire, which comes with Christensen Arms’ guarantee to shoot three-shot, sub-MOA groups at 50 yards. Equipped with a side-folding, magnetically secured stock for easy storage and transport, the Modern Precision Rifle Rimfire delivers a Triggertech Trigger, a lightweight aluminum chassis, an FFT carbon fiber handguard with M-LOK, as well as an adjustable FFT carbon fiber cheek piece and 6 QD flush cup mounts.

Available with either a 16-, 18- or 20-inch barrel and chambered in .22LR, .22WMR, and .17HMR, the Modern Precision Rifle Rimfire is at home in the field or on the range and is easy to operate for new and experienced shooters alike, delivering shooters the opportunity to train with economical rimfire rounds. Additional options include three color finishes (Black, Desert Brown, and Tungsten) and two different handguard lengths (10.5” and 14”) along with an adjustable length of pull and cheek riser to meet the needs and preferences of a variety of shooters.


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THIRD CIRCUIT DENIES REHEARING IN SAF PA GUN RIGHTS VICTORY

The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition for a rehearing in the Second Amendment Foundation’s victory in a case challenging Pennsylvania statutes that prohibit law-abiding young adults from carrying firearms for self-defense and prevents them from acquiring a state license to carry (LTCF) because of their age. The case is known as Lara v. Evanchick.

The petition for an en banc rehearing had been filed by attorneys representing the Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. SAF is joined in the case by the Firearms Policy Coalition and three private citizens, including Madison M. Lara, for whom the case is named. They are represented by attorneys David H. Thompson, Peter A. Patterson and John D. Ohlendorf at Cooper & Kirk, Washington, D.C.

Writing for the majority, Circuit Judge Kent A. Jordan explained, “The petition for rehearing filed by appellant in the above-entitled case having been submitted to the judges who participated in the decision of this Court and to all the other available circuit judges of the circuit in regular active service, and no judge who concurred in the decision having asked for rehearing, and a majority of the judges of the circuit in regular service not having voted for rehearing, the petition for rehearing by the panel and the Court en banc, is DENIED.”

“We’re satisfied with the court’s decision,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “It’s an important win. The Third Circuit has affirmed that the Second Amendment applies to young adults, and that 1791 is the historical marker for understanding the right to keep and bear arms. Finally, the court has said 18-to-20-year-olds can open carry during a state of emergency in Pennsylvania.”

“We’ve been fighting this battle for more than three years,” noted SAF Executive Director Adam Kraut, who is a Pennsylvania resident and practicing attorney in the state. “The court’s decision is an important step forward to getting this issue resolved.”


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Amanda Lynn Mayhew is Just Hunting Life

What do you think about this?

How long have you been hunting?

I have been hunting for well over 30 years, born and raised in Northern Ontario, Canada. Hunting is a way of life, it always has been, growing up immersed in the outdoors I actually was ignorant to the rest of the world and the hunts it includes from the Savannahs of Africa to the badlands of Alberta and I feel blessed to have been able to travel and experience these exotic hunts.

What got you interested in hunting in the first place?

My father is the one that got me interested in hunting. He taught me that what we hunt and harvest is what we eat. I always found it very peaceful to be out in the outdoors with him and rewarding to bring home meat to my family. That connection to nature and the tradition of providing for my loved ones really sparked my interest in hunting. My father was a man that loved the outdoors and shared as much as he could with his family. My mom was the angler in the family and my dad the hunter, although mom loved to eat the meat we brought home and liked to target practice she was not one to harvest animals.

What is your favorite type of game to hunt?

 My favorite game to hunt changes as I grow and have new experiences, but thus far, I still find the Northern Ontario Moose hunt to be a favorite. It allows me to reflect on my family and upbringing, and hunt in the same way my grandfather did. It’s a special connection to my roots and a tradition that holds a lot of meaning for me.

What challenges do you face when hunting?

There are various challenges that come with hunting for myself including physical, and mental. As I get older, weather tends to play into my hunts with extreme conditions and cold gets to my bones so I find that wearing the proper equipment for me and my needs gets me through my days. I have a condition called Graves Disease which I argue with every day, but it still wins and one of the intolerances are to cold. Sometimes the terrain gives me a challenge since I broke my talus bone in my foot in 2021 but I overcome it by keep on trekking making sure the footwear I have is going to support my needs.

Amanda Lynn Mayhew
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Hydra Weaponry Introduces the Hydra 10

Based on customer requests, Hydra Weaponry introduces the Hydra 10; a powerful and highly accurate .308 rifle with caliber conversion barrels available soon.

Hydra Weaponry, Maine’s largest firearms employer, designers, and manufacturers of the truly modular MARCK-15 Hydra® Weapon System, unveil the Hydra 10, a .308 with the hard-hitting performance expected of this leading American AR-rifle manufacturer.

Based on customer demands, the Hydra 10 is built upon years of research, development, and real-world testing. It combines advanced engineering with user-centric features to deliver a rifle platform that excels in any scenario. From long-range precision shooting to tactical applications, the Hydra 10 offers unmatched adaptability and performance.

Key features of the Hydra 10 include:

Modular Design: The Hydra 10 features a modular architecture that allows for easy customization and adaptation to suit individual preferences and mission requirements. The Hydra 10 is the base model for future caliber configurations. All that will be required to change calibers will be a barrel and bolt exchange. Stay tuned for new calibers in the near future..308 Caliber Precision: Engineered to deliver exceptional accuracy and ballistic performance, the Hydra 10 is chambered in the renowned .308 Winchester caliber. Whether hunting larger game or used as a tactical weapon for professional use, users can rely on the Hydra 10 to deliver decisive results with every shot.Robust Construction: Crafted from premium materials and subjected to rigorous quality control standards, the Hydra 10 is built to withstand the harshest conditions and the most demanding missions. The Hydra 10 is built on a BLK Systems stock and pistol grip, with a Quick-Change Barrel Upper Receiver (QCB-D), and runs on a standard SR-25 magazine with a DPMS pattern.Advanced Features: Equipped with advanced features such as a crisp trigger, ergonomic controls, and a smooth cycling action, the Hydra 10 ensures optimal performance and shooter comfort. Additionally, compatibility with a wide range of accessories and optics further enhances the Hydra 10’s versatility and effectiveness in the field.

“We are proud to introduce the Hydra 10, a rifle platform that embodies our commitment to innovation, quality, and performance,” said Mack Gwinn III, CEO at Hydra Weaponry. “The Hydra 10 represents a new standard of excellence in the world of .308 caliber rifles.”



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FALCO® HOLSTERS VERSATILE ROTATING SHOULDER HOLSTERS

Perfect for EDC

FALCO® Holsters, a global leader in crafting bespoke leather holsters, reveals its latest innovation in shoulder holsters designed to enhance concealed carry experiences. The new collection features the handcrafted leather D131 and D231 Roto Shoulder Holsters and the D901 Hybrid Roto Shoulder Holster, offering versatility and efficiency for everyday carry needs. 

Katarína Zacharová, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at FALCO Holsters, explains, “The light-bearing full leather version of our highly successful Roto Shoulder system has been eagerly anticipated and reflects our dedication to prioritizing customer feedback.” She emphasizes the unique features of these shoulder holsters, stating, “Our shoulder holster line stands out for its interchangeability, allowing all configurations to integrate into a single harness system seamlessly.”

Zacharová states, “This adaptability offers unmatched convenience, accommodating diverse carry preferences and many firearm combinations. Whether you’re switching between firearm models or adjusting for different scenarios, our holsters provide an effortless transition. For instance, switching from carrying your .45 caliber 2011 with a weapon-mounted light in full leather today to a .380 semi-auto in the hybrid leather/Kydex holster version tomorrow is as easy as detaching the customized holster from the adjustable leather harness and replacing it with the holster tailored to a different firearm.”

FALCO’s Roto Shoulder Holsters boast a rotating function, enabling a vertical carry position for a sleek profile and ergonomic draw even with full-sized handguns. Zacharová explains, “When you’re ready to draw, simply unsnap the security strap, and the holster rotates to an angle that promotes a more comfortable grip and rapid draw. The holster incorporates a leather security strap designed to be released by the forefinger and adjustable leather belt tie-down straps to keep your firearm in place. Strategically placed spaces in the leather harness allow extensive size adjustment to fit the harness to your body type. Combined with the leather harness, everyday carriers enjoy balanced weight distribution of the handgun and magazines for all-day comfort.”




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