Browning Adds to the X-Bolt Rifle Line in 2017

   Browning Adds to the X-Bolt Rifle Line in 2017    Click here for release and images    Browning is expanding the bolt-action X-Bolt rifle line in 2017 with two new models and the addition of caliber choices in several existing models.  Browning’s new X-Bolt Medallion Safari Grade rifle features a deep polished blued fluted heavy sporter barrel with gold accented engraving. The polished blued steel receiver is also engraved. A gloss finish checkered Grade IV/V walnut stock is accented with a rosewood fore-end cap and pistol grip cap. Available in short action calibers from in .243 Win. to long action … Continue reading Browning Adds to the X-Bolt Rifle Line in 2017

Brown Bear Hunt Update

Hi Friends, We’ve all heard the old cliche “You get what you pay for” but is this really a cliche? Most of the time it’s not. Granted, sometimes a cancellation trip can be had at a discount or a trip to a new area can be had with a high-quality outfitter while he’s working out logistics etc. Generally speaking though the cheapest hunts are going to be woefully disappointing. Lets talk about value. We all want to get the most return on our hard earned cash. Most of us work hard for what we have and we expect quality service … Continue reading Brown Bear Hunt Update

New Gun Digest Book Highlights Big-Bore Revolvers for Hunting

New Gun Digest Book Highlights Big-Bore Revolvers for Hunting Click here for release and images Zephyr Cove, Nevada (February 28, 2017) – In Gun Digest Book of Hunting Revolvers, handgun authority Max Prasac explains everything you need to know to take on the biggest game animals with the biggest handguns in their many calibers and configurations. Whether your big-bore handgun adventures take place in the Lower 48, Alaska, Africa, or anywhere else in the world, this book will help you take to the field with confidence. Gun Digest Book of Hunting Revolvers is available now at www.gundigeststore.com, Amazon, Barnes & … Continue reading New Gun Digest Book Highlights Big-Bore Revolvers for Hunting

Sportsmen Slam House Bill Limiting Public Lands Acquisitions

News for Immediate Release May 1, 2017 Contact: Katie McKalip, 406-240-9262, mckalip@backcountryhunters.org  Sportsmen Slam House Bill Limiting Public Lands Acquisitions H.R. 2167 would hamper strategic gains for conservation, to facilitate access Sportsmen Slam House Bill Limiting Public Lands AcquisitionsWASHINGTON – A bill that would inhibit the strategic acquisition of public lands and waters for access, recreation and fish and wildlife habitat is drawing strong criticism from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. H.R. 2167, introduced last week by Rep. Morgan Griffith of Virginia, would legislate a “no net increase” in the size of the public estate, stipulating that for every acre acquired … Continue reading Sportsmen Slam House Bill Limiting Public Lands Acquisitions

2017 Great American Outdoor Show Announces Free Readmission February 12

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 7, 2017 Contact: nragomedia@nrahq.org; (703) 267-1595 2017 Great American Outdoor Show Announces Free Readmission February 12 HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Great American Outdoor Show announces Bounce Back Sunday, a special promotion allowing all outdoor enthusiasts attending the world’s largest consumer sports and outdoor show the opportunity to be readmitted for FREE on Feb. 12, the show’s final day.  To qualify attendees must have purchased a show ticket on any previous day and bring that ticket back on Feb. 12. Featuring nearly 1,100 exhibits, over … Continue reading 2017 Great American Outdoor Show Announces Free Readmission February 12

House Votes to Eviscerate Rule Giving Sportsmen More Say on Public Land Use

News for Immediate Release February 7, 2017 Contact: Kristyn Brady, 617-501-6352, kbrady@trcp.org House Votes to Eviscerate Rule Giving Sportsmen More Say on Public Land Use Representatives would revert BLM land-use planning back to an ineffective and outdated rule and prevent positive changes from being included in future revisions WASHINGTON, D.C. – Using an obscure legislative process, a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to block the BLM’s new land-use planning rule, known as Planning 2.0, and roll back the additional opportunities the rule affords the public to voice concerns about land management decisions on 245 million acres. The … Continue reading House Votes to Eviscerate Rule Giving Sportsmen More Say on Public Land Use

SCI Sues to Protect Hunting Opportunities in Alaska

  News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: media@safariclub.org January 20, 2017 SCI Sues to Protect Hunting Opportunities in Alaska WASHINGTON, DC – On January 19, 2017, Safari Club International (SCI) filed a lawsuit against three sets of Obama Administration regulations that prohibit and restrict certain methods and means of hunting on National Wildlife Refuges and National Preserves in Alaska.  SCI filed suit in federal district court in the District of Alaska.  SCI’s lawsuit challenges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) and National Park Service’s (NPS) illegal acts in ignoring and overriding the State of Alaska’s authority to manage wildlife and … Continue reading SCI Sues to Protect Hunting Opportunities in Alaska

RMEF Grants Benefit Habitat, Hunting Heritage and Research in Minnesota

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $72,794 in grant funding toward conservation and hunting heritage projects in the state of Minnesota. There are 13 projects that benefit nearly 9,000 acres of elk habitat and outdoor/sporting enthusiasts in Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Douglas, Hubbard, Itasca, Kittson, Marshall, Morrison and Roseau Counties. There are also seven additional projects of statewide benefit. “There was a time more than 100 years ago that historic elk range covered the entire state of Minnesota. Now their range is miniscule,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “A portion of this grant funding goes toward a study … Continue reading RMEF Grants Benefit Habitat, Hunting Heritage and Research in Minnesota

Boundary Waters Mining Leases Denied, Sportsmen Celebrate

News for Immediate Release Dec. 15, 2016 Contact: Katie McKalip, 406-240-9262, mckalip@backcountryhunters.org Boundary Waters Mining Leases Denied, Sportsmen Celebrate Massive sulfide-ore copper mine would have jeopardized the region’s fish and wildlife, outdoor opportunities. Leases were strongly opposed by sportsmen ELY, Minn. – Public lands sportsmen today applauded the denial of federal mineral leases in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness watershed, a decision that removes a grave threat to the nation’s most-visited wilderness, ensures the continuation of the region’s hunting and fishing traditions, and safeguards the fish and wildlife populations that call the area home. The BWCAW encompasses more than … Continue reading Boundary Waters Mining Leases Denied, Sportsmen Celebrate

BHA Approves Zinke Selection as Interior Secretary

MISSOULA, Mont. – In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rep. Ryan Zinke as U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers President and CEO Land Tawney issued the following statement: “Congressman Zinke understands the importance of public lands and balancing management of these important resources with energy development and other uses. As Montana’s lone representative in the House of Representatives, Mr. Zinke has showed himself to be receptive to the interests of a wide range of constituents and a potential ally of sportsmen and other outdoor recreationists. “Charged with administering significant federal lands and natural resources, the … Continue reading BHA Approves Zinke Selection as Interior Secretary