U.S. Compound Men Sweep Individual Medals at World Cup Final

MOSCOW – For perhaps the first time ever, all the U.S. women Trap athletes at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship for Shotgun will return home with a medal. The Open Women’s Team won gold – the first team medal for the U.S. in the event since the 1998 World Championship in Barcelona, Spain. The combined total over 75 targets for team members Ashley Carroll, Caitlin Weinheimer and Corey Cogdell-Unrein was 203, which also tied silver medalists Finland and bronze medalists Italy. The tie for the medal positions was broken by the team’s score on the 25 targets … Continue reading U.S. Compound Men Sweep Individual Medals at World Cup Final

Walleye Stereotypes, 15 lber Caught, Spring Power Fishing Tip

  Hope everyone had a blessed and safe Easter weekend with family/friends!If you’re getting this Target Walleye/Ice email for the first time, a friend probably signed you up! Today’s Top 5 Montana 15-lber caught!  Donald Rosin was fishing Upper Holter Lake, MT with guide Trevor Johnson when he caught (and released) the fish of a lifetime…a 15-lb Easter-egg basket that bit a Kit’s Tackle Glass Minnow (yellow perch) baited with salted sucker meat: > Trevor: “The fish had an old metal tag in her lip, which means she was at least 15 years old. Still weighed just shy of 15 … Continue reading Walleye Stereotypes, 15 lber Caught, Spring Power Fishing Tip

Show Your Breed Some Love

  Having trouble viewing this email? Click here to view in your browser. | Send to a friend Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s annual, month-long Bird Dogs for Habitat campaign challenges upland hunters to cast a vote and make a donation on behalf of their favorite bird dog breed. Every vote is a dollar, and every dollar goes to habitat.   And thanks to Irish Setter Boots, Merck Animal Health, Purina Pro Plan, SportDOG Brand, YETI and MidWest Outdoors Magazine & Television, every dollar donated to the Bird Dogs for Habitat campaign is matched five times. This means your $10 turns into $50, your $20 turns into $100 and … Continue reading Show Your Breed Some Love

March Backcountry Beat

TAKE ACTION JOIN US DONATE STORE Friend — One of my favorite things about BHA is our boots on the ground, organic nature. I’m constantly reminded of the power we have in all of you. We may not have loads of cash, but we have the currency of people. Yesterday morning was yet another example. I joined four backcountry badasses and climbed Mt. Sentinel east of Missoula. I was just getting back on the exercise horse after a bad car wreck and a slip on the ice that bruised my ribs. Without the push from my fellow BHAers, I probably … Continue reading March Backcountry Beat

New Rapala Lure Leaked, Spring Sauger Tips, Fish of the Week

If you’re getting this Target Walleye/Ice email for the first time, a friend probably signed you up! Today’s Top 5 Bigguns of the week!  Randy Gaines has been puttin’ his clients on some Lake Erie studs! They’ve been pulling Off Shore Tackle Planer Boards and cranks near Port Clinton, OH while looking for the cleanest water they can find: Mick Broughton cracked this slobby 15-lber [!] on a Domka custom-painted Bandit trolled 0.9 to 1.2 mph. Said it “stayed down the whole way in…even at 2′ on the Okuma Cold Water Low-Profile Line Counter it was still straight down!” Whoa: … Continue reading New Rapala Lure Leaked, Spring Sauger Tips, Fish of the Week

State Sandhill Crane Hunt Under Consideration

State Sandhill Crane Hunt Under Consideration State Sandhill Crane Hunt Under Consideration Created: 02 March 2017 Around the state, at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 10, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress will hold hearings in each county to discuss a multitude of DNR-related conservation issues. Whether to open a hunting season on Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin will again be up for consideration and these hearings provide everyone in the state a chance to voice their opinion.QUESTION 80 reads as follows: Sandhill crane hunting season (540616) (requires legislation) There are 700,000 Sandhill Cranes in North America and 17 states have hunting seasons, … Continue reading State Sandhill Crane Hunt Under Consideration

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill Introduced in Senate

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has introduced the NSSF-supported Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S.446), a companion to the House of Representatives bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.). The proposed legislation, with 30 co-sponsors, would compel states to recognize concealed carry permits issued from other states that have concealed carry laws within their own borders – much in the same way a driver’s license is recognized. The bill aims to eliminate the confusion of varying state-by-state laws and provide protection for Second Amendment rights for permit holders. “This bill … Continue reading National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill Introduced in Senate

“Hooked Up” Investigative Series Exposes Red Snapper “Sea Lords”

“Hooked Up” Investigative Series Exposes Red Snapper Sea Lords In a five-part investigative series entitled “Hooked Up,” Chief Investigative Reporter for Fox 8 WVUE New Orleans Lee Zurik unmasked the absurdity behind the individual fishing quota in the Gulf red snapper fishery. This federal catch share program—largely hidden from taxpayers since its inception a decade ago—has hand-picked a few lucky commercial fishermen and gifted them a public resource worth tens of millions of dollars for nothing in return. U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), an outspoken advocate for sound fisheries management, contributed to the series and vowed to continue working on … Continue reading “Hooked Up” Investigative Series Exposes Red Snapper “Sea Lords”

Largemouth Bass Habitat Enhancement Study by Chance Kirkeeng

By Chance Kirkeeng Bass relative weights have been increasing since habitat treatment. Bass relative weights have been increasing since habitat treatment. In previous articles, Dr. Brian Graeb described the importance of habitat science as he explained a couple different hypotheses about how habitat may improve sport fish populations. He also discussed our central research question for restoring aging reservoirs: “How much habitat is needed to increase production of largemouth bass, either in terms of abundance or growth?” The focus of this column is to give an update on our research project and discuss some of the results. My study is … Continue reading Largemouth Bass Habitat Enhancement Study by Chance Kirkeeng

The Roosevelt Report: Trump’s New Agriculture Secretary

  January 19 Donate Featured News Trump Taps a Quail Hunter for Secretary of Agriculture Seat Images courtesy of Bruce Tuten/Flickr. An avid sportsman, former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue has the kind of personal and policy experience that is likely to benefit the nation’s farmers and ranchers, as well as fish and wildlife habitat on private and public lands. With today’s announcement, the hunting and fishing community recognizes the significant potential for collaboration and compromise. Here’s what the sportsmen community is saying. From the Blog From the SHOT Show Floor: A Glimpse at the Innovation and Industry-Wide Challenges Facing Sportsmen … Continue reading The Roosevelt Report: Trump’s New Agriculture Secretary