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A LOCAL HUNTER SHARED A PHOTO ON SOCIAL MEDIA THIS WEEKEND, WHERE HE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIS FINGER OFF WHILE DOVE HUNTING. IT’S HUNTING SEASON IN OKLAHOMA, AND WHILE MANY PEOPLE WILL BE HEADING TO THE WOODS, THE PRESIDENT OF A LOCAL GUN CLUB SAID SAFETY SHOULD ALWAYS COME FIRST.WATERFOWL HUNTING HAS A REPUTATION FOR BEING EXPENSIVE, BUT HUNTERS DON’T NEED TO SHELL OUT TONS OF MONEY ON A BOAT OR A TRUCKLOAD OF WATERFOWL GEAR TO BE SUCCESSFUL. THAT’S ESPECIALLY TRUE IN A STATE WITH AS MUCH PUBLIC LAND AS IDAHO. JUMP SHOOTING IS A LOW-COST OPTION FOR PUBLIC LAND HUNTS, BUT IT IS NOT THE ONLY ONE. THE CLASSIC METHOD OF HUNTING OVER DECOYS IS A GOOD OPTION FOR PUBLIC LAND WATERFOWL HUNTERS.FOLKS IN MICHIGAN ARE PANICKING AND RUSHING TO STOCK UP ON GUNS ... AND IT'S NOT JUST 2ND AMENDMENT ENTHUSIASTS ... IT'S ALL SORTS OF FOLKS WHO ARE SCARED STIFF OVER THE PROSPECT OF VIOLENCE ON THE HEELS OF THE ELECTION. GUN AND AMMO STORES ACROSS MICHIGAN ARE SEEING A HUGE SURGE IN FOLKS TRYING TO BUY FIREARMS, AND IT BECAME ALL TOO REAL WHEN THEIR GOVERNOR BECAME THE TARGET OF A PLOT TO KIDNAP AND POSSIBLY KILL HER. BUT, THE REALITY IS ... TENSIONS HAVE BEEN BREWING ALL YEAR, AND PEOPLE ARE ARMING THEMSELVES.HEAD OF THE HARBOR OFFICIALS NY WILL NOT ENFORCE VILLAGE CODE PROHIBITING BOW AND ARROW USE AFTER AN APPEALS COURT STRUCK DOWN A SIMILAR PROHIBITION IN THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. OFFICIALS SAID THE COURT DECISION "CALLS INTO QUESTION THE VALIDITY" A SECTION OF CODE THAT LISTS BOWS AS FIREARMS, WHOSE USE IS LARGELY PROHIBITED WITHIN THE VILLAGE. ANOTHER SECTION OF CODE REGULATING HUNTING MAY ALSO HAVE TO BE REVISED BECAUSE IT "INCORRECTLY REFERENCES" NEW YORK STATE LAWS THAT BAN DISCHARGE OF BOWS AND FIREARMS NEAR BUILDINGS, ACCORDING TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE VILLAGE WEBSITE WRITTEN BY VILLAGE ATTORNEY ANTHONY GUARDINO.NEARLY HALF A MILLION FIREARMS DEER HUNTERS ARE PREPARING FOR THE FIREARMS DEER SEASON THAT OPENS SATURDAY, NOV. 7, AND OFFERS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND TIME OUTDOORS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, FIND ADVENTURE OUTDOORS AND PUT VENISON IN THE FREEZER. HUNTERS HELP KEEP DEER POPULATIONS IN LINE WITH POPULATION GOALS ACROSS THE STATE. MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES’ WILDLIFE MANAGERS REPORT FAVORABLE WEATHER SO FAR THIS YEAR AND GOOD OPPORTUNITIES TO HARVEST DEER IN MOST AREAS.

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MS – SHOOTING SPORTS – A shooting program for Mississippi students is more popular than ever and COVID-19 is playing a role

CLAIRON-LEDGER.COM October 16, 2020 – The Mississippi Scholastic Shooting Sports Program is relatively new on the scene, but participation is growing rapidly amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Michelle Carter, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks director of Outreach Programs, said the ability to be outside and practice social distancing is appealing. The uncertainty of the fate of traditional sports programs also brought more…

MT – SHOOTING SPORTS – Montana Soldier An Olympics Rifle Shooting Qualifier

Our congratulations and best of luck wishes to Spc. Alison Weisz, Company B, 369th Adjutant General Battalion, from Belgrade, Montana.

Robert Timmons and Josephine Carlson, Fort Jackson Public Affairs, shared the news that Alison qualified for the Olympics in a sport equally suited for the Army – marksmanship. Alison completed Advanced Individual Training on October 8, and from there it is off to the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) in Fort…

KS – SHOOTING SPORTS – Cowtown gunfight under review after accidental shooting (VIDEO)

AN INTERNAL REVIEW IS UNDERWAY INTO HOW A COWTOWN GUN FIGHTER WAS HURT IN AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING OVER THE WEEKEND. SEVERAL GUNFIGHTERS WERE SHOOTING AT EACH OTHER DURING A HISTORIC RE-ENACTMENT GUNFIGHT AT WICHITA'S OLD COWTOWN MUSEUM FRIDAY, SEPT. 18. THE PARTICIPANTS WERE USING REAL FIREARMS, BUT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE LOADED WITH BLANK BULLETS. THE SCENE CHANGED FROM ACTING TO REAL LIFE JUST AFTER 9 P.M., WHEN ONE OF THE GUNFIGHTERS WAS SHOT. THE 24-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION, AND HE IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

NV – SHOOTING SPORTS – Victor Avila Sets New World Record For Longest Handgun Shot (VIDEO)

CISION PR NEWSWIRE – September 17, 2020 – Victor Avila set a New World Record for the longest handgun shot on Wednesday July 29, 2020. He scored a 2,010 yard shot on a ELR target with a 10mm handgun. In addition, he scored multiple shots on a 1650 yard ELR target with a Glock 23. Victor used…

OH – SHOOTING SPORTS – Looking Back At The 2008 National High Power Rifle Long-Range Championships

From the vault: This article by Maureen Hammerquist covers the 2008 NRA High Power Rifle Long-Range National Championships at Camp Perry, where John Whidden garnered top honors for the second year in a row. As published in the November 2008 issue of Shooting Sports USA: There’s a sense of familiarly for shooters coming to compete at the NRA national championships at Camp Perry, OH. Participants anticipate the camaraderie, sportsmanship and personal achievements well before…

DC – SHOOTING SPORTS – TAKING AIM: DC Project: Women of 50 States

Dianna Muller may not see herself as such, but she is a shaker and a doer. When confronted with a challenge and an opportunity to answer it, she acts. That is precisely what led to her becoming the founder of the DC Project. “The DC Project is an educational, non-partisan initiative to encourage women to establish relationships with their legislators, and reveal the faces and stories of real firearm…

CT – SHOOTING SPORTS – Millions of New Gun Owners Will Enjoy National Shooting Sports Month in August

AMERICA'S MILLIONS OF FIRST-TIME FIREARM OWNERS WILL FIND NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS MONTH IN AUGUST A GREAT TIME TO PURSUE TRAINING AND LEARN ABOUT THE DOZENS OF TARGET SHOOTING SPORTS THEY CAN ENJOY WITH THEIR NEWLY PURCHASED FIREARM. DEVELOPED BY NSSF, THE FIREARM INDUSTRY TRADE ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS MONTH REMINDS EVERYONE—NEWCOMERS AS WELL AS EXPERIENCED GUN OWNERS—ABOUT THE SAFE, FUN, EXCITING ACTIVITY OF TARGET SHOOTING.

WY – SHOOTING SPORTS – Cody Shooting Complex hosts national competition

FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, WYOMING WILL HOST THE MAGPUL WYOMING GOVERNOR’S CUP UNITED SHOOTING SPORTS LEAGUE NATIONAL COMPETITION FRIDAY-SUNDAY AT THE CODY SHOOTING COMPLEX. THE EVENT HAS BROUGHT HUNDREDS OF COMPETITORS AND SHOOTING ENTHUSIASTS TO WYOMING. THE UNITED MULTI GUN LEAGUE 3-GUN EVENT INCLUDES 12 STAGES WITH A MIX OF BAY AND NATURAL TERRAIN AT VARIOUS DISTANCES UP TO 500 YARDS.

UT – SHOOTING SPORTS – Donald Trump Jr. shoots guns from Utah company with ties to polygamous sect

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S ELDEST SON VISITED WITH UTAH GUN-MAKER DESERT TECH LAST WEEK FOR A SHOOT IN THE BEEHIVE STATE. COMPANY OWNER NICK YOUNG SAID HE AND SOME OTHER GUN-MAKERS WERE INVITED BY THE OWNER OF THE PRIVATE GUN RANGE TO MEET TRUMP JR. YOUNG HANDED THE PRESIDENT’S SON A RIFLE TO FIRE. “THERE’S NO POLITICS,” YOUNG SAID. “WE’RE JUST SHOOTING GUNS. I LIKE TO SHOOT GUNS. HE LIKES TO SHOOT GUNS. THAT’S ALL.”

NAT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – 11 Pictures Of People Who Got Scope Eye (Laugh With Them, Not At Them…)

WIDEOPENSPACES.COM – Every year, pictures flood social media of hunters and shooters who gave themselves a scope eye when they shot with their eye too close to the scope on their gun. Hunters and outdoorsmen sometimes wear this wound as an affectionate badge of honor. Others wear it as a cape of embarrassment. Either way, it’s awfully funny when…

MI – SHOOTING SPORTS – Midland’s Paul Phillips part of world-record four-mile rifle shot

PAUL PHILLIPS HAS FORGED TREMENDOUS SUCCESS IN HIS 25 YEARS AS A COMPETITIVE MARKSMAN. BUT WHAT HE AND HIS 13-MEMBER TEAM DID LESS THAN ONE YEAR AGO IS UNPRECEDENTED IN THE HISTORY OF RIFLE SHOOTING. LAST SEPTEMBER, HE LED A TEAM THAT EXECUTED A FOUR-MILE SHOT, THE LONGEST DOCUMENTED RIFLE SHOT TO HIT A TARGET IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND, IN A DESERT AREA IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. "IT'S CONSIDERED AN EXHIBITION SHOT; THERE'S NOT A COMPETITION FOR IT," PHILLIPS EXPLAINED. "WE WERE JUST OUT TESTING AND EVALUATING TO LEARN HOW TO SHOOT (FROM) EXTREME LONG-RANGE BETTER, AND IN DOING SO, WE HIT THESE PLATES AT 3.4 MILES AND FOUR MILES. IT TOOK 22 SECONDS FROM THE TIME THE BULLET LEFT THE BARREL OF THE RIFLE TO IMPACT THE TARGET, PHILLIPS SAID.

NAT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – How To Create Your Own Backyard Archery Paradise

ARCHERY360.COM – A backyard archery range can save you time and make it easier to practice daily. You can make it happen with a hay bale, PVC pipe and ingenuity. Before you know it, you’ll be practicing archery each morning in your pajamas. First, though, realize that laws governing backyard ranges vary, so check your city’s rules, regulations and…

NAT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – Building the Ultimate Backyard Archery Range on a Budget

REALTREE.COM – Bowhunting and archery are disciplines that require routine practice. Unlike range-time with firearms, practicing with a bow or crossbow can be done in a wide array of places. Archery ranges, 3D and field archery courses can be found across the country. Visiting one of these establishments can provide added challenge and fun to your practice routine, but traveling to a range to shoot typically isn’t necessary unless…

INT’L – Shooting Sports – Firearm ban targets law-abiding citizens: Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association

MEMBERS OF THE (CANADIAN) WILLIAMS LAKE SPORTSMEN’S ASSOCIATION, INCLUDING ITS PRESIDENT, ARE TAKING AIM AT THE FEDERAL LIBERAL GOVERNMENT’S RECENTLY BILLED ‘ASSAULT-STYLE’ WEAPON BAN. THE GROUP SAID IT IS HOPING TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE CALLING AN UNDEMOCRATIC, OVERREACHING ORDER IN COUNCIL FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WHICH BANS CLOSE TO 2,000 TYPES OF FIREARMS IN CANADA.

UT – SHOOTING SPORTS – Hobble Creek Wranglers target mutual love of firearms and Old West in Utah County

It’s a hot, summer afternoon, and a posse of cowboys and cowgirls with aliases such as Lonesome Hart, Tamarack, Anita Gunn and Colt Colton are gathering at the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon in Springville. Dressed in Old West attire, with single-action six-shooters, rifles and shotguns in hand, they’ve come to see who has the keenest eye and fastest trigger finger of the bunch on this side of the…

NAT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – Me, My Liberal Wife and What Happened When We Went to a Gun Range

TIME.COM – There are plenty of people my lovely wife Cassandra rants against — some of whom don’t even live in our house. But the ones who get it worst are gun owners. Having grown up in a rural, gun-loving town, she finds the preppers and vigilantes to be self-heroizing macho bullies who, now that I type this sentence,…

NAT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – The Loneliness of the Liberal Gun Lover

POLITICAL.COM – On a recent Saturday, a 35-year-old Puerto Rican woman who grew up in Spanish Harlem, came out of the shadows. In front of two dozen strangers mopping up the last of their buffet lunch, Miriam O’Quinn revealed two details about herself that she rarely shares, at least not in the same sentence. She voted for Bernie Sanders. And she…

INT’L – SHOOTING SPORTS – Langley couple are the fastest guns in the world

WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER, WALNUT GROVE, BRITISH COLUMBIA RESIDENT SHAWN MURPHY LIKED TO READ THE WESTERN NOVELS OF LOUIS L’AMOUR, WHICH OFTEN FEATURED QUICK-DRAW SHOOTOUTS. THAT WAS WHERE HIS INTEREST IN THE SPORT OF FAST DRAW COMPETITION FIRST TOOK HOLD, MURPHY RECALLS, ALTHOUGH HE HAS SINCE LEARNED THAT THE REALITY OF FAST DRAW SHOOT-OUTS ISN’T QUITE THE WAY L’AMOUR DESCRIBED IT. “HE WAS A LITTLE MORE HOLLYWOOD THAN ACCURATE,” MURPHY COMMENTED. IN THE REAL WORLD, MURPHY AND HIS WIFE PAULA HAVE JUST BECOME THE FASTEST GUNS IN THE WEST. AND THE EAST, NORTH AND SOUTH. THEY WON BOTH THE MEN’S TOP GUN AND WOMEN’S TOP GUN AWARDS AT THE WORLD FAST DRAW ASSOCIATION (WFDA) BUCKLE AWARDS AND RATINGS.

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