Hunting

The new spotting scopes come in angled, left, and straight, right, models. (Photo: The Outdoor Wire) Leupold & Stevens introduced a new spotting scope into its lineup, announcing the SX-5 Santiam HD 27-55x80mm Spotting Scope. The SX-5 Santiam is available in a straight and angled model and is created for “diehard hunters and shooters.” The
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The Remington Premier Expander shotshell comes in either 12 or 20-gauge. (Photo: Remington) Remington broadens its ammunition inventory with the addition of a new series of shotshell ammo known as the Remington Premier Expander. The Remington Premier Expander shotshell uses Barnes all copper-tipped Expander slugs which feature six cutting petals. These petals engage upon impact
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a proclamation last week to encourage participation in hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation across the country. Zinke, a retired Navy SEAL and former Montana lawmaker appointed by President Trump last year to head the Interior Department, proclaimed October as National Hunting and Fishing Month while visiting the Wonders of
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State lawmakers that backed the expansion argue that sportsmen planning to hunt with semi-autos they thought qualified may now face problems. (Photo: Remington) New legislation had Delaware sportsmen expecting more options but conservation officials are adamant that semi-autos are not part of the list. This session, state lawmakers approved a number of deer hunting expansions,
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The Pantera S100 now comes chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. (Photo: Sauer) Germany’s oldest gunmaker, J.P. Sauer & Sohn, has announced its S100 Pantera rifle will now get the 6.5 Creedmoor treatment. The company announced the compact precision rifle will join the Creedmoor craze offering the 6.5 Creedmoor chambering to long-range shooting enthusiasts. Distributed by Blaser
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A federal judge this week reversed a rule change that allowed states around Yellowstone to manage the resurgent grizzly population (Photo: Wyoming Game and Fish Department) Despite mounting human interaction with a growing bear population, a federal judge sided with animal rights groups to reinstate protections for the grizzlies. U.S. Judge Dana Christensen on Monday
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Realtree Timber is the latest pattern to come from Realtree’s lab. (Photo: Realtree) Realtree rolls outs a brand new pattern for hunting season, launching the Realtree Timber design. Taking notes from renowned waterfowl hunters, industry insiders and local experts and guides, Realtree incorporated new technology and printing to deliver the waterfowl pattern the company said
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The AmmoPal comes in three colors and offers an easier means to dispense shotgun shells. (Photo: GSM Outdoors) GSM Outdoors announced its recent acquisition of AmmoPal — a new product designed to easily dispense shotgun shells. AmmoPal, created for shotgun hunters as well as target shooters, will take up residence under GSM Outdoors’ Shooting Made
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The ATACR 4-16×50 F1, left, and SHV 3-10×42, right, are the latest scopes to enter the Nightforce lineup. (Photo: Nightforce Optics) Nightforce Optics adds onto its ATACR and SHV product lines, announcing the new ATACR 4-16×50 F1 and SHV 3-10×42 riflescope models. Leading the pack is the latest entry into the ATACR family, the 4-16×50
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This bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Act to make it easier for state conservation agencies to promote hunting. (Photo: Congressional Sportsmen’s’ Caucus) The U.S. House last week gave a nod to a bill aimed at making more funds available to promote hunting and recreational shooting. The measure, H.R. 2591, termed the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for
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The J. Clark Salyer NWR, located along the Souris River in north-central North Dakota, will be open to moose hunters for the first time due to the order. The 58,700-acre refuge is the largest in North Dakota and is among 30 across the nation where hunting and fishing opportunities were recently expanded. (Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS)
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Grizzly bear in a field at Yellowstone National Park (Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) A federal judge in Montana this week added more ice to a freeze on the opening of the grizzly bear season in two states. U.S. Judge Dana Christensen issued a second 14-day injunction from his Missoula courtroom Thursday as part
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The Monopod Shooting Stick offers stability to shooters at the range and in the field. (Photo: Firefield) FireField adds another new addition to its accessory lineup, launching the FireField Monopod Shooting Stick for rifle shooting. The Monopod Shooting Stick pairs with any rifle to deliver more stability while shooting or hunting in the field. The
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Speed-Shok loads offer a variety of 12-gauge loads for waterfowl hunters. (Photo: Federal Premium) Federal Ammunition overhauls its Speed-Shok waterfowl loads, announcing a revamped lineup including 11 loads in several sizes. The Speed-Shok boasts Federal Ammunition’s Catalyst primer which delivers a consistent, reliable ignition. In addition, the revamped loads offer faster burning powders that aim
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Jason Hairston, who founded first Sitka and later KUIU, has passed. (Photo: KUIU) The outdoorsman, hunting equipment company founder and former football standout was found dead in his California home this week. Jason Hairston, CEO of Dixon-based KUIU, started the company in 2010 as a result of a life-long passion for hunting after playing professional
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The Mossy Oak Bottomland Cerakote by Rykan adds a durable finish to firearms and accessories. (Photo: Rykan Industries) Mossy Oak and Rykan Industries are collaborating to offer custom Cerakote finishes in Mossy Oak Bottomland, the companies announced Wednesday. Rykan Industries brings it establish Certified Cerakote facility to the partnership while Mossy Oak serves up its
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“With laws enacted today, responsible gun owners’ FOID cards remain active while ISP processes renewals,” said Rauner after signing HB 4855 last week. (Photo: Rauner’s office) Moves to allow a grace period on gun card expirations and make more safety options available for hunters were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner over the
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