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Two Excellent Books for Hunters, Shooters, and Everyone Else: ‘The Hunt’ and ‘Shoot to Win’

December 3, 2014

'The Hunt' and 'Shoot to Win' are two great books that outdoorsmen and non-outdoorsmen alike can learn from.

Whether you're seeking a book for gift giving or just curling up by a cozy fireplace this winter, now is a good time to add two books to your reading list. You’ll like David Farbman’s The Hunt and Chris Cheng’s Shoot to Win. The only thing upsetting about reading The Hunt was realizing it had been on my stack of books for several months and I could have enjoyed it sooner. D'oh! I don’t know why it took so long to get to the top of my pile, but I was glad it recently did....

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Want to Give Someone a Gun for Christmas? Read This First

December 1, 2014

Thinking about giving a gun to someone for Christmas? Keep these things in mind.

There will be those who disagree with me, but I believe a first shotgun is a wonderful Christmas gift. The uniquely shaped, elongated box under the tree generally won’t fool anybody for long, but as the recipient of many gift-wrapped guns over the years, I can tell you the thought of receiving a new gun for Christmas inspires many hours of happy anticipation and a lifetime of joy. Should you elect to give a youthful hunter or budding shooter in your life a firearm (or even a BB gun) as a gift this Christmas, you must be aware the act involves a great deal of responsibility. The new gun...

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Land Rover Designs SUV So Luxurious It Has a Leather-trimmed Gun Box

November 13, 2014

This Range Rover is especially geared towards sportsmen, thanks to collaboration from gun maker Holland & Holland.

What is the most you have ever paid for a hunting-related feature on your car? In partnership with British gun maker Holland & Holland, Land Rover has designed what they call one of the most luxurious SUVs for hunters and recreational shooters on the market. The Holland & Holland Range Rover has increased off-road capability and comes with a choice of either a diesel-powered 4.4-liter SDV8 or a 510PS petrol-powered 5.0-liter V8 Supercharged. The interior is tailor-designed to suit the discerning sportsman, and comes furnished with leather seating, Holland & Holland embroidery, and...

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Strong Gun, Ammo Sales Benefit Wildlife as Firearms Industry Settles into “New Normal”

September 17, 2014

Since their creation, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs have generated more than $15 billion for conservation projects. Thanks to high gun and ammo sales in 2013, this year's apportionment is the highest yet.

The firearms and ammunition industry is once again returning to normal after a busy and chaotic 2013. Manufacturers found themselves pressed by sky-high demand as customers stocked up on guns and ammo, causing visible shortages in items such as AR-15-style rifles and .22 LR ammo. According to statistics from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), background checks in 2013 rose to a record 14.8 million as compared to 5.64 million in 2011. While last year may have been immensely profitable for the industry, it was also a shot in the arm for critical conservation projects across the...

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TwistRate: A Crowdfunder for the Outdoors

July 14, 2014

TwistRate officially launched in July, and has a number of hosted projects already underway.

Thanks to the internet, it's now easier than ever for modern inventors to share their ideas with the world, but finding the right platform can be tricky. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The premise is simple: put your idea on a pedestal and see how the world reacts. If you have something of merit, than you'll likely see money pour in from thousands of eager funders who want nothing more than to see you succeed---and possibly a more material reward. TwistRate is the...

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Leaders of Conservation: Responsive Management Executive Director Mark Duda

June 11, 2014

Responsive Management's Mark Damian Duda has been called one of the few people who can predict the future of conservation in America.

This interview with Responsive Management Executive Director Mark Duda is part of OutdoorHub’s Leaders of Conservation series, in which we sit down with leaders of the North American conservation movement to learn more about the stories behind their organizations and people. According to a 2011 survey by the US Census Bureau, there are nearly 14 million hunters in the United States 16 years old and older. Hunters spent a total of 281.9 million days in the field and spent almost $34 billion on equipment and other hunting-related expenses. This is the kind of data that the...

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The Eyes Have It: Protecting Your Vision in the Outdoors

June 8, 2014

Whenever you are shooting, you should wear protection for your eyes and ears. Teaching kids right from the start to protect their eyes is very important.

The eruption of fire as the sun rises over the distant horizon. The glow of a campfire shared with friends and family. The waning light as night chases the sun to set in the west. The nuances of the hair on the side of the buck as seen through the scope just before that moment of truth. The explosion of colors and feathers as the ducks race skyward. The way the trees and scenery rushes to a blur as you accelerate down the trail. The look on your kid’s face when you come home after a hard day, or even that look from a pretty girl passing by you in the store. These are just a few of the...

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This Week,Gateway Outdoors Radio Helps Sportsman Get Involved

May 22, 2014

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This week on Gateway Outdoors Radio Charlie Burchfield’s is Ted Onufrak who is an avid sportsmen, and for decades has been involved with the PA Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, and currently serves as PFSC Treasurer. Onufrak discusses the need for sportsmen to become involved in the field sports, and touches on the need for sportsmen to be aware of issues that can directly affect them. The program will air May 26th at 6 p.m. on WCED 1420 AM, 107.9 FM and 96.7 FM, and live streamed on the Internet. The program can be heard the following day archived on the WCED Talk Radio web site...

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Leaders of Conservation: MidwayUSA CEO Larry Potterfield

May 20, 2014

MidwayUSA CEO and founder Larry Potterfield proudly presents a Missouri eastern gobbler taken with a Winchester 12 gauge.

This interview with MidwayUSA CEO and founder Larry Potterfield is part of OutdoorHub’s Leaders of Conservation series, in which we sit down with leaders of the North American conservation movement to learn more about the stories behind their organizations and people. The tale of MidwayUSA's rise to outdoor industry prominence is perhaps the quintessential American success story. From a small start-up gun shop in Columbia, Missouri, Larry Potterfield built the business into a sprawling online retailer. It all started with a little vision, enthusiasm, and perhaps a bit of 8mm...

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MOJO’s Terry Denmon to Be Inducted into Outdoor Legends National Hall of Fame

May 15, 2014

President and CEO of MOJO Outdoors, Terry Denmon

Garry Mason, Founder of the Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame announced that Terry Denmon, Professional Hunter and President and CEO of MOJO Outdoors will be inducted into the National Hall of Fame at their annual ceremony in August which will be held in their hometown of Nashville, TN.  Terry and MOJO are both based in Monroe, LA. Terry joins such outdoor icons as Hank Parker, Bill Dance, Larry Weishuhn, Johnny Morris, Toxey Haas, Tom Knapp, Jimmy Houston, Jackie Bushman and other noted outdoor legends. Including this year, only 91 persons have been inducted. Garry says...

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