May 2, 2013
He has 50 plus years of experience in the great outdoors and more than 10 years behind the mic and this week it’s all about Jim. It’s 100% Jim and it’s 100% true! Listen in as Jim relives his most memorable hunts, talks about outdoor causes he’s truly passionate about, discusses the fight for 2nd amendment rights, and outlines some up and coming hunting and fishing trips that he’s waiting for. He’ll even breakdown and answer some listener e-mails on today’s return of the all Jim show!
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April 30, 2013
When it comes to selecting the perfect holiday gift or finding that present for the person who has everything, sportsmen know when buying for a fellow shooter or hunter that something related to their sport is sure to please. According to a recent HunterSurvey.com and ShooterSurvey.com poll, just over half of all hunters and shooters reported giving or receiving a hunting or shooting item during the holidays this past year.
And of the 52 percent of respondents who gave or received hunting or shooting items, it seems hunters are more on the giving and receiving end as survey participants reported 66 percent of the gifts will be used for hunting verses 34 percent exclusively for shooting.
“Most hunters and shooters are extremely passionate about their respective activities so buying them a gift related to those activities is always a pretty safe bet whether its for the holidays, a birthday or just to say thank you,” says Rob Southwick, president of Southwick Associates, which designs and conducts the surveys at HunterSurvey.com, ShooterSurvey.com and AnglerSurvey.com.
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April 26, 2013
Outdoor equipment retailer Cabela’s showed a strong first quarter performance with a 73 percent increase in profit. According to the Washington Post, the company’s shares reached all-time highs briefly on Thursday following the announcement. At a jump to 70 cents per share, experts can be allowed a little confidence.
“First quarter results exceeded our expectations on every line of the income statement,” said CEO Tommy Millner. Market analysts expected the company’s shares to rise to 59 cents a share where Cabela’s expected a boost to possibly 62 cents. Overall, revenue rose to $802.5 million. The surge was attributed in part to the increased consumer demand for firearms and ammunition. While manufacturers work feverishly to keep products on the shelves, retailers are having problems finding stock. Many ammo aisles across the nation are empty of popular calibers such as .22 and 5.56 NATO. Millner reports that Cabela’s is keeping ahead of the competition because of its diverse supplier base. He also added that demand does not appear to be slowing.
“I think the honest answer is, I don’t know when it’s going to loosen up,” Millner said.
Firearm related purchases are not the full reason for Cabela’s Q1 windfall, the company is seeing revenue surges across the board in other product categories. Millner hopes that the high number of new customers will become repeat consumers, provided that Cabela’s keeps them coming back.
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Blind Horse Knives to Be an Exhibitor at the NRA 2013 Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, Texas
April 25, 2013
The NRA 2013 Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston Texas will be May 3-5, 2013. Blind Horse Knives and BHK Outdoors will be there with great products to exhibit in booths 5005 and 5006. For more information on the event visit http://www.nraam.org/ There will be a variety of exhibitors and events.
Blind Horse Knives are quality pieces made by skilled craftsmen in the United States of America. They are backed by a worry free guarantee and are heirloom quality pieces you can pass down to the next generation. Stop by the Blind Horse Knives booth to check out the knives. This is your chance to hold a handmade knife in your hands to find the one that is right for you!
BHK Outdoors is run by outdoor adventurists who aim to showcase quality gear they believe in at a reasonable price. They will have a wide variety of outdoor gear available at their booth.
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April 25, 2013
TV host and avid hunter, Melissa Bachman, is hosting archery demonstrations at the 63rd Annual Youth Days at the Hudson Rod, Gun and Archery Club located in Hudson, Wisc. this Saturday, April 27. Bachman will be on hand to demonstrate and teach archery skills to attendees. This event is FREE to youth ages 9-14.
The day also includes trap and rifle instruction, plus prizes for all. Informational talks will be provided by representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and hunter safety instructors.
Details on the show are below:
Saturday, April 27 9 am to 2 pm
Hudson Rod, Gun and Archery Club
Melissa lives for the outdoors—spending the majority of her days each year in the stand or pursuing animals. She was raised in a hard-working, small-town hunting family in central Minnesota. From a young age, she wanted to be on camera, and eventually worked her way to learn how to film, produce and host TV. In 2010 she started Deadly Passion Productions and continues to give seminars, in addition to sharing her hunting adventures via blogging at My Take (http://www.melissabachman.com/MyTake.html). Today, she’s a triple threat with her skills on and off camera—and her talents with a bow and gun.
Tune in this July as Melissa returns with her show, Winchester Deadly Passion, on Pursuit Channel.
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April 16, 2013
The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center has selected the National Rifle Association to continue its 65-year tradition of hosting a sport show in Harrisburg, PA, starting in 2014.
Recognized as the largest consumer sports and outdoor show in the country, the renamed Great American Outdoor Show will debut February 1-9, 2014. Attendees and exhibitors can anticipate an event filled with everything you have come to expect from the NRA. Hundreds of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy nine days of shooting, hunting, fishing, camping and boating exhibits, plus seminars, demonstrations, and evening entertainment.
“The NRA’s deep-rooted heritage in the outdoor lifestyle makes this partnership a perfect fit,” said David Keene, National Rifle Association President. “Exhibiting in 50 sport shows annually plus producing the NRA convention uniquely positions NRA to deliver a great experience for sportsmen and women across the country. We look forward to expanding this event by inviting national firearm manufacturers to join more than 1,000 hunting, fishing, and camping related vendors as well as outfitters from around the world.”
Although produced by the NRA, the Great American Outdoor Show will be open to all who enjoy the sporting and outdoor lifestyle.
“We’re eager to welcome outdoor enthusiasts, families and NRA members from across the country to enjoy all that Central Pennsylvania has to offer,” said Jeff Haste, Chairman, Dauphin County Board of Commissioners. “This show will have a tremendous positive impact on the local economy, particularly for retailers, hotels, restaurants and other businesses. We couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming show in February.”
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April 7, 2013
On Friday, April 5, 2013 Rock River Arms President, Mark Larson passed away at the age of 50. Mark Larson, along with his brother Chuck, founded Rock River Arms in 1996 when they began producing high quality 1911-style pistols and AR-15 style rifles. Since that time, they have earned the reputation of building some of the most sought after firearms in the industry.
As a dedicated husband, brother, son, uncle and friend, Mark has touched so many lives with his kindness and generosity. From cooking hot dogs at Camp Perry for the competitive shooters to lending a helping hand to industry friends, Mark Larson will truly be missed.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 9th from 3-8pm, at Vandemore Funeral Home. Funeral services celebrating Mark’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 10th at 10:30am at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo, Illinois. Memorials may be left to the Mark Larson Memorial Fund.
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April 4, 2013
Cabela’s Fort Worth will celebrate the growing number of women enjoying the outdoors with Ladies Day Out, this Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. This annual event encourages ladies to try out the latest outdoor apparel, camping gear, personal firearms and other supplies.
Ladies in attendance will have an opportunity to meet local Cabela’s Pro Staff celebrity and current TV host, Sonia Hendrick. Sonia brings to the event her hunting experience and will share what it takes to be successfully in the field and being a full time mom. Sonia will be available for photos and autographs beginning at 10a.m. and host a Q & A session at 1p.m.
Hendrick has proven herself as a threat to be reckoned with on any game animal she pursues, The Texas Native and mother of 2 is part of The Sportsman’s Channels promotion for Today’s American Sportswomen
“Ladies Day Out is a celebration of women in the outdoors,” said Melissa Barry, Cabela’s marketing manager. “Cabela’s is proud to offer women not only the gear, but also to share the expert knowledge and experiences our Outfitters have that will prove crucial when pursuing their outdoor passions.”
According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation Firearms Retailer Survey Report, 2011 Edition, 61 percent of retailers surveyed saw an increase in female customers in 2010 over 2009.
With more than 5 million women participating in shooting sports, an increase of 46.5 percent since 2001, this growing demographic will enjoy classes including:
Intro to Ladies Handgun and Air-soft Range
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
The Bells of Broadheads – Intro to Archery and Range Time
Saturday 10:00 a.m.
Boats, ATVs, Trailers and More – Towing 101
Saturday, 11:00 a.m.
A Texas Style BBQ for Ladies Only for the record books.
Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
From House to Huntress -Sonia Hendrick
Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
Women seeking to expand their knowledge and expertise in other areas, such as outdoor cooking, fly tying, orienteering and wilderness survival, also will be able to choose from a variety of classes.
Classes will be taught by local experts and are free of charge.
Product specialists and industry experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide recommendations while offering suggestions to help ladies make the most of their next outdoor adventure.
All ladies in attendance will be eligible to enter the Cabelas Fashion Challenge. Dress the best mannequin and take the entire outfit home.
For a complete schedule of Ladies Day Out events, call 817-337-2400. Cabela’s Fort Worth is located at 12901 Cabelas Drive Fort Worth, Texas 76177 for additional information or to shop online, visit www.Cabelas.com.
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April 2, 2013
The staff over at American Hunter really outdid themselves with this piece – a comprehensive look at the guns scheduled to be on display at the 2013 NRA Convention in Houston, Texas:
FIRST LOOK 2013: FIREARMS
Check out this rundown of some of 2013′s upcoming firearms releases—many of which will be on display at the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in May.
This May guns and gear take center stage in the Lone Star State. From May 2-5, an estimated 550 companies will display their latest products across 445,000 square feet of space in Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center during the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. This year it’s quite possible more attendees will gather than in 2012 in St. Louis, when 73,740 visitors showed up for the three-day event. Herein we provide a glimpse of noteworthy 2013 introductions that’ll be on display in Texas; however, there simply isn’t enough room to cover everything. Your best opportunity to see the latest and greatest new products firsthand is to head to Houston.
BARRETT’s MRAD multi-caliber rifle is the cat’s meow for the most ambitious hunters and homeland defenders on the planet. The bolt-action .338 Lapua can be configured in minutes to shoot the .300 Win. Mag. and .308 Win.
BENELLI USA adds to its M2 Field shotgun line with a 20-gauge left-handed version and Compact versions in both 12 and 20. It’s traditionally wood-stocked Montefeltro is now offered with a black synthetic stock. For tactical and high-volume wingshooters who prefer ultra-fast-cycling guns, it introduces its tungsten-enshrouded Vinci speed bolt for Vinci models, claimed to aid shooters speed when engaging multiple targets.
BERETTA rolls out its next generation of competition over/unders, replacing the 682 with the 12-gauge 692. Two models—the 692 Sporting, a 3-inch gun featuring 28-, 30- and 32-inch barrels and interchangeable chokes and the 23/4-inch 692 X-Trap with 30- and 32-inch barrels and fixed chokes—feature a new Steelium Pro barrel that houses a longer forcing cone to reduce barrel climb and provide tighter patterns; a larger receiver; an adjustable trigger and comb; the new adjustable B-FAST balance system; and Beretta’s stock Memory System. Competitive shooters will flock to the new DT11 evolving from the legendary DT10 Trident that Beretta says won more medals than any other shotgun. Available for lefties, it is designed to reduce muzzle rise and provide for quicker follow up shots. New in the A400 semi-auto line is a 51/2-pound 20-gauge.
BERGARA USA isn’t just a barrel maker anymore with the introduction of its semi-custom rifle line. It offers its switch-barrel BX11 Take-Down Hunter, and custom rifles like the Long Range Hunter, Sport Hunter, Heavy Tactical and Medium Tactical. All feature Bergara barrels with various stock and trigger options for building your ultimate rifle.
BLASER’s Professional package teams a synthetic-stocked, straight-pull-bolt R8 Professional—in .270 Win., .308 Win., .30-06, .300 Win Mag., .300 Wby. Mag. or .375 H&H Mag.—with a Zeiss Conquest 3.5X-10X-44mm riflescope installed in a Blaser saddle mount. The $4,295 package comes in a custom Pelican travel case and includes a neoprene sling.
BROWNING overhauls its classic A-Bolt rifle to offer even more bang for the “Buckmark” with the AB3 featuring a new bolt, action, trigger and composite stock. Topped with an Inflex Technology recoil pad, it has a new detachable box magazine, hammer-forged barrel, top-tang safety and bolt unlock button that lets you keep the gun on safe while unloading. Following last year’s launch of the all-new A5 shotgun, the Humpback is now available in 12-gauge, 31/2-inch for hunters seeking extra payload for bigger birds and longer shots.
BUSHMASTER’s 308 Hunter, Predator and Varminter rifles now sport Magpul Original Equipment (MOE) stocks featuring an integral 1.25-inch sling loop, optional dual-side front and rear quick-detach mounting points, replaceable anti-slip rubberized butt pad and an internal storage compartment. The 308 Hunter has a fluted, 20-inch barrel, free-floating aluminum handguards and rubberized Hogue pistol grip. AR upper assemblies chambered in .300 AAC Blackout also are available.
Caesar Guerini is a maker of hand-finished, cnc-made over/under shotguns gaining a following in game fields and competitive clay games for their modest-priced performance and beauty. Its Ellipse is a coin-finished, round body over/under. With its English or Prince-of-Wales stock it’s perfect for quail fields. Available in 20- or 28 gauge or combination sets, all with 28-inch barrels.
CHIAPPA FIREARMS introduces two 12-gauge, 3-inch break-action magnum shotguns. The Triple Crown is a full-length model with 28-inch barrels—three of them, to be exact: two side-by-side and one on top. The Triple Threat has attributes that make it ideal for home-defense with three, 18-inch barrels and a shoulder stock that can be converted to a pistol grip. Both guns have a tang safety and come with five Rem Choke-style chokes.
CROSMAN adds an AR-type break-barrel air rifle, the MSR77 NP, complete with a removable carry handle or a 4X-32mm riflescope, adjustable two-stage trigger and ammo storage in the false magazine. The MK-177 tactical pump rifle accepts pellets or BBs and includes accessory rails, adjustable sights and a five-pellet magazine. The Benjamin Legacy line adds the Jim Shockey Signature series, a .22-caliber break-barrel air rifle with adjustable comb, integrated sound suppression and 3X-9X-40mm scope.
Read the rest of American Hunter’s look at the guns of 2013 on American Hunter website.
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March 25, 2013
The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s 2013 Outdoor Expo drew 35,000 people over the March 23-24 weekend at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. Sunday’s attendance of 17,000 was a record for an Expo Sunday.
“High mid-morning winds on Saturday temporarily closed a couple of attractions and may have affected that day’s attendance, but we still drew a good crowd of 18,000 on Saturday,” said Game and Fish Assistant Director Ty Gray. “Sunday’s weather was almost perfect, and overall, this ended up being one of our best events yet.”
In addition, 3,500 schoolchildren, teachers and chaperones attended the Expo Youth Day on Friday, March 22, meaning 38,500 people total attended over the three days.
The Outdoor Expo is an annual event conducted by Game and Fish to give the public the chance to learn about wildlife-related and outdoor recreation activities, including wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, archery, shooting sports, camping, off-highway vehicle recreation, and boating recreation.
In addition to the hands-on activities, more than 150 exhibitors were on hand, including sportsmen’s and conservation organizations, government agencies, and commercial vendors of outdoor products and services.
The Gold Sponsor for the 2013 Outdoor Expo was Cabela’s.
“Cabela’s Glendale was very proud and honored to be the Gold Sponsor of the 2013 Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo,” said Enrique Mendez, general manager of the Cabela’s store in Glendale, Ariz. “We were glad to have the opportunity to introduce outdoor activities to families here in the Valley.”
Silver Sponsors of the Expo were Remington, Waste Management, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Bronze Sponsors were Sportsman’s Warehouse, Iron City Polaris, A to Z Equipment Rentals and Sales, and Mule Deer Foundation. Other sponsors included HomCo Ace Hardware Tempe and White Flyer Targets.
Next year’s Outdoor Expo will be held on March 29-30, 2014, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix.
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