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First Graders Get the OK for Gun Safety Courses

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation giving schools the option to teach a gun safety course sponsored by the National Rifle Association. The new law does not mandate that schools teach the NRA’s successful Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program courses, taught to about 1 million children each year. But the legislation paves the way...

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Miranda, Woods Headline Land and Wildlife Expo

An all-star list of notable outdoors figures including veteran hunter Tom Miranda and Dr. Grant Woods headline the Bass Pro Shops Land and Wildlife Expo presented by Ram Truck. The second annual event will be Aug. 9-11 at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Help your deer get the minerals they need this summer!...

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Sight In Your Rifle Scope For More Success

My wife asked recently why we have four trash bags full of plastic milk jugs piled up in a corner of our garage, instead of putting them in the recycling bin with the other stuff accumulated each week in our household. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor Because, I replied, when I want to...

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National Radio Astronomy Observatory Taking Hunt Applications

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va., is accepting applications for a special resident-only, controlled deer hunt at the its site in cooperation with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Submitting an application enters a hunter in a drawing for a maximum of two days on the NRAO site. Applications for...

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Cash Available for Shooting Ranges

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, invites public and private shooting facilities to apply for up to $400,000 in grants that can assist in developing strategies to put more target shooters on their firing lines. By providing this funding to qualifying ranges, NSSF’s Range Partnership Grant...

Sight In A Hunting Rifle? There’s An App

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has a new “Where2Shoot” mobile app now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app – available for free in the iTunes App Store – puts North America’s most comprehensive directory of shooting ranges in the palm of your hand. It also includes video tips for shooters, news...

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Hoosier Hunters Rack Up In 2011

Indiana deer hunters bagged fewer deer during the 2011 season than the year before, but the 129,018 total was still the fourth-best season on record, according to a report from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife. The total represented a 3.7 percent drop from the all-time record harvest of...

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Ohio’s Poached Monster Bucks

Ohio is one of the nation’s big buck states, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources also has some big fines for poachers. A five-year old law provides for fines to be based on the Boone & Crockett score of a buck. The controversial fines, or restitution as the Ohio DNR calls them, have...

Louisiana Expands Maurepas Swamp WMA

Bigtime kudos to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for its latest move: a massive expansion of the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area northwest of New Orleans. The 29,630-acre addition to the WMA now creates 103,374 acres within driving distance for thousands who live in southern Louisiana. The WMA is located between New...

NSSF Launches Site for Election Firearms Issues

To assist eligible voters with registering and with evaluating candidates’ positions on Second Amendment issues, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched GunVote, a voter education website at nssf.org/gunvote. To reach the most voters possible with this educational effort, NSSF is encouraging Twitter users to tag their election-related tweets with #gunvote and to keep...