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Americans who hunt and fish but also an outdoors-based industry worth billions of dollars annually to the U.S. economy.

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Welcomes Ashe as FWS Director

Dan Ashe is an exceptional leader, conservationist and sportsman well suited to guide these important efforts.” “Sportsmen look to the Fish and Wildlife Service for leadership, particularly given the growing threats facing fish and wildlife and their habitats and the challenge of enabling public access for enjoyment of these resources,” said TRCP Director of Government Affairs Vaughn Collins.

JUL 06, 2011 07:56P.M. Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Welcomes Ashe as FWS Director Sportsmen-conservationists laud Senate confirmation of Ashe, an avid hunter and angler.

Daniel Ashe Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service “We look forward to continued opportunities to work with Mr. Ashe to address and overcome these obstacles – and to safeguard the outdoor heritage that is every American’s birthright.”

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership WASHINGTON --(Ammoland.com)- The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership today welcomed Daniel Ashe’s confirmation by the Senate as director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

In March, Ashe met with the TRCP board of directors to discuss conservation issues of significance to the hunting and angling community.

Ashe, an avid hunter and angler, previously served as the USFWS deputy director for policy.

Learn more about the TRCP and read the TRCP 2011 Conservation Policy Agenda.

“The Service oversees a range of activities vital to sportsmen, including conserving migratory birds, sustaining wetlands and managing the National Wildlife Refuge System and National Fish Hatchery System,” said TRCP President and CEO Whit Fosburgh.

Inspired by the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the TRCP is a coalition of organizations and grassroots partners working together to preserve the traditions of hunting and fishing.

“This work directly benefits not only the 40 million

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• allow carrying of firearms in Nevada state parks; and AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS

• statutorily mandate a background investigation (which is currently being done by all Nevada sheriffs) for CCW permit renewals for the purpose of reinstating the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) exemption for Nevada, thus ensuring that permit holders do not have to go through a point-of-contact check for every firearm purchased, as long as the CCW permit is valid.

Two New Firearm Laws Now in Effect in Nevada JUL 06, 2011 07:48P.M. Two New Firearm Laws Now in Effect in Nevada Assembly Bill 217 and Assembly Bill 282 went into effect on July 1.

About: Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit: www.nra.org Tags: Long Guns, Nevada, NRA

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Virginia State Colleges Do Not Have the Authority to Ban Concealed Carry on Campus National Rifle Association

JUL 06, 2011 07:45P.M.

FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- Assembly Bill 217, introduced by Assemblyman John Ellison (R-33), allows residents of non-contiguous states to purchase long guns in Nevada.

Virginia State Colleges Do Not Have the Authority to Ban Concealed Carry on Campus According to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

It also allows Nevada residents to purchase long guns in non-contiguous states. This legislation brings Nevada in line with the protections provided by the Firearms Owners Protection Act, which allows for the interstate sale of long guns by federally licensed firearms dealers. Assembly Bill 282, introduced by Speaker John Oceguera (D-16), is a four-point omnibus gun bill. While this bill was initially problematic due to NRA-opposed language being inserted on the Assembly floor, the bill was rewritten in a joint legislative conference committee to benefit Nevada Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit holders. AB 282 will: • ensure that CCW permit holders’ names and addresses remain confidential;

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• revise Nevada state law to allow carrying of any semi-automatic pistol, as with revolvers, once qualified for a CCW permit with a semi-automatic pistol;

FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- In response to a question posed by state Senator Emmett Hanger (R- Mount Solon), Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli recently issued an opinion stating that state universities and

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colleges – such as the University of Virginia – do not have the legal authority to prohibit permit holders from carrying a concealed firearm for self-defense.

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Gun Owners of America Members Making a Big Splash on Capitol Hill

With his opinion found here, the Attorney General explains that where permit holders are lawfully allowed to carry may only be prohibited by law, not school policy.

JUL 06, 2011 07:36P.M. AG Cuccinelli did however state that bans on open carrying may still be enforced based on trespassing laws.

Gun Owners of America Members Making a Big Splash on Capitol Hill You want to know whether you make a difference or not?

Consistent with his recent opinion stating that self-defense is a valid reason for permit holders to carry in church, this most recent action enforces the fact that state agencies, such as public universities, do not have the authority to establish “policy” in direct violation of state law. Virginia does not expressly prohibit permit holders from carrying concealed for self-defense on university or college campuses. While this opinion is good news for permit holders, the university or college still has authority over students and staff and actions could be taken to expel students or fire staff, should they violate the school’s policy. Should the school want to make their policy law, they would then be forced to go through the complete administrative process to have an official regulation added to the Virginia Administrative Code.

Gun Owners of America Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Consider what YOUR INFLUENCE was able to accomplish in the U.S. Senate.

At this time there is no action needed on your part, but continue to check your e-mail and www.NRAILA.org for updates.

Last week, the Senate debated whether to allow Barack Obama to appoint political hacks to 170 top government positions — rather than requiring Senate confirmation, as the Constitution requires.

This most recent opinion will without question lead to further debate on this issue and we will continue to keep you up to date on the situation.

But before passing the bill, the Senate unanimously passed amendments which would require the most important Presidential appointments to still be approved by the Senate.

About: Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit: www.nra.org

This was a huge victory. But do you have any idea why this happened? It happened because of YOU! It happened because of your calls and emails to your U.S. Senators. It happened because you changed their minds! This is what we have heard from Senate staff on the Hill.

Tags: Concealed Carry on Campus, NRA, Virginia • Remember how your emails told Senators that the Assistant Attorney General, Robert Weich, was stonewalling and lying to the congressional oversight committee about the deadly ATF policy known as Fast and Furious? • Remember how your emails told Senators that people like him NEEDED to be approved by the Senate? This is what we suggested you tell them: “[I]t’s important that federal officials who are responsible for telling Congressmen what documents they can or can’t review should be first approved with the ‘advice and consent’ of the Senate.”

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Amazingly, this just hadn’t occurred to the Senators. It hadn’t occurred to them that allowing the Weichs of the world to be appointed – without Senate confirmation – would be a huge mistake!

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But, when you pointed it out to them, EVERYONE fell into line. Even anti-gun zealot and New York Senator Charles Schumer was forced to admit on the Senate floor that, “of course,” the people who control the flow of information to the Senate should be subject to confirmation by the Senate.

About: Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul

Realize that you get the credit for making this happen! Tags: GOA, Gun Owners of America, Washington DC With the exception of an agreement by the Heritage Foundation that it would rate the vote, NO OTHER organization on Capitol Hill –- and no other activists from any such organization -– lobbied against this bill.

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Chicago Anti-Gun Nut To Head ATF

But you were active in a battle that saw 41 senators vote for important amendments and witnessed changes that were UNANIMOUSLY approved to the bill’s core provisions.

JUL 06, 2011 07:28P.M. Having said that, the bill, as it passed the Senate, would still allow Barack Obama to appoint a political hack to head the Bureau of Justice Statistics, rather than being confirmed by the Senate.

Chicago Anti-Gun Nut To Head ATF ALERT: Obama wants to “clean” up the ATF with a Chicago anti-gun nut!

The Bureau of Justice Statistics is intended to provide non-partisan statistics which can be used to formulate federal crime policy. In the past, its work has highlighted the use of guns by law-abiding Americans for self-defense. But if its director became a political hack, appointed by an anti-gun President without Senate confirmation (as S. 679 would provide), it could rapidly become an engine for politically correct anti-gun “junk science.”

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For this reason, we are asking you to write your Representative to kill S. 679 in the House.

BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- ATF acting Director Kenneth Melson has been conspiring with king corruptocrat Eric Holder to walk thousands of high caliber rifles across the border.

On Thursday, The Washington Post stated that “[t]he House of Representatives … has indicated that it will pass [S. 679].”

These firearms were then handed off to drug cartels, while the two buddies sat in their offices in Washington DC. Unfortunately, their political scheme had some pretty big collateral damage.

They’ve already pronounced the final verdict … and the vote hasn’t even occurred yet!

Besides the collection of guns that ended up in the possession of violent Mexican gangs, the ATF ran into bigger problems. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry ended up dead – shot down by the very guns the ATF was sneaking across the border!

But you can help change the outcome. Please, contact your Congressman and ask him or her to oppose S. 679. ACTION: Contact your Representative and ask him to declare S. 679 “dead on arrival.” And please forward this alert to your pro-gun family and friends.

“Project Gunrunner” is the perfect storm for Obama. First, he’ll get to act like the good guy when he kicks Melson to the curb. Then, while everyone is cheering that Melson is gone, he will sneak Andrew Traver in as Director of the ATF. They’ll at least have two things in common Chicago-style politics and Chicago-style radicalism.

Click here to send your Representative an email. Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102

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There is no excuse for Obama to use an unthinkable tragedy/bizarre scandal to push yet another one of his far-left nominations. He is DELIBERATELY nominating Andrew Traver – a man who has demonstrated over and over again that he is anti-gun, anti-self-defense and anti-freedom. Obama even fired project Gunrunner whistleblower Vince Cefalu! When does it end?

Mr. Traver appears to be joined at the hip to various gun control and gun ban efforts. The Citizens Committee, its members and supporters across the country oppose this nomination because Traver’s history clear shows that he is not the right man for such an important job. Putting Andrew Traver in charge of an organization that decides whether we can buy, sell or transport guns is the first of many steps Obama and his anti-gun zealots are taking to crush our Second Amendment Rights. As we saw with his Supreme Court nominations, Obama’s m.o. is to stuff as many anti-Second Amendment extremists into our most powerful offices of government. Enough is Enough.

So who exactly is Andrew Traver? He is currently special agent in charge of Chicago’s ATF field division, where he has a long history of working with gun prohibitionists. He served as an advisor to the International Association for Chiefs of Police on that group’s 2007 “Gun Violence Reduction Project,” in cooperation with the anti-gun rights Joyce Foundation.

We must stop Obama from abusing his power to snatch away our gun rights. If we don’t act now, our rights will be gone forever. We need the help of patriots like you to ensure our right to bear arms and protect ourselves and our families is not destroyed.

This project involved several high profile anti-gun-rights advocates (including Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.) Interestingly enough, there was not a single representative from the firearms community on the advisory panel.

WE CANNOT LET OBAMA CRUSH THE SECOND AMENDMENT!

The nomination of Andrew Traver is more proof that Barack Obama has complete disregard for the Second Amendment and the rights of firearms owners. We have serious concerns that the agency, under his leadership, will maintain any semblance of cooperation with the firearms industry, over which ATF exercises considerable control.

IF OBAMA’S NOMINATION OF ANTI-GUNNER ANDREW TRAVER IS SUCCESSFUL WE COULD LOSE OUR RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS! THIS IS NOT A FIGHT WE CAN AFFORD TO LOSE The Second Amendment Foundation (www.SAF.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. For our projects to be successful, we must count on the voluntary financial support from individuals like you who care. We need your financial support today to ensure we have the resources to beat back anti-gunners who will stop at nothing to take away our right and ability to defend ourselves and our families. Please give your most generous contribution today. Help me defend your individual right to bear arms in this important Supreme Court case, today!

Chicago Anti-Gun Nut To Head ATF Traver To Ban Your Hunting Rifle? Traver’s history shows that if he’s successfully nominated, there’s no chance that he will work with the firearms industry. Traver helped develop the IACP/Joyce Foundation report, which recommended banning an array of modern sport-utility rifles and .50-caliber rifles used in long-range competition. The report also encouraged Congress to repeal the Tiahrt Amendment that protects sensitive trace data used by law enforcement in criminal investigations from being misused in frivolous municipal lawsuits that have consistently lost in court, and urged the adoption of restrictive gun show regulations that would effectively force them to close.

Remember, protecting our freedom is not inexpensive. But then, it’s impossible to put a price tag on freedom. Together, we can preserve the Constitutional rights our Founding Fathers intended our people to have forever. Thank you. I know I can count on you. Sincerely yours, Alan M. Gottlieb Founder

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watershed and the Red River Valley.

P.S. Remember, the anti-gunners are raising tens of thousands of dollars to steal this victory from us — we need your support now to help stop them dead in their tracks!

Priority habitat types include bottomland hardwood forests, other wetland types and Blackland prairie, according to USFWS Private Lands Biologist, Michael Budd.

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“However, all habitat types that improve conditions for wildlife will be considered,” Budd added.

To send a check, please mail to: Second Amendment Foundation James Madison Building Dept Code USERID 12500 NE 10th Place Bellevue, WA 98005

Recently starting his career with the USFWS in mid-April, Budd has years of experience working with private landowners to manage their property for wildlife, while still retaining agricultural goals and objectives. “I’ve provided technical assistance on thousands of acres during the course of my career and I am uniquely situated to provide Arkansas landowners with the information they need to move forward with managing wildlife on their property,” Budd says.

Paid for by Second Amendment Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible. Copyright © 2010 Second Amendment Foundation, All Rights Reserved. Tags: ATF, SAF, Second Amendment Foundation

For more information regarding the Partners Program, please visit: http://www.fws.gov/southeast/es/partners/. AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS According to David Long, private lands coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the FWS’ Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program fills a unique niche that can assist landowners who otherwise do not qualify for other programs. “In addition, when landowners host a field visit with a private lands biologist whether it’s Mike with FWS or with AGFC, these biologists can assess the property for other programs the landowner is also eligible,” Long explained.

Funding For Wildlife Habitat Available Through USFWS Partners Program JUL 06, 2011 07:16P.M. Funding For Wildlife Habitat Available Through USFWS Partners Program

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife program offers assistance statewide to landowners seeking to improve habitat for migratory birds and other federal and state species of concern, Joe Krystofik says. Krystofik is the acting Partners for Fish and Wildlife Coordinator out of the Fish and Wildlife Service office in Conway. Interested landowners are encouraged to contact Mike Budd, Private Lands Biologist, at michael_budd@fws.gov or at 870-473-2869. Landowners may also contact AGFC private lands biologists at the nearest regional office: Beaver Lake, 866-253-2508; Jonesboro, 877972-5438; Brinkley, 877-734-4581; Fort Smith, 877-478-1043; Monticello, 877-367-3559; Mayflower, 877-470-3650; Calico Rock, 877297-4331; Camden, 877-836-4512; and Hope, 877-777-5580. Tags: Arkansas, Hunting News, USFWS

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission LITTLE ROCK, AR --(Ammoland.com)- Landowners interested in restoring wildlife habitat now have an advocate. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Partners Program in Arkansas is currently looking for landowners in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, Ouachita/Saline River

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Allen thanked RMEF volunteers and fundraiser attendees for building the organization’s conservation impact in Wisconsin and across elk country, saying, “Because of their amazing passion and generous support, we’re doing some great things locally and a national conservation milestone is within reach.”

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to Fund Wisconsin Conservation JUL 06, 2011 06:55P.M.

RMEF grants will help fund the following 2011 projects, listed by county:

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to Fund Wisconsin Conservation, Education Projects

• Ashland County–Improve forage for elk on the decommissioned Navy ELF corridor by applying herbicide on 20 acres and biocontrols (insects) on 2 acres, mowing 58 acres, hand-cutting trees and shrubs on 30 acres and prescribe burning 12 acres in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (also affects Sawyer County); provide funding for radio telemetry equipment operated by students from Glidden High School to research elk habitat use and movement patterns in the Clam Lake area (also affects Price County); sponsor Clam Lake Elk Visitor Center costs associated with an informational kiosk. • Barron County–Provide sponsorship for Coyland Creek 2011 Youth in the Outdoors Day to introduce youths to outdoor recreation and conservation (also affects Polk, Burnett and Washburn counties). • Columbia County–Provide sponsorship for Fall River School District National Archery in the Schools Program to introduce students to outdoor recreation and conservation.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation • Dane County–Provide sponsorship for Blackhawk Bowhunters Archery Club programs to introduce youths to outdoor recreation and conservation; sponsor Lake Marion 2011 Family Fishing Day.

MISSOULA, Mont. --(Ammoland.com)- Relocating elk and improving habitat in the Clam Lake area, plus sponsoring numerous youth education initiatives across Wisconsin, are the main themes in a list of 2011 grants for Wisconsin from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

• Dodge County–Provide sponsorship for Wisconsin Outdoor Alliance Foundation 2011 Outdoor Education Expo to introduce youths from across the state to outdoor recreation and conservation.

All together, the new RMEF grants total $ $52,111 and affect 24 counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Douglas, Fond du Lac, Forest, Green Lake, Iowa, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Marathon, Milwaukee, Portage, Price, Sawyer, St. Croix, Washburn, Waukesha and Wood counties.

• Douglas County–Provide sponsorship for Superior High School National Archery in the Schools Program to introduce students to outdoor recreation and conservation.

“The ‘assisted dispersal’ of the Clam Lake elk herd is making news in Wisconsin, and we’re pleased to help with that relocation project. We expect it to help the herd grow by moving elk to new areas with good habitat and reducing elk mortality from wolves and highway accidents,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO.

• Forest County–Provide sponsorship for Laona School District National Archery in the Schools Program to introduce students to outdoor recreation and conservation.

Allen said about 120 acres of habitat will be enhanced with 2011 grants in Wisconsin.

• Green Lake County–Provide sponsorship for the Berlin Conservation Club’s 2011 Youth Outdoor Skills Day to introduce youths to outdoor recreation and conservation (also affects Fond du Lac County).

Nationally, RMEF hopes to impact about 100,000 acres in 2011 to reach the 6 million-acre lifetime mark in lands conserved or enhanced for elk and other wildlife.

• Iowa County–Provide sponsorship for Friends of West Park 2011 Youth Fishing Day to introduce students to outdoor recreation and conservation.

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• Kewaunee County–Provide sponsorship for St. Paul’s Lutheran School National Archery in the Schools Program to introduce students to outdoor education and conservation.

Wisconsin 2011 Intro to the Outdoors Youth Education Day. Conservation projects are selected for grants using science-based criteria and a committee of RMEF volunteers and staff along with representatives from partnering agencies and universities. RMEF staff and volunteers select education projects to receive grants.

• La Crosse County–Provide sponsorship for La Crosse Rifle Club hunter safety program to educate youths on proper use of firearms and archery equipment; sponsor West Salem Rod and Gun Club 2011 youth event.

Partners for 2011 projects in Wisconsin include U.S. Forest Service, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, sportsmen clubs and many other organizations.

• Lafayette County–Provide sponsorship for Lafayette County 4-H Club archery program to introduce youths to outdoor recreation and conservation.

Since 1985, RMEF and its partners have completed 211 different conservation and education projects in Wisconsin with a combined value of more than $5.9 million.

• Marathon County–Provide sponsorship for Marathon County 2011 Sporting Heritage Day to introduce youth to outdoor recreation and conservation; sponsor Wausau West High School National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP); sponsor Rib Mountain Bowmen Club House NASP; sponsor Weston Hunter Safety Group hunter safety classes; sponsor Stratford Sharp Shooters and Stratford Public Schools NASP.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: Snowy peaks, dark timber basins and grassy meadows. RMEF is leading an elk country initiative that has conserved or enhanced habitat on over 5.9 million acres–a land area equivalent to a swath three miles wide and stretching along the entire Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico. RMEF also works to open, secure and improve public access for hunting, fishing and other recreation. Get involved at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.

• Portage County–Provide sponsorship for Antler Archers 2011 Youth Archery Program to introduce youths to outdoor recreation and conservation.

Tags: Conservation News, Conservation Projects, RMEF, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Wisconsin

• Price County–Provide sponsorship for the Phillips School District Outdoor Activity Group which works to introduce students to outdoor recreation and conservation; sponsor Phillips Sportsman’s Club 2011 Youth Field Day to introduce Phillips area youth to outdoor recreation and conservation.

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Second Amendment Foundation Wins Injunction Against Chicago Gun Range Ban

• Sawyer County–Relocate 12-15 elk from the Clam Lake herd to unoccupied habitat expected to enhance elk survival and expansion rates (also affects Ashland, Bayfield and Price counties); provide sponsorship for Hayward RMEF 2011 Outdoor Youth Day to introduce students to outdoor recreation and conservation.

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• Statewide–Provide sponsorship for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) production of a hunting regulations informational packet; sponsor WDNR Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center 2011 Learn to Hunt Workshops; sponsor WDNR biologist attendance at Eastern Elk Management Workshop in preparation for Wisconsin’s first elk hunt in 2012.

Second Amendment Foundation Wins Injunction Against Chicago Gun Range Ban

• St. Croix County–Provide sponsorship for Baldwin Christian School National Archery in the Schools Program to introduce students to outdoor recreation and conservation. • Waukesha County–Provide sponsorship for Wisconsin House Outdoorsmen hunter education programs to instruct students on hunting and firearms (also affects Milwaukee County).

Second Amendment Foundation BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- In a 3-0 ruling issued this morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed a lower court ruling and ordered that court to issue a preliminary injunction against the City of Chicago on behalf of the Second

• Wood County–Provide sponsorship for Wisconsin Rapids Kiwanis Club 2011 Youth Outdoor Day to introduce youths from across the state to outdoor recreation and conservation; sponsor West Central

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Amendment Foundation that prevents the city from banning gun ranges inside city limits.

Second Amendment as an individual right. Tags: Alan Gottlieb, Chicago Anti-Gun Enforcement, Civil Rights, Gun Ranges, Illinois, Illinois State Rifle Association, ISRA, Lawsuits, SAF, Second Amendment, Second Amendment Foundation

Joining SAF in the original lawsuit were Action Target, Inc., the Illinois State Rifle Association and three Chicago residents, Rhonda Ezell, William Hespen and Joseph Brown. Their attempts to obtain a temporary restraining order against the gun range ban were twice rejected by the district court. The Appeals Court ruling is severely critical of the lower court’s ruling.

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“This is a significant victory that could have strong implications well beyond the Chicago city limits,” said SAF Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “The court is making it clear that cities cannot adopt firearms ordinances that are so deliberately restrictive that they make it impossible for citizens to exercise their rights under the Second Amendment.”

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Immediately after last year’s landmark SAF victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago, the city adopted a handgun ordinance that required special permits and mandated range training, but banned gun ranges inside city limits. The city argued that citizens could fulfill their training requirement by visiting a suburban range. In today’s ruling, written by Judge Diane S. Sykes, the Appeals Court observed, “It’s hard to imagine anyone suggesting that Chicago may prohibit the exercise of a freespeech or religious-liberty right within its borders on the rationale that those rights may be freely enjoyed in the suburbs. That sort of argument should be no less unimaginable in the Second Amendment context.”

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In a concurring opinion, Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner noted, “the city may not condition gun ownership for self-defense in the home on a prerequisite that the City renders impossible to fulfill within the city limits.”

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“What the city tried to do, as the court ruling noted, was thumb its municipal nose at the Supreme Court’,” Gottlieb stated. “City governments, no matter how much they abhor the fundamental right of citizens to keep and bear arms, cannot use clever legal devices to prevent the exercise of that right. As Judge Rovner noted, the city must come to terms with that reality’.”

It’s all about protecting your right to protect yourself…and your loved ones. We simply got tired of sitting politely and silently by while the gun-ban industry uses lies and propaganda to strip away our second amendment rights. Especially here in New Jersey—on the very same soil where men fought and died to insure our right to keep and bear arms-- politicians on both side of the isle are working tirelessly to strip us of our basic right to protect our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control. SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers and an amicus brief and fund for the Emerson case holding the

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If you haven’t yet listened to the show, would you do me a personal favor and do so now? AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS Here’s a link to the most recent show… an Independence day special that aired on the Fourth of July.

June Issue Of The Wisconsin Wildlife Management BiMonthly Report

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JUL 06, 2011 03:31P.M. June Issue Of The Wisconsin Wildlife Management BiMonthly Report

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MADISON, WI --(Ammoland.com)- The June issue of the Wildlife Management bi-monthly report is now available on the DNR’s website (http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/wildlife2.pdf).

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In this issue, you will find information about potential changes to the duck zones, an increase in the ruffed grouse population, a summary of the deer season framework, and elk assisted dispersal, among many other things. Keep up to date with the activities of the wildlife biologists and property managers of the Wisconsin DNR’s Bureau of Wildlife Management.

Please take a listen to your most recent episode, and then come join us in making history.

The following reports have been contributed by staff from the WDNR wildlife management and research programs, is compiled and edited by Bill Vander Zouwen, and designed by Meaghan Proctor.

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This report is intended to raise awareness of DNR staff and stakeholders regarding wildlife management activities, accomplishments, challenges and plans. We are hoping that these reports will help build a broad coalition working toward our shared vision of producing abundant wildlife for all who appreciate how wildlife contributes to their quality of life.

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humans. Only licensed wildlife rehabilitators can legally care for injured or abused wildlife in New Mexico. Rehabilitors statewide have reported an increase in animals brought to them this summer, many related to wildfires.

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Young Wildlife Even Near Wildfires Don’t Need To Be Rescued

The Department encourages people to report wild animals that are injured or could be considered safety threats. Reports can be made at offices in Santa Fe, (505) 476-8000; Albuquerque, (505) 222-4700; Raton, (575) 445-2311; Las Cruces, (575) 532-2100; or Roswell, (575) 624-6135.

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For more information about how to keep wildlife alive and you safe, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us and click on the “publications” tab in the top-left corner of the page.

Young Wildlife Even Near Wildfires Don’t Need To Be Rescued

NM Keeping Wildlife Alive Brochure Tags: New Mexico, New Mexico Game & Fish, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Tips

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Fire Displaces Los Alamos Bears JUL 06, 2011 03:16P.M. Fire Displaces Los Alamos Bears Displaced Los Alamos Residents Encounter Displaced Bears

New Mexico Game and Fish SANTA FE, NM --(Ammoland.com)- Wildlife across New Mexico may have become stressed or displaced because of wildfires, but although animals may appear to be lost or abandoned, that does not always mean they need to be rescued. The Department of Game and Fish is urging people not to pick up deer fawns, elk calves, bear cubs or other wild animals that may appear to be injured or abandoned. Usually, the wild mothers are nearby and will return for their young shortly. Removing the young animals – even with the best intentions – decreases their chances of survival. “It may seem like the right thing to do, but you’re not ‘rescuing’ a young animal when you take it from its mother,” said Chris Neary, the Department’s Northeast Area Chief in Raton. “In almost all cases, the best thing to do is just leave it alone and quietly leave the area.”

New Mexico Game and Fish LOS ALAMOS, NM --(Ammoland.com)-The Las Conchas fire displaced the residents of Los Alamos, and now that they’re returning home from a forced evacuation they are encountering a number of displaced bears.

People who pick up wild animals also risk picking up diseases and parasites such as fleas and ticks the animals may be carrying.

The Department of Game and Fish and the Los Alamos Police Department have agreed to distribute Living With Large Predator brochures to residents of Los Alamos who are reporting the influx of

It’s very difficult to successfully return wild animals – especially bears – to their natural environment once they have been closely associated with

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animals to the community. The highly mobile nature of black bears is making it impossible to determine how many bears are in town at this time. “The natural food supply in the Las Conchas Fire area has been reduced by this fire, and the bears are on the move looking for food,” said Shawn Carrell, Cuba District Wildlife Officer for the Department of Game and Fish. As often happens with or without forest fires, bears turn to eating trash and garbage when natural foods are not available. “We are asking the residents to remove anything that may attract bears like bird feeders, outdoor pet food, and trash,” Carrell said. “This will encourage these bears to move on and locate themselves back in the forest away from town.” Illinois State Rifle Association Only one bear has been euthanized due to injuries experienced in the Las Conchas Fire, the Department reported Tuesday. It was an average-sized female found off State Route 4 near the Valles Caldera, not far from where the state’s largest blaze started.

Illinois --(Ammoland.com)- Illinois State Representative Karen May (D-58), will be holding a town hall meeting on Saturday, July 9, 2011. May is a long time opponent of the law-abiding citizen’s right to own firearms and has consistently voted in support of gun control bills introduced by the Daley/Emanuel Gun Grabbing Machine.

For more detailed information on how to keep bears alive and you safe, please visit the Department of Game and Fish website at www.widlife.state.nm.us and click on the publications tab in the top-left corner of the page. If you have any questions regarding this or any other Department issue, please contact the Albuquerque office at (505) 2224700.

Most recently, May has voted against HB 148 which was a bill that would allow well qualified, law-abiding citizens to carry defensive firearms for the purpose of protecting themselves and their families against dangerous criminals.

Tags: Bear Management, New Mexico, New Mexico Game & Fish, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Tips

After casting her vote against concealed carry, May released the following statement regarding her vote:

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May Pleased as Concealed Carry Bill Fails

Anti-Gun State Representative To Hold Town Hall Meeting – Your Attendance Required

SPRINGFIELD, IL—State Rep. Karen May (D-Highwood) on Thursday released the following statement in response to the defeat of a House Bill 148 that would allow citizens to carry concealed weapons in Illinois:

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“Growing up downstate, I understand how important gun ownership is for many residents of Illinois, but in modern society, there is no need for regular citizens to carry loaded, concealed weapons in public. I voted against allowing concealed carry to make sure our streets remain safe and free from violence.”

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“Our local police officers need every tool they can get to keep our communities safe, and I am glad this bill failed so that their job will not be more complicated by worrying about wild-west showdowns in our community, even by wellintentioned individuals.” Based on her statements on concealed carry, May is obviously out of touch with the violent realities of daily life that so may of us face. Of

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course, it’s easy for someone like May to sit up there in Highland Park and tell the rest of us that we have nothing to worry about. May’s “let them eat cake” attitude is inconsistent with the principles upon which our nation was founded and must not be tolerated.

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Great ‘Staycation’ Destinations – National Wildlife Refuges Great ‘Staycation’ Destinations – National Wildlife Refuges

1. Regardless of where you live, plan on attending Rep. Karen May’s town hall meeting on Saturday, July 9, 2011. The meeting begins at 10:00 AM and will be held in the community meeting room in the Public Safety building located at 1677 Old Deerfield Road, Highland Park. Please be prepared to politely challenge Rep. May on her position that our streets are safer when unarmed citizens must share those streets with dangerous thugs. 2. Please share this alert with your friends and family and urge them to attend Rep. May’s town hall meeting. 3. Please post this alert to any and all Internet blogs or bulletin boards to which you belong. 4. If you’re not a member of the ISRA, then join today.

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5. Remember, Rep. May and her friends in the gun control movement are taxpayer funded. The ISRA relies on the generosity of Patriots like you to fuel our fight against the gun grabbers. So, please make a donation to the ISRA today.

Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Staycations are back, thanks to high pump prices and tight family budgets. Luckily, relief from boredom is closer than you may have imagined, in often-dramatic natural settings: national wildlife refuges.

REMEMBER, ONLY YOU CAN PRESERVE AND PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. IF YOU DON’T STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, WHO WILL?

There’s a national wildlife refuge within an hour’s drive of most major American cities.

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For families, national wildlife refuges are full of free or low-cost outdoor summer adventures from paddle trips and fishing rodeos to butterfly counts and scavenger hunts in the night sky. Spark wonder in kids, thrill to a seasonal wildlife spectacle or just enjoy a quiet walk or hike and an escape from the daily bustle.

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. Recreational opportunities and activities for kids abound on national wildlife refuges. Some refuges also protect historic and cultural treasures, such as pueblo sites in New Mexico, ancient Native American burial mounds in Mississippi, segments of the Lewis and Clark Trail in Washington state, and lighthouses along the East Coast. (The Assateague Lighthouse on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia is a popular tourist stop.) Refuges are outdoor laboratories, teeming with chances to learn about habitat conservation. What other out-of-the-ordinary things can you do on a national wildlife

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refuge? Here are three examples: Reserve a “wild ride” to view bison, prairie dogs and other wildlife at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver. The free two-hour tours head out Wednesdays and Saturdays year-round at 9:30 a.m. Reserve a boat tour to Lighthouse Island on Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in South Carolina to see two historic lighthouses — plus wading birds and osprey. The $45 tour at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, August 21, is one of only four a year. To reserve, call 843-884-7684. Or rent a boat in nearby McClellanville and explore the island on your own. Explore Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge by bike. View birds along the 9-mile route, and learn about the restoration of the refuge’s salt pond landscape. The event is slated for Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For reservations, call 510-792-0222 ext. 139. Rain will cancel the event. To find a refuge near you, use the “Find Your Refuge” feature on the Refuge System homepage. See a list of highlighted summer events on refuges across the country. Or check the special events page accessible from the Refuge System homepage. Listings are chronological and updated regularly.

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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/usfws, follow our tweets at www.twitter.com/usfwshq, watch our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq.

Yamaha CYPRESS, Calif. --(Ammoland.com)- Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., donated a Grizzly 700 ATV to the Wish I Could of Northeast Louisiana, Inc. (WIC) foundation helping raise $9,230 for the charity at the annual Marengo Swamp Run in Hebert, La., on June 4. The annual event, which raises money mainly through entry fees and private donations, helps fund the WIC mission of granting wishes of terminally ill children in Northeast Louisiana.

Tags: National Wildlife Refuges, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS

Yamaha has donated an ATV each of the past eight years helping to raise more than $50,000 – money that pays for the WIC annual kids’ Christmas party. The WIC Foundation has in total raised more than $400,000 in the same time to help make kids’ wishes come true.

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Yamaha Helps Raise $9,000 for Wish I Could Foundation

“Yamaha is proud to support Wish I Could and its cause of helping terminally ill children,” said Mike Martinez, general manager of Yamaha’s ATV & SxS vehicle group. “Yamaha also congratulates Ricky Rollins for winning the Grizzly 700 ATV, and thanks everyone who purchased a $5 raffle ticket. That money goes directly to WIC and the kids.”

JUL 06, 2011 02:24P.M. Yamaha Helps Raise $9,000 for Wish I Could Foundation of NE Louisiana ATV Raffle has Helped Raise More Than $50,000 in Eight Years

“The ATV raffle is the sole fundraiser for the Wish I Could annual Christmas Party,” said Wayne Moore, WIC president. “Each year the surviving children are given a gift of their choice from Santa because of the support we receive from Yamaha. We are proud to partner with and receive support from this wonderful corporation.”

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More information about the WIC organization and the Marengo Swamp run is available here: www.wishicould.org/donate.html

“Hunters and fishers consistently rank access to the land and water as one of their top concerns,” said Nate Pamplin, assistant director of the WDFW wildlife program. “This new funding will bolster current state efforts to expand recreational opportunities in our state for years to come.”

About Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Sideby-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.

Don Larsen, WDFW private lands coordinator, said the new $993,231 grant will be used in three ways: • Provide incentives to private landowners to allow hunting on forested properties in Kittitas, Klickitat, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Yakima counties.

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamaha-motor.com.

• Work with landowners in Columbia, Garfield, Lincoln, Walla Walla and Whitman counties to improve habitat enrolled in both the federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and WDFW access programs.

Tags: ATV, Charity Events, Fundraiser, Handicaped Sports, Yamaha • Initiate a “Feel Free to Fish” program in southeast Washington, paying private landowners for shoreline access to river fisheries. AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS Washington was one of 11 states to receive grant funding in this second year of the Farm Bill’s Voluntary Public Access (VPA) and Habitat Incentive Program (HIP), administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Washington Secures Nearly $1 Million More Under Farm Bill For Hunting Access

“This federal and state partnership with private landowners creates recreational opportunities for the public that might not exist otherwise,” said Judy Olson, state executive director for the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), which administers the federal grants. “This access program is one of the ways the Farm Bill benefits more than just farmers.”

JUL 06, 2011 02:13P.M. Washington Secures Nearly $1 Million More Under Farm Bill For Hunting Access

Through July 21, the USDA is accepting public comments on its finding that WDFW’s plan for using the $1.5 million awarded last year would not have a significant effect on the environment. The federal findings, consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act, are posted on the Internet at http://bit.ly/mpufNQ , along with information on submitting public comments. “We look forward to working cooperatively with private landowners to expand fishing, hunting and wildlife-viewing opportunities on private lands,” Pamplin said. “Once we get final approval from USDA, we plan to sign up as many suitable properties as possible in time for the fall hunting season.”

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife OLYMPIA, Washington --(Ammoland.com)- More private landowners in eastern Washington will have an incentive to open their lands to fishing and hunting, thanks to a new federal grant of nearly $1 million to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW).

Tags: Hunting News, Land Access, Washington, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, WDFW, Where to Shoot

The new grant, authorized by the federal Farm Bill, is the second awarded to WDFW in as many years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Last year, WDFW received $1.5 million to increase recreational access to private lands around the state.

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New National Council Appoints NWTF’s Kennamer JUL 06, 2011 02:05P.M. New National Council Appoints NWTF’s Kennamer

In his new role, NWTF Chief Conservation Officer James Earl Kennamer, Ph.D., will advise the National Museum of Forest Service History’s board of directors. For 31 years, Kennamer has headed the NWTF’s conservation department. He coordinates programs with state and federal agencies, private organizations and companies throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. National Wild Turkey Federation His leadership in wild turkey research and management has garnered respect throughout the conservation community, and helped the NWTF become the driving force in conservation it is today.

EDGEFIELD, S.C. --(Ammoland.com)- James Earl Kennamer, Ph.D., chief conservation officer of the NWTF, is now a member of the council for the U.S. Forest Service’s National Museum of Forest Service History.

Having earned various achievement awards throughout his career, Kennamer is no stranger to receiving recognition for his conservation work.

All 14 members of the new national council are volunteers. They will advise the National Museum of Forest Service History’s board of directors about developing partnerships that will advance the organization’s educational and interpretive goals.

In April 2011, the U.S. Forest Service recognized his exemplary leadership as the NWTF and four other groups were honored with the Forest Restoration Award at the Centennial Celebration of the Weeks Act of 1911.

Museum president Gray Reynolds said the board is pleased to welcome the inaugural council members, whose breadth of experience and associations with the U.S. Forest Service reflect the role that cooperators and partners have played in shaping the agency’s conservation legacy.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack named Kennamer a member of the U.S. Forest Service’s Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee in 2010.

“James Earl’s commitment to conservation and the NWTF is unparalleled,” said NWTF CEO George Thornton. “This recognition reflects the absolute importance of conservation to the NWTF, and honors the man who has strengthened the NWTF’s conservation programs and enabled us to preserve our hunting heritage for our children and grandchildren.”

Kennamer earned a bachelor’s degree in game management from Auburn University and a master’s and doctorate in wildlife management from Mississippi State University. He resides in Edgefield, S.C. The NWTF is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. A nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving the wild turkey and preserving our hunting heritage, the NWTF and its volunteers work closely with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies and other partners. Tags: Board Appointments, Conservation News, National Wild Turkey Federation, NWTF, U.S. Forest Service

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not follow a specific order but the national and world championships usually schedule the “super squad” to finish the match at the moving target event – on the last day. The “mover” is a challenging event and often separates the very tight group of competitors that compete on the final day.

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Doug Koenig Wins European Bianchi Cup JUL 06, 2011 01:59P.M.

This is Koenig’s third European Bianchi Cup – in as many tries. He said that his travels to Europe have been fun and that the long trip has not been a factor in his shooting. Just last year, Koenig won the World Action Pistol Championship in Australia after an exhausting trip.

Doug Koenig Wins European Bianchi Cup

“These international trips,” said Koenig, “always present a challenge on and off the range. I have to deal with all sorts of changes and there can be a language problem. All in all, it is a great experience to shoot these international matches.” AmmoLand Gun News

Koenig took his film crew with him to the European Bianchi Cup. Koenig’s new television show, Doug Koenig’s Championship Season, debuted on the Sportsman Channel last week and his third European “Cup” championship was recorded for use on the show. After the end of the match, Koenig headed out to a rural part of Germany in order to do some hunting – also filmed for broadcast on his show. “That is another bonus. I get to go hunting right after these matches. I have hunted in a number of spots around the world and it is always exciting to hunt new game.” Not long ago, Koenig hunted in New Zealand.

Philippsburg, Germany --(Ammoland.com)- Doug Koenig won his 3rd European Bianchi Cup at a BDMP sponsored competition in Philippsburg, Germany. This was Koenig’s second trip to the Philippsburg range complex. In 2007, Koenig won the European Bianchi Cup at the same location.

Koenig has won national and world championships in pistol events, shotgun events, and rifle events. A professional shooter, Koenig has dominated competitive pistol shooting for the last fifteen years. Koenig has won seventeen Masters International Championships, three World Speed Shooting Championships, an IPSC World Championship, four World Action Pistol Championships (holds World Record Score), thirteen Sportsman’s Team Challenge Championships, a World AllAround Championship, three European Bianchi Cups, and thirteen National Action Pistol Championships (Bianchi Cup). DOUG KOENIG’S EQUIPMENT LIST • Koenig’s gun sponsor is SMITH & WESSON – the largest manufacturer of handguns in the United States. • Koenig’s optical sight is from LEUPOLD & STEVENS – optics that are renowned for their unchallenged ruggedness, absolute waterproof integrity, and their vastly superior optical quality.

Doug Koenig Wins European Bianchi Cup 2011 In May 2011, Koenig shot a record setting score of 1920-187xs at the National Action Pistol Championship (Bianchi Cup) in Columbia, Missouri. At the European match this past weekend, Koenig shot the same score. Koenig’s 1920-187x score has never been equaled by any other shooter in any major action pistol match – and he has accomplished that feat three times. Koenig holds the record for the highest score ever shot at the European Bianchi Cup matches. In 1999, in Terni, Italy, Koenig fired a 1920-187x at the first European “Cup.”

• Koenig’s bullet supplier is HORNADY – the maker of the finest bullets available. • Koenig’s speed holster is from SAFARILAND – the top name in competitive shooting holster accessories. • Koenig’s gun cleaning products are from OTIS – the most advanced gun care systems in the world. .

Action shooting consists of four stages. A practical stage, a barricade stage, a falling plate stage, and a moving target stage. The four stages do

• Koenig’s brass is from STARLINE – precision brass for shooters

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that require the best. • Koenig’s air guns are from GAMO – shooters in over 50 countries use Gamo’s high quality air rifles and air pistols. • Koenig’s crossbows come from TEN POINT CROSSBOWS – the premiere crossbow brand in the marketplace. • Koenig’s shotgun is from BASERRI – an exciting new line of affordable and quality shotguns. Doug Koenig is represented by Russ Stott of August Sports – a Maryland/Washington, D.C. based sports representation agency that specializes in representing athletes from the outdoor sports. For information about Doug Koenig, please contact the offices of August Sports Promotions at (202) 413-3455 or at AugustSports1@aol.com. Whitetail Authority Tags: Bianchi Cup, Competition Shooters, Competitive Shooting News, Doug Koenig, Winners

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas --(Ammoland.com)- Whitetail Authority recently launches their new website at www.WhitetailAuthority.com .

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Whitetail Authority is an industry leader as an innovative online retail hunting store that is the first-and-only to specialize in Hunting Gear Parties.

Whitetail Authority Launches its Remodeled Website that Doubles its Inventory

We asked the President of Whitetail Authority Shawn Mahaffey why Whitetail Authority underwent such significant site changes and completely remodel its website?

JUL 06, 2011 01:44P.M. Shawn explains, “We are a 3 year old company and each year the available gear technology increases so much that we had to update the site to keep up with the high level of demand and checkouts. With the implementation of the Hunting Gear Parties and the sales we acquired on the website in 2010, we really had no choice but to upgrade so that we could offer premier customer service for our rapidly growing customer base. In 2009 we serviced about 800 customers. In 2010 we serviced close to 8000 customers.

Whitetail Authority Launches its Remodeled Website that Doubles its Inventory

For 2011 we will process close to 25,000 + orders. We had to get ready so nothing would fall through the cracks. The final and most prominent reason for the remodel is that our inventory online for 2011 will be close to 50,000 products. We have expanded our horizons due to the catalyst affect of our Gear Parties concept. We walked past a lot of business last year that should have been right there with us.” Extraordinary future growth appears imminent for Whitetail Authority as it grabs market share from some of the traditional hunting gear shops. Whitetail Authority Remodeled Website “Our new expansion includes, ammunition, optics, hunting dog training supplies, trap & skeet equipment, reloading equipment, Upland Bird Hunting Gear, Waterfowl Gear, all big game hunting gear, advanced optics selection, gunsmith equipment, trapping and more.” -Shawn Mahaffey

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Upon comparing the new site to its older version we are noticing a ton of additional features, so we asked Shawn if any of this was influenced through direct customer feedback. Shawn states, “Over the last 3 years we made it a point to ask our customers what they would like to see on the site. So we added a lot of features that you just don’t see from other hunting stores. For instance, the abundance of content found in the numerous Hunting Blog links to the best hunting blogs in the country.

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2011 Summer Mammoth Sniper Challenge JUL 06, 2011 11:59A.M. 2011 Summer Mammoth Sniper Challenge

We also added a Free Classified area where everyday people can sell used hunting gear, lease or sell hunting property, food plot management equipment or even farm equipment. We added an Outfitter section where our customers can review Outfitters and check them out before making a decision. Our hunting articles section, where our visitors can catch up on some great stories and pick up on new hunting tips and tactics has become an integral part of our attraction.” Mammoth Sniper Challenge

It appears that Whitetail Authority has developed new and innovative ways to reach the ever expanding retail customers in the hunting arena. Shawn lets us in on a little information about the future of the company in 2012, following its historically unprecedented growth, Whitetail Authority will be expanding into the Fishing and Camping arena, by January 1 st 2012. Whitetail Authority will offer close to 50,000 hunting products on their website and at their Hunting Gear Parties. By the end of 2012 with the expansion into other outdoors sports, Whitetail Authority will hold over 100,000 products in the new online store! “Where we are separating ourselves from our competition is putting our focus on our customers and serving them with grit that matters to them.”-Shawn Mahaffey

Rockcastle Shooting Center Park City, KY --(Ammoland.com)- Rockcastle Shooting Center at Park Mammoth Resort is the host site for the upcoming 2011 Summer Mammoth Sniper Challenge July 8 – 10, 2011.

About Whitetail Authority: Whitetail Authority is a one stop shop for the hardcore whitetail hunter seeking the latest and greatest hunting gear. From traditional favorites to the most technologically-advanced gear, you will find it all at www.whitetailauthority.com.

The sold out match has 56 two-man teams from novice to twelve registered military teams. The three-day team shooting competition designed by Joe Harris has six timed stages spread throughout the 2,000 acres of the resort property and will allow shooters to use prone, barricade or partner assisted positions.

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Harris said, “The popularity of this match has exceeded my expectations since the first one held at Rockcastle Shooting Center in January. The interest in precision long distance competitions is steadily growing and Rockcastle Shooting Center’s location and topography draws the best of the best. With this match being team oriented, it can make a friendship stronger or challenge their friendship.” The main match will predominantly include reactive targets, cardboard targets and scenario-based stages with down slope shooting and ½ MOA to 3 MOA. The natural and unforgiving terrain at Rockcastle Shooting Center will have targets set from very close distances to 1,000 meters, some set against the wooded tree line, while others will be set at the spacious Thunder Valley and Lookout Pointe all favored long distance

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rifle locations.

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Five bonus side matches are scheduled offering the unique opportunity to test competitors’ skills at Reactive targets, Kim’s game, Range Estimation Match, 22 Rifle side timed match and a Pistol plate rack with a 9mm pistol supplied.

Anti-Concealed Carry IL Rep. Karen May to Host Town Hall Meeting

Nick Noble, CEO of Rockcastle Shooting Center noted, “We’re experiencing unbelievable interest and growth at our shooting facility hosting these types of specialty matches. From hosting the 2011 Barrett Mammoth Sniper Challenge, 2011 BRM 3-Gun Championship and the upcoming Shooting Industry Masters along with the AR15.com/Rockcastle Pro Am, we’ve proven this is our niche. With our country recently celebrating its independence, we’re honored to have current and former service personnel compete in this match. It’s a testament to the level of proficiency they must maintain to protect our country.”

JUL 06, 2011 10:35A.M. Anti-Concealed Carry IL Rep. Karen May to Host Town Hall Meeting Make Sure Your Voice is Heard!!

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Rockcastle Shooting Center is the newest addition to the Park Mammoth Resort property, which is developing into the nations’ premiere shooting sports resort. The shooting center offers a 15-station Sporting Clay course, 5 Stand, Pistol and Rifle Ranges out to 1,500 yards, a SASS Range and two 3D Archery Ranges, which are open to the public with various levels of membership opportunities available. The center is nestled among the wooded ridges and valleys of the historic property encompassing 2,000 acres of the Park Mammoth Resort located in south central Kentucky.

Illinois --(Ammoland.com)- Rep. Karen May voted against your constitutional right to carry a firearm for personal protection. She voted against HB148. Now she’s holding a town hall meeting to hear your questions and concerns. Last week, supporters of Right to Carry filled the town hall meeting of Rep. Keith Farnham. Let’s do it again Saturday and show Rep. May we won’t stand for having our constitutional rights denied.

For further information of scheduled events at Rockcastle Shooting Center and the first class accommodations and amenities offered by Park Mammoth Resort, visit our web site at www.ParkMammothResort.us or email our guest client services at Info@ParkMammothResort.us. Media members interested, can contact Lisa G. Cinquino, Public Relations Director at cinquinol@aol.com or call (203) 881-8381.

Let’s make sure she hears us loud and clear. If you live within driving distance of Highland Park, IL please attend this meeting and voice your concern about her voting NO on your rights!! Saturday July 9, 2011 10:00-11:00 a.m Highland Park Police Station meeting room 1677 Old Deerfield Road Highland Park, IL

Tags: Competitive Shooting News, Kentucky, Mammoth Sniper Challenge, Military Snipers, Rockcastle Shooting Center, Sniper Teams

Make Sure Your Voice is Heard!! About: The IllinoisCarry forum was started in April 2004. The idea was that Illinois needed a central location to communicate ideas and information regarding 2nd Amendment issues in Illinois. There are many organizations in Illinois working to protect our 2nd Amendment Rights. Working with these groups IllinoisCarry has become the central location for information and Action Alerts. IllinoisCarry will not endorse political candidates. We simply provide information so voters can make informed decisions. Our goal is to join the other 48 states that allow their citizens to carry concealed firearms. We encourage you to register on our forum and join the fight for your 2nd Amendment Rights in Illinois. Visit www.IllinoisCarry.com

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7 July 2011

Tags: Anti Gun Politicians, Gun Politics, Illinois, Illinois Carry, IllinoisCarry.com, Town Hall Meetings

The Model 70 Featherweight Compact comes in for popular calibers for 2011, 22.250 Rem., 243 Win., 7mm-08 Rem., and 308 Win.. Suggested retail price is $899.99

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For more information on all of Winchester Repeating Arms innovative products, visit www.winchester-guns.com.

Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Compact Rifle

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JUL 06, 2011 10:27A.M. Model 70 Featherweight Compact Rifle Introduced By Winchester Repeating Arms For 2011

Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Compact Rifle

Winchester Repeating Arms East Alton, IL – -(Ammoland.com)- With smaller-framed shooters and those who like a lightweight compact rifle in mind, Winchester Repeating Arms has introduced the Model 70 Featherweight Compact. The new rifle features a 20-inch barrel, a 13-inch length of pull, an overall length of 39 ½ inches and weighs just 6 ½ pounds. The Model 70 Compact is the perfect rifle for ladies, young shooters and those looking for a light-weight mountain rifle. The Compact Model 70 action has Pre-’64 Controlled Round Feeding, the easy-to-use three position safety and a jeweled bolt body with a knurled bolt handle. The rifle also uses the M.O.A. Trigger System that is easily adjusted. The stock is a satin-finished checkered walnut with a Packmayr Decelerator Pad. The rifle action is bedded and the barrel free-floated for exceptional accuracy.

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AmmoLand Shooting Sports News July 07th 2011