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Division of Wildlife Resources. The sheep herd has served as a source of transplant animals for the West Desert area of Utah.

MDF & SFW Raise Funds for Utah State Parks & Recreation Wildlife Programs

The most visible Island resident is the bison. “From bison and bighorn sheep, to mule deer and pronghorn, all island wildlife will benefit from this generous gift,” said Director Mary Tullius, Utah State Parks and Recreation.

JUL 11, 2011 07:01P.M. Mike Styler, Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources said, “This is a prime example of sportsmen reinvesting in habitat, and in this case the recipient is a great state park. Because of one deer and one bighorn sheep tag, we will have more than $280,000 invested directly into habitat work.”

MDF & SFW Raise Funds for Utah State Parks & Recreation Wildlife Programs

Byron Bateman, President of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife said, “The $283,500 raised at this year’s Expo is a win/win for Utah State Parks and the bighorn sheep and mule deer that live on Antelope Island with 100% of the money going directly to projects to benefit both species.” State Park budgets have been reduced in recent years resulting in layoffs and some parks potentially being shut down. The auctioning of these special tags will bring much needed funds to help maintain and improve wildlife habitat on the Island that wouldn’t be available due to the budget cuts. “We are glad we can help fund wildlife projects on Antelope Island during these difficult economic times,” said Miles Moretti, President and CEO of the Mule Deer Foundation. “This is a great example of a public/private partnership finding innovative ways to provide funding for the Park.”

Mule Deer Foundation SALT LAKE CITY, Utah –-(Ammoland.com)- The Mule Deer Foundation and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife presented a check for $283,500 to the Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation for wildlife habitat improvement and management work on Antelope Island State Park which is located in the Great Salt Lake.

In addition to the two auction tags, a public drawing was held for one deer and one sheep tag. The hunts will take place in November.

The Mule Deer Tag sold for $265,000 and the Sheep tag sold for $50,000. The WHCE retains ten percent of the sale price.

About MDF (www.muledeer.org) The Mule Deer Foundation is one of the key conservation groups in North America working to restore, improve and protect mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitat. With a focus on science and program efficiency, MDF has raised millions of dollars and put countless man-hours on the ground for mission-critical projects. MDF acknowledges regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation. Visit the MDF Web site or call 1888-375-DEER.

Mule deer have not been hunted on Antelope Island for more than 30 years. Bighorn Sheep have not previously been hunted on the Island. The bighorn sheep were transplanted to the Island in 1997 by the Utah

About SFW (www.sfwsfh.org) Headquartered in North Salt Lake, Utah, SFW is a charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of SFW is to promote the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat,

The funds were raised from the auction of a Mule Deer tag and a California Bighorn Sheep tag to be hunted on the Island this fall. The tags were auctioned last February at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo (WHCE) held in Salt Lake City.

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assist in providing quality wildlife management programs, educating the public about the role hunters play in wildlife conservation, and perpetuating the family tradition of hunting and fishing. Visit the SFW Web site or call 801-936-1386.

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Features of the MudSox Waterproof Insulated Hunting Boot (0007248):

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• 800 grams of Thinsulate Ultra Insulation • MudSox outsole with self-cleaning tread pattern, great for traction in the mud and muck

JUL 11, 2011 06:55P.M. Rocky MudSox Waterproof Insulated Hunting Boot Available in Realtree AP

• Rocky SIQ Atomic helps control human odor on the microbial level • Waterproof full neoprene sock for superior fit and comfort www.rockyboots.com Tags: Footwear, Gun Gear, Realtree, RockyBoots

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Battle in the Saddle – A Blast

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JUL 11, 2011 06:45P.M. COLUMBUS, Georgia --(Ammoland.com)- Keeping your feet warm, dry and comfortable during the hunt is crucial to your enjoyment and success afield.

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The Rocky MudSox Waterproof Insulated Hunting Boot is designed to do all three. Built with a snug-fitting, full neoprene sock that can be easily rolled over at the top, these camouflage hunting boots take your hunting performance to the next level.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Columbia, TN --(Ammoland.com)- CMSA Contestants traveled from all over for a chance at the $10,000 added at the Battle in the Saddle. Arriving in the heat of 110 degrees this event was HOT! With a total of 47 contestants and only 20 making the finals, competition was fierce and nobody was backing down. After the three stages of the main match was completed only 3 riders with a miss made it into the Top 20 Showcase. Cody Clark proved why he is the youngest Men’s Level 6 winning both the Main Match High Overall and the Showcase High Overall.

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This showcase proved to be the most exciting of the week with ONLY .272 seconds separating the top four riders- fans were on the edge of their seats cheering on our mounted shooters!

• Open – 1st Place Charlie Little After the two stage final in the showcase and one rifle stage the winners are as follow:

The new divisional payback allowed CMSA to purchase a one of a kind Battle in the Saddle buckle for the six divisions and give larger checks to the divisional winners. Here are your divisional results:

• 1st Place Cody Clark – $3,600 23.863 • 2nd Place Rock Clark – $2,700 23.954

Ladies Limited • 3rd Place Chad Little – $1,800 24.050 • 1st Place Calleigh King – $325.00 • 4th Place Andra Olson – $900 24.135 Men’s Limited Rifle • 1st Place Heithe Williams – $731.25 • 1st Place Chad Little – $500 & Trophy Rifle from Taylor’s & Co., Inc.

• 2nd Place Jeff Potter – $438.75 Ladies Express

• 2nd Place Dan Byrd – $300

• 1st Place Lisa DeGeare – $585.00

• 3rd Place Zane Chunn – $200

• 2nd Place Deana Miller – $390.00

CMSA would like to thank all of the Battle in the Saddle contestants for supporting the 1st AQHA/CMSA shoot at the Battle in the Saddle. Also, a huge thank you goes out to our sponsors AQHA, Starline Brass and Taylor’s & Co., Inc.

Men’s Express • 1st Place Zane Chunn – $731.25

About: Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association® is the Fastest Growing Equestrian Sport in the Nation. Mounted contestants compete in this fast action timed event using two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association “C.M.S.A.” has a variety of levels of competition for everyone, ranging from novice levels to the seasoned professional. Visit: www.cmsaevents.com

• 2nd Place John Shelton – $438.75 Ladies Masters • 1st Place Andra Olson – $682.50 • 2nd Place Dawn Smitley – $455.00 Men’s Masters

Tags: CMSA, Competitive Shooting News, Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association

• 1st Place Cody Clark – $845.00 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwjnpB6_LTQ • 2nd Place Charlie Little – $633.75 • 3rd Place Marcus Wadley – $422.50 AQHA Results: • Youth – 1st Place Lisa DeGeare • Novice Amateur – 1st Place Allan Watt • Amateur – 1st Place Heithe Williams • Amateur Select 1st Place Brady Carr

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mistakes made by the ATF in that investigation.

White House OK’s Multiple Gun Purchase Tracking to Distract from Fast & Furious

Read more of this story here: Gun dealers will have to report multiple semiautomatic rifle sales. http://tiny.cc/mp0ti Tags: ATF, Long Gun Registry, Modern Sporting Rifles, Registered Guns, Washington Post

JUL 11, 2011 05:19P.M. White House OK’s Multiple Gun Purchase Tracking to Distract from Fast & Furious

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Key Campus Firearms Carry Victories in Wisconsin & Virginia JUL 11, 2011 05:00P.M. Key Campus Firearms Carry Victories in Wisconsin & Virginia

ATF to Require Multiple Sales Reports for Sporting Rifles

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Manasquan, NJ --(Ammoland.com)- The White House on Monday gave the green light to a controversial new gun rule requiring dealers in Southwestern states to report multiple sales of semiautomatic rifles in a “crackdown on gunrunning to Mexico“.

Any Campus, USA --(Ammoland.com)-As college students across the country prepare to convene in the nation’s capitol to discuss college gun bans on August 8th, two more states have expanded the right to carry concealed weapons on campus.

The rule, which had been opposed by the National Rifle Association and members of Congress, takes effect immediately. It requires dealers to alert authorities when a person buys within five days two or more semiautomatic rifles greater than .22 caliber with detachable magazines. The new rule will apply to about 8,500 dealers operating in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, where drug traffickers are known to acquire most of their new weapons.

Wisconsin became the 49th state to decriminalize bearing arms for defense when Governor Scott Walker signed SB 93 into law on July 8. The law, which goes into effect in November, removes the state prohibition on concealed carry, limiting possession of firearms on K-12 institutions but excluding college campuses. “Carrying a concealed weapon for protection is no longer a criminal offense in Wisconsin,” said David Burnett, a spokesman with Students for Concealed Carry.

The decision comes in the middle of a congressional investigation into a bungled ATF gun-smuggling investigation code-named “Fast and Furious.” Many current and former ATF agents said that if the new reporting rule had been in place, it might have prevented the types of

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to regulate self-defense on campus, but this is clearly a step in the right direction.”

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Second Amendment Foundation Continues To Fight For Your Rights At The United Nations

The bill passed despite efforts of gun control advocates to maintain the ban on self-defense. “[G]un violence cannot be stopped with more guns,” argued Virginia Tech victim and gun control advocate Colin Goddard in a June 24th editorial. Ironically, the perpetrator of the Virginia Tech massacre had more than 200 rounds of ammunition left when he took his own life in response to the approach of officers, who were presumably carrying guns.

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Meanwhile, Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued an opinion on July 1 stating that policies set in place by the University of Virginia “may not be used to prohibit persons with such a permit from carrying a concealed firearm into the buildings covered by the policy.”

Second Amendment Foundation Continues To Fight For Your Rights At The United Nations

The ruling invalidates the University of Virginia’s previous ban on lawfully-armed visitors to the campus, though the college can still penalize residents, students and faculty of the campus for protecting themselves with firearms. “It certainly can be argued that [gun ban] policies are ineffectual because persons who wish to perpetrate violence will ignore them, and that the net effect of such policies is to leave defenseless the law-abiding citizens who follow these policies,” wrote Cuccinelli.

Second Amendment Foundation BELLEVUE, WA --(Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation, represented by Alan Gottlieb and Julianne Versnel, is in attendance at the Third Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in New York this week.

The opinion is forcing other colleges, including Virginia Tech, to revisit their rules.

These meetings lay the ground work for the final negotiation sessions of the ATT in 2012. SAF’s position is firm- an ATT which in any way affects the constitutional rights of American gun owners is totally unacceptable. Civilian firearms and ammunition must not be within the scope of the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty. There is no compromise on this crucial point.

“This is a tremendous step forward for college students and teachers in both Wisconsin and Virginia,” said Burnett. “Almost half the states in the union took up the issue this year, and our group won’t stop until we vote down every law that forbids us from fighting back.”

The Second Amendment Foundation has been active for years at the United Nations both its headquarters in New York and Vienna, Austria and elsewhere internationally in response to anti-gun rights initiatives that would restrict our sovereignty. In addition to attending the first two preparatory meetings, SAF was represented at the May meeting of Governmental Experts where marking, tracing and record keeping policies were discussed.

About: Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC) is a national, nonpartisan, grassroots organization comprising over 44,000 college students, professors, college employees, parents of college students, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses should be allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that current laws afford them virtually everywhere else. SCCC has members in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. SCCC is not affiliated with the NRA or any other organization. SCCC extends an open invitation to publicly debate representatives from any organization or institution opposed to ‘campus carry.’ Visit: www.concealedcampus.org

SAF is a Member of the Executive Committee of the World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities, a recognized Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) at the United Nations. This status allows us to closely monitor the internal UN debate over firearm issues and report back to our members and supporters.

Tags: Concealed Carry, SCCC, Students For Concealed Carry On Campus

This NGO status has also allowed SAF to take an active role in speaking at the UN, most recently at the Programme of Action to Prevent and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects in 2010.

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In addition to its UN and World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities, SAF is a founding member of The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR) which includes scores of national and international organizations, representing tens of millions of firearm and knife owners worldwide.

Bushnell Eyewear Division, a new segment of the company that will oversee the Bollé, Bollé Safety, Cébé and Serengeti eyewear brands. Bushnell Eyewear was created to establish a division that is dedicated entirely to the company’s premium eyewear brands. With a highly skilled team in place and a complete focus on eyewear, the company is well positioned to continue the success of its established global eyewear brands and the geographic expansion of its Cébé and Bollé Safety brands.

In March, Alan and Julianne received a commemorative muzzleloading rifle in recognition for their international work protecting the rights of gun owners presented by FISAT (the Italian shooters association), and Chiappa Firearms during the EXA exhibition in Brescia, Italy.

Bushnell Eyewear will be led by Olivier Ciaravino, the new president of the division. Ciaravino will office in the division’s new headquarters in Suresnes, France, and oversee a team that will be located in several of the company’s global offices, including the company’s Overland Park, Kan., corporate headquarters.

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. In addition to the landmark McDonald v. Chicago Supreme Court Case, SAF has previously funded successful firearms-related suits against the cities of Los Angeles; New Haven, CT; New Orleans; Chicago and San Francisco on behalf of American gun owners, a lawsuit against the cities suing gun makers and numerous amicus briefs holding the Second Amendment as an individual right.

“The creation of the Bushnell Eyewear Division represents a wholesale commitment throughout the organization to our growing eyewear business,” said Olivier Ciaravino, Bushnell Eyewear President. “It’s an honor to be chosen to lead this talented, global team, and I’m excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for this business unit,” added Ciaravino. The new division will include regional business units in North America, Europe/MEA and Asia Pacific. Several employees are relocating to the new division headquarters in Suresnes, France, but no jobs will be affected by this reorganization – in fact, the company plans to add positions globally as part of its expanded investment in the eyewear division.

Tags: Alan Gottlieb, SAF, Second Amendment Foundation, United Nations

AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS “Creating this division within our existing corporate structure is an essential and logical evolutionary step for our organization,” said Blake Lipham, Bushnell Outdoor Products CEO. “Our eyewear brands represent an important, growing segment for our company and deserve the undivided attention of this team,” added Lipham.

Bushnell Outdoor Products Announces the Formation of the Bushnell Eyewear Division JUL 11, 2011 04:31P.M.

For more information about Bushnell Outdoor Products and its family of brands, visit the company’s corporate Web site or call 1-800-423-3537.

Bushnell Outdoor Products Announces the Formation of the Bushnell Eyewear Division

Bushnell Outdoor Products is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products based in Overland Park, Kansas. Bushnell Outdoor Products sells its products worldwide under the Bushnell®, Tasco®, Serengeti®, Bollé®, Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement®, Stoney Point®, Hoppe’s®, Butler Creek®, Cébé®, Uncle Mike’s®, Final Approach®, Simmons® and Millett® brand names. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at (913) 752-6105. Tags: Bushnell, Eyewear, Optics, Shooting Industry News Bushnell Outdoor Products Overland Park, KS. --(Ammoland.com)- Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics, outdoor accessories and premium eyewear, has announced the creation of the

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During this year long celebration, the SWAROVSKI OPTIK North America video shares insight into their USA facility, employees and everything that goes into their products with consumers and fans through their social media outlets. This 20 year video highlights all the things that make the SWAROVSKI OPTIK brand so successful — the dedication to the quality of the product as well as customer commitment.

20 Years Of Swarovski Optik North America

Click Here to see our 20 Year Anniversary in the United States Video!

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Hunting License Buyers Experience Disruption On Sunday JUL 11, 2011 04:19P.M. Hunting License Buyers Experience Disruption On Sunday Active Outdoors assures Game Commission it will correct transaction errors. Swarovski Optik Cranston, RI --(Ammoland.com)- As part of SWAROVSKI OPTIK North America’s 20 year celebration in the US, the company will continue to offer exciting product promotions throughout the year, as well as provide insight into the company as a whole, and share what makes their products unmatched in the field. To celebrate this milestone, SWAROVSKI OPTIK North America has developed consumer promotions, catered to the American market. The Spotting Scope promotion, which will continue to run throughout this 20th year celebration, allows customers to save up to $300* on SWAROVSKI OPTIK spotting scopes and eyepieces. Designed to be rugged and lightweight, these spotting scopes are a staple product for SWAROVSKI OPTIK, the high quality, high precision optics provide the clearest images and are also available with HD glass, for an even better color fidelity. The Z3 riflescope promotion, which was designed specifically for the US market, will continue to run throughout the rest of the Anniversary year as well, saving consumers up to $300*. * Based on model off 2011 MSRP.

Hunting License Buyers Experience Disruption On Sunday

Since 1991, SWAROVSKI OPTIK North America has been in the US, handling and catering to fulfil all US customer needs. SWAROVSKI OPTIK North America employs approximately 60 employees, and has several independent rep groups throughout the United States. Having North American headquarters in the US, allows them to be closer to the customer and which in turn meets their needs faster. North American repairs are performed in the Cranston location, which gives the customer a quicker turn-around time on their product, so they don’t have to miss out on valuable time in the field.

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the agency’s website were able to complete the transaction, but those customers will be mailed a license within 10 business days. “License sales were underway today, and everything appears to be back on track,” Derr said. “Also, county treasurers utilize a web-based system for issuing antlerless deer licenses, so this weekend’s problems will in no way impact the processing of antlerless deer licenses that began today.” Active Outdoors said that the system malfunction was not related to the volume of license sales, but rather it was due to an incorrect behavior of the system. “We sincerely regret the inconvenience to our valued customers – the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission – and their license vendors and customers due to the system issue on Sunday, July 10, which prevented POS license vendor locations from selling accurately printed license documents to customers,” said Denny Bennett, General Manager, Active Outdoors.

Pennsylvania Game Commission HARRISBURG, PA --(Ammoland.com)- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced the technical problems that disrupted hunting license sales statewide for 10 hours on Sunday, July 10, have been resolved.

“We are working with the Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission and their license vendors to minimize the adverse effects of this incident. The root cause of the incident, which does not appear to have been related to volume or capacity issues of our system, is being thoroughly investigated. Any system infrastructure or software issues that are identified will be promptly remediated.

Thousands of hunters were inconvenienced. Active Outdoors, the Nashville-based license sales company contracted by the Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to sell licenses, experienced a service interruption with its point-of-sale system that prevented licenses sales from being finalized from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

“We have been proud to operate the ASLS for the Fish and Boat Commission since 2007, and for the Game Commission since 2009, with very few technical issues. We remain dedicated to maintaining a very robust and reliable system for our valued customers.”

The disruption has been resolved and the automated system is functioning properly. But hunters who purchased licenses during the 10hour period are being contacted to straighten out validation issues associated with their license transactions.

Derr encouraged those who were unable to purchase a license yesterday to visit a local issuing agent today, especially if they are interested in applying for an antlerless deer license. For those who purchase a license online and want to apply for an antlerless deer license now, they will need to have the copy of their purchase receipt, which will have their Customer Identification (CID) number.

“During this 10-hour period, about 85 percent of our issuing agents were unable to complete license sales transactions, and 5,173 attempted transactions needed to be corrected,” said Dot Derr, director of the Game Commission Bureau of Administrative Services, which oversees license sales. “Active Outdoors is contacting issuing agents involved in the faulty transactions, and then will be reaching out to the individual license buyers to correct the problems with those sales. Presently, Active Outdoors has corrected nearly 2,000 transactions, and will continue until all have been addressed.

“Using the generic antlerless deer license application from the Game Commission website, or on page 47 of the 2011-12 Digest that they can pick up at any issuing agent, and an official pink envelope, resident hunters still can submit an antlerless deer application,” Derr said.

“However, we don’t know how many hundreds more, if not thousands, of license buyers were turned away when they attempted to purchase their licenses due to Active Outdoors system error.”

Generic antlerless deer license applications can be printed by going to the Game Commission’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), putting your cursor over “SELF-HELP” in the banner menu listing, then clicking on “Download Forms and Brochures” in the drop-down menu listing and then selecting “Application for Antlerless License” in the first column under the “Forms” section.

Derr noted that those issuing agents on a web-based system were able to process license sales without interruption. Additionally, those who purchased licenses through the Game Commission’s “Outdoor Shop” on

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protects nongame and endangered wildlife, provides conservation education, manages habitat, and enforces laws for the protection and use of Georgia’s natural resources.

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Division Director Dan Forster said that with “roots firmly embedded in law enforcement,” the agency has “effectively evolved over time to meet the new and varying challenges of the day.”

Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division Celebrates A Century Of Conservation

The evidence is easy to find. Georgia’s deer herd has boomed from about 12,500 animals in 1937 to nearly 1 million. Sport fisheries are thriving in lakes, trout streams, rivers and public fishing areas. Some 200 conservation rangers patrol woods and waters, safeguarding wildlife and the public. Wildlife management areas provide almost 1 million acres of public hunting opportunity. A State Wildlife Action Plan guides conservation of nongame wildlife, helping preserve Georgia as a top-six state in biological diversity while also grappling with significant challenges such as habitat loss.

JUL 11, 2011 04:08P.M. Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division Celebrates A Century Of Conservation

The division’s work helps fuel an annual economic impact estimated at $3.3 billion alone from hunting, fishing and wildlife watching, according to the most recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service survey. Yet, suggested Forster, the impact reaches even further, to clean air, clean water and the conservation of wildlife and wild places that enrich all Georgians’ everyday quality of life.

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Now and for the next 100 years.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. --(Ammoland.com)- July 11 marks 100 years of conservation in Georgia, where outdoor recreation packs a $3 billionplus economic punch each year and biological diversity ranks among the richest in the U.S.

JOIN THE 100 DAYS OF CONSERVATION The public is invited to join the celebration with the 100 Days of Conservation at http://gawrdcentennial.com , and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/WildlifeResourcesDivisionGADNR , and Flickr, www.flickr.com/wildliferesourcesdivision .

A century ago, concerns about declining wildlife populations fueled a national conservation movement. Georgia lawmakers responded by approving legislation on July 11, 1911, to create the state’s first wildlife agency.

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What was then the Department of Game and Fish was envisioned as a network of county game wardens and regulations aimed at protecting and restoring populations of “game, fish and birds … for the enjoyment of all the people.”

• Daily walk through wild history, from the first state hunting license to the first turkey stocking. • 100-year timeline of highlights, including deer re-stockings and the original black bear season.

What is now the Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is fulfilling that vision, and more.

• Photographs to remember, such as a 1940 shot of ranger Dan Royal checking quail bagged by Spurgeon “Spud” Chandler, a Georgia native and New York Yankees star pitcher.

“As one of the fastest-growing states in the country, Georgia faces the enormous task of balancing increasing demands on our land and water with the conservation and management of important wildlife habitats and species,” DNR Commissioner Mark Williams said. “For 100 years, DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division has done an outstanding job of protecting our natural resources while also providing abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation.”

HOW TO HELP Georgians can also help support the next 100 years of conservation through: • Hunting and fishing. License sales and equipment taxes contribute to wildlife management

The Wildlife Resources Division regulates hunting, fishing and boating,

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• Buying or renewing a bald eagle, hummingbird, Bobwhite Quail Initiative or Trout Unlimited license plate. A share of the fees for these plates goes to DNR conservation efforts.

For more information on the show can be found on their website at : www.birminghamdeershow.com. WHEN: Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17, 2011

• Details: www.georgiawildlife.com WHERE: Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203

Tags: Conservation Officers, Fish and Game, Georgia, Wildlife Officers

WHO: About Chad Belding: Chad Belding’s success started with his reality hunting show called ‘The Fowl Life with Chad Belding’ which launched on Sportsman Channel and WILD TV in 2008, and airs in more than 40 million homes in North America. Fans across the nation have watched as Belding and his crew hunt in more than 15 states across the U.S., incorporating a local guest in each location who offers advice on their local hunting ground and participates in the hunt. Now approaching season three, ‘The Fowl Life with Chad Belding’ is becoming the must-see reality series for hunters across the nation. Belding also launched a new show focused on predator hunts and wildlife conservation called ‘Dead Dog Walkin’ which began airing on Sportsman Channel and WILD TV on March 28 of this year.

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Chad Belding to Appear at Country’s Largest Consumer Hunting Show JUL 11, 2011 03:55P.M. Hunting Guru and Renowned TV Host Chad Belding to Appear at Country’s Largest Consumer Hunting Show

About Banded Nation: Launched in January 2011, Banded Nation is comprised of hunters, editors, graphic designers, producers, videographers and on-camera personalities dedicated to bringing a new approach to outdoor television and outdoor style. Banded Nation was founded by renowned outdoor hunting show host Chad Belding and acts as the parent company to a wide variety of properties including Sportsman Channel and WILD TV’s award winning national television series ‘The Fowl Life with Chad Belding,’ the new predator hunting television series ‘Dead Dog Walkin’ and Banded Gear. Visit www.bandednation.com for more information. Banded Nation Tags: Dead Dog Walkin, Hunting TV Shows, Shooting Media News, Sportsman Channel, Waterfowl Hunters, Waterfowling

USA --(Ammoland.com)- WHAT: National hunting guru and renowned outdoorsman Chad Belding, host of Sportsman Channel’s new series Dead Dog Walkin,’ and The Fowl Life with Chad Belding is set to appear at the 28th Annual World Deer Expo in Birmingham, Ala., beginning Friday, July 15.

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Belding will be partnering with Central Kansas Outfitters and assisted them with booking hunts in Kansas. Additionally, Belding will be promoting all of his Banded Nation brand endeavors – including his duck and goose calls (Banded Calls), hunting gear (Banded Gear), and hunts (Banded Hunts). Belding will also be showcasing his new series Dead Dog Walkin’ and third season of The Fowl Life with Chad Belding. His booths will be located on the Main Hall downstairs at numbers 2311 and 2312.

JUL 11, 2011 03:12P.M. Legacy Sports New Detachable Magazines for Howa M-1500’s & Weatherby Vanguard Rifles

The show will begin Friday, July 15 from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. CT; and continues Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and concludes on Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. This year, the World Deer Expo has 200 more exhibits than last year, and it continues to be the largest consumer hunting show in the country.

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Smith & Wesson and Mossberg M-1500’s. Assembly requires the new floor plate, P/N ATIFPM1500 and either the five round or ten round magazine in the caliber of your choice (as listed, above). Kits, including floor plate and one magazine are available at $98.00 MSRP. Magazines are sold separately at $52.00 MSRP. Available ONLY in the short action calibers listed. May require some fitting to suit the stock on models other than the Howa M-1500 imported by LSI. Legacy Sports International, LLC is an importer of firearms and shooting accessories. Bringing in high quality, reliable and affordable products for shooting and hunting enthusiasts is the mission of Legacy Sports’ business. With well-respected brands including Howa and Puma rifles, NikkoStirling optics, Escort shotguns, and Citadel handguns and shotguns, Legacy Sports is committed to offer today’s shooting sports enthusiast performance on the range and in the field. Legacy’s track record proves – without a doubt – that they have consistently provided accurate rifles and shotguns as well as award-winning optics for sportsmen on a budget. This is why Legacy Sports is known as “The Most Trusted Name in the Shooting Industry”.

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F.A.T.S – FireArms Training Simulator JUL 11, 2011 01:53P.M. F.A.T.S – FireArms Training Simulator By Shari Spivack

Legacy Sports International Reno, NV - -(Ammoland.com)- Legacy Sports International announces the immediate availability of New Detachable Magazines for all Howa M1500’s and Weatherby Vanguard. Get more firepower from your Howa M-1500 or your Weatherby Vanguard! The new detachable magazines are manufactured by ATI, Boise ID, and distributed exclusively by Legacy Sports. These new detachable magazines are available in 5 or 10 round capacities for your .204/.223 or .243/7mm-08/.308 caliber Howa or Weatherby Vanguard, with .22-250 coming soon! Made for target shooters and varmint hunters, these polymer body magazines will turn a four round box magazine into a high capacity detachable. Available for aftermarket conversions only, the new magazines come with a special trigger guard housing that replaces the existing floor plate of your Howa M-1500 or Vanguard. These magazines also fit the older

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police officer and although I was standing in place, it appeared as if I was approaching the threat. The woman was wailing about her dead husband’s grave when she pulled out a gun and aimed it at me. I fired a few times until she was down and the computer decided my scenario was over. The next part is the replay and analysis of what happened. The software can track exactly where the muzzle of your gun was as at all times, when you decided to fire, how many shots you fired, whether they were lethal hits or not and so on. I did alright on my first try – three shots, three hits, one was lethal and brought her down. The computer can tell where each shot was placed and know how the suspect would react to the gunshots, thus either continuing or ending your scenario. You will know instantly whether you made the right decisions and if not, where to concentrate your attention the next time.

New Jersey Second Amendment Society New Jersey --(Ammoland.com)- I recently had the opportunity to try out the F.A.T.S training system after taking a level two Urban Pistol class at the Police Academy range. The class was fantastic but after it was over, I peeked in the room where the F.A.T.S training sessions were being conducted. F.A.T.S stands for FireArms Training Simulator.

The other great component of the experience was the fantastic instruction I got from the Gun for Hire instructor. Even though I was shooting at a video screen it was still a very different feeling to aim at a moving “person” who was pointing a weapon back at me – instead of at a piece of paper. In the replay analysis, I could see how the muzzle of my gun was jumping a bit off target after taking my first shot which required a realignment of the sights before firing again. I was instructed to let the trigger out more slowly and just until it reset to keep the sights lined up and on target and therefore decrease the time needed to pull off my next shot. I was able to try this over and over and a get a good feeling for it before trying my next scenarios. (I was also eager to try it out at my next outing at the range – I had success easing the trigger out shooting .22s, but I’ll need more practice with 9mm.)

It is an entirely interactive system that uses a computer program, a large screen and very realistic firearms that are loaded with computer chips instead of ammunition. It looks somewhat like a big video game, but it is definitely not a game. The F.A.T.S system is used in police and military training. It costs upwards of $150,000 and was designed to be used with many types of firearms – however, each type of firearm added to the system costs several thousand dollars. The software on this F.A.T.S system was designed to simulate police calls and stops and the firearms were all corded (i.e. attached) to the computer. There are systems where the firearms are not corded, and the guns have magazines filled with nitrogen gas to simulate recoil. With certain software, it is also possible to create scenarios where the suspects will not only be shooting back at you from the video screen, but the instructor can launch soft foam projectiles at you from a device called the Hostile Fire Simulator. In this case you would need to make use of available cover in the room to avoid being hit.

The next couple of suspects went down with all shots fired being lethal shots. I was feeling pretty good and all was well until a second threat was introduced in one of the scenarios. Now there were two people to divide my attention between, who would become a threat first, where should I point the muzzle of my gun? I found as well, that I was only firing a few shots each time, instead of just unloading my magazine at the suspect. The machine becomes very addicting, even as I could feel my stress level increase as the scenarios progressed it did not stop me from wanting to continue. Each time the instructor said, “Do you want to try one more?” There was no hesitation from me, “Yes!”

The instructor personalizes each scenario for the individual shooter and can increase or decrease the intensity of the situation to match the shooters ability level even as the situation progresses. For example, if the shooter is handling the scenario well, the instructor can increase the stress level by adding threats to the scene or having the shooter run out of ammunition. When I was offered the chance to try out a few scenarios I jumped at it.

Although the FATS system was created as a great training tool for law enforcement, anyone who is looking to take their shooting to the next level should seek out the opportunity to take instruction using it. Each time I take an advanced live fire class, I take it because I enjoy it, but I also know that whether or not I hit my targets each time I am gaining knowledge that will always stay with me. I hope I never need to draw upon that knowledge to protect my family, but there is no question in my mind that I would do anything in my power to protect my children.

To begin with I chose my weapon, and since I am most familiar with my Glock 19, that is what I chose. The gun is created so that the physical dimensions exactly replicate the real firearm. The first thing the large screen tells you is to “load your weapon”. This is done as you would expect, by pressing the magazine release button which pops the magazine out about an inch from the grip. Then you push it back in and rack the slide and you are good to go. I stood in the ready position aiming the gun at the screen waiting to see what would come next. My first scenario was a woman with mental health issues who was crouched down on the grass in a park. The scenario was introduced by another

The difference with the FATS training is that I had a chance to test my reflexes and my judgment and have it analyzed by the computer. Speaking as a mother, I can tell you that I take my job to protect my children very seriously. Whether it is advocating for my children in school setting, or standing between them and a threat to their physical

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being, there is no question that I will always run towards the danger if it means they remain safe.

As he starts down the stairs in his boxer shorts the front door shatters and the heavily armed men charge into the house pointing guns and shouting orders.

To this end, there is definitely valuable information to be learned about your ability to shoot under stress and at another human being by running through the FATS scenarios. Thank you to Anthony at Gun for Hire (www.gunforhire.com) for giving me the opportunity to try it out.

They grab Wright, drag him from the home, throw him down in the front lawn and roughly handcuff him as the neighbors look on in horror. Wright is placed into a police cruiser and then sees the black-clad figures with their guns and body armor dragging his three children aged 3, 9, and 11 out of the house screaming and crying. They too are locked in the police cruiser where Wright can at least talk to them and try to calm them down. The search of the house goes on for six hours as Wright and the children sit helplessly in the hot police cruiser wondering what it’s all about.

And as for future training, my husband doesn’t know this yet, but if we ever get around to refinishing our basement, I may try to slip a FATS setup into the plans. About: New Jersey Second Amendment Society – Our mission is to promote the free exercise of Second Amendment rights within the community and Legislature of New Jersey, to educate the community regarding the enjoyable, safe, and responsible use of firearms, and to engender a sense of camaraderie and fellowship among the members and their families. Visit: www.nj2as.com

Is it the FBI raiding a suspected terrorist cell? The DEA busting a major cocaine smuggling ring? A local SWAT team searching for a murdered wife? No, it’s a team of agents from the U.S. Department of Education Office of the Inspector General (EDOIG) looking for evidence of student loan fraud.

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The Department of Education? With guns, armor, and battering rams?

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This is not some far-fetched TV script or the delusional rantings of a kooky conspiracy theorist. These are the facts as reported by local Stockton, California media. Apparently the EDOIG agents were looking for evidence in an investigation of Wright’s estranged wife Michelle who does not currently reside in the home. It is not yet clear whether the EDOIG agents knew that Michelle Wright no longer lived there or that the children were in the home.

No-Knock Warrants from the Department of Education? JUL 11, 2011 12:03P.M. No-Knock Warrants from the Department of Education? By Jeff Knox

I have long been vocal in my strenuous objection to “No-Knock” and “Announce and Enter” search warrants. I believe they, and the paramilitary forces and tactics employed to serve them, are not only an affront to the Fourth Amendment, but are inherently dangerous to all concerned. Their use in certain types of cases dealing with drug gangs, kidnapping, murder, and terrorism might sometimes be justified, but their use in the vast majority of cases is simply unjustifiable. Military tactics employed in a case of student aid fraud – by an agency of federal bean-counters – goes well beyond unjustifiable and solidly into the realm of criminal. I have previously raised concerns about the Department of Education, and various other bureaucratic agencies within the federal government, developing their own law enforcement agencies with full arrest powers and special assault forces. Over a year ago I raised an alarm after the EDOIG put out a request for bids to purchase 27 Remington 870, 12 gauge shotguns with 14 inch barrels and special, adjustable stocks. You can read that column by clicking here. The quote request included a brief statement explaining that such 14inch Remington 870s were the “only shotguns authorized for ED based on compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory, certified armor and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts.”

FirearmsCoalition.org Manassas, VA --(Ammoland.com)- It’s 6 AM and a groggy Ken Wright is getting ready to start the day. Thinking about jumping in the shower, getting the coffee on, and wake the kids… Suddenly noise from outside draws his attention and he looks out the window. He sees dozens of black-clad, armored men swarming on his lawn and now someone is pounding on the front door.

That statement raised even more questions. Specifically, why

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did the Department of Education have an “existing shotgun inventory” and “certified armor,” and why on earth would they have “combat training and protocol”?

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Wisconsin Concealed Carry Legislative Summary

Exploring those questions led to the startling revelation that Inspectors General for over two dozen federal agencies – from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to NASA – have been authorized by Congress to seek law enforcement powers from the Attorney General without having to demonstrate any proof of need or ability. At this point it is not totally clear just how many of those IGs have taken advantage of the opportunity, but even just one is way too many − as demonstrated by the outrageous raid on Ken Wright’s home.

JUL 11, 2011 11:50A.M. Wisconsin Concealed Carry Legislative Summary

What if Wright had not realized that the people breaking down his front door were law enforcement? What if he had grabbed a gun to protect his home from the violent invaders? As I have previously reported, exactly that scenario played out in Tucson last month when Pima County Sherriff deputies raided the home of José Guerena. Guerena was shot some 60 times and died at the scene. The debacle is still under investigation. Similar tragedies are all too common with innocent victims, non-violent offenders, and officers paying with their lives. How could anyone possibly justify placing Wright and his children’s lives – not to mention the lives of the EDOIG agents – in such jeopardy over allegations of fraudulent student loans? Wisconsin Carry The federal agent who swore out the warrant against Wrights home, the agents who executed it, and the judge who signed it should all face serious disciplinary action as should any agency or judge executing or issuing such warrants in such a cavalier and clearly reckless manner. Meanwhile, Congress needs to repeal the law authorizing law enforcement powers for bureaucracies.

Wisconsin --(Ammoland.com)- Greetings in Freedom. On Friday July 8th, 2011 Governor Scott Walker signed a “shall-issue” concealed carry bill into law. The majority of the provisions in the law take effect in Novermber. The Wisconsin Dept. of Justice will be administering the program.

Federal thugs – as these agents proved themselves to be – have no business coming into our communities and crashing into people’s homes – regardless of the validity of the allegations.

The original SB93 was a constitutional carry bill. The senate committee passed a modified SB93 that had an optional permit for concealed carry within school zones.

About: The Firearms Coalition is a loose-knit coalition of individual Second Amendment activists, clubs and civil rights organizations. Founded by Neal Knox in 1984, the organization provides support to grassroots activists in the form of education, analysis of current issues, and with a historical perspective of the gun rights movement. The Firearms Coalition is a project of Neal Knox Associates, Manassas, VA. Visit: www.FirearmsCoalition.org

Unfortunately, that modified “constitutional carry” bill did not survive the full senate and it was amended to a “shall-issue” type system. Once the “shall-issue” legislation passed the senate it was clear that constitutional carry had no chance in the legislature this session and in a judicious consideration of our members time, we did not believe further action/legislative contact from our members was required or would have any effect on the final legislation so we did not send any action alerts during that time as we waited to see what the final bill included.

Tags: Firearms Coalition, Gun Politics, Jeff Knox, Pro Gun News, Second Amendment

Under the new law you will continue to be able to open carry without a permit in the places you can now. You will also be able to open-carry in your vehicle provided you do not cross a school zone. [good luck on that one -ammoland] You may continue to conceal carry in your home and business as you can now, but in other places you will effectively be required to get a permit in order to carry concealed. The permits cost $50 and are good for 5 years.

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The renewal is slated to cost $25. The Dept. of Justice is suppose to have application forms available on Sept. 1st. We will send further updates when they are.

manner of their choosing because they cannot afford or do not have access to training. Please keep in mind that Wisconsin Carry is a 100% volunteer non-profit corporation so the time it takes us to put together that class may not be as quick as some will desire.

There are a great deal of specifics to the law which I won’t write a novel here to describe, but the following links provide you legislative analysis of the bill. I encourage readers and members to read through these and if you have any questions, I encourage you to join our facebook group (from facebook search “Wisconsin Carry”) and pose your questions there.

Once you obtain the permit, you will be able to carry in the manner of your choosing (open or concealed) everywhere you can currently open carry IN ADDITION to within “school zones”. Carry remains prohibited on school GROUNDS for everyone (permit or not). If you are a Wisconsin resident, you will need to get the Wisconsin permit. Your non-resident permit from another state cannot be used as your permit. It is my understanding that it can be used as proof of training if it is from a state that required training to obtain their permit.

• http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lc/publications/im/IM2011_10.pdf • http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lfb/201113Bills/2011_06_09_SB93_LC.pdf

This information is just a basic overview of the shall-issue legislation that was signed into law. You should not rely on it as legal advice. As always, you should read, research and understand the law completely. The above links will allow you to do so.

• http://legis.wisconsin.gov/insession/insessiondocs/lcmemos/SB93LCMemo.pdf • http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/galloway/Pages/concealedcarry.aspx

I will be writing another article shortly to discuss the past year’s successes and failure as well as the future goals and initiatives of Wisconsin Carry.

• https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/related/enrolled/sb93.pdf

• http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/sen11/news/images/0930_001%20FAQ.pdf Carry On, In order to obtain a concealed carry permit you will need to have proof of training and pass a background check. There are a number of specifics with regard to the training, but in general here is what qualifies:

Nik Clark Chairman/President – Wisconsin Carry, Inc. www.wisconsincarry.org nik@wisconsincarry.org facebook: search “Wisconsin Carry” www.youtube.com/wisconsincarry www.twitter.com/wisconsincarry

• The hunter education program established by the Department of Natural Resources or a substantially similar program that is established by another state, country or province and that is recognized by DNR.

About: Wisconsin Carry, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and reclamation of the rights of law-abiding Wisconsin residents to carry in the manner of their choosing. We believe that “open carry” and “concealed carry” are choices to be made by law-abiding citizens based on their situation and preference. Wisconsin Carry, like many gun-rights organizations in Wisconsin, is investing a great deal of resources to get Wisconsin law changed to allow concealed carry this next legislative session by proposing Constitutional Carry. Wisconsin Carry, Inc. will continue to use legal recourse to deter unlawful treatment of law-abiding Wisconsin residents who currently exercise their right to open carry, and soon will exercise their right to concealed carry in Wisconsin. Visit: www.wisconsincarry.org

• A firearms safety or training course that is conducted by a national or state organization that certifies firearms instructors. • A firearms safety or training course that is conducted by a firearms instructor who is certified by a national or state organization that certifies firearms instructors or who is certified by the Department of Justice. • Documentation that the individual participated in organized shooting competitions or completed military, law enforcement or security training that gave the individual experience with firearms that is substantially equivalent to a course or program described above.

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• Documentation of completion of small arms training while serving in the U.S. armed forces. Wisconsin Carry intends to develop a training course that will qualify for the requirements of the law that we will offer at no charge to members. We do not want anyone to be unable to exercise their right to carry in the

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Battle Tanks protected with advanced, explosive reactive armor at extended ranges as well as in Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT), mountain, and nontraditional battlefields. The round will allow for the use of fewer rounds and allow for faster enemy engagements – factors that will ultimately increase crew and platform survivability.

ATK Receives $77 Million Ammunition Contract for U.S. Army Abrams Main Battle Tank

Having successfully completed the first EMD phase, ATK was selected to advance to the second EMD phase based on an industry competition that included the results of a ballistic demonstration test and shoot-off and final proposal used to provide the best value decision for the Army.

JUL 11, 2011 11:40A.M. ATK Receives $77 Million Contract to Develop NextGeneration Ammunition for U.S. Army Abrams Main Battle Tank ATK Has Delivered More Than Four Million Rounds of 120mm Tank Ammunition to U.S. and Allied International Forces ATK Has Developed 10 of the 12 120mm Tank Rounds Type Classified Since 1980.

Since 1980, ATK has delivered more than four million rounds of 120mm tactical and training tank ammunition to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and allied militaries. Through its proven, system-level contracting approach that reduces the risk to the customer, ATK has delivered a constant supply of 120mm ammunition that is consistently reliable and affordable. ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 22 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally, and revenues of approximately $4.8 billion. News and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com. Tags: Ammunition News, ATK, Military Contracts

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Watch Cal Bergsma Take a Pending Illinois State Record on Whitetail Properties TV

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn --(Ammoland.com)- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $77 million, three-year contract to develop and qualify the M829E4 120mm Advanced Kinetic Energy (AKE) tactical tank round for the U.S. Army. At the completion of this contract, ATK will have completed the second phase of the Engineering Manufacture Design (EMD) work required to qualify the new round for use with the Army’s M1A2 SEP Abrams Main Battle Tank. Upon qualification, the round will enter full-rate production.

JUL 11, 2011 11:30A.M. Watch Cal Bergsma Take a Pending Illinois State Record on Whitetail Properties TV

“During our 30 years of program experience partnering with the Army, we have type classified 10 of the 12 120mm tactical and training rounds for the Abrams tank. This experience makes ATK uniquely qualified to develop this next generation capability for the Army,” said Bruce DeWitt, Vice President and General Manager for ATK Advanced Weapons Division. “ATK provided the 120mm ammunition that helped ‘upgun’ the Abrams from a 105mm to a 120mm main gun and we look forward to working with the Army to maintain the Abrams’ standing as the world’s dominant tank.” The M829E4 is the Army’s fifth generation, 120mm kinetic energy cartridge. The round is being developed to provide the Abrams M1A2 SEP (System Enhancement Package) with heavy armor defeat capabilities that allow the tank crew to engage and destroy threat Main

Cal Bergsma

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possible,” Bergsma says. “I can’t even begin to explain how excited I was.” You can share Bergsma’s excitement on the July 13th episode of Whitetail Properties TV. Make sure you tune in, as this is one you definitely don’t want to miss. For more info, check out www.whitetailproperties.com. Tags: Cal Bergsma, Hunting TV Shows, Illinois, Whitetail Properties Whitetail Properties AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS

How to Lost Proof Your Child by J Wayne Fears

Pittsfield, IL --(Ammoland.com)- If you’ve already tuned in to Whitetail Properties TVthis season, you’ve no doubt been entertained by the exciting hunts and massive bucks taken on the land managed by the Whitetail Properties’ folks. But trust us, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

JUL 11, 2011 11:08A.M. Set your dial to the Sportsman Channel on July 13, 2011 for a hunt you won’t soon forget. You’ll watch on pins and needles as Cal Bergsma goes after an Illinois record breaker with stunning results.

How to Lost Proof Your Child by J Wayne Fears

Paul Sawyer, Whitetail Properties’ Chief Operating Officer, says, “If you only watch one episode of Whitetail Properties TV this season, this is the show to watch.” We’ll save you the suspense. Not only does Bergsma get the impressive 6-year-old buck, which netted 213 5/8 inches, but he does so with a 7yard shot using his Bear Kodiak recurve bow. In addition to Whitetail Properties TV, the buck is also featured on Realtree Monster Bucks XIX, Vol. 1 and in an article for North American Whitetail.

ProToolIndustries.net Pottstown, PA --(Ammoland.com)- Outdoorsmen and women are passionate about instilling their love for hunting, fishing and other outdoor pursuits in their children. But, with adventure in the outdoors comes risk, and one of the most terrifying is losing a child.

“Anytime you encounter a 200″-plus whitetail, it’s a special moment in the whitetail woods,” Dan Perez, host of Whitetail Properties TV, says. “But, to kill a pending state record at 7 yards with traditional archery equipment, that is truly a oncein-a-lifetime event.”

Now available to you is a printed text designed to educate and help prevent one of the most alarming situations anyone may find themselves. How To Lost Proof Your Child by J. Wayne Fears provides resources aimed at preventing a lost-child situation as well as steps to be taken to save time, resources and human life in the case of a missing child.

As the pending Illinois non-typical traditional archery state record, the Bergsma buck is a sight to behold. A Land Specialist for Whitetail Properties, Bergsma spends a great deal of time scouting hunting property in northern Illinois in search of megabuck hideouts. He had scheduled three days in early November to go after one particular megabuck with his brother Jonathan Bergsma. They had trail camera pictures taken weeks before of the giant and knew he was in the area. They also had video footage of the buck from the past season when his youngest brother, Daniel, had him within bow range but was busted when the wind swirled. The duo took turns hunting while the other filmed. When Cal Bergsma’s turn came, he got that unmistakable feeling that something big was about to happen; and sure enough, it did. “Taking that caliber of a deer with my recurve bow is an accomplishment beyond anything I’d ever considered

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Response to Mayor Bloomberg’s Deceitful TV Ad JUL 11, 2011 10:57A.M. JPFO’s Response to Mayor Bloomberg’s Deceitful TV Ad By Charles Heller Executive Director, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. How to Lost Proof Your Child by J Wayne Fears It has been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you or someone you know has ever been involved in trying to locate a lost child, you know this statement certainly holds true. “It is far easier to prepare yourself and your child for a lostchild situation than it is to go through the trauma of having a child missing,” Fears says. In the guidebook, Fears adapts his great knowledge of wilderness survival to the goal of lost-proofing the child. He divides the book into lost-proofing in suburbia and lost-proofing in the woods. In the section on suburbia, Fears covers possible scenarios such as malls, public events, schools and sporting and church events.

Mayor Bloomberg’s Deceitful TV Ad

He discusses the reasons children wander off as well as providing strategies that teach safe behavior to children. He then provides a clear and perhaps life-saving procedure to follow if a child is lost. When discussing lost-proofing in the back country, Fears draws upon his wilderness expertise to provide the most thorough approach including strategies, rules each child must learn, practice and follow, proper visible clothing, and the building of a child’s survival kit. Fears’ discusses what to do if your child is missing and how lost children move. The book also provides a thorough discussion on hypothermia. Pick up your copy today. Lost-Proofing Your Child is a must-have book for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors and wants to share it with a child. Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership FACTS: Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Jew who should know better, has launched a television ad campaign with a commercial that is appalling in its deceit, inaccuracy, and fundamentally perverse motive.

• 7 out of every 10 children will become lost at some point in their childhood • Fewer than 9% of the parents or gaurdians of children are prepared for a lost-child situation

Here’s the ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7pQTHpEbVk

• Over 2000 children get lost in the U.S every day

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Correction: You cannot purchase a “fully automatic” weapon at a gun show. Only a federally registered Class III dealer, or a person with a tax stamp for that weapon, may possess a machine gun. The screening for this license is detailed and probing. Is American-born Adam Gadahn (aka “Azzam Al–Amriki”) really so ignorant?

Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership Mission is to destroy “gun control” and to encourage Americans to understand and defend all of the Bill of Rights for everyone. Those are the twin goals of Wisconsinbased Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO). Founded by Jews and initially aimed at educating the Jewish community about the historical evils that Jews have suffered when they have been disarmed, JPFO has always welcomed persons of all religious beliefs who share a common goal of opposing and reversing victim disarmament policies while advancing liberty for all.

While Gadahn might be clueless to this reality, could Bloomberg — the presumably knowledgeable founder of “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” — be so incredibly misinformed that he doesn’t know such a basic fact of U.S. gun law? Title 26 of US Code, Chapter 53, sets forth the regulations as to who can deal in machine guns. Are we to believe that Mayor Bloomberg cannot afford a lawyer to tell him that? Or is he prevaricating?

JPFO is a non-profit tax-exempt educational civil rights organization, not a lobby. JPFO’s products and programs reach out to as many segments of the American people as possible, using bold tactics without compromise on fundamental principles. Visit www.JPFO.org – Copyright JPFO 2011

Why would Bloomberg perpetuate this tired lie about machine guns at gun shows? Why would he use the words of a known terrorist, bent on jihad against America, to advance his agenda? Why didn’t he edit out that part of Gadahn’s appeal?

Tags: Assault Weapons, Automatic Weapons, Gun Show Loophole, Lies about Guns, MAIG, Mayor Bloomberg

Let me ask another question. Why have Al Qaeda and Gadahn chosen to mention gun shows, and American Muslims acquiring guns at gun shows, at this particular time? Why hasn’t Gadahn been spouting this message for years? After all, Gadahn has been appearing in Al Qaeda videos since October of 2004.

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Dead Down Wind Launches 2012 Hunt of a Lifetime Giveaway

With the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives desperately trying to cover up and/or spin the travesty of their botched “Project Gun Runner” (aka “Gun Walker”, aka “Fast and Furious”), it seems a convenient coincidence that Gadahn should surface at such a perfect time to draw attention away from the BATFE’s horrifically boggled gun smuggling schemes to Mexican drug cartels.

JUL 11, 2011 10:31A.M. Dead Down Wind Launches 2012 Hunt of a Lifetime Giveaway

In the face of the “Gun Runner” scandal, Bloomberg’s obsessive campaign against gun shows in America was losing steam. He, and others who side with his distorted and dangerous advocacy of citizen disarmament, had absolutely no chance of getting Congress to pass any sort of gun show legislation. It was a non starter … until Gadahn’s fortuitous and timely appeal to his fellow terrorists. I’ll ask the question that should now be on any thinking person’s mind. Is there a connection between Mayor Bloomberg and Adam Gadahn? Why is Bloomberg airing and perpetuating the completely dishonest and deceptive video produced by this treasonous American turned Al Qaeda? Dead Down Wind

What does it say about Mayors Against Illegal Guns when they are willing to use a traitor’s intentionally deceptive materials to advance their agenda?

Pleasant Valley, MO --(Ammoland.com)- Dead Down Wind the maker of the industry’s most complete scent elimination system and D2W guide gear announces another Hunt of a Lifetime giveaway.

Charles Heller is the Executive Director of Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

All hunters are eligible to win simply by logging onto www.deaddownwind.com and clicking “register to win.” One lucky entrant will be joining Tom Nelson, the host of Dead Down Wind’s American Archer on an exciting archery only hunt. This is also an

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opportunity for the winner to appear on national TV with Tom.

truth: The law that was rammed through by the institutional gun lobby is fraught with problems. Big problems.

Contestants are entering to win a whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey and hog hunt of a lifetime with the prestigious and recently famous BarnesKeith Ranch. Barnes-Keith Ranch is on 10,000 acres and was recently featured in the movie, True Grit.

And to let you know we’re not buying the empty promises by republicans that they have any intention of removing the anti-gun restrictions they themselves injected into it … or to continue fighting for Constitutional Carry.

The hunt will be five full days and go from December 3rd to the 7th in San Saba, Texas. The winner can expect an excellent semi guided hunt, great accommodations, fully cooked meals and basic game preparation and storage. In addition to a great hunt, Dead Down Wind will cover the winner’s airfare and travel expenses and will also receive a Dead Down Wind Masters Kit and a NEW Bowtech Bow as well.

I hope they prove me wrong. But I’m not holding my breath. In fact, I expect nothing but more excuses and lies. For starters, anti-gun police bureaucrats have much reason to celebrate the passage of this law. That’s because it creates a statewide registration list of those who apply for a license to carry a handgun.

Dead Down Wind continues to help dreams come true by teaming top celebrities and top outfitters along with their loyal supporters on these free Dream Hunt opportunities. Be sure to register online at www.deaddownwind.com for your chance at this great opportunity.

That list is maintained by the Department of Justice (DOJ)- an agency that exists to investigate and prosecute criminals.

The winner will be drawn by December 31st 2011 and the hunt will be for the 2012 season. Visit www.deaddownwind.com for dates and details.

But the real question isn’t whether creating a government watch list of gun owners is a bad idea. It’s always a bad idea.

Tags: Contest, Dead Down Wind, Hunting Trips Gun owner registration always leads to gun confiscation and abuses of power. AMMOLAND.COM SHOOTING SPORTS NEWS • Do you support gun owner registration? This expanded role for the Department of Justice is an expansion of government.

Wisconsin Constitutional Carry – The Next Steps

• Do you support bigger government? The law imposes an additional background check fee – a new gun tax.

JUL 11, 2011 10:20A.M. Wisconsin Constitutional Carry – The Next Steps

• Do you support more taxes? The bill requires you to undergo yet another offensive guilty-until-proven innocent background check. • Do you relish being treated like a criminal, constantly needing to prove your innocence? Didn’t you pass a background check when you bought your handgun? • The bill also retains the ominous 1,000-foot “Gun Free School Zone” penalties. Will you unintentionally wander into one of these zones and find yourself prosecuted as a felon, to lose your guns forever?

Wisconsin Gun Owners Wisconsin --(Ammoland.com)- As you now know, On Friday July 8, 2011, Wisconsin joined the ranks of the other 48 concealed carry states.

It’s not my job to dissuade you from getting a permit. In fact, the manner in which you choose to arm yourself is your business and your decision alone.

That’s the good news. The bad news is, the strings attached to this new law are too serious to ignore.

But I do believe there’s an obligation to make sure you have all the facts – information NOT being conveyed by the establishment gun lobby.

But I wanted to wait a couple days before sending you this note – just long enough to allow the compromisers to show their true colors.

The most important question is, can we continue the fight to pass Constitutional Carry in Wisconsin?

And to tell you that before you go out and pop the cork on that expensive bottle of champagne, I’m crashing the party by letting you know the

Can passage of permit-to-carry be the momentum needed to move

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Wisconsin to Constitutional Carry?

WGO works for grassroots gun owners, not politicians. While many gun lobbies fight for “reasonable gun control,” WGO sets a higher standard: Defining the terrain of pro-gun political battle. Sure, many groups claim they’re “pro-gun” – all the while they provide cover for anti-gun deals cut by politicians – but only WGO truly informs gun owners, remaining committed to a 100% pro-gun position. We oppose all gun control – regardless of the political party – and work tirelessly to restore the Second Amendment. Visit www.wisconsingunowners.org

I say we can. But I need to know if you agree … and if you’ll join me in that fight. I’m already hearing all the compromisers in Madison tell us to shut up and “go away, we just gave you your carry bill” just as we predicted they would. Sadly, many will listen to them. But not you. And not me. And not thousands of activists all across Wisconsin who are angry the big-government neoconservatives of the republican party threw in the towel before the anti-gunners even lifted a finger.

Tags: Concealed Carry, Constitutional Carry, WGO, Wisconsin Gun Owners

Make no mistake: The anti-gunners never had a chance to oppose Constitutional Carry … because the anti-gun republicans did all their work for them. Constitutional Concealed Carry was killed by state republicans … not by anti-gunners. So I want to challenge you to join with us to demand state legislators keep their promise and keep moving toward Constitutional Carry. I truly believe we will succeed in moving from a permit-to-carry system in Wisconsin to a system dictated by principles of freedom. Together we will ensure that Constitutional Concealed Carry is passed in Wisconsin. Remember, Constitutional Carry was pushed by the grassroots – by members of WGO and Wisconsin Campaign for Liberty – further than anyone thought possible. Even the institutional gun lobby was forced to give lip service to it. The challenge before us now is to ensure the promise of state republicans and so-called pro-gun lobbyists isn’t allowed to slip quietly away in the night. • Will you pass this note to your friends and family? • Will you make sure your WGO membership is active so we can mobilize you in this battle? • Will you make a contribution of any amount so we have the resources to fight? Please let me know right away what you can do to help. In Liberty, Corey Graff Executive Director About:

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