Hunters Rejoice! New Laws, Records & Gear

Posted by Dan Carlson on May 26th 2021

Hunters Rejoice! New Laws, Records & Gear

NSSF welcomes FFL Protection Act introduction in U.S. House of Representatives
The bipartisan bill would strengthen and enhance criminal penalties for thefts of firearms from federally licensed firearm retailers. Read the details HERE.

IndianaCanada geese bag limits increase
Hunters can now take more Canada geese as a result of a recent increase in bag limits. See the new limits HERE.

Boone and Crockett Club-backed Hunting Bill Signed into law by Montana Governor
A bill that allows many of Montana’s non-resident college students to purchase hunting and fishing licenses at a resident rate was signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte on Thursday, May 6. Get the details HERE.

Idaho gives winter survival estimates for mule deer and elk
Fish and Game has been monitoring winter survival of fawns for 23 years. During that time, the average survival of fawns has been 57 percent. If, as anticipated, survival in 2021 continues to track similarly to 2020, it would mark two years of above-average survival for mule deer fawns statewide, which means mule deer herds are growing. Read more HERE.

2021 NASP National Tournament – Virtual - Attracts 15,683 Archers
As the competition window came to a close, a record 15,683 archers from 1,053 schools in 42 states competed in the virtual bullseye competition. Find out more HERE.

How to find more elk sheds
Tips from a veteran shed hunter on how to find more sheds can be found HERE.

The best shotguns for home defense and hunting
The Outdoor Hub has published a list of recommended shotguns. See it HERE.

1791 Gunleather debuts new website
1791 Gunleather announced the launch of a new feature rich website. Read more HERE. Nexgen Outfitters is a 1791 Gunleather holster dealer. See its selection of their holsters HERE.

Springfield Armory now offers 15-round magazines for Hellcat pistol
The new magazine, which is only slightly longer than the 13-round extended version, is currently available directly from Springfield Armory with an MSRP of $39.95 and will soon be available from Springfield retailers as well. Find out more HERE.

A review of the new Taurus GX4
The Shooting Wires Rich Grassi put the new pistol through the paces and penned his impressions HERE.

Eight top charge-stopping bear cartridges
We’ve been reading more and more news stories about human encounters with bears. If you’ve been considering a firearm to serve as bear protection, read some suggestions HERE.

New Montana state record walleye caught in Holter Lake
Trevor Johnson of Helena he reeled in a nearly 3-foot-long walleye from Holter Lake near Helena. Take a look at the picture HERE.

Don’t overdo in the sun
Summer weather is arriving at last, but with sunshine and hot temperatures, so is the risk of heatstroke. See how to prevent and treat overexposure to sun and heat HERE.