Outdoor News for Sep 30th, 2021

Posted by Dan Carlson on Sep 30th 2021

Outdoor News for Sep 30th, 2021

Smith & Wesson leaving Massachusetts for Tennessee
The nation's largest gun manufacturer cited restrictive legislation currently under consideration in Mass., which if enacted, would prohibit the company from manufacturing certain guns in the state they've called home for nearly 170 years. Read more HERE.

NSSF develops fact-filled website for social media users
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched an all-new Share Center learning hub that features critical firearm-related topics through easy-to-share facts, captivating visuals and an option for extended learning into each respective topic. Discover useful facts about firearms to counter anti-gun misinformation HERE.

Hodgdon announces closure of GOEX facility
Effective immediately, Hodgdon Powder Company, Inc. has made the decision to cease manufacturing operations at the company’s Camp Minden, Louisiana site while evaluating strategic options for the black powder business. Learn what’s going on HERE.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife is monitoring the spread of EHD in the region
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is monitoring the spread of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in the region, and is investigating possible cases in Vermont. New York has documented cases in several counties in the Hudson Valley, including counties bordering Vermont. Find out more HERE.

Michigan DNR again postpones full reopening of some facilities
Michigan Department of Natural Resources customer service centers and certain field offices will remain on a three-days-per-week open to the public schedule – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – until at least Oct. 31. Read more HERE.

Nebraska big-game hunters should be aware of two regulation changes
Nebraska big game and turkey hunters should be aware of wildlife regulation changes for 2021 regarding hunting over bait and carrying a handgun while hunting. See the changes HERE.

Nebraska: Bohl is State Champion at Smallbore Silhouette Invitational
Danika Bohl of Mitchell hit 34 of 40 targets to win the Nebraska Youth Smallbore Silhouette Invitational on a windy day Sept. 25 at Pressey Wildlife Management Area south of Broken Bow. Get the details HERE.

Kaufhold wins first USA Women’s World Archery Championships medal in 33 years
Casey Kaufhold’s silver medal is the first individual medal for a USA recurve woman at the world championships since 1989. Learn how she did it HERE.

Minnesota artist wins federal duck stamp contest
After two days of competition, James Hautman of Chaska, Minnesota, emerged as the winner of the 2021 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with his painting of a pair of redheads floating in the water. Read more HERE, and see the gallery of artist entries HERE.

Skill Set: What Is a Good Holster?
Many people think holsters are just a place to shove the pistol, but there’s much more to consider. Learn more HERE.

Three ways to perfect your marksmanship without using ammunition
Bullets are costly these days, if you can even find them. The NRA Family website offers ways to keep your skills honed without burning through a bunch of ammo. Read more HERE.