Outdoor News: Gun Sales Soar, Elk Drama & More

Posted by Dan Carlson on Oct 7th 2020

Outdoor News: Gun Sales Soar, Elk Drama & More

Gun sales continue to set records
The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s adjusted NICS figures for September say there were 1.6 million new guns sold, that’s a sixty-one percent increase over September 2019. Read more HERE.

Waterfowl migration update from Delta Waterfowl
See where action is hottest on the flyway nearest you with a video update from Delta Waterfowl HERE.

Sturm,Ruger & Company, Inc. to Acquire Marlin Firearms Assets
Marlin’s 150-year-old legacy will continue under new owners and it seems Marlin lever-action rifles will continue to be made. Find out more HERE.

CWD found in two more Wyoming elk hunt areas
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed two new hunt areas where elk have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the Cody and Laramie Regions. Learn more HERE.

Colorado issues a BOLO for an elk wearing a tire
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking everyone to be on the lookout for a bull elk that has had a tire stuck around its neck for more than a year. See the pictures and story HERE.

See the elk country music star Luke Bryan arrowed in Colorado
The Buck Commander Instagram account posted a photo of Luke Bryan behind an elk he shot with his bow during a recent hunt last month. See it HERE.

Introducing Bowhunters United
A new national consumer-facing bowhunting organization, launched Oct. 1 with a goal of building a strong future for current and potential bowhunters. Learn more about it HERE.

1791 Gunleather starts a YouTube channel
The “Make Ready Monday” video series features veteran firearms instructor Tim O’Connor. The videos feature techniques for improved accuracy, keeping your firearm in the fight, maintaining a combat mindset and firearms safety. See the channel HERE.See Nexgen Outfitters’ selection of 1791 holsters HERE.

Teen hunter killed in harvesting accident
A young deer hunter who was hunting in a corn field on Saturday, September 12 was tragically killed when he was run over by a corn harvester after apparently falling asleep shortly after arriving to the spot he planned on hunting. Read more HERE.

Top broadheads to consider this season
Some impressive new broadhead designs are generating buzz across the archery industry in both mechanical and fixed blade options. See a few of them HERE. See Nexgen Outfitters’ selection of quality broadheads HERE.