Outdoor News: Jobs, Ammo, Public Land & More!

Posted by Dan Carlson on Nov 10th 2021

Outdoor News: Jobs, Ammo, Public Land & More!

Outdoor Industry’s Positive Economic Impact
The Bureau of Economic Analysis has released economic data for 2020 on outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy. See the numbers HERE.

Remington Firearms Announces Exit from New York (from Daily Caller)
Remington Firearms announced the company will establish a corporate headquarters and expand production in La Grange, Georgia. Remington will be joining several other firearm manufacturers that call Georgia home, including Daniel Defense in Savannah, Glock in Smyrna, BPI Outdoors which owns the brands Bergara and CVA in Lawrenceville and Taurus which relocated to Bainbridge. Learn more HERE.

Cartridge Production Up 40 Percent at Vista Outdoor
President of Vista Outdoor Ammunition Brands Jason Vanderbrink said Federal, Speer and CCI factories are now producing 40 percent more cartridges than they did before the shortage. Bolstering that effort is the return to full production at the Remington plant he oversees in Lonoke, Arizona, which has more than doubled its staff in just the last year. Get the details HERE.

Michigan Governor Vetoes Bipartisan Knife Rights Act
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed our bipartisan Michigan Knife Rights Act, HB 4066, that would have enacted Knife Rights' signature Knife Law Preemption in the state. The bill would have streamlined knife laws in Michigan by eliminating a patchwork of local regulations. Read more HERE.

40,000 Acres of Public Land Opened in Arizona
Arizona will open public access for hunting, hiking, equestrian, and other outdoor recreational uses in an area that has historically been locked off to the public. Find out where it is HERE.

Endangered Species Protection Proposed for Alligator Snapping Turtle
Following a petition and legal victory from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Monday proposed protecting the alligator snapping turtle under the Endangered Species Act as a threatened species. Read more HERE.

Muzzleloader Mistakes to Avoid
A rushed shot or carelessness when using your muzzleloader might leave you very disappointed. HERE are five mishaps you should take care to avoid from a NRA online publication.

Top 5 All-Around North American Big-Game Cartridges
Anytime you make a list like this you’re bound to hear from those who disagree. But that didn’t stop the online edition of the NRA’s American Hunter from doing it anyway. See the top cartridges HERE.

Tips for Better Handloads
With just a few extra steps, you can recoup the money you spent on components quicker and shoot tighter groups. Read some suggestions from the NRA’s American Rifleman HERE.

Support Nebraska Hunters Helping the Hungry
It’s a program where you can donate harvested game so the meat goes to feed those in need. Find out more HERE.

How to Treat Hypothermia
Hypothermia in its early stages is very treatable. Learn what to look for and how to respond HERE.

Passing of Alan Mossberg
On November 6, Alan Mossberg, Chairman of O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., passed away at his home in Tierra Verde, Florida, surrounded by close friends and family. Alan was 89 years old. Learn more about Mr. Mossberg HERE.

Work in the Outdoor Industry
Check out the latest job listings in the Outdoor Industry HERE.