Shooting Sports & Hunting News in August

Posted by Dan Carlson on Aug 5th 2021

Shooting Sports & Hunting News in August

August is National Shooting Sports Month
America’s millions of first-time firearm owners will find National Shooting Sports Month in August a great time to enjoy using their new firearms, whether in a training course, competition or simply having fun shooting targets with friends. Discover 10 ways to enjoy shooting sports this month HERE.

Team USA has best Olympic showing since 1964
USA Shooting earned a grand total of six medals at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, making this their best performance at the Games since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Read more HERE.

All archers that won medals in the Tokyo Olympics had one thing in common
They all used the same brand and kind of arrow. Learn what is was HERE.

Winners crowned at RMEF World Elk Calling Championships
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 2021 World Elk Calling Championships doled out more than $50,000 in cash and hunting gear prizes while crowning five new champions in the head-to-head, bracketed format. See who won HERE.

Nebraska and South Dakota remind duck hunters about new two-tier limits
Nebraska is entering a new duck hunting pilot program jointly with South Dakota, starting with the 2021-’22 duck season. New regulations in both states in March 2021 created two bag-limit categories, or “tiers”, for hunters to select from when obtaining their Harvest Information Program numbers. Learn how it works HERE.

Montana seeks public comment on emergency haying/grazing leases
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on a proposal to establish emergency haying and grazing leases on portions of 14 Wildlife Management Areas. Find out why HERE.

Three underrated states for whitetail hunting on public land
Mention big whitetails, and certain states come to mind such as Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Texas. But there are other states with big whitetail bucks too, including some with great public land to hunt on. Read about three of them HERE.

Federal introduces .22 rimfire ammo for personal defense
Though most believe the .22 rimfire cartridge is not an optimal choice for personal defense, there is a growing trend of people carrying .22-caliber handguns just for that purpose. Now Federal, an American ammunition manufacturer, has a new line of ammunition for those who carry a .22-caliber handgun. Read the review from the NRA Family website HERE.

Sig Sauer expanding its ammunition-making operation
Sig Sauer is expanding the ammunition making capacity at its Jacksonville, Florida, plant, investing millions of dollars and adding jobs as the nation's year-long ammo shortage drags on. Read more HERE.