Top Hunting & Shooting News This Week

Posted by Dan Carlson on Apr 7th 2022

Top Hunting & Shooting News This Week

Poll Shows Strong Support for Second Amendment Following Ukraine Invasion
A new survey by the nationally-recognized polling firm of McLaughlin & Associates shows strong public support for the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Discover more HERE.

And the Most Often Purchased Rifle Ammunition Brand is…
Southwick Associates’ 2021 “Hunting & Shooting Participation and Equipment Purchases Consumer Tracking Study” compiled feedback from more than 11,000 hunters and recreational shooters to arrive at its conclusion. See the most-bought rifle ammo brand HERE. Buy it from Nexgen Outfitters HERE.

Nebraska Commissioners Approve 2022-2023 Waterfowl Recommendations
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved 2022-2023 waterfowl hunting season recommendations at its March 23 meeting in Nebraska City. See what was decided HERE.

Nebraska Plans Prescribed Burns in Dozens of Wildlife Management Areas
Prescribed burns are planned this spring on many Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wildlife management areas, state parks and state recreation areas. See which ones HERE.

Utah Proposes Fewer Deer Licenses This Year
For the fourth consecutive year, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending a decrease in the number of general-season deer hunting permits. Find out why HERE.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is Helping Kentucky Expand Elk Range
RMEF provided volunteer assistance as well as $130,000 for the helicopter service and GPS collars to move 50 elk to Daniel Boone National Forest lands in McCreary County from elsewhere within the state. Read more HERE.

Arizona Receives $2.1 Million in Conservation Funding from RMEF, Partners
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners allocated $2,098,338 in grant funding in Arizona for elk habitat stewardship, wildlife management and hunting heritage projects. Learn more HERE.

Two New Pheasants Forever Chapters Founded in Kansas
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are proud to announce a pair of new chapters in Kansas. The Walnut River Ringnecks chapter is taking root in El Dorado, just northeast of Wichita, while the Ark Valley Uplanders will be based in the southwest corner of the state near Garden City. Read more HERE.

Ruger Announces Safety Bulletin for SR22 Pistols
In rare instances, if the left and right frame inserts of Ruger SR22 pistols are not properly secured together, the firing pin blocker lifter and hammer block can move independently of each other, potentially rendering them ineffective. Learn what to do HERE.

Black Bear Shot Placement Aids Available
The National Bowhunter Education Foundation offers educational items to increase success and safety for bowhunters. Bear hunters can refer to these tools to improve shot accuracy for a quick harvest and game recovery. Find out more HERE. Order one HERE.

Hillsdale College Varsity Pistol Team Wins National Titles
The Hillsdale Action Shooting Team earned its first national championship at the Scholastic Action Shooting Program’s College Nationals in Talladega, Alabama. The competition, which took place on March 12-13 in Talladega, Alabama, was the team’s first national competition as a varsity team. Learn more HERE.

Can We Afford Vacations?
The Outdoor Wire’s Jim Shepherd just calculated the cost of a planned camping trip this summer and the figures are staggering. See his results HERE.

Springfield Armory Emissary .45 ACP – A Review
An in-depth look at Springfield Armory’s steel-frame, full-size 1911 pistol can be found HERE.

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