FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 31st annual George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest. Held in November at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Va., the 2018 contest featured 350 entries submitted by young artists from all over the country. Begun in 1987, the Youth Wildlife Art Contest challenges students to create exceptional works of art depicting North American wildlife and offers $7,000 in cash prizes. The contest is open to any student in grades 1 through 12, including home-schooled children. NRA membership is not required to participate. Entries can depict any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted or trapped. Endangered species and non-game animals, such as eagles and snakes, are not eligible subjects. The contest is divided into four categories based on grade level: Category I (1st – 3rd), Category II (4th – 6th), Category III (7th – 9th), Category IV (10th – 12th). Judges select first, … [Read more...] about 31st Annual George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest Winners Announced
From Meijer's Newsroom: Meijer will be offering free junior deer hunting licenses at all Michigan stores from Sept. 14-15. The Walker-based retailer says the deal is valid for a single junior deer hunting license, which carries a $20 value, or a mentored youth hunting license. Children must be accompanied by an adult to get the license, which can be accessed at the sporting goods desk or by contacting customer service. More details can be found via The Outdoor Wire or MLIVE. Happy Hunting! … [Read more...] about Meijer Offering Free, Junior Deer Hunting Licenses at All Michigan Stores on Sept. 14-15
Historic effort allows salmon passage for the first time in nearly 90 years ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Today The Conservation Fund announced the completion of the four-year, $7.5 million effort to remove the Lower Eklutna River dam in Southcentral Alaska. For the first time in 89 years, the five species of Pacific salmon that live in the Eklutna River, located 20 miles north of Anchorage, can now move upstream to additional spawning habitat. The Conservation Fund partnered with the Native Village of Eklutna and the Eklutna Native Corporation on the work to remove the dam. “This has been an exciting and rewarding project for the Eklutna Dena’ina people who still live and fish along the river,” said Curtis McQueen, CEO of Eklutna Incorporated. “Eklutna River salmon are an important part of our culture and we are hopeful that this is the first big step toward the recovery of the salmon runs that our people once relied on for subsistence.” The Conservation FundU.S. Congressman Don Young … [Read more...] about The Conservation Fund: Removal Of Eklutna Dam Complete
The most overlooked outdoor survival strategy is right under your nose—well, five or six feet under your nose. Ask any infantryman, and they’ll tell you that taking good care of your feet is one of the best things you can do to stay off the injured list. If you’re planning on doing some real hiking out in the backcountry, especially if you plan to be out for multiple days, now is the time to make sure you don’t wind up on the side of a mountain with two “flat tires”—feet that just can’t move you any further. Here’s how to keep that from happening. Before the Hike First, you need to get those boots squared away. Your footwear is absolutely critical, because “a few blisters” can absolutely develop into a real emergency in the backwoods. Not only can they make it exquisitely painful to walk, they open an avenue for infection to set in. If you have any circulation problems, that’s doubly dangerous. So what you want to do is make sure that your boots not only fit you properly, … [Read more...] about Wilderness Survival: Take Care of Your Feet
Get cash rebates of $125 on any Steyr Pro THB, Pro THB 6.5 Creedmoor or Scout Rifle purchased from any Authorized Steyr Dealer. With summer now coming to a close, Steyr Arms announces that its 2018 Summer Sale Consumer Cash Rebate Program is extended through September 30! This rebate program will offer customers cash rebates of $125 on any Steyr Pro THB, Pro THB 6.5 Creedmoor or Scout Rifle purchased from any Authorized Steyr Dealer between July 9th and September 30, 2018. This is the best deal of the summer! Receiving the cash-back rebate on any of the qualified Steyr firearms is easy. Customers have two options to get the rebate ¾ either go to http://steyrarms.rebateaccess.com to submit the rebate electronically (preferred method), or customers can download and fill out the rebate form—which can be found at http://steyrarms.com/rebate/—and mail it along with with a copy of the original dated sales receipt to: Promotion #84315 Steyr Arms $125 MIR P.O. Box 22092 Tempe, AZ … [Read more...] about Extended Through September! Check Out The Steyr Arms Summer Rebate 2018.