1. DC: President Trump signed Great American Outdoors Act.
> Addresses the long ignored, multi-billion-dollar deferred maintenance backlog at our great national parks and public lands and permanently and fully invests in conservation and recreation opportunities through the Land and Water Conservation Fund to the tune of $900 million a year forever.
2. P&Y says cellular trailcams are not fair chase.
> Receiving a wireless image (photo, video, GPS coordinate, etc.), which elicits an immediate (real-time) response, guiding the hunter to the animal would be considered a violation of the Rules of Fair Chase.
3. Drurys say goodbye to PSE, hello to Mathews.
> Matt Drury: “To make a long story short, basically, [PSE] emailed us and informed us that they let us go. They weren’t continuing on past our current contract with Bow Madness.”
4. CA: What the heck’s going on??
Bill AB-3030 seeks to “…by 2030 to protect at least 30% of the state’s land areas and waters; to help advance the protection of 30% of the nation’s oceans; and to support regional, national, and international efforts to protect at least 30% of the world’s land areas and waters and 30% of the world’s ocean.”
Bass Pro Shops says the bill is anti-fishing and anti-hunting.
This post says it’s being driven by the United Nations??
> The United Nations and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced earlier this year that the planet will need to be at least 30% protected by 2030 to avoid environmental collapse and to repair ecosystems across the world. If passed, CA would become the first state to have the guidelines up for consideration and possible implementation.
Plus another CA bill wants to ban possession of African trophy mounts — even though Africans don’t — and…there’s also another REAL disturbing CA senate bill — nothing to do with fishing, SB 145 if you’re curious, look beyond the official narrative. Scary stuff….
5. Wuhan virus should mean more hunting.
TN expecting big deer season.
Kind of a heads up to public land hunters:
> “If they’ve ever hunted before, odds are they’ll be back. If they’ve hunted and just haven’t been back in awhile they may come back, and we’re hoping we’ll be able to introduce some people to deer hunting for the first time.”
OK: Might be a long wait at deer processors…
…which is why a butcher built a new shop to handle deer.
ME expects record number of deer permits.
6. WI changes its mind, increases doe permits.
> …reversed course and increased antlerless deer permits in 3 northern WI counties and rearranged the proportion of public and private land tags in another. …sustained its controversial June 24 decision to reduce or eliminate doe tags in 7 other counties.
> “When it comes to big game, you can’t please everybody. I think this is a good compromise.”
7. WV decides to leave 3 buck limit the same.
Was talking about reducing it:
> …out of more than 1,100 public comments, all but 72 favored the lower limit. He said biologists told him a lower limit wouldn’t harm the state’s whitetail population.
> …how a lower limit would affect the agency’s revenue stream since it relies largely on money from hunting license sales to pay for its annual budget. McDaniel estimated revenue loss at $800,000 over a 3-year span.
8. RI deer permits on sale now.
9. Cool-sounding youth-mentor hunting contest.
10. S&W spins off outdoor products into new company.
Here’s all the brands in 1 place:
> Upon consummation of the spin-off, the 2 companies will consist of: Smith & Wesson Brands Inc., which will include the firearms business; and American Outdoor Brands Inc., which will include the outdoor products and accessories business.
> Smith & Wesson Brands will continue to be listed on NASDAQ under the symbol “SWBI.” American Outdoor Brands has received approval for the listing of its common stock on NASDAQ under the symbol “AOUT.”
11. Alec Wyman new marketing manager for Bear Archery.
Was the director of sales marketing for Hennessey Performance.
12. Jeff Covert new VP of sales at Evolution Outdoors.
Evolution = Evolution Hunting, Evolution Fishing, Evolution Tactical, Flambeau Soft Tackle bags.
13. Lee Colquitt new VP sales of Benelli USA.
14. Scott Lester new marketing director for Davidson’s.
Was executive VP of sales at Compass Marketing.
15. Rear-facing front LED lights = fewer deer collisions?
What it looks like ^ — go figure, more light = more deer freezing instead of running:
> …the use of a rear-facing LED light bar — which illuminates a larger portion of the vehicle’s front surface than standard headlights alone resulted in fewer dangerous deer-vehicle interactions. The likelihood of dangerous interactions decreased from 35% to only 10%….
16. Buck 620 Reaper 57% off!
Made in the USA, full tang, 6 3/4″ blade, and the famous Buck Forever Warranty — what’s not to love about that deal??