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TPWD proposes opening deer hunting near Dallas
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is considering opening deer hunting in three North Texas counties and another on the upper coast this fall as part of recommended changes to the 2012-13 Statewide Hunting Proclamation. TPWD staff recommended an open season for deer in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Galveston counties during a presentation to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission's Regulations Committee. More

10 exciting new rifles for 2012
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After an exhausting week combing the floor of the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Guns & Ammo can confidently say two things. First, six days in Vegas is way too many. Second, 2012 is going to be a good year for riflemen and women. This year will see about as much innovation in the gun industry as there has ever been and customers are rewarding the manufacturers' efforts with record gun sales. More

Ducks Unlimited turns 75; 12 million acres conserved
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One of America's most respected waterfowl conservation organizations celebrated a milestone recently. Sunday marked Ducks Unlimited's 75th anniversary. Started by four sportsmen on a mission to save North America's waterfowl populations — and the continent's strong waterfowling traditions — DU's humble beginnings came during the Great Depression and one of the worst droughts in history, far from ideal circumstances. More

GOP report: Justice officials were on top of Fast and Furious
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Top Department of Justice officials had extensive knowledge of and involvement in Operation Fast and Furious, claims a new report released hours before Attorney General Eric Holder's scheduled testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The report claims Justice Department officials in Washington and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were involved in the coordination in the early stages of the operation. More

Precision Firearms - Wood Kits

Finally here is a Wood furniture set for the AR Type Rifle. Stock, Hand-guard (forearm), and Grip set. These kits are CNC machined from real Walnut or laminated wood. All kits are specifically designed for both right or left hand shooters. We are proud to be the main distributer to the public of these fine stocks.

Can hunting endangered animals save the species?
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The scimitar horned oryx, the addax and the dama gazelle — three elegant desert antelope that you'd hope to see on a journey through Africa, except that their numbers are dwindling there, which is why Lara Logan went to Texas. There, on large grassland ranches, some exotic species that are endangered in the wild have been brought back in large numbers. But there's a catch. More

Future of quail hunting still up in the air
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Texas Parks and Wildlife commissioners decided recently they don't have enough information to make decisions about the future of quail hunting in Texas. Quail populations have been in a steady decline of about 2.8 percent per year for four decades, upland game bird program leader Robert Perez told members of the commission's regulations committee. "The decline is symptomatic of a habitat problem," Perez said. More

Thacker, Hanish split 3GN championship prizes
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For most folks, winning the 3-Gun Nation Championship Finale would mean one thing — holding up that big check for $50,000 from Leupold Tactical Optics and NBC Sport Network. However, this year's finalists came in with a different plan. Tommy Thacker and Mark Hanish are splitting their collective 3GN Championship purse, a check for $50,000, a Brownells check for $2,500 and a Barrett MRAD rifle package complete with a Leupold Mark IV and a BORS system. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Rifles, like any tools, require maintenance
North Texas e-News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you're like many deer hunters, the last time you touched your trusty deer rifle was several months ago at the close of deer season when you gave it a quick spray of gun oil, wiped it down and placed it in your gun cabinet. If you take a quick glance at "Ole" Betsy, she will look as good as new on the outside, but what about your rifle's bore. Did you take the time to completely remove all the fouling (carbon and copper) that accumulated throughout the season? More

Silent hunting in Texas: Suppressors may be on the way
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The Regulations Committee of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission is proposing an amendment that would allow suppressors on firearms while hunting game. Larry Knackstedt sells guns at Lock and Load in Tyler and hopes it'll pass. "It only makes sense. We have to have mufflers on our car, why not muffle our rifles?" Knackstedt said. More

Now is best time of year to aggressively control wild pigs
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From now until spring green-up is one of the best times of the year to control wild pigs, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert. One factor is that hungry wild pigs are on the move and more likely to be out in the open to forage for food this time of year, said Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension fisheries and wildlife specialist. More
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