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GOP accuses Holder of misleading Congress
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Republicans sought to intensify political pressure on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. over a disputed investigation into a gun trafficking network, accusing him of misleading Congress. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to appoint a special counsel to investigate whether Mr. Holder committed perjury in testimony about the investigation, known as Operation Fast and Furious, at a hearing in May. More

Court of Appeals rules semi-automatic rifles, many magazines illegal
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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that semi-automatic firearms and "large capacity" magazines may be banned. In their ruling, the Court makes a bizarre assertion in reference to common semi-automatic rifles. More

Dallas Safari Club to honor German huntress Christiane Underberg
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An icon in the European hunting, conservation and business communities, Christiane Underberg of Rheinberg, Germany, has been selected to receive the 2012 Peter Hathaway Capstick Hunting Heritage Award from Dallas Safari Club. Underberg will be honored at the DSC Convention and Sporting Expo in Dallas, Jan. 5-8. More

Eller finishes fifth at World Cup final
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At the 2011 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Final in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Glenn Eller (Katy, Texas) finished fifth overall in Men's Double Trap. Eller had a whirlwind of activity in September as he wrapped up the ISSF World Clay Target Championships in Serbia and then the U.S. Olympic Trials in Kerrville, Texas. More

US Olympic Trials for shotgun: Men's & Women's Skeet results
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Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Ga.), the 2008 Men's Skeet gold medalist, is the leader after the first leg of the U.S. Olympic Trials for Shotgun. Hancock surged ahead with 246 match targets and created room between himself and the competition. BJ Blanchard (Vidor, Texas) is three targets behind with 243 match targets. More

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Victory in fight to preserve traditional ammunition
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Efforts to protect the rights of sportsmen and gun owners to use the ammunition of their choice received a significant boost when a federal judge dismissed part of a Center for Biological Diversity lawsuit. The CBD suit challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's denial of a petition to ban traditional ammunition and lead fishing tackle under the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. More

Rhode wins World Cup skeet gold medal, earns honor
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Despite competing in the United Arab Emirates in 105-plus degree temperatures, American Kim Rhode remained cool and won the skeet gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation's Shotgun World Cup. The two-time Olympian was in third going into the final, but she hit 24 of 25 targets to win by one target over Slovakia's Danika Bartekova. More

Secrets of a wood duck hunter
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Kenny Anglin knows wood ducks. A Georgia native, he grew up hunting woodies in southern swamps, and his company, Kritter Getter Game Calls, makes one of the most popular wood duck calls on the market. He recently sat down to share some of his secrets for hunting these beautiful and elusive birds. More

RMEF attorneys to argue points in wolf case
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Attorneys representing the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and other conservation groups on Nov. 8 will go before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Calif., to argue against "many weak points" in a lawsuit seeking to end state management of gray wolves and return the species to full federal protection. More
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