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It's now the best month to hunt
The Galveston County Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Back in early November when duck and goose season opened, most hunters were concerned about what was ahead in hunting because of the extreme dry conditions all across Texas. There was speculation the birds would not hang around long with low supplies of fresh and brackish water and would end up moving farther south into Mexico or Central America. More



DSC Convention sets records for event size, attendance, fundraising
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Dallas Safari Club wrapped up its annual convention and expo with new records for event size, attendance and fundraising. Always the first Thursday-through-Sunday in January, DSC's 2012 show was Jan. 5-8 at the Dallas Convention Center. The event also generated brisk sales for many exhibitors, according to a DSC news release. More

Guns create jobs
The Daily Caller    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Campaigning in liberal San Francisco in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama was caught ridiculing those "who cling to their guns and religion." The president's cavalier attitude toward gun owners could undermine his re-election effort, especially in New Hampshire, where guns mean jobs. In New Hampshire, the gun issue isn't just about the Second Amendment and freedom. More than 2,000 state residents are employed by firearms and defense-related manufacturers. More

Holder to testify Feb. 2 on DOJ's response to Fast and Furious
Gun Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa announced that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been scheduled to testify on Feb. 2 about the Department of Justice's knowledge of, and response to, gunwalking that occurred in Operation Fast and Furious. The attorney general will be asked to address management deficiencies within the Department that occurred both during and after the conclusion of Operation Fast and Furious. More

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NSSF awards grants to collegiate shooting programs
National Shooting Sports Foundation (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Since the start of its Collegiate Shooting Sports Initiative three years ago, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has awarded nearly $600,000 to college programs that provide recreational and competitive target shooting opportunities to students and faculty. The program is successfully raising awareness about recreational shooting and firearm safety on campuses across the country. More

Not all doom and gloom for quail
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A few glimmers of hope concerning bobwhite quail were offered at the Dallas Safari Club convention and expo. Dr. Dale Rollins of the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch near Rotan, gave a lecture titled "Where Have All the Quail Gone" as part the new "Upland Country" section of the event. More

TPWD receives $10,000 grant from Dallas Safari Club
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The Dallas Safari Club has responded to the budgetary crisis at Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. with a $10,000 grant awarded Jan. 6 at the DSC convention and expo. The event runs Jan. 5-8, at the Dallas Convention Center. "The record drought and heat, devastating wildfires and drop in park visitation have led to a critical situation for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. This grant is a token of help for our longtime conservation partner, to be used as they see best," said Ben Carter, DSC executive director. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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USA Shooting Team at DSC Convention
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Members of the USA Shooting Team attended the Dallas Safari Club Convention at the Dallas Convention Center. Athletes Miranda Wilder (Diana, Texas), Janessa Beaman (Elbert, Colo.), Caitlin Weinheimer (Kerrville, Texas), Collin Wietfeldt (Hemlock, Mich.) and Kayle Browning (Wooster, Ark.) were on hand to meet fans, promote the shooting sports and represent USA Shooting. More

Santa delivers 1.5 million firearms for Christmas
Ammoland    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Judging from sales receipts and FBI reports regarding sales for December 2011, it seems that Santa delivered at least 1.5 million firearms for Christmas. The FBI performed a record setting number of background checks in a month — 1.5 million in December alone. More

DSC, Boone and Crockett join forces
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new partnership between two of the world's top clubs for hunter-conservationists was unveiled during the Dallas Safari Club convention and expo. Dallas Safari Club and Boone and Crockett Club, announced a new strategic alliance as "Preferred Conservation Partners." More

Shooting Stars airing on Velocity Channel
National Sporting Clays Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
NSCA and shotgunning are getting high-profile attention in the new series "Shooting Stars," airing on Discovery's Velocity channel. The fast-paced competition event series features three of the world's best-known exhibition shooters paired with celebrity team members as they face captivating target shooting challenges. Each of the six, one-hour episodes celebrates a salute to service as the winning teams raise money for charity. More
 
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