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EPA says it can't regulate lead in hunting bullets
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The Environmental Protection Agency has denied the latest petition from environmental groups that want the agency to regulate the amount of lead used in some hunting ammunition. The agency told the groups that it has no authority to act because ammunition was specifically exempted in the Toxic Substances Control Act. It's the same answer the agency provided when the groups made a similar request in 2010. More



2nd Amendment not responsible for Mexico's gun violence
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During his recent visit to the White House, Mexico President Felipe Calderon renewed his call for a U.S. assault weapons ban as a solution to the drug cartel-caused violence that plagues his country. He also claimed, according to columnist Bill Press, that violence levels are directly related to the number of guns in circulation. Both of these assertions are demonstrably false. Calderon's pleading for an assault weapons ban ignores what multiple studies have shown. More

Chess for the Big Guns

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USA Shooting paralympians set to compete in IPC World Cup
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USA Shooting's 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team nominee Sergeant First Class Josh Olson (USAMU/Spokane, Wash.) and Eric Hollen (Colorado Springs, Colo.) will compete in the International Paralympic Committee World Cup in Szczecin, Poland, April 12-16. As the only IPC World Cup of the year for both, and with the Paralympic Games a mere 140 days away, USA Shooting's National Paralympic Coach Bob Foth is anxious to see how both shooters perform against top-caliber competition. More

ACUI announces collegiate clays champs
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ACUI named individual and team champions in American Trap, combined American/International Trap, combined American Skeet and Trap, most improved teams and High Overall schools last week at the Intercollegiate Clay Target Championships at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio to finish up the 2012 championships. More

FINALLY, a gun lubricant exists that can withstand the most extreme conditions.
After using Safari Charlie Gun Lube Plus, Floro Lavalle with Sierra Outfitters in Argentina reported cleanings were much easier, they were needed less frequently and field jamming went down to almost non-existent. While these statements may seem generic and boring, consider that they shoot on average 2000-5000 rounds per day per gun, OVER 1 MILLION ROUNDS PER YEAR, and pair that with Lavalle’s full season of using Safari Charlie Gun Lube Plus. His report was an 83% reduction in repair/replacement costs. MORE...


Safety first for spring turkey hunting
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The beginning of the spring wild turkey hunting season is an exciting time that more than 2.7 million turkey hunters nationwide have looked forward to for several months. But hunters need to make sure their excitement does not blind them to the precautions they should take to ensure a safe and successful day in the field. While the spring season in Texas for Rio Grande turkeys is already in full swing, hunting in 28 counties for Eastern turkeys opens April 15. More

Leschper: Hunting courses save, improve lives
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hunter education courses don't just save lives. They help improve them, too. Passing on the safe pursuit of shooting sports and hunting to a new generation has never been more important, and thanks to thousands of volunteers across the state, it has become easier than ever. The courses, taught by game wardens, professional educators and volunteers from other walks of life, delve into a variety of subjects that ultimately focus on safety by hunters and shooters in the field and at the range. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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New safeguard poised to change exotic game hunting in Texas
Austin American-Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To keep a rare African species of antelope alive, J. David Bamberger says he's going to need to let it be hunted. Bamberger, who is the president and founder of a Hill Country ranch preserve bearing his last name, has been raising scimitar-horned oryx for about 33 years. The original stock of about 30 captive-bred animals has become a prosperous group of about 100 still-wild creatures. More

The decline of bobwhite quail in the South
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The 2011 Fall issue of the Upland Gazette discussed factors behind the decline of the Northern bobwhite quail. It is well established that the problem is widespread throughout the range of bobwhites and does not come with easy solutions. In fact, the required habitat changes are expensive, time consuming and difficult for the average hunter or even state wildlife agency to influence because of the need to impact huge acreages of mostly privately owned lands. More
 
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