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 By WOT    Shooting Sports    October 1, 2017 

Firearms Industry Economic Impact Rises 168% Since 2008

According to a report released in April by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion...

 
 By AZBW    Shooting Sports    October 1, 2017 

Arizona - Local Sportsmen's Groups Awarded Almost $70,000 In Grants

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has awarded $68,357 in grant funding for local sportsmen's organizations to provide public, hands-on, mentored projects focused on the retention of new hunters...

 

Martinis, Anyone?

These Martinis are neither shaken nor stirred. Instead they are made to be shot. Of course I am referring to the Martini-Henry Rifle... So where did these Martini rifles come from? In learning about...

 

ScotteVest Offers Clothing

In an earlier article I discussed the pros and cons of wearing clothing that is obviously tactical in nature - the olive green or camo BDU pants, combat boots, etc. Those send a signal to even a...

 

Take Someone Hunting, Fishing, Or Target Shooting

Join Richard Childress, honorary chair for National Hunting and Fishing Day, in creating the next generation of conservationists. National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day), an annual celebration of...

 
Arizona Wildlife Federation

Outdoors-Woman

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop offers the opportunity to fulfill your hunter-education field-day requirements. The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop on Sept. 8-10 is still accepting...

 

World Championship Dove Cook-off in Yuma

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma’s reputation as the “Dove Hunting Capital of the United States” is well-deserved. Banners on street poles welcome hunters by the thousands. Hotels and restaurants are...

 

AZGFD Officials Honored By WAFWA

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) honored four leaders from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) for their conservation efforts at an awards ceremony last month....

 

AZGFD - 2017 Fall Hunt Draw Results Now Available

The waiting is over for hopeful hunters who applied for a 2017 fall hunt permit-tag. There are three ways to obtain draw results for the deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bear,...

 

Arizona Big Game Super Raffle Nets Record $673,600 For Wildlife

Winners of the 12th annual Arizona Big Game Super Raffle were announced recently at Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters in Phoenix. The prizes included a total of 10 Special Big Game Tags,...

 

Ben Avery Shooting Facility Main Range To Get Upgrades

When the Ben Avery Shooting Facility's main range opens bright and early Aug. 30, recreational shooters will zero in on several improvements: • Earthen berms that serve as backstops for 67 shooting...

 

Gambel's Quail Call Counts Encouraging

Arizona's quail hunters have had it rough. Ask them to recount their best hunt in the past few years, and most will look down at their dust-covered hunting boots and shake their heads. Well, if the...

 

AZGFD's "Hunt Arizona" Available

ONLINE RESOURCE -- The 2017 edition of "Hunt Arizona," the Arizona Game and Fish Department's yearly compilation of big and small game hunting statistics, is now available online at...

 

A Mini-Mauser - The Remarkable Gunsmiths Fire Up Another Project

It was a fun road trip. Prescott is a beautiful city, and the drive up always seems to be a pleasant outing; besides, the destination is not only the city. For those of you who haunt gun shops,...

 
 By AZBW    Shooting Sports    August 1, 2017

Joe Foss Shooting Complex Is Temporarily Closed

The Joe Foss Shooting Complex at Buckeye Hills Regional Park is temporarily closed to the public while Maricopa County's Parks and Recreation Department fleshes out contract negotiations with a...

 

AZGFD, Partners Offer Dozens Of Events

When it comes to choosing a "how-to" outdoor skill event, one size does not fit all. So, where does one begin? Look no further than the Arizona Game and Fish Department, along with its extensive netwo...

 

Ben Avery Clay Target Center Offers Deal For Dove Hunters

PHOENIX — While practice might not make perfect when it comes to dove hunting, it sure could put more of the fast-flying, acrobatic birds in the game vest. As part of the Arizona Game and Fish...

 

Substantial Firearm Optimization?

Are you the type of man or woman who wants great shooting firearms along with unrivaled accuracy every time you pull the trigger? Fantastic! You are among most other shooters and hunters out there who...

 

Concealed Carriers, Consider These

What is the purpose of carrying a concealed weapon? For me, it's the ability to defend myself or my loved ones if we are violently attacked. The key is concealment. If you really want to fly under...

 

The Two Gunsmiths Finish Their Story

'Working on guns is a very interesting skill to learn, and a very satisfying process to become involved in.' Following is their chapter of completion, the conclusion of this fascinating project. Edito...

 

HAHWG To Meet In Flagstaff

The Hunting And Angling Heritage Workgroup (HAHWG) will hold their summer meeting July 22-23 at the Arizona Nordic Village in Flagstaff (was Nordic Center, new owners). The group will return to the...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    July 1, 2017

AZGFD Seeking Public Comment On Proposed Hunt Guidelines

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking public comment on proposed hunt guidelines for the 2018-19 through 2022-23 hunting seasons. The proposed guidelines were developed based on...

 
 By WOT    Shooting Sports    June 1, 2017

National Shooting Sports Foundation Continues Support Of NHFD

National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) once again welcomes the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) as sponsor of the celebration of sportsmen and women who help educate the public on conser...

 
 By AZGFD    Shooting Sports    June 1, 2017

Important Dates From AZGFD, NPS

Free fishing clinics will be held June 3 through 11 during National Fishing and Boating Week. (These give people the opportunity to try out this fun, family oriented pastime. Loaner fishing rods,...

 

Gift Ideas For Dads Who Shoot

Fathers' Day is just around the corner, and men can be so hard to buy for. Seems like if we want it, we just go buy it, and if we don't, it's because it's too expensive. So here are a few gift ideas...

 

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