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National survey shows continued support for hunting and shooting sports
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new nationwide survey confirms continuing popular support for hunting, target shooting and shooting sports in general. The survey mirrors previous findings that a large majority of Americans approve of legal hunting and recreational shooting activities. A third of Americans, it said, want to give target or sport shooting a try, and nearly half of respondents had eaten wild-caught meat during the previous year. More



10 last-minute Christmas gifts for shooters
Shooting Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's that time of year — maxed credit cards, frantic searches for lost gift lists and mental block when attempting to ascertain that perfect gift for the shooter in your life. Shooting Times is here to help. The following suggestions may just prove inspirational. You may even find something you personally can't live without. And let's face it; you owe yourself a Christmas gift anyway, right? More

DSC announces seminar lineup
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For hunters who want straight information from top experts, Dallas Safari Club is offering a full lineup of public-welcome seminars as part of its annual convention and expo, Jan. 5-8, at the Dallas Convention Center. All seminars are included with daily admission to the expo: $20 per person. Multi-day discount packages are available. More

McConnell says Holder 'misled' Congress
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Attorney General Eric Holder and senior Justice Department officials have "misled" Congress about a failed government operation that provided firearms to Mexican drug cartels, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said. "I don't know what they've got to hide," the Kentucky Republican said on "Fox News Sunday." More

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Still looking for a place to hunt?
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For hunters who do not have access to privately owned land, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is providing low cost access to nearly a million acres of department-managed lands for hunting, including most wildlife management areas, some state parks and many leased properties under the Annual Public Hunting permit program. More

Sharing joy of hunting with the youngsters
San Angelo Standard-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Matthew crawled off the bed with all the vigor that a 4-year-old has at that age. He immediately put on his camouflaged cap, pulled a fleece toboggan down over it and took off his PJs. With a big smile on his face, he was soon dressed and ready to go hunting with his daddy. It was about 4:30 a.m. when he and Ryan left the house and headed toward Coke County. More

Proper lubrication essential for protection of your outdoor gear
Houston Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Another flock of ducks hung over the decoys, silhouetted against the still-dark sky, when Shannon Tompkins' hunting partner discovered a problem that would turn what should have been a wholly wonderful morning of waterfowling into a frustrating, if ultimately educational, experience. More

TSRA membership and Legislative Alerts
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Keep the information flowing! Go to www.tsra.com or call 512-615-4200 and join, renew or upgrade your TSRA membership. TSRA is the NRA state affiliate, since 1919. Keep the faith and share this email!

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Texas State Rifle Association

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Migration alert: Hunt now in Oklahoma
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Oklahoma's second duck hunting season opened this past Saturday, bringing with it a high level of excitement. Local hunters, including Avery Pro Staffer David Williams, were optimistic due to the state's recent storms. "Because the state has been so dry, our reservoirs are way down and a lot of birds have been passing right through on their way south," he said. "But with a few recent fronts giving us some water, we had more birds sticking around than we've had all year." More

Bouncing targets
American Rifleman (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Handgunners in search of a new target for informal plinking and impromptu competitions need to take a look at a new device. Made by a company called Do-All Outdoors, this new target is known as a bouncing ground target. It comes in four variations — ribbed ball, cube, top hat and solid ball — each of which is made of bright orange plastic. More

'Grave Digger' posed 3-year challenge
Lone Star Outdoor News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scary campfire tales have enthralled generations of kids, but J.T. Howard Jr., an insurance salesman from Hempstead, was intrigued with the "Grave Digger." It was the first white-tailed buck he noticed a couple years ago when he first got on his Edwards County lease. More
 
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