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ACCESS
Montana landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Fish, Wildlife, & Parks (FWP) for enrollment in a new program called Unlocking Public Lands that may qualify a landowner for up to $3,000 in annual tax credits.

ACCESSORIES
Just in time for 3D season is a new portable new lightweight bow stand, BOW JACK™ MINI, an easy-to-transport and durable accessory, designed with rubber grips for a secure no-slip fit.

APPAREL
Sitka Gear, an industry leader in performance hunting gear, introduces the new Mountain jacket, vest, and pant to its lineup.

ARCHERY PARTICIPATION
Archery participation in the U.S. increased about 14 percent from 2012 to 2014, boosting the number of archers to 21.6 million, according to a study commissioned by the Archery Trade Association.

ATTRACTANTS & SUPPLEMENTS
Evolved Harvest's new AlphaPlot takes the guesswork out creating high-nutrition, highly-palatable, long-lasting food plots like never before.

AVAILABILITY
New Breed Archery, innovators of industry-leading archery equipment, announces the 2016 BLADE SS, one of the fastest production bows on the market at 350 fps IBO, is now shipping.

BROADHEADS
BloodSport's exclusive "scooptail" ferrule accepts all WRAITH SYSTEM blades to create the ideal broadhead for any big game, small game, turkeys and more.

COMMUNICATIONS
Tony Hansen, a freelance writer for Outdoor Life, founder of the Antler Geeks blog, and Digital Content Director for Realtree.com, received QDMA's 2016 Signpost Communicator of the Year Award at the QDMA 2016 National Convention in Louisville, Ky.

COMPETITION
In an incredible display of their skill and accuracy, Elite shooters Logan Wilde and Chance Beaubouef secured a spot on the in the top three at the prestigious Vegas Shoot -- Logan Wilde finished 2nd place and Chance Beaubouef finished 3rd.
Team Easton's Sergio Pagni of Italy, the respected two-time World Cup final champion, added the Vegas title to his list of accomplishments and took home a check for $50,000 for his efforts.
Team Easton shooters were unstoppable at the stages of the Indoor World Cup all season, sweeping nearly every medal in every stage of the world's premiere indoor competition circuit.

CONSERVATION
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has successfully collaborated with Merrill Lake Properties LLC and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to permanently protect and open access to 297 acres of riparian habitat in southwest Washington.

CROSSBOWS
The new Whitetail Hunter comes with everything needed to head afield, including a 4x32 Multi-Reticle Scope, a rope cocking device, a three-arrow quiver and three Headhunter arrows.
The RAPTOR FX has been getting rave reviews from hunters and just recently received the 2016 American Hunter "Bow of the Year" award as part of NRA Publications' Golden Bullseye Awards.
The new Ambusher from Parker Bows sets a new standard for crossbows as the lightest, most compact high-performance crossbow in the industry.

CWD
A 3 1/2-year-old captive raised whitetail buck harvested in early January by a hunter from a release site on a ranch in Medina and Uvalde counties has been confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD).
The presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Nebraska deer has spread eastward, according to findings by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

DEALER EVENTS
Kinsey's, a leading distributor in the archery and outdoors industry, announced that the Feradyne brands Tru-Fire, Nockturnal and Block will sponsor the 15th Annual Kinsey's Dealer Appreciation Night and Concert, to be held on Feb. 27.

DISTRIBUTORS
Zanders Sporting Goods, the Sparta, Ill. sporting goods wholesaler known as one of the premier firearms distributors in the U.S., is positioning itself to be among the top archery supply distributors as well.

EVENTS
The Rinehart R100 archery shoot announces that Mount Airy, North Carolina and the Sage Creek 3D Archery Club will kick the 2016 R100 season into gear on February 20-21.
Killed unlawfully in a 2014 poaching spree, one of the largest bull elk in state history is making its way back to Pennsylvania as part of a traveling display of exceptional bulls to be featured at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg this week.

GAME CALLS
For 2016, the master turkey hunters at Flextone took two top-performing and easy-to-blow diaphragm calls – the Funky Hen and the Dirty Mouth – and packaged them as the NEW Freak Out 2-Pack.

INDUSTRY
Rinehart Targets®, designer and manufacturer of lifelike, durable and realistic archery targets and hunting decoys, this week announces significant expansion with the addition of two key team members.

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS
Plano Synergy is seeking a Creative Director who thinks strategically as well as creatively, knows how to lead projects, is organized and self-motivated, and has an eye for design.

MANUFACTURING
Last month , Utah-based arrow maker Gold Tip and sister company Bee Stinger, brands of Vista Outdoor Inc., moved manufacturing and business offices from Oren, Utah, a few miles up the road to American Fork.

MARKETING
Vapor Trail Archery, manufacturer of bow strings and cables, limb-driven arrow rests and other archery accessories, has selected Gallup Media Marketing as its agency of record, effective immediately.

MEDIA
Outdoor Sportsman Group – Networks – comprised of the premier outdoor lifestyle cable networks, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, will have a presence at the National Rifle Association's 2016 Great American Outdoor Show. The nine-day event takes place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from Saturday, February 6 through Sunday, February 14.

NASP
US and International response from educators and coaches to NASP®'s new Academic Archer program has led to more than 1000 students entering the program in the first two weeks since its launch.

NEW PRODUCTS
Ground Attack Hunting Products offers a cell phone mount with a choice of the bare aluminum (basic model), a black anodized finish that incorporates the company's GA logo, or a rubber-dipped version for additional vibration dampening.

ONLINE
Guidefitter, the online network for guided hunting and fishing adventures, announced at The Great American Outdoor Show it has added 14 additional brands to "the Grid," a unique influencer marketing service for outdoor gear manufacturers.

ORGANIZATIONS
The Pope and Young Club announced this week t will continue its support for the Sportsmen's Alliance through its Education and Outreach Fund.
Scholastic 3-D Archery Association (SAA) has been named recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Easton Sports Development Foundations to be utilized for "matching" mini-grants to organizations interested in creating new Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) opportunities.

PROMOTIONS
Steel Will Knives is hosting a photo contest on Instagram starting now through the entire month of February, with the winner receiving Steel Will's newest folding knife, the Gekko 1505 (MSRP $239.99).

RECOGNITION
Eastman Outdoors, Inc., owner of Carbon Express® and Eastman Outdoors® cooking equipment and food processing supplies, recently announced the recipients of its 2015 sales awards.
The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) announces the recipients of its 2016 Conservation and Branch Achievement awards and those honored at the 2016 QDMA National Convention in Louisville, Ky. Jan. 28-31.

RELEASE AIDS
Both the Veracity Release and the Ringer Release are designed so that you don't have to adjust to them - they adjust to you and your shooting style.
Designed as a smaller version of the popular Tru-Fire Smoke release, the new Spark offers a smaller strap design to accommodate archers with smaller hands--fitting wrists measuring 4.5 to 8 inches in circumference.

REPS WANTED
Clean-Shot Archery, Inc., makers of NOCK OUT, the Frustration-Free Lighted Nock, is currently seeking sales representation for the Western portion of the US.

RETAIL
Kinsey University is partnering with the ATA to bring retailers an exciting opportunity to obtain USA Archery Level II Instructor Certification and learn how to build a moneymaking archery program with the ATA's Retail Growth Initiative and Explore Bowhunting programs.

STATES
Two Mexican wolves (F1295 and F1340) died during the annual population count and capture operation this year. Both will undergo necropsies at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Ore., to determine causes of death for each wolf.
Two green anacondas were found recently in Brevard County, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants the public's help in learning more about them.

TELEVISION
This week on The High Road with Keith Warren experience some incredible early season success as Keith using his Darton crossbow to hunt trophy whitetails in Eastern Saskatchewan along the Woody River.
Outdoor Channel offers viewers top outdoor lifestyle entertainment with new episodes from three of its hit television shows this week.

Feb. 11 - Feb. 14
Feb. 11 - Feb. 14
Total Archery Challenge
The Western Hunt Expo, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb. 11 - Feb. 14
Total Archery Challenge
The Western Hunt Expo, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb. 12 - Feb. 14
Feb. 13
S3DA Indoor 5-Spot Tournament
Lafayette, Ga.
Feb. 19 - Feb. 21
47th US Nat'l Indoor & JOAD 2016 Nat'l Indoor Championship
Fiskdale, MA; Albuquerque, NM; Newberry, FL and Chula Vista, CA
Feb. 20
S3DA Indoor 5-Spot Tournament
Shepherdsville, Ky.
Feb. 20 - Feb. 21
Rinehart R100
Sage Creek Archery Club, Mount Airy, NC
Feb. 20 - Feb. 21
Rinehart R100
Sage Creek Archery Club, Mount Airy, NC
Feb. 24 - Feb. 25
Kinsey University Retail Growth & USA Archery Certification
Kinsey's, Mount Joy, Pa.
Feb. 26 - Feb. 28
47th US Nat'l Indoor & JOAD 2016 Nat'l Indoor Championship
Lancaster, PA; Hamilton, OH; Tulare, CA and Lansing, MI
Feb. 26 - Feb. 28
ASA Pro/Am
Foley, Ala.
Feb. 26 - Feb. 28
Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Show
Minn. State Fair Coliseum, St. Paul, Minn.
Feb. 26 - Feb. 28
Kinsey's Dealer Show 16
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey, Pa.
Feb. 27
Florida State NASP Championship
Carver Recreation Center. Bartow, Fla.
Mar. 5
S3DA KY Indoor State Championship
Madisonville, Ky.
Mar. 10 - Mar. 13
Mar. 11
Pennsylvania State NASP Championships
Penn State Multi-Sport Facility, State College, Pa.
Mar. 11 - Mar. 13
2016 IBO Winter National
Rockcastle Shooting Center, Park City, Ky.
Mar. 18 - Mar. 20
NFAA Indoor National Championship
Louisville, Ky.
Mar. 19
S3DA Indoor 5-Spot Tournament
Lafayette, Ga.
Mar. 25
S3DA Indoor National Championship
Louisville, Ky.
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