BloodSport
APPAREL
Looking for the perfect gloves for hunting, fishing, or other outdoor activities? STORMR offers a diverse line of specialty gloves.

ARROWS & COMPONENTS
The BloodSport Impact Hunter has gone Pro, offering bowhunters all the benefits of one of the best hunting arrows ever designed, now with a guaranteed straightness of +- .001" and weight tolerance of just +- 1 grain.

ATV
Lightforce LEDs have changed the ATV and UTV market by allowing the enthusiast to reap the benefits of super bright, super versatile and super tough Lightforce light bars.

COMPETITION
The 2015 Archery Shooters Association Illinois Pro/Am in Metropolis, IL saw a hard-fought battle amongst the nation's top 3D shooters, with Elite Archery Professional Archer Chance Beaubouef securing his first win of the 2015 season.
After a grueling team selection process, archers have been selected for teams heading to the 2015 Pan American Games, Parapan American Games, the World Archery Championships and the World Archery Para Championships. The stakes for these teams are high; they will be competing not only for serious hardware, but also to earn spots for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
With many competitive finishes during the 2015 3D circuit, Carbon Express Pro Christine Harrelson placed first in her class at the Illinois ASA Mathews ProAm this past weekend.

CONSERVATION
Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) and the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) announce their new partnership to cooperatively address high priority conservation needs of thinhorn sheep.

CORRECTIONS
A recent press release on the Hunter Safety System gear hooks posted incorrect weights of the products.

CROSSBOWS
The Raptor FX and Lady Raptor FX have 150-pound draw weights and share cutting-edge design that includes custom composite limbs and a high-energy cam system — sending arrows down range at 330 fps while generating 97 foot-pounds of energy.

CWD
A whitetail deer from a breeding farm in Eau Claire County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), Wisconsin State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw announced. The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the test results.

EVENTS
The annual Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt, held Oct. 8-10, 2015, will bring together 40 female hunters to the Warren Ranch outside Cheyenne.
This year's annual Las Vegas Mule Deer Foundation chapter's banquet has a new home: the Santa Fe Station Hotel/Casino. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015, MDF supporters will gather for food, silent and live auctions, giveaways and other activities.
DeerFest 2015, West Bend, Wis. July 31 - Aug. 2 will feature its "Most Attractive" line-up of celebrity guest appearances, including appearances by Tiffany Lakosky, Eva Shockey and Taylor Drury.

GAME CAMERAS
The 12.0 Megapixel GXW from Stealth Cam integrates 45 'BLACK' IR emitters with a 100-foot range making it great tool for land management, property security, or for hunters tracking potential trophies through their mobile devices.

GIFTS
Whether it's a birthday, Christmas or an anniversary, Tree Stand Buddy® makes the perfect gift for the hunter in your life.

INDUSTRY
Scott Schultz, President and CEO of Robinson Outdoor Products, has announced the appointment of David Strandberg as the company's new Vice President of Marketing.
Greg Misner, winner of more than 30 state and sectional titles along with two IFAA indoor and outdoor world championships in 2013 and 2014, has been named National Sales Manager fro Bohning Archery.
Zachary Ziemba, who attended Wayne State University where he pursued a Bachelor's Degree in both Graphic Design and Electronic Arts, has joined Bohning Archery as its Graphic Designer.

JOBS
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is currently seeking an editor to inform citizens of the services and opportunities offered by the agency.

LEGISLATION
On June 24, the North Carolina Senate gave final legislative approval for Sunday hunting with firearms in North Carolina. The measure now heads to the desk of Governor Pat McCrory for his consideration.

MEDIA
Sportsman Channels announces 13 new series and nearly 800 new episodes this summer to accommodate the vast passions and interests of sportsmen and women who are red-blooded, Second Amendment-loving, God-fearing Americans.

PROMOTIONS
Now in the seventh week of its Spring into Summer gear giveaway, SSI will be giving away an end of bore laser bore sighter (LBK2) to one lucky winner.
The Game & Fish/Sportsman magazine group has announced the result of its annual promotion, The Readers' Choice Awards.

PUBLICATIONS
Game & Fish/Sportsman tapped into its extensive network of objective, experienced and specialized experts to give readers their picks on what works and what new products show the most promise.

RECOGNITION
Xpedition Archery's Xcentric has been announced as the "Best of The Test" in the October Issue of Field and Stream magazine.

RELEASE AIDS
The most unique and noticeable feature of the Tru-Fire's Chicken Wing is its innovative dual-finger trigger that enhances control and encourages a smooth trigger pull while reducing the tendency to "punch the trigger."

SEATING
The Hunter's Specialties Flat Back Foam Seat, available in Realtree Xtra, provides plenty of padding to help you sit comfortably without moving in your treestand or at the base of a tree for extended periods of time.

SPONSORSHIPS
ELITE Archery has committed to be a commercial partner, and exclusive bow sponsor, of Levi and Samantha Morgan's adventure archery program, Name The Game® for 2015.
Flying ArrowArchery announced plans to continue the partnership with Licensed to Kill Outdoors TV www.ltkoutdoors.com for the 2015/2016 season.
New Breed Archery announces its new sponsorship of the Bucket List Outdoors on the Pursuit Channel. The Bucket List crew will New Breed's Blade, Genetix and Seduction in their quest for North America's most challenging game.
Covert Hunting Blinds is proud to announce a partnership with "Licensed to Kill Outdoors TV," featuring Indiana hunters Dean Gregg, along with his sons Floyd and Chase.

STATES
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) passed final rules to establish a bear hunting season in late October within four of the state's seven Bear Management Units (BMUs), including all three national forests as well as southern Florida.
For sportsmen, the two new appointees to the California Fish and Game Commission represent the first critical step toward returning balance and integrity to the commission and restoring the invaluable role that science plays in crafting natural resource policy for the country's most populous state, says the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance.

TELEVISION
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will roll out a series of new episodes featuring heart-pumping elk hunts in seven different states on its award-winning television show RMEF Team Elk presented by Cabela's.
Season 4 of Name The Game kicks off Wednesday, July 1, with professional archers, Levi and Samantha Morgan hitting the road for Paducah, Ky. in search of early season whitetails.

VIDEOS
Mystery Ranch, a pack company with a product line focused on function, comfort, quality and durability has joined forces with Montana Wild to create an educational video titled "The Pack Out."

WILDLIFE
After four years of comprehensive, science-based management efforts, biologists at the Arizona Game and Fish Department are encouraged by the birth of 84 pronghorn antelope fawns this year and increased pronghorn distribution throughout Game Management Units 34A, 34B and 35A in southeastern Arizona.
In late May, the Michigan DNR announced confirmation of chronic wasting disease in a free-ranging deer in Ingham County. Less than two weeks later, highly pathogenic avian influenza was detected in three Canada goslings in Macomb County. Most recently, West Nile virus has been found in crows in Ingham County.

WILDLIFE ART
John Rinehart, founder of Rinehart Targets is back to introduce Rinehart Sculptures Inc. and a life-size Bald Eagle Sculpture that can be displayed in any indoor or outdoor setting.

YOUTH ARCHERY
Scholastic 3D Archery has recently expanded into Pennsylvania, Wyoming, South Dakota, Georgia and West Virginia, making the fledgling program active in 23 states with 11 pending.
S3DA provides 3D archery opportunities for youth in after-school settings, as well as with archery-affiliated clubs and businesses in their communities, placing special emphasis on archery education, conservation and bowhunting.

2015 Warrior Games Archery Gold Goes to Female Competitor
Army Reserve Spc. Chasity Kuczer aims an arrow during the Army Trials for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games March 31, 2015 at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, March 31, 2015. Athletes in the trials competed for a spot on the Army's team in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games. DoD photo by EJ Hersom
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – A Warrior Games gold medal in archery has for the first time been awarded to a female competitor, June 22.

Army Reserve Spc. Chasity Kuczer won two golds, including highest individual scorer overall in archery.

"It was amazing [to beat the men]," said Kuczer, who is assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Knox, Ky.

"I was nervous at first," she added, "but I just kept going and then the better my score was, the more confident I got. ... I did it one arrow at a time and doing my best came through."

During the finals, Kuczer was two points ahead until a male challenger scored a 10.

"I had one that was right on the line at the end where I would've had a three-point lead, but I got a 9 and he got a 10, but I was still a point ahead," she said.
"She was amazing," Army coach Jessie White said of Kuczer's performance. "We knew she could shoot well. She's got a natural talent and ability and she just held her own, didn't back down and did what she came to do."

Growing Up Shooting

During her childhood in Seymour, Wisconsin, Kuczer said she practically grew up with a bow in one hand and a shotgun in the other.

Army veteran Staff Sgt. Billy Meeks congratulates his teammate, Army Reserve Spc. Chasity Kuczer on her win during the archery competition at the 2015 DoD Warrior Games at Marine Corp Base Quantico, Va., June 22, 2015. Meeks earned a silver medal in the recurve competition, and Kuczer earned the gold medal in the compound. Meeks also earned a gold medal on the Army Team for recurve and Kuczer earned a gold medal on the Army Team for compound. DoD photo by Shannon Collins
"I did archery competitions; I went to nationals in 2010 for trap, skeet and sporting clays," she said. "I also went to nationals for archery in 2008. I was the top-four in the state and then the top-25 percent at nationals."

For shooting competitions, Kuczer said she used .22-caliber rifles. She also loved to shoot skeet, but said it's now difficult to do so because of her injury.

Injury and Recovery

Kuczer works on both the electrical and mechanical systems of trains in the Army Reserve. Because of her work on the trains, lifting heavy objects and going up and down steps, she suffered a bilateral labral tear and had to have surgeries on her hips.

"I have problems with my hips, sciatica, nerve damage and problems with my lower back," she said.

The hardest part for Kuczer, as she recovered from her surgeries, was not being outdoors.

"The surgeries kind of put me back, but adaptive sports at the WTB made me realize I can do other events. I can still be very active and partake in other sports," she said. "I just needed to stay strong and positive."

Kuczer was all smiles during the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Tex., as she earned her first gold medal in the women's compound bow competition.

She also won swimming golds in the women's classified 50-meter freestyle, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke and 100-meter freestyle.

She is also competing for the Army team in air rifle, seated shot put and discus, swimming, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball at the Warrior Games.

"The DoD Warrior Games is the most positive thing to come out of my injury so far," Kuczer said. "It's given me a new outlook on everything. I'm actually smiling. I'm meeting people with similar injuries, and I'm competing again. It's like a cherry on top of a sundae. It's great."

- Shannon Collins, DoD News, Defense Media Activity

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July 1 - July 5
July 4 - July 5
Rinehart R100 Tournament
July 10 - July 12
Tampa Big Buck Expo
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Fla.
July 10 - July 12
IBO National Triple Crown Third Leg
Cardinal Shooting Center, Marengo, Ohio
July 11
Flying Fish Festival and Bowfishing Tournament
Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, Ill.
July 11
Flying Fish Festival and Bowfishing Tournament
Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, Ill.
July 13 - July 17
Pan American Games
July 17 - July 19
Prime Total Archery Challenge
"The Bird," Snowbird, Utah
July 17 - July 19
IBO Traditional World Championship
Twin Oaks Bowhunters, Chapmansboro, Tenn.
July 18 - July 19
Rinehart R100 Tournament
July 22 - July 26
70th NFAA Outdoor Nationals
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
July 23 - July 25
National Archery in the Schools World Tournament
Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn.
July 23 - July 26
July 24 - July 26
ASA Alabama Pro/Am
St. Bernard Abbey, Cullman, Ala.
July 25 - July 26
Rinehart R100 Tournament
July 26 - July 28
National Archery in the Schools All-Star Championship
Music City Center, Nashville, Tenn.
July 31 - Aug. 2
Prime Total Archery Challenge
Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Mont.
Aug. 1 - Aug. 2
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Aug. 6 - Aug. 9
IBO World Championship & Archery Festival
Holiday Valley Resort, Ellicottville, NY
Aug. 8 - Aug. 11
Aug. 11 - Aug. 16
Aug. 15 - Aug. 16
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Aug. 20 - Aug. 23
ASA Classic
Uchee Creek Campground Center, Fort Mitchell, Ala.
Aug. 23 - Aug. 30
Aug. 29 - Aug. 30
Rinehart R100 Tournament
Sept. 3 - Sept. 4
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