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Hunting Season Is the Perfect Time to Mentor a Newcomer; And You Could Win $1,000 in the STEP OUTSIDE Sweepstakes
NEWTOWN, Conn.—Fall is a time of year parents and their children enjoy doing things together—attending soccer matches, carving scary jack-o'-lanterns, raking leaves (OK, maybe that one's not so much fun) and gathering around the table for Thanksgiving dinner. It's also a great time of year to introduce a young person to hunting.

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The Lost Jingle of the Coins
There are bills being attempted by anti hunters in several states to raise the legal hunting age to 16 before a youth may take to the field. It’s only a matter of time before it happens in this state. “ Balderdash,” is the closest word I can get away with here,

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Firearms Industry Rejects National Park Service Classification of Traditional Ammunition as a Health Threat; Offers to Work with NPS on Hunter Education Efforts
National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) called it illogical and over reactive to National Parks Service (NPS) decision to ban hunters who are using traditional ammunition when hunting because of the health risk it imposes. Instead of a total ban, NSSF believes that educating the hunters the proper way of disposing entrails will have a significant impact in lessening fragment and lead ingestion of scavenger animals. Since alternative ammunition is more expensive, it is expected that there will be a dramatic turn down of ammunition sales which will directly affects the part of proceeds that is given by gun manufacturers to Pittman-Robertson, an organization that helps wildlife conservation.

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According to the most recent Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax Collection Report, released earlier today by the Department of the Treasury, firearm and ammunition manufacturers paid more than $109.8 million in the first calendar quarter of 2009;

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Kansas Offers Interactive Hunter Education Courses Online
PRATT -- For several years now, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has offered hunter education courses that provide a large percentage of the work online, followed by a day of mostly field training, including live fire. Several days before the class, students log on the International Hunter Education Association's (IHEA) home study website, http://homestudy.ihea.com. Here, they are taken through several pages of information regarding hunter education, including introduction to hunter education, hunting safety, hunter responsibility, outdoor safety, wildlife conservation, and hunting opportunities.

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Louisiana Legalizes the Crossbow
I’m sure every hunter has heard some sort of derogatory comment made about the use of the crossbow in big game hunting. But then, if you lived long enough, you would have heard the same thing about compound bows, in-line muzzle loaders, and even semi-automatic shotguns. The controversy is usually sparked by lack of knowledge, which turns into misguided opinions as people go off half cocked starting crusades against whatever the subject dictates, do to good old human nature. In no small part the crossbow received its fair share of criticism, to say the least.

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Crossbow “Something of Value”
Here we are at the great turning point in our society, “To hunt or not to hunt, that is the question.” It is up to us, all of us. We will start with the little guy that buys the hunting license, goes out on public land and tries to get a deer. This is the most important person in the whole chain. Without the grass roots hunter you may as well hang up the whole program nation wide. That clearly means you may as well turn over all your weapons, all of them, to your local Obama supporters that will eagerly run torches through them and sing to the praises of the liberals. This is coming soon and most of you will stand there and let it happen.

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced the distribution of more than $740 million to 56 state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies to fund fish and wildlife conservation efforts, boat access, shooting ranges, and hunter education.

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Buyers, exhibitors and media from around the globe flocked to Orlando for the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry's largest trade show, the National Shooting Sports Foundation's SHOT Show.

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24 Percent Jump in December Amid Gun-Owner Concerns

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Despite a weak economy, gun sales are continuing to increase amid concerns that incoming lawmakers will institute a new gun ban on law-abiding Americans. Data derived from the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) show a 24 percent increase in firearm purchaser background checks for the month of December 2008 (1,523,426 checks) over December 2007 (1,230,525 checks). This increase follows a 42 percent rise in NICS checks for the preceding month, the highest number of checks in NICS history. FBI background checks are required under federal law for all individuals purchasing firearms from federally licensed retailers. These checks serve as a strong indicator of actual sales.

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CDC Study Shows No Health Risk  Associated with Traditional Ammunition
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study on human lead levels of hunters in North Dakota has confirmed what hunters throughout the world have known for hundreds of years, that consuming game harvested with traditional ammunition poses absolutely no health risk to people, including children, and that the call to ban lead ammunition was and remains a scare tactic being pushed by anti-hunting groups to forward their political agenda.

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SUMMIT UNVEILS RESEARCH ON HUNTING AND SHOOTING PARTICIPATION
Last June, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) hosted the 2008 Shooting Sports Summit in Colorado Springs. The summit gathered leaders from throughout the shooting, hunting, and outdoor industry, as well as key leaders from fish and wildlife agencies and conservation organizations (including the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks), to address key challenges that face the future of the shooting sports.

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With the “early antlerless” deer season opening Saturday, results of a preliminary study about how certain bullets break up and disperse on impact provide more information for hunters heading out to the field. The results add emphasis to previous venison safety messages from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommending pregnant women and children under six do not eat any venison harvested using ammunition that results in deposition of lead particles in meat.

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Firearms Industry Hails Victory in Supreme Court Case

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry – hailed today's United States Supreme Court 5-4 decision written by Justice Scalia that determined authoritatively that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms.

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A Pennsylvania judge last week struck down a Philadelphia City Council ban on so-called "assault weapons" and a second ordinance limiting handgun purchases to one a month. Read NSSF's statement on the ruling.

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Women Filling Handgun Classes in Record Numbers

EWTOWN, Conn. -- The old adage, "God made men; Sam Colt made them equal," applies to women, too.

Women across the country are packing classes where they learn about all aspects of handgun ownership. One of the main reasons for attending these classes, they say, is to learn more about how to take charge of their own safety.

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A Different Idea for Mother's Day

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Before dinner at the fancy restaurant on Mother's Day, why not treat her to something she may never have tried before -- target shooting?  Ever-growing numbers of women have been taking their first shots at the range. In fact, a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation known as "First Shots" is helping ranges introduce the shooting sports to beginners, a large percentage of whom are women.

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PIERRE, S.D.—South Dakota’s hunting heritage has traditionally been passed from one generation to the next. Recognizing that linage, and wanting to help it along, the S.D. Legislature approved a bill this year that allows children as young as 10 years of age to take part in mentored hunting opportunities.

“Having youngsters in the field is nothing new in South Dakota,” said Tony Leif, director of the Wildlife Division of the S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department. “Many South Dakotans learned about hunting and the outdoors well before they were old enough to hunt.”

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation's Board of Governors has announced that Steve Sanetti has accepted the position of president and chief executive officer of NSSF, effective May 1.

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The Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers is the newest of state-specific organizations created to represent the rights and interests of its federally licensed firearms retailers

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SentrySafe, the world leader in residential and light-commercial protective containers, is proud to launch the SentrySafe FIRE-SAFE® Fingerprint Pistol. With a unique, patented biometric fingerprint lock, the fire-resistant pistol safe is ideally suited for multiple uses, opening with a programmable personal code or the swipe of a finger.

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During the last two presidential elections, the sportsmen's vote garnered media attention across the country.

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30TH SHOW SHATTERS RECORDS . . . It was one for the record books. NSSF's 2008 SHOT Show smashed all-time records in its 30th year, posting new highs in attendance, exhibition space, exhibiting companies and media turnout.

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association of the firearms industry, earlier today named Nevada State Senator John Lee (D-Clark 1) its Legislator of the Year.

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Rep. Staback Named 2007 Legislator of the Year
by National Association of Firearms Retailers

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Demonstrating its continued support for conservation, industry announced a plan to supplement congressional funding (currently $75 million dollars) of the North American Wetland Conservation Act

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Firearms and Ammunition Contribute
$3 Billion to Wildlife Conservation;
Industry Announces Important New Initiative

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Cook County, Ill., Gun Stores and Sportsmen in Danger;  NSSF Urges All to Contact Commissioners

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Safari Club International Foundation has announced that it will contribute $250,000 to the Hunting Heritage Partnership (HHP), a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). The donation increases annual grant money available by 50 percent, from $500,000 to $750,000 to address critical issues affecting the future of hunting.

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Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA) to offer a marksmanship program calle Appleseed

The Appleseed shoots are a basic marksmanship training program that teaches students to shoot their own rifles, with the only restriction being that they are under .32 caliber and in safe working conditions. Iron sights are preferred, however, scopes/optics are allowed

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CREDIT CARD PROCESSING COMPANY REJECTS FIREARMS INDUSTRY REFUSES TO PROCESS TRANSACTIONS . . . Citi Merchant Services and First Data Corp. are refusing to process any credit card transactions between federally licensed firearms retailers, distributors and manufacturers -- a move which will severely limit available inventory of firearms and ammunition to military, law enforcement and law-abiding Americans.

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NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association of the firearms industry -- is encouraging all sportsmen, hunters and firearms enthusiasts to contact the Cook County Board of Commissioners and urge them to oppose a string of county ordinances that if passed would result in a shutdown of firearms dealers and a ban on guns. The move by NSSF follows the introduction of three proposed ordinances by County Commissioners Larry Suffredin and William Beavers that would shut down all gun stores in Cook County, including the recently opened Cabela's in Hoffman Estates -- a store whose customer base extends into Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan.

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As federal legislators anticipated a holiday break and the end of the first session of the 110th Congress, members of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus continued to address critical sportsmen's issues, including a firearms prohibition on federal public lands and denial of funding for hunting-supported conservation programs in Africa.

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Olin Corp.'s Winchester Ammunition division was awarded a contract worth up to $29 million for 5.56 mm ammunition used by the Navy and Air Force as tr...

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