Firearm Hunting News

Alexander Arms Announces AR15 Rifles Chambered in 17HMR
Alexander Arms is proud to announce that they are currently shipping production AR15 rifles chambered in 17HMR. The rifles are the only semi auto rifles specifically designed to reliably and accurately shoot the high performance 17HMR cartridge. Alexander Arm's 17HMR rifle is not a reworked 22 rim fire action but a purpose built design that will provide a life time of high performance rim fire shooting fun.
Final Month of NSSF Facebook Photo Contest: 'Post Your Best Shot'; 10 Winners, Top Prize $50

There's one last chance to win a $50 gift card and other great prizes in the National Shooting Sports Foundation's Facebook Photo Contest. The theme for December, the final month in the year-long contest, is "Post the photo you like most that is related to target shooting, hunting or firearm ownership."

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Announces Plan to Divest Perimeter Security Business

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) - Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation today announced that the Company has made the decision to divest its perimeter security business in order to focus on its core firearm business. The Company is currently exploring strategic alternatives to accomplish the divestiture.

Grants Available to Support Shooting Sports in Iowa

Two grants are available to develop and support Iowa’s shooting sports programs.

2011 Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Grant Program
The purpose of the Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Grant program is to help establish and commit school-based clay target shooting programs in the state of Iowa. Successful applicants will be eligible for 50 percent match funding for up to $5,000 per year for two consecutive years. After two years of consecutive funding, organizations are not eligible to re-apply. 

Michigan Offering Various BOW Events in August

The Department of Natural Resources is offering a variety of opportunities for women to learn more about shooting, archery and hunting this August, through its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. These hands-on workshops, designed primarily for those 18 and older, teach women the skills needed to take part in outdoor recreational activities.

Maryland DNR Scheduling Shooter Qualifications for Managed Deer Hunts

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announces the schedule for the 2011-2012 shooter qualifications, which includes over 50 sessions at 15 locations throughout the State. These events allow hunters to take the shooting proficiency test that is required before participating in many of the managed deer hunts held in Maryland.

Wisconsin Law Allows Right to Carry Concealed Firearm

The National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris W. Cox joined Governor Scott Walker on July 11th as he signed the Wisconsin Personal Protection Act into law. This makes Wisconsin the 49th state to give law-abiding citizens an option to carry a concealed firearm for personal protection.

West Virginia Shooting Ranges are Being Damaged

Officials with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) are asking users of the state's public shooting ranges to help curtail growing instances of damage to the property. Of biggest concern are littering and gunfire damage to target frames, trash barrels, bench posts and other structures at the ranges.

CCI Offers Tactical .22 Long Rifle Load for AR Style Rifles

CCI® now offers a load specifically for AR-style rifles-new .22 Long Rifle AR-Tactical. Shooters can find these accurate and affordable bullets on store shelves now.

South Dakota Elk, Bighorn and Deer Seasons Finalized

The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has finalized the 2011 Elk Hunting Seasons.

The Archery Elk Season will have 89 "any elk" and 37 "antlerless elk" licenses this year.

The Black Hills Firearm Elk Season will have 470 "any elk" and 395 "antlerless elk" licenses in 2011.

The Firearm Prairie Elk Season will have 49 "any elk" and 79 "antlerless elk" this year.