Off Season Hunting News

Beretta USA Announces Booth Activities for NRA Annual Meetings

Expect the Beretta USA booth (#2331) to be abuzz with activity when the NRA Annual Meetings open later this week as NRA members get their first glimpse of the new A300 Outlander and ARX-160 in .22LR. Sweepstakes centered on these two product launches greet visitors to the booth, and Beretta encourages everyone to enjoy not one, but two, very different interactive experiences within the shotgun and pistol areas of the booth.

Rhode Island DEM to Offer "Women's Day at the Range" on May 19

The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish & Wildlife will offer a "Women's Day at the Range" on Saturday, May 19 at the Great Swamp Shooting Range in West Kingston. The free event is designed to introduce women to the world of shooting sports. Participants will discover a great way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends while testing their skills with shotguns, handguns, rifles, and bow and arrow. This fun- filled and educational day is designed for participants of all skill levels. No prior experience is necessary.

Reminder: Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is Saturday, April 21, 2012

Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is almost here! This free outdoor festival is coming up this Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 

Outdoor Alabama Announces its 2013 Photo Contest

From its wildlife to its landscape, there is no more photographic a state than Alabama. Are you a photographer with an eye for its natural beauty? If so, then show us your work. Outdoor Alabama magazine is pleased to announce its 2013 Photo Contest, with winning entries to be published in the February 2013 issue. 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Awards $5.8 Million for Trail Projects

Trails projects across the state received a $5.8 million boost from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission, which voted to approve 65 grants for motorized and non-motorized trail projects to be completed in 2012 and 2013 at its monthly meeting Thursday at the Pueblo Union Depot.

National Shooting Sports Foundation Set to Sponsor National Hunting and Fishing Day

The National Shooting Sports Foundation will once again renew its major sponsorship of National Hunting and Fishing Day, the official federal commemoration of hunters, anglers and conservation. NSSF has been involved with National Hunting and Fishing Day for 41 years.

Mississippi Kids Fish Identification Program

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Park's Visitor Education Center (VEC) adjacent to Enid Lake will host a Kid's Fish Identification Program on Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. Young anglers can learn how to identify the many different species of fish found in Enid Lake and other lakes and ponds across the state. Josh Howell will present this program. A Conservation Associate Fisheries Biologist from the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau, Howell works in the northwest area of Mississippi including the four reservoirs operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. 

Minnesota DNR Awards $2.6 Million in Latest Round of Habitat Grants

Habitat will be restored, enhanced or protected on more than 3,500 acres under the latest round of Conservation Program Legacy (CPL) grants administered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Give Feeders a Spring-cleaning to Keep Birds Healthy

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds bird-feeding enthusiasts that regularly cleaning and disinfecting the feeders are just as important as filling them - especially in efforts to prevent salmonellosis, a bacterial disease that kills many small birds.

Salmonellosis occurs when a food source is contaminated with fecal matter. Since 1970, when this bacterial disease was first diagnosed in Michigan, die-offs around bird feeders have become more common and have been witnessed in many bird species throughout the world.

They’re Back; Sturgeon Returning to Suwannee River, Florida

They’re back. Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers have reported seeing the fish jump already this year.

People have been injured in accidental collisions with the jumping sturgeon. In 2011, six boaters were hurt and 11 encounters with sturgeon were reported.