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Smith & Wesson® Unveils New M&P Shield(TM) Pistol

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC), parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., a U.S.-based leader in firearm design and manufacturing, today announced the introduction of the company's newest polymer pistol with the unveiling of the M&P Shield(TM). Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the new M&P Shield delivers the professional-grade features found in the M&P Pistol Series, in a slim profile.

New Brunswick New 'Target Poaching' Trailer to Promote Wildlife Conservation

A new trailer to be used by the Department of Natural Resources to promote wildlife conservation and enforcement will be on display throughout the Kiwanis Home and Lifestyle Show, being held April 20-22 in Sussex.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Donates for Wolf Management in Montana

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has offered, and the Montana Dept. of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) has accepted, $51,000 in funding assistance for the state’s wolf management efforts.

Funding from RMEF will be paid directly to Wildlife Services.

Mule Deer Working Group Releases Outreach Materials

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Mule Deer Working Group (MDWG) recently released two new publications to help managers improve monitoring of the species and deal with the rapid expansion of energy development in the west.  The MDWG also completed a documentary titled “Mule Deer: Saving the Icon of the West” that is now showing on the Sportsman Channel.  Each of these outreach materials is helping to spread the word about the status of mule deer and what is being done to reverse the declines in deer numbers, reports the Wildlife Management Institute.

Wyoming Game and Fish Commission to Set Wolf and Sage Grouse Hunting Seasons at April 25-26 Casper Meeting

Setting hunting seasons for wolves and sage grouse for the coming fall will be the focus of the April 25-26 Wyoming Game and Fish Commission meeting in Casper. Seasons and license quotas for all big game species including wild bison will be established. In addition, the commission will set seasons for upland and early migratory birds and small game as well as turkey seasons for the fall 2012 and spring 2013 hunts.

Wisconsin Learn to Hunt Bear Application Process Open

People interested in learning to hunt Wisconsin’s largest game animal have until May 25 to apply to participate in a Learn to Hunt Bear outing featuring classroom and field instruction capped with a real hunt with skilled mentors.

Changes in the Wisconsin Wolf Depredation Payment Program

Recently enacted legislation has changed the process and timeline and may impact the compensation schedule for livestock, hunting dogs and pets proven to have been killed or injured by gray wolves.

Vermont Public Hearing April 25 on Proposed Moose Hunt

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board will hold a public hearing Wednesday, April 25, on the proposed regulation for the 2012 moose hunt. The hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. in St. Leo’s Hall, 109 South Main Street, Waterbury.

A total of 385 moose hunting permits will be issued for Vermont’s 20th annual regular October moose season under a proposed regulation before the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board.

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.

Sign Up Now for Summer Youth Programs at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, New Hampshire

Registration is now open for free youth day programs taking place this summer at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. These programs give youth (boys and girls) age 10-15 the chance to learn about the shooting sports, bowhunting and other outdoor skills. Sessions will be offered in July and August at Owl Brook, which is operated by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.