June News Tips

Inspired by the Outdoor Channel’s “Bone Collector,” Bushnell has introduced a new scope for black powder hunters. With a new DOA 250 reticle that allows shooters to hold dead on at ranges from 100 to 250 yards, the Bone Collector retails for $299.99. For more information, visit www.bushnell.com.
On your next fishing adventure, choose from three models of tray boxes with a built-in spinner bait rack designed for secure and easy access. The single-tray model holds up to six spinner baits for $11.99. The two-tray box can hold 12 spinner baits for $13.99 and anglers with lots of gear should check out the three-tray box for $17.99. Look at color options and details here: www.PlanoMolding.com.
National Shooting Sports Foundation
In the third year of its Range Partnership Grant Program, the National Shooting Sports Foundation will be awarding up to $500,000 in grants to ranges nationwide. Funded projects will serve as pilot programs to help public and private shooting facilities jump start their recruitment and retention efforts. Shooting ranges interested in applying for a grant can visit: http://nssf.org/shooting/grants.
Ohio Division of Wildlife
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife, invites Ohio anglers to participate in an online survey. Feedback is sought on a variety of topics including black bass regulations and fishing Ohio’s rivers and streams. The survey will run through Sept. 30, 2010 and is available at www.ohiodnr.com/creel.
Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is co-sponsoring the June 12 event, Boat.Fish.Live. Taking place at 10 marinas across the country, the events will allow consumers to test drive boats and participate in boating and fishing demonstrations and educational activities. BoatU.S. Foundation and West Marine are among the organizations helping to promote the event. For more information, visit BoatFishLive.com.
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
There is one chance left to join the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission staff for a birding day. The events took place throughout May and June in each of the Commission’s six districts. The Panhandle will host the last birding day of the year on June 8 at the Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Contact Emily Munter at 308-763-2940 or emily.munter@nebraska.gov for more information.
Rocky Brands
ROCKY’s SilentHunter apparel features a micro-suede fabric that allows for complete silence in the woods while accelerating moisture away from skin, keeping the wearer warm and dry. The line utilizes ROCKY’s Scent IQ Atomic technology, an innovation that controls odor-causing bacteria and keeps hunters concealed in the woods without the use of special detergents, sprays or other processes. For more information, visit www.rockyboots.com.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
The results from a personal flotation device (PFD) survey of Louisiana boat owners indicate support for current PFD regulations and enforcement. The entire “Boating Safety and Waterway Enforcement Statistical Report and Personal Flotation Device (PFD) Survey” report can be found on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ website at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/publicservices/enforcement.
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
Vermont residents and visitors to the state are invited to Vermont’s Free Fishing Day on June 12. No fishing license is required, and a “Let’s Go Fishing” clinic will be held at Kil Kare State Park in St. Albans. E-mail mike.morse@remichel.com for details. All Vermont State Park day areas, state-owned Historic Sites, and the Vermont Historical Society Museum in Montpelier will be open at no charge on the June 12 and 13. Find out more at www.vtfishandwildlife.com.
BoatU.S. Foundation
BoatU.S. has launched a new website for recreational boaters affected by the Gulf oil spill to help them stay informed, safeguard their boats, and assist with recovery efforts. The website compiles a range of public and private resources and information for boaters, including how to protect your boat and the environment as well as boat cleanup tips. Visit the website at www.BoatUS.com/oilspill.

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