U.S. House Passes Pittman-Robertson Fund Modernization Bill

September 12, 2018 (Washington, DC) –  In a win for the sportsmen’s conservation community, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2591, the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow’s Needs Act of 2017, on a voice vote. Introduced by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Vice-Chair Congressman Austin Scott (GA), along with fellow CSC leadership, Congressmen Jeff Duncan... Read More

Mossy Oak Adds Second “Bull Rush” to Free Digital Video Library

WEST POINT, MS – To celebrate the opening days of elk season, Mossy Oak recently launched an all-new digital series featured in its free, on-demand video library. Coming off of the intense action of the first episode of “Bull Rush,” the latest episode contains four of Mossy Oak’s most action-packed archery hunts. Episode 2 of... Read More


Gunnison, Colo. — Be prepared this season with the Próis® Torai Midweight apparel line in CumbreTM camo for serious women hunters who demand gear that fits superbly, and functions even better. The high-performance line is thoughtfully constructed with detail paid to every design element and all with superior materials. The line includes several technical pieces... Read More

2018 ORPA Highpower Rifle Match – Serena Juchnowski

Sunday, June 24 marked the return of the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Association (ORPA) matches to Camp Perry under the leadership of ORPA’s new highpower director, Samantha Henderson. This was an enjoyable learning experience and she noted that everyone has been incredibly nice and helpful. This 80-shot NRA match with two sighers at each position was, like the former day’s CMP events, shot on CMP’s electronic targets featuring Kongsberg technology. Competitors slept in an hour later with a match start time of 8:00 am, and the day proved much cooler and drier than the previous. Nearly everyone knew those shooting around them, increasing camaraderie and lending a more comfortable atmosphere to the match. Scorecards were turned in at each yard line. This was both a good and a bad thing as some competitors liked not knowing their total score as it alleviated some mental pressure while others did not like knowing where they stood.... Read More

Strickland Tops CMP 800 Aggregate and EIC Rifle Matches at Camp Perry

Four a.m. – that is the time many Ohio competitors awoke in time to drive to Camp Perry for the June 23 Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) 800 aggregate and subsequent EIC match. With everyone ready to go and at the 200-yard line by approximately 6:45 am, it seemed that the impending rainstorms may be just narrowly avoided. Firing was to commence at 7:00 am, but a miscommunication with range operations delayed the start until 8:00 am. Many used the extra time to visit with friends, load magazines, check zeroes, and to cover their gear in case of rain.... Read More

CMP Clinics Offer Top Notch Marksmanship Training at 2018 National Matches – Serena Juchnowski

Before the firing of the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) National Trophy events, the National Matches schedule offers training clinics for all levels of shooters to receive personalized help and information. For junior shooters, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Junior Highpower Rifle Clinic offers one-on-one training, dry firing and class work focused on safety, trigger control, fundamentals and effects of weather, among other things. For those looking for more than the basics, an Advanced CMP Highpower Clinic offers marksmen supplementary training, dry firing exercises and position work. Many juniors (age 20 and below) attend the USMC clinic year after year, using the opportunity to freshen up their skills before the bigger National Trophy matches, to socialize with other juniors and to receive coaching.... Read More

Science Behind Hearing Protection

It’s right there in the rules posted at any shooting range: All shooters and spectators must wear hearing and eye protection. Most shooters are equipped for compliance, quickly donning whatever earmuffs are inside their range bag. Those who come unprepared can always obtain a set of in-ear foam plugs from the range officer. This is... Read More