Free NRA Classes Raise $150,000 for State Wildlife Agencies

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce that their free online Hunter Education Course has raised more than $150,000 for state wildlife agencies in matching Pittman-Robetrson (P-R) funds. “It is truly a win-win for everyone,” said Joseph P. DeBergalis Jr., executive director of NRA General Operations. “With no financial investment of... Read More

QDMA Presents 2020 Ambassador Award to Bill Shockey of Louisiana

ATHENS, GA (May 26, 2020) – At the 2020 Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) Whitetail Weekend, QDMA presented its Ambassador Award to Bill Shockey of Louisiana (pictured above, middle, with his wife Stacey, and other QDMA members from Louisiana who attended Whitetail Weekend). This prestigious award is not given out annually, and only five other people... Read More

NSSF Launching New Webinar ‘Liability in the Age of COVID-19’

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its newest webinar, “Liability in the Age of COVID-19.” Firearm industry members have proven to be leaders in keeping their businesses functioning while adhering to social distancing, face mask-wearing... Read More

Secretary of Agriculture Meets with SCI for Exclusive Interview

Washington, DC – [MAY 20, 2020] – Following last week’s interview with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, SCI CEO Laird Hamberlin recently met “virtually” with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on a wide-ranging variety of topics critical to sportsmen and women. The series leads up to SCI’s “Virtual” Advocacy Week, June 2-4. This exclusive-for-SCI-members week... Read More

ATF Announces Release of New Form 4473

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that ATF is set to release its newest version of the Form 4473. The Form 4473 is used by all Federal Firearm License (FFL) holders to record pertinent information from persons seeking to purchase a... Read More

Otis Technology Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology has partnered with Saint Lawrence Spirits to make, bottle and distribute hand sanitizer to first responders in desperate need during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition, Otis Technology began using its facilities – that normally manufacture firearms maintenance equipment for military, law enforcement and civilians – to immediately begin manufacturing personal... Read More

Seaguar expands its ranks of pro team anglers

Throughout the world, across the country, and even within your state, innovative anglers develop unique presentations and perfect creative refinements to help them catch more fish. Many of the advances to the art and science of fishing originate with professional anglers, as success within the fiery cauldron of competition often requires out-of-the-box thinking to transfer... Read More

Take the QDMA 2020 Mission Survey

Dear POMA, Below you will find a link to a very important survey. Our goal is to measure some of your contributions toward QDMA’s greater mission of ensuring the future of white-tailed deer, wildlife habitat and our hunting heritage. This includes efforts such as mentoring new hunters, donating or sharing venison, working with your neighbors,... Read More

The Ambassador Academy has been Rescheduled for June 6-10

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Held outside of Orlando, Florida, the five days of training covers multiple topics, including filming and editing, social media analytics and strategy, Second Amendment-related hostile communication and on-camera presence, live-fire drills and personal-protection-scenario training. This event will take place just prior to the still-scheduled SIG Sauer Multi-Gun Nationals taking place June 13-14... Read More

Saltwater Sportfishing Businesses Eligible for Fishery Relief Funds

May 18, 2020 – Alexandria, Va. – The U.S. Department of Commerce recently allocated $300 million in funds provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for fishery participants. These funds, which will be distributed by the coastal states, Tribes and the U.S. territories, are to provide relief to coastal and marine... Read More