At the top of our lineup this week is a "debate" that you may not have known existed! Contributor Holly Marcus notes, "The last flourish to my woodland uniform is a blaze orange hat and vest. But this year, while flipping through my hunting regulations booklet, I noticed it stated, 'Every hunter shall wear a solid blaze color (orange or pink) …' Pink?" Yes, pink indeed! But is it the new orange?
To outsiders, hunting might seem like a waste of time. It seems frustrating to put in all of that time and effort only to come home empty-handed. However, on a recent trip, Assistant Editor Ashley Thess realized that all of the things she loved about her “unsuccessful” chukar hunt, are the same things she loves about hiking. Here's why if you like hiking, you'll love hunting.
Smith & Wesson just moved its ancestral home from Massachusetts! Smith & Wesson executives broke ground for its new headquarters in Maryville, Tennessee a week ago. To commemorate this new landmark in American history, Smith & Wesson has released 2,100 limited edition M&P15T II engraved rifles. Get the details here.
Whereas other outdoor enthusiasts stay in the open and often make noise that should run off any wildlife predators, hunters face additional challenges in the backcountry. Hunters move quietly and stay hidden, allowing them to surprise an unsuspecting carnivore. Additionally, if a hunter is successful, he or she is now in possession of “predator bait!” Here's why you should keep bear spray as a backup in the backcountry.
Deb Ferns is the Founder of the She Never Quit (SNQ) Event, an annual charity event that fosters community and leadership encouraging and promoting women who are, and who want to become, active in the shooting sports, archery, fishing and hunting through social and mass media. Check out this cool interview with Ferns from Gunstreamer, and find out why She Never Quit.
Ever had a gun named for you? Wilkinson Arms' carbine was named the Terry after his daughter and the company’s product line was expanded with .22 LR and .25 ACP pistols named after his daughter Sherry and wife Diane. A pistol version of the Terry carbine was added and named the Linda—after another daughter. Read about the Wilkinson Arms Linda Carbine with our friends at Shooting Illustrated.
How about a little feel-good news? Henry Repeating Arms is justly famous for its lever-action rifles, but it's also building a reputation for something else: Saving sick children. The legendary gun manufacturer's "Guns for Great Causes" program has done it again! Henry recently donated 65 custom “Support 4 Sami” rifles that raised a total of $46,700. Every one of those 46,000 dollars will benefit the family of 11-year-old Sami Bernadzikowski of Elkridge, Maryland.