Texas Dove Hunting Prospects Bright: Longer Season, Lots of Birds

News Release
Media Contact: TPWD News, news@tpwd.texas.gov, 512-389-8030
Aug. 15, 2016

AUSTIN – More validation that everything’s bigger and better in Texas, dove populations are soaring and the hunting season, which gets underway Sept. 1, is the longest in 80 years.

A new 90-day season this fall means hunters will have 20 more days of opportunity compared with previous years. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is integrating those additional days early in the season to take advantage of mourning dove migrating into the state, as well as at the end of the season in the Special White-winged Dove Area to offer more bird hunting opportunities.
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Smith & Wesson Makes Big #GUNVOTE Donation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry,  announced that Smith & Wesson has joined NSSF’s #GUNVOTE Chairman’s Club with a $500,000 contribution to the association’s critical voter registration and education campaign. This is the largest contribution the #GUNVOTE campaign has received to date. Continue reading

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Backdoor Effort to Put Gunsmiths Out of Business

Though it seems like an esoteric matter that doesn’t affect most gun owners, a July 22 U.S. Department of State – Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) “guidance” memo purportedly means to clarify who is required under the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to register as a “manufacturer” of “defense articles.” In reality, the “guidance” from DDTC looks more like a backdoor effort to potentially put hundreds or thousands of gunsmiths out of business because they can’t afford to pay an exorbitant annual $2,250 registration fee. Continue reading

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Shooting the Notch

Over the course of my shooting career I have amassed experience, and some notable success, in many different shooting sports. From IHMSA (international metallic handgun silhouette) competitions where absolute perfection is demanded in both sight alignment and trigger control, to Practical Shooting events within USPSA / IDPA (United State Practical Shooting Association / International Defensive Pistol Association) that require a balance between speed and accuracy. Today’s video will focus on the “fast and accurate” nature of Practical Shooting and how learning to be comfortable with less than a perfect sight picture will net you some speed!

 

Daniel Defense Rolls Out Integrally Suppressed Weapon System

Daniel Defense has taken suppressed weapons to the next level with the release of the new integrally suppressed weapon system, the DDM4ISR rifle. This new rifle, designed for fulltime-suppressed fire and optimized for the .300 Blackout cartridge, features a fully integrated suppressor attached to its barrel, so it’s ready for suppressed service right out of the box. Continue reading