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Pending New World’s Record Bighorn Sheep Illustrates Conservation Success

MISSOULA, Mont. (February 9, 2018)- A ram that died of natural causes is the pending new World’s Record bighorn sheep. The Boone and Crockett Club today confirmed the official entry score of 216-3/8 points B&C. The nine-year-old ram lived his entire life on Wild Horse Island, a state park located in Northwest Montana’s Flathead Lake. The ram was officially scored at the Club’s national headquarters in Missoula, Montana. The current No. 1 ram was hit by a vehicle on an Alberta highway in the Canadian Rockies in 2010 and has a final score of 209-4/8. This ram edged out the...

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Elk Habitat Protected, Hunting Access Improved in Colorado

MISSOULA, Mont.—Thanks to a conservation-minded landowner and a key state funding program, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation joined Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to permanently protect 2,677 acres of vital elk habitat in northwest Colorado. “We are grateful to Rick Tingle, a RMEF life member, for placing a conservation easement on his Louisiana Purchase Ranch,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “Additionally, this project highlights the critical need for the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program (CWHP) and its Habitat Stamp which supplied important funding to help push things through to the finish line.” “With a fast-growing human population, it...

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MSR Roundup

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor With demand low and manufacturers having ramped up supply to meet the demand of the last panic buy, now is the best time in over a decade to buy, build, or upgrade a modern sporting rifle. Stock is plentiful and prices are some of the lowest we have seen in a long time. Here are some modern sporting rifles and accessories available at your local Sportsman’s Warehouse. Ruger AR-556 Featuring an aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum forging upper and lower, the AR-556 provides a lightweight frame with proven strength. The bolt is machined from 9310 alloy...

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Pro’s Tips: A Foundation to Build Upon

Mastering the fundamentals of pistol shooting By Dan Kidder Managing Editor As a firearms instructor, I frequently see folks at the range blasting away at a target, trying to beat their last par time, using the latest high-speed, low-drag technique or generally attempting to shoot like their favorite television or movie action star. There is nothing inherently wrong with pushing the envelope and trying to get hits faster, but looking at their basic fundamentals, I can usually tell when they have moved far beyond their abilities and mastery of the basics. Fundamentals aren’t sexy, but they are the basic...

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