Author: LisaDeming

Island Point Lodge

By the Sportsman’s News Team When venturing to Alaska, many dream of catching fish after fish, with their size converting into what legends are made of. Some dreams will come true, while others – well at least the overall experience was worth the trip. Many things factor into play that can affect success when visiting Alaska. Weather is a big one as it can affect how active the fish are before and after cold fronts and in some cases, the weather can just make things miserable on the fisherman – period. Another big factor that comes into play is...

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NSSF Releases Firearms Production Figures

More than 17.7 million Modern Sporting Rifles in Private Ownership The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, released the 2017 Firearms Production Report to members. The report compiles the most up to date information based on data sourced from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF’s) Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Reports (AFMER). Key findings for public release showed: The estimated total number of firearms in civilian possession from 1986-2018 is 422.9 million, according to data reported in the ATF’s Firearms Commerce Report in the United States 2019 report and including the preliminary...

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Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 The Newest Eagle has Landed

For 2019, Benelli released their newest improvements on their already popular Super Black Eagle line of waterfowl semi-automatic shotguns. The SBE3 offers a series of ergonomic and operational improvements that were tackled after identifying areas of improvement from years of use in the field by shooters of their previous SBE2 line. While many gun companies take on upgrades to their products based on design for the sake of design, Benelli took a different approach in their upgrade program. This approach saw changes made based on feedback and eschewed changes for the sake of change. This approach kept every feature...

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Writer’s Contest: Two Beards for Mom

By Benjamin Mahoney Since I was a young boy, I have been in love with turkey hunting. I was born on April 30th, which coincidentally, is the day before opening day of turkey season in my home state of New York. Every year for my birthday, I would ask for new turkey hunting gear and then I would stay up late getting everything laid out and ready for the following morning. My mother, who had the task of raising 4 children on her own would always be supportive of my addiction and on many occasions, she would proclaim that...

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Adventure On A Budget: Sunshine State Ducks

St. Johns River creates abundant waterfowl habitat Story and photos by John N. Felsher Many people call central Florida “America’s Playground” for good reason, particularly as an escape from brutal northern winters. Besides the beaches, Disney World and a host of other theme parks, sportsmen can find a different kind of winter recreation within a reasonable drive from Orlando. “I’ve hunted ducks in eastern Florida for more than three decades,” commented Dan Daniels, a dedicated waterfowler with United Waterfowlers-Florida (http://unitedwaterfowlersfl.org). “Eastern Florida has many public places where people can hunt. Sportsmen can pretty much hunt ducks wherever they like...

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