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AmmoLand Daily Gun News Sept 29th 2010

AmmoLand Daily Gun News Sept 29th 2010

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AmmoLand Daily Gun News Sept 29th 2010

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1. RGS Schedules Northeast Upland Bird Hunt in Maine
2. Tales to Tell of Grouse & Grouse Hunting
3. AMU’s Horner Wins 3GN Championship, $25,000
4. Team ITI Puts Up Solid Scores At 2010 IDPA National Championship With Three Top Five Finishes
5. HSS Recalls Carabineer On Ultra Lite Harness
6. PennFuture Launches New Coalition & Website with Focus on Hunters, Trappers
7. Disclose Act Update & NRA Endorses Gov. Culver???
8. Tips for Using Your Day 6 PlotWatcher Trail Cam
9. Michigan DNRE Shooting Ranges Help Hunters Prepare for Fall Hunting Seasons
10. Michigan Deer Archery Season Opens Statewide Friday, Oct. 1
11. Mary Fallin On Her NRA Endorsement
12. Safariland Shooters Maggie Reese & Tasha Hanish Win USPSA Multi-Gun Nationals
13. USAMU to Celebrate 54th Anniversary
14. Cooking Wild Magazine on Newsstands This Fall
15. Pennsylvania Junior Small Bore Rifle Camp
16. African Penguin Receives Endangered Species Act Protection
17. Gun Voters Listen Up

http://www.ammoland.com/
AmmoLand Daily Gun News Sept 29th 2010

Contents

1. RGS Schedules Northeast Upland Bird Hunt in Maine
2. Tales to Tell of Grouse & Grouse Hunting
3. AMU’s Horner Wins 3GN Championship, $25,000
4. Team ITI Puts Up Solid Scores At 2010 IDPA National Championship With Three Top Five Finishes
5. HSS Recalls Carabineer On Ultra Lite Harness
6. PennFuture Launches New Coalition & Website with Focus on Hunters, Trappers
7. Disclose Act Update & NRA Endorses Gov. Culver???
8. Tips for Using Your Day 6 PlotWatcher Trail Cam
9. Michigan DNRE Shooting Ranges Help Hunters Prepare for Fall Hunting Seasons
10. Michigan Deer Archery Season Opens Statewide Friday, Oct. 1
11. Mary Fallin On Her NRA Endorsement
12. Safariland Shooters Maggie Reese & Tasha Hanish Win USPSA Multi-Gun Nationals
13. USAMU to Celebrate 54th Anniversary
14. Cooking Wild Magazine on Newsstands This Fall
15. Pennsylvania Junior Small Bore Rifle Camp
16. African Penguin Receives Endangered Species Act Protection
17. Gun Voters Listen Up

http://www.ammoland.com/

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29September2010   
T o d a y s T a b b l o i d    
PERSONALNEWSFOR
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 AMMOLAND.COM     
RGSSchedulesNortheast  UplandBirdHuntinMaine   
SEP28,201006:36P.M.  
RGSSchedulesNortheastUplandBirdHuntinMaine   
WeatherbysResorttohostallinclusivetwo-dayhuntandbanquet.  
RGSSchedulesNortheastUplandBirdHuntinMaine’sWeatherby   Resort  RuffedGrouseSociety   
Coraopolis,PA-  
-(Ammoland.com)-Weatherby’sResort,oneofthe   oldestandmostdistinguishedsportinglodgesinthecountrywillhost  thisyear’sRuffedGrouseSociety(RGS)NortheastUplandBirdHunton   October27-30.  Locatedat112MilfordRoad,GrandLakeStream,Maine,Weatherby’s    www.weatherbys.com/sitsontheedgeofmorethan1millionacresof   forestland   withhundredsofmilesofgravelroadsallowingaccessto   someofthebestgrousecovertsintheeast.  Thethree-night,two-dayeventbeginsonWednesday,Oct.27witha   cocktail/horsdoeuvresreceptionpartyanddinner,endingwith   Saturdaybreakfast.Inbetween,thereareguidedandnon-guidedgrouse   andwoodcockhuntsoverdogsonThursdayandFriday,andatraditional  RGSLobsterorSteakBanquet,featuringliveandsilentauctions,games,  drawingsanddoorprizes;highlightedwiththefinestselectionofquality   firearms,artworkandcollectable’s.  Severalall-inclusiveguidedpackagesareavailablerangingfrom$1,600   forindividualsand/or$   2,950fortwoguns.Forthosewhoprefer   huntingwiththeirowndog(s),non-guidedpackagesare$1,000-$2,000   respectively.  Formoreinformationand/orreservationscontactAlisonKelleyat412-  262-4044   ,orbye-mailatalis   onk@ruffedgrousesociety.org.  Establishe   din1961,theRuffedGrouseSocietyistheoneinternational   wildlifeco   nservationorganizationdedicatedtopromotingconditions   suitableforruffedgrouse,Americanwoodcockandrelatedwildlifeto   sustainoursporthuntingtraditionandoutdoorheritage.  Recognize   dbyCharityNavigat  orasafour-starnot-for-profit  organization,in   formationo   n   theRGS,itsm     issio   n   ,managementproject  s    andmembershipcanbefoundonthewebat:   www.ruffe   dgrousesociety.org.  Broughttoyouby-AMMOLAND.COM-Firearms&ShootingSports   NewsAmmoLa   nd.comSubmitG    un,AmmoandShootingRelatedNews   atAmmoLand.com     RGSSchedulesNortheastUplandBirdHuntinMaine   Tags:Fundraiser,HuntingTrips,RGS,RuffedGrouseSociety,  SportsmensCharitys    AMMOLAND.COM     
TalestoTellofGrouse&Grouse   Hunting   
SEP28,201006:26P.M.  
TalestoTellofGrouse&GrouseHunting   
 ByMichaelMcintosh   
PresentedbyBernard+Associates   
 
Today’sTabbloidPERSONALNEWSFOR
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MeetingupwiththeBridgeBirdwouldproveafinal,fittingsalutetothe   placeandthetimeandthemanygrousethathadgivenhimtheslip.  SportingClassicsMagazine   
Columbia,SC-  
-(AmmoLand.com)-PeterGrantturnedofftheroad    wherethegraveledsurfaceended.Thisspothadoncebeenoccupiedbya   housetrailer,buttheownershadlongsincetoweditaway,muchtothe    bettermentofthecountryside.  Nowtheonlyviewwasofwoodsineverydirection.Hecouldhavedriven   towherehewasbound,buthe’dalwayspreferredtowalkthelastmile   downthenarrowdirtroad.  Grantopenedtherearhatchandshruggedonhisvest,checkedtosee   thathehadahalf-dozencartridgesineachshellpocket,andunbuckled   thetopofacanvasandleathergunslip.Thegunhedrewouthadbeen    builtinLondonmorethanahundredyearsbefore,sleekandelegantin   itslines,withgracefultriggersandhammersfiledtoaperfectmirror   imageofoneanother.Itwasnttheidealgrousegun,butitwasthemost   beautifulofthoseheowned,andtheonehewantedtocarrythisday.  Drapingthegunoverhisshoulder,Grantsetoffslowlydowntheroad.  ItwasanOctoberdaysuchascanonlybefoundinnorthernMinnesota–    coolandstillunderabrilliantbluesky,afewyellowpoppleleavesstill  clingingtotheirbranches,fragrantwiththesmellofripeningwoodfern   andtheoccasionalmuskythreadofstinkleftbyawhitetailbuckinrut.  Itwasallfamiliar,andGrantfoundhimselftreasuringthe   familiarmoreandmore.  Thewoodsoneithersidehadoncebeenproductivegrousecoverts,but  nowthegrowthwastoooldtobeattractivetothebirds.Adogmight  havefoundonethathadstrayedthereforreasonsknownonlytoitself,   butGranthadnodog.HisoldBrittanyhaddiedtwoyearsbefore.Hehad   lovedherfiercelythrough11seasonsandalongretirement,andGrant  nolongerownedtheenergytotrainandkeeppacewithapuppy.   Andtherewasonlyonebirdhehopedtomeetthatday.   Atlength,theroadcurvedsharplytothewest.Thatplace,too,hadonce    beenagoodcovert,markedbyadisusedMinneapolis-Molinetractor   thathadsatthereforyears,slowlyrustingtowardoblivion.Itwasnow    gone,hauledofftosomescrapyardorrescuedbyacollectorwho   thoughtitcouldberestored.   Acoupleofhundredyardsbeyondthebend,Grantturnedsouthagainat  thelanethatledtotheoldfarmhouse.Partwaythereheleftthelaneand    walkedafewyardsintothewoods,foundtheplacehewanted,kneltand    brushedleavesfromaflat-setgranitegravestone.
“LauraPeterson–    1882-1898”   
wasallthechiseledlegendsaid.  Lauradiednearly50yearsbeforeGrantwasborn;wasevenfouryears   olderthanthegunhecarried.Shehadbeen16whenshesuccumbedto   tuberculosis.Grantknewthisbecausehehadoncetalkedwithsome   membersofthePetersonfamily,oldpeoplethen,whotoldhimoftheir   littlesister.Theydescribedaspritelygirlandthesadnesstheyallfelt   whenshediedofadiseasethatwaslittleunderstoodandnottreatablein   anyeffectiveway.Granthadcomeuponthegravemanyyearsbeforeand    visitediteverytimehecametothisplace.NovisittotheoldPeterson   farmfeltcompletewithoutafewminutesofsilentrespectpaidatthe   placewhereLauraslept.  Fromthebeginning,Granthadfeltherasapresenceinthesewoods,  lendingsomeelegiactonetohisownpresencethere.Attimes,somelines   fromThomasGrayechoedinhismind.Atothertimeshesimplyfelt  certainLaurawaslookingkindlyuponhisroamingwhereshehad   roamedanddidntthinkhimanintruder.   Afterawhileheputhishatbackonandcontinuedhisslowpacedown   thelane.Thisbroughthimtothehouse.Whenhe’dfirstbegunhunting   here,itwasnolongeroccupiedandhadntbeensince.Nowitwas   teeteringtowardcollapseundertheweightoftimeandexposuretothe   elementsandmindlessvandalism.Granthadsometimestakenshelter   therefromrain.Oncehe’dsharedthelong,bare,dustyfrontroomwitha   grousethatapparentlyhadwanderedinforthesamereason.Grantsat  quietlyontheflooratoneendandwatchedthebirdpacenervouslyat  theother,bobbingitsheadandkeepingawatchfuleye.Intheendthey   hadstruckatruce,thoughthebirdbarreledoutthroughtheopenfront  doorthemomenttherainsubsided.  Today,hedidntapproach,preferringtoremembertheoldplaceasit  oncehadbeen.  Thehousefacedabroadpasture,nowmuchovergrown,thatsloped   southtothecreek.Theoriginalpathwasobscuredbytheremnantsof   
 
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summergrass,butGrantknewtheway.Heslantedsouthwest,toward   thebridgeandthebirdhewantedtofind.  The
BridgeBird   
wassomethingofalegendamongthefew     whohuntedthisplace,alwaysreferredtointhecapitalletters   thatdenotedagivenname.  Thefarendoftheoldtimberspanwasscreenedbyanarrowbandof   alderandbrushthatopenedtotheuphillwoodsbeyond.Itwasatiny   pieceofcoverbutidealforasinglegrouse,andonewasallGranthad   everfoundthere.Butonealwayswasthere,andGranthadoften    wonderedhowmanygenerationshadsuppliedtheresidents.  TheBridgeBirdwasthoughttobeespeciallycunning,abletoeludeany   opportunityforaclearshot.Clearshotsindeedwererare,butthereason   hadmoretodowiththeenvironmentthanwithanyubergrouse   sensibility.Unlessahunterwantedtowadethecreekeitherupstreamor   down,thebridgewastheonlyaccess.Thedifficultyofnegotiatingthe   firstfewyardsofcoverandtheruffedgrouse’snaturalwarinessgavethe    birdaclearadvantage.Itknewthatsomepotentialdangerwasathand    wellbeforeahuntersetfootuponthebridgeandhadonlytoscurryto   theopensideandtakewing.Granthadheardmoreofthemtherethan   he’deverseen.   Whetherbysheerchanceorthevagariesoffate,hehadkilledtwoor   threeBridgeBirdsduringthe30yearshe’dspenttryingtothwarttheir   chancesofasafeescape,anddespiteagrosslylopsidedaverage,eachone   hadbeenworthalltheeffort.ToGrant,oneBridgeBirdwasas   satisfying,ormore,thandailylimitstakenunderlesstryingconditions.  TheBridgeBirdlivedsomewheredeepinhissoul.  Movingasquietlyashecouldthroughthegrass,Grantgainedthenear   sideofthebridge.Likeeverythingaroundhim,itspokethe   consequencesofage.Thetimbersandcrosspieceswererotting,andthe   downstreamsidetippedlowerthantheother.Butitwassolidenoughto   supportacrossing,andGrantsteppedsoftlyinhisrubber-bottomed    boots.  Thecreekranglossy,deepanddark,fedbyspillfromanoldbeaver   pond.Grantknewthewaterwascoldenoughtosupporttrout,buthe   hadnevercastaflyuponit.Atanytimeofyear,thiswasaplacefor    birds.  Hestoppedattheendofthebridge,droppedtwocartridgesintohisgun,  closedtheactionandcockedbothhammers.Hehadtraversedmanyan   alder-brakewithoutenjoyingthetrip;thisonewasnodifferent.Holding   hisgunhighinonehandandusingtheothertofendawaythebranches    whilestillusingthemforsupport,hemovedthefirstfewyardswith   neithermishapnoranunexpectedflush.Butinthiscovertthe   unexpectedcouldbedependedupon.  Freeofthealdertangle,Grantstoppedandwaited.Thesilencealone   couldsometimespromptagrousetoflush,likeanyotherground-  dwellinggamebird.Nothing.Afteraminuteortwohepushedintothe    brush,movingslowly,feelingfluttersandpangsinhischestanda   familiarpainbeginningtogatherinhislowerback.Toolongonyour   feet,mylad,hethought,andkeptmovingahead.  HewasnearlyoutofthebrushwhentheBridgeBirdlostitsnerveand   hammeredupfromtheedge,anglingrighttoleft,intotheopen.Itwasa   shotGrantseldommissed.Heswunguptheflightline,passedthebird,  liftedhisleadinghandandfiredintothetreetops.  Itfeltlikeafittingsalutetotheplaceandthetimeandthe   manybirdsthathadgivenhimtheslip.  Backacrossthebridge,hehobbleduptheslopeandfoundasunlittreeto   leanagainstashesatinthegrassunderneath.Hedugouthispipeand   tobaccopouch,filledtheoldbriarandsetitalight.Exhalingplumesof   fragrantsmokelikefumesfromacenser,hesatforalongtimelookingat  thebridgecovert,hopingthatasmanygenerationsofbirdstocome    wouldfindit,ashadthemanythatcamebefore.   Atlengthhestruggledtohisfeetandsetoffbackupthehill.Hewould   stoptohavealookattheoldhouseandpayarespectatLaura’sgrave.  Thenhewouldmakehiswaydownthelaneandalongtheroad,knowing    beyondallcertaintythathewouldneverseethisplaceagain.  SportingClassicsMagazine   
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