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AmmoLand Gun News April 20th 2011

AmmoLand Gun News April 20th 2011

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AmmoLand Gun News April 20th 2011

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1. Revision Shooter Max Michel Places Second In Open Division At 2011 USPSA Area 6 Championship
2. Feds OK Use of Federal Excise Taxes Funds for Explore Bowhunting
3. Alpen Apex 493 Binocular – as seen through the eyes of our Gear Dude
4. GLOCK to Donate $115,000 During 2011 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits
5. Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Introduces Legislation to Protect Lead Ammunition
6. Put Outdoor Expertise to Work with Michigan DNR’s New Recreation 101 Program
7. Mule Deer Foundation Oregon Chapters Gear Up for Busy Banquet Season
8. Why Wait? Buy Your 2011 Michigan Hunting Licenses Now
9. Gulf Coast Oil Spill Duck Assessment Lacked Leadership & Coherent Planning
10. GoHUNTn Reaches 50,000-Facebook-Fan Milestone

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AmmoLand Gun News April 20th 2011

Contents

1. Revision Shooter Max Michel Places Second In Open Division At 2011 USPSA Area 6 Championship
2. Feds OK Use of Federal Excise Taxes Funds for Explore Bowhunting
3. Alpen Apex 493 Binocular – as seen through the eyes of our Gear Dude
4. GLOCK to Donate $115,000 During 2011 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits
5. Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Introduces Legislation to Protect Lead Ammunition
6. Put Outdoor Expertise to Work with Michigan DNR’s New Recreation 101 Program
7. Mule Deer Foundation Oregon Chapters Gear Up for Busy Banquet Season
8. Why Wait? Buy Your 2011 Michigan Hunting Licenses Now
9. Gulf Coast Oil Spill Duck Assessment Lacked Leadership & Coherent Planning
10. GoHUNTn Reaches 50,000-Facebook-Fan Milestone

http://www.ammoland.com/

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20April2011   
T o d a y s T a b b l o i d    
PERSONALNEWSFOR
news@ammoland.com     
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 AMMOLAND.COMSHOOTINGSPORTSNEWS   
RevisionShooterMaxMichel  PlacesSecondInOpenDivision    At2011USPSAArea6   Championship   
 APR19,201111:31A.M.  
RevisionShooterMaxMichelPlacesSecondInOpenDivision     At2011USPSAArea6Championship    
RevisionEyewear   
EssexJunction,VT-  
-(Ammoland.com)-MaxMichel,champion   shooterforRevision,tookhomesecondplaceintheOpenDivisionofthe   2011USPSAArea6Championship,heldattheUniversalShooting    AcademyinFrostproof,FL,April14-16,2011.  MichelcameinsecondtoformerNationalChampionChrisTilleybyonly   .71%.Inthelastdecade,MichelhaswoneightofthetenUSPSAArea6   Champion   ships,includingseveninarowu   ntilthispastcompetition.  “The   lightingconditionsinthemorningoftheUSPSA Area6   Cha   mpionshipwerereallychallengingduringsomeofthe   mos   tdifficultstagesofthematch,”commentedMichel.“The   lenstintselectionfrommyLimitedEditionSawflyEyewear   Kitg   avemetheprotectionandclarityIneededtoshoot  anot  herpenalty-freematch.”  MichelwillnextbecompetingintheMedCupinCheval-Blanc,France,  May9-16,2011.  
 ABOUTMAXMICHEL    
In2010,worldchampionshooterMaxMicheljoinedforceswith   Revisioninapartnershipfoundedonmutualperformanceexcellence.At  age29MaxMichelisalegendintheworldofcompetitiveshooting.A    three-timeWorldSpeedShootingChampion,five-timeUSPSANational  Champion,three-timeUSNationalSteelChampionand2010USIPSC    NationalChampion,Maxisadominantforceinthepistolshooting   sports.Bo   rnandraisedinNewOrleans,MaxjoinedthefamedU.S.Army   MarksmanshipUnit(USAMU)ActionPistolT    eamin199   9   wherehe    servedfor10yearsasanArmyshooterandtrainer.Today,Maxis   recognizedworldwideasatoptierathleteinthepracticalshootingsports   andRevisionisproudtobeMaxseyeprobrandofchoicebothonand   offtherange.  FollowMaxMichelonTwitteratwww.twitter.com/Max_Michel.  BecomeafanofMaxMichelonFacebookat   www.facebook.com/maxmichel.us.  
 ABOUTREVISION     
Revisiondevelopsanddeliverspurpose-builtprotectiveequipmentfor   militaryuseworldwide.Thecompany,whichbeganwitheyewear,has   expandedtofaceandheadprotectionandcontinuestodeveloptheir   capabilitiesforintegrated,performance-enhancingsoldiersystems.To   thatend,Revisionbringsthemostadvancedexpertise,state-of-the-art  facilitiesandfinesttechnicalminds.ClientsincludetheU.S.Department  ofDefense,theCanadianDepartmentofNationalDefence,the   NetherlandsDefenceMaterielOrganization,theSwissFederal  DepartmentofDefenceandtheUKMinistryofDefence.Privatelyowned   andISO9001:2008certified,Revisionsoperationalheadquartersis   locatedinEssexJunction,Vermont,USA,withadditionalofficesinthe   NetherlandsandCanada.Formoreinformation,visit   www.revisionmilitary.com,writeinfo@revisionmilitary.com,orcall+1   252-288-5805.  BecomeafanofRevisiononFacebook.Forevery50newfans,Revision   proudlydonatesonesetofeyeweartodeployedtroops.  Tags:CompetitiveShootingNews,MaxMichel,RevisionEyewear,  USPSA    
 
Today’sTabbloidPERSONALNEWSFOR
news@ammoland.com     
20April2011   
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 AMMOLAND.COMSHOOTINGSPORTSNEWS   
FedsOKUseofFederalExcise   TaxesFundsforExplore   Bowhunting   
 APR19,201111:23A.M.  
FedsOKUseofFederalExciseTaxesFundsforExplore   Bowhunting   
 ArcheryTradeOrganization   
NewUlm,Minn.-  
-(Ammoland.com)-EarlierthisyeartheU.S.Fish   andWildlifeService(F&WS)officiallyconnectedExploreBowhuntingto   thenationsmostreliablesourceforconservationeducation:The   Pittman-RobertsonWildlifeRes   torationAct.  Thisprogram,whichisfundedbyfederalexcisetaxes(FET),isa   longstandingsourceofrevenuewillnowhaveapipelinestraightfrom     thepocketsofATAmanufacturerstoaneducationalprogramwiththe   potentialtorecruitbowhuntersandarchers.  JayMcAninch,CEO/presidentoftheArcheryTradeAssociation,  considerstheF&WSdecisiononeofthetwomostimportantFET    developmentsduringhis10-plusyearswithATA.Theotherimportant  developmentinthelastdecade?ThedecisiontoallowPittman-  RobertsonfundsfortheNationalArcheryintheSchoolsProgram     (NASP).ThatdecisionwasmadebytheF&WSabouteightyearsago.  “ThisfundingisabigshotinthearmforExploreBowhunting   andtheindustry’seffortstopromoteoutdooreducationand   recruitmorebowhunters,”McAninchsaid.  “Stateagenciesarestrappedformoneyrightnow,butthey   canpursuePittman-Robertsonfundingforapproved   educ   ationprogramslikeNASPa   ndExploreBowhunting.  That  satremendousresourcefo   rwildlifeagenciestryingto   ensu   rethefutureofarcheryandbowhuntingintheirstates.  ”  
 About   
TheArcheryTradeAssociationistheorganizationformanufacturers,  retailers,distributors,salesrepresentativesandothersworkinginthe   archeryandbowhuntingindustry.Visit:www.archerytrade.org   Tags:ArcheryTradeAssociation,ATA,ExciseTaxes,NASP    AMMOLAND.COMSHOOTINGSPORTSNEWS   
 AlpenApex493Binocularas   seenthroughtheeyesofour   GearDude   
 APR19,201111:12A.M.  
 AlpenApex493Binocularasseenthroughtheeyesofour   GearDude   
GearCourt:SponsoredBytheWomen’sOutdoorNews   
 AlpenApex493Binocular    Women’sOutdoorNews   
Rolla,MO-  
-(Ammoland.com)-I’mnotthekindofpersonyoudexpect  tobewritingaboutoptics.  Opticsareaboutvisionofcourse,andmyverypooreyesightrequiresme   toweareyeglassesatalltimes.Becauseofthis,I’ve   nevertrieda   
 
Today’sTabbloidPERSONALNEWSFOR
news@ammoland.com     
20April2011   
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 binocularIreallyliked,untilnow.
(Well,withoneexception.Longago   inSwitzerlandIlookedthroughaZeissbinocularthatwaspretty   sweet—butalsocostaboutasmuchasadecentcar.)  
ThisisnottosaythatthemanybinocularsI’vetried   
(mostbelongingto    friends)  
wereofpoorquality.Butunfortunatelymanybinocularsarenot  designedtobeparticularly
“eyeglasses-friendly.”
Becauseofthis,I’d   prettymuchgivenuponpersonalopticsyearsago.  [Editor’sNote:A
“binocular”(meaningtwoeyes)  
isa   portableviewinginstrumentwithtwoeyepiecesallowingthe   usertoseeamagnifiedviewwithbotheyessimultaneously.  Thisinstrumentiscommonly,butincorrectly,calleda
“pair   ofbinoculars”   
;butstrictlyspeaking,  
“binoculars”(plural)  
is   correctonlywhendiscussingmorethanonesuch   instrument.]  RecentlyIhadanopportunitytodiscussmybinocularproblemwith    VickieGardner,VPofStuffatAlpenOptics.Alpenmakesbinoculars,  spottingscopes,riflescopesandmonocularsforoutdoorspeopleofall  persuasions:hunters,hikers,boaters,anglers,campers,birdwatchers   andsportsfans.  Foreyeglasseswearers,Vickierecommendsabinocularwithlongeye   relief.Along-eye-reliefbinocularallowsfolkswhoweareyeglassestosee   theentireavailablefieldofview,brightlylit,withoutourglassesgetting   intheway.Thebinocularisdesignedtocompensatefortheextra   distancefromaneyeglasseswearer’seyestotheeyepieces.Peoplewho   dontwearglassescanputbinoculareyepiecesrightuptotheir   eyes—eyeglasseswearerscant.  ThissoundedlikeexactlytheproblemI’dalwayshad.Vickiesentmean    AlpenApexModel4938×42binocular,whichprovides20mmofeye   reliefforuseyeglasswearers.Italsooffersafieldofviewof341feet
(at  1,000yards)  
yetwillfocusclearlyonanobjectonly5feetaway.  SocamethemomentoftruthwhenIputthebinoculartomyeyes   
(well,  tomyeyeglasses)  
andwasabletoseewhatI’dbeenmissingfor    years—aneye-openingexperience.AndnowIunderstandwhysomany   friendslovetheiroptics.   AlpenApexMod4938x42binocular   TheAlpenModel493hasexcellentlight-gatheringproperties.Even    whenI’minbrightsunlightlookingintoshadywoods,Icanmakeout  objectsamongthethicktreessurprisinglywell.RecentlyIsatonasunny   houseroofandwatchedforseveralminutesasapileatedwoodpeckerin   deepwoodshammereditswayintoastandingdeadtreeinsearchof   insects.EquallyniceisthatIcanlookatfarawayobjectsinbright  sunlightwhilewearingmyprescriptionsunglasses.  Cantwaittotryoutthisbinocularonboatsatseawhenthe    warmweatherarrives!  Doyouweareyeglasses,buthaveafriendwhodoesnt?Noproblem.The    binocularhastwist-upandlockeyecups.Eyeglasseswearerskeepthe   eyecupsinthe
down”
positiontoenjoythebenefitsoflongeyerelief.   Yourlessvision-impairedfriendscantwisttheeyecupsup,“disabling”  thelong-eye-relieffeature.  TheAlpen493isobviouslyverywellmade.Theentireinstrumentis   rubbercoatedfordurabilityandweatherproofing.Lensesandprismsare   sealedwithO-rings,andallinteriorspacesfilledwithnitrogentoprevent  condensationandfogging.Weightisabout24ounces.AlpenApex    binocularscomewithacarryingcase,wideneckstrap,alenscleaning   clothandalifetimewarranty.  MSRPis$425.  Recommended.~BillBowers   Formoregearreviews,visittheGearCourtatWomensOutdoorNews.:   www.womensoutdoornews.com/category/reviews/gear-court/   
 About:  
TheWomen’sOutdoorNews,akaTheWON,deliversnews,reviewsand   storiesaboutwomenintheoutdoors.Bornoutofadesiretoservethe    burgeoningoutdoormarketforwomenandtoinspireasmanywomento   gooutsideaspossible,TheWONpopsintoemailin-boxes,RSSfeeds   andTwitterFeedswithupdatesduringtheworkweek.Visit:  

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