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Classic Bass Champions Tour announces Skeeter Boat Center sponsorship

ZIMMERMAN, Minn. — Classic Bass, a provider of bass tournament angler informative, current information, and presenter of the new Champions Tour bass tournaments, has announced that Skeeter Boat Center will be a sponsor of the Champions Tour during the 2017 season. Classic Bass aims to provide bass fisherman with beneficial and current bass fishing information, which now will be boosted by the…

Pete Brownell elected president of National Rifle Association

Pete Brownell of Montezuma, Iowa, was elected by the National Rifle Association Board of Directors as president May 1 following the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta. An NRA life member, Brownell is the chief executive officer of his longtime family-owned firearm and firearm accessory retailer, Brownells. He brings a record of leadership, a passion for the outdoors and shooting…

It’s finally official: Perdue new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Sonny Perdue was finally confirmed and sworn in this week as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. (Wikipedia photo) Perdue, who was confirmed by an 87-11 Senate vote, will oversee land and water conservation on private lands and operation of the U.S. Forest Service, as well as the nation’s food and farm programs. Perdue, 70, is a former governor of Georgia…

Record visitations at national parks generate billions of dollars in 2016

Isle Royale National Park in remote Michigan. (National Park Service)WASHINGTON – National park visitation generated $34.9 billion for the U.S. economy in 2016, a $2.9 billion increase from 2015, and supported 318,000 jobs, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced today. The 2016 National Park Visitor Spending Effects report is available here. “A record-breaking 331 million visitors came to parks like…

New world-record animals highlight Pope and Young Club’s 30th biennial convention

(Pope and Young Club photos) Pope and Young Club world records were on display at the club’s 30th biennial convention earlier this month in St. Louis, Mo. The three-day celebration, held every two years, is where the club honors the top big-game animals taken in North America over the previous two years and recognizes new bowhunting world-record animals. The four new records: Typical…