Staff and News Reports

Cougar on the prowl in Blue Earth?

BLUE EARTH, Minn. – A cougar is reportedly on the prowl, and residents of Blue Earth are being urged to avoid hiking or jogging through wooded areas during dawn, dusk or night, the Southern Minnesota News in Mankato reported Thursday. The report went on to say that it’s also recommended to keep pets inside at night, as even large dogs could…

McMeniman joins Costa Del Mar as VP/marketing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Costa Del Mar, manufacturer of polarized sunglasses, has announced that T.J. McMeniman has joined as the brand’s new vice president of marketing. McMeniman will spearhead all of Costa’s strategic global brand initiatives across all channels and categories, including sunglasses and apparel. McMeniman joins Costa from Bauer Hockey, where he led global marketing for eight years. Prior to…

Buck Knives names sales VP, director

Buck Knives announced Monday that Mike Silverberg has joined the company as vice president of sales and Chris Bourassa has been promoted to director of North American sales. Mike Silverburg Silverberg has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, and for the last 18 years has managed Buck’s international sales. According to a news release from the company, Silverberg…

Jury awards Navico $38 million in Garmin patent infringement case

Navico, manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, has announced that a Texas federal jury recently found that Garmin Ltd. willfully infringed two of Navico’s DownScan Imaging sonar patents and awarded Navico $38,755,000 in damages, according to a news release from Navico. The district court judge has discretion to increase the damages to…

Mallard deaths along Chicago River blamed on disease

By Alex Ruppenthal WTTW-Chicago Chicago — About 50 mallards have been found dead over recent weeks in multiple locations along the Chicago River, marking what one expert says is the largest occurrence of birds dying in the river in decades. Friends of the Chicago River Executive Director Margaret Frisbie said a volunteer first reported a group of deceased ducks while…

With CWD plan in the works, public gets two-week extension to comment

The DEC plan is designed to protect both wild white-tailed deer and moose, as well as captive cervids including deer and elk held at enclosed facilities.New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Thursday, Aug. 31 that the DEC will accept written comments on the draft New York State Interagency Chronic Wasting Disease Risk Minimization Plan for…

PSE recalls 3 crossbow models

Precision Shooting Equipment, Inc. announced Aug 28 a product recall on its 2017 Fang XT, Fang LT and Thrive crossbows, shipped from Oct. 1, 2016 to Aug. 25, 2017. According to the company, the recall is being initiated because trigger mechanisms on the crossbows have been found to be out-of-specification, potentially leading to a premature firing or accidental discharge. PSE has received…

NSSF adds two staffers

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, has announced that Mike Vrooman has joined the staff as its managing director of member services, and John McNamara has signed on as the organization’s new senior director of retailer services. Mike Vrooman As managing director of member services, Vrooman will oversee the team responsible…

Parker Bows unveils new logo

STAUNTON, Va. – Parker Bows, manufacturer of compound bows and crossbows, as well as Red Hot Crossbow accessories, has a new logo. According to a news release from the company, “The logo signifies the next chapter in Parker’s rich history of providing world-class American made bows and crossbows along with superior customer service and an unbeatable lifetime warranty.” The new…