Firearms

Two hunters dead, three others accidentally shoot themselves on Wisconsin gun deer opener

In pursuit of white-tailed deer, three Wisconsin hunters reportedly shots themselves on the hugely popular opening day of the firearms hunting season.MONTELLO, Wis. — Two hunters have been found dead in Marquette County during opening day of the gun-deer season. Authorities say a 57-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound in his ground blind in the Town of Newton…

Indiana sidesteps legislative error, allows firearms use for deer hunts after all

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s wildlife agency says it will allow deer hunters to use rifles on state or federal property despite a legislative error that banned the use of such weapons. The Indian DNR says an emergency state rule will allow rifles during the firearms deer-hunting season that begins Nov. 18. Rifle use was called into question because of a mistake in…

Illinois deer hunters can’t use centerfire rifles, but I bought one just in case

As a resident of Illinois, I have always been limited on what I can and cannot use for deer hunting. Illinois does not allow the use of centerfire rifles; however, I have always had a fascination with these firearms and broke down and purchased one. There may come a day in my future that an out-of-state whitetail hunt may come…

North Branch’s Lance Morgan named DNR firearms safety instructor of the year

Lance Morgan with DNR conservation officer Phil Mohs, who nominated Morgan for the award.Lance Morgan of North Branch has been named the Minnesota DNR Firearms Safety Volunteer Instructor of the Year for 2016. Morgan recently received his award at Game Fair, held near Anoka last month. Morgan has been a firearms safety instructor for 10 years and has worked to…

Minnesota-based Bill’s Gun Shop & Range earns NSSF Five-Star Rating

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has announced that Bill’s Gun Shop & Range, with stores across the Upper Midwest, has achieved Five-Star Ratings at all five locations. Originally a single range built into Minnesota’s Robbinsdale Town Center in 1998, Bill’s Gun Shop & Range was purchased by current owner John Monson in 2003. That purchase was followed by…